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  1. Yeah, just going to use the integrated graphics. I am just getting used to a DSLR. Never had one before but we wanted one now that we have a little girl. And trying to start a small business, so that'll help with photos of product.
  2. So after changing my mind a few times and a few $$$ setbacks (bought a Canon T3, that set the computer budget back) I finally got everything ordered. I already had the case, SSD, PSU and router though. Got those earlier in the year, picked them up when the rebates were good (received all rebates) and Shell Shocker Deals. I'm not a gamer so the integrated graphics will do fine for now. To me, this seems like a nice build for a family computer. CPU: i5-2500K Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1333 CD/DVD/BD: LG WH12LS30 12X BD-R PSU: OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ600SXS2 600W SSD: Kingston V100 Series 64GB HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ Case: NZXT M59 Router: TRENDnet TEW-652BRP Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
  3. So my wife and I started a small business making hair bows for infants and toddlers and also a little bit of clothing. We are in need of a logo now. I can picture it in my head, but I can't put it into an actual design, I can't draw and I don't know how to use GIMP or Inkscape. The name of the business is Olives and Belles. I would like an olive and a bell wrapped in a bow for our logo. I did a crappy one that will give you the idea. We would like it to look fancy, I guess is the best way to describe it. This would be our logo that would be embroidered and silk screened onto shirts and also used for business cards. So having a good vector image would be great. Sooooo, can anyone help? If someone wanted to take a shot at it and design it for the fun of it for us that would be great, but we would also be willing to pay someone to design our logo. Hopefully we can get the exact logo we want so we could then copyright the logo (I'm doing the business completely legit, license, fictitious business name, seller's permit, etc.) I have attached the Olives and Belles crappy logo and also a bow my wife did for Memorial Day/4th of July.
  4. I just bought a Canon T3. Sears had a good deal on it. I don't quite know what I'm doing, but I love the camera. Here's a picture of a stuffed monkey I took at the Fresno Zoo. I was figuring out how to use f and blur the background.
  5. Check out www.newegg.com or www.wirefly.com for cell phones.
  6. What shocks me? Almost everything that Obama says.
  7. Thunderbolt!!! Or hold out a little bit longer for the 3D phones.
  8. Couldn't find Steve, so The Woz will have to do.
  9. No problems really. Mine was lowered (maybe 3 inch clearance), Supra style wing, tinted all around, PaceSetter Headers, modified Honda intake (basically hacked in half), clear corners, disabled the flip headlights (you could still get good lighting), custom Mandrel bent MagnaFlow exhaust, nice stereo (forgot what I had) and a few cosmetic things (interior pieces painted white, etc.). It was getting to around 150,000 miles, I just replaced the starter and front axles and I was going to college at the time so I sold it and got a brand new Kia Sephia (dumb choice) so I would have a more reliable car. It was a peppy little car. Definitely stood out from all the Civics at the time (1999). No good stories. I swear that thing could make a 90 degree turn at any speed though!
  10. Just wondering what OS everyone is running on their phone. Google Android for me. I have a HTC Incredible running Cyanogen Mod 7.
  11. I got lucky and was given a broken 1968 Mustang. Spent my entire summer between Junior and Senior year working and fixing it (replaced crankshaft, main/rod bearings, gaskets, etc.) It eventually was a really nice Baby Blue Mustang. Nothing fancy, pretty much stock, but it was nice. My second car was a 1991 Geo Storm GSi!! I was even on the GSOP (Geo Storm Owners Page)!!
  12. EVGA GTX 460 (Newegg) With the rebate and Photoshop Elements 9, this is looking like a really good deal to me. I was already thinking about getting Photoshop Elements and then a $30 MIR, it seems perfect. I'm looking at keeping it under $200 max for a video card. Not much of a gamer. Anyone think of a better deal?
  13. I doubt it's "that uneven", but if you wanna make it flat: http://youtu.be/sVXuZTuoEuE http://youtu.be/5L1s1-nXj0o
  14. I hate it and I don't even have it. My friend that I play on Xbox Live with has it and it's fine most of the time, but sometimes it will lag and kick us out of a game. And its usually when I'm on a Killstreak.
  15. Just wanted you guys to know Fry's has the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus for $19.99 w/mail in rebate. Really good deal!!! Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
  16. Thanks. I voted for you in the polls by the way.
  17. A $100-200 I would guess. I am not really sure on that. Video cards have such a wide range of price, I really don't know what to say. I was thinking it wouldn't be much since gaming isn't a priority.
  18. I need some help with selecting a video card and a TV tuner. I am currently in the process of building a computer. I am not much a PC gamer, Xbox is what I play, but that could change with the new computer. I'll be using the computer mainly for family photos and videos, doing a little editing and making BluRays from them. I will be hooking this up to my Samsung DLP (I was hoping I could get something besides this, http://www.tru3d.com/3D_Displays/Samsung_DLP.php to get 3D) and would like to record HDTV from cable. I would also love to watch the recorded cable and anything else on my Incredible. This is new to me, so if anyone could help out, that would be a great help. Everyone has been a big help on this forum, thanks! I can't wait to actually get everything so I can finally get some overclocking questions posted.
  19. CDs....pppssshhh! I found a box of these at work.
  20. Ahhh. I get it. Was thinking about that or online storage.
  21. If the 1TB fails wouldn't I be in the same boat? I'm looking for performance for editing photos/videos and the burning to BluRay. I do appreciate your help. As far as the 2700k, its only $100 more than the 2500k and this will be the family computer for a while. Might as well go big now.... while the wife let's me. And I was thinking the 1TB but I had to ask around
  22. I am currently building a system and I have a 64GB SSD for the OS and I am wondering what I should purchase next. Should I go with a 1TB HDD or would 2 500GB HDD in RAID 0 be better? Or is there another setup that I am missing? I am not much of a gamer. It would be mainly for photos, videos and such. I'll be using it to stream to my TV too. Any recomendations of HDDs? The Mobo and CPU will be an ASUS P8P67 and i2700K. Any help on a recomended set up would be great.
  23. Is there a way of getting BluRay 3D to my Samsung DLP? I know I can purchase http://www.tru3d.com/3D_Displays/Samsung_DLP.php and make it work, but I am about to build a new computer and would like to be able to run a HDMI from the computer to the DLP and play BluRays from the computer in 3D to the TV. Samsung DLPs are 60Hz and the old "Checkerboard" 3D.
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