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    PSU $90 or $300? Both Corsair

    RE: this brand just pondering about a new build. Looking at the PSU as I don't overclock etc .. prob just a average $250-280 i5 CPU. 2 drives + a SSD. I could just get the $89 one right 650W,...
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    Re: Considring a new build

    I guess the debate for me is do I just add a SSD for my current system or do the new build. Then I read a article on Toms H/W and it said synthetic tests will push it but everyday stuff it wasn't a...
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    Considring a new build

    I asked about SSDs before. Given my Intel Quad Q8200 (2.33Ghz) with 4GB I might upgrade it. What is the best bang for dollar CPU? I just looked at the $350 (entry?) i5 4460 (3.2) or one of the...
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    Re: Looking at SSD options

    Just a final question.

    I do photography as a hobby. Due to the sizes of the files in my photo database software. They will have to stay on the normal HDD. So if the SSD only contains the OS...
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    Re: Looking at SSD options

    Cheers. We will still need a standard HDD due to large files. 1TB SSDs are still not cheap...

    Ascent doesn't list Crucial M4, only M500/550 and MX110 .... (?)
    Are the SSDs for PC and laptops...
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    Poll: Re: Best Broadband Provider ???

    We cannot get Big Pipe UFB outside AKL. They are also only online support. I guess if you want ease of connection and troubleshooting it might be better to get a ISP that provides their own router....
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    Looking at SSD options

    Hi all

    What do you suggest? At the moment I have 2 HDDs so they will just be data, the SSD to be software and boot. The second normal HDD will just be a backup. I also have a external backup...
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    Re: Orcon, call me loyal. Until now, that is

    To be honest I never really had bad issues with any ISP.

    2 or so years with Xnet
    Actrix promotion then surprisingly got ADSL2+ (Xnet wasn't at the time)
    Promotion with Orcon (using my own...
  9. Re: Thinking of moving to My Republic and need help

    Parents have MR on their property rented out. For us quick installation and fast speeds, no complaints.

    The TV feature, yes you still have to pay for the Netflix or whatever you wanna use. ...
  10. Re: Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event

    How this PC is going I should be using Windows 7 until 2019. I believe Adobe had sone something similar with the lease program, can you still purchase software outright?
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    Re: Fibre ready wireless Router recommendation

    Which isp? Most need vlan tagging pb tech have 200 routers. Was told by big pipe the Asus N56U supports it maybe newer firmware? Better wireless reception vs a old Vodafone netcomm router by far. ...
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    Re: Ultra Fast Fibre ????

    NZ Christchurch Snap
    http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4072831605

    San Francisco Comcast
    http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4072837733
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    Re: Ultra Fast Fibre ????

    I did that a few months back. Speedtest.net to NZ using the best server probably Snap NZ (?) gave literally around 98/19. When I used San Francisco that downstream rate was around 35.
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    Re: Ultra Fast Fibre ????

    If they don't know, probably whatever the default settings from the router then .. probably a no.

    Well - the fibre line is brand new so that is unlikely the cause. It is really the ISP. With...
  15. Re: Win XP on a VERY old Sony Vaio ... can't get wireless working.

    Is there a WiFi on/off switch on the laptop physically?
    Try turning off the firewall.
  16. Thread: Boxing Day Sales

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    Re: Boxing Day Sales

    Didn't go. Family got some bed linen and a pepper grinder. About it. I stayed home. I generally get stuff that last years - like my water resistant jacket since 2000. My travel pack 2004. dSLR...
  17. Re: How did we used to survive without bottled water?

    become quite fashionable ... grab a drink and it's gotta be that sealed puried bottle of water.
    pump pump pump ... always hydrate lol.

    at work we have filtered water tap. but outside ...
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    Re: Need to measure (Data Usage) mobile phone ????

    On the phone it shows data usage cycle: 19 Nov - 18 Dec
    Then under the graph says 1 - 8 Dec 182MB used.

    If I change the graph to 19 Nov - present it says 407MB.

    At this same time
    2Degrees...
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    Re: Need to measure (Data Usage) mobile phone ????

    I double checked the 2Degres app the $19 combo plan renews on the 19th of each month. Checked the mobile data setttings again and altered the bar graph so it reported 19 Nov to present, I put in 11...
  20. Thread: Favourite apps?

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    Re: Favourite apps?

    Various NZ bank apps I have a couple easier to ATM and to split funds.
    Most used probably Firefox and the builtin calendar, world clock etc.
    AirNZ app.
    AirNZ grabaseat.
    Grouppon and Grabone. ...
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    Re: Need to measure (Data Usage) mobile phone ????

    You have great manners for a moderator.

    On my phone I gave me an alart but I was still 200MB off my limit.
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    Re: Connecting a USB Printer to a Huawei HG630B

    All I can say is that with our Snap Fritzbox router, the straight forward plug and play doesn't work ... and we had to install a software feature to work around it which Frizbox linked to in the...
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    Re: Need to measure (Data Usage) mobile phone ????

    I just use 2Degrees and Vodafone app. I had JellyBean and KitKat with the included feature under settings - Mobile Data but it is not accurate. You can set up a warning like 400MB and then it warns...
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    Funny job interview experience

    As my contract is ending soon got referred to this other role. Attended the first interview with the HR Manager with my reporting manager etc. Then the callback from the agency and she said the...
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    Re: Car Sat Nav recommendations please

    I am the phone GPS user too. I have a Navman from 2009 nice GUI, a few I recall like it also PcTek and BillyT. But I guess one get used to that relatively quick, if again I might get a TomTom. ...
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