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The Dude

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  1. Wishing you the best dickster. Keep us posted.
  2. For the hard drive, for $10 extra, you can get an extra 80gb. 200gb Any drive in the 200gb range is the sweet spot for capacity/price. I don't know much about video cards but that may not be the best for newest games. You might want to pickup another fan for a front intake in the case. The best scenario is an intake in front, and an exhaust in the back. The case already comes with a 120mm exhaust fan. The memory, processor and motherboard seem fine. Others on here will be more capable of recommending a better video card. You may want to post in the custom pcs section for more advice on that. - Dude Other things to keep in mind. thermal paste? fans? ata/sata cables? optical drives?
  3. Right click on it in My Computer and choose rename.
  4. Reminds me of the time the kids across the hall in our dorm building pranked us by throwing our toothbrushes in the toilet with a number 2. It's ok, we got a hold of a few socks from their washing machine and then soon after threw themin the dryer. Everytime we walked by we'd say "Hmm, I could go for a warm pair of socks right now." Eventually they caught on.
  5. Reminds me of the time the kids across the hall in our dorm building pranked us by throwing our toothbrushes in the toilet with a number 2. It's ok, we got a hold of a few socks and were able to fold them just like momma did and put it back in their draws.
  6. Great pic Roy. Maybe he's praying for a thick ham bone this winter.
  7. I'd go but I'm heading back up to school satuday. Hartford is only an hour and 40 minutes from me.
  8. Bruce, you're supposed to take the table scraps and feed them. Just dump them into the vents on the tv. That's what they're there for ya know. Poor little buggers are probobly so hungry.
  9. We have 500 or so channels (iO digital cable). We have everything from CMT to Sesame Street. We also have the HBO package, Starz package and Encore package for a total of about 25 or so movie channels. Trust me, sometimes there is absolutely nothing on. Like Bruce, we have about 120 or so free on-demand movies and you can even rent movies on the tv that is added to your bill as well as 15 HBO series. Curb your enthusiasm is one of my fav. http://www.hbo.com/larrydavid/
  10. You guys are great. :beer: Thanks again.
  11. Damn good post there. Like many other things, it needs reform.
  12. Thanks all for the nice wishes.
  13. Thank you for the help. I think I'll get it then. I have 15-days to return if it decides to take the early retirement route. :beer:
  14. That one is open box. What about this? I like the fact it has no fan. I don't know much about video cards. I've been left in the dust with components and how they rank. I know a 9600 PRO is a step down from a 9800. Not sure where the X1300 stands. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814161163 Some More Thanks again. Ok, this site cleared a lot up for me.
  15. The video card in one of my pc's is showing it's age. It is two years old now and the video card is dying for the 2nd time. The first card I had produced fractured graphics. I RMAd that one and now on this replacement card the fan is making noises and when I watch it, it stops and goes again and again as it's making the noise. Video Card that's in here right now Test Results Here is the test with the card in it. I'm looking to replace the video card to solve this problem. Which one should I choose? I'm on a strict budget right now. (50-75 bucks) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....;SubCategory=48 This seems okay Will they give similar performance? This PC is used for light gaming but mainly for internet, email, music etc. Thanks to all for the help.
  16. It always amazes me how water is so stable yet powerful. http://itsyourpc.org/Gallery/displayimage....m=98&pos=61 Beautiful pictures bruce. I love the mountains. Reminds me of the catskills a lot.
  17. Happy birthday to you oldgardener. Hope you get to fit in some extra gardening time.
  18. I just talked to my friend today. His 2001 Mustang Cobra SVT has about half a dozen dents in it from the hail. He has to get it re-painted.
  19. Electricity follows the path of least resistance. The human body has a lot of resistance in it. If you send current through peoples bodies in a chain it's voltage will drop severely with each person it passes through. Maybe you have more iron in your bones or something.
  20. The local news channel said today that some people in my area got hail between the size of a golf ball and tennis ball. A lot of people have damaged cars and skylights and such. The hail didn't get as big here thankfully.
  21. Only my dad's truck was parked in the driveway during the hail. It didn't do any damage to it. The hail was about 3/4 inch (19.05 millimeters) in diameter. Maybe about the size of moth balls. This is what golf ball sized hail does... golf ball sized hail
  22. Had another storm about 11:30 last night. Rains were so torrential they washed away a large portion of drainage rock by a drain we installed a while back.
  23. Very sorry to hear of this. You'll be in my prayers.
  24. The heat produced some nasty thunderstorms here. Check out the pics of the hail. It sounded like the house was being fired upon with automatic weapons. photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4
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