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    sowon got a reaction from soldier_ph in What pisses you off with PC building?   
    Thermal compound application.
     
    Every time I apply thermal compound even though I know exactly how much I should be applying, I always get paranoid about whether the compound shifted around whilst I bolt down the cooler.
     
    Thermal compound is also the one liquid that I've experienced with in PC building, so I'm cautious about getting it on my hands and other objects, it's icky to work with.
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    sowon got a reaction from soldier_ph in PSA: don't buy aliexpress PCI adapters.   
    Shit, sorry to hear that happened. That foam was waiting for the opportunity to strike, it seems.
    The idea of re-routing the cables underneath was cool on paper, but clearly in practise, it's gone exactly how 2020 would have wanted it go.
     
    Happy to hear your stuff is insured though, 2020 can't take away absolutely everything.
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    sowon got a reaction from RollinLower in PSA: don't buy aliexpress PCI adapters.   
    Shit, sorry to hear that happened. That foam was waiting for the opportunity to strike, it seems.
    The idea of re-routing the cables underneath was cool on paper, but clearly in practise, it's gone exactly how 2020 would have wanted it go.
     
    Happy to hear your stuff is insured though, 2020 can't take away absolutely everything.
  4. Like
    sowon got a reaction from Eschew in PSA: don't buy aliexpress PCI adapters.   
    Shit, sorry to hear that happened. That foam was waiting for the opportunity to strike, it seems.
    The idea of re-routing the cables underneath was cool on paper, but clearly in practise, it's gone exactly how 2020 would have wanted it go.
     
    Happy to hear your stuff is insured though, 2020 can't take away absolutely everything.
  5. Like
    sowon got a reaction from Eschew in How do you hook up your front panel?   
    I hook up everything since I'm a bit of a completionist and perfectionist, so everything must be hooked up even if I'm not necessarily going to use it, such as HDD or power LEDs which I barely look at to begin with.
     
    However, my front panel audio is hooked up to my PCIE sound card since I prefer my front panel to be serviced by my sound card for the software.
  6. Like
    sowon got a reaction from sub68 in PSA: don't buy aliexpress PCI adapters.   
    Shit, sorry to hear that happened. That foam was waiting for the opportunity to strike, it seems.
    The idea of re-routing the cables underneath was cool on paper, but clearly in practise, it's gone exactly how 2020 would have wanted it go.
     
    Happy to hear your stuff is insured though, 2020 can't take away absolutely everything.
  7. Informative
    sowon reacted to RollinLower in PSA: don't buy aliexpress PCI adapters.   
    So I have a little warning for all of you guys looking at these:

     
    I recently bought them for my rig, and I ran them on 2 RTX 2080 GPU's. They do look awesome, and they clean up the cables real nice.

     
    So I put my PC on standby and go to my parents in law for Christmas. About 2 hours later I get a call. The apartment is on fire!
     
    Basically what happened, the PC went out of sleep because a cat probably jumped on the desk or moved the mouse around a bit. The PC booted and idled for a little while.
    Then the bottom 8 pin adapter either shorted, or got so hot that the foam on the back caught fire.  
    Lo and behold, a couple minutes later the entire PC is an inferno.
     
    The neighbors notice, and thankfully manage to put out the fire with a powder extinguisher. Sadly the powder also destroyed all my network and server equipment in my rack. As well as all my peripherals and custom keyboards.


     
    The fire department managed to confirm the fire started in the bottom adapter. It's also almost completely gone, while the other 3 are still somewhat intact.

     
    Be careful people!
     
  8. Like
    sowon got a reaction from Eschew in g304 mod   
    I've been able to get my G305's weight down by using lithium AAA batteries with an AAA battery adapter. Lithium batteries are the lightest AAA batteries I've found so far. The ones I use are Energizer Lithium, they're around £1.74 per battery in a 4-pack of £6.99.
    I can't remember off the top of my head, but I believe my G305 weighs around 86g thanks to the AAA battery.
     
