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Whats been your WORST computer related purchase?

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Oculus Go. 

 

5 minutes use and I want to throw up. 

 

I was hoping Microsoft would release a consumer version of the Hololens. But as that was looking unlikely I decided to try the Oculus. Only use I get from it is to watch films. 

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5 hours ago, ObsidianAura said:

Made a PC for a friend, and later he wanted to add a sata hard drive.

Couldn't find what i'd done with the bag of modular PSU cables so had to buy a whole new PSU for one SATA connector block.

I did eventually find it and sold the PSU on eBay later. Annoying that there are no easily available replacement cables, but what can you do? 

couldnt you have gone to the manufacturers website or used cable mod? or was that not an option at the time

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2 hours ago, GodSeph said:

Back with one of my older builds I purchased the CoolerMaster V10, then within a month went to full loop watercooling with an external radiator that connected via the back of the case lol.

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okay that actually looks kinda cool

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Ati HD4850 512mb 1 slot cooler.

 

it was overheating like crazy. I put a VF2000 on it, then weld a resistor on it to overclock it. Still surprised 14 years old didnt blow it.

 

Image result for Zalman VF2000

 

Not mine but il looked like that.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2.

"Oh, your charger has issues now? Tough luck, buddy, Microsoft discontinued their Surface Pro 2 accessories."


正直に生きる

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46 minutes ago, quickhakker said:

okay that actually looks kinda cool

It was a nightmare for clearance for cases and Ram. Also for how big it was the performance wasn't the best but it was one of the best air coolers at the time. 

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  • A PCI (not PCIe) USB3.0 card (never went faster than 2.0, promptly returned after a bit of Newegg drama)
  • Every tablet I've ever bought (I break tablets in really interesting ways; see signature for details)
  • Antek VSK2000 case (thought I could build a neat TFX "gaming" build, but I ended up killing the (obnoxiously loud) 500W TFX PSU I bought for it, and that was the end of the project)
  • Two Gigabyte H61 motherboards (as part of the above project, first one killed by the dying PSU, second came with the NIC DoA (that one was refunded))
  • Two sets of powerline Ethernet adapters (replaced with MoCA ("technology of the gods"), and something I comment on a lot here)
  • A 10 pack of SATA cables right before M.2 became cool and I converted my server to an LSI card with SFF-8087-to-SATA cables (still in my parts box)

Main System (Byarlant): Ryzen 5 1600X | Asus B350-F Strix | Corsair H80i V2 | 16GB G.Skill DDR4 3200MHz CAS-14 | XFX RX 5600 XT THICC II | Samsung 960 PRO 512GB / Samsung 970 EVO 500GB / Seagate 7200RPM 3TB | Corsair CX650M | Mellanox ConnectX-2 10G NIC | Anidees AI-07BW Case | Dell U3415W Monitor | Microsoft Modern Keyboard

 

FreeNAS Server (Veda): Core i3-4170 | Supermicro X10SLL-F | Corsair H60 | 32GB Micron DDR3L ECC 1600MHz | 4x 10TB WD Whites / 1x Samsung PM961 128GB SSD / 1x Kingston 16GB SSD | Corsair CX430M | Mellanox ConnectX-2 10G NIC | LSI 9207-8i LBA | Fractal Design Node 804 Case (side panels swapped to show off drives)

 

Media Center/Video Capture (Jesta): Core i7-2600 | Asus H77M-PRO | Stock Cooler | 8GB No-name DDR3 | Reference Nvidia GTX 770 2GB | Sandisk UltraII SSD 64GB / Seagate 1.5TB HDD | Corsair CX450M | Hauppauge ImpactVCB-PCIe | Syba USB3.1 Gen 2 Card | LG UH12NS30 BD-ROM | Silverstone Sugo SG-11 Case

 

Laptop (Rozen-Zulu): Sony VAIO VPCF13WFX | Core i7-740QM | 8GB Patriot DDR3 | GT 425M | Kingston 120GB SSD | Blu-ray Drive | (Still my favorite typing keyboard)


Tablet (ReGZ): Asus T102HA (BIOS clock doesn't tick, loses time when sleep/off) (I kill tablets with disturbing regularity)

Tablet (Unicorn): Surface Pro 2 (battery will reset total capacity to current charge, leading Windows to think it's always 100% charged until it dies)

Tablet (Loto): Dell Venue 8 Pro (screen discoloration issues, wouldn't update to Windows 10)

