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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:43 pm

Chuwi Larkbox

A$213 with free shipping. Not too bad.

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Skynet » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:58 pm

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Chuwi Larkbox

A$213 with free shipping. Not too bad.
When you eventually get it, let me know how it goes.

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Post by Skynet » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:58 pm

ian wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:40 pm
:olol: Like buying a video card for the past 3 years. Full of shit prices and the one you want is out of stock.
Doesn't help a lot of stuff ships from Melbourne and you Victorians keep fucking everything up :olol:

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:11 pm

Skynet wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:58 pm
When you eventually get it, let me know how it goes.
No problem. It's probably a month away.

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Post by pixel » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:07 am

ViewSonic ELITE XG270 27"

I bought a 240hz monitor for an arcade cabinet setup I'm planning with an old buddy.

I've been playing around with black-frame insertion to simulate a CRT screen and it looks really good with HSM Mega Bezel shaders in Retroarch.

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Post by Skynet » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:41 pm

Grabbed one of these bad boys with a boom arm.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:06 pm

That looks cool. Fancy!

Nvidia Shield TV Pro (2019 version)
Raspberry Pi 4 8gb
Argon One RPi4 case
Kingston 240gb M.2 SSD for Larkbox

Rpi4 8gb are back in stock at Core. Yay!

The SSD was added as a tier for the Larkbox when they got to $800k. So they will add that to it and install Win10 on it.

Got the Shield TV to stream the footy instead of casting it every night. It's overkill for streaming but it is good. Haven't tried any emulators on it yet.

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Skynet » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:32 pm

"Need to watch the footy, better get a Shield TV Pro" :olol:

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:00 pm

:olol:

I wanted one anyway but didn't want to pay $350 just to try out Dreamcast & Gamecube games. Footy every night gave me another reason for it.

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Post by Skynet » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:01 pm

Fair call. I needed a new headset/mic setup so I dropped $200 on that one above. :olol:

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Post by pixel » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:38 am

A Shield TV Pro is on my list to buy soon. I recently tried a "legal" Internet TV plan from a "very reputable source" for baseball, and my Roku is poorly equipped to handle something so ... uh ... legal.

My buddy bought a similar mic, it sounds really good. But he also doesn't like wearing a headset, so the feedback loops sound especially rich too :olol:

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Post by pixel » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:29 am

After 20 years, I finally bought a Sega CD!

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:10 pm

Nice. It plays mini CDs.

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Skynet » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:20 pm

I bought 2 of these
https://www.viewsonic.com/au/products/l ... KP-MHD.php
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27" 1ms 144Hz WQHD IPS Gaming Monitor

1ms MPRT response time
QHD 1440p resolution
AMD FreeSync™ technology
93% NTSC & 131% sRGB colour size
Dual HDMI and DisplayPort inputs

What I forgot to take into account is I don't have any spare DP cables. The monitors don't come with any and my single HDMI port is in use by my VR headset. So I can only use one until I get another. :rolleyes:

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:07 pm

That's cool.

And I always forget to buy cables for things too. Then whatever it arrives, I set it up and then remember I don't have the right cable.

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Post by Skynet » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:09 pm

Each monitor has HDMI but the 1 HDMI port I have is in use :olol: A mate gave me a spare so I'm running both now.

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Post by pixel » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:00 am

I like when I buy a cache of HDMI/DP cables and then can't find them when I need them :)
Skynet wrote:
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I bought 2 of these
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I have an LG 27" 1440p monitor, I love the size and resolution. I think I'll stick with 1440p for as long as possible, the framerate is a bigger improvement to me than resolution.

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Re: Post here when you buy computer/tech stuff

Post by Skynet » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:03 pm

Yeah I don't see the point in a 4K monitor, but I love my 4K TV

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