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Adding a motherboard? I guess that is why I could not play crysis
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Jennifer Prince, I hope journalism isn't your day job.
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ROFL!
This is just pure gold!
Maybe someone should comment on the article saying:
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Hmm, off to Microcenter, I need more motherboards

I could probably tape 3-4 together and then wire them up in a raid so I will have more internets.

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I get my HDMI cables for a dollar.
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Quote:
soup up systems by adding motherboards

That's good to know. My next upgrade will be to add a second motherboard to my setup.
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Wow. That is 5 minutes of my life that I will never get back, and I'm sure I felt a few points fall off my IQ there too.

It seems he just grabbed a few online catalogues and pulled a few prices. Because every gamer needs to buy special furniture, 2 sets of $250 headphones and other, generally useless, toys. I can't even begin to fully express my disdain for this article, and by extension it's author.

Aside from the article being poorly written and not at all researched, I think the subject is pretty much impossible to quantify too as everyone's tastes, habits and budgets vary a lot. For example, all of us on OCN have similar computer interests and form a way tighter demographic than "gamers" yet the difference in the amount each one of us spends to be an "Overclocker" is huge; from people with AMD rigs and lower end GPUs, to the 980x Qual SLI Watercooler all the way to the LN2 guys the cost is very different.
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Originally Posted by Nicnivian View Post

I totally pimp out my systems with motherboards. You know, like only the hard-core do... Word...

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post #19 of 271
Good thing I bought the unnecessary game board with joystick!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post

Wow is this article a joke?
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Warren says hard-core gamers often soup up systems by adding motherboards, boosting RAM and optimizing graphics.
Warren's also an idiot.

You ever tried playing a game without adding a motherboard? Trust me, it's not pretty...

And LOL at this. What a flawed and uninformed piece. So many poor assumptions to summarize costs in there... :/
    
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