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good to know, although next i will buy that Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250 ohm locally
the price difference is not that big .... or i could order it from Amazon.es after the 22 sept since i will be in Spain with my parents :love: for the next two weeks :D (yay holidays in 13 days! fina,f,ing,ly! )
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or i could even get it from Beyerdynamic.ch refurb
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although hilarious that a BNIB from them is 174chf when a similar one locally is 129chf :D
 
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My amazon headphones keep snapping, so got some Sony MDR-ZX110; $10 each new.

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Verrah nice, verrah nice!! where'd you steal a deal?


1899SEK, or €178. Bit too much for my blood tbh. I decided a long time ago that I'd be willing to spend €150 on a 2TB SSD. Something happened to the Kingston KV1 I had (possibly), and the sale was up so I thought why not. It's a higher end drive as well, so it might be worth it. OS now resides on the Kingston A400, this'll be for for stuff that benefits from the speeds. Mostly games.
 
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My amazon headphones keep snapping, so got some Sony MDR-ZX110; $10 each new.
I've had a pair of those for a long time now, and they have held up exceedingly well and even the ear piece foam surrounds haven't fallen apart yet!!!!!!!! Great headphones for the money.
 
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The amazon ones (both first and second generation) were not so great in endurance, but the sound was great.
 
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Oops I should clarify I have a pair of the Sony MDR-ZX110 headphones, just looked at my Amazon history and I bought mine in the summer of 2017. So at five years old and countless hours of use they still sound great and look near new. If I have one complaint about them, the wires could be longer......
 
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My JSAUX Steam Deck dock finally arrived. I got the one with gigabit ethernet.



It took a while to arrive, but I figured no matter how long it takes, it'll still arrive before the official dock releases.



And now it's basically a Nintendo Switch but infinitely better.



Though I mainly got it so that I can use my Deck as a desktop PC.
 
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I have now the slowest pcie geforce card ever made. This is the Geforce PCX5300 (PCX5700 PCB). It has fx5200 Agp GPU + bridge chip and 128mb 64bit 5ns (ddr400) ram.
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So i benchmarked a little. This card is really the slowest nvidia pcie card ever made i think.
(Chaintech) PCX5300 VS (Abit) X300SE (that i think the slowest ATI pcie Card)
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For gaming it is horrible, FarCry1 ultra benchmark is 9 (yes only nine) Fps average vs 23 fps on the x300Se
Test rig was Abit IP-35 Pro, Core2Duo E8400, 2x1Gb OCZ Reaper, Kingston A400 256gb SSD, WindowsXP all drivers was the latest for both cards. (no overclock total default settings)
The good think is the card not very hot, same as the x300. Even the bridge chip is just warm. The bad thig is the card not working on modern pcie3 system, somehow it is freezes after windows login so i must use this old core2 pc and windows xp for benchmarking.
 
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I had one of these GPU's in my first own desktop PC (Acer), with a Pentium 4 630.
Also was able to run FarCry 1 at first time, had a laptop before but wasn't able to run this game back then.

Surprisingly this Ati x300SE overclocked really well :D
 
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I overclocked the card and the cpu.
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for reference here is my geforce MX440 AGP card (MSI 64bit passive version overclocked, Asrock core2duo agp board slower cpu and ram)
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Silverstone FARA R1 V2, which can be summed up as "buy 4 quiet decent RGB 120mm case fans for $62 and get a nice compact 37L ATX case for free".
 

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Can't remember if i showed the final desk setup here?
According to the scientific group of "Friends i game with" mic quality is improved
I could use the background noise reducer thingy, but since i use push to talk that seemed unneccesary, and was moved to the VR systems mic


Perspective is weird thanks to 0.6x lens to fit it all in:
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A couple of part orders and some soldering, now I've got a Z80 computer running CP/M and ready to play with. All new parts too (about AU$80 I'd estimate). This is great because I like using native 8-bit computers without the hassle of dealing with decades-old (usually overpriced) used hardware. Even though it's got an ATmega32 (basically Arduino) microcontroller onboard, the Z80 still handles all the CPU tasks itself while the microcontroller manages all the I/O.


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I was curious when I read this 1TB nvme ssd got 2GB DDR3L dram cache.

Link: https://www.gigabyte.com/SSD/GIGABYTE-M30-SSD-1TB#kf

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Some more photos of this SSD and I don't want to void the warranty to check the dram cache module, but I am planing on installing fresh Windows 11 Pro maybe Ghost Spectre version not sure when I get my AMD Zen4 setup which I am planing to build.

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A picture of the nand flash used for storage there are 4 in total which means 256MB pr. module for 1TB otherwise this drive might be labelled wrong if it's only suppose to be 2x512MB :roll:
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Well this happened finally:

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Its a 3060 Ti.:)
Second hand card but from what I can see its in a good condition and still has manufacturer warranty, came with barely any dust on it and no weird colored spots or anything.

