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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by ian » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:38 am

Skynet wrote:It's a whole new world of viewing for me, it's the first time I've experienced 4K inside the home. :olol:
Welcome. YOU. WILL. NEVER. GO. BACK!

From when I got my first LG 4K monitor, I knew it was what I needed in my entertainment and computing life!
Then I got my 55" hisense for the loungeroom. My couch is right about 2 metres (just under) from the TV so I didn't go as big as you. :heyhey:

Did you buy it after a demo instore?
I had a look around for a while, and while samsungs 60"+ TV's looked fucking amazing compared to anything else (regardless of price) the smaller ones (42"-55") what I was looking at weren't as impressive against other brands.
I was looking at an LG 50" for $1298 a Samsung 49" for the same and the 55" hisense I ended up with for $997.

Unlike the large samsungs (that you got) that were smooth and vivid compared to the rest, there was hardly any difference at the smaller size so I saved $300 and got 5 inches extra.

I've gone a bit 4K nutty, I have the TV, my 27" LG monitor, 2 Acer 28" monitors, and a 28" samsung. then bought a PS4 pro to get the most from the TV.
Even the cheapest of the cheap ACER ones are great.
But if you wanna get PC gaming on 4K I can say from first hand experience, you DO need more than a single 1070 to get the most out of it. (I think you had a 1070... 2 of them work though)

I am considering getting rid of the ACERS and Samsung and 1070 to fund a 1080TI. The LG is really amazing despite it being smaller than the others... I can't work out why LG TV's (in any size or price range) are meh, but their monitors are fucking brilliant.
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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Skynet » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:19 am

I'd checked out a few 4K TVs at JB to see what they looked like. But honestly I got such a fucking cheap price on it that I pulled the trigger and bought through someone I know. The JB link I posted 1 page back is about $500+ more than I paid ;)

I'll get a 4K monitor eventually, but I'm in no rush for that at this time. I'll probably upgrade GPU and monitor at the same time later down the track.

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by ian » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:29 pm

I've bought some laptops (3).

2 Beautiful HP 15.6" ones. AMD A10s, full HD IPS screens, 256GB m.2 SSDS, 16GB's of 2133 DDR4 ram, backlit keyboards and Bang & Olufsen audio. These things are competent gaming machines on low settings.
Amazing machines, I paid $319 and $279.
and one Acer aspire 15.6". AMD A9, 1366X768 screen, 8GB of 2400 DDR4 ram, 512GB m.2 SSD.
This one is not too special, but for $269 its worth it.. Hell the RAM (single stick of KINGSTON 2400 DDR4 and SAMSUNG SSD are worth that price alone.)

I've also bought a tonne more computer parts which I won't even get started with.
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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Matisfaction » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:36 am

Finally got around to picking up one of these, for the price and the size, the sound on this thing is pretty impressive, it's suppose to have a decent battery life as well.


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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by OrangeRibbon » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:13 am

I finally bought an external Bluray drive for my laptop. I didn't think I would miss having the drive but I kept on forgetting and buying CDs for cheap or at concerts and having no way of ripping them.

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by melancholy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:26 pm

Raspberry Pi 3 B+

This is my third Pi, and will replace my current Retropie. I think I am going to turn the old one into a security camera.

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Hawq » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:05 am

edit forgot the other thread

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Matisfaction » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:00 am

My 10yr old MacBook is dying a slow death and I can't really afford to splurge on a new Mac Device, so I decided to go for a Chromebook

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