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23RO_UK 31-08-21 01:11 PM

Yes I'm having a bit of a spending spree lately...

https://i.imgur.com/Q9ZJKJeh.jpg

I dropped on a Gigabyte M27Q Monitor, 170Hz IPS panel with built in KVM switch, it arrived literally as I'm just about to leave for work *eyes roll*, the monitor arm hopefully arrives tomorrow :D

Dicehunter 31-08-21 07:54 PM

I did it, I finally did it, I went all out on this one.... RDR2 ^_^


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...emption_II.jpg

Greenback 31-08-21 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dicehunter (Post 1035640)
I did it, I finally did it, I went all out on this one.... RDR2 ^_^


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...emption_II.jpg

Spend more time looking at the scenery than playing the game

Addition to my life changes

https://www.broadribbcycles.co.uk/sm...in-bike-85.jpg

first time riding in 12 years or so, took it easy and went for a couple of miles at a steady pace

23RO_UK 02-09-21 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 23RO_UK (Post 1035631)
Yes I'm having a bit of a spending spree lately...

https://i.imgur.com/Q9ZJKJeh.jpg

I dropped on a Gigabyte M27Q Monitor, 170Hz IPS panel with built in KVM switch, it arrived literally as I'm just about to leave for work *eyes roll*, the monitor arm hopefully arrives tomorrow :D

And now installed, I dropped on a new lamp to (pictured).

https://i.imgur.com/u2hOwleh.jpg

Plus some new padding for the derrière :D

https://i.imgur.com/cOWl8oFh.jpg

Damien c 02-09-21 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 23RO_UK (Post 1035631)
Yes I'm having a bit of a spending spree lately...

https://i.imgur.com/Q9ZJKJeh.jpg

I dropped on a Gigabyte M27Q Monitor, 170Hz IPS panel with built in KVM switch, it arrived literally as I'm just about to leave for work *eyes roll*, the monitor arm hopefully arrives tomorrow :D

Still trying to figure out if I want a new monitor myself or not.

I have a 32" Acer 1440p 165Hz G-Sync but it's not HDR and people keep telling me I am missing out because "It's the best thing to ever happen to gaming" problem is I am not willing to pay the Asus tax for a monitor that probably will only last 1 or 2 years before the panel fails or psu fails as per my experience with Asus monitors.

Most monitor's that I can find that are 32" 1440p, G-Sync or Freesync and 144Hz or above are either not HDR or HDR10 which apparently is not even HDR.

It's a minefield.

I wouldn't mind a 32" 1440p or 4K 144Hz or 165Hz G-Sync or G-Sync Compatable HDR 600 or HDR 1000 monitor but apparently they don't exist unless you pay Asus I believe nearly £2k unless I have missed a monitor or two.

Dark NighT 02-09-21 03:33 PM

You shouldn't buy into something because of peer pressure, at the very least get to experience a demo somewhere or at a friend and only then decide if you want that or not.


I don't think HDR is really worth the added costs, not yet anyway, it should get cheaper before i would invest in it, just like IPS technology back in the day.

Damien c 02-09-21 03:46 PM

I have a 4k "HDR10" tv and whilst some HDR content looks good, other HDR content looks garbage, but then I see it on a friends LG tv and it looks amazing.

The main issue is I don't want to spend a lot on a monitor if I get a new one because I am looking at possibly going for a new car at the end of November or January and I am still trying to decide between a BMW 330D, M3, 530D, M5, 335D or 535D or Mustang.

So if I decide on a new monitor and it's "Expensive" then I will have less to put down as a deposit for the car, since I won't be trading my current car in since I will only get about £800 to £1k as trade in but will get between £3k to £4k as a private sale.

23RO_UK 02-09-21 05:51 PM

@Damien c @Dark NighT

My principal reasons for buying the M27Q were -
  • It's price (at the time of purchase), I paid £259.98 for it.
  • It's 170Hz refresh rate.
  • It's response time (in reviews it's around the 4.5ms mark as opposed to the advertised 1ms).
  • The panel itself punches well above it's price tag (if I recall correctly it's a Sharp).
  • The built in KVM switch.

