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About tdborg

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  • Birthday 03/08/1982

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    London
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    computers, cars, women!

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    Intel Core Quad Q9550 - Xigmatek Dark Knight-S1283 - SilverStone KL03B-W Kublai Tower - Sapphire HD4850X2 1GB - 4GB (2x 2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR2 PC2-8500 + Fan - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R iP45 Express - 750W TX Corsair PSU - 640 GB Western Digital Caviar Blue

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  1. Hello again guys I got my Dark Knight today. I installed it and it fits perfectly. It took me about 30-50mins to get it all installed and up and running coz i had to take the motherboard out but really it can be done a lot quicker than that. Very simple installation and would definatly recommend as my CPU temps are: Previously with stoc idle: 30 load: 45 Now idle: 20 Load: 30 Heres are some pics of it installed: Thanks for all your help guys, i ended up with a good HSF because of all you!
  2. Well i received my sunbeam core contact freezer today and just my luck it doesnt fit on my board. When i installed the bracket i noticed that the clips were touching parts on the board and when i tried to put the heat sink on it was not possible. I tried it so the fan was facing upwards and side wards but either way the bracket will not allow it. I would have to mod my board a bit and i dont really wanna do that. If you look at this pic you can see the blue parts which say 'gigabyte' and 'ultra durable', their the parts that get in the way: Gigabyte EP45-UD3R I did a bit of research on the net and ive found out that im not the only one with this problem and i would have to remove and bend parts on the board to fit it on. Im RMAing it now and im gona go for this HSF: Dark Knight What do you guys think?!?
  3. Hello again guys Ive ordered the sunbeam core contact freezer and should be here soon. I getting TX-2 thermal paste with the HSF for free, do you think i should use it over arctic sliver 5? Ive read a lot of reviews and the TX-2 seems to be just as good but im not sure because ive always used AS5 and its done well for me.
  4. Thanks guys I like the look of the Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer, it has good stats for the price. Also the tuniq tower is a bit hard to get a hold of in th UK, i was gona get it from ebay! Also what about zalman coolers are they any good for the Q9550? I had one in my last system and it was great so i wouldnt mind getting another one.
  5. Hi everyone, Need a bit of advice on what HSF to get for my Q9550. I was looking at the Thermalright ultra 120 extreme but it is a bit expensive for me. Buying it plus the fan will cost me about
  6. Theres no price differnce really. They're both within my price range. Im really going towards the 4850x2. Im gona continue reading reviews and see what people have come up with!
  7. I just got the D60 with 18 - 55m lens and ive found it to be really good. If you dont have the money to go for a D90 then this is a good starting point. Its very easy to use and you can get it goiing almost as soon as you take it out of the box. All the reviews i saw and shops i went into said that it is a good entry level camera. Just figure out how much you want to spend and then buy a nikon or cannon to match that amount. The cannon EOS1000 is about the same price as the D60 so you might find it hard trying to decide between cannon and nikon. Also remember when you buy a camera you're gona want to buy good memory cards with high write speeds and you'll probably want other accessories so try to price that all in as well.
  8. Thanks guys, Im definatly gona go with the Q9550 now, im just a bit torn between the 4850x2 and a 260. I guess my main problem is ive always gone for nvidia and ive never had ati. I found a good evga 260 card as well now: 896MB EVGA GTX 260 SSC, 2304MHz GDDR3, 55nm GPU 675MHz, 216Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV I found out the orginal BFG card i posted earlier runs really hot and didnt have the greatest reviews. What would you guys personally go for between this EVGA 260 and the 485x2 i posted before based on stock and OC ability?!? Thanks for all your help by the way, ive been out of all the hardware side of things for about a year and everythings changed lol.
  9. Ok ive had a look at the 4850x2 and this is the only one that i can afford: 11139-01-40R - 1GB Sapphire HD 4850 X2, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1986MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 1600 Cores, 4x DVI-I/ HDTV So would this card go well with the motherboard amd power supply that ive chosen?
  10. Thanks for the reply guys. I'll go for the Q6600 then, but im just having a look at my finances at the moment and i might get the Q9550 if i can. I guess i might go for the GTX 280 coz the price differences is only small. Im gona overclock the CPU definatly but i would rather not overclock the GPU coz im not really that good at getting a good balance with them.
  11. Hi guys, havent been on for a while. Im planning on building a new computer for gaming. I havent built a computer for a long while so im finding it a bit difficult finding a setup i want. So far ive come up with these parts: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R, iP45 Express, S 775, PCI-E 2.0x16, DDR2 1066/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2 Dominator, PC2-8500(1066), 240Pin, NonECC Unbuffered, CAS 5, EPP TWIN2X4096-8500C5D 625W Enermax PRO82+ EPR625AWT Quad PCI-E Rail, ATX12v 2.3 , 88% Eff, Dual, AirGuard, SafeGuard Tell me if these parts are any good! Also i need help choosing a cpu and graphics card. These are the parts i can afford: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 45nm, Yorkfield Core, S775, 2.50GHz, 1333MHz, 4MB Cache, 7.5x Core Ratio, Retail -
  12. yeh im using USB and im not using the backup software. I just want it to come up as a mass storage device!
  13. Ive got a Maxtor onetouch III 300GB drive and ive tried to use it on vista x64 and it doesnt seem to recognise it. Ive check on maxtors website but they are useless. Do any of you know if this is compatible or not?!? Thanks for any help!
  14. I just had a look at the GT's and they are alot better than i realised. For the money they are great cards but i was reading that they dont support DX10.1. People were saying that it doesnt run on vista or something like that. I dont know how true that is. Also the other thing is that it doesnt run games in really high resolutions and i need it to run in very high res! I should have added that im gona be playing this on a HD 32" TV at 1920x1080! So im gona need a powerful card to run that! Also roughly when are the new series cards coming out?!? Thanks hardnrg, that actually does make sense to me now, but the sites dont tell me that info so i guess im gona have to search around! Also the E660 is
  15. Hi everyone, Im about to buy a new pc and im basing it round a 8800gtx! Here are the parts that ive decided to go for and i was just wondering what you all think! XFX 8800GTX, Extreme, Mem 1900 MHz, GPU 600 MHz Core 2 E6600 Asus P5N-E SLI NF650i SLi http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo...roductID=402849 620W Enermax Liberty Modular Series Vista Ultimate 64 The RAM is the main thing im thinking about because when you look at the specs of RAM it all looks the same.I was wondering if i should go for 4GB but i dont know if that is really needed! If you can see anything better on that site tell me coz i cant tell! Also the CPU, ive decided to go for this coz my friend has the same and we OC'd it to 3.2ghz so im thinking that it might not be worth going for the E6850 or Q6600! To give you an idea of what im going for, here are the games that im currently planning to play: Timeshift, Call of duty 4, Unreal 3, F.E.A.R, Crysis(not expecting to play on full graphics lol) . Thanks for any help!
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