The "New Toys" Thread

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Used EVGA GTX960SC for $40, new Seasonic 620W S12-II power supply for $30 - all going in an 18 month old gaming PC that someone told me to take with me rather than fix the problems it was having (bad video card, bad power supply). Works great now.

Also, after my 17+ year old microwave went on fire, found a nice almost never used gigantic Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave for $40. 2.2 cubic foot, 1250W. https://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/NN-H965BF.html
 
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Viofo A119 V2 dash camera with 128GB microSD card, a polarizing filter, and two gps mounts.

Seems to work fine and has good low light use. No real video noise but it’s not super dark at night. Audio is good and the clips don’t duplicate the last second of the previous clip so that cuts down on editing if you do that stuff.

Overall, I like.
 

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While the forums were broken, I bought an MX-500 2TB SSD Drive and 64GB of RAM to upgrade my computer. In the not too distant future, I want to replace the GTX 980 video card that came with my computer, though I am still on the fence of getting a 1080Ti or 2080 Ti.
 

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I changed jobs in September last year, so of course there was some crappy laptop waiting for me:

(Apple Macbook Pro Touchbar 6-core)

And since I work from home now, coding shit and suchlike, I felt like I needed a 4K screen:

(LG 27UD58)
 

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Following a series of hardware issues with the screen since I got the battery replaced on my HTC 10 at a store that I shall forever curse under my breath, I decided that instead of trying to deal with it or slowly repair my daily driver of a phone, I should get a replacement and fix the 10 on my own time.

Ever since smartphones hit the market, I've been in the HTC camp. Started with the Touch Diamond (Windows ME with a custom skin - the first days of Sense, before it was even called that), which I tinkered with and actually got Android 1.6 to run on, followed by pure Android devices: Desire, One S, One M7, One M9 and finally 10.

But it would seem the days of HTC, after being forecasted for so many years, are finally coming to an end. They haven't produced a single device to catch my eye as a viable replacement since the 10 (which is pushing on 3 years) so recutantly and with a heavy heart I went with another brand.

I'll miss you, HTC. You were the granddaddy of smartphones, you had such potential and brought many innovations to the market. But now it's over. :(


It's a OnePlus 6 in the lowest spec (still pretty beefy). 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage in Mirror Black.

Now I need a case, cause damn does that rear glass look fragile.
 

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I loved my first three HTCs (I’d actually like to get my hands on a Touch HD again just for nostalgia) but the One M8 was the one that ended it for me. It was just a disappointing experience. That’s a good looking phone.
 

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Icebone says this is tech and I should post it here. I guess it has carbon and... clockwork? SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY

Wife and I went to Japan for a month on our honeymoon, I wanted to shoot 4x5 film while we were there but lugging my Cambo monorail around the Land of the Rising Sun and Strange Pornography was a non-starter - it's massive and heavy. So I balled out on a brand-new lightweight collapsible field camera to make that even remotely possible. It's a Chamonix 45F2 and it's just wonderful to use, and it uses a lot of carbon composite so it weighs fuck-all.





I also wanted a lighter wideangle for the trip because my current 90mm is a huge silly beast that covers 5x7, so I snagged a deal on a Caltar-branded Rodenstock Grandagon-N 90/6.8. Fantastic little lens, you can see it mounted on the camera in the second photo.
 

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Following a series of hardware issues with the screen since I got the battery replaced on my HTC 10 at a store that I shall forever curse under my breath, I decided that instead of trying to deal with it or slowly repair my daily driver of a phone, I should get a replacement and fix the 10 on my own time.

Ever since smartphones hit the market, I've been in the HTC camp. Started with the Touch Diamond (Windows ME with a custom skin - the first days of Sense, before it was even called that), which I tinkered with and actually got Android 1.6 to run on, followed by pure Android devices: Desire, One S, One M7, One M9 and finally 10.

But it would seem the days of HTC, after being forecasted for so many years, are finally coming to an end. They haven't produced a single device to catch my eye as a viable replacement since the 10 (which is pushing on 3 years) so recutantly and with a heavy heart I went with another brand.

I'll miss you, HTC. You were the granddaddy of smartphones, you had such potential and brought many innovations to the market. But now it's over. :(


It's a OnePlus 6 in the lowest spec (still pretty beefy). 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage in Mirror Black.

Now I need a case, cause damn does that rear glass look fragile.
Finally arrived. Didn't like any of the 3rd party options that much and the stock ebony wood one just looked so nice.





Feels so nice in the hand too!
 

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Yeah, that cover looks really tasteful on it. Congrats!
 

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Finally arrived. Didn't like any of the 3rd party options that much and the stock ebony wood one just looked so nice.
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Feels so nice in the hand too!
I have the same case for my 6T and love it. Not quite as much as the leather case (dat patina, tho) I had for the iPhone X, but it's a damn good case.
 

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The fan in my Corsair CX450M PSU sounded like a cement mixer when running, unless I mounted it upside down in my case. This ended up getting on my nerves, so I finally bit the bullet and ordered a replacement PSU while this one is being sent away for RMA. I debated long and hard about what PSU to buy, and initially leaned towards a BeQuiet one, but they had some stupid stuff that in the end put me off their PSUs (How can you call yourself "be quiet" when your PSUs don't even have a silent mode, but spin their fan all the time), and then I ran into a 10 eur Amazon voucher on the 2018 Corsair RM550x, which in the end swayed me to buy that one, even though I am more than a little unhappy with the quality of my CX450M (that had already been RMA'd once for exactly the same issue). Quality of the RM series feels WAY better though. All cables feel much nicer, and the build quality of the unit is a huge improvement. So hopefully this will stay silent, like it's supposed to. Only downside is that my HDD's noise is now even more noticeable...
And I added the whole build to builds.gg: https://builds.gg/builds/duvelke-14474
A stock photo for those that care:
 
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Been a lot of years since I've had access to a TIG machine, looking forward to fabricating again! Couldn't justify the price of a blue or red machine, but should be good enough for a home-gamer like me. It's a 225A AC/DC inverter machine, I learned to TIG on a Miller Dynasty so having all the current and flow controls will be right at home for me - the really basic TIG units feel rather crippled.

One might say I'm pretty... amped.
 
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