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by n1cholas
22 Nov 2017, 15:09
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time
Replies: 20
Views: 4932

Re: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time

Some congee with and some don't. I'm assuming congee was meant to be agree. Maybe I should just get the 1600 with a cooler so I don't have to worry about it. https://www.techspot.com/article/1381-ryzen-1600x-vs-1600/ It really depends on pricing and what you value. EDIT: Responding to this thread I...
by n1cholas
22 Nov 2017, 11:30
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time
Replies: 20
Views: 4932

Re: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time

My main thing is that I use the PC for is gaming, but only at 1080p@60hz. A Ryzen 5 build would be fine then. If you are planning on using the rig for a 4 years or longer an Intel build might have longer legs due to its higher single core performance but with the upcoming consoles likely to use AMD...
by n1cholas
22 Nov 2017, 01:17
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time
Replies: 20
Views: 4932

Re: CPU / MB / RAM upgrade time

The 8400 is a good choice if you aren't interested in overclocking and it has to be an Intel build. At the moment only the high-end Z370 chipset motherboards are available, lower-end chipsets for Coffee Lake will become available next year which you probably can't wait for. A Ryzen 5 build would be ...
by n1cholas
20 Nov 2017, 19:54
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

And your result says you're faster than 80% of Australia. Is that figure accurate or do Ookla pull it our of their bottoms?? I thought the NBN was like 3/4 finished or something. Edit: and I just noticed it said mine is faster than 89% of Australia - I don't have fast internet...I think the "faster...
by n1cholas
20 Nov 2017, 17:25
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

http://www.speedtest.net/result/6807335384.png This. This is my brand new spanking NBN. What steps have you taken to troubleshoot? That's a really low result. My girlfriend was talking to a patient from nigeria and she said she was shocked at how bad our internet is. Apparently it's better there. A...
by n1cholas
18 Nov 2017, 17:20
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

If you're not getting FTTH then there seems like little to no point getting a faster plan if your primary time of use is peak hours. :\ I can't give too many details (I don't want to get people in trouble) but I have spoken to people involved in the formulation of two RSP's internet plans and the p...
by n1cholas
18 Nov 2017, 13:20
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

Aussie BroadBand seem to have a good NBN reputation with little to no CVC issues at the moment. Not the cheapest place though... none of them are really. Aussie have recently changed to a new model of varying speeds like other RSPs. It is unknown if this means their plans throughput will vary durin...
by n1cholas
18 Nov 2017, 03:10
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

1. Is it worth entering a contract if we're looking at moving house in the next 12 months? I wouldn't sign a contract period with any RSP, NBN congestion is just too much of a potential issue. 2. Would I expect much better speed and ping compared to what I'm currently getting (I know you need a sam...
by n1cholas
05 Nov 2017, 03:35
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

I have been in contact with internode support. They say that they have verified my 'source of connection is congested'. The good news is that there is apparently a planned backhaul upgrade. Its just waiting for the higher ups to approve it. No idea how long that could take though - or how long it w...
by n1cholas
04 Nov 2017, 14:59
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

Now how long before I switch to Aussie broadband... even Telstra is failing to deliver 25MBs at times. :/ but then they're only buying 3 or so per user? Should be mandated or some such that they show how much they are buying. Telstra's new NBN plans abide by the ACCC's guidelines, it just happens t...
by n1cholas
13 Oct 2017, 11:43
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

But now with the NBN, in peak times my ping shoots up: http://beta.speedtest.net/result/6700370498.png I gotta say, while the speeds are nice, the latency is just terrible. It was no where near this bad on ADSL2. I have done a tracert and the latency happens on the first hop (after my modem). So it...
by n1cholas
18 Sep 2017, 11:18
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

My iiNet connection hasn't been as bad lately during peak hours.

Latency to Sydney servers hasn't been more than 105ms, during periods of no congestion latency is 54ms.
by n1cholas
01 Sep 2017, 11:46
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

Well got my NBN connected tonight with Internode, I am on the 50/20 plan and getting decent speeds. http://beta.speedtest.net/result/6585403487.png Congrats. I guess we should be glad to be getting decent speeds at all. I know quite a few people in my area that are getting under 25mbps down and 10m...
by n1cholas
24 Aug 2017, 22:24
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

Mythor wrote:
24 Aug 2017, 21:50
I'll be looking for a new provider tomorrow!
I suggest you steer clear of iiNet, I am getting 80ms+ to the first hop so a Sydney server is 140ms+.
by n1cholas
28 Jul 2017, 14:39
Forum: MOBA
Topic: Battleborn
Replies: 28
Views: 8877

Re: Battleborn

I got Battleborn yesterday for $9 from EB Games (JB Hi Fi also had it for $10) so I can't complain, a quick run through of the co-op and maybe a few matches of multiplayer is worth $9.

