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Hatch

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#256009 10-Sep-2019 13:15
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I'm looking to build an HTPC.

 

At the moment I have a MB, CPU, RAM, OS, SSD, Keyboard and Mouse. 

 

Specifically I'm looking for a Bluray drive, "quiet" PSU and a wifi card (USB or PCI) with decent performance. And also a GPU, I'd like to be able to game on this PC at 1080P at High FPS so I think a 1060 or better would be sufficient.

 

If you have any parts to sell please let me know. I'm in Auckland. Cheers


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  #2314354 10-Sep-2019 16:11
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I don't have anything I can sell you, unfortunately. But if you're planning to run Windows 10 only, I can highly recommend any PCIe WiFi adapter based on Intel's AC 9260 chipset (I got lucky and got one on Trade Me for the same price as on AliExpress) as the WiFi and Bluetooth performance are stellar. One with an external antenna that connects to the card by a cable will give you even better performance. For example, the Gigabyte GB-WC1733D-I, which can be found quite cheap here


Hatch

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  #2314365 10-Sep-2019 16:38
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SEEN:

 

I don't have anything I can sell you, unfortunately. But if you're planning to run Windows 10 only, I can highly recommend any PCIe WiFi adapter based on Intel's AC 9260 chipset (I got lucky and got one on Trade Me for the same price as on AliExpress) as the WiFi and Bluetooth performance are stellar. One with an external antenna that connects to the card by a cable will give you even better performance. For example, the Gigabyte GB-WC1733D-I, which can be found quite cheap here

 

 

Thank you very much for the info. Much appreciated. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2315061 11-Sep-2019 14:49
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Actually I may have a 1060 3GB for sale soon as it doesn't have enough VRAM for 4k 😅

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  #2315074 11-Sep-2019 15:08
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Might be able to help on everything but the wifi card. PM'd.


Hatch

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  #2315159 11-Sep-2019 17:10
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SEEN: Actually I may have a 1060 3GB for sale soon as it doesn't have enough VRAM for 4k 😅

 

Thanks I just bought a used rx590 last night. I only just realised that the TV in the flat is 4k so this might not even be enough for that although it does have 8gb VRAM.


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  #2315160 11-Sep-2019 17:15
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Hatch:

Thanks I just bought a used rx590 last night. I only just realised that the TV in the flat is 4k so this might not even be enough for that although it does have 8gb VRAM.



590 will be perfect for 4k (and HDR) movies etc, you'll have to use low to medium settings for 4k gaming or lower res to 2560x1440

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  #2315161 11-Sep-2019 17:15
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Hatch:

Thanks I just bought a used rx590 last night. I only just realised that the TV in the flat is 4k so this might not even be enough for that although it does have 8gb VRAM.



590 will be perfect for 4k (and HDR) movies etc, you'll have to use low to medium settings for 4k gaming or lower res to 2560x1440

 
 
 
 


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  #2316472 12-Sep-2019 12:24
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I have a gigabyte pcie wireless card, unused and still in its box 

 

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$50? can do pickup in auckland or can ship 


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  #2316479 12-Sep-2019 12:45
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Have a bluray drive in my HTPC that is rarely used.  Will try check model tonight and let you know. 





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  #2316484 12-Sep-2019 13:06
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I have a bluray drive available.

 

In a box ready to ship. :)

 

It's a LiteOn 8x Bluray Reader with CD/DVD reader/writer capabilities.
Has the option of a black or silver front bezel.
It was in my HTPC a few years ago but hardly got used and has now been in the box for a couple of years.

 

 

 

 


Hatch

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  #2316682 12-Sep-2019 18:13
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sidefx:

 

Have a bluray drive in my HTPC that is rarely used.  Will try check model tonight and let you know. 

 

 

Awesome thanks.


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  #2316684 12-Sep-2019 18:14
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dt:

 

I have a gigabyte pcie wireless card, unused and still in its box 

 

link

 

$50? can do pickup in auckland or can ship 

 

 

Thanks I might have a card sorted, but will come back to you if not.


Hatch

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  #2316686 12-Sep-2019 18:16
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CYaBro:

 

I have a bluray drive available.

 

In a box ready to ship. :)

 

It's a LiteOn 8x Bluray Reader with CD/DVD reader/writer capabilities.
Has the option of a black or silver front bezel.
It was in my HTPC a few years ago but hardly got used and has now been in the box for a couple of years.

 

 

 

 

Is it a slim sized one or full size? I need a full sized drive.


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  #2316690 12-Sep-2019 18:49
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Hatch:

 

CYaBro:

 

I have a bluray drive available.

 

In a box ready to ship. :)

 

It's a LiteOn 8x Bluray Reader with CD/DVD reader/writer capabilities.
Has the option of a black or silver front bezel.
It was in my HTPC a few years ago but hardly got used and has now been in the box for a couple of years.

 

 

 

 

Is it a slim sized one or full size? I need a full sized drive.

 

 

Full sized SATA drive.

 

Like this.

 

It has the unopened package with the software and SATA cable etc.


Coon
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  #2317760 14-Sep-2019 13:27
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SEEN:

I don't have anything I can sell you, unfortunately. But if you're planning to run Windows 10 only, I can highly recommend any PCIe WiFi adapter based on Intel's AC 9260 chipset (I got lucky and got one on Trade Me for the same price as on AliExpress) as the WiFi and Bluetooth performance are stellar. One with an external antenna that connects to the card by a cable will give you even better performance. For example, the Gigabyte GB-WC1733D-I, which can be found quite cheap here

 

 

Is there a different version of the intel AC 9260 card for desktop and laptop, or are they the same card, compatible for both?

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