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  1. kurosagi01

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    Well i could probably install i7 1156 chips into my current motherboard and get another 4GB? If thats possible then i wouldn't necessary need buy a motherboard and get new PSU aswell.
     
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    Sounds like a plan but personally id beef up that PSU a little. No need to go totally overboard but you can get some good 500-600w units for a good price these days.

    You probably already know that your board limits your overclocking options so theres no need to harp on about it.
     
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    Yeah i would be upgrading the PSU aswell,although has anyone bought used CPU? How has it been for you for past 2-3 years? Because thats my issue with it at the moment,my i3 which i've had for 2-3 years overclocked performance isn't the same as it used to be on daily drive of things i do.
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    I noticed in benchmark the FX6300 performs higher than the old i7?
     
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    Well, I cant speak for others, but I swapped my 2500k with moonpigs 3930k last year. Its been great chugging away at 4.6Ghz since. I think its best if you can get a CPU off a TPU member rather then some random on ebay or gumtree
     
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    If you do look to upgrade CPU don't forget about Xeons (X34xx). Actually they will support 32GB (8GB DIMMS) and not just 4GB ones like on the "consumer" CPUs.
     
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    Dabs, the useless fools

    "Morning,

    We've received the replacement, only to find it also has a fault. I understand these items are refurbs, but to have to arrange a second RMA for a faulty device is not the kind of thing we expect. The replacement device has a common issue, where when the device is powered on, the screen just flickers constantly. This is a loose battery connection issue, but I'd rather not correct this myself in case it voids any warranty these devices have with you.

    I'd like to arrange a second RMA for this device with you if that's at all possible. Only this time I'd ask if you could please do some form of quality check before it gets sent out so we actually get a working one this time.
    Thanks
    Nathan L"


    I wasn't too sarcastic was I?
     
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    you cant ever be too sarcastic
     
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    Hope they appreciate it, some people don't have the brain capacity to understand sarcasm
     
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    What did you buy?
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    6 Nexus 7's for work, 5 were fine, 1 had a damaged screen, the replacement has a faulty battery.
     
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    I had similar problem with my HTC one X on vodafone. I now have a shiny new HTC one free of charge.. works to be on top of the situation
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, after seeing all the hype behind Dark Souls as a franchise, I finally installed my steam version of the first game last night, and extracted the DSFix that supposedly fixes all the bugs. I played it for maybe 30-45mins.

    I don't understand this game. I only died twice after 45 mins, so the death mechanic didn't bother me. The whole game is horribly broken, and is by far one of the worst ports I've ever seen in my history of gaming. How and why did they get people to buy this trainwreck? There isn't even a freaking sound options menu!!!
     
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    Welllllllll I've just procured a Gainward GTX 780 Phantom 'GLH' thats the most i've ever spent on a single computer part

    Will arrive with my keyboard on the 7th or so
     
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    Welcome to the 780 club :D
     
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    The guy behind the first one acknowledges they didn't really try to make a decent PC version. It seems now what they have done is the opposite - they used PC graphics to flog the console version (of the sequel) and the console fans aren't happy that they have been 'misled'. The sequel is definitely 'supposed' to be a joint release between consoles and PC and not a port.

    But yeah, the first is well recognised as being a complete abortion of a port.
     
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    Oops....

    Just ordered a GTX 780Ti Classified Hydro Copper from Scan.

    On the plus side, it means a stupidly cheap water blocked (front and back) and BIOS modified Titan is coming to the BST thread.
    :D
     
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    PM me when it goes up please. Stock cooler on it?
     
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    I'd feel guilty selling to you - last time i did you had financial woes.

    Also, I have the stock cooler in box but it is currently front and back covered with EK blocks and backplate. Once I have my Classy in my set up (bought some Koolance quick disconnects too) and i'm happy it's working, I'll put her up (probably in the next couple of weeks). I'll still PM you. I'm looking at £400 perhaps but I'll see - could go lower for the charity of it but most importantly, I'll not sell it to anyone I don't regularly see posting, i.e. it's only going to be FS to the TPU family, not the BST thread sharks.
     
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    It's no problem, I'm tip top these days!
    It was a perfect storm. I started a new job, they hadn't paid me for over 2 months, and my 780 was destroyed because of my own faults removing some heatsinks, which warranted a new GPU. It was the worst 3 months of my life :D Had to use my credit card to pay rent, and I was down to my last £100 credit.

    Besides that I'd sell my 780 equally cheap on the old forums too, which should cover half the costs anyway. I'd prefer the stock cooler, as my case could really use the hot air being blown out the back. Not to mention my previous 780 on a reference cooler hit 1201 mhz at stock volts and didn't go past 74 degrees. I have great faith in the cooler!

    EDIT: I will note there's a dubious shark from the UK who goes on the trade forums and tries to severely low ball everything. I don't remember his name, but he joined purely for the trade forums, and hasn't posted anywhere else. I remember him asking to buy my old W/C system for pennies on the pound.
     
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    £400 for a titan sounds delicious.

    Sadly my 680s are still beasting and even more so since i learned that 2GB cards are plenty to drive 2560x1440 res. I think im gonna be partnered up with these 680s for a long time to come, all i have to do is fight off the urge to buy new shiny things.
     
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    Impossible fight my friend. A rig is never done, you just run out of money!
     
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    At the moment, getting a 27" is higher up on the tobuylist....closely followed by a Galaxy Note 3 or a HTC One M8. Ive always wanted a HTC handset but lack of MicroSD just totally put me off it every time, Swappable battery would be nice but not important.

    Do want! but at the moment Im sorta in a transition period. I need to earn enough cash to go back to HK for a longer period so i can get myself set up there on a more permanent basis and live a generally better life then the continuous struggle here in the UK. If neither then i need to get a different job, This last month of work is really grinding on me and Its gotten to a point where I have no interest or love for it at all but i keep going back because thats the only way to get paid.

    Currently being scheduled for 45hrs p/w for April, I can turn around and say I dont want that much work and im well within my right as my contract allows me to be more flexible but at the same time I had to ask a for work from another manager because mine isnt giving me any and wont even talk to me. So either i shrug off most of the shifts im given and work weekends only while i look for a new job and pretty much throw the favour back in that managers face or i put up with it and hate life even more but at the same time i need that fucking money..... HNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.......
     
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    I'm down to 2 things on my tobuylist. An MSI Gaming GPU, and an MSI Dragon Water AIO. Then I'm done for the year until VR becomes affordable. 4K is of no interest to me, and new CPU's are getting more and more worthless!

    Ordered my custom glass mousemat though, arrives on the 14th April.
     
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    This AIO?

    Pretty much an Antec 920 or a few others (even Thermaltake/Corsair) which are all made by Asetek. I had the Antec 920 cooling my old 2500k - Sadly that went to moonpig as part of the deal for his 3930k set up.

    If i had to make a few minor changes to my set up, Id get a standard or mid tower ATX case, namely a corsair than switch my H80i to a H100i or something around that mark. I say minor changes but thats still gonna cost about £200-250'ish

    I thought about buying more ram - dont need it = dont run VMs
    I thought about buying an SSD just for games - dont need it = I dont really game that much anymore due to work taking up most of my time
    I thought about buying more storage - dont need it = have NAS
    I thought about buying a new GPU - dont need it = 680s beast even a single titan
     

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