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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%
  1. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    I knew about the OCZ Agility deal ages ago - its been up on HotDeals for a while.

    the Samsung 830 has more heat though. its a better drive then the OCZ
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    Seems fine here NdMk2o1o
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    Anyone know of a good deal on an active dual-link DVI-D to DP adapter?

    EDIT: Has anyone tried this? If so, what do you think?
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    Ok im starting to get extremely dire now...

    I paid for my new SSD last thursday but theres limited stock everywhere and i was hoping id be lucky enough to grab on from the last batch. Unfortunately Novatech's promise of new stock doesnt seem to have turned up, and i contacted them on last friday about it after there was some mess up on their site which said that particular SSD was no longer being sold.

    Anyway long story short - ive paid for the SSD, but they dont have it in stock and Im getting desperate, as i was really hoping to get it in on monday, Novatech still list the stock status as '149 coming tomorrow' but its ben like that since thursday and the guy on live chat said they would be getting new stock if not later in the day then on saturday which i wasnt sure if he was bullshitting or not.... ANYWAY a Sandisk Extreme 240GB only costs a little more and i was considering changing my order to one of those instead of waiting for the samsung 830 which no one seems to know for sure when new stock is coming in.

    what do you guys think?
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    Sandisk dude! tis a good idea to swap
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    Well I got the new SSD installed :toast: cloning the old hard drive was a bit of a bitch though asthe HP bios wouldnt let Acronis initiate when it booted up to carry on the cloning process. but i got around it by using my PC and 2 USB sata docking bays. took about an hour & a bit because USB 2.0 is slow as shit when it comes to data transfer, but its all good.

    Not gonna wipe my old hard drive yet incase it all goes terribly wrong and the SSD dies or starts causing issues as this its running a 2281 controller.
    Shouldnt be a problem though as this is an AMD chipset and not a intel


    hmmm Im getting the full speed out of the SSD, but start up is still a little slow but thats to be expected as the E-350 is weak :cry:

    still a huge leap forward when it comes to a hard drive though, laptop runs a lot cooler and quieter and doesnt complain so much when i got a lot more apps and windows open.
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    Quick question because I'm an idiot...

    I've not updated my RAID driver since I installed Windows, how do I get the latest driver and install it? :laugh:
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    This one I think.

    edit: something makes me think we are actually around version 12 of these and they changed the name but I can't find them anywhere!
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    I was just trying to find a cheaper choice for the same specs and I can't find one anywhere!

    Also the one on Aria you brought is now £73.98 so you've not done bad at all either way :toast:
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    The one I picked up was from the open box section http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Open Box Products 2weeks ago wish I waited now, I could of had a warranty :rockout:
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    I got one but it is only 30days
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    Thats poor, I bought a refurbished GTX280 a while back and got 6 months with it!
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    This time last month --> Having problems with backup software "What's the chance a hard drive will go wrong now?, I'll fix it later!"

    As of 10 minutes ago --> Entire operating system and 600gb of data lost "oh..."

    So to anyone reading this, BACKUP EVERYTHING NOW, because you never know when things'll stop working.
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    Sorry to hear your loss. I spread my stuff with backups across 3 different harddrives, so I am safe (other than a massive blaze knocking my flat down, but I will have bigger worries when that happens)
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    Chances of England going all the way in Euro 2012 anyone? I think we may fall before the final, possibly on penalties to the Germans :)
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    The England game yesterday was dire, Milner and Ashley Young where particularly garbage. Nobody expects England to win so they might as well go for it in a blaze of glory rather then footer around with the ball.

    Germany are strong and look up for it but other than that its anyones tournament with some luck.
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    It was bad, Gerrard played well though and we seem to have the luck this year. I'm hoping that we show a bit more flair and fluidity against the Italians.

    The German team scares me most, I think we could take Spain. Shame about the paddys but at least they had awesome support.
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    So you actually think we might beat the italians? I doubt that very much lol, but hey who knows, I got 6-1 on England reaching the quarter finals, I placed my bet in April, if they make the Semi's I double up at 12-1, shame I only bet £25!
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