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Got a couple new ssd's, a wd sn770 and a 980 pro (click to enlarge).

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Also got a new toy.

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this impressed me more!!

hate seeing stuff i'd love to get me hands on but wouldn't/shoudn't buy. Where i live in the UK this would be just left on the display shelf :(

Whats the range on this shooter?
 
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Haven't played with it yet, put it together just to test the feel, it's heavy, and apparently it's capable of 1400rounds per minute or about 23 rounds per second. >_<
 
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My new core reactor

edit: finally back home, updated bios/installed OS etc, XMPII ram settings loaded up fine and seems stable after a quick 30min test, SP values are Pcore 120 / ecore 93 / Mem 83
Gonna start working on tuning/8000-8200 next week once i get a couple days off from work. :)

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LOL just purchased the Lian Li LT720 AIO and I already don't like the fans that came with it so I just bought a 3 pack of
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/FANLAN0022/Lian-Li-UNI-FAN-SL120-V2-Digital-Addressable-RGB-1 for $128.33 Gougelandastani Plunketts (NZD)

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I just bought that same AIO the Lian Li LT720 don't like the fan noise though so I'm replacing them with the above set
You mean deep cool yea? I'd already decided to replace them prior to even testing them. Almost every review was like good fans but loud. Got T30's my self set @2000rpm mode atm, will have to see if going above is even worth it at all. (I'm not gonna be running tile renderers professionally or anything like to justify 3000rpm jet engine mode).

Still at work so didn't have enough time to even install an OS. But In the bios it was sitting ~29-31c .. so far so good, compared to my old h115i rgb Plat the coldplate appears to be super flat. Just eyeballing it ofc no measurement tools to prove it. 20230301_163715.jpg
 
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my steam deck just arrived!!! so excited to try it out! funny on the timing, my job just ended about 10 minutes before it was delivered!!!

wooooooo!!! unboxing now :D
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Maybe not tech related to this thread but i thought i'd share....

Got my second one to shave off lint (fuzz, fluff, whatever you call it) on clothing items (esp hoodies/bottoms). Actually its fully TPU tech related.... the smoother the surface of clothes, the better the airflow and the higher the FPS hehe

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Got my second one to shave off lint (fuzz, fluff, whatever you call it) on clothing items (esp hoodies/bottoms).
^^Here we don't have dogs or cats at the moment, wonder if that takes well on that leftover fur as well.
 

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Pleasantly surprised by the interim $90cad pair of desk mounts. They are a little rough around the edges as expected from a generic China brand but the quality is more than acceptable and all the fundamentals are there. The one-stop-shop stick plate is a bit crude, but still, $90

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Foxx mount arrived. Instructions are a little clunky but the clamp itself and the specific-fit adapter plate are a much more refined affair than the Amazon mounts. Also lighter. Will maybe DIY a bottle holder out of the spare Amazon one

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Just DCS as usual. Desk mounts because it was the only way I would be able to put any other grip on the Gunfighter, but after getting the mounts I lost interest in getting a MCG Ultimate ($250 yikes), so I'm just enjoying the ergonomics for now
 
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I keep forgetting you have an evolv X mine struggles a little with the 3080ti I had to increase my fan curve up to 1200RPM up from 950RPM begrudgingly. Awesome Build btw.
Yeah it was OK with the 5900x & 140 x4 noctuas and the 4090, so say gaming with a few extra watts on the 13900ks shouldn't make that big a difference, but I did place an order for a custom CnC'ed front and top panel so it should be fine. Should have it in about a month or so. (Long que for the cnc machine apparently)
 
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Yeah it was OK with the 5900x & 140 x4 noctuas and the 4090, so say gaming with a few extra watts on the 13900ks shouldn't make that big a difference, but I did place an order for a custom CnC'ed front and top panel so it. Should have it in about a month or so.

The last two cards I've moved from my 011XL a 2080ti/3080ti into the Evolv X run about 5C warmer even with the fans spinning much higher. I've been tempted to swap my evolv X for an 011 Evo for that reason.
 
