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Been a while since i was on here last, but in that time i bought myself a scan 3XS system. Gaming and general usage has been mindblowing, definitely my best buy.

Cases: Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB [White] Mid Tower Chassis /w Tempered Glass Window,
Cpu: Intel Core i7 11700K, Rocket Lake, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 3.6GHz Base, 5.0GHz Turbo
Cpu Cooler: Corsair Hydro H150i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB - 360mm Liquid Cooler [White]
Motherboard: ASUS TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO - 3000MHz [White] 2x8GB
Graphics Card: 10GB EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 ULTRA GAMING, 8704 Cores, 1755MHz Boost, GDDR6X
PSU: Corsair RM750x, Modular, Silent, 80PLUS GOLD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

Storage:-
1TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus
2TB Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102 HDD
2TB Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102 HDD
240GB KINGSTON SSD

 
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First time ordering from EK and bought things that are hard to buy locally. I bought 4 low profile 90 degree adapters and a few meters of ZMT. ZMT works with Bykski fittings.

I was able to order the low profile chrome fittings in their website and it says it was in stock but they sent an e-mail a few days after saying it ran out of stock. I had to pay the difference as this satin finish is more expensive than the regular one. You need an allen key to rotate the head once it's installed. I know not everyone has allen keys lying around but I prefer them because it limits the chances of stripping.

Here's a pic with a graphics card port and a 10mm/16mm Bykski fitting which should work with their ZMT.

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Here's what it looks inside. There might be some flow resistance.

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Then low profile 90's are gorgeous. I will be getting some of them myself.
 

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Short version: I got a new motherboard!

The saga is concluded. Hopefully. My impulse purchase of a 10th-gen platform has gone less than swimmingly, let's say. Mostly because my luck on refurb products ran out. Newegg had an MSI Z490-A PRO for USD130 with free shipping and a $30 rebate. "Can't beat that with a stick," I thought to myself. Being fairly pleased with my Z170-A and Z370-A PRO boards (the latter of which is also a refurb), why not roll those dice?

The impetus for all this was Micro Center's pseudo-annual fire sale of pre-gen Intel processors, listing the 10700K for $220. They also had 11600K's at $199. So my damaged brain thinks, let's get both, run both on WCG for awhile to see if the improvements on 11th gen make up for two fewer cores, and sell the loser for hypothetically no loss. Well. Funny thing. i5 runs in the Z490-A. i7 doesn't. Faults out with RAM errors on three out of four POST attempts. Also won't boot from USB on successful POST. But the i5 works like a champ. Bad proc? That'd be weird. I spend a week or so shaking trees to find someone local who'll let me drop the i7 in their board for testing, but come up empty. Fine, let's RMA the processor. This is all happening during the run-up to Xmas vacation, and Intel wants me to get a replacement chip from MC. Which I would, but they're 250 miles away, and I'm not going to get there in the return window. Intel agrees to my RMA.

Twist time: A friend is shopping for a new platform to replace her ancient A10-5800. She favors AMD, but they don't have anything competitive below $300. I convince her to go Intel and buy my extra CPU, which I sell to her half price in lieu of a Christmas gift. She also generously sends her board here first so I can test that i7 before it goes back. It works, of course. But the RMA is approved, and I'd rather pay shipping on a chip than a MB. So back that goes, and we play the waiting game. New proc arrives, aaaaand..... doesn't work in the Z490-A. Shizzballz. Now we RMA the bloody board. Which NE doesn't replace, since it was refurb and they don't have stock to replace it with. Ok, refund is fine, too. So I may as well just order the new board, right? But now deals on LGA 1200 are mostly gone. Refurb Z490-A PROs are still around, but from sellers I don't trust. Other Z490/590 boards down toward $100 don't seem that great and/or don't have any respectable review data. Stuff that does is $160 and up. What I do find is the below open-box for $165. I don't pay that much for boards. Like, ever. But fsck it, anything worth having is almost that much NIB anyway. So now I have way more board than I can possibly need or use.