    I can't comment on back cover as I've not been able to get any 3D-printing done to reduce the weight down further.
  9. Agree
    sowon reacted to ProBottler in Can I swap my Outemu switches in my Red Dragon K552 for some Gateron switches or others   
    What is your keyboard?
    If your keyboard comes with Outemu hotswap socket, you will have to thin down the bronze pins of non-Outemu switches in order to swap em in.
  10. Agree
    sowon reacted to Gix7Fifty in Changing the cooler   
    As soon as you turn off the power supply, disconnect it from the wall and put on your static wrist ban. 
  11. Funny
    sowon reacted to Stahlmann in Something odd I noticed about a scalper...   
    Maybe this guy keeps robbing the delivery trucks to EVGA? 🤔
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    sowon reacted to Phantomrad in Scan Computers UK. SHOCKING!!   
    Hi, hope everyone is well. Just need to voice something and I didn't know where else to talk.
    Scan computers which is one of the larger PC suppliers in the UK is doing the dirty on every single person that phones them. The only number that they advertise is a premium line phone number and not a cheap one. I understand that a lot of companies do this but Scan Computers doesn't even tell you. I could not find any reference to call prices anywhere. But this is not what the Con is! What they do is connect you to a call waiting queue immediately when you call and they instantly start charging you. About 20mins in que, 2 mins with customer service, £25. So not only are they making money on price increased CPUs and GPUs, they are making money on every poor soul that is after one. But this is not only sales this is on returns and general information calls. 
    Every person that phones is being charged without knowing. They must be making a fortune!! I left a comment on a Scan computers YouTube video talking about this and some other poor bugger got charged £120. (https://youtu.be/6cQdn3uezBk).
    People need to be made aware of what's happening but I don't know what to do. :(
    Any suggestions would be great.
    Yes I have confronted them about it and they refunded me after a cross examination. But they just don't seem to care and are happy to continue.
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    sowon got a reaction from Skipple in best under $200 sim wheel, bang for the buck, and dont even fucking mention g920, or g29, they are loud and dont come with a good pedal set   
    Obligatory "I'm a Logitech G920 owner and I've had no issues" statement aside, a few things to note about the Logitech G920 and the Thrustmaster TX.
     
    The Logitech G920/29 produces 2.2Nm of torque; The Thrustmaster TMX produces 2Nm of torque.
    source
     
    The Logitech Shifter is an optional extra, you do not need to buy it, unless the simulator you're playing on has cars with H-shifters, otherwise the paddle shifters used for sequential semi-automatic cars will suffice.
     
    I've got my money on that you're likely using too high of a force feedback setting. This can also depend on what game you are playing. Simcade games like Project Cars 2 will definitely rock you out of the wheel on 100% force feedback, while other simulation games like Assetto Corsa Competizione are more lenient on how aggressive the overall force feedback profile is.
    Arguably, your final point about the G920 being too violent would contradict how you said the G920 produces less feedback... Unless you really despise the gear-driven force feedback system of the G920 for some reason.
     
    I feel like you're highly dismissing the G920 and other gear-driven racing wheels due to your soiled experience with the G920 which I still feel is wholely undeserved. You've given no real critcism towards the wheel apart from "It's too violent and doesn't produce enough force feedback, it's also loud", which have lacked anecdotal evidence apart from "My friend owns one and I used it for a while".
     
    Reality is, gear-driven racing wheels are what you will come to expect from this $150-$250 price point, with the Thrustmaster being the only real belt-hybrid I have come across from a few minutes of research with your given pricepoint.
     
    Admittedly I am a little disappointed you find the G920 to have let you down as it has, but I'd highly recommend you give it another shot, and properly configure force feedback and get to know the wheel better. You've already tried it, and therefor you would be able to know the wheel and the pedals with a few more laps around the track.
    That being said, you also mentioned your friend also owns a Thrustmaster TX so... The choice is really in your ballpark. You have experience with both Logitech and Thrustmaster wheels, reality is it's up to you to decide which you want for yourself, but like I said earlier, I feel like you're letting your emotions cloud your judgement regarding the Logitech G920.
     
    However, I can understand that if you truly despise the Logitech wheels, I won't force them down your throat.
     
    For further reading on Thrustmaster wheels, I've found some posts from other forums that detail what you can expect if you choose a Thrustmaster wheel, and why torque generally does not matter, as well as generally just further reading into which wheel you want.
    G29 vs T120 - Torque discussion
    User chooses G29 over T15/TMX after watching InsideSimRacing review
    SimRacingPaddock's 2018 Racing Wheel Buyers' Guide
    r/simracing Torque Discussion
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    sowon got a reaction from Eschew in Looking For a Microphone   
    Hi, I'm looking to expand my videography setup and I'm looking for a decent microphone. For some context, I use a Samsung S20 connected to an Adonit V-grip which has an included hotshoe on it, so I'm able to connect a hotshoe microphone on it.
     
