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ASUS GTX470.
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Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC (3840x2160) Razer BlackWidow Chroma  Corsair AX1200 
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NZXT Switch 810 Black Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad Audioengine D1 DAC 
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OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
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EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
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SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 1x Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB 2x Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB EK-Supreme HF - Full Nickel 
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2x EK-FC R9-290X Phobya G-Changer 360 v1.2 Black Ice GTX Xtreme 240 12x GentleTyphoon AP-15 
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Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC (3840x2160) Razer BlackWidow Chroma  Corsair AX1200 
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NZXT Switch 810 Black Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad Audioengine D1 DAC 
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OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
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EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
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post #22 of 80
Turtle beach PX21 headset ...Just plain old sucks

Corsair tx650w PSU (It's a good piece of hardware but I upgraded very soon and now it's just sitting around)

Sometimes I wish I got a slightly fancier case with a painted interior tongue.gif



Oh my Agility three would have certainly been on this list a while back but it's been pretty good with the new firmware thumb.gif
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ASUS 24x DVD/Burner Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro 64bit Debian Linux Distro 
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256GB Samsung 840 Pro 240GB OCZ ARC100 3TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda 
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ASUS 24x DVD/Burner Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro 64bit Debian Linux Distro 
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Acer Predator XB270HU ACHIEVA Shimian QH2700 IPSMS Ducky Shine 2 (White LED/Brown Switches) EVGA 1300w G2 + Individually sleeved cables 
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Gun Metal NZXT Switch 810 EVGA Troq x10 Logitech G440 Onkyo TