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AmazonBasics VS Monoprice PC Setup

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This is the type of video I end up watching from LTT, looking forward to viewing it later!

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Some of monoprice products are just rebrands. Wonder if any of the stuff within the video was...


NotCPUCores Dev | Desktop Build: Ryzen 7 1800X @ 4.0GHz, AsRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming, 32GB Corsair DDR4 @ 3000MHz, RX480 8GB OC, Benq XL2730 1440p 144Hz FS


 

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Not to be a pain in the ass about the little details Linus -- but I'm going to be a pain in the ass about the little details.

At 5:25 you talk about how 'it doesn't make a difference having a premium certified cable for a digital signal'. This is getting to be less true with high framerate, and HDR 4k content. I work in a store that specializes in Home Theater equipment. One customer of ours was attempting to run video from a 4K Bluray player, through a compatible receiver in the rear of a room -- up to the front where they had mounted their TV on the wall. They claimed to have issues with the cable we sold them. I dug into it because based on the same logic you just expressed -- an HDMI cable is an HDMI cable. I tried using the same model 50ft HDMI cable to pass the 4k Bluray copies of 'Interstellar', and 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' from a UBDM9700 Samsung player, a UBK90 LG player, and a UBPX700 Sony player -- to a QN65Q8FN Samsung TV.  With HDR disabled on the TV, it easily passed a 4k signal -- since it would have been essentially 4K@30hz. However when I *enabled* HDR, the screen either flickered or failed to display a picture at all.
 

The bandwidth sizes needed to guaranteed pass 4K HDR, or high frame-rate 4k content is about 18Gbps. This is what the "Premium Certified" is for, each of those cables will 100% guaranteed pass 18Gbps each direction. 

 

This doesn't mean a cheap cable WON'T work, but you will run a higher chance of it not working. That being said, the length of the cable seems to have some impact on performance as well. I was able to take the same movies, players, and TV, and successfully pass 4K HDR with a 6 (VH6HHR), 10 (HDMMV410), and 15 ( HDMMV415)  foot cheaper cable. As soon as I stepped out beyond the 25ft point I started having issues. It also seemed TV brand dependant. An LG OLED65C8P, 65SK9500, and 65SK8000 each accepted the signal (with HDR) without complaint. Samsung however, failed to pass the signal with the QN65Q6FN, Q7FN, and Q8FN. 

So basically, it's getting weird with all the high bandwidth, high resolution and high framerate content that is getting pushed recently. If you're running a cable a longer distance -- it's probably worth spending the little bit of extra money to get something that is "guaranteed" to work as intended. 

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3 hours ago, simmr001 said:

fun video, but theirs a typo at 0:55 "pervious video"

they actually meant that

 

/s


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to all those who are complanning about how pre-builts sucks, as shown by Linus Media Group, pre built desktops have their own purposes. they just work. Plug and play. 

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On 3/5/2019 at 2:44 PM, James said:

Buy Monoprice stuff on Amazon: https://geni.us/BWbA

 

Want more videos of James throwing inexpensive PC parts at Linus? Well you came to the right place! This time it's Monoprice stuff instead of AmazonBasics :)

 

 

DO INSIGNIA! After working at Best Buy, they have insignia brand EVERYTHING... The employee discount on Insignia brand items is really good, but the standard prices aren't awful, depending on the item.

 

Here are some examples of gaming-related items:

 

Insignia POWER SUPPLY: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-550w-atx12v-2-4-eps12v-2-92-80-plus-bronze-power-supply-gray/5974702.p?skuId=5974702

Insignia case fan: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-120mm-case-cooling-fan-black/5976000.p?skuId=5976000

Insignia RGB leds: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-6-rgb-led-light-strip/6097914.p?skuId=6097914

Insignia cable ties: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-8-cable-ties-multi/6231005.p?skuId=6231005

 

Lap desk: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-17-multimedia-lap-desk-black-grey/5972802.p?skuId=5972802

Monitor riser: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-computer-monitor-riser-black/4258201.p?skuId=4258201

Wireless retro controller: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-wireless-controller-for-snes-classic-and-nes-classic-gray/6065301.p?skuId=6065301

USB microphone: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-usb-microphone/5831602.p?skuId=5831602

Insignia wireless earphones: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-ns-cahbtoe01-wireless-over-the-ear-headphones-black/5759922.p?skuId=5759922

Insignia speaker system: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-2-1-bluetooth-speaker-system-3-piece-black/5450917.p?skuId=5450917

Insignia 4K TV: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-43-class-led-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr-fire-tv-edition/6245701.p?skuId=6245701

Platinum bluetooth mouse (Platinum is another Best Buy brand): 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/platinum-bluetooth-laser-optical-mouse-black/6178120.p?skuId=6178120

Platinum laptop backpack: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/platinum-laptop-backpack-black/5494800.p?skuId=5494800

Platinum travel adapter: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/platinum-all-in-one-travel-adapter-with-2-usb-ports-black/5990901.p?skuId=5990901

Plug saver: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-3-plug-outlet-saver-black/5851694.p?skuId=5851694

 

 

And some less gaming-related items:

Insignia KEGERATOR: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-5-6-cu-ft-dual-tap-beverage-cooler-kegerator-black-stainless-steel/5733202.p?skuId=5733202

VCR head cleaner (yes they still make/sell these): https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-vcr-video-head-cleaner-white/8025035.p?skuId=8025035

 

 

For the ultimate portable theater...

96" inflatable projector screen: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-96-inflatable-outdoor-projector-screen-black/5467800.p?skuId=5467800

Mini projector: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-slim-line-pico-wvga-dlp-projector-black/6254029.p?skuId=6254029

Outdoor speaker system: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-6-1-2-powered-wireless-2-way-speaker-each-gray-black/5732547.p?skuId=5732547

 

And other random shit:

Insignia google home speaker: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-voice-smart-portable-bluetooth-speaker-and-alarm-clock-with-google-assistant-gray-black/5865906.p?skuId=5865906

Insignia walkie-talkie: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-portable-speaker-with-walkie-talkie-black/6200211.p?skuId=6200211

 

And there's a shitload of other insanely random insignia products. Seriously. They have Insignia power supplies

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3 hours ago, PETTYOFFICER117 said:

@LinusTech i DARE you to use a 2080ti with this /s

 

Edit: NVM I thought it was this PSU :https://www.amazon.com/InsigniaTM-520W-ATX-Power-Supply/dp/B00MV4GBBU

Edited by Shreyas1

 

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Original Config

 

CPU: i5 6500, Graphics Card:  ASUS dual gtx 1070, Case: thermaltake core v21, PSU: EVGA 600B, Motherboard: msi b150m bazooka, HDD: WD blue 1tb, SSD: Sandisk z400s 250GB, RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000MHz 8gb (x2)

 

 

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"If you somehow want to put your monitors...Vertically?"


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we cant all have big desks. now if you boys want to send me one of the Ultrawide monitors you review so i can have a wider single screen that would be great, otherwise dual vertical screens is all i got room for bub.

 

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On 3/6/2019 at 3:42 PM, SilentShadows said:

What's the monitor in the video?

I would also like to know this. Does anyone have the link to it?

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