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semi continuation ... oh wait show off purchases ... oh well ... my hat is newly bought ... 5.99chf :rolleyes:
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testing the gimbals...

next ... finding some 9443/9450 carbon prop dual or tri ...
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(oh god ... now everybody here can put a name on my forum name )
aherm ... now everybody can put a face on the name ... right? :laugh:

edit: also ... next, would be figuring out compass issues during flight ... it calibrate fine but loose it sometime, oh well for the price it handle and fly like a boss even more funny, during my 1st test flight (that one was the second session ) i encountered 2 guys with a DJI Phantom 3 Pro when i changed test zone ... i was right ... the Phantom would have been too bulky and too white at my taste ;)
 
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Nice toy... The camera quality isn't bad either.:)
14mp in still mode 1080p/30 and 720p/60 in movie

also notice the mountain right in the top-middle of the 2nd pics?

that one ...
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valley ...
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:p
 
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Yeah it's Freesync but it's also 1440P and 144hz... cheap too.
 
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Yet another rewarding shopping experience.
Ever since I saw this tool in action, I always wanted to have one.
Now I do:
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Fully working order to, not much for the brand but i could not pass it up for 5$ :). Although a missing part but what the hell right.




 

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PC related, I am shopping for a good gaming headset atm, and patiently waiting on ZEN.
 
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So I found a batch of 2TB Ultrastar 7k6000's on Amazon for 50 bucks a pop... They are listed by "Lagoom Sales" as "open box, like new!" and I'm thinking "yeah, used hard drive, not going there!"

But still, they are one of HGST's latest enterprise hard drive model and the last one they will ever make that isn't helium based, so I go back the next day out of curiousity and notice a few things.

1.) The part numbers indicate these are true 4kn drives. That means, maybe someone really did buy them and put them back in the box (4kn drives don't work with Windows 7 and earlier, and have issues with anything but an extremely modern chipset).

2.) I'm using Windows 10 and z170 so that won't be an issue.

3.) Someone has snatched up all but one.

So, despite the iffy seller name of "Lagoom Sales," I fill out an order. It's only 50 bucks right and these have a runtime SMART counter, so I'll know what I'm getting.

Got the drive today. Looks decent. 5 year warranty still is valid and has 4 years left... Sure enough, 4kn:



SMART data shows almost no use, consistent with someone trying to load it into a 2008 server and giving up. :laugh:

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So, I got what is basically a $200 Enterprise HDD with 128MBs of cache and all sorts of reliability for $50 and it's like new... Nice. This will replace my old Seagate Constellation.2 1TB in my rig. :)


Nice to win for once.
 
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So I found a batch of 2TB Ultrastar 7k6000's on Amazon for 50 bucks a pop... They are listed by "Lagoom Sales" as "open box, like new!" and I'm thinking "yeah, used hard drive, not going there!"

But still, they are one of HGST's latest enterprise hard drive model and the last one they will ever make that isn't helium based, so I go back the next day out of curiousity and notice a few things.

1.) The part numbers indicate these are true 4kn drives. That means, maybe someone really did buy them and put them back in the box (4kn drives don't work with Windows 7 and earlier, and have issues with anything but an extremely modern chipset).

2.) I'm using Windows 10 and z170 so that won't be an issue.

3.) Someone has snatched up all but one.

So, despite the iffy seller name of "Lagoom Sales," I fill out an order. It's only 50 bucks right and these have a runtime SMART counter, so I'll know what I'm getting.

Got the drive today. Looks decent. 5 year warranty still is valid and has 4 years left... Sure enough, 4kn:



SMART data shows almost no use, consistent with someone trying to load it into a 2008 server and giving up. :laugh:

View attachment 80881

So, I got what is basically a $200 Enterprise HDD with 128MBs of cache and all sorts of reliability for $50 and it's like new... Nice. This will replace my old Seagate Constellation.2 1TB in my rig. :)


Nice to win for once.


Nice drive mate! good price too.
 
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Yeah, I've had horrible luck with used HDD's in the past (I tried a few way back when during the thailand flooding), but I guess Karma was nice today. :)
 
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I picked up some Paradigm 5se up cheap but shortly after found some others that are really close to ones i been after ever since i had some some 19 years ago.

Really wanted the Tannoy Mercury which are originally dated 1981-3, but come across some Tannoy Mercury MK2's which are 1987-89 time line. The pic is of the ones i am getting on Monday. Apparently these have had one owner who has taken them the UK to Hong Kong France and the US, and their condition looks pretty awesome.

Will post more soon.



Man I wish I had those !!!!
 
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Don't really have pictures yet since it's from ebay and waiting them from China but I bought a T7200 cpu and 2X2gigs ddr2-667 elpida to make my old Dell Inspiron 640M go a little faster with Windows 7. That laptop I got it from dump long time ago without HDD and a broken screen. Got an HDD from broken Toshiba laptop then I waited 3 years even more to find a cheap screen that I got from a parts laptop Dell Latitude D600 at 20$ Canadian. It's expensive those because they did not produce a lot of models with the 14.1" screen size and of course the 14" does not fit. DVD-burner died couple of weeks ago and I just found a dead HP Pavilion DV9000 so I got the optical on it and transfered to mine. Basically my laptop is a Frankenstein Dell with other Dell parts but also Toshiba and HP. Voilà !
 

