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Saturday, 9-December-2023 17:35:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg
SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT 16GB on NikKTech.
ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7800 XT White OC Edition on Tweaktown.
NeoForza MDK5 DDR5 6000 MHz CL40 2 x 48 GB on Guru3D.
Crucial Pro 96GB DDR5-5600 Memory Kit on FunkyKit.
Lexar THOR OC DDR5-6000 32GB Memory Kit on ThinkComputers.
XPG Battlecruiser II Super Mid-Tower Chassis on Tweaktown.
Montech King 95 Pro on TechPowerUp.
NZXT H6 Flow Chassis on FunkyKit.
EK-Loop Fan FPT 120 D-RGB on TechPowerUp.
be quiet! Dark Rock Elite CPU Cooler on APHNetworks.
Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 Atmos on LanOC.
EK Nucleus AIO CR360 Lux -D-RGB Cooler on HWAsylum.
Corsair iCUE LINK H150i LCD on Guru3D.
Apexgaming NANCOOL PRO 360mm Liquid CPU Cooler on NikKTech.
Samsung T5 EVO 8TB External SSD on Tweaktown.
Corsair MP600 Core Mini 2 TB on TechPowerUp.
Micron 3500 1TB SSD Review - The OEM Champ on Tweaktown.
Crucial X10 Pro Portable Solid State Drive on ThinkComputers.
Vertagear PL4800 Gaming Chair on TechPowerUp.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Performance Benchmark Review - 30+ GPUs Tested on TechPowerUp.
Acer Predator X27U 240Hz 27-inch 1440p OLED Gaming Monitor on Tweaktown.
EcoFlow Delta 2 Max 2 kWh Smart Extra Battery Video on FunkyHome.
Enermax Revolution D.F. X 1050 Watt PSU - ATX 3.0 PSU on Guru3D.
Origin PC Neuron Review: Immaculate Gaming Desktop With Muscle on HotHardware.
Thanks to LethalCorpse and MUTMAN this week!
Friday, 8-December-2023 14:13:08 (GMT +10) - by Agg
Internode are closing down - or at least, closing to new customers. Of course they've just been a small part of iiNet for a few years now so it's only really a branding thing. Still, it's a bit sad for those of us who remember Internode as the enthusiast-friendly ISP it was back in its heyday. I was a customer for many years because they bought Zip Internet, who were my dialup ISP but also hosted OCAU for a while. But some bad experiences had me looking elsewhere in recent years and of course I am now a very happy Starlink user. People are sharing their memories in this thread.
It's hard to stay on top of the torrent of AI news lately, but Google have a new one called Gemini. Google's new Gemini model appears to be one of the largest, most advanced AI models to date, though the release of the Ultra model will be the one to determine that for certain. Compared to other popular models that power AI chatbots right now, Gemini stands out due to its native multimodal characteristic, whereas other models, like GPT-4, rely on plugins and integrations to be truly multimodal.
The official trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 has been released - there's a breakdown of it here. Grand Theft Auto VI has, after years of speculation, officially been revealed. The game is scheduled to arrive in 2025, and Rockstar's next open-world epic will take us back to Vice City for another adventure filled with carjacking, murder, robbery, and other assorted crimes. Discussion here.
HighPerformanceLaptops offer their best laptops for December, as well as their 25 Best Gaming Laptops in Australia. In our exhaustive, monthly group tests, we update the price, availability and value scores from our definitive laptop reviews, to determine the ranking of various groups of laptops. This article deals with determining the best gaming laptop in Australia in December 2023.
Portable & Prebuilt:
Asus Zenbook 13S OLED @ HighPerformanceLaptops
Razer Blade 14 (2023) @ TweakTown
MSI Aegis ZS Gaming PC @ TweakTown
Corsair Vengeance i7500 Gaming PC @ TweakTown
Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED @ HighPerformanceLaptops
Razer BlackShark V2 HyperSpeed Wireless @ TweakTown
ThieAudio Monarch MKIII In-Ear Monitors @ TechPowerUp
Pimax Crystal VR Headset @ HotHardware
Keyboard, Mouse, Etc:
XTRFY MZ1 RGB Wireless White @ Madshrimps
Corsair Nightsabre Wireless @ TechPowerUp
GamaKay LK75 @ TechPowerUp
Razer Cobra @ TechPowerUp
Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 ARGB @ guru3D
be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 5 CPU Cooler @ aphNetworks
TeamGroup T-Force M200 1TB USB 3.2 Gen2x2 @ FunkyKit
Kingston XS1000 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 @ aphNetworks
Silicon Power UD90 M.2 2280 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD @ Madshrimps
Solidigm D7-P5810 800GB Enterprise SSD @ TweakTown
PNY CS3150 XLR8 2 TB RGB @ TechPowerUp
Neo Forza MK5 DDR5-6000 96 GB CL40 @ TechPowerUp
Sharkoon Rebel P30 1000W ATX 3.0 @ NikKTech
MSI MEG Ai1300P ATX 3.0 1300-watt 80 PLUS Platinum @ TweakTown
Enermax Revolution D.F. 2 1050W ATX 3.0/PCIe 5.0 PSU @ FunkyKit
Asus Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti SSD OC Edition with M.2 Slot @ guru3D
Software and Benchmark:
Assassins Creed: Mirage (2023) @ guru3D
F1 2023: PC graphics performance @ guru3D
GAMDIAS ZELUS M3 WEAVE Gaming Chair @ NikKTech
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