j5create USB-C Triple Display Docking Station (JCD543)

· · · Cable

j5create USB-C Triple Display Docking Station retails for S$199 on Hachi.tech.

As the product name implies, the JCD543 is a USB-C docking station that supports up to three monitors alongside with other ports.

j5create USB-C Triple Display Docking Station (JCD543) - Box Front
j5create USB-C Triple Display Docking Station (JCD543) – Box Front

Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable (0.8m)

· · · Cable

The Razer Core X Chroma comes with a 0.5m Thunderbolt 3 cable. There is nothing wrong with the length, but the build quality of the cable is questionable.

I tested it with three MacBook Pros and all three experience frequent disconnections from the eGPU. It can be as frequent as once every 30 minutes. It is extremely irritating. Upon Googling, it seems to be a common problem.

Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable (0.8m) - Box Front
Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable (0.8m) – Box Front

InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer

· · · Gadget

Saw one of my friend’s (Terry) Facebook posts on recommendations for a digital thermometer, and he ended up buying the InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer from Amazon Singapore.

I joined the bandwagon and bought the same thermometer for S$48.91. It ships from Amazon.com, but since I am an Amazon Singapore Prime member, shipping is free for me.

InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer - Box Front
InstamediQ Digital Forehead and Ear Thermometer – Box Front

DEMCiflex Dust Filter ST30 Double 120mm

· · · Hardware

The Lian Li TU150 doesn’t come with any dust filter at the bottom. As the bottom fan is responsible for the intake of air, it will be dusty.

Benjamin recommended me to get the DEMCiflex Dust Filter ST30 Double 120mm from Amazon.

DEMCiflex Dust Filter ST30 Double 120mm - Packaging Front
DEMCiflex Dust Filter ST30 Double 120mm – Packaging Front

Arctic P12 PWM PST Fan

· · · Hardware

For casing, I am looking at Lian Li TU150 in black. It is a mini-ITX chassis that supports four 120mm fans — two at the bottom, one in front, and one at the back.

They say Noctua has the best casing fans and hence it is expensive. It cost about US$29.90 (S$42) each.

Arctic P12 PWM PST Fan - Box Front
Arctic P12 PWM PST Fan – Box Front

G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series 32GB RAM

· · · Hardware

Benjamin recommended me to go with AMD instead of Intel. So I will be getting the AMD Ryzen R-3700X.

For RAM, Benjamin recommended the G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series 32GB. It is a PC4-28800, 3,600 MHz, 288 pins RAM with a CAS Latency of CL16 (16-19-19-39) at 1.35V.

G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series 32GB RAM - Box Front
G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series 32GB RAM – Box Front

SanDisk Ultra 3D 2TB SSD

· · · Storage

My secondary storage will be the SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 2TB Internal SSD. I got it for US$209.99 (S$292) on Amazon. Shipping to Singapore is an additional US$4.71 (S$7).

Unlike the addlink S70 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD which uses NVMe connector to give you speed of up to 3,500 MB/s, this SanDisk Ultra 3D 2TB SSD is slightly slower as it uses SATA III. The advertised read speed is up to 560 MB/s and write speed is up to 530 MB/s.

SanDisk Ultra 3D 2TB SSD - Box Front
SanDisk Ultra 3D 2TB SSD – Box Front

addlink S70 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD

· · · Storage

So I decided to build a new gaming PC. Benjamin helped me put together a list of computer parts to buy based on my budget as I have lost touch with it.

I am getting the RAM, SSD, Case Fans, and Case Fan Filter from Amazon, while the rest I might get from Dynacore next month.

addlink S70 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD - Box Front
addlink S70 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD – Box Front