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featherwolf

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About featherwolf

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  • CPU
    Intel Core I5 6600k
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z170MX Gaming 5
  • RAM
    16 GB Kingston Hyperx Fury 2133
  • GPU
    XFX AMD R9 Fury X
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    Corsair 460x Crystal
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    2 TB Seagate SSHD + 480 GB Kingston UV400
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    EVGA GQ 650w 80+ Gold
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    Acer g527hu
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    Corsair H60 + 6 SP120 RGB
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    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
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    Razer Deathadder Chroma
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    Logitech x-540/Bose Soundlink II
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    Windows 10 64 bit

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  1. Hey! I recently sideloaded the Samsung One UI Beta on to my Samsung S9 Plus Snapdragon using Odin and the update file from XDA Developers. It works okay, but it is definitely buggy and plus The lack of OTAs is kinda a bummer. All this made me try to revert back to the latest stable version of the software but so far nothing I've tried has worked. Odin no longer will connect to the device (it recognizes it, but it just hangs on the "initializing connection" phase). Does anyone know how to roll back from this beta build to a stable one? Any help is appreciated! PS. Yes, I'm a scrub when it comes to this stuff, so if I'm missing something obvious I should be trying sorry... In my defense though, this isn't the first time I've done stuff like this, but I've never had this kind of issue. The last time I was able to revert back to the stable build by just repeateing the process but not updating using the zip file in my SD.
  2. featherwolf

    November 23, 2018 - The WAN Show Document

    So, I guess it's just because LTT employees all have gsuite emails (which is fee-based) that they forgot that most first-party email apps or websites have ads. Even Gmail, while free, does have ads. These ads are frustrating too cause they're sometimes put inline with regular emails and look like a normal email with the exception of the little green "ad" badge and the fact that you can't get rid of them.
  3. featherwolf

    ASUS ROG Rig Reboot 2018 - 20 HONORABLE MENTIONS

    @CPotter Wait, so are the winners being picked from these top 20 or are they chosen form a separate pool? Just wanna know if I still have a shot or not. Haha
  4. featherwolf

    ASUS ROG Rig Reboot 2018 is HERE! (CLOSED)

    @CPotter @LinusTech I want to upload my video, but it's over the "30-60" seconds limit mentioned on the contest page. It's actually like 95 seconds... Would I be disqualified or would this count against me?
  5. Good point. I'll try loading Ubuntu and report back.
  6. So I've been using a PC I built as a living room gaming rig (gigabyte rx 560, core i7 980x, 8 gb hyperx ram, Asus P8z68 motherboard, evga 750w psu 80+ gold, Kingston SSD, Western digital HDD). I have it hooked up to a 55" tcl 4k tv. It has been working just fine for about a year until a couple months ago when I found I couldn't load windows 10 at all anymore. Tried booting into safe mode and found that that works, tried uninstalling display drivers, then re-installed them. That did nothing. Tried upgrading drivers, downgrading drivers, switching video input, switched HDMI cable, reset windows... Nothing works except going into advanced startup settings and booting into "low-res mode". The only issue is that this mean the UI is now stuck at 1024x768. It shows that the recommended resolution is the normal 4k, but if I try to change it to anything other than 1024x768, the screen goes black and then when it comes back it's still at the same resolution. Then I sent my GPU back to Gigabyte for an RMA, assuming it was the culprit. They reported that they found no issues. Then I tried contacting microsoft, thinking the issue might be with windows. No dice. I have hit a wall here and am just looking for someone to tell me it's not a hardware issue so I don't have to admit to myself that it may be my mobo or CPU... Oh, also: I took the SSD out and put it in a different machine and don't have any issues.
  7. featherwolf

