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Naturally, 5900x benchmarks about twice as high as a 3600. Things to be mindful of are BIOS (anything older than 5xx chipset probably needs…
17/06/2024 - 08:16
hahaha... guess I should have mentioned that that was over 30 years ago... methinks I do fit the profile now ;-) With the bit of extra…
23/05/2024 - 11:58
Regarding "but if you're in a mostly flat area or won't be tackling any hills this is a great sturdy bike", and at least one other comment…
23/05/2024 - 08:12
Quite an interesting find... seems a remnant from that January promotion. I tried different motherboards (Gigabyte B650M K (rev. 1.0) and…
21/05/2024 - 17:17
It's a public school. As for the why, my guess is that it makes for a much more streamlined support model for when things go wrong, and…
25/04/2024 - 10:57
Yes, in general these X1s are sturdy. I've found that with the A-tier laptop brands (Lenovo, HP, Dell, Toshiba), their business-line…
24/04/2024 - 08:08
Seller does have this one: https://www.australiancomputertraders.com.au/dell-optiplex-7060-tower-intel-i5-8500-3.0ghz-16gb~343079 If you do…
22/04/2024 - 13:53
I've always found them pretty "meh" from a value for money perspective. Curious to know how you use them that make them so effective for…
18/04/2024 - 07:55
My daughter plays Roblox and Minecraft on a PC with a 15 year old CPU, 4GB DDR2, and a 12 year old GPU, and it works fine at 1080p... no…
17/04/2024 - 20:24
interesting use case :-) Just remembered, it's not a Q9550 (that sits in an old Optiplex I used for office work until about 1½ years ago)…
17/04/2024 - 14:06
This system is perfectly fine for home/office work and casual gaming. As also per the previous comment, if no gaming then any system with a…
16/04/2024 - 23:57
rather off-topic innit? Anyway, my daughter was struggling to play Minecraft and Roblox on an Acer SFF with a 3rd gen i5 with 16GB RAM and…
16/04/2024 - 23:53
As per the aforementioned Tom's Hardware GPU hierarchy, there isn't all that much in it between the two. At 1440p Ultra, it looks like it's…
16/04/2024 - 07:53
and cheaper still (has higher price but no postage) https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/386851058970
04/04/2024 - 13:56
yep - I saw the $0.76 and thought "you bewdy"... then got to the payment section and all of a sudden it's close to $10, not the first time…
25/03/2024 - 12:23
no worries, and yeah, that Dell with 9500T was indeed a good deal, although (also as per comments in that post) no particularly feasible…
22/03/2024 - 08:29
This PC will easily meet your use cases (overkill even for the first two). As for the lack of ethernet in your study, the website only…
22/03/2024 - 08:20
well, they ARE more than 40cm wide... 5mm to be precise :-D All jesting aside, probably just depth perception (or rather, deception)
04/03/2024 - 16:26
your current CPU is 6C/12T, and so is that i5, so core/thread wise it's the same, but because it's 4 generations newer the raw CPU power is…
28/02/2024 - 15:51
how much did you spend on aero-modeling? ;-)
14/02/2024 - 16:09
8GB RAM would be doable if it could be upgraded at some point, but - to me - it's worse that it appears that it is *not* upgradeable
09/02/2024 - 12:18
that's interesting... when I checked their site yesterday you could also choose 5600 (and even 5700x, from memory). Now it's gone... either…
19/01/2024 - 13:35
Note that I posted a similar comment much higher up in this comment section on the PCIEx3 vs 4 'issue' and someone had kindly tested it by…
18/01/2024 - 12:32
It's AM4 so Ryzen 5 series is the top of the line here. 5500 is quite low in 5xxx hierarchy (but very good performance per dollar). Fastest…
17/01/2024 - 16:40
I've seen a number of PC-sale threads on Ryzen 5500 where it was mentioned that that CPU is limited to PCIx3.0. That thus has an effect on…
17/01/2024 - 12:50
Damn, I've been fooled all those years... Ah well, it was still a pretty damn good upgrade from my 1988 286 (10MHz on Turbo, yeah baby!!!),…
28/11/2023 - 18:32
and if you were lucky you had a deck which allowed you to have it auto-reverse perpetually... *et voilà*, continuous music :-)
28/11/2023 - 18:27
showing as AU$9.56 for me (and yes, with free shipping)... did the Ozzie dollar rise all of a sudden compared to USD? ;-)
13/11/2023 - 19:30
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