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About _Grid21

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  • Birthday 1992-10-28

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 3.6Ghz 4790 Haswell 4th Gen
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z87-A
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB 1600Mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 Ti
  • Case
    Corsair Graphite 760T White Full Tower Case
  • Storage
    2 1TB hard drives set up in RAID1. 1 2TB Hard drive for video editing and 1 500GB for rendering.
  • PSU
    EVGA G2 SuperNova 750 Watt PSU
  • Display(s)
    3x Asus VS247H 1080p 23.6inch, Dell 1080p monitor.
  • Cooling
    Standard Fan Cooling, Mostly Corsair LED Fans.
  • Keyboard
    Razer BlackWidow Chroma RGB keyboard
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga Chroma 2014
  • Sound
    Realtek Audio, to many devices to name.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. _Grid21

    Painting the inside of my case?

    The idea of using Plasti dip was in case I wanted to remove the paint for later, I could, but if regular paint is better to use than cool. Now, what would I need to do to prepare the case for painting, besides taking out all my parts of course.
  2. I have a really nice Corsair graphite 760T white full tower case. It is seriously a really nice case and so much room to grow and do stuff in. But The major thing that makes me annoyed is the motherboard tray and most of the inside panel where the motherboard, and rubber grommets and hard drive trays are black. Why in the world Corsair did this black and white theme is BEYOND ME. BUT I wanted to know something, what kind of white paint can I use on the motherboard tray and the whole inside of the case to paint it completely white so that 1. it'll match a new motherboard I am planning to buy, and 2 will help the blue and white LED strips to stand out. I know plasti dip and engine enamel are popular choices for Graphics card modding. However, since I am wanting to paint the inside of a case and I think the motherboard tray is metal? I wanted to paint that was non-conductive. Let me know guys! Thank you in advance.
  3. I have a suggestion, try the same tests again, but on Linux. If I remember correctly, Linux uses the hardware differently than windows where I think it has more direct access to hardware over Windows where it has to pass through a few layers before things get accessed. So if that's not to much trouble, I'd love to see you guys run this test again under Linux Ubuntu.
  4. _Grid21

    Commissioned PC build.

    I mean I could charge what I think is fair for building it. I just need a few different parts lists.
  5. _Grid21

    Commissioned PC build.

    I feel like $50 is kinda low though for the time.
  6. _Grid21

    Commissioned PC build.

    and I assume plus Windows 10 pro in there too.
  7. _Grid21

    Commissioned PC build.

    Is that $50 per hour? Or as a whole?
  8. Hello, fellow PC builders! I have a friend that has commissioned me to build them a gaming rig they want to be able to game and stream on it. Their budget is about $800, but I also need to ask, what would you charge for labor costs of the building. I don't l know what is the current going rate for custom PC building nowadays. If you guys won't mind, can you suggest some $800 gaming rigs that can also stream on twitch too? Also, let me know what the cost of labor would be too. Thank you!
  9. Yeah actually those expansion cards I am using because I have so many USB devices I use for my stream and general use set up.
  10. About 4 PCIe cards including the GPU. As for lanes needed, I have no idea. Got a PCIe to SATA card, PCIe to USB 3.0 card, and then my Elgato HD60 Pro.
  11. Out of curiosity, how does Intel 8700 and above, with Intel anyway, compare with AMD 2700x. Also is the Processor affected by how many PCIe expansion cards I have?
  12. _Grid21

    USB audio vs Optical audio?

    So should I keep using my optical port for the sake of knowing I am not relying on my USB port which can and has dropped out? Or should I use USB instead?
  13. _Grid21

    USB audio vs Optical audio?

    This has been a really interesting topic for sure. I didn't know optical and USB had slightly small differences, but I think in my case, I prefer the optical as I know USB is subject to dropouts and glitches.
  14. _Grid21

    USB audio vs Optical audio?

    Well for it being a digital optical to analog speaker converter, it sounds pretty good. What's cooler is that the AUX port allowed me to run an analog cable from my Yamaha MG20XU mixer headphone/monitor out to my Astor Wireless base station. So it serves 2 purposes. As weird as it sounds though, somehow the Optical audio seemed to sound more detailed than the USB port did and that's what doesn't make sense, same digital data, 2 different ways of converting it.
  15. _Grid21

    USB audio vs Optical audio?

    Oh ok. I did notice, although I don't use it much, that the Dolby surrounds in the Astro actually seemed to sound better and the EQ switched also seemed better than the sound card inside the USB base station itself.