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Forum: General Yesterday, 21:45
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Posted By Spreadie
That's the Solderpro 50. I have the 70 - it's...

That's the Solderpro 50. I have the 70 - it's longer and slimmer. Not that it matters, because they're great tools.

I love my gas iron.
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 21:41
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Spreadie
Nice find - what a result! :D

Nice find - what a result! :D
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 15:18
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Spreadie
Downgrade the Porsche to an Audi or a Beamer and...

Downgrade the Porsche to an Audi or a Beamer and buy the old man a fancy laptop, you cheapskate! :lol: :p
Forum: Hardware 21st Nov 2014, 14:28
Replies: 34
Views: 755
Posted By Spreadie
Please explain how you think this reinforces your...

Please explain how you think this reinforces your argument?

ALL those conditions will remain largely unchanged! The act of opening up a PC and changing a component, putting it back together and...
Forum: Hardware 21st Nov 2014, 09:02
Replies: 34
Views: 755
Posted By Spreadie
Yes, well done, start throwing around the insults...

Yes, well done, start throwing around the insults - the last refuge of the failed argument.

I understand science very well, thank you, I trained as an engineer. It is becoming increasingly...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 19:42
Replies: 34
Views: 755
Posted By Spreadie
You seem to think that changing one component in...

You seem to think that changing one component in a stable environment entirely changes the nature of a test, rendering the test result invalid. If that were the case, how on earth did your guy...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 17:59
Replies: 34
Views: 755
Posted By Spreadie
On closer inspection, that chart is nonsensical -...

On closer inspection, that chart is nonsensical - especially the claims about loudness.

Typically a 10dB increase is perceived as twice as loud by the human ear, so how is 68dB 8 times as loud...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 17:27
Replies: 34
Views: 755
Posted By Spreadie
Nope. You still don't get it. If the...

Nope. You still don't get it.

If the conditions in the room do not change then there will be no difference in ambient air temperature in the room, thus no difference in intake air temperature for...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 16:47
Replies: 34
Views: 755
Posted By Spreadie
I don't understand what you're driving at. If...

I don't understand what you're driving at. If the air temp around my man cave doesn't vary much, it's fair to assume that the different coolers are operating in pretty much the same conditions. ...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 16:13
Replies: 34
Views: 755
Posted By Spreadie
I agree with your point, but it isn't like I...

I agree with your point, but it isn't like I tested the H80 in July and the H100i in February in a tent.

I have a thermostat about 6 feet from my PC, with a big digital readout. I did say mine...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 15:27
Replies: 34
Views: 755
Posted By Spreadie
You keep rolling out that same chart, but I can't...

You keep rolling out that same chart, but I can't help but think you've messed up somewhere.

I've run my current setup on a i30 HSF, custom loop, H80 and a H100i - without any changes the H100i...
Forum: General 20th Nov 2014, 15:15
Replies: 9
Other Boilers
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Posted By Spreadie
Our gas use has dropped noticeably since we...

Our gas use has dropped noticeably since we fitted a wireless thermostat.

Ours used to be timer only. The only problem was without a roomstat it was full bore for the given period. Combine with a...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Nov 2014, 14:54
Replies: 37
Views: 1,011
Posted By Spreadie
Gotta love Croteam :D

Gotta love Croteam :D
Forum: General 20th Nov 2014, 12:48
Replies: 28
Views: 3,122
Posted By Spreadie
Surely "carefully drop" relates to intention and...

Surely "carefully drop" relates to intention and not solely action?

As such, yes.
Forum: General 20th Nov 2014, 12:08
Replies: 9
Other Boilers
Views: 896
Posted By Spreadie
Alpha - have a word with British Gas service. ...

Alpha - have a word with British Gas service.

My boiler died a couple of years ago and I contacted them. For a 99 one off fee and minimum 12 months sign up to BG Service (approx 24 per month)...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Nov 2014, 10:03
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By Spreadie
I'd say not quite as good as a full cover water...

I'd say not quite as good as a full cover water block. I can't push my memory as hard as I could with a full cover block. The GPU core didn't suffer though. *

*A couple of things to note - I'm...
Forum: General 19th Nov 2014, 19:29
Replies: 1,496
Views: 151,233
Posted By Spreadie
Some encouraging news! Bianchi out of his...

Some encouraging news!

Bianchi out of his coma and breathing unaided (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/30120317)
Forum: Project Logs 19th Nov 2014, 17:37
Replies: 205
Views: 30,229
Posted By Spreadie
This is like the road-sweeper's brush - it's had...

This is like the road-sweeper's brush - it's had numerous replacement heads and a few replacement handles. :lol:

Is there anything left of the original, Tel? Stepper motors perhaps, or did I...
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Nov 2014, 17:31
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Spreadie
I have an older ASRock board, which I love, so...

I have an older ASRock board, which I love, so perhaps I'm a little biased, but it looks like a bargain to me. It also looks like Asus, MSI and Gigabyte can't compete with it at this price point. ...
Forum: Serious 19th Nov 2014, 15:57
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Spreadie
No, no, no. It's for our own safety and...

No, no, no. It's for our own safety and security, remember that!

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=1472&pictureid=33862

:D
Forum: Hardware 19th Nov 2014, 14:56
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Spreadie
Another +1 I have the CX300 and the CX 300...

Another +1

I have the CX300 and the CX 300 II - which I bought after my wife "tidied away" the first pair, only to find them shortly afterwards.

They are selling some on feebay for 17 new, I...
Forum: Hardware 19th Nov 2014, 12:09
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Spreadie
It ain't for me, I was asked but I don't enough...

It ain't for me, I was asked but I don't enough about minecraft's performance requirements. :D

Thanks chaps.
Forum: Hardware 19th Nov 2014, 10:51
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Spreadie
Intel HD 4400 and Minecraft

Title says it all really.

Can a laptop with an i3-4010U CPU and Intel HD 4400 graphics cope with Minecraft?

Looking at 1366 x 768 resolution.

aTdHvAaNnKcSe :)
Forum: Article Discussion 18th Nov 2014, 19:26
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By Spreadie
99.9% of cases? Only one in a thousand...

99.9% of cases?

Only one in a thousand cases has a reverse mounted or horizontal motherboard? :eyebrow:

What part of "adjustable cover plate (to accommodate varied tube fitting)" wasn't...
Forum: Article Discussion 18th Nov 2014, 19:22
Replies: 92
Views: 1,619
Posted By Spreadie
:blush: Aw, you say the nicest things. ...

:blush:

Aw, you say the nicest things. :baby:
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