Computing & Electronics

Working from home is going to be the new order of the day. Find here all the computing equipment you need to set up the perfect home office space.

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Corsair RM750x 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $169 Delivered @ Amazon AU

Corsair RM750x 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $169 Delivered @ Amazon AU

Great price on this top tier PSU! Haven’t seen it this low in quite a while now, so grab it while it lasts. Not sure if still relevant but PSU tier list from LTT forums. EDIT: try APPONLY10 code for $10 off. This is a targeted deal. If not, don’t forget 4% cashback from Cashrewards and Shopback. Thanks Outsider Some features: Excellent price. Needed to use my $30 Amazon AU credit from the PS5 preorder (which can only be used on Amazon AU listings, by March 21…), so this was perfect, thanks. Thanks for the post! It might be worth

Dell: 10% Cashback on Everything + Bonus $100 Cashback with $800+ Spend @ ShopBack

Dell: 10% Cashback on Everything + Bonus $100 Cashback with $800+ Spend @ ShopBack

Just received this email from ShopBack. 10% cashback on everything at Dell, was up to 6%. Also if you go to the ‘Earn More’ section of the ShopBack app, there is a challenge listed there where you get $100 cashback with $800 spend at Dell. You must click ‘Start’ on that challenge to be eligible before your $800+ purchase. Screenshot Thanks OP. CR are doing the same. Along with a bonus $100 with $800 spend? Ah no, just the same cashback rate. Does this include outlet? Outlet is never included in cashback Are there any approved coupons? Very tempted to

Seagate 8TB External HDD $190.17 + Delivery ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon UK via AU

Seagate 8TB External HDD $190.17 + Delivery ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon UK via AU

Approximately $50 drop according to the Camels. More words. More words. Ewh special edition…? Probably no shuck? Why? A hard drive is a hard drive, dont worry about the marketing. Some of them have the USB controller on the logic board, so there’s no SATA interface. That’d be a no-shuck drive. I don’t know about this drive though. Oh right, i wasnt aware of those – are they super uncommon? Just about ever enclosed 3.5 drive i see is able to be ripped out and shucked I’ve only seen this on WD 2.5″ drives, and its pretty endemic there. All

WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD $139 Delivered @ PC Byte

WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD $139 Delivered @ PC Byte

A low price on this excellent and popular M.2 NVMe SSD with free shipping. If you don’t mind waiting a few extra weeks you can get it slightly cheaper from Amazon UK. What do people do about their OS when they install a new SSD/HDD? Can you copy it over somehow or do you need a new license? You could clone it but a I think a lot of people use it as an excuse to do a clean install for a bit of a forced tidy up. I don’t see why you’re licence should be invalid just because you’re

[eBay Plus] Xiaomi Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34" $470.40 Delivered @ digiDIRECT eBay

[eBay Plus] Xiaomi Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34″ $470.40 Delivered @ digiDIRECT eBay

Original Coupon Deal Definitely the cheapest I’ve seen. Xiaomi Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34″ w/ 144Hz WQHD FreeSync 4ms 9 available Sorry I bought the first one :p I must have been the second one too. Got it! And it looks like it will be delivered this week too. So glad I didn’t jump on the last deal. Are these Australian stock ? Digidirect is a local store and they mentioned they don’t see grey imports on the listing. Damn… I don’t have ebay plus.. someone want to buy it for me? 😉 Ebay Plus Trial? Well that was quick…

Toshiba Canvio Slim 2TB Portable HDD $41.40 @ Officeworks, Bondi

Toshiba Canvio Slim 2TB Portable HDD $41.40 @ Officeworks, Bondi

First post please be brutal. Toshiba Canvio Slim 2TB USB3.0 Aluminium Case Portable Hard Drive. Just picked up one of these today from Officeworks Bondi Junction, Sydney. Clearance price of $41.40. Best to call for availability as pic does not link to deal. Thanks. Any luck in VIC ?? its raining Shepparton …………… 001 001 (03) 5822 8700 Ballarat …………….. 002 002 (03) 5320 1400 Coburg ………………. 001 001 (03) 9353 5400 Altona North …………. 002 002 (03) 9392 6600 Russell St, Melbourne …. 001 001 (03) 8665 6400 Geelong ……………… 003 003 (03) 5223 8200 Richmond …………….. 001 001

