Hanging on!

Greetings Bandits 2021!

School is back…sort of!? I’m looking forward to hearing all the highs and lows of online learning from you all.

We had a really fun Build and Destroy PC Build the other day, despite not actually doing any building as I had neglected to purchase any memory.

Problem solved…our fancy new G. Skill TridentZ Neo DDR4 showed up last night (Rainbow Vomit included…that’s RGB leds for those in the know!) so I’ll be giving it another go this week!

We were joined by my friend Allyn Malventano, who, having run Nuclear Subs and delved into Cybersecurity for the Navy, got hired away from his PC Perspectives Podcasting gig to work at Intel on their latest and greatest SSDs! And of course our resident PC Guru (and original TechBandit) Lord Chunky! Huge thank to TechBandits sponsor Dstat for covering the cost of the entire system for our ThinkNoodles Bandit!

Here’s the parts list:

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3600XT 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor
MotherboardMSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$99.99 @ Newegg Canada
MemoryG.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory$153.99 @ Newegg Canada
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$142.08 @ Vuugo
Video CardAsus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB DUAL MINI OC Video Card
CasePhanteks Eclipse P400A Digital ATX Mid Tower Case$124.99 @ Canada Computers
Power SupplyAntec Earthwatts Gold Pro 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$109.75 @ Vuugo
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$149.50 @ Vuugo
KeyboardRazer Huntsman Mini RGB Wired Mini Keyboard$159.99 @ Amazon Canada
MouseRazer DeathAdder Essential Wired Optical Mouse$70.00 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$1010.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-04 11:12 EST-0500
Our DSTAT Sponsored ThinkNoodles PC Build

So What do we have in store!? I’m really excited to have Nathaniel join us for Today’s TechBandits (Monday Jan 4th) to talk about games as art and using game systems to tell stories and making games as a tween, as that’s when he started making games. Games that he’s got as inspirations include The Sims, Hitman, Middle Earth:Shadow of Mordor.

But it’s not just games, I’d also like to chat about his music and how he’s been approaching that. Here’s a couple of his creations on BandCamp (A platform we might want to ask him about too!):

He’s also curious about what the TechBandits think about a band called  black midi. They’re his favorite band right now, but as he puts it “they are pretty insane” and he doesn’t expect you to like them!? Have a listen and look forward to hearing what you think of what’s been called experimental rock, math rock, noise rock, and post-punk!?

See you all 4pm EST Monday Jan 4th 2021!

https://www.twitch.tv/techbanditry

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