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You can never have enough hardware to play with ;) :D
 
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Installed my AE-5 Plus this last weekend. I have to admit, I do not think it is an upgrade from my X-Fi, but I knew that it days of being usable were coming to an end. At least its internal, not another usb device, and so far, drivers seem to be solid. One thing that is an improvement over the X-fi is the virtual 7.1 over my headphones. On my X-Fi the left and right were reveresed, and I could never get that corrected.
 

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The extremely popular mousepad for eSports. Finally, I got it.
Let's see if I can get used to this one quickly.
 

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Benchmark Scores bench...mark? i do leave mark on bench sometime, to remember which one is the most comfortable. :o
BNIB, 150chf (well 50chf if i take the resale value i got of the Note 9 Pro )
with a little extra...
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restoring backup from Google (via Google 1 ) is less tedious than picking each apps in the list and doing it manually ... i wonder why i never did like that before :ohwell:

the SD720G of the Note 9 Pro felt ok, the 90hz IPS LCD felt good but MAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! SD870 (5G) and 120hz Super AMOLED (Samsung E4) feel ... well i am not one for above 75hz on computers ... don't know why on phones it's more noticeable ... maybe the 360hz touch sampling? oh well 1300 nits HDR10+ is also good ... 128gb/6gb instead of 64gb/6gb also feel good even tho the F3 has no SD slot and i had a 512gb in the N9P (which was used around 25% ... since it's not possible to set SD to main storage recently ) should not be a problem with the N9P i had 48gb on 64gb used
lower cam resolution (48mp versus 64mp) but not bad either (well both capture 12mp in normal photo mode)
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for 5G ... can't say, i am in a 4G+ area :p but the option for 5G on my contract is 4.50chf (with a -50% lifetime discount instead of 9chf/month) ... not a biggie, given that my contract is 48chf atm ( from 129chf originally ... but my current carrier is a fan of "lifetime discount" it seems ...)

Morakniv knives are wonderful and the Eldris is no exception, easy to carry easy to use.
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razor sharp also :laugh: i have a hairless spot on my left arm, smooth like a baby skin ... even less irritation than using a "normal" mechanical razor ...

can do anything a full size can (aside batoning ... but well i do not do that activity when i am outside, wandering or hiking/skiing/whateveriing) can do things a full size can't (precision wise)
 

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Right now test fitting with my Unify-X and trying to decide whether it's worth switching back from the Crosshair VIII Impact and rebuilding the loop again in this kinda-testbench setup without the tempered glass.

Thermaltake has come a long way, I'll give them that.

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ASUS KO GeForce RTX 3060 Ti V2 OC 8GB via Newegg Shuffle.

I never would have paid the street price since I wasn't desperate for a GPU but hey, I wanted a smaller form factor graphics card for a secondary build. I've scored a number of great items via Newegg's lottery system.
 
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out with the old (after ~ 5+ years):
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in with the new:


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just cheapo corsair tubing - think its rebrand primochill like the previous EK stuff that came w/kit.
 
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No new tech for me today, but I did fit this very nice RX 6600 XT 8GB into a customer's PC replacing his Arktek GTX 1050 Ti 4GB.
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I knew it was going to be much faster performing so I did a couple of benchmarks before and after. I think he will enjoy the performance boost! :)
Before:
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After:
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My first set of XDA PBT Dye-sub keycaps came yesterday, decided to make my CM Nova Touch the new 'home' for these nice lookin' keycaps. XDA profile does feel good to type on, plus the solid PBT keycaps (thicker than I'd expected) adds to the experience. Still waiting for my 'The Witcher' keycap and a 2nd set of XDA keycaps.
 

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Jumping on the Ryzen Train finally :D Mobo arrives today :D :D
Used the gratuity from my last job for all this loot haha.

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Its a Ryzen 5600X and 2x16 3600Ghz Ram
 
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Jumping on the Ryzen Train finally :D Mobo arrives today :D :D
Used the gratuity from my last job for all this loot haha.

