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[Amazon.ca] Official Creality 3D Ender 3 Pro Upgraded 3D Printer $319

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Nice I print 3d gundam models 2!!!!!!! but what I have figured, resin printer would do a better job of armor's detail BUT, its so fragile!
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barks1andrew wrote: I use these three sites because they offer free shipping if you spend enough

In order of preference
Waterbird.ca - cheap and good. Sells PLA+ for $22
Filaments.ca - close to my house pricing isn't bad, quality of their cheaper stuff is just ok
3dprintingcanada.com - selling PETG for $23 a roll
so the pla+ is actual good for the price? Better bang for the buck then Filaments' econofil?
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Pulled the trigger on these:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07FFT ... UTF8&psc=1

After speaking to a few friends, springs are a must upgrade.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0881R ... UTF8&psc=1

OH: And here's several links for different filament providers:
https://filaments.ca/
https://3dprintingcanada.com/
https://waterbird.ca/
https://www.digitmakers.ca/
https://botfeeder.ca/ - these guys are always out of stock so there's usually a wait on orders.
https://spool3d.ca/
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maddmaxx308 wrote: Pulled the trigger on these:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07FFT ... UTF8&psc=1

After speaking to a few friends, springs are a must upgrade.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0881R ... UTF8&psc=1

OH: And here's several links for different filament providers:
https://filaments.ca/
https://3dprintingcanada.com/
https://waterbird.ca/
https://www.digitmakers.ca/
https://botfeeder.ca/ - these guys are always out of stock so there's usually a wait on orders.
https://spool3d.ca/
This is exactly what I just purchased also.
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Oct 30, 2005
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Ottawa
maddmaxx308 wrote: Pulled the trigger on these:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07FFT ... UTF8&psc=1

After speaking to a few friends, springs are a must upgrade.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0881R ... UTF8&psc=1

OH: And here's several links for different filament providers:
https://filaments.ca/
https://3dprintingcanada.com/
https://waterbird.ca/
https://www.digitmakers.ca/
https://botfeeder.ca/ - these guys are always out of stock so there's usually a wait on orders.
https://spool3d.ca/
Ordered the printer and the springs because of your post. Should I be concerned about the motherboard or any other parts?
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sswilson wrote: I'm pretty sure Xephy (memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=72548) got a V1 version with one of the 32 bit boards but found it was still noisy. An SKR Mini E3 has been ordered already so maybe we'll get first hand confirmation.
I have the parts now. The past week or so has been really busy and I haven't had time beyond looking at my printer. I need to finish dialling in printer settings. I refuse to install anything new until I'm happy with my stock prints.

Today I realized all my slices were made with a 1mm nozzle. Derp. Obviously Ender 3 Pro doesn't come with one of those. Explains the why everything was all over the place. I thought it may have been my nozzle.

All my parts didn't have ceilings/floors and and I find the walls too thin/fragile even though I was using cheps profiles. skirt layers were so thin I can't even scrap them. My magnetic sheet is pretty effed up now. Lol. Now reprinting the cubes and benchys.

Back to topic. As soon as I pull out the board I will take off the heatsinks on the v4.2.2. non-silent to confirm stepper drivers.

My roll of PLA has just been hanging on the printer all week. Window in room is often open. It rained a few times this week. It should still be okay right? I don't hear any pops or anything. Lol.
iddqd85 wrote: The noise of my ender 3 pro didn't bother me at first, but after a week of constant printing, I almost hear it in my brain when I'm away from home. Can't be good for your quality of sleep.
Would a v1.2 version be okay or would you recommend to spend more $ on the v2.0
I can't imagine sleeping beside this on right now. Haha i think the dresser it's on might be amplifying it.

I just got the V2 since it's the newest board. Some improvements are stepper drivers being a little further away for better heat dissipation, two Z-axis interfaces and extra own fan header. Memory and chip seems the same. Same 512kb of memory for the firmware or something.

I think the extra z axis is for the BLTouch? One for the original z sensor? I'm just guessing here. I just got it really cause it was only a few bucks more and for science. Mostly for science. Some people don't like the first wave of stuff since there could be a few bugs. But that with any computer or new device really.
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iloverfd wrote: Ordered the printer and the springs because of your post. Should I be concerned about the motherboard or any other parts?
Here's some ideas that were recommended to me from a friend, mind you, not all of them are needed for the V2 due to the upgrades it already has.
https://www.creality3d.shop/pages/30-en ... to-ender-3

Nope, the V2 has a 32 bit mother board with silent stepping. I spent several hours watching comparison videos on YT between the different versions, and other models. Some of these videos are also in this thread,

How to change the springs:


V1 vs V2:


BIQU B1 VS Ender V2:


Beginner Guide:
(This guy is great)

Easy to print upgrades for E3 (lots of these work on V2)


Experience and things this guy wish he knew going in:
- I watched this entire video.

