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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

...you've never seen Eva?

 

He jizzes to the sight of.....well...yeah

Lol nope. never seen any of it.

That's pathetic... Almost as bad as CGA...

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It was a great meet... I'll be returning my Mad Dogs eek.gif, and will buy the HE400s.

Niceu! Just out of curiosity, what do you prefer about the HE400s over the mad dogs?

post #62012 of 153777
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Lol nope. never seen any of it.

That's pathetic... Almost as bad as CGA...

Niceu! Just out of curiosity, what do you prefer about the HE400s over the mad dogs?

What is CGA>?

post #62013 of 153777
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My pinky sometimes drags along my mousepad too, but I've gotten used to it by now, and it doesn't bother me as I use a cloth mousepad. I usually subconsciously re position my pinky to be just a hair above the surface.

 

My brother has one of those R.A.T mouses with that lip thing to prevent that problem, but I freaking hated the damn thing, it felt so foreign and uncomfortable to have my pinky rest on something. tongue.gif

That's the problem with my setup. I don't have a proper mousepad right now since apparently no mousepad exists in my house. o.O

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I'm away for less than two hours and there are 68 new posts.

What the hell people?


This is why I don't like this place anymore as I used to. The level of the discussions seems to have dropped significantly as well.

This.

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I feel ya. Thread goes too fast some times and I just don't feel like it to refresh every 10 minutes to find at least 5 new posts. AT LEAST 5

This too.

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Yeah I agree, but there's nothing to talk about until the new season starts, and once we've already talked about something, we seldom bring it up again, that's why it's just a chat room in here now.

We do have some interesting conversations outside of what this thread was intended for though. That's for sure.

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ALso I forgot to ask hybrid, why not the astro a40? They look rad. But that's not enough of a reason for me to import it here.

@bowei, you say that, but how can I care if it's buried in 140+ post while I'm asleep? Or while Tilpo's asleep too?

I don't really know much about them but if they sound crappy I'm not sure why you would want them. Only for looks sounds a bit absurd to me.

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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

 

 

Yeah, in terms of soundspace, Speakers>>>Headphones>>IEMs. What's important is imaging and positioning. 

This.

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Also, I'll sell my Uptowns and Magni, build a CTH (MANY people were recommending it to me), get a good DAC later (Don't know which, didn't try them all), then get a LCD2 rig (most likely with the new Matrix DAC), then Omega IIs (With a DIY amp), then SR-009s, then a LL2.

Was wondering if I should go with on-ears or IEMs for on-the-go listening but my current experience with on ears is pretty bad since I don't really like on-ear headphones to have a lot of clamping force since that hurts my ears after a short period of time.

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I have better things to buy...but a LCD2.2 would be really tasty to have.

 

I need a new computer soon for one. Or maybe not. Depends on how it goes.

Laptop or build a small desktop for college?

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That's the problem with my setup. I don't have a proper mousepad right now since apparently no mousepad exists in my house. o.O

This.

This too.

We do have some interesting conversations outside of what this thread was intended for though. That's for sure.

I don't really know much about them but if they sound crappy I'm not sure why you would want them. Only for looks sounds a bit absurd to me.

This.

Was wondering if I should go with on-ears or IEMs for on-the-go listening but my current experience with on ears is pretty bad since I don't really like on-ear headphones to have a lot of clamping force since that hurts my ears after a short period of time.

Laptop or build a small desktop for college?

That's the plan

 

Most college studnets agree that a full desktop is beneficial in college. Mini ITX build only if you go to LAN parties a lot. Which I probably won't be doing.

 

I may just save cost by upgrading a GPU and changing to SSD and a smaller more efficent, quieter case.

 

Thus the cost would be:

$200 GPU

$90 120GB SSD

$60 case(looking for MIR and sale)

 

And thus I can save a lot of money.

 

I just bought new RAM. But that is another story, I bought new RAM because my old ones just failed ...hard.

 

Two of 3 of my sticks of RAM have major errors in them. I am currently only using 2GB of RAM running Windows 8 Pro x64. It was a new build so not much crap. I can even game well...on free to play games that is.

 

My old RAM got so bad the other day that my computer couldn't even post. The only way it would even get to POST is by luck. By luck that when it started up, it choose a 'good' part of the stick. This usually took 30 min.

post #62015 of 153777
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

 

Laptop or build a small desktop for college?

 

I'd personally suggest a desktop, as buying in parts is usually better, and you pay a premium for a laptop compared to a desktop with similar performance.

 

And still, anyone with good 2.1 speaker recommendations?

post #62016 of 153777

Am I the only one that took Microsoft up on their deal for $15 Windows 8 Pro? 

post #62017 of 153777
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Lol nope. never seen any of it.
That's pathetic... Almost as bad as CGA...
Niceu! Just out of curiosity, what do you prefer about the HE400s over the mad dogs?
brighter and crisper.
post #62018 of 153777
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Am I the only one that took Microsoft up on their deal for $15 Windows 8 Pro? 
I did too...
post #62019 of 153777

This is an incomplete thought/impression of some Asian war films. The entire list is not yet fully done.

