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About AluminiumTech

  • Title
    Ex-floatplane subscriber

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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. Added Synthetic Benchmarks to my Vega performance review thread. :P

    The Synthetic Tests include:

    • 3DMark Firestrike
    • 3DMark Firestrike Extreme
    • 3DMark Timespy
    • 3DMark Timespy Extreme
    • Folding at Home Benchmark



  2. AluminiumTech

    AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Performance Overview and Review 2019

    Sorry for taking so long to get this done. I should have the redone synthetics shortly. Edit: Synthetics are done and I've added them to the original post .
  3. Idk anybody else noticed but the GTX 1660Ti that Hardware Unboxed got is very heavily overclocked and yet he makes no mention of it in the video.


    It's almost 400MHz faster than the base clock. It definitely gives the wrong impression and misleads people into thinking it will beat the GTX 1070/1070Ti


    Also, the GTX 1660Ti Strix that Jay uses is a complete rip off and is only $30 less than the starting price for RTX 2060.


    Edit: Also, if AMD does actually start selling the Vega 56 for $279 USD then that would be really dank.

    1. FloRolf


      @AluminiumTech apparently AMD does that, lol.

      Thats killer. 


    2. AluminiumTech


      Jay made a quick video on Twitter and apparently that's not true :(.

    3. FloRolf


      Well I've seen 56's for 279€ here rn soooooo.... 

  4. Hahaha..hahahahahahahaha lmao.


    GG everyone who bought the 2080 for 4K gaming. 8GB VRAM is not enough for this game in 4K. The Vega 64 does better than the 2080 probably for no other reason than it uses HBM2 and has a lot of bandwidth.


    Now I understand why some 2080 laptop designs use the 16GB VRAM variant for notebooks.


    1. firelighter487


      that's a big oof

    2. Syntaxvgm


      As true as this may be, back when we still only had M versions it was typical to see more VRAM on laptop ones, I don't remember the reason why but it might simply have been either a marketing point or trying to make it last longer since it's tough to upgrade. 

  5. AluminiumTech

    How good is ryzen 7?

    I own a 1700X so I think what I say should be mostly relevant for a 1700. Performance will be fine but you're probably not going to get extremely high framerates. These games favor single thread CPU performance to the exclusion of multiple cores. If these are the only 3 games you play then Ryzen 1st gen isn't a good idea. If by super cpu intensive game you mean something which uses mainly 1 core then things will not go amazingly well. You'll probably have a bad time on a 1700 if none of the games you play use more than 1 core. If by super cpu intensive game you mean something which uses lots of threads or cores (4 or more cores/threads used) then the 1700 will power through with no issues. A 1700 is more then enough for VR. Provided each of those programs aren't single threaded then it should be great. Otherwise again, you might not have the best experience.
  6. So, my GTAO Vehicle Cargo business has been actually doing well.


    Included a few of the most recent sales but the busineds has no basically paid for itself.


    Thanks to the guys who pointed out the Vehicle cargo to me and helping me make monies.





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    2. AluminiumTech
    3. TVwazhere


      You know the 32 car exploit right?

    4. Spotty


      Only sell the high value cars. Eventually when you have all the low/medium value cars in the garage the game won't be able to spawn them in for the missions - so you'll only get the missions to steal the high value cars.

  7. *Starts playing the Top Gear Intro part of "Jessica" *


    *Imitating Jeremy Clarkson voice*


    Tonight: AluminiumTech is basically broke, AluminiumTech wants his refund, and Paypal does an oopsie.

    *End Jeremy Clarkson imitation*


    *Finish playing top gear intro part of "Jessica" *


    So I recently (less than a week ago to be more specific) made a purchase and then almost instantly regretted it and requested a refund from the buyer on Paypal.


    Several days go by and I'm wondering what's wrong cos usually Paypal refunds happen quite quickly.


    So I got on the phone with Paypal Customer Support and an adviser told me that PayPal refunds will now take Up To 7 Working Days to arrive because of changes to how Paypal isssues refunds.


    Instead of Paypal refunding via Paypal balance, Paypal is now refunding to the original payment method which will take Up To 7 Working Days because receiving refunds from Card issuers is usually within 5-7 Working Days.

