Your best 5 hardware purchases ever

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by moab600, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. moab600

    moab600 Ancient Guru

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    hi interested to hear what was ur top 5 hardware buys from any given time... i start :D

    1)Intel Core I7 2700K-i don't think i need to explain why, this is the best cpu i ever bought and one of the best cpus ever made, it only cons was the price but for so much features and performance, it's not a cons. i would give it a perfect score.

    2)NVIDIA Geforce GTX 680- yes the best card i ever bougt(besides 780), while the 780 is better and still impressive, the 680 gave me a great time of gaming, no stutters, high fps, high detail, 3D Vision and lately shadowplay, it made many friend look at me big smile on their face saying "we want your card in our system NOW :d "

    3)Samsung S23A700D- this is the best 3d monitor i ever seen per the price u pay(bought it in 2k12) the quality of everything is PERFECT, the 3D is TOP notch(if u have quality 3d of course), not much else to say this is one of the few monitor that i would perfect them, besides of watching angels which is TN problem.

    4)ATI Radeon 9550- back in 2005 when i was like 16, i saw the FX war of nvidia(or fail :D), i bought FX5200 and FX5500 and was recommended by Guru community to buy R9550, so i did. the card was amazing, despite my slow P4 1.7GHZ that i had then, games played ok specially F.E.A.R i was so happy with the card.

    5)ATI Radeon HD5850- one of the best cards ever made, served me very well and was worth replacement on the 4850
     
  2. Violentum

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    For me:

    1) 3dfx Voodoo3 3000 16MB (great gaming card)
    2) i5 2500K (CPU is arguably the best SB released!)
     
  3. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    1) 4770k, got a great sample @ 4.7ghz 1.276v can't complain and its very cool in games too.

    2) 8800GTS 320MB, was my first real high-end gpu

    3) Sega Mega Drive, top console back in 90's

    4) Nokia 3310, oldschool was great back then

    5) MSI 570GTX TF3, hell of a OC'er and it keeps delivering (2.5 years now)
     
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  4. ESlik

    ESlik Ancient Guru

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    ATI Radeon 9800XT. I still have it.
     

  5. xodius80

    xodius80 Master Guru

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    for me is:

    My i7 920: i used to own lots of procs back in the day from P2 TO amd k6, celerons A300, but the only one that showed we night and day performance was this. Util this very day the i7920 oc@ 4.2 hasent showed me any sign of bottle necks, or performance issues, and reading reviews of new plataforms like haswell etc, i dont see any upgrade from my part.

    3DFX VOODOO2 SLI: OMG i miss 3dfx so much, ive never experienced such smooth gameplay in pc, not even now, the glide api was such a good thing to arrive for gaming, i hope mantle goes the same path but with success.
     
  6. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    1) Xeon W3680 (980X). Awesome chip, basically a Xeon 980X for half the price. Clocks to 4.5 GHz at stock voltage (HT off). Just upgraded to SB-E, so it's sadly been retired, but still an epically awesome chip.

    2) Enermax MaxRevo 1500W PSU. Rock solid PSU, never missed a beat.

    3) Dell U2711 27" 2560 x 1440 monitor. This one should speak for itself, made gaming all the more pleasurable.

    4) 5970. My first proper high-end, up-to-date GFX card. That thing was an absolute monster, but sadly a single OCed 7970 was faster, and 2 is faster still :D.

    5) TBD... I'll think of something to go here.
     
  7. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    1. i7 920 - by far the best CPU I ever owned. It ran cool and overclocked pretty well. It also lasted almost 5 years and I still had no problems playing any games. I just recently upgraded to the 4770k.

    2. 8800GT - no explanation needed

    3. HAF-X - I used to only buy mid tower cases because I never really have the space to put a full tower case. But I got tired of constantly cutting my fingers when I was replacing hardware. This case is massive and the cooling capabilities are great too.

    4. 1x CD-ROM and Soundblaster 16 - I bought these in 1993 specifically to play the PC game Mad Dog McCree on Windows 3.1.

    Can't think of another that would qualify as the best

    Honorable Mention - BFG Ageia Physx card. This card worked with exactly one game and one demo. It was amazing! /sarcasm
     
  8. alanm

    alanm Ancient Guru

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    e6400 Conroe
    6600gt
    8800 gts 640mb
    GTX770
    Samsung SA27950D monitor
     
  9. Steppzor

    Steppzor Master Guru

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    1. Intel I7 920 D0 (Best buy to date)
    2. AMD Athlon 64 3000+
    3. Intel I7 4770K
    4. Radeon HD4870x2 (first high end card i bought)
    5. Radeon HD7970 "OC"

    Honorable mention
    1. Nvidia Gforce 6800 LE
     
  10. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    1- 3570k - 180€, brutal performance, my first true enthusiast cpu.
    2- Superlux HD 681B - payed 12€ for these headphones; oh my i feel like i rob the store.
    3- Nvidia gts 250 - back in the day this is when i went from onboard to dedicated so it has a special place in my heart.
    4- NZXT Tempest 410 Elite - my current case, basically the only decent(and pretty good i must say) case from the 7 cases i owned.
    5- Asus Striker II Formula - back in the day i just loved to own this fukar.
     

  11. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    • i5 2500k
    • nvidia 8800gtx
    • Atari 2600
    • Amiga 600
    • Voodoo 3Dfx
     
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  12. otaku

    otaku Ancient Guru

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    6800gt

    8800gts 640

    DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D 939 / 3200 OC to 3ghz combo
     
  13. Steppzor

    Steppzor Master Guru

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    Remember i drooled allover thoes boards.. never got the plesure to own one myself :/
     
  14. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Phenom 2 955 C2 - This chip was a beast when it came out, and I ran it happily for years. You can still game fine on one of these bad boys. Mine was a great clocker too.

    Voodoo 3000 16MB - I happily remember playing Starsiege Tribes maxed out for days at a time with this baby. One of my favorite cards.

    HD4850 512MB - This was my first real gaming card and foray into a "real" system. Ran like a champ for quite a long time, apart from a few driver niggles.

    EVGA GTX 470 - This card ran great from day one and clocked very well indeed. Never had one single issue with it.

    Corsair Vengeance C70 - Best case I've built a computer in, period. That's not even considering that I love it aesthetically.
     
  15. otaku

    otaku Ancient Guru

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    it was back when i had money to spend. it was a world ahead of the asus P8N32-SLI Deluxe i ended up with.
     
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  16. boodikon

    boodikon Ancient Guru

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  17. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    here's my 5

    EVGA 295 Red Edition

    QX9650

    My no name 75Hz Korean monitor. Probably one of, if not the best monitor I have ever purchased. I bought it in South Korea when I was visiting there a couple years ago and still use it to this day.

    3930K. It took a few tries, but I finally ended up with a golden one. I wouldn't part with it for anything.

    My SLI MSI 580 Lightning Extremes. Although my dislike for MSI still stands, I got these in a trade. They were by far the best cards I've ever used at the time.
     
  18. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    BFG 8800GTX OC (one of the best GPU's I ever owned!)

    Intel Core 2 Q6600 G0 (overclocked like a champ to 3.6GHz and lastest me ages)

    Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus GPU Cooler, for £45 delivered from Arctic themselves this thing is probably the best imo. Itr dropped temps on my GTX480 by easily 25C and I was able to overclock and keep temps at 65C max.

    Asus P5K Premium Wifi-AP Motherboard. Easily the best mobo I ever owned, I had an Nvidia 680i SLi board before it and the board was terrible couldn't overclock my Q6600 at all. Got this Asus board which cost half the price and it overclocked it within a few clicks and was rock solid stable.

    Lately I would have to say my Zowie EC Pro gaming mouse by fat the best mouse I ever owned and I have owned and tried A LOT!
     
  19. Deathchild

    Deathchild Ancient Guru

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    E8400 @ 4.0

    Silver Power SP-SS650W

    Gigabyte HD7950 (best videocard purchase ever)
     
  20. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Gainward Riva TNT2 Pro 32MB. That was absolutely MASSIVE upgrade from ATI RageIIc 4MB.
     

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