Delurking and saying hello

By iphigenie · 5 replies
Nov 3, 2007
  1. Hi everyone

    I figure before I start a rant about my £$%"^%^£ puters I might as well introduce myself

    handle: iphigenie / superiphi / azzurre / zenaide

    main computer use (when not working): gaming, faffing about downloading demos and software often out of sheer curiosity, messing around with webservers, networking,wasting time online.

    other hobbies: photography, being a film nut, good food, outdoors. simple things, really.

    building own pcs since: 1996 - I always think I have seen it all and always it turns out I am wrong.

    Even though I play games a lot, I tend to be always 1-2 steps behind the top stuff - I cant see the point to pay through the nose to beta test flaky new hardware. And nowadays 4-5 year old hardware can still perform up to scratch for 90% of anything we can think of doing on a PC. Hence my still having 2 PCs with socket 7 - they are plenty good to play guild wars, wow, and warhammer online and tf2 which is where most of my gaming time goes nowadays. So I still upgrade and maintain these old machines...

    which is where all my trouble began...
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, iphigenie, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

    Please take a look at the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible :)

    Message for all newcomers

    SNGX1275's Guide to making a good post/thread

    The Techspot FAQ

    If you could take a minute to fill in some of your profile information that would be helpful to all members of the forum :)
    Knowing someone's location in the world can be extremely helpful, even if you just put a country.

    Also remember to post any problems or questions that you have in the appropriate forums

    It's good to meet you and i hope you enjoy it here :)
  3. iphigenie

    iphigenie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    already done all that :p
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    nice one :D

    most people never put a location in so i give them the link. personally i fiddle around with things before i use them ;)

    if you've read the other pages too then that's a bonus in my books :grinthumb
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello iphigenie and welcome to Techspot.

    I`m very pleased to meet you.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  6. iphigenie

    iphigenie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Howard and Dave

    Daveskater, I am like you. I explore profile and options before I do my first post.

    I cant say that my first post is anything like the example first post - I think I have been far sloppier and managed to have 2 machines "die" on me in a week. Feeling rather foolish and I guess I had to tell it as it is and not make it look like I had been any less stupid...

    Anyway it's here and it will explain why my evening has started with trawling ebay for socket A motherboards. I ended up bidding for and winning a mobo for another chip as I cannot resist a bargain.

    PS: looking at your pc profiles I will have to make mine more detailed I guess
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