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Your favorite/least favorite brands


Staff member
May 28, 2005
4,288 (0.93/day)
Southampton, UK
System Name Raisin
Processor Ryzen 7 1800X 4.1GHz @ 1.425V
Motherboard Asus Crosshair VI Hero
Cooling 240mm rad with Corsair ML fans, EK D5 pump/res, XSPC raystorm pro (lapped).
Memory G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-4266 16GB @ 3466MHz CL14 1T
Video Card(s) EVGA 1080Ti FE - waterblock pending.
Storage Samsung 960 Evo 500GB + Corsair 120GB ssd (linux)
Display(s) Asus ROG Swift PG278QR 165hz 1440P
Case Lian Li test bench (can't decide on a case!)
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 750W G3
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Cherry MX Board 6.0
Software Win 10 & Linux Mint 18.3


Knows what makes you tick
Jan 24, 2006
9,371 (2.14/day)
System Name Budget Gaming
Processor AMD FX6300
Motherboard Gigabyte 880GMA-USB3
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Memory 8GB Ripjaws DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) HD7850 1GB
Storage 1TB Sata2
Display(s) Acer 24" LED
Case Generic black
Audio Device(s) Stock onboard
Power Supply FSP Aurum Gold 650W
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Dell blows. They make halfway decent laptops, but otherwise they suck.
Jan 29, 2006
9,066 (2.07/day)
My house.
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)
Motherboard Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430
Cooling Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU
Memory 2GB G.Skill DDR2 800
Video Card(s) Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600
Storage WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.
Display(s) Hanns G 19" widescreen, 5ms response time, 1440x900
Case Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).
Power Supply ThermalTake 430W TR2
Software XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.
But I dont get whats wrong with Dell...or their laptops at least.
You mean the laptops that have been recalled for the possibility of catching fire? :). There's nothing wrong with Dell for "set it and forget it" systems, and like I said before, you're best not opening the case of a Dell unless you like serious hardware issues :p. Then again, if you get a mass order of bad Dell's like Ashensugar got...you're screwed :laugh:.

PS- AOL blows but at least the E-mail utility is easy to use...or so my Mom says.
Nov 16, 2006
2,717 (0.67/day)
System Name Skylake / Sandybridge
Processor i7 6700k@4.8 / i5 2500k@4.6
Motherboard Asus Maximus VIII Ranger / Asrock z68 Extreme4 g3
Cooling EK Supremacy MX, CoolGate 240,EK D5pwm Revo Res/ EK Supreme, swiftech 240 rad, D5 non vario
Memory 16gb G.Skill Trident Z 16gb cl16 / 16gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400@2133cl9
Video Card(s) Asus Strix 1070 / Powercolor R9 390 PCS+
Storage Samsung SM961 256gb,BX100 250gb ,kc400 512gb/ 120gb Corsair Force GT, HyperX Savage 240gb,
Display(s) Panasonic 50dx700 tv + Dell u2515 / Dell u2312
Case TTake Suppressor F51/F31
Power Supply EVGA 1000 P2 / EVGA 650 G2
Mouse G900 / G700s
Keyboard Roccat Suora FX Brown / Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Win 10 / Win 10
ASUS: best mobo's period
ARCTIC COOLING: Arguably best (air) cooling
LOGITECH: quality peripherals
SAMSUNG: virtually silent hard drives
Thermaltake: crap fans, power supplies, and ripped off cooler designs
Jetway: substandard crap (got a socket seven from them once, never again)
Apple: arty farty tosh
Leadtek: flaky motherboard capacitors a while back, which cost me!(k7ncr18d pro 2)
Aopen: bought an xc cube(ez18) and nforce digital audio output didnt work (reason i got it in first place), nearly cooked my hard drive, then the cpu fan failed!
Sony: had many optical drives fail