So far I've only played a bit of the co-op with friends so I haven't had to wait for matchmaking.
by n1cholas
27 Jul 2017, 21:26
Forum: Current Events
Topic: How far would you go for good internet?
Replies: 4
Views: 2950

Re: How far would you go for good internet?

My brother in law is paying $7-10k or so to have the copper from the node to his house replaced with FTTP, lucky bastard. If the node's backhaul fibre is used it could congest and then you add CVC congestion. It wouldn't surprise me if NBN is inflating the price of switching to fibre as it wouldn't...
by n1cholas
23 Jul 2017, 13:52
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 395
Views: 84385

Re: The NBN thread

When the NBN gets to me I'll prolly go with Internode for that too, less than 200m to the node ftw :!: I would advise against signing a contract so if Internode has congestion issues you can more cheaply and easily switch ISPs. If you sign a contract potentially having to go through the Telecommuni...
by n1cholas
06 Jul 2017, 18:12
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: New PC Build
Replies: 11
Views: 2471

Re: New PC Build

So the only issue I've run in to so far is that the U14S CPU fan is pretty big, and I have a microATX board. I either need to mount the fan horizontally or put my video card in the second PCIe slot What case do you have? If the PSU is at the top of the case exhausting the heat from the CPU right in...
by n1cholas
16 Jun 2017, 19:18
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Recommend a Modem/Router
Replies: 18
Views: 3504

Re: Recommend a Modem/Router

The 7590 isn't available yet but it has been confirmed that it uses a Lantiq modem so no way of knowing its FTTN performance and reliability before release. Other Lantiq modems have been hit and miss on FTTN but the general consensus is they aren't as good as Broadcom modems especially for users on ...
by n1cholas
16 Jun 2017, 10:31
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Recommend a Modem/Router
Replies: 18
Views: 3504

Re: Recommend a Modem/Router

Stay away from the Fritz!Box 7390, it's Ikanos modems FTTN performance and reliability is subpar. https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2466957 The 7490 is likely better but still worse than Broadcom modems for FTTN performance and reliability. Since you're in an apartment you will lik...
by n1cholas
15 Jun 2017, 22:16
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Recommend a Modem/Router
Replies: 18
Views: 3504

Re: Recommend a Modem/Router

Wireless modem/routers generally have average at best wireless and often have crippled firmware especially ISP supplied units. Less features = less things to go wrong = lower support costs. Should a surge come down the PSTN and fry the modem or it just dies it is easily replaced with another modem/r...
by n1cholas
15 Jun 2017, 09:05
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Recommend a Modem/Router
Replies: 18
Views: 3504

Re: Recommend a Modem/Router

If you're going to be on FTTN it'd be best to use your ISP's recommended modem/router preferably one that can be bridged to a more capable wireless router so that's an option at a later date. FTTN is issue prone and when you do have issues using your ISPs recommended modem/router may make troublesho...
by n1cholas
08 Jun 2017, 22:10
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Windows 10 for gaming...
Replies: 70
Views: 14221

Re: Windows 10 for gaming...

I was looking at the pi to do essentially just basicly office apps, browse Internet/check email and Skype. If it'll do that it's perfect. Multitasking is miserable given the Pi 3 only has 1 GB of RAM. If productivity is important you'll want to look at something more processor power and RAM, the am...
by n1cholas
08 Jun 2017, 02:39
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Windows 10 for gaming...
Replies: 70
Views: 14221

Re: Windows 10 for gaming...

kharis wrote:
07 Jun 2017, 22:41
Do you reckon the pi would work as a plex server?
It isn't powerful enough, lack of hardware support for H265 and VP8/9 decoding may mean it's not an ideal client in future.

https://www.reddit.com/r/PleX/comments/ ... enough_to/
by n1cholas
07 Jun 2017, 21:39
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Windows 10 for gaming...
Replies: 70
Views: 14221

Re: Windows 10 for gaming...

Has anyone tried Windows 10 IoT :?:[/url] I got a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B bundle earlier this year from http://www.logicware.com.au which consisted of: 1. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBC 2. Third party case with fan 3. Third party power supply with on/off switch 4. 32GB Samsung Evo microSD 4. Heatsinks f...