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About m_tieu

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    PC gaming, PC hardware, technology, weight lifting, fitness, badminton, anime.
  • Biography
    I'm a technology enthusiast who likes to be on the bleeding edge of what's available. I also have a passion for fitness and weight lifting.


  • CPU
    Intel i7 4770K
  • Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth Z87
  • RAM
    16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 1866
  • GPU
    2x EVGA nVidia GTX 780Ti Dual Classified SLI
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define S
  • Storage
    2x Intel 730 SSD 480 GB RAID0
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova P2 1200w
  • Display(s)
    Acer XB280HK g-sync, Asus PB287Q secondary
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105, 5x Noctua nf-f12 PWM
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2014, Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech g502
  • Sound
    Logitech z263, Bose qc15, HyperX cloud
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1
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  1. m_tieu

    Water cooling... coolant?

    People also use distilled water with anti corrosives and anti microbial additives. I like clear coolants to prevent any kind of gunk or color build up in the blocks or radiators. I've only ever used EK coolant but other people have had luck with primochill coolants and mayhems as well.
  2. m_tieu

    Water cooling... coolant?

    I've had EK's Ekoolant in my system for about a year now and so far so good. No problems with it at all.
  3. m_tieu

    Which graphics card to buy ?

    The extra gig of vram on the 470 might come in handy as games are using more and more each year.
  4. If you have to pay income tax on your profits and pay an accountant or spend time doing it yourself, it might not be worth it. You might end up making less than minimum wage for the time you put in.
  5. In Canada this isn't a very good deal. Samsung very recently just increased the price of the S7 edge from $850 to $1000 Canadian dollars. So even with the additional $100 off it's still $900 which is more expensive than before they increased the price before offering this extra credit. I would take the refund and buy something else.
  6. m_tieu

    Is this a good deal?

    Seems good. Test it with games and benchmarks to see if there are any issues.
  7. m_tieu

    Any Downside To Upgrading To A GTX 1080?

    I know the pain. Both my cards are 60 degrees on water with hot ass air coming out of the case and 3 monitors producing heat too. But a 1080 gets hot too.
  8. m_tieu

    Any Downside To Upgrading To A GTX 1080?

    No downsides other than cost. It might be cheaper to get another 390x for crossfire and should be more performance than a single 1080 in games that support it. But there are more downsides to that than a single 1080. You'll lose support for freesync which is cheaper than gsync.
  9. m_tieu

    Will my case look ugly?

    I would leave all 3 in the front.
  10. m_tieu


    If you play on 1080p then the window is 14" diagonally or 25% area of the screen so all the pixels line up and maintains the same density. Read the section about this in the Display FAQ where it talks about 1080p on 4k monitors. If you can return the korean ones from newegg without having to pay return shipping then that's another great option as well. If they have artifacts or issues with the overclock you can return them, so its no risk to you. I just hate spending so much money on a new display and then having to deal with dead pixels. Some people don't care but I do. 4k monitors are nice but are designed to be used at their native resolutions.
  11. m_tieu


    You can carefully inspect the used one before buying but you can't do that with the korean monitors. Gaming on the 4k monitor with non native resolutions looks terrible to me. I personally can't stand it while other people seem to do it all the time and don't care. I would much prefer to play in window mode with the 1:1 scaling on the pixels so there's no interpolation or use lower settings with no AA or filters.
  12. m_tieu


    I have 2 of the TN 4k 28" panels. They're nice but gaming in 4K still isn't really worth it right now. Colour and viewing angles are just ok but not great at all. Go with a IPS 1440p for the best gaming experience. Its still hard to push games in high settings while maintaining a minimum of 60 fps. I would be wary of the ebay monitors, sometimes they use sub par components and even the perfect pixel variants may still have one or 2 dead pixels. It looks like g-sync with 1440p, 144hz, and IPS like the Acer predator are outside of your price range. I would go with either: BenQ XL2730Z 27" 1440p TN Freesync 144hz 1ms $283 Used, No bad pixels or ASUS PB278Q 27"1440p IPS 60hz? $300 New @Walmart The first one because its 1440p and 144hz and is a really good price for no dead pixels. The second is good too because its IPS and1440p for more accurate colours and viewing angles. Plus at walmart, if theres dead pixels, you can just return or exchange it.
  13. m_tieu

    Should I buy it?

    I would buy it out of curiosity. But don't expect too much.
  14. m_tieu

    Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!

    You might like the glock 17 more. The gun is slightly bigger and has better finger spacing for larger hands.
  15. m_tieu

    What's Your current Tech Hardware Priority?

    I want a new graphics card for my computer. 3GB of vram for 4k is not enough.