What'd you buy yourself today?

By Matthew ยท 355 replies
Apr 25, 2012
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  1. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    Keeping with the trend of headphones. I picked up a pair of Sennheisers HD 600's and a Xonar Essence STX. Thanks LNCPapa for pointing me in the right direction.


    I also picked up one of those LG Ultra Wide screen monitors. Got it for a pretty good price to replace my 32' monitor.
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  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +456

  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Due to some HDD RMA troubles, I couldn't afford to lose a drive so I ordered a replacement straight away. Since shipping was $13 minimum... I upgraded my 6GB kit to a 12GB kit. I'm not entirely sure why ... althought Hitman Absolution managed to use a damn lot of RAM.

    Corsair Dominator, with Fan. I'll probably sell the fan, as even 1.65V sticks don't get very hot at 1600MHz.

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  4. jojammin

    jojammin TS Member Posts: 20

    Bottle of mountain dew mmmmmmm
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Nice. I found the watch, looks like Y1999, which is $20 USD? Or most likely Chinese Yuan, which is $320 USD..
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Most recent present to myself. Dell U2713H Wide gamut 10 bit colour monitor, and an i1 Display Pro colorimeter for calibration. Not a gaming monitor but to go with my increasing interest in photography and photo editing. Although I'm sure a few games on it won't hurt too much.
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  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Think I've decided to send the Dell back. RTC is causing nasty overshoot in high contrast content (black text on white background) when moving windows, or in games. I know it's not a 120Hz gaming monitor but my 6 year old NEC 24" (24WMGX3) doesn't have the problem to this extreme. Shame as the ppi and overall quality of the display was nice :(
  8. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Check out the Qnix QX2710 or X-Star DP2710 (they're the same thing). It's 8-bit PLS and overclocks to over 100Hz so it's ideal for both photo editing and gaming which is what I use it for.
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Thanks man. I'll have a look. I assume they are standard gamut rather than wide?
  10. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Yep, it's the same as the Samsung S27A850D except it's overclockable. The anti-glare coating is also much lighter and better than the ones on Dells.
  11. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Ok, can just update my post regarding what you bought yourself today:

    Qnix QX2710 27" 2560x1400 PLS display. Not wide gamut, hardware calibration, as many inputs, or 10 bit colour support but at less than half the price I'm happy (once I receive it and check it out). Got until 5th of September to return the Dell so depending on delivery times I might just get to compare them.
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +456

    Got this for myself in preparation for FFXIV ARR
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  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

  14. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593


    Before anyone asks, no I did not pay that much for it, I got it for $350
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +456

    NICE! I'm looking to upgrade my fileserver with a new proc and mobo was was looking at an 8350 or something similar. This would've been a good option for that need.
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  16. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Well now theres going to be an 8350 in the box sitting on my desk :p

    Im trying to figure out what im going to do with it, I don't have an AM3+ board laying around so I cant build another machine with it.
  17. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 322   +65

    I finally got tired of lugging my Marshall around and bought myself this cute little 35W guitar amplifier, mostly for its portability. My main amp, the Marshall, is just too big to carry around. It can also be bit too loud in a small venue.

    The Laney LX35R is a solid state amp -- maybe not as good as your good old fashioned tube amp. But it's surprisingly good, nonetheless. The one I got is made in the UK.

    I get a nice clean tone off it. The gain switch provides a snappy edge, as well. When using a Strat, I find that you get a better overall sound if you turn the treble and mid tones all the way down, bass all the way up, and then kick the tone knobs on the guitar as far on the high side as they will go. But then, of course, it's different strokes for different folks.

    I got this for just a tad over $200. Not a bad deal at that price -- considering how good it actually is.

    LANEY - Copy.JPG
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  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,524

    I know right! I had a 85 watt Twin Reverb I used to like to play in my 14 foot wide row house....! It was OK though, I couldn't afford one with the JBL double twelves.....:( That would have been really loud, jet engine loud.

    Much more mellow now, I'm pushing my Crafter 12 strings through a stereo chorus & digital delay into a Peavey E208 & a Peavey Vyper 15 . This is the best ever sound I've ever been able to accomplish using the six chords I know....;) It's almost hypnotic....:) ...or maybe....:confused:.............zzzzzzzzzzzz
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  19. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 322   +65

    I wouldn't know what to do with an extra amplifier right now, but I would just kill for a Fender Twin Reverb. Yes, I've always found it difficult to use. I'm guessing you have to "find" your sound on it

    As you point out, too, it's extremely loud: an 85 watt Fender Twin would probably melt the walls on my apartment -- and push my neighbors into a murderous rage.

    That particular piece of equipment has gained iconic status, though. Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Ron Wood -- they all favor the Twin Reverb.

    Problem is, I can't spare $1,400+ on another amp right now -- so to hell with EC and the Stones. :D
  20. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Well finally upgraded to an i7 4770K from my very well served i7 920. Got tired of waiting for Intel to get their high end platforms into line and the upgrade itch was too much. Got a Gigabyte Z87x-UD4H and 2x8GB of Crucial Ballistix 1866Mhz CAS9 RAM, working very nicely so far.

    Got to 4.3Ghz @1.25V but haven't had time to OC any further. I'm sure it will go higher with a bit more voltage but load temps are already a bit high at 80C.

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  21. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    What CPU cooler is that?
  22. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    H80i. Pretty bad phone pic.
  23. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +456

    Looks very nice slh - the itch has been messin' with me a bit lately as well but I've been holding strong.
  24. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 322   +65

    That's one sweet-looking rig, slh! :) I'd say the i7 4770K is a good upgrade from the 920.
  25. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    That reminds me, need to zip tie fan back into my 600T between the HD cage and 5 1/4 enclosure :)

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