What'd you buy yourself today?

By Matthew
Apr 25, 2012
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  1. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    Bought these today - Denon AH-D600
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    They sound okay - not great, but okay so far. I'm going to give them a little more time to see if they grow on me.
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    They look pretty sexy!
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    I got myself a new CPU heatsink and additional case fan for my HTPC. The stock i5 3570K one is the loudest in the system. Now I just have to pull everything apart again... :(

    Noctua NH-C12P SE14:
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    Noctua NF-B9 PWM 92mm:
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  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    That looks awesome - and low height. Please let me know how quiet it is and post pics after install please. That looks like a great fan for an HTPC and you know I've been wanting to build a new one for some time now.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    114mm height, I have room for around 130mm. The noise is supposedly 19.6dB(A) at stock, which is less than the 21dB(a) stock fans that came with the case. However, I'll be using this with the included ultra-low noise adaptor. :D

    Will post pics for sure.
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    I installed it last night. This thing is pretty awesome. Using the Ultra-low noise adaptor, I can't hear it. At all. Well, I lie - I stuck my ear right next to it in order to hear the faintest whir. I was scared my ear would be lopped off! :D

    Temp drop is >15% on idle. The massive fan also blows a nice stream of air over NB, RAM and other caps.

    Attached Files:

  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    OMG that thing is massive - much bigger than I was expecting.
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,266   +217

    Thats what she said...
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  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    Thanks for making me smile - been having a crappy day at work :) Even I didn't see that setup.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,012   +714

    OK, I"m pretty sure neither one of you have seen LNCPapa's....:eek:
  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    Yeah - I'm huge in Asia.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,012   +714

    He said with a great deal of humility and modesty.....
  13. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    Local Tiger Direct store is closing down in my area so they're selling things at huge discounts... Here's what I got yesterday and today:
    Samsung 43" 720p Plasma for my daughters' room
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    Samsung 46" 1080p 120Hz LED UN46ES6500 for my bedroom
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    Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T to replace my younger daughter's Antec 200
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    Samsung E2420L 24" Monitor just because it was so cheap
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    Samsung S24B350 24" Monitor to do a little monitor swapping
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    ASUS VS239H 23" IPS Monitor for more monitor swapping
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    ASUS VS247H 24" IPS Monitor because it was actually pretty nice looking
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    I also returned those Denon AH-D600 headphones... they were just too bass heavy for me. Almost felt like I was wearing Beats with more clarity but it just made it too hard to listen to certain genres of music.
     
  14. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    That's a tidy haul! :D What were the prices, may I ask?
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    Monitors ranged from $90-118, case was $106, TVs were $300ish and $600ish respectively.
  16. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Those are pretty decent prices indeed, nice snag.
  17. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    I forgot to mention that I also got a decent computer for my wife's church. Paid $479 for an ASUS Essentio CM6870 with the following specs:
    Ivy Bridge 3770
    16 GB RAM
    GT520
    2TB HDD
    Bluray Reader DVD-RW
    Wireless card
    Win7 HP - 64-bit

    After a little testing and swapping things around I think I'm going to swap my kids' current monitors out for those ASUS monitors. They just look stunning compared to what they already have and the two Samsungs I just got. The IPS panels are just night and day compared to the TN panels.
  18. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,257   +110

    That's pretty impressive and nice prices!
    I got an Intel X25-M G2 160GB from Tigerdirect for $120, and I'm supposed to get a $30 mail in rebate.
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,012   +714

    Hm....., plasma huh? Kudos to the ballerina! I bet she's been hanging in mid air for quite a while now.....:p

    I do love the case. Although...., I hope you don't have any smokers in the house.....;)

    (Apologies. You know with me what you always get, is a glass half full of unsweetened lemonade :oops: ).
  20. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    LOL - no smokers cap'n.. I'm allergic. So far I'm happy with the purchases but it'll be a little while before I move my daughter's machine into her new case. I also can't use the larger TV till I get it mounted on my bedroom wall. There's just nowhere to put it.

    Now that I look at my girls' monitors a bit more (and side by side) I think the smaller one (23") actually looks a bit better. I may need to check cables or something.
  21. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Picked up a new camera kit while I was in HK (saved a few hundred £££ due to no sales tax/VAT):
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    The upgrade to full frame is just incredible, and while I was a little skeptical of the 36MP resolution I'm now completely sold - the pictures are crystal clear and sharp and noise is not an issue at all.

    The only problem is when it comes to buying my next lens(es) I'll have to sell my other kidney...
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  22. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    OMG. That's awesome slh. Seriously jealous here.
  23. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Posts: 135

    I bought Black ops 2
  24. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Nice camera!


    Edit: As I've been doing for the past few weeks, I've tried checking out a 16GB Nexus 4. I was plagued by the infamous error. For some reason, it went through just now, so I bought it on a whim. :O
  25. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    I bought myself a Dell U3011. I've been looking at it for over a year and it had a nice 30% discount on it. Yes, the 3013 came out, but I don't need LED and the massive price gouging in Australia. :(

    It's currently sitting on a standard-sied student desk looking very ridiculous. :D

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    Also, my parents' PC has not been booting into even the BIOS, so we made the decision to just buy a whole new rig.
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