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    Thinking about purchasing an Alienware

    If you're looking for good prices,component selection,and quality workmanship,check out Max Force PC. They did a great job on my system,including overclocking,and their systems all come with a 3 year warranty.
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    Intel Core i7 Full System Drawing @ [H]

    I have to get lucky sometime.
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    Any negative experiences w/ Mforce?

    It has to say something that they continue to get positive word of mouth despite certain limitations here.Bigger,more established companies sometimes get lax and start to slip once they're successful.
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    My AVADirect Experience

    Actually,these points bring up some of the red flags that concerned me with AVA lately.With the warranty,it's supposed to be 3 years without an extension,but in practice it seems it's very limited.More than one of their competitors,including some who offer the same kind of pricing,have chimed in...
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    DNA Solves Phantom Serial Killer Mystery

    Just goes to show technology is only as good as the people using it.How many other clues were missed because the police depended too much on the DNA and not enough on the basics?
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    Alienware Laying Off Employees

    I don't think most people attracted to them were thinking about build quality,they just wanted something flashy looking they could show off.I think they see it more as a status symbol.
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    Alienware Laying Off Employees

    They really weren't that great before Dell took over,and things went downhill from there.All they really had going for them were those flashy cases.People turn to boutique builders to get away from the low quality cookie cutter systems and poor support you get from mass producers like Dell,the...
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    My AVADirect Experience

    It is amazing that they seem so cavalier about the reputation they're getting here.Even when they do respond to a negative post,they just seem to dig a deeper hole for themselves.Can you think of any place with more potential customers for their product?God knows how many sales they've lost,not...
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    My AVADirect Experience

    I'll second the Mforce recommendation,I don't think you'll find a better combination of low prices,good support,and a wide choice of quality components that Max offers.Maingear has a solid reputation here,their prices are a bit higher though,and their component selection was a little too...
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    My AVADirect Experience

    There are some who either lack the expertise,time,or patience to deal with building their own.One look in the forums shows there's a myriad of problems that can arise,and dealing with manufacturers can be a pain if a part turns out to be defective.Some people find it convenient to let a builder...
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    My AVADirect Experience

    There's been some question lately about the validity of some of their reviews at RR.And if you throw in the ratings for their side companies,they drop even more.Given the cost of a high end system these days,I certainly wouldn't want to gamble my money on random luck.Especially since their...
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    Extreme Sheep LED Art

    Good one! :D The "sheep pong" was hilarious.What's next,Pac-Sheep?
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    Wii Gamers Vulnerable To Crime

    This guy should not be in law enforcement.He's either grandstanding to further his career,or cooked up this ridiculous theory to justify his job.This kind of armchair psychology is dangerous,it promotes stereotypes that have no basis in fact,and fosters an atmosphere of fear and mistrust solely...
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    My AVADirect Experience

    Some refund,how can they charge a $400 restocking fee for a system supposedly under warranty that's clearly defective? If that's not fraud,I don't know what is.AVA has officially degenerated into another Monarch.
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    SCI FI Channel Renamed To SyFy

    Once BSG is over,I can't think of much they have that I'd watch,The prequel doesn't sound all that interesting to me.If they air the next season of Dr.Who I'll tune in,but I can watch that on BBC America,along with Torchwood and Primeval.As for their cheesy monster movies,give me a good Godzilla...
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    SCI FI Channel Renamed To SyFy

    They ought to concentrate on improving their programing instead of their name.With the two Stargate series over and BSG soon to end,there's very little real sci-fi there.The movies they show are mostly terrible horror and monster flicks so ineptly made they're unwatchable.
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    My AVADirect Experience

    I had thought they might be improving since their ratings were starting to go up for a while,but your experience is unfortunately not an isolated incident,since they're starting to drop once more.My overall impression is that if a system works the first time around they're great,but if a problem...
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    Sexting Teens Face Charges

    Your wisdom and maturity underwhelms me.
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    Sexting Teens Face Charges

    I don't know what's more disturbing,the fact that things like this are happening regularly these days,or that there are those who actually defend this punk.What if the girl had been your sister?
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    Sexting Teens Face Charges

    Too many kids these days are self centered,irresponsible,and totally lacking any empathy or concern for others.Either they aren't being taught right from wrong,or just don't give a damn.Someone has to get tough with them,or the future is bleak.The punk got what he deserved.
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    Japan Considers Lunar Missions

    When you consider how far we've come in other areas,space travel seems stagnant.I thought when we put a man on the moon decades ago,we'd at least done the same on Mars by now.At the rate they're going,I may not be around to see it.:(
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    Report: Firefox Buggier, But Issued Fixes Quicker

    The only real flaw I've experienced with FF is occasional freezing up when having multiple pages opened,but it's not frequent enough to keep me from using it.It's much faster for me than IE.
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    Craigslist Is Top Source of Prostitution

    For crying out loud,just legalize it and be done with it.Then police would have added resources to handle real crimes,the government would have a new source for taxes,the hookers could form their own union,the possibilities are endless.The government itself set the precedent when they allowed it...
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    Virtual Reality Is Here!

