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Manduh replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 1:41 PM

You guys make me laugh so hard!!!  I don't think my laptop likes it's coffee showers! Big Smile

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PFeenstra replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 1:55 PM

No, she hit me square in the face with it, who throws a shoe? Seriously? Well, she did lol

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CDeeter replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 2:39 PM

Hey Manduh two words for ya ; saran wrap! lol

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LBowen replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 2:40 PM

Realneil....that picture....so awesome....

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CDeeter replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 2:44 PM

Definitely keep her.

You just have to train her to throw things you want, like a bag of chips! lol

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Manduh replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 2:50 PM

CDeeter:

Definitely keep her.You just have to train her to throw things you want, like a bag of chips! lol

Or a beer... BUT GENTLY!

 

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What's the first game you'll play if you win? Be Honest :0

I know the giveaway is tomorrow, but I'm getting my order list together...makes me feel like I have some control.

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CDeeter replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 3:08 PM

Fear 3

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CDeeter replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 3:09 PM

Yes gently, can't have beer spraying all over. That would be alcohol abuse.

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realneil replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 3:30 PM

PFeenstra:
No, she hit me square in the face with it, who throws a shoe? Seriously? Well, she did lol

I guess that she could give lessons to the Iraqi shoe thrower, you know, the one who tried to nail Bush when he was over there?


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realneil replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 3:32 PM

LBowen:
Realneil....that picture....so awesome....

Did you notice that there are 2 CPU's, 2 Mainboards, and 2 Video Cards?

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rrplay replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 3:35 PM

realneil:

Did you notice that there are 2 CPU's, 2 Mainboards, and 2 Video Cards?

yep i did ...isn't that what you mentioned getting for yourself ??

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Manduh replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 4:03 PM

 

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What's the first game you'll play if you win? Be Honest :0

I know the giveaway is tomorrow, but I'm getting my order list together...makes me feel like I have some control.

 

 

Sims 3!

 

 

HAHAHA just kidding. 

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Something not carbonated would work like the bottle of J.D. :) then you don't have to worry about it spraying all over the place.

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DSylvander:

"What's the first game you'll play if you win? Be Honest :0

I know the giveaway is tomorrow, but I'm getting my order list together...makes me feel like I have some control."

Probably the Witcher 2 I bought the game a few weeks ago and have not even had the chance to install it :)

Then some more Starcraft II this system would have no problem handling those Zerg rushes :)

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fat78 replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 5:33 PM

TF2 is the first game i'll play.

Set up a 3 panel display and play my favorite class the spy.

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 5:33 PM

realneil:
Speaking of power,........

*drool*

 

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 5:45 PM

I'll have to admit. I'll probably play Battlefield Bad Company 2 on this PC (Thanks to HH!) but I'll probably buy Bulletstorm and play it first on this computer.

 

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PFeenstra replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 7:00 PM

I'd play the Barbie Racing Game, or just have my doctor friend medically induce coma until Battlefield 3.

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PFeenstra replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 7:57 PM

And there, I just earned some good karma. My pizza was 9mins late,  could have gotten it all for free but paid the guy, he seemed nice and rushed lol. 

Plus for once they got my order right! It's a miracle!

 

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fat78 replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 8:37 PM

Battlefield 3, only 123 days away.

*Edit* Turns out tf2 is about to be free to play, so those who havnt tried it realy should.

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realneil replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 10:36 PM

rrplay:
realneil:
Did you notice that there are 2 CPU's, 2 Mainboards, and 2 Video Cards?

yep i did ...isn't that what you mentioned getting for yourself ??

I wasn't sure that I would have the cash for it all until the day I ordered. I've been doing some side work for people here and there, and saving it up for a long time. I'd get the money and then buy a Newegg gift certificate for myself each time. I wasn't spending any of them either. I had to enter 14 of them to buy the extra stuff!
But there was enough there, to get it all.

 

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rrplay replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 11:08 PM

realneil:

I wasn't sure that I would have the cash for it all until the day I ordered. I've been doing some side work for people here and there, and saving it up for a long time. I'd get the money and then buy a Newegg gift certificate for myself each time. I wasn't spending any of them either. I had to enter 14 of them to buy the extra stuff!
But there was enough there, to get it all.

Really a great way to treat yourself & be thrifty to hang on to them for the right time.. good one man Beer

By the way...was the UPS man that delivered today's stuff the same guy that you built the rig for ?

 

EDIT " just saw your post in the build thread RE: UPS man  ...oops!

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realneil replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 11:58 PM

rrplay:
the UPS man

He really is a great guy. If I meet him outside, he offers to carry everything inside for me. (I'm in a wheelchair) I keep telling him that I can carry a lot of weight when I'm in the chair. Unlike the last guy, this one is a geek and he likes it when I invite him in to see the Geek Pit.

