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    'New' PC things I hate.

    I hate the cheap sata cables supplied by some manufacturers - the connectors on the ends break too easily!

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    Windows 7 and office 2007/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    I hate the cheap sata cables supplied by some manufacturers - the connectors on the ends break too easily!
    I'll echo that statement as well

    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab
    Windows 7 and office 2007/10
    Sounds to me like somebody is afraid of change

    Open your arms and embrace it!

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    The stupid retail heatsinks that come with Intel chips. I go into a sweat whenever I have to put one of those things on.

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    Agreed with the Intel heatsinks. It's not new, but I just destroyed a LGA775 retail HSF simply by putting it back on. The plastic clips going into the board itself is a stupid idea. AMD has that spot on.

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    Cheap PSUs, although I must say *touch wood* my cheap ass PSU that came with my case has lasted 3 years and now happily runs my AMD Phenom II X4 with 8GB RAM...

    oh, and any more jokes about *Touch Wood* and we'll have a words... lol

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    Badly laid out MoBo's are a huge annoyance for me: my brothers PC's MoBo has a little bank of capacitors sat right next to the AGP locking clip, positioned perfectly for getting snapped off if your finger slips

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    AMD has that spot on.
    oh god I used to hate it when you had to use a screwdriver to apply downward pressure and hook it under a clip. I used to have nightmares about the screwdriver slipping and putting a hole straight into the motherboard :X

    My Intel Core i7 920 heatsink was stressless, just 4 clips pushed in without a ton of pressure required.

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    Inanimate/non software related equipment marked "Windows 7/vista/xp ready"

    MY 20 YEAR OLD MONITOR IS CAPABLE OF RUNNING ON WINDOWS 7! THE NAPKIN FROM LAST WEEKS KEBAB IS MORE SUITED TO HOLD THAT LABEL THAN YOUR MONITOR!

    Oh, and labelling stuff as different and charging for it for absolutely no difference whatsoever....

    Yes I'm looking at you cable manufacturers who released "Sata3.0" cables THAT ARE EXACTLY THE SAME AS SATA2.0 CABLES!

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    As far as I know, monitors being labeled Windows Vista/7 ready means that they support HDCP, although it's rarely used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    As far as I know, monitors being labeled Windows Vista/7 ready means that they support HDCP, although it's rarely used.
    even when they don't have a HDMI or DVI port on them? HDCP only applies to those two last i heard, VGA socket has no HDCP compliance...

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    ah right, then it makes no sense for a VGA monitor to have that :P

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    Not PC as such but I hate one thing.

    MACS

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    Quote Originally Posted by mthomas08 View Post
    Not PC as such but I hate one thing.

    MACS
    Uh oh..

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    Some one had to! And for the 1st time its me!



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