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post #21 of 46
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Originally Posted by Methos07 View Post
I envy the modern wiring in your house. My breaker trips when I have a friend over, it's doopid.
The house I used to live in was the same way, brownouts killed a lot of routers too. And the breaker box was outside for some reason.

On topic, I know my single gtx480 and a gtx280 can bake my room to 90F+ during the summer, with the AC on constantly, but I'm also in an area that's been seeing 100+ highs the last month. I can't imagine it being anywhere near that in Seattle.

Either way, you have some lucky friends.
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post #22 of 46
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Originally Posted by SkoalFineCut View Post
The house I used to live in was the same way, brownouts killed a lot of routers too. And the breaker box was outside for some reason.

On topic, I know my single gtx480 and a gtx280 can bake my room to 90F+ during the summer, with the AC on constantly, but I'm also in an area that's been seeing 100+ highs the last month. I can't imagine it being anywhere near that in Seattle.

Either way, you have some lucky friends.
Pfft, we're lucky to have 1 or 2 days a year that even break 90.

On Topic: My MSI GTX480 Twin FrozII should be sitting outside my door by the time I get home!
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Yep, the GTX480 Twin FrozrII arrived today sealed and shiny new in retail box with all accessories. I condensed some pics into the second post on the first page as well as added two showing the new Twin FrozrII that came today.
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Thats awesome man, Lucky friends you got.

I'm in Tacoma & it turned out to be ugly today so i'm not going swimming.. its ok i'll go to your house instead
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post #25 of 46
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Thats awesome man, Lucky friends you got.

I'm in Tacoma & it turned out to be ugly today so i'm not going swimming.. its ok i'll go to your house instead
I'm at work
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post #26 of 46
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I got two coolers and two DVD drives in the mail today. I'll finish putting Comp #3 together tonight, but I doubt I'll get to Comp #4. Here's a quick pic of the guts going into Comp #3. I'll be using an Antec P180 silver case and a Corsair HX520.
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Comp #3 is now up and running! Everything turned out great and no complaints with anything. I used a lot of Open Box items on Comp #3(mb,monitor,video card,mouse,cooler) and am so pleased with the savings! I built it for dirt cheap
Every time I install a Hyper 212+, I'm impressed with how they engineered it to use the same parts for every socket and still have it be of great quality. I'm also very happy with the MSI motherboard.
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post #28 of 46
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Having more than one helps me with completing lessons. Lets say I have a complex assignment where I constantly have to refer back to the instructions, I will use one screen/computer for that(just to keep the lesson displayed). I will use a second for reasearch,sometimes two(leaving a article I found displayed,or even two articles). Then I will use a 3 or fourth to work the lesson (usually a computer running Packet Tracer for CCNA studies.My Instructor says he runs all his classes off a laptop running XP.At times it shows.This technique works really good in classes where I do need to do a lot of reasearch to complete assignments.It also works good if you want to refer back and fourth to a DVD but do not want to loose your place in the assignment.

I admit it is a mystery to me how people manage to do the same assignment with just one laptop.
Dude you are weird. You ever heard of multi-monitors? You don't need four computers to do one class assignment -_-
post #29 of 46
Meh I say, meh! Let him have his fun with multiple PC's!

If I had the room I'd be really interested in doing something like this JUST for LAN gaming with buddies who are too far/too lazy to bring their PC's over, or who have ****ty ones but still love gaming. A friend of mine used to own a hobby store close to me, and he eventually bought 4 decent gaming rigs for that very purpose. It was a BLAST until he sold the store, and the PC's along with it. I know how awesome it is, even if it happens just 1-2 times a month.

In fact, I'm getting ready to build my new rig soon, and I'm looking forward just to having TWO decent gaming PC's here for having a buddy over. I know we can all play online directly, or even VPN, but it's FUN to have people in the same room. I'm old school that way.

Cheers man, and do keep this updated. I love it =) I'd also like to see pics of the completed room. That 18K BTU is gonna come in handy I'm sure.
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post #30 of 46
This makes me want a 1155 platform right now
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