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@Valantar At this point I am 95%set on returning the kit along with the b550 board.
My b550board won't go 1:1:1 above 3200 MHz Dram speed with the new kit, so I whipped the x370 extreme out its box and unsurprisingly it can clock them to 3600MHz 1:1:1 (so far , due to my limited for testing in the first half of the week).
I paid for the kit ~67% more @ half the capacity for no gain in frequency as 2CAS drops from 16 to 14 @3200mhz ain't game world changing
I aimed for running thes close to or at 3800MHZ.
 

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Managed to get another motherboard off the wishlist a few days ago as it just arrived today....
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Aside from the slight bit of heatsink paste on a couple of pins in the socket, the board itself is in good condition. The box isn't in the best of conditions (what can I say, I'm dead fussy lol) but how old it is, I'm ok with the fact it wasn't even half the price of the other one on Ebay, so... As long as I can remove the paste in the socket (contact cleaner I'm going to grab) I'll be very happy with it as long as the board functions :)

Going to try and hunt down another Rampage Extreme board for the set I'm after, I'm not sure if I'll grab the X299 model just yet, but we'll see :)
 
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I hope it'll work fine as well after cleaning out the socket :) I'll have to give it a good few hours/day I guess for it to dry? Either way, glad I picked it up for the money, couldn't pay out £500 that the other guy wanted for the same board :(
 
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don't be to harsh on this guy for a nearly ten yreats old mainboard if it´s only little bit paste for half the price-from the photos it looks very good Mr.phill
 
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The final piece of the puzzle is here. I purchased this and an Adcom preamp (which ill use at some point) and 5 channel amp for $125. Pretty good deal. Little did I know one channel was burned out. I messaged the woman who sold them to me and she confirmed it after the purchase. Ugh. I only need two of the five channels anyway. My system is as follows, PC optical to Schiit Modi and then to the Adcom amp. Sounds great and has a ton of power for my Kefs at my workstation.
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Photo of the full set up.
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The final piece of the puzzle is here. I purchased this and an Adcom preamp (which ill use at some point) and 5 channel amp for $125. Pretty good deal. Little did I know one channel was burned out. I messaged the woman who sold them to me and she confirmed it after the purchase. Ugh. I only need two of the five channels anyway. My system is as follows, PC optical to Schiit Modi and then to the Adcom amp. Sounds great and has a ton of power for my Kefs at my workstation.View attachment 172610

Photo of the full set up.View attachment 172611

Gorgeous pre-amp
 
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Not a purchase, but a nice little freebie I got today.
Now to find some batteries...

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Considering this shouldn't have worked in the first place, I am quite happy :)
 
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Have to ask: what made you go for the Strix instead of other B550 ITX options with arguably better (or at least equal) featuresets and lower prices?
got a deal on it, and gotta be honest, I got tired of Gigabyte this, Gigabyte that, always liked Asus motherboards anyway.
All 3 previous Gigabyte motherboards that I had, had annoying coil whine, two of them had it on idle, third had it on load
 
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got a deal on it, and gotta be honest, I got tired of Gigabyte this, Gigabyte that, always liked Asus motherboards anyway.
All 3 previous Gigabyte motherboards that I had, had annoying coil whine, two of them had it on idle, third had it on load

I always buy Asus. unless i get a reason not to,, like unreliability or extortionate prices, i will carry on doing so. Also i rather like the ROG Strix brand?
 
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I always buy Asus. unless i get a reason not to,, like unreliability or extortionate prices, i will carry on doing so. Also i rather like the ROG Strix brand?
Liked them ever since they got rid of those hideous yellow PCB's back in the day :laugh: , but they were never in the price range for me to afford new, always had the hand-me-downs
 
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got a deal on it, and gotta be honest, I got tired of Gigabyte this, Gigabyte that, always liked Asus motherboards anyway.
All 3 previous Gigabyte motherboards that I had, had annoying coil whine, two of them had it on idle, third had it on load
Ouch, I definitely understand that - I've heard plenty of good things about the Aorus B550 ITX, but YMMV I guess. I've had good experiences with Asus boards myself, though that's a while back now, but they do tend to price their parts quite high compared to competitors - guess that's what comes with being a market leader.
 

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Got around to replacing my old U3011 Dell monitor. I was wanting a 4K ISP monitor with 144Hz, but I decided it was not worth $800. I am just not into gaming as I used to be (young kids/too busy) so I couldn't justify the cost. I decided to go with the Dell 32" curved gaming monitor (S3220DGF) and am quite happy with it! Was able to get it to 165Hz easily.
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Got around to replacing my old U3011 Dell monitor.

