Selling a computer case on eBay

Winning that graphics card in the Newegg shuffle involved having to purchase and take possession of an unwanted computer case. It arrived yesterday basically in the box from ASUS with a shipping label on it. A lot of people are selling brand new listings of this case on eBay.[1] That tells me that a lot of the other people who purchased this case immediately turned around to sell it online. I’m probably going to end up selling mine at a loss, but I really wanted the graphics cards so that is the cost of doing business with Newegg and the shuffle system. The ASUS ROG z11 mini-itx/dtx mid-tower pc gaming case is smaller than any computer case I have ever used to build a machine. Sometime next year I will be replacing a few parts in this computer that I’m using right now. As of right now, the Windows Insider preview build of Windows 11 Pro has flagged that my computer does not meet the minimum hardware requirements. 

For some reason Microsoft has decided to come up with a hardware requirement standard for WIndows 11 that will literally make more than half of all computers obsolete. The environmental cost and consequence alone of such a decision is mind boggling. Whoever came up with this decision should probably have to develop a method to handle all the elecontics waste they just created worldwide. That is a problem anyway for the computer industry. A good portion of the precious metals used to make a computer are very difficult to separate from the build making recycling very difficult. A large portion of old computer hardware ends up in landfills. 

Footnotes:

[1] It looks like this case has 16 listings on eBay and none of them have any visible traffic https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=ASUS+ROG+Z11+Mini-ITX%2FDTX+Mid-Tower+PC+Gaming+Case&_sacat=0&_sop=15 

A bit of Sunday writing

Today is probably going to be the second day in a row that a weblog post gets written and posted online. I’m targeting about 500 words per writing session, but that is not a hard and fast rule, it is just a general target. I’m trying to produce about a solid page of prose during each writing effort. Normally, I tend to produce about a paragraph at a time from a thought to the page and then that happens over and over again. You may have noticed that my thoughts vary wildly from paragraph to paragraph and that is probably the reason for that. 

This is the first time in a bit that two days of writing have been posted in a row. Taking down my previous content was a relatively hard decision to make, but now I’m ready to write new content. Maybe I should set it to expire after a certain period of time or maybe I just just compile it into a book format from time to time and leave it published out that way. My main computer has been swapped from a Corsair brand to a Be Quiet! brand case. I moved from the Corsair Carbide Series Air 740 High Airflow ATX Cube Case to the Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 rev 2 case.[1][2] My initial impression of the new case is that it is so much quieter than the other case. I guess over time the fan noise is something that I just started to tune out and pretty much ignored. My office is now so very silent with the computer running in the background. The level of ambient noise has dropped off a ton. It’s really noticeable. Maybe I actually like that server fan noise in the background. I’ll probably get over it.

At some point along the way I’ll be able to get a new graphics card. That graphics card purchase will proceed my purchase of the new Dell U4021QW monitor.[3] Both of those things seem exciting for my office and are certainly future purchases.

Footnotes:

[1] Corsair Carbide Series Air 740 High Airflow ATX Cube Case which is now out of stock and probably discontinued at this point
[2] Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 rev 2 case
[3] Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD Monitor