To be honest, it's HDR credentials didn't even enter the equation on my part as they are strictly entry level.

Dicehunter 04-09-21 09:47 PM

Corsair 5000D Airflow in white, Replacing my 680X, Nice looking case but non existent airflow at the front and a little too small internally, Also whoever designed the front dust filter on the 680X did a terrible job considering you need to half disassemble your build to get at the filter to clean it.



https://www.box.co.uk/image?id=45508...&maxheight=520

trawetSluaP 05-09-21 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dicehunter (Post 1035727)
Corsair 5000D Airflow in white, Replacing my 680X, Nice looking case but non existent airflow at the front and a little too small internally, Also whoever designed the front dust filter on the 680X did a terrible job considering you need to half disassemble your build to get at the filter to clean it.



https://www.box.co.uk/image?id=45508...&maxheight=520

Having switched to a 5000D recently I can confirm it's a VERY nice case with plenty of airflow which leads to great temps.

Dicehunter 05-09-21 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trawetSluaP (Post 1035731)
Having switched to a 5000D recently I can confirm it's a VERY nice case with plenty of airflow which leads to great temps.


Good to know thanks, Going up from 18'c to 27'c in my area in the next few days so more airflow is definitely needed ^_^

Can't wait for winter :D

Dicehunter 06-09-21 01:01 PM

I am now officially HDD'less, Replaced my 2nd game drive, No more "click click clank click buzz" ^_^

WD Blue SN550 2TB, Not bad speed wise either, Read writes of around 2GB/s.

https://i.imgur.com/eNObKh0.jpg
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/media...74_750x750.jpg

23RO_UK 07-09-21 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 23RO_UK (Post 1035687)
@Damien c @Dark NighT

My principal reasons for buying the M27Q were -
  • It's price (at the time of purchase), I paid £259.98 for it.
  • It's 170Hz refresh rate.
  • It's response time (in reviews it's around the 4.5ms mark as opposed to the advertised 1ms).
  • The panel itself punches well above it's price tag (if I recall correctly it's a Sharp).
  • The built in KVM switch.

To be honest, it's HDR credentials didn't even enter the equation on my part as they are strictly entry level.

Just a quick follow up...

Now I've calibrated it (not much tweaking was really required on my part), I can't recommend the M27Q highly enough boys and girls, it's a great bit of kit and should definitely be a consideration for anyone in the market for a new monitor :D

Here's the manufacturers LINK for reference.

23RO_UK 07-09-21 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dicehunter (Post 1035732)
Good to know thanks, Going up from 18'c to 27'c in my area in the next few days so more airflow is definitely needed ^_^

Can't wait for winter :D

Another reason why I dropped on my own Meshify 2 Compact Dice.

Dawelio 08-09-21 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 23RO_UK (Post 1035779)
Another reason why I dropped on my own Meshify 2 Compact Dice.

What does that mean? That you purchased that case or got rid of it?…

Warchild 08-09-21 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawelio (Post 1035815)
What does that mean? That you purchased that case or got rid of it?…

Think its slang for spending. "dropping £500 on a new GPU" etc

23RO_UK 08-09-21 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawelio (Post 1035815)
What does that mean? That you purchased that case or got rid of it?…

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warchild (Post 1035823)
Think its slang for spending. "dropping £500 on a new GPU" etc

"To drop on" is an expression which can be used in many contexts, as @Warchild correctly deduced I used it in the context to purchase said item.

The temperatures in the UK have been hitting 30°C plus this year so much the same as @Dicehunter I've elected to change to a high airflow chassis to address this.

KingNosser 08-09-21 04:16 PM

Me being me, sitting here thinking, I was like when did i get my PSU sure it's been fine but I think i've been using this xfx seasonic oem 850w since my 2500k maybe a little after unsure, but a long time now.