    Some criteria for the microphone:
    Must be otshoe-mountable Must be USB-C or USB-C-to-3.5mm dongle-compatible Audio quality must be better than my Samsung S20's microphone Must be <£50 - Ideally purchased on Amazon.co.uk  
    It sounds like a difficult task to meet all the criteria, and I'm honestly not completely sold on getting a microphone yet, but thanks in advance for any suggestions!
  15. Like
    sowon got a reaction from Eschew in best under $200 sim wheel, bang for the buck, and dont even fucking mention g920, or g29, they are loud and dont come with a good pedal set   
    Could you provide a source for where you belive the TMX is producing more torque? At the moment, you sound like you're trying to justify the TMX.
     
    Additionally, why are you complaining about the G920 being violent, but also complaining that it's not producing enough force? Which are you actually looking for in a wheel? The 2nm of torque that the G920 procudes is typical for a consumer-grade racing wheel.
  16. Like
    sowon got a reaction from Eschew in best under $200 sim wheel, bang for the buck, and dont even fucking mention g920, or g29, they are loud and dont come with a good pedal set   
    Obligatory "I'm a Logitech G920 owner and I've had no issues" statement aside, a few things to note about the Logitech G920 and the Thrustmaster TX.
     
    The Logitech G920/29 produces 2.2Nm of torque; The Thrustmaster TMX produces 2Nm of torque.
    source
     
    The Logitech Shifter is an optional extra, you do not need to buy it, unless the simulator you're playing on has cars with H-shifters, otherwise the paddle shifters used for sequential semi-automatic cars will suffice.
     
    I've got my money on that you're likely using too high of a force feedback setting. This can also depend on what game you are playing. Simcade games like Project Cars 2 will definitely rock you out of the wheel on 100% force feedback, while other simulation games like Assetto Corsa Competizione are more lenient on how aggressive the overall force feedback profile is.
    Arguably, your final point about the G920 being too violent would contradict how you said the G920 produces less feedback... Unless you really despise the gear-driven force feedback system of the G920 for some reason.
     
    I feel like you're highly dismissing the G920 and other gear-driven racing wheels due to your soiled experience with the G920 which I still feel is wholely undeserved. You've given no real critcism towards the wheel apart from "It's too violent and doesn't produce enough force feedback, it's also loud", which have lacked anecdotal evidence apart from "My friend owns one and I used it for a while".
     
    Reality is, gear-driven racing wheels are what you will come to expect from this $150-$250 price point, with the Thrustmaster being the only real belt-hybrid I have come across from a few minutes of research with your given pricepoint.
     
    Admittedly I am a little disappointed you find the G920 to have let you down as it has, but I'd highly recommend you give it another shot, and properly configure force feedback and get to know the wheel better. You've already tried it, and therefor you would be able to know the wheel and the pedals with a few more laps around the track.
    That being said, you also mentioned your friend also owns a Thrustmaster TX so... The choice is really in your ballpark. You have experience with both Logitech and Thrustmaster wheels, reality is it's up to you to decide which you want for yourself, but like I said earlier, I feel like you're letting your emotions cloud your judgement regarding the Logitech G920.
     
    However, I can understand that if you truly despise the Logitech wheels, I won't force them down your throat.
     
    For further reading on Thrustmaster wheels, I've found some posts from other forums that detail what you can expect if you choose a Thrustmaster wheel, and why torque generally does not matter, as well as generally just further reading into which wheel you want.
    G29 vs T120 - Torque discussion
    User chooses G29 over T15/TMX after watching InsideSimRacing review
    SimRacingPaddock's 2018 Racing Wheel Buyers' Guide
    r/simracing Torque Discussion
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    sowon reacted to DailyProcrastinator in Mechanical Keyboard Club!   
    Had some down time last night and swapped in some C³ Tangerines (67g) on my KBD67v2. The C³ Kiwis have been nice but they need to be lubed.
     

     

     
    I left the top row as I want a side-by-side comparison so I can decide which to solder into an upcoming build.
     

     
    Tangerines are hella smooth, and while I question what 'Factory lubed' really is, they do not sound scratchy at all, a good first impression. 
     

