Windows Vista Platform Update

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Windows Vista Upgrade
Microsoft has began porting the features of Windows 7 back into Vista, which also means bringing the latest DirectX version to the operating system too. The features will be made available in a Windows update download, labelled as recommended. The updated platform will allow users to run the latest version of the DirectX engine on Windows Vista. However, there is a catch, it will only work on editions of Vista with Service Pack 2 installed, meaning those using SP1 or RTM versions will have to upgrade using Windows update.
DirectX 11, one of the big selling points of windows 7, will now be available to existing Vista users, as well as components such as DirectWrite, Direct2D, Direct3D 11, Direct3D 10 Level 9, and DXGI 1.1. It is most likely to come in a third service pack, although Microsoft refused to comment on wether or not the DirectX 11 would be available to users as a standalone package. They plan to launch the updated platform some time around the official Windows 7 launch, although the beta can be downloaded from Microsoft's website now. We all know this is just another fix that they have thought of to try and save Vista's reputation, which is, quite frankly too late as we all know Windows 7 is what Vista should have been.
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04-09-2009, 14:20:51

Selling my parts from my monsta build and this is what i have left.

Custom White powdercoated outside/satin black powdercoat inside Lian li V 2000

Mods done to case.
1/Both side panels have rad cuts in the lower part and have mesh fitted.
2/2 X 140mm fan holes cut on the top of the case near the back,fitted with custom made fan grill powdercoated white.
3/Drivebay bezel`s replaced with Lian li mesh version powdercoated white( needs one)
3/Lian li EX-33 hard drive caddy powdercoated white
4/Lian li DVD cover powdercoated white
5/Power button replaced by a black bulgin with white ring led
6/Lian li caster`s have been replaced with the black version
7/Motherboard tray cuts for cpu and power cables
8/Smoked plexi window with 120mm fan hold cut to help cool the videocard.


I have put back in all the lower drivebays an so on incase buyer wanted them,case will be shipped in its own box.

Asking £165

Monsta now sold on another forum.

Will take BT or Paypal

Please dont post in the thread if not interested,thanks

06-09-2009, 16:55:07

Price drops.

07-09-2009, 20:55:51

what a sin, very cheap for some awesomeness, do u accept 165 inc. shipping to Brazil?

It would be just lovely! :P

09-09-2009, 11:19:54

Case now sold on another forum,mods please close and thanks for the use of the forum :)

09-09-2009, 12:00:24

Lets hope she goes to a good home.


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