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Old 11-09-2012, 05:01 PM   #101
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I have that monitor. Double plus good. I think I have 1 dead pixel, but it's over 2 years old now, so that's not bad.

How are you getting $125? I see $159 and a $20 off coupon code.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:04 PM   #102
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Wow, that's a hell of a good deal on what ought to be a pretty reliable unit.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:36 PM   #103
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Plus a $15 MIR. You guys confirmed it. I'm buying it
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:53 PM   #104
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I got a good deal on that monitor 2 years ago for $159.

Not sure if that says a lot about its reliablity, or the ridiculousness that is computer monitors (all being 1080p).
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:52 PM   #105
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Picked up an i5-3570k from microcenter today. Got a gigabyte Z77X-D3H too. Wanted to get a UD3H, but they were out. The D3H should be fine for a mild air cooled overclock. Picked up a cheap keyboard and mouse too. Only thing left is a case. I'd like to get the Fractal Arc Midi, but I'm gonna see what deals pop up in the next week and a half. Getting pretty excited to build this sucker
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:57 PM   #106
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Nice. I'm lazy so I still have the OEM fan and heatsink installed. I have a nice one, and at some point I'll put it in, but right now I am doing fine at 4GHz with no voltage bump, so I am not in a big hurry.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #107
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The arc midi went on sale for $60 this morning, so I have all my parts ordered. Now I just have to wait to go back to school (where I shipped all my parts) to build it. Final bill was $684.23 for everything. Pretty darn good price if you ask me
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #108
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Nice price on a nice build
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #109
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Some time back, I'd mentioned how in the late 90s, there was a trend in overclocking which involved submerging the entire PC into a fish tank filled with mineral oil. (This was before "water blocks" existed as we know them today.)

Turns out that at least one manufacturer has actually created a PC case which is, in effect, a giant plastic fish tank intended to be filled with mineral oil!

Looking for an unconventional case to show off and a matching cooling solution to go with it? Boutique PC maker Puget Systems has announced a new revision of their unique aquarium PC, which submerges your machine's components in mineral oil to keep them cool -- needless to say it's not for the faint of heart. The Aquarium PC V4 is available as a do-it-yourself kit for adventurous users who would like to experiment with alternative cooling solutions.

The company first started offering a DIY kit for mineral oil submerged computers in 2008. Since then, they've apparently seen enough demand for the aquarium PC that they decided to purchase a laser cutting machine to start manufacturing the kits entirely in-house. This allowed them to bring down costs and create a much more finely tuned product.

Puget explains the difference with their previous V3 kit: "Instead of large bulky bracing, we cut it down to only what is necessary. Instead of dual pumps with complicated interconnects, we run a single more powerful pump. This leads to a dramatic decrease in complication, assembly, number of parts needed, [] and less points of possible failure"



The V4 kit will run you $596 plus shipping and includes a 12-gallon tank and cover, acrylic motherboard tray, 7 slot I/O shield, power cord, power/HDD LEDs, power switch, PCI SATA and power bracket, 3-inch brushed nickel wire handles, hard drive mounts that go above the surface, Watercool MO_RA3 Pro radiator and a radiator stand, submersible Swiftech MCP35X pump, 5 feet of half-inch tubing, and all necessary screws, barbs, and fittings.

This isn't a joke, it's actually a real product. DIY Computers: Mineral Oil Aquarium PC - Kits Available
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:41 PM   #110
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Yep, that's the one I was too lazy to go find when we first started talking about it. It's pretty cool.

Also when I win the lottery and/or Obama gives me a bunch of moneys I would totally get one of those just to have it and brag about it.

Oh cool computer. Too bad it's not in a tank of mineral oil.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:45 AM   #111
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Dear Joe,

I added a 2nd hard drive to my computer over the weekend. During that time, I added a spare 2nd case fan in the front to draw air in. My GPU reports much cooler temps and I was able to overclock it a bit further from 575MHz to 700Mhz.

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P.S. I didn't hack away the metal "mesh" because I was way too lazy and I half-assed the install anyways.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:38 PM   #112
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During that time, I added a spare 2nd case fan in the front to draw air in. My GPU reports much cooler temps and I was able to overclock it a bit further from 575MHz to 700Mhz.
Interesting.

I wonder how much cooler than 39 my new card would run while operating at 1 Ghz if I added a second case fan?

I guess we'll never know.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #113
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Dude. I got a dell. I had to solder to extend wiring harness long enough to power drive let anlone the gpu
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I had to solder to extend wiring harness long enough to power drive let anlone the gpu
You let them do it, didn't you? You let them put the creature inside your ear, and now that your mind is under their control, you've been reduced to babbling gibberish.

THIS is why the regulations state that we're supposed to keep our helmets on and securely latched, even when all indications are that the atmosphere is breathable.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #115
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lol. txting and driving.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #116
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Got this thing up and running. It is amazing how much faster it is then my old piece of crap laptop. Thoroughly enjoying it
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Alright guys, I have a few more questions.

Would you buy this? Newegg.com - Acer G246HLAbd Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Also, I need some opinions on wireless mouse and keyboard combos. I know they are generally frowned upon, but I need them for when I use my 32" tv as a monitor and lay on my couch.

Serious business guys.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:46 PM   #118
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wireless keyboard/mouse for use on the couch? Get one of the keyboards with a track pad on it. Basically a laptop keyboard without the rest of the laptop. Dont know any brands for those though.

I just got 16gb of ram delivered for my work laptop. Waiting for the tech to install it since there is a high chance of breaking the keyboard/its a complete pain in the *** on my work station. I'm very tempted to do the 2 easy sticks, but I dont want to get my pee pee slapped
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #119
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I got this one for my mediacenter.

It's not as good as having a real mouse, but it works MUCH better than a real mouse when lying on the couch. Which I do a lot of, so I should know.
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So who wants to help to compile parts to build myself an x-mas gift? My computer can barely handle starting up, let alone processing my cat photos.
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