Adiwan's nerdy dungeon

Oct 21

askdarkpony replied to your post:The last PC components that I need to upgrade my…
Tried lookin’ fer stock on another site? If they do, demand a refund, since they can’t keep yer money fer goods they dun have when they’ll be able ta sell.

The problem is that the MSI GTX 970 is selling like hot cakes and thus many other shops have raised their prices or don’t have them anymore. If I bought the components now I’d pay over 70€ more. It’s crazy how the prices can change over over two weeks. Last week I was looking for another shop that had a reasonable price but the day after it was out of stock.

On the positive side: The shop says that the mainboard will be sent at the end of this week and they had only a minor delivery problem.

In the end it boils down to: Am I patient enough to save 50€ or not?

The last PC components that I need to upgrade my PC didn’t arrive.

I ordered a MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming G4 graphics card and a
MSI X99S SLI PLUS mainboard two weeks ago.

The shop says that due to a production and delivery shortage they didn’t got them. Every time I look at the shop’s website I see that they change the expected delivery date further into the future.

This makes me really angry because I have all the rest components and they are laying useless around.

Oct 19

metaltao replied to your photo:Today I found at the flea market: Playstation 1…
Ugh, maybe you could splice something together? To fit the ports and male it playable?

The console works perfectly fine. I tested some PS1 games and there weren’t any read errors nor any other problem. The only thing that bugged me was a little plastic part that was loose inside of the console. I opened the case and removed it.

Today I found at the flea market:
Playstation 1 for 1€
I own a PS2 slim and I don’t really need a PS1 but I couldn’t resist buying a PS1 for 1€, even if it wouldn’t work. Because the sellers didn’t have any cables anymore I used the PS2 slim cables to test that. Luckily it does work.

Today I found at the flea market:

I own a PS2 slim and I don’t really need a PS1 but I couldn’t resist buying a PS1 for 1€, even if it wouldn’t work. Because the sellers didn’t have any cables anymore I used the PS2 slim cables to test that. Luckily it does work.

Oct 14

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Oct 12

This week I found these games at the flea market:
Grand Theft Auto Vice City (PS2) for 1.50€
Ratchet & Clank 2 (PS2) for 3€
Dragon Ball Final Bout (PS1) for 3€
I almost bought “Street Fighter The Movie” the game for the PS1 but it was a little too expensive for me to buy just for the sake of having it. It’s not a bad game but definitely a strange one.

This week I found these games at the flea market:

I almost bought “Street Fighter The Movie” the game for the PS1 but it was a little too expensive for me to buy just for the sake of having it. It’s not a bad game but definitely a strange one.

Oct 10

Diamond and Dazzle: Vet by MagerBlutooth
Diamond Tiara deserved that treatment.Diamond and Dazzle: Vet by MagerBlutooth

Diamond Tiara deserved that treatment.

Oct 09

>mfw a few parts of my PC order are suddenly out of stock and they are available in a few weeks

>mfw online and local shops are out of stock too (or are expensive as hell)

Oct 06

I clicked on the buy button. The time is over waiting and looking for the best PC components for the lowest price. Now it’s the time for experiencing buyer’s remorse. Yay!

Oct 05

fred7162 replied to your post:fred7162 replied to your post:I saved enough money…
Well I’d just get some faster DDR3 RAM myself, because DDR4 RAM is really too expenisve right now and not really worth it. And maybe add an SSD. But in the end it’s your choice and I’m really no expert on the matter.

I’m not an expert either. I read some guides and tests but that’s mostly it. Back in the days when I bought regularly computer magazines and read all the hardware tests I used to know what to buy in an instant. I stopped doing that a long time ago because it is an extremely jarring way to spend the spare time seeing all the stuff one cannot afford and seeing all the stuff becoming outdated in the next month.

Now I experience the same pain while choosing carefully the hardware and looking for the cheapest prices. It’s a hell. I don’t want to spend too much but I also want something good that will last a few years.

A friend gave me a link to another shop that’s a bit less expensive and has all the components I want (or slightly better). I thought about buying a SSD but they are a bit too small for me and the bigger ones (>=500GB) are out of my price range. I intend to install Windows 7 64bt and Linux (probably Debian) as a dual-boot system, so I won’t have much space to install everything I want.

BTW: My desktop PC’s power supply doesn’t work anymore. It’s a sign to get the new components very soon. Luckily I have a laptop.