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October 5, 2006 10:42:56 PM

i was wondering when you made your PC's or bought them.. what was your favorite peace of Hardware on it.. ? this includes older PC's
personaly i love my CPU... it does everything i want and perfectly.
i also loved my old Gf Mx440 a card made to be crappy but still played CS:S/COD2

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October 5, 2006 10:52:56 PM

I like and Recommend every part I have. My goal now is to like more newer parts... :p 
October 5, 2006 11:03:57 PM

My gainward 6800gt golden sample that came overclocked to ultra speeds :D 

i loved the bright red lLED's on the two 7cm fans on it but i stilll cant understand why the excessivly loud noise appealed to me back then :?

oh well, vf-900 cu comin next week but ill miss that chunky HSF :( 
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October 5, 2006 11:58:26 PM

there are two (old) parts i really like in my comps :

1) my good old geforce4 TI4200... it is 5 years old, but still performs quite well... it was the best perf/price ratio of its time I think. of course, it is now outdated, and i'll soon replace it. but the first game i found really too hard for it was FEAR... almost everything else still runs : doom3, HOMMV, UT2004, far cry... i used to hope my next card will be able to last as long as this one, but after i've seen screenshots of UT2007 or Crysis...

2) my 80GB Seagate Barracuda ATA V(that recently died). it was not the fastest disk ever, that's sure, but it is the most silent i ever had. the first time i installed it into my case, i wondered if it was really working, then i saw the activity led was on... i had to buy several HDs recently, but i didn't find anything as quiet as this drive. my current diamondmax10 is horrible compared to this one
October 6, 2006 2:33:21 AM

I like my GeForce 7800. I took the HSF off so I could get a better look at it. It also lights up with XFX shining in bright green on the top hehe. When I received my AMD 64 it was like finding a gold nugget, but now there is Core 2 Duo... Still, it does perform quite well and I have been very pleased with it's performance. The only thing I dislike about my computer is the inability of the CPU to cope with CPU intensive multitasking. I will probably soon upgrade to a cheap dual core AMD soon.
October 6, 2006 3:09:11 AM

All i like all my parts because i pick good ones, but my fav was DFI lan party ultra-d cause its so overclockable and the bios has every option u can ever want
October 6, 2006 3:18:15 AM

I love my AGP Nvidia Geforce FX 5700 Ultra
Still works great. I play HL2, CS:S, all sorts of games. Average of 45fps in CS:S and my specs right now are:

AMD Athlon XP 2000+ Palomino (1.66Ghz)
2x 256MB (512MB total) ram
Nvidia Geforce FX 5700 Ultra

Still works, I think I'll work this PC til it's death :D 
October 6, 2006 3:36:05 AM

melarcky: Please post a CPUz screenshot of your CPU, as I still find it hard to beleive that you have a 3200+ Venice core. Thanks in advance

-Fish
October 6, 2006 3:53:38 AM

My favorite part in truthe is the whole computer.Although I personally build all my systems,I still can't find a single item that i like the most.My processor is an athlon x2 4400+Toledo.but my vga is a 7800gt times 2.I like my WD300GIG HD,but I also like my ace 520watt psu.And to be honest I like my EVGA MB.It has the same chipset as the DFI LAN PARTY BOARD.So the overclocking factor is quite good.But alas,I only have cheap samsung ram,so my overclocks are mediocre at best.So there you have it.My favorite is the whole thing.

Dahak

AMD X2-4400+@2.4 S-939
EVGA NF4 SLI MB
2X7800GT IN SLI
2X1GIG DDR IN DC MODE
WD300GIG HD
EXTREME 19IN.MONITOR 1280X1024
ACE 520WATT PSU
October 6, 2006 4:33:30 AM

The Athlon 64, any model. And my old Radeon 9550(I used to play oblivion on it)
October 6, 2006 4:33:58 AM

The Athlon 64, any model. And my old Radeon 9550(I used to play oblivion on it)
October 6, 2006 4:34:22 AM

The Athlon 64, any model. And my old Radeon 9550(I used to play oblivion on it)
October 6, 2006 4:47:59 AM

I love my e6400 - asus p5b - corsair ddr2 6400 COMBO, overclockes like crazy on air and is very stable. 8) :lol: 

RE5PECT
October 6, 2006 4:52:08 AM

My water cooling system.
October 6, 2006 4:54:33 AM

FORGOT TO ADD:

Love my TT Armor case... big as hell, you can get lost in there LOL
October 6, 2006 5:12:31 AM

sure i will do it with pleasure just you have to tell me HOW to post it and i will cus i dont know.. and how tomake the screenshots
October 6, 2006 6:04:19 AM

:)  [/code]I know, I know, I've never posted in the forums before.
But I've been reading them almost every day from 1997
until present.

Anyway, my favorite piece of hardware was my Athlon XP 2200+ and my Radeon 8500 LE that I Flashed to a 9100 OC'd to 300 Core & 600 Mem.

