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Sad thing is, people will believe this BS...
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Sad thing is, people will believe this BS...

sad-smiley-002.gif YEP
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Originally Posted by Gillos View Post

http://www.overclock.net/t/444496/1st-time-comptuer-build-56k-no-way-funny

smile.gif "They got the motherboard idea from ME!"

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3 words for you.

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I put all my motherboards in a raid array. Doesn't everyone do that?
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I have 5 motherboards stack on top of each other rolleyes.gif
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Final Tally: $17,077

?

That's it? Do I do this every year?

My kids are more expensive.
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Hello Ms. Prince,
Well, I'm sure by now your inbox has been flooded with emails of people calling you an idiot and many other much more degrading names. So let me add my voice to them, but harsh words and name calling are quite useless. Since when did an hour of googling equate to an article that is a mixup of so many different viewpoints? You don't seem to realize a few fundamental problems. One, as a PC gamer, we rarely if never buy consoles, and vice versa. The two are mutually exclusive. Finally, thinking that the average person will spend 15,000$ on video games is outrageous. On the top end, one might spend 10,000$ for 3 monitors, a huge tv, an incredible gaming machine, a gaming laptop and all the games you want, and that's if money isn't the point. To most of us, it is and gaming is simply our hobby not our life. Almost any gamer would hands down buy a car if they had 15000$ not a computer with 3 motherboards, which by the way, is quite impossible. With that statement alone you showed how completely you fail to understand how even the most basic computer works. These aren't super computers, they're gaming rigs. Enough said. Please, next time you get paid to publish an article, consider doing at least 15 minutes of research, before you show how utterly out of touch you are with the real world.
Go, do some reading before you make a complete fool of yourself. Again.
You should be fired for an article as poorly researched as the one you wrote.
Have you considered writing articles for the onion? I hear they're looking for someone like you.
Sincerely,
Benjamin
emailed.
*fixed*
Little do people know the writer is a female and writes articles based on the economy. Why she is writing this specific article amazes me.
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Pretty sure Warren was intending to say...
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Originally Posted by Jamin Warren 
"hard-core gamers often soup up systems by swapping out motherboards for updated units, boosting RAM and optimizing graphics."

Whether this is an ignorant writer/editor shortening what he originally said or if Warren wasn't being specific enough, we may never know. In any case original quote is full of Fail. laugher.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
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I knew the article was going to be full of bull as soon as I saw the pic of people playing..... Original Xbox lol.

Not to mention the n64 on page 11(i wonder how many of you guys made it that far wink.gif)

Seriously, did they just copy and paste some 12 year old's wishlist on amazon?

The "gaming on the go" page was especially dubious. After mentioning a psp-300(I'm assuming they meant 3000) and 3ds, implying they at least know of their existence, they say the ipod touch is the better buy because of its touch screen and app store.
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Needs more.... motherboard....
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