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Don't really have pictures yet since it's from ebay and waiting them from China but I bought a T7200 cpu and 2X2gigs ddr2-667 elpida to make my old Dell Inspiron 640M go a little faster with Windows 7. That laptop I got it from dump long time ago without HDD and a broken screen. Got an HDD from broken Toshiba laptop then I waited 3 years even more to find a cheap screen that I got from a parts laptop Dell Latitude D600 at 20$ Canadian. It's expensive those because they did not produce a lot of models with the 14.1" screen size and of course the 14" does not fit. DVD-burner died couple of weeks ago and I just found a dead HP Pavilion DV9000 so I got the optical on it and transfered to mine. Basically my laptop is a Frankenstein Dell with other Dell parts but also Toshiba and HP. Voilà !

Getting them imported is what the problem is. How ever those i posted had a big problem, a fixable problem just that they said they were in perfect working order, so i got them cheaper than i payed as ebay hate buyers getting screwed.

Have a real close look at the surround ^^. The big is that they are no typical 8" speaker they measure 8" but the cone actually smaller than your typical sized 8" how ever what TANNOY did is the coil is smaller allowing a larger cone.

This is why i never posted any new pics as i am was looking for replacement surrounds as the last place who claimed they had them failed which i had to wait weeks for sue to being in Europe.

But yes you can get them pretty dam cheap without issue's just that postage and IF they are willing to send them.

But they will live again soon :p. Just had to put up with some Paradigm 5SE's for now which are really nice although the vocals are not as up front as the Tannoy Mercuys are, although not a real bad thing if you like loud music :p.

EDIT: which needed to be fixed, some how some one managed to course a dent outwards on the cone which you can see the the bottom right. it was a lot worse than that and taken some time to fix all so 1/2 the glue had come off too. Not bad for $50 though not bad at all.

 
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Getting them imported is what the problem is. How ever those i posted had a big problem, a fixable problem just that they said they were in perfect working order, so i got them cheaper than i payed as ebay hate buyers getting screwed.

Have a real close look at the surround ^^. The big is that they are no typical 8" speaker they measure 8" but the cone actually smaller than your typical sized 8" how ever what TANNOY did is the coil is smaller allowing a larger cone.

This is why i never posted any new pics as i am was looking for replacement surrounds as the last place who claimed they had them failed which i had to wait weeks for sue to being in Europe.

But yes you can get them pretty dam cheap without issue's just that postage and IF they are willing to send them.

But they will live again soon :p. Just had to put up with some Paradigm 5SE's for now which are really nice although the vocals are not as up front as the Tannoy Mercuys are, although not a real bad thing if you like loud music :p.


In fact I am going to make plans for my own bookshelf speakers boxes and put inside vintage speakers. I wil go for car speakers I have laying aroudn brand new Sparkomatic SK63 60watts RMS 6 inches 3 ways. Maybe for the bass I 'll put 6 inches subs I had here too. My setup will be plugged on a car amp powered by a computer psu.
 

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Nothing like a bit of fiddling, hope you can get them balanced right. I tend to keep away from 3 way speakers but if i had the stuff sure i would try it too :p.

Funny though Paradigm 5SE are classed as a bookshelf speaker and they are massive compared to todays speakers, put it this way they are 11" deep and weight about 22lb's a piece and supposed to be a foot away from the wall which would mean you would ideally need a shelf that sticks out some 23" at least.
 
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Too much. the one i drawn plans are smaller.
 
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Went on a shopping spree today.
Found a local guy, who was in a process of upgrading his ITX rig, so I bought his leftovers:
- Seasonic 450W 80+ Gold PSU
- Noctua L9i HSF
... all for the low price of <$80, warranty and receipts included.

The PSU alone retails at $100 locally...
 

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Too much. the one i drawn plans are smaller.

Well yeah, but make sure to post them when you finished :).

EDIT i thought of these two when i had seen that SONY i sold the DVD player.




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Went on a shopping spree today.
Found a local guy, who was in a process of upgrading his ITX rig, so I bought his leftovers:
- Seasonic 450W 80+ Gold PSU
- Noctua L9i HSF
... all for the low price of <$80, warranty and receipts included.

The PSU alone retails at $100 locally...

It should serve you well.
 
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Well yeah, but make sure to post them when you finished :).

EDIT i thought of these two when i had seen that SONY i sold the DVD player.






It should serve you well.

I Will but I should I put it into Project se tion instead?
 

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Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V677 \ Yamaha CX-830+Yamaha MX-630 Infinity RS4000\Paradigm P Studio 20, Blue Yeti
Power Supply Seasonic Focus 650w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse Steelseries Sensei wireless \ Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
Personally think it be classed as a mod in such or close at least. Hey how about a revival thread as i would have a few things to add to it too and surly some here do too.
 
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I got bunch of drives this week.

128gb usb stick mostly for Playstation 2 use.

2tb hitachi drive for dumping
Also, My friend gave me a wd 2tb usb3 external as well.

:D
 
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I just got this vintage car amplifier with output of 40 watts maximum. 20 watts on two channel or 10 watts on 4 channels. So my plan is to feed it with laptop charger and I bought a 3.5mm male-male audio wire that I will cut one end to screw + and - to the amp input so i can plug my cell phone or laptop on it. Got a lot of nice speakers here so all I need is to find bookshelf boxes. Voilà!
 

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Does this qualify?





well it should ... it's a show off purchase thread ... it's generic and not "computer only" related
 
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