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  1. RCoon

    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    Never had to RMA anything at all with Intel. If it's a CPU that's been shafted by an OC, I sure hope you paid their OC insurance ;)
     
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    haha who knows?! but they've lost my chip. Or someone has in the netherlands!
     
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    Well, I hope you have postal tracking on that CPU. Ive had a few companies deny they ever received my RMAs but are quick to get off their ass and do something for you when you show them a tracking number.

    Just like my recent RMA with OCuK. If i didnt poke them about it, my keyboard would have still been sitting there with them
     
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    Surely you have an RMA number?
     
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    i had it tracked and insured. RMA number the lot. But its been over 2 weeks, its been delivered and yet they can't answer me!
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    Make sure that bike isn't a fixie gear system. One of those things that can catch you out. A lot of old style cycling enthusiasts prefer fixie, but I prefer to be able to stop pedalling to coast and not get thrown off the front.
    I had my split toe cycling trainers imported, they were not overly cheap.

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    Im still not sure if i should go for it or not :p my heart says yes but my wallet says "you dun goofed" Im supposed to clear my CC not sink deeper in debt :p
     
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    Don't bother then. I've been in the same place, and it's amazing what psychological hell a CC can be.
     
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    I havent done too badly with it at all imo, Ive had it about 6 months but Ive managed to keep myself under control....

    thats not to say i dont start hearing voices and seeing black flames surrounding it every time i open my wallet or at least think about using it to buy something that will take me at least 3-4 months to pay off. I havent gone overboard with it. though I have had minor issues with payments due to not having enough work after coming back from hong kong earlier in the year but payments have been fine since.

    im nowhere near the credit limit. I recently received a letter from my bank saying they could double the credit limit of my CC because Im good with making payments. I just laughed then torched the letter on the kitchen stove. what a complete trap :p they asked me to call them or visit my local branch to discuss it. No way im gonna do any of that unless I have a problem.... It was a complete trap though :p ive paid for a few luxury items with my CC but thats as far as it goes and after im done paying it off, the card will be destroyed.... cast into the lava deep within the depths of Mordor....


    its about knowing how to manage your money and not living beyond your means :p
     
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    Would anyone have any half-decent used GPUs lying around? An offer I had has now fallen through, and I'm kind of in a desperate need of a GPU within the next week. I have about £60, which seems to be the price used GTX 650 Ti cards seem to go for, so something along that lines would be nice. It's so lovely to be let down. :mad:
     
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    i havent got anything half decent tbh, got a 6970 covered in Liquid tape and no cooler but need it.

    I will keep an eye out, CEX might be a good try?!
     
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    Okay thank you :) I'm also having a look around eBay, but I'll see what CEX has as well.
     
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    I have a 4870 & 5850 lying around.... They were mine before but i sold them to a friend who now doesnt want them anymore and wishes to sell them on. Let me know if youre interested.
     
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    I'm tempted by the 5850, although it has some increased power consumption differences as its a number of generations old. Does it have a blower-style cooler?
     
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    I have a job interview for friday :p

    Though I have a bit of a history with this company so im surprised they actually called me up for an interview.

    Lets just say, what i earn in 5 days in my current job i can earn in 3 days in this new job.

    ever since joining my current company ive been given nothing but empty promises & abuse from my managers,

    Firstly because im on a zero hour contract.
    Secondly because im on a zero hour contract, I get paid less than those on a regular contract
    Thirdly because im on a lower rate i get shunted more work and its been like this since I joined the company and switched departments & managers because i couldnt get on with the previous one.

    I should be thankful to have work and to a lesser extent i am because there are many people out there still without jobs.

    But when i get asked to do 6shifts back to back, a few of them being a 1am finish and 6am start then they are really starting to take the piss.

    I wouldnt say im a bad worker, There are far worse staff than me. People turning up 3hrs late to work without notifying HQ, turning up to work in non matching trainers or just general non-uniform.

    I always notify HQ if im going to be running late or if i cant take the shift instead of just not bothering to call them like a lot of guys do.

    On my days off ive picked up the odd job for them even though I didnt have to.


    There is no appreciation for what i do in this job and im more or less just a number to them.

    My previous manager exploited my zero hour contract to not give me any work.
    My current manager who recruited & interviewed me is genuinely a nice guy but i didnt like his tone of voice when i said i wanted to cut my shifts down to part time - perfectly reasonable request given the fact that my job is to cover peoples holidays or sick leaves etc etc.

    Last month i was given 27 shifts to complete. I gave 7 of them back, this month i have 24 shifts to complete but there are 2 weeks where i work 6 days straight.

    at least last month they didnt fuck me around by asking me to do a 6am shift after a 1am finish.

    Ive been with my current company for almost 2 years now and ive just been treated like shit all the way through
     
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    need some wisdom from you fellow tpu'ers! Just bought a maximus v extreme because my V formula is kind of fluffed. I couldnt find one anywhere so resorted to fleabay, found one ''great condition'' for £175. It arrives in a used condition and some pins are slightly out of line and look as though they've been repaired.

    The seller says it was never like that when he sent it....................... the board is a beast and works way better than my Formula. What do i do?!
     
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    If it wasn't like that in the pictures then make a case with eBay asking for some money back that you will have to spend repairing the board. That way you keep the board but aren't paying for the damage. Keep your cool, take a close picture of the damage and open the case. You can't lose.
     
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    I have a slight problem - the Aerocool DS case I have doesn't have a hole for one of the motherboard spacers required for the Gigabyte motherboard (H97M-D3H) I'm using. How crucial is this one spacer for grounding? (There are already five or six other spacers already attached).
     
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    i dont think it is crucial. i have run atx mb with 2-3 plastic stand offs for years w/o any problems
     
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    I happen to have a Giga Windforce 3x HD7870 OC lying around, capable of well over 1200mhz without voltage adjustment and totally silent, that was the taster.....the downer is it would be just outside your budget :) But I am grateful for your post because you have reminded me to put it on fleabay!
     
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    +1, I've run motherboards with more than 1 spacer missing in the past. That being said, if the motherboard is under tremendous weight of the CPU Cooler of GPU, ensure the spacers are located in the prime areas where that weight will be distributed, just to make sure the board doesn't bend and break/and//or short
     
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    nice one rcoon, the guy blatantly has tried fixing it and lied about it. pissed as these mobos are hard to find now.

    I run my mobos sat on a box and never had any grounding issues, i think mobos and psu's are advanced enough to deal with grounding now.
     
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    So this afternoon I built that PC for my client, which was fun. The standoff location was on the far right edge of the motherboard, so the only real issue was making sure not to apply too much pressure to this side of the board when installing the 24-pin motherboard connector. There should be fine support for the GPU and CPU areas - I'm using the stock Intel heatsink anyway. There's equally suitable elevation to prevent shorting.

    What was awesome though is that I expected to receive an XFX Core 550W (as described on the website of the retailer), but instead I received the newer XFX TS 550W. A mistake that I'm happy about, which is sometimes rare when it comes to computer retailers (the difficulty of proper RMA in the UK comes to mind...).

    Layton
     
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    Decided to undertake some responsible drinking....alone.....

    [​IMG]

    I also have a £35 laphroaig sitting under my desk.....


    maaaan forever alone.


    ::EDIT::

    Not that i paid £35 for it... lol fuck that.
     
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