    Big Ooof.

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    2. ChewToy!


      Well that's stupid..

    3. WhisperingKnickers


      I miss top gear, I should watch the GT

    4. Zando Bob

      Zando Bob

      Thaaaaaaat's why I still haven't got my refund for a failed invoice (dood didn't have bank account linked so he refunded me and I did friends and family so it'd go straight to his balance). 

  8. AluminiumTech

    Enter randomly not working

    I've experienced this kind of thing as well. Mainly on Android and when using Firefox. I stopped using Brave for Android so I don't know if it's also on Brave. I've experienced it on Firefox 64.0.2 for Android and 65.0.1 for Android. Android version is 8.0.0. UI resolution is 2280x1080 although hardware resolution is higher. Device is Galaxy S8 SM-G950F.
  9. Just an FYI, UberEats UK is offering a discount for MasterCard users which ends on Sunday.





  10. Ooof. I miss hearing "Jessica" and the good old days of Top Gear.



    Waiting a week for each "The Grand Tour" episode is becoming more and more painful :(.

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    2. AluminiumTech
    3. Spotty


      British racing driver. They did like a tribute video to him.



    4. AluminiumTech


      Oh yeah. On the Grand Tour. Thought you were talking about on post Jeremy Top Gear. :P

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

    This is so exciting.

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    2. Jtalk4456


      @CUDAcores89 So as a general rule do you disagree with Ramsey's principles or do you agree but believe that you have the know how to be the one out of 10k people the company has to take some loss on?

    3. CUDAcores89


      @Jtalk4456 for MOST people, what Dave Ramsey preaches is correct. 


      However, I am not most people. The VAST majority of people treat their credit limit like it's their money, it's not. It's the banks money. As such I treat spending on my credit cards like spending on a debit card, except it just has to be paid at the end of the month. 


      I have played mind games fighting over a $1.25 candy bar before and as to whether that $1.25 was worth parting with or not. I have walked into plenty of stores before and came out with nothing because I didn't find anything I wanted. I currently have access to almost $11,000 of total credit limit, yet I religiously pay down my balances to zero and do not use my credit limits to get into debt. 


      Dave Ramsey is speaking to an audience of people who are terrible with money and spend everything they have. For these people, it makes perfect sense to stay away from credit cards. 


      Me however (and the rest of the r/churning subreddit) treat credit cards as a way to turbocharge our spending through airline miles and cash back. We don't care about the credit limit or the APR, since we mentally do not want to carry a balance and have no plans to pay the bank any money unless it's for an annual fee that gives us more value than the fee. A good example would be I recently signed up for an amex biz platinum card that has a $5500 annual fee, but includes enough travel credits that can be converted into cash by buying airline gift cards and selling these gift cards completely offsets the annual fee. If the annual fee was $550 but I got nothing back, I wouldn't sign up for it.


      In a nutshell yes, you have to be like the 1% of the credit card users out there who know how to game the system rather than let the banks take advantage of your lack of financial knowledge and get you into debt. 


      Churning credit cards is like going to Vegas and playing poker at the casino. There are two kinds of people who play poker at the casino. There are the people who go to the casino to lose all their money (most credit card users), and then there are the people who go to the casino and use their years of training in poker to make money instead (churners). One is easy, the other requires discipline, just like credit card churning. I suggest you choose to be the latter and not the former.




      I agree with Dave Ramsey for the audience he is speaking to. These people are not disciplined enough to pay off their cards every month. But for a small minority of credit card users, it makes sense since it's cash back and travel I wouldn't have gotten otherwise. 


      My flight and part of my hotel at LTX 2019 are entirely paid by american express. without them, I would've never been able to go at all. I also have no debt on this card and I met the spending bonus by buying something I already needed to buy, my college tuition. then I get a free trip anywhere in the world for free.

    4. Jtalk4456


      @CUDAcores89 Fair enough. I've been the most for a while now, but we're getting past the bad discipline and starting to set up budgets and get far more involved with our money

  12. 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.


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    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.

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



  14. 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?


  15. 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.