What was the last piece of PC hardware you bought?

By Scorpus · 75 replies
Nov 27, 2015
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  1. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Addict Posts: 255   +98

    MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G last month, it's a silent and efficient beast of a card.

    Datacolor Spyder5EXPRESS colorimeter this week. I finally have a calibrated display. I don't work with photos at all; I bought it just for the satisfaction of having accurate colors displayed on my monitor! :D
     
  2. indiangamer

    indiangamer TS Enthusiast Posts: 57   +9

    I got a mechanical keyboard last month for $25 ( ₹ 1900)
    Cherry MX blues.
     
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,174   +205

  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,280   +3,065

    A mouse mat.
     
  5. mensah

    mensah TS Rookie

    I've upgraded my PC:
    Intel Core i7 6700
    MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING
    Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4 2400MHz 2x8GB
    PowerColor Radeon R9 390 PCS+ 8GB

    and I'm still waiting to receive
    Samsung SM951 NVMe M.2 PCIe 256GB SSD
     
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  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,895   +1,211

    Got a r7 250x to throw in with an old core 2 quad and have a solid low end build
     
  7. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,227   +402

    Netgear R7000 to replace my old Dlink DGL4500 router.

    Best upgrade I've done in awhile.

    And the fact that you can run asus firmwire on the r7000 is just icing on the cake.
     
  8. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Booster Posts: 126   +77

    I bought a second GTX 780 for some SLI action in May a little after I got Witcher 3. I have a 1440p monitor and wanted to see that game on Ultra at 2K and it works perfectly now. I get a smooth 60 with (most) everything turned up.
     
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Both are well under $220. Assuming you want a 4GB card rather than a 2, a high OC vendor card from either AMD or Nvidia should offer comparable preformance, so its just a case of feature sets and individual vendors implementation.
    MSI GTX 960 OC $175 after MIR, or Asus GTX 960 Strix $180
    MSI R9 380 OC $175 after MIR, or Asus R9 380 Strix $180
     
  10. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 2,948   +1,637

    The Sentay hard drive docking station. Works like a dream! Was hoping they would come up with on that I could hang on the network, but for $30 who can complain!
     
  11. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 235   +50

    Thank you so much. I had seen the Nvidia but not the AMD. Most likely go with Nvidia.
     
  12. deemon

    deemon TS Addict Posts: 252   +69

    G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200MHz 2x16GB kit.
     
  13. Zbynek

    Zbynek TS Rookie

    HD7950 VaporX and then 850EVO 500GB
     
  14. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,793   +617

    Been mostly storage lately, several 4TB Seagate drives, a 120GB Kingston SSD and a 240GB Samsung just before that. I also built a NAS this summer based on the Pentium G3258, that has now been converted to a portable gaming system with a GTX580 I had laying around, performs rather well together.
     
  15. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 682   +671

    Grabbed a alienware 15r2 on sale cheap on black friday. Looking forward to replacing the old l440 with something much more powerful.
     
  16. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,366   +67

    Just bought a brother print, copy, scan, fax from amazon. Brother is not finicky with refilling cartridges like canon with its chip. Generic refills (4 cartridges) cost $10, whereas the canon name brand was $70 a refill, $80 some places, both only producing about 50 copies. Can't afford a laser, and haven't found anyplace that sells those cartridges retail, even frys. I did have an older canon that cost $20 a refill, but this was only a printer and the window would always say ink empty on the generic cartridges; no ink level indicator.
     
  17. mantissteam

    mantissteam TS Member Posts: 53   +21

    Just installed asus essence stx
     
  18. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,957   +620

  19. mcborge

    mcborge TS Guru Posts: 410   +263

    The last thing I bought was about 4 months ago and it was a corsair carbide air 540 case, no regrets with it so far.
     
  20. CortyDK

    CortyDK TS Booster Posts: 95   +49

    The last piece of PC hardware I bought was about a year ago - a Samsung 840 EVO SSD.

    But that's because this year in July we bought a new car, cash... Existing PC hardware will have to do for the time being.
     
  21. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,031   +198

    Nvidia 970 G1 Gaming MSI 250$ used off ebay about 5 months ago. I game at 1080p and have not had a need to oc yet. But those black friday 2-4k monitors look tempting, maybe I will push my gpu with a cyber monday 2k monitor.

    I bought my 4690k cpu last year on black friday and the new black friday is still the same price ;)
     
  22. Bennyhaha812

    Bennyhaha812 TS Rookie

    I was considering waiting for a Skylake cpu, but since I was coming from an i7 970, I ended up going with a new i7 5820k with an MSI x99 sli plus, 16 Gb crucial ballistix sport gddr4, evga 1300 psu, 2 evga 980ti classified gpu with ek water blocks, Windows 10 and an new Samsung 28 inch 4K monitor, and an m.2 256Gb Samsung 950 pro. All in my old caselabs th10
     
  23. Invizibleyez

    Invizibleyez TS Enthusiast Posts: 65   +18

    Recently I bought a logitech G710 mechanical keyboard, G502 wired mouse, and g602 wireless mouse, another 16gb of ddr3 2133 ram, and most recently a replacement dwa-182 because I broke the connector off my old one. I have been contemplating a fan controller to quiet down my behind the counter fan, because right now that tiny fan makes alot of noise.
     
  24. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 323   +63

    Millions had to upgrade their computers to make vista usable

    for me an ssd for my macbook
     
  25. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 547   +21

    2x Asus R9 390 + Kingston Fury 120Gb SSD ...all for Fallout 4 even tho we have two computers so one GPU/comp.
     

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