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Old 05-10-2018, 12:09 AM   #2801
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Free scores for last week :

1- One Laptop Sony Vaio PCG 5KFP , working partially with artifacts on screen . I suspect the Ati VGA ...Till now .

2- One Canon I-Sensys LBP2900 , nicely working and i'm using it right now . Excellent support from Canon site and all the drivers , including win10 are available .

3 - One desktop HP dual core .

4 - One ASrock board with one CPU Amd Phenom QUAD CORE 9550 . I like those Quads Intel or AMD's .

5 - 3 UPS with lot of problems and errors .
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:10 AM   #2802
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Road side pickup from the beginning of this year, a HP Pavilion Elite HPE desktop with an intel i7 2600 in it, I decided to rebuild it in a case I also got free, I got 3x icute cases and put the best parts together to make this sexy thang
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:17 AM   #2803
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An iPhone 4 16GB - reset and unlocked

A diving sea scooter disassembled but complete (except one side clip) with good battery - reassembled and in running order, yet to try in water
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:52 AM   #2804
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Road side pickup from the beginning of this year, a HP Pavilion Elite HPE desktop with an intel i7 2600 in it, I decided to rebuild it in a case I also got free, I got 3x icute cases and put the best parts together to make this sexy thang
To each their own on that being "Sexy". I (and IIRC Topcat) find them ugly.
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:01 PM   #2805
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To each their own on that being "Sexy". I (and IIRC Topcat) find them ugly.
Haha Yea, sexy is probably a bit far but it's not bad, I like the completely open front of 5.25 bays to add hard drive backplane bays for a large NAS server. The big fan though is a bit much
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Old 05-12-2018, 03:37 AM   #2806
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the big fan is the plus-point, it will force air between all your drives to keep them cool.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:14 AM   #2807
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Today's scores:

Delta DPS-300PB-2A - by far the best one
Linkworld LPK19-30 460W - badcaps inside, not sure if I'll replace them along with the main transformer
ASRock P4VM890 motherboard - interesting Skt478/DDR1/PCI-E combo
VIA VT6202 USB 2.0 PCI card
H-L GSA-H10N DVD-RW
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:32 AM   #2808
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Quite a bootsale but still managed to spend. Got

2 x Xbox 360 E [slims} complete - 10 each (ones not reading disks)
Ps3 40gb - 10 YLOD
Original Xbox no cables - 3
DS lite - 4 (think dead battery reading 0v)
Asus vw222 monitor untested - 5
Hitachi freeview pvr scart only - 2
About 20 games ps2 / ps3 / xbox about 50p each or so.
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:20 PM   #2809
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Linkworld LPK19-30 460W - badcaps inside, not sure if I'll replace them along with the main transformer
If it's like the other linkworld units I've seen, bad caps are the least of the problems... Sure, it's no leadman/powmax/a-power POS, but it's probably not much better. From the pictures I've seen, the wiring looks thin, which isn't a good sign.

Just my opinion...
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:06 AM   #2810
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If it's like the other linkworld units I've seen, bad caps are the least of the problems... Sure, it's no leadman/powmax/a-power POS, but it's probably not much better. From the pictures I've seen, the wiring looks thin, which isn't a good sign.

Just my opinion...
Heatsinks are okay, D209L switchers. Just the Y caps aren't safety rated and the lytics are crap stuff but I've replaced most of them with Ricons (temporarily) from 2014. Not the brightest idea I had but will have to wait until I actually find some good caps to use.

Here's a pic of one. The only difference between mine and the one in the picture is that mine doesn't have PFC and the main transformer (marked YE 0824 in the picture) was replaced with a real ERL35 from a dead Kaizen I long threw away.

The only things left are to mount a thermistor in series with the fan, replace the caps and probably I'll take a chance at replacing the rectifiers to balance the outputs.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:38 AM   #2811
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Heatsinks are okay, D209L switchers. Just the Y caps aren't safety rated and the lytics are crap stuff but I've replaced most of them with Ricons (temporarily) from 2014. Not the brightest idea I had but will have to wait until I actually find some good caps to use.

Here's a pic of one. The only difference between mine and the one in the picture is that mine doesn't have PFC and the main transformer (marked YE 0824 in the picture) was replaced with a real ERL35 from a dead Kaizen I long threw away.

