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Got 2 of the 512GB's of that same drive.....They are frigging amazing!!! I hit almost 7000MB/s read speed with the one in a NVMe PCIe 4.0 slot!!!

That was on a Gigabyte AORUS ELITE B550 board with a 3700X chip.
 
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Got 2 of the 512GB's of that same drive.....They are frigging amazing!!! I hit almost 9000MB/s read speed with the one in a NVMe PCIe 4.0 slot!!!

That was on a Gigabyte AORUS ELITE B550 board with a 3700X chip.
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How does that work? PCIe 4.0 has a theoretical max bandwidth of 16GT/s per lane with 128b/130b encoding, so 16*(1-(2/130))/8 = 1.969GB/s per lane, or 7.876GB/s for an x4 drive. Either your benchmark is faulty or you're exceeding the bandwidth spec of the drive, motherboard and CPU :eek:
 

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How does that work? PCIe 4.0 has a theoretical max bandwidth of 16GT/s per lane with 128b/130b encoding, so 16*(1-(2/130))/8 = 1.969GB/s per lane, or 7.876GB/s for an x4 drive. Either your benchmark is faulty or you're exceeding the bandwidth spec of the drive, motherboard and CPU :eek:

LOL, sorry, it was 7000MB/s on the drive. I think it hit 69xxMB/s. Hit the 9 instead of the 7.
Edited to correct that.
 

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I thought I'd share a few of my latest purchases... A couple a little boarder line for tech purchases but... I'll wing it! :D
First up.... Saw this one and thought, umm... HIS AGP card.... Why not!! Box is not in the best condition but it works (according to the seller) and I'll be checking it soon as I can...

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Apparently this is how you ship two server PSUs.... In a stupidly huge box with not much protection other than a bit of what I feel can only be described as tissue paper.... What has the world come to people.... But at least they work so... I'm not complaining and for £24 for the two posted?? Utter bargain....

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Now these next few pics I was looking at for a little while... I saw the motherboard and thought, I love that... but I kept from buying it until the seller knocked off over £100 from the price and even then I managed to bargain him down further... So for £160 delivered to my door.... (that's not including Sophia's new Skechers.... Another Ebay buy but they looked cute and had to share for giggles!! :D Hopefully the hardware makes up for it.....)

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Now all I need to do is find a CPU for it (I'd like to find a 2nd gen CPU but I'm not sure how easy that will be with prices... A mate suggested an Eypc CPU but sadly they don't work in these boards which is a real pain in the arse (compared to Intel for example, Xeons can go in main stream boards as well as servers, just a bios update possibly.... From TPU's video of Roman, it's a shame to say the least as my mate had found me a boxed 32C 7551P for $600 I think (might have been $700??? Meh...) Not sure it will make a great cruncher but I'll have to get a build out of it at some point.... Maybe aiming for a 2950X I think? 16C 32T seems to do perfectly fine in the reviews I've seen so that'll do me! :)

And last but not least and not really my tech purchase...

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But I suppose you could call Weird Science tech as it's based on two geeks..... Either way, two amazing films!! :D
 

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Got one of these Wolf Eyes Angel-C pocket torches for my girl as a birthday present. US$55 isn't cheap for a 3.5" torch but it packs a punch for its size at 260 lumens and 60 yard throw. It's rechargeable and has a nice selection of modes for light intensity. Far surpasses the garbage Energizer torch she was using previously.

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Nothing wrong with that! When I was single I spent a lot on tech too. Now that I'm married with a kid, I have better things to spend the money on. Though I do love getting new tech in the mail to play with!
 

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Some new Viper Steels, I've tested up to 4133 16-16-16, seemingly gets close to breaking the 108 second barrier at that speed in membench. But I feel like it might be hitting a wall somewhere be it the B-die itself, the Infinity Fabric getting saturated at 1:1 or something else, so the prospect of breaking 108 might not be achievable with daily voltage. I'm thinking it could also be that it's a frequency wall since it's A0 PCB, I was under the impression that the three B-die Viper Steels should be A2...

So with 4000 16-16-16 offering pretty much all the results and performance of 4133 16-16-16, I think I'll leave it there and start whittling down the extra VDIMM I don't need. Loving Renoir's memory controller and Infinity Fabric.

 

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I thought I'd share a few of my latest purchases... A couple a little boarder line for tech purchases but... I'll wing it! :D
First up.... Saw this one and thought, umm... HIS AGP card.... Why not!! Box is not in the best condition but it works (according to the seller) and I'll be checking it soon as I can...

