I ended up with a used Miele S7580. Found it at my closest vacuum dealer for $250, significantly cheaper than new. The guy said the prior owner found it too heavy. He threw in a new turbo brush for free. They didn't sell Miele anymore so who would come asking for one. It's pretty nice. We only have carpet in the rooms, so don't get to use it that much.
Got my New Citizen AT4010-50E in the other day. The lightness is rather odd compared to my big CK watch. I'm not too much of a fan for metal bands on account of them liking to shave arms, but I'll manage. The only problem I've run into is that my valet for all my pocket stuff is on my desk. Right near the monitors and the pc tower. Not compatible with the atomic radio timing. I had to put it far away from everything near the door to my room, on top of my original Game Boy. The lume is pretty awesome, it was still legible this morning when I woke up. The alarm on it isn't something that'll wake anybody up, but good for reminders while you're awake.
@stenchlord Turned out pretty good. I found some sites through the watchuseek forums selling Paneri homages. The one I like has the power reserve meter near the four o'clock position, but they didn't have sapphire crystals for that specific one. I won't really buy watches without sapphire after an incident years ago with a fossil I had. It had a domed mineral crystal and I sliced it right across a light pole walking down the street. Based off of earlier discussions, I'm guessing those Omegas are 'inspired'. What kind of crystals are on them, how long does the power reserve seem?
Check out A Blog to Watch/Read. They have a lot of watch reviews on YouTube, some of them are even under $1k
@stenchlord I went and tried on the AT4010 and was blown away by how light it was. It will definitely be a future purchase.
I've started looking at the Citizen AT4008-01E and AT4010-50E
The blue lume on the 4010 is pretty awesome. Both have atomic clock checks every morning, easy time zone settings, sapphire crystals. $150 price difference between the two, with the 4010 being a lighter titanium. No batteries to change AND I don't have to set the time/day/date? I'm not much a fan of hair pulling metal bands, though.
I'd say you could probably find a decent 256gb ssd for around $200 usd and maybe a 2tb drive for about the same price as the 1tb that's listed
I filled it out. Problem is, I pretty much only watch content from Giant Bomb, Tested, and a small selection of dudes on YouTube playing video games. The last couple times I turned on my cable box were: watching Game of Thrones season 1 right before the bluray came out, the last presidential debate, election night, looking at the super bowl for a few minutes, and Game of Thrones season 2 right before the bluray came out. My limited viewing habits give me the (flawed) perception that most TV shows are low quality. I only pay for cable because everyone else in the house watches it.
When you were checking ram, did you try individual sticks in the slots. I.E. one stick total. I'm guessing the RMA'd board is gone and you're on a new one. Try resetting the settings in the bios or clearing the cmos with the jumper if it doesn't post. These type of situations is why I prefer buying boards with built in video to remove the gpu from the equation.
@bwmcmaste I'm pretty sure most peoples desks are usually covered in misc crap. They just put everything on the floor behind the camera for the shot.
@rcath Sorry for the venom, I've read too many comments asking about things that are stated in articles.
Looks pretty beefy. I have the 3770k, but I got it through my buddy's work channel for about a hundred. My 3450 had slight trouble with physx in borderlands 2, not this beast. @Toxeia is probably right about not needing the K. I never have, and don't plan to, overclock my processor. I do agree about the ram. Though, If I hadn't gotten 16gb at 2133mhz it would have been 32gb at 1600 as they were similarly priced. Having used it for a while, I usually see about 3-4gb used. With a 690, it looks like you're going for excess, by all means. I bought the damn Cosmos II case. That's probably the epitome of excess case-wise. 69.5 lbs barely loaded with 1 DVD-Rom, 3 HDDs, 2 SSDs, PSU, and one 7870. There's soo much room in that case it makes me laugh/cackle. If you're not looking for savings and want crazy, you won't be satisfied with settling. Well, I wouldn't.