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About imbrock

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    Kelowna BC
  • Interests
    Games and tech stuff obviously.
  • Occupation
    Graphic designer - Tombstones.


  • CPU
    i7-8705G @ 3.10 GHz
  • RAM
    16 gb
  • GPU
    Aorus 1080 E-GPU && Radeon RX Vega M GL Onboard
  • Case
    HP X-360 Spectre 15"
  • Display(s)
    BENQ Zowie 27" 1440p 144Hz
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 6
  • Mouse
    Logitec G502

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  1. TV One, a Sharp Aquos 4k HDR with localised dimming This TV has Direct led backlighting related to the localised dimming. The spec sheet says the contrast ratio is only 1200:1 which sounds like it'll have muddy blacks but my understanding is that this should be corrected by the localised dimming? I cant seem to find a really comprehensive review for this TV Additional info for this TV: https://www.sharp-canada.ca/assets/ProductDownloads/1/6c3d21cd71/Sell-Sheet-Sharp-LC-75N8003U.pdf https://www.sharp-canada.ca/en/all-tvs/LC-75N8003U_75-class-4k-smart-android-tv I was unable to find any reviews or in depth spec analysis for this TV that was more current than 2016 and early 2018 which appears to be separate older models. I would really like something like this as I would be interested in seeing a nits measurement, and possibly some FOV measurements for it. TV Two, Samsung Smart 4K HDR This TV has edge led backlighting and a peak brightness of 300 nits. Static contrast ratio of 5000:1. Additional info on this TV: https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/compare/samsung-nu7100-vs-samsung-nu6900/596/667 https://www.uhdledtvcomparison.com/samsung-nu6900-vs-nu7100-what-are-their-differences-un43nu6900-vs-un43nu7100-un50nu6900-vs-un50nu7100-un55nu6900-vs-un55nu7100-un65nu6900-vs-un65nu7100-un75nu6900-vs-un75nu7100/ All I really care about here is picture quality and gaming response time. Audio is all handled externally, as are all smart functions, and media playing so I don't really care about apps or upscaling or anything. Based on the localised dimming I am leaning towards to Sharp TV, I was just wondering if anyone had any direct experience with especially those TV's but really any of the ones I've mentioned above. I'd just like to thank anyone thats read through all that in advance. Thank you!
  2. A cheap gpu leaves you in a better position to upgrade later without having the wasted integrated graphics
  3. The LTT team are always advertising for PIA, they may have a discount code or soemthing.
  4. I cant see that going over 5-600 when you're really pushing it
  5. I cannot, I just removed its screws and pulled it apart, was pretty straight forward.
  6. I've got a Ducky Shine 6 and I've been super happy with it. I've even spilled water on it twice, and tea on it once. I've completely disassembled it twice to clean said spillage, and it currently works great. I'm going to give it a 10/10 for durability.
  7. Depends on the type of metal and placement of it. I've had metal phone cases before and my phone seemed to work normally. I imagine they would just need cutouts or plastic bits near the antennas.
  8. I also wonder if say a metal case could act as a heat sink.
  9. Link? I've had hp monitors without vesa before and I was able to track down a (rather expensive) adapter.
  10. Because I wanted it to be small and live in a closet in my home. I mostly just use it for plex and a headless steam remote streaming vm machine for emulated and low end games. I wanted something small that wouldn't get in the way of my limited space.
  11. Ahh the AIO was more about lowering the average temperature of the unit. I didn't want it idling at high temps, and the case is too small for a bigger air cooler. Also I don't have central air conditioning and I don't like having the air cooled units putting out such high averages. I could definitely have gone for a better psu but the earthwatts green unit is supposed to be pretty good for that. When I got the 1050 ti a few months back they didn't have any 1650s that were low profile and didn't require require additional power. This 1050 ti is powered by the pcie
  12. I was building it for low power usage, all parts have the lowest idle consumption I was able to find.
  13. PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/DY28pG CPU: Intel - Xeon E3-1220 V6 3 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($278.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop) CPU Cooler: Corsair - H60 (2018) 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Canada Computers) Motherboard: ASRock - C236 WSI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($282.70 @ Amazon Canada) Memory: G.Skill - NT Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada) Storage: Kingston - A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($26.99 @ Amazon Canada) Storage: Seagate - IronWolf 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.50 @ Vuugo) Storage: Seagate - IronWolf 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.50 @ Vuugo) Storage: Seagate - IronWolf 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.50 @ Vuugo) Storage: Seagate - IronWolf 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.50 @ Vuugo) Storage: Seagate - IronWolf 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.50 @ Vuugo) Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Video Card ($293.14 @ Amazon Canada) Case: BitFenix - Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($154.25 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace) Power Supply: Antec - EarthWatts Green 380 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($112.33 @ Amazon Canada) This is the one I did a while back. Sits in a closet doing server things