 

Asian War Films are a guilty pleasure of mine. And there have been many that I have taken a great pleasure in loving. This is that list.

These films are not ranked in order of how good they are. They are mearley in the order I remember.



  1. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
  2. Assembly (2007)
  3. The Founding of the Republic (2009)
  4. Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
  5. Taegukgi: Brotherhood of war (2004)
  6. 71 Into the Fire (2010)
  7. My Way (2011)
  8. Red Cliff (2009)
  9. Flowers of War (2011)
  10. City of Life and Death (2009)

I will not give a full synopsis for each movie but I will mearley attempt to explain why I loved it and what was so great about it. I have not seen some in over a year so please bear with me.

--
Bias, the need, and the monster:
Bias is a many headed beast here and in the world. One person’s views on the world, on a specific topic, and on anything really can be changed due to their life experiences and teachings. Bias should generally be avoided, but another point is that sometimes we need to accentuate and make some things biased. The population of the world is generally apathetic to many topics that one may find interesting otherwise. They may not care about particle smashers or new electrostatic headphones. And thus it is my belief that one would sometimes need bias and sensationalism to promote a topic or side of that topic that would otherwise be left forgotten.
I will say it right here that I am a native born of the People’s Republic of China. I currently live in the U.S.A. I have experienced the views of my homeland and also of the states.
My view on the world is quite neutral. However, with Asian war films I try to be pro underdog. There is enough known on the U.S side of things, but these films all carry a point of view that isn’t generally spoken of in the U.S and that is why they were so commendable to me. And so, my explanations will include a more biased and sensationalist tone in it to exemplify the other side of the story.

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Letters from Iwo Jima:
My mouth is left open as I finish this film. The only thought that goes through my mind at that time is “how the hell he could have directed this?”. Clint Eastwood directed the movie for his two part movie feature. I knew little about him except that he was an action star in Old West movies long ago. Looking at him, he was what I thought was the average American who was ignorant about policies, culture, and events in Asia. I would stare at his IMDB and Wiki page many times wondering how he could have made a film that would show the other side. The movie was beautiful. It didn’t undermine the Japanese as authoritarian wraiths which happens quite often subconciously or on purpose. The human side of the soldiers and of the events unfold extremely well in this movie. What was duty and the human condition was also well developed. Beautiful acting by Ken Watanabe sealed this film

Assembly:
Propaganda Red China. That is what many think of. A thought that comes from decades of media consumption and adults who have been taught that. Media from the PRC can never be truthful thought they. Well, this movie proved that to be wrong. This movie seemed to have been inspired by Saving Private Ryan. Where a constant theme was on the humans in each soldier. Not the country they belonged to, not the insignia on their uniforms, or by the actions they did. But by the fact that they were people in a hellish war. Assembly is one of the few internationally recognized films in the world that prominently feature soldiers from the PLA. This was what got me interested in the film. My family has history in the PLA. I wonder how they lived, how they fought, the organization or lack thereof they experienced, and just everything there was to be about them. This film conveyed a sense of nationalism to me. The hero’s of my country fighting for the homeland. But that was not to be. Orders, humanitarianism, death, and duty to country and comrade played a bigger role in the movie. On how they were just soldiers there to defend. The people they killed may have been cousin’s, they may have been brothers, they may have been strangers. This film was great in that it follows the leader of the group, Gu Zidi, through his life as he leads his men and finally searches for them. It conveys longing of how comrades would quickly be found and lost and on the situation of brotherhood during this time.

The Founding of the Republic:
Prominently displayed everywhere along this film is the title of a Communist state sponsored movie. A realisation of just how hateful media can be. Viewers are biased already before they even begin it if they ever do.
This movie is sensationalist yes. The highly organized nature of events, of people being nationalistic is too un real. But then again, this would and does happen to many movies. Where beginning an uprising on film was a bit too un realisitc. Some terms and rising action moments do yell nationalism. But that is what this film is about. The founding of the nation is just as controversial as the founding of America. But it is also a thing one must always remember. China was divided for hundreds of years. The Manchurians took over, the Mongols took over, the West took over, Japan took over, and American backed leaders took over. But the people still referred to themselves as the people of the middle kingdom with the upmost pride. They were the people of Han. No leader or represenative could take that away from them. They were labeled as Manchurians for a while, but to them, they were Han, they were Chinese. The Republic of China was the closest dream there was to being their own people until American, and Japanese interests tore the country apart. Against all odds, the Communist Party of China secured the loyalty of the world’s largest population and finally on October 1, 1949. After hundreds of years, after 20-30 million people died since WW2, after ousting outside powers. The people of the middle kingdom finally got their name back. This movie perfectly delivers the feeling that the founders felt as they formed this nation. The last scene of this movie was what ultimately sealed the entire movie into my memory. Chairman Mao entered into the capital to inspect the troops on the morning of the founding of the country. Hundreds of thousands of well organized troops are lined up. But what was really the crowning point was the representative of the group that stood before the Chairman. He stood before the chairman with the entire weight of his existense in a military upright stand. He trembled as his eyes lay unflinching upon the Chairman. He didn’t speak to the Chairman. He yelled his words. That was the only way he would get the feelings of all his comrades and countrymen across into his Chairman. He trembled with every word as he stared into the Chairman. He is filled with the pride of the entire nation of which has lost over 20 million people already. Today was the day that his nation was to be founded. Tears streamed down my cheeks as I watched that scene. It was a magnificent day as I watched the Founding of a nation on my computer screen. But it wasn’t just any nation, it was my nation, it was my identity.

