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Thanks for making me feel better ;) In a few days I will post my latest purchase when it arrives but it is not very impressive compared to all the money that is flowing here...
 

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I snagged a EVGA 1080 FTW Hybrid Gaming water cooled video card for $110 shipped.

For sure couldn't pass that up. :p

I was looking at RX480's and HD7970's when a fellow on another forum offered the 1080 up.

Never been mined on. Naturally I couldn't pass it up. Runs frigging awesome for the money.
 

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Thanks for making me feel better ;) In a few days I will post my latest purchase when it arrives but it is not very impressive compared to all the money that is flowing here...

Who says it won't be impressive? At least some of us around here still appreciate the little things ;)

I like my 5800X3D but you know what I appreciate vastly more? The countersunk M3 machine screws that hold up my GPU, and the giant specialty bumpons that make it possible to use my Lone L5 lol

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Thanks for making me feel better ;) In a few days I will post my latest purchase when it arrives but it is not very impressive compared to all the money that is flowing here...
A bunch of diodes are still tech. And they're useful because somehow I always need one and got tired of searching through drawers looking for one.
 
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Not really purchased, but given by arctic, two weeks before it arrived on my region. Took a pic of the old cold plate and it's having bit of gunk in it





 

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Not really purchased, but given by arctic, two weeks before it arrived on my region. Took a pic of the old cold plate and it's having bit of gunk in it





That’s awesome Archic have a kit ready to go to back up their product. I think they do the best AIO out there. This makes me even more impressed.
 
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Well it's not exactly a tech purchase (that must wait to or if I buy a rtx 4080), but a needed one as I who live in Europe might going to have a hard and cold winter with out electricity or heat for some time throw out the winter months. This is a part of preparation for an annoying winter and this will be my alternative heat sauce if power does go out.

It runs on petroleum and is ignited with two D-cell batteries. No external power sauce needed. So perfect for heat if power goes out throw the winter.

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That is a beautiful Receiver! Very nice choice!
Cost only $245 bucks and it's been well looked after not a speck of dust on the inside and drives those wharfedales really well too so I'm really happy with it
 

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Well it's not exactly a tech purchase (that must wait to or if I buy a rtx 4080), but a needed one as I who live in Europe might going to have a hard and cold winter with out electricity or heat for some time throw out the winter months. This is a part of preparation for an annoying winter and this will be my alternative heat sauce if power does go out.

It runs on petroleum and is ignited with two D-cell batteries. No external power sauce needed. So perfect for heat if power goes out throw the winter.

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Never seen battery ignition on those, that's new.
We have emergency propane heaters, 12,000 BTU an hour I think, gas isn't my thing really.

 
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Never seen battery ignition on those, that's new.
We have emergency propane heaters, 12,000 BTU an hour I think, gas isn't my thing really.

The one I have, has ignition by batteries and it works. I have tested it today. The only negative I can say about it, is that even though it should be smell free petroleum, I can still smell the petroleum fuel. But since it's only for emergency use, it's alright.

Gas is neither my thing. It's poison amd I don't like gas inside my house. Well petroleum is not healthy either, but I think it's less health damaging than gas and I will only use it for emergency heat like if power goes to the heat plant I get my primary heat sauce from. That can happen with example a power cut and that is not unlikely to happen as here in Europe we are going in to a winter with limited energy supplies but also the climate changes can cause the heat to go like a hurricane or earthquake. So it's good to have a second solution in these dam times with war, energy crisis and climate changes.

Site note. In the US the fuel for this heater might better be known as liquid parrafin.

This is the heater I got.
 
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I'm 80% certain headphone burn-in is 90% mental.
I'm willing to accept the possibility due to many things technological requiring a "wear-in" period because of the way they're manufactured. Wouldn't expect in for headphones, however there were some speakers back in the 1970's that needed use before they would perform at there best.

Since their invention, I suppose with considerations for materials used. Planar's are just pretty stiff when new and need a bit of break-in for lower frequencies to become more prominent.
Fair enough. Did not know that.
 
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I'm 80% certain headphone burn-in is 90% mental.
It isn't. It makes perfect sense for newly manufactured materials to have different characteristics than materials that have been worn in. I mean, all a membrane does is vibrate, and it stands to reason that they'll start out stiff and soften with some use, which would then affect sound reproduction.
 

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It isn't. It makes perfect sense for newly manufactured materials to have different characteristics than materials that have been worn in. I mean, all a membrane does is vibrate, and it stands to reason that they'll start out stiff and soften with some use, which would then affect sound reproduction.

I don't think Planars and E-stats vibrate though? so maybe that rule only applies to dynamic driver headphones.
 
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Site note. In the US the fuel for this heater might better be known as liquid parrafin.
Petroleum=Gasoline
Kerosene=Paraffin but only sometimes, I use kerosene
 
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The one I have, has ignition by batteries and it works. I have tested it today. The only negative I can say about it, is that even though it should be smell free petroleum, I can still smell the petroleum fuel. But since it's only for emergency use, it's alright.

Gas is neither my thing. It's poison amd I don't like gas inside my house. Well petroleum is not healthy either, but I think it's less health damaging than gas and I will only use it for emergency heat like if power goes to the heat plant I get my primary heat sauce from. That can happen with example a power cut and that is not unlikely to happen as here in Europe we are going in to a winter with limited energy supplies but also the climate changes can cause the heat to go like a hurricane or earthquake. So it's good to have a second solution in these dam times with war, energy crisis and climate changes.

Site note. In the US the fuel for this heater might better be known as liquid parrafin.

