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Ordered:
1x Iiyama GB3461WQSU for my temporary monitor as i'll be sending my dodgy Samsung Odyssey G5 for warranty repair but it will also be my second monitor when I move out some time in Spring/Summer time(pending new build completion)
1xIiyama XUB2792QSU for my partner as an upgrade from her 1080p monitor and she wanted a white monitor
Also bought in advance another Asus RT-AC86U router for the home setup as I quite like it in my parents house and a gigabit powerline adapter for my office setup in the new house.
 
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Some small supplies:

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And to answer in advance:....yes, I know there is Gen3 NZXT hub....yes with better magnets too, but it's different :)
Two, I've had cheap Chinese rubber fan mounts, I have an issue with their design more so than their quality. Lastly, who uses a 92mm fan anymore, right?, yeah I get it....but I have an old case I need it for.
 
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Not for me just for a friend, a Quadro M6000 for about 450€:toast:
 
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a few things that were on sale after christmas.
That Sharkoon DAC sounds as good or even better than my Soundblaster XG-6!
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A nice touch in theory, but frankly I'd rather the customers didn't know how to build PCs at all. I'd rather keep it as a black art and indeed, for that reason they keep coming back. The ones who learn too much don't come back and I lose custom and hence my income.
I understand the double edged sword with helping and showing, it's kind of a tough one to know when someone is going to make you cash and when others will cost you it (returning because they broke something or not returning because they learnt what to do) I get the issue there :)
 
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Bought a new mouse since my Logitech G102 Prodigy died on me after barely 1 year and I can't be arsed to bother with it.:shadedshu: 'put it back in its box, maybe one day I will try to repair it'

I wanted to try something new so I picked one of those feather weight mouses with holes, I'm genuinely curious how long its gonna stay clean.:laugh: 'I keep my room/hands clean in general'
Paid ~30 $ for it.

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So far I kinda like it, sensor feels good to me 'I don't play comeptitive games tho' and the cable is really light/soft and doesn't drag the mouse at all. 'thats one reason why I picked this, got tired of crappy cables'
Side button works well and that was important to me since I bind actions to it in the games I play.
I was eyeballing the Steelseries Rival 3 but pretty much every review noted that the side buttons are crap + it was kinda out of my budget currently.

Will see how long its gonna last since I play a lot of clicky games, but I have 2 years warranty on it and I can send it back to the shop for free so wuteva.
O yea and the software is very straightforward and easy to use.
 
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Please gimme some detailed reviews on those, after farking up the QDC's i got i've been to careful of wasting money on more
(Second hand WC bundle, he forgot to mention he used different sized fittings...)
I have no idea how to review these though. I haven't used it in my loop yet but did some quick test with some spare tubes and fittings and while disconnecting it only had a couple of drops of water.

These were made by Bykski but just by looking at it, they look the same as those Alphacool fittings. These are the pull type QDC and quite heavy. They are heavier than a PS5 controller and it seems I would have difficulty in using these in my Meshlicious. You have to fasten them to something or leave them lying on a case floor. Another thing is it really restricts waterflow. Once connected the inlet would only have 5mm for water to go in.


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Please gimme some detailed reviews on those, after farking up the QDC's i got i've been to careful of wasting money on more
(Second hand WC bundle, he forgot to mention he used different sized fittings...)
 

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I have no idea how to review these though. I haven't used it in my loop yet but did some quick test with some spare tubes and fittings and while disconnecting it only had a couple of drops of water.

These were made by Bykski but just by looking at it, they look the same as those Alphacool fittings. These are the pull type QDC and quite heavy. They are heavier than a PS5 controller and it seems I would have difficulty in using these in my Meshlicious. You have to fasten them to something or leave them lying on a case floor. Another thing is it really restricts waterflow. Once connected the inlet would only have 5mm for water to go in.


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Damn. It's really hard to find small QDC's
 
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So.. i felt like it was time I finaly stoped using the company phone for.. everything (dual sim) so I just bought my first phone since 2010! (galaxy s) :laugh:

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Went on a small spending spree after Christmas for consumables, flux, cheap thermal paste and pads for electronics, crimps and many other little bits and got some tech while I was at it.
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First bit of tech I'd like to try USB PD on my soldering iron so picked these two bits up.
I know I made a comment about flashlights and to me the glue to go with it I think is more interesting but I bought a flashlight never the less.
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And lastly picked this up to integrate my solar charger into my smart home system.
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This is gonna replace my long time friend 212 Evo since Nov 2014. I was thinking on going with the kraken x63 but i really dont wanna deal with problems since i will expending
$150+ on a cooler.
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This is gonna replace my long time friend 212 Evo since Nov 2014. I was thinking on going with the kraken x63 but i really dont wanna deal with problems since i will expending
$150+ on a cooler.
update cooler installed
I've been fighting to explain to a beginner friend just how good noctua and be quiet air coolers are, and that they're absolutely better than entry level AIOs
 
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I watched the review on the x63 from GN and made my mind about going Air cooling again, $35 for my 212 evo got me almost 7 years worth and still working
Maybe i wasn't going to be that lucky with an AIO paying $130+
 

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I watched the review on the x63 from GN and made my mind about going Air cooling again, $35 for my 212 evo got me almost 7 years worth and still working
Maybe i wasn't going to be that lucky with an AIO paying $130+
The dark rock slim i bought for an ITX build is still going strong on my 3700x, and in TPU reviews it's like 15% behind a 360mm AIO

