39: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Nov. 4, 2011

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38: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Oct. 25, 2011In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco takes us through the component selection and build process for the grand prize of HotHardware's Labor Day Giveaway contest - a custom gaming PC decked out with the latest technologies from Intel, NVIDIA, Patriot, Gigabyte, NZXT and many more!

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"How Cool is this, How cool is this? Congratz rrplay. This system is So Fresh n So Clean. Nice and tidy on the inside. Great work. Enjoy Peter."

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"Nice reaction to the two EVGA GTX 560 TI, R0FL"  

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LBowen replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 1:55 PM

Congrats again Peter aka rrplay, you are going to love that super sweet HotHardware :)

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Again as always, great job Marco!

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rrplay replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 2:33 PM

WoWZereZ  !  Smile  Man o man!  Does that kewl tower in black look great or what ! Smile

What  a sweet build video Marco ! GeeZ  that rig is looking cherry on 'dat table . oh man ! when you mentioned to me yesterday that you were burning it in I thought WoW ! Some guys have all the fun !  >>> Gotsta admit it does look great in black. Big Smile

Seriously thank you so much Dave Marco Iyaz and the HH team and community as well as all the most generous sponsors for such an opportunity for the awesome rig.

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Awesome!!! Congrats again! WOOT WOOT! Great work Marco.

hahaha, I heard the reaction to the vid cards also.

Now you're just mashing it!

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FreeJet replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 3:00 PM

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Manduh replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 3:02 PM

Pretty good cable management is an understatement.. It looks cable-less!! Excellent vid! LoL @ the porn comment hahaha!! Rrplay if you have that much porn share the wealth LMAO! Congrats again!! And thanks again to HH for always having the BEST contests!!

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rrplay replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 3:27 PM

OptimusPrimeTime:
  ..... This system is So Fresh n So Clean. Nice and tidy on the inside. Great work. Enjoy Peter."
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"Nice reaction to the two EVGA GTX 560 TI, R0FL"  

*** Hey Optimus I notice that too it was like oh yeah   2@ 560 Ti EVGA cards & thanks man !

LBowen:
  Congrats again Peter aka rrplay, you are going to love that super sweet HotHardware :) 

*** Absolutely no doubt about that man   ! Thanks  Smile
Inspector:
 
Again as always, great job Marco! 

*** Spot on Inspector  !  Yesnever a doubt when Marco gets his build on ! Thanks again Marco Smile
Drake_McNasty:
 
Awesome!!! Congrats again! WOOT WOOT! Great work Marco.
hahaha, I heard the reaction to the vid cards also.

*** Thanks Drake ! & yep had to play it a time or 2 myself after my blood pressure stabilized Smile
FreeJet:
 
...., that's a healthy dose of computer-assembly porn right there.  I should know because I have some in my possession from a previous Close Encounter of the HotHardware Kind.

*** Thanks Free Jet   the best way to get anyone  Geeked pOrn On  is watching this clip and havin the clost encounter that you mentioned via a drinkin  incident ..bet hey ya never know   Thanks Man !   Wink
Manduh:

Pretty good cable management is an understatement.. It looks cable-less!! Excellent vid! LoL ..... Congrats again!! And thanks again to HH for always having the BEST contests!! 

*** No doubt about it the most execellento Marco cable managemento ! & the vid did not expect to see anything like this at all  & yep HH always delivers  Thanks ManduHH  ..really glad to hear that your feeling better  Smile

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slugbug replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 4:14 PM

Looking good Marco. You can stop drooling now Peter :)

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Definitely the best web cast yet imo.

I like Dave's unboxing video and Marco with this build video is awesome you guys are the best and definitely take care of your members above and beyond the norm!!

Congrats again rrplay the black does look good. Hope it serves you well bro!!!

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rrplay replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 5:01 PM

slugbug:

Looking good Marco. You can stop drooling now Peter :)

*** It's looks terrific slug !  still taking a while to catch my breath ! Thanks Gary Smile

ThunderBird:
  Definitely the best web cast yet imo.

I like Dave's unboxing video and Marco with this build video is awesome you guys are the best and definitely take care of your members above and beyond the norm!!

Congrats again rrplay the black does look good. Hope it serves you well bro!!!

*** Thanks ThunderBird  ! Yes this video is certainly  of my favs and quite a surprise. to say HH takes care of us guys / gals and the occasional grumpy  ol' kat  Surpriseis an understatement ..yep the kewl tower in black is just awesome  ! Smile

There is simply no other tech family style community on the net anywhere else  period !

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Clean looking build. Marco send it here and I'll do the re-burn-in for it. (you know, the two year test?)

The cable management is superb inside that box. And it will not be long before it is in your hot hardware hands RRplay. congrats again.

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rrplay replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 6:48 PM

realneil:
Clean looking build. Marco send it here and I'll do the re-burn-in for it. (you know, the two year test?)

