HotHardware's "Dads and Grads" Gaming Rig Give-Away!

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rrplay replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 5:55 PM

A new version of CPU-Z is out v. 1.58 pretty much the same except that it 's AMD Bulldozer & Llano ready

Get it here

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

might come in handy with this rig Smile

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I have been trying to get my wife to let me buy new hardware to run 3 screens. Then here comes this a week later, fingers crossed, of course we already know the wife's answer...

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I bet airflow is great on this case.

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 7:30 PM

Why would I covet this computer.

1. Because it looks like a piece of art and not some generic box.

2. Because it's got some kewl as hell hardware.

3. Multiple monitors = immersion orogy.

4. Winning a computer like this for free, your life is complete.

5. Because it's the latest thing to come out of computers since the last thing (you have to keep up with upgrading your computers you know.)

6. Because Dave built the PC. I swear he has the hands of a god.

7. That's it.

Also: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300571134520#ht_1948wt_1232

 

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Another awesome system! It'll be perfect for my son!

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I got a P.E.T. Rock you can have...

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PFeenstra replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 9:29 PM

I'm calling P.E.T.R People for the ethical treatment of rocks.

 

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JGelder replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 9:59 PM

I would love to get this rig. Need to upgrade my system so I can play The Witcher 2 on full settings and this rig would let me do that.

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realneil replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 10:27 PM

rrplay:
Maybe we will hear a bit more about Marco building the rig

That's what I'm waiting for. His builds are something to see, every time. His cable management is extraordinary, and he's got that extra special Case to work with. I'd like to build a system with one of those too.

 

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realneil replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 10:31 PM

DSylvander:
Hey realneil, when are you building that rig?

Last night.

 

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rrplay replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 10:54 PM

realneil:

That's what I'm waiting for. His builds are something to see, every time. His cable management is extraordinary, and he's got that extra special Case to work with. I'd like to build a system with one of those too.

Sure liked watching  him build alongside with Iyaz in the other Marco build episode. yep def want to see that build in that chassis .it is just extra special and hopefully we will see it soon.For me it;s one of those special chassis  that the more you look at it & see some one build with it the more you just love it .I sure would like to get my hands on one too.I have been anticipating this vid as much as the Maingear Tour & previous Marco build 

true ...Master's of Showmanship = The Art of Anticipation & Leaving Your Attentive Audience Wanting More ! ...like me Smile

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realneil replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 11:23 PM

rrplay:
The Art of Anticipation & Leaving Your Attentive Audience Wanting More !

LOL!

I still have another Sandy Bridge System to build too, and this one's for me. (an i7-2600K) But I'm gonna wait and get more bling for it before I put it together. I'll need a SATA III SSD drive for it to begin with. I may buy a new case for it too. It will take some time, but I can wait. The two i7-870's that I have now are still doing fine.

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rrplay replied on Fri, Jun 24 2011 11:55 PM

That would be the i7 -2600K you got for yourself with those 14 newegg gift cards you thriftily saved ?  the i7 -870 is a very good chip.

By the time you get to the point  of another  Build Review II thread you're going to be a Master of :

The Art of Anticipation & Leaving Your Attentive Audience Wanting More !

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realneil replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 12:36 AM

rrplay:
Showbiz Man Cool

Naw,...just wanted to share a little. I don't build for me that often.

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LBowen replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 4:14 AM

The time is nearly upon us. One shall be chosen to wield an PC with immense power. Another shall enter the Circle of the Few. I am ready for Gaming Glory!!! Are you ready?

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shelley25 replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 7:26 AM

kewl tower

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AKwyn replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 7:49 AM

I've been ready for years, bring it on!

 

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Not sure why the thumbnail is not longer visable...here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAO77skO4Jw

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Manduh replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 9:19 AM

DSylvander:

Cup Holder-No Mod Req'd :0  Surprise

 

HAHAHAHA what a moron!!

 

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rrplay replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 9:28 AM

Manduh:

DSylvander:

Cup Holder-No Mod Req'd :0  Surprise

 

HAHAHAHA what a moron!!

