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  1. FreedomEclipse

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    Anyone have a socket 775 board they can get rid of for cheap? Im looking to fix up an old friends pc. Doesnt need to be anything special as he wants to give it to his sister just for web browsing.
     
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    You'll probably have to do what I did and part with kit seperately or in bundles.
     
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    I've got a full set. p35,q6600,ram if you are interested. i can probably let go of the board if you need ;)
     
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    Whats the price? I think we're good CPU and RAM wise, I think its just the board that needs to be replaced. His house got struck by lightning a while back and his PC just auto restarts every time he clicks 'shutdown' in windows. the pc doesnt freeze up or crash though which leads me to think that the board is only partially fried. I wont know about the other components until i get a replacement board in. Last time i tried doing that, a seller on ebay tried to punk me
     
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    Everyone on Ebay is trying to punk you one way or another. The buyer of my PSU tried to claim the PSU was silver rated and was missing 2 PCIE cables (making 8, even though the specs specify only 6 on Corsair website), and asked for a small refund to reflect the item's condition.
    I told them to sodomize themselves with a retractable baton.
     
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    Be careful, you could have got a date out of that.
     
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    well I had the board, looked in good condition till i checked out the CPU pins - a lot of them were bent and there was some thermal paste covering a few of them.

    I asked for a refund and he accepted, sent it back then he refused to refund me on the basis that 'he can fix it'

    No... Just No.... Board is not in perfect working condition as described - opened a dispute and forwarded all pictures taken with my camera to ebay and they ruled in my favor - the guy had the nerve to accuse me of trying to scam him. He obviously doesn't know how a scam is supposed to work.
     
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    I wish somebody would buy my shit. Got interested people in monitor and GPU(which will pay for my new machine!) but they either dont get back, or offer stupid money.
    Stole my brother's 7950 and playing CSGO on my file server for now.
    Still waiting on the 780 RMA too...

    EDIT: It took 5 weeks for PayPal dispute system to refund me my money on something I never received. They contacted the seller and obviously got no response, and then finally refunded me all of £16

    I hate Ebay and PayPal. I'd much rather buy and sell in person.
     
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    Hmmm, Let me think about it :p Not saying £30 is a bad price but i can find more upto date boards on ebay for around the same price or even less. Whether or not i can trust the sellers is a different story

    Also Mr R.Coon - Check out a band called 'Shade Empire' their recent album is most excellent and i think you would like them.
     
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    Considering after taking your advice on Silent Descent (and now listening to them every morning on the cycle to work) I shall obtain some MP3's this evening.
     
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    Shouldn't it be advice? Sorry, OCD kicking in.
     
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    Their nothing like silent descent. Shade Empire are more Symphonic black & Melodic death metal.

    their symphonic side plays a huge part on their tracks and it blends well. To put it simply their like a 'death metal' orchestra and it helps break up the usual stereotypical black/death metal styles and makes for a very very interesting listen,

    songs are well written, Lyrics are fine i guess but I listen to the instrumental side of it more, great amount of dynamics, both clean and growled/screamed vocals. their musical arrangements are well written a layered and the heavy side synergises amazingly well with the the orchestral/symphonic elements. There are some folk music elements in it too if you listen carefully to the lyrics as the style shifts in a few of their songs.

    for tasters Id say youtube tracks 'Dawnless Days' and 'Ash Statues'
     
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    put in an offer if you have something in mind :D
     
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    What. THE STUPID BITCH IS ASKING FOR £30 REFUND ON THE FUCKING PSU?!?!?! For two missing cables, that arent missing.
     
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    why? ahh ninja editing FTW!
     
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    Tell her to open up a dispute. Once ebay see that it only comes with 6 cables and you sent her six they will unfreeze the payment in your paypal and you can leave her bad feedback for trying to scam :p
     
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    unbelievable. ebay sided with her. the bitch got a £30 refund for LYING.
    Man FUCK ebay...
     
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    You cant be serious lol - Appeal against the decision!!! Im sure its possible, How can you give someone the thing they want if it doesnt exist??
     
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    The comments she made on the claim WERE FILTHY LIES! :O And they she started spouting shit about 400 positive reviews on Ebay "so you must see clearly how this situation is"

    Fuck. My life.
     
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    ebay suck bollz, always back the buyer....
     
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    Link an ebay rep to the PSU specs online, the spec should tell you what cables it comes with, this is just stupid. you cant give her what doesnt come with the PSU and to give her £30 back is just beyond stupidity.

    If that happened to me, I certainly wouldnt let the buyer feel that they got away with it. Paypal & Ebay work to protect against scammers, but what what you see here is ebay helping the scammers. I dont think the rep who dealt with your case had any idea what he was doing.
     
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    Ok, so that band was pretty legit, but I'm afraid it doesnt quite tickle me like this video does

     
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    Can't stand shouty voices but that was some top notch drumming.
     

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