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About Othyn

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    Bobby Tables

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  • Biography
    Meaning of my title: http://xkcd.com/327/

    Ask me anything IT; Software, Hardware, Dev, etc...
  • Occupation
    Web Developer (Full Stack)


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 6850K @ stock
  • Motherboard
    Asus X99 A II
  • RAM
    16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 2133MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA 980Ti FTW
  • Case
    Corsair 750d
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Pro 512GB + Crucial MX100 240GB + Intel 530 180GB
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860i
  • Display(s)
    Dell U3415W
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT
  • Keyboard
    CoolerMaster QuickFire TK (CMX Brown)
  • Mouse
    Mionix Naos 8200
  • Sound
    Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 + KRK Rokit 8 G3 + BD DT 770 Pro + Sennheiser GAME ONE
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Ent.

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  1. Original article: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-announces-4q19-earnings-second-gen-rdna-in-2020-quarterly-revenue-up-50-percent This is excellent news! And will hopefully spur continued innovation. This is also amazing news, hopefully they will have more cash on hand now to address their GPU division... I mean this stuff speaks for itself, well done AMD. This is a win for everyone, as hopefully this puts ever more clout behind their Ryzen and Epyc division to keep the competition fueled.
  2. Rig Name: The Suprisingly Average CPU: Intel Core I7 3770k @ 3.5GHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti RAM: 16gb DDR3 @ 1600MHz (4x4)
  3. Okay, well, here's my progress so far for any readers in future: The main constraint of finding a suitable stand for this monitor was obviously it's weight. The size wasn't really an issue as long as the stand could hold the weight and keep it held, along with maintaining the ability to 'freely' move the display around on all axis. Firstly I went to good old Amazon to see if Duronic had anything suitable (gass or spring based) with atleast 2 arms, as I've used them before on other monitors at work and at home with great success. For the price you can't really get anything better, solid build quality. But unfortunatley, their best 2 section gass arm topped out at 8KG, along with all the others... they had fixed pole variants that coud support upto 10KG's, but they were not what I was looking for in this instance. Although the U3415W is only .4KG over the rated spec on the gass arm, I'd rather not risk the fate of a £650 monitor in the hands of something that is not rated to work at that weight. My next port of call was Ergotech Freedom Arm HD, something in which was highly rated by Hardware Canucks. It looked great, solid and for the price, reasonable. The problem was getting it into the UK. They were out of stock on the UK/EU store at the time and the US store did not allow for imports into the UK. So much for that idea then... Next, to search on Amazon.Honed in the search criteria a bit more vigorously this time and came across something interesting in which took me a bit by surprise. The Dell MSA14. First thing I noticed was the price, £65, which is odd as Dell usually over charge heavily for this stuff (granted, on Dell's website, they sell them for an RRP of £84~), plus it was through Dell's official store on Amazon - right place, right time. After further research, it was perfect for what I needed. It was rated to support upto 9.3KG - check, fit well with the monitors design and actually looks nice - check, integrates well with the monitor (has the Dell quick release plate on the VESA mount) - check (nice feature) and last but not least - some really nice inbuilt cable management, check. I also looked around to see if I could find anyone else using that combo, turns out Dell themselves were using it at the reveal event of the U3415W to showcase it. So, I picked one up and I shall do a follow up with my findings.
  4. Link to the article should be in the post. But other than that, looks interesting if nothing else. It will be interesting on how many slots it uses.
  5. I'm having a hard time finding a suitable monitor stand for the U3415W due to its weight. I'm looking for is a desk mounted stand (clamp base) that supports VESA 100 (not over due to the VESA mount being indented), has 2 actuation points on the arm (or more, as its going against a wall), has smooth movement (spring or hydraulic action?) in which will allow me to take the monitor higher than the original stands 115cm and have more flexible movement in the monitors 3D positioning. The problem I'm coming across, after spending quite a bit of time on Amazon UK, Scan, etc... is the weight of the monitor, which comes in at a nice (taken from the Dell spec sheet for the U3415W): All of the nice arms/stands I've come across so far cap out at 8kg unless you are going for a fixed pole based stand, in which I'd prefer the free movement and flexibility of an arm instead really. Thanks in advance!
  6. I've kitted out my apartment with Hue, love it. Got it hooked up to ITTT as well, makes it all the cooler.
  7. I think they have the ZigBee and Bluetooth labels mixed up...
  8. I plan on doing the same thing for the same reason, although SLI 780's up to just one 980ti for me.
  9. You may laugh, but this has already supposedly happened... http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/01/is-your-refrigerator-really-part-of-a-massive-spam-sending-botnet/
  10. Cool, thanks! Just picked up the M360, good price on Amazon in the UK at the minute. Always thought the thing looked the best of all smart watches IMO, now I can finally pair it to my 6 Plus! (hate the design of the Apple Watch, so dissapointing...)
  11. What does the 'OG' mean, heard it used in context with the M360 a few times, but can't figure out what it means...
  12. +1 for that. The only chair I've ever sat in and the back has been tall enough to sit comfortably, being 6'2 / 6'3.
  13. Ryan Shrout also did a really good right up. http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Motherboards/Thunderbolt-3-40-Gbps-Thunderbolt-USB-31-DP-12-all-USB-C
  14. That's good to hear! It is the same optically as the MKII, but I only ditched the lens as the AF motor was way to noisy and jumped a lot for me, along with the lens hood mechanism being just truly awful. All those gripes are now fixed, so I'll be picking one up shortly me thinks! I'm glad to hear of the focal length on APS-C, I was thinking heavily around the 85mm~ feel of the lens on my 60D, will just have to get one and see, eh? I mean for £130, you can't go wrong!