The cable management is superb inside that box. And it will not be long before it is in your hot hardware hands RRplay. congrats again.

Thanks Neil and you bet man ! it sure looks clean ..Sounds like Marco was having some fun building a fine rig like that too !   Cool

I appreciate that you offered to do a 2 year burn-in with the rig. I don't blame ya buddy ! 

but no problemo & def look forward to shak n' bakin' it a little and post some of the stuff in the forums !  Thanks Neil Smile

 

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Nice build Marco :P and congrats again Peter. The cable management amazes me and makes me realize how much of a better job I need to do with my machines.

Don't forget Peter if you fill up that 3TB drive you have "too much p0rn" Stick out tongue

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rrplay replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 9:11 PM

omegadraco:
Nice build Marco :P and congrats again Peter. The cable management amazes me and makes me realize how much of a better job I need to do with my machines.

Don't forget Peter if you fill up that 3TB drive you have "too much p0rn" Stick out tongue

Thanks Omega ! no doubt I 'll be seeing some of the finer aspects of supremo cable management pretty soon and hopefully be able to share all that good ol Marco magic with all of you .

As for that 3TB storage drive ...really thankful ! cuz  'size does matter' 

&  the pri$es these days of HDDs are rather stiff   Wink 

 ooops  Embarrassed  sorry about that ...lol  Smile

 

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 9:59 PM

That system rrplay won was a sweet system, seeing it built up front is even sweeter.

I can truly appreciate Dave's craftsmanship with this system, everything is neatly tucked away, everything is installed in the proper order and everything looks pretty sweet. I can truly learn a few pointers from him to improve my system building craft, though I would of liked to see a bit more of the system building...

Anyway, HH thanks you Dave, you built a system that rrplay will truly appreciate; truly, truly appreciate.

 

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rrplay replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 10:27 PM

TaylorKarras:
That system rrplay won was a sweet system, seeing it built up front is even sweeter.

I can truly appreciate Dave's craftsmanship with this system, everything is neatly tucked away, everything is installed in the proper order and everything looks pretty sweet. I can truly learn a few pointers from him to improve my system building craft, though I would of liked to see a bit more of the system building...

Anyway, HH thanks you Dave, you built a system that rrplay will truly appreciate; truly, truly appreciate.

hey Thanks Taylor !   yep that sure is a very sweet system ..Hopefully I'll be able to share some more about the fine system building & performance that Marco did.

Pretty sure that you and the entire HH team & community understand just how much I  truly appreciate it.

Thanks Taylor ! Smile

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Manduh replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 11:36 PM

rrplay:

that Marco did.

 

You beat me to it. ;)

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rrplay replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 11:53 PM

Manduh:
rrplay:
that Marco did.

You beat me to it. ;)

no problem ManduHH  you might be feeliing a bit sweepy from all that pumkin pie or somethin' Smile

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eunoia replied on Sat, Nov 5 2011 3:50 AM

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rapid1 replied on Sat, Nov 5 2011 11:32 AM

Great work as usual Marco, and RRplay I am sure your going to love that one it is very pretty all the way around. Great comments everyone else as well rofl Mandu you sound like you must be friends with sassibob!

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Marco C replied on Sat, Nov 5 2011 12:54 PM

Heh. You guyz (and galz) are funny. I love that you rag on eachother like family. :) Reminds me of my house on the weekends...

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rrplay replied on Sat, Nov 5 2011 2:46 PM

@ eunoia & @ rapid1  Thanks guys !  Both of you have been a great encouragement . NO way I forgot what a beast of rig this system is.

Enjoy'     oh man ! not quite the word I would use ! more like :

WoWwwZzerZs

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Manduh replied on Sat, Nov 5 2011 3:16 PM

We are one big happy HotHardware family :p

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Manduh:

We are one big happy HotHardware family :p

If that's what you want to call it. I tend to think of it as a crazy HotHardware family... You must be still loopy from the pain meds. Btw hope you are healing fast.

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nice looking build video. 

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rrplay replied on Sun, Nov 6 2011 12:28 AM

Marco C:

Heh. You guyz (and galz) are funny. I love that you rag on eachother like family. :) Reminds me of my house on the weekends...

Oh man Marco totally dig the video of the build and really like the way you presented some of the hardware like the Patriot mem sticks ! had no idea they were actually that beefy looking, along with the perspectus by using the stock Intel cooler in a comparison with the the NZXT cooler..Talk about an enthusiast Geek pOrn fix  ....WoWZerZs   Wink  [OK that's me !]

Yep ! Gotsta luv those moments when we  hang on FB with some coffee and pumpkin pie ! Stick out tongue

O-h-h-h Yes !

Smile Just  One Big Happy Sorta Wacky Happy Family Smile

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rrplay replied on Fri, Nov 11 2011 2:11 PM

Der Meister:

nice looking build video. 

yep it sure is  ! Der Meister  ! and the Phatom Rig Looks pretty good here too ! Smile

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