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  1. My plans for the year are to finally replace my case fans, saying I have a few that stopped spinning. If I had the money (or if I find it), I do want to build a minitix rig for bringing to a friends if I want to LAN it up. We get together on weekends and my current case is just too big and heavy for my liking.
  2. I got a compound bow a year ago, shot it a few times. I would like to go hunting, but the only person I know who hunts is not currently someone I am getting along with.
  3. I am ashamed that one of my favorite shows is Gossip Girl. Other top shows are King of the Hill and Futurama. The Current Watching List is: 1) House 2) Parks and Rec 3) The Office (when my GF isn't around) I need to watch this Game of Thrones show everyone keeps talking about.
  4. I have a copy of Half-Life 2 I will give away for free! Save you $5! I would love Medal of Honor.
  5. Hey I am in! This is why I should log in more often, fun giveaways!
  6. Great build! Got some nice ideas for my own case if I ever decide to shut my computer off long enough to work on it.
  7. I didn't think this would turn into such a discussion! As for the games that I am playing, mostly things on steam, with the newest being borderlands 2. I want to be able to play BF4, CoD, Assasin's Creed, and other future games like that. Graphics isn't the top priority, but I would like to get the best bang for the buck. If this rig doesn't really perform how I want, I will just hand it down to my girlfriend and build something that will work more like I want. She doesn't play too many graphics heavy games, mostly just wants to be able to play co-op with me and do some digital art work stuff.
  8. Thanks for the advice. I looked at what you had, and I still wanted to the 8 cores, but that was more of just because I could. I switched to the HD7970 and dropped the ram down to 8 gb to keep the 8 core cpu. I went with a cheaper board too. I ordered a 250gb SSD too using my old dell account, so I will pay for that over time. Not the best idea but I wanted it for the build up front.
  9. So my old q6600 is no longer performing the way I want it to, so it is time for a new rig. My budget on this is only around 500, so I am already way over budget. How does the build look? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Zyyw I could drop the SSD to save some money, but I wouldn't really apply it to upgrade anything (maybe to a 8350, but probably not). I honestly won't OC it, I just want something that will last me 2-3 years. edit: case will be an old antec 300 I have, and the psu is a 750w corsair.
  10. Long story short: Need an ecommerce or shopping cart solution for online sales at work. This type of thing is new for us at work. I have been looking at volusion, and I like the backend of it, but I am told that if you aren't big on web development, it can be a bit tedious. I really like how it handles products and orders. What we don't like is expensive costs to get it to work with our other software (accounting and shipping). The bosses don't like that expense. My main boss said to look into just paying someone to make a site too, so its all upfront, but no monthly fee (or transaction fees). Is it worth trying to reinvent the wheel (so to speak) creating a custom solution? Ideally I would like an easy to use admin portal to handle sales and products. Is it even possible to reasonably link an online store with our accounting software (Sage 50) and shipping (UPS Worldship) and not need an in depth admin panel? I know volusion will link to UPS, and they said Sage is possible (they have never run into it yet, since most people use Quickbooks), but that is at a very expensive level. Or should we have someone develop our site, and still just use volusion? I am kind of at a stand still here on what to do, and our timeframe is getting small.
  11. CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P RAM: G.Skill 2x1GB DDR2 GPU: nVidia 9800 GT Storage: 2x 1Tb WD Black, 1x 1Tb WD Green Chassis: Antec 900 (first version) Cooling: Zalman 9500 PSU: Corsair 750W Display: LG 20-21 inch widescreen Audio: Eagle 2.1 Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Mouse: Logitech G5, when it wants to work (they have bad cables) Country: USA!
  12. I want to keep at or around 400 for ram, board, and cpu. Video cards can come later, but I am thinking around 300-400
  13. I am not against buying used. Most of my builds have been used parts. I think every stick of ram and CPU I have used in the last... 8 years was bought used from Doc. I would like to SLI but it may be out of my cost range right now. I am using the 750 because I already have that, along with the case. I will look into the i5 route. Thanks for the advice both of you.
  14. Just picked this car up a couple weeks ago. Upgrade from the Police Interceptor I was dumping money into (gas tank and repairs!) Had less then 60k, bought it for trade in value. 2009 Saturn Aura
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