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Ordered another Fenvi FV102 M.2 wireless NIC adapter for my i3 4130 system (I'll get around to posting about that computer eventually) for $14.
I originally ordered one all the way back in October 2017 to add WiFi to my main PC. That original adapter (I currently have an Intel AC 7265 module in it) is still going strong in my main rig, so I decided to get another one.

I put the module I originally had when I got the first adapter (an Intel AC 3160 pulled from a dead laptop) in this new one. Installed it in the system and it worked right away.

Haven't had any problems with the original adapter over the last year and a half, so if you have any M.2 wireless NICs sitting around doing nothing, and you need wireless on your rig, I'd definitely recommend it. They also have one that supports mini PCIe.
 
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I see (as an example) that the newer Samsung S10's there's two versions, one for the US (Snapdragon) and the rest of the world has another model which is slower.. Not really so fair me thinks.... still, my phone contract is coming up soon, I'm not sure what I'd like to go to next.. 64Gb with the OS, a few add on programs and such and then you can be at 40Gb free... Since everything is going nuts with mega pixels, a few 8k videos and such like it soon will be eaten.. Camera would be very important to me, carrying around a DSLR everywhere isn't an option when something that's a bit bigger than a credit card in length, that can fit in your pocket.. Much easier :)

Be nice to hear how you get on with the phone in like 6 months time, just to find out if it's gone well or not..... :)
So far Samsung's Exynmos CPU was (and still is) a lot faster than comparable Snapdragon in single core and a little faster or about the same in multi-core benchmarks.
Snapdragon's Adreno graphics are more powerful than ARM's Mali. That doesn't mean than ARM Mali within Samsung Exyons SOC is weak, but Adreno is the most powerful GPU for smartphones and it held that position for a while. Hence US version pulls better scores.

Considering cameras, Meizu 16th with Sony IMX 380 (rear) and IMX 376 (front) sensors packs a hefty punch. I would honestly give them 8/10. Its cameras are better than, for example Xiaomi Mi8's, and are in the same range with iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8. In the low light it makes far better pictures than overwhelming smartphones on the market. So, there are a few better, but there are also a lot, lot more smartphones with worse cameras - even the phones that cost more than twice as much.
Im my opinion, Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro / Mate 20X and P30 / P30 Pro have the best cameras on the market. They are also almost 2,5 times the pricetag of Meizu 16th.
 
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Coming soon...
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I especially like how Amazon gave me the option for "one day shipping", and after selecting it, it says it'll arrive in three days. I guess one equals three now...
 
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I'm definitely a bit jealous.
I wish I could justify the cost of a beast of a GPU like yours, I recently upgraded from a GTX 1060 to a GTX 1660 Ti.
 
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just bought avexir SSD E100 120 Gb and i found i7-3520M for a good price so why not :D:D
not a huge leap but from i5-3230M it looks pretty good
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Ordered another Fenvi FV102 M.2 wireless NIC adapter for my i3 4130 system (I'll get around to posting about that computer eventually) for $14.
I originally ordered one all the way back in October 2017 to add WiFi to my main PC. That original adapter (I currently have an Intel AC 7265 module in it) is still going strong in my main rig, so I decided to get another one.

I put the module I originally had when I got the first adapter (an Intel AC 3160 pulled from a dead laptop) in this new one. Installed it in the system and it worked right away.

Haven't had any problems with the original adapter over the last year and a half, so if you have any M.2 wireless NICs sitting around doing nothing, and you need wireless on your rig, I'd definitely recommend it. They also have one that supports mini PCIe.
Didn't know it even existed. Sweet I will do it in my rig!
 
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Didn't know it even existed. Sweet I will do it in my rig!
I was in the same situation a couple of years ago when I wanted to use Intel Wireless Display but boards with wifi was mostly ITX and I was using ATX and buying a Intel WiFi card and adapter for PCI-E was expensive so I ended up purchasing this kit from Gigabyte: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GC-WB867D-I-rev-20#ov



I still have it around even I do not use it anymore since I got onboard. The new rev 4.0 is using M.2. so it can be easily changed.
 
