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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

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.

So what IS a HDD??? confused.gif

I think my Intel motherboard and my AMD motherboard are compatible; one's LGA the other is PGA. My only question: how will I plug in the power cable?

Edit: I forgot to mention that I just couldn't appreciate the X-Box high quality graphics without the aid of my $4,800 television, and my $200 a month ISP.
Edited by pursuinginsanity - 2/1/12 at 3:56pm
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i just roll down the windows 7 SP1 and it adds more torque to my SUPERCHARGE!!!
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The sad thing is, this is exactly what you'd be told if you hire a "computer gaming expert" as a consultant. You'd get one of these fools to tell you it's going to cost about $15k to get you started with gaming, then they'd bill you $5k for their "hours" of research.
 
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Damn, so thats what I am missing. More useless games that each cost 59.99, A ridiculously overpriced TV, a dumb looking chair, and of course, more motherboards.
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The sad thing is, this is exactly what you'd be told if you hire a "computer gaming expert" as a consultant. You'd get one of these fools to tell you it's going to cost about $15k to get you started with gaming, then they'd bill you $5k for their "hours" of research.

Will people really fall for that?

Hrm thinking.gif
    
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That was in short, funny.
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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.

The 200 dollar for 105mbps is probably because that is the price of the fastest internet in san francisco... At least from comcast. Of course I don't see the reason for 105mbps internet speed for a call of duty game...
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I really hope the author of that article sees this thread.
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I just wrote them feedback (at the bottom of the page where it reads "Rate this page") to tell them what is wrong with the article. The author has clearly no knowledge of what she is writing about and just quotes garbage by someone else without checking .

Incredible how we end up with high profile sites quoting so much garbage, while we could have a member of OCN writing quality content for these same sites.
 
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