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  1. You're not going to find anything better for the price, I've had my Ender 3 for about 6 months and all together including purchase price and upgrades I maybe have $250 in it. I also have a Ultimaker 1 and a CR-10 but lately the Ender 3 gets the most use unless I need the larger build volume of the CR-10. The newest version with the glass build plate is nice but not worth the extra cost considering you can get the older version for under $200 shipped from Banggood.com and a custom cut piece of glass/mirror will be under $10 from your local hardware store. Unless I need a absolutely smooth finish on the bottom of a part I actually prefer using the flexible plate that comes with the older version.
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    Best 3d printer around the $1000-$600 range

    That's what I would recommend too, the i3 MK3 has more features and the CR-10S is a solid workhorse. There's also the CR-10S5 if you need a even larger build volume..
  3. Sony WX220. 18.2MP, 10x zoom, and 1080p video for around $200. Use one at work for documenting cars for restoration and IMO it's the best in the price range. https://www.amazon.com/Sony-DSCWX220-Digital-Camera-2-7-Inch/dp/B00M9AB81O?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAIPHVZTVH6LZ5BFZA&tag=hawk-future-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00M9AB81O&ascsubtag=dcw-9249602766632627345-20
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    My rooms wifi is garbage

    That's what I use and recommend. You'll also want a 4+ port gigabit switch too if you want to have both the AP and your wired desktop connected. https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Ethernet-Optimization-Unmanaged-TL-SG105/dp/B00A128S24/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1537290170&sr=1-4&keywords=gigabit+switch
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    RGB Header on H370F

    No those 5v individually addressable/smart LEDs won't work, the single 12v header on your board only supports 4-wire/dumb strips.
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    RGB Header on H370F

    3 meters or 3 amps max. If you want longer strips you can use a repeater that injects external power.
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    Swapping screen on thinkpad 440s

    Hey no problem. This could possibly work but do some more research, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=15Z-00YG-00F88
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    Swapping screen on thinkpad 440s

    A quick search shows it's a 30 pin, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA49H2433017&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC-_-pla-_-Accessories+-+Monitors-_-9SIA49H2433017&gclid=CjwKCAjw8uLcBRACEiwAaL6MSZKD6OlJo48jAhw2F-02cT6s_mXB5kSnNGN54FkSY15Sy2LVGzgHOBoCG0QQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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    Swapping screen on thinkpad 440s

    I upgraded the screen on my older Inspiron to 1080p when it died using a off brand replacement so it's possible if you can find a compatible one. Most laptops use either a 30 or 40 pin connector and there is a few different mounting layouts so you'll have to do some research.
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    A good deal?

    It isn't bad at $1400, someone on another forum researched the hardware and came up with a PCPP list minus the case, mouse, and keyboard. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($350.98 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($104.89 @ OutletPC) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($134.89 @ OutletPC) Storage: Western Digital - Green 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) Storage: Western Digital - Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.88 @ OutletPC) Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card ($494.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) Power Supply: Thermaltake - Smart 600W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon) Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($94.89 @ OutletPC) Total: $1333.50 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-10 02:58 EDT-0400
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    What do you recommend for a bag / case for SSDs

    I've been looking for the same thing but can't find anything that holds more than two drives. We use these for archiving old drives at work, https://www.amazon.com/KSB-Protection-Storage-Assorted-Plastic/dp/B0119JYIDK/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1536480242&sr=1-6&keywords=2.5+drive+case
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    Pico PSU Panic

    I've used a few Picos in projects. You can't supply power through the CPU connector because it's not a pass through from the main 12v input and you'll fry it. The 12v output of the Picio is regulated so you'd be trying to input power into a output only.
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    Opinions on case for current build?

    +1 on the 460X, my wife has had hers for close to a year and it's holding up great. https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Crystal-Compact-Mid-Tower-Tempered/dp/B01LA2LB7W/ref=pd_sbs_147_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B077GJRJ19&pd_rd_r=3247c170-b26e-11e8-a16e-f165ee31ead5&pd_rd_w=c6Jnj&pd_rd_wg=gLZ3f&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=0bb14103-7f67-4c21-9b0b-31f42dc047e7&pf_rd_r=VZX33AJEK49HBDEGFDTZ&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&refRID=VZX33AJEK49HBDEGFDTZ&th=1
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    Comcast Upload Speeds?

    We had CenturyLink at our winter home here in Maplewood MN and got about the same results on the same plan, when it actually worked. I had one of their techs tell me that the whole Twin Cities metro area needs something like 10k miles of line replaced to bring the system up to what would be a acceptable condition. Now on Comcast,
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    Motherboard CPU pins repair price

    If the pins are broken and not just bent you'll have to the socket replaced so you're probably better off just buying a new one. I had it done on a Z77 board for around $100 only because a used working one costs upwards off $200 and I got the damaged one for free. If the pins are just bent check out Linus's or Jayztwocents video on straightening them.