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    Taking the non-MiR prices on PC Part Picker, I paid 11% more for my computer in euros than I would in USD (€1208,12=$1580,91, vs $1421,84). Given that sales tax is 20% here, import duty is 20% of the import value of the product and the profit margin of the company I bought the parts from, I don't think that is too bad a deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Basically, live in USA or get fucked.
    with the exception of computer parts and internet, i'd rather live in new zealand

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    With the exception of computer parts and 50% income tax, I'd rather remain here, tbqh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    with the exception of computer parts and internet, i'd rather live in new zealand
    So basically you wouldn't live here :P
    You do realize most my life (and countless others too) revolves around those things, especially the latter.

    Due to the extremely small market, a lot of brands simply don't exist here and that doesn't just apply to PC parts. For example, there is currently only ONE shop in this country that is selling ONE 240mm radiator and I can't even confirm if they have it in stock. All other PC stores have removed their radiator listings for all sizes/brands. GPU waterblocks are non-existent. Most of the stuff on Amazon/eBay doesn't give the option to ship here, and when it does there are colossal import taxes to deal with.

    You could feed yourself with takeaways for a week for the price of a single Noctua fan ($50 NZD). The ingame latency for online games which don't have oceanic servers (i.e. most MMO's) will make you punch yourself in the face.
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    I found my old rig from 2004 this morning when I was looking up stuff in our... what's it called in english, ceiling? XD

    along with 4 boxes of Beetle Bailey & Donald Duck! Wooh!



    I'm going to dust it off & see if she still got some potential The only specs I can remember from it is Core 2 Duo, can't wait to see ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    I found my old rig from 2004 this morning when I was looking up stuff in our... what's it called in english, ceiling? XD

    Loft or Attic

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    Them Corsair fans.

    O_O

    Hope they're as amazing as almost every other product they've put out (aside from the closed-loop coolers) have been!!!
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    Update: just cleaned the GPU & reapplied thermal paste, apparently it's a 8800 :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    Parents: BE CAREFUL YOU'RE NOT BREAKING IT, COMPUTERS ARE EXPENSIVE!!1
    Yeah it's always fun explaining why you're messing around with computers to the parents. My mom was asking me earlier why on earth I would want to water cool my computer... I've realized I just have to always respond "because I can" to questions like that from them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adappy View Post
    My mom was asking me earlier why on earth I would want to water cool my computer... I've realized I just have to always respond "because I can" to questions like that from them
    Yep, I was constantly getting that same question from almost everyone, at first I was all nice and explained how it worked and why I chose to go that route, but by the fifth or sixth person, I was also responding with "Because I can".

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Yep, I was constantly getting that same question from almost everyone, at first I was all nice and explained how it worked and why I chose to go that route, but by the fifth or sixth person, I was also responding with "Because I can".
    i've come to the same point with my computer, at first i explained about personality types and how im drawn to esoteric things, anymore it's just "because i can"

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    First it was the coffee cup and spoon, now an insanely overpriced t-shirt.... what's next, Asus underwear?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=asus+t-shirt

    Now look at the feedback! XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Them Corsair fans.

    O_O

    Hope they're as amazing as almost every other product they've put out (aside from the closed-loop coolers) have been!!!
    I like the honest sounding specs, but they omit MTBF completely. That probably means sleeve bearings and questionable performance when mounted horizontally. Hopefully I'm wrong about that and these fans use a high-quality FDB instead.
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    "Pros: Fits in the trash ez

    Cons: Only comes in XL should come XXL this is newegg right?
    "

    Hahahaha, I love the feedback on this :P

    Update on my old computer, I'm having some issues with the harddrive, but I've got my day off so I'm going to tinker with it all day ^^
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    so i decided to try out RAMcaching, the mods over on the ROG forums have been touting it for a few months now, its pretty much like RST but it uses RAM instead of a SSD, it does what it says, after a few loads my load times in wow were down to 2 seconds, fairly close to a RAMDisk, and programs load faster and snap in place almost the second you double click them

    and now the downside, 8 hours later I'm sitting on two SSDs with fully corrupt file systems



    perhaps this is a good time to try out Arch Linux

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    I just updated my motherboard BIOS, which should "improve stability and memory compatability" according to the Asus website. Maybe I'll give this overclocking malarky another go tomorrow.


    What would you guys suggest? multiplier x46, vCore 1.3V and load line calibration to extreme? Anything else I should look out for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    I just updated my motherboard BIOS, which should "improve stability and memory compatability" according to the Asus website. Maybe I'll give this overclocking malarky another go tomorrow.


    What would you guys suggest? multiplier x46, vCore 1.3V and load line calibration to extreme? Anything else I should look out for?
    offset of -0.005V and LLC of "High" or "Ultra High"
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    Thanks, I'll try it out later. I think one of the problems I had was because my RAM was set to 1600MHz, but I couldn't get even 4.5GHz stable at 1.35V (in the OC leaderboard I saw people getting stable much higher than that). Here's to trying again.
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    On another overclocking question o/

    Just 2 things I don't understand weather I should using or not atm with this ASRock board when OC'ing this 2500k

    Internal PLL overvoltage - Have this turned off, but have read some guides saying I can tweak the setting (suggesting it should be on?) for some higher overclocks. No idea what it actually does.

    CPU Load Line Calibration - Have this on Level 2 atm, which I take it is the 2nd highest setting (from 1-5). I understood it as the amount the voltage can vary, #1 meaning 'varying the least', but I really have no idea if this is correct.

    Looking to do a prime95 run tonight with it on 4.9GHz @ 1.425v and don't know weather these 2 are making a bigger impact than just increasing the vCore until it's stable.

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