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It's not really tech by it's related because it's designed for taking tech products apart, repair and put together.

A online shop was having a sale and I could save about $15/€13,40/£11,51 and it's my first iFixit toolkit ever :D

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA well ... i will be ordering the exact same kit by the end of the week xD what was your price including the discount?
$61,40/€54,66/£46,97 including shipping to me :D
 
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$61,40/€54,66/£46,97 including shipping to me :D
well for me it's 79chf/70.20€/79.06$/60.63£ (no discount pure retail price and shipping include )

but i kinda really need it for a job for a colleague

i ordered a screen+digitizer for a Nokia 3 (12$ ~ ) that came with a toolkit (bleh, the screwdriver, the "guitar" pick and the prying tool are not too bad but the suction cup ... sucks... literally, but it also include the adhesive needed to re assemble the phone ) no oleophobic coating (but with a rigid type "Panzerglass" bundled with )
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first thing i noticed was the screen didn't had the "Nokia" branding top right ... and after peeling the protecting film i noticed in fact the seller did put a black tape above the logo (probably for custom

still need a heatgun tho ... will order one alongside the iFixit toolkit.


and since ... well ...
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a little thinner and less covering shell for my Pocophone F1 (still going 1mm above the phone screen and 2mm for the camera, so it still protect a bit) for when i have small pockets :laugh: roughly 2$
 
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After waiting three days for one day shipping, my new LG WH16NS40 Blu-ray drive arrived... in a small yellow envelope with very little padding. I was really worried about it when I saw the packaging. A bubble wrap lined paper envelope didn't seem like it would be adequate for a trip from Texas to Arizona.

No dents or scuffs on the drive, that's a good sign...

Stuck it in my computer, and it works! Unfortunately it has firmware version 1.03, so no UHD Blu-rays for me. Might try rolling back the firmware, but I probably won't worry about it. The good news is that it seems to have survived shipping and it works.
 
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@sam_86314 Good luck trying to flash a older firmware on your Blu-ray I read there was one guy on the optical blu-ray scene that could do this but he stopped last year or the year before that sadly I was in the same situation last year.
 
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@sam_86314 Good luck trying to flash a older firmware on your Blu-ray I read there was one guy on the optical blu-ray scene that could do this but he stopped last year or the year before that sadly I was in the same situation last year.
UPDATE: While looking around, I stumbled across this guide. Followed the instructions, and I successfully downgraded the drive to 1.02!

I believe the ROM is modified to allow downgrading, which I think is why the firmware date is weird.
 
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UPDATE: While looking around, I stumbled across this guide. Followed the instructions, and I successfully downgraded the drive to 1.02!

I believe the ROM is modified to allow downgrading, which I think is why the firmware date is weird.
Nice job on the photos above.
 
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Processor i5-6600K 3.9/E8500/Kirin960 4xA73/4xA53 /S905X 4X1.5 A53/Kirin980 2xA76(2.6)+2xA76(1.92)+4xA53 (1.8)
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7/XFX 650i Ultra/uh?/uh?/uh?
Cooling Corsair H115i /Alphacool Eisberg /aluminum heatsink/Aluminum heatsink/Heatpipe
Memory 4x4gb HyperX Predator 2800 CL14/2gb DDR2 800/4gb LPDDR4/2gb LPDDR3/6gb LPDDR4X dual channel
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 ARMOR 8gb OC/Asus 8800 Ultra/Mali G71MP8/Mali 450MP5/Mali G76MP10
Storage 120gb OCZ VertexIII,1tb/8gb SSHD,2xToshiba 1tb/none/32gb+256gb/8gb/128gb UFS 2.1
Display(s) X58222 32"5ms OC 75hz 2880x1620/8.4" 2560x1600/273E3LHSB 27"1ms 1920x1080/~4" 480x800/6.4 inch FHD+
Case Cougar Panzer Max/none/Aluminum and tempered glass/None/alu frame +back/front glass
Audio Device(s) Fiio Q1 Mark II+Logitec Z333/SB Audigy2 Platinum/AK4376+Harman Kardon speaker/HDMI/Fiio Fa1
Power Supply Seasonic M12II Evo 750 /Enermax Coolergiant 480/12v 1.5A/Aukey QC3.0 9-12V 1.96A
Mouse Asus ROG Spatha/touch/Xiaomi XMRM-006/touch
Keyboard GMMK TKL+Gateron Red+white keys/touch/none/touch
Software Win10 64/none/Android 5.1.1 custom/Android TV 8.1/Android 9.1.0
Benchmark Scores bench...mark? i do leave mark on bench sometime, to remember which one is the most comfortable. :o
ready to fix it ...
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the heatgun is a bit on the low side ... but should work as needed.

