The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

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Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

Postby eVoL » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:47 pm

Non games;

Pushbullet is very handy to send things from your pc to your phone.

Readly is 7quid a month and is Netflix for magazines. It’s not ideal on phone though.

Downcast/Overcast/Pocketcasts for podcasts needs. I prefer Downcast but it’s the least pretty.

Waze is better than apples built in sat nav at predicting traffic but worse in other ways.

Snapseed for photo editing.

Letterboxd keeps track of films you’ve watch and want to watch.

TuneIn Radio for digital radio. Halloween radio is the best station ;)

Flipboard makes you’re various news etc.. feeds into a fake magazine for easyish perusal

Spotify... Audible... Ebay... dropbox...



Dunno, depends what you want it to do :wink:
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Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

Postby Achtung Englander » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:35 am

Readly is a superb subscription. The saving on that is hundreds of pounds plus I am reading magazines I would otherwise not bother. Wish it had The Economist but given it has Time, The Spectator & Newsweek I am pretty happy with the political content. It has all the games, movie and TV mags I want plus Astronomy magazine, Nature & History mags. I am pretty chuffed I signed on to it.
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Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

Postby eVoL » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:47 pm

Pro tip, cancel sub every now and again and they’ll start throwing deals at you ;) Usually 3 months for 1.
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Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

Postby Subway Diet » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:32 pm

Well, new computer time.

Ryzen 2700X with a fancy X370 motherboard, fast RAM and a 250GB M.2 SSD

Will be sticking that in my good old Fractal case, along with using the new PSU, GTX1080 and using the old 500GB SATA SSD as a music and game storage drive.

New case and CPU cooler shall be considered at a later date. Depends on how loud the included wraith tower cooler is.

Yeah, this seems like a pretty alright built. :-k
Certainly a step up from this i5 system I've had for the last 6 and a bit years.
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Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

Postby eVoL » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:50 pm

Rolling in bitcoin in a few short months!
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Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

Postby Achtung Englander » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:05 pm

that horse has bolted

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Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

Postby Subway Diet » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:03 pm

Of course the system is showing up in bits. Got the memory today.

I forgot how much of a minefield RAM is.
Bought a kit that's not on the motherboard QVL or AMD certified, and seeing threads of people fretting over this particular serial number on reddit has put the fear into me. You'd think it'd just work, but who knows!?
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Re: The 'I Just Bought Thread' - Tech Edition

Postby Tichinde » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:25 pm

Go one stick first, get a bios update on your motherboard if it's not bang up to date, then put any additional stick in.

My first Ryzen build would randomly bsod on me and it was when the 2nd stick was being accessed.
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