At first I wanted to buy the Gigabyte Aorus Elite but I changed my mind and the seller was okay with that.
This TuF one comes with only 1x8 Pin connector and it draws about the same power as the Founder card and I actually prefer that + didn't want to risk it with my PSU.
That and I couldn't find any proper review of the Aorus Elite card while the 3000 serie TuF already proved itself as a capable and good design.

It does not disappoint, even switched to silent bios and completely stressed still barely breaks 62-63 celsius and I can't hear it.
Gave it the same undervolt I had on my 1070 as a first try and its stable, with the undervolt its even lower and doesn't even draw 200W. 'This is important to me'

Hopefully it will serve me for a long time cause I sure don't plan on ugprading anything now.:laugh:
 
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Well this happened finally:

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Its a 3060 Ti.:)
Second hand card but from what I can see its in a good condition and still has manufacturer warranty, came with barely any dust on it and no weird colored spots or anything.

At first I wanted to buy the Gigabyte Aorus Elite but I changed my mind and the seller was okay with that.
This TuF one comes with only 1x8 Pin connector and it draws about the same power as the Founder card and I actually prefer that + didn't want to risk it with my PSU.
That and I couldn't find any proper review of the Aorus Elite card while the 3000 serie TuF already proved itself as a capable and good design.

It does not disappoint, even switched to silent bios and completely stressed still barely breaks 62-63 celsius and I can't hear it.
Gave it the same undervolt I had on my 1070 as a first try and its stable, with the undervolt its even lower and doesn't even draw 200W. 'This is important to me'

Hopefully it will serve me for a long time cause I sure don't plan on ugprading anything now.:laugh:

My old GTX 3070 ROG Strix had a board powerdraw of about 190-195watt in GPU-Z when undervolted with a set clock without losing a lot of performance when I was gaming in 4K.

Right now I am back to a RX 6800 XT where I get like 3times sometimes more fps performance than my RTX 3070 at the same resolution.
 
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My old GTX 3070 ROG Strix had a board powerdraw of about 190-195watt in GPU-Z when undervolted with a set clock without losing a lot of performance when I was gaming in 4K.

Right now I am back to a RX 6800 XT where I get like 3times sometimes more fps performance than my RTX 3070 at the same resolution.

Yeah I will probably toy around with the undervolt a bit more this was just a first try if its stable. :)
Currently draws around 185W which is alright with me, boost clock is set to a stable 1980 MHz atm.

I'm only gaming on a 2560x1080 res Ultrawide monitor so I'm not worried about the performance for now.
Its borderline overkill for this resolution in current gen games but at least this allows me to use some RT:oops:. '+DLSS Quality looks good to me so its all good'
 
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Processor i3-12100F 'power limit removed'
Motherboard Asus Prime B660-PLUS D4
Cooling ID-Cooling SE 224 XT ARGB V3 'CPU', 4x Be Quiet! Light Wings + 2x Arctic P12 black case fans.
Memory 4x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200MHz
Video Card(s) Asus TuF V2 RTX 3060 Ti @1920 MHz Core/950mV Undervolt
Storage 4 TB WD Red, 1 TB Silicon Power A55 Sata, 1 TB Kingston A2000 NVMe, 256 GB Adata Spectrix s40g NVMe
Display(s) 29" 2560x1080 75 Hz / LG 29WK600-W
Case Be Quiet! Pure Base 500 FX Black
Audio Device(s) Onboard + Hama uRage SoundZ 900+USB DAC
Power Supply Seasonic CORE GM 500W 80+ Gold
Mouse Canyon Puncher GM-20
Keyboard SPC Gear GK630K Tournament 'Kailh Brown'
Software Windows 10 Pro
Too bad it's only 75Hz.. So upto 75fps :ohwell:
Ultra settings then. :D

Yep thats about right, not that I mind really.
I aint into high refresh and mainly play singleplayer games anyway, but now at least I can crank up the eye candy.:D
 
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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 6000MHz 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
Yep thats about right, not that I mind really.
I aint into high refresh and mainly play singleplayer games anyway, but now at least I can crank up the eye candy.:D

Enjoy!! :rockout:
 
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Location
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System Name Garbage / Trash
Processor Ryzen 5600X / 5600
Motherboard MSI B450M Mortar Ti / GB B550M Aorus Pro-P
Cooling Deepcool GTE / ID Cooling SE224XT
Memory Micron 32GB DDR4-3200 E-die @ 3600C16 / Ballistix Elite 16GB 3600C16
Video Card(s) MSI 2060 Super Armor OC / Zotac 3070 Twin Edge
Storage HP EX920 1TB Micron 1100 2TB, Crucial M550 1TB, Hynix P31 1TB
Display(s) Acer XB271HU @ 150Hz x2
Audio Device(s) JBL LSR305 + Topping D50S / iLoud MM + SMSL DO100
Power Supply Seasonic Focus Plus 850W / G-series 650W
Mouse Logitech G304 x2
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Not bad for $200 even if I don't need it now.
 