the old one ... (a bit limited but did help a lot )
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and a little extra ...
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kinda useful ... and yeah i know ... there is a old MMCM in the mix and the 1gb on the left is just for show, too bad they didn't had one with 12 uSD slot instead of 4 SD 4 uSD :laugh:
 
Joined
Nov 20, 2013
Messages
4,253 (1.78/day)
Location
Kiev, Ukraine
System Name WS#1337
Processor Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard Gigabyte x470 AORUS Ultra Gamin
Cooling Xigmatek Scylla 240 AIO
Memory 2x8GB Team T-Force Vulkan DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2060 Super Armor OC
Storage Adata SX8200 Pro 1TB
Display(s) Samsung U24E590D (4K/UHD)
Case Chieftec AL-01B-OP
Audio Device(s) ALC1220
Power Supply SeaSonic SSR-550FX (80+ GOLD)
Mouse Logitech G603
Keyboard Zalman K500 modded (Gateron brown)
Software Windows 10, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Finally pulled the trigger on the platform upgrade.
Got Ryzen 5 1600X, Gigabyte AORUS x470 Gaming Ultra, Xigmatek Scylla 240 AIO and a new Chieftec chassis. The rest is reused from my previous Skylake rig.
Managed to overclock my shitty Kingston HyperX set to 2666CL16 at an adequate 1.35V (it's the first gen of DDR4, from x99 times). GTX1060 is also running much cooler comparing to my previous ITX rig.
No bling, no LEDs. Even disabled backlight on the new motherboard. Just the way I like it.

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Joined
Dec 16, 2012
Messages
4,535 (1.66/day)
Location
Jyväskylä, Finland
System Name Nemesis
Processor Intel Core i7-2600K
Motherboard Asrock Z68 Pro3
Cooling Cryorig C7
Memory 16GB DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Storage Sandisk 120GB SSD, 3x Kingston A400 480GB SSD, 500GB & 320GB HDDs
Display(s) Viewsonic VA2465S-3 & HP LA2306x w/ Arctic Z2 gen3
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400S
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
Power Supply Kolink Modular 600W
Mouse Logitech G400s
Keyboard Logitech G410
Software Windows 10 Pro
Joined
Oct 4, 2018
Messages
555 (0.91/day)
Location
Canada
System Name HP Pavilion a6552f
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard Asus IPIBL-LB / HP Benicia-GL8E
Cooling DeepCool Gammaxx 200
Memory 8gigs Kingston 4x2gigs DDR2-800
Video Card(s) Zotac GT630 "Fermi" 2gb DDR3 128bits Synergy Edition
Storage Western Digital Green 7200rpm 1tb
Display(s) LG Flatron EW234 Super LED
Case HP Pavilion
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Thermaltake TR2 430w
Mouse Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Blue LED
Keyboard Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Commander Red LED Backlighting Mechanical Keycaps Membrane Gaming Keyboard
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
ready to fix it ...
View attachment 120870View attachment 120873

the heatgun is a bit on the low side ... but should work as needed.

the old one ... (a bit limited but did help a lot )
View attachment 120867

and a little extra ...
View attachment 120872View attachment 120871

kinda useful ... and yeah i know ... there is a old MMCM in the mix and the 1gb on the left is just for show, too bad they didn't had one with 12 uSD slot instead of 4 SD 4 uSD :laugh:
Please send me the link to the SD card wallet in private please.
 
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