     

     
     
    Typing Comparison - (Amplified audio by 10db)
     
    - C³ Kiwi:

    Kiwi Keyobard Type Test.mp4  
    - C³ Tangerine:

    Tangerine Keyboard Type Test.mp4  
    I will give the C³ Tangerines a go for a week or two until my GMK Red Samurai caps arrive then I am trying out my first clickys!
     
    Hopefully everyone has a good Christmas / Happy Holidays! Stay safe!
  18. Like
    sowon got a reaction from Den-Fi in best under $200 sim wheel, bang for the buck, and dont even fucking mention g920, or g29, they are loud and dont come with a good pedal set   
    Obligatory "I'm a Logitech G920 owner and I've had no issues" statement aside, a few things to note about the Logitech G920 and the Thrustmaster TX.
     
    The Logitech G920/29 produces 2.2Nm of torque; The Thrustmaster TMX produces 2Nm of torque.
    source
     
    The Logitech Shifter is an optional extra, you do not need to buy it, unless the simulator you're playing on has cars with H-shifters, otherwise the paddle shifters used for sequential semi-automatic cars will suffice.
     
    I've got my money on that you're likely using too high of a force feedback setting. This can also depend on what game you are playing. Simcade games like Project Cars 2 will definitely rock you out of the wheel on 100% force feedback, while other simulation games like Assetto Corsa Competizione are more lenient on how aggressive the overall force feedback profile is.
    Arguably, your final point about the G920 being too violent would contradict how you said the G920 produces less feedback... Unless you really despise the gear-driven force feedback system of the G920 for some reason.
     
    I feel like you're highly dismissing the G920 and other gear-driven racing wheels due to your soiled experience with the G920 which I still feel is wholely undeserved. You've given no real critcism towards the wheel apart from "It's too violent and doesn't produce enough force feedback, it's also loud", which have lacked anecdotal evidence apart from "My friend owns one and I used it for a while".
     
    Reality is, gear-driven racing wheels are what you will come to expect from this $150-$250 price point, with the Thrustmaster being the only real belt-hybrid I have come across from a few minutes of research with your given pricepoint.
     
    Admittedly I am a little disappointed you find the G920 to have let you down as it has, but I'd highly recommend you give it another shot, and properly configure force feedback and get to know the wheel better. You've already tried it, and therefor you would be able to know the wheel and the pedals with a few more laps around the track.
    That being said, you also mentioned your friend also owns a Thrustmaster TX so... The choice is really in your ballpark. You have experience with both Logitech and Thrustmaster wheels, reality is it's up to you to decide which you want for yourself, but like I said earlier, I feel like you're letting your emotions cloud your judgement regarding the Logitech G920.
     
    However, I can understand that if you truly despise the Logitech wheels, I won't force them down your throat.
     
    For further reading on Thrustmaster wheels, I've found some posts from other forums that detail what you can expect if you choose a Thrustmaster wheel, and why torque generally does not matter, as well as generally just further reading into which wheel you want.
    G29 vs T120 - Torque discussion
    User chooses G29 over T15/TMX after watching InsideSimRacing review
    SimRacingPaddock's 2018 Racing Wheel Buyers' Guide
    r/simracing Torque Discussion
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    sowon got a reaction from Mateyyy in best under $200 sim wheel, bang for the buck, and dont even fucking mention g920, or g29, they are loud and dont come with a good pedal set   
    Obligatory "I'm a Logitech G920 owner and I've had no issues" statement aside, a few things to note about the Logitech G920 and the Thrustmaster TX.
     
    The Logitech G920/29 produces 2.2Nm of torque; The Thrustmaster TMX produces 2Nm of torque.
    source
     
    The Logitech Shifter is an optional extra, you do not need to buy it, unless the simulator you're playing on has cars with H-shifters, otherwise the paddle shifters used for sequential semi-automatic cars will suffice.
     
    I've got my money on that you're likely using too high of a force feedback setting. This can also depend on what game you are playing. Simcade games like Project Cars 2 will definitely rock you out of the wheel on 100% force feedback, while other simulation games like Assetto Corsa Competizione are more lenient on how aggressive the overall force feedback profile is.
    Arguably, your final point about the G920 being too violent would contradict how you said the G920 produces less feedback... Unless you really despise the gear-driven force feedback system of the G920 for some reason.
     
