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Forum: Scan Computers 12th Jul 2012, 11:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,264
Posted By chris66
This is just my own personal opinion, so I could...

This is just my own personal opinion, so I could very well be wrong, but – when I had a problem with one of the two GTX580’s I bought early last year, I eventually got a replacement. I am sure this...
Forum: Article Discussion 10th Jul 2012, 12:39
Replies: 45
Views: 3,380
Posted By chris66
I have two of these: ...

I have two of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003OWGK3M/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00

They hold 2x2TB HDD's each and have our entire DVD/BR/music collection for our HTPC. Seems to work...
Forum: Article Discussion 26th Mar 2012, 14:43
Replies: 46
Views: 3,340
Posted By chris66
Sorry - I was thinking about the 6000 staff about...

Sorry - I was thinking about the 6000 staff about to lose their jobs - many of which may end up on benefits.

As the UK borrows ever greater amounts of money, much more than it earns, then we are...
Forum: Article Discussion 26th Mar 2012, 12:36
Replies: 46
Views: 3,340
Posted By chris66
Wow! Some posts on here are incredible. 6000 jobs...

Wow! Some posts on here are incredible. 6000 jobs at risk in an already failing economy - yet to some, the odd cheap game bargain is of paramount importance. I can now see why the UK is and will...
Forum: Gaming 28th Dec 2011, 11:25
Replies: 502
Views: 51,985
Posted By chris66
Server waits, dull graphics, dull gameplay (to...

Server waits, dull graphics, dull gameplay (to me) - it was like deja-vu - seen the same in countless other MMO's - so why, I wonder, did I spend 45? My fault entirely - back to World of Tanks.........
Forum: Gaming 28th Dec 2011, 10:51
Replies: 502
Views: 51,985
Posted By chris66
I will buck the trend regarding how great the...

I will buck the trend regarding how great the game is. I bought it for 45 and had the recurring payments, downloaded origin and then the game, played the game for a while - and now origin and SWTOR...
Forum: Article Discussion 31st Oct 2011, 16:21
Replies: 112
Views: 6,390
Posted By chris66
Silent Hill (The first one) was the first...

Silent Hill (The first one) was the first genuinely scary game for me, followed by Resident Evil – and to a lesser extent, Tomb Raider.

Amnesia is definitely a very good (read-scary) game –...
Forum: Magazine Discussion 20th Sep 2011, 09:42
Replies: 12
Views: 4,562
Posted By chris66
I was gonna write the same! Also, why are the...

I was gonna write the same! Also, why are the HDD's always so small in these PVR's - and to have a larger capacity costs 100's more!

We have a PVR with SKY HD, been through 5 in the past year, as...
Forum: Hardware 19th Sep 2011, 20:18
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By chris66
Cheers for that. So I could get them an even...

Cheers for that. So I could get them an even cheaper GPU? I assume the 350W PSU would be OK?

I have a HTPC under our TV, in the slim TV cabinet using the same case, HDD's, optical drive, memory...
Forum: Hardware 19th Sep 2011, 18:08
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By chris66
All round HTPC for friend

I have been asked to make a good 'all rounder' HTPC for my friend. It will be used for MKV files, music and games from their Steam account (Includes GTA 4, Total War games etc)

The first one I...
Forum: Hardware 15th Sep 2011, 10:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By chris66
This is very good, and fits inside a slim TV...

This is very good, and fits inside a slim TV cabinet;
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-gd06b-gradia-black-htpc-microatx-case-w-o-psu
Forum: Hardware 6th Sep 2011, 11:46
Replies: 18
Build Advice HTPC component advice.
Views: 872
Posted By chris66
So, you plan to play silent films, and silent...

So, you plan to play silent films, and silent music? Our HTPC emits a very low sound when it's on (2500K and GTX460, but case fans replaced with Sythe Gentle Typhoons). We can only hear it when there...
Forum: Hardware 6th Sep 2011, 09:31
Replies: 18
Build Advice HTPC component advice.
Views: 872
Posted By chris66
When we lived in Italy for three years, our house...

