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Wile E

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#27
You're focusing on art in school, right? Go with the dSLR. I think you'd probably enjoy that the most. Plus, who knows, you may be able to convince a few ladies that you're the perfect canidate for their photoshoot. ;)
 

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#29
You're focusing on art in school, right? Go with the dSLR. I think you'd probably enjoy that the most. Plus, who knows, you may be able to convince a few ladies that you're the perfect canidate for their photoshoot. ;)
damn straight :)

yeah ive always wanted one
but my 8mp camera ive got now seems to frown upon me lol
its always been capable of what ive needed...but god nikons are sexy dslr cameras

my cousin has one with a rather large variety of lenses that hes selling, maybe i can convince him to sell it to me for cheap
 

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#30
Go for the camera...

If you're willing to spend the time and effort and are capable of pretending to be good with your hands... why not do a project that I've always wanted to do?

A computer in a microwave.

It's been done once by Genesi, but done by hand and slightly more professionally it'd look damn good. Easy access for parts changes, easy to lug to LANs (everything's in one box), it doesn't get much better than that.
 

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#31
get some cold cathodes and mesh for cables :)
any particular art degree in the future?
 

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#32
i have no idea what i want to do
im particularly skilled with writing, photoshop, general use of computers and im trained in martial arts

so i guess i could go through a range of things:
writer, graphic designer, marketing officer, i could take a number of courses involving computers or i could go on and try and get into the SAS regiment of the australian army
 

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#33
Go for the camera...

If you're willing to spend the time and effort and are capable of pretending to be good with your hands... why not do a project that I've always wanted to do?

A computer in a microwave.

It's been done once by Genesi, but done by hand and slightly more professionally it'd look damn good. Easy access for parts changes, easy to lug to LANs (everything's in one box), it doesn't get much better than that.
the advantage being that if you get the shits you can nuke your electronic kingdom :D
GREAT for lan parties :D
 

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#34
Go with a new sounds card, raptor HDD, some new bose headphones, and watercooling by swiftech. Get the "ULTRA" kit comes with everthing you need! :D
 

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#36
Loud, proud, and benchmark only a tiny amount faster than a Seagate Cheetah. ;)

Sorry, ignore me, I've had some rather nasty experiences with WD drives. I could never run a Raptor.
 

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#38
The only reason mine's noisy is because ASUS' Q-fan doesn't work as well as they claim it to! I'm sure you know exactly what I mean (since we run the same board n' all).

Looking at your specs, with 3k to drop on the beast I'd consider more storage space, perhaps more RAM, maybe upgrade the lil' E6400 to an E6600 or E6700. There was a shop in the IT complex in Chinatown that had pretty cheap retail Core2s.

Just avoid Capitol Computer - quote one price then charge double it *chuckle*
 

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#40
i was looking at some high end swiftech h2o coolers the other day. Sexy.QUOTE]

not only Sexy but that 'ultra' kit is great... put one in last week for a customer... priced all the part alone.. would have saved $20can over the kit ...but would have spent extra hour on install ....if you muont the raptors on rubber cuts noise by 1/3
 

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#41
get a seagate 7200.10, much quiter and only looses to a raptor in read time ;)
 

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#48
it says 7200.10
whats the diff in specs between them?
the 7200.10 has perpendicular recording wich is GREAT
get another and raid them :toast:
 

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