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I got an old-ass hotmail account (think I opened it in high school) and a gmail one. They supplement each other well enough.
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speakers have arrived
For some throwaway $20 refurb speakers, these aren't bad. Woof is respectable, tweet is pretty clear.
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The refurb printer/fax/scanner went to below $30. Pulled the trigger.
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Deskjet? The ink alone is $70 a pop.
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Awesome. I'll pretty much be using it for ticket printing purposes and some scans. Hell, more scans than anything else.
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Got bored, bought a core i5-6600k + mobo + 2x8GB of RAM

Unsure if need new video card. mine's 2 or 3 years old?
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What are the specs on the vid card?
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Hmmm, appears to be a GeForce 9800GTX+

I think I gave my wife the one that's newer for her photography setup.
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Should be legit.
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I bought a bunch of crap, and still haven't put it together. sigh

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I upgraded my 9800GTX last year. Was past due. Playing Rust improved dramatically.
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I've also got an R7-260X lying around. What I really need is time to do all this shit.
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Machine built... drivers installing.

i think this is my last time building a machine. Part of the reason I do it is that i have a crapton of storage (8x3TB storage drives, RAID 5 with 1 hot spare), and want to make sure the case, etc all works well together. I used to have 14 drives, but I no longer need the other RAID so it got retired. Eventually, 8-10TB drives will become more common, and then I'll only need 4 drives.
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I infinitely prefer building my own to buying brand units.
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Last time I bought someone else's parts bundle... didn't like. I am currently 20 feet away from it and the case fans sound like a jet engine.... and this is the sound they always make, it isn't like they are temporarily spun up higher.

I will always buy my own tested (nothing brand new on the market) parts and read the copious reviews, first, so I don't get a jet engine case again.
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GORDON wrote:Last time I bought someone else's parts bundle... didn't like. I am currently 20 feet away from it and the case fans sound like a jet engine.... and this is the sound they always make, it isn't like they are temporarily spun up higher.

I will always buy my own tested (nothing brand new on the market) parts and read the copious reviews, first, so I don't get a jet engine case again.
I used to have those. I made damned sure my current case didn't have that problem. The standard 3 work quite well, even during summer.
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I want a silent machine.
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You're god damned right you do.
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Malcolm wrote: The refurb printer/fax/scanner went to below $30. Pulled the trigger.
Got around to setting this up. After a minor annoyance, it's up and running, wifi-enabled, printing colour.
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TheCatt wrote: Machine built... drivers installing.

i think this is my last time building a machine. Part of the reason I do it is that i have a crapton of storage (8x3TB storage drives, RAID 5 with 1 hot spare), and want to make sure the case, etc all works well together. I used to have 14 drives, but I no longer need the other RAID so it got retired. Eventually, 8-10TB drives will become more common, and then I'll only need 4 drives.
TheCatt wrote: I want a silent machine.
Rebuilding the "my last time" desktop machine with a silent case + PSU. Going to remove the RAID since I now have a 5x10TB RAID 5 NAS. But it's an ATX mobo, so still need a mid-tower.
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