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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!

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    how'd you know that, wasn't because I posted it here 3 hours ago was it?:)

    Still not sure it it's worth installing, but if it's free, can't be too bad can it?

    Does the o2 arena have a roof?
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    Get it down and I'll do my best to get on it this weekend.

    :rockout:

    In regards to thermal paste, nothing else apart from Arctic Silver 5 will do for me. I've used MX-2, Notcua's NT-H1 & Céramique let alone others and Céramique is almost as good as AS5 for me.
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    Thanks for the replies guys.i paid near on 12 quid for mx-2 But it was a 30gm tube and it lasted through many computers/stripdowns.

    O2 has several venues in town and country cheesy:which one?

    I think scam was right cheesy,its chokes or vrms on your mobo getting verbal on you,some do it over time and some just do it from the start,it doesnt mean it's on the way out but it hardly inspires confidence!

    Annnd i used toothpaste as thermal paste before and it worked better than the paste AMD/Intel attach to there stock heatsinks.
    *Chew says Aquafresh FTW!!!i heard him,honest....
    It's no good going subzero ofcourse as the moisture will melt the toothpaste but on plus temps its fine..for a while....
    cheesy999 says thanks.
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    Finally i can build a new system that isn't mine for once lol. Going be building a new system for my friend today when it arrives about half 1 to half 2.
    Specs:
    Intel 2500k
    Asus P8P67 R3 P67 Mobo
    2x2GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz
    1GB MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560ti
    1TB Samsung F3 Hard Drive
    Arctic cooling freezer pro 7 cpu cooler
    Antec Truepower new 650w
    Edimax wireless card 300mps
    Samsung DVD Drive
    Xclio Touch 320 case
    total= £644

    If your wondering why theres a Arctic Cooling freezer pro 7 cpu cooler and i didn't choose better for my friend,its because it was part of scan "no brainer" deal the whole rig excluding DVD drive and wireless card which was £612. It was a lot cheaper than picking separately the parts even from diff websites.
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    the new i5/i7 dont run that hot anyway do they?
    looks like you will be having fun either way :D
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    Nah don't think so lol i'm quite happy and jealous for my friend as i must of spent more than that on my rig on a slower pace lol.
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    That is not a bad price for a 2500K rig.
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    I can't freakin' wait for Rage...
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    Tell me about it lol,another great deal from scan for a 2500k:
    total £384 no gpu and 100w less psu.
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    Hmm, I might need to rethink how cheap computers are getting nowadays.
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    well i've worked out it's not the graphics card, i don't think it's the board 'cause this one is brand new, but identical model as my last one (went back under warranty), so i think it's the fan, because it's also running really loudly almost constantly lately
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    Crazy =/
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    i know, only bit that's still expensive in computers and that's graphics cards, and that's down to nvidia and ATI currently being absolutely rubbish, compared to the rest of the industry
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    I think the graphics cards are fine, a 6870 is amazingly powerful and can do its job fine unless you want ultra on everything.
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    i'm going to say it bluntly, a few year ago i got this GTS 250 for £80 brand new, if i spend £80 today, i get something with roughly the same performance

    if i look at the CPU industry or the hard drive industry, and we looks at the difference in the same timespan, £80 has gone from core 2 duo, to phenom x4, and from 500GB HD, to 3TB HD or 60GB SSD, otherwise known as between 2-6 times as much for the same price

    edit:+this has also happened

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    i've got to say your wrong fella.
    £100 ten years ago would have had you a NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra 64MB
    £100 five years ago would net you a XFX 7900GT 256MB
    £100 today can swipe you a GeForce GTS 450 Cyclone 1GB
    the performance comparison between those 3 speaks for itself
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    that's over a longer time span, £100 can get you a GTS 450, a year ago, it would of got you a GTS 450, 2 years ago, it would of got you a GTX 260, 3 years ago, it would of got you a Gts 250

    I think you can see why i'm disapointed, theres was loads of improvement up till 4 series, but this laest series (500+6000), are excatly the same price/performance, having a higher top end, is not good for all us mid range people
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    50 mins left until my 5850 auction ends on ebay :3
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    link?

    5000 series has the sort of price/perf i'm looking for

    that said, the 6870's, although not as good as i would expect them to be. have come down a lot in price lately
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    It's price, It's over £100!!!!

    ebay was a good decision really
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    Pitty though. I wanted at least £120 or 130 for it
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    the price normally goes up a lot in the last minute though, doesn't it?
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    we shall see.

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