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GAMING PC AMD FX 4100 Quad Core 4x3,6GHz - Asus Motherboard - 1000GB HDD - 8GB DDR3 (1333 MHz) - DVD Writer - Grafik GeForce GTX650 (1024MB DDR5-VGA-DVI-HDMI-DirectX 11) - Audio - 6xUSB 2.0 - LAN - 650W - Cardreader - Wireless LAN - 1xeSATA - 3xLED Fan - Windows7 Home Premium 64Bit English (incl.DVD u.Lizenzkey) - COMPUTER
GAMING PC AMD FX 4100 Quad Core 4x3,6GHz - Asus Motherboard - 1000GB HDD - 8GB DDR3 (1333 MHz) - DVD Writer - Grafik GeForce GTX650 (1024MB DDR5-VGA-DVI-HDMI-DirectX 11) - Audio - 6xUSB 2.0 - LAN - 650W - Cardreader - Wireless LAN - 1xeSATA - 3xLED Fan - Windows7 Home Premium 64Bit English (incl.DVD u.Lizenzkey) - COMPUTER

119 of 124 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing, 10 Mar. 2012
Ordered Monday. Arrived Friday. From Germany. Astonishing. Thank you Bedir Shop.

Comes with windows 7 pre-installed. Boots to desktop at startup. There is no bloatware on this pc. It is a clean install. Register windows using the ID key off the supplied windows disk, then allow windows to go through its usual fraught and frenetic updates, then install your own preferred anti-virus and firewall as a bare minimum.

You will need an existing keyboard, mouse and a uk pc power lead, plus an appropriate lead to a display with either DVI or HMDI - or VGA using a DVI/HMDI to VGA adapter (I thought I saw a DVI to VGA adapter included in the box, but don't quote me on that). As this was a direct replacement for a retired game pc, the mouse, keyboard and display was just a straight swap out. Wireless lan is provided by an external plug in adapter, supplied in its own unopened small cellophane wrapped box. My lan was wired to the modem, so I didn't need it myself.

For a benchmark, running EQ2 at high quality resulted in a smooth and playable game experience. Still playable in very high quality, though some in-game settings will need a tweek. 8gb Ram allows the luxury of pushing performance to the limit, so turn off the paging file (memory dumps) to the hard drive because it is not needed. Two fans on the side and one at the front resulted in near whisper quiet operation, not the constant struggle of a jet engine noise.

Time will tell if the performance will live up to the near legendary lifespan of the retired 4 years old plus game pc, but so far well impressed.

For the price, for the delivery, for allowing games to be experienced in the best environment possible, this has to be best.
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Snuggle Beds Aladdin in Natural 3' Single Bed Frame Natural
Snuggle Beds Aladdin in Natural 3' Single Bed Frame Natural

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soild Build, Be Careful with Assembly!, 12 Dec. 2011
Solid, sturdy, construction. Tricky, but not impossible to assemble by one person. All fixings accounted for:- screws, two Allen keys and slat end holders; this included 8 spare screws, which were already pre-fixing the metal slat support, upon each length of the frame (so no need to assemble that, as it would indicate on the assembly diagram). There is a metal fixing bar along the center, holding together each side of the frame, so assisting with the sturdy construction.

The sprung wooden slats have push on plastic slat end holders, with two protruding spigots; with slats fitted, these are pushed into the holes along the metal slat support on the frame. Be careful when pushing the slat end pieces into place. Pushing the two spigots on the slat holder needs a bit of force, which should be applied evenly on both sides of the holder if possible - I managed to split one of the plastic slat holders on the side by not paying attention. While this did not ruin the purpose of the slat holder, I was a bit miffed at my mistake - I was more careful with the rest after that!

Overall, rock solid bed. I get the impression once assembled it stays put, so get any decorating done first, otherwise it will need to be disassembled to get it back through a bedroom door.

Delivery was on the day I wanted (with prior checking with seller by email that it was possible).


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360)
Offered by You Want GPS
Price: £14.16

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it!, 3 Dec. 2011
Skyrim in not a game. It is a way of life. For those who unfortunately do not have a partner, this is probably the best scenario, as there is no way you can pay attention to both. Get this game or get a partner - you cannot have it both ways!


Babylon 5 -  Crusade: The Complete Series [DVD]
Babylon 5 - Crusade: The Complete Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Allen Brooks
Offered by Helgy
Price: £24.97

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Never did get going, 10 Nov. 2011
I watched this as part of the Babylon 5 complete boxed set.

It has a grand premise - find a cure to an alien plaque infecting earth within 5 years or humanity faces extinction.

With so much potential, I felt the series failed to live up to its ambitions. It just lacked urgency. Not much really went on, and not a lot of effort was instilled either in the whole idea of finding a cure.

Only upon the last episode, did it seem that something relevant happened. It is as if the writers realized they had wasted an entire series, in a self indulgent exercise in pathos, and were now in a hurry to justify the whole point of the show. Yet by then it was too late. I am not surprised 'Crusade' was cancelled.


Magix Music Maker 14
Magix Music Maker 14

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Save Regularly, 18 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Magix Music Maker 14 (CD-ROM)
It's all rather ominous when software developers see fit to include a "Crash Guard" popup dialog in their program - particularly when you see it quite regularly. Doesn't bode well at all.

So has been our first impression of Music Maker 14. The crashes are a shame as we do own a previous version (Music Maker 2005 Deluxe) - and this on the whole did a good job of producing tracks without falling over on us that much.

Music Maker 14 on the other hand is a tempestuous offspring and will when you least expect it, throw up the crash guard; this occured most often on the synthesizers, nortorious of the lot being the 'Atmospheric' one, while the rest seemed a bit more stable. Also, rapid selection of the instraments caused the program to hang. While you may say don't do that then, we do expect software to tackle this kind of handling in its stride.

Of what we managed, we can say that the 'Beatbox' and 'Drum and Base' sythesizers offered a good deal of personal creativy, before resorting to the samples provided to overlay your tracks.

I suppose of you don't rush around the software, clicking away, the dreaded 'crash guard' could be kept at bay. You can create some great music with this if you don't mind it crashing, but we suggest saving regularly before doing anything drastic!

We would also note that registration seems quite a drawn out process, taking ages to get into Magix site to fill in details, so unless you really want to, we wouldn't bother with it (my main reason was to see if there was an update for the program, but there wasn't - so pointless really).


Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (PC DVD)
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (PC DVD)
Offered by Satsumo
Price: £2.87

8 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sluggish and Poor, 5 Feb. 2007
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This may be touted as the very latest next generation mmo, but for me it is all let down by the sluggish graphics and poor character animations. I think Sigil have forgotton all about immersion because the graphics do not lend themselves to achieving that objective.

Compared with WoW, EQ2 (and even EQ1) characters move without any fluidity and seem stuck, like trudging through water. It seems so poor, that we do wonder how they managed to release a game, with animations and a user interface written it seems in nothing more than 'Dark Basic'.

Sure the landscaping looks fine, but the problem is, even on our high spec' pc, we've had to turn all the graphic settings down to the absolutely minimum to achieve a decent frame rate.

Sigil could have done so much better than this.


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