    I hope it's lighter than it looks,or includes free visits to a chiropractor! Give me a good holodeck any day.:D
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    Facebook, Google Helping To Stop Stimulus Scams

    There's nothing new about it,scams involving getting money from government programs have been around a long time,and the government does practically nothing to stop them.One outfit with dozens of mirror companies has been ripping off hundreds of people with government grants scams for years,but...
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    Developing on PS3 is Purposely Hard, Sony Says

    Quote: In one of the most shocking and bizarre comments ever made by a company chief, Hirai, the brains behind the entire PlayStation empire, explained to the Official PlayStation Magazine in its February issue that Sony didn't want to make it easy on developers." Hirai is the Nero of...
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    Newsday To Charge For It Website

    Look at recent stories,things are tough for the news industry in general.Newspapers are folding or filing for Chapter 11 all over the place.Going online was supposed to generate profits,but the ad income just isn't enough to do it for free.
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    Prebuilt vs. Building Rig Myself Help

    I'd certainly look into the boutique builders before considering any of the big companies like Dell or Gateway.You do save money building it yourself,but you also inherit all the headaches.
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    Antitrust Nominee Sees Google As A Monopoly

    The real monopolies,oil companies,electric companies,ect.,are bleeding people dry,and she's worried about an online ad company? The faces change,but the song remains the same.
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    NVIDIA Stock Plummets

    So we're supposed to ignore a bad business tactic because "every company does it"?That sounds irrational to me.Especially since it's at the core of this incident.Nvidia is the king of rebranding,everyone knows it,yet they get upset when some reviewer refuses to treat every new rehash as...
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    NVIDIA Stock Plummets

    How can a company fall so far so fast? They seem to be in self destruct mode. Are they so much in denial that they can't see that it's their own bad decisions that have put them in this mess? Their chipset business is all but dead because they cared more about pushing SLI than the quality of the...
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    Intel Files Lawsuit Against Nvidia

    They're smoking something,that's for sure.Their profits have taken a nosedive,they've had problems with faulty GPU's in laptops,their chipsets are junk,and ATI is finally giving them serious competition.Intel,on the other hand,has practically cornered the CPU market,the i7 platform is a big...
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    Mforce PC Owners...

    From what I read at his forum,they're completely redoing the configurators so they reflect changes in pricing and parts selection.The current ones give you an estimate of the costs,but ask for a quote in the forum and you usually find the prices are lower.
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    Mforce PC Owners...

    Build time is about the last thing I consider.Naturally,when you're spending a lot you get a little anxious to fire up your new system,but I'd rather they take their time and do things right.As hard as it is to wait,I think it would be more of a downer to get a system fast and find out you got a...
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    Xbox 360 Sales Surge, PS3 Sales Slump

    Not a surprise that PS2 sales dropped,just about everyone has one by now.And Sony still hasn't caught on to the fact we're in the middle of an economic mess,the PS3 is still overpriced.
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    Do We Need A New Internet?

    Speed,reliability,security,all these areas are in need of improvement.The ISP's are too busy raking in the money to put some of it back in to improve service.Verizon,for example,has been dragging it's feet making FiOS available.
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    Casinos Warned Of Card Counting iPhone App

    If someone can get away with it,more power to them.Casinos are one business I have no pity for.They make a living ripping people off,the odds are always overwhelmingly in their favor.
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    Weird Space Junk

    The tool bag cracked me up."The 30-pound bag, filled with grease guns, a scraper tool and a couple of bags for debris, cost about $100,000." No wonder space travel is so expensive.
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    i7 config - opinions?

    Nice build,one of Max's,isn' t it? I've had trouble picking a motherboard for mine,but I'm leaning towards the EVGA myself.The V8 is a good cooler,but the Thermalrite Ultra performs a bit better.