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"Alright, we got our camp set up, fire's there, marshmallows there, tent's set up, it's already on fir...F*CK"
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in that case, i get it!

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JULY 20th!!
GET THIS TRENDING NOW!!!
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You know what I tried to do yesterday? Determine the actual fps difference between a CAS latency of 9 and a CAS latency of 11.

You know how I tried to do it? Calculate in nanoseconds how much of a difference in response there was, then offset that with all of the clock speeds of the chipset, the CPU, and the PCIe bus.

You know what I found? It's not important, and I have better things to do in my life.
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CAPS LOCK DAY!!!!! I MAY HAVE BEEN A BIT LATE...
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Holy. Sh*t. 
The new Razer Blade is .66 inches thick. That's thinner than the Macbook Air's thickest part, which is already amazingly thin. Yet it still somehow has a GTX 765m GPu. And sells for only 2000.
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Yup. Definitely. Now I'm just mad at myself for missing that 90% off coupon in April.

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"Welcome to NCIX tech tips. Today's episode features: The MMA champion of the world against his 12-year old cousin who's a little small for his age and doesn't see very well!"

Xbox 360 vs PC Ultimate Gaming Showdown with Battlefied 3 NCIX Tech Tips
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Copy=paste this in Google Maps, switch to satellite view.
45° 7'25.87"N 123° 6'48.97"W
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lol dat crop circle?

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Hey guys, I found a really nice free photoshopping service.
http://www.photoshoprequest.com/
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I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad about DirectX dying. On one hand, I know that I didn't get a card that will be outdated quickly; on the other, DirectX accelerated graphics won't advance.
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I'll give $10 to anyone who can beat me in 3DMark with a system that was $1000 or less.
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TO GAME DEVELOPERS, HERE'S AN IDEA:
USE BENCHMARK SCORES AS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS.

Why are we still using hardware requirements? To confuse players? There are so many system requirements lists out there that list something as vague as "DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB RAM". Newbies to PC gaming can never figure out if a card can run the game from that line, because there are so many classes of cards that fit that description. From that, I could even say that Intel HD graphics can run that game, since it is DirectX 11 and has 1GB of shared RAM, right?

The same with CPUs. Why are we using core count and clock speed as the primary specifications of CPUs in a list of requirements? Most of these specifications say something like "Dual-core CPU at 2.8GHz or above", or something along that format. In which case people could naturally assume that an ond Core Duo would be able to run it, or that a modern i3 can't. If you don't know already, neither core count nor clock speed are indicative of a CPU's performance, so why are you specifying a minimum core count and a minimum clock speed?

Instead, you should use benchmark scores. Imagine how simple that would be. You just list "a 3DMark 11 performance score of 2000 or above", and people would go home and test their system on that benchmark to determine if it can run a game. No fuss, no confusion, no false assumptions. Just a quick 5-minute test and the system's capability is determined.
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My hard drive came DOA...:(
But other than that, my build was epic. I saved 60 from my original plan and managed to get better parts, so really, I saved around 120. :)
+Wally Niu and +Simon Liu , thought you guys would have wanted to know.
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Seagate? They aren't that bad, I use a 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD for my build
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I'm Karl, known as karlzhao314, an aspiring computer and tech geek in high school. 

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Truly awesome place. Intense but safe games, nice staff who are friendly and even close to a lot of the customers, low prices for everything.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Very slow service, even with 3 people attending to just me. Purposely used very little ingredients in my sub, so save money, I suppose. The fountain drinks clearly have a lot of water mixed in.
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reviewed a year ago
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