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Most of the sites now have 23" monitors. I'm talking probably several hundred 23" monitors just bought this summer. TBH, I don't see why. They had pretty good 19" before that and there was NOTHING wrong with them! 19" WS monitors are MORE THAN acceptable for general purpose library computers.

And most of the PCs have the previous generation i3 processors which, again, are more than enough for what they're being used for.

Have you got the 2500K? I got one a few weeks ago from the States for £135 (retail version).
Yeah, my specs are in my sig. They're a bit lackluster at the moment as I was waiting for funds for watercooling and still haven't got around to it. Still toying with upgrading my 20" monitor too. I think my girlfriend might kill me if I did though as this one isn't even that old...

Crikey, our library computers have (iirc) 19" old school square LCDs. They're still more than ample for a library computer. 23" monitors and i6s sound a bit absurd for a library setup. Surely there is something better they could be spending the money on? Or do a lot of the courses such as eng/compsci use very processor heavy tasks? Would make sense why they opted for the hyperthreading on the 2600k. Now that you mention it I think my library comps might have old Nehelem architecture i3s.

I love states prices, I go out there once or twice a year but have never bought hardware out there, just basic things like rads/blocks for A. fear of DOAs/RMAs and if the postage service goes to **** as I'd buy it online at Newegg or similar.
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Yeah, my specs are in my sig. They're a bit lackluster at the moment as I was waiting for funds for watercooling and still haven't got around to it. Still toying with upgrading my 20" monitor too. I think my girlfriend might kill me if I did though as this one isn't even that old...

Crikey, our library computers have (iirc) 19" old school square LCDs. They're still more than ample for a library computer. 23" monitors and i6s sound a bit absurd for a library setup. Surely there is something better they could be spending the money on? Or do a lot of the courses such as eng/compsci use very processor heavy tasks? Would make sense why they opted for the hyperthreading on the 2600k. Now that you mention it I think my library comps might have old Nehelem architecture i3s.

I love states prices, I go out there once or twice a year but have never bought hardware out there, just basic things like rads/blocks for A. fear of DOAs/RMAs and if the postage service goes to **** as I'd buy it online at Newegg or similar.
Well, I've only seen 1 or 2 of the 2600s, and this was at hospital sites, not the main campus library - I have no idea what they have there.

Not everything was cheaper there, the mobos were pretty much the same price and RAM was a little cheaper, about £5-10 less for the sticks I got.

I'm building a budget 2500K rig now (first build). I don't game so I'm not getting a GPU right now. Mainly will be running photoshop so not really graphics heavy. When I have more money I'll probably get a 560ti or something (I don't know much about GPUs).
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Well, I've only seen 1 or 2 of the 2600s, and this was at hospital sites, not the main campus library - I have no idea what they have there.

Not everything was cheaper there, the mobos were pretty much the same price and RAM was a little cheaper, about £5-10 less for the sticks I got.

I'm building a budget 2500K rig now (first build). I don't game so I'm not getting a GPU right now. Mainly will be running photoshop so not really graphics heavy. When I have more money I'll probably get a 560ti or something (I don't know much about GPUs).
You seem to have done most of the legwork yourself. A GPU is arguably the easiest bit to upgrade. It's mostly a case of checking if anywhere else there would be a bottleneck (which from the sounds of it there wouldn't be) and what res/quality you'll want to play at. Price, arguably is the most limiting factor in picking a GPU though really.

If you want any help just give me a shout. The 560ti is a pretty solid mid range part though. It sounds like the 7 AMD or 6 series Nvid might be out by the time you upgrade though.
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The gunners managed to get on everyones wick yet again today, turning up to a clinic when it was supposed to be scheduled for someone else. The worst thing is I'm with them again for my next rotation, great.
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The gunners managed to get on everyones wick yet again today, turning up to a clinic when it was supposed to be scheduled for someone else. The worst thing is I'm with them again for my next rotation, great.
Kill them.
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The gunners managed to get on everyones wick yet again today, turning up to a clinic when it was supposed to be scheduled for someone else. The worst thing is I'm with them again for my next rotation, great.
Time for a team intervention, I feel.
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Time for a team intervention, I feel.
That would be the sensible thing to do. The doctors are getting wind of it now too, without us even saying anything.
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The gunners managed to get on everyones wick yet again today, turning up to a clinic when it was supposed to be scheduled for someone else. The worst thing is I'm with them again for my next rotation, great.
Is that kind of behaviour pretty wide-spread then? Was it in pre-clins too?
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Whew, another formative passed with very little revision - like a bawss.
You revise for formatives? :confused:
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That's amazing. Scrolling along someone pops into my head for each one.

Although I'm scared because "perpetually enraged" actually sounds like me although I am only really annoyed by our gunner/one-track mind hybrid so I suppose that makes it slightly more acceptable
Wonder who that could be...
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Is that kind of behaviour pretty wide-spread then? Was it in pre-clins too?
Apparently so! Seems there's always one. Or two.

Not so much in pre-clins, as its not the same environment meaning only a couple of people can be in one place at any time. Although you could tell who would be like that, the ones sitting in the middle of the front row, running up to the lecturer at the end and asking stupid questions to sound clever.

Watch out for them, you've been warned!
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Time for a team intervention, I feel.
Community beating?
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Community beating?
Perhaps tempting, but probably not the most subtle/GMC-friendly way of making your point.
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It's a shame my upcoming paeds/GP/derm exam doesn't test me at giving flu vaccines, doing them like a pro now.

Hi have you had a flu vaccine before? Any allergies to vaccines or antibiotics etc etc etc. expel bubbles , stab. Next! :p:
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you know who i hate, those students who seem like a pushover (quiet, shy, socially awkward) and then they latch on to your opportunities, clinics, consultants, etc. and are gunners deep inside... these are sly. and unfortunately I'm with one for most of this year. Joy.
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If I was to present something at a regional level, what sort of evidence would I need to say I'd done it? :holmes:
they usually provide certificates for attendance/presentation
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The gunners managed to get on everyones wick yet again today, turning up to a clinic when it was supposed to be scheduled for someone else. The worst thing is I'm with them again for my next rotation, great.
Don't the docs get pissed? I don't understand why they'd crash a clinic, did they miss theirs or something?

Surely the docs would realise if they were expecting 3 med students called X Y anf Z but five called X Y Z, P and Q turned up? Reckon you could make a complaint to your year co-ordinators to get them to send an email around saying people should only go to clinics they're assigned and anyone else will be sent home?

They did something similar with our anatomy sessions. For different reasons though, people were top loading Tuesday afternoon sessions to get off early on a Friday.
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too much work! I swear medicine was never this hard >_>
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I'm sitting next to Becca-Sarah :teeth:

Clearly I should be listening in this lovely lecture about bone... :ninja:
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You seem to have done most of the legwork yourself. A GPU is arguably the easiest bit to upgrade. It's mostly a case of checking if anywhere else there would be a bottleneck (which from the sounds of it there wouldn't be) and what res/quality you'll want to play at. Price, arguably is the most limiting factor in picking a GPU though really.

If you want any help just give me a shout. The 560ti is a pretty solid mid range part though. It sounds like the 7 AMD or 6 series Nvid might be out by the time you upgrade though.
lol more i7s at Hammersmith Hospital, and they all have 8Gb of RAM.
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