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Hello,

My name is Matt, I am a 34 year old electrical contractor that has gamed off and on since NES was where it was at. I first started getting into PC Gaming with Doom and Xcom (Still remains one of my favorite games of all times acrossed all platforms).

Build/PC/OC Experience:
I have never built my own rig, or done a from scratch overclock.
I have been through (3) or so gaming rigs that I would buy and stretch out the service life of it a few times with upgrades video cards, ram etc..
My last (2) were bought with overclocks configured and I would dabble with trying to get a little more out of them.
Next rig I would really like to do all my own.

Currently Gaming/PC interests:
I enjoy playing GTA V, Battlefield 4, Star Wars (Battlefront when it comes out), music, netflix

Other Interests:
Cooking ethnic foods, hunting pheasant, deer, triathlon, boxing, fishing for walleye and northern pike (freshwater)

What a treasure trove of information on the forum here!

Nice to meet you all!
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Welcome MartyrMachine!

I was born and raised in Mandan, currently living in Bismarck! Small world.

And if you want help/advice on building your own PC from scratch you came to the right place. The guys/gals here are awesome.

Hope to see you around the forums!

-Razzle Dazzle
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Wow, small world indeed!
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Welcome to OCN MartyrMachine!

@hertz9753 Get in here, people from Bismarck.
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Hey Bigblock990, what part of Minnesota?

I come down to Maple Grove, Minneapolis (For the food scene), and WInona for Triathlon all the time.
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Hello,

My name is Matt, I am a 34 year old electrical contractor that has gamed off and on since NES was where it was at. I first started getting into PC Gaming with Doom and Xcom (Still remains one of my favorite games of all times acrossed all platforms).

Build/PC/OC Experience:
I have never built my own rig, or done a from scratch overclock.
I have been through (3) or so gaming rigs that I would buy and stretch out the service life of it a few times with upgrades video cards, ram etc..
My last (2) were bought with overclocks configured and I would dabble with trying to get a little more out of them.
Next rig I would really like to do all my own.

Currently Gaming/PC interests:
I enjoy playing GTA V, Battlefield 4, Star Wars (Battlefront when it comes out), music, netflix

Other Interests:
Cooking ethnic foods, hunting pheasant, deer, triathlon, boxing, fishing for walleye and northern pike (freshwater)

What a treasure trove of information on the forum here!

Nice to meet you all!

Good old Bismarck, ND. I lived out there from 1995-1999. It was one cold MOFO in the winter. Summers were awesome. I miss the badlands. My daughter was born there. Now I live out in sunny California. Welcome to OCN man. Here you will learn from the best. Have fun and enjoy the ride. thumb.gif
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I am 1hr 30min southwest of maplegrove.

Do you mainly fish the river chasing walleyes? Or is there some decent lakes around?
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We mainly troll the MIssouri RIver just because it is so close and we like trolling with crankbaits better than jigging for walleye (we jig at the lake) but Lake Sakajawea has some great fishing as well.
Many of the creeks, dams, etc... are great for northern pike and musky fishing (musky fishing looks like a blast but I have yet to take the plunge).

You by Mankato? My sister went to school there.
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Kewl man,

I am coming down to Oceanside for my first 70.3 in April. A couple brutal long weekend training sessions leading up to it as wel.

Oceanside, CA 70.3
Racine, WI 70.3

Trying to come up with one more 70.3 for next season. Then the training begins for my first full distance Ironman! (on my bucket list)
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