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  1. mikek75

    Your PC ATM

    @micropage, its a bit better now its finished, but my PSU isn't modular, and like to leave a few power connectors handy for attaching random bits of equipment that don't stay in the rig full-time. Main thing is there's plenty of airflow through the case, even after a heavy gaming session my...
  2. mikek75

    [FS] UK only Gaming Rig For Sale

    Sale pending, thread closed. Thanks
  3. mikek75

    Your PC ATM

    Zalman Z9 Plus, best case I've ever had and was only £43!
  4. mikek75

    [FS] UK only Gaming Rig For Sale

    I have a box for the 5850, everything else is long gone, lol. I 'd be living in cardboard city if I didn't bin them...
  5. mikek75

    [FS] UK only Gaming Rig For Sale

    Any Serious Interest PM me. Wiltshire area if collecting.
  6. mikek75

    5.1 for my PC

    try right-clicking on the volume icon in the system tray. Click on playback devices and select your soundcard there. You can also set it as the default device whilst you are there.
  7. mikek75

    Mismatched RAID 0

    Aye, thats why I said Naturally, lol. Surprised it worked at all to be honest, being used to HDD's having to be matched (although my Samsung and Seagate play nice together too, exact same size and cache of course)
  8. mikek75

    Mismatched RAID 0

    Couldn't sleep so decided to do a bit of experimentation with RAID 0 using a 60gb OCZ Agility 3 and a Corsair Force 3 120gb. Naturally I lost the spare capacity on the Corsair, ended up with 111 gb. Stunned by the scaling, the windows logo doesn't complete its animation, let alone seeing the...
  9. mikek75

    Is this build solid

    Yeah, you can allocate between 18(I think) to 64gb for caching. The remainder is available as normal. I gave caching a brief try with a 60gb SSD dedicated but it didn't seem that good to me...Maybe I didn't give it long enough to settle down. But then again I'm lucky enough to have two SSD's in...
  10. mikek75

    Is this build solid

    yep, that looks good to me. Is it possible to squeeze a bit more out of your budget for a 60gb SSD? You'll really notice the responsiveness, and I've found that games running off the HDD run silky smooth without Windows buggering about in the background.
  11. mikek75

    Budget gaming card under 75 euro's (99 USD$)

    I've got a 5850 1GB Asus Direct Cu that I could let you have for £70 plus postage. Can't go any lower than that unfortunately. Great card though, only used for a month before I came into some money and got my 6970. Has voltage control software for overclocking, and ran in the low 40's...
  12. mikek75

    Micro Mini Hi-fi System - Help me find one!

    I'd have a look second hand too. Don't know what you have in ROI but the British Heart Foundation have some shops which just deal in tested electrical appliances. I struck lucky and got a Sony mini system with 3CD changer (also plays MP3 discs), DAB radio and (for some strange reason these days)...
  13. mikek75

    Koss Announces Porta Pro KTC On Ear Headphones

    +1 for Porta Pros. Bought mine from Amazon for £18 last year, very warm sound, beautiful. Too bad they don't fit under my crash helmet. I really notice the difference when using Seinheisser CX-300 on the bike, the Koss sound is so much nicer without the overwhealming thud of the in ear phones.
  14. mikek75

    [WTB] [UK] cpu , gpu , mobo... gaming build

    I have a 1gb Asus 5850 up for £75
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    The difference 35 quid can make....

    Results of a lazy afternoon with this cracking mobo... Thats with the pump on its lowest setting too. Loving it (hate to use a Mickey D catchphrase, but I really am)
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    i7 2600k or i5 2500k?

    2500k. Very little use for 8 cores except crunching or video encoding, and then only if the software is written with hyperthreading in mind. Use the money you save for a better video card, memory, cooling, or buy your missus some flowers, you never know, you might.....
  17. mikek75

    The difference 35 quid can make....

    Excuse the double post, but actually I also tried the board with the turbo at the stock intel setting of 3.7ghz and noticed the same thing.......:banghead:
  18. mikek75

    The difference 35 quid can make....

    Yeah, also agreed. I think its down to sockets changing so fast that they dont make the numbers they used to, so you don't get much discounting. I bought a fantastic DFI board back in the s939 days, paid £60 for it in a clearout, top of the range thing it was too. Just a theory...
  19. mikek75

    The difference 35 quid can make....

    JP, if you want to buy this one you can have it for £65 + postage. Got a set of PNY 2x4gb 1333mhz as well if you want, £30. Never noticed the difference in quality before, although to be fair I've never bought a cheapy cheap board before. I usually buy online, but just for a change I went for a...
  20. mikek75

    The difference 35 quid can make....

    I bought an ASUS P8P67LE a couple of months ago, all I was interested in really was that it had an IDE slot, and I was too lazy to transfer the 200gb drive and just use SATA... The board cost me £95 and seemed ok, but since I also upgraded my CPU to a 2500K , graphics to a 6970 and DDR3 from a...
  21. mikek75

    Thrustmaster Shows Off Replica A-10 C Stick

    I'm almost ashamed to admit that I forked out the £270 for this joystick/throttle combo, along with 85 for rudder pedals and £115 for a Track IR 4 Pro, all because of the true greatness of the DCS Warthog and DCS Blackshark sims. Have to say though, it was all worth the expense + the...
  22. mikek75

    What CPU do you have? Vote!

    I5 2500K with turbo set to 4.2ghz, brilliant chip IMO. Replaced a long serving Q6700 P45 setup...RIP
  23. mikek75

    Brain training games?

    LOL, science, masturbation and the internet...A geeks nirvana!
  24. mikek75

    Brain training games?

    Yeah, there was a recent program on the BBC which showed they don't work...spending the same time on the internet is supposed to help more, though of course it depends on the sites one frequents, lol (the others can do wonders for biceps and wrists though...) Apparantly, all brain training...