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Best/Worst Computer on TPU Competition

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#51
You should overclock. Think free performance boost. lol 2.4GHz would be a walk in the park for you.
 
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#52
I went into deabt over $200 to get the pc I have now and I already had the hard disk, case, psu, dvd drive etc... When I buy a computer It's not often that I upgrade like 5 weeks ago I had an AMD Duron 800mhz.....so I like to make my computer last a long time, although that might change now as i'm geting older which means having more money etc... to upgrade computers with.
 
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#53
Dizzy has
X6800 @3.4
2GB Mushkin 8500
8800GTX
some 680i motherboard
 
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Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58
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#55
overclock it all :toast:
 
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#56
Oh and for the laptop, not as good as Pinchy's but mine is

Pentium M750 1.86 (@2.2)
1GB PC4200
X600se 358/276 (omg crap,@ 477/318)
80Gb 5200rpm Fujitsu
Philips DVD/RW 16x
 
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#57
Pincy's is better then yours, he has 2ghz, u hav 1.8. He has same ram but 6800 instead of X600 and he has 20gb bigger hd. Even if I did count overclocking his wld still probebly count as better because of a way ebtter GPU and more hd space. That wld prob make more difference then the extra 200mhz u hav from overclocking.
 
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#58
HeavyH20 would win this competition in a heartbeat...

Just for the fun of it though:

Intel Core2Duo E6400 w/ Zalman CNPS 9500 LED
ASUS P5NSLI
4x 512mb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 667
EVGA 8800GTS 320mb
Maxtor 200gb SATA
Western Digital 400gb SATA
Audigy 2 ZS
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#59
anticlutch is your system specs right or what u just siad? Coz u said u hav 8800GTS ur system specs say u have X1950PRo. Why is this?
 
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#60
Oh I'm using the 8800GTS right now... every once in a while, I get mad at how hot the 8800 runs and use my 1950pro (which I'm trying to get rid of :p ). I'll update my system specs soon :D
 
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#61
Ok i'm gna update anticlutch too best so far. He has slower ram then Dom but an 8800GTS.
 
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#62
Josh, I think you shouldn't just count it on the basis on how fast the PC is, also count the "Effort" and how neat the cable management is and the case used as well. Its not really fair if a guy wins the competition, but their PC is a complete mess. MUST BEAT SLADESURFER.

My system is overclocked with unfriendly RAM :banghead: 380fsb (stupid ram). My motherboard is a more better performing motherboard when compared to pinchy, fastest in the 975X chipset category. I havent really updated my specs at all as well so don't take them as true.

-Core 2 Duo E6300@2.66Ghz (Reverted back to OC speeds after I found out the crash was due to my overheated Proccy; forgot to turn case fans on XD)
-2x512MB DDR667 (Generic), @ 5-5-5-15(STOCK), @DDR 1216 Speed 100% Stable
-DFI INFINITY 975X/G Motherboard FSB@1520mhz 100% Stable
-ATI Radeon Powercolor X1950PRO Extreme 256MB (Soon to be a crossfire setup)
-WD1600, WD800 Caviars SATAII/EIDE (160GB, 80GB)
-APEX/FOXCONN PC-132 Case, prepared to weld a bar for the PSU Support; case warps without one, with one gaffer taped on lol, no warping occurs (.8mm Nickel plated)
-CoolerMaster iGREEN 600W
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#63
Heres mine.

AMD64 X2 5200+ @ 3107Mhz 1.55v's
Biostar NF4U-AM2G
2gigs OCZ PC800 DDRII @ 440Mhz
X1950XTX @ 735/1143
2-36gig 10,000 rpm WD Raptors
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Dual 18x NEC DVD Burners
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Corsair HydroCooled

Not the best.....but not the worst. :)
 
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#64
Actually it's MUST BEAT HEAVYH20!!
Really awesome (read: expensive) parts + very tidy cable management = win :D
I hope someone can get him to post here... and maybe Sladesurfer for the neatest case?
 
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#65
Hmmm....Isn't there already a neatest case competition somewere? When someone with like dual 8800gtx' and Quad core posts, I doubt they will have a computer like that and messy cables.
 
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#66
Someone should PM that heavy guy with a link to here. Also once I saw someone on this forum with a 2200+ Athlon Xp but I forget who it was.
 
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#67
I bet my friend would win the 'Most bottlenecked computer on TPU' award... he has a single core socket 939 3500+ @ stock speeds with a 8800GTS 320mb (same as mine) :p
 
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#68
lol. Wld an 8800GTS bottleneck my 3800+ X2?
 
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#69
lol. Wld an 8800GTS bottleneck my 3800+ X2?
For sure mate. I think I should get a 7800GS for my old P4SBeholder specs:

-Pentium 4 Northwood 3.2Ghz 512kb L2 Cache (16xMulti, 200fsb)
-2x512MB DDR400 Kingston (Single channel D:) @STOCK
-ASUS P4S800 Motherboard, STOCK SPEEDS
-ATI Radeon Sapphire 9550 @360/250mhz (360 because I dont want the card running too hot even though it can do 500mhz without fail) with ZMNBF47 installed
(SOON TO BE UPGRADED TO 7800GS, I won't opt for the X1950PRO since the power requirements are far too high for the PSU)
-450W King World PSU, works properly, no leaking capacitors
-Generic Tsunami case... heavily dented.
 
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#71
darn, i missed the best laptop by a video card, oh well. i can enter any comp for crappiest computer right? well here's the crappiest that runs xp in our house, a amd 533 mhz, 320 mb of some weird ram (not even ddr, idk what it is), two ide hdd's one with 40 gb and one with 60 gb, integrated graphics (not even capable of running 32 bit color at the res higher than 1024x768, i don't want to wait for it to boot up) a 90 watt psu, integrated sound, oh and it's a crappy compaq with the original case. did i get worse comp? lol
 
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#72
Only main rigs count
 
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#73
Only main rigs count
ahhh darn, im not changing main rigs to that thing....i'd rather die before that happens. too bad, served us well for....5 years (wow! it's still going 7 years after we bought it, im suprised)
 
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#74
lol, Wld a mid range R600 or 8600GTS bottleneck my 3800+ X2?
 
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#75
Need HeavyH20 to post here, i'm sure he'ld have one of the best if not the best.

Edit- i see someone else already mentioned that :p