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About DarthBaggins

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  • Birthday Apr 15, 1982

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  • Location
    Acworth, GA US
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Gaming, Cuatoms PC Building, AutoX, OverLanding
  • Occupation
    IT Deployment Lead


  • CPU
    i7 6900k @ 4.2GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus x99 Deluxe
  • RAM
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR4 2400 CL10
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1080 Ti Aero OC
  • Case
    InWin 303
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 EVO 500GB, 2-1TB 840EVO (RAID 0), & 2 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM
  • PSU
    Seasonic 760 XP2
  • Display(s)
    Acer XF270HU
  • Cooling
    EKWB Blocks and Rads
  • Keyboard
    NovelKeys_ NK65 Entry Watermelon/Gateron 70g Laseron (Lubed & Filmed)
  • Mouse
    Glorious Model O (White)
  • Sound
    Kanto YU2 & SB Zx w/ Sennheiser PC360SE
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Phone
    Galaxy s7
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  1. Trust me there are worse options out there, lol.
  2. new caps for my NK65 - Watermelon:
  3. TB3 can do that without issues, to Display Port for 1440p 144hz. But that is dependent on the type of 1440p panel, if it's a 2560x1440 then yes but if it's an UW 1440p then you'll max at 120hz-ish. TB4 is still very new (as has been mentioned), also thinking of your HDMI out from your laptop - I'm surprised you ran into a 1080p refresh issue, unless your panel doesn't support HDMI 2.0/2.1 or the cable wasn't up to snuff.
  4. Do we know when the new UI will be tested - not sure if I read it correctly - if this was a full OS UI change or just to the Store App itself? If it's total, then that means I need to be on the look out for it to get in on testing it.
  5. Some more keycaps to add to the collection:
  6. GMMK Pro is a 75% board - still a solid choice. I would also recommend the NovelKeys_ NK65 (Entry or Non Entry - Entry is a polycarb case which can be somewhat better for RGB lighting). With either you'll have to source your own switches, which I would recommend taking a look at Gateron Yellows - good bang for the buck - and another great choice would be a set of Everglide Aqua Kings (63g or 67g) should be good. Anything else I know that would have a rotary knob are made in GB and you would need to be handy w/ soldering (if you are, then you're a step ahead of most coming into this hobby).
  7. pretty much the same as the GMMK Pro minus the foam and rotary knob. Good choice and comes up on Drop and many other stores as well very often.
  8. I know I plan my rigs around gaming, but they need to be work/play capable - Most of today's gaming rigs are really good at playing both sides. For what I do within Adobe, Autodesk, and Blender what I have does the work in a good amount of time. On the videos the team will reach a larger demographic aiming at the gaming community instead of the smaller focus on workstations etc.
  9. Long phone, is long. lol But you could probably drop to a 16GB kit of memory and taper down to a 1TB HDD, other than that in all it is a solid build and in all you have found decent deals on those priced components. The 3070 is going to be a PITA to source at a real price worth paying (IMO only $100 over MSRP - give or take VAT/Tarrifs).
  10. IMO the Gateron Yellows that are milk top and black bottom have the better stock feel and only get better w/ lubing. Gat yellow would give you a big bang for the buck over-all in comparison to the price and availability of Alpaca's (which are a good switch) - I haven't had the chance to try the Silk series from NK_ but I, like geo3, tend to lube (and film) my switches no matter if they were done in factory.
  11. I would say even something like a 1650 would be an upgrade for that acer, and even if you can find a 1660 (of course if you can find one for a normal price) looking into what you have, you would also need an adapter to allow the system to power the GPU and that is if your Aspire doesn't happen to have something like a single spare 6-pin power adapter (I'm doubtful of this). At least w/ the 1650/1660 you would be able to use the NVENC encoder to aid in your workflow and up your quality a few notches in games.
  12. sounds like someone hasn't joined the Linear gang, nice and quite over here and better looking boards - lol. I personally prefer my 65% board since I don't have alot of space at my desk at home, vs at work I use a compact 96key (CM Quickfire TK) also I tend to use the numpad more for my workflow at work than I do at home. But to each their own when it comes down to what they like, there are some beautiful 1800 custom boards and even the TKC Candybar, sure you lose the FN row but really how often do you use it and if you need it, it's still there within a FN layer.