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  1. Merlin

    PCI 2.0 board with a PCI 3.0 GPU

    My GT280 bit the dust after 6 years and I'm looking for another GPU. I'm looking to get the ...... EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card Will it work out okay? It's been a while since I...
  2. Merlin

    when a pump fails ...

    Water cooled machines I use two pumps on my system, one for the GPU and the other for the CPU. Both have been perfect for five years, so far ( knock on wood ) One is a Koolance COV-PMP450A for the CPU. And the other is a Swiftech for the GPU So anyone in search of a good pump that lasts, I...
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    ASUS Launches 'Powered by ASUS' Program for System Builders

    ASUS I have always liked Asus
  4. Merlin

    GRID 2

    I was so addicted to GRID Race Car Driver and just saw the review of GRID 2 Checking the requirements, I just clear and even rate above the list with my 5 year old system which I built to max out GRID 1. As soon as I get the bucks I'll be racing again into the late night. Thanks Rob for a great...
  5. Merlin

    Who is Clarence?

    Who is Clarence?
  6. Merlin

    How to Apply Thermal Paste the Kentucky Way

    Toothpaste I wonder if that was Fluoride toothpaste? Anyway, it was a hoot.
  7. Merlin

    Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Plummets Faster than the Speed of Sound

    I always thought a free falling human terminal velocity was 120 MPH ( in the atmoshpere ) I understand that the air was really thin, but it seems ( since sound travels in air waves ) that you would have to travel even faster to break the sound barrier due to the lack of molecules.
  8. Merlin

    AMD Launches First 'Vishera' FX CPUs, Includes 8-core FX-8350 at 4GHz

    I'm always concerned about the heat from the AMD processors. One machine that I built was laden with heat.
  9. Merlin

    Windows 8 Launches Friday - Will You Be Buying It?

    Just tried to see the preview of Win8 and it said I needed SilverLight. I don't want Silverlight on my system. There seems to be a backdoor for maleware to sneak in from what I was reading.
  10. Merlin

    Windows 8 Launches Friday - Will You Be Buying It?

    I DO have another machine with no OS sitting in the corner. If I hear something good...and it has to be really good, then I'll load a builders system of Win8
  11. Merlin

    Windows 8 Launches Friday - Will You Be Buying It?

    Not really sure if I will move to Win8, I am happy with Win7 so far..... I miss the dreamscene that was in Vista Ultimate
  12. Merlin

    NVIDIA Unveils its Ultra High-End GeForce GTX 690

    Looks like a sports car. I still have the gtx 280 watercooled A nice line of GPUs
  13. Merlin

    #1 reason to never date a dentist

    LOL...How could he trust her that much
  14. Merlin

    What's Stopping You From Purchasing an SSD?

    I'd like to, it's just transfering the OS and all my programs. And I don't really need the speed......Now, if I built another machine, then yes, I would go with a faster drive
  15. Merlin

    OCZ Unveils Class-leading Enterprise SSD Products at CES

    up to 12 TB ? I can even imagine what the cost would be, maybe the price of a good used vehicle ?
  16. Merlin

    How long will it take this candle to burn down?

    LOL........okay, my guess is that it is half way there. so another 6 days, or 73.9 + 70.1 = 144 hrs
  17. Merlin

    How long will it take this candle to burn down?

    According to history of burning candles, it will never completely burn up, But for the sake of a guess, how many hours a day actually? 2,3 or 4 hours a day?:)
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    Intel caught red-handed during presentation at CES

    Ha...another Vanila Ice ?
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    Piracy to Blame for Falling Music Sales? I Don't Think So

    piracy With all these devices and all these songs on youtube.....Is that piracy? And I think we still have Spotify streaming music...So why would anyone have the need for music piracy?
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    Show off your desktop!

    Dual monitor Desktop with dual monitors