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  1. cheesy999

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    I've just realised how all the games and consoles i own are now getting considerably old

    but there don't appear to be anything to replace them with
     
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    Gotta love gumtree sometimes. Saw a (new!) XFX 5870 for £120, thought that's good, let's just try something. Offered £100, accepted, picked it up last night.

    Turns out it was an RMA replacement but the guy had just gone and bought a 5850.

    For £100 it's a great deal. Just tempting to get another one now lol! Would mean a new PSU though.
     
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    A new PC :cool:

    Gumtree seems to be amazing for other people mostly people in England but in Glasgow well no hardly anything decent pops up on it apart from old DELL banger 15"crt monitors and old TVs. I think most people are stupid and just fly tip good saleable items or ebay because they think some idiot will pay over the odds. That's just my personal experience.
     
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    Whooo that was an awesome student party man...

    fourstaff you shoulda been there
     
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    Did you get to rattle your stick in any bins?

    ;) ;)
     
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    what kind of party would it have been otherwise :laugh:
     
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    Wut? I spent the entirety of last week in Krakow drinking £1 per 500ml beer (Paulaner, not some random cheap shit), and I am pretty hungover. Thx for the party invite, but I am pretty partied up myself for now.
     
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    Its alright. I bruteforced it

    His dads been pulling extra shifts at work after wifey fell ill so he hasnt been home and he hasnt had time to speak to his pops about the money. that and hes been extremely busy so he says. but i should have the money or at least some of it by Friday (fingers crossed)

    Depending on his family situation i might just take £80 or £100 and just call it a day instead of the full amount.

    Depending how it goes. I could have an Define XL by next monday
     
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    but i can max all my games, why would i need one of those, i've been wanting one of those new AMD laptops with the Good graphics and battery life but besides that
     
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    AMD's newer laptop APU's should be pretty good.
     
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    Staying late at work since I turned up late lol. Best solution I could come up with. At least I can read this.

    I am getting quite eager to see what bulldozer can do. Any 8 core processor which can do 5ghz on air has got to be worth a look in my book. My only concern is Instructions Per Clock, sandy bridge is pretty good at this compared to the older intel stuff, can AMD match them clock for clock? I suspect no, not quite. And the difference might be even bigger when the ivy bridge refresh comes out, I was reading they are aiming for even more instructions per clock with that revision.

    Probably if you are going to make use of all 8 cores bulldozer will remain the best choice, which in itself would be a big win for AMD.

    Interesting times. Here's hoping the next gen GPUs come out soon too.
     
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    I dont think theres many (or any) programs at all that make full use of 8 cores. but with some of AMD's X6's they get trashed by intels quad core i5's. so sometimes its not all about cores
     
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    I know, that's why i want one, it's getting the required amount of money

    your doing it wrong, take some advice from this man

    http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/2h05/#by=sp (won't embed so just click the link)

    i'm thinking of the laptop because Desktop parts now have enough power, now i can get a fast CPU, large Ram, large hard drive, and better then console graphics in something with a 4-6 hour battery life
     
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    AMDs quad core i5s???

    @cheesy - I dont know what games you play but a gts250 LOL try maxing future games like BF3 with that, surprised you can max BC2 on that.
     
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    I can play BC2 with around 40-60 FPS, only game i can have problem is original crysis where it runs around 25, but that can be fixed by moving it up to around 800 core


    some quick looks on the internet gives
    £300 = Core I3 2.5GHZ, 3GB ram, 320GB HD and HD4570
    £400 = Core i3 2.5ghz 3GB ram 320GB HD and HD 5650 1GB
    £413(with voucher codes) AMD A6 quad core 6GB ram 320GB HDD and HD6520G
     
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    @cheesy

    could you please send the link that you've been seen.
     
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    I presume the i3+5650 for £400 is a Dell laptop?? I have been looking at that notebook for awhile. Probably best laptop you can get spec wise compared to laptops ranging from 400-500.
     
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    A year and a half ago that money would get you my laptop. Damn you tech advances! :mad:
     
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    For which laptop

    yes, it is from a Dell laptop
     
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    Wow thats a good deal, nothing amazing but for a laptop pretty good for the price.

    I had a GTX260 before this 6850 thats why i asked what could you run. Metro and Crysis still run shit on my system.
     
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    Bad times four but hey it was an amazing deal you got there for the Asus laptop a year and half ago.
     
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