The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

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The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

Post by Mantis » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:16 pm

For all your technological impulse buys.

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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by Hatredsheart » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:55 am

For a minute there I thought I was going to see you'd just bought a website :lol:
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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by Mantis » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:57 am

Sup mate, welcome to the new digs.

And you wouldn't be wrong there either!

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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by Gibby » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:32 pm

I bought a whole new PC. A proper beastly gaming rig for the first time in many years.

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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by Hatredsheart » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:39 pm

Gibby wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:32 pm
I bought a whole new PC. A proper beastly gaming rig for the first time in many years.
Ooooh, tell us more, specs?
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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by Gibby » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:44 pm

It's this one here:

https://www.chillblast.com/chillblast-f ... ory_id=529

I decided to buy one outright after saving up for a while because I couldn't be doing with the stress and worry that building one myself causes these days. Really been enjoying playing some of my favourite games on full whack, with very high framerates. Each is a whole new experience, to be honest, and I am now future proof for a while! Tempted by VR, though I worry it'll make me sick!

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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by Hatredsheart » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:53 pm

Woah that's tasty. Well jealous mate.
Planning on getting a 1070 if prices drop when they finally announce the next tier, then getting updated mobo/ram/cpu in the new year if there's any sign of a bottleneck.
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Post by Pew-Pew » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:21 pm

PC looks tasty, Gibby! I'm starting to get the parts buying itch... Need to wait till next gen of graphics cards though, I have a 980Ti which is similar to a 1070.

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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by BoggyB » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:23 pm

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Nnnnnnnngh.

I bought the mboard and cooler purely for the stupid light up eagle. It's either flexing its sweet bicep or screaming, I can't tell

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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by Gibby » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:34 pm

Nice! When does the building begin?

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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by BoggyB » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:44 pm

When I've had a few drinks.

I also got this fish tank looking thing

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To replace my derelict

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The more broken this case got over the years the funnier I found it. It'll be missed.

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Post by Raid » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:07 pm

Looking forward to seeing that finished.

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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by Mantis » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:26 pm

Nothing beats that new pc feeling. Your prebuild looks very snazzy indeed, Gibby. I'm waiting for some serious hardware updates from Intel and Nvidia before I commit to a new build as everything nowadays is usually just a slightly better version of what was out the previous year and my 2012 build is still going very strong once I'd put a 980 Ti in it.

I always build them myself though, there's something about putting it all together and then pressing that power button for the first time to see it whirl into life that I find very satisfying.

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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by Maturin » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:48 pm

Mantis wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:26 pm
There's something about putting it all together and then pressing that power button for the first time to see it whirl into life that I find very satisfying.
...or not whirl into life. Followed by the feeling of dread that one of the components might be faulty.

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Re: I Just Bought...

Post by BoggyB » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:59 pm

The last time I built a pc, about 6 years ago now, I hit the power switch and nothing happened. Re-seated everything, still got nothing. 20 minutes of that gut wrenching feeling later I noticed I hadn't flipped the psu switch. : (

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