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About Zodiark1593

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  • Steam

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Placerville, California
  • Interests
    Computers, anime, games, 3D, writing, RC, Shooting
  • Biography
    Video gamer for entire life, albeit, not nearly so as of late. Transgender MtF. A skilled writer, and borderline insomniac.


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-4590 @ 3.7 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus H97-Plus
  • RAM
    2x4 GB PNY XLR8 DDR3 1600 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 960 SSC
  • Case
    CoolerMaster N-400
  • Storage
    120 GB AMD R7 SSD + 2 TB WD Green
  • PSU
    Thermaltake TR2 430 Watt
  • Display(s)
    HiSense 1360x768 HDTV + Toshiba 1280 x 720 HDTV
  • Cooling
    Stock Intel Cooler
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+ Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Corsair Harpoon
  • Sound
    Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. A producer that shoots theatre is looking for some lenses too. I'm trying to steer her toward the 35mm F1.8 or even the Sigma 30mm F1.4 if she can muster up the money. The latter would be really nice for shooting backstage
  2. Most phones use a second lens, usually with a somewhat longer focal length (6 or 8mm instead of 4mm) and a smaller sensor. Image quality tends to take a very substantial hit due to both the smaller sensor, and slower lens.
  3. There is a phrase that comes to mind. "If it seems to good to be true, it's probably fake."
  4. Don't forget the RAM, as Haswell users are on DDR3.
  5. I'd like a 4790K myself, but prices are too silly and not cost effective.
  6. I'm mildly offended here. I use TVs as monitors, primarily owing to lack of space, requiring the display to pull double duty as both tv and pc monitor. I went with 4K because the additional pixels vastly helps with desktop usability when sitting close to a 43" display. Though I'm under no delusion that my GTX 960 will be pushing games at 4K anytime soon. I mostly photo edit.
  7. I wouldn't say Pokemon Sword and Shield is bad. Some of the later iterations of the series brought some niceties like infinite use TMs, axing the need for HM slaves, exposing formerly hidden mechanics (EVs and IVs) and making it easier to obtain decently competitive Pokemon (getting something competition-ready in Gen 3 is a PITA). Mega-evolutions threw a giant monkey wrench into whatever competitive balance existed. Z-moves opened up some options, though it costs a valuable item slot. The game hadn't worsened tbh, but it is more or less the same. If I hadn't already several of the games on hand, this would be worth looking at. That said, I don't plan on getting a Switch at all, so it's very likely Gen VII is as far as I go.
  8. Oh god no, it's certainly not lead acid. Didn't think anyone made lead acir battery banks. This one is just a bunch of the cylindrical Li-ion cells. Not as power dense as LiPo (hence the size and weight, but still about 1-1.5 pounds), but substantially cheaper. LiPo is a lithium chemistry made into a flat, more malleable form. More expensive, but the polymers are lighter, and the battery is easier to fit into smaller spaces. As advances are focused here, power density sees slight improvements over time.
  9. For cheap, I have a 14,000 mAh battery bank I bought for $24. Problem is you pay for it in size, as in, one can bludgeon bears with this thing if one had the urge. There are comparably specced power banks that use LiPo and are substantially smaller, but are much more expensive too.
  10. My 2013 RCA Atom tablet (1.3 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMc, 768P screen) I got for $100 still gets the latest Windows 10 feature updates and runs capably quick, and the Google Pixel splatters that thing against a wall on literally every possible spec. There's no reason whatsoever that the Pixel can't run the latest Android versions.
  11. For all the crap Windows gets, even old Core 2 machines (add a decade to your 3 year mark) are still able to recieve the latest Windows 10 versions and updates. So yes, I absolutely expect the same of smartphones.
  12. Yvonne needs to shoot this down and bury it before the idea ever approaches Linus's brain.
  13. When I got my 4K HDR tv, there was some settings I had to mess with in the TV menu to get Windows to activate HDR10 (not that I have HDR or 4k content on hand, of course ). Don't really have any other HDR compatible devices to test with though. My graphics card is an Nvidia GTX 960, so I'd wager most HDR enabled games are probably beyond it's reach as well.