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I've changed my internet plan, guess that counts?
Technically same ISP as they bought out this other company, but the sub-company is offering discounted prices to lure people back to them after poor performance under the old owners


$75 a month to $54 a month, 50/20 with 5 free speed boosts a month to 100/40
Our line only does 80/30, so this genuinely seems like a good option
(Short of houses with more people i'll never understand the 'need' people have for gigabit plans, we have have 3x 4K streams + gaming with no issues on this)

Being able to download 120GB games like cod in less than 20m is pretty convenient. That would take around 160m on a 100Mbs connection and double that on a 50Mbps connection.... Ain't nobody got time for that. ;)
 
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I dread the day that CDs and DVDs are no longer manufactured. The average joe gamer goes "pfft who cares" but the reality is there's many obscure uses of removable media where it's difficult to move away from a certain type of storage. Some industries are still using floppy disks for heaven's sake, and they stopped being manufactured years ago. They don't just grow on trees anymore so it becomes a real problem.
Likewise. I still buy DVDs or BluRay for my fav TV serials or movies. Sometimes I get them for free from my work cause' they don't sell in volume like they use too. Ain't nothing like having the physical media in your hot little hands that you actually own!
Just be sure to have a supply of backup optical drives...
 
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Likewise. I still buy DVDs or BluRay for my fav TV serials or movies. Sometimes I get them for free from my work cause' they don't sell in volume like they use too. Ain't nothing like having the physical media in your hot little hands that you actually own!
Just be sure to have a supply of backup optical drives...

Same! I still burn music CD's, Playstation game CD's. Only for backup purposes of course.....

While I'm visiting this thread, couldn't pass up the deal on this one:

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I'm keeping the 5600X (which is still an excellent CPU) as a spare. The 5700X is practically identical, except two extra cores and it runs cooler. I had a LONG hard look at the 5900X for months but in the end I think 8 very efficient cores on a single CCD is more my cuppa tea. First 8 core chip I've ever owned, too.
 

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Being able to download 120GB games like cod in less than 20m is pretty convenient. That would take around 160m on a 100Mbs connection and double that on a 50Mbps connection.... Ain't nobody got time for that. ;)
Takes longer to install and unpack than the download was

It's just so easy to do something else, or download overnight... I'm the one with ADHD here and I think it's bonkers to need downloads so fast
 

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I've changed my internet plan, guess that counts?
Technically same ISP as they bought out this other company, but the sub-company is offering discounted prices to lure people back to them after poor performance under the old owners


$75 a month to $54 a month, 50/20 with 5 free speed boosts a month to 100/40
Our line only does 80/30, so this genuinely seems like a good option
(Short of houses with more people i'll never understand the 'need' people have for gigabit plans, we have have 3x 4K streams + gaming with no issues on this)

Starlink might cost a little more than that and double or triple those speeds. Might be worth looking into. Starlink is ready for Australia from what I read. It wouldn't cost much more, for double or triple the speeds.
 
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My favorite mouse is still the Razer Naga X, I can't live without my 12 side buttons, as silly as it sounds my muscle memory is perfect with them after all these years of using variations of the Naga. It makes PC gaming so much more fun imo

I bought an extra Naga X as well recently (it was on sale half price), just in-case they ever stop making them. I have 4 Naga's of various generations in my collection now. lol
 
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Not a tech purchase, but tech related in a round 'bout way....I guess, a new case for my phone.



 

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I’m still running a 5+ year old G502 Proteus Spectrum If it died tomorrow I’d just buy that one again.
i still have a g500s flying around somewhere at home. a g502 proteus core, the hero, hero SE and now the X.
and the G502 X is just "chefs kiss". i LOVE it. :D
 

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I've changed my internet plan, guess that counts?
Technically same ISP as they bought out this other company, but the sub-company is offering discounted prices to lure people back to them after poor performance under the old owners


$75 a month to $54 a month, 50/20 with 5 free speed boosts a month to 100/40
Our line only does 80/30, so this genuinely seems like a good option
(Short of houses with more people i'll never understand the 'need' people have for gigabit plans, we have have 3x 4K streams + gaming with no issues on this)
I think its a just cause you can... I had 30/5 before, my god I couldn't go back.. 950/200 now and I love it. It makes downloading games on multiple systems a breeze and considering the cost of electric here now as well as the increase that's coming soon, I am very much in favour of not leaving things on over night lol :) If only WCG would actually work correctly, it might actually be less of a pain!!

