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Sorry but that new lian li just looks like a zzaw c3 clone with inverted panels funny how a big brand is cloning a Chinese company normally it's the other way round.....payback I guess
It kind of looks similar with the dual panels, but they layout is completely different. The Q58 is a sandwich layout, has vented/glass panels on both sides, doesn't fit mATX, etc. Aesthetic similarities on one side doesn't make it the same case. Calling this a clone is ... yeah. Wrong. That doesn't in any way negate the ingenuity and design chops of the many, many SFF case designers in China (Taobao has so many great cases!), but you can't call this a clone.
 
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It kind of looks similar with the dual panels, but they layout is completely different. The Q58 is a sandwich layout, has vented/glass panels on both sides, doesn't fit mATX, etc. Aesthetic similarities on one side doesn't make it the same case. Calling this a clone is ... yeah. Wrong. That doesn't in any way negate the ingenuity and design chops of the many, many SFF case designers in China (Taobao has so many great cases!), but you can't call this a clone.
Sorry I haven't really looked at the q58 or the c3 in detail so no idea of the layout of either I meant just the look of it and didn't know the right term to use other than clone.
I glanced at all the zzaw cases with the handbook that came with mine and when I saw the new lian li when I was scrolling though my news feed I just thought they looked very similar.

I can't speak for all the Chinese case manufacturers but the zzaw cases I like alot, some manufacturing defects and the odd poorly thought out design error but mostly alot better than the Corsair, Thermaltake and Antec cases I've had in the past.

Twin might have been a better term than clone
 
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Sorry I haven't really looked at the q58 or the c3 in detail so no idea of the layout of either I meant just the look of it and didn't know the right term to use other than clone.
I glanced at all the zzaw cases with the handbook that came with mine and when I saw the new lian li when I was scrolling though my news feed I just thought they looked very similar.

I can't speak for all the Chinese case manufacturers but the zzaw cases I like alot, some manufacturing defects and the odd poorly thought out design error but mostly alot better than the Corsair, Thermaltake and Antec cases I've had in the past.

Twin might have been a better term than clone
Q58 and C3 definitely similar in aesthetics. I had been tempted by the C3 myself when the Q58 kept getting delayed more and more - however the internal layout wasn't really what I was after (already have an NR200P) + the limited customisability/modularity and compatibility might have caused me problems.

Honestly I actually had the weird ZZAW C1 in my cart and was about to check out until I saw the long estimated shipping time and high shipping cost to Sydney.
 
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Q58 and C3 definitely similar in aesthetics. I had been tempted by the C3 myself when the Q58 kept getting delayed more and more - however the internal layout wasn't really what I was after (already have an NR200P) + the limited customisability/modularity and compatibility might have caused me problems.

Honestly I actually had the weird ZZAW C1 in my cart and was about the check out until i saw the long estimated shipping time and high shipping cost to Sydney.
I have the b3 and it's my 2nd favourite case I've owned the only case that felt high quality like my M8 Im going to need to do some brazing to alter the mounting holes when I watercool it but the size is incredible for what it fits and I think it was the most fun I've had building a system.
 
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At least you don't need a gpu bracket your intakes are doing a grand job
 
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So true. I have order a bracket should be tomorrow
 
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Got one of these today but might go vertical
 
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I've had my eye on this item for a while, and it will extend my network to my outbuilding/shop with full speed plus a bunch of extra left over.

