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ROG is a subsidiary of Asus and both them and MSI have a line of laptops which are purely for gaming. I considered getting an MSI GS60 Ghost Pro myself before settling with this Asus number. Sager takes Clevo (an OEM laptop manufacturer) barebones laptops and configures them for sale to third-party retailers. Consider getting a laptop from them if you do upgrade your Alienware as all three have better bang for the buck than Alienware, Sager especially.

 

Of course, there are a lot of other options out there in the market but those four generally make some really solid options for the average guy who wants to have a gaming laptop, Sager being the budget option and Alienware the premium option with ROG and MSI falling in the middle.

 

Nah, I'm getting a full-blown desktop setup (lol, same terminology as audiophilia) next.

 

Since you described Alienware as the premium option, does that mean they're actually better? Alienware is known as a luxury brand and all...

 

Also: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=audiophilia%20nervosa :duggfloat: 

 

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Audiophilia nervosa describes the anxiety resulting from the never-ending quest to obtain the ultimate performance from one's stereo system by means of employing state-of-the-art components, cables, and the use of certain "tweaks."

Although the goal is supposedly to achieve maximum appreciation of the music, those afflicted with this condition are merely obsesed with their electronics.
 
Todd had spent well over $100,000 in speakers,monoblock amplifiers, fiber optic cables, Shakti stones, pre-amolifiers, and other equipment and tweaks. And yet he still wasn't convinced that Diana Krall's voice sounded "silky" enough.

Todd was in deep denial concerning his audiophilia nervosa, and his wife was on the verge of calling a divorce lawyer.

Edited by Music Alchemist - 8/2/14 at 10:37am
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Nah, I'm getting a full-blown desktop setup (lol, same terminology as audiophilia) next.

 

Since you described Alienware as the premium option, does that mean they're actually better? They're known as a luxury brand and all...

 

Also: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=audiophilia%20nervosa :duggfloat:

Don't forget to wait until the nVidia 800-series GPU refresh comes out or you'll kick yourself because you'll have overpaid for a 700-series GPU and will have missed the opportunity to get a TotL 800-series GPU too.

 

They're not necessarily better, but you're most definitely paying a premium for just the brand name though. Alienware's build quality is supposed to be legendary but look at yours :p

 

Haha that's so sad but so true!

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Don't forget to wait until the nVidia 800-series GPU refresh comes out or you'll kick yourself because you'll have overpaid for a 700-series GPU and will have missed the opportunity to get a TotL 800-series GPU too.

 

They're not necessarily better, but you're most definitely paying a premium for just the brand name though. Alienware's build quality is supposed to be legendary but look at yours :p

 

Haha that's so sad but so true!

 

Despite my advanced capabilities working with computers, I know next to nothing about the technology side of things.

 

I can imagine myself as an old man with the best audio system in the world and no supermodels to share it with. :triportsad:

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It's too late for that information to matter to me.

:D

 

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Whenever I scan my slides and negatives from years ago, I could share the better ones here.

Please do that.
Also check out my Flickr profile! *Shameless self-plug*

 

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Since you described Alienware as the premium option, does that mean they're actually better? Alienware is known as a luxury brand and all...

They are fast etc but overpriced. Same thing with Razer products.
(Both companies have a rather off-putting design philosophy, if you ask me)
 

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Please do that.
Also check out my Flickr profile! *Shameless self-plug*

 

They are fast etc but overpriced. Same thing with Razer products.
(Both companies have a rather off-putting design philosophy, if you ask me)
 

 

Sweet. I like the swamp photo.

 

When I get a desktop computer (or build a custom one), I'll consult with all the tech geeks in this thread.

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Phone rant: because @bowei006 said so. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I can't even do midrange anymore. At least, not at the rate my phone is dying. Poor 808 PV, I've pushed you too much. If it's not going to the grave this fast, I could've waited a bit more and save for some lower midrange phones.

That said though, the Xiaomi Mi3 can be had at $250 (all instances of price is Google-converted from MYR), but only limited to 16GB. I've tried 16GB once before on my OG Nexus 7, and it's not enough. At least when I get into custom ROM and titanium backup and all. And that's just the tablet, used for only anime and no music files. On a phone, I'll be putting lots of it, and lazy old me won't encode my .flac into .mp3, so 16GB won't be enough along with anime and games. Sure, I can go streaming (I should be able to fit in a CR sub in my wages lol), but not with abysmal data caps.

