I've managed to get a few things as well of late.. Thought I'd share them with you all...
I saw a cheap Seagate 5TB 2.5" drive whilst I happened to be on Amazon looking for some other bits and pieces...
So I grabbed two, mate will have the other. Not a bad price I didn't think being £25 ish knocked off and it's nice and easy to move about so happy days
Next up I saw a Asrock Z87 OC Formula on Ebay... I thought, umm, looks good... So I looked it over and messaged the seller to find out what he was after for it.... Turns out, he wanted just £45 for it, so I basically had to wait for the guy who put the offer in first, but he never came back, so I ended up paying for it pretty quickly and well, here we go
Very happy purchase, since I was after one and this was just too much of a bargain to say no to.... So I had to have it!
And then I happened to have a look around for another Asrock board, just so happened to be looking out and I found this for a bargain as well.... So I went and messaged the seller and we agreed a price that he wanted, £80 (I didn't bother to haggle much there, as the ones I'd previously seen where double that and some more... ) so again snapped his hand off and bought that asap.... The bidding showed a perfect socket and all the much needed accessories I was after, so I went nuts!
Althought sadly when I got the board through and checked it over, I noticed that the socket was damaged, I was gutted... I messaged the seller and confirmed and he took full responsibility and was amazing about it. He said to basically give it a go to repair the socket, so I did and wow it must mean I actually know what I'm doing cos... Yeah, it works!!
I'm going to try and install an OS today and get the rest of the board tested to just make sure that all the device drivers work and away we go
I also was having a look about for some memory, I was helping a mate get a X570 + 5950X sorted out and saw that Ebay had an offer on things to give out 20% discount for some items, so I went and found some of the Viper kits I had had in the past.. They where all in stock, lowest prices I could find (even checked the sellers main page and whilst the prices where cheaper there, with the discount, made it a steal!) so I kinda ordered a few kits and well they turned up pretty quickly as well...
Now, we have 3 32GB 3200MHz kits (these are for the Mrs/my girls and the crunching PCs I have about the place and being less than £100 a set, it was such a bargain!!
I'd also seen some 32GB 3600MHz kits that where about £100 each with the discount, so I had 4 of those... Two for me and two for my mate, so my 3900X I have now with 64GB in when I finally can get a 5950X in my other Crosshair 8 board, I'll use the 3600MHz kit in with that.. I was toying with the idea of grabbing some G Skill Royal kits but as they seem to be releasing some higher bins kits and higher density kits as well, I might hold off and grab some at a later date..
And last but not least, I saw a 16GB 4000MHz kit as well, not the tightest of timings or anything at all, but again, 20% off made it around £90 and I thought why the heck not
So I grabbed that too.... This will be going in my EVGA Z390 Dark that I have over in the US at the moment, along with a 9900k I've also got there
I swear my mate must love me!!
I've found and ordered two more motherboard and CPU combo's as well which I had my eyes on, so when they come through I'll get my mate to send me over some pics.. I've also ordered a few water cooling fittings since I've got a few loops to put together for some hardware here and missing a few things.. I'll post a few pics of those up as well when they arrive
Have struggled like hell to get a basic part as far as I'm concerned for a drain barb, can't find one anywhere!
What does anyone call these barbs?? I must be seriously stupid cos I can't find the little suckers anywhere!!
I've a few other bits and pieces that have turned up but I'll put more detailed pics and such in another thread, but here they are briefly...
Someone gave me a great deal on a PS5... Although I'm sure it was made by Sony and not Atari....... Meh, I'm sure I'll get to use it