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Western Digital Speed Triathlon

Discussion in 'Western Digital' started by Hiren, 16 Nov 2010.

  1. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    For all those of you who were unable to attend to the Western Digital Speed Trialthon check out the embedded clip for the highlights!

     
  2. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    I spent half the damn day trying to beat that crazy lap time someone set. I got a 1.34.9 or so.

    Still, at least I look damn sexy doing it.
     
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  3. Wing Zero

    Wing Zero Ita-sha owner

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    i learned a few things while i was there.

    *Games and events can be changed at any time, usually for the worst
    *you can't beat someone on streetfighter who brought along their own arcade stick (how the hell they knew to bring it along, i don't know)
    *you can't beat someone in streetfighter if they don't let you land on the ground
    *i can drive a real car, but can't do gears in a video game
    *i can't drive with stupid flappy paddles
    *i can't drive if i can't hear the engine
    *i still hate F1 with a passion, would have preferred Dirt 2
    *COD is not Team Fortress 2
    *COD requires several minutes rebinding keys to play similar to TF2
    *If in doubt, throw grenade in rough general direction of enemy
    *eat before gaming, not during. otherwise you will not be eating anything at all
    *apparently a sniper rifle is the best close combat weapon
    *remember to blink while gaming. i know you're to busy concentrating, but it makes you look like you're about to cry when the round is over and you do blink

    finally
    *beware the ones that say they haven't played games before. they will be the one that walks away with the top prize....



    Still, on the plus side, i got my new velocipraptor drive for coming 5th. shame that the motherboard i have doesn't have any sata3 ports
     
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  4. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    Cool, who in that video is a bit-techer? I can see that sleepygamer was there, but who else was? Wish stuff like this was held around my area...
     
  5. Whirly

    Whirly New Member

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    Well I'm a bit-techer and I won...

    I've not received my prize yet (or any real news about it) so I'm jealous of those who've got their velociraptor ;) - I won one of those too (look here for proof: http://www.gamerbase.com/?a=post&id=86454 - I'm Jason P) but I don't think I'll get one.

    Mind you, at this rate I'm not sure I'll get my prize by Christmas and when I finally do it will be old tech!

    Apologies for the moan but I finally have a day off and I'd planned to spend it with my lovely new gaming PC. Instead I will be doing odd jobs around the house as I have no excuse not to.
     
  6. crash32953295@msn.

    crash32953295@msn. New Member

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    I am a Bit-techer, its my ugly mug on the video preview page.

    Got my raptor the other week and while i don't have sata3 ports its still better than the hard drive I had before.
     
  7. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Just an FYI to the winners; using SATA 3 (6gbps) make no difference with the Raptor. It's sequential and random speeds are no where near those required to max out even SATA 2 (3gbps).

    Otherwise, enjoy your drives!
     
  8. crash32953295@msn.

    crash32953295@msn. New Member

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    I am currently holding out for Sandy Bridge next year till I upgrade,

    Should be good, just waiting for reviews :p
     
  9. Wing Zero

    Wing Zero Ita-sha owner

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    curses, i got a rocket 620 for nothing... at least untill i can get a cruical SSD
     
  10. Wing Zero

    Wing Zero Ita-sha owner

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    Has anyone who took part got their travel expenses reimbursed yet? still waiting for mine to show up, and could kinda do with it right about now
     
  11. Whirly

    Whirly New Member

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    Nope, still not received a thing!
     
  12. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Me neither. That bit of extra cash could come in handy.
     
  13. Whirly

    Whirly New Member

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    Well as of yesterday (21/12/10) I finally had my PC delivered...yaaaay!

    Only problem is that I have the flu so by the time I finish work I'm too exhausted to play it!
     
  14. Whirly

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    Has everyone got their travelling expenses yet?

    If not, I am talking to a nice lady from WD who promised to sort it out for me and said I could pass on the details of anyone else who didn't get theirs, so PM me and I'll make sure she gets them.
     
  15. rayson

    rayson Damn sure it was legal

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    that actually is true if you can remove the sniper sight and fire it without the help of a corshair on the screen
     

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