Ziqian 1080p Webcam $22.55 + Delivery (free with Prime) @ Zi Qian via Amazon AU

Ziqian 1080p Webcam $22.55 + Delivery (free with Prime) @ Zi Qian via Amazon AU

This popular webcam fluctuates a lot lately but frequently dropping to sub $25. $22.55 at the time of this posting, not the lowest ever but pretty good price for a basic webcam. Be quick and double check the price in case it bounces back. Set your price alert at 3Camel in case it’s expired, and don’t forget cashback damn, I bought this for $55 1.5 months ago. But worked reimbursed me for it so I’m not too concerned Care to comment on how it is for Skype/teams conferences? I’m looking for a basic upgrade from my crappy laptop camera Yup

TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home AC1300 Mesh Wi-Fi System 3-Pack $179 + Shipping @ Shopping Express

TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home AC1300 Mesh Wi-Fi System 3-Pack $179 + Shipping @ Shopping Express

Deco M5 3 Pack for $179 + Shipping, best price I’ve seen as of late. Shipping was $11.89 for Sydney city bringing total to $190.89 which is still cheapest I’ve ever seen it. Good price, price matched it last time from bunnings, very happy with it just a bit warm. Sadly Bunnings not open to price beat this 1 hour deal:( Probably wait for a better price. Got these. They work flawlessly. They were $182 on TGG Commercial site the other day, now out of stock. Are these any good, if you don’t have an ethernet backhaul? I’m considering connecting

WD My Book Desktop External Hard Drive 12TB $304.84 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon UK via AU

WD My Book Desktop External Hard Drive 12TB $304.84 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon UK via AU

Good price for a quality shuckable Helium 12Tb drive inside. Better than the WD Elements as it comes with a 3 year global warranty compared to https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/572428 which has 2 years. WD will replace the UK power adapter with an Aussie one – just raise a support case and ask nicely. Also don’t forget Shopback or Cashrewards… Features: * Auto backup with included WD Backup software and time Machine compatibility * Password protection with hardware encryption * WD Discovery software for WD security, social media and cloud storage import and WD Drive Utilities * Usb 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible

Western Digital WD Blue SN550 M.2 2280 NVMe 500GB 2,400 MB/s $79 Delivered @ PC Byte

Western Digital WD Blue SN550 M.2 2280 NVMe 500GB 2,400 MB/s $79 Delivered @ PC Byte

Better price than Prime Day deal Capacity : 500GB Form Factor : M.2 (2280) Read : 2,400 MB/s Write : 1,750 MB/s Interface : NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 Good price! so cheap. Tempting even though i don’t need one. If you don’t need one, save the m.2 for a higher capacity. Curious.. why? Most motherboards have limited m.2, whereas you can have many sata drives. If you use a smaller one then upgrade to a larger, you might find you can’t use it now. @ATangk: Can always use a spare PCIE slot with a cheap m.2 adapter. @ComfortablyNumb: yeah they are

Corsair RM850x 80 Plus Gold, 850 Watts, Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $185 Delivered @ Amazon AU

Corsair RM850x 80 Plus Gold, 850 Watts, Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $185 Delivered @ Amazon AU

Finally came across a bargain worth posting. Free delivery if you are an Amazon Prime member of course. I pulled the trigger for $175 using the APPONLY10 code. My dream PSU for this price. Darn glad I waited. RM750x available for $169 also: https://www.amazon.com.au/Corsair-RM750X-Fully-Modular-135mm… Can stack with $10 discount from coupon code APPONLY10 if you are eligible. Original Coupon Deal Bargain for 850. 750 been a little cheaper during Prime Day sales, but great price right now. cool dude. Nice first deal. Crazy cheap for the 850x Any 1000w +? Very good price, wish I’d waited Damnit! Literally just bought

Be quiet! Pure Base 500 TG Case Metallic Gray & White $89 (Was $125) + Delivery @ PC Case Gear

Be quiet! Pure Base 500 TG Case Metallic Gray & White $89 (Was $125) + Delivery @ PC Case Gear

Came across this case on their black friday sale Available in metallic gray Both also listed on eBay + $30.56 Delivery to 2000 varies depending postcode Metallic Gray White You be quiet no you be quiet No you be quiet Shut up all of you! @FireRunner: Be quiet! All of you. @randomsquat: Just shut the **** up y’all! @BongoOB: be quiet please! god Are these actually super silent ? Serious question. I am very sensitive to noise at night even my iMac fan sometimes gets me and I can’t concentrate. I have an old Acer pc which has fan which

Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse $169.00 with Free Standard Delivery & Free Returns from Microsoft Store AU

Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse $169.00 with Free Standard Delivery & Free Returns from Microsoft Store AU

