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Looks like we've lost this one with the forum transition so... REVIVAL TIME!
Title says it all. Bought something? Spam it here ;)
 

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Here's my list of recent purchases!

A few additions for my Vita Collection


LIMITED RUN #27: STEALTH INC. ULTIMATE EDITION



LIMITED RUN #43: RUNNER2


LIMITED RUN #45: NOVA-111



LIMITED RUN #87: MECHO TALES DEVELOPER EDITION





PC Collector's Edition of Lord of the Rings - War in the North - for my collection



Horizon Zero Dawn White Vinyl Edition box set



Steelseries Rival 600



Telltale - Batman: The Enemy Within (PS4)



L.A. Noire (2017 Remaster) Guide



The Nightmare Before Christmas T-Shirt



The Last of Us - Fireflies Logo T-Shirt
 

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Just ordered these. Needed to find something for my vinyls to properly store them apart from the collection - can use the little space it opens up for other stuff.
SO..

A storage box for my vinyls and the best part is that it's easily expandable by buying more and just putting'm together :p


While I'm at it, I also ordered the Interstellar OST :D
 

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Sick TV last year I got LG 4K HDR and all the trimmings

TCL 6 Series 4K HDR '55 TV

Super hyped! It's such a great TV. So glad I waited instead of getting the last year model. This one is better than last years model and packed with a few more goodies.

#yessuh
That is a sick TV I got an LG 49" or inches 4K UHD and all the trimmings last year
 
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Recently purchased WORX WG779 Cordless walk behind mower for my lawn it's the best one for small lawns. It has many features, 3-cutting height manual adjustments, Easily accessible on/off button on the lever, Mows up to 5,500 sq. ft on a single charge, Includes dual Port charger with battery power level indicators. I'm happy to have it because it eases my work.
 

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The rest of the gear came. Went for a bike ride wearing the bas layer from the previous post as well and was toasty warm, maybe a little too warm.

The windproof is in the bag near the neck of the fleece it packs away nice inside one of its own pockets.

 

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Here's my latest purchases:

(Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, I got it for about $35 off in the end of the year sale, not much, but it's something)


(Deltaco TB-631 Mini Bluetooth Keyboard, I put the pen there for size comparison. This was only about $20, I hope it's ok. It works with Android, iOS and Windows)


(Both of them together)
 

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Wireless headphones
Sony WI-C310 £30

Magnetic buds. Bluetooth 5 compatible.
So far so good, I'm not expecting amazing sound quality for this price I just needed some for listening to music when cycling or in car plus using phone for navigation and even ASMR type stuff when in bed trying to sleep.
1 downside I have noticed is the volume buttons: up is at the bottom and down is at the top when wearing them I thought I was wearing them wrong but nope it's all orientated correct.

I did have a pair of Sony wired headphones from an old Walkman I was using but after about 25 years they finally stopped working last night.

 
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Bought this lot a couple weeks ago but started installing it last week and this week.

4 off 4'6" concrete posts
6 off 6'x1' concrete boards
10 bags of post mix


Hit some snags digging the hole for the 3rd post, big thick stone and concrete so had to break it using my SDS to drill 12mm holes then change to chisels to break it, It worked but boy was it struggling it's only a 700watt which is more meant for drilling holes than breaking concrete and stone.
Due to that it took all day to dig that 1 hole, felt like wasted day to be honest. After that it just rained and rained and rained it
Wasn't until yesterday could get back to it.
So finally got the post installed and the concrete boards and today demolished the rest of the retaining wall and levelled off the ground ready to dig the next hole.

That postmix/post create is crazy it bubbles loads when tip it into the water and literally takes 5 mins before it's thick enough for the post to stand up itself. I was surprised.


Digging the hole behind the shed was a real back breaker no space to get proper angles.

That old wall is now gone ready for next stage.


The finished product. Not too bad took longer than a pro doing it but at least its straight and level.



With next doors fence being unlevel makes my job look wonky
 
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DT Swiss G 1800 front wheel.



