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    posted a message on So the people on The WarZ forums are mind bogglingly stupid...
    Quote from LampLightJc

    Don't forget the 64G ram upgrade...

    That guy said he was using photoshop, but I don't really see how he could need 64GBs...
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    posted a message on So the people on The WarZ forums are mind bogglingly stupid...
    Quote from ReDSPaRR0W

    Don't forget the guy defending his Alienware X51.

    Yep, and that.

    And then the guys talking about how great AlienFX is.
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    posted a message on So the people on The WarZ forums are mind bogglingly stupid...
    Quote from BlackStar1010

    My brain.....................

    The first guy has 2 550ti's in crossfire :0

    When I saw that I facepalmed.

    Hard.

    And then of course there's the guy saying he had 3 690s in SLI.
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    posted a message on This is Why Im afraid of the Ocean.
    Quote from fm87

    I assume you're referring to this:

    http://en.wikipedia....oot_discoveries

    Damn, Canada, what's going on up there?

    That's BC for you.
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    posted a message on Will the Bitfenix Alchemy full set cables work with HX750/650W?
    I was looking at these, but I wasn't able to find a good colour in Canada.

    Where could I get a full set of them?
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    posted a message on So the people on The WarZ forums are mind bogglingly stupid...
    Yeah. Trying to tame them on my own is like trying to cut down the largest tree in the forest with a herring.
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    posted a message on So the people on The WarZ forums are mind bogglingly stupid...
    I mean, look at these rigs of theirs.
    http://forums.thewar...Your-Gaming-Rig
    I'm Phenis on that forum.

    One guy said he has an i7-3770, 12GBs of RAM, and a Radeon 7770 >_<

    If you would help me educate them, that would be great.
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    posted a message on How Do I Get Linux
    Quote from ISibboI

    As a budding computer science student, I will take my notes by hand. Just because I can easily add formulars, drawings and arrange everything as I want. Also, it is impolite to use a laptop during a lecture. But it is everyones personal choice.

    Sure, I take my math notes by hand, but for English, Psych, etc, there really isn't any reason not to do so.

    I don't see how it's impolite to take notes on a laptop as long as you have the instructor's permission.
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    posted a message on How Do I Get Linux
    Quote from BC_Programming

    And One Note is a poor substitute for taking notes with a pen/pencil.

    of course since the writing of most of today's generation that is in school looks about par with a kindergartener's, you might not be able to read them again.

    How so?

    While taking notes on my laptop, I am able to type at 90 words per minute. That's several times faster than anyone is able to write by hand, and I can always keep my eyes on the notes rather than having to switch my sight back and forth from a piece of paper and the board.
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    posted a message on Ugh. Best Buy.
    NCIX has a lot of stores in Vancouver, I think.

    I went to a semi-local computer store today (about 45 minute drive from where I live). They were selling Corsair K90s for $200.

    Small computer stores have to price high in order to stay in business. I think this is fine, but there is a point where it's just ridiculous (like the keyboard mentioned above). I don't think Best Buy should overprice anywhere near as much as small stores, because they have quite a huge selling capacity, probably about as much as Newegg or other stores.

    Where I work, most things are priced $10-$20 more than you get them for online. High end hardware that we order in on demand from our suppliers usually has a $50 markup on it.
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    posted a message on How Do I Get Linux
    Quote from drinfernoo

    Now implies a learning curve. One which is essentially nonexistent for Windows users. Also, the OP isn't a 'native' Linux user. He is planning to make the switch from Windows to Linux.



    Using Linux is not hard, and you are correct about installation. Installing Linux is usually very simple, and loads driver for mostly any hardware. On the flipside of this, video card drivers are usually quite behind for Linux, but that is only supremely necessary for gaming.

    Speaking of gaming, I like how you sidestepped that issue.

    I did not "sidestep" that "issue".

    "It's honestly not that hard guys. For the average student who needs his or her laptop to take notes on, etc, there isn't really any need for Windows."

    My Father was not a native Linux user (and neither was I), yet he figured it out very quickly. I wouldn't call him technically adept, either.

    Now, if you want to game, Linux is simply not a possibility. End of story.
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    posted a message on How Do I Get Linux
    Quote from Xaanos

    Linux is equal in easy to use its just most people are not used to it.
    One of my old desktops I gave to my younger brother runs Ubuntu running Gnome 3 and he thinks its easier then Windows now as he has pretty much run Linux for all his life.

    Finally someone around here who has a little bit of sense when it comes to Linux.
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    posted a message on How Do I Get Linux
    /linuxhaters

    My laptop runs Linux Mint as its only OS.

    Installing it was a breeze. I didn't have to go hunting any drivers down.

    Hell, my dad's 7 year old laptop is running Linux Mint. He didn't have any trouble getting used to it, and he's in his mid 50s.

    It's honestly not that hard guys. For the average student who needs his or her laptop to take notes on, etc, there isn't really any need for Windows.

    Tomboy notes is a fantastic substitute for note taking to Microsoft One Note, as is Mozilla Thunderbird for mail. The Libre Office suite has also been working just fine for my schooling purposes for about two months now, and I'm saving in the normal Microsoft Office format.
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    posted a message on TDK manages to cram 1.5TB per square inch, will allow for 6TB drives
    Quote from fm87

    I cut cable, so all my entertainment must come from the internet now.

    It was a wise choice, the money spent on HDD space and bandwidth is FAR FAR FAR cheaper than paying for cable TV.

    So do you just keep every show that you download?


    Quote from teckmaster

    m8, m8, m8, 300gb? That's not even enough for music bro.



    you must be a very light user.

    I guess I am...

    I use even less on my Linux based laptop.
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    posted a message on What's the best graphics card thermal solution in practice?
    Arctic makes some of the best aftermarket GPU HSF solutions, however they're massive and must be installed yourself (thus voiding the warranty). The temps could be worth it though: http://www.tomshardw...eview,3288.html

    But lately the IceQ and the ASUS DCUII, and the Gigabyte Windforce 3X offer the best cooling out of the board partners (with the Gigabyte tending to pull away from the DCUII on some cards).

    The IceQ and DCUII tend to be the quietest cards, though.

    Really though, the IceQ, DCUII, Windforce 3X, and MSI TF3/4 (4 preferably) are all solid coolers and receive my recommendation.

    Just make sure not to buy the MSI 660 Ti/670 Power Edition cards.
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