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09/11/07 - Guitar Hero, and the building of Highwind, my new desktop computer

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John Kawamura takes a shot at being a Guitar Hero
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Brett before the "beard off".. more on this later
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Brett plays some Guitar Hero
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Brett checks out his shirt?
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The case my Antec P182 case came in
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Other boxes, what could be in here?
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Well this one has speakers in it
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Case box
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Or is it.. a box case?
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Another side
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Aaand the back
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This was taken right after opening the box
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After getting the box away
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Silicone feet!
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No more styrofoam
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Covered in plastic
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The mug is there for scale
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A closeup of the front ports
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When the door is opened there's also a power and reset button
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I found this box inside the case. It has screws and such
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Now for the mystery box
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Plenty of syrofoam peanuts
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My motherboard! As you can see it's an Asus M2N32-SLI Delux
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Rock solid... heart touching
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Inside the motherboard box
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I'll deal with this later
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Another mystery box
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More peanuts!
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Ah, my neato wrist thing, and some SATA cables
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I decided the $2 for the wrist strap was worth the peace of mind of knowing I wouldn't zap anything
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My gorgeous Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 2.0 gigabytes of RAM
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So nice
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Some bubble wrap!
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Ah, my 320gb hard drive and DVD-RW
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My CPU heatsink and fan
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Speaking of my CPU... can it really be safe putting it in a window like that?
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The heatsink that AMD sent... compared with the one I'm using
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AMD's heatsink still looks pretty nice
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It's got a huge fan
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And dozens of copper blades
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Very neato looking
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The motherboard awaits in its plastic case
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The almighty CPU
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The pins underneath
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One must be very.. very... gentle
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The pins from the side
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These pins are what make the whole thing work
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The top of the CPU
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The CPU rests upon its throne
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Looking good
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The motherboard comes with some built in heat pipes and copper blades
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Northbridge and southbridge (I think)
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Time to install the RAM
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It's a lot lighter than it looks
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Two days later the rest of the stuff came, including the surge protector
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Yet another mystery box
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Bubble wrap!
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This is the video card I'll be using until the new NVIDIA ones come out
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What happened to this box!?
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My 25 foot S-Video cable
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The box with the power supply
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Did someone dropkick this!?
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It's really beat up
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The power supply box
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It was so heavy!
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What could this be?
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Neat! Since the power supply is modular it comes with all the cables you need in a case
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All sorts of nice cables
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A closeup of the connectors
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The power supply itself
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Nice fan
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This bundle goes to the motherboard, so it doesn't come off
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This was kind of bogus, but it was nice having the drivers install themselves
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The final product!
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Highwind, sporting a sylish communist desktop!
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