So at first I wanted another seasonic but this time (fully modular) but omg some of the prices are a little steep for my budget :D

So I was pretty much thinking semi modular and corsair was my best hope, then while looking see a fully modular at £89.99 ok it's a refurbished one but it's from scan.co.uk so I know at least it'll be as stated no doubt direct from corsair so i've taken the plunge and picked it up :)

While there are many options out there psu wise around my price when it comes to PSU's I pretty much would only use corsair or seasonic, there are just too many new brands and after the gigabyte meme it just isn't worth risking a system on that and the leg work afterwards.

https://i.imgur.com/L4xp2X8.jpg

It'll be my first time being able to trim down on all the cables and maybe at a later date i'll get some coloured replacement kits, I thought about a new case until i realised just how much i like mine as it is atm the PSU after having it for so many years will be a back up it's served me well over time but it's got to be coming on 8 years + now so it felt time to replace like anything it will break and i'd rather that it didnt while in use :D

Oh and this i got also was 15% off so not bad and yes i know I shouldn't have preordered, but have all the battlefields and omg have i been waiting for a modern shooter again just wtf were they thinking for so long :D

https://i.imgur.com/CKc0qP6.jpg

Greenback 08-09-21 06:06 PM

That's the same PSU I have probaly way over kill for my system but I like the thought of never pushing it to breaking point

KingNosser 08-09-21 06:20 PM

I used to run SLI for many years and while i maybe would be ok with a 750w my 6800XT can chew up 335watts on it's own and while I have plenty of hdds and such 850w is overkill, but like you say better to use 80% load vs going to the maximum range far easier on it's lifespan :)

So long as it doesn't go bang when first turned on it's generally a good sign :D

Dicehunter 09-09-21 01:05 PM

Asus ROG Thor 850w Platinum -



https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/...AC_SL1500_.jpg

Warchild 09-09-21 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dicehunter (Post 1035862)

Copy cat! :D

KingNosser 09-09-21 01:49 PM

I think dice's tombstone will read: lived a long and happy life surrounded by RGB :D

pretty nice thou :)

Well mine arrived at 12:30 and were up and running again, needless to say the side panel was an absolute breeze and generally looks much more tidy. I also finally put in the GPU support bracket after it sitting next to the PC for the last few months lol :D

PC is also a lot quieter, the old psu was well grubby after 9 years use, so it was the right move.

Dicehunter 09-09-21 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warchild (Post 1035865)
Copy cat! :D


This... is true ^_^


Quote:

Originally Posted by KingNosser (Post 1035868)
I think dice's tombstone will read: lived a long and happy life surrounded by RGB :D

pretty nice thou :)

Well mine arrived at 12:30 and were up and running again, needless to say the side panel was an absolute breeze and generally looks much more tidy. I also finally put in the GPU support bracket after it sitting next to the PC for the last few months lol :D

PC is also a lot quieter, the old psu was well grubby after 9 years use, so it was the right move.


Quite possibly XD


But actually you cannot see the PSU in the 5000D, I got it mainly for the Platinum rating and top tier build quality :)

KingNosser 09-09-21 05:06 PM

My only concern with mine as my older one was pretty old by todays standards, was that the rmx has three pci-e cables but two 6+2 on each cable, so I was unsure if using one was safe or just use two instead so figured use one first.

Oddly given the fact i'm on a ryzen 1700 my GPU score went up in 3dmark by a few hundered, seemed to cope fine with 335watts going into it :)

The bracket on the other hand i'm unsure about might have to tinker as when it's 100% load and doing RT the fans seem louder than normal compared to before, but at least the card is level now :)

I was on a budget otherwise i'd most likely have got a top end seasonic platinum maybe the one with the cable box that would run up the back kinda like the idea of that, but case is real nice and tidy now and only having one cable goto the GPU even thou a basic black cable doesn't look nearly as much of an eyesore, so happy for now with it all :)

for £90 the rmx was a pretty sweet deal some of the others around that price didn't seem anywhere near upto snuff tbh

23RO_UK 13-09-21 01:45 PM

The end result of my recent spending spree :D


https://i.imgur.com/jAElI5Sh.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/FNHGdDkh.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/XUhD2aph.jpg


I don't do RGB as a rule but will confess the lighting effects produced by my 3070 AMP Holo have grown on me :cool:

Damien c 13-09-21 03:53 PM

Looks good other than the god awful placement of power connectors on the GPU.