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Apparently this is how you ship two server PSUs.... In a stupidly huge box with not much protection other than a bit of what I feel can only be described as tissue paper.... What has the world come to people.... But at least they work so... I'm not complaining and for £24 for the two posted?? Utter bargain....

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Now these next few pics I was looking at for a little while... I saw the motherboard and thought, I love that... but I kept from buying it until the seller knocked off over £100 from the price and even then I managed to bargain him down further... So for £160 delivered to my door.... (that's not including Sophia's new Skechers.... Another Ebay buy but they looked cute and had to share for giggles!! :D Hopefully the hardware makes up for it.....)

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Now all I need to do is find a CPU for it (I'd like to find a 2nd gen CPU but I'm not sure how easy that will be with prices... A mate suggested an Eypc CPU but sadly they don't work in these boards which is a real pain in the arse (compared to Intel for example, Xeons can go in main stream boards as well as servers, just a bios update possibly.... From TPU's video of Roman, it's a shame to say the least as my mate had found me a boxed 32C 7551P for $600 I think (might have been $700??? Meh...) Not sure it will make a great cruncher but I'll have to get a build out of it at some point.... Maybe aiming for a 2950X I think? 16C 32T seems to do perfectly fine in the reviews I've seen so that'll do me! :)

And last but not least and not really my tech purchase...

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But I suppose you could call Weird Science tech as it's based on two geeks..... Either way, two amazing films!! :D
you should remove your data in the pic tbh. wondering how you coul be a moderator if you post picture with your address ...
 

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Been running it for ~2 weeks at 0.9V/1950MHz since the stock power limit and 2-slot cooler means it's absolutely hopeless for OC-ing.
 
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Got one of these Wolf Eyes Angel-C pocket torches for my girl as a birthday present. US$55 isn't cheap for a 3.5" torch but it packs a punch for its size at 260 lumens and 60 yard throw. It's rechargeable and has a nice selection of modes for light intensity. Far surpasses the garbage Energizer torch she was using previously.

55 bucks for measly 260 lumens and li-ion battery that won't hold a charge in two years sounds an awful lot money to me. I gotta a present here from Chinese brand "kodak" that had an adapter from 3xAAA batteries to 18650. I got one from an old laptop battery and it probably does over 1500 Lumens with the 18650 and the torch is like 5 times cheaper I guess.

Got a Nest Mini

Saw the picture first, I thought you bought a Google mini. Looks exactly as mine. :)

@phill it's a beauty. I've always wanted one of those aftremarket GPU coolers back in the day. Was still a kid though, no budget for this kind of toys.
 

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@phill it's a beauty. I've always wanted one of those aftremarket GPU coolers back in the day. Was still a kid though, no budget for this kind of toys.
The HIS cards used to be my card of choice, trying to find them now though is somewhat difficult especially as I'm a fussy arse and prefer everything boxed... Ah well :)
 
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Another week another build request. They want WIFI 6. There are others available but this is the most affordable name brand adapter. It's going into an As Rock B350 Pro with a 3400G. That MB is going to look sweet in a budget white case.



When I do peoples builds that want wifi, I just grab from Ebay.

But that price aint bad at all.
 
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When I do peoples builds that want wifi, I just grab from Ebay.

But that price aint bad at all.
There are some on Amazon that are cheaper. I picked up one of these from my local Canada Computers and it does not ever drop signal. The same card is $79.99 on Newegg. Have you been as busy with requests as I have lately?
 
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There are some on Amazon that are cheaper. I picked up one of these from my local Canada Computers and it does not ever drop signal. The same card is $79.99 on Newegg. Have you been as busy with requests as I have lately?

No. Actually on contrary, not getting any orders at all for a while.

People are more interested in buying a pre built PC as is and for cheap. Anything above $800 CAD and people say no.
 

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you should remove your data in the pic tbh. wondering how you coul be a moderator if you post picture with your address ...
Well its there for when you want to come visit..

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No. Actually on contrary, not getting any orders at all for a while.

People are more interested in buying a pre built PC as is and for cheap. Anything above $800 CAD and people say no.
The only way to build a "cheap" PC today is using an APU. Even the 5500XT or 1660 are not really good GPUs but I guess my market is a little different in the GTA as people are able to accept the cost of the 5600XT, 2060S and 5700.
 
