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About AluminiumTech

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    Technology and Gaming
  • Occupation
    Student at Uni


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT (12C/24T)
  • Motherboard
    MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • RAM
    32GB DDR4-2666 (2x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX
  • GPU
    Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 56
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite
  • Storage
    500GB Samsung 860 EVO, 6TB Seagate Barracuda 5400rpm (2020)
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850i
  • Display(s)
    2560x1440 27" Gigabyte G27QC 165Hz VA with FreeSync Premium + Asus VX 238H 23" secondary monitor
  • Cooling
    2x Corsair ML120, 1x Corsair ML 120 Pro, Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 LUX RGB MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G903 Wireless
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 450BT Wireless Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
  • Phone
    iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Gold

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  1. The firmware and software for the keyboard is open source. My comment on customizability is regarding the fact that you can easily make changes to what each key press does in software, easily replace the firmware and software that control the keyboard etc. Another reason that occurred to me as to why this is so expensive is that I believe System76 intends to make this a product you won’t need to replace for a long time. The high asking price also shows that in their view that this isn’t some disposable product that’ll past a year or two, that it is a product with a high upfront co
  2. Because it’s better to know your keyboard isn’t secretly logging your keystrokes and is doing what you want. Also, allows for full customisation through software. Although as I understand it the hardware itself is open source.
  3. So the final piece to the HP chargers situation arrived, a generic C5 cloverleaf cord from a manufacturer I didn’t know existed until I got it.  The retailer is the one who recommended it given I fold them what laptop I have.

    My question is why doesn’t HP sell a C5 cloverleaf cord?

    1. AndreiArgeanu


      Probably because they're commonly available for cheap on many places since most laptop chargers use them.

    2. BondiBlue


      Not sure why they'd bother to sell one. They're not special cables. 

  4. The retailer I bought the Spare HP UK barrel plug charger from said it’ll hopefully be arriving in the UK tomorrow with expected delivery on Friday if it clears customs quickly.


    I’m kinda regretting not buying a 2nd rn but I don’t need a 2nd badly. Up to now I’ve been using a 3rd party 65W PD Charging brick with PD capable cables to charge the Envy since the envy supports PD charging through it’s one Type C port.

  5. I really have to wonder why do laptop manufacturers hate their customers so much.


    HP OEM install:

    • Freesync Display with supporting software
    • Accelerometer and Gyroscope support on 2 in 1
    • Automatically disables keyboard on using it as a 2 in 1 as opposed to laptop
    • Comes with full drivers and support
    • However, Display drivers are power saving modified AMD ones instead of up to date full performance drivers
    • Full of random ass bloatware


    Fresh Install with drivers that Windows chooses to install:

    • Freesync Display without supporting software
    • Accelerometer and Gyroscope support missing in software
    • No keyboard disablement when using as 2 in 1
    • Comes with minimal drivers and support 
    • Full Performance up to date AMD drivers
    • Minimal Bloatware


    Even doing a fresh install and downloading almost every piece of software HP makes publicly available from their website brings you nowhere near OEM install. Only using OEM recovery tools can you get back OEM install. Pathetic.


    I wish I could say this is just a HP problem but @Silentprototipe was telling me this is also a Dell problem, an Acer problem, and a problem for other Laptop OEMs.

    1. RGProductions


      This is why I bought a Mac. The trackpad is nice, but knowing that no matter how bad I completely screw up the OS install, I’m literally a handful of clicks and a few minutes from everything just working again is nicer. Windows laptop support sucks. Mac sure isn’t cheaper, but I can tell you 100% that no matter what happens I can have it up and running again tomorrow. 

    2. genexis_x


      2 hours ago, AluminiumTech said:

      Even doing a fresh install and downloading almost every piece of software HP makes publicly available from their website brings you nowhere near OEM install.

      There's no 'one click solution' to restore all the functionalities unfortunately, you have to know which are the important drivers+softwares before making a fresh windows installation...


      Even ODMs like Clevo and Tongfang also have these problems.

  6. Lucienne says Hi.




    Damn that thing is cute with how tiny it is.


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    The laptop accessories have arrived even if the laptop itself hasn’t. I didn’t want to buy CL20 3200 but my only alternative was a CL16 3200 kit that people complain doesn’t work at advertised speeds

  8. Fedex said now that payment has been taken it’ll probably be delivered to me on Wednesday.


    Also an update on the diabetes diagnosis thing, I found out for me it’s reversible with lifestyle changes and so I’m gonna be doing that to get out of being around the border and get into the safety zone.


