Tom's Hardware's 2012 Gift Guide, Part 1: For System Builders

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  • dark_wizzie
    Lesson learned: It's really hard to focus on gifts when you have a boner.
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  • boyabunda
    Why are the models wearing clothes? Very distracting! LOL
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  • A Bad Day
    SamjabrIs it just me, or are these girls not that attractive?


    Spend four years in a typical engineering school.


    A lot of girls will look attractive to you.
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  • boyabunda
    Why are the models wearing clothes? Very distracting! LOL
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  • dark_wizzie
    Lesson learned: It's really hard to focus on gifts when you have a boner.
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  • lunyone
    Well I like the "parts" that is up for sale :) Hard to "focus" on what is actually for sale here :)
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  • skaz
    I like #12.
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  • power2233
    :D good deal ill buy both of that product in the each of pic
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  • JOSHSKORN
    Computer parts? Is that what this article is about? Meh, who cares. I like what I see! :D
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  • Anonymous
    dark_wizzieLesson learned: It's really hard to focus on gifts when you have a boner.

    GTX 690 (pic #23) [:djdecibel:2]
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  • g-unit1111
    I'd like to put my CPU in her motherboard if you catch my drift!
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  • abbadon_34
    g-unit1111I'd like to put my CPU in her motherboard if you catch my drift!

    You mean RAM your HARD drive into her BOX ? Using your favorite PARTS to hit her SPOT.

    Oh boy, this getting far from PC.

    Damn I can't get away from it
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  • Pyree
    g-unit1111I'd like to put my CPU in her motherboard if you catch my drift!

    But Intel mobo has the pins sticking out :lol:
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  • abbadon_34
    that's why she holding amd! no trannies here!
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  • Pyree
    ^#9 and 20 are Intel boards. Waiting for g-unit1111 to clarify.
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  • Anonymous
    some are way too creepy but i really like 8. that chick reminds me of kristina rose, i like the setting and noctua is cool
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  • A Bad Day
    SamjabrIs it just me, or are these girls not that attractive?


    Spend four years in a typical engineering school.


    A lot of girls will look attractive to you.
    35
  • Anonymous
    i never found a western digital green drive so attractive before . . .
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  • JMcEntegart
    I'll take the Vertex 4 and the sweater from page one, please!
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  • cangelini
    Hey guys,
    Special request: if you feel compelled to post something negative, simply navigate away. We completely understand if you don't want to see hardware and models in the same place. We'll be back with something more technical on Friday, in that case.
    Have a happy Thanksgiving, all of you in the U.S.!
    Best,
    Chris
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  • army_ant7
    This whole picture article gave me one notable piece of info.
    Quote:
    True story: All men, especially married editor-in-chief Chris Angelini, were banned from the set for several of this year’s gift guide product shots, including this one.
    Married? :( HAHA! Just playing with ya' Chris.
    But really, that side note was amusing. :lol:

    @Jane
    When will you start your modelling career? I mean, you are already writing for TH, so why not? Haha... :P

    In Picture 13, I have heard that generally, Sandy and Ivy Bridges don't really need that much memory bandwidth for some workloads at least. Also I don't think the 9-9-9-24 1600MHz RAM modules have better latency than the 9-10-9-27 1866MHz modules, just lower a lower clock. In fact (well, unless I'm mistaken), for the latter to have about the same latency as the formerr, it would need timings of 10-10-10-28, and even then, it has a slightly lower latency, so at 9-10-9-27, it beats it in terms of latency. :)

    In Picture 14, the model's blocking the way! Haha!
    15 made me have some...not so pleasant thoughts about the water cooler. For a moment, it kinda gave me the vague image of an "indecent contraption" if you catch my drift. Hehe... Sorry.
    Pictue 18...Oh no! Woman! What do you think you're doing!? :lol:
    Just kidding around. And I guess the spirit of the article is a pretty playful one anyway, so I think it's appropriate. :P

    @boyabuda
    I have a feeling you're Filipino. :)
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  • jet-21
    It would be nice if you would at least put the names of your models on the last page fro acknowledgments so we can google more pics. =)
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  • mayankleoboy1
    Great job Chris ! Much better models than the previous year :)
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