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You could easily replace a desktop with a laptop + desktop setup (keyboard, mice, monitor).

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

That's the plan

 

Most college studnets agree that a full desktop is beneficial in college. Mini ITX build only if you go to LAN parties a lot. Which I probably won't be doing.

 

I may just save cost by upgrading a GPU and changing to SSD and a smaller more efficent, quieter case.

 

Thus the cost would be:

$200 GPU

$90 120GB SSD

$60 case(looking for MIR and sale)

 

And thus I can save a lot of money.

 

I just bought new RAM. But that is another story, I bought new RAM because my old ones just failed ...hard.

 

Two of 3 of my sticks of RAM have major errors in them. I am currently only using 2GB of RAM running Windows 8 Pro x64. It was a new build so not much crap. I can even game well...on free to play games that is.

 

My old RAM got so bad the other day that my computer couldn't even post. The only way it would even get to POST is by luck. By luck that when it started up, it choose a 'good' part of the stick. This usually took 30 min.

I personally don't like miniITX too much since you can only get one PCIe slot. Sometimes we need to throw in something like a wireless NIC because using a USB one is just simply not as good (b/c of USB 2.0's speed limit which most of us won't even hit when used for networking unless you have some ridiculous home network).

 

Multi-card scaling is also basically impossible but we can usually run most games at 30+ fps with a powerful enough card these days so that isn't too much of an issue. Socket placement is a bit dumb though since it's so close to the PCIe slot which basically destroys the option for using a lot of coolers. Either you get a flexible PCIe ribbon extender or don't use anything at all. The only other choice is water cooling or a stock cooler (or something without the intersection issues).

 

And for those who really care, 8GB sticks per DIMM so you can get up to 32GB or 16GB sticks per DIMM for 64GB of RAM which IMO is absurd for general use unless you run RAM disks which then it sort of makes sense (still, not really). 16GB is more than enough (and fortunately, with 8GB sticks of DDR3, that's possible now on mITX).

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

What is CGA>?

Catgirl Alliance. You don't want to know... >_<

post #62023 of 153777
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I did too...

Nice? Did you instal it yet?

 

You can make the download from Microsoft into a full instal and not upgrade by choosing the make media option.

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Catgirl Alliance. You don't want to know... >_<

Oh that... I have seen a few things from it

 

Anyway, I posted a impression up above, check it out.

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Originally Posted by mbamg View Post

You could easily replace a desktop with a laptop + desktop setup (keyboard, mice, monitor).

And what's the point of that?

 

$1000 gaming laptop with the performance of a $600 desktop that also overheats with bad battery life.

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I personally don't like miniITX too much since you can only get one PCIe slot. Sometimes we need to throw in something like a wireless NIC because using a USB one is just simply not as good (b/c of USB 2.0's speed limit which most of us won't even hit when used for networking unless you have some ridiculous home network).

 

Multi-card scaling is also basically impossible but we can usually run most games at 30+ fps with a powerful enough card these days so that isn't too much of an issue. Socket placement is a bit dumb though since it's so close to the PCIe slot which basically destroys the option for using a lot of coolers. Either you get a flexible PCIe ribbon extender or don't use anything at all. The only other choice is water cooling or a stock cooler (or something without the intersection issues).

 

And for those who really care, 8GB sticks per DIMM so you can get up to 32GB or 16GB sticks per DIMM for 64GB of RAM which IMO is absurd for general use unless you run RAM disks which then it sort of makes sense (still, not really). 16GB is more than enough (and fortunately, with 8GB sticks of DDR3, that's possible now on mITX).

Well, for LAN parties, some guys I've seen just throw in a medium class card anyway so its not really a big deal. The more compact.

 

I prefer wireless NIC to USB yes. I get better performance from them, and not the random drops I get with USB.

 

Either way, Mini ITX is only a thought, not a full on option. I don't need LAN party portability so all the compact placement issues isn't a problem.

 

Some people want larger E-Pen's. I'm only doing 8GB (2 sticks) with the ability to do 16GB in the future if ever needed. And by the time 16GB goes out of style(lol) It will be time for a new computer anyway.

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