Show us your latest purchase - December 2016

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Show us your latest purchase - December 2016

Post by Bicketybam » 01 Dec 2016, 04:08

It was time, I wanted to do other things with the $$$ but it was time.

New Computer :

Asrock Extreme 6+
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i5-6600k
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Corsair 32Gb DDR4
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Gigabyte G1 Gaming 1080
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Coolermaster Mastercase Pro 5
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EK Predator 280 AIO
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EK Predator Prefilled GPU Block
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EVGA 850 G2 PSU
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Samsung 250Gb M.2 SSD
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Samsung 500Gb EVO SSD
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I've actually purchased these slowly over the last few weeks but just got the final parts the other day.

Thanks to Drumpf winning the US election, the 1080 dropped $25US on the 9th of Nov to about $589 (its back up to $665US) from $615US and either the US dollar fell a bit or our dollar rose at the same time but that meant I saved an extra $40 buying it off Amazon on that day... :P (At $780AU compared to the $980AU somewhere like pccasegear charge for the same card, I'm positive I got a bargain.
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Post by Yurtles » 01 Dec 2016, 07:52

Headphone amp on the mobo? That's an interesting/enticing addition. Does it let you plug in speakers at the same time and swap between or do you need to choose?
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Post by Nitephyre » 01 Dec 2016, 10:56

That all looks like top-notch gear... so why not an i7?
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Post by Bicketybam » 01 Dec 2016, 11:35

Nitephyre wrote:That all looks like top-notch gear... so why not an i7?
Initially I was always going to get the 6700k but the more i researched it, the more it felt like it wasn't worth an extra $150 compared to the 6600k. Every thing I read and watched suggested that the 6700k was not value for money compared to the 6600k. And I'd rather put that extra $$$ into the GPU, memory and SSD's rather then on a minimal improvement with the CPU.

Also I just got tired of the whole process. There are so many different boards and trying to choose a suitable one for me was getting ridiculous. My previous board was the Asrock and it's been pretty good even though before that I've only ever purchased Asus. The different variations even within the same companies can be annoying. Asus has about 20 different Z170 boards, Asrock about the same and again similar with Gigabyte, then trying to compare the differences etc between their own boards compared to each companies boards, it just takes for ever and can be soul destroying. :P

It used to be easier years ago without as much convoluted variations
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Post by Mugsy » 01 Dec 2016, 14:41

Bicketybam wrote:My previous board was the Asrock and it's been pretty good even though before that I've only ever purchased Asus.
Similar experience here. I use to only buy ASUS. Moved to Gigabyte for my last two boards that went into the same rig (first Gigabyte on fried, warranty gave me a newer model that was mostly stable). But the ASRock in my current rig is flawless. Same for my bro's ASRock rig. I wouldn't get any other brand unless ASRock have gone downhill over the past 3yrs.
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Post by storm84 » 03 Dec 2016, 12:21

I went to get a tacky shirt to wear this Xmas, and I found this:
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Post by kharis » 03 Dec 2016, 13:33

got a steam controller, now to see if i can actually use it :)
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Post by Mugsy » 03 Dec 2016, 16:10

Technically not a purchase since it's for free but I couldn't be bothered starting a new thread. Just got a couple of free xmas albums thanks to Microsoft. Ariana Grande's version of Last Christmas is actually not bad.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/m ... day_albums

And for the record, even though it was free, I did NOT redeem Bieber's xmas album.
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Post by kharis » 03 Dec 2016, 16:22

Mugsy wrote:And for the record, even though it was free, I did NOT redeem Bieber's xmas album.

uhuh :angel:
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Post by Disruptor4 » 04 Dec 2016, 10:50

Gold class tickets to Rogue one as we were given a Gold Class experience voucher. Saturday 17th.
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Also as my car got written off, I bought a FG MK2 XR6 Turbo... (note not my actual car, but same colour)
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Post by solo0017 » 05 Dec 2016, 10:53

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Picked these up from the post office this morning. Hopefully by the end of the week my CPU and mobo will have arrived and the construction of my new PC can begin.
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Post by CherryRed » 05 Dec 2016, 15:50

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2.5kW split system for the bedroom :)
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Post by Disco » 05 Dec 2016, 16:17

Going to be the best summer ever..!
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Post by solo0017 » 06 Dec 2016, 12:15

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Thanks Mr or Mrs Postie.
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Post by Mini » 06 Dec 2016, 19:58

I bought Forza Horizon 3...
Bought from Amazon for $39.99 USD (Or about $53 AUD) where as it was $96 on the Microsoft store, or $69 in JB
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Post by CherryRed » 06 Dec 2016, 20:23

Mini wrote:I bought Forza Horizon 3...
Bought from Amazon for $39.99 USD (Or about $53 AUD) where as it was $96 on the Microsoft store, or $69 in JB
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Post by kharis » 06 Dec 2016, 20:44

Looking forward to giving it a go on the steam link when it arrives
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Post by Lucifer Morningstar » 08 Dec 2016, 12:18

Starting Christmas present buying:
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Post by Disco » 08 Dec 2016, 20:30

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It'll look amazing shoved up his ass if he doesn't actually learn to play the fucking thing.
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Post by brimlad » 09 Dec 2016, 11:33

warthog arrived today 9 days after I did :D
I bought it in Portugal when I was there last month and shipped it back home. post office in Faro said it would take about 5 weeks and it did so well timed and just in time for DCS Spitfire :)

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Post by Celticangel82 » 09 Dec 2016, 13:33

Very late birthday present!
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Post by Nitephyre » 09 Dec 2016, 21:56

Almighty Cthulhu!
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