When we lived in Italy for three years, our house had a total of 3KW power, meaning that we couldn't have the washing machine and kettle on at the same time, otherwise the fuse would trip. In the UK,...
Forum: Magazine Discussion 31st Aug 2011, 14:36
Replies: 24
Views: 4,794
Posted By chris66
Personally, I use my 'work PC' for both work all...

Personally, I use my 'work PC' for both work all day, and playing PC games at night. So it may be an idea to focus on this sort of PC - something that is capable of anything PC-based, from high end...
Forum: Hardware 31st Aug 2011, 09:15
Replies: 23
HTPC HTPC
Views: 1,806
Posted By chris66
I built a 'super-HTPC' not so long ago using the...

I built a 'super-HTPC' not so long ago using the Silverstone GD06B Grandia Micro-ATX Case, together with an Asus P8P67-M Pro, i5 2500k, 8GB of corsair 1600MHz Ram, GTX 469, BR drive,
Silverstone...
Forum: Scan Computers 10th Aug 2011, 12:31
Replies: 13
Views: 2,390
Posted By chris66
If you are buying a motherboard, CPU, RAM, GPU,...

If you are buying a motherboard, CPU, RAM, GPU, PSU or hard drive, and if you don't take out the Scansure for a small fee, then you are taking quite a risk, as all of these componants can be easily...
Forum: Scan Computers 8th Aug 2011, 12:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By chris66
Just a personal observation, but I do think that...

Just a personal observation, but I do think that for future reference, scan should include an option for something like a Corsair H60 or similar – or just the standard Intel CPU cooler (I have the...
Forum: Scan Computers 28th Jul 2011, 10:14
Replies: 37
Views: 5,035
Posted By chris66
Don't worry, Paul, Scan arn't that bad, and are...

Don't worry, Paul, Scan arn't that bad, and are leagues ahead when comapared to other places. I was narked because it's small payments like you took from my Visa to make up the difference in price...
Forum: Scan Computers 27th Jul 2011, 21:01
Replies: 37
Views: 5,035
Posted By chris66
I had the same problem today with the same amount...

I had the same problem today with the same amount of money for an order. The CPU was shown as stock, but recieved an email afterwards stating that it was in fact out of stock. I emailed back to...
Forum: Hardware 27th Jul 2011, 12:44
Replies: 1
Views: 1,267
Posted By chris66
OK, have ordered a completely new HTPC system....

OK, have ordered a completely new HTPC system. here are the new bits;

http://www.scan.co.uk/savedbasket/1209c39c04404123a2a06a1b26ff8ea9

I already have a B/R drive and either a 5850 or EVGA GTX...
Forum: Scan Computers 21st Jul 2011, 20:42
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By chris66
I notice the 5850's and '70's have gone, too! :(

I notice the 5850's and '70's have gone, too! :(
Forum: Hardware 20th Jul 2011, 11:28
Replies: 1
Views: 1,267
Posted By chris66
best HTPC case for slim cabinet and mid range GPU

We gave just restored our new house, and the furniture we bought does not allow my HTPC anywhere to sit (a small Lian Li case)

I need to build another centred around a good MATX board, 2500k and...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Jul 2011, 09:39
Replies: 35
Views: 2,411
Posted By chris66
'Gore O Metre'! .....and I thought that, at last,...

'Gore O Metre'! .....and I thought that, at last, a well crafted and considered game from the 'Z-Genre' was being developed. But alas, yet another game aimed at the attention deficit disorder...
Forum: Scan Computers 13th Jul 2011, 11:39
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By chris66
Have now got an RMA number (Ref RMA 248985) ...

Have now got an RMA number (Ref RMA 248985)

Scan, if you read this, when you get the HDD, simply have a sniff of the underside of the HDD, near the SATA and power connectors - there is a strong...
Forum: Scan Computers 12th Jul 2011, 17:56
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By chris66
New Samsung 2TB actually smoking when plugged in!

Just had 2 x Samsung HD204UI 2TB HDDs arrive from Scan, to fit into my icy Box External RAID Storage Enclosure. One of the HDs was fine, but as soon as I put the other one in, it actually started...
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