Post completely obsolete snake oil technology

ITT completely obsolete snake oil technology

  1. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >gaming sound card
    really?

  2. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >gaming sound card
    really?

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      These actually help slightly

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      my cousin used 6 fan one for his older gaming laptop. it would overheat very quickly if he didnt use it so it definitely managed to keep the temperature acceptable.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I had a very shitty old one and it saved me used it for a year.

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mainstream motherboards over $500

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly what kind of retard buys these motherboards? Even 200 dollars is way overkill unless you have a very niche need.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        someone is buying them if they are still being put out
        IDK how you could spend $1000+ on a desktop socket board and think you where sold a product in good faith

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        I wonder this too. As soon as the solid state capacitors became mainstream on mobos maybe 10-15 years ago its been a colossal waste of money buying a high end motherboard.

        Overclocking is dead. The sound chips reached "good enough" years ago. SLI and Crossfire are dead and were never all that popular anyway. All that shit on the highend board goes obsolete at the same time as a $60 board.

        I think it's just idiots that see big price tag and flashy light so they buy it. idk.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        High end CPUs and Intel housefires need decently high end mobos (around $200ish) or they thermal throttle under all core workloads. I usually get the cheapest non Gigashyte board that has the VRM i need for my CPU.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous
  5. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mainstream motherboards over $500

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous
  6. 10 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ironic post?
      Or is this one of the shit chinkpads?

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      soul

  7. 10 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      soul

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      2 in 1

  8. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly what kind of retard buys these motherboards? Even 200 dollars is way overkill unless you have a very niche need.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Retards that define their personality by the brand of RGB fans they buy. Or retards that think bigger equals better and once saw a VRM comparison table without understanding that you don't need 92492384923A 420+69 phase VRMs for a 1700X

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Even 200 dollars is way overkill unless you have a very niche need.
      depends on the chipset, but intel HEDT chipsets generally START around $200-250 for the motherboards.

      X59, X79, X99, X299.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wonder this too. As soon as the solid state capacitors became mainstream on mobos maybe 10-15 years ago its been a colossal waste of money buying a high end motherboard.

      Overclocking is dead. The sound chips reached "good enough" years ago. SLI and Crossfire are dead and were never all that popular anyway. All that shit on the highend board goes obsolete at the same time as a $60 board.

      I think it's just idiots that see big price tag and flashy light so they buy it. idk.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      it was cheaper than a normal motherboard for me

  9. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    someone is buying them if they are still being put out
    IDK how you could spend $1000+ on a desktop socket board and think you where sold a product in good faith

  10. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ironic post?
    Or is this one of the shit chinkpads?

  11. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Linux.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Snake oil means it's being sold, dumbass. The kernel if free, so are many of it's distributions.

  12. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    sound cards have better DAC and AMP than the shitty integrated realtek one.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you're enough of a homosexual to hear the difference between a sound card and the mobos own chip the just buy a USB DAC and be done with it. It'll still work in 10 years unlike your shitty driver dependant sound card.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you have headphones with which you can actually hear the difference you're not using a fucking sound card. They're a solution looking for a problem, filling a niche that doesn't exist.

  13. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Even 200 dollars is way overkill unless you have a very niche need.
    depends on the chipset, but intel HEDT chipsets generally START around $200-250 for the motherboards.

    X59, X79, X99, X299.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Of course you'd expect higher prices for HEDT but for mainstream desktop boards like LGA1200 or AM4, above $500 is when you really start to get into straight placebo territory

  14. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    it was cheaper than a normal motherboard for me

  15. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm deaf and/ or have shit headphones

    ftfy

  16. 10 months ago
    Anonymous
  17. 10 months ago
    Anonymous
  18. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Motherboard usually don't have the connectors you would need for external devices like MIDI keyboards, so in those situations you would actually need one. It's niche as hell, but they still have a use.
    Also if your sound chip on the mobo gets fucked up (it happens - don't ask me how, but my friend has a mobo like that) you don't really have a choice.

  19. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Motherboard usually don't have the connectors you would need for external devices like MIDI keyboards, so in those situations you would actually need one. It's niche as hell, but they still have a use.
    Also if your sound chip on the mobo gets fucked up (it happens - don't ask me how, but my friend has a mobo like that) you don't really have a choice.

  20. 10 months ago
    Anonymous
  21. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >snake oil
    quality opamps aren't snakeoil and in some soundblasters you can actually exchange them

  22. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't get it.

    >same DAC
    >same OP AMP
    >better power delivery and filtering
    >but somehow the sound card is worse than the external USB solution even though the DAC and OP amp parts used are identical
    Of course I'm going to buy the sound card used for 25€ instead of the external USB DAC for 200€ if I just want to run monitors off them.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      An EUR200 dac should have an external power supply, especially if it's used for desktop purposes tbh.

      Daily reminder that if you have any analog source other than your dac an integrated amp or preamp+(power amp/headamp) is recommended over powerd speakers tbh.

      Daily reminder that an internal sound card must tolerate all noise emanating from the computer, and thus they will always be inferior to an usb sound card with the same components unless the card is in a Faraday cage to reject all high frequency EM and have a half decent noise filter on both data (PCIe lanes) and power tbh.

      desu

  23. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    You also need need a decent amount of amplification power and capacitance (related to power in a round about way) for headphones at least.

    I have a Sound Blaster AE-5, and although my 300 Ω headphones sound pretty good on it with it's dedicated headphones amp, it sound nothing like a dedicated headphone amp and dac that combined cost $500+

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      To add, at 300 Ω, the AE-5 is like 87 mW. With a decent headphone amp that costs over $250 or so, at 300 Ω, they put out over 150 mW. More impactful sound, etc. However, I don't have decent mid to low impedance headphones to really try it out.

  24. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Checked and based

  25. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Arching your back to look down on a laptop is not healthy.
    Why don't you just look down at it with your eyes instead of contorting your whole body towards it?

  26. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    2 in 1

  27. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    An EUR200 dac should have an external power supply, especially if it's used for desktop purposes tbh.

    Daily reminder that if you have any analog source other than your dac an integrated amp or preamp+(power amp/headamp) is recommended over powerd speakers tbh.

    Daily reminder that an internal sound card must tolerate all noise emanating from the computer, and thus they will always be inferior to an usb sound card with the same components unless the card is in a Faraday cage to reject all high frequency EM and have a half decent noise filter on both data (PCIe lanes) and power tbh.

    desu

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