This is the heater I got.
Gas still safer than burning logs and charcoal in the fireplace ^^
It's only reserved for winter holidays and formal events.

Otherwise the steam radiators are one of the safest heating technologies there are, nothing is combusted inside your rooms so there's no need to open up the windows for 5 minutes to avoid co2 poisoning and freeze the room in the process. I also have electric oil radiators scavenged from a scrapyard but they're never used, thought of selling them but with electricity prices being high nobody wants them anymore lol one is 3.6kW and the other 2.5, RIP wallet :D
 
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Petroleum=Gasoline
Kerosene=Paraffin but only sometimes, I use kerosene
Ah i see. I just saw when Google the heater. Some called it a paraffin heater. Well you never get to old to learn something new.

But I guess it's more like gasoline as petroleum is refined from oil just petrol and diesel is it.
 
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steam radiators
Hot water, not steam. Steam can leak under high pressure and give some nasty burns.

But I guess it's more like gasoline as petroleum is refined from oil just petrol and diesel is it.
Ah, I was referring to petrol. Petroleum is known as crude oil. My bad.
 
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Gas still safer than burning logs and charcoal in the fireplace ^^
It's only reserved for winter holidays and formal events.

Otherwise the steam radiators are one of the safest heating technologies there are, nothing is combusted inside your rooms so there's no need to open up the windows for 5 minutes to avoid co2 poisoning and freeze the room in the process. I also have electric oil radiators scavenged from a scrapyard but they're never used, thought of selling them but with electricity prices being high nobody wants them anymore lol one is 3.6kW and the other 2.5, RIP wallet :D
I see. I am no expert on fireplace or logs. I just got this as secondary solution for heat in the event that power goes out in area I live. My primary heat source is district heating. But if power goes to the plant, so goes there ability to create steam heat out to me and others in the area. Hence why I got this

With the current electricity prices in Europe right now. Electric heating is very expensive just gas and tree pills. district heating I have now is the cheapest right now.

Hot water, not steam. Steam can leak under high pressure and give some nasty burns.


Ah, I was referring to petrol. Petroleum is known as crude oil. My bad.
I see. So crude oil then. Well different name, same product.
 
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I'm willing to accept the possibility due to many things technological requiring a "wear-in" period because of the way they're manufactured. Wouldn't expect in for headphones, however there were some speakers back in the 1970's that needed use before they would perform at there best.


Fair enough. Did not know that.
Often, they'll break them in at the factory. Pretty sure my HE400i's were like that. These, for some reason just sounded a little thin at first and yeah, they noticably opened up after a short time. I guess other's have had a similar experience.
 
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System Name Purple Haze | Vacuum Box
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D (-30 CO) | Intel® Xeon® E3-1241 v3
Motherboard MSI B450 Tomahawk Max | Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H
Cooling Dark Rock 4 Pro, P14, P12, T30 case fans | 212 Evo & P12 PWM PST x2, Arctic P14 & P12 case fans
Memory 32GB Ballistix (Micron E 19nm) CL16 @3733MHz | 32GB HyperX Beast 2400MHz (XMP)
Video Card(s) AMD 6900XTXH ASRock OC Formula & Phanteks T30x3 | AMD 5700XT Sapphire Nitro+ & Arctic P12x2
Storage ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB, Toshiba P300 3TB x2 | Kingston A400 120GB, Fanxiang S500 Pro 256GB
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Case Modded MS Industrial Titan II Pro RGB | Heavily Modded Cooler Master Q500L
Audio Device(s) Audient iD14 MKII, Adam Audio T8Vs, Bloody M550, HiFiMan HE400se, Tascam TM-80
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 1000M | Enermax Revolution X't 730W (both with P14 fans)
Mouse Logitech G305, Bloody A91, Amazon basics, Logitech M187
Keyboard Redragon K530, Bloody B930, Epomaker TH80 SE, BTC 9110
Software W10 LTSC 21H2
Not really purchased, but given by arctic, two weeks before it arrived on my region. Took a pic of the old cold plate and it's having bit of gunk in it





How much time did it run?
 
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People's Republic of Banania
Processor Threadripper 3955WX
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Video Card(s) 5700XT + 3x RX 590
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Case Corsair 760T
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z SE
Power Supply be quiet! DPP12 1500W
Keyboard IBM F122
Software 10 LTSC
Hot water, not steam. Steam can leak under high pressure and give some nasty burns.


Ah, I was referring to petrol. Petroleum is known as crude oil. My bad.
Hot water is more recent AFAIK, with more recent being the 20th century, ours are steam, there's the classic rattling and hiss when the pressure is too high, like if you were boiling water in a kettle, and indeed it does burn when the pressure relief cap pops open ^^ but it's all about setting the valves right.

American English is odd, they call petrol gas, and gas propane, I think.

I see. I am no expert on fireplace or logs. I just got this as secondary solution for heat in the event that power goes out in area I live. My primary heat source is district heating. But if power goes to the plant, so goes there ability to create steam heat out to me and others in the area. Hence why I got this

With the current electricity prices in Europe right now. Electric heating is very expensive just gas and tree pills. district heating I have now is the cheapest right now.


I see. So crude oil then. Well different name, same product.
No expert either, I just do the maintenance at home and try to understand how things that were built before my grandparents were born work, and if I can fix them. Most professionals around want easy money and do the "no ma'am this is too old you see you'll have to replace the whole thing, and it'll cost you no less than $10k" when repairs are far cheaper but often require some more time to get done.

Electric is expensive everywhere, not worth when compared to other sources of heating, also not reliable as you say, if the power is out you freeze.
 
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