My utmost limit would be $300 or thereabouts. Straight conversion of MYR1000 is US$311, but that's stupid. I won't budge my budget.

There's some good choice. Like said before there's the Mi3, but not even through scalpers, the 64GB still remains missing. So, no go. I'm avoiding all Mediatek phones like the plague. So that leaves me with snapdragon 400 devices. Moto G is an option, but 4.5 inches is okay, but again no SD card. Although 4.5" will limit the kind of games I'll play on it. There's the LTE version with the card slot, but 8GB internal? No.

There's the various "mini" versions of flagships. LG G2 mini is 4.7", IIRC it has a card slot too. But, IIRC, the community support is kind of small. Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact almost made it into my budget if I bought through a grey importer, but as exciting as that would be... no. They are practically priced in the midrange officially now, same as the Z1 now with the Z2 is officially on the market. There's the S4 mini. *shrug*

There's the Xperia T2 Ultra official, and Z Ultra grey.m, but .... they're ******* huge. I've tried pocketing them in stores, and combined with their squareness, I'll have torn trousers pockets in no time. Or at least very unsightly corners bulging.

There's the Xperia M2, but reviews says how much the speakers suck, and I need to here it ring in my pocket. I don't think there's much community support either.

The Samsung Note 2 is an option, grey.m of course. It's Samsung though, both the positives and negatives. +: stylus, and there are third party apps made for it. -: Touchwiz, but then that's what ROMs are for. Slimy plastic though, and while a case will help, it won't when it adds bulk to a bulky phone. I don't know. And it's old. It's veeeery slightly out of my budget but maybe I can stretch it. Slippery slope.

OnePlus One, but through scalpers. And the only real choice to settle for, despite having told to never settle HMM ONEPLUS I will never live this down ever, is the 64GB, and it's $100 over budget.

The Nexus 5 and the LG G2. Both have 32GB max, both are slightly overbudget, and I'm not sure if 32GB will suffice when I start tinkering. The N5 has abysmal battery life so I'm told, but of course it's a Nexus, so every geek and their friends have one. The G2 has a substantial community support too being a was-flagship and all. So the stock eldritch ROM can be culled away pretty easily. I'm just not sure if 32GB will be enough. Another slippery slope if I increase my budget.

There's the Xperia Z. I don't know... old models is a compromise I have to make if I want "flagships". But.... I don't know. Community support is substantial like the G2, so there's that.

There's Lenov- **** them.

There's Noki- no, **** them. I rather wait not-MS Nokia brings out an Android device later next 2 years or something like that.

Only other thing that intrigues me now is Asus' Zenfones. Mainly the 5 and 6. Intel Atom chip, so....................................... but reviews all says it's on par, if not surpassing the snapdragon 400 in real life feels if not in benchmarks. The gimmick for them though is their Pixelmaster camera: pitch black environment, no flash, can take a picture as if there's very dim ambient lighting.

WHAT MAGIC IS THIS??? This is almost satanic. Local forums though reports kind of okay battery life, and of course the chipset being x86, some apps aren't compatible (Facebook apps for example. No loss no tears shed).
Newly arrived though is the Zenfone 5 LTE, and it uses the snapdragon 400, since Intel don't have support for LTE. They have a bunch of models with 8GB and 16GB, the official Intel models have the CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, while grey.m ones are at 2.0GHz. Snapdragon 400 ones is 1.2GHz according to GSMArena. There's card slot though, and Asus have that app2SD thing. Don't know if that'll work with Kitkat, which is what the LTE version is on.

So yeah. Non-budgeable budget, which takes a lot of discipline. And I'm really interested in the Asus Zenfones because satanic camera.

Price reference: http://www.lelong.com.my/merchant/Default.asp?show=List&T=&TheKeyword=&MerchantCategory=&UserID=directd&p1=500&p2=1000 increase in, say, a couple hundreds MYR could mean I'm not eating lunch for two weeks a month at work.
Storage. Looking at what I'm doing now with my 808 PV, I'm almost always at full capacity. 16 + 16. The card is almost always full of music and videos. The internal is full of 8MP photos and occasionally 1080p videos. Given a larger capacity, I will surely fill it as fast as possible lol.

Other things that affects price point: a car (goddam fossil fuels); getting the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet; getting a battlestation with a compatible, not **** GTX card to stream to Shield tablet; a better router/whatever to stream for the Shield tablet; might get kicked out of parents' house so there's going to be rent later on; QOL upgrade for laptop such as SSD and maybe new battery(???); new M43 lens ;_; .
Edited by jgray91 - 8/2/14 at 11:23am
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Now I go sleep
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Now I go sleep

I hope you have sweet erotic dreams about Oprah.