And now, of course, you are sending me the U3011. I'll shoot you my address momentarily. :laugh: :roll: :laugh: :roll:
 

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And now, of course, you are sending me the U3011. I'll shoot you my address momentarily. :laugh: :roll: :laugh: :roll:
I miss my Dells... I had 3 3008's and then two died on me for whatever reason and they where swapped out with 3011's which was of no good to me as they wouldn't play nicely with the 3008 so triple screens where now dual and that just wouldn't do... I ended up selling them and ever since, I've been waiting for a 4k, 120Hz panel with DP 1.4 I think it is, for well, years! Eventually I'll get some to replace my aging triple 1080P screens....
 

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Finally got my enclosed 18u and moved out of my open 48u. Added a little flair, but just happy I'm done the patch panel. Fingers are raw.

 
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Finally got my enclosed 18u and moved out of my open 48u. Added a little flair, but just happy I'm done the patch panel. Fingers are raw.

That is amazing :D I love that!! :eek: :eek: :love::love: I need to do something similar when I move and setup a new network...
 
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Finally got my enclosed 18u and moved out of my open 48u. Added a little flair, but just happy I'm done the patch panel. Fingers are raw.

sexxyyyyyyyyyyyy nice 18u :toast:

ahhhhh ... not changing my Xbox One Combat Tech gamepad for PC but .... for mobile i found my dream gamepad to replace my Moga Pocket

still from PowerA and a Moga but ... wow ... https://www.xbox.com/en-US/accessories/mobile-gaming/moga-xp5-x priced like the Combat Tech

comfortable D-pad a bit softer full rubber "underwings" and a tad lighter than the Combat Tech
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first "complaint" still use USB Micro but that's a minor one, i still have a lot of cable and devices that use it, balancing perk? 3000mAh powerbank integrated in the gamepad (hence the USB-A and multiple cables include in the package )
2nd redeeming perk? that pad can actually remap any buttons to the 2 custom one on each wings, for me it translate into : my index remain on the trigger and RB/LB are accessible at the same time using middlefinger (in a non offensive way, yaaaay)

second "complaint" "designed for Samsung" AH! i saw Samsung phone owner complaining the articulated arm phone support clamps were getting in the way of their button ... well on my TCL 10 Pro it's much more centered than on a S20 :laugh:
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redemption: that add on is awesome and the pad work flawlessly with apps that handle button remapping (not COD and PUBG according to some "bah! that product is shi!t it does not work with [aforementioned mobile error]" ) and on the contrary of what some people said : works perfectly fine with Xinput on Pc (could remap my button on LDPlayer and using STEAM it works too on other games where it does otherwise not, but due to the hassle i will keep my Combat Tech and his 2 set of 2500mAh 1.2v rechargeable accu )



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all in all a good surprise, Microsoft still hold the crown for the best and most sturdy gamepad i ever had (no ... no analog drift ... it's not a Elite series 2 :laugh: ) but PowerA deserve a mention for their collaboration with M$ (not Samsung) and the quality of the XP-X5+
 
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Mouse Logitech Triathlon
Keyboard Dell Somethin wireless
Software Windows 11 Home x 64
So I pulled the trigger on this tool. Not the Cadillac of dust blowers, but still pretty expensive IMO. I tested it today...and it's powerful. I have to put a stick in the PSU fan as I can't reach it in any way to stop it from spinning when cleaning it.

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Audio Device(s) BOSE 2.0
Power Supply Seasonic 850watt
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Keyboard Corsair K70 Cherry MX Blue
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Software Windows 10 P
Dell 32'' 4K monitor to replace my now 5yrs old 1440p acer. Good improvement on productivity.

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Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z 6G
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Display(s) Samsung 28” 4K monitor
Case Phantek Eclipse P400S (PH-EC416PS)
Audio Device(s) EVGA NU Audio
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What’s the model number for the Dell?
 
Joined
Mar 18, 2008
Messages
5,718 (1.05/day)
System Name Virtual Reality / Bioinformatics
Processor Undead CPU
Motherboard Undead TUF X99
Cooling Noctua NH-D15
Memory GSkill 128GB DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB + 860 EVO 2TB + WD Black 5TB
Display(s) 32'' 4K Dell
Case Fractal Design R5
Audio Device(s) BOSE 2.0
Power Supply Seasonic 850watt
Mouse Logitech Master MX
Keyboard Corsair K70 Cherry MX Blue
VR HMD HTC Vive + Oculus Quest 2
Software Windows 10 P
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