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ad441

Member since Aug 2007 • Last active Dec 2021

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    If anyone wants a £90 trade in discount I could help provide a suitable non-working GPS... PM me.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Horribly expensive new PC ordered, so now would be a great time to tell me I made a really bad choice.

    More usefully, can anyone suggest very roughly what I could sell my old PC for second hand? With a 500gb SSD as well as the below spec.

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    Yes, the early black friday offers are all lower spec machines that they probably want to get rid of, can't see much chance of anything other than a few basic freebies thrown in with higher spec stuff.
    Still I've spent so long dithering over ordering that it will probably be another few weeks before I get round to it.

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    I'm questioning my (non-computer) memory... I don't think I would have been able to afford anything really fancy at the time. I just know I got something that ran Photoshop adequately + allowed me to play Doom 2 and it seemed amazing at the time.

    What are the chances of PC specialist/Scan doing some incredible Black Friday deal that's worth hanging on for? Guessing it's more likely to just get me a free mouse mat or something.

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    Thanks - I have a bunch of hard drives already so was planning on transferring them across.
    It does seem a big expense - have never spent anything like this on a computer before. But for any of the more complex work I've done lately, I'm spending a large proportion of the time finding ways of working round my computer's limitations.
    (and while I mostly try and resist computer games, being able to run modern games on high settings is quite exciting).

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    Maybe it was less than 32. I know I spent my student loan on what seemed like super-fast PC at the time. Possibly a pentium 90. Am tempted to try and find records of exactly what I had when. But I would probably be better devoting my time to trying to get to grips with what I need in a modern PC.
    I found an Iomega zip disc in a drawer the other day. A whole 100mb of storage. I remember when that seemed amazing.

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    Took me a while to figure out what you were on about...

    Pretty sure I must have had a 32mb ram PC back in the 90s.

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    Part 57 of my continued dithering over buying a new video editing PC (for Premiere, After Effects, etc)... Have considered upping my budget a bit. Would something like the attached system make sense? Should I go for a cheaper graphics card on the basis that I could update it in a year or two when things get cheaper? Should I just go for 32mb RAM? I really am out of touch with what is good or bad in modern computers - I just want something that won't be slowing me down & hopefully free me up to concentrate on being creative.

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    I still think I got better photos with my Tamron 90 than I've managed with my much more expensive Sony FE 2.8. It's a shame Tamron don't do one in Sony E mount or I'd switch back.

    Have never managed to get a hoverfly to stay still long enough to photograph. Insect photographing opportunities in South London seem pretty limited at this time of year, I really need to try and figure out my macro setup before Spring. Going to try making a pringle tube flash thing at some point.

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    Nice, what did you use to take those?

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