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It's currently 4 F (-16 C) here, or -7 F (-22 C) with the wind chill factor. This has triggered a metal pole warning, so those in the area are advised to avoid touching their tongues to any metal poles, even if somebody triple-dog-dares you.

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23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2011, 19:40 banddirector
 

Ratty wrote on Jan 24, 2011, 12:57:
Totally non-OotB related - no tongues freezing on poles: Who do you guys recommend to build a top-of-the-line gaming computer? I've had good luck with Dell but their Alienware brand doesn't seem to do NVidia plus it's all just so overpriced. I was thinking CyberPower. Their stuff is super customizable and very price competitive but there are an awful lot of bad reviews out there, but most of them quite are old to be fair.

Just did my bi-annual rebuild (which ended up being tri-annual since the last one did so well!) and I was seriously considering Alienware, but they simply wanted too much money for the hardware. Built it myself for more than $1000 less, *and* got way better hardware than the Alienware rig.

I don't have all the time in the world to build computers anymore, but it's so darn easy now (sata cables instead of IDE, better bios, etc.) that it was totally worth it to save the money.

BTW, I bought everything from Newegg and picked price-points for items and got a great deal. I'm still surprised how much can be saved by picking 1 or 2 levels less than bleeding edge and *still* getting a dang fast computer ....

 
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