My wife is going to kill me!

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  1. Maxware79

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    There’s an 18 on eBay I’ve got my eye on tonight. It’s got a few issues but it’s only $550AUD. I have to decide whether I want to stay married or I want to take a chance on the 18. I haven’t told her about the 17 from last night yet.


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    Oops.........

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    Where do you guys keep finding stuff like that I such prices... Dual 8970Ms, noice :)

    Is it time for you to start packing? :p
     
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    Not yet. I’ve promised her I’ll make money from it one day.


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    Well my two recent purchases are apparently arriving today. I'm also going out to pick up another 17 I found on Gumtree a week or so ago. If we get locked down at least I'll have some machines to tinker with for a few weeks. This one has a power issue (probably motherboard) and has a 4910MQ and 880M with the 120Hz display.
     
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    Christmas morning
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    From Left to Right;
    17 - Starts up, keyboard lights up, screen flickers a few times then goes black, repeats this in a cycle, no beep code. Was told that it occasionally boots up properly (GPU, Display?)
    i7 4910MQ, GTX 880M, 120Hz Display, 32gb RAM, 256GB mSata
    18 - Was listed as working but Crossfire won't enable and has random screen freezes (probably faulty GPU)
    i7 4800MQ, 2 x M290X (8970M), 16gb RAM
    17 - Listed as working fine but battery dead
    i7 4900MQ, GTX 780M, 16gb RAM
     
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    Well After bringing them home and trying out the first 17 that was having issues it gave me an 8 beep code. I had a spare 120Hz display laying around so I thought I’d give it a shot. Low and behold! No drive installed yet though. Not a bad result from a $220AUD ($130USD) purchase.
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    Threw the guys drives back in. Don’t have his password so I’ll have to format the drives. Pretty happy though. She’s in rough condition though so it may be better used for parts.
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    It seems that I have joined the 'soon-to-be-killed-by-wife' gang, went for a steal deal of am M18XR2, working and in good shape, awaiting posting now ;) got some plans for dual 7970 or maybe 8970 if the price is right.
     
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