Well unless its my little Dell 3080 micro system, sat at the desktop that thing eats a massive 5 to 6w idle... Not bad for a 10500T I guess?? Certainly beats leaving the Threadripper system on for 10 minutes, probably could leave the Dell system on all day for what that uses in 10 minutes! :laugh:
I've been seeing 5G on the phone and that's always a mixed bag but fun to do a few speed tests every now and again :) That would be great but if you move an inch left or right, it generally stop altogether or just goes to 4G in some places :) Everyone should have fast internet, its like having water, everyone needs it now so it seems :)
 
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You'll still be happy with your purchase!
My 5 year old is in love with the lights, and "her" fortnite game looks prettier than ever :p.
In short, I'm happy to see my little one happy :pimp:
 

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I think its a just cause you can... I had 30/5 before, my god I couldn't go back.. 950/200 now and I love it. It makes downloading games on multiple systems a breeze and considering the cost of electric here now as well as the increase that's coming soon, I am very much in favour of not leaving things on over night lol :) If only WCG would actually work correctly, it might actually be less of a pain!!

Well unless its my little Dell 3080 micro system, sat at the desktop that thing eats a massive 5 to 6w idle... Not bad for a 10500T I guess?? Certainly beats leaving the Threadripper system on for 10 minutes, probably could leave the Dell system on all day for what that uses in 10 minutes! :laugh:
I've been seeing 5G on the phone and that's always a mixed bag but fun to do a few speed tests every now and again :) That would be great but if you move an inch left or right, it generally stop altogether or just goes to 4G in some places :) Everyone should have fast internet, its like having water, everyone needs it now so it seems :)
I have a 3470T in my little SFF box now for downloads like that, such small power consumption


I have a 1TB USB 3.2 10Gb/s NVME drive, so i download on one PC and wrrrrrr it to the others if its larger than a few GB's

With streaming and codec changes, medias so much smaller... 4.3GB used to be 576i, and now thats a 4K movie
 
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Spoil the Egyptians! Free upgrade for my broken pair at work (only one works). I brought my proper NC headphones, but it doesn't stop me from picking up some freebies.

Posting from mobile for obvious reasons, so sorry for the pic size.
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Final piece of the puzzle. I’ll tackle it tomorrow I got tubing to cut,leak test then hope the BIOS is new enough for my 5800X3D or I’ll have to drive over to a buddy and get the BIOS on a USB,,,,
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TPU uploading my imageS sideways again….
 
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Final piece of the puzzle. I’ll tackle it tomorrow I got tubing to cut,leak test then hope the BIOS is new enough for my 5800X3D or I’ll have to drive over to a buddy and get the BIOS on a USB,,,,
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RPU uploading my imageS sideways again….
It's a nice X570 board for the price, but I wish MSI had put a put more feature on it for the price even if the price ain't that high.
 

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It's a nice X570 board for the price, but I wish MSI had put a put more feature on it for the price even if the price ain't that high.
It has what I really needed which was front fan headers and more than just 4 total like a lot of boards lately and yeah I got a good deal on it too.
 

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I have a 3470T in my little SFF box now for downloads like that, such small power consumption


I have a 1TB USB 3.2 10Gb/s NVME drive, so i download on one PC and wrrrrrr it to the others if its larger than a few GB's

With streaming and codec changes, medias so much smaller... 4.3GB used to be 576i, and now thats a 4K movie
I'm crazy but I have the home network which is a 1Gb about most of the places, generally that's OK for the home network and I'm very lucky with having my 950Mb internet connection. The Synology box I have and need to get up and running again, will handle all the downloads music and god knows what else I will end up putting back on it so I download something once, that's that... However, I would love to do something about Steam and such running on a box so everything downloads from the LAN rather than WAN, not sure how easy that would be to do, but I'd like to try it :) Don't really use Epic or Origin much so basically just need it for Steam really. That way, if the boxes connected to it are on 2.5Gb or faster network cards, at least they will be able to make do and away we go :)

That's very impressive that a 4k film is just over 4GB. Some of the compressions and such I've done for my media server that I need to re-evaluate how to setup and what to use etc. I've seen 4k sizes varing from 20 to 50GB... Think I might need to look at those at some point but without a 4k panel, BR or 1080P, just fine for now :)
 
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More DIY cheap high-end speaker cables nonsense.