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rrplay replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 12:07 AM

realneil:

.... I keep telling him that I can carry a lot of weight when I'm in the chair. Unlike the last guy, this one is a geek and he likes it when I invite him in to see the Geek Pit.

that's cool & I bet he likes being invited inside..

  so how's the strengthening work out stuff you been doing I think you mentioned that you were getting into it and feeling a whole heck of a lot stronger these days.

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realneil replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 12:28 AM

rrplay:
so how's the strengthening work out stuff you been doing I think you mentioned that you were getting into it and feeling a whole heck of a lot stronger these days.

Yeah, I have definition in my arms again and my 'Man Boobs' are almost gone now. (never could have said 'Man Boobs' while they were there,...ha-ha!)

I found that I do best with everything on the weight machine set to 50 pounds. If I go higher, I can do it, but I end up pulling a muscle or something every time. So I leave it set to 50lbs. and I go for repetitions instead of weight. What was once counts of 20 reps,....are now up to 60 on some exercises, and on two of them I do over 100 reps.  I have 7 exercises that I do with my Parabody 225 Weight machine, and also a 12 pound "Speed Bag-Burn Machine". Also, there is a spring loaded isometric bar that I use.

So I DO feel better these days.

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Inspector replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 1:38 AM

realneil:

rrplay:
so how's the strengthening work out stuff you been doing I think you mentioned that you were getting into it and feeling a whole heck of a lot stronger these days.

Yeah, I have definition in my arms again and my 'Man Boobs' are almost gone now. (never could have said 'Man Boobs' while they were there,...ha-ha!)

LOL :D

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LBowen replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 2:04 AM

Hunted: Demons Forge, I play on the new HotHardware rig and girlfriend plays on my computer. LAN for some good co-op action.

Other than that it is just waiting for the big ones mainly 11/11/11

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shelley25 replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 5:37 AM

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realneil:

Yeah, I have definition in my arms again and my 'Man Boobs' are almost gone now. (never could have said 'Man Boobs' while they were there,...ha-ha!)

I found that I do best with everything on the weight machine set to 50 pounds. If I go higher, I can do it, but I end up pulling a muscle or something every time. So I leave it set to 50lbs. and I go for repetitions instead of weight. What was once counts of 20 reps,....are now up to 60 on some exercises, and on two of them I do over 100 reps.  I have 7 exercises that I do with my Parabody 225 Weight machine, and also a 12 pound "Speed Bag-Burn Machine". Also, there is a spring loaded isometric bar that I use.

So I DO feel better these days.

50 lbs is a good amount of weight especially when you are doing that many reps. I am glad to hear that you are feeling stronger :) I mostly do cardio for my workouts though hopefully when I am done with my college work I will have a bit more time to do at least some lifting again. Sitting on my butt most of the day at work fixing computers is not good for my body at all :(

It sounds like your UPS guy is very cool sometimes with heavy items I know mine will put them inside the door if it is my wife or neighbor who signs for them but not as good as yours.

 

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Hey realneil, when are you building that rig?

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2. It's PRECIOUS to us.

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rrplay replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 9:43 AM

realneil:

....So I DO feel better these days.

Wow that's quite the regimen no wonder you told the UPS man you had no problem carrying the stuff inside. yep I am not one of those that believe in the no pain no gain stuff esp when you may be injuring or tearing something .Repetitions are certainly the way to go ..Still glad to hear you are feeling better cause I know you mentioned working out a bit before.,and now we have the regimen.

Nice to hear that your UPS guy is a geek too and likes to check out your pc room.& possibly chat a bit.

the BUILD REVIEW thread got a bit popular yesterday here and  on FB >>.Good One !  Neil ! Smile

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rrplay replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 10:16 AM

Maybe we will hear a bit more about Marco building the rig in an upcoming HH vidcast pretty soon  & looking forward to that .

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rrplay:

Maybe we will hear a bit more about Marco building the rig in an upcoming HH vidcast pretty soon  & looking forward to that .

I am betting that we will have it this weekend :)

Can't wait to watch it.

This is one smoking hot rig and it will be exciting to see it in action. Though I also appreciated the photos of the rig realneil recently built.

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thrwbck77 replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 5:10 PM

I'm in this rig is hot!

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notryan replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 5:23 PM

That is one impressive rig.

Good luck to everyone and congrats in advance to the winner!

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EHarler replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 5:37 PM

Thanks, notryan.

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notryan replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 5:44 PM

Hope it's not too OT, but your avatar is awesome. :) I'm a huge Bruce Lee fan.

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