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How’s it been so far? Seems like a nice jump from the old monitor.


Lets of workspace. Love it. I can have 2 IDE open , one terminal and a browser open. For the old 27 I can only do side by side.
 
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Dell 32'' 4K monitor to replace my now 5yrs old 1440p acer. Good improvement on productivity.

I'have had my LG 21:9 for 5 years now. I have been eyeing 32:9 for my next upgrade. Ultrawide just doesn't cut it for me for dual seen replacement. IMO definitely Superwide is what I am looking for, will see if I can afford one though :)
 

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I'll spice it up with something a bit different.
My newest nerdiest soldering iron, TS-100 with TS-KU tip:
IMG_20201027_200045.jpg
Also bought a cable with built-in 12V QC trigger, so I can use it with my powerbank on-the-go.
I thought it was gonna be bigger, but if reviews are true and it can handle even big-ass tracks on PSUs, I'll be ditching my rework station very soon.
Eyeing Quick 857dw+ with turbine - it's about 1/4 the size of my current shitty compressor-based rig, but quality-wise competes with the likes of JBC and Weller.
 
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I'll spice it up with something a bit different.
My newest nerdiest soldering iron, TS-100 with TS-KU tip:
View attachment 173541
Also bought a cable with built-in 12V QC trigger, so I can use it with my powerbank on-the-go.
I thought it was gonna be bigger, but if reviews are true and it can handle even big-ass tracks on PSUs, I'll be ditching my rework station very soon.
Eyeing Quick 857dw+ with turbine - it's about 1/4 the size of my current shitty compressor-based rig, but quality-wise competes with the likes of JBC and Weller.
Now that's a damn fine pen.
 
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1st USB-C cable ... what? one more? well why not ... never have enough cables ... specially the one that are practical for traveling or on the go
(and longer than the usual keychain pocket model)
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45cm on each cable (from the puck to the plug)

Nitecore D2 digi charger
IMR and Li-Ion(INR) batteries as well as LiFePO4 Sizes 26650 to 10440
Ni-MH / Ni-Cd: AA, AAA, A, C
pics 3 and 4 slot selection showing independent slot management
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220V direct (or 12V 1A)

a UV-C (250-280nm) sterilizer... nope i will not use it for a baby pacifier ... rather for mouthpieces/glass/tank parts for box mod dry herb vaporizer, keys keychains and other small pieces
and a ultrasonic cleaner, for the same applications
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a UV-C (250-280nm) sterilizer... nope i will not use it for a baby pacifier ... rather for mouthpieces/glass/tank parts for box mod dry herb vaporizer, keys keychains and other small pieces
and a ultrasonic cleaner, for the same applications
...which reminds me, I need to upgrade my ultrasonic cleaner. Got the cheapest 30W bath, and while it does exactly what it's supposed to, it's very-very underpowered. Only good for jewelery and smartphone PCBs. Anything more serious (nozzles or any metal parts), and it has zero effect.
 
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...which reminds me, I need to upgrade my ultrasonic cleaner. Got the cheapest 30W bath, and while it does exactly what it's supposed to, it's very-very underpowered. Only good for jewelery and smartphone PCBs. Anything more serious (nozzles or any metal parts), and it has zero effect.
that one is 50W iirc, works fine for the use intended
 
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So I pulled the trigger on this tool. Not the Cadillac of dust blowers, but still pretty expensive IMO. I tested it today...and it's powerful. I have to put a stick in the PSU fan as I can't reach it in any way to stop it from spinning when cleaning it.

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I have one of these units goodbye dust and dusting can. It''s been 3 years still going strong.

This is on the way from Amazon for a customer build this weekend.

 
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I finally got around to buying one of these a few days ago, which was great timing as we've had some bad storms over the last few days, tonight's was the worst electrical storm so far.
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I finally got around to buying one of these a few days ago, which was great timing as we've had some bad storms over the last few days, tonight's was the worst electrical storm so far.
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Ah, reminds me to start doing my own research on that. I need to get one or two of those, since I'm thinking I'll see a lot more power outages here in the near future... Last thing I need is the power coming back with a lot of, well, power, and frying something.
 
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Can you let me know if there are any arcade shumps on this like Galaga, Gyruss or Zaxxon?

I'll have a look.

Can you let me know if there are any arcade shumps on this like Galaga, Gyruss or Zaxxon?

Yes, the collection i downloaded has all those games.
 