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Now I know who to visit if I ever go to the UK.

The only way to build a "cheap" PC today is using an APU. Even the 5500XT or 1660 are not really good GPUs but I guess my market is a little different in the GTA as people are able to accept the cost of the 5600XT, 2060S and 5700.

5500 XT 8GB are fine. 1660 Super are also good. But otherwise, I agree.
 

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Processor Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Motherboard Asus Zenith 2 Extreme Alpha
Cooling Lots!! Dual GTX 560 rads with D5 pumps for each rad. One rad for each component
Memory Viper Steel 4 x 16GB DDR4 3600MHz not sure on the timings... Probably still at 2667!! :(
Video Card(s) Asus Strix 3090 with front and rear active full cover water blocks
Storage I'm bound to forget something here - 250GB OS, 2 x 1TB NVME, 2 x 1TB SSD, 4TB SSD, 2 x 8TB HD etc...
Display(s) 3 x Dell 27" S2721DGFA @ 7680 x 1440P @ 144Hz or 165Hz - working on it!!
Case The big Thermaltake that looks like a Case Mods
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA 1600W T2
Mouse Corsair thingy
Keyboard Razer something or other....
VR HMD No headset yet
Software Windows 11 OS... Not a fan!!
Benchmark Scores I've actually never benched it!! Too busy with WCG and FAH and not gaming! :( :( Not OC'd it!! :(
Now I know who to visit if I ever go to the UK.
Just remember the flowers and possibly the chocolates and the Mrs's won't mind! :laugh:
 
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Arizona
System Name Space Heater MKIV
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Motherboard ASRock B550 Taichi
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S, 3x Noctua NF-A14s
Memory 2x32GB Teamgroup T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4-3600 C18 1.35V
Video Card(s) PowerColor RX 6800 XT Red Devil (2150MHz, 240W PL)
Storage 2TB WD SN850X, 4x1TB Crucial MX500 (striped array), LG WH16NS40 BD-RE
Display(s) Dell S3422DWG (34" 3440x1440 144Hz)
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M
Audio Device(s) Edifier R1700BT, Samson SR850
Power Supply Corsair RM850x, CyberPower CST135XLU
Mouse Logitech MX Master 3
Keyboard Glorious GMMK 2 96%
Software Windows 10 LTSC 2021, Linux Mint
I finally got my employee discount at my new job, so I got a few things...



First are some AfterShokz Aeropex bone-conduction headphones. These'll be great for listening to music or movies at work.

I got a great discount on these, though I can't say what it was.

They sound pretty good, though they have next to no bass. Still, they're headphones that I can actually wear that aren't over-ear ones.

I also got this for cheap since it's a store brand (also pretty much tells you where my new job is).



An Insignia USB 3.0 memory card reader. It'll be a good upgrade from my eSecure USB 2.0 card reader that I got six years ago.

It doesn't support MemoryStick cards like the eSecure one, but who even uses those anymore?

The last thing wasn't bought where I work.



My first Noctua fan; an NF-S12A. No pictures of the fan itself since it's installed in my media server.

Seems a bit quieter than my Arctic F12s, and the included low noise adapters are nice.
 

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Joined
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Location
Sweden
System Name Overlord Mk MLI
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Motherboard Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 SE with offsets
Memory 32GB Team T-Create Expert DDR5 6000 MHz @ CL30-34-34-68
Video Card(s) Gainward GeForce RTX 4080 Phantom GS
Storage 1TB Solidigm P44 Pro, 2 TB Corsair MP600 Pro, 2TB Kingston KC3000
Display(s) Acer XV272K LVbmiipruzx 4K@160Hz
Case Fractal Design Torrent Compact
Audio Device(s) Corsair Virtuoso SE
Power Supply be quiet! Pure Power 12 M 850 W
Mouse Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Keyboard Corsair K70 Max
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores https://valid.x86.fr/yfsd9w
Not sure if this really qualifies as tech, but it sure makes using my tech nicer.

