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    Brag rights, part 2

    I am in the process of switching from my old beast computer, which is an all aluminum full tower Cooler Master with a remote starting switch ( saw it online and had to have it! ) a huge window, Punisher fan grilles, lights galore, Blu-Ray burner, 24 gigs of DDR2 ram, a 920 quad core I7 socket 1366 CPU with hyperthreading, Office 2007, and Windows Ultimate 64 bit. ( Oh, and a black floppy drive that I just can't seem to part with.)

    The new beast is a Dell Precision T7400 with dual quad core Xeon 3.2 gigahertz chips, up to 64 gigs of DDR2 ram ( But I''ll stop at a mere 32 gigs because it is silly to have 64 gigs! ) A blu-ray burner, Sli video cards, twin 3 terabyte hard drives in RAID, Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate, Office 2010, and a silver floppy drive.

    I know that I don't need all of that, but it really annoys the guys at work that I have them beat.
    " I don't like the idea of getting shot in the hand" -Blackie in "Rustlers Rhapsody"

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    To be really cool, you need a SSD. Otherwise, it's a pretty OK machine.
    Yes, Mr. Death... I'll play you a game! But not CHESS !!! BAH... FOOEY! My game is...
    WIFFLEBALL!

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    Drat... Ok, Ok, I'll add that to the shopping list. Maybe if I stop buying frills like lunch I'll just make it.
    " I don't like the idea of getting shot in the hand" -Blackie in "Rustlers Rhapsody"

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    Don't connect the floppy drive until you need it - slows everthing down.
    Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."

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    I don't; the front of a computer just doesn't look right to me unless there is a floppy drive there. I guess I am just an old fogey.
    " I don't like the idea of getting shot in the hand" -Blackie in "Rustlers Rhapsody"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guts3d View Post
    I don't; the front of a computer just doesn't look right to me unless there is a floppy drive there. I guess I am just an old fogey.
    You could always just stick the fascia plate off an old floppy drive into the case.
    Yes, Mr. Death... I'll play you a game! But not CHESS !!! BAH... FOOEY! My game is...
    WIFFLEBALL!

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    But then how would I play the "Imperial March" from Star Wars? I might need a spare.
    " I don't like the idea of getting shot in the hand" -Blackie in "Rustlers Rhapsody"

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    Definelty need the SSD
    But that Dell isnt "really " building your own system
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    So true... Did I forget to mention the 52" LCD I bought from a guy at work for $350 is going to be my main monitor? My wife is sooo mad.
    " I don't like the idea of getting shot in the hand" -Blackie in "Rustlers Rhapsody"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guts3d View Post
    So true... Did I forget to mention the 52" LCD I bought from a guy at work for $350 is going to be my main monitor? My wife is sooo mad.
    And thats different how?
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    Sometimes she speaks incessantly to me, and when she is mad at me, she is quiet. Guess which I prefer?
    " I don't like the idea of getting shot in the hand" -Blackie in "Rustlers Rhapsody"

    " It is a proud and lonely thing, to be a Stainless Steel Rat." - Slippery Jim DiGriz

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    Hehehehe
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    52" monitor... so a wireless keyboard and a desk at least 10 feet from the screen!
    Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."

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    I think i will never be happy till I get the Corning Gorilla Glass system.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUQEFL45Iko
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    Cool... But what was he baking?
    " I don't like the idea of getting shot in the hand" -Blackie in "Rustlers Rhapsody"

    " It is a proud and lonely thing, to be a Stainless Steel Rat." - Slippery Jim DiGriz

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