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Reply 1740 of 1790, by libby

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Grabbed this pointless black double wide ATX server case with a massive 240mm radiator attached to the top and some watercooling blocks, tubes and reservoir installed. For... reasons.

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Reply 1742 of 1790, by libby

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luckybob wrote on 2022-11-21, 07:23:

I have like a DOZEN boards I can think to put into a box like that....

My GUESS is it was originally built to run an EVGA Classified SR-2 as the waterblocks seem to be for LGA1366.

Reply 1743 of 1790, by RandomStranger

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Not a hardware, but a tool. I got myself a new soldering station. The soldering iron I had was the cheapest and crappiest thing possible. Directly plugged into the wall socket and there was no way to control it's temperature. It took an eternity to heat up, then quickly overheated. It was very difficult to do even the most basic jobs with it. The new one is still nothing special, just a decent low-end station.

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Reply 1744 of 1790, by BetaC

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Today I upgraded from a 9700k to a 12700k, and was summarily punished for trying to have fun.

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I sincerely hate Tempered glass. I hate that half of the cases you could want to use are geared towards showing off the LEDs that I don't even have.
Cleaning up took longer than putting the damn thing together and installing windows combined.

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Reply 1745 of 1790, by appiah4

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Tempered glass is so fucking dumb.. Plexi was kind of agreeable but this trend needs to end. Enjoy your 12700K btw. Personally I would have waited for the black friday deals and gone for AM5 😀

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Reply 1746 of 1790, by BetaC

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-11-24, 06:40:

Tempered glass is so fucking dumb.. Plexi was kind of agreeable but this trend needs to end. Enjoy your 12700K btw. Personally I would have waited for the black friday deals and gone for AM5 😀

I made the choice consciously. I've had issues with certain older games not wanting to run on my old Ryzen 1700, and was able to use the 32GB of DDR4 in my current system to save a nice $150 immediately. I was also able to find a z690 board that had PS/2 for my Model M, so I'm happy about that.

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Reply 1747 of 1790, by appiah4

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BetaC wrote on 2022-11-24, 07:06:
appiah4 wrote on 2022-11-24, 06:40:

Tempered glass is so fucking dumb.. Plexi was kind of agreeable but this trend needs to end. Enjoy your 12700K btw. Personally I would have waited for the black friday deals and gone for AM5 😀

I made the choice consciously. I've had issues with certain older games not wanting to run on my old Ryzen 1700, and was able to use the 32GB of DDR4 in my current system to save a nice $150 immediately. I was also able to find a z690 board that had PS/2 for my Model M, so I'm happy about that.

Enjoy man. 😀 I upgraded from a 2600 to 5600X recently, keeping the B450 board and DDR4 RAM was a factor for me as well.

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Reply 1748 of 1790, by RandomStranger

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Tempered glass has pros and cons. It shatters, but don't get scratched as easily as plexi. It also doesn't need lighting to show of the contents, just like with watches for example.
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Reply 1749 of 1790, by pentiumspeed

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Got a nick somewhere or got hit on low quality tempered glass. The digitizer glass on phones and tablet is properly tempered, and take lot of stress, can be bent over 50 degrees before breaking, till it get scratched will start crack into several cracks, but not shatter into little pieces like you have. This little pieces is indication of low quality glass overly brittle or not annealed.

Get a good quality smoked glass from glass shop.

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Reply 1750 of 1790, by BetaC

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pentiumspeed wrote on 2022-11-25, 01:32:

Got a nick somewhere or got hit on low quality tempered glass. The digitizer glass on phones and tablet is properly tempered, and take lot of stress, can be bent over 50 degrees before breaking, till it get scratched will start crack into several cracks, but not shatter into little pieces like you have. This little pieces is indication of low quality glass overly brittle or not annealed.

Get a good quality smoked glass from glass shop.

Cheers,

I’m just gonna use the back side door that I already ordered, but thanks. I’m perfectly content with nothing being visible but air flowing well.

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Reply 1751 of 1790, by Shponglefan

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RandomStranger wrote on 2022-11-24, 08:16:
Tempered glass has pros and cons. It shatters, but don't get scratched as easily as plexi. It also doesn't need lighting to show […]
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Tempered glass has pros and cons. It shatters, but don't get scratched as easily as plexi. It also doesn't need lighting to show of the contents, just like with watches for example.
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Isn't that sapphire crystal used on that watch?

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Reply 1752 of 1790, by RandomStranger

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Shponglefan wrote on 2022-11-25, 13:16:
RandomStranger wrote on 2022-11-24, 08:16:
Tempered glass has pros and cons. It shatters, but don't get scratched as easily as plexi. It also doesn't need lighting to show […]
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Tempered glass has pros and cons. It shatters, but don't get scratched as easily as plexi. It also doesn't need lighting to show of the contents, just like with watches for example.
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Isn't that sapphire crystal used on that watch?

Seiko doesn't use sapphire. Sadly. That's one of the few faults I find with their watches and that's why I specifically used an image of a Seiko Presage. They use a proprietary mineral crystal they call hardlex.
https://theslenderwrist.com/hardlex-crystal/

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Reply 1753 of 1790, by Standard Def Steve

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I bought my first USB-C thumb drive today. Nothing too flashy (ha?), just the cheapest 128GB SanDisk I could find. Cheap, because I don't even trust the highest-end flash drives with important data. No, for that, I always bust out the external HDD or do a network transfer.

For quick and dirty file transportation though, the cheap little SanDisk is absolutely fine and writes surprisingly quickly. The best part is that it doesn't require a dongle to talk to my freakishly thin work laptop, a Dell "I-don't-care-for-USB-A" XPS 13. Bloody fantastic.

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Reply 1754 of 1790, by RandomStranger

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Some cheap drives are better than others I guess. I picked up a couple of Kingston Data Traveller DT50 something like 2 years ago. The Data Traveller line were cheep and good and the drive itself gave a great sense of quality in hand. But it has serious overheating and throttling issues.

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Reply 1755 of 1790, by Ozzuneoj

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Talking about flash drives just made me think about the one I have been carrying around for installing anti-malware software, drivers and other diagnostic stuff for many years. It's one of the old black and teal colored rubberized Corsair Flash Voyager drives. I bought it in May of *drum roll*... 2007! It went through the wash a year or two after I got it, and it survived with no problems. It still has no issues at all, other than being 2GB and fairly slow, but it is honestly rarely an issue for what I use it for. I don't dump 500MB graphics drivers on the poor thing.

I like it for a rather odd reason. The grippy rubber shell and the lack of any sliding mechanism means that it always just goes firmly right into a USB port without fiddling around. A lot of the sliding ones tend to collapse when inserted and that's just irritating, especially when working with unfamiliar computers. Amazingly, I have never lost the little rubber cap for it either, though I was pretty sure I did once. It has been to so many people's houses and been plugged into so many computers over the years. I should probably start using something else... I would probably be sad if I lost it after almost 16 years. 🤣

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Reply 1756 of 1790, by bjwil1991

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I have a SanDisk 128GB USB3 flash drive that supports both USB-A and USB-C and it was about $20 after taxes and it's not that bad.

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Reply 1757 of 1790, by Nexxen

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Cpu + mobo combo.
Ryzen 5 2600x + Asus TUF GAMING b450m pro II for 120€

No ram but I have 16gb @3200mhz bought for another project.

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Reply 1759 of 1790, by Nexxen

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-12-23, 07:19:

Wow that is a very good deal sir.

I thought so, the motherboard has room for a 5000 series cpu upgrade in the future.
Mobo is great, has all I need.

Got lucky 😀

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