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Ovronnaz, Wallis, Switzerland
System Name main/SFFHTPCARGH!(tm)/Xiaomi Mi TV Stick/Samsung Galaxy S23/Ally
Processor Ryzen 7 5800X3D/i7-3770/S905X/Snapdragon 8 Gen 2/Ryzen Z1 Extreme
Motherboard MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk/HP SFF Q77 Express/uh?/uh?/Asus
Cooling Enermax ETS-T50 Axe aRGB /basic HP HSF /errr.../oh! liqui..wait, no:sizable vapor chamber/a nice one
Memory 64gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 3600mhz DDR4/8gb DDR3 1600/2gb LPDDR3/8gb LPDDR5x 4200/16gb LPDDR5
Video Card(s) Hellhound Spectral White RX 7900 XTX 24gb/GT 730/Mali 450MP5/Adreno 740/RDNA3 768 core
Storage 250gb870EVO/500gb860EVO/2tbSandisk/NVMe2tb+1tb/4tbextreme V2/1TB Arion/500gb/8gb/256gb/2tb SN770M
Display(s) X58222 32" 2880x1620/32"FHDTV/273E3LHSB 27" 1920x1080/6.67"/AMOLED 2X panel FHD+120hz/FHD 120hz
Case Cougar Panzer Max/Elite 8300 SFF/None/back/back-front Gorilla Glass Victus 2+ UAG Monarch Carbon
Audio Device(s) Logi Z333/SB Audigy RX/HDMI/HDMI/Dolby Atmos/KZ x HBB PR2/Edifier STAX Spirit S3 & SamsungxAKG beans
Power Supply Chieftec Proton BDF-1000C /HP 240w/12v 1.5A/4Smart Voltplug PD 30W/Asus USB-C 65W
Mouse Speedlink Sovos Vertical-Asus ROG Spatha-Logi Ergo M575/Xiaomi XMRM-006/touch/touch
Keyboard Endorfy Thock 75% <3/none/touch/virtual
VR HMD Medion Erazer
Software Win10 64/Win8.1 64/Android TV 8.1/Android 13/Win11 64
Benchmark Scores bench...mark? i do leave mark on bench sometime, to remember which one is the most comfortable. :o
Not sure if this really qualifies as tech, but it sure makes using my tech nicer.

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well it's tech related ... right?

mmhhh tech related for me some Murata VTC5D to compliment my Samsung 25R5 and a bunch of SQ+ (Stattqualm Swiss brand otherwise known as Squape a vape brand) battery wrap, because the original are thin and tear easily...i originally though i bought 6 wrap so i would have 2 extra ... but i bought 6 pack of 4 ... so i have 20 extra :laugh:
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good job i think (for a first one), went for the "dangerous method", since my heatgun is buried under a pile of box :laugh:
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easy, VTC5D black isolator ring 25R5 white isolator ring
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System Name AlderLake / Laptop
Processor Intel i7 12700K P-Cores @ 5Ghz / Intel i3 7100U
Motherboard Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master / HP 83A3 (U3E1)
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A 2 fans + Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme + 5 case fans / Fan
Memory 32GB DDR5 Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 6000MT/s CL36 / 8GB DDR4 HyperX CL13
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio / Intel HD620
Storage Samsung 980 Pro 1TB + 970 Evo 500GB + 850 Pro 512GB + 860 Evo 1TB x2 / Samsung 256GB M.2 SSD
Display(s) 23.8" Dell S2417DG 165Hz G-Sync 1440p / 14" 1080p IPS Glossy
Case Be quiet! Silent Base 600 - Window / HP Pavilion
Audio Device(s) Panasonic SA-PMX94 / Realtek onboard + B&O speaker system / Harman Kardon Go + Play / Logitech G533
Power Supply Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W / Powerbrick
Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Laser wireless / Logitech M330 wireless
Keyboard RAPOO E9270P Black 5GHz wireless / HP backlit
Software Windows 11 / Windows 10
Benchmark Scores Cinebench R23 (Single Core) 1936 @ stock Cinebench R23 (Multi Core) 23006 @ stock
well it's tech related ... right?

mmhhh tech related for me some Murata VTC5D to compliment my Samsung 25R5 and a bunch of SQ+ (Stattqualm Swiss brand otherwise known as Squape a vape brand) battery wrap, because the original are thin and tear easily...i originally though i bought 6 wrap so i would have 2 extra ... but i bought 6 pack of 4 ... so i have 20 extra :laugh:
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good job i think (for a first one), went for the "dangerous method", since my heatgun is buried under a pile of box :laugh:
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easy, VTC5D black isolator ring 25R5 white isolator ring
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At the moment I'm using 8 Sony / Murata US18650 VTC6 3000mAh - 30A.
No need to wrap yet, I do have extra sleeves though when needed.
 
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