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  1. Tatty_One

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    54th....... I agree with most of what you have said there, I am not sure the "English Folk" poke any more fun out of the Scots than the Scots do out of the English TBH. As for culture, The gaelic countries have no more than many parts of England, they just like to be more vocal about it, culture tends to be stronger when a country or area wants to identify themselves differently but there are quite often divides across and within cultures...... and Yes I have been to a Celtic > Rangers match! :eek:
     
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    Fair game, I'll take your factual information from a less than trustworthy sauce. Those things are like polls, the outcome is always different depending on who commissioned it and what they want it to say! That's not to say that it isn't at least half true though.

    I feel like the guy bigging up this independence thing is doing so for the wrong reasons. We all know he's not doing it for the good of Scotland. There is always a bigger more political agenda. I'm not English born and I still have no discernible reason why Scotland should become independent, other than to piss off English politicians. Sure they're all douches, but Scottish politicians are no better.


    In other news AMD's/OCUK's advertising is bloody awful. "Faster than a 760" is their marketing campaign for the 285? About as imaginative as it gets!
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    The guy who markets the Ford Focus should have the slogan set to "Faster than a Fiat Panda". I imagine that will do the trick.
     
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    Meanwhile in North London....

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    Well said Rcoon, Salmond is annoying the hell out of me with the crazy things he is saying. And I feel the same as you, that he is doing this for him and his mates, for them to benefit and with out a care for anyone else in Scotland. He reminds me of Arthur Scargill. At the same time I don't believe that Cameron is telling the truth. One thing we can trust in is this "they don't care about us".

    Other than Scan and OCUK where can I buy DDR4 in the UK?
     
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    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc/ddr4memory/

    http://www.cclonline.com/category/408/PC-Components/Memory/Desktop-Memory/attributeslist/1078009/
     
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    In other news ive just recovered from a major panic attack....

    My PC ran real slow, then wouldnt shutdown which then forced me to do a hard reset, Upon doing a hard reset my PC refused to boot into windows even in safe mode.

    I would get an endless loop of fuzzy colours at the top of my screen when there should of been the windows logo or that 1 step away from seeing a login screen.

    At first i thought it was GPU related. switching cards still lead to the same issue. Then i panicked harder and thought maybe my board had finally kicked the bucket. I messed around a little more and finally managed to get it to boot but for some reason it was only seeing 7.6Gigs out of 16gigs of ram so i had to mess around with that a little more.

    I was dreading the thought of having to pay £200+ for another mobo when im supposed to be leaving the UK for a week or so at the end of next week & also supposed to be buying a GTX980 or 970 for SLi.

    I still have no idea what it was that caused the problem but i switched out the SLi bridge with another i had and things seem to be ok for now....


    I honestly thought she was a gonner. Dont forget that I had a PSU go bad about 2 months back & I thought maybe the damage from that had gotten to a point where the system could no longer handle life anymore.
     
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    Time to buy. I might drop some monies on that MSI Gaming 970, sell my 780 off for cheaps, and buy a second 970 for the lulz next month.

    Let me know if you're buying hardware outside the country, if the 970's are cheaper in Hong Kong, I'll hit you up.
     
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    @RCoon Nah, im not heading to HK, Im going to eastern/western europe....

    I might order me a 970 now and another next month or the week after when ive sold off my 680s :p
     
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    At £280 for an AIB 970, I'm literally nailing my hands to the desk. performance/price/watt is phenominal. I have no doubt I'll be able to sell the 780 for £225 or so, so it's a no brainer for me. Just waiting until payday Tuesday.
     
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    You and your gfx card addiction :roll:

    I'm holding out till next year I think. GM210.
     