Been Looking for a wireless mouse for a while, saw this link from another mouse special. This is the best price I have seen for the Viper Ultimate. It is from the Microsoft Australian site. Store in title please Been waiting for this to be discounted , cheers! Bought this in August same store for $215, dame you Microsoft! Incredible price for one of the best mice on the market. Thanks OP! Anyone know if this comes with charging dock? Can someone explain why this mouse is $170 It’s one of the best wireless gaming mice you can get. “Excellent

Ryzen 7 5800X RX 6800 Gaming PC [Tuf X570 WiFi/16GB 3200/480/850G]: $2539 + Delivery @ TechFast

Ryzen 7 5800X RX 6800 Gaming PC [Tuf X570 WiFi/16GB 3200/480/850G]: $2539 + Delivery @ TechFast

Plenty of interest in the Ryzen 9 version posted a couple of days ago but there are just enough RX 6800 in our first allocation to offer it in a deal with the R7 5800X, for the regular retail price difference of $160 lower (not enough 5600Xs around to offer here). GPU will go out of stock on both when sold out to prevent overselling until we reactivate with new incoming stock. RX 6800 XT allocation is sold out so not offered here. Be quick to nab this high spec 1440P beast. Plenty of other Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals already

Crucial 16GB DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) SODIMM RAM Memory $67.92 + Delivery ($0 with Prime) @Amazon UK via AU

Crucial 16GB DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) SODIMM RAM Memory $67.92 + Delivery ($0 with Prime) @Amazon UK via AU

Crucial 16GB DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) SODIMM 260-Pin Memory – CT16G4SFRA266 CT16G4SFRA266 is a 16GB DDR4 notebook module that operates at speeds up to 2666 MT/s and has a CL19 latency. It is an Unbuffered SODIMM and can be built either as single-ranked or dual-ranked. It conforms to the industry standard DDR4 SODIMM layout of 260 pins and is compatible with systems that take DDR4 2666 MT/s SODIMM memory. My delivery for this was apparently lost. Ordered 16/10. Auspost refund? Amazon should easily sort that out for you their CS is pretty awesome. Imagine doing amazon Returns and item got

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC Gaming 3GB - $169 + Delivery @ BPC Tech

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC Gaming 3GB – $169 + Delivery @ BPC Tech

Good value GPU, picked it up as a temp until the 3080s or 6800xt’s become available at a reasonable price of course. NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB 1152 Pixel Pipelines 1607 MHz Base Clock 1835 MHz Boost Clock That’s a great price, but 3GB VRAM is gonna be tough for newer games Had this card in the ITX box since launch, very quiet and reliable for a single fan 3 gigs really sucks though, have to turn down quite a few settings in new stuff. I’d personally go for this RX570 8GB for extra $20 (or slightly less after delivery charge)

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Tips on Computing

Computer laptop VS. desktop

Desktop and laptop computers have the same features most of the time. Most desktop computers are smaller than in the past. No need for a huge case for a laptop computer anymore! You can opt for a laptop if you want to remain in your workspace and do not want to carry your machine out with you in the field. The benefits of using a desktop is that it is easier to patch and update and more economical than a notebook computer.

 

Tips on Computing

Purchasing online or in store

Buying a costly product online instead of in store can be a bit challenging.Helpful information can be found in people’s feedback and reviews; regardless of how comfortable you are with online shopping. If the product you want to purchase is different from the current one, for example, offers touchscreen or it’s a tablet,  you should definitely go in store first and try it out and then you can still purchase it online. 

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Computing & Tech Trends 2020

5G Mobile Devices and Wi-Fi 6

For years, 5G mobile networks have been in progress, and we first see them in 2019. According to Statista, as many as 2 million 5G powered smartphones will ship worldwide in 2020. Look at the ease of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 smartphones or wider form-factor solutions that are always on by cellular capabilities, 2020 marks an inflection point. A key trend would be to invest in the infrastructure to make it a reality. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In our everyday experiences with the cloud, the last decade has seen an explosion of machine learning (ML). The basis for this disruption is the availability of large crowd-sourced label data, the increase in computer resource productivity at lower cost, and the advances in ML algorithms.

Computer Essentials

Wireless Keyboard & Mouse

As a lot of business due to COVID-19 pandemic had to turn their employees to work from home the demand for home office equipment has grown. Two of the most essential gadgets that contribute to effectively work from home include wireless keyboard and mouse.

 

Portable Charging Devices 

Portable charging devices has changed peoples lives. You are able now to charge your phone within couple of hours while you’re on the move. And it gets even better! as technology advances superhub start existing. They offer multiple ports suitable for different functionalities from charging mobile to connecting multiple display screens to your laptop or desktop computer.

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