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  1. Thanks baa - your advice has been invaluable. Think I know what I need now without going overboard. http://www.cnettech.com.au/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=66247&keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&width=800&height=500#.UYwnVYoW1WQ option 2 (above) - plus SSD and OS
  2. After doing the rounds, narrowed it down a bit - thinking along these lines Option 1 i7 3770 z77 chip RAM - 8 GB DDR3 upgraded to 16 GB (1333 Mhz - may be upgradable to 1600 if necessary - forgot to ask) 2TB HDD Hitachi 7200rpm SSD - 60GB - would 120 be overkill? 2GB Radeon 7750 Video Card (GDDR5) Keyboard, Win 8, card reader, wifi etc.. around $1300 Option 2 (may be cheaper) i5 3570 H77 chip 8GB DDR3 RAM 1600 2TB HDD 7200 rpm 2GB 7750 Video Card (as above) Keyboard etc $829 - but would have to ask about other upgrades ie Windows ($100), SSD, extra RAM if neces
  3. kratos aint me gobble - I don't contribute enough to make one account viable, let alone two. The sockpuppet I have has googly eyes and .... err.. a box of tissues..
  4. ATX Case - Shaw DF Series USB 3 Front Medium, not sure on power supply will likely drop in today and ask Video Card - when I googled the specs it says GDDR5 -- got to be a good thing?
  5. Thanks lads, the i5 vs i7 is under $100 difference - the only real thing making a difference in the price is the video card and the RAM.
  6. Thanks lads - Have discovered Option 2 which may suit i7 3770 3.4/3.9 z77 IB Chip (previous was the H77) 2GB Radeon HD 7750 PCI-Express Video Card 16GB DDR3 1333 RAM Hitachi 2TB SATA 3 HD 24" Acer LED Microsoft Win 8 Keyboard/Mouse Network Card: Gigabit 10/100/1000 Fast Network Card (Integrated)* Card Reader * - is this to connect to my WiFi? Reason I ask is the next thing the description says is "Wireless Network Card" - N/A * -Wireless Network Card internal if required $28 $1153 all up Another option to add SDD: Kingston V300 Series SATA3 60G +$65; 120G $100 S
  7. Gents, In the market for a new PC (Desktop) and was recommended a website (ebay seller actually) by one of the computer dudes at work. Just after a bit of advice on whether this will do the job, or if I can add things to it to make it better. To be honest the thing I use my PC for most is forums, googling, banking, spreadsheets, emails, tax stuff - pretty basic. Plus booking the odd holiday of course! The most complex software I'm looking at using is Flight Simulator X with a few add on packs. Could also start doing a bit of gaming, but nothing hard core (there's a bloke at work who has a
  8. I'd be angry too if I was spending $600k on a house and they got the colours and appliances wrong.
  9. A quick google found this changthong_house@hotmail.com also 038 421334, 038 410907 http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g293919-d2361598-Reviews-Changthong_House_Hotel-Pattaya_Chonburi_Province.html http://pattayabound.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/new-hotel-offers-cheap-rooms-in-pattaya.html
  10. I stayed at Chang Thang guesthouse I think it was called, big elephant statue out the front. Great rooms at around 1200 a night, it was early 2012 though, on Soi Dianna (I think) at the end of Soi LK (not the Bukhaw end, the other end).... if that makes sense. Rooms spacious and clean, and the staff were fantastic, as was the food.
  11. Welcome aboard - good to see some new blood - looking forward to hearing some good yarns.
  12. Nothing compared to what's said/written about politicians in the rest of the world IMO. Think she needs to toughen up a bit.
  13. Have made the executive decision to hold off on the next holiday until April next year purely so we can visit this part of the kingdom for Anzac Day 2014, even if it means we have to endure Songkran. Meeting someone like this whilst there would literally put me on my arse.. Hats off.
  14. If the average age in this country gets much higher I'll be working till I'm 100 - glad I like my job...
  15. From the article: "In this part of the country, it's not uncommon for a 5-year-old to have a gun or for a parent to pass one down to their kid," ​I remember a conversation with "the little boy next door" who is an awesome kid, 5, who knocks around with my son (6) when I have him. It was soon after (yet another) shooting in the US some time last year. I don't remember the details but his parents were quite horrified by it. We were talking about how we play super heroes, cowboys and Indians etc, and the conversation went as such... Me to his Dad: "Father of the little boy next doo
  16. I'd find it hard to believe any western man (now) would be surprised there were hot girls for hire in Thailand. The bloke who landed at the Dynasty on honeymoon is either a dick, or he saw the price compared to a resort and jumped at it. Personally I'd blame the travel agent (to the missus).
  17. If she is not a citizen - yes. Not sure if PR get deported.
  18. Beautiful article flash - well written. The movie's worth watching too.
  19. Mate - the Good Lady and I were in LOS from Feb 14 to March 5th. We sent a few postcards around the 18-24th Feb and we beat them home to Aus easily. The latest one made it a just under a week ago. (14 April). If that's anything to go by.
  20. I dare say the media down here are hesitant to name names as no charges have been laid. A number of news reports have simply stated the name of the personality interviewed is all over social media. Innocent till proven guilty, sure, but he'll never work in this town again - regardless of the outcome. Shit sticks. Yeah he's spent a long time in the UK, but like it or not he's still an Aussie Gobble - just like Mel Gibson was always a yank. If a dog's lives in a stable it doesn't make him a horse.
  21. I'm amazed anyone thought anything else would happen - IIRC we all predicted this when the incident occurred. TIT
  22. In my married days I visited China (2006) to visit the then wife's family, who were lovely. We went on a bit of a look around, and one of my nieces who knew I liked to read books took me to a book shop which specialised in non Chinese books. I picked up a book about Chendu - the region we were in, thinking it would point out a few highlights and places to visit, which it did. There was also a history section, pointing out a few historical/cultural points about the country and the region. Made for some interesting reading... eg: - before 1949 the country was living in the dark ages, it eve
  23. true... and yet the keel still gets a mention. IIRC we (Aus) sank on one of the following runs. Was pretty big news down here when it happened, I was just a kid though. Haven't seen mention of it since
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