Category: Components

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Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 a £350 paperweight ?

Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 killed by an unreplaceable fuse! Letter to Creative after my very nice, very expensive speakers just gave up the ghost! : I turned the speakers off while cleaning behind the computer, now they won’t turn back on. I’ve checked the fuse, which is fine and the...

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Latest PC build 2009

Display: Dell 3008wfp Graphics card: Gigabyte Nvidia GTX285 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58 Memory: 6Gb Corsair Dominator (wasted overkill without a 64 bit OS) (now good with win7 64bit) OS Windows XP, waiting on a stable Windows 7 – or moving to Ubunto Linux! (November 2013: What a naff post! I’m guessing...

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What’s going on at Dabs?

For many years Dabs have been one of my first stops for ordering computer gear. Even when I was getting full trade discounts from wholesalers like Ingram Micro, Dabs retail prices had a tendency to be  cheaper (let alone their trade prices). I spent a load with them earlier this...

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Dell Ultrasharp 3008WFP LCD

Dell Ultrasharp 3008WFP LCD: How best to sum up this screen? BEST MONITOR EVER! My Mitubishi 2070SB was awesome in its time and until I bought my wife a 24″ Dell LCD didn’t think it could be bettered.  I was wrong. In terms of wow factor, this big screen is...

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Cursed upgrades and a real review of GA-EX58 Extreme

GA-EX58 Extreme review Thrice cursed upgrade this year, I tell ya’ On top of the thousands I spent upgrading my computer this year I got two more slaps in the face, one, well two from Gigabyte and one from Antec, adding yet another £125 to the cost. For a start,...

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Online shopping hassles

Online shopping hassles You wouldn’t believe the hassles I’ve had this past week to order parts for my latest upgrade. Credit crunch or no, I like to shop around for computer parts to get the best deal; after years of experience in the computer trade I have an aversion to...

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Upgrade time – Intel Nehalem Core i7 / LGA1366 X58 Motherboard

Nehalem Core i7 / LGA1366 X58 upgrade Getting about that time so I’ve been mooching about looking for this years upgrades. Still not settled on my graphics card as the one I have (880O GTX) is fine and the alternatives from AMD and Nvidia seem to me a little too...

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Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 8000

MS Entertainment Desktop 8000 I did comment on this a few days ago and thought I’d return briefly to offer my thoughts. Can’t comment on the greatly mouse movement and response sadly as I never did get it to work*, but from an ergonomic point of view it was really...

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Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP Widescreen Flat Panel monitor, quick review

Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP review Here’s my short review of the Dell Ultrasharp 24″ Widescreen Flat Panel monitor… My god, it’s gorgeous! I want one! Courier arrived this morning and I was stood debating whether he’d need help  – and he trots round the van carrying the box one-handed. Okayyy. Personally...

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