MASS EFFECT 3

Mass Effect was released March 6, 2012 by Electronic Arts. The game was developed by BioWare. Mass Effect 3 is a third person shooter and action role playing game. Combat in Mass Effect 3 is changed and refined from Mass Effect 2, with further emphasis put on third-person perspective aspects to make the game more commercially …

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PAINKILLER: RECURRING EVIL

Painkiller: Recurring Evil was released February 29, 2012 by Dreamcatcher Interactive. The game was developed by Eggtooth. Painkiller: Recurring Evil is a first person shooter The game is inspired by such classic titles as Quake and Doom, with the emphasis on killing large numbers of monsters. The game is divided into five chapters, each about …

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COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO

The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo was selected to replace the AMD Phenom II 965 BE OEM cooler. AMD coolers are notorious for being noisy when loaded hard. Even with better quality thermal interface material the OEM fan remained generally noisy. The stock CPU fan for both AMD and Intel are fine for …

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SYNDICATE

Syndicate was released February 21, 2012 by Electronic Arts. The game was developed by Bullfrog Productions. Syndicate is a first person shooter. Syndicate is the re-imagination of a cult classic franchise from 1993 – a unique action shooter set in a not too distant future, where Business is War. If you combined Deus Ex: Human …

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RASPBERRY PI SINGLE BOARD COMPUTER

Raspberry-Pi-Zero-FL

Thr Raspberry Pi is a single board computer that was developed as a teaching aid. The board has a Broadcom BCM2837B0 CPU with 1GB of LPDDR2 memory. The most basic version sold for $5 plus postage. The board uses about 1.5W at idle and up to about 8W when loaded. Various version have been released with …

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CRUDADER KINGS II

Crusader Kings II

Crusader Kings II was released on February 14, 2012 by Paradox Interactive. The game was developed by Paradox Development Studio. Crusader Kings II is a strategy game. The game is largely made up of expansions which are available as DLC. Crusader Kings II is a large scale strategy game that takes much better advantage of modern …

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ALAN WAKE

Alan Wake  was released February 12, 2012 by Microsoft Games. The game was developed by Remedy Entertainment. Alan Wake is a third person shooter with RPG elements. Alan Wake is a third-person shooter, described by its developers as a combination of “the mind of a psychological thriller”, and “the body of a cinematic action game”. …

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CORSAIR CARBIDE 300R

CORSAIR CARBIDE 300R with side window

In Q1 2013 we began a major modernization of the desktop workstation. The Corsair Carbide 300R is a standard mid-tower ATX chassis. Our old chassis was obsoleted when we acquired the Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard which features USB3 front panel support. USB3 is still relatively early in the curve and we expect this chassis …

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OUR RAIDMAX TORNADO PLATFORM

RAIDMAX TORNADO CHASSIS

We use a gaming grade desktop PC in the shop. During the day we use productivity tools. On the weekend we like to play games. The flexibility of the PC makes this possible. This 2011 machine was assembled in October from a new components. The low cost Raidmax Tornado chassis is a standard ATX model …

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SAPPHIRE PURE BLACK 990FX

Sapphire Pure Black 990FX Motherboard

The Sapphire Pure Black 990FX (PB-A3BRD990)  is their flagship AMD platform,. Socket AM3+ 32GB max memory DDR3-1866. 6 PCI Express x16 slots 4x USB 3.0 12x USB 3.0 9x SATA III Realtek ALC892 AMD SB950 Dual Marvell 9172 ATX The Sapphire Pure Black 990FX has it all for AMD. This board can support 2-way and 3-way …

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