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  1. I think we are pretty fortunate here in Australia. For Australian citizens, the tertiary education system works on something called HECS-HELP. This is a government run, interest free, loan program which pays for ALL your uni fees. Eventually you end up paying off your loan bit by bit through the tax system, but that's only after you begin earning 49+ grad a year. The more you earn the more they take out and if you die no on has to pay the debt - they simply cancel it. USA sounds a lot more difficult. How do you guys pay your fees? Scholarships? Crazy savings? We also had the same thing happen here for Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering students - they made the first year classes pretty difficult and the workload quite heavy in order to weed out the uncommitted. We had a pleasant surprise when our contact hours halved in second year haha. By real physics, do you mean Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetism etc?
  2. Welcome to OCC! Feel free to enjoy yourself here.
  3. What's the max you willing to spend? What are you going to using the computer for? (ie what features you looking for?)
  4. It's been a while since I was last here! Study = crazy. I hope you guys are all fairing well. I Miss this place... CPU: i7 930 @ 2.8 GHz Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium RAM: 3x2 GB DDR3 Patriot 1600 MHz GPU: HD 5850 1 GB Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB Chassis: Lian Li Lancool K-62 Cooling: Thermaltake Contac 29 PSU: Coolermaster GX 550W Display: ASUS VE246H 24" LCD Audio: Logitech Z4 Keyboard: Logitech Internet 350 Keyboard Mouse: Logitech RX300 Country: Australia
  5. Sounds like you got too much RAM. What RAM did you buy and what is its overall memory capacity? What made you come to this conclusion? It says that it can support only a maximum of 4 GB RAM on the toshiba website.
  6. I wouldn't put too much trust in PSU calculator values - they usually state a wattage higher than necessary. I have found this one to be a bit more reliable but it still has the same issue. They usually state the MAX power consumption possible which is a rare occurrence and then add a few watts on top of it to "play it safe". Sounds good my friend hope you get it before the new year. Merry Christmas!
  7. Congratz to winners but seriously - whether you won anything or not - stick around at OCC! Merry Christmas guys!
  8. The reason I ask is because the OP wants to know if its worth getting SSDs or a new graphics card - if it's a new graphics card then it's appropriate to ask for PSU info.
  9. Where did you hear that the X58 chipset came out 6 years ago? It is only a little over 3 years old (since November). What is the main purpose of this computer? If it's just playing a bunch of games then why do you need 16 GB of RAM? You have a right to do whatever you want with your money but it just seems like a bit of a waste to me. Better to invest the extra money in something else you actually need IMHO. But apart from that you seem like you have most things worked out.
  10. Stick with 8 gigs if you are not doing serious number crunching. What PSU do you have?
  11. Not true my friend. Look at my system....do I need a least a 700w PSU? The 6950 is a revision of my card and requires a bit more power - but in the end the system will pull a maximum of 400W. His system will run fine on 550W but will limit upgradability. He doesn't need a 700W psu but it's still a good idea to get one (ie more PSUs available, more connectors, better efficiency) especially if he goes for the FSP supply which is a great PSU. @OP I think it's a no brainer - if both PSUs a priced the same then get the FSP Aurum Gold 700W. It would be worth the wait getting it from Cebu IMO.
  12. Merry Christmas guys! Hope you have a good new years too since I won't be able to get back to you guys until January. It was a good year eh?
  13. Ok so I want to argue for the existence of objective morals by appealing to the inadequacy of personal relativistic morals. Objective morals = morals which, under the same set of circumstances, applies to all people, across all times and at all places. When you talk about morals in this sense you are appealing to something outside of yourself - an object. Subjective morals = morals which are based merely on opinion/personal preference and thus do not apply to all people equally under the same set of circumstances. When you talk about morals in this sense you are talking about yourself - the subject The fact of the matter is we all live life as if we believe morals are objective. I can prove this to you by cutting in line in front of you or stealing something from you. If given the opportunity, you will try to stop me or protest at my actions. This shows that we as people believe morals are not mere opinions because if that were true, you wouldn't protest nor try to stop me. In other words, by protesting you are saying that your moral view is not only your own but applies to me (or who ever else is acting immorally by your standards) as well. But if morals were subjective then it would mean that if my moral view allows me to steal your stuff, by definition, it is moral for me to do so and you shouldn't stop me - your morals don't apply to me. What this shows is that the logical conclusion of personal relativistic morality leads to the absurd consequence that we cannot protest if someone does something we think is wrong. Thus the assumption that personal moral relativism is true in invalid leaving only one alternative: that objective moral truths exist. Sorry for a slightly long post but does that make sense?
  14. Which PSU are you looking at over at silverstone website? - the link given goes to page which shows a large number of different PSUs I haven't heard of FSP before either. The FSP 80+ Gold 750 w PSU looks promising especially given this postivie review. It has 4 +12 volt rails, each rated at a lower maximum current which means you have to be careful how you distribute the power to your CPU/GPU but as stated in the review given, if you set it up right then you will have sufficient power to every component. How much for the FSP 80+ Gold 750w?
  15. Ok so if we remove "probably" we have: "This is not the best solution but it is the best available solution. One of my friends taught be this idea more than 1 year ago. At that time he used the same technique to swap his cards." Still doesn't say that you think it's the best solution
  16. This will depend on how many screens you are running and what their sizes are.
  17. My 5850 has DX11 just like the 5870. @OP: You will be buying a new PSU right? What you looking at getting? I'm guessing one that is at least 650W. If so then you won't have any problems getting a 2x 8 pin PCIe plug for the 5870.
  18. It's all good mate. Good to see you owning up to your mistakes and rectifying the problem as best you can
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