QOTD: Do You Put Brand Labels On Your PC?

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 8080.net.

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!

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Kryan
    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
  • dingumf
  • kittle
    I did once on the first PC i built. It eventually fell off, and I never missed it, so it stayed off.
  • ckthecerealkiller
    Depends on the brand, obviously. Still, if it has a lovely lady on it, the likelihood increases substantially.
  • BoBzzz
    My shitty, free flip-phone has an 'Intel Core 2 Duo Inside' and a 'Powered by CORSAIR' sticker on the back =)
  • noobinberg
    I only put the CPU sticker on my case in an elegant fashion.
  • Wayoffbase
    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.
  • skreenname
    I have stickers.
    I LOVE stickers.
    But I hide them behind the door on my case.
  • socrates047
    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.
  • aznguy0028
    OF COURSE! i thought everybody knew that each sticker you put on give you 200mhz extra cpu processing power!