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Group Buys and Preorders / Re: [GB] TMO50 keyboard
« Last post by Aerizu on Tue, 25 September 2018, 22:17:27 »
Can we have more information about the PCB?
I'm wondering if it already includes LEDs on the underside for that polycarbonate bottom, or do we have to do it on our own?
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Group Buys and Preorders / Re: [GB] TMO50 keyboard
« Last post by dantambok on Tue, 25 September 2018, 22:13:06 »
Oh yay! Also, I am really happy with the price!
Lmao what

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I well alu top, poly plate and poly bottom.. price is good for a custom board?

I'm happy you approve of the price! I think the aluminum top, poly plate, and poly bottom are a great combination. The underglow comes through really well and it's gorgeous :3

Now my only problem is if i get a slot. Lol id like to try my first poly plate
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Last post by Oni74 on Tue, 25 September 2018, 22:04:04 »
This certainly peaks my interest. Would like to know when this might launch!
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Off Topic / Re: Maybe there Are No Ugly Dudes.. (Long)
« Last post by tp4tissue on Tue, 25 September 2018, 22:02:21 »
It totally depends on the person's face. Look at Jon Hamm, Brad Pit, Denzel Washington, or Leonard Dicaprio.  They all look infinitely better without a beard because they are already good looking. A beard only covers up preexisting flaws, most people are not 9s or 10s.

The stars do not look better OR worse with beards..

And for Normal-lookers, the beard is not covering up Flaws,  those areas would've been NATURALLY made irrelevant by a NATURAL beard.. which could not have been so cleanly removed EN MASS until very recent history.

So, on the left, that is what a cave female would've had to work with and evolve to select

Whereas the RIGHT, is completely unnatural and is a misguided Modern fashion not yet time tested by evolutionary pressure.

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Other Geeky Stuff / Re: graphics card upgrade
« Last post by tp4tissue on Tue, 25 September 2018, 21:56:48 »
what exact cpu is this i5.
650 or 750
Not terrible ghz speed, but the L1, L2, and L3 cache size hurts 1st gen performance.

hrrrmm.. that's no problem for anything except games like starcraft 2.. which have a single thread bottlenecks.

1050ti is a good fit overall without gpu upgrade..

It may be possible to get an old overclocking mobo though..
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Other Geeky Stuff / Re: graphics card upgrade
« Last post by rowdy on Tue, 25 September 2018, 21:56:41 »
It's not just an Aussie problem. The mining craze is killing PC gamers right now. Honestly, I'd stay away from used cards at the moment, simply because used mining cards are out there and they're pretty much burned out by the time they hit the used market.

Consider AMD's RX 550 if you need to really cut down on price. It only has 2 GB of VRAM, but it's enough to run most of the games you mentioned (trying to max Metro and Crysis will still bring GTX 1060 level hardware down to its knees--still too much eye candy to render in those games). Try to run modern games on it though, and you'll basically be gimping yourself (we're getting to the point already where 3GB of VRAM holds cards back.) It's still well over 100 dollars in Aussie money, but it's cheaper than the 1050 and 1050 Ti (retails for 80 bucks USD over here). It's also about twice as powerful as your 5450, so worth it at least for a temp fix.

In either case, I'd consider looking at newegg.com/global/au for your parts.

Good thought!  Although I'm not looking for a new card (as in the latest tech), so a slightly older lower-end card may not have suffered through mining.

RX 550 I can get locally new for about $160, Newegg seems to be a bit more expensive.

Mainly for my own reference, the list is currently:

Radeon RX 550 ~ AUD$160
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti ~ AUD$250
GeForce GTX 1060 ~ AUD$430
GeForce GTX 1080 ~ AUD$730

That PSU  is an issue, and while Dell used to use a proprietary ATX connector and later a proporietary mount (wtf Dell!), apparently yours does not. The rating is still a problem though. Luckily you can get a decent 450+ watt psu for pretty cheap these days.

Get the cheapest 450+ watt Corsair or EVGA power supply that you can, should be less than $40. It may not be a Seasonic, but let's face it, this system is not worth spending $100 for a power supply. You need good enough, not "I can power quad 1080 SLI for 10 years" good.  Then go on Ebay or Craigslist or whatever you have there and look for a Radeon Rx series card that a miner with a decent ebay rating is selling. Do NOT buy the generic Chinese cards no matter how good the deal.

You should be able to do all of that for under $150 and you will get between Nvidia 1050 and 1060 performance. Some will say that's nothing spectacular (it's middle of the road at best), but considering your budget, that's pretty darn good. Besides, your system (1st gen I series) can't really push anything better anyway (you are bottlenecked).

There are reports online of people using GPUs that require a 400W PSU in similar Dell computers with no problems.  I'll try the GPU first, if it starts flaking out I'll have to upgrade the PSU too.  Somewhere I read that the PSU in the Inspiron is a reasonable one so I'm hoping to get away with it.

what exact cpu is this i5.
650 or 750
Not terrible ghz speed, but the L1, L2, and L3 cache size hurts 1st gen performance.

Dell's description of the CPU based on the machine's service tag is "4WTF4 - 1 - PROCESSOR, I5-760, 2.8, 8MB, LYN, 95W, B1".

I'm definitely not expecting stellar performance out of it, just hoping that it will be better than a Core 2 Duo at playing the above games, and a few more of a similar vintage.  I tried one already, and CPU and RAM were almost idling but the game was playing like a slideshow - caused by the GPU.
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Off Topic / Re: Maybe there Are No Ugly Dudes.. (Long)
« Last post by noisyturtle on Tue, 25 September 2018, 21:46:55 »
It totally depends on the person's face. Look at Jon Hamm, Brad Pit, Denzel Washington, or Leonard Dicaprio.  They all look infinitely better without a beard because they are already good looking. A beard only covers up preexisting flaws, most people are not 9s or 10s.
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Group Buys and Preorders / Re: [GB] TMO50 keyboard
« Last post by Kellybear on Tue, 25 September 2018, 21:46:05 »
Oh yay! Also, I am really happy with the price!
Lmao what

Sent from my SM-J700T using Tapatalk

I well alu top, poly plate and poly bottom.. price is good for a custom board?

I'm happy you approve of the price! I think the aluminum top, poly plate, and poly bottom are a great combination. The underglow comes through really well and it's gorgeous :3
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Off Topic / Re: Maybe there Are No Ugly Dudes.. (Long)
« Last post by tp4tissue on Tue, 25 September 2018, 21:41:26 »


Left: I'm not the greatest looking but I made a web company and I'm a millionaire so you tell me who's attractive now.

Right: I might be a man. I might be a woman.

FrostyToast gets it. !!
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC] GMK Handarbeit+ [Layout update - 24.09]
« Last post by OracleKev on Tue, 25 September 2018, 21:40:41 »
Nice, but there are two identical keys? You've got /| on r1 and r4. In the first kit.

Personally I'd remove the double 2" 3 keys from the first kit.

On the first kit, what's the point of having the R1 `- key? The one drawn beside the extra 2 and 3.

For both sets, in the numpad 5, I'd replace the nipple with a bar. Much nicer and easier on the fingers

`, 2 and 3 are iso uk keys, same for R4 /|. R1 /| is for hhkb support. The nipple on 5 is og and should be part of this set. And adding another set of F&J keys make the set more expensive and don't fit the og look.

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