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  1. llmoose

    This mob should be shut down

    Funnily enough I was went with my cousin the other day so he could buy a laptop. It had to be harvey norman because he wanted the interest free thing. This is the conversation I had with the dipstick saleswoman. SW: Can I help you? Me: Oh yeh I was just wondering what OS this laptop comes with. SW: Oh yeh it comes with Windows and Norton. Me: Yeh what windows? SW: Yeh thats right it comes with Windows. Me: Oh hangon let me check, yep its windows 7. You should probably know that. SW: **just gives me a filthy look** Me: So whats your best price on that? SW: Oh we can't do it any cheaper its already below cost price Me: HAHAHA Thats bullshit, if thats under cost I'm a monkeys uncle. SW: Fine, don't believe me then! Me: Throw in a bag and mouse then we will call it a deal SW: Its already under cost! Me: Fine then ill go see if Good guys across the road have a lower cost price. ** Grab my cousin and start walking out** SW: Oh ok I will do the bag and mouse but only because its boxing day. Me; Ok good, we will have that on interest free then. SW: Oh no you can't.... Me: Fine we are gone! SW: FINE THEN! If looks could kill then I wouldn't be here right now. I know they already lose a little bit when doing interest free so I never mention it until after I've worked out a deal. Usually they tell me they have to add %5 to the cash offer and I'm sweet with that but this woman was a mole with a shit haircut.
  2. I'm going to pick up a power supply tomorrow from MSY. I don't know what they will have in stock but generally know the decent brands and stuff so was just going to pick from whatever they have. My system as high as I expect my system to get; Gigabyte 785GT-UD3H Phenom II 550BE 4gb DDR3 2x Ati 5770 2x 1tb HDD 2x DVDRW The case is a Lancool PC-K56. What should I be looking at? I only want to spend around $100 I was thinking something like the SHAW GAMING VIPER 1500W would this be enough? Just kidding really... I'm really looking at Antec NeoEco 620 - $99 Antec Earthwatts 500 - $119 Huntkey Titan 650 - $97 Apevia 600 darkside - $95 Thermaltake litepower 700 - $90 Seasonic M12 550 - $119 Seasonic PSR550+ - $119 Coolermaster extreme power 650+ - $96 Asus P55-GA - $99 I'm thinking they will have 3-4 of these in stock. Is there any that I should avoid? The other option is to just use the cheaper Superflower 550W PSU that I have at the moment and then buy a better unit when I get the extra 5770, HDD & ODD.
  3. Whats modular apart from pretty cables?
  4. llmoose

    *** Steam christmas sale is on NOW ***

    I should have my PC up and running in the nxt day or two. I've got like 40gb of steam games to download. This isn't a major problem but my mate already has like 3/4 of the games. Anyway I can get them downloads off him?
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    Buying Windows 7

    Just to clear this up: we are happy to allow discussion of acts that are illegal. We allow discussion of file-sharing, of dodgy OEM purchases, or even of the advantages of knowing someone with an MSDN subscription. We are not, however, going to allow posts that attempt to facilitate or explicitly instruct in how to commit illegal acts, nor threads that attempt to draw undue attention to such activity. Yes, we tend to favour discussion over censorship, and no we don't treat all such posts the same. That's just something you're going to have to live with. There is a huge difference, however, between someone saying "it's possible to purchase an OEM copy of Windows 7 through a legitimate retailer in technical breach of the conditions of the OEM license," and "Hey guys! I can get cheap Windows keys, ask me how!" One is discussion, the other is facilitation. That said: some of these "OEM Windows 7" posts are sailing close to the line. Like it or not, whether it's policed or not, the terms of the Windows OEM license has changed. Please exercise some judgement when posting wheres and how-tos. Thanks mate, couldn't have asked for better explanation. Answers all my questions.
  6. llmoose