My current favorite hardware would have to be my 3000+ venice OC'd to 2.2Ghz, and my 9800 PRO 128MB modded to XT and OC'd to 445Mhz Core, 750 Mhz Mem. I love to play Need For Speed on it. :) 
October 6, 2006 7:10:53 AM

Well, you must love all the hardwares dude.
Returning to the past, i love my Aopen mobo with its 440BX chipset. It was the best chipset i ever had in that time. A powercolor VGA card (i forget what's the series), Pentium III 550MHz, 64 MB CAS 2 memory, 18 GB HDD 5400 RPM, Creative SoundBlaster Live soundcard and a 14Kg casing which you need a hammer just to bend it.

Now, i'm sticking and love on 865PE, P4D 3GHz, 1 GB Ram, 320GB 7200 RPM HDD, Audigy2ZS, 7800GS and a bended case just because i was wrong to put my hand when i installed the mobo, it's a cheap case though. Its weight doesn't even untill 9 Kg.

"Have to love it"
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October 6, 2006 9:15:48 AM

The motherboard...I always get the most enjoyment from researching and buying the motherboard...currently, the mobo in my main machine is a Supermicro H8DCE...very stable...

A close 2nd is the video card...which is currently an EVGA 7900GT running at 520/1590...
October 6, 2006 10:15:40 AM

Quote:
i was wondering when you made your PC's or bought them.. what was your favorite peace of Hardware on it.. ? this includes older PC's
personaly i love my CPU... it does everything i want and perfectly.
i also loved my old Gf Mx440 a card made to be crappy but still played CS:S/COD2
My monitor. It's an NEC MultiSync FE700+. I bought it new in 2001, and it was one of the best on the market. It's the only piece that survives all my builds. 17" CRT. Soon be time for a 19", but not looking forward to LCD.

Runner-up: My speakers. Logitech Z2200's. Awesome 2.1 system. :) 
October 6, 2006 10:52:51 AM

yeah, the geforce 4 rulez
i was also a happy user of a TI4200 with a huge heatsink on both sides (leadtek).
i've kicked it from my system because it became noisy over time,
now i have a geforce 4 ti 4600 with a big zalman cooler, no noise, great performance (especially the dual screen from nvidia, that really rocks for playing videos from HD to TV)

and the great design of geforce4 resulted in a very big and long card, looks impressive in your case,

but my all time favorite is my CPU cooler!
perfect for modding, currently a zalman CNPS9500 LED looks cool in my acryl casing!!
October 6, 2006 10:58:05 AM

i also enjoyed playing around with my fathers IBM PS2, for the n00bs , i'm not referencing to a playstation, but the 386 computer from IBM.
i almost killed my old men, when he has thrown it away, when i wasn't there.
it was fun to play things like "stunts" "civilization 1",...
sorry i know it's not a peace of hardware, but you can have a great deal of fun with it.

oh, to make this clear, it's not because i'm sometimes nostalgic about my dad's first computer that i started that horrible thread about "very old computer working again", i've got nothing to do with it, and never posted that one, to keep it alive!!
October 6, 2006 11:09:50 AM

Monitor is include ?
This is the parts that i really love. If you don't love this parts, you are a *$%^#^%+=.
Why you always have to staring at the monitor if you don't love the monitor ?
It's sexy shining candy colours just make you hmmmm...

So melarcky, you got your answer. Monitor is the lovely parts of your PC. Everybody love it.
October 6, 2006 11:22:04 AM

My first ever Chip, a 1.9 P4... I forget the core name but it's the one with the 400FSB.

My favourite chip ever was my 2000+ T'bred that I overclocked to 2ghz, that was amazingly fast for the time.... it's still going strong although at stock speeds in my server.....which I'm on RDP to now,

and my Radeon 9500pro I bought it 2 weeks after it came out then later, flashed the bios and overclocked, that's still in my G/F pc happily playing Wow & Guildwars with my first ever CPU....good times.
October 6, 2006 3:17:14 PM

Quote:
melarcky: Please post a CPUz screenshot of your CPU, as I still find it hard to beleive that you have a 3200+ Venice core. Thanks in advance

-Fish

Ok i will post it but i dont know how. and what program do i use to take the screenshot? if you can tell me this i will take a screenshot ASAP
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October 6, 2006 3:36:22 PM

Okay other than my new C2D E6600 rig (I wouldn't have bought it if I hated it), I love my trusty IBM Deskstar 75GXP 60GB hard drive that I bought back in 2000. It's still runs perfectly fine, I'm kinda reluctant to retire it.

Also love my Athlon XP-M 2600+ which I transfered over to my HTPC rig.

