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Wannabe Geek

  #313126 30-Mar-2010 21:25
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Thnaks for this opportunity, but I really don't want it!  You could take my winnings and donate it to a local Playcentre, they make do with a lot less in life than most and do a fantastic job raising young kids. 

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  #313147 30-Mar-2010 21:37
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I would use it for my video and photo editing programs and gaming for online games such as Atlantica Online, which has been quite entertaining to play.


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  #313154 30-Mar-2010 21:40
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I want to build a home media box that I can connect to my 42" TV so I can surf the web from the comfort of my couch.

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Master Geek

  #313155 30-Mar-2010 21:40

Below is a buid I have been thinking about for the last few months but have not got the money for it yet. So far I have the graphics card, case and psu but nothing else. Im trying to decide core i5 or i7 depends on how much money I have. Really Im a geek and I need a processor that is better than the one I have at the moment to do all the calculations needed for my work.

ASUS P7P55D Intel P55 Core i7/i5 PCI-E DDR3 LGA1156 ATX     $269.00

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB kit (2GB x 2) DDR3-1600 (PC-12800) CL7-7-7-24 MEMORY F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH  (x2)                                                        $528

Samsung SH-S223 Black 22X SATA Dual Layer Super WriteMaster SpeedPlus DVDRW OEM                   $65.00

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit DVD-Rom OEM                                                $199.00

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.12 SATA2 300 NCQ 16MB 7200RPM Hard Drive OEM (Single Platter)    $86.63

Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor (or maybe a core i7 if I have the money)        $336.94

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  #313158 30-Mar-2010 21:41

The Intel processor would be the key component to a much needed upgrade. Thanks Geekzone!

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Master Geek

  #313159 30-Mar-2010 21:41
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I'd love to win this so I can upgrade my HTPC to HD, new CPU, Mobo and GPU would do nicely, so with this new chip I'd be 1/3 of the way there!!

And then we can give the old HTPC to my wifes parents... now that would get me some brownie points!!

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Ultimate Geek

  #313168 30-Mar-2010 21:48
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I don't need a Core I5, but do I want one?!? Hell Yes: Must have more toys

"There is no way to Peace -Peace is the Way" (A. J. Muste)



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  #313178 30-Mar-2010 21:57
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shoot it would be great to win one so i could finally upgrade my parents pc 

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Master Geek

  #313198 30-Mar-2010 22:17
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The winning of the Intel i5 Processor would only be the beginning.
Upon its arrival I would study it, learn about its design, all the while creating my own brilliant scheme.
Using various scavanged parts, recently dead animals, human remains, I would piece together a macine, a man, a monster - and at its core would sit my prize, the i5.

First neighbourhoods, then cities, then worlds and galaxys would burn. This one i5 processor would be the beginning of a 20,000 reign of destruction.

Assuming I win of course.

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  #313207 30-Mar-2010 22:23
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I would put it to good use as my old AMD 3500, DDR400 "old reliable" computers age is really starting to show now, and it would finally give me the inspiration(and help me save a bit of money) to update my system.

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Wannabe Geek

  #313208 30-Mar-2010 22:25
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I have nearly finished building my Small Hadron Collider and need some serious computing power to analyse all the data.

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  #313212 30-Mar-2010 22:26
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I intend to build a top of the line development PC at a low cost so I can show my CEO that it is possible to provide his development staff with decent hardware at low cost.

We have PC's that date back to early 2003, are limited to 2GB of RAM and have pathetically small hard drives. I think we can do better. My team deserves better

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Uber Geek


  #313218 30-Mar-2010 22:33
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Was planning to put FreeNAS onto an old P3 i've got, would be a very basic media centre but ok until I have somewhere to put a reasonable sized TV...

Time to find a new industry!

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  #313221 30-Mar-2010 22:37
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I see that some of the posters have an old C2D. Well, I have a reasonably new one because I'm cheap and waitied till the prices came down! It would be great to feel rich with a Core i5. It would feel even greater to edit and process my home videos and Freeview HD recordings faster than the computer does now.

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Wannabe Geek

  #313226 30-Mar-2010 22:42
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Dear Geekzone,

I have been devoted to "folding protein" for the last two years of my life, everyday !!! the goal being to help find cures for H.I.V, Cancer, Alzheimers, H1N1 and many more types of virus and bacteria related diseases on a molecular scale via "" run via the University of Washington, Baker Labs. The software is very cpu intensive and due to the latest updated software, I can no longer compete with the international competitors on the small system I have, but I represent New Zealand alone, and ranking up into the top 10 researchers around the world via their online game during this time, with no sponsorship!!!
This year I will not be able to continue my research without a new computer, the CASP9 international competition, "" is in the next months which allows the scientists to track the way I fold protein to teach the massive computer servers how to copy my method and actions to improve the understanding of how these play a part within our bodies, I can predict the 3d shape of a protein better than the big pharma's software Rosetta which is used to design proteins used in the manufacture of medicines and drugs, this software is not always able to find the solutions I can design using my intuition and experience thus far, thus vital to improving current methods, To win one of the i5 intel processors would give me a chance to show the rest of the world what we can achieve if we put our minds to it, Geekzone will be plasted all around the world should I win one, My User name is "Aotearoa" and you can see my work all online. 

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