The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

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Re: The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

Post by gpa-gone-west » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:03 am

I haven't built a PC in a long time. I got off that 'upgrade after two years, major upgrade after four years, new build after six years' carousel. But I must admit, as my old PC died a death recently I have been itching to build a new one.

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Post by Hatredsheart » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:00 pm

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Now to attempt some overclocking. if nothing else it's a lot cooler & quieter than the old stock fan.
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Post by Jez » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:21 pm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fnatic-Mechani ... B07CHJKN4L

So I bought one of these.

I love it.

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Post by Hatredsheart » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:23 pm

Gave the old girl a bit of a spruce up to go with the new gear, got some rubber grommets for the cable management and a new case side with a window. Not the brightest thing ever but the fans are my existing led ones throughout, I find fairy lights a bit distracting tbh. ;)

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Post by Jez » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:12 pm

Very tidy mate looks good. Would shame mine any way :)
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Post by Lee » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:30 am

Finally the saving has been worth it! https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sapphire ... 8j-sp.html

Should get it on Sunday :D
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Post by Jez » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:34 pm

What's this equal to in nvidia speak?
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Post by Hatredsheart » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:59 pm

Jez wrote:
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What's this equal to in nvidia speak?
I think it's in between a 1070ti and a 1080, probably nearer the 1080.
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Post by Lee » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:07 am

1080 TI at 1440p res so perfect for me and heck of a lot cheaper :)
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Post by Lee » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:31 pm

Runs great and quiet and doesn't go above 59°C which is nice :)

Ran Uegine benchemark to see what the same settings I had for my RX 480 and it was double the framerate across the scenes 126 average.
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Re: The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

Post by Jez » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:13 am

Had some bonus money burning a hole so I bought a whole new system from Chillblast, my current system is mostly over 5 years old now:

i5-8600k
ASUS ROG maximum MB
1070ti 8 Gb GPU
1 Tb samsung SSD with 4 Th standard drive
A sparkly Corsair CPU cooler
Lovely new corsair case

It wasn't cheap and it feels like a bit of an impulse buy but bollox to it.
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Re: The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

Post by Sly Boots » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:21 am

Nice, Jez :)

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Post by Jez » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:39 am

I dithered a lot about getting a top of the line CPU and GPU but from what I read the former isn't really necessary and the latter while probably an excellent step up, I can't justify the enormous cost increase.
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Re: The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

Post by Mantis » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:50 am

I'm running a highish spec i5 from 2012 and my rig still flies through most games on high settings with no problems whatsoever. Spending a fortune on a CPU is a bit overkill and unnecessary.

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Re: The 'I Just Bought' Thread - Technology Edition

Post by Snowy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:47 pm

Always nice to get a new rig - pix plox.
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