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Old 22-03-2019, 18:54   #4636
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Re: What have you just bought?

Too much.

Over £1,200 on Amazon this year.

I should smash last years total at that rate.
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Old 22-03-2019, 22:22   #4637
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Re: What have you just bought?

A laptop from BHF charity shop ebay… £26 + 9.50 p&p.
Not a fantastic spec, basic function tested (battery works but run time not specified, includes PSU).
1GB RAM (I'll slam that up to 4GB), and I might even try slapping the best Socket P 800 FSB CPU in that I can bag for a song on ebay (T1600 Celeron in it), from what I can discern, the chipset it has supports 800FSB and RAM, while the Celeron is 667FSB, so the best likely upgrade would be 50% more GHz, more FSB, and 3-4x the L2 cache
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Old 23-03-2019, 11:17   #4638
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Re: What have you just bought?

2Tb Seagate Barracuda hard drive to replace the 120Gb Seagate drive that died this week.

I first installed it in September 2004!

The new one cost £53, the old one £122!
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Old 23-03-2019, 11:40   #4639
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Re: What have you just bought?

Consider getting a smaller SSD for the system and apps and use the 2T for data. The SSD will really boost the PC's speed.
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Old 23-03-2019, 12:02   #4640
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Consider getting a smaller SSD for the system and apps and use the 2T for data. The SSD will really boost the PC's speed.
I agree as you can get a 120GB SSD for less than £20 now.

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Old 23-03-2019, 13:18   #4641
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Consider getting a smaller SSD for the system and apps and use the 2T for data. The SSD will really boost the PC's speed.
It'll be the backup disk for data, as was the old one. SSD would be a waste of time for my Vista PC.

Yeah, yeah, one day I'll upgrade my OS, but the moment it's not broke so....
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Old 23-03-2019, 13:28   #4642
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Re: What have you just bought?

Well I'm still on XP SP3 for the main and media server but the SSD still made a world of difference. As you say if it ain't broke don't fix it.
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Old 24-03-2019, 18:25   #4643
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Old 24-03-2019, 22:04   #4644
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Old 25-03-2019, 08:30   #4645
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Old 25-03-2019, 19:46   #4646
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Getting used to my new Kensington Trackball mouse.

Different button layout.
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Old 25-03-2019, 22:16   #4647
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Black & Decker light weight Vacuum cleaner. I had £60 in Nectar points so just had to pay £39 99". Looking forward to using it.
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Old 25-03-2019, 23:40   #4648
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DBX 286S Mic Preamp/Compressor
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 to replace a slow Nexus 10 with a burnt screen and knackered battery, very pleased with it so far for a mid range tablet and the build quality is great.
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Old 31-03-2019, 14:56   #4650
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Pens.
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