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I hope you have sweet erotic dreams about Oprah.

 

What is it with you and Oprah? lol

 

Here is a taste of what my dreams are like:

 

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So... I had a dream last night of which I can only recall one eerie detail: there were dozens of SR-009s, all ripped and busted up. I was draping them over my arms, asking "Why would someone do this?" All those poor headphones, murdered in cold aluminum. It was like a crime scene, lol. What does it all mean?!

 

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I actually had a dream last night about buying the HE 90 for $200...whereas in real life, the Orpheus system can be listed on eBay for upwards of $30K.

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Thread Starter 

SAO II Episode 5: This was meh, although the ending was interesting.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I didn't think they would bring laughing coffin back.
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What is it with you and Oprah? lol

She taught me to be a better man :p


> Was going to buy $50 of Mountain Dew for the rest of the weekend

> Sees that Wal-Mart cola is on sale

> Walks out with 18 six packs of Wal-Mart cola

 

I feel like Julius.

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Originally Posted by ThickGlasses View Post

> Was going to buy $50 of Mountain Dew for the rest of the weekend

> Sees that Wal-Mart cola is on sale

> Walks out with 18 six packs of Wal-Mart cola

 

Mountain Dew is the only soda I drink. Wayyy too addicted to it and energy drinks.

 

lol. "Walks out with" brings to mind an image of someone trying to somehow carry all those at once.

 

...and now that I'm talking to you, I'm listening to the Peace Walker soundtrack again! :bigsmile_face:

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So, been thinking bout buying a DSLR while I was in China. 

 

Looking at a Nikon D7100 right now.

 

Was also thinking about getting a 55mm lens like : http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-17-55mm-2-8G-ED-IF-Nikkor/dp/B000144I2Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406965667&sr=8-2&keywords=nikkor+2.8

 

Nek3 also recommended http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-17-50mm-Vibration-Compensation-Digital/dp/B002LVUIXU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406965744&sr=8-2&keywords=tamron+17-50 

 

as an alternate in case it was a bit too pricy.

 

I was also considering getting this used lens for the Nikon plan (Buy the body in China, lens in the US): http://www.adorama.com/US%20%20%20%20654040.html

 

Any thoughts?

 

I can't speak much to the other cameras mentioned in the thread but the D7100 is a damned nice one. I have the D7000 and it's one hell of a camera. Get yourself a nice 35mm lens before a 55mm. You'll almost assuredly use the 35mm more often since it's more versatile than a 55mm. Then if you want, you can pair it with a nice 55-200mm for a killer combo. And to make the camera more comfortable/convenient I'd also recommend looking into a battery grip. It gives the camera more body on the bottom so the hand rests more comfortably and also provides a second shutter button so you can take portrait shots more easily. Extra battery life + comfort + ease of use.

 

I'm in the market for a few camera accessories myself. Contemplating getting a new bag and flash for mine.

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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

SAO II Episode 5: This was meh, although the ending was interesting.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I didn't think they would bring laughing coffin back.

Yup. Rather meh but with less BS than previous episodes.

Although...
 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
What is his problem?
Oh there is someone in this super popular MMO who also survived this incident! Big deal....
The fact that this person is ex-Laughin Coffin is interesting though.

Also in this episode: Longest death scream ever.
 

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> Was going to buy $50 of Mountain Dew for the rest of the weekend

> Sees that Wal-Mart cola is on sale

> Walks out with 18 six packs of Wal-Mart cola

What the **** is wrong with you?!

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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

I can't speak much to the other cameras mentioned in the thread but the D7100 is a damned nice one. I have the D7000 and it's one hell of a camera. Get yourself a nice 35mm lens before a 55mm. You'll almost assuredly use the 35mm more often since it's more versatile than a 55mm. Then if you want, you can pair it with a nice 55-200mm for a killer combo. And to make the camera more comfortable/convenient I'd also recommend looking into a battery grip. It gives the camera more body on the bottom so the hand rests more comfortably and also provides a second shutter button so you can take portrait shots more easily. Extra battery life + comfort + ease of use.

 

I'm in the market for a few camera accessories myself. Contemplating getting a new bag and flash for mine.

 

The lenses listed are zoom lenses: 17-55mm and 17-50mm.

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