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  1. [I.R.A]_FBi

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    Russianboy did it at 12, Ben Clarke at 13. Assembling a computer isn't tougher than cooking up an elaborate meal.
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    im not that suprised, because i think if he was into computers since the beginning, it would have been easily possible. its easier for him now because of the high level hardware available to him today, so its not something suprising, but yeah its quite lolz
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    not impressed
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    i built a p4 when i was 12.
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    "has built one of the best computers in Jamaica." ... "specifications are 3.6 Gigahertz quad core (GHz) with 4 Gig Ram containing two 500 gig hard drives. It also has a HD4890 ATI GTU graphics card"

    the author must have been an expert on computers
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    i agree with W1zzard, on both his comments
    +1 and +1
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    it said the hard drives spin at 10k rpm. Are there 500gb 10k rpm drives?
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    now i'd be impressed by 13 year old kid who mods his harddrives to run at 10k rpm from 7.2k .. and work
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    Thats exactly what i was searching right now
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    Nope, there aren't. The best 10,000 RPM drives are the 300GB VelociRaptors. I'm not really that impressed, I was building computers before I was 13.
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    I think the first pic is a bit funny, because his computer is turned on and he seems to be unscrewing something...
    ...While the computer is on lol. And the dude "usetolivethere" is lacking a lot in the mental area, cause my computer runs
    fine with no side panel.
    But honestly, I don't know what to think about this. Not really impressed.
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    I feel like i come from a technological wasteland :|
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    Maybe he's got a SAS controller in there and a pair of nice 10K's :)
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    I made my first pc when I was 10, it was a P3 and I still have it ^^

    not the cpu though, i killed it

    edit, im jokin, i was 12
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    That itself would take up half or more of his $2500 budget. 10K rpm SAS drives are on par with SSDs at price/GB.
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    I had to ask still cause i didnt want to approach the article with too much of a slant
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    and that doesnt include 25% duties and taxes :|
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Definitely not a big deal to me.

    But considering Jamaica doesn't have a lot of resources to build such a rig, they have every right to be impressed.
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    The impressive part is that he got it all to Jamaica, and that his rig definitely is near the top of the line for people there. For us in the USA and other techy countries, it's unimpressive. All around, the kid bought from Amazon, which shows his noobiness. He probably overspent a buttload. But no, it's not surprising because he learned how to build it from all the help on the internet. If he built it with no internet access, slightly more impressive, but not genius.
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    I lost respect for Jamaica
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    i wonder if he learned something from tpu forums
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    Nothing spectacular but He does show an intelligent mind and should do well in todays world.
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I was hiding files in Windows 3.1 where even a Microsoft Engineer couldn't find them at the age of 2. :roll: My dad wasn't happy about it. :(
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    ridiculous, that's what i would say. it's like watching south park episode where all adults act stupid, while only kids have some common sense.

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