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Yeah as a pc gamer i often take normal pcs and add parts they didnt have before like motherboards and ram. you only need motherboards and ram if you are a gamer. In my spare time i edit the direct x code to further optimize my graphics.
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Needed the laugh.
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I've been inspired to get a high performance gaming machine going. So, I've decided to cool my system in a tub of Kool-Aid.
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Realize the author knows nothing about computers, also realize that 70-80% of the general public would not know that everything the author is saying is incorrect, and would believe exactly what was written.
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post #175 of 271
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Realize the author knows nothing about computers, also realize that 70-80% of the general public would not know that everything the author is saying is incorrect, and would believe exactly what was written.

Sadly that's true.
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MY GAMING RIG NEEDS A UPS BECAUSE THE DAMN NEIGHTBORHOOD I LIVE IN GETS BLACK OUTS AND FUGGS UP MY OC
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post #177 of 271
There are so many things wrong with this comparison. Including a TV and extra crap for the PC like $170 Keyboard (granted I have that keyboard) but not including the $3000 TV that people play their 360 on....
Also $200/month for 105Mbps?????? I can get 100Mbps for $60/month from Charter. What is this guy smoking cause it must be some good stuff.
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post #178 of 271
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Realize the author knows nothing about computers, also realize that 70-80% of the general public would not know that everything the author is saying is incorrect, and would believe exactly what was written.

I really wouldn't be surprised if this was true. I was watching some Minecraft mod video earlier and the guy in the video said "you have to download either the multi-core or single-core mod depending on what CPU you have" I scroll down slightly and the comments were full of people asking what they need to do to find out if they have a multi-core or single-core CPU. If a lot of people in there don't know that then they would probably believe anything they read about computers.

EDIT: Not to mention some other picture with the caption "A good girlfriend can save you 200GB on your HDD" there where 200+ comments asking what an HDD is.
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post #179 of 271
Gotta love that on Page #11 "console care" the picture is of an N64 Controller rolleyes.gif , Anyway that was epic lulz im embarrassed to only have one motherboard =/ maybe if i overclock my current motherboard?
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This thread is full of LOLs.

Just saying.
     
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