- May 18, 2009
- 2,165 (0.44/day)
|System Name||Personal / HTPC|
|Processor||Ryzen 5900x / i5-4460|
|Motherboard||Asrock x570 Phantom Gaming 4 /ASRock Z87 Extreme4|
|Cooling||Corsair H100i / stock HSF|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 3200 / 8GB DDR3 1600|
|Video Card(s)||ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3080 / EVGA RTX 3060 XC|
|Storage||500GB Samsung Pro 970, 250 GB SSD, 1TB & 500GB Western Digital / 2x 4TB & 1x 8TB WD Red|
|Display(s)||Dell - S3220DGF 32" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor / 50" LCD TV|
|Case||CoolerMaster HAF XB Evo / CM HAF XB Evo|
|Power Supply||850W SeaSonic X Series / 750W SeaSonic X Series|
|Keyboard||Black Microsoft Natural Elite Keyboard|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro 64 / Windows 10 Home 64|
Samsung 980 (1TB non-pro, paid it way too much at the time for what it is)
The very first version of the Cooler Master 212 (terrible design: you had to unmount it in order to change the fan since the brackets was screwed on and under the rad)
Some Samsung SyncMaster monitor (bad/failing capacitors - still alive, I replaced them)
Asus M4A87TD/USB3 motherboard (failing audio and USB)
My old platform in S775 (even if my Q6600 lasts me 11 years, limited to 6GB of DDR2 - can't get it to work with 4 dimms, I had some terrible moments at the end - swap/OOM)
I had a Samsung SyncMaster 226CW (I think that was the model) and the colors on it were great and had no other real issues.....expect around the 4 year mark when the image would blink/flash, like the monitor had a bad backlight issue. Sometimes it would take several minutes for the image to stop flashing....other times the image would vanish, like you powered the monitor off. Turning it off and back on generally fixed the issue. Like you, I had come to find out the capacitors on the power board were junk and bulging. I find a company that sold capacitors for monitors and purchased the 7 pack of capacitors for around $20 with shipping. Spent around 60 minutes pulling the monitor apart, removing and replacing the capacitors and the monitor ran great for another 5+ years.
I regret giving Razer a chance with the 2014 Razer Naga. Bleh, what a piece of junk. Many issues before the warranty ended and it literally broke 2 days after the warranty. Razer gave me the middle finger and even with all the support tickets I had opened on the mouse, they didn't care, they wouldn't do anything since it was out of the warranty period.
I regret my wife spending over $300 on the iPod (5th gen, I think it was. It was the first iPod that had the small color screen and you could play videos on it). Damn thing's HDD crapped out on me shortly after the warranty. To replace the HDD would cost more than buying a new one. I personally never spent a dime on Apple products for myself again and that was 12+ years ago.