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Every DLC hoarders wet dream.

$15000 Buys you everything. EVERYTHING.

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"Need to have it all? The Completionist package lets you have all ships announced up to 2014, plus a couple of future ones. All limited ships and limited flair come with an extra copy of themselves. The package also comes loaded with Hangar decorations and 20,000 UEC Starting Money for game launch."

Sell your car to beat the game. LOL
Need to have it all? The Completionist package lets you have all ships announced up to 2014, plus a couple of future ones. All limited ships and limited flair come with an extra copy of themselves. The package also comes loaded with Hangar decorations and 20000 UEC Starting Money for game launch ...
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or maybe even a trillionare
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I just got my A+ certification!
WoooHoo!

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+Richard PS  sorry for delayed response.
Well, I haven't built a computer myself; though I know most components. I don't want to say all, because there may be [almost certain there are] some which I don't (IC's, Resistors, Etc). I know CPU, APU, GPU, RAM, ROM, BIOS, UEFI, DIMM, etc. I've completely taken a several system apart and put them back together (I don't consider this "building"). I just haven't done stuff like OC'ing, POT tweaking, etc.

I do not have a college background per se, I have (I think) 1 semester of college, and that was in '02. I'm currently in the process of using various online resources for learning an extensive variety of interest.
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Hello again folks, been awhile since I posted anything here.

Happy Fast Sunday!

We now have over 500 members! A year ago we had about 100 in a short time.

I'd like to bear my testimony to you guys of Christ's healing power and the strength the knowledge of his promises brings to myself. About a few weeks ago now my aunt of 63 years of age had passed away and gone back to her God.

Unlike other deaths I've experienced of close relations this one did not hurt. Its not that there was a lack of love for her, everyone in the family held her dear. I just knew she wasn't lost. I knew her spirit was with God. I knew that I would see her again. There was nothing for me to cry over since she is in a higher state than I. Even for myself I cannot find reason to complain.

My father this morning gave a testimony and spoke about how much The Lord had done to help him bury his sister. How it brought some of his step siblings together with him again (who had some tensions with him and my uncle during my grandfather's funeral). How he was with his brother whom he loves. It shows how much love is in my family even when things had been bitter.

I bear my witness that God's power can heal bitter wounds. His sure promises can comfort us that we cannot remember the smart. That there is a place prepared for us.

In the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ,

Amen.
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Just imagine the jump in computer performance...
Meg Whitman & Martin Fink HP Discover General Ses…: http://youtu.be/Gxn5ru7klUQ
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If you don't already know then this is a good time to prepare.

Be sure you guys update your Windows XP machines and encourage your families and friends to do so as well. You'll want to upgrade to windows 7 or better before April 8th (yes they could upgrade to vista but that would be a bad idea when windows 7 is so much better). Windows XP is losing support on April 8th and that means a few things:
1.) NO more security updates from Microsoft which means these machines will become more open to malware and nobody will be there to correct the loopholes and nobody will be able to support or help you if you do happen across some malware.
2.) NO more new downloads for microsoft security essentials on Windows XP. If you have it you got it but if you don't then you won't be able to get it for Windows XP any more from Microsoft’s site. Third party download sites might have it but it is unclear if they will activate properly or if they are even safe to use.
3.) Support for Microsoft security essentials on Windows XP will end a few months later. No more updates for new malware so you if you catch something new you'll have a hard time to dislodge it.
4.) Software will slowly over time become less compatible with Windows XP and some programs while they may get updates from their vendors may start to get buggy or unusable after a year or two. You know like your video card drivers or your antivirus programs.

Microsoft has a nice little tool to help with determining if your machine could be upgraded to Windows 8.1 which is linked to in the article. It also links to instructions on how to upgrade a machine with pictures to help novices through the process.

The alternate route is instead of upgrading to a newer version of Windows or buying a new machine you can try and install a flavor of Linux to keep the machine going for awhile longer assuming they are very adventurous or desperate.

If you guys want a good long term heads up on the lifecycle of windows this is a great resource.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/lifecycle

Remember folks, computer security is the responsibility of the person behind the keyboard.
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gog.com has a sale right now where some games are coming for really dirt cheap in the next 30mins get SERIOUS SAM the first encounter for $0.59.

I'm not sure how you guys feel about that but as for me...

Gog.com SHUTUP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
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Hahahahahahahaha.......serious my card number is.... Hahahaha 
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http://store.steampowered.com/app/261640/

If you are a Linux user and have been enjoying steam for Linux then you might like this too.
Launch into the Borderlands universe and shoot ‘n’ loot your way through a brand new adventure that rockets you onto Pandora’s moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
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i dont like the looks, and i mostly game on winows cuz the most games are avaible for that, and my laptop cant handle most games
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Cooling question:

The highest temp I get from my processor is about 61C after 12h of cryptocurrency mining but it'll kick up the dual upper exhaust fans and the temps will drop and average about 55C. Long and intense gaming rarely gets the temp up past 50C. Interestingly increasing my intake and rear exhaust fan speed doesn't improve cooling performance. For whatever strange reason keeping my intake fan moderate, the water pump slow, rear exhaust slow, and the dual upper exhaust fans high seems to work best.

*Does anybody have similar strange experiences with cooling?

*Anybody know a performance and temperature monitoring software that can spit out some charts for me so I can figure out a more precise setting for my fans?