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Starlink might cost a little more than that and double or triple those speeds. Might be worth looking into. Starlink is ready for Australia from what I read. It wouldn't cost much more, for double or triple the speeds.
Starlink may be having issues considering 38 of their 49 satellites were knocked out of the sky last week.

 
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Cooling In Win SR36
Memory GSKILL DDR5 32GB 5200 30
Video Card(s) Sapphire Pulse 7900XT (Watercooled)
Storage Corsair MP 700, Seagate 530 2Tb, Adata SX8200 2TBx2, Kingston 2 TBx2, Micron 8 TB, WD AN 1500
Display(s) GIGABYTE FV43U
Case Corsair 7000D Airflow
Audio Device(s) Corsair Void Pro, Logitch Z523 5.1
Power Supply Deepcool 1000M
Mouse Logitech g7 gaming mouse
Keyboard Logitech G510
Software Windows 11 Pro 64 Steam. GOG, Uplay, Origin
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 46183 Time Spy: 25121
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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Is that 2 32QCs?
 

Space Lynx

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Starlink may be having issues considering 38 of their 49 satellites were knocked out of the sky last week.


As of September 2022, SpaceX has over 2,300 functioning Starlink satellites in orbit.

38 dead satellites won't disrupt anything really. They launch 53 new ones with every single Falcon flight, which is often these days.

Edit: on-topic. no new purchases for me, cause food has doubled in price where I am. so... yeah. lol
 

Mussels

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System Name Rainbow Sparkles (Power efficient, <350W gaming load)
Processor Ryzen R7 5800x3D (Undervolted, 4.45GHz all core)
Motherboard Asus x570-F (BIOS Modded)
Cooling Alphacool Apex UV - Alphacool Eisblock XPX Aurora + EK Quantum ARGB 3090 w/ active backplate
Memory 2x32GB DDR4 3600 Corsair Vengeance RGB @3866 C18-22-22-22-42 TRFC704 (1.4V Hynix MJR - SoC 1.15V)
Video Card(s) Galax RTX 3090 SG 24GB: Underclocked to 1700Mhz 0.750v (375W down to 250W))
Storage 2TB WD SN850 NVME + 1TB Sasmsung 970 Pro NVME + 1TB Intel 6000P NVME USB 3.2
Display(s) Phillips 32 32M1N5800A (4k144), LG 32" (4K60) | Gigabyte G32QC (2k165) | Phillips 328m6fjrmb (2K144)
Case Fractal Design R6
Audio Device(s) Logitech G560 | Corsair Void pro RGB |Blue Yeti mic
Power Supply Fractal Ion+ 2 860W (Platinum) (This thing is God-tier. Silent and TINY)
Mouse Logitech G Pro wireless + Steelseries Prisma XL
Keyboard Razer Huntsman TE ( Sexy white keycaps)
VR HMD Oculus Rift S + Quest 2
Software Windows 11 pro x64 (Yes, it's genuinely a good OS) OpenRGB - ditch the branded bloatware!
Benchmark Scores Nyooom.
I'm crazy but I have the home network which is a 1Gb about most of the places, generally that's OK for the home network and I'm very lucky with having my 950Mb internet connection. The Synology box I have and need to get up and running again, will handle all the downloads music and god knows what else I will end up putting back on it so I download something once, that's that... However, I would love to do something about Steam and such running on a box so everything downloads from the LAN rather than WAN, not sure how easy that would be to do, but I'd like to try it :) Don't really use Epic or Origin much so basically just need it for Steam really. That way, if the boxes connected to it are on 2.5Gb or faster network cards, at least they will be able to make do and away we go :)

That's very impressive that a 4k film is just over 4GB. Some of the compressions and such I've done for my media server that I need to re-evaluate how to setup and what to use etc. I've seen 4k sizes varing from 20 to 50GB... Think I might need to look at those at some point but without a 4k panel, BR or 1080P, just fine for now :)
Stereo audio is a big space saver, but i meant that's roughly what streaming services use
 
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