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Figured I'd get of my anchor and finally sign up an post. I've been toying with OC'ing for a while, a bit here and a bit there. Lots of information I got from right here, so here I am a knocking. Now that I'm looking at upgrading, proly gonna have some questions along the way.

Y'all can call my SuperFrog or just plain Frog. To be honest, not too 'Internet' savy, continuously fat fingering 'Google', which is my main spell checker too. To don't do too many broad sides if I ask some seemingly dumn questions.

Ok, a bit about me... Well, for starters, I'm about to retire from a rewarding 20 year career with the US Navy. Spent about 15 years of that stationed out of a small yacht club called Yokosuka, 60km south of Tokyo (and yes we in this house are watching the situation in Japan VERY closely, JR's grandparents and aunts/uncles live over there). Before anyone askes, I am not fluent in Japanese; but am in three others... Giberish, Redneckenes, and Canadian.

I'm an electronic's technician by training, specializing in underwater comms, surveillance systems, and weapons systems. (I'm also well versed in Underwater Tactics and Oceanography.) So I do understand tron theory, and remember how registers and bits work (try programing a link system in Octal, and push buttons!)

Nowadays, I am big into tinkering and tweaking. Using my current machine, learning some of the tricks of OC'ing, and about to drop a H70 to get even higher. I am also an avid VAPORER (or a user of electronic Personal Vaporizers also known as electronic Cigarettes), so much so, I'm designing my own custom flavors which most say kick ass.

So here I am, the warning bells are ringing... The 'OLD' new guy is about to have some questions for all of you 'YOUNG' old guys!
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Welcome!
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Welcome to OCN.
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Hey and welcome to OCN!
 
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welcome welcome. still a newb myself
    
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Yo
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Hey! Another vaper! I'm REALLY huge on the e-cigs, I've had many different models, but have settled on the Darwin by Evolv... first variable wattage unit. It's absolutely amazing.

I also DIY my own juice, but despite having 50+ flavors on hand, I vape peppermint 90% of the time, with a touch of koolada for the cool throat hit.

Anyway, welcome to OCN! I'm a little jealous, I looked at the H70 longingly for some time before I finally broke down and went with a hyper 212+ for budget reasons. Still works great, but the H70 would have been amazing and looks so sexy.

One member mentioned that you can get a very decent full water cooling kit for not too much more than the H70, though, but I forgot the name of it. If that's something you'll eventually want to get, it might be worth it to grab it now for only a bit more. If you don't like the idea of a full water kit (I've never used one) that H70 is amazing.

One thing to consider though, as I found out when researching, is that the airflow is reversed with that cooler... it pulls intake from the top rear, so you have to take that into consideration when planning your airflow. My case has no top fan, and and that also led to me abandoning my plans for the H series. I really, really, want one anyway though lol

So welcome again, and great to have you here!
    
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hello
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welcome to OCN!
   
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Welcome I'm still a noob, especially because of my lack of a decent rig, but learning everything here before buying one and heading to college to study IT. Hope to see you around
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