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  1. TheStig

    Budget Upgrade

    Hi all, Looking for a budget upgrade. I'm not impressed with my AMD processor and things have been kind of unstable/hot... Current spec: Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb Quad-Core 3.4 GHz RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)...
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    Ways to Make Extra Money

    I don't know about you guys, but I see all these websites geared toward making extra money, but they're all trying to sell something (ironically, they too are just trying to earn extra money). I was just wondering what you all do to make extra money on the side. Personally I've been hitting up...
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    Seahawks Fan Superbowl XLVIII Drinking Game - Cheezburger
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    Spare a few minutes?

    I am trying to get a podcast off the ground, and to get any significant ranking on a specific directory, I need to at least have 5 reviews. If you have 2-5 minutes and a valid email address, please help a brotha out by submitting a review at (bottom of page) The Exreality Podcast | Listen via...
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    Good website for parts

    Try Frugal Mechanic - Auto Parts Search Engine They are a great resource that finds parts on all different websites and reports the best deals/coupon codes to you. Just got a pair of brake rotors for $80 shipped
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    A Review/Rant Blog and Podcast

    Hi all, One of the things I enjoy doing in my spare time is writing. My friend and I have published a website for years and years (before the blog was popular) and we have recently gotten into the podcast game. The website mostly features rants as well as product/entertainment reviews and the...
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    Headset, mouse recommendations

    I am in the market for a new headset and mouse. I was hoping to get some recommendations. 1. Headset: I have had a number of headsets, all of which were USB based. Before my cats ruined them by chewing up the cords, I always noticed that they had really severe feedback no matter what I tried...
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    I know we took it out of the rotation because there was some problem with the map...has it been resolved yet? I'd really love to bring season back into the mix on the GO server, it plays really well. @IcEWoLF
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    Intermittent FPS Drops in GO - FIX

    Don't know about you guys, but I have been having a really frustrating intermittent problem in CS:GO. After a map change, about halfway into the next round my frame rate drops so low the game becomes unplayable. I'm talking about going from 140 FPS down to around 10 FPS...which is awful...
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    Craigslist find

    Thinking I should offer this guy something for his computer: I could take the video card and sell the rest of the components on eBay, what do you all think I could offer this guy and come out on top?
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    For Sale Mobo, CPU, RAM, Video Card combo

    All of these components are USED but WORK just fine. I just upgraded all of my components so the following represent almost a whole system. Stick it all in a case and grab a hard drive and you're all set. Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R + I/O Plate CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33...
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    Report Players Trencheddd and Drencheddd

    # 816 27 "Trencheddd #CHINKSLAYER" STEAM_1:1:756586 22:51 77 0 active 128000 # 804 28 "Drencheddd #ChinkSlayer" STEAM_1:0:10595850 29:29 39 0 active 128000 These two were a delight. From racism to trolling to general disrespect toward other players and admins, it was a hell of a night. Would...
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    Well, finally did it

    I finally just bought the damn parts already. This is a budget build but it should improve things a lot Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz ---> AMD Phenom II 965 BE 3.4 GHz ($95) Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R Mobo ---> Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Mobo ($73) 3GB DDR2 PC-6400 Memory ---> 8 GB G.skill Ripjaws X (2x4GB) DDR3 1600...
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    Which mousepad?

    I have a SteelSeries QcK mousepad coming in the mail today. However my wife went out and bought me the Razer Destructor 2 mousepad today and now I'm not sure which I should keep. Common sense says try them both out, but I want to be able to return one. What do you think is better? QcK was...
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    Anyone wanna help? PHP, CSS

    I started an open source project on sourceforge for a veterinary practice management program. Basically it's a web based program that generates and maintains databases (client info, patient records, invoicing, etc) I have a PHP coder right now and could use more. Anyone with CSS/html...
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    Looking to Buy CPU, Memory, GPU?

    Hi all, looking for a couple of things (granted they are older) so if you happen to have the following spare parts laying around, I might be interested in making an offer. Any > 3.0GHz Intel Processor (LGA775 socket) - prefer E8600 Core 2 Duo 2GB (1GBx2) DDR2 PC2-6400 RAM PCI-E 16X 2.0...
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    Any programmers in the house?

    I am looking for some programmers who might be interested in helping me get a software idea off the ground. Let me know if you have spare time, programming experience, and the will to help make something great.
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    For Sale Used Dell Mini 1011 Netbook

    Just got a new laptop so I'm looking to sell the old one. It's a Dell Mini 1011 Netbook 10.1 inch screen 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor 1 GB RAM Windows XP Home/MS Office 2007 Installed (will do a clean install before I send it out) Things you should know: -iffy battery life (About 2 hours...
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    What is this laptop worth?

    I'm looking at buying a used Acer Aspire S3 with the i5-2467M processor, 320GB HD + 20GB SSD, 4 GB DDR3 w/Intel 3000 graphics Here's the craiglist ad: It's about a year old, and has minor wear and tear but looks to be in great shape. He's...
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    Bad News for Internet Shoppers

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