Went for a ride earlier in the month and noticed my front wheel felt off. Did no hands to stretch my back a little and the handle bars wobbled bad. So when I got back home I investigated.
I stripped the wheel down and found the bearings were full of dirt and rust so cleaned it all off, but the bearings were worn, they had pitting on them and not only that the cups in the wheel were also full of rust and pits and no amount of cleaning removed it.
It's easy enough to replace bearings and cones but the cups are another matter since they are often glued into the wheel. I asked a couple of bike shops and they said be easier and quicker to buy a new wheel.

So that's what I did. I did want to get both a front and a back, but nowhere seems to sell them as a pair in 700c size.

At least I can go back out riding now.
So now keeping a lookout for the rears to come back in stock so I can have a matching pair.

Also needed some grease and a 6 bolt to center lock adapter, the wheel does come with its own but in my opinion its crap so bought a shimano one which is way better.

 
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Just bought myself an early Christmas present. Only spent $2,319.99.

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC, Intel Core i7-12700KF 3.6GHz, GeForce RTX 3080 10GB, 16GB DDR4, 500GB NVMe PCIe SSD, 2TB HDD, WiFi & Win 11 Home. Link

Only thing I need to upgrade is the SSD. Probably to 2TB. And maybe down the road, upgrade the RAM to 32GB of DDR5 RAM. Although, from what I've read online, DDR5 doesn't improve gaming quite as much as I'd hoped.

 

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Just bought myself an early Christmas present. Only spent $2,319.99.

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC, Intel Core i7-12700KF 3.6GHz, GeForce RTX 3080 10GB, 16GB DDR4, 500GB NVMe PCIe SSD, 2TB HDD, WiFi & Win 11 Home. Link

Only thing I need to upgrade is the SSD. Probably to 2TB. And maybe down the road, upgrade the RAM to 32GB of DDR5 RAM. Although, from what I've read online, DDR5 doesn't improve gaming quite as much as I'd hoped.

That's a damn fine setup!

Any idea on what you'll run first with this bad boy?
 

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Just bought myself an early Christmas present. Only spent $2,319.99.

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC, Intel Core i7-12700KF 3.6GHz, GeForce RTX 3080 10GB, 16GB DDR4, 500GB NVMe PCIe SSD, 2TB HDD, WiFi & Win 11 Home. Link

Only thing I need to upgrade is the SSD. Probably to 2TB. And maybe down the road, upgrade the RAM to 32GB of DDR5 RAM. Although, from what I've read online, DDR5 doesn't improve gaming quite as much as I'd hoped.

That's actually a decent price for that rig, imo. Yeah, that SSD is a bit small and I would also have upgraded to 32GB RAM, that's what I plan on getting when I build my next PC. Personally I would prefer it without the RGB, WiFi and Win 11 (for now), but that's just my personal preference. Maybe pre-built is the way to go in these times, you just have to find one that matches what you want to be included.
 

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That's a damn fine setup!

Any idea on what you'll run first with this bad boy?
The newest games I have are Halo Infinite and Call of Duty Vanguard. But I'll probably do a new playthrough of Cyberpunk 2077 once they release the next-gen upgrades. Been waiting for them to patch it enough for another playthrough.
 
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So my original PC I ordered from Amazon back in November for Black Friday got damaged or lost by UPS and they had to refund me on the order. Which is a bummer.

However, I went ahead and spent an additional $1,300 and went direct through CyberPowerPC this time and got a even better beast computer.



Instead of an Intel 12th Gen i7-12700KF, I upgraded to an i9-12900K. Instead of an RTX 3080, I upgraded to an RTX 3080 Ti. Also got a way better power supply, better cooling fans, better CPU liquid cooling solution, and a few other upgrades. I still have the 32GB Kingston Fury RAM I'm going to put in the new PC as well as the 2TB Samsung 980 M.2 SSD I'm going to add to it. So I'll have 5TB total of memory. Spent about $4,200 all together. Here is a link to the PC I bought, but I customized it a bit.
 

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So my original PC I ordered from Amazon back in November for Black Friday got damaged or lost by UPS and they had to refund me on the order. Which is a bummer.

However, I went ahead and spent an additional $1,300 and went direct through CyberPowerPC this time and got a even better beast computer.



Instead of an Intel 12th Gen i7-12700KF, I upgraded to an i9-12900K. Instead of an RTX 3080, I upgraded to an RTX 3080 Ti. Also got a way better power supply, better cooling fans, better CPU liquid cooling solution, and a few other upgrades. I still have the 32GB Kingston Fury RAM I'm going to put in the new PC as well as the 2TB Samsung 980 M.2 SSD I'm going to add to it. So I'll have 5TB total of memory. Spent about $4,200 all together. Here is a link to the PC I bought, but I customized it a bit.
Yeah, it's definitely a beast of a machine. A bit more money than I would like spend on a PC, but you probably get what you pay for. I hope you'll be satisfied with it.
 

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Yeah, it's definitely a beast of a machine. A bit more money than I would like spend on a PC, but you probably get what you pay for. I hope you'll be satisfied with it.
Yeah, it should get me through the next 10 years or so. Eventually will upgrade the GPU when we get to Nvidia RTS 5000 series. But that's about it. I also had them do a post-order upgrade and add better case fans and upgrades the liquid CPU cooler to a 360mm instead of 240mm. Also, I added a video capture card to record 4k60fps gameplay for streaming. Eventually when I get a PS5, I'll be able to capture gameplay footage for PSU through it. I'd like to start doing video reviews, video news round-ups, and gameplay streams this next year for PSU since I manage the Youtube channel. Right now we just post daily trailers / gameplay from publishers, with the exception of exclusive gameplay videos from reviews from time to time. But my goal is to make higher production value videos with voiceovers and what not.
 

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Yeah, it should get me through the next 10 years or so. Eventually will upgrade the GPU when we get to Nvidia RTS 5000 series. But that's about it. I also had them do a post-order upgrade and add better case fans and upgrades the liquid CPU cooler to a 360mm instead of 240mm. Also, I added a video capture card to record 4k60fps gameplay for streaming. Eventually when I get a PS5, I'll be able to capture gameplay footage for PSU through it. I'd like to start doing video reviews, video news round-ups, and gameplay streams this next year for PSU since I manage the Youtube channel. Right now we just post daily trailers / gameplay from publishers, with the exception of exclusive gameplay videos from reviews from time to time. But my goal is to make higher production value videos with voiceovers and what not.
Yeah, well, if you are really lucky and upgrade a part here and there you might get 10 years out of it (if you want to keep it relevant for that long that is). One of the main reasons I don't wanna spend "too much" is that the generations of CPU's and GPU's are really short now. There's a new generation every two years or something like that and if it continues like this the 5K-series NVidia GPU's will probably be here in 3-4 years. Yeah, a 240mm AIO is a bit on the weak side for that CPU, I've heard that they get quite hot, so that was probably a good choice. It's never a bad idea to have more cooling in high end rigs like this. ;)

I hope you manage to get a PS5 and I'm looking forward to see some video reviews and stuff from you.
 

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So my original PC I ordered from Amazon back in November for Black Friday got damaged or lost by UPS and they had to refund me on the order. Which is a bummer.

However, I went ahead and spent an additional $1,300 and went direct through CyberPowerPC this time and got a even better beast computer.



Instead of an Intel 12th Gen i7-12700KF, I upgraded to an i9-12900K. Instead of an RTX 3080, I upgraded to an RTX 3080 Ti. Also got a way better power supply, better cooling fans, better CPU liquid cooling solution, and a few other upgrades. I still have the 32GB Kingston Fury RAM I'm going to put in the new PC as well as the 2TB Samsung 980 M.2 SSD I'm going to add to it. So I'll have 5TB total of memory. Spent about $4,200 all together. Here is a link to the PC I bought, but I customized it a bit.
That PC's gunna tear through everything for a while!

Dude putting it together must've had a bit of a "huh" moment when he dropped in a single stick of 8GB ram tho; "You sure this isn't a typo for 80GB, not 8?" lol
Yeah, a 240mm AIO is a bit on the weak side for that CPU, I've heard that they get quite hot, so that was probably a good choice. It's never a bad idea to have more cooling in high end rigs like this. ;)
IMHO for that reason im not as warm (heh, i pun) to the current intel line up as many tech outlets are. You'd figure the point of doing the big.LITTLE design would mean these things consumed less power, and generated less heat. But they're kinda the exact opposite... so begs the question: why bother? Just go all big. AMD have an all big design and they're consuming less power, and are marginally slower. Hopefully its just a new implementation of a brand new design thing and with subsequent revisions the power starts dropping.