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  1. RCoon

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    It is too good to be true, I'll give you that.
     
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    ocuk have dropped prices on DCII 7970 and matrix. £230 and £280.

    friggin bargain considering matrixes are EOL.
     
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    My 660Ti at £170 is too good to be true either, until it came. Nothing ventured, nothing gained :toast:

    I'll tell you what is too good to be true: I received an email asking if I am interested in buying RM shares :rolleyes:
     
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    Cherry red switches have a weighty feeling compared to the rubber ones. Oddly I can type much faster and more accurate with my right hand, but my left hand gets worse with mechanical switches. Is there a keyboard which is mechanical on the right hand and rubber dome on the left? :rolleyes:
     
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    Speaking of mech keyboards - My K90 is probably worth something now as Corsair no longer make them with black switches.
     
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    Why not? Low demand? I think I prefer blacks for gaming (friend's Blackwidow feels somewhat better), and something lighter than Reds for typing :eek:
     
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    I think it was more to do with the fact that people dont swap to different keyboards for typing/gaming. I went from using scissor switches on a Logitech Illuminated to MX black switches and my typing speed has dropped. Im quite precise with my typing in general so I wouldn't mind if the keys were a little lighter and i think thats the general consensus. Reds are a good all-round balance while some might prefer browns or even blues for gaming/typing but its all down to personal preference.

    I wouldnt mind something a little lighter though. but its not like I can contact the retailer I purchased from or Corsair themselves and ask to have them switch my old K90 to one of their newer K90's with cherry reds or browns after almost a years use.
     
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    This is what annoys me the most. And slightly more errors too, compared to my G11. I am not a fast typer, but getting my typing speed from low 80s to higher 70s sucks. My typing test tool: http://www.keyhero.com/?ws Its American, need something British
     
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    That's odd. When I went mech. (Blackwidow) I increased typing speed slightly. But it came with a learning curb. I had to relearn not to press so hard on the keys. Once I figured that out things began to flow.
     
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    Probably need to get used to it. I have it for less than a week. Its starting to grow on me though, even if my left hand complains of weight and my right hand complains of inaccuracy.

    Very tempted to buy fancy caps:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I once saw a thread where they had a keyboard made out of clear acrylic - Id get that then mod it with a few LEDs strips undearneath so it looks like a racing car
     
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    Call me an asshole for this

    But every driver over the age of 70 needs their eyesight checked every 6 months before being allowed on the roads. Every driver that fails the test needs to have their license revoked immediately under the health and safety act because they are a danger not only to themselves but to other road users and other pedestrians. It might be breaching their human rights but this is one thing that needs to be strictly enforced to prevent accidents like these from happening.

    I say make them retake their driving test every 2 years but that would be a waste of time and money.

    The old lady most likely didnt see the road sign clearly enough and pulled off at the wrong turn and ended up in the same lane as on coming traffic.
     
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    Shit happens every so often, but to make people take a test every few years is quite a big hassle. Maybe if they fail their eye check it the details can be passed on to affect their license, but overall I think the system is decent enough.
     
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    imo if youre over 70. you shouldnt really be driving - thats why the government gives you a freedom pass. If you need a ride somewhere call a friend or a family member.
     
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    Friend's grandfather is 90+ and still drives like a champ. On the other hand, I have seen people who haven't even hit 60 and their body is breaking apart. Limiting people from driving because of age not health is quite stupid imo.
     
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    I also think after 70 you should have your license revoked, bad eyesight, bad reactions arthritis etc etc.
     
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    Somebody on Ebay tried to screw me over by buying an item but paying via eCheque. Asked me to post the item as soon as, but the cheque obviously bounced.
     
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    man the MOFOs!

    I avoid ebay now, and will never use it again tbh, especially for pc stuff.
     
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    Id report them to ebay for possible scamming

     
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    well I think ive got a job, start training next Monday. hopefully be a high flying salesman and making moniesssss soon!

    and all of that will go into modding, so I can start that as a hobby/business.

    WOOP!
     
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    gratz bro, glad you're getting on your way. Fans should be with you tomorrow by the way, according to the makeup-caked slag behind the post office counter. Better to hope for the day after I think.
     
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    I totally forgot about them lol

    thanks man, good to see your rig getting pawned off nicely. heres to good times :toast:
     
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    Still got the GTX 780 to go, the SSD, the Monitor, the case, the PSU. Nobody seems interested in the monitor AT ALL. And cases and monitors are a pain in the ass to ship...
    Gonna be slow from here I think. Not to mention Ebuyer has said bugger all about at least sending my second GTX 780 back so I can solder it myself. If my money situation picks up, and I sell everything except the GPU, I'll hook it up to my new rig with the CM Eisberg. Sure it'll be a waste though xD

    EDIT: OH! I have a fucking cello to sell. If anyone knows somebody that wants to buy a £800 cello for half price xD
     
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    couldn't you refund the new 780, youre still within 30days?!

    if I start making enough money soon, ill definitely have that monitor and maybe case if its still around. but thatll be a few weeks, which I hope for you its sold by then.

    thinking about it, ill buy all my stuff from forums to mod and sell, just for practice and to get known.


    heres a rant: its freshers for 2 weeks of noisy uni kids drinking and drinking! I live between 3 student blocks, and town! my nights were noisy before but this is another level of drunken (some nasty swear words, beginning with F, C, S, B....)
     
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    Taken the cooler off :D Id rather sell it with the block anyway, make a fair bit of money.

    Yeah for sure, I know you wanted that kind of monitor.

    Oh yeah, my town isnt full of freshers students, just a lot of underage students and old timers and scum who are drunk 24/7. That being said it seems the nurse has finished with me, havent spoken to her in days, she heads back out in a week, ah well, good things come to a swift end eh?

    With any luck some rich classical musician will buy this cello, then I wont have to worry about everything getting sold as soon as. It might allow me to keep whatever parts are left from my selling spree, PSU could be useful!

    In other news I bought my first 20 pack of cigarettes today in like, 3 years. Did snuff 2 years ago and then packed in altogether. Now it just feels like a pleasant past-time while I read my books (bugger all else to do).
     

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