Your best 5 hardware purchases ever

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  1. moab600

    moab600 Ancient Guru

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    yep i know what my main worst hardware bought is gonna be. i give u a HUGE hint, NVIDIA 2003
     
  2. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  3. Corrupt^

    Corrupt^ Ancient Guru

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    • 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

    :nerd:

    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
     
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  4. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    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
     

  5. MrBucket

    MrBucket Member

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    #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.
     
  6. sunn

    sunn Master Guru

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    Just remembered

    6800GT - last AGP card for me aswell
    Asus Maximus Formula
    Q6600
    DFI nF4 Ultra

    Dam, i ended up with 10
     
  7. moab600

    moab600 Ancient Guru

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    haha it ain't that hard. ye FX5200/5500.
     
  8. Veteran

    Veteran Ancient Guru

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    Yes i played all the Turrican games, hard as nails to complete though. No problem talking to you my friend, likewise!:)
     
  9. Mannerheim

    Mannerheim Ancient Guru

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    MSI NX6800 128MB (unlocked 16/6)
    POV GTX465 (modded to GTX470 1280MB)

    everything else has been mostly basic stuff without strong feelings.
     
  10. BUFDUP

    BUFDUP Master Guru

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    1. i7 920/ i7 2600k
    2. GTX 590
    3. i7 3930k/ X79 Sabertooth
    4. Intel 520 SSD
    5. 2 x 9800GX2
     

  11. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    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.
     
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  12. Kevin91

    Kevin91 Active Member

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    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!:D
     
  13. DSparil

    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    ASUS ROG StriX RX480, 8GB
    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 :pc1:
     
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  14. clawhamer

    clawhamer Ancient Guru

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    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...
     
  15. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    My real best ever purchases would include:
    8800GTX
    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.
     
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  16. GenClaymore

    GenClaymore Ancient Guru

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    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
     
  17. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    ^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.
     
  18. pegasus1

    pegasus1 Maha Guru

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    8800GTX without a doubt, and my Barton as well.
     
  19. DSparil

    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  20. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    8800GT SSC
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    GA-Z77X-UP7
    RevoDrive X2
    Any of my early Athlons!
     

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