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Its a Ryzen 5600X and 2x16 3600Ghz Ram
ah! nice one! i plan to get one too and 2x8gb more for my current rig but the free 3600 is already a good one and a 5600X would be all except free at the moment :D


for 5G ... can't say, i am in a 4G+ area :p but the option for 5G on my contract is 4.50chf (with a -50% lifetime discount instead of 9chf/month) ... not a biggie, given that my contract is 48chf atm ( from 129chf originally ... but my current carrier is a fan of "lifetime discount" it seems ...)
i stand correc... surprised ... i went down my mountain and it switched to 5G and then got back home and it stayed 5G with good signal reception at 4-5/5 while 4G+ was around 3-4/5
definitely a worthy purch... subscription
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also ordered a little gimmicky case for fun (led lightning and react to external sounds, including the smartphone notification ofc )
just have to wait a bi... long bit ... till it come
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yeah i know ... i might be too ol.... aaaaaaaaaahhhh fudge it! call it the 40s crisis ... but! no sports car for me ... i take that over it! (way cheaper ... )
 
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yeah i know ... i might be too ol.... aaaaaaaaaahhhh fudge it! call it the 40s crisis ... but! no sports car for me ... i take that over it! (way cheaper ... )
getting a divorce and then 18 year old partner are also options. ;)

but will cost more than a sports car. :fear:
 
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Keyboard Deltaco DK440R/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
getting a divorce and then 18 year old partner are also options. ;)

but will cost more than a sports car. :fear:
No thanks , I'm a loner :laugh: and my ex was close to that number :p yeah did definitely cost too much ... But she was not tech related nor interested ( hence why she's an ex :roll:)


Thanks for the laugh nonetheless :toast:
 

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New to me apparently only a few months old. Seen the receipt I got it for almost the price of the seat. Unfortunately he forgot the USB adapter which he’s mailing today.
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New to me apparently only a few months old. Seen the receipt I got it for almost the price of the seat. Unfortunately he forgot the USB adapter which he’s mailing today.
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Probably cheap because the gearshift is on the wrong side. ;)
 

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A couple of days ago I picked up 4xNokia WiFi Beacons 3 and 1 was still brand new in box never used for only £84 / $113 / €101 and yesterday I sold the 3 used once for £179 / $240 / €215 and kept the brand new one for myself to replace my providers Nokia WiFi Beacon 1 router. (My ISP provides 2 for their 500/500Mbit Internet plan).

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I was planing to buy a switch either a Ubiquiti Flex Mini or Netgear Prosafe but the Nokia WiFi Beacon 3 got a built-in 3 port Gigabit switch which will be fine for me so I can get my LG 48 CX OLED, PS4 Pro and one more device wired instead of wireless.

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The Nokia WiFi app is a nice thing to have but it's limitations are for normal people not me, so I manage it by it's web interface to unlock it's true power.

I con't complain about cable speed using a CAT7 S/FTP cable:


WiFi gone up for me on the Beacon 3 before it was about 100Mbps less on the Beacon 1 using my iPhone 12 Pro Max.
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New set of XDA keycaps came today, I'd put them on my Filco Majestouch (forget I even had it), but tje off-white keycaps seem to match the Filco's quite nicely.


Decided that since my CM Storm mech keyboard had red LED, it'd be best suited for my incoming 'The Witcher' keycap. Hence, decided to put my black pudding on it in preparation. Also, some may have noted I'm not using the wrist rest that comes with the CM keyboard, reason being the rubberized surface of the wrist rest has gone all tacky, so I can't use it (gonna throw it away). I have adjusted the color on my G703 to just red to match the keyboard. I've ordered some special artisan keycaps to replace the special keys on left of keyboard (M1 - M5), though I should be away for a while when they come.
 
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I decided it's time for a decent DMM. Solid unit. Oscilloscope will follow, but that takes some more consideration.

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Benchmark Scores not so fast...
My AC ammeter/watt meter is kicking the bucket, so picked this up to replace:
Blue one is the dying unit
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I'm not nearly as knowledgeable in this area :D but I did pick up a multimeter yesterday as I would like to start probing VDIMM and VSOC on my boards, especially the wonky Aorus

But not sure where to find voltage read points? The Impact has dedicated measurement points, the Unify-X has 3 exposed looking spots with a gold + that I'm assuming is the right place, but I'm completely clueless as to the B550I Aorus AX...

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