The only things left are to mount a thermistor in series with the fan, replace the caps and probably I'll take a chance at replacing the rectifiers to balance the outputs.
Maybe I'm picky but the guts don't scream "460W".... more like 200-250W.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:45 AM   #2812
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Maybe I'm picky but the guts don't scream "460W".... more like 200-250W.
I'd say 300W with the new transformer.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:18 PM   #2813
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I'd say 300W with the new transformer.
Peak - sure. Continuous, I don't know. You'd really have to put a thermocouple on that output toroid and see how it does at that kind of load.

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Road side pickup from the beginning of this year, a HP Pavilion Elite HPE desktop with an intel i7 2600 in it, I decided to rebuild it in a case I also got free, I got 3x icute cases and put the best parts together to make this sexy thang
"sexy thang"? ha! Looks more like a subwoofer to me, with that big side fan .
But as stj noted, that big fan should be quite good - not just for the HDDs, but also to keep all of the motherboard's components cool.

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LOL! Nice reference.

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Old 05-19-2018, 07:33 PM   #2814
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Some Lenovo desktop from 2012- parted out into a parts computer of mine; needs HDD
Dell Dimension E310- Needs CPU upgrade, front I/O board, HDD, and RAM upgrade
HP Envy 14 Beats Edition laptop- needs HDD and keyboard
Scientific Atlanta 6500 Series Line Amplifier
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:37 AM   #2815
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XMAS in May!

"Goodie gifts" from colleagues on my recent trip:
  • 32GB (4x8) of DDR3 PC12800 SDRAM
  • 2TB portable (USB) HDD
  • 7 in LCD monitor

Waiting for me, on my return:
  • a NiB Epson 10000 XL B-size, networked scanner
  • another Z800 (2x6core Xeon, 4x500GB, 24G DDR3)
  • a 4G GTX 960
  • a pair of 46" (?) LG TV's

And, an excellent response to my request for kit for the local school kids:
  • 15 Dell Precision M6500's (16GB, 256GB SSD's) w/200W bricks
  • 3 trays (100 count/ea) of DDR3 SODIMMs (4G + 2x16G)
No idea why the TVs got dropped off as they both seem to work (and why do
folks only give you HALF of the mounting bracket??!)

Unfortunately, the laptops are a bad fit (too large) so I'll send them back and see if I can get something else, instead.

I'll hold onto at least one tray of SODIMMs in the hope that I can pick up some SFF desktops that might need memory. Any "excess" memory I'll see if I can quickly unload/swap for more machines/monitors. I figure I should probably be able to get ~100 "modest" systems for the lot.

Biggest problem will be requesting the licenses from MS and getting all of them built before the kids get out of school for the summer! I guess I know what I'll be doing for the next few weeks... <frown>
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:46 AM   #2816
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A few more finds.....
2x LCD displays.
1x 'Pizza Box' computer (not sure what the styles official name is but it looks like a pizza box).
3x CRT displays (not sure why).
And a bunch of other crap.
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Old 05-20-2018, 03:25 AM   #2817
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Got a couple of decent desktops and a few monitors.

2 x Stone SFF PC / i5 2500 / 8GB ddr3 / 320gb hdd - Both for 45 tested working perfect.

Also threw me in this power supply free but have no idea what it does, looks new

TDK-Lambda HWS150-24/A

Anyone know what it is?

Also got 3 monitors. One hannsg 23” 1080p working
One Samsung led 23” 1080p missing psu
And a older dell wfp monitor 20 or 21” model untested

All 3 15 quid so about a fiver each.
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Old 05-20-2018, 03:29 AM   #2818
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Got these:

Powerlink LPG2 550W - craziest thing I've ever bought to this day - 3 fans! Working although one of the fans (the one on the roof) was seized. Lubed it but not sure how long it will work. ERL39 transformer as well!

ECS K7VZA Rev3 - this one had bad caps - replaced them with a bunch of Rubies, 2 OSTs and 2 KZGs (I didn't have any Rubies left, that's why I went with the OSTs and KZGs).

Posts fine now, haven't hooked a HDD yet though.
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:46 AM   #2819
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I found a bunch of broken DVRs which i'm currently ripping the hard drives out of.
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:50 AM   #2820
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Picked up another supermicro (ablecom) 865w PSU on ebay for $40 shipped. These are heavy, big & lanky, and not pretty by any stretch of the imagination (not modular and LOTS of wires)....but they're absolute freight trains!
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