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About reptileexperts

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    Photographer, International Tour Leader, Senior Instrumentation and Data Analyst


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    8700k @ 5.0 with 1.385v
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    Asus Strix z370-E
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    4x 8gb g.Skill TridentZ RGB 3000 CL 15
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    RTX 2080 Founders, nVidia card w/ EKWB Vector Block
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    Corsair 570x Crystal White RGB
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    Evo 960 500 m.2, Crucial C300 SSD, 10tb storage Seagate
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    EVGA 850G2
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    Alienware 34 Ultrawide 120hz 1440p IPS Gsync
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    Custom Open Loop, Full EKWB
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    Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum
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    Logitech G903 with Power Play mat
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    Senheisser HD599 / Logetich G602 Speakers
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    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. https://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/21004013/fs/20903996 i7 8750H 1050ti MQ 9570 xps dell vs i9 5500m Mac in Bootcamp. egpu is not recognized at all in windows at this time.
  2. XPS 9570 i7 4K on the right. MacBook 16 i9 5500m on the left. 1200p benchmark very playable ran native in Mac osx will have windows benches soon enough.
  3. return units may end up costing more when the promo is over. Seen their prices go for 700-720 used. This is a historic low - plus used does not mean warranty which IMO is important on a monitor of this caliber
  4. Item needs to be in cart and you must be prime subscribed. . . https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XV273K-Pbmiipphzx-Compatible-DisplayHDR400/dp/B07MQBDY91/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=4k+monitor&psr=PDAY&qid=1563206462&s=prime-day&sr=1-16 Reviews are hit and miss due to potential backlight bleed. Customer service has shown to be decent. Many of the reviewers out there gave it incredible high marks.
  5. EOS RP is a fantastic camera, as long as you're not doing Video. If you were happy with the IQ of the 6D, you'll be very happy with the RP. Used a 5DII ->6D -> 5D III (current) -> EOS RP (travel and studio) Canon EOS RP with 35mm f2.8 Macro RF. In studio with godox 400 Pro (x2) by Cody Conway, on Flickr
  6. thermal issues I can handle. Motherboards dying I have not seen much of.
  7. I have posted a few topics on this PC. The idea was fun, the actual use was decent, but the QA was painful. The XPS 9575 was a 2 in 1 that offered near desktop grade CPU performance (thinking back to i7 4790 era here) with AMD graphics in a new hybrid chip. 16gb of ram. 100% Adobe RGB 4k display. NVMe storage. Wacom pen use.... it was slated for designer and creators in my opinion, and when it worked it worked... well, well! However, the stability of drivers dell released, and the quality assurance of the hardware leaving their facilities (not to mention part availability) kills what could have been a solid device. Since owning the unit in June of 2018, I have had: 2 technician visits to the unit - both made it worse 3 send offs to the repair facility 1 direct exchange replacement laptop sent (december of 2018) and now 1 indirect exchange replacement coming this weekend (9570 model) The motherboard fried on the first laptop within 1.5 months of owning the unit. Tech came out and replaced it, but made things worse which I then fixed. Thunderbolt 3 went out no eGPU was able to be used. Laptop was sent back motherboard was replaced. USB C went out, laptop was sent back, replacement unit was sent Mouse started stuttering then went out, tech was set out and replaced mousepad / keyboard / palm rest all together, which resulted in none of them working anymore. Motherboard had shorted during the installation. So fast forward now, the unit was sent back to dell again for repair, and they informed me the daughterboard had failed and needed replacement as well, but the parts were not available in a reasonable time so they offered a replacement OR exchange for a like unit. The upside to this, the department that reached out to me was very kind, respectful, and wanted to ensure I was happy (A first during all of this) and they have offered a 9570 max config to replace my 9575 max config (i7 though, not i9 but I have asked for that so we will see). Either way it goes however, I am finally feeling like a happy customer. The reason for this post? If you are looking for a 2 in 1, avoid the 8705/6G chipset. It may just be dells boards that are having so many issues, but it seems this chipset is losing momentum in the industry. The GPU was tolerable for cuphead, but could not produce anything playable in any other game. The CPU ran wildly hot until you undervolted it. Its a solid machine build wise. Form factor is second to none. However, the QA is not up to snuff and you'll spend more time with it in repair than in daily use. Here's to hoping my new 9570 offers a better end experience.
  8. Dont forget, combine with a mobo offer for 30 off additionally applies. I actually came here to post this deal as well. Crazy
  9. New accessories came in today to clean up the build. In love with the k70 rapid switches.
  10. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/corsair-gaming-k70-rgb-mk-2-se-mechanical-wired-cherry-mx-speed-switch-keyboard-with-rgb-back-lighting-silver-anodized-brushed-aluminum/6229609.p?skuId=6229609 129.99 Great keyboard, free game, great price, rapid switches..
  11. the actual things added to cart specify a 1000 watt. Either way, I'd fight to get a 1000 in the end.
  12. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1442130-REG/evga_geforce_rtx_2080_xc.html for new system builders it’s a pretty solid deal.