As you already know i fed up using [modern Ryzen/Radeon hardware]
and decided to go a bit retro. Cheap Chinese clone mobos and second-hand high-performance cpu’s of previous generations induced me to rebuild my workstation and also fool around with Opteron-based server.
Here is [very detailed spreadsheet comparision]
of almost all available Chinese x79/x89/x99 boards on the market.
UPDATED ON: 2022-08-13
▒ PREFACE WORDS As you remember, my [previous daily driver was Ryzen 9590x 16c/32t]
. After some fun with it I’ve decided to drop it in favor to retro stuff.
Intel Xeon CPU based around Broadwell tech: [E5-2696v4 22c/44t]
became the chip of the choice. It is OEM version of top of the line [Xeon E5-2699v4]
. It is a bit slower, around marginal 3-4%, but costs significantly less than 2699v4.
Do we really need expensive Sennheiser? In youth dates, I was fond of exploiting expensive audio technics.As for earphones, my favorite brand was Bayerdynamic.
However, some time ago I have discovered relatively inexpensive headphones from Chinese brand [Fiio]
. As a listener of wide gamut of music like ambient, trance, dub, psybient, jazz, metal: I have to say that this headphones provide totally unexpected level of audio quality. Especially if we’ll consider the price.