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In the slide called "collectibles and apparel" I approve of the main-featured guys t-shirt. thumb.gif Obviously this is silly... But like really, what do you expect. Bloomberg is not a tech site.
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I have a feeling all your joking is just compensating for falling behind the tech curve. I my self have been adding motherboards for a while now, emulators don't deliver a true expressible so I set up 3 pc mobos, and xobox mobo and an n64 mobo in a mix of xfire and sli, If you want to do the same, you will probably have to overclock your case to make room.thumb.gif
    
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Why would anyone get a 105Mb/s network for gaming? If you don't know the difference between throughput and latency, please do not write anything about technology or computers.
Who still buys $33 Monster HDMI cables?
Why does a gaming rig need a UPS?

Eh an UPS to me is a must no matter what.
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Adding a case to my computer boosted my performance in Minecraft 10 fold! thumb.gif

Did you try overclocking your case yet?
    
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I love how the cost of a gaming pc is $4,000-$5,000. I spent a good amount on my computer, but it was no where near that price and I could have gotten a great computer for a much better price.

TBH I'm having regrets about my 2600K, 16gb of ram and Antec 1200 case. Could have saved myself $200-$300.
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post #236 of 271
I SLI my motherboards and watercool my RAM with the spit of expensive, A class hookers. Being a hardcore gamer is just damn expensive in this economy.
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post #237 of 271
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Why would anyone get a 105Mb/s network for gaming? If you don't know the difference between throughput and latency, please do not write anything about technology or computers.
Who still buys $33 Monster HDMI cables?
Why does a gaming rig need a UPS?

My HTPC and this PC both are connected to UPSs. Utility Power is dirty like a public swimming pool. UPS cleans it up a bit and protects it.

Most users on this site also don't understand latency and ping, and use them interchangeably, let alone proper throughput terminology. Maybe he's not so different? smile.gif
Edited by one-shot - 2/2/12 at 12:28am
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post #238 of 271
I'm surprised that such a respectable article did not suggest overclocking your hard drive. I removed the motor from my 7,200 rpm HDD and replaced it with something I got off eBay, now it runs at 40,000 rpm (four times the speed of a WD velociraptor and I made it for only a fraction of the price). I haven't gotten it to work in my computer yet since I'll need a SATA 24G/s port to support it, this is why I need to SLIfire 4 motherboards together so their 6G/s ports combine into 24G/s.
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Did you try overclocking your case yet?

Or the hard drive?
    
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Or the hard drive?

Or the power supply?
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