23RO_UK 13-09-21 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Damien c (Post 1035954)
Looks good other than the god awful placement of power connectors on the GPU.

Gotta love the 3xxx series eh *eyes roll* Literally the worse place you could put the power connectors on a PCB.

Still, fortunately it doesn't look so bad in the flesh, you kinda look through the eye sore after a while lol.

Damien c 13-09-21 04:56 PM

Yeah I must admit even the EVGA 3080Ti with it's 3x 8Pin doesn't look good even being on the end of the card.

Probably would look better with the CableMod cables but I am not paying that much for cables alone at the moment since, my next card probably won't require 3x 8pin but a 12 pin or 2x 8pin.

Dicehunter 14-09-21 12:47 PM

32" LG Nano IPS 2560x1440 180Hz 1Ms and G-Sync compatibility, Pretty snazzy and honestly more up my alley than an ultrawide, Going on my vesa desk arm.

https://i.imgur.com/v5I0uvw.jpg

KingNosser 14-09-21 01:27 PM

Pretty nice and you got two of them dice :D

Dicehunter 14-09-21 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KingNosser (Post 1035976)
Pretty nice and you got two of them dice :D


2 of them ?

KingNosser 14-09-21 03:16 PM

2 pictures 2 monitors :P

Dicehunter 14-09-21 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KingNosser (Post 1035979)
2 pictures 2 monitors :P


Only 1 on my screen, Probably an imgur bug ^_^

hmmblah 14-09-21 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dicehunter (Post 1035981)
Only 1 on my screen, Probably an imgur bug ^_^

It was double for me too. One was from imgur and the other was from overclockers.

Dicehunter 14-09-21 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hmmblah (Post 1035985)
It was double for me too. One was from imgur and the other was from overclockers.


I think I know what went wrong, I tried to get the jpeg direct from OCUK, It wouldn't show up on my end due to snail internet so I upped it to imgur instead.

Greenback 14-09-21 07:34 PM

nice and not a bad price either

g0ggles1994 15-09-21 11:44 AM

https://i.imgur.com/jnxLyxM.png

Terrible meme, I know. But after reading the reviews, I'm gutted I can't get one at the moment. I think my H100 is on its way out because I can't run any games without it sounding like a turbine after a few minutes so I'm done with AIOs and moving back onto air cooling with the Torrent and an NH-D15 chromax.
I may do a custom loop in it at some point in the future, once finances are better anyway.

Dicehunter 15-09-21 06:34 PM

Sold some bits and bobs that were in my storage cupboard and got 1 of the last finishing touches for my mainly white and red build from Cablemod ^_^


https://i.imgur.com/eKN7E7L.png

Dawelio 18-09-21 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 (Post 1036005)
https://i.imgur.com/jnxLyxM.png

Terrible meme, I know. But after reading the reviews, I'm gutted I can't get one at the moment. I think my H100 is on its way out because I can't run any games without it sounding like a turbine after a few minutes so I'm done with AIOs and moving back onto air cooling with the Torrent and an NH-D15 chromax.
I may do a custom loop in it at some point in the future, once finances are better anyway.

If your signature is correct and running an 1700X, your H100 shouldn't spin up and sound like a turbine. Then something is wrong.

I have an 3700X and even during gaming, my 240 is so quiet. I can't even hear it at all, all I hear is the fans on my GPU ramping up. Never had any issues with my AIOs, other than some small pump noise.


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