Hey, This is Coe and My Website is Ugly (For Now)

Donation Campaign

THANK YOU!

I'm so amazed and humbled by the support you've all shown me! You hit 100% in just two days, above and beyond what I ever imagined. My sincerest thanks to you, to those who know me and took the time to understand, and to those who read and heard what I had to say! I will pay this goodness foward and strive to return the favor, to keep improving, and to help others as much as I can, as you have!

Related to this, Necomi and I have been working and saving to make the move back into town as I mentioned before, and it looks like we have found a place - making this just about the most amazing week for us in... well, a long darn time. Assuming everything goes through, we will probably be going through a few weeks of (good) insanity. After that, we'll be settled and I'm going to get to work towards making new stuff and staying postive!

Thank you, all my love to you, forever. <3


Greetings! Lately, I've been strongly considering returning to video production and live streaming. I've already made various comments to this effect on Youtube and Reddit, to an overwhelmingly positive response. I've been genuinely surprised and inspired by the outpouring of support. Here are some of the recent threads:

I have been completely broadsided by these threads - I never expected one little comment would result in such a powerful response. I am really surprised and touched at your enthusiasm.

The Current Situation and Explanation

There are two major factors in my life right now that I consider road blocks to making quality video content. The first problem is that I sorely need to move. Unfortunately, where I currently live is the worst possible location for my needs. My internet access is terrible, nearly impossible to stream with. When I stream, I find that I typically drop 20% to 30% of frames due solely to packet loss on my internet connection. My streams will often drop completely due to the ridiculous amount of packet loss. Further, the maximum upload provided by the ISP in this area is a piddling 2 Mbps. This problem will be resolved when we move back into the metro Phoenix area, where Cox Communications provides internet speeds of 150 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up. We are currently planning to move within the next 1 to 3 months (the sooner the better!).

Due to the costs of moving, however, I will not be financially capable of fixing the second issue for quite some time: a major computer (and related equipment) upgrade. As I've stated many times, I generally don't like to ask for money, and I'm no good at asking for help, but many of you have encouraged me to make it possible for you to contribute. After a lot of thought, I decided to go ahead and make this page for that purpose. It's clear that many of you enjoyed the work that I did, and by contributing here, you can help me to do so once again.

Objectives, Build Details

Notice: Upon further research, the i7-4960X has been booted in favor of the i7-4930K. Goals and campaign total have been adjusted to reflect the savings!

So, what would I do with the donated money? What parts would I buy? What I've done is designed what I consider to be my "end game" system (approx. $3,800) new, cheaper "end game" system (approx. $3,260), and then broke it down into cost-based chunks. Why? Because I'm not counting on achieving the $3,800 $3,260 build. That would be amazing and awesome, but I researched more affordable builds and lesser options as well. Check out the following tables to see how I broke it all down.


At $550 – Video Card Upgrade, Option 1

I would be able to replace my current video card in my existing system. This card would be the first of eventually two total cards in an SLI configuration. Not a huge upgrade, and the card would be choked by my current CPU, but definitely a great start.

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($554.99 @ Amazon)

At $750 – Video Card Upgrade, Option 2

A step up from option 1, the 780 Ti is more powerful than the Titan for $300 less. It's a $200 premium over the 780 (and the latest Radeons), but it seems to be very worth it.

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($735.66 @ Newegg)

At $1,290 – Video Card and CPU/Mobo Upgrade, Option 1

These are my alternate, less expensive CPU, CPU cooler and motherboard choices. They aren't as powerful as the parts I chose for the "end game" build, but would get the job done handily. I would still be reusing some old parts, but this would be a fine upgrade.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.SNIPER 5 EATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($339.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($554.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1,289.72

At $1,550 – Video Card and CPU/Mobo Upgrade, Option 2

These are my primary CPU, CPU cooler and motherboard choices. Very high end and futureproof, this system would meet all of my needs and then some.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($1029.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($529.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($208.49 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Mwave)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($735.66 @ Newegg)
Total: $1,549.13

At $2,710 – Full SLI System, Option 1

Here again are my alternate choices, along with 16GB of RAM, an extra video card, a power supply, and a case. This system will definitely get the job done with virtually any task I could throw at it, be it gaming, editing, or streaming.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.SNIPER 5 EATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($339.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card 1: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($554.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card 2: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($554.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($207.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2,702.66

At $3,260 – "End Game" SLI System

This is the ideal system, guaranteed to lay waste to all things in its path. Lay your polygons at the feet of this tiny god and pray for absolution!

CPU: Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($1029.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($529.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($208.49 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($292.55 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card 1: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($735.66 @ Newegg)
Video Card 2: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($735.66 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($207.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3,254.41


Please keep in mind that these parts selections and prices are subject to change over time. I may change my mind about certain parts, or more likely, their prices and/or availablity will change. In the end, I will still obtain and build a system that is at least very similar to what has been outlined above. Also, please feel free to let me know (via Twitter) if I've made any errors either in math or choice that needs fixing.


Thank You!

I deeply appreciate any contribution you are willing to provide. I hope to return the favor by working hard to create new and higher quality content in the future.

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