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The whole room if minus out the boxes haha
 

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well I have to say the new room feels quite cosy. Unfortunately my desk is sitting rather high and i need to mess about with it but for the time being its no problem. Mum is refusing to have a shelf placed above my bed where the 2 rear satellites from my Z5500's would have gone so ive had to just had to buy some cheap speaker stands.


::EDIT::

honestly - if youre a person that can afford to move out then just do it.

If i could afford it id be long gone
 
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I know it's not really TPU level standards, but I just finished rebuilding it so I'm just going to leave mine here

 
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Mine not even close to TPU standard.
 

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I know it's not really TPU level standards, but I just finished rebuilding it so I'm just going to leave mine here

Mine not even close to TPU standard.

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Did you build it? If yes, then it absolutely IS up to TPU standards. It's not how colourful or expensive your rig is, it's whether you put your blood into it (and I mean literally with scraped fingers and cuts on sharp aluminium.)

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:slap:

Did you build it? If yes, then it absolutely IS up to TPU standards. It's not how colourful or expensive your rig is, it's whether you put your blood into it (and I mean literally with scraped fingers and cuts on sharp aluminium.)

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Yes i did haha although the cable management isn't upto TPU standards haha :p
 

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Finally had time to get to the bottom of my bad net speeds.... It turns out these TP-Link AV500s are just junk. my AV600s give me around 300mbps while the AV500s give me only 11mbps according to TP-Links software tool.
 
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Finally had time to get to the bottom of my bad net speeds.... It turns out these TP-Link AV500s are just junk. my AV600s give me around 300mbps while the AV500s give me only 11mbps according to TP-Links software tool.
Is this through ethernet or wireless?
 

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Weird really should be getting higher connectivity?
I've managed to get my CM Hyper 103 installed the second attempt after a long day on Tuesday.

Haven't seen any temp improvements yet but will see when i play games.
 
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Finally had time to get to the bottom of my bad net speeds.... It turns out these TP-Link AV500s are just junk. my AV600s give me around 300mbps while the AV500s give me only 11mbps according to TP-Links software tool.

Yeah just got myself some AV 600's too to replace the 200's. They don't get nearly close to 600, i think my peak link speed was just over 200 and this is a brand new house and not particularly large! I think something needs to be done for this market to stop the manufacturers from blatantly lying.
 

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Yeah just got myself some AV 600's too to replace the 200's. They don't get nearly close to 600, i think my peak link speed was just over 200 and this is a brand new house and not particularly large! I think something needs to be done for this market to stop the manufacturers from blatantly lying.

yeah its silly - New room = new wiring etc etc, Its unbelievable how bad the AV500s were, but whats funny is i tested the setup with a laptop in december (from the new room) and i was pulling more or less the same speeds, hence why i kept the AV500s. If i knew they were that bad then i would have sent them back long ago.

part of the issue could have been cuz it was an standard 100mb ethernet port instead of gigabit ethernet.

I honestly thought it was because i was mixing AV500s with AV600s that they were somehow interfering with each other but that wasnt the case.

The problems solved anyway - mum decided she didnt like where i put all my shelving so she moved it to the other side of my room while i was at work, so all i have to do is put down a short gigabit cable that goes around the edge of a room thats completely hidden down the side of my bed that hooks up to a gigabit switch which is then hooked up to a wireless AP and all sorts of gubbins.

I didnt want a mass of cabling all over the floor but this has worked out quite nicely.
 

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Never has it been harder to make a decision....


Glenmorangie is missing from that pic - but its all good
 
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Get yourself some Aberlour, had a taste last week and enjoyed it!
 
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Well i had to get a bit drastic with wired connection,found my brothers old ethernet hub from my parents old house and connect it to my desktop and PS4.
Wireless signal in my room is just plain bad no matter what router i use.
 
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Well i had to get a bit drastic with wired connection,found my brothers old ethernet hub from my parents old house and connect it to my desktop and PS4.
Wireless signal in my room is just plain bad no matter what router i use.

Yeah, I'd definitely avoid using wireless on a desktop at all costs, even visual :D
 
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Yeah, I'd definitely avoid using wireless on a desktop at all costs, even visual :D
True lol can't even buy a AC wireless card
 

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Get yourself some Aberlour, had a taste last week and enjoyed it!

I was gonna get this but it was a 3 way toss between some 12year Glenfiddich a 12year Balvenie DoubleWood or Aberlour - I went with the Balvenie in the end.

I expected a sweeter taste but it didnt have it. lol
 

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Just curious - Does anyone have have a spare legit Windows 8 pro CD lying around or know where to get one? I got a windows 8 key but i dont have a CD and i dont wanna torrent some warez just to get it.

Ive managed to get windows Windows 8.1 on a USB stick via microsoft's update tool but i hear that you can't just straight up activate windows 8 keys on windows 8.1.

Since Windows 10 is gonna be free for windows 8.1 users, now is a good time to make the transition to 8.1 :p
 
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I got a windows 8 key but i dont have a CD

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only

Download the version you have a license for. When the download is complete, select "create bootable media" instead of running an upgrade install. It will ask you for your license key, enter it, then it will download the corresponding .iso file and burn it to a DVD for you. You can then use that disk to run a fresh install. Then whenever you install windows with that disk, it will automatically license itself with the one you've bought.
 

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thanks for that. :p will put windows 8 to work soon enough
 
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'Sup brethren, thinking about upgrading my steam streamer PC. Just fitted it into a new HTPC case that supports full ATX PSU's and thrown in my spare Silverstone 500W Bronze unit, and put in my 8GB RAM kit I had going spare. Thinking about either upgrading the CPU to an i3 of some sort, or adding a GPU. As it stands all its used for is Steam In-Home Streaming and streaming through my Bintube account. Steam In-Home Streaming benefits from a stronger piece of hardware for decoding purposes, so I'm looking at either getting an i3 (Haswell Refresh, looking at the 3.6Ghz model with 3MB cache) for the 2c/4t option of DXVA decoding, OR getting hold of a GTX 750 low profile and using the NVENC decoding option NVidia can provide. They both cost pretty much the same, £90, and will both be used for essentially the same thing. Catch is it might potentially be used for games as a standalone system, as opposed to a streaming client so it's not hogging my PC hardware to process games. So it would need a dedicated GPU for that kind of light gaming. On the other hand, while the GTX 750 is a faster decoder, the decoded video stream is slightly lower quality than using an x86 DXVA decoder with the i3 which provides better quality video.

You might say "why not both, they're so cheap" but this month I've got to renew car insurance, buy a new hoover (a decent one!), and possibly a new washing up bowl and dish drainer because the bowl is cracked and I cut myself on this crappy metal drainer and plates don't stay stood up properly. So, it's one or t'other.
 
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@FreedomEclipse et al, need some more music recommendations.
Just downloaded Lacuna Coil - Cybersleep. Looking for stuff of similar likeness, only not necessarily female singers. Been listening to the same old stuff for months on end. Need something new to listen to.
Here's a list of what I've got. Don't hate:

 
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RCoon - Epica (female), insomnium (male), amon amarth (heavy), mastodon (progressive), katatonia (male)

Dinky - got your CPU and board finally up and running. will be posting pictures and updating specs tomorrow.
 
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