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When it comes to Paint.NET on the Mac, there are two options.

1. Pay $80 for Parallels Desktop. It's quite good.

2. Donate a few hundred thousand US$ so I can fund development of a Mac port.

Clearly, #1 is the better alternative unless you want to deploy Paint.NET to 5,000 Macintoshes.

Likin' the sound of number 2, any volunteers?

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Go for the XFX one, I do believe they have a double lifetime warrenty.

Of course, if you really wanted a good value, you could go for a Radeon 4870, like here. I understand that you've had a bad experience with ATI, but I can vouch for this generation, they're beastly.

While I can deal with processor's fine enough, I'm stumped about graphic cards. I've narrowed it down to three, which one would be the best from the Radeon 4870?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102810

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150338

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814129113

Either the XFX or the Sapphire cards would be good deals. If you want to go a tad higher scale, get this: link. It equates to performance a bit higher than the Geforce GTX 260+.

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Uhh . . . dude, first of all, you have really bad grammar . . . and secondly, tomorrow, is valentines day . . . today is just Black Friday.

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Sorry if I seem a little harsh, but when I was twelve (I'm only fourteen now) I knew the special days that Australia has. At that age I also knew how to construct a very legible sentence to get my point across.

I'm sorry if that sounds mean, but that stuff is pretty basic school stuff.

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Uhh . . . dude, first of all, you have really bad grammar . . . and secondly, tomorrow, is valentines day . . . today is just Black Friday.

fine, ill use proper grammer, jeez.

today is valentines, as i mentioned, in australia. you know, AUSTRALIA?

that country in the southern hemisphere? the country that had a massive bushfire on sunday (saturday for you -.-)

sigh,

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I just accidently visited the most messed up site I have ever seen. I never knew anything like that existed. Picture real life Saw. The frontpage is covered in different screenshots of up close torturing. I think I may vomit now. I am officially scarred for the rest of my life, no doubt. I'm not even joking, I will never forget that.

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Okay, so from the below items, if I were to build a custom computer with these things, it would cost me $1423.91, or £980. Which isn't bad seeing as computers which are pre-built which are a lot poorer than this cost about £850.

Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.66 Ghz

750GB Hard Drive

Radeon HD 4870 1GB

700W PSU

Intel X58 ATX Motherboard

CORSAIR 6GB RAM (3 x 2GB)

Sony DVD Drive

22" widescreen monitor

Wired keyboard (with a cool backlight :) )

Wired mouse

Now I just need a OS, and Office 2003 (I hate Ribbons, and it'll be cheaper of course)

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Okay, so from the below items, if I were to build a custom computer with these things, it would cost me $1423.91, or £980. Which isn't bad seeing as computers which are pre-built which are a lot poorer than this cost about £850.

Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.66 Ghz

750GB Hard Drive

Radeon HD 4870 1GB

700W PSU

Intel X58 ATX Motherboard

CORSAIR 6GB RAM (3 x 2GB)

Sony DVD Drive

22" widescreen monitor

Wired keyboard (with a cool backlight :) )

Wired mouse

Now I just need a OS, and Office 2003 (I hate Ribbons, and it'll be cheaper of course)

Looks like a very solid system. Go for it!

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Okay, so from the below items, if I were to build a custom computer with these things, it would cost me $1423.91, or £980. Which isn't bad seeing as computers which are pre-built which are a lot poorer than this cost about £850.

Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.66 Ghz

750GB Hard Drive

Radeon HD 4870 1GB

700W PSU

Intel X58 ATX Motherboard

CORSAIR 6GB RAM (3 x 2GB)

Sony DVD Drive

22" widescreen monitor

Wired keyboard (with a cool backlight :) )

Wired mouse

Now I just need a OS, and Office 2003 (I hate Ribbons, and it'll be cheaper of course)

Looks good. You ever used Thermaltake PSU's ?, I have to ask as I have only had 2 and I can tell you Thermaltake is good at making cases but PSU have had some major problems. My 1st one died in a few months at my mom and dads house. My 2nd one which is now in my back room worked for a year and a half before it one day killed my Motherboard and died as well at my apartment.

After talking to some people I was told that Tt PSU are not to good and was talked into buying a PC Power and Cooling 750W. So far it good, and gets rid of heat better then the Tt one which had 2 big fans. it also cheaper then the one you picked as you save $30 and then there a $35 MIR that drops the price down to $105.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817703009

Make sure you read up on what people have to say on parts before you buy them. When it comes to PSU's, you don't want to just buy one because it says it got a lot of watts. You want to make sure it a good quality one that will last and not cause problems.

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Looks good. You ever used Thermaltake PSU's ?, I have to ask as I have only had 2 and I can tell you Thermaltake is good at making cases but PSU have had some major problems. My 1st one died in a few months at my mom and dads house. My 2nd one which is now in my back room worked for a year and a half before it one day killed my Motherboard and died as well at my apartment.

After talking to some people I was told that Tt PSU are not to good and was talked into buying a PC Power and Cooling 750W. So far it good, and gets rid of heat better then the Tt one which had 2 big fans. it also cheaper then the one you picked as you save $30 and then there a $35 MIR that drops the price down to $105.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817703009

Make sure you read up on what people have to say on parts before you buy them. When it comes to PSU's, you don't want to just buy one because it says it got a lot of watts. You want to make sure it a good quality one that will last and not cause problems.

I agree here, PC Power and Cooling has a good reputation in the PSU market.

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A new record for teenage pregnancies, again. And my city, Dundee is apparantly the worst in the UK for teenage pregnancies. Oh, it's also the worst for heroine. Somehow I find it very hard to be proud of my city.

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And Dennis, 45, said: “He could have shrugged his shoulders and sat at home on his Playstation. But he has been at the hospital every day."
Giving credit where credit is due, the (grand)father is quite correct. There's not much point grumbling about the (shocking) situation, so it should be seen as a blessing that the newborn will see support - for the time being - from the father and grandparents.

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I'm learning to ride a bicycle for the first time. I can now balance and maintain a relatively straight path, barring the very occasional swerves and detours. To quote my thinking at the time:

'I'll focus on an object in front and head for that.'

'That blue car looks a decent enough target.'

[...]

'Oh, okay, this white van to the left of me is a more attractive destination, it seems.'

Steering is for the next lesson.

Yes, I am eighteen, so that's eighteen years of not riding a bike.

Turning your attention to the underground, I've also been digging a lot lately, much to my pleasure, with other archaeology volunteer work mere weeks ahead. I'm a very happy man. I should upload photographs.

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1. Saying have fun with that is great lulz isn't it?

The guy was making a valid suggestion, and honestly, Rick - whom I respect and thank for his work by the way - was being bitter about it for no reason. Searching doesn't always work because the terms you have in mind aren't necessarily those that the thread contains.

2. On a lighter note, it's sharpest tool in the shed, not brightest. Tools generally don't generate light. :P

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