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I'll spice it up with something a bit different.
My newest nerdiest soldering iron, TS-100 with TS-KU tip:
View attachment 173541
Also bought a cable with built-in 12V QC trigger, so I can use it with my powerbank on-the-go.
I thought it was gonna be bigger, but if reviews are true and it can handle even big-ass tracks on PSUs, I'll be ditching my rework station very soon.
Eyeing Quick 857dw+ with turbine - it's about 1/4 the size of my current shitty compressor-based rig, but quality-wise competes with the likes of JBC and Weller.
Nice one! Can I ask what made you go for the TS-100 and not the native USB-C TS-80? Also, where did you buy it from? I ditched my crappy old 30W no-name AC-powered soldering iron before moving (a good excuse to get rid of stuff :p), and I'm a bit torn between either of these two for when I need to solder something next. I have some USB-PD receiver boards lying around, so I could definitely rig my own USB-C-to-DC cable for the TS-100 if I wanted to, but the native plug does seem neat. On the other hand I like the form factor and tip design of the TS-100 better ...
 

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@silentbogo Was wondering when I'd see the first soldering iron on here :laugh: I don't think I'm anywhere near as experienced as some of you all when it comes to more complex electronics and rework stuff, but I do feel proud enough of this boy to put it out there:

I think I paid a hair under $150 for my FX-888D? Not USD obvs. Had enough of torturous $30 China soldering irons at the time. Also got the 5-pack of OEM Hakko T18 tips while they were on sale (OEM tips, another Hakko advantage), and while I can see they are made to the same standards I still haven't gotten around to using them, the stock tip is so good. Around the same time I found a reasonably priced Engineer SS-02 on eBay after going through $5 China solder suckers like an infant through diapers; same as the Hakko, the quality (trying to avoid the cliched phrase "Japanese quality") is worth every penny. After years of suffering, no more cold joints, lifted pads and angry cursing.

Now I'm just missing the ridiculous Hakko FR-300/FR-301 dedicated desoldering gun that costs like $350 :roll:

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Well, nothing beats the good-ole Hakko FX-888. I was thinking about buying one of those, but here prices are through the roof. Something like a used 888 would cost upwards of $250, and chinese clones are wa-a-ay to far off in terms of QA.
Though, I do have a 907 clone handle, which is nearly identical to the original one. Wanted to make a controller for it, but it's been on a backburner for the past 4 or so years. Got all the parts, made a schematic and firmware (for ATMega 8... in AVR assembly :D ) awhile ago, but I'm just lazy. Then I got obsessed with inductive irons, but those are pricey too. Something like Metcal or Hakko FX-100 are near impossible to find and will cost you a kidney. Qucik 202D sold out pretty much as soon as reviews were up, and seem to appear at local stores only when I'm out of money. Then these chinese pencils appeared, and induction soldering was pretty much dead to hobbyists - warmup time nearly immediate, temperature control and heat transfer is immaculate, form factor is better than anything that ever existed, and you get portability and flexibility.
Tested my pencil yesterday at the office, and I think it kicks up to 320C under 10sec while powered off a generic ASUS power brick. At 300 it's pretty much ready to go for small stuff and leaded solder, and at 350 it can do relatively fat PCB tracks and power planes on multi-layer boards. Cools down in less than 2min, perfect for field work. Also, there are firmware mods for this iron which add cool things like "Turbo Mode", activated only when you hold a button - basically another nail in a coffin for low-to-mid-range induction soldering stations.
I have a brand-new 24V PSU somewhere at the office, but I couldn't find it for a proper test. I guess it ran away along with my 12V 5A Seasonic )))
 
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this arrived thismorrning.
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so i thought id best fit it "watch your eyes" its not that bright its this darn iphone it carnt take pics with LEDs :)
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Haven't posted here in a long time, so figured I'd make a post about the PSU I ordered recently
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New PSU for a build upcoming soon, will likely be ready in 2 months or so, managed to get it at £255 though the 24 pin was £4.50 extra from another seller.
 
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Wow, what are you building to warrant a monster like that? That's major overkill even for dual 3090s...
Bought another 7980XE at £530 and a X299 Dark for £250 and some other things, probably going to score another 1080ti and waterblock and run this rig with sli, not sure yet though just depends on how the used market goes here.
 

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Bought another 7980XE at £530 and a X299 Dark for £250 and some other things, probably going to score another 1080ti and waterblock and run this rig with sli, not sure yet though just depends on how the used market goes here.

Surprised to see a "new" AX1500i lol. Feels like a lifetime ago that it was the top dog. Old but gold. Even more astonished to see that one of my local stores still stocks a handful of AX1500is. Came out what, in 2014? They are selling it for $599 with the shitty stock cables, so 255quid seems like a nice deal.

Does Corsair still support the old Link platform for the i PSUs?
 
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Does Corsair still support the old Link platform for the i PSUs?
To my knowledge I think that's still the case yes, though this PSU didn't include the cable for that unfortunately or a corsair link, bought it off eBay.
 
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