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Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.

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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

  1. Yes without a doubt

    14.3%
  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

    19.0%
  3. Would be better with a half decent government

    47.6%
  4. No it's crap!

    19.0%
  1. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Unless its the Queen or the wife....dont pick up for anyone. Problem solved
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    fixed
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    yeah. If Freddie Mercury was on the line, id shit a brick.


    (my early guitar playing was heavily influenced by Brian May)
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    ^:laugh:
    captain slowhand!
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    :laugh: You're influenced by James May? He's so boring even his guitar's a square!


    [​IMG]


    Doesn't he look so interesting?
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    This is my main guitar

    the only difference is i changed the pickups on mine for a more fuller sounding tone.
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    Nice :cool:
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    otherwise i use a 1st generation PRS Santana SE for other stuff that dont require such a metal sound. that doesnt mean i cant use it for metal.
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    Here Maxtor is just rebadged Seagates, Seagate own Maxtor. They used to make good drives years ago and im talking like way back.

    For an external you want one of those WD Greens they are good for storage as they are low power, i think the Sammy F4s are low power drives and the F3s are the fast ones.
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    What's the best value? A 6870 for £130 or a 560 TI for £173?

    I'm thinking the 6870 but I'm not sure. If MS choose ATI for their next gen console (as is rumoured) maybe the ATI route is the way to go?

    I had some good news today so considering a little splurge on a gfx card.
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    i'll just buy an internal and back up to that, or if i need an external i've already got a 2.5" caddy, trying to get the maxtor apart now
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    Be a man and get a 6950, if you manage to unlock it then thats a bonus.

    If not then sit tight until 7xxx series arrives.
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    Get the Sata 6Gbps, in the future when you finally have that port you don't need to shell out some more money to upgrade. Plus its only like 5p difference.
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    done, bought 2 of them
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    6870 for the price then max the oc in the catalyst control centre, want to go higher and you might need voltage. A 6950 is a better choice but its a bit more expensive, a 6950 overclocked would be better value than a 6970.

    My 6850 is the same as my mates gtx460 roughly gave or take.

    EDIT: I dont really buy cards myself when they launch so i dunno if you should wait for the 7000 series i usually wait a bit for a price drop. Got my 6850 nicely for £120 last November.
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    Millennium says thanks.
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    Dunno if you do the pencil trick Cheesy but its when you wrap a sata cable around a pencil or pen to make a coil it makes it easier to stuff away for cable managment and it coils it up so its shorter but you can stretch it back out again.
    cheesy999 says thanks.
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    see i've just been looping it round the hard drive but that sounds like a much better idea :laugh:
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    I thought the pencil trick was to see how much your boobs drooped?
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    I just buy the right length one in the first place :laugh: Then I sleeve it coz I got a fetish for sleeving :eek:
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    i don't think they do cables that short.
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    I thought you used to make sensible posts.

    [​IMG]

    Or the Joker Pencil Trick.
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    they do 30 cm is almost too short for normal use!
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    How short? These 2 things I'm linking below are 15cm and that's the shortest you can get hold of (easily) and they go really well if your SATA cable has to make a sideways right angle (not up or down right angle)
    Like this:
    [​IMG]

    If that's how yours looks, then you should get one of these:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190530444131
    or
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310300878501

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