There comes a time in your life, when you wonder how the heck did they do that? In this particular case, it involves a series of Sand Sculptures that are highly detailed. This impressive collection is worthy of anyone’s Desktop background. If you’re looking for something new to put on your computer, or just want a good post to look at, then feel free to visit the link below.
If you’re like me, you like gaming. If not, that’s ok too. It’s not for everyone, but there are some awesome moments as well as funny moments in videos that people take of their adventures.
Take this one for instance, it’s a rather interesting video because of the stupid things the person does in the video. Obviously intentional, but still kind of funny. Especially if you know anything about Minecraft.
Many people want to build a Gaming PC, but don’t know where to start. That can be a big problem for some. Especially if you don’t know much about PCs that are built for Gaming. What’s in them and what part should you get?
The “Motherboard” is perhaps the most important part of any PC. It’s what determines what your PC can use as far as parts and it’s updatability. Depending on what you want to do with a Motherboard determines what kind you’ll want.
Another thing you’ll want to look for when comparing Motherboards. Now, a lot of Gamers go for AMD Processors. The claim is that AMD is actually better for Gaming than Intel. If that’s the case, then why are so many Games developed on Intel processors? Intel still has the fastest processors.
The above motherboard is a great over all motherboard. Especially for starting out in the gaming department. It supports up to 32gb of Ram and will also support the Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Off to a great start.
When it comes to Processors, you might want to splurge a little in this department. You certainly don’t want a weak processor. That’s the main backbone of your PC, other than the Ram. When looking at Processors, it’s a good idea to take a look at the over all reviews of a product. This particular processor has a 5 Egg review at New Egg, out of 138 reviews. That makes this a great no brainer choice.
With a power surge of 3.1ghz and a 3.4ghz Turbo Boost, this processor will handle pretty much anything you throw at it. Except for maybe a Rock.
When it comes to Processors and Motherboards, it’s very important that you match up the sockets. For example, if you look at the caption, the Motherboard and Processor both have “LGA 1155” sockets. Keep that in mind.
In today’s market of gaming, I recommend at least 4 gig of Ram. Ram is what relays the processes back and forth between the Processor, Graphics Card, and Motherboard. If you have a slow computer, chances are, you don’t have enough Ram. That 4 gig of Ram, is the “Bare Minimum.” If this was me, I’d put in 8 gig of Ram.
To me, the Patriot Viper Xtreme series is a winner here. At a mere #27.99 each, you can’t go wrong. Snap two of these in your PC and you’ll be, “Shooting first and taking names later” in no time flat. On top of that, it’s only 8gig of Ram, which leaves room for upgrades in the future. Want to double that to 16gig? No problem. Snap a couple more of these in and you’re good to go.
The Video, or Graphics Card is another area that you might want to splurge in a little bit. When you’re playing games, if you get into an intense fire fight, certain graphics cards might not be able to handle them. For a Gaming Rig on a Budget, I recommend the following graphics card.
This 1GB graphics card houses a 256 bit interface with GDDR5 Ram. The Core clock runs at 775mhz, and the Memory Clock runs at 1000mhz. With 960 Stream Processing Units, this bad boy will make sure you get through that Fire fight and live to tell the tale.
Now you’ll need a Power Supply to power it all, once you get it all hooked up. New Egg actually has a feature that lets you see how much wattage you need in a Power Supply. They recommend at least 460w for this particular setup. I how ever, will be recommending a slightly bigger Power Supply. We want to be able to upgrade after all.
With a 5 Egg rating from New Egg, this 650w Power Supply will work just fine. It’ll get you enough juice to the Motherboard, Ram, Graphics Card, and Processor. You won’t have to worry about a shortage here. This also leaves room in case you do decide to add that extra 8 gig of Ram. You might also decide to add an extra Graphics Card. This will allow for those changes to happen. You can even install an extra Hard Drive with no problem.
The Hard Drive is where you’ll be storing your OS and Gaming data on. If you want it fast, you need a faster Hard Drive. I recommend the Corsair Nova 2 Series Solid State Drives. It’s a small drive, but it’s fast. It’ll cut down on booting time and add a faster frame rate.
We can’t forget to get a case to house it in. There are many cases out there for you to get that will cut your budget a little and help you save money. If you want to make a statement though. I recommend getting something flashy. Gamers love their cases. We have to build a machine to match that attitude.