My Radeon 9800Pro, it served me well over the years, but I gave it away (along with my old rig) to my cousin.
October 6, 2006 4:11:49 PM

My Optiquest Q71 CRT. 'Nuff said.
October 6, 2006 4:33:30 PM

Quote:
melarcky: Please post a CPUz screenshot of your CPU, as I still find it hard to beleive that you have a 3200+ Venice core. Thanks in advance

-Fish

Ok i will post it but i dont know how. and what program do i use to take the screenshot? if you can tell me this i will take a screenshot ASAP
i know i am quoting myself but whatever. you wanted a Screenshot of my CPUZ and here it IS
If you want i can make another of PCWIZARD and Also Aida32 :) 
October 6, 2006 5:00:01 PM

Hell, I didn't know the San Diego core was offered in a 3200 ... I thought they started at the 3700s. Thanks for the screenshot... it's hard to argue with that. I googled and couldn't find anything that said that chip even existed.
October 6, 2006 5:03:26 PM

In fact... according to this, your CPU doesn't exist.

San Diego (90 nm SOI)

* CPU-Stepping: E4, E6
* L1-Cache: 64 + 64 KiB (Data + Instructions)
* L2-Cache: 1024 KiB, fullspeed
* MMX, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, AMD64, Cool'n'Quiet, NX Bit
* Socket 939, 1000 MHz HyperTransport (HT1000)
* VCore: 1.35 V or 1.40 V
* Power Consumption (TDP): 89 Watt max
* First Release: April 15, 2005
* Clockrate: 2200 - 2800 MHz
October 6, 2006 5:06:36 PM

To OP:

My favorite part is easily my CPU, thing works like a dream and handles anything I throw at it. I really like my logitech speakers too.
October 6, 2006 5:22:38 PM

Quote:
In fact... according to this, your CPU doesn't exist.

San Diego (90 nm SOI)

* CPU-Stepping: E4, E6
* L1-Cache: 64 + 64 KiB (Data + Instructions)
* L2-Cache: 1024 KiB, fullspeed
* MMX, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, AMD64, Cool'n'Quiet, NX Bit
* Socket 939, 1000 MHz HyperTransport (HT1000)
* VCore: 1.35 V or 1.40 V
* Power Consumption (TDP): 89 Watt max
* First Release: April 15, 2005
* Clockrate: 2200 - 2800 MHz

HAHAHa i know its strange... and when i first started up CPUZ i didnt beleave it either so i just was like mmm w/e but then i check like 3 other programs.
so i guess i am like the only 3200+ San Diego hahah its interesting
October 6, 2006 5:30:50 PM

favorite part for me has to be my graphics card, its a little out dated now adays but it is up for the challenge regardless of what i throw at it
October 7, 2006 12:11:43 AM

Quote:
melarcky: Please post a CPUz screenshot of your CPU, as I still find it hard to beleive that you have a 3200+ Venice core. Thanks in advance

-Fish

Ok i will post it but i dont know how. and what program do i use to take the screenshot? if you can tell me this i will take a screenshot ASAP

To take a screenshot:
Run CPUz
Press the print screen key (usually located to the right of F12)
Go into paint, and press ctrl + v
save the screenshot
upload it to a site like PhotoBucket (you'll need to make an account to do this)
Once you've uploaded the photo, copy the
October 7, 2006 12:16:39 AM

Quote:

To take a screenshot:
Run CPUz
Press the print screen key (usually located to the right of F12)
Go into paint, and press ctrl + v
save the screenshot
upload it to a site like PhotoBucket (you'll need to make an account to do this)
Once you've uploaded the photo, copy the
October 7, 2006 1:22:09 AM

My current fav part is my WP Competition rear suspension. Fully adjustable, with high and low speed rebound, ready to race... oh... computers... ummm..

Both most AND least fav: 6800GS AGP. Yes its a good agp card that cost $300+AUD, but now i cant upgrade to PCI-E/SLI/C2D cos its still only a few months old :evil:  :evil:  :evil: 
October 7, 2006 3:53:17 AM

I'm normally a person who just loves his computer as a whole, once I've built it of course. But right now, as I haven't actually gone and built the new system yet (buying the last bits next week) I'm currently really loving my PSU. The Hiper Type-R 580W is just the sexiest looking PSU I've ever seen, and has nice specs and is modular and quiet to boot. I'm loving it in my Dell, and I'll love it in my new build.

I also really like my Saitek Eclipse Illuminated keyboard. Nice quality build.
October 7, 2006 7:07:19 AM

Quote:
I love my e6400 - asus p5b - corsair ddr2 6400 COMBO, overclockes like crazy on air and is very stable. 8) :lol: 

RE5PECT


Hey man what does the ddr2 memory bench at in sandra memory bandwidth test u happend to know? my OCZ gold series was able to do 5300mb/s (yeah thats fast as sh!t for drr1)
October 7, 2006 6:29:49 PM

Quote:
I love my e6400 - asus p5b - corsair ddr2 6400 COMBO, overclockes like crazy on air and is very stable. 8) :lol: 

RE5PECT


Hey man what does the ddr2 memory bench at in sandra memory bandwidth test u happend to know? my OCZ gold series was able to do 5300mb/s (yeah thats fast as sh!t for drr1)

i got 7092 mb/s
October 7, 2006 7:06:15 PM

i like my case its a LIAN LI Memorial 20th Anniversary PC-777Black. its pretty unique in shape
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