Oct 12 2022

4090 launch day!

I’m currently EVERYWHERE trying to learn as much as I can about the various AIB partner boards because AMD wouldn’t allow performance numbers or overall reviews to go up for AIB partner cards until the day of release (very annoying to those of us who want to know what they’re buying before they buy it on launch day… I hate embargos). Fun times.

For real time info, check out Falcodrin's twitch stream (which is up pretty much all the time tracking what vendors have what models of GPUs and CPUs and has up-to-the-minute launch/queue notifications.

I’m currently considering the Asus 4090 Strix (which is entirely too large) and the Asus 4090 Tuf because the Asus cards have an extra hdmi port, are of generally known high quality, and because all the AIB partners cards seem to be able to reach a 600w power target out of the box. (at least that’s what I’ve heard) It’ll still be about a month before we see any water blocks for any of the 4090 cards though so I may just hold off for a little while (another week or so) until I can watch and read more reviews.

Stay tuned!

Jul 9 2021

HiFiMan Sundara?

I’ve come to really love my Sennheiser hd 6xx headphones over the past few months and have used them pretty much every day since they came into my life, but they aren’t perfect. they lack sound stage (they have a really intimate sound like the band is playing directly into your ears rather than in the room you’re in) and they tend to be a bit warmer / vailed than I feel they could be putting an emphasis on the lower mids/upper bass. I’ve been told again and again and again that I should try out the HiFiMan Sundara headphones, that they are drastically different/better from the somewhat lower end headphones (like the 4xx, 5xx that I own and are drastically better than the he 560 v4’s that I bought on sale for similar money to the Sundara that I didn’t enjoy and will be reselling soon) so I finally decided to bite the bullet and pick up a set of Sundaras from amazon (figuring I have a month to audition them and i can straight up return them if they don’t please me, and also I have a few hundred dollars in negative balance on my amazon visa at the moment from returns that I recently made, as well as getting 5% cash back for the purchase *shrug*) I look forward to doing some a/b testing in the near future, and i’ll probably do an unboxing and hardware comparison as well.. #audiophile #ExpensiveHobbies #FirstWorldProblems

Jan 2 2021

MSI RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio Unboxing, First Impressions, and ALMOST an Install…

Dec 24 2020

Drop Sennheiser HD 6xx Unboxing and First Impressions

Dec 21 2020

Autonomous ErgoChair 2 Unboxing, Build, and First impressions stream! (long)