(1) Alienware MJ-12 Mid-tower ATX Case w/ 700 SLI Ready Power Supply
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OK, geeks. The moment of decision has arrived. Every time we run a pre-built PC up in this mug, you come swarming out of the woodwork to insist to one and all that you could build a better PC for less. You snidely sneer that only Grandmas and n00bz would ever let Dell or HP build their PC for them. You disdainfully disparage the very idea of pre-built PCs as a pathetic crutch for the technologically impaired. You talk and talk and talk.
Now it's time for action. For calling bluffs. For separating the geeks from the wanna-geeks.
Now it's time for the Alienware MJ-12 700-Watt Workstation Case.
The beings at Alienware brought every point of their extraterrestrial IQ's to bear on the MJ-12 case, loading it with more bells and whistles than a cathedral full of parakeets. 700 mighty watts of power undergird big rear and front mounted fans (120mm and 92 mm, respectively). Behind the locking front door, you'll find four hot-swappable drive bays, built for easy access and screwless upgrading. USB, FireWire, headphone, and microphone jacks are right out in front, too. With this kind of power supply and cooling ability, you'd best bring some serious graphics. Take it up to NVIDIA SLI, if you dare. No skin off the MJ-12's nose.
Of course, this is all assuming that your walk matches your talk. And don't even try to weasel out of it with some limp whinge about how Alienware is owned by HP and is therefore lame. Are you prepared to stop trolling and start modding? Or did your typing fingers write a check that your skillz can't cash? The Alienware MJ-12 700-Watt Workstation Case is ready when you are.
Warranty: 90 days
Black powder coated side and top panels and a front-mounted perforated metal intake grille make this workstation chassis look at home in any environment
Locking front and side panels conceal front I/O ports and drive bays to provide multiple levels of system security
Front door folds neatly to the side for easy access to front ports and drive bays
Convenient Front-Accessible Ports - The new Alienware chassis was designed to provide as much convenience as possible by featuring numerous front-accessible ports.
Enhanced Ventilation - promotes optimal ventilation, including a front grill that allows improved airflow throughout the inside of the workstation case enabling lower system temperatures, in turn producing increase power and performance.
Thermally Advantaged Design - Rear 120mm and Front Mounted 92mm Fans
Easy Installation and Maintenance - Screw less design for trouble-free upgrading
Three 5.25" bays
Optional hot-swap hard disk drive module supporting up to four hard drives
Front Panel Ports - 1 Fire wire, 2 USB 2.0, 1 Headphone jack, 1 Microphone jack
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Host: OK, we're back with our bachelorette, Jordynne. Now, she gets to ask our bachelors one more question before she has to make her final choice. Ready, Jordynne? Fire away!
Jordynne: Bachelors, what beverage do you reach for after a hard day on the job?
Bachelor #1: Well, Jordynne, repossessing cars takes a lot out of you, even for a former all-county weightlifter like myself. It's not easy always having to be the tough guy, know'm'sayin'? So when I knock off, I like to elevate my tastes with a Seghesio 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel. The rich aromas of dark fruit are like a shot to the choppers with a pair of brass knucks, backed up by the muscle of some seriously burly fruit. The acidity is enticing, the tannins are supple, and the mouthfeel? Forget about it. Just the thing for taking the sting off after you had to play rough because some deadbeat got mouthy. Also, I'm the kind of guy eats a lot of beef, so the Seghesio 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel gets a lot of play at my place. I mean, why not, right? Past vintages of the Seghesio Old Vine Zin were good enough to place in the Wine Spectator Top 100, and Decanter magazine awarded the '04 a gold medal and the International Zinfandel Trophy. It was the only American wine that took home any silverware from that little tussle - not too shabby, you ask me. My buddy Ted Seghesio did good, real good.
Bachelor #2: I have a lot of time to think on my job, since I only have to raise the drawbridge twice a day. And it gets hot and cramped up in the nest, believe me. Bedtime's even worse - have you ever tried to sleep on an air mattress under the control desk in a drawbridge operator's booth? I thought not. At least I'm not paying rent. Anyway, I've found that Seghesio 2004 Rockpile Zinfandel helps pass those long, lonely hours away from any human contact. This is the kind of classic Northern Sonoma Zin that's kept the family in business since Edoardo Seghesio founded the winery in 1895. I mean, you can practically taste Seghesio's renowned, meticulous hand farming and cutting-edge viticultural techniques. I guess you could all this Rockpile Zin my best friend - not too many others are willing to stay up here in the nest for days at a time.
Bachelor #3: Um, like, I don't really have, like, what you might call a (finger-quotes) "job", you know? I just totally, like, make a little money, like, what they call, like (finger-quotes) "gold farming", but it's not, like, actual farming, you know? It means, like, playing video games online, like, all day and levelling my characters up to where they're like, totally bad-ass and have, like, all these bitchin' items? And then this, like, Korean dude totally buys the characters and, like, re-sells them to, like, other Korean dudes? So I can, like, drink wine, like, all day? It's like I don't ever, like, (finger-quotes) "get off work", but I'm also, like, always (finger-quotes) "off work", you know? So I totally slug off, like, a bottle or two of Seghesio 2006 Pinot Grigio while I play? It kinda smells like, like, apple crumble? With, like, some citrus and quince and, like, flowers, I guess? I guess you'd say it's, like, (finger-quotes) "broad" and (finger-quotes) "complex", you know? So, like, that's, like, totally, like, what I would drink if I had, like, a real (finger-quotes) "job", too, you know?
Host: Fantastic, fantastic! Well, Jordynne, you told us at the top of the show that you were looking for someone sensitive, intelligent, and social, with a good career and a wide range of interests. You've had a chance to quiz all of our bachelors, and you've heard their answers. Which one will you choose?
Jordynne: Wick, I think...I think...I think I have to choose all three of them! On the surface they seem like total idiots, but they have such great taste in wine!
Bachelors #1, #2, and #3: Thanks, Seghesio!
Seghesio 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel
Vineyard Locations: Old head-pruned vineyards in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys.
Hand-Harvested: August 25 - September 10, 2004
Average Brix at Harvest: 26.5�
Fermentation Regime: 100% punch-down fermentation in open-top fermenters; total maceration (juice on skins) time ten days. The wine completed fermentation in barrel. * Barrel Regime: Barrel-aged 16 months in 75% French oak and 25% American oak
Food Affinities: Beef, pasta with red sauce, barbecue, spicy cuisine
Release Date: September 2006
Seghesio 2004 Rockpile Zinfandel
Vineyard Location: Dry Creek Valley atop Rockpile Ridge
Hand-Harvested: September 7, 2004
Average Brix at Harvest: 26.0�
Fermentation Regime: 100% in 6-ton open top stainless steel fermenters with punch-down maceration by hand
Barrel Regime: Barrel-aged 15 months in 50% French oak and 50%; 30% of the French barrels were new.
Total Production: 475 cases
Release Date: July 8, 2006
Seghesio 2006 Pinot Grigio
Vineyard Location: Estate vineyard: Keyhole Ranch in Russian River Valley
Hand-Harvested: September 13-October 2, 2006; in the early morning
Average Brix at Harvest: 23.4�
Fermentation Regime: 100% Stainless fermentation, left sur lees in tank until bottling to add depth and complexity
Food Affinities: Asian cuisine, shellfish, rich white meats, Gruyere-style cheeses.