Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.
You're influenced by James May? He's so boring even his guitar's a square!
Doesn't he look so interesting?
This is my main guitar
the only difference is i changed the pickups on mine for a more fuller sounding tone.
otherwise i use a 1st generation PRS Santana SE for other stuff that dont require such a metal sound. that doesnt mean i cant use it for metal.
Here Maxtor is just rebadged Seagates, Seagate own Maxtor. They used to make good drives years ago and im talking like way back.
For an external you want one of those WD Greens they are good for storage as they are low power, i think the Sammy F4s are low power drives and the F3s are the fast ones.
What's the best value? A 6870 for £130 or a 560 TI for £173?
I'm thinking the 6870 but I'm not sure. If MS choose ATI for their next gen console (as is rumoured) maybe the ATI route is the way to go?
I had some good news today so considering a little splurge on a gfx card.
i'll just buy an internal and back up to that, or if i need an external i've already got a 2.5" caddy, trying to get the maxtor apart now
Be a man and get a 6950, if you manage to unlock it then thats a bonus.
If not then sit tight until 7xxx series arrives.
not understanding sata cables, which one should i get?
Xenta SATA 2.0 to right angle SATA 7-pin Cable (R... - labeled as lifetime warranty
Xenta SATA 3 Cable 6Gbps - 46cm | Ebuyer.com sata 3, i don't have any sata 3 parts, but if i buy this i won't have to buy one in the future will i
Get the Sata 6Gbps, in the future when you finally have that port you don't need to shell out some more money to upgrade. Plus its only like 5p difference.
done, bought 2 of them
6870 for the price then max the oc in the catalyst control centre, want to go higher and you might need voltage. A 6950 is a better choice but its a bit more expensive, a 6950 overclocked would be better value than a 6970.
My 6850 is the same as my mates gtx460 roughly gave or take.
EDIT: I dont really buy cards myself when they launch so i dunno if you should wait for the 7000 series i usually wait a bit for a price drop. Got my 6850 nicely for £120 last November.
Dunno if you do the pencil trick Cheesy but its when you wrap a sata cable around a pencil or pen to make a coil it makes it easier to stuff away for cable managment and it coils it up so its shorter but you can stretch it back out again.
see i've just been looping it round the hard drive but that sounds like a much better idea
I thought the pencil trick was to see how much your boobs drooped?
I just buy the right length one in the first place Then I sleeve it coz I got a fetish for sleeving
i don't think they do cables that short.
I thought you used to make sensible posts.
Or the Joker Pencil Trick.
they do 30 cm is almost too short for normal use!
How short? These 2 things I'm linking below are 15cm and that's the shortest you can get hold of (easily) and they go really well if your SATA cable has to make a sideways right angle (not up or down right angle)
If that's how yours looks, then you should get one of these:
those are on ebay
whats wrong with that?
many, many things
someone i know ordered something off ebay a few weeks ago, turned up with the major component that allowed the rest of the unit to work missing
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