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Greetings,
I'm a new member to OCN. I've visited these forums off and on for quite some time now. Back when the e8400 was released I read these forums and others quite often to find information on it, but never bothered registering here.

I built my first system with an Athlon 64 back when I was still in high school. Since then I've gone through a couple upgrade cycles, but usually run my hardware with a moderate overclock for 24/7 use.

Right now I'm in the process of increasing the overclock to 4GHz on my current processor to hold me over until LGA2011 / Ivy Bridge. I nearly upgraded to the Sandy Bridge platform with an i5-2500k for about $500. Ended up deciding I could wait until Fall or the end of the year when better hardware is released or current hardware is cheaper. A bump from 3.6GHz to 4.0GHz on my processor should give a nice little boost until then.

Other than that, I live in a small town in northern Maine. I majored in Computer Electronics in college and graduated with my degree. Currently I am not employed in my field, but I do have an unrelated job. I live in such a small area that technical jobs are hard to come by, but I am always looking for new opportunities.
     
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Greetings,
I'm a new member to OCN. I've visited these forums off and on for quite some time now. Back when the e8400 was released I read these forums and others quite often to find information on it, but never bothered registering here.

I built my first system with an Athlon 64 back when I was still in high school. Since then I've gone through a couple upgrade cycles, but usually run my hardware with a moderate overclock for 24/7 use.

Right now I'm in the process of increasing the overclock to 4GHz on my current processor to hold me over until LGA2011 / Ivy Bridge. I nearly upgraded to the Sandy Bridge platform with an i5-2500k for about $500. Ended up deciding I could wait until Fall or the end of the year when better hardware is released or current hardware is cheaper. A bump from 3.6GHz to 4.0GHz on my processor should give a nice little boost until then.

Other than that, I live in a small town in northern Maine. I majored in Computer Electronics in college and graduated with my degree. Currently I am not employed in my field, but I do have an unrelated job. I live in such a small area that technical jobs are hard to come by, but I am always looking for new opportunities.
Welcome, glad to have ya. I feel your pain, jobs are far as a specific field are terrible here too.
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Sup bro, welcome.
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Hi and welcome
    
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Greetings to OCN!
 
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2 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 120MM fans 4 x Enermax TB Silence Red 120mm fans 1 x Coolermaster 200mm fan 1 x Coolermaster 140mm fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1 x Coolermaster 120mm fan Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit ASUS VG248QE 24" 1920x1080 144hz Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Silent 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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Welcome! Have fun!!!
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