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Don't hate on the Shasta because I'm 100% serious I actually prefer it to Coke or Pepsi and it's cheaper. It recently went on sale for 50 cents per 2 liter, so I bought 100 of them!
I want to see this pic with 100 bottles of shasta. I just HAVE to see this!

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Well, tonight was our first Lan night since the upgrades. I didn't have time to install Flashpoint: Red River to check it out, but next time. We played Company of Heroes tonight. Comps worked excellent! I'll post a few pics tomorrow.
Awesome, man I wish I lived by you lol. Really. Pretty awesome idea to set up a dedicated lan room in your house. I may do the same when I build my house.
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Awesome, man I wish I lived by you lol. Really. Pretty awesome idea to set up a dedicated lan room in your house. I may do the same when I build my house.
Honestly, if you buy the parts as cheap as I do and are smart with your builds, it's way cheaper than most people think it is. I build 2 1/2 computers for the price most people pay for 1. I always buy Open Box, refurbished, Ebay, Shellshocker, super sales, used, etc in order to build it on the cheap, but still obtaining great parts. Even though I didn't pay very much for any of my computers, every single one of them is capable of playing any game on the market without a problem.
I've had a 4 player Lan for roughly 10 years and the entertainment I get from it truly pays for itself. It's a ton of fun. I mean, it's easy to drop $100 going out with the boys bar hopping and eating out. That's 50% of the upgrade cost of Comp4 and I don't have to worry about getting a DUI on the way home
Anyways, I'll get some pics up today or tomorrow since I promised them. It's just been a busy week with other projects.
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Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
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Honestly, if you buy the parts as cheap as I do and are smart with your builds, it's way cheaper than most people think it is. I build 2 1/2 computers for the price most people pay for 1. I always buy Open Box, refurbished, Ebay, Shellshocker, super sales, used, etc in order to build it on the cheap, but still obtaining great parts. Even though I didn't pay very much for any of my computers, every single one of them is capable of playing any game on the market without a problem.
I've had a 4 player Lan for roughly 10 years and the entertainment I get from it truly pays for itself. It's a ton of fun. I mean, it's easy to drop $100 going out with the boys bar hopping and eating out. That's 50% of the upgrade cost of Comp4 and I don't have to worry about getting a DUI on the way home
Anyways, I'll get some pics up today or tomorrow since I promised them. It's just been a busy week with other projects.
So true. I mean if you think about it, $2 longnecks on special is such a bad deal lol when you can buy a case and get them for around .70 each. Plus the cost of food going out is insane when you can cook pizza or whatever for much cheaper. I mean all around chilling at home with friends is much more cheap and can be just as fun. Plus as you said, no one has to deal with DUI or being that guy who has to drive. I might really consider doing this when i build my house.

Only other thing I might want to consider getting is a pool table.
Edited by Timlander - 8/11/11 at 3:47pm
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ShellShocker and Craigslist for the win!! I got a 17" Gateway monitor for $20.... hehe! I know it's not much but it really helps as a test monitor! And that's just one example
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Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
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Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
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I was messing around in the computer room and thought I'd report some findings for you guys. I got my Kill A Watt toy today in the mail and figured I'd show you some results. Comp #1 was pulling 315 watts from the wall while playing Metro 2033, so if you assume around an 80% efficiency, that means my 2500k/gtx580 system was only requiring 252 watts. For what it's worth, both the cpu and gpu are at stock settings. If I get time, I'll edit this with the power draws for Comps 2,3, and 4.
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If you ever need some help just let me know. Always nice to see fellow Seattle members on here, especially when building some nice rigs.

Looking forward to see this progress...
 
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Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
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