Tablet: iPad 2 16GB (WiFi died, basically useless after that)

 

Testbed/Old Desktop (Kshatriya): Xeon X5470 @ 4.0GHz | ZALMAN CNPS9500 | Gigabyte EP45-UD3L | 8GB Nanya DDR2 400MHz | XFX HD6870 DD | OCZ Vertex 3 Max-IOPS 120GB | Corsair CX430M (?) | HooToo USB 3.0 PCIe Card | NZXT H230 Case

 

Camera: Sony A7II (w/ Meike Grip) | Sony SEL24240 (better than most reviews say) | Sony SEL2870 (kit lens) | Sony SEL55F18F (meh, don't buy) | PNY Elite Perfomance SDXC cards

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9 hours ago, quickhakker said:

This can be anything from an RGB ssd to a case and all the silly little peripherals inbetween (controllers, adapters, docks all count)

Anything that has RGB!

 

 

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I honestly regret buying prebuilt, even though it would have costed me 20% more to build my pc myself. I just like the feeling of accomplishing something


Budget build
CPU: Ryzen 5 2400G
iGPU: Vega 11
Ram: Crucial 16GB DDR4 2666mhz dual channel
MB: Gigabyte ga-a320m s2h v2
SSD: Crucial 240GB
PSU: Cheap 500W
Case: Cougar MX330-G

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6 hours ago, GodSeph said:

Back with one of my older builds I purchased the CoolerMaster V10, then within a month went to full loop watercooling with an external radiator that connected via the back of the case lol.

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My mate got one of these. It was his first non-second hand build. I helped him put it together with my 3 builds worth of experience. It was my first experience with non-pre-applied thermal paste. I used the whole tube. Had to take it to a repair shop to get all the paste out of the other components. About 3 months later he bought a monstrous gaming laptop and he's never gone back to desktops since. So that was his worst buy combined with my worst PC build mistake. Although i have also flipped the 110/240volt switch on a PSU once.

 

My worst ever buy was when i had the idea to fill my case with fans which i was gonna paint in UV reactive paint. I bought paint online but the coverage was so dismal i never got around to buying the UV strips to light it. 6 case fans that i only used 3 of and UV paint that i put so many layers onto one test fan it unbalanced the blades and caused the fan to grind when at lower speeds.

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I bought an Alienware R5 last october for like 2799 CAD and then like 2 months later I decided I wanted to build a computer and get into desktop instead so I sold that and took like a 800 loss on it. That was unfortunate lol.


CPU Ryzen 3600, MB MSI MEG Ace x570, RAM Corsair Vengence Pro 32gb @ 3200 mhz, Custom Loop, Thermal Take Core P5 TG, GPU EVGA RTX2080 Ti XC  PC Part Picker list for complete build https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/j86vTB

 

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Corsair M65 Pro, by far. Way too heavy, uncomfortable and clumsy shape, design that collects dust on the inside, issues with the quality, uses iCue, super awkward "sniper button" placement. It has now been given the task of being the mouse that I throw into my backpack and use on whatever surface, even if it scratches the mouse.


 

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Women. They are a complete mystery.

-Stephen Hawking

 

I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

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Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

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Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

Hello fellow night theme users

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Got way too many to count!

 

On my previous PC I needed a VGA port, but only had DVI. So I got a DVI to VGA adapter, which was the wrong way around and only fit on my monitor. So instead of returning that adapter and getting the opposite (DVI male to VGA female) I got a DVI-I cable.. ?‍♂️ Man, that was a clunky cable.

Thankfully I know enough about adapters not to make that mistake.

 

Another mistakes was not getting a new PC sooner. Just.. Just in general.

But that is a whole bunch of mistakes wrapped into one.

 

I am overall not too fond of my motherboard, although I have gotten a bit over it. I think all first gen Ryzen boards had issues with RAM speeds.

I guess getting a 250GB boot SSD was not a great idea?

 

Overall I am still kind of new to the whole computer thing, so I didn't make a ton of mistakes in the early days.


I apologize for the way I am. If my post seemed rude, that was not my intention. Just my ineptness in forming a nice coherent message.

"those times will never come back :("

"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

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I bought a colorimeter to calibrate my monitor for photo editing. At the time I owned a TN panel monitor which was of course rubbish for photo editing. Later on I bought two identical monitors with IPS panels which support hardware color calibration. Unfortunately these monitors only allow hardware calibration with a specific colorimeter which of course isn't the one I bought. So after not even half a year of usage I had to replace my 300 bucks colorimeter with another 300 bucks one. Well at least the obsolete colorimeter made for a nice Christmas gift for a friend of mine who is also into computers.