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    I don't know why, but for the last 3 releases from AMD and NVidia, bar Hawaii, I've always bought a card on release. I'm a real stickler for power consumption these days. I like my PC to be quiet and efficient. Maxwell certainly tickles me, and I've been saving up for months on end, waiting for some piece of hardware to come out that I can justifiably buy. Haswell E was impressive, but overall I don't need a new CPU for the games I play. As it stands the 780 does fine on 1440p, but in the even 4K becomes the "new 1080p", the review showing 970 SLI as a viable option for 4K gaming tickles me.

    That and @d1nky needs a steady supply of second hand cards ;)

    EDIT: Well that was quick. My brother really wanted my old card. Sold it to him for dirt and ordered the 970 for tomorrow!
     
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    Ebuyer are twats. I stopped ordering from them because I had no faith, but I paid £11 for next day Saturday delivery as they were much cheaper than OCuK, Lo and behold, they sent me an email saying delivery would be on Monday...
     
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    I think you have to order by 4pm for next day?
     
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    I ordered at 10am! It even said order within 10 hours and get it by Saturday.
     
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    Demand refund for your additional costs, still annoying tho.
     
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    They must still be using parcelforce to do their deliveries....

    I recently had something from amazon delivered by parcelforce, It was supposed to be next day delivery but they didnt deliver for Friday, Instead it arrived monday. When it finally arrived I made I gave the guy a ticking off. He may make an excuse i.e saying his van broke down etc etc but everyone knows thats utter shit. Ive only ever seen one of their vans break down and it wasnt even a parcel force one. It was a R.M van on a collections route.

    Royal mail have their own team of engineers to fix their vans and shit so dont let any crap like that pass.


    Parcelforce are honestly one of the worst courier companies out there next to Yodel.



    as for me... Im not shopping around for 970s but chances are i wont buy until i come back from holiday unless I already have buyers lined up for my 680s
     
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    Or..... I could get 2 970s on finance and pay it off before the agreed time is up.... Im sure i could scrounge up £570, my 680s will at least for for £340 for both or just slightly under...
     
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    Guys... something insane happened today.

    long story short, i ordered a case from amazon, happened to be a reboxed customer return, under the DVD drive bay a little surprise appeared.


    [​IMG]
     
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    Hurry and search that thing for child porn so you can file a lawsuit against Amazon & get big monies.


    Anyway.... Looks like Amazon only checks the outside of the case to make sure there were no cosmetic damages & such.... Same thing they did with my samsung galaxy tab 10.1, They made sure that the tablet was spotless, not a single greasy fingerprint to be had but the damn thing didnt work for shit anyway, non-stop reboot loop & crashes when it finally decided it was OK to load up android.

    which ever muppet had the task of checking it for defects before declaring it fit for resale is a complete and utter twat. I made a complaint to Amazon CC and apart from a full refund, I wasnt even offered a £5 voucher just to say "sorry, we wasted your time"

    There was another occasion where I wanted to buy an outdoor TP-Link Antenna and they sent me a fucking giant parasol you usually see outside french cafes or on sunny beaches...

    They wanted ME to take it to the post office and have it sent back to them..... "NO" i said - you fucked up so you fucking fix it -- they sent a courier around for it the next day. -- yet again. No vouchers were given, Only their most heartfelt apologies, but they agreed to refund my shipping which came to about £3-4
     
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    only one 60gb partition with windows installed in there. I bet someone is pissed off...
     
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    Anyway, I have a MSI GTX970 on the way......

    I relented and bought one on credit :/ gonna be payin it off for a few months but so worth it.....

    - Now i await for you all to call me an idiot lol.....

    My plan is - get one on credit now, buy the 2nd one in full next month.

    Its a dumbass plan but hey i want shiney things....
     
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    No worries bro I bought one too, only I can pay it off because I sold my 780! Didn't you sell your cards?
     
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    got 1 buyer for 1 680 but the other one is still homeless.
     
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    Just my fucking luck - Checked my emails & scan have sent me a message that my order could possibly be delayed because of low stock levels.... Leadtime 22/9/14 - whatever that means.

    [​IMG]

    fuckayuuu scannnnn
     

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