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  1. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i'm too lazy to read everything /\ :p , for a first post you start well
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    Wow, most of these post matchs the same stuff of the posters system specs....
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    hehe yeah well i post long at times, check out my pcper/amdmb.com forums posts at times, people learn to eather love or HATE my long posts, tho i try and cut them up a bit by spreding the stuff out so that it dosnt look so daunting to read.

    2200+ words, sweet, never checked how many i was posting :p

    i have had posts i had to cut up into 3 on pcper forums because they have a word/charictor limmit per post ;)
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Man, I think you are going to give Alec a run for his money in long threads.
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    Ha ha, don't hate it do.:) I like a good book before i go to sleep. LOL
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    short an sweet
    good =
    ati
    via
    amd
    ocz
    abit
    saphire
    powercolor
    msi
    hp

    bad =
    asus
    nvidia
    maxtor
    dell
    theres lots of others that i use, like, or dislike. but the ones listed as good are all time favs, the ones listed as bad i wont touch with somone elses computer.
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    whats wrong with dell :wtf:?
  8. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    dell=CRAP

    favs
    amd
    nvidia (at least for now)
    asus

    least favs
    msi
    dell
    microsoft ie
    dell
    abit
    dell
    oh and did i mention dell
    compaq from b4 hp took them over
  9. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    Ha ha just because you guys can't 1337 a Dell doesn't mean it's bad. I've worked with Dells before, they're designed alot like Macs. They're designed to work from the moment you press the power button to the day you drop it in the recycle bin. Of course, if you try opening them/ reinstalling Windows/ configuring anything, then you're pretty much going to wish you had built custom :).
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    lol as i said, whats wrong with dell, not how many people think its crap :p

    Ive never had a dell computer, but the laptop i got is great! nothing wrong with it at all, and had no probs at all re-installing windows on it...not to sure about opening it :p...but the ram is easy to change :p

    EDIT: i have actually worked with a computer before...i formatted it and installed XP with no troubles. I also opened it up, and it wasnt that hard to configure :wtf:
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    dell = expensive
    custom = cheap
    dell makes you pay through the ass for labor!!
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    ignore the price factor cus u can get em very cheap on ebay :p
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    lets see

    good:
    newegg before all else
    intel and amd - various reasons
    ati - long lasting cards and good price/performance
    corsair - nice cheeap ram
    thermalright - 2.6ghz 1.50 vcore and still idles at 24c
    thermaltake - 420w psu powers a x1800xt with no issue
    sony - good disc drives and other things (camcorders, cameras ect)
    logitech - mx518, g15, x-530
    linksys - wrt54g FTW!
    dell - pretty shiny monitors
    dfi - king of the oc
    western digital - longest lasting hard drives period.
    motorola - good nextel cell phones and cable modems

    bad:
    maxtor, seagate - nothing but problems
    soyo - shit mobos
    via - suck it
    dell - monstrosities of the pc world
    sony - vaio's are overly expensive and false advertised
    tigerdirect.com - service and prices suck
    nvidia - purchased 3 video cards and had all 3 die within a year
    creative acoustics - crap cheap speakers

    ok im done.
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    like:

    asus
    ati
    creative
    zalman
    corsair
    geil
    western digital
    intel and amd
    sapphire
    ocz
    samsung
    saitek
    aerocool
    Tagen


    don't like:

    ASRock
    Gigabyte
    ATi Drivers
    Dell
    Canon
    Maxtor
    ECS
    Via
    SiS
  15. psychomage343 Guest

    hmmm the list is large but i'll list the majors

    AMD for the best cpu's to date
    ATI for giving me a reason to game
    DFI for giving me the power to overclock to the max
    Corsair for cheap memory that goes 2x faster than it's rated speed
    OCZ for their bulletproof, and tunable psus

    WORST!!
    INTEL You suck plain and simple
    Foxconn i've never had a bored work, yet people still buy your crap
    EVGA please stop making video cards, or at least sell em at a discount cause they're poorly made
    Coolermaster i bought your all in one wc kit, set it up, it worked great for 2 months, then the water block broke and sprayed coolant all over my case fying everything, and at that your auto shutoff never shut off the computer when the coolant started leaking, leaving me with a dead computer and even worse a dead cat cause she drank all the coolant while i was at work. FUCK YOU COOLERMASTER
    and last but not least Cox communications-i'd have better connections if i printed out the source code and walked it to it's destination waited for a reply and walked back. thats all
  16. zekrahminator

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    :eek: Thanks for giving me a reason not to go with water cooling...I'm actually having good luck with EVGA. EVGA is supposedly the Nvidia reference board. It's either that or PNY, they're both what you'd find in best buy for 5 times the price they're worth :p. How are the OCZ supplies tunable? Last time I checked PSU's were things with an on/off switch and maybe a fan control :).
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    evga and most makers use the refrance pcb layout, evga is no worse then any other maker, i have had stinker video cards from pny more then any other company over the years, and there warr policy SUX u MUST have your ORIGNAL recept and send it to them to get an rma even on lifetime warr stuff, its a trick to keep them from having to honour there obligations pure and simple......

    oh and i had to send a 6600gt back 5times due to the cooler fan being bad, they would send me a new one for my buddys system(rma for him because hes a noob!) and it would come back with a fan that made offle noises and studdered when it spun, finnly they tryed to say there was nothing wrong with it, so i used it, it burned out, he got pissed and call them and spend 4hrs being transfered from person to person, they finnly offered to refund the $ he orignaly spent on the unit, he since got a power color x1600pro agp with life time warr, hasnt had a problem since.
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    A friend of mine got a power Color card v cheaply too and really recommends them. I to ohave had nowt but shite from PNY.
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    ASUS all the way for motherboards, it's just a shame it takes so long for a decent bios to be released. I have had some very good overclocking experices with my Asus P5WD2 Premium, never did find the fsb wall though. 370mhz fsb's the highest i've ever had mine. And i'm hopeing for some good fun with my lovely new shiney P5W DH Deluxe when i finally give it the Core 2 duo it's craving!

    BTW, for all Asus P5W DH Deluxe owners out there, Bios 1402 will be released tomorow :D Extremly good things were said by the pre-release testers.

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    lmao :roll:
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    im not even gonna bother :ohwell:
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    Western Digital has always been good to me.
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    does anyone NOT hate dell :p?
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    um, only aol users, they cant tell the diffrance between a computer and a toaster oven:p

    aol users/dell users=lowest common denomonator :)
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    lol i dont use aol...

    but i dont get whats wrong with dell...or their laptops at least
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    there laptops have one glaring problem or a tech, getting proper drivers for the units due to dell using 8 diffrent cards for say wireless/bluetooth on one model of laptop.

    dell desktops are the worst, they are why people hate dell, my buddy just called me as i was posting this, his office got 200 new pent4/pentD systems begining of the month, 182 of them died in the last 3 days, dell says that a tell tech rep will be out sometime next week to take a look and deside if they can be repaired on site or if dell is just going to replace the units.........he warrned his boss that microns deal for 5-7k more total price was a great offer....(micron dont suck.....well they are pen4/d so the chips suck but the build quility is good)
    hes having me go in tomm or sunday and help him move all the old systems out of the basement back to there stations since they cant be down for a week or 2 waiting for dell to replace systems, the psu's on these little black toasters are what went out, some smoked some blew sparks, some did both.....scarry, firehazord or what?

    just trust us, dell desktops suck baddly, would have been better off with emachiens, at least they dont tend to explode in a shower of sparcks :p

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