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QOTD: Do You Put Brand Labels On Your PC?

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It's confession time for those of you who have gone sticker or decal-happy on your stuff.

I have a confession to make. You know those neat little system stickers that you get when buying a processor? I took one of those "Intel Inside" stickers that I got with my Pentium CPU and I stuck it on my Hewlett-Packard graphing calculator instead of on my PC case.

In my even younger years before I discovered chips and bits, I put a Transformers Autobot sticker on my first two-wheel bike. This bike also had streamers, so I guess in relative terms the Autobot sticker was pretty cool.

Either way, both instances were nerdy and inappropriate, but at the very least I'm not the full-grown owner of this scooter:


See even more pictures of this AMD Phenom and ATI-powered scooter at

This brings us to our QOTD: Have you ever inappropriately branded anything? It includes making something appear as something that it definitely isn't. Yes, it even includes putting an Apple sticker on your hackintosh, or putting a Type-R sticker on your Honda (which contrary to popular belief, does not add 5 hp).

Let us know in the comments below!

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    aznguy0028 , July 23, 2009 12:48 AM
    OF COURSE! i thought everybody knew that each sticker you put on give you 200mhz extra cpu processing power!
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    Kryan , July 23, 2009 12:05 AM
    Sapphire sticker(s) on my bicycle...still, didn't stop it from being stolen :p 

    oh and a mix of Intel and AMD CPU stickers on my chassis :p 
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    dingumf , July 23, 2009 12:17 AM
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    kittle , July 23, 2009 12:22 AM
    I did once on the first PC i built. It eventually fell off, and I never missed it, so it stayed off.
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    ckthecerealkiller , July 23, 2009 12:24 AM
    Depends on the brand, obviously. Still, if it has a lovely lady on it, the likelihood increases substantially.
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    BoBzzz , July 23, 2009 12:24 AM
    My shitty, free flip-phone has an 'Intel Core 2 Duo Inside' and a 'Powered by CORSAIR' sticker on the back =)
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    noobinberg , July 23, 2009 12:24 AM
    I only put the CPU sticker on my case in an elegant fashion.
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    Wayoffbase , July 23, 2009 12:25 AM
    I have a G.Skill sticker on my case but I've switched to corsair memory, keep forgetting to take it off. It's a nice sticker anyway.
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    skreenname , July 23, 2009 12:44 AM
    I have stickers.
    I LOVE stickers.
    But I hide them behind the door on my case.
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    socrates047 , July 23, 2009 12:44 AM
    I never got around to it.. and recently, im glad i didn't . I had an asus sticker for my mobo, but then I got rid of it for an MSI one, so my case is still naked.
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    aznguy0028 , July 23, 2009 12:48 AM
    OF COURSE! i thought everybody knew that each sticker you put on give you 200mhz extra cpu processing power!
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    cmarkham , July 23, 2009 12:51 AM
    I noticed that the "Powered by Windows XP" sticker on my ThinkPad was similarly shiny as the surround of my Audi shift gate, so I transferred it there. Not as sexy as Ford's Sync, and AFAIK there isn't a line of MS code in my Audi, but it gives it that "I hacked my car" wannabe-cred.
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    redgarl , July 23, 2009 12:59 AM
    They should start by making stuff that work instead of putting so much money and effort on stickers... Dark Side something something something.
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    Anonymous , July 23, 2009 1:01 AM
    I am proud to be a AMD, ATI,ASUS & THERMALTAKE fan they are all over my case love stickers 4 real
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    evilshuriken , July 23, 2009 1:02 AM
    I still have a "Powered By Asus" sticker on my case, even though I have switched to a Gigabyte motherboard. I put that sticker on there in 2004 when I first built this PC, so at least they are durable :p 

    I also keep all the stickers I get from different parts, but I never can make up my mind on what to put then on...
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    Eggrenade , July 23, 2009 1:03 AM
    I love all stickers like the ones I get (sometimes) on my math tests. I wish I had more stickers to put everywhere, on my case, on people, on my forehead, etc. I was disappointed that I only got 2 stickers on my first build a year ago: processor and mobo. In the future I will only buy a component that explicitly says "sticker included."
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    blaze589 , July 23, 2009 1:11 AM
    I do, but only because they're provided with the CPU and the motherboard. They are a bragging emblem for those who have relatively new processors and a thing of shame later on when they are outdated. Nevertheless I wear my mark of shame with pride!
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    adamovera , July 23, 2009 1:13 AM
    Not me because they always fall off and leave a sticky residue. But my GF has put Hello Kitty stickers (those puffy plastic kind) on most of our electronics. I don't really care that much since she usually covers over the manufacturer's logos (which I could also give a rat's ass about).
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    tacoslave , July 23, 2009 1:17 AM
    i stuck an amd sticker on my dog short shits adorable little Halloween costume (tin man).
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    Anonymous , July 23, 2009 1:18 AM
    When I was in high school, my family and I never put our stickers on our cpu chassis, but instead on nearly all of our appliances. It made for some pretty frightening mornings when I would groggily go to the kitchen for some coffee, notice an out of place pentium III sticker on the microwave, and freak out that I was in the wrong room, holding a coffee cup full of something that was not coffee...
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    B16CXHatch , July 23, 2009 1:32 AM
    All the stickers on my case are what my system actually has (AMD, EVGA, Corsair, ASUS) but my old laptop I took the stickers that came with all my car parts and slapped them on it (PasswordJDM, AEM, H&R, Exedy Racing Clutches).
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