There is no replacement for RGB except more RGB ?

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9 hours ago, ObsidianAura said:

Sounds like your Son is happy with your purchases :D

 

I have a nice 32 inch Agon monitor and Lightsync logitech speakers and G502 mouse + charging mousepad and all kinds of goodies. All of which sit unused since my daughter was born. I only really get to play when she's asleep at 19:00 so i'm downstairs on the laptop, otherwise it'd make too much noise and wake her up. One day last year I got to play whilst my other half took my daughter with her when she went out and I set up in my office. It was glorious, but really, for the amount i get to use it, its a waste of money :/  

That won't last.  It gets easier as they get older and at some point it gets hard again. 

 

My Son has gotten my computer hand-me downs since he was 8.  He will be 40 this year. 

He travels alot for work so he has a nice gaming laptop. I help him with his desktop. 

 


RIG#1 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: Corsair CORSAIR AX860W | Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 38" 3840 x 1600 75hz


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti XC | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV  

 

Rig#3 CPU: Intel i7 6700k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU 1: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC | GPU2:  Gigabyte Extreme GTX 1080 | PSU: EVGA 850 BQ| Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 | Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S | SSD: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 32" 4k 60hz 

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2 hours ago, seon123 said:

uses iCue

I personally dislike iCue. My Corsair mouse uses it, and it drives me nuts sometimes.


"It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out." - Carl Sagan.

"If you place a piece of bread somewhere on Earth, and another one on that point's antipodes, well you made yourself an Earth-sandwich." - Michael from Vsauce.

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A transparent mouse

 


I tend to reply with memes because I lack social skills and don't know how to express myself correctly.

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My AMD Radeon 6570 had to be RMAed and they sent me the same one and it kept BSODing on me.  So I did an RMA upgrade and paid for the trade in value.  So I got an R7 240 GDDR5 1GB and the GPU is terrible  Doesn't support most games back in 2013 and bottlenecked my AMD Phenom II x4 945 3.0GHz.  Never buy any Diamond Multi-Media GPU's they use the worst memory chips on their GPUs.

 

 

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I had an encrypted OS drive from an old PC that I sold back in 2012. I wanted to access the files on it but had no idea how to mount it just plugging it into my current PC, since it was a "full disk encryption" OS drive. I couldn't boot from it with different hardware either.

 

So I bought all of the same components from my old build on eBay and built the whole PC and tried to boot the drive from it. 

 

Didn't work. But it turned out I didn't need any of that. I just needed to check a box on the Veracrypt drive mount prompt. ?

 

Ended up becoming my GF's computer for like 3 years.

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I heard all this hype about how awesome an quiet AIO coolers wer so I bought the highest rated one at the time.  It sucked.  Bubbles.  It was so bad compared to what I had been hearing that I figured it must be an anomaly so I bought another.  Exact. Same. Problems.  2 +$100 cpu cooler.  Both sitting in a box.  Neither got used for more than a week.


Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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An HP inkjet printer back in the late 90s. Damn thing was possessed. You know that start up phase that inkjets go through where they make all kinds of noise and it sounds like bits are moving around a lot? It got stuck doing that for an hour and wouldn't respond when I pushed any of the buttons. I ended up unplugging the damn thing and it kept going for five minutes. Tossed it after that. It's now sitting in a landfill somewhere beyond the reach of tech support and exorcist alike.

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16 hours ago, ObsidianAura said:

Made a PC for a friend, and later he wanted to add a sata hard drive.

Couldn't find what i'd done with the bag of modular PSU cables so had to buy a whole new PSU for one SATA connector block.

I did eventually find it and sold the PSU on eBay later. Annoying that there are no easily available replacement cables, but what can you do? 

Cable mod!!!

why would you do this!


Quote me for a reply, React if I was helpful, informative, or funny

 

AMD blackout rig

 

cpu: ryzen 5 3600 @4.4ghz @1.35v

gpu: rx580 @1.45ghz mem=2100mhz

ram: vengeance lpx c15 @3800mhz

mobo: Asus b450f

psu: cooler master mwe 650w

case: masterbox mbx520

fans:Noctua industrial 3000rpm x6

 

 

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