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System Name Lynni PS \ Lenowo TwinkPad T480
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 7700 Raphael \ i7-8550U Kaby Lake-R
Motherboard ASRock B650M PG Riptide Bios v. 2.02 AMD AGESA 1.1.0.0 \ Lenowo 20L60036MX Bios 1.47
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Chromax.Black (Only middle fan) \ Lenowo WN-2
Memory G.Skill Flare X5 2x16GB DDR5 6000MHZ CL36-36-36-96 AMD EXPO \ Willk Elektronik 2x16GB 2666MHZ CL17
Video Card(s) Asus GeForce RTX™ 4070 Dual OC GPU: 2325-2355 MEM: 1462| Nvidia GeForce MX™ 150 2GB GDDR5 Micron
Storage Gigabyte M30 1TB|Sabrent Rocket 2TB| HDD: 10TB|1TB \ SKHynix 256GB 2242 3x2
Display(s) LG UltraGear 27GP850-B 1440p@165Hz | LG 48CX OLED 4K HDR | AUO 14" 1440p IPS
Case Fractal Design Meshify 2 Tempered Glass White/Black | Lenowo T480 chassis
Audio Device(s) Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless
Power Supply Be Quiet! Pure Power 12 M 750W Goldie | 65W
Mouse Logitech G305 Lightspeedy Wireless | Lenowo TouchPad & Logitech G305
Keyboard Akko 3108 DS Horizon V2 Cream Yellow | T480 UK Lumi
Software Win11 Pro 23H2 UK
Benchmark Scores 3DMARK: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/89434432? GPU-Z: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details/v3zbr
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Not bad for $200 even if I don't need it now.
That's a good price!

So I got some new toys today. There's good news and there's bad news. Bad news first.
Ordered a new battery for one of my phones and can anyone guess what happened?
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It got smashed and damaged.... A flat-pack envelope with no padding?!? This is NOT how one ships a fraking battery! Morons... So I have to find another battery... grrrr...

However, the day was not a loss. Now for the good. Was running low on Dual Layer DVDR's...
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Optical Quantum is one of my favorite brands for blank media. Very good quality.

Had a spare Kioxia 256GB NVMe SSD laying around so I ordered it a new home...
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The enclosure was only $18 and it came with both USB-C -> USB-C and USB C -> USB-A cables. It also included a thermal pad and the hex screw driver.
Orico is a good brand, but this is a good value for the price. This drive will now take over my "wandering setup files drive" duties that were previously being handled by a USB 3 Seagate 500GB HDD.
 
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Joined
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Asked my ISP.... 0.0
System Name Lynni PS \ Lenowo TwinkPad T480
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 7700 Raphael \ i7-8550U Kaby Lake-R
Motherboard ASRock B650M PG Riptide Bios v. 2.02 AMD AGESA 1.1.0.0 \ Lenowo 20L60036MX Bios 1.47
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Chromax.Black (Only middle fan) \ Lenowo WN-2
Memory G.Skill Flare X5 2x16GB DDR5 6000MHZ CL36-36-36-96 AMD EXPO \ Willk Elektronik 2x16GB 2666MHZ CL17
Video Card(s) Asus GeForce RTX™ 4070 Dual OC GPU: 2325-2355 MEM: 1462| Nvidia GeForce MX™ 150 2GB GDDR5 Micron
Storage Gigabyte M30 1TB|Sabrent Rocket 2TB| HDD: 10TB|1TB \ SKHynix 256GB 2242 3x2
Display(s) LG UltraGear 27GP850-B 1440p@165Hz | LG 48CX OLED 4K HDR | AUO 14" 1440p IPS
Case Fractal Design Meshify 2 Tempered Glass White/Black | Lenowo T480 chassis
Audio Device(s) Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless
Power Supply Be Quiet! Pure Power 12 M 750W Goldie | 65W
Mouse Logitech G305 Lightspeedy Wireless | Lenowo TouchPad & Logitech G305
Keyboard Akko 3108 DS Horizon V2 Cream Yellow | T480 UK Lumi
Software Win11 Pro 23H2 UK
Benchmark Scores 3DMARK: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/89434432? GPU-Z: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details/v3zbr
That's a good price!

So I got some new toys today. There's good news and there's bad news. Bad news first.
Ordered a new battery for one of my phones and can anyone guess what happened?
View attachment 261614View attachment 261615
View attachment 261616View attachment 261617
It got smashed and damaged.... A flat-pack envelope with no padding?!? This is NOT how one ships a fraking battery! Morons... So I have to find another battery... grrrr...

However, the day was not a loss. Now for the good. Was running low on Dual Layer DVDR's...
View attachment 261618
Optical Quantum is one of my favorite brands for blank media. Very good quality.

Had a spare Kioxia 256GB NVMe SSD laying around so I ordered it a new home...
View attachment 261619View attachment 261620
The enclosure was only $18 and it came with both USB-C -> USB-C and USB C -> USB-A cables. It also included a thermal pad and the hex screw driver.
Orico in a good brand, but this is a good value for the price. This drive will not take over my "wandering setup files drive" duties there were previously being handled by a USB 3 Seagate 500GB HDD.

I think my dad told me he been throwing out like over 100 brand new dvd blank medias lately because here no one wants them because it's rarely used.
 
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