7 antennas, two GigEs, one 2.5Gbps MoCA

x2 E3200 I just had to open one of the up to see the stuff. They can connect by dedicated backhaul frequency, Cat 5 or better, and RG6 or better. I have the matching router, the G3100.
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ahhhhh my first console ...

well ... first "modern" console if we omite the one where i played pong
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now i am searching a Retroflag NESPI 4 case for fun ... as i have a Retroflag GPi case (with a Zero W inside ) that thing is a boatload of fun...
the NESPI 4 is interesting .... full fledged 2.5" place in the cartridge and even a dock accessory shaped like the original sleeve that give the cartridge a Micro B connector to act as a normal ext drive :D
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although i could also seek a normal NES and SNES to play Holy Diver and R-Type III & Super R-Type collector edition i got some time ago out of nostalgia from Retro-bit (locally bought from e-tailer) i even have one of the 1000 white cartridge for Holy Diver, having played it in japanese on a Famicom when i was ... well really small and not understanding a single writing but still enjoyed the game, i am quite proud of that :laugh: collectors are already limited in numbers but the "first 1000" club is another limited run inside a limited run :roll: R-Type i have the black PAL cartridge ("first 1000 club" is "space blue") but i have number 50 on 2800

as for buying something ... well, when i bought the GPI Case kit, i received it with one extra Pi Zero W ...
so:
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official box with 3 tops (one with GPIO hole, one with camera hole and one plain solid although the box bottom itself has hole for the GPIO, RUN and RCA Composite output ) one flex cable adapter for the camera, now i have a OSMC/KODI box smaller than the Odroid C2 in the Schroff Interscale M case, mhhh time to order some micro usb adapted/hub and a mini-HDMI/HDMI cable ... i guess :laugh:
 
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My neck says "fucking ow"

the rightmost monitor is used rarely, tbh. It's failing (only works reliably at 120Hz and not 144Hz) so i use it when i'm doing teleconference, stress testing for more monitoring apps, or sometimes just with a chromecast connected to play stuff while i'm farting about in the BIOS or whatever


Damn, you jumped on them!

Tips: install G hub, update the firmware - then go into device manager and reinstall the USB driver with the same driver, and it solves 99% of connectivity issues
the new firmware fixes a *lot* of problems, and gives seperate bass and treble control

i love ;) the mussels for two reasons:

1. Australians - they just have Kylie (megastar, no airs, scandals, awesome music for decades).


2. the computer speakers are just incredible, this RGB just makes it unbeatable.

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thanks @Mussels :toast:


 
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i love ;) the mussels for two reasons:

1. Australians - they just have Kylie (megastar, no airs, scandals, awesome music for decades).


2. the computer speakers are just incredible, this RGB just makes it unbeatable.

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thanks @Mussels :toast:


they really are quite nice speakers, they dont have the power my old Z5500's from logitech had, but they're a LOT more compact and easier to use

Also if you dont have the software running they do a rainbow cycle that flashes with audio, and the G button toggles brigtness to lower or disable that outright
 
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Ordered a MX518 (for me) and an A400 240GB SSD (for my brothers' PC), total of 54,79EUR including shipping.
 
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The Mx518 is like €25 euros no? With a SSD that's hell of a deal. The regular design is ok but the beaten up version that looks like someone has gone to town on it with a ball pane hammer I don't get.
 
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The Mx518 is like €25 euros no? With a SSD that's hell of a deal. The regular design is ok but the beaten up version that looks like someone has gone to town on it with a ball pane hammer I don't get.
This is in Finnish, sorry :D prices are in Euros (shipping is that 1.99EUR)

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A quick translate:

Tilauksen tuotteet = items of your order
Tuotenumero = item number
Lähetettävissä = ready to ship
Tuotetta varattu tilaukseesi = item(s) ready for your order
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i love ;) the mussels for two reasons:

1. Australians - they just have Kylie (megastar, no airs, scandals, awesome music for decades).


2. the computer speakers are just incredible, this RGB just makes it unbeatable.

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thanks @Mussels :toast:


is that glass monitor stand?
looks pretty good but glass on glass makes my anxiety higher
 
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Hi guys,

My latest tech purchase is this pile of bad boys. :D

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And the result is:

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I've already had the case, an HDD and a soundcard, and the RX 580 is a temporary solution until the bigger one arrives. If you're interested, I can go into details and prices. :)
 
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Major upgrade on the audio front. Found a good deal on some KRK V4 S4s; one was used for a really good deal the other used a promo.

