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About AluminiumTech

  • Title
    Ex-floatplane subscriber

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  • Discord
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  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Technology, programming and gaming.
  • Occupation
    Student at Uni.


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
  • Motherboard
    MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • RAM
    16GB DDR4-3200 Corsair Vengeance LPX
  • GPU
    Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 56 with 8GB HBM2
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite
  • Storage
    500GB Samsung 860 EVO, 1TB Seagate Barracuda + 2TB Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850i
  • Display(s)
    1920x1080 Asus VX239H
  • Cooling
    1x Corsair ML 140 Pro, 1x Corsair ML 120 Pro, 1x Corsair H100i v2
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 LUX RGB MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G903 Wireless
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT Wireless Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

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  1. Success. I was accepted for the card at the 60% APR and given a more than reasonable credit limit:D.

    This is so exciting.

    1. Show previous comments  2 more
    2. AluminiumTech


      And also, when I was approved, they asked me to set up a Direct Debit and how I wanted the card to be paid off (e.g. full amount each month, just the minimums) and I went with the full amount each month so that there's no chance of me getting into nasty debt.

    3. CUDAcores89


      TBH i would accept a credit card with 1 million% APR if they just let me churn cards as much as they could.


      Also you are in the UK. rewards credit cards and yohr credit score work VERY different from the US. Forget about churning over there as it basically doesnt exist.


      In the UK, just get one credit card and pay it in full every month because thats all you need. 


      The us credit card market is very different because over here we have rewards cards with cash back. These things dont really exist in the UK.


      My point is graham is addressing the US credit card market and you are from the UK. Credit cards and your credit score work entirely differently in the UK than in the US.

    4. AluminiumTech


      The supermarket credit card I failed the soft credit check for had pretty okay rewards and cashback :P. I would consider them okay xD



  2. Holy shit, I passed the soft credit check. :D

    This is the only time I've passed a credit check for credit outside of a phone contract.


    I know it's a godawful 60% APR card but at least I might be eligible for it...



    Gonna apply later and hope they say yes.


    1. Show previous comments  4 more
    2. AluminiumTech


      Actually I have 0 credit cards with me as the primary signer.


    3. James Evens

      James Evens

      So you weren't the guy which hobby is to open bank accounts to get the bonus? 🤨

      Btw. did you had success taking over tech news section?

    4. AluminiumTech


      No that'd be CudaCores89 xD.


      My problem is bad credit score cos limited credit history and low income cos full time student so that doesn't help.


      And for the tech news thing, I've stopped.

  3. If you need a good build guide to follow, I helped some guys put together this.



  4. Rip, I tried the eligibility checker for a supermarket credit card which is supposed to have low requirements but I was denied.


    I guess I'll need to look at my next free credit report in a few days.


    Might have to go with one of Vanquis' cards with predatory almost loan shark type of interest rates (like 50% APR or 60% APR) -_-.


    1. Jtalk4456


      what are you needing a credit card for?


  5. Decided to be a nice person and let a certain bank, which issues coral pink debit cards and has a really dank community forum that they actually post on and use, that their income checks aren't very robust for Overdraft and Loan applications. :)




    If you're confused, a while back I was able to apply for an overdraft despite not having a regular source of income. And yet the money side of it was fine, It was the credit score which was too low.




  6. Yeah bois!



    At this point Rockstar is just handing out free money to play the game cos some people are too scared of the oppressor mk 2 to play. xD


    They're gonna be doing this for players who play every weekend in February Up To 1M GTA$

    1. LukeSavenije


      so we can buy one too and scare the crap out of everyone?

    2. AluminiumTech


      Sadly they temporarily discounted the Oppressor Mk 2 and so it's now only around 2.9 Mil GTA$ to buy it so you'd need to get the wallet out and buy shark cards :(.


    3. AluminiumTech


      Besides that's mean xD


  7. Straight up asked Google customer support (they can be really difficult to contact) if Google uses Google Pay transaction information for advertising purposes.


    And it seems that if you turn off AD personalization that the answer is no.


    Not sure if the answer is yes normally -_-.

  8. AluminiumTech

    Clarification on GDPR Compliance and Stuff

    Okay but what about this? At the end of the day, the forum still processes data from EU Citizens regardless if it is transferred to Canada. Under GDPR, the data must still be treated as if it is from the EU and LMG, as they are a non-EU business, would need a company in the EU to represent them if they want to offer services to EU citizens. And also on a completely different note, how do you plan to comply with the GDPR if a forum member is suspended or banned and wants to have all their data about them removed or anonymized?
  9. AluminiumTech

    Radeon VII - Did AMD lose again?

    Nvidia is guranteeing certain features on G-Sync monitors. Generally G-Sync monitors are more expensive because they are objectively better monitors which cost more for OEMs to make. A lot of monitors which are FreeSync certified aren't great. They're okay and they're cheap but they're not the same quality as G-Sync displays. Not all FreeSync monitors will work as you expect on Nvidia cards. Even some of the FreeSync monitors Nvidia has tested to work and were approved on Nvidia cards may not actually work as expected.
  10. AluminiumTech

    Radeon RX 570 8GB or GTX 1060 6GB?

    I would argue that comparing a 570 8GB and a 1060 6GB is unfair. But of those two, the 1060 6GB is better.
  11. image.png.043c6e0cd49130b070d7313e77bc05ce.png


    I gave up on trying to get GTA 4 to work on my PC  :(.


    I originally bought it cos I wanted to play the story and i've never played it.

    1. Show previous comments  6 more
    2. WikiForce


      i am not in anyway encouraging piracy, my family could care less about me buying legit copy of the games :(

      I'm struggling to buy even a 120GB SSD rn :/

    3. Nicnac


      steam refund works pretty well for me as well. Tried out a couple of games over the weekend and only kept those that I liked :) had them refund me same day.

    4. Bananasplit_00


      it ran just fine on windows 10 last time i tried? no modding or anything.. wut

  12. I forgot how awesome it is to drink unsweetened English breakfast Tea :P.


    Drinking some rn at almost 1am with some "Rich Tea" flavoured biscuits.

    1. Cyberspirit


      Are those teas different from regular tea or, are they just as bitter without sugar?

    2. AluminiumTech


      @Cyberspirit "English Breakfast" is basically the generic tea most people probably think of when they think of black tea or just tea in general.


      If you ever get offered tea on an airplane or a ferry to drink then this is usually what they'll serve :P.


      When it's unsweetened it has so much character and taste to it and smells great imho :D.

    3. Cyberspirit


      I don't think I've ever had just plain black tea. My usual go-to is green tea that has lemon and or mint in it.

  13. The clockspeeds are without me ocing it but the card is already factory overclocked to 1592MHz although sometimes it stays around 1400MHz
  14. Subway killed off their too good to be true £5 footlong sub + drink meal deal. Big OOF.



    1. Show previous comments  2 more
    2. CUDAcores89


      Blame your government for incessantly printing more and more money thus eroding away at the wealth of most Europeans by stealing their hard earned efforts through inflation.

    3. LukeSavenije
    4. AluminiumTech


      Luckily, next time I go to subway I'm eligible for free subs with my loyalty card and I have some coupons which are valid for 2 more weeks as well.

  15. Not bad :P.