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  1. MilkyWay

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    I have a 500gb Seagate 7200.11 32mb cache and its dying (out of warranty). Its making click sounds and sometimes wont be recognised. I only have a few ISO and movie files which i can transfer over because it does work sometimes but i need a drive to do that as the Sammy F1 i have wont be enough. Sucks as a 1tb is still bat shit expensive.
     
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    I feel bad that samsung f**ked me over on that last RMA, but i kinda guessed they were in a rush to handover the business to Seagate. Its like they grabbed whatever crap they had lying around on the floor, stuffed it in a jiffy bag and sent it back to me.

    and now that Seagates the man in charge im gonna be f**ked over a second time on build quality/reliability. not to mention their 1year warranty :shadedshu:shadedshu

    Im gonna have to sell a few litres of snake oil with this thing too when i throw it up on ebay
     
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    Thats a shame, I just off loaded five 640GB F4's, I bought them just before the floods for £42 each and sold them at the weekend for £100 each :toast: Had I known, i would have let you have one at cost + 10% ;)
     
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    Ive been using an old Sammy F1 750gb for a while now but the storage drive is a problem, hopefully it wont finally kick the bucket till sometime drives are a much lower price. I dont know if im just being cynical but i dont think hard drive manufacturers will ever let drives get as low again, sort of just take advantage of the situation to keep prices high for as long as possible.
     
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    If i still had my power of foresight, i would've bought sooooo many drives before this flood and sold them all now. I'd be rich, i tell ya, RICH.
     
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    Does anyone know why they don't sell laptop bases as stand alone PCs?
     
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    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

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    Thanks again Captain hindsight! That would we do without you! :laugh:
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    Southpark is genius :D
     
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    'barebone laptops' was a craze that never really took off.... sure there were quite a few companies that were doing it for a while. Even MSI did it and allowed people to order laptop parts directly from them but i think it was just overly too complicated for everyday people as the hardware enthusiast makes up such a small percentage of the market. you could still probably do it. but most of the companies that did do it probably arent doing it anymore.

    Last time i heard about someone attempting to do it, he was making all these phone calls to manufacturers to find out if he could source parts from them, but most of them either told him no or just never called him back.
     
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    I didn't mean a build it yourself laptop

    i just meant a laptop with no screen attached

    Would be much better then a tablet PC, just walk around and plug it in to whatever TV/Monitor is nearby
     
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    Never heard of anything like that, Only barebone laptops, some manufacturers shipped the chassis with a screen and some didnt

    Plus people tend to want screens on their laptops otherwise they would class it as broken.


    Its a bit of a silly idea if you ask me and i could never see something like that making much money at all.....


    the general concept exists though. but they call them 'nettops' they are literally netbooks that have been shoved inside a case around the size of a DVD Trilogyboxed set that you need to hook up like a small pc - it doesnt have its own keyboard or mouse, but you can buy one of them 'all-in-one' keyboards that are small & compact which has a trackpad on it to move the mouse around.
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Just got a better Sub a pioneer 110w, boy does my system sound good now.
     
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    Someone want to buy an nautica watch here:
     
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    Going Sandy again on Monday, going the cheapo mobo route but yet to decide on one.
     
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    Anyone here running a Corsair Force 3 SSD, specifically the 120GB? I'm hovering over the purchase button.
     
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    I decided to go for the Agility3 60GB over the Force3 as it was on a little discount at the time. However, from what i've read, the Force3 drives are the better ones.
     
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    heard good things about that one
    i saw a cheap muskin one on aria i think. looked quite good. 180gb i think for £130 or something
    Im still on a Vertex 2e which is empty still!
     
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    I missed a buy it now for a Corsair H70 which was in really good condition, £50+postage. Im looking for a new cpu cooler, im thinking of buying something in the £20-45 range like a half decent air cooler. No idea what to get tho.

    I noticed a lot of places are doing SSDs for £1=1GB
     
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    My mate just bought an OCZ Vertex 3 60GB and a Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 for £102 (I think) shipped from Amazon and he couldn't be happier. Except for the f*cking gay sticker they give you with the SSD. They could supply a nice square plush label like other manufacturers, but instead they give some piece of sh*t that no-one in their right mind would stick on their case.
    /rant

    But anyway; he specifically got this cooler because it mounts on AM3 and blows the air towards the rear fan on the case; instead of either up towards the top or down towards the GPU. I know you're running AM3 so this may help your decision. Three coolers that I know of that have this mounting ability out of the box:
    Deepcool Ice Matrix 400
    Xigmatek Gaia SD1283
    Zalman CNPS10X Performa

    And the Thermalright TRUE, but I'm unsure whether the new models come with the right bracket. I've had 3 TRUE 120's, only 1 came with the right fitting for the rear airflow.
     
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    If your talking to me Scam im actually on Sandybridge if you look at my specs lol.

    Eitherway once i get a new cooler im giving my old one away to my mate, the original xiggy SD1283. It cooled my old X4 pretty well but its not to great on the 2500k its more just better than stock. Good thing about 1155 is you can mount in any direction.
     
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    :laugh: When did that happen? Damn, assumption definitely failed me there lol
     
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    Got a 2500k and ASrock board at the end of November (its in my specs). It's quite nice, ive only got it at 4ghz but its incredibly low voltage. Stable as fuck, with Phenom II overclocking it was very sensitive till you got it rock stable. Pretty much with the new hardware as soon as i could get it to stay stable after desktop it was fine although i have to use LLC.
     
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    For those who will be interested... I have decided to put my 6970s up in the FS section. so keep an eye out for it if you want to grab yourself a good setup
     
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    I bought a htc sensation today for £80, it has a broken digitizer. It works fine though and its running at 1.5ghz. its a damn nice phone, dual core, 220gpu, and a big 4.3"/540x960 screen.
     
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    Wow, i got a iluv speaker for free. Nobody bought it.... Randomly popped into our mailbox
     
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    Its a trap!!!

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    Speaking of traps....I had a really really really random fucked up dream last night. And its somewhat similar to the 'airport' scene in MW2 if any of you have played the single player (that same scene subsequently got all sales of the game banned in Russia- even though Activision provided an option to opt out of that particular part of the game)

    I dreamt i was standing in a shopping mall full of people. queueing up to buy a new 7970 or 7950... there were people everywhere as it was a busy weekend. All of a sudden, people start screaming and running for their lives for no reason, then the people who were running away were being gunned down by what I can only describe as 2 or 3 people that looked like the 'Borg' or Terminator hip firing these red lasers at people from what appeared to be a 7970 held like a gun with the same kind of swagger as Terminator when he walks around with a heavy mini gun.

    There were dead bodies and people screaming in pain everywhere. and i was on my knees cowering behind a water fountain among some dead bodies screaming "you have your 7970s!! what the fuck more do you want?! STOP KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE!!! THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING!!" at these 'borg' while they were still gunning people down, I eventually woke up when they had me backed up against the wall pointing their 7970s at me after they had killed everyone else.

    Judgement day is coming :rockout::rockout::rockout:

    either that or its a omen that i should not purchase a 79x0 but wait until I see what Nvidia has to offer
     
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