There are a TON of videos out there for this stuff.
Also, don't forget to book mark:

https://www.thingiverse.com/
and
https://pinshape.com/
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rf134a wrote: So, to upgrade a 3 Pro to a 3 v2 it would cost:
Ender 3 pro: $313
Creality glass bed: $27
Creality 4.2.7 motherboard: $69
total: $409

Just like the Alienware R8 ram lottery, you might get lucky with getting the 4.2.7 standard instead of having to pay. Either way, $396 guarantees that the basic upgrades are already included. I'm going to play the Creality store lottery and hope to snag one for $360. Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
Plus add in about $60 for the tensioners on the v2, couldn't imagine trying to tension the belts properly without them.

I got the v2 then started thinking what you're thinking, but by the time I added in the cost of the tensioners it wasn't worth disassembling everything and returning it.

In the the end though I really wanted linear advance so I ended up buying the SKR mini e3 AND a TFT35 screen because the SKR board isn't compatible with the v2 screen.

Soooo.... I would have been way better off starting with the pro. But that's just me.

BTW the steppers may be quiet, but the fans are loud enough that you don't want to be stuck in a room with it while it's running. That's the next $100 I spend on it.
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elcomm wrote: Plus add in about $60 for the tensioners on the v2, couldn't imagine trying to tension the belts properly without them.

I got the v2 then started thinking what you're thinking, but by the time I added in the cost of the tensioners it wasn't worth disassembling everything and returning it.

In the the end though I really wanted linear advance so I ended up buying the SKR mini e3 AND a TFT35 screen because the SKR board isn't compatible with the v2 screen.

Soooo.... I would have been way better off starting with the pro. But that's just me.

BTW the steppers may be quiet, but the fans are loud enough that you don't want to be stuck in a room with it while it's running. That's the next $100 I spend on it.
$100 to replace the fans all around? When you decide on a set, feel free to tag me lol.
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May 10, 2008
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maddmaxx308 wrote: $100 to replace the fans all around? When you decide on a set, feel free to tag me lol.
I know eh. Noctuas where I can, a box of buck converters and a bunch of M3 hardware (not just for this). Stuff adds up. Typical hobby.
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elcomm wrote: Plus add in about $60 for the tensioners on the v2, couldn't imagine trying to tension the belts properly without them.
Tensioning works just fine without them, and you avoid a tendency to crank it up far too high.
Of all the "upgrades" on v2, that may be the one that serves the least purpose.
Creality seems to have thrown it in more due to perceived need, than actual need, just to put another tick in the upgrade boxes.
If you really feel you want them, print some for a couple of dollars.
There is no way that is a $60 upgrade.
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Pehnull wrote: Thank you for the link, got 10% off my quiet board that I ordered. Luckily I was able to cancel the Amazon order I made this morning and I saved over $25. I spent an extra $50 on filament to get to the $99 free shipping threshold so did I save anything... :)
3 bucks more from amazon with one day shipping. Damn. Support local business or get it tomorrow?
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Xephy wrote: I have the parts now. The past week or so has been really busy and I haven't had time beyond looking at my printer. I need to finish dialling in printer settings. I refuse to install anything new until I'm happy with my stock prints.

Today I realized all my slices were made with a 1mm nozzle. Derp. Obviously Ender 3 Pro doesn't come with one of those. Explains the why everything was all over the place. I thought it may have been my nozzle.

All my parts didn't have ceilings/floors and and I find the walls too thin/fragile even though I was using cheps profiles. skirt layers were so thin I can't even scrap them. My magnetic sheet is pretty effed up now. Lol. Now reprinting the cubes and benchys.

Back to topic. As soon as I pull out the board I will take off the heatsinks on the v4.2.2. non-silent to confirm stepper drivers.

My roll of PLA has just been hanging on the printer all week. Window in room is often open. It rained a few times this week. It should still be okay right? I don't hear any pops or anything. Lol.


I can't imagine sleeping beside this on right now. Haha i think the dresser it's on might be amplifying it.

I just got the V2 since it's the newest board. Some improvements are stepper drivers being a little further away for better heat dissipation, two Z-axis interfaces and extra own fan header. Memory and chip seems the same. Same 512kb of memory for the firmware or something.

I think the extra z axis is for the BLTouch? One for the original z sensor? I'm just guessing here. I just got it really cause it was only a few bucks more and for science. Mostly for science. Some people don't like the first wave of stuff since there could be a few bugs. But that with any computer or new device really.
Bahaha. You'll go insane having this thing in your bedroom. Mine is in my office two walls away and it still bugs me. It's not loud by any means, but the constant robotic whine gets to you. I'm no longer printing over night until I get the silent board.
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Seriously folks.... if the noise is getting to you, print off the noise isolating feet for use until you can get a silent board. They are surprisingly effective.
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Just looked at my motherboard. v1.1.4. I assume that is not the silent one, correct?

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