    This mob should be shut down

    yea I knew what you meant, in all reality that system built with windows and with warranty is worth about ~$1400 if you walked into a computer shop and said thats what you wanted. And no self respecting professional system builder would use MSY for a supplier since warranty returns and stock are iffy at best with MSY. We probably pay a bit more for real suppliers with direct support from the manufacturers, but its well worth it for warranties and knowing they have the parts in stock. :-) You are a tool. Ill make more money whilst you use your "better" supplier to feel good about yourself and go broke because everyone buys from me!
  7. I thought I'd put my CPU, mobo and case together today whilst I wait for the HDD & ram to arrive. Its the first new PC I've built in a while. The last things I've built were P4s and AMD bartons. I got most of it together alright, only thing I'm unsure on is; The case has both HD Audio and AC'97 plugs. The motherboard instructions mention it works with both but which one should I use? The PWR LED plug is 3 pins wide (only 2 active wires with a spacer in between) and the motherboard only has room for a 2-pin connection on the f-panel. The case I'm using is a Lancool PC-K56 and the motherboard is a Gigabyte 785GT-UD3H. The CPU is a Phenom II 550BE.
  8. According to the manual the PWR LED is the same so I will just use that. Not sure why they don't mention them together in the manual. They have two sections explaining each plug exactly the same with no mention of eachother. Another question. I wasn't entirely able to determine + and - on the plugs. Does it really matter? I'm sure I haven't worried on previous builds that have worked fine.
  9. Oh one other thing, when I mounted the HSF after locking it down I can still move it a few mm in all directions. Its fairly tight down ontop of the CPU making contact but it just slides when pushed. oh and where can I buy the 2 prong plug for the PWR LED cable. oh and where can I buy the 2 prong plug for the PWR LED cable.
  10. Don't mean to hijack the topic but TC should be interested as well. In terms of real world majority performance (gaming, movie encoding, etc) would you be better off with a slower quad core or a faster dual core? I have just brought the same CPU and will be playing around with it.
  11. llmoose

    This mob should be shut down

    I don't think anyone is doubting that they are expensive. Your acting like they are committing murder. Look at just about every other industry and you will much for muchness. Seen any factory car dealers service & repair prices lately? Brought any home appliances from Harvey Norman or similar at the sticker/non sale price?
  12. llmoose

    Buying Windows 7

    Yep I agree, Sorry to the OP. The topic was deleted which is why you wouldn't have seen it. Just quickly I was talking about getting keys off people who are subscribers. Sure its against MS rules but so is buying OEM on its own or with a monitor! It is kinda on topic because the OP would be better off sourcing a W7 Ultimate key MSDN Key for under $50 then paying for OEM.
  13. llmoose

    *** Steam christmas sale is on NOW ***

    If anyone ends up with TF2 left over from their orange box I'd be happy to take it off their hands and offer some compensation!
  14. llmoose

    Buying Windows 7

    All that you said is very valid and works much the same with the MSDNAA keys. If Microsoft continue to allow users to register the keys and use them for YEARS without any drama what so ever I don't see the problem.
  15. llmoose

    This mob should be shut down

    I find it funny how over the top geeks react to PC retailers. The % markup that we pay for most PC components is barely a slither on what the markup of most other products. Geeks have just been spoiled because the 'type' of people that sell PC parts are more then happy to work on 2-3% markup.
  16. llmoose

    *** Steam christmas sale is on NOW ***

    Prey is $2.25 but it has been removed for some reason.
  17. llmoose

    Buying Windows 7

    I've never understood why people are more then happy to buy OEM products when they are buying them outside the rules but when it comes to MSDNAA keys people are up in arms. My topic I started on here in regards to being able to source MSDNAA keys for people at great prices from the states was closed whereas this which is discussing obtaining OEM outside the boundaries is allowed to stay. I personally think its purely because not everyone has access to MSDNAA so they get sooky!
  18. llmoose

    People need to get out more....

    I was expecting this to be a joke post. Jameski needs to get out a little more for letting this bother him I think!
  19. llmoose

    *** Steam christmas sale is on NOW ***

    Since the Xbox 360 controller's drivers are already built into Windows Vista and 7. No messing about with drivers which is handy but it makes into a console. PC only games are slowly going out. Most Steam games i'd wager are already available on console (which i know) So if I buy a wired 360 controller it will plug and play on my PC?
  20. llmoose

    Career In I.T

    IMO you need to go into a specialised area of IT these days. General courses just don't cut it. One area I'm looking at is technical security. It involves setting up home/business security systems such as swipe card access, CCTV and DVR systems. There is alot of money and demand for it around and I know a few TAFE's are doing courses in it at the moment.
  21. llmoose

    Help remembering some old games

    The motorbike one I'm not sure about the original but I played one at school called elastomania.
  22. At least we know what killed Brittany Murphy.
  23. llmoose

    *** Steam christmas sale is on NOW ***

    I'm yet to play a game on steam but have spent $100 on games over the last few days. Its killing me sitting here looking at MOST of my new PC parts sitting in their boxes. I just need to get the HDD and ram in the mail and I'm good to go!
  24. llmoose

    L4D2 uncensored for $25USD

    I've got one spot left on a 4 pack buy. I need the cash in my paypal account asap. The bloke buying them is from the US of A so they will be the uncensored version. Make haste!
  25. llmoose

    L4D2 uncensored for $25USD

    I'm going out for about an hour. When I return hopefully someone will have PM'd me and be waiting for a response! All done. Mods close please.
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