New Equipment for Work & Travel

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My income comes from doing YouTube videos on a channel called "The Unboxing Authority ".  I upload videos showing product reviews, tutorials, education, entertainment, and once a week I try to publish a Christian Video. 

I take care of my 89-year-old Grandmother full time, who has dementia, fractured her pelvis, and has a knee that tries to go out on her (how she fractured her pelvis). She requires constant supervision. Anywhere she goes, I go; with the rare occasion of my family watching her instead. 

I also do part-time property inspections and make commission off of people buying products in the descriptions of my videos. 

What the Funds will be used for

UPDATE: Thanks to your help, I was able to purchase a New Panasonic 4K Camcorder with Optical Zoom, and 2-year Squaretrade Protection. I still need a battery charger, extra batteries, a Mic, and a caring case for it. THANKS AGAIN!

I do need new studio lights, and the studio itself needs a lot of renovation. The roof leaks very bad.

I need a Pickup Truck to haul large amounts of branches, leaves, tree clippings, as well as appliances, or anything else we need to haul around here. 

We have a large car, but it needs maintenance too. This year we have had to invest in the suspension, and air conditioner. The top of the engine leaks antifreeze, and we need new spark plugs. The power steering seems to be malfunctioning, pulling the car right and left. We think the dip stick fell down into it, and so it needs to be completely taken apart. 

4K UHD VIDEO EDITING: On my AMD 8 Core CPU Computer, it takes me 1.5 hours to 8 hours to render a video, so I can upload it to YouTube. It takes twice as long if I replace the green screen with something else like a white background. This was unexpected. Lately, my computer has been crashing if I allow it to render at full speed, so I've been having to slow it down. This could be because of the Chipset Temperature (I don't know what it is), RAM, or some other unknown error. Thankfully as long as I don't open up a web browser, or try to multitask, the computer doesn't crash, but I can't use it until it's done rendering the video. This wasn't a problem, in the beginning, so I think it's heat related, and that my hardware might be failing :( and that means replacing my computer if it fails. Most likely I would end up replacing the motherboard first, and then the CPU if that didn't work, but I'd still have the same system because all parts must be compatible.

The new multi-thread CPUs and Motherboards only seem to have one chipset, on the lower part of the motherboard, where a heat-sink can be applied, if there is enough room. On my current motherboard/heatsink configuration, I can't do this, and that seems to be a problem.

Here's where it gets crazy (and expensive if you go with the fastest system). For 3-4 years after I purchased my Desktop tower, there was no change in Intel or AMD in technology for Desktop computers, and no one really knew why. Then suddenly they released a new set of chips (both companies at the same time) with 2 threads per core. IN the past each core had 1 thread. Each core is 64 bit, but the idea (long ago) was instead of doing 2 64 bit threads, to do 128-bit cores, but obviously, they decided not to, probably because it would make a lot of software obsolete, and give a lot of people headaches.

What this means is an 8 core CPU, has 16 threads instead of 8, making it = to a 16 core CPU.

Intel was always considered better than AMD in the last recent years, but now it seems AMD is able to double it's speed over Intel, as far as Ghz per core, when using tons of cores.
With INTEL if I was able to buy a CPU with 14 cores, each core would only do 3.2Ghz, mainly because of heat, and electricity.
AMD, however, has a 32 Core CPU (64 threads) that can each run up to 4.2Ghz just like my current 8 Core CPU. So it seems AMD is way ahead. Of course, this means a lot more heat too.

Now, AMD convinced everyone 3-4 years ago, that liquid cooling was the way to go, and I bought into it and found out that the coolant breaks down just like in your car, and you have to replace the entire unit. I tried replacing the coolant, but it just destroyed the pump, and a lot of chunks came out of the entire system, even though I didn't use chemicals to flush it. So I upgraded to the Cooler-master Maker 8 heatsink, and as long as I keep my window open, with a fan in the window, and a cooler in my room, that all seems to work. You Can See A Video Here, showing Heatsinks VS Liquid Cooling on the AMD Threadripper  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIqq-sCWGG8 

So the new AMD 2nd Gen RYZEN Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core 64 thread CPU is 8 times faster than my current 8 core CPU for video rendering. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to make video rendering 8 times faster, at least not according to people who use WINDOWS. Windows and Windows Video Editors, seem to have issues with tons of Threads / Cores. Thankfully Linux doesn't have those issues, and I do 99.9% of my video editing in Linux. Based upon Windows results, I'd say I would get at least 6x faster performance. For a video taking 1.5 hours to render on my current machine, it should take 11.25-15 minutes, just like the High Definition videos I use to make. Videos that take 8 hours to render, would only take 1-1.3 hours to render.

The Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 should be able to replace my Coolermaster Maker 8, and it costs a lot less. Coolermaster still makes a heatsink for this new CPU, but it has no fans, and it's so huge most people can't make it fit.

4K UHD Video editing requires faster storage, and more storage as well. Right now I'm using an old clunky (it actually clunks and that's a bad sign) Hard Drive.

For some reason, editing 4K Videos actually uses more than 32GB of RAM on my computer. I never thought I'd need that much RAM, but with 4K UHD, things get crazy.

Conclusion: If my computer dies, I can probably replace the parts that die for $300.00, but a new, faster Desktop PC, is probably worth more than a Car or Truck.

I think this is worth doing a YouTube video about, showing people the parts, and talking about 4K UHD video editing.

NOTES: Large Heatsinks, Require wider Desktop Computer Cases.