    I feel like you're highly dismissing the G920 and other gear-driven racing wheels due to your soiled experience with the G920 which I still feel is wholely undeserved. You've given no real critcism towards the wheel apart from "It's too violent and doesn't produce enough force feedback, it's also loud", which have lacked anecdotal evidence apart from "My friend owns one and I used it for a while".
     
    Reality is, gear-driven racing wheels are what you will come to expect from this $150-$250 price point, with the Thrustmaster being the only real belt-hybrid I have come across from a few minutes of research with your given pricepoint.
     
    Admittedly I am a little disappointed you find the G920 to have let you down as it has, but I'd highly recommend you give it another shot, and properly configure force feedback and get to know the wheel better. You've already tried it, and therefor you would be able to know the wheel and the pedals with a few more laps around the track.
    That being said, you also mentioned your friend also owns a Thrustmaster TX so... The choice is really in your ballpark. You have experience with both Logitech and Thrustmaster wheels, reality is it's up to you to decide which you want for yourself, but like I said earlier, I feel like you're letting your emotions cloud your judgement regarding the Logitech G920.
     
    However, I can understand that if you truly despise the Logitech wheels, I won't force them down your throat.
     
    For further reading on Thrustmaster wheels, I've found some posts from other forums that detail what you can expect if you choose a Thrustmaster wheel, and why torque generally does not matter, as well as generally just further reading into which wheel you want.
    G29 vs T120 - Torque discussion
    User chooses G29 over T15/TMX after watching InsideSimRacing review
    SimRacingPaddock's 2018 Racing Wheel Buyers' Guide
    r/simracing Torque Discussion
  20. Like
    sowon got a reaction from Eschew in GPU repaste (first time)   
    Organisation and patience, make sure you know where all your screws go is the most important point, I believe, as a new layer of thermal paste will be useless if you can't put your card back together.
     
    As for the re-paste itself, I've re-pasted my own Asus Dual GTX 1060 using Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut (a non-conductive paste) and I used around a pea size, but slightly smaller than what a CPU would get,. as the die is noticeably smaller than a CPU heatspreader.
     
    As a final note, if you're not seeing concerning temperatures, it's probably not worth the risk unless your card is extremely easy to disassemble. Be patient and careful if you proceed.
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    sowon reacted to Bananasplit_00 in GPU repaste (first time)   
    I mean keep all the screws organised, make sure you know where everything goes, don't poke off any of the SMDs,
    don't over/under torque the cooler, don't use conductive paste, be careful with the thermal pads.
     
    I could go on but you'll probably figure it out. It's not too hard tbh
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    sowon got a reaction from Eschew in Cyberpunk 2077 Removed from the PlayStation Store (and Microsoft's Also Offering Refunds for It, Too!)   
    This is a great example of why I tend not to pre-order games, unless I've committed a deep level of research into a) whether it will run well, b) if it's worth it to pre-order, and c) if the game has a long shelf life ahead of it.
     
    Clearly, Cyberpunk 2077 fulfilled none of those if you own a console. It always seemed like a game that was going to be inevitably hard to run especially given the system requirements for PC gaming.
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    sowon reacted to LAwLz in Hiring age of subway?   
    I strongly recommend you do not try and get a job even if it is legal. Focus on school and having fun instead. You'll have around 40 years of work ahead of you anyway, and once you become an adult you'll really miss the time when you didn't have to work. 
     
    Besides, even if you did somehow get a job at subway, the salary would be terrible. Not to mention all the laws surrounding employing children. I really don't think you would get the job even if it was legal. 
     
    In any case, in Australia an employer with permit can employ people as young as 13 years old. If the employer doesn't have a permit then the minimum age is 15.
    There are separate rules for delivery jobs (like news papers) and entertainment (like child actors) but that shouldn't apply here. 
    There are also strict regulations on when and for how long a child is allowed to work. 
    You can find more info about it on this site:
    https://www.business.vic.gov.au/hiring-and-managing-staff/employing-children/laws-and-act
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    sowon reacted to Moonzy in Let the hate for Dell flow.   
    Instead of them burning, I wish they would stop cutting budgets and using cheap call centers, and actually employing people who knows their stuffs
     
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    sowon got a reaction from thechinchinsong in One More One More Thing - Apple Unveils AirPods Max   
    Christ that's expensive... It looks more form over function.
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