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

  1. MightyMission

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    bloody hell that looks like it could just be the retention mechanism!
    hope you got some tiny little screwdrivers sir!
     
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    I pulled the trigger on an MSI GTX570, it is the one most expensive thing i have ever bought!
     
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    I have had tonnes of interest when selling my Xonar D2X and the first time i tried to sell my 5850 on there. Its just full of foreign people trying to get a cheap deal.
     
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    Yea I got all the tools, I've done one of these before, slightly different model but same series. I've fixed countless amounts of phones and digicam's over the years and I got tiny little fingers lol The worst bit about these is that the ribbon connectors are really hard to break when you're pulling them out of the boards; I've killed a few cameras like that :eek:

    Aah, I never had anything that high value on there - £50 mobo and £60 CPU.
     
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    The 5850s are up on there anyway. hopefully i should have them both off my hands in about a week
     
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    I was thinking about gpu pricing when i saw an radeon 2900x at a bootsale yesterday,it prolly retailed at £150+ at some point,now it was on offer for £10

    yet when you look at what todays £150 gets you in terms of 3d performance and no blockies and jaggies etc,it doesnt seem so bad,i wonder what £150 does in terms of performance in another 5 years.
    my 470s were 240 (just released)and 180 (6 months later) brand new :eek:
    though i got not alot of shekels right now,i am glad i got them when i did.

    Fixing my n97 was a mare scam,the ribbon cables are so tiny i had to use tweezers to pull them out,i've not tried cameras but some lappies seem to be a million parts waiting to explode when you get that last screw out.
     
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    no way!
    i sold an 512mb x1900 xtx for 13 on ebay a couple months ago lol
    pretty card though,all translucent red and stuff.
    £100!!!
    is huskie not here any more? i thought he was just on holidays or something
     
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    My word.
    i thought they were _just reasonable_ cards five years ago,but i guess huskie had his reasons for going ahead with it.bad form on abu mentals behalf to pull a stunt like that though
     
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    No, he didn't make any mention of coming back. Just seemed sad at having to go. Obviously, there's only so much emotion that can be conveyed through a text message though :eek: shame.
     
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    Just to point out,

    The UK TPU thread now has >9000 replies.


    Fuck yea.
     
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    damn, and i was gonna see if he could help me wire up some really old speakers as well :( got an old set of 5.1s here that are still usable but suffer from a problem with the wired remote that keeps messing with with the volume. was gonna send it to him and see if he could use his skills to fix it.
     
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    Ah, there's no shortage of skilled people here, me and MightyMission are quite good with those sorta bits. Take your pick :laugh:
     
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    silly question:have you used compressed air or a toothbrush to clean out the dust/dirt/stuff off from between the contacts?
     
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    Of course. but it still happends. and Scam, i thought you was a Repo man!!
     
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    Ain't had a sniff of work in the last coupla weeks. Been crap. Having to live off savings :( Big payday next week though, so hardware buying time!
     
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    buy my gear!!! I'll do you an even sweater deal on my 5850s if you want.

    Im still waiting for fourstaff. If he got good results. then hes gonna be buying my gear.

    If i cant sell those F12 fans, Im just gonna use a small pair of cutters or something and take the fan off them then use the frame as a shroud for my 920 to stop the noise when the fan ramps up
     
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    I need an nv card. Got a Twin Frozr II GTX 470 lined up and a MM U2UFO just for fun lol Also, Bo$$'s 9800GT's too. Was thinking of your FRIO, but I dunno if I can find a use for it. I just want it to have it :laugh:
     
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    did you try a new pot?(potentiometer)
    470s rock at reasonable resolutions,but going from a 1440x900 to a 1680x1050 still with everything maxed i did notice a bit of a drop in frames
     
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    that looks like a nice step up,plus the tf version is nowhere near as noisy as reference or gainward/palits twin fan jobbies.
     
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    Yea that's what I like to hear, low noise, but tbh I prefer low temps. I'll gladly battle the noise of a fan at 100% for under 65deg. temps. My HDD hot swap caddy is the noisiest PC component I've ever owned/heard so I'm not fussed about noise much lol
     
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    My results are ... :eek: Sorry Freedom, maybe next time. This is a really sad day for me, my internet (which has just got fixed) runs at 1.69/0.8, slower than in the jungle I call home. WHY DOES EVERYTHING NEED TO GO WRONG /rant

    Resits early September. What a waste of holiday.
     
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    you have failed me!!!!
     

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