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I love the smell of new parts

my case is now the white and the black is my wife’s

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my brother bought a used ps vita for 6k INR (82$) to game on the go, it's in great shape except one of the audio channel on headphone jack doesn't work but it doesn't matter because speakers are fine and he uses bluetooth headphones anyway, he's really enjoying playing uncharted and stuff and might sell it once he finishes all the games on it
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Sleezy way to upgrade my server and desktop at same time.

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Well I've been a little crazy and bought a few things so, I thought I'd share with everyone the purchases :)

Another Seasonic 650w Focus unit.. Brand new, never been used according to the owner on EBay and for £70 ish I think it was, good value as well :D Perfect!!

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Next up I saw these two GPUs and I thought to myself, what a wonderful world,... No, not that... Well here goes, what's generally better than a single 295 X2, well of course two of them but then whats even better than two 295 X2's is two full cover water blocked cards and a for £102 each, I am very happy :) They cleaned up pretty well indeed. Not that they where massively dirty but still, a little clean never hurt anyone..... :)

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And then whilst I was looking at the Steam sale, I saw The Sims 4 which reminded me, I'd like to get that for the Mrs's but trying to find a physical copy of it is well next to crazy that hasn't been added to accounts and whilst I don't mind only paying a few quid to get them to try, I'd rather put that few quid towards one that's not used.....
So I saw this, messaged the seller and said, what are you looking to sell it for.. I gave them my max of £15 posted, they came in at £14 posted... Good enough!!

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Never look at the DLCs for this sort of game on Steam to find out how much they all are... Jesus it makes your eyes water.....

Now this board I'm not really sure what I was doing when I looked at buying as it was a mates CP that was getting unusable so me being me, seemed to find one boxed and it seemed to be in great condition... So again, messaged the seller and so on.

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When he messaged back about making sure it was well packaged and the like I was this guy hopefully knows what I'm after type thing, but when it turned up without the CPU cover over the socket I was stunned... I quickly checked and just made sure I couldn't see any damage and thankfully, no I couldn't.. What really confused the living doo doo out of me was the fact it was at the bottom of the box... Why wouldn't you cover the CPU socket to make sure you got the board there in great condition is beyond me... Still, a little message to the seller about that one....

Now there I was saying to @Knoxx29 about not buynig a Enermax PSU, well, I found one!! :D

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Used to have these PSUs when I was using an AMD APU system for my general day to day rig. Worked really well so when I saw this one, I thought, um, knocked down from £15 and paid a bit under £9 for it, I thought I'd done alright.

Now last but not least, I was just a little unsure of but well went on and bought it anyways....
Since all the 6000 series and the 3000 series have been difficult to get unless you don't mind paying a little more in places or being lucky finding one in stock, I was looking at one of these models of card.....

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Now if I'm honest I was more so thinking about it being a mining card (I really run them very gently in comparison!) and being that it's water cooled, the power and temps should be really rather decent. Looking around I could see a few Asus Tuf models and a few Strix and then the odd Nitro+ from Sapphire and the Devil cards too but when I saw this one being water cooled... I thought... Here's the card :) Never used and as you can see pretty much in perfect condition, in the current climate and sitation with GPUs, I thought the price for this one was decent considering and I was glad I picked it up :) The box wooooooo'd me when I saw it in the flesh, was very happy :D

And here's a board sent up by an old friend who's been having problems with it (an older system I had back years ago) so I'm looking to test this and see if I can find the same issues....

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I did say to him, for gods sake don't ever send things like this again please!! Hopefully no issues with this one but we'll see :D The guy that sent it to me never has any luck when it comes to hardware. Can sell him something completely setup and working and in some way or other, it'll stop working properly.... Must just be him I think... Good old Picnic issue.....
There's a few more things on the way but I'll update again when it's all arrived :)
 
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saw The Sims 4 which reminded me, I'd like to get that for the Mrs's
Mrs's?!

what's generally better than a single 295 X2, well of course two of them
Not really, does quad CrossFire scale well?

Another Seasonic 650w Focus unit.. Brand new, never been used according to the owner on EBay and for £70 ish I think it was, good value as well :D Perfect!!
Man, I'm jealous...

when I saw this one being water cooled... I thought... Here's the card :)
That's a sweet card, hope you get a good overclock out of it - post the temps!
 
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Got the deeper, but not quite as wide version of that. They're not half bad, but I keep my keyboard and mouse on it...
 

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Not really, does quad CrossFire scale well?

Man, I'm jealous...

That's a sweet card, hope you get a good overclock out of it - post the temps!
I'm not so worried about the scaling, I bought them just for fun and giggles to be honest... But because they are water cooled and still beasts of cards, I might see what I can install them in and go from there :) Plus I can always use them to mine a little on... They might not be the most efficient but solar panels tend to make me think, meh :D Well unless it's raining and then not a lot goes on lol

As for the PSU and the Powercolour card, I'm very much looking forward to using them both. I have a 2700X system I'm toying with putting the 5700XT in with, another cruncher and miner in one lol :) That's what one of my 1700X systems are doing, crunching for WCG and mining lol I'm sure all of the updates and such will go into my project log (link in my sig, click if you dare....).....
 
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Wait ... is that how your setup actually looks? With the mouse and keyboard on that lower tray? Or did you move them out of the way for the photo? :p
 
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I felt like building a new system for my dear old mum, who is still rocking my old Phenom II/R9 270X system. She's been wanting to get into playing some more recent games, and after pondering my options, I realized that I had accumulated nearly enough spare parts to put a relatively nice total system together for her. Through various upgrades of my own system and lack of motivation to sell my older parts on eBay, the only piece of the puzzle missing was a motherboard. After doing a bit of research, I landed on the MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX to slot in my R5 2600 and RX 570.

It's a decent board for the price and is exactly what I was after. With a couple of 4-pin fan headers in addition to the CPU fan header, it's a step up from the absolute bottom of the barrel boards priced just below this one. I forgot to take a pic of it straight out of the box, so here is the box:
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Here's a nude. I installed my unused Wraith Prism cooler from my 3700X. Glad to put it to good use. The lighting effects on these coolers are, well, cool! I spent way to much time messing with the mirage effect settings lol.
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Here's the outside of the system before I drove it up to mum's place to surprise her. I spray painted the mesh front of my Cougar MX330-G white a couple of weeks ago. I thought it came out well; I found the black mesh just a bit bland. I still need to re-fill those PCI slot covers - I think I can get some cheap from Amazon.
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Oh, and I bought this electric chainsaw as a Christmas present to myself. No more screwing around with fiddly 2-stoke engines anymore! I tested it out yesterday and it cuts through some decent sized rounds like a hot knife through butter. :cool:
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