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What was the last piece of PC hardware you bought?

By Scorpus ยท 75 replies
Nov 27, 2015
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  1. Is your computer in need of some new hardware? Do you want to get yourself a sweet gift? Well this is the weekend to get shopping, with massive discounts to be found at pretty much every major retailer.

    Considering the Black Friday sales currently in progress, what was the last piece of PC hardware you bought for your system? Or, if you haven't quite convinced yourself to push the 'buy' button (and yes, you should probably buy new hardware at this time of year), what are you eyeing off during the sales period?

    Personally I just bought myself a new Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti from Gigabyte on a decent discount. Living in Australia, I don't always get access to the best deals, but thanks to a quick Newegg sale and discounted international shipping, I managed to snag one for several hundred dollars less than what it would cost locally.

    Let us know about your recent PC purchases below, and don't forget to keep an eye out for some sweet deals this weekend. If you catch any awesome deals, chuck them in the comments too, we're always looking for a bargain.

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  2. Myth1337

    Myth1337 TS Rookie Posts: 16   +6

    R9 390 XFX Black Edition which made a "puff" sound and started smelling of burnt plastic when I connected it to my PC. Happy days -.-
  3. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,553   +920

    Congrats on the 980Ti, Scorpus.

    Most recent: MSI GTX 970 @ 1516MHz (actual in-game boost) / 7.6GHz
    Next up: Kaby Lake CPU and motherboard.
    angelincontrol likes this.
  4. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 857   +205

    2x MSI Game GTX 980ti, 5930k w/ Asrock Professional x99 MOBO.
    angelincontrol likes this.
  5. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 4,067   +1,190

    A 2006 AMD Phenom X4 CPU to replace an ancient Sempron and meet requirements to run Win10.
    Reehahs likes this.
  6. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,717   +2,517

    *Realizes someone upgraded PC just to run Windows 10*


    Ha ha, but seriously..the last thing I got was one of those dandy (and cheap) Logitech M320 mice. I've got a few of em' now. Before that it was a 2tb external WD a little over two years ago. Or maybe a Samsung 840 Pro SSD about the same time. Not sure.
    Reehahs likes this.
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,268

    Would that be a decent discount on top of the price cuts Nvidia have just instituted on the 900 series of cards?

    My last purchase would be two 6TB WD Red's and a Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Gaming G1 (the latter since sold - bought cheap as returned stock, sold at near retail price thanks to New Zealand's plummeting dollar)
  8. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 854   +301

    Just ordered a SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD and an ASUS Radeon R9 390 Strix OC 8GB video card. At $275 after rebate I couldn't say no to an 8GB card at that price. I'm still waiting on both to get here.
    basior likes this.
  9. Scorpus

    Scorpus TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 1,971   +231

    It was slightly cheaper than those prices, but a good $250 off local prices
    Species5618 likes this.
  10. NeoFlux

    NeoFlux TS Booster Posts: 105   +14

    Upped RAM from 8 to 16 gigs. Because those Chrome tabs are hungry.
    veLa, H3llion, DaveBG and 1 other person like this.
  11. SuperHyperJose

    SuperHyperJose TS Rookie

    I just bought a R9 290 4GB ($199) to replace my 6950 1GB.
    basior, veLa, H3llion and 1 other person like this.
  12. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 159

    EVGA Hybrid coolers for my SLI Titan X's.
  13. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    Bought a R7 250 today to upgrade my htpc (6450).
    EClyde likes this.
  14. enemys

    enemys TS Maniac Posts: 180   +175

    Less than two months ago I've bought a full PC with Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3, i5-6600K, R9 390, 16GB 2800MHz RAM and 500GB Samsung Evo 850 SSD. I'm aiming for a second 390 soon.

    Two years earlier I've got a Samsung NP530U4E ultrabook (with Radeon 8750M GPU, which has been running overclocked by 25% for over two years now) and a Nexus 4 (the worst phone I've ever used).
  15. ultimaone

    ultimaone TS Rookie

    I just got the asus strix version of the 390, no issues so far. sorry to see you're having issues :/
  16. ultimaone

    ultimaone TS Rookie

    ha, I just got the ultra II 960 GB SSD and same video card :)
  17. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe Banned Posts: 837   +441

    2 TB 850 Pro
    Species5618 likes this.
  18. Tibeardius

    Tibeardius TS Booster Posts: 64   +42

    I got an R9 290 a few months back. Runs great but my i3-4360 is a big bottleneck now. Hopefully I can upgrade with some Christmas money in the next couple months.
    SuperHyperJose likes this.
  19. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,833   +679

    Samsung 950 PRO -Series 256GB PCIe NVMe

    Intend to rid myself of all but one mechanical storage drive. Need a 1TB SSD just waiting on price
  20. mexine7

    mexine7 TS Rookie

    Bought 16gig RAM upgrade from 4 gig.
  21. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +113

    Well you said any PC hardware so mine was the Logitech G633 headset. Replaced my 5 year old Megalodon headset, that finally bit the dust after all the abuse it took. Really enjoyed the external processing of everything, but the headset cord was way too short and it goes to show what would happen. I'm pretty much right next to the desk.

    Next thing is a potential 16GB of RAM or GPU upgrade, I'm finding certain games are taking way too much at only 8GB. :\
  22. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 456   +40

    16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM
    veLa likes this.
  23. adisoftcafe

    adisoftcafe TS Booster Posts: 49   +30

    I5 4460
  24. DaveBG

    DaveBG TS Maniac Posts: 414   +155

    A 40 inch 4k monitor
  25. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 238   +54

    I just bought a Logitech G600 MM0 Mouse for $41 at Best Buy a few weeks ago. The white version is currently $38.99 at amazon. I am looking at prices for a either a GTX 960 or Radeon 380. Don't want to spend more than $220. If any TECHSPOT compadres see anything good, please let me know.

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