CPU AMD 2nd Gen RYZEN Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core, 64-Thread, 4.2 GHz Max Boost (3.0 GHz Base), Socket sTR4 250W YD299XAZAFWOF Desktop Processor DDR4 Support

CPU COOLER DEEPCOOL Fryzen TR4 Addressable RGB Motherboard Control 6 Boot-shaped Heatpipes Metal Frame Fan 16.7 M True Color RGB Supports AMD TR4/AM4 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856115

MOTHERBOARD ASUS ROG Strix X399-E Gaming sTR4 AMD X399 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Extended ATX AMD Motherboard https://amzn.to/2RKwf5H 

CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 128GB (8 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Desktop Memory Model CMD128GX4M8A2666C15 https://amzn.to/2RGa14D 

VIDEO RENDERING Solid State HD SAMSUNG 860 Pro Series 2.5" 4TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76P4T0BW https://amzn.to/2PLpCCN 

STORAGE: WD Purple WD121PURZ 12TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive https://amzn.to/2FdfSNt 

Operating System HD WD Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch – WD2003FZEX https://amzn.to/2D4GWvP 

VIDEO CARD: ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Triple Fan 11GB GDDR6 352-bit Gaming Graphics Card, Active Fan Control, Metal Backplate, Spectra Lighting (ZT-T20810F-10P) https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-500-434 

MONITOR Dell P2415Q 23.8” Ultra IPS HD 4K Monitor 3840 x 2160 300 cd/m2 DC 2,000,000:1 (1000:1) https://amzn.to/2REdG2X 

POWER SUPPLY: COUGAR COUGAR-GX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Yes, flexible cable management Active PFC Power Supply Haswell ready https://amzn.to/2D9yYBn 

Computer Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow CC-9011078-WW Black Brushed Aluminum and Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case https://amzn.to/2JNzsyH 

LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner https://amzn.to/2D6egm5 

APC SMT3000RM2UC 3000 VA 2700 Watts 8 Outlets Pure Sinewave Smart-UPS with SmartConnect (Replaces SMT3000RM2U) https://amzn.to/2ARiE70 

ORICO Aluminum 7 Ports USB 3.0 HUB with 3.3Ft. USB 3.0 Date Cable and 12V/2.5A Power Supply for Macbook, PC, Laptops (HUB is not a Charger, Data transfer Only)- Black (A3H7-V1-US) https://amzn.to/2DcpUvw 

3x SanDisk 256GB 256G Cruzer Glide USB 3.0 SDCZ600 CZ600 Flash Drive SDCZ600-256G with USB Lanyard https://amzn.to/2D97MD1 


3x MicroSD Cards for Cameras 32GB SanDisk 32GB Ultra microSDHC A1 UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 98MB/s (SDSQUAR-032G-GN6MA) https://amzn.to/2JL6LSI 


3x SanDisk 128GB Ultra SDXC UHS-I/Class 10 Memory Card, Speed Up to 80MB/s (SDSDUNC-128G-GN6IN) for my Panasonic 4K UHD Camcorder https://amzn.to/2AUl19b 


Grand Total for a new Video Editing Computer with Shipping, Handling, Tax, and 3 Year Square Trade: $10,231.29 as of November 6th, 2018

ALSO NEEDED for a cool clean environment: Rosewill Portable Air Conditioner Fan Dehumidifier & Heater, 4-in-1 Cool/Fan/Dry/Heat, 12000 BTU Quiet Energy Saving AC Unit & Heater - RHPA-18003 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16896268136&Description=air%20conditioner&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=air_conditioner-_-96-268-136-_-Product

2x Honeywell HRF-C2 Air Purifier https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16896113249&Description=honeywell%20air%20filter&cm_re=honeywell_air_filter-_-96-113-249-_-Product

GENUINE Honeywell Odor Reducing Air Purifier "B" Pre-Filter HRF-B2 2 PACK https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAA7W7XE0324&Description=honeywell%20air%20filter%20B&cm_re=honeywell_air_filter_B-_-9SIAA7W7XE0324-_-Product

ARCTIC MX-4 Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive, Non-Bleeding - 20g https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186056

HowToBuildAMoped.COM project : 
So at the first of 2018, I began a video series on How To Build a Moped from a Bicycle and an Engine Kit and get it Licensed with a VIN in WA State.  Everything seemed to be going very well. With the original engine kit, and a windowed piston, and some aftermarket jets, with a 44 tooth sprocket, I was able to get the bike up to 31Mph.  I upgraded to the OKO DIO Reed valve engine kit, and things seemed interesting. I had an increase in torque, but a decrease in speed, so after doing some research, I decided to do GT80 porting to the cylinder. This caused the engine to run rich, because of the size of the 21mm Oko carb, forcing me to use smaller jets. Eventually, the OKO Carb seems to have worn out from changing the jets, and I need around slide carburetor. In addition, the Roadmaster bike from Walmart didn't last. The breaks wore out, the rims bent, and the tires and tubes blew out. After this happened they put out a better mountain-bike with mag rims and disc breaks at an affordable price. Obviously, I can't change the frame now that it has a VIN number on it.  It's going to cost me about $500+ to get this bike going again, and probably at least another $100+ in miscellaneous expenses and parts. 

How Soon I need the Funds

The sooner the better. We have the opportunity to haul stuff away, at no cost to us, if we can do it at the end of this month. 

What Financial Support means to me

It means I will be able to deliver better videos and content to my viewers, without needing to put my cell phone into airplane mode while I shoot video. 

It means I will be able to have good transportation, and independence for me and my grandmother. 

I am very regretful to God and to anyone who helps for what I receive. I am willing to mention people and advertise, for those who help in a significant way. 

Thanks again, and may Jesus bless you!

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