This bad boy is sure to make any gamer proud and make your friends jealous. With 5 External 5.25″ drive bays, you’ll have plenty of room to install an extra DVD Burner if you wish, or even a Temperature control unit. The 7 Internal 3.25″ drive bays will give plenty of room and air for those Hard Dives.
One of the last things you’ll need is a DVD Burner to install all those games you’re going to get. One might argue that DVD Burners are all the same, and in reality, that’s pretty much true. It doesn’t matter if you get a $60 or a $20 DVD Burner. What matters is that they work.
This ASUS DVD Burner, will make sure your games are installed and you’re able to play them when the time comes. The best part is, it’s only $20.
So far, all of this still cost less than $900. The price so far is $877.92. Throw in Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. The 64 bit version, and that only bumps it up to $907.91. Then, all you’ll need is a Monitor. You can pick those up at any computer store or Best Buy for $99 or less. Even if it cost you $99, that’s still only $1,007.9 and you’ll have a gaming rig that cost much less than the $3-$4,000 rigs that the big time gamers buy. At the same time, you’ll be able to keep up with them and you’ll have a nice looking Rig too.
Notice: I’m in no way affiliated with New Egg. That just happens to be my preferred place to shop online. You could also visit.
Many people do what they need to do on their computers and just go about their day. What if you could put that computer to use actually providing valuable data to the Scientific community?
There are actually several screen savers that will allow you to take part in Scientific data. There are also programs that you can download and install such as Community World Grid.
This program will allow you to take part in a minute way by allowing your computer to process information for Scientific Research. These research programs include data on Cancer, Aids, and numerous other diseases as well as some technology advancements.
One Geek actually built his computer with that in mind. He thought about what he could do for the world. Sense his computer just sits there when he’s not doing anything, why not put it to use?
This Geek also took and built his computer out of Lego parts. This is intriguing for a lot of Geeks out there who love Lego. In fact, one could go as far to say it’s intriguing to a lot more than just the Geek community.
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Gamestop, notorious for selling the latest games and consoles, even used games and consoles. Star Wars: The Old Republic, currently on Prerelease status.
My cousin went down to Gamestop to Preorder Star Wars: The Old Republic, the very first MMORPG put out by Bioware. How ever, there was a slight problem. When my cousin Preordered his game, he didn’t get a Preorder code.
When you look on The Old Republic’s website, you’ll find out that they’re supposed to give you either a Preorder Card with the code on it, or print it on the Receipt. After they run out of Preorder codes, they’re not supposed to sell any more copies. It’s a limited Preorder release.
The problem? Gamestop sold a Preorder copy of Star Wars: The Old Republic to my cousin without giving him a Preorder Code. He thought it was printed on the receipt. Come to find out, they were out of them. So, they sold a Preorder that they weren’t supposed to sell.
On top of that, Gamestop apparently has taken those Game Cards and given out the Preorder codes to their friends and family who didn’t even Preorder the game. Which is a bad, bad, bad business practice. Those codes are for people who Preorder only. That’s the whole reason they go in their in the first place.
This whole incident with my Cousin, is the exact reason why I will not ever shop at Gamestop again. So, it’s not my Cousin who was stupid, I think Gamestop is really, really stupid. The sad part is, they know this is going on and they’re not really doing anything about it.
Are you going to spend your money at Gamestop, knowing that they could potentially be committing Fraud? That’s exactly what this is. Fraud. They’re giving away things that they have no right to give away. That’s theft from those who really want to buy the game. Not an isolated case either.
I say shop at Best Buy.
Apparently a Seattle couple lived in a $1.2 million dollar home and collected federal aid from the Government. Scam? That’s what the government said.
The Wife apparently made false claims stating that she made less than $5,000 per year and lived with two children. On top of that, she put the Husband as the Landlord. Now, they didn’t have the same last names, so it took a while for them to be caught.
In the meantime, they’ve flown to Moscow, Paris, and Numerous other places over the period of 8 years. What can we learn from this? How about that no matter how you plan out your crime, you’re probably going to get caught. Sooner or later, it’ll catch up to you.
Now, what’s really stupid about this? They’re actually going to have to pay it back as well as thousands of dollars in fines. So, it’s actually costing them money in the long run.
Just goes to show you that no matter how Rich or Wealthy you are, that Stupidity strikes everywhere.
