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Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:21 am
by Cody
Victor Tombs wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:39 am
I was hoping these CPU's had dropped in price as they are now 4th generation but the Devil's Canyon seems to be holding its price rather well.
<nods> Yep! I bought an i5-4690K (Devil's Canyon) only two months ago.

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:24 am
by Talvieno
Victor Tombs wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:39 am
This is probably the wrong thread for this bit of rambling. :oops: :angel:
Not at all! It's a sort of happy off-topic thread. Everything is on-topic by default, if you're happy. :D I wish I could find spare parts for new computers lying around, though - that would be awesome.

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:59 am
by Victor Tombs
Cody wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:21 am
<nods> Yep! I bought an i5-4690K (Devil's Canyon) only two months ago.
What I don't understand is why people selling secondhand CPU's expect to get the sort of money they are asking for. "It's had little use and it's never been overclocked" Hmm, for all I know you've thrashed the damn thing to hell and back! *suspicious emoji* :angel:
Talvieno wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:24 am
Not at all! It's a sort of happy off-topic thread. Everything is on-topic by default, if you're happy. I wish I could find spare parts for new computers lying around, though - that would be awesome.
:o :D That's good news for me, Nathan, I'm actually on-topic for a change. *smug emoji*

I think these computer parts go back to that time just before I decided to have that "expert" assembler of PC's do the job for me. That's not going to happen again for sure! :twisted: :angel:

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:01 am
by Cody
Talvieno wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:24 am
I wish I could find spare parts for new computers lying around, though - that would be awesome.
Awesome, yes - but it tends to take up space. Currently, I have three cases, three mobos, three CPUs, three lots of RAM, two PSUs, two GPUs, two monitors, and several HDDs. This machine is obviously complete, but the others are in bits and pieces. I also have boxes full of cables, soundcards, keyboards, mice, connectors and suchlike. It's the age-old thing of if I throw it out, I'll need it next week. I am not alone in this.

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:04 am
by Victor Tombs
Cody wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:01 am
I am not alone in this.
I can confirm that you are not alone, Cody. :lol:

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:26 am
by Cody
Victor Tombs wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:59 am
What I don't understand is why people selling secondhand CPU's expect to get the sort of money they are asking for.
I'd have to be desperate to buy a used CPU, but as discontinued components become harder to source, people look to make money.

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:44 am
by HappyGhecko
i delayed overhouling my pc until next year (or until stuff like Bitcoin etc. crashes)

just imagine thousands of mining cards flooding the market. (granted half of them will be trash at that point thanks to constant straining.)

Also i repaired the computer of a friend (more malware than i have ever seen in my entire life) and it took me some time to do so. So after i managed to get that thing into working condition again my friend had already bought a new pc! Aaaaaand he does not need his old one anymore.

Free pc for me, wont complain.

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:35 am
by Victor Tombs
:D
HappyGhecko wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:44 am
Free pc for me, wont complain.
I enjoy reading about happy endings, HappyGhecko. :thumbup:

My day begins happily with the news that the prospect of the rebirth of my old friend SLI and all of its trials and tribulations draws a step closer with the addition of a brand new Devil's Canyon Haswell CPU to the pile of PC components. It should arrive today or tomorrow. :D :angel:

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:20 pm
by Cody
Victor Tombs wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:35 am
... the addition of a brand new Devil's Canyon Haswell CPU to the pile of PC components.
The retail variety with the throwaway cooler? I've got a couple of those coolers somewhere.

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:51 pm
by Victor Tombs
Cody wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:20 pm
The retail variety with the throwaway cooler? I've got a couple of those coolers somewhere.
It's true that nowadays I rarely use the stock cooler supplied, Cody, but if you give it some thought there shouldn't be any problem with using it. Intel gives you a three-year warranty on the CPU package and they wouldn't supply a cooler which wasn't capable of seeing that CPU through those three years of daily usage. I always install enough fans to keep the case well ventilated and cool so I might just give it a go with what they supply. ;) :angel:

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:57 pm
by Dinosawer
Gf's paper got accepted and my mom got her new changed id card, making her now also legally my mom :D

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:14 pm
by Victor Tombs
Dinosawer wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Gf's paper got accepted and my mom got her new changed id card, making her now also legally my mom :D
It always makes me happy when you're happy, Dino. :D :angel:

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:40 pm
by Cody
Victor Tombs wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Intel gives you a three-year warranty on the CPU package and they wouldn't supply a cooler which wasn't capable of seeing that CPU through those three years of daily usage.
Hmm... wouldn't they? Depends on the type of usage, I suppose.
Dinosawer wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:57 pm
... and my mom got her new changed id card, making her now also legally my mom.
<scratches head> You adopted your mom? <grins>


On topic: the inexorable march of the seasons!

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:47 pm
by Victor Tombs
Cody wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Hmm... wouldn't they? Depends on the type of usage, I suppose.
Well, this PC is/was primarily destined to be a super browser of all things interweb and general office-type duties, Cody. It's overkill to have it set up for SLI but I have the graphics cards and the motherboard was originally purchased to be an upgrade for my gaming rig. As it now stands it's likely to be a very fair games machine as well. :D :angel:

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:04 am
by Dinosawer
Thanks Victor :D
Cody wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Dinosawer wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:57 pm
... and my mom got her new changed id card, making her now also legally my mom.
<scratches head> You adopted your mom? <grins>
Oh right not everyone has read everything I've ever posted here :ghost:
Said mom used to be my dad ;)