BTW, my fan controller is a cruddy case integrated one that changes the voltage sent to the fans to increase or decrease the speed of all fans connected to it. My water cooling radiator prevents me from using the upper 5.25" slot for a proper fan controller.
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HW monitor pro works great for monitoring fan speeds etc as well as temps I don't have a link atm but can find on Google
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I just finished my new build and am really excited. I'm going to get my hands back in there later to adjust the radiator fans and try to squeeze a few more cables around but thus far I've never had a case with such enormous air flow. Not to mention it has wonderful dust filters. My old case had a bundle of wires and looked especially ugly. This new case is awesome, Fractal Design did an amazing job with all the features it has for under $100. Cable management is great, though I figured out some things could be better handled I'm very happy that the interior is so much more tidy than I am used to. It is compact, but kinda wide. It fits right in my desk though and has a nice little fan controller integrated into the case near the power button. Only issue i've encountered is that if I change the fan speed with the controller switch while the computer is on it'll reboot the computer for some stupid reason (psu maybe?). I already overclocked the 750k to a comfy 4.3Ghz thanks to the AsRock OC presets. I figure I could push it much farther but I don't want to stress the PSU. Everything about this computer feels much more snappy and I've found that framerates in some of my games went up by 5-10fps which is a tidy little performance increase. Noise is greatly reduced from my first build. No more rattling, grinding, or whining fans. Now the machine has a nice humming sound that is easily masked over by the ambient noise in my home. I'll buy a new GPU and PSU in the future and I'll look into a SSD if I'm not entirely broke. Some Noctua fans might be a good idea for improved silence and air flow. For now I'll just be content with blasting baddies and a computer that doesn't sound like a vacuum cleaner. :D

The Details:
AMD Athalon 750k @ 4.3Ghz (26C idle 48C max observed)
Cooler Master Seidon 240M
AsRock FM2 A55M-VG3+
4GB GSkill DDR3 1600
Zotac Geforce 650Ti AMP! Edition
Fractal Design FD-CA-ARC-MINI-R2-BL-W Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower
Corsair CX430 430W PSU
Seagate 1TB HDD
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U should definitely try to manage those cables better u can get more out of your fans that way
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I've been commissioned for making a new computer using windows 8 for dear old Mom who has become somewhat enamoured with the new metro interface in windows 8 based on what she saw when her friend got a new windows 8 computer. She liked it so much she asked me to help her get one. Me being the family geek decided I should build her a machine knowing that what she really needs is a solid reliable machine.

The questions I have are:

What are your experiences with builds using windows 8? What sort of hardware/software issues have you encountered? Were there any unforeseen consequences you had when selecting particular hardware? Do you use a dual or multi-monitor setup? If so what issues did you experience there? What were the upsides of using particular hardware in the build? If you could do it again would you choose a different part(s) and why?

Basically I want a feel for what parts I should look into.

So far I believe an intel i5 3570K based system with integrated graphics, 8GB of speedy ram, a reliable ssd (this is key to helping with the perceived speed of the computer by having fast boot times), an appropriately powerful 80 plus gold psu , and small form factor with good quality fans and a good quality cpu heatsink with an eye towards quiet operation would be ideal for her. While this system is a bit much for her needs I figure it would last her a very long time and I'd only need to worry about upgrading storage and ram later on. I don't want to put liquid cooling in the system because it probably would require more maintenance and tweaking than I'd be willing to provide.

The basic idea is making hardware that will impress her with speed, silence, and reliability. Sound is an issue to an extent, she is used to using a laptop that has a fan that is running nearly all the time but at the same time is not very noisy. I want to recreate the situation by having a generally quiet system but putting lots of punch into the machine to exceed her expectation of speed. At the same time I know her desk space is cramped and I want something that is small so it can open up room. A dual monitor situation would be nice but I'm still debating the importance of this. She is used to it with her laptop but it is more out of necessity because of a small screen size rather than preference but she does like the feeling of having more than one screen. On the other hand what she really needs is a bigger screen because of her vision. While all this might spoil her from slow booting computers forever I want her to have something of quality. I chose intel and the integrated graphics because of the much improved quality of the intel graphics chipsets and I feel it to be sufficient for her needs. Later on I might consider a dedicated graphics card but her needs are very small and I figure she won't need such an upgrade for a good long time. I'm building this machine for her instead of just buying a cheap one because I want her to feel that it is something special that some love went into.

I'd love to hear any thoughts you guys have. I'm still quite open to suggestions at this point. Don't worry about budget as much as solid quality. I'm building this machine to last for years because of her very simple needs. At the same time I'm hoping to give her some extra freedom to explore other things by giving her hardware that is capable.
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+Brett Bussart But if you think about it he wants this PC to last a long time without having to do much work on it. So he might as well get the i5 and it will last longer when stuff starts using quad-core in the future. There isn't a point in  getting the i3 and then buying an i5 (or equivalent) later, it costs more money in the end and might as well just get the i5 now. But either way they will both be great, just the i5 will last much longer. 
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I am Matthew Dey a Latter-Day Saint Linux Nerd.  Like all good nerds I have many stuck up and obnoxious opinions about nerdy things.  I am a big supporter of human and civil rights.  I'm very anti-partisan politics because I believe in balance and careful consideration of policy, philosophy and most importantly facts.   I'm a dog lover and used to play tons of video games.  I read quite a bit of science fiction novels and like to scribble little proverbs I think up on my journal while reflecting on the day.
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Linux geek, Scripture junkie, made 4 years of MCJROTC ending as the X.O. and Cadet Captain with 2 medals for leadership and academic excellence. I collect rocks when I can and proverbs and quotes all the time. I can program in Java well and some C++ and python.
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