That's just... an insane amount of cost and weight, for little gain. I feel that massively, as the custom water on my 5800x barely changes it from what it was like on that air cooler (and if i didnt go water for the GPU, i'd feel pretty devastated at the cost)
 

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The dark rock slim i bought for an ITX build is still going strong on my 3700x, and in TPU reviews it's like 15% behind a 360mm AIO

That's just... an insane amount of cost and weight, for little gain. I feel that massively, as the custom water on my 5800x barely changes it from what it was like on that air cooler (and if i didnt go water for the GPU, i'd feel pretty devastated at the cost)

I wouldn't swap my custom loop for an air cooler any day though, it's so much better for the GPU. Even though i did like the Noc D15 i used to use.
 
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The dark rock slim i bought for an ITX build is still going strong on my 3700x, and in TPU reviews it's like 15% behind a 360mm AIO

That's just... an insane amount of cost and weight, for little gain. I feel that massively, as the custom water on my 5800x barely changes it from what it was like on that air cooler (and if i didnt go water for the GPU, i'd feel pretty devastated at the cost)
i never thought that my 212 Evo was gonna hold my old 7700k even delidded at 5.ghz, inside a nzxt h510 case.
It proved me wrong, slapped my face and showed me it was capable..
212 EVO ...
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i never thought that my 212 Evo was gonna hold my old 7700k even delidded at 5.ghz, inside a nzxt h510 case.
It proved me wrong, slapped my face and showed me it was capable..
212 EVO ...
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The 212 evo is the middle ground, with the be quiets and noctuas handling higher wattages (often, at lower noise levels too)

The be quiet coolers are half the price of noctua here, that dark rock slim is my secret favourite cooler of all time - its performance is absurd for its size, and the fan is one of the quietest i've never heard.
 
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So I got a bestbuy giftcard of a fair amount from a generous relative. Usually I'd neever shop there because they aren't typically terribly competitive, but their SSD selection isn't bad online, and the gift card MAKES it competitive.

I'm still limited to OPAL security supporting drives for my work, so my two Mushkin Pilot-Es are getting swapped out for these Crucials, which are as far as I can tell the fastest drives that the county will approve for my workstation (Samsung is blacklisted due to some sort of hardware security snafu they did):

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They cost me $600.00 ($300 each) but I got a $100.00 gift card to lessen the sticker shock. Not bad. Geek squad hopefully will stay away from my SSDs though...
 

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Been getting into DCS lately; got a VKB Gladiator NXT stick to start me off, currently waiting on a Winwing Orion throttle. For $150 the NXT blows every other entry level stick out of the water and is a pleasure to use. Loving the Kosmosima grip so much, might even upgrade it with a Gunfighter base later and keep the grip.

Wasn't originally set on the Orion throttle. But the TWCS is overpriced right now and needs slider mod, the X56 sucks ass (returned due to ghost inputs), and the TECS is probably going to coincide with Half Life 3 releasing, so Orion it is.

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I wouldn't swap my custom loop for an air cooler any day though, it's so much better for the GPU. Even though i did like the Noc D15 i used to use.

Agreed. From 76C @ 180W, down to 45C at 205W+......I'm never complaining about the hassle of a loop. On air I see people brag about high OCs on TU106 all the time, but only on water can you really sustain the in-game clocks you think you're getting - HWInfo's GPU Effective Clock metric is great at gauging the difference.

Not nearly as much difference on the CPU outside of benching; too thermally dense to see much difference on ST, but can still be up to 5-10C cooler in Warzone/BFV/DCS where torturing a single core or two up to 80C+ on air.
 
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Yeah the way I see it is you do a loop for your GPU, and while you're at it you might asw put the CPU into it since you already went out of your way to do it, it's just the cherry on the top basically but not the main impetus for doing it to begin w/.
 

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Yeah the way I see it is you do a loop for your GPU, and while you're at it you might asw put the CPU into it since you already went out of your way to do it, it's just the cherry on the top basically but not the main impetus for doing it to begin w/.
Thats the one. I think i may go back to air for the CPU in the distant future, making the system easier to use during maintenance (IGP or any spare GPU can be used, since the loop was only for the GPU)
 
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I like K7xx, its a pretty good can, nice choice! I'm thinking about selling my HD58x and a couple other cans soon, just to downsize my collection. I don't really do the hobby much these days, but I would like to sell most of it, then get one really nice setup. Been a long time since I been in the hobby though, not sure what the new cans are like. I remember really liking K7xx though.
 
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So I got a bestbuy giftcard of a fair amount from a generous relative. Usually I'd neever shop there because they aren't typically terribly competitive, but their SSD selection isn't bad online, and the gift card MAKES it competitive.

I'm still limited to OPAL security supporting drives for my work, so my two Mushkin Pilot-Es are getting swapped out for these Crucials, which are as far as I can tell the fastest drives that the county will approve for my workstation (Samsung is blacklisted due to some sort of hardware security snafu they did):

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They cost me $600.00 ($300 each) but I got a $100.00 gift card to lessen the sticker shock. Not bad. Geek squad hopefully will stay away from my SSDs though...
Oh, you're about to have fun..
 
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