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  1. Thread: HTPC questions

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    Yep, and I also ordered from them. And they are...

    Yep, and I also ordered from them. And they are also late... The only thing that isn't late is my Streacom case, so at least I've been able to give that a good look... But gods, it is small...!...
  2. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: Based on the Impressions...

    Based on the Impressions from RPS it's a no-go
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    Amazon does have them: -...

    Amazon does have them:
    - http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Merc-Stealth-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B00292OW1U
    - http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00292OW1U/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    -...
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    Sticky: Gah, look what you made me do...! Now I own ETS2...

    Gah, look what you made me do...! Now I own ETS2 as well! Thanks, I guess ;)
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    Update: Something I learned: Don't order parts in...

    Update: Something I learned: Don't order parts in the summer holiday... All are delayed, except for the case, which now proudly stands empty on my desk... This probably means that I can start...
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    How quiet? How about 0 dB quiet? :) The cpu will...

    How quiet? How about 0 dB quiet? :) The cpu will be passively cooled by the (heatsink+pipes included in the) case. The only thing making noise will be the DVD player when it's spinning (and hopefully...
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    Ah, I see that I linked to some wrong GPU's. I...

    Ah, I see that I linked to some wrong GPU's. I was looking for them on Tweakers first, for the nice overview based on GPU length, then looked some of the cards up on Hardware Info, since that has an...
  8. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: Indeed! Obey Faldrath, you won't regret it!

    Indeed! Obey Faldrath, you won't regret it!
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    I'd definitely pick a SSD, but you can downsize...

    I'd definitely pick a SSD, but you can downsize it to a 128 Gb one (Crucials MX100 is the current good & cheap choice). Put Windows on it and a few slow loading games, and you'll be noticing big...
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    Well, I didn't save on the SSD, but I did invest...

    Well, I didn't save on the SSD, but I did invest in some quality speakers + AVR. Funny how the bar raises the moment you start looking ;). If all goes well, I've got everything in home by Thursday....
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    Wow, many thanks guys! I've now replaced the...

    Wow, many thanks guys! I've now replaced the Intel mobo + cpu with the ASRock AM1H-MITX, AMD 5350 and a cheap 19V adaptor (don't have one spare sadly, but 15,- Euros is manageable ;). Which brings...
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    Bedankt! I mean, thanks! :) That is some...

    Bedankt! I mean, thanks! :)

    That is some great advice. I'll look for a cheaper CPU, I guess I'm not used to looking at the bottom list of PC parts... The one you specified seems good enough...
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    Thanks for your answer! I was hoping to avoid an...

    Thanks for your answer! I was hoping to avoid an amp (which is another device in the living room, and I'm looking to have it all combined in one HTPC). I don't want to have bombastic / epic...
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    HTPC questions

    Hello knowledgeable RPS people,

    I've decided to join this modern age, and build myself a HTPC, upgrade my internet + television subscription and get Netflix. To make things extra challenging/fun,...
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    Time to resurrect this thread! I've been...

    Time to resurrect this thread!

    I've been buying and playing a lot of games recently ("curse" you Shut up & Sit down!):

    - Archipelago:
    I'm utterly in love with this game. Despite the murky...
  16. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: Saints Row IV for 8 Euro at gamersgate:...

    Saints Row IV for 8 Euro at gamersgate: http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SR4EU/saints-row-iv-europe
    (+ season pass for 3,4 Euro: http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-SR4SP/saints-row-iv-season-pass)

    Also...
  17. Hmm, not many to think of I guess, since I'm...

    Hmm, not many to think of I guess, since I'm usually pretty good at avoiding games that disappoint me :)
    Though there are a few:

    Dragonage: Origins - I had completely different expectations about...
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    Sticky: Ah yes, I've set the difficulty to Hard and...

    Ah yes, I've set the difficulty to Hard and notice no real big challenge change, but a lot of change in the money and experience department. Now almost level 18 and having a blast. And I'm surprised...
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    Sticky: Diablo 3 (with Reaper of Souls), and I must admit...

    Diablo 3 (with Reaper of Souls), and I must admit that I like it. I like it a lot. Only played for 2 hours or so, and now a level 12 Crusader, and cruising my way through Normal (which is no...
  20. I have fond memories of Wurm Online. The strange...

    I have fond memories of Wurm Online. The strange feeling of belonging to a neighborhood, with all handcrafted houses (more like sheds), and seeing the surrounding trees and crops grow (and chopped...
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    Sticky: Ah, I'll give it a miss then, I don't think our...

    Ah, I'll give it a miss then, I don't think our group is up to that (serious communication that is, the not-so-serious conversation is no problem at all :)
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    Sticky: Had a LAN-party last weekend where I/we played...

    Had a LAN-party last weekend where I/we played the following games:

    Killing Floor - Still a great game to play with other, though we all lack a bit of leadership to succesfully organize the team:...
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    Sticky: Have you played Expeditions: Conquistador? I...

    Have you played Expeditions: Conquistador? I should tick off most of the boxes you're looking for, though the worldmap can be a bit of a drag sometimes. But Kings Bounty: The Legend is also a great...
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    Finally finished my first EW game! Going through...

    Finally finished my first EW game! Going through the stats at the end of the game where it lists my stats next to the average stats of the world, I noticed some strange discrepancies: the number of...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions! I've decided to...

    Thanks for all the suggestions! I've decided to buy the 'War of ages' bundle for everyone, so we can play some Men of War. Will look into Brutal Doom, never heard of it. And I'll look into (my)...
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