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About applebook

  • Title
    Western Capitalist Slave

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  • CPU
    i5 7600K
  • Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8Gb DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX1060 SC 3Gb
  • Case
    Corsair 460X
  • Storage
    240Gb HyperX, 3Tb Toshiba, 2Tb Samsung (2)
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova G2 550W GOLD+
  • Display(s)
    BenQ 32" UHD BL3201PH
  • Cooling
    Noctua D15
  • Keyboard
    Thermaltake Poseidon Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Proteus Core G502
  • Sound
    Audio-gd DAC19MK3 > Schiit Lyr 2 > Focal Utopia . FOSTEX TH900 . Campfire Audio Vega
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. applebook

    Strange Behavior

    Just started to happen last week with my roughly 3-year-old Toshiba 3Tb --moving or deleting any file takes half a minute to initiate. No other issues though, no excessive noise, and files can still be read as quickly as before (no buffering or skipping with 4K files, for example). It just pauses for half a minute before any file can be moved. Once the file starts moving, transfer speeds are quick. I have defragged it and checked it for errors (none reported). Never experienced this before with a failing drive...
  2. applebook

    Telus in East Vancouver

    To add insult to injury, Telus refused to let me cash out my rewards before I quit them:
  3. applebook

    Telus in East Vancouver

    Problem solved, switched to Shaw 300. This isn't too bad for 7:50pm on a week night with a 1080p WAN show streaming already:
  4. applebook

    Telus in East Vancouver

    I am on fiber. I've never cracked 35mbps download. For comparison, when I was with Shaw 75mbps last year, I consistently hit high 70s download. 15mbps upload at this time of night on a Friday. That's too funny.
  5. applebook

    Telus in East Vancouver

    This is with nothing downloading/ uploading @ 12:35pm PST, so not exactly PEAK hours. I pay for 150mbps, and sadly this is close to the same experience that I've had for the past half year. Needless to say, I'm switching back to dreaded Shaw next week. As bad as Shaw was, at least they delivered the advertised speeds. In fact, I was generally as fast with Shaw's entry 25mbps line a few years ago as I am with Telus 150 In fairness, my average DL is in the low 20s, so I get 1/6 or 1/7th what I'm paying for. BTW, this is not exactly abnormal for Telus, though my case is probably among the worst in Metro Vancouver.
  6. 1600 DPI 1.5 Game Sens G502 This is around the same sensitivity that I've pretty much always used for all Source games. It's not ideal for sniping. You have to be very careful when scoped at this sensitivity. The good thing is that you can adjust your scope sensitivity for a lot of games. Sniping is far less important in CS GO because the maps are so small.
  7. applebook

    Payday loans?

    Spent it all like most poor schmucks... ....not judging though....
  8. applebook

    Show off your latest purchase!

    I'm actually enjoying these more than the $1100 ($1300 when I had them) Campfire VEGA.
  9. applebook

    Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!

    That was within the first few days when I was still testings its backlight uniformity and for dead pixels.
  10. applebook

    Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!

    I can't fit a larger desk in my room.
  11. applebook

    Why is this case so cheap?

    Measure the internals to make sure that the case can accommodate your cooling requirements.
  12. Couldn't have happened to a more humble person.
  13. applebook

    OLED TV as Monitor?

    RTING's burn in tests are not overly torturous. If a TV cannot survive a CNN watermark burn in, then it has no chance with a Windows taskbar. LG's OLED displays at Incheon Ariport were pretty embarrassing. I've give up on OLED as a primary monitor. I wouldn't even trust it as a TV anymore. Even most of the Samsung phones that I've had exhibited severe burn in, but my Pixel XL and Alienware do not. It seems that OLED's niche will always be confined to portables. Looking for a Vizio P series or Sony X900 now.
  14. applebook

    AliExpress Water Cooling Doesn’t Suck?!

    It's such a gamble that I'd rather just buy quality used parts.