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The last two cards I've moved from my 011XL a 2080ti/3080ti into the Evolv X run about 5C warmer even with the fans spinning much higher. I've been tempted to swap my evolv X for an 011 Evo for that reason.
I really wanted to go with the fractal torrent but seemed just wrong to remove the 180 front fans for a radiator. Maybe if they one day invert the psu placement I will. Custom airflow evolvx panels will hopefully do the trick. (Should be practically a p500a perf wise)
 
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The last two cards I've moved from my 011XL a 2080ti/3080ti into the Evolv X run about 5C warmer even with the fans spinning much higher. I've been tempted to swap my evolv X for an 011 Evo for that reason.
In these days of autoboost GPU those 3x bottom fans are hard to beat.
 
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I just spent the last 30 mins in bed all cozy playing games on the Steam Deck.

I FUCKING LOVE MY STEAM DECK!!!! honestly online reviews don't do it justice, its much more high quality than I was expecting, so easy to use... screen is decent (but I will be buying steam deck 2 on launch in a couple years) the glass on the screen does help the colors pop though, its honestly not a bad display at all (I'm glad I didn't get the premium anti-glare display though, I hear that one ruins the color pop some)

Played Edge of Eternity on it just now, steam auto downloads and installs game specific software like linux run times and proton 7.0 for this specific game... literally a very friendly user experience.

holding it my hand the weight distribution is perfect, honestly didn't bother me at all (but for long play sessions in bed I may get a small pillow to place on my belly/chest area, and rest the center weight of steam deck on that. (I may also manually remove the battery, as I plan to leave it plugged in 24/7 next to my bed anyway... not sure if it will still boot without battery, we will see)

overall best 360 bucks i ever spent. honestly not sure i even want to game on my desktop anymore. like why the fuck am i sitting here when i could be chill as fuck?

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screen looks wrinkled, it is not, thats just my ceiling design reflecting.

my next plan: 1tb nvme drive from Sabrent, emulate some old games on it, get FFXIV mmo setup on it, and keep enjoying some indie games

I FUCKING LOVE STEAM DECK!!!

also, being able to turn on the overlay to check temps or fps, and having preset levels was fucking genius. I absolutely love it. I can hit power button on any game to quick sleep and resume for a proper portable experience (until I take the battery out anyway) but yeah 10/10... can't wait for Steam Deck 2. until then I will enjoy this.

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I just spent the last 30 mins in bed all cozy playing games on the Steam Deck.

I FUCKING LOVE MY STEAM DECK!!!! honestly online reviews don't do it justice, its much more high quality than I was expecting, so easy to use... screen is decent (but I will be buying steam deck 2 on launch in a couple years) the glass on the screen does help the colors pop though, its honestly not a bad display at all (I'm glad I didn't get the premium anti-glare display though, I hear that one ruins the color pop some)

Played Edge of Eternity on it just now, steam auto downloads and installs game specific software like linux run times and proton 7.0 for this specific game... literally a very friendly user experience.

holding it my hand the weight distribution is perfect, honestly didn't bother me at all (but for long play sessions in bed I may get a small pillow to place on my belly/chest area, and rest the center weight of steam deck on that. (I may also manually remove the battery, as I plan to leave it plugged in 24/7 next to my bed anyway... not sure if it will still boot without battery, we will see)

overall best 360 bucks i ever spent. honestly not sure i even want to game on my desktop anymore. like why the fuck am i sitting here when i could be chill as fuck?

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screen looks wrinkled, it is not, thats just my ceiling design reflecting.

my next plan: 1tb nvme drive from Sabrent, emulate some old games on it, get FFXIV mmo setup on it, and keep enjoying some indie games

I FUCKING LOVE STEAM DECK!!!

also, being able to turn on the overlay to check temps or fps, and having preset levels was fucking genius. I absolutely love it. I can hit power button on any game to quick sleep and resume for a proper portable experience (until I take the battery out anyway) but yeah 10/10... can't wait for Steam Deck 2. until then I will enjoy this.

@Mindweaver @Nordic
Are you locked into Steam or can you use other launchers?
 

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Are you locked into Steam or can you use other launchers?

I know epic games store launcher/games work on it, you just have to watch youtube video how to set it up.

not sure about other launchers yet, I haven't got that far. I am currently watching youtube video how to set up the ps2 emulator so i can play some old PS2 games on it.
 
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I decided to dress in my UFO hoodie and go to our UFO shop to get a UFO-styled SSD.
 

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