The 'Look What the Postman Brought Me' Thread - Technology Edition

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Post by Animalmother » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:48 pm

Got myself a 43" Samsung 4K UHD TV for the lolz. Connected to an Xbox One that can support 4K games, everything looks amazing! Battlefield V and Red Dead being the standouts. I was previously on a 24" HDTV, needless to say my mind is blown.

I have few blu-rays but can only find Robocop, which unsurprisingly looks a bit odd in 4K.

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Post by Achtung Englander » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:19 pm

yeah I am in the market for a 65'' QLED TV but don't want to go north of Β£800 - so I am still waiting !
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Post by Lee » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:55 pm

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Post by Hatredsheart » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:07 pm

Nice haul mate. :D
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Post by Lee » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:00 pm

Cheers Hatredsheart. It's been weird to go AMD cpu after all this time (last one was the Athalon) but the performance for more than just gaming was to good to pass up on.
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Post by Snowy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:31 pm

So my PC gave up the ghost (as ranted about in Room 101). Troubleshooting shows either the CPU or Mobo, so replacing both. Thankfully it doesn't seem to have done any harm to my GTX 2080 but the rebuild will confirm that for certain [-o<

The new CPU means a new cooler, and also as the PSU has been in there since I bought the machine 4-5 years ago I decided that replacing that was also prudent.

Amazon man been today, and as well as being Β£700 lighter of pocket I am now the owner of:
Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz Octa Core LGA1151 CPU
Corsair Hydro H100 x 240 mm Radiator Dual 120 mm PWM Fans Liquid CPU Cooler
ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming LGA1151 mobo
Corsair RMi Series RM850i ATX/EPS Fully Modular 80 PLUS Gold 850 W Power Supply

Time to get building...
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Post by Maturin » Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:36 pm

There's always something lovely about unboxing pristine new computer parts, until you remember what it's done to your bank account.

Hope the build goes smoothly!

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Post by Snowy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:38 pm

Motherboard in.

WTF? An overclocking fan built into the USB etc connection shielding? Why didn't they tell me to get that in before I attached it to the case.

Motherboard out.
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Post by Snowy » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:58 am

All done, all up and running again.

Happy days, didn't realise how much I use my PC until it wasn't there!
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Post by Rusty » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:22 pm

Snowy wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:58 am
didn't realise how much I use my PC until it wasn't there!
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Post by Raid » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:43 pm

So after I bought my XBox One X back in November, I'd expected to use it with my PC monitor (my living situation at the moment means that I can't really use the living room TV most of the time), but I've realised recently just how much sitting in my office chair is making my neck and shoulders ache. The sensible thing to do really would be to look at replacing my chair, but that would have been boring. So I did the natural thing and bought a 50 inch 4k TV that now sits at the foot of my bed.

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B ... UTF8&psc=1

I'll hopefully be moving out of my current place into a house of my own this year, I figure either my ex or I would need a new TV anyway, so why not just do it now. I mean sure, a 50 inch TV is perhaps a little excessive when my eyes are only about 8 feet away, but I'm future proofing. Yes, that'll do.

In truth I've wanted to replace our ten year old 43 inch Samsung for years anyway, and I really wanted a TV with Ambilight, because, well, look at it in action:
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Post by Maturin » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:46 pm

Raid wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:43 pm
I'll hopefully be moving out of my current place into a house of my own this year, I figure either my ex or I would need a new TV anyway
Sorry to hear things didn't work out between you Raid.

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Post by Sly Boots » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:58 pm

Yeah, same Raid. It was dropped in so casually I wasn't sure if it was a recent thing or not or something you've already mentioned elsewhere that I've just not seen.

Hope you're doing ok.

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Post by Raid » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:32 pm

It happened over a year ago, but we're stuck living together as our house hasn't sold. It's not really a topic for the hardware thread though.

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Post by Medicine Man » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:09 pm

Always about to hear about the breakdown of a relationship. Hope you're doing OK Raid. Unfortunately your situation appears to be pretty common these days. Hope you're all able to move on with things soon.

Oh and sweet telly mate. :D

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