Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by moab600, Nov 8, 2013.
yep i know what my main worst hardware bought is gonna be. i give u a HUGE hint, NVIDIA 2003
Let me guess... GeForce FX 5200 or maybe stay-away-from FX 5200SE ?
Radeon 9550/9600 were so much better choice than GeForce FX 5200SE/5200/5600... Some 9550 cards I have had were extremely nice overclockers, OCed above 400MHz for GPU they were matching performance of real 9600 or 9600PRO cards.
Geforce 3 Ti 500
Geforce 8800 GTX
Geforce 470 GTX (With Zalman Cooler slappen on later on)
Sennheiser HD650 (My most expensive impulse buy ever)
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
3 Graphics cards that out of all the ones I bought, lasted (or still last, look at the left) me quite a while before I could no longer run games.
The Samsung SSD, I doubted long before biting the SSD bullet + I didn't want something small in size. I was sceptic but now I can't live without it. The slow boot times and what not of PC's at work make me rage now xD
I had a FX5600. I thought that card was going to be amazing with the 256MB RAM. Until I tried playing Doom 3. Have to say I didn't own that card long before I bought a 6800GT
#1. Herman Miller Embody task chair - I broke my back back in 2010 and this thing has been a lifesaver for me. Not only is it insanely comfortable for me when I have to sit at a computer, its more comfortable for me than anything else in my house IMO. I just had my L5-S1 fused and decompressed, which is the removal of the entire disk and replacing it with titanium mesh and rods and screws holding the vertebrae together. This was done on November 5th, and I got back from the hospital on the 10th. First thing I did was go for a sit in my chair and it helped my back so much almost instantaneously.
#2. Geforce 3 - I had gone to the store looking to buy a GF2 Ultra and they had apparently just unpacked one of the very first shipments that arrived at stores that night. I had an athlon t-bred c 1333 as well, and together I was able to hold I believe was the 4th highest score overall on madonion's 3dmark ORB for a few days until the crazy professional benchers got ahold of them. :banana:
#3. Razer Black Widow Ultimate keyboard - I just absolutely love the cherry mx blue switches and the backlighting is pretty awesome for one of the first high end mechanical backlit gaming keyboards of its time
#4. Combination of my M-Audio BX5a Deluxe Studio Monitors and my Asus Xonar Essence ST and STX to provide them with awesome sound quality (sold the ST by now)
#5. Dell U2711 2560x1440 monitor. Just so nice to look at.
6800GT - last AGP card for me aswell
Asus Maximus Formula
DFI nF4 Ultra
Dam, i ended up with 10
haha it ain't that hard. ye FX5200/5500.
Yes i played all the Turrican games, hard as nails to complete though. No problem talking to you my friend, likewise!
MSI NX6800 128MB (unlocked 16/6)
POV GTX465 (modded to GTX470 1280MB)
everything else has been mostly basic stuff without strong feelings.
1. i7 920/ i7 2600k
2. GTX 590
3. i7 3930k/ X79 Sabertooth
4. Intel 520 SSD
5. 2 x 9800GX2
Best ever value for money...?
Albatron FX-5700U; OMFG I owned BF2 with that beast.
Athlon X2-7750 Kuma...mofo got 200mhz OC easy. :rock:
ASUS M3N78-Pro motherboard w/Hybrid SLI (Nvidia 8200 FTW)
^Btw this is all a lie, they were horrible purchases.
Quote from that article:
"With NVidia's alpha Riva 128 GL driver you can easily play GLQuake/GLQuake 2 in resolutions up to 960 x 720 at full speed, although at 960 x 720 your frame rate may drop below 30 fps the texture quality at that high of a resolution is truly amazing"
Good old days!
3dfx Voodoo 3 3000
AMD Athlon X2 3800+ Manchester
OCZ Platinum DDR400 RAM (unbelievably solid overclockers)
Abit KN8 Ultra mobo
AMD FX 8320 (mainly due to amazing Black Friday bargain)
Ducky 9008 G2 Pro mech keyboard w/Cherry Browns and PBT dye-sub keys
Logitech MX518 mouse
Ok, so I cheated and named seven lol c1:
CPU: Athlon XP 2500+ Barton
GPU: MSI 680 Lightning, second in SLI
GPU: GF 6800 GT, had to add this one, able to compete with OC'd Ultra's
MB: ABIT KV8 Pro, sure it was VIA but the OC ability was second to none at the time... for the price
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro (SSD in general, best component upgrade since processors went multi-core)
Man, hard time picking only five, the list could easily go on and on...
My real best ever purchases would include:
Athlon XP 2800+ Barton
Athlon X2 3800 Toledo
ABIT AN7 (King of nF2 along with it's little brother NF7-S).
@Clawhammer; I know what you mean about your KV8- I loved my AN7 (actually I still have it).
When ABIT closed down I nearly cried......that was soon after BFG went bankrupt, sad to see two of the greatest names in hardware going out of business.
1. Silver Arrow SB-E Xtreme Cooler
2. XFX R9-290
3. Audio-GD NFB 15.32
4. Beyer DT880 premium 600
5. Logitech G602
^Tell me about the 602, I was looking at getting one to replace my G500s, which replaced my G500, which replaced my G5. Can anyone see the pattern here? lol
Thinking of switching to Razor too.... or Kone.
8800GTX without a doubt, and my Barton as well.
I agree. Abit was excellent and I used their boards right up until they went oob. Between them and 3dfx closing shop, I nearly had a stroke.
Any of my early Athlons!