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  1. I'm a person that loves using secondhand bits. Hate paying full price for anything and will regularly build my own stuff to get around it :) because of this, my nightly routine is to research a small article on my next project then have a quick browse through secondhand markets. To get to the point, I came across this bad boy :D Wow, too good to be true?? Only $400?! No risk, no reward eh?? I contacted the guy and payed with PayPal. (I have the buyer protection this way). It has no box, no receipts, no warranty etc. o.O This card is still in the mail (after two weeks regular post) and I can't wait to receive it lol. So, a couple of questions come to mind, as I have a tri-fire 6970 water cooled setup at home; Do I flip this card on eBay or something and use the funds to get upgrades later on? Do I sell my water cooled hd6970s? If so, will the card be bottlenecked by the rest of my components? - i5 2500k w/h100 stock clock - Asrock z68 xrtreme4 gen3 - silverstone strider gold 1200w - 16gb gskill ripjaws - win7 on an ssd - 3x 24" lcds in portrait Or, could I use it as the master card in my trifire to get the benefits of the memory? This is all just speculation really until I receive it in good condition. Any ideas are welcome, thanks.
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    Star Citizen / Squadrdon 42 - a real PC game

    $21 million reached today :D RSI 1st Anniversary is on Thursday 10 Oct at 0630pm CST (Friday 0930 AEST) - you can bet there will be limited ship sales and surprise game reveals during this event. exciting! Some useful links for those interested in SC - ( the comm-link is a bit of a black hole, hard to find info...) https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-lin...Citizen-Economy https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-lin...-And-Instancing https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-lin...e-Clarification https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-lin...-FAQ-And-Update https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-lin...t-System-Update https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-lin...e-Clarification https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-lin...ot-A-Dirty-Word https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-lin...mp-T-Shirt-FAQs https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-lin...-RSI-Space-Suit https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-lin...ponents-Systems Cheers, HTH
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    Problem ACPI x64 Driver?

    Hi all. I have work soon so I'll have to make this quick... I did a driver sweep the other day (attempting to get gfwl to work) and ever since I've been having a problem where only two of my screens are working. I checked the DRiver Manager and the graphics cards drivers have the error symbol on them. I update the driver for them and windows tells me they are up to date. Now I decide to take a step further and check the mobo driver is working. I'm guessing by just going through the Driver Manager list this is the "ACPI x64 - based pc" and click to update driver here. Driver fails to install correctly. So I do a bit of googling and come up with Driver Verifier. I attempt to verify unsigned drivers - there are none. I attempt to verify drivers built for old versions, none again. So I select drivers from a list. I choose ACPI, restart, and BSOD. The BSOD is very brief and I can't write down what is on it, but it's there. I have updated windows, I have used the original driver disk for the mobo (the ACPI driver dowsn't seem to be on it..) Am i on the right track here??? Or have I just completely lost myself in the dark?? Any help appreciated, Cheers, Dan
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    Problem ACPI x64 Driver?

    Hmmm I think I'll just reinstall os. I have no idea.
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    Humble Bumble Weekly Deals

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  6. No probs I play $5 games :)
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    Star Citizen / Squadrdon 42 - a real PC game

    New ship stats page launched last nite. Not 100% complete as all the stats aren't even available but now there is the ability to compare ships. Handy Linky: robertsspaceindustries.com/ship-specs
  8. I think I'm going to go with nVidia next actually (probably just before star citizen is released). I've never tried PhysX so I think I'll be waiting to buy dual GTX 690's for around $200 ea. My 6970's are cutting the mustard for now :)
  9. I don't know why a lot of ppl won't use PayPal, an extra 2-3% for insurance is awesome. Better than losing all $400! That woman who bought two apples and got two apples prob would have benefited from it lol.
  10. Well, this didnt turn out. No show on the goods, no replies to emails and I raised a claim through PayPal and got my money back. Oh well, worth a shot!
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    Need a new blender. Tips plse.

    http://www.willitblend.com/ nuff said
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    DLC? Nah. I'll wait for the pack, thanks.