    I was told a number below 48 for blood sugar levels would be having no diabetes and I have 52. But I was also told that the healthcare system will want to check up on me to make sure once I go below 48 that I never go back up above it. I’m still yet to see the gastroenterologist but I’m gonna be seeing him/her soon. Also I was told effectively that if I hadn’t complained to my doctor about something else it might not have been tested and I likely wouldn’t have known. Broken windows but for healthcare I guess huh.

  9. ScamEx FedEx appreciates your payment of £198.87 customs charges.




    £12 payment processing fee is highway robbery.

    1. Damascus


      49 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

      £12 payment processing fee is highway robbery.




      Yeah, nope.  Try $80 in processing for $80 in taxes 

    2. AluminiumTech


      4 minutes ago, Damascus said:




      Yeah, nope.  Try $80 in processing for $80 in taxes 

      Where I come from customers doesn't pay the payment processing fee and it is often illegal to charge such a thing. This FedEx thing would presumably be one of the rare exceptions where it is legal.

    3. Damascus


      5 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

      Where I come from customers doesn't pay the payment processing fee and it is often illegal to charge such a thing. This FedEx thing would presumably be one of the rare exceptions where it is legal.

      A quick gagoogle shows exactly what this is 1155030545_Screenshot_20210426-112526_SamsungInternet.thumb.jpg.ab5afdaae3655ab8af92bde3ff925cb1.jpg

  10. Probably the most important video in my subscription feed this week:


    The case of the broken Ice Cream machine and the Ice Cream Machine mafia aka McDonalds 🤣.





  11. Dang that was quick.


    Memphis Tennessee to Stansted Airport UK happened same day for my laptop.


    I guess Stansted is not jammed up like Heathrow is 🤣.


    I’m really impressed by USPS’s rebranded Fedex service for $100 less than Fedex’s own brand name service. I guess that’s what happens when you’re me and the shipping costs are that expensive for a random project. Ofc I’ll pick the $180 USPS GXG service over FedEx’s discounted “Economy” $299 any day of the week. DHL was offering $240 but their system wasn’t working for me.


    Total time from US to UK has been so far 2 normal days although by the time it’s finally delivered that might be 2 working days.


    So in summary the Aluminium Laptop 2021 project is almost here. And I’m not salty that it has Lucienne instead of Cezanne 😄. If it means sub 1K or 1K Ryzen 7 U series in a good chassis and laptop then it’s worth it. Especially when that means 25W goodness in thin and light designs.

  12. oH nOeS tHe pOoR LiTtLe mUlTi mIlLiOn dOlLaR cOmPaNy cAn'T aCtUaLly rEpAiR tHe pRoDuCtS tHeY sElL.  /sarcasm


    This is the Vega 56 cos the buyer said there was a problem with it. Also why we need right to repair lol.


    1. IkeaGnome


      It baffles me. Their reasoning behind no right to repair. "But our R&D costs."

      Yet we don't have issues with that, minus John Deere and a few...quirks... with Caterpillar in heavy equipment.

    2. Windows7ge


      That would be because the general practice nowadays is have some no name Chinese, Taiwanese, or other vendor build it then a U.S. or other nation 3rd party seller just slaps their label on it.


      To repair it would mean sending it all the way back to China or where-ever it was actually manufactured.


      Manufacturers would rather just send you a new or previously refurbished card than repair one on the spot because you'd be waiting upwards of 2 months before you got it back.

  13. when did laptop ram get so expensive?


    I literally can't find a good 32GB 3200MHz kit with good timings for under £200. this is incredible -_-


    There's a 2666MHz kit with good timings for £140 and the 3200MHz kit of the same brand is supposed to be £150 to £155 MSRP but some sellers are scalping it for £230 to £250, and the places who aren't scalping it don't have the same 3200MHz kit in stock.

    1. genexis_x


      Price increased since 1-2 months ago.

  14. When Rockstar decides to Reverse Uno a Casino Heist..... Fortunately it doesn’t happen often. 



    1. TVwazhere


      Rockstar Taxes simulator 2021

      Me *Gets Paid* the Government | Government Meme on ME.ME

      (this is just a joke)

    2. Windows7ge


      12 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

      (this is just a joke)

      My paycheck begs to differ. 🤣... 😭

    3. soldier_ph


      This is me doing Casino Heist for the first time, ticked some boxes wrong there as in choosing the Silent and Sneaky approach.