    Corridor Calls Out LTT on RED Video

    So, in summary: cinema bros who are used to being f'ed in the A by high end camera makers don't feel like it's such a big deal, since "the shots are way more expensive than the camera" anyways, so don't complain about it? I think they're missing the point and the spirit of the video Linus uploaded. A popular youtuber making the jump to a much higher tier of camera gear is bound to suffer from some sticker shock and the guys who have already long since bought into the ecosystem will obviously shrug and say it's not so bad despite the clear fact that most of those items are wildly overpriced. Yeah he wasn't the most informed about it all in the video, but that's because he's just starting with Red gear and he's not even the camera savvy guy in the crew so of course he's not gonna know everything about them. He's just taking a risk by putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to creating the highest quality content he knows how to and hoping it'll pay off. PS. they mention how if he spent the money on the products he shouldn't make a video complaining about it... So obviously the best thing to do is to make a video and complain about him making a video complaining about it. Youtube auto-fellatio at it's finest.
  8. Thanks! I already checked that out, hoping to find the answer to my question actually but was frustrated because it didn't have any info about 4k gaming... Strange, cause what even is the point of high end gpus if you're only gonna game at 1080p?! Haha. I know he was trying to make a specific point, but my question is slightly different...
  9. only game that I currently play that is particularly cpu heavy to my knowledge is GTA V and Cities: Skylines. Otherwise, the most "intense" games I play are Farcry 4, Shadow of Mordor and Rise of the Tomb Raider, but am not looking to shoot myself in the foot for potential future titles...
  10. Really? That's good to know. I assumed that would be the case considering how low CPU usage is even at 1440p, but wasn't sure. I'll probably end up springing for at least a quad core cpu, just for peace of mind in particularly CPU-bound games like GTA V though.
  11. I'm a fairly new pc builder; I've got a few builds under my belt, but am always looking to learn more. I'm currently putting together a build for an HTPC that can also game at 4k on my living room tv (I don't care about response time of TVs vs. monitors, I don't game competitively much and for the games I play it doesn't matter). My main question right now is how much CPU do I need. If I can cheap out a bit on the CPU, then I can buy more GPU power, since my max budget is not terribly flexible. Currently, I'm thinking about a Ryzen 1500x with a hybrid cooled GTX 1080. If I can go cheaper though (say a ryzen 1200 or 1300x) I might be able to go up to the liquid cooled GTX 1080 ti. So, what do you think: is it a dumb idea to go for such an imbalanced cpu vs. gpu build or should I even care? Does the cpu really affect performance at 4k? I can't seem to find any qualitative info on this. Does anyone have any benchmarks on the relative importance of CPU power at various resolutions? If so, let me know. PS. Depending on how Vega looks once it launches, I may look into switching from green to red as far as GPU goes.
  12. Hey y'all, just looking to share my experiences and see if anyone else here is having the same issues with the Galaxy s8. I should note that what I'm describing was not nearly as prevalent or were non-issues on previous phones I've had streaming to the same Bluetooth enabled devices. So I was pretty interested in and maybe a bit excited about the idea of Bluetooth 5.0 on the s8, but so far my excitement has given way to mainly disappointment. This is mainly because of two things: -lagginess -random audio drops The lag is most noticeable while playing audio over Bluetooth d video streaming, where the audio is at times over a second behind the video. However, it is also noticeable when just streaming audio via Bluetooth. I have noticed on Spotify that the audio will lag behind the track time and sometimes I will even hear the end of the previous song when on my screen it has switched to the beginning of the next one. And as far as dual audio is concerned, it's not usable. The difference in delay on one bluetooth 5.0 supporting speaker vs another when playing in "dual audio" mode is definitely not enjoyable when they are near to each other and hardly more tolerable when they are far apart. The next issue is that seemingly randomly, the audio will drop when listening via Bluetooth. This has happened on many different devices ranging from in-ear headphones to standalone Bluetooth speakers to even my car. All of these drops have occured while the phone was within perfectly reasonable range from the receiving speaker (less than 10 feet away from the speaker and less than 3 feet from the earbuds). The audio usually only drops for a few seconds or less and then resumes. So, what do you guys think? Are you having these issues too? I'm curious to find out whether these issues have something to do with the Bluetooth chip or perhaps bad drivers considering it is the first phone to utilize the new standard or maybe some other hardware limitation within the phone itself...
  13. featherwolf

    Titan X Maxwell for the price of a 1080

    No reason, just thought it was interesting that the card that just a year ago was the "fastest card in the market" and sold for over $1,000 is now much more accessible to a lot more people.
  14. So, while doing some amazon browsing, I discovered that used Titan X Maxwell cards are selling for less than or around the price of new gtx 1080s. I dunno about you guys, but I wouldn't mind the bragging rights of having a Titan X in my rig, used or not. https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00UZPYXGC/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1495265226&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx+titan+x+maxwell&condition=used
  15. featherwolf

    Removing Thermal Compound - The BEST Way?

    Hey Linus Media Group folks, just out of curiosity: Any word on what the issue was with the seemingly "dead pixel" in this video? I hope the fancy Red cameras aren't already giving you guys troubles...
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