As you may have noticed at the top of the screen, I have added an about me page that shows the history of my channel and what I do on my channel. It shows how I have started as a YouTuber who copied videos that have a Creative Commons License to creating my own gameplay videos. If you're interested, click on the "About Me" tab on the top of the web page to learn about who I am and who I was when I started out.
About a couple of days ago, I switched my internet from Buckeye Broadband to AT&T because of their EXTREMELY low data cap of 250GB and modem renting fees of around $15. Even though people would say that AT&T's internet is trash, crappy, or slow, it depends on where you live from your ISP. Luckily for me, I live about 4 miles from their ISP and I know that their internet speeds will not vary since I live so close. Another benefit from switching to AT&T is that their upload speeds peak at around 10Mbps from Buckeye's 3-5Mbps. This means that uploading YouTube videos could take me about an hour or more depending on the length and quality of the video. If I continued to use Buckeye's internet, it would take me 3 to 4 hours to upload a 30 minute 1080p 60FPS video which is quite a long time, especially if someone wants to upload daily or upload a few videos a week.
About 20 minutes ago, Red Dead Redemption 2 was released worldwide! I will be live streaming gameplay first-hand tomorrow at 4PM EDT on Twitch.
You're probably thinking about why I haven't published anything for the past 3 weeks. Is it because I quit? No! The reason why is that I'm now a college student and I'm focusing more on work than YouTube. Even though I don't want to let you guys down by not uploading videos for a very long time. What I'm planning on doing is to record another PC video. Possibly Sniper Elite 4 which I've bought last week. I also want to use my Elgato on the PS4 sometime soon and record gameplay from there instead of the unreliable DVR which cuts portions of the video. Stay tuned for a video coming later this week.
Today, I've received my Elgato HD60 that I've purchased online about a few days ago. As of right now, I'm still trying to tweak the settings on the Elgato to get the most out of the device such as recording gameplay with commentary, video and audio bit rate, and sound settings. When I regularly record my videos on the Playstation 4, I use the system's DVR to eliminate costs of getting a capture card. In my previous PS4 videos, you will notice that some scenes are cut out or the intro to my videos are cut out. I usually wait at least 15 seconds for the DVR to record gameplay. Then, I start commentating over the video. I know it will have a significant difference in quality on my videos as it will show its true quality rather than upscaling the frame rate and video dimensions.
As of today, I have bought a new graphics card which will replace my EVGA Nvidia GTX 750 Ti SC. That card is a much more powerful MSI Nvidia GTX 970 which 4GB of memory, higher clock speed, more CUDA cores, higher memory clock speed, and much more! I will keep you up to date when until I receive my new graphics card.
UPDATE: 8/5/2018: I received my MSI GTX 970 graphics card in the mail on August 1st and unfortunately, it was a DOA (Dead On Arrival) because of the lack of electrostatic protection on the card during the shipping process. I requested a return and refund from the seller and I'm currently looking for another 970 on the market. I'm planning on getting an EVGA GeForce GTX 970. Either the SC or the FTW version. What I didn't like about the MSI card is the height since it's 5.6 inches tall rather than 4.4 inches high for some of the other GPUs on the market like Zotac, EVGA, and more. I'll keep you up-to-date if I get this graphics card or if I run into more problems. Hopefully, I don't...
UPDATE: 8/15/2018: Finally, I upgraded the GPU! I got my EVGA Nvidia GTX 970 SC today for $150. I swapped out the old one and placed the new one in and I was amazed at the increase in gaming performance from these two graphics cards. With the GTX 970, it fits well inside the computer which is a Dell T3500 and the 525W power supply can power it up without any problems. However, I had to purchase a 6-pin splitter which converts a single 6-pin to a 2x 6-pin power connector. What I'm going to do is that I'm planning on creating another GPU comparison video (I really don't make videos like these that often) between the GTX 750 Ti SC and the GTX 970 SC and show you how much of a difference between these two cards. Now I can play games at a higher framerate and graphics settings for better visual content!
You're probably thinking about myself naming this title stating that I've lost my internet mentality. That's not the case because I've just installed a more powerful, top-of-the-line Intel Xeon processors on the LGA 1366 socket called the Xeon W3690. It's a six core, twelve thread processor with clock speeds at 3.46Ghz and boost clock speeds at 3.73Ghz. I've upgraded to this processor from an Intel Xeon W3580 which is slightly slower and has 4 cores and eight threads. The reason for upgrading this CPU is to lower the rendering time on my video editing program MAGIX Vegas 15 and to slightly decrease bottlenecking in games. Even though I want to upgrade the GPU to a GTX 970 which I'm considering in the future.
On June 29th, I've received my microphone which is the Samson C01U. Not the newer one which is the C01U Pro. It's a supercardioid, studio-grade microphone used for commentary, broadcasts, podcasts, etc. It's somewhat better than the Blue Snowball mic and does less than the more expensive Blue Yeti which has four audio patterns. As soon as I got my mic, I ran some test audio files to see how it sounds like. It picks up everything as I record such as me typing on the keyboard, clicking the mouse, having a fan running, and more. The audio quality sounds richer than my Turtle Beach headset, but I'll try to improve the quality as I know how to do it on Adobe Audition and Audacity. I will be using this to record my upcoming video on Mass Effect 2. The first shooter game that I've ever owned. If you haven't already, please subscribe to my channel so you won't miss a video on PC and PS4 as I upload on a weekly basis.
As of yesterday afternoon, my partnership with Social Blade/BBTV has been terminated due to YouTube's new changes to their YPP (YouTube Partnership Program). What's needed to be a part of the program is that a channel must have over 1,000 subscribers and must have 4,000 hours in watch time within the past 12 months. Currently I have 273 subscribers and have at least 38,000 watch time in minutes within the past year. On average, I used to get at a minimum of $3-$8 per month, now I can't receive any more money due to YouTube's new policy changes. To get my channel back on its feet, please subscribe to my channel so I get my 1,000 subscribers and my partnership back! (Thanks Susan Wojcicki!!)
I forgot to post this a couple days ago, but I have purchased a Dell Precision T3500 workstation that can be used as a medium-weight gaming PC. I purchased this on eBay on 12/30/17 for $160 from Federal Way, Washington and received it in one week.
UPDATE June 5th, 2018: I've upgraded both drives of the computer as I've received my Crucial MX300 525GB SSD as my operating system drive and a WD Black 4TB HDD for stored data. For my new SSD, it is a significant improvement in file transfer speed, loading and saving, and even booting up to the OS compared to my older HDD.
My current specs of the computer are listed below.