Americans are said to be the most over weight, but many have a hard time figuring out why. Why is it that many Americans are starting to be overweight and in worse health than the previous generation? I think I have the answer.
Many Americans nowadays aren’t getting enough exercise. That’s right, something as simple as exercise can have a big impact on our daily lives. In the movie WALL-E, the people roamed around on hover chairs. Who needs a wheel chair right? Especially when the machine will do all the work for you.
Is that the kind of life style we want? To be subjects who are limited in our mobility based on some machine? Right now many kids are experiencing this because of Parents not letting their kids play in the park. Instead, they’ll let them play Video Games all day and do nothing.
Now, before you go bashing Video games and start blaming the games themselves, maybe you should take a closer look a parenting. I play Video Games myself, but that doesnt’ mean that Nerds can’t be fit. I in fact have started a Cardio Routine, which will eventually turn into running, which in turn will turn into a Marathon.
I have goals, kids nowadays, don’t. That’s partly because parents let their kids spend too much time playing Video Games as apposed to….well, playing.
Many restaurants have started (in the last decade) increasing portion sizes. Now, they even go as far as encourage you to get a large or (in some cases) super-size. In this case, bigger isn’t always better. Tell me something.
Do you feel better now that you’re bigger? Again, bigger isn’t always better. My parents often times make two meals out of one meal when they go out to eat. Why? Many of these meals are filled with Calories. Many of them over 1,000 calories. That’s half a days Calories for most.
Still think Bigger is Better?
Quality of Food
Our food quality has reduced in the last 10-20 years drastically. Farmers are basically killing the land that they farm one with all the chemicals that they spray on plants. Therefore, we’re forced to look for alternatives: plants that are bug resistant, plants that yield more, and even plants that grow better in certain climates.
When you start tampering with plants: spraying chemicals, changing DNA strands, making them more volatile, something has to give. So, where do we suffer? In Nutritional Value. I can’t stress this enough….
Life is too precious to tamper with. By tampering with those plants, they’re tampering with our health. Empty calories adds to our over all weight. Really. What else is our body going to use useless calories for?
So, my question for you today is, did this inspire you? If so, what are your plans for taking action?
Life in general is all about Initiative. Do you have the drive necessary to make it happen? Are you living life the way you want to?
I’ve started writing on my novel again. That takes initiative. If you have a story you want to write, you need to plan it out and get started writing. Don’t wait too long, you’ll never get it done. Trust me, I know.
I’ve had the idea to write this novel for several years now. I could have been a published Author by now if I had that Initiative. Hopefully, it won’t be that far off, now that I’ve started the initial stage.
There’s another area in my life that needs work though. Exercise. I just lack the drive that I need to make it all happen.
I often find my self laughing (on the inside) at people who drive around the parking lot looking for a parking space. I can park out of the way at the end of the isle and walk into the store, before most people can park their car. Seriously? Yet, at the same time, I lack the drive to get motivated for exercise?
So, here’s what I’m going to try. I’m going to make a poster board. It’s going to be filled with things I want, people I want to be like, women I’d like to date, etc. Why? This is to hopefully give me the motivation I need to actually be someone. To get up and go.
I’m also going to be starting a community of my own. I’m going to be looking for certain individuals (who are already well on their way) to help jump start the community. If you’d like to be a part of this community, let me know. It will probably be forum based.
Keep plucking away at life and it will reward you.
you change your desktop background almost daily.
you rarely turn off your computer.
you get hemorrhoids because you’ve been sitting at your computer so long.
a weekend of time spent offline feels like a nice break
you *do* take breaks from the computer, you psychologically schedule yourself to come back when the “4-hours” are up and you can replenish your Slot Game [or insert your favorite game here] tokens!
every time you leave your desk you take both your iPad and iPhone with you, just in case…and your car lighter charger
your dust bunnies have become dust elephants!
you don’t understand the meaning of “too much time online”
you’re too busy online to answer this question and simply go “huh??”
you get cankles from sitting for too many hours. (don’t worry, it’s temporary)
you think it’s Tuesday but it’s really Monday?
you search for the like button on your car radio
you search for reviews for things when you’re at the store.
you turn to your computer to look something up and realized you already are sitting at your computer.
the first thing you do in the morning is turn the laptop on.
you don’t ever have to turn on your computer