TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

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Re: I'll kill that cat...

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:51 am

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I've never cleaned it before and my cat sleeps on it... Time to clean!
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:57 am

Willep99 wrote:I've never cleaned it before and my cat sleeps on it... Time to clean!

-1 point for artificially inserting cat hair brushings and claiming they got there naturally.
-2 for spelling Techreport wrong...you should be disqualified just for that.

This contest has the new users coming out of the woodwork.
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:40 pm

DPete27 wrote:This contest has the new users coming out of the woodwork.

It happens with every contest. It's just more visible when forum posts are required.
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:00 pm

Really enjoying seeing these computers! Here's my entry.
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:14 pm

Bummer is - I just got a new case for my pc (going on 6 years old) ! it was LOADED with so much dust I had to replace the cpu cooler.. it wouldnt all come out! lol.
(ASUS P5Q Pro , e8500 3.16, 8 gb ram, 3 mismatched old hand me down HDs, radeon 6870 card... yeah old)
So, i cracked open my sons pc .. and discovered why it sounded like it was working so hard to stay cool!

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I also find it amusing that some people just dont read the rules.... and really? the cat hair couldn't have been more fake..

I will admit to never having been here before.. but its contests like these that draw me in and I found out how cool the community is :)

Good Luck all! (or..at least those who aren't faking, and who are following the rules!)
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:26 pm

ok, I just fired up my sons computer after blowing stuff out of the radiator... its QUIET again! so.. thank you already for getting me to do this! :lol: 8)
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:51 pm

3 can of air just to get out the heavy. lol Image
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:05 pm

here's my actiual pc, and yes, i need to clean it ^^
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:29 pm

$10 if you lick that side panel grill...... :o

Yeah, maybe... grab the vacuum! lol
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:49 pm

Thankfully I do have dust filters and hardwood floors so cleaning is not often needed. Normally I would not enter contests but I can't turn down the possibility that I may finally get into a case that is less than 7 years old or that I may get a new PSU to replace my aged Antec Earthwatts 650w.

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:01 pm

She barely runs windows 95
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:33 pm

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:02 pm

Thanks to Jessie (The Grey) who likes to sit on my shoulder while I game, I clean my case every week. I'm still not sure how her feathers work their way in. Looks like I'm about due for another cleaning. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: I'll kill that cat...

Postposted on Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:54 am

Willep99 wrote:
I've never cleaned it before and my cat sleeps on it... Time to clean!


LOL at Fake pic
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:02 am

Found a few gems cleaning out the old tower...

hmmm how do I attach an image???
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:39 am

Mintberrycrunch wrote:Found a few gems cleaning out the old tower...

hmmm how do I attach an image???


host the image on an image site (like imgur) then use the [img] button to insert the link :)
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:21 am

One of my customers DVR system he wonders why he keeps having problems with this system.
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:49 pm

Mintberrycrunch wrote:Found a few gems cleaning out the old tower...

hmmm how do I attach an image???


To attach the image - upload it to http://www.Imgur.com and then copy and paste the automatically generated link from "BBCode (message boards & forums)" portion, it should look something like "[img ]http://i.imgur.com/hewjrhfjsdhkhjfshfgjhsd.jpg[ /img]". Then click on "Preview" button to make sure your photo looks good in your post before clicking on "Submit" button.

Be aware that these forums do not automatically scale back the large images so if your resulting image will be "cut off" - first click on "Large Thumbnail" link on Imgur's page, THEN copy and paste the "BBCode" link. Or resize the image manually before uploading (I suggest making it 800x600).
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:46 pm

Found a few gems cleaning out the old tower...

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:02 pm

This is a hand-me-down. I was going to fix and reassemble everything in this box years ago... Oops.

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:19 pm

this is my Temp PC till i get a New CPU and a Pair of DDR3 2133 Ram AND this PC is AMD Athlon 2 X2 DDR2 3gb ( 2X512MB & 1X 2GB ) running Ubuntu 11 ... i want to get back to Gaming My fav Game is APB Reloaded

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:31 am

I just cleaned a few rigs before this contest...and the old ones I checked were all still clean. :( Guess that's what I get for being a clean freak lol
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:06 am

damn, what to do to get the picture?
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:22 am

GeneralChaos wrote:this is my Temp PC till i get a New CPU and a Pair of DDR3 2133 Ram AND this PC is AMD Athlon 2 X2 DDR2 3gb ( 2X512MB & 1X 2GB ) running Ubuntu 11 ... i want to get back to Gaming My fav Game is APB Reloaded

( NOTE : It Wont Let Me POST Web Link i might put it in my signature part )


Dont put a link in.. put the picture code.. first upload to a site like http://www.imgur.com then after you select the picture, click large thumbnail (as a pic size) then copy the BBCODE line
should look like [IMG ]http://i.imgur.com/XvDyipxl.jpg[ /IMG]


zloyscuko wrote:damn, what to do to get the picture?

you mean to take the pic? upload it? or post i here?
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:21 pm

Just enough dirt to qualify as a sand trap...
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:35 pm

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i would love to win this contest i really need a better setup so i can upload my youtube videos. i tried to upload a video from my computer and it took hours and then just finally shut down never finished uploading it.this computer i got now is about good for a calculator or word processor. sorry the date on the paper is a day late i took the picture yesterday and wasn't able to upload it until today
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:03 pm

This has been my PC for the past few years and has performed valiantly but I'm afraid she's dying :( Imma miss her </3 Image
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:07 pm

Just replaced this one last week:
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That is a P4 that has been in constant service since it was bought (2003 maybe?). It was still chugging along right up until it got replaced.
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:49 pm

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I just cleaned it out! I've had this computer for 10 years, and it's pushin' the death mark. ):
I'm a major clean freak, so... I can't have dust. It drives me crazy and what computer fanatic DOESN'T clean their computer? Eep!


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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Postposted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:53 pm

Hi all, yeah a Newbie here. My oldest son likes to build computers from the ground up, I didn't realize just how cool it is. Would love to try it myself! This is my first computer that has been out on our porch for a while..it sits next to our dryer exhaust. Didn't even think about that when putting it out there. Our Long Haired Hamster "Bear" wanted to be the star of the show so he was hanging out for a bit..long enough to leave some droppings behind for me to clean :cry: Suppose I should clean it out now and move it to a new location...Image[color=#FF8000][color=#4000FF]
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