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    {Guide} DELL INSPIRON N5110

    If you hit F12 at bios and wait a few seconds once the boot device selection menu shows, then select hard disk, the BIOS will initialise the drive in the caddy and it will show as a partition on your bootloader. This works for me with OSX in the internal drive, Windows 8 on the Caddy drive, both SSDs
  2. So long as your warranty means nothing, and you're not afraid to open the thing up and perform a few minor upgrades (adding ram, replacing mini pci-express wireless card) then the acer aspire one is spot on. Total including upgrades - £250.
  3. When you consider the Acer One comes in at £229 here in the UK (120GB hard drive model) and the lowest spec macbook at least £600, the choice is easy to make. Of course nothing is better than a genuine apple product, but being budget conscious, and if you dont need all the power the macbook offers, seems like a simple choice to me.
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    Best Netbook

    If you're not afraid of opening up your netbook and potentially voiding your warranty. The acer one is available for £229 here in the UK, with 120GB hard drive. Replacing the mini pci-express wireless card will give you a 99% compatible system to run leopard on (some minor issues with sound, no card reader and no sleep)
  5. OK so as a proof of concept this is fantastic, however I am sad to report that after 10 minutes of sound playback the sound distorts and goes garbled. I know this is only at alpha stage, but having sound *at all* is brilliant progress. I'll stay tuned for updates. Good luck to all the others trying it out as we speak! Iatkos 4i * Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro
  6. OK I am pleased to report that it works great so far (only had sound playing for a couple of minutes so far, there have been reports of sound degrading over 10-15 minutes. Specs: Iatkos 4i Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS platinum pro. Using optical output to Sony receiver - PCM 48KHz output - perfect.
  7. This is amazing news, just cracking the case open, and putting in my audigy 2 ZS platinum. Excited!
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    usb audio with optical spdif out. which one?

    I've got this Sweex USB soundcard, but cant get optical output to work? any ideas. I am running IATKOS 4i. Thanks!
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    USB Audio Problems / Recommendations?

    Thanks for this, can anyone confirm this card to be working with optical output? Dont wanna splash out any more money until I am certain it will work!
  10. I recently purchased a Sweex SC004 USB sound card, after seeing in the HCL that it should be 100% compatible (I'm running iatkos 4i). Whilst the card seems to work fine, I cannot get optical output to work at all. Any suggestions? Perhaps a setting I need to change? Further to this, if the above card does not work, can someone recommend a usb card that does work (on a budget of around £25 GBP) - it must have optical output that works (2 channel is fine, but 5.1 DTS/ACS pass through would be best). Thanks James
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    For Sale: UK Only - Shuttle KPC K45, boxed

    How much are you asking, including shipping within the UK? Does this have AGP/PCI express so I could perhaps add a graphics card? How much ram can the motherboard take?
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    Apple Wireless Keyboard For sale (UK)

    Ok seems fair enough. How do you want to be paid?
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    Apple Wireless Keyboard For sale (UK)

    Including postage? if so then how would you like to be paid?
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    [Wanted UK] Hackintosh

    Hi Folks, I'm looking for a fully working hackintosh system (just the base unit - no monitor etc.). Let me know what you've got, I am willing to pay up to £300 including shipping. This must be in the UK. I have over 280 positive ebay feedback and can pay via paypal, bank transfer, cheque etc. Thanks, James
  15. anyone know whether this will run osx? if so I may be interested.