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Rig Pimpage Lives!

Posted February 6th, 2006 at 5:34pm by Electronic Punk (Electronic Blog)

So I found a little time last night to do what I was dreading to do, take my old motherboard out and replace it with a new motherboard. I made this easy for myself by effectively making it an upgrade. 3400+ --> 3700+ stunning eh?

Obviously taking a motherboard out is not the most fun you can have on a Sunday evening, especially when the graphics card is attached to the nortbridge with a cooler, so I had to remove the cooler from the motherboard first while keeping the graphics card out while remember that both of those were attached to the hard drive and liquid cooling unit, respectively.

I managed to do it though with a little help. I then had to remount the Nortbridge cooler while the motherboard was still unattached while taking care of a loose 6800 Ultra that was left flapping around. All went well though and after carefully putting everything back into place... would it boot?

No.

****, what did I expect? I bought the motherboard...
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So what happened?

Posted February 3rd, 2006 at 4:49pm by Electronic Punk (Electronic Blog)

Well I was going to post something, but it seems my time these days is so short? What is happening? I will get the photos posted that I took at CES2006 soon I hope, but I doubt I will write a report as there has been enough. But maybe a few words...

The event was pretty damn big and there was plenty to see, I know alot of Microsoft guys were excited about going but I spoke to Bryant from Coolermaster and he said it was just like any other day in the office, ah well. Spoke to him about getting more affiliated with www.osnn.net as well which is great - I have spent quite alot on their gear after all.

Was good to see my Zen won best of show, it is a damn nice device after all, although I didn't quite have enough to watch movies all the way back. Damn thing is a scratch magnet though so I am going to have to take good care of it.

Obviously as it was Microsoft that flew me out there, I learnt alot about Microsoft product, some stuff I can talk about...
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Back in the UK

Posted January 9th, 2006 at 7:23pm by Electronic Punk (Electronic Blog)

Back from CES2006, was absolutely awesome and will be writing a full report over the next few days as well as getting the photos up (got a few, wish I had taken more of course).

Sadly my appartment had no internet access which made it really hard to blog about and at the event, far too many distractions. So stay tuned for that!
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Flying out to Las Vegas

Posted January 3rd, 2006 at 6:09am by Electronic Punk (Electronic Blog)

I am flying out to Las Vegas tomorrow, starting at 7am tomorrow and travelling, after adjustments until 6:30pm - I have already been invited out to dinner, fortunatly it is a common fact that alcohol is a cure for Jetlag.

What am I looking forward to seeing? Never you mind! But while I am there I will be definately visiting the Coolermaster stand as I have some gear to pick up, more Microsoft stuff than I will be able to get my head around as well as a third party Xbox 360 mod that keeps it cool with water (or hopefully a highly conductive liquid of some sort).

Got my digital camera so expect lots of photos, hopefully most of them will be relevent.

Still packing at the moment and preparing for a long day tomorrow.
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Iím still here chief

Posted December 19th, 2005 at 5:05pm by Electronic Punk (Electronic Blog)

That was obviously a line from "Frequency" dontchaknow, a film I really like and watched the other day for the third time, about an age where people had radios and talked to random people. Scary? **** knows where I am going with that.

Been a while since I updated my blog so I think I will make this a long one, har.
Firstly got some friends now on the right -->
Kunal of course, NetRyder from www.OSNN.net and Scott Adams who writes the Dilbert comic, a very funny blog indeed.

Got my car fixed, only cost me £130 (well I guess really it shouldn't have cost me anything though eh?) and involved getting an entire new door and spraying it from gold to blue (the colour of my car). The guy that did it for me did an absolutely stunning job - most pleased and told him that next time some drunkne idiot hit my car I would definately take it to him.

What else, erm - bought an Xbox 360. I had no intention of buying one this year, but having a real...
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