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Oh, so you're the one who is feeding scalpers, thanks alot! Riot, riot incoming!


Lucky sanava man! Congratulation with new gpu :), hope it serves well!
Nope, unless You call retailers scalpers :D
( in Iceland they kinda are , actually :pimp:) Cheers.
 
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I picked up the ROG Strix RX5700XT today and boy, what a beast it is. It's massive in fact and quite toasty in comparison to the RX580.
It's also very heavy so I was handling it like a newborn baby, lol.
Double the performance in SOTTR and frankly, I've never experienced a performance boost on that level. Amazing.
Having read about the heatsink and bad screws problem, I was quick to check that the cooler wasn't coming away from the backplate before fitting and fortunately it looks like Asus fixed the problem.
Thanks to Steve at Hardware Unboxed for that info!
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Now for some gaming at superior frame rates!
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Bought it 3 days ago :rolleyes:

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Sorry for the joke.
 
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Does this count as tech purchase? It has an electronic ignition system and Core i7 sticker that I put there for no apparent reason. :D Electronic ignition is standard on modern chainsaws and contains a certain chip. I have no idea how it looks and who made it because there's no way to "open" the ignition module without destroying it. So it should count as tech purchase, right?

Brace yourselves, winter is coming! Condition: impeccable for a 30 year old machine. All original parts, never opened, very light use. Specs: 61,5 ccm, 4,6 PS, compression 11,5 bars (~170 PSI), cold start after 4-5 pulls, hot after 1 pull.

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No other tech purchase but I will have to buy soon a new external hard drive because I accidentally dropped the one with large capacity and that didn't end up well. :banghead: Most of my "important" stuff is gone if you know what I mean, but other stuff like family photos, videos, purchased software is on another external drive.
 
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I finally bit the bullet and bought a GoPro mic adaptor, without which it was impossible to record my voice while filming. A bit shady on GoPro's part, forcing us to spend $50 on an adaptor which then exposes the GoPro to the elements.
Anyway, with a cheapo mic and TRRS to TRS adaptor, the sound is perfect, so now I can upload motorcycling videos with a full, live commentary.
PS
The string is a makeshift halyard in case the GoPro comes away from the helmet!
 

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40 liters of distilled water for my wc loop
 
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Expecting twin delivery and you get one. Usually the other way around :D

After one hour of tough labor, (Ups) popped out an ugly little package that went right back. :slap:
There was really no good way to mount that reservoir with it's horrible screw pattern so I ordered the P22 D-5 instead of the DDC
or whatever the hell they named it. It's a shame, but it's also being delivered tomorrow. After Christmas, I'll be ready to roll!!

Any water cooling help, please come on over and help with my few questions!!!


Have great holidays everyone!!!!!!! :toast:
 
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Wow, how big is that loop? Mine needs about 0.6l of coolant :p

Got some mold development inside my loop so I need to flush the loop, extensively :p.
 
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Expecting twin delivery and you get one. Usually the other way around :D

Waiting on replacement delivery, now i'm feeling the delivery pains :D
Weather sucks here, so although i'm in the delivery time in could be from now 'til eternity.
Obligatory pic to follow. I have to say I'm really pumped for this......reservoir/combo :D :toast:
 

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Got some mold development inside my loop so I need to flush the loop, extensively :p.
The downside of living in the "tropics" as it seems, everything grows mould.
I have had so many rubber coated items go nasty here that I've lost count, or cables that just go weird and the rubber starts disintegrating.
Buying soft-touch anything is a big no-no. I've had to throw away a bunch of mice, webcams and some other bits due to the soft-touch turning into something glue like...
 
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I have managed to get my hands on MSI Suprim 3070 for an amzing price (pure luck) £539 while I am awaiting for my ASUS TUF 3080 (order placed on 17th of Sep) . "If" I ever receive my 3080 I will give this to one of my friends for the same price I paid
 

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Not much but this is the first hardware related thing I bought this year.:oops:
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Logitech G102 Prodigy from Aliexpress, cost me ~23$ and got it in less than 1 month. 'no its not a fake, its the real deal'
In my country it cost a fair bit more + delivery fee.

I was fine with my previous 'Asian brand' mouse but after nearly 3 years it was showing signs of degradation and whatnot so I thought its time to get a new one before it dies on me.

Also waiting for some other stuff to arrive but that doesn't really worth a mention, like new thermal pads for my RX 570 and other small stuff.
 
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New MB got delivered, so no need for another atx chassis when I can just swap this one with the backup in the Q300l. Assuming it POST's and plays well with the ram I got.
£55.99 (it was 89.99 minus something minus some other).
Not that meaty of a vrm heatsink yet not on the frail side either.
 

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