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  1. RCoon

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    Totally just got given a 1% payrise today, that's going to be backdated to April. It might not be much, but it's a start!
     
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    couldn't you meet half way?
     
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    So far he's said he'll attempt to buy a private courier to pick up and drop off (but keep the PC in the front seat). I told him I could knock off plenty if he bought outside of Ebay (Damn 10% fees), still waiting to hear back.
     
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    Doing some network testing - I bought a TP-Link giga-switch as part of the 'NAS initiative' but for some reason I get random lag spikes with it on.

    Ive purchased a more expensive netgear switch and lets see if it still gives me problems..


    Very weary of TP-Link as ive had issues with their tech in the past. a lot of their stuff either works and works amazingly well or work but work really badly
     
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    TPLink routers have always been a colossal fail in my work line, but their powerline adapters are flawlessly good.
     
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    Only TPLink I have used is the cheap 4port switch, it worked flawlessly.
     
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    I can vouch for their powerline adaptors - I run a pair of AV200's and Ive had no issues with them so far - though i only use them to connect me up to the internet.

    Currently using the Netgear GS105, seems to be running fine so far, won't really know until i start to play games but lets just say pages and youtube just seem to load up 'smoother', Downloads dont seem to flip out and jump from 30mins to completion to 1day or 14days when downloading from a file server.

    [​IMG]

    I wouldnt say that 'I took a punt on it'

    there are 599 reviews on amazon - 477 = 5 star, 65 = 4 star reviews. but somehow I get lumbered with the one thats just a little bit retarded
     
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    I've got 4 AV200's running in my house for file server, PC, laptop and router! I get an average 30-40ms ping in games and usually around 4-6MB/s broadband download and around 12MB/s transfer speeds between the PC's.
    Was it the netgear router that somebody managed to install Windows on when they loaded custom firmware?
     
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    a netgear router running windows? :laugh::laugh: naw man, its just a giga-bit switch GS-105
     
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    God I hate human beings, just got a text:

    Hi does it come with monitors and what gpu is it?
    I reply: DO YOU NOT READ THE DESCRIPTION?
    It does not mention monitors.
    I reply: RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE, 144HZ and 60HZ
    Oh OK I am not a computer expert it is for my son
     
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    I would have replied "you dont need to be computer literate to know how to read"

    though this guy must be loaded if hes buying a system like yours for his son - my dad wouldnt buy me my own PC - I had to get a job to eventually afford one
     
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    There is a reason why people prefer to sell on the forums, saves on the medical fees ;)

    HP cheap as bones servers are still on sale for £100 after cashback, are they any good?
     
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    very good from what i hear
     
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    Yes they are! I know two people who bought one for film and tv show streaming, nothing but good reviews. Cashback is a pain though.
     
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    Number of bays? I know they come with PCIe expansion slots for moar sata slot, but would be quite useless without extra bays.
     
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    "I am a very seriius buyer, what is your bottom line price, I can pick it up tonight"
    LOLLLLL "seriius" buyer here guys.

    EDIT: Told her 1450 and she's like "oh that is too much"
    I swear people just want to rip you off all the time.
     
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    I fkin hate ebay and gumtree for assholes taking the piss and offering you half of what you have listed for :banghead: /rant.
     
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    So far there is only one guy who lives 95 miles away who is happy to pay 1500 and pay for his own private courier. Sadly I've not heard back. All I've gotten so far are teenagers and other people who have no clue what hardware even means, and just have a price in their pocket and want to buy whatever they can get for it. Oh and a load of people who say they are interested and then in the end after a days worth of conversation say "no sorry, too much".
     
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    4 bays - 5 if you put a hotswap bay where the optical drive should be. Though I heard you might need to mod the bios to get that working with the other drives in raid - im not quite sure but there are threads dedicated to HP Proliant microservers in many forums
     
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    I had the same when I was selling my mod, on ebay. even the title 'NO TIME WASTERS' doesn't work! gumtree was just flat out offers for trades on spare crap they had, like iphones, Ipads and Idon'tcare!

    have you got it listed on all the forums you are on?
     
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    Gumtree you say??

    Just wait until you get contacted by a 'Prince Abassi' of Nigeria or a wife of a military man who wants to buy the computer as a gift for him but will ask you to ship the item overseas as a surprise but oh wait, shes short on funds but she will definitely pay you when she has the money in a few days!!
     
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    5 parts on AVForums, this is going to take some time. I think Ill just skim through the last part lol
     
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    This guy....

    [​IMG]

    :twitch::twitch:
     
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    I'm not on any other forums, TPU is the only girl for me.
    I just hope this guy that seems reasonable, actually is.
    I've not had a trade request yet, though one simpleton offered me 700...

    Me and my line manager just read that and PISSED ourselves :laugh:
     
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    WOOOOP INTERVIEW TIME!

    ''can I offer you internet providings for your providings''
     
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