    My rule of thumb is not to purchase any games over $5. That's it. I get heaps of advantages with this, like most of the add-ons are either bundled, or cheap. Critic and user reviews are many and available. Glitches, bugs and game issues in general are ironed out. Walkthroughs are available if I care to use them. Most über gamer/annoying kids/must have latest game ppl have moved on to the latest and greatest leaving me to play and learn from dedicated pros (multiplayer). Also, I don't need the latest hardware to run them at nice settings :) I currently sports some hd6970s that chop through most of my games at high settings. This also allows me to use second hand gear like fans and water cooling at a fraction of the cost of "off the shelf" gear. I love that people need the latest gear now lol coz I'll be buying that wc block or highly rated cpu for 1/4 the price they payed. There are a few exceptions, like arma and star citizen, but I'm happy to play arma on standard settings, it's still sexy. It's the community that makes the game there :) So do I care about DLC, depends wether it's highly rated or not... Do I get angry? No way! If I missed it, well, I can wait til it's for sale down the track :) Mods are the same but generally free, so no love lost. Just extra replay ability for free (in most cases)
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    Something to tie me over until Star Citizen, which has managed to ruin every other game in my Steam folder. +1
  14. Hey I was looking on eBay for some monsoon wc fittings and came across these! Usually fittings are cheapest imported and still end up costing around $10-$15 ea. but these are $2 and I emailed they store and shipping is a one off cost - so $7.50 if you buy 1 or 100 (+ a free tool with 4 fittings) I just thought they're cheap and wanted to let you know in case you're looking for wc fittings. I have absolutely nothing to do with the seller in any way and am not advertising for them bla bla. Just another bargain I found. Good for you if you buy some :) http://bit.ly/1cicTLP
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    Found some cheap wc fittings FYI

    $100 got me 45 Should be plenty for the rest of my water cooling days! Now to find some cheap ass hoes :p
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    I saw something (not so) similar during the steam summer sale. http://www.starforge.com/ There is a great demo video on YouTube as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxBSYit49c8
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    Random pet names

    Oh god. Those things are not dogs. They're yappers with fur! unless you've actually managed to train them well. But from may experience, they dont train.... at all... they just bark more.... and get under foot. Na bro my dogs are trained to a tee! Very rarely bark and in rare cases when they do, a simple "UT" will shut them immediately. All the dogs bark at fucking shadows around my neighbourhood - turds - but my dogs are inside family dogs, so they're not bored as fuck getting neglected digging holes and jumping fences. Lots of love and hugs from two parents and two kids, and regular walks along the river and sometimes through the jungle :D My dogs are excellent! We have put a lot of time and effort and love into our dogs, they too are family members. pic from when they were puppies
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    Troubleshooting 101?

    See my sig :) FIRST RULE OF TRADE!!!
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    Random pet names

    Two dogs, kc cavaliers, Odin and Honey :)
  20. Ok so I've been holding off on setting these up for over a month now as I've been waiting for another card, but it looks like that's a fail. So, I set these up last night and had a quick play while running the bubbles out of my wc loop. MSI afterburner is reading 3 cards ok. I opened CCC to setup Xfire and I'm only getting use of two cards. There didnt seem to be an option for 3 cards. I started arma 3 just to see but again, only 2 cards being used. This is a first trifire for me. What are the initial steps I should be checking to get these three cards running together? I don't have a screeny yet but took a pic of my rig with my phone :)
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    Help with tri fire HD6970

    OK after much fucking around with HDDs and OS issues and 3DMark Vantage not working and the like... I have SUCCEEDED! Turns out it was just the bridges. Clearly one was not working correctly. The new ones came in the mail today and I installed them and voila! the option to 3 way crossfire now appears in my CCC. Joy. Thanks to all the peeps that offered suggestions on possible faults - I know it's difficult when you can't see for yourself and you have a spastic at the wheel! Here's a pic of my first trifire benchy :p at stock settings (there was a fault somehow and the score didn't get recorded online :( but the results show underneath anyway) JOY!
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    Need a PSU

    My bad. <----still on my "L" plates :p
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    Need a PSU

    Other than size, what capacity does it need to be? You'll find a few 100-150w units in farnell/rs/altronics/jaycar catalogues that will fit... http://australia.rs-online.com/mobile/p/em...7633D4E4F4E4526 Pricey though!
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    Atomic Steam Group

    Invite me to the atomic group you fuckers!! :p Steam addy is DeadAngel (townsville qld)
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    Rise of the triad remake announced

    Ha this is only $15 in steam and has awesome ratings across the board! I'm still waiting till its on sale for less than $5 lol