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About Howardtruth

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  • CPU
    Intel i5 7300HQ
  • RAM
  • GPU
    GTX 1060 (Max-Q)
  • Display(s)
    LG 27UD69P
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe (Cherry MX Red)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    Audio Technica ATH-M50X
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. It shouldn't damage anything, though I did try this and I found my iPhone 7's camera wasn't able to darken the image enough to see any detail in the sun.
  2. Howardtruth

    Do good keyboards and mouse help

    The difference between a $9 mouse and a $40 mouse is obvious, but past that you’ll need to be pretty picky to justify the extra price. (Remember getting a better mouse won’t automatically increase your skill in games though.) With keyboards it’s really your choice. I can’t tell a performance difference between cheap or expensive mechanical keyboards. Some people swear by mechanical while I’m just fine on most keyboards. You’ll make a lot better decisions if you go to a store and try them out yourself. Like everyone else has said, ergonomics are key.
  3. Deepin is a good choice if you want a really nice looking distro, but I haven't used it for software development. I use it only occasionally on an old laptop for web browsing.
  4. Howardtruth

    Rate your ISP!

    Is there anything I can do to fix this?
  5. Howardtruth

    Bluetooth 7.1 Surround Sound Headset

    You’ll get a lot better sound if you use stereo headphones. Some modern games have a form of virtual surround sound which usually will sound much more real than a “surround sound” headset.
  6. Howardtruth

    Best between these two monitors?

    The things that I typically look for in a monitor are: - Resolution - Refresh rate(how many times a second the monitor displays an image, measured in hertz) - Panel type(TN panels have bad viewing angles but can have very high refresh rates, IPS panels have great color accuracy and large viewing angles but can’t have as high of a refresh rate, and VA panels are in the middle of TN and IPS. They have better colors and viewing angles than TN, can have fairly high refresh rates, and have a higher contrast ratio than TN and IPS.) - Color depth(How many colors a monitor can technically display, commonly measured in bits. Higher color depth means smoother gradients. 8 bit is good while 10 bit is great.) - Brightness(Measured in cd/m². The higher the number the brighter the screen can go. 250-300 is common.) - sRGB/Adobe RGB coverage(99+% is typical sRGB coverage. There was a really helpful As Fast As Possible covering this.) Notes: - Contrast ratios posted on spec sheets are almost always faked or cheated. You’re better off just not worrying about them or finding a reliable source for this information. - HDR can be nice but it’s currently quite buggy with windows. - Every monitor is different and you can never judge monitors completely on it’s specs. It’s very beneficial to go to a store and compare the monitors yourself. (Disclaimer: I’m not a professional. I can’t guarantee that everything said here is perfectly accurate.)
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    What type of keyboard do you use/own?

    Corsair Strafe (Cherry MX Red verison). When I first purchased the keyboard I didn't enjoy the linear keyswitches but since then I've gotten used to them and love it. USB passthrough is convenient and the backlighting is a nice touch.
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    Good Free Webcam Recording Software.

    I would choose OBS Studio as well.
  9. Howardtruth

    Longest you've went without internet.

    Five weeks when I moved to a new house that wasn't wired yet.
  10. Howardtruth

    Rate your ISP!

    I have switched between two providers a few times so here are both: ISP - AT&T Fiber Plan - 1000 Mbps Up/Down Real speeds - 750-800 Up/Down Rating - 3/5. Plenty fast for any of my needs but randomly cuts out, usually daily. It usually only happens for a few seconds but causes my access points to take around a minute to reconnect. Would be perfect without these errors. ISP - Google Fiber Plan - 1000 Mbps Up/Down Real speeds - 900-1200Mbps Up/900-970 Down (It did consistently read 1.2 Gbps on the AT&T speed test for some reason) Rating - 5/5. Once again plenty fast for my needs and never went down once over the course of a year.