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Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600MHz / DDR4 2133MHz RAM $45.60, MSI GTX960 $324 / GTX970 $448, Seagate 8TB HDD $287 @ Futu eBay

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    That's a real good price for the Seagate 8TB!

  • +1 vote

    IS the archive drie something you wouldn't want to read/write to alot? I have plex media server running on my PC and my drive is almost full, would this be suitable to dump some of the older shows/movies I watch less frequently on, or better off going with a NAS drive?

    • +1 vote

      Check the negative amazon reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Archive-6GBps-Internal-ST8000A...

      Might just be a few duds, but enough of them to make me avoid the drive at this early stage of its life.

    • +2 votes

      Enjoy peace a mind with a drive engineered for 24×7 workloads of 180TB per year


      Seems not.

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      I would say yes - that's what I'm using mine for. Just bought another 3.

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      Something you won't want to write to a lot.

      From wikipedia:
      ""
      Conventional hard disk drives record data by writing non-overlapping magnetic tracks parallel to each other (perpendicular recording), while shingled recording writes new tracks that overlap part of the previously written magnetic track, leaving the previous track narrower and allowing for higher track density. Thus, the tracks partially overlap similar to roof shingles.
      ""

      A visual representation:
      http://www.storagereview.com/images/SMR%20shingled%20technol...

      The downside is if you want to make a write earlier on the track, you will erase the next part. So the entire slab has to be written again. Greatly increasing the write time.

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      Similar to what I would need one for for my Kodi setup, but with all these mixed reviews I think I'll wait another year or so, I can manage with smaller capacities until then, unless someone can give me a solid reason to jump on at this price point? (which seems good if it worked similar to a 5400RPM WD Green drive for example), but my understanding is it won't and it won't last nearly as long either so there's no long term point? although bulk writes will only be 10-20GB at a time once every few days and speed withing a half hour to transfer a 10-20GB file would not be a hindrance to me if thats the only real issue?

  • +2 votes

    i cant believe the price of the 970 GTX which is 2 years ago hasn't gone down since it came out :(

    • +13 votes

      It has gone down, but so has our dollar.

    • +1 vote

      Just wait for Pascal GPUs, that and maybe our $AUD to improve.

      That's when I will be purchasing my GPU.

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        That's what I keep hanging out for, too. Well, at least the AUD finally got back up to 75 USD. It's a start.

        Do we have any dates on Pascal though?

      • -1 vote

        Everyone keeps saying "just wait for pascal" but if you cant afford $400 for a 970, itll be hard for you to afford a pascal card that will.be $800+ when it comes out.

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          Maybe prices of existing cards will drop then?

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          Second hand cards will drop as well.

        • +1 vote

          You're getting the wrong idea.

          Wait til Pascal GPUs come out, and the prices of the GTX 960/970 will drop.

          I have no interest in Pascal.

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          He never said he couldn't afford a 970, there's also going to be 0 chance that the 970 replacement would cost $800+. If you've seen the past couple generations of video cards it should be pretty obvious that Pascal/Polaris would offer better price/performance than what's available now.

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      Serious? I paid $530 for that MSI 970 exactly a year ago (back when our dollar was less terrible). Now its $448. This was (by a significant margin) the most expensive 970 available at the time i bought mine. Great card.

      So given our dollar has died, an $82 drop is decent.

  • +1 vote

    Nice deal, fyi when buying the 970 there is a promo for a copy of The Division assuming this is local stock. You'll need to claim by registering your card with MSI and supplying s/n and purchase invoice.

    http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/pc-games/tom-clanc...

    I know because I bought the same card but paid $489 :(

  • +1 vote

    Or you can get the "Gigabyte GeForce GTX960 4GB GDDR5" for $276 from Futu. Any reason to go with the MSI at $324?
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Gigabyte-GeForce-GTX960-4GB-GDDR5...

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    Sad about the NUC6I3SYH price, $499 futu_online $429 shoppingexpress.

    Does the NUC memory need to be non-ECC or ECC?

    • +1 vote

      ECC is generally just servers… the NUC's need low voltage RAM however… 1.35v vs the standard 1.5v

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    Sorry, slightly off topic, does anyone know the cost of 20% off price is covered by eBay, store, or both?

    I am sure seller pays eBay some fees when a sale is made, just that how was the discounted honored?

    Love to know more.

  • +1 vote

    Is anyone having problems with eBay purchasing from futu_online with PayPal?

    I just tried doing 2x separate transactions and once I confirm payment I end up with a "Your payment is still being processed" message with no email/record of transaction in PayPal or eBay.

    Don't want to try again in case it triple charges me lol.

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      I got the same thing twice just earlier with futu and ebay - once using my girlfriend's ebay account (2 get 2x 500 gb ssd), and then using my own account (to get a 8th archive drive). But then i used my account to get a 250gb ssd, and it worked perfectly.

      And I can't find anything in the purchase history on Ebay to indicate that the purchase is even going through their system.

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      Yeah I had the same thing but was able to change my card and it worked.

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      Happened to me last night when dust settled had 3 x i5 i5 6500 cpu had to cancel 2 this morning said payment declined 30 mins later I had 3 cpus

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      Yes. Happened to me today and yesterday!! not sure if I would re-purchase again as tonight is last chance.
      Are they easy to comumicate/cancel if double ordered?

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    FUTU NUC'S ARE OVERPRICED.

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    currently using R9 270 Dual-X. Is it worth to upgrade to gtx 970? was looking for 980ti but i'm not using 4k monitor so nah.

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    Would be nice if it was notebook memory…

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    Ordered the DDR4 RAM.

    Was looking for a cheap stick to test a system where I'm getting a ton of memory related BSOD's yet Memtest is returning no errors…. Figured I'd rule it out just in case.