Digital bi-amplification, active crossovers, and kevlar drivers counts and "technology" right? I've actually had these for awhile sitting on a shelf while I'm doing some work on the office bedroom but I'm getting close to being able to use these and I think these are still technically the latest tech buy.

4" woofer and 1" dome tweeter, 85 watts total and respectable F3 of 60Hz. Also lots of switches to play with, lol. There will be a sub to be added in as well at some point.
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Display(s) Gigabyte G32QC (4k80Hz, 1440p 165Hz) + Phillips 328m6fjrmb (4K 60Hz, 1440p 144Hz)
Case Fractal Design R6
Audio Device(s) Logitech G560 |Razer Leviathan | Corsair Void pro RGB |Blue Yeti mic
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G Pro wireless + Steelseries Prisma XL
Keyboard Razer Huntsman TE (custom white and steel keycaps)
VR HMD Oculus Rift S
Software Windows 11 pro x64 (Yes, it's genuinely a good OS)
Benchmark Scores I don't quite know how i managed to get such a top tier PC, I am not rich.
is that glass monitor stand?
looks pretty good but glass on glass makes my anxiety higher
I have three tempered glass computer tables, and never had worse than paint scratch off them


Borgy: Fix that PCI-E cable ploz, everything around is so neat and tidy and that one cable is flying loose XD

Opera: hot damn, DIP switches on your speakers? you know it's fancy seeing that
Are they stereo pairs, or you have two "mono" units?
 

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The Power Of Intel
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Memory 32GB G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 3600Hz
Video Card(s) EVGA GEFORCE RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra
Storage Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 500GB/1TB - WD Blue SN550 1TB - 2 X WD Blue 1TB - 3 X WD Black 1TB
Display(s) Asus ROG PG278QR 2560x1440 144Hz (Overclocked 165Hz )/ Samsung
Case Corsair Obsidian 1000D
Audio Device(s) I prefer Gaming-Headset
Power Supply Enermax MaxTytan 1250W 80+ Titanium
Mouse Logitech G502 spectrum
Keyboard Virtuis Advanced Gaming Keyboard ( Batboard )
Software Windows 10 Enterprise/Windows 10 Pro/Windows 11 Pro
Benchmark Scores My PC runs FiFA
I know, i know, it's not Tech related :oops:

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Video Card(s) Powercolor rx570 4gb
Storage WD black sn750 256gb (OS), crucial mx500 1tb(storage),Hitatchi ?? 7200rpm 500gb(Temp files)
Display(s) Samsung 65" TU7100
Case Zzaw b3
Audio Device(s) Yamaha rx-v363
Power Supply Corsair sf750
Mouse Logitech g300s
Keyboard Custom Skyloong sk64s
Software Windows 10 Pro
Scared of components and copper driving the prices up so rather than wait got this ordered today.
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Storage Samsung 980 500GB & 2x 970 EVO 1TB
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Power Supply Seasonic TX-750
Mouse Logitech G600
Keyboard Ducky One 2 Skyline & SF
VR HMD Index (sometimes)
Software W10Pro
Benchmark Scores -
Replaced the annoying ticking fan from my Synology DS220+ to the Noctua NF-A9 FLX.
 
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Cooling be quiet! Shadow Rock LP
Memory 4x 8 GB Kinston Fury Beast 3200 MHz CL16
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 Black
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Case Corsair Crystal 280X black, 2x be quiet! Silent Wings 3 HS 14 cm, 2x be quiet! Silent Wings 3 14 cm
Audio Device(s) Genius SP-HF160, AKG Y50
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Ultra Platinum 550W
Mouse Cherry MW 8
Keyboard MagicForce 68
Software Windows 10 Pro
I've been exploring Socket 603/604 recently. These looked like they might be fun.

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I thought I knew everything about PCs from this era, but here we go... what is socket 603/604? Based on what I see, it looks like some high-end Pentium 4.
 
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