Recent content by Argentum

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    Assembling a high capacity NAS

    Not to mention that the bare drive rarely if ever goes on sale while you can find the 10TB externals on sale for $180 or less. I've shucked 40+ drives over the past couple of years and they have been very reliable.
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    Silicon Power

    I have several and they work OK. I had a couple that I had to RMA but the process was relatively smooth. I presume they lack the kind of DRAM caches that the better drives from Samsung, Crucial, or Intel have, but for light purposes like boot drives/media storage in portable devices where the...
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-core/32-thread) CPU - $449.99 @ Amazon & NewEgg

    Looks like it went OOS around 7:10 am PT... so lasted about 5 hours. The 1920X that IndyColtsFan mentioned went OOS about 20 minutes before that. Still on Newegg though...
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-core/32-thread) CPU - $449.99 @ Amazon & NewEgg

    Amazon: NewEgg:
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    Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 229.99___ 24 hours

    Generally speaking, I'm guessing that the 2018 holiday will be a good time for SSD buyers. We're overdue anyway after a couple of years of strong demand keeping prices up.
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    HOT - Dell S2825cdn Multifunction Color Laser Printer $150 shipped!

    Thanks OP. I was in the market for a printer as my Dell 3110cn, which I got about 10 years ago, is giving up the ghost. When I hit the site I got an offer for $20 off $100 one time use for providing an email, so no need for a filler item for me. Tax in CA.
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    4 day newegg sale

    LOL... bought 32GB DDR4-3200 with 16-18-18 timings like the $340 package back in October for $295 pre-tax... and at the time I thought that was expensive since my original notes for my system upgrade said "32GB $255" (which would have been my expected cost after 9.25% CA tax). Guess it's all...
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    Intel's 8th Generation Core Family - Coffee Lake (LGA 1151, 6C/12T)

    LOL... I'm in the same situation. But eBay charges a 10% final value fee. I got my 8700K for $370 from B&H so $650 - $65 fees - $10 shipping - $370 = $205 net profit, but if I have to pay ~$440 for a new one from NewEgg (after CA tax) in a couple of weeks, I look at that as another -$70 so...
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    Intel's 8th Generation Core Family - Coffee Lake (LGA 1151, 6C/12T)

    Pre-ordered my 8700K from B&H on Oct 7 (minutes after the site came back from one of their random extended holidays). Order has been charged and gone to warehouse for shipping. I guess I need to buy a mobo and some RAM now ;) I've been keeping an eye on this page (Availability tab). I...
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    $180 27-inch monoprice IPS monitor 2560x1440 refurbished

    I remember when Amazon only sold books when the site didn't even support https on checkout, and there was a page explaining why it was safe to give them your credit card anyway ;) But as long as Monoprice keeps selling decent cables, I can't complain since all I ever buy from them are cables...
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    8TB HDD $200 6/26

    Haha, yeah, given we were paying $30/TB in 2011 (e.g. before the Thai floods and industry consolidation led to a what amounts to a duopoly... meaning it has only taken 6 years for the price...
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    sandisk 1tb $257

    Yeah, it's so hard to buy when you've seen prices go up and you're used to a lower cost. Plus I got a 750GB for $90 on Black Friday and now my gut expects that to be the standard $/GB even though my mind knows that's not rational. Thanks to the OP for posting anyway. It's not a bad deal and...
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    You know how they said SSD would wear out

    Oh yeah, I do remember that report... why does it seem like nostalgia now? ;) To define the use case, the 840 Pro drives are in a Windows Storage Pool supporting a vdisk with mirroring containing Hyper-V machines. For the almost 3 years I've had them, the drives were used in an SSD storage...
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    You know how they said SSD would wear out

    I've worn out 3 256GB Samsung 840 Pros out of 7 originally purchased. Here's one that went under this year at 1204 days (~29000 hours), about 50TB of writes: The last drive I replaced was a little over 30000 hours with 66TB of lifetime writes. I replace based on performance, not the SMART...
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    LG 65E6P $2999 @ Adorama's Ebay Store

    Thanks OP. Been waiting all year watching the 55" but with this deal and the input lag FW coming, couldn't resist the extra 10"...