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

  1. Yes without a doubt

    12.5%
  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

    16.7%
  3. Would be better with a half decent government

    45.8%
  4. No it's crap!

    25.0%
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    What did you have before?

    I'm looking at moving to a 2600k in Jan.
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    Phenom II x4 955 (B3 stepping) 3.6ghz 1.375v but recently i had it at 3.8ghz stable 1.45v, 2600mhz cpu/nb. Highest i saw temps go on my xiggy where the low 40s Celsius (recently). Motherboard i used was an ASUS M4A79XTD EVO; even though its the non USB 3.0 version and 7 series chipsets dont take Bulldozer, its rock stable and a nice board for Phenom IIs. Everything else is the same in my specs.

    I paid £120 for the 2500k second hand (new supposedly, it works) and £112 for the Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3. Im going to sell the old cpu and motherboard which should cover the price of something.

    Apparently the main gains for Sandybridge are for Crossfire and SLi. I haven't tried a game or encoding (cpu intensive programs) on the 2500k yet but im single card so it will be nice to see if there is any difference. Virtu can help with encoding video or re-encoding ect but the program has to support Intel quick sync. The 2600k didn't interest me as i have no use for hyperthreading and i saved a bit of money.

    Been eyeing up this monitor (which ive linked before) but i kinda dont want to spend more money, no idea what id do with my old monitor either. Iiyama Prolite X2377HDS 23" IPS Panel LED HDMI.. |...
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Just got back from work, having cuppa then off to bed.
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    *scam's eyes widen* PM when you've decided please my kind sir what ho what ho what ho :laugh:
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    I'm looking for a monitor too, thinking 27" VA Iiyama.
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    I used to think people in Japan got paid a lot, but apparently their average wage is less then ours, how do they survive like that in a country where a DVD can cost up to £50
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    Conspiracy.
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    You think an entire country wears tin foil hats?
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    I don't think it.
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    So there isn't a conspiracy? :laugh:
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    I'm not allowed to say. Sworn secrecy.
    cheesy999 says thanks.
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    Try GTA IV, I loved it when I had my sandy setup :) I'm probably going sandy again in the new year.
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    Does anybody want a £5 off voucher for a PC Gamer magazine subscription?
    At 19:10 I'll post it here. So whoever gets it first, gets it.

    Simply quote this code in the check out on this* site:
    5OFFAC-XMAS11

    *That's the site of the company that owns PC Gamer, you can use that code for any of their magazines.
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    If that's not a misprint that seller should be shot for exploiting the mentally retarded people that actually buy PC hardware from e-bay.
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Im sure its just a mistake and they havent rectified it. The seller is actually a business that has its own website that sells on ebay also (obviously) Ive bought stuff from them quite a few times and their support is more then helpful for a smaller company thats not as well known or prestigious as others like Novatech, Ebuyer, Dabs & Aria.

    I should really email them and tell them their price for that is way off.
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    It says "9 available/4 sold" :laugh:

    I guess why they've done it:
    Since HDD's are "scarce" at the mo, some sellers are putting just one HDD up at a ridiculous price, that won't sell, just to advertise the fact that they've got HDD's for sale. I come to this conclusion by checking all the sellers other items (there's more than one seller with HDD's at this price). They've got other HDD's at the "normal" price.

    I use the same trick on APB:Reloaded when selling clothes on the auction. But still just a theory.

    Moar epic prices anyone?

    Description:
    "With a pay-as-you-grow, all-inclusive pricing model and intuitive storage management software, the SAN is perfect for the budget-minded."
    :laugh:
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    You know what??? Id rather pay for 2 brand new 2011 model Audi S8 Quattro's for that price (totally in love with that car)

    If not the S8 then 4 2011 version Audi A6's (i just love the look of the lights at the back)
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    Just bought me an Iiyama 27" VA 1080p Monitor for too much...
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    S3 for me :) Absolutely beautiful motor.

    Go on... how much? :p
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    £239...

    It was a choice between that and a 2nd hand Harzo for £320 (minimum) on Ebay.
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    £239's not bad. Brand new that's about as cheap as you can get.
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    It is the cheapest.

    I wasn't going to go TN, so i had to choose between a 23" IPS, 24" VA or 27" VA...
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    Hahaha Aria are cuntholes, i just bought and installed a Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 and they drop the price of the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5 by £70 to £129.95. FUUUUUUUUUUU!!!
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    £130 is still too much

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