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    It seems one can still do it even after all this while

    I have no idea how long it is since I last built an AMD PC from parts, but it must be around ten years.

    This evening I collected the final couple of parcels from the delivery office and at 9pm I sat down and started on it. We're now at 11.30pm and it's finished, installed, fully updated and ready to configure. I'm quite pleased with it except it has no fan splitter yet so the case fan is running flat out at the moment which chills my knees.

    The reason I bought an AMD processor despite it being 11% slower than a flat-out Intel i7 6700 is that the CPU, 32GB of Viper DDR4 and the ASUS motherboard cost the same as the Intel CPU would have on its own, which left budget for upgrading to a 1920x1200 pivot-to-vertical Dell monitor instead of a £100 jobbie. And adding a 240GB SSD to go with the 5TB hard drive. The case is quite pretty too, and there's a 750W matching Corsair PSU for powering a GPU later. It's not for me, this desktop, it's for my youngest.

    In the morning I'll get the sound connected and add the bit that lets the display screen rotate.
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    Re: It seems one can still do it even after all this while

    Eh? You did what? In English please......

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    Re: It seems one can still do it even after all this while

    Check the forum area - Home - Forum - Science & Technology - Computers & Internet

    This is tech territory, it doesn't simplify without losing coherence.

    What I'm really doing is telling my brother how the build went so he can join in.

    Did I mention it has 8 cores?
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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    Re: It seems one can still do it even after all this while

    Oh! Excuse me......exits stage right....sorry

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    Re: It seems one can still do it even after all this while

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Check the forum area - Home - Forum - Science & Technology - Computers & Internet

    This is tech territory, it doesn't simplify without losing coherence.

    What I'm really doing is telling my brother how the build went so he can join in.

    Did I mention it has 8 cores?
    I'm still running the one you built ten years ago - mind you, it's been rebuilt twice since then with new motherboards etc.

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    Re: It seems one can still do it even after all this while

    I'm still waiting for my store bought HP to die before I build mine, it's at least 10 years old now. I've been planning the build for over a year.

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    Re: It seems one can still do it even after all this while

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    I'm still running the one you built ten years ago - mind you, it's been rebuilt twice since then with new motherboards etc.
    Same as Trigger's broom ?
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: It seems one can still do it even after all this while

    And the genuine original axe at the Tower of London.

    I got the sound going. There's a twisty volume control on the sound bar which was delivered in the clicked-off position.
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    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    England's troubles will increase until the bishops open Joanna Southcott's box.
    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: It seems one can still do it even after all this while

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Same as Trigger's broom ?
    Anne Boleyn's axe but the same principle :-

    http://monologues.co.uk/Beefeater2.htm

    ‘Ere’s the axe – that’s the genuine axe, Sir,
    That’s given Royal necks some ‘ard whacks.
    Tho’ it’s ‘ad a new ‘andle and perhaps a new head
    But it’s a real old original axe.

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    Re: It seems one can still do it even after all this while

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    I always thought it was meant to be Washington's original axe that he used to chop down the Cherry Tree with.

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