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Any idea who has the current worst?

I have a Pavillion in my closet with a 1.3GHz Athlon, 40GB IDE HDD, CD Drive, 150W PSU, and 512MB SDRAM. But, since it's by no means my primary machine I doubt it could participate.
I have a commodore64 decked out with all the extra gear. Seriously old though. :D
 
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Though to be truly kickass, he needs a mountainmods case and a overkill wc loop
See, there's where this thread's problem is. Best in what aspect?
 

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Performance. The only aspect that matters.
So the case/cooling doesn't matter so long as everything is stable. :p Glad that was established.
 

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So the case/cooling doesn't matter so long as everything is stable. :p Glad that was established.
Case does not matter at all. Cooling does, but that goes hand in hand with performance. You don't get max performance without good cooling, kinda moot to focus on it. The guy with uber water cooling is obviously gonna be able to out perform the air cooled guy, all else equal.
 
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Case does not matter at all. Cooling does, but that goes hand in hand with performance. You don't get max performance without good cooling, kinda moot to focus on it. The guy with uber water cooling is obviously gonna be able to out perform the air cooled guy, all else equal.
I think you missed my point but it's way too late (2AM :ohwell:) to explain with an example. Night Wile E!
 

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I think you missed my point but it's way too late (2AM :ohwell:) to explain with an example. Night Wile E!
Probably. I worked all day, and it's also 2am for me. You'll have to excuse my ignorance. lol.
 
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I do not know why, but this feels like a "The one with most money is the winner". No seriously, I don't even think my system is even close to most high end systems on here, and still I had to put down a lot of cash into it.
 

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Maybe we should change it to who has the biggest wanger :laugh:
 

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I think my comp should be number one on the best computer list :p

And damn man.. Update that list lol.
 

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I agree,obviously the richest person is gonna have the best machine.So maybe richest/poorest would work better.
 

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I agree,obviously the richest person is gonna have the best machine.So maybe richest/poorest would work better.
Yep, couldnt agree more. Any idiot can pump top dollar into a rig and say 'Im l33t, mines the best rig!'. I prefer seeing guys that dont have a lot of cash, but they put their all into making what they can afford run like a champ and look cool (ie modifications).
 
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Yep, couldnt agree more. Any idiot can pump top dollar into a rig and say 'Im l33t, mines the best rig!'. I prefer seeing guys that dont have a lot of cash, but they put their all into making what they can afford run like a champ and look cool (ie modifications).
That would be awesome if it were the case:rockout:
 
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Just read the linked review of the new alienware area-51 and thought to myself "that would be a contender for the best" and it looks nice but building a computer is infinitely more gratifying.

Although money can be a factor for the best build, I've known plenty of enthusiasts who spent all of their disposable income only on computer related parts. When I was in the military, I'd sometimes spend a month eating only from the messhall and not go to the bar to save money for a new video card, stereo system, or some other expensive toy. I'm far from rich, but if I really wanted to, I could still drop 6k on a badass system and not be too worried -well I'd be worried that my wife would club me on the head with a rolling pin maybe. I enjoy what I have and feel that even my build is way above what I really need in a computer. Of course, having a 5970 or two, a 980x, and a bunch of solid state drives in RAID wouldn't be too bad either :D
 

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I agree,obviously the richest person is gonna have the best machine.So maybe richest/poorest would work better.
Good point.
 
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Man you guys are sad on the low end...

I have a P2 233 sitting in the other room that runs, it has 32mb of ram and a 4gb hard drive.

Unfortunately that is the slowest running computer I have anymore.
My 486dx4 100 w/16mb of ram recently died :(
 
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I agree,obviously the richest person is gonna have the best machine.So maybe richest/poorest would work better.
Eh I dunno depends on what they want...

I know pretty broke people that have i7 extremes *on food stamps and section 8* I know a lot of people that make a lot less than I do that have faster machines. I also know a few people that game and make in excess of 250k a year and are still running P4's.
 

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We're talking about people on tpu though,most people on here given the budget would have banging machines.
 
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It should be,
Who has the Best/Worst PC on TPU and is best utilized.

Meaning let the richest tard come and post his specs, but let the guy spending a budget price with his "OVERCLOCKED" system show the guy with the golden spoon in his mouth get sat by a rig 60% cheaper then his.

Seen it many times and love when it happens.

Also admins should change the title and put in (offensive warning)

Just to make sure people dont flame without knowing what there doing.


I kick some stock clock i7 920 arsers with my 1.2volts 4.0Ghz 24/7 clocked processor.

And in some 3dmark06 benches easily beat some 285's with a high clocked 260.
21,825 marks :D.


Ive seen systems with i7 975's and 2x 295's not being utilized or overclocked and the guy with the 920 or 940 shreads it at 4.0+ Ghz and has some high clocked triple gtx 285's all on air or water there choice in no days time.
 
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It should be,
Who has the Best/Worst PC on TPU and is best utilized.

Meaning let the richest tard come and post his specs, but let the guy spending a budget price with his "OVERCLOCKED" system show the guy with the golden spoon in his mouth get sat by a rig 60% cheaper then his.

Seen it many times and love when it happens.
Aww it is great, had a customer today bring in a AMD Phenom II quad @ 3.0ghz with a 4870x2, sad sad days... With all his crap installed and his lack of clock on either...

My Q9550 and 4850 beats him in Vantage.... Seriously man...

I told him when he dropped it off it was running WAY slower than it could be. Guy is rambling about an i7 extreme and dual 5870s now to play Battlefield Vietnam.......:wtf:
 

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So i suppose its upto you to sell him what he needs or sell him what he wants and make some bucks.Not saying you have no scruples bud,just that a lot of shops would sell him the most expensive stuff possible whether its what the customer needs or not.
 

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So i suppose its upto you to sell him what he needs or sell him what he wants and make some bucks.Not saying you have no scruples bud,just that a lot of shops would sell him the most expensive stuff possible whether its what the customer needs or not.
Nah, I gave up on this guy years ago...
Really what he needs is some clock and to get rid of the 149 processes running at boot.
Did I mention he is rollin 2 active anti virus programs?

Dude is clueless and wont listen to me, so I just laugh hysterically and go on with my day.
 
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