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    Channel 5 - The Gadget Show - 23/10/2006

    As some of you are aware, last night on the gadget show they had a little challenge for the presenter who had 500 pounds to get a system.

    1 of them opted for an off the shelf system, while the other was built using components.

    You can see the brief write-up of the section of the show HERE

    On that link to the channel 5 website is all the information regarding parts used, build information and also what parts were used to build the system.
    Last edited by Lee H; 14-11-2006 at 06:24 PM.

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    Very nice

    Shocking how much you have to drop to get below 500 quid though - small increases in budget really pay dividends around this range.

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    Always knew self build was best.
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    you are evidently very pleased with the performance of the parts provided by you and was also a bit of free advertising.
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    How much did you pay for that advert then Lee?
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    Nothing was paid for that at all

    I didn't even know about it till last night when I got an MSN message off someone saying put channel 5 on quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    Nothing was paid for that at all

    I didn't even know about it till last night when I got an MSN message off someone saying put channel 5 on quick.
    I was quite taken aback when I saw it - I record TGS because it's so full of rubbish normally but when they picked a DECENT supplier (my fave!) I nearly choked on my kebab Shame the rest of the program was dross as per usual.. Thank god for Sky+ and 16X FF!
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    Nice to see a decent Parts supplier kick a pre-builts systems arse tbh. Good work lads (you couldn't have paid for better advertising btw)
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    If only john barnes presented that show...it would have been a dream come true
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    Does this mean Scan will now soft focus'd with 80's music playing in the backgroud?

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    did he not buy any speakers? :s

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackofalltrades View Post
    did he not buy any speakers? :s
    The monitor had some
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    I didn't realise the graphics card was responsible for stuff like applying filters in photoshop and encoding movies.

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    I was watching last night aswell and i thought "hey that's scans listing!". Not bad, nice promo for scan too!

    I still think it's a bit over the top to say straight out "building from scratch is far better" because it all depends on what the buyer wants really!

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