Easy Rhino

Linux Advocate
Nov 13, 2006
14,414 (3.53/day)
System Name VHOST01 | Desktop
Processor i7 980x | i5 7500 Kaby Lake
Motherboard Gigabyte x58 Extreme | AsRock MicroATX Z170M Exteme4
Cooling Prolimatech Megahelams | Stock
Memory 6x4 GB @ 1333 | 2x 8G Gskill Aegis DDR4 2400
Video Card(s) Nvidia GT 210 | Nvidia GTX 970 FTW+
Storage 4x2 TB Enterprise RAID5 |Corsair mForce nvme 250G
Display(s) N/A | Dell 27" 1440p 8bit GSYNC
Case Lian Li ATX Mid Tower | Corsair Carbide 400C
Audio Device(s) NA | On Board
Power Supply SeaSonic 500W Gold | Seasonic SSR-650GD Flagship Prime Series 650W Gold
Mouse N/A | Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard N/A | Posiden Z RGB Cherry MX Brown
Software Centos 7 | Windows 10

I don't like ASrock or Aopen. I don't like the 939 Dual Sata 2, the only reason I got it was because I was running an AGP, but knew I was going to get PCI-E. Aopen is just cheap crap.
ive used 2 aopen motherboards and both worked out really well. as a matter of fact until i fried my old P2 333mhz CPU i was still using it as my freebsd server. thats 8 years of service!


New Member
Apr 29, 2006
5,105 (1.19/day)
Sydney, Australia
System Name UltraPC
Processor E8500 Core 2 Duo, 1333Mhz FSB, 3.16Ghz @ 4.5GHz (got into Windows @ 4.75GHz)
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-e
Cooling CPU Cooler - TT V14 Pro, 2x120mm CM Blue LED fans, 1x90mm CM Blue LED fan
Memory G.Skill Pi 4GB (2x2GB) Dual Channel DDR2 PC8000 (1000MHz), 5-5-5-15
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD4850 512mb with ASUS EAH4850 BIOS
Storage 2x 500GB Seagate 7200.12 Raid 0
Display(s) Acer AL1912, 19" LCD screen
Case Thermaltake Soprano Black ATX case
Audio Device(s) Onboard 7.1, Speakers - 5 + Sub + Monitor speakers
Power Supply Thermaltake 850W Toughpower Cable Management - Quad (2x18A and 2x30A) 12V rails
Software Win 7 Pro x64, MSN, CS:Source, etc etc
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

OK OK i admit it, i was working with a dell computer the other day.....CANT AGREE WITH U MORE!!!!

but i still dont hate em cus i know that custom pwns everything :)

the only reason i dnt hate em is cus the laptop i got is the BEST, (dell inspiron 9300 w/6800 :D) and it hasnt had any problems + is backed by 3 year warranty (which is a waste of $600, but i got the whole system for 2k a year ago :p:D)

NOO!!! Everyone hates DELL!!!! :laugh: (not joking here :p)
i dont hate em, so thats one at least :p

But their desktops SUCK and are un-upgradeable, but until the laptop dies and they give me hell, i cant say i dnt like em :), so they will remain on my good list :)


New Member
Sep 8, 2006
243 (0.06/day)
Cumbria, UK
System Name Munkuls ol' faithful
Processor AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.4ghz 1.45v
Motherboard ASrock 939Dual-SATA2
Cooling mixture of Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling w/ Eheim pump
Memory 1gb corsair XMS TwinX PC3200; also two further sticks of noname 512mb PC3200
Video Card(s) POV 8800gts 320mb @satndard clocks
Storage 500gb hitachi deskstar
Display(s) 2x 17" CRTs
Case Raidmax Ninja with triple fan radiator mounted on top
Audio Device(s) onboard AC'97 - yeah, its crap.
Power Supply OCZ 600w PSU
Software XP Pro
dfi and asus
artic cooling
ATI graphics

aopen, ECS, and Abit
any cheapass "all in one water cooling" kit

i dont dislike ASrock (i have a 939dual) but i would agree that their boards are generally gimicky and lack any real substance


New Member
Oct 31, 2006
128 (0.03/day)
Kitchener, ON
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 4.0 Ghz 24/7
Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula (Rampage Mod)
Cooling Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
Memory 2 GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 275
Storage Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA
Display(s) LG 20.1" Widescreen LCD Monitor
Case NZXT Lexa Blackline
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX II
Power Supply Corsair HX750W
Software Windows 7 Ultimate
my fav products

asus - dfi
amd cpu
corsair memory
ati gpu
thermaltake ( cpu cooling, psu--etc..)
antec cases