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A new record has been set at an annual competition to build a computer as fast as possible.

Journalist Stephen Fung put a PC together in just over four minutes at the Build Your Own PC Race for Charity in Las Vegas.

Contestants had to pack identical components into computer cases and connect their machines to the organiser's network.

LJ Rich met the racers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12335957


Building a PC from scratch and connecting to a network in just over 4 minutes?
Edited by jazznaz - 2/3/11 at 4:36am
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It would be the asian guy tongue.gif. I was surprised to see girls.
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Building a PC from scratch and connecting to a network in just over 4 minutes?

Why not? Its just Legos

legoPC7.jpg
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They didn't exactly build them from scratch..

That guy made me laugh though.. "time to own the podium for Canada!"
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If this is legit, I am seriously impressed. I guess this was a network boot, rather than a local OS?

Edit: Actually, mounting the thing in the case is the hard part. If this is caseless, 4 minutes is damn slow
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You can't do cable management in 4 minutes. That separates the men from the boys. A monkey could put together a computer, but if you don't know how to use it to its potential, pick out the right hardware, make it look nice and overclock it you are building an erector set.

Sorry, I felt like I should knock someone off their high horse ASAP. Its pretty cool you can build it that fast, but still, I would like to have a conversation with that guy and if he doesn't know what a T.R.U.E. is I am going to laugh.
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"its time to own the podium" "i own the podium for canada" why don't they say that in the olympics
 
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Full ATX Tower with 2 loop water cooling + 4 gpus.

GO!
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They didn't exactly build them from scratch..

That guy made me laugh though.. "time to own the podium for Canada!"

Reminded me off the bloke from the Big Bang theory lol. He sounded Indian for a second.

Also, that is the nerdiest thing I have ever seen.
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Hot chick at 1:18. Where has she been all my life?
    
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