 

LOL !  "looks like he get's paycheck ...is able to vote  ..& . is that the Capitol Building in the background ?  Surprise

could explain a lot ! Wink

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LBowen replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 10:03 AM

Shelley is in top form as usual (:

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AKwyn replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 10:05 AM

The real mystery is how that ad will entice anybody to vote on November 28th.

Also CD trays don't close that fast, if they did then I would be able to stick my finger in one and it'd be broken easily.

 

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PFeenstra replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 10:39 AM

I'd vote for that guy. Those are usually your options too, a dangerous idiot vs. sneaky underhanded psycho. 

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omegadraco replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 11:42 AM

He must have been drinking chocolate milk because that was certainly a plastic cup... lol

There are people who work with me who would do something like that.

I think the point of the ad was to say how stupid the people in political office can be so vote to get someone better in. Just wow!

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rapid1 replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 1:48 PM

I have been much busier as of late and have basically only been able to keep up with a much lower amount of content on here than usual. SO I have no idea who is the front runner in this one where as I usually know between 2 to 3 people who are going to win the current HH contest. I do know specifically I don't have much if any chance on this one for sure. The system as usual is awesome and will of course be a Marco special so whoever wins it is going to be a very lucky individual.

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rrplay replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 2:40 PM

For those that can't wait to Marco in action building the awesome Give-Away rig [like me] there's this Extended Episode

16: How to build a PC with HotHardware at:This Old Nerd

http://thisoldnerd.finitecomedy.com/016-building-a-pc/

That demonstrates some time-proven building prowess for anyone !

So grab some snacks & beverage of choice and watch Marco  again.Smile

***Still looking forward to the build vidcast in the Thermaltake Level 10 GT & the announcement of the Next Two and a Half Geeks Webcast ,

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PFeenstra replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 3:35 PM

awesome build vid, nice tool kit too. I need to do that, mine is scattered across my apartment lol

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fat78 replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 3:50 PM

*ROTFL* Nice video.

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PFeenstra:

awesome build vid, nice tool kit too. I need to do that, mine is scattered across my apartment lol

Thanks RRplay for posting the link to this I am still excited for the Thermaltake GT 10 build because that case is epic and I just have a feeling that Marco is going to put his special touch on it.

I agree Pfeenstra it is a good video, I bought a electricians tool bag to keep all my tools in one place which I like much better than the fold-able cases though I have more tools since I have networking and CATV tools in the same kit.

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45danny671 replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 11:43 PM

when i get sad i stop being sad and start being awesome. CROSSFIRE AWSOME

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LBowen replied on Sat, Jun 25 2011 11:50 PM

The anticipation is starting to make time go super slow. Must acquire the "Rig of Power".

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fat78 replied on Sun, Jun 26 2011 12:13 AM

I know how you feel LBowen. It has become even slower now since i have finshed everything up for school this year. Now i need to find something useful to do to spend my time. I was thinking of practicing auto desk inventor now that i found out they give free student copies.

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realneil replied on Sun, Jun 26 2011 12:14 AM

Hey isn't it about time for me to be the very first winner of two systems from HH?

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JBond replied on Sun, Jun 26 2011 12:22 AM

Please let my dad win, he's dying for a good computer besides a mac for work, he is DSylvander (like his comments not this.)

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DSylvander replied on Sun, Jun 26 2011 12:23 AM

CoolCoolCool  WARNING  CoolCoolCool


On June 27th the Winner will be announced, but we will all lose....

>>>Marco may have built her, but you will be the one to bring her online.  

>>>You will wake her and she will become self-aware. 

>>>Congratulations-you are the winner->>> you have been PWND

                                                         

>>>S H E    H A S     A     N A M E.      S H E   I S:    S*K*Y*N*E*T 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_aiiI70dwM

 

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LBowen replied on Sun, Jun 26 2011 1:12 AM

I would be more than happy to activate this computer and start it on the way to becoming self aware. That's right I will gladly push the Big Red Button of Doom.

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Good luck to the winner tomorrow!

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shelley25 replied on Sun, Jun 26 2011 7:51 AM

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Can't wait to have this beautiful Marco special in my hands. Good luck to everyone :P

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