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Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.

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

  1. Yes without a doubt

    14.3%
  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

    19.0%
  3. Would be better with a half decent government

    47.6%
  4. No it's crap!

    19.0%
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    Ah, that explains it :(

    I bought my old HAF 932 from Epsilon. It turned out very expensive because the plastic cover for the top part was missing, and they made me take the whole case for them to check. Don't drive and too big for bus so had to pay taxi. But you're right from Tottenham Court Road, yoyotech is the place to buy no doubt.

    Ever gone to the saturday computer fairs in that area? Not much good there, but they do have lots of cheap stuff if you are ever asked to make a budget build. And lots of ethernet cables, in nice colors lol
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    I have on a few occasions - and about a good 75-85% of the stuff they sell there (especially the laptop coolers with multicoloured LEDs) are something you would normally get from market places in Hong Kong. they sell a lot of stuff there but I dont buy anything unless i know i can repair it myself or send it off for RMA - i.e Sapphiretech wont accept Direct RMAs - everything has to go through where you bought it from. If i buy a duff graphics card from one of the traders and then hes not there again after a few weeks when the cards gone wrong. you will be stuck in the mud.

    and secondly i highly doubt the guy you bought the graphics card off will give a shit as he probably just bought 10 units from the cheapest random supplier and dont care at all if the cards working or not so long as he makes a sale
  3. KieX

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    Yeah definitely. My first own built computer was with parts from a market like that one in bayswater. But yeah wouldn't trust them for anything expensive nowadays. Mostly go for cables or bits and bobs like that.
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    Snowing :3
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    snowing for 1 hr here in harrow!
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    that was a decent place, their video cards are wayyy to expensive 8800gt £170!!!!
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    The snow is amazing. I wonder what the odds are for a white christmas next week.

    Just popped to the shops to spend my free £5 voucher (PC World/Currys) and on the way back it was pretty heavy snow. All the pavements that were clear are now covered in snow again. Going to stay in today lol :)
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    I popped out to the post office to pick up what i think should be my amp tubes (unless Kustompcs - paid for overnight shipping on my replacement bling cathodes for the ones that werent so lucky and got painfully munched on by the Royal Mail Moster) The van that has my package still hasnt returned to the depo yet so I gotta wait - but the lady there said check back before 3pm. :(

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    Infact - i think it could be my replacement bling tubes as Kustompcs did pay for special delivery with the last delivery

    awesome - My bling tubes could be flashing in time with the beats of Daftpunk in no time. (yes - I thought id get some sound sensitive cathodes - because Im f**king gay like that)
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    It's really coming down in the Brixton/Streatham area.
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    Snow is melting :( :(
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    blizzard down here since this morning
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    It's been snowing here since midnight, often heavy, it's a foot deep and getting worse, all the main roads are covered too, nothing moving..... it's like a clip form the movie "The day after tomorrow"......... :cool:
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    Damn it, WHERE'S MY SNOW!
    Fourstaff says thanks.
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    we had a blizzard here earlier. now its lightend out but even the main roads are a mess - Popped out to pick up my parcel and saw a bus powersliding and i LOL'd. Luckly it didnt slide into anyone or another car infront otherwise there would have been some serious snow rage going on.

    I think the local councils are going to get a bollocking tonight on the news for not spreading more grit/salt on the main roads - theres about more then an inch of black ice on the main road and traffic is moving slow
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    Yeah, it's pretty bad round my way too. My car's just a blob of snow in a full-on snowy Christmas scene.

    Glad I don't have to go anywhere today. Well, there was the Christmas shopping that I haven't started yet... :laugh:
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    bleh - really considering selling my 5850 in favour for a 6870
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    yeah thats an amazing price - all other retailers are selliing above £220
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    I think it's today only.

    :(
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    Damn, that is a nice price.
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    anyone doing any trades with kyle2020 as i did a trade with him over 2 months ago and i havent received anything from, ive received an email over 3 weeks ago saying he had family issues. and still nothing....... kinda pissed off tbh, i wanted to know if anyone else is in the same position as me, and if they wanted to come along for the trip to nottingham in January ;)
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    well, also the royal mail issues are present too, so i think you just drop him a email :rolleyes:

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