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  1. Tatty_One

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    I had one in germany back in the late 70's when they first came out, a GTI :laugh: A classic in their day, a gypsy Banger 33 years on!
     
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    am i the only one who buys cheep sh**ters to muder over a year or 2 then..tut
     
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    I hope your not referring to like modifying old crappy hatchback such as the Citroen saxo??

    Well anyways my current car is an 04 Peugeot 206,for 1st car and for an 18 year old its nice starting car.
     
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    :D 2 280s will be very nice.
    last year if i hadn't killed my 285, i was going to get another one to go with it :p
     
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    it's a nippy little fucker though eh
     
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    older Golf GTI are indeed fast.
     
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    yeah
     
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    Meh, I just had to repossess a couple of proper gammy rickety vans in Wolverhampton. I feel dirty :laugh:
    Tatty, I'll be getting in touch some point soon with a list of cars for you to look at. Coincidentally, he recently sold an 07 plate 1.9 Golf TDi (40k, 1 woman owner, FSH) for £5,000 because every single panel on the body was smashed...
     
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    damn woman drivers!! gtfo off the road!! :rockout::rockout:

    Onto a different topic... Ive been looking for opamps online and i was thinking about getting some and replacing the old ones on my XFi Titanium Fatality Pro.

    then I hit a mental wall and called it a no brainer because I dont actually need a new soundcard, and even with new opamps, it wont sound anywhere as near as good as my Xonar STX (toot toot!) but If i did get it fixed i could sell it on. Its gonna cost me £15 for new opamps. Probably £10 or £20 for huskie to do some soldering work for me (and have him fix a dead X1800XT while hes at it) and then sell the card for £60-80 when the soundcards been modded??

    Though It might be a hard sale i think. I had major problems selling my Xonar D2X. lowballers left, right & center. To everyone else -- its just a soundcard. but to audiophiles and some geeks its more then just a soundcard. with that said. If i was to put it up for sale on Gumtree. all the foreigners would just start lowballing me again and not giving me my moneys worth for the sound card. and I dont want to do that again. I'd probably throw it up on ebay
     
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    Would be great if you linked them to, say, Scan or Amazon just as a price comparison to snuff out lowballers. Not that they will not stop lowballing, but you can make it a point.
     
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    it is indeed more than just a soundcard... it is a sound CANNON!


    just out of interest... why did you sell the xonar?
     
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    nah, Some people aint happy unless they get shit for free. My Xonar D2X was brand new, used only once for about 10mins. didnt stop people callin me up and offering me £20-25 for it. and like i told all of them. Its still selling for £100 in a lot of places. I want £70 for it because theres not even a scratch on it, and it comes with all original cables and accessories, hence i stated it was being sold as new.

    Most average people just think a soundcards a soundcard. but there are some soundcards that just aint any average soundcard but they dont seem to understand and differentiate whats garbage and whats premium.

    and thats what i think the major problem is. and what suprised me was not one person with a bit of tech savvy called me up to ask about the soundcard. the ad was placed on gumtree for 2-3weeks and i put the ad up more then once to see if it will net me more attention.

    I dont mind people asking me if i could lower the price. theres nothing wrong with that. but people think its good practise to call people up and offer them stupidly low offers even when i have put 'obo' or 'ono' in my ad.

    and it annoys the fuck out of me when they think they can still negotiate a price when i have already stated what the cards worth more then 4 times as much as what their offering, and ive already discounted it due to being second hand. but like it or not, its still a brand new card. and not a peice of junk like Genius which you can pick up for £5 at carboot sales.
     
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    Dont need/use it. as i have a Xonar STX.

    the D2X is a very long soundcard, and it was a bitch to fit when youre running dual graphics cards - and the place i normally have my soundcard was 'obstructed' by ram slots becase this sound card is genuinely as long as my dick 170mm.

    so it was either break the clips that hold my ram in or stick it between 2 hot graphics cards and let it cover up the fan of the top graphics card completely.

    then came the issue of sound quality. and tbh it was pretty good but the STX is better.

    one of the reasons why i sold the D2X is because gaming on it with Asus D3DSX (Asus's answer to creative alchemy) kept crashing my games. so I raged.

    And I know what you think -- i only went out and bought a Xonar STX which uses more or less the same D3DSX engine. but tbh games actually worked much much better wit the STX then the Xonar. And since ive started using hacked unified drivers. everything has just improved alot.
     
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    So about 9 Grand once all the repair work is done, you can get one for that from a dealer!
     
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    Na it wasn't proper damage on the panels, the woman just didn't want ther car repossessed so she kicked in the panels (she's a scouser :laugh: ). They only had to replace two wings, the rest of the dents came out with the sucker-and-massage-thing.
     
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    scouser eh?
    yeah, explains everything :)
     
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    I laughed if she kicked in the panels of her car - then found out there was something else of more value in the house, and they didnt need to take the car lol. shed need to pay the repair bills
     
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    Hey peeps - just wondering - anyone got a rough idea how much I could get my RAM in my specs? It's this stuff, but 2x2GB:
    OCZ 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Reaper Memory Kit 1....

    I'm upgrading to 8GB of XMS3, so I'm going to be looking to sell these at some point.
     
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    I'll 'ave um for £40.

    ;)
     
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    :roll: the low-balling crowd's getting bigger I see :roll:

    I was hoping for like £70 at least. I paid £140 for them about 7 months ago. Rated 1600 at CL7. Ofc it's the latency that keeps the price up; the CL9 1333 XMS3 goes for less than £30 for 4GB.
     
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    7 months ago mate? everyday the prices are goes down in computer industry... :D give them to me for £45. right INNOCENTCRIMINAL?
     
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    I've got 4 x 1GB of Crucial Ballistix & wouldn't mind 2 x 2GB but I'm not exactly in any rush to upgrade as I don't exactly have any need. If it was cheap, I'd jump on it. Good luck with the sale though.
     
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    I'm seeing them for £100 new @ kikatek, can't find any decent prices

    EDIT: Oh man, eBay completed listings shows some sold for £40+P&P. F*** that I'm keeping them!!!
     
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    Anyone got any black SATA cables they wanna send me for postage costs?

    I can even trade some UV Green, Yellow or Red ones.
     
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    On my FS Thread

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