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Tom's Hardware's 2011 Gift Guide: Part 1, For System Builders

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What is your favorite picture?

Mine was the one with the 4 SSD.
My floppy disk totally turned to a hard disk drive.

I can't wait for part 2 already.
 

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I feel sorry for those girls that they have to smile for the camera even though they have no idea what they are holding
 

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[citation][nom]richboyliang[/nom]haha do these girls know what they're doing?[/citation]

Depends on if you use an aftermarket cooler or the stock one
 

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It looks like the Blonde model was having more fun, or is it just me. If I wasn't married, I'd take either! Forget the PC hardware, there are more important things to look at!!! Lol!
 

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I don't get it.

Why are some things suggested in this guide mostly the worst value you could get for that sum of cash?

For starters:

-MSI 990FX-GD80 wouldn't be my top pick. That would go to a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD(x) board. Why bother getting a board that's more expensive than the best processor for the platform (or one whose lower-end boards don't catch fire).

-i7-3930K? Ivy's just around the corner and will run on 150 dollar boards that do more than X79 could think of.

-Silverstone 1000W PSU? Seasonic's already got their X-1050, which has 80+ Platinum certification instead of gold for the same cost.

Some things I guess I just don't understand, then. You list some parts that have really good value, such as that RAM and Powercolor graphics card along with the 955BE, and then go to the polar opposite. I don't see the reason for that.
 

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I'm sorry, was there supposed to be some sort of gift guide here? I know it's a tech site and I was expecting one but I can't seem to see what they're recommending.
 

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Get a life you freak
 
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and not a single anti-static precaution taken... All those naked components... what a waste
 

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I know it's eye candy.

And it works with the Firefox/IE/Chrome Girl

But for this.. it seems like canned whip cream. You think it's going to satisfy you then when it's actually there, you're kinda like, "meh, I want just the pie"
 

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Lolololol, Im sorry, I know its typo, sorry bout that. :)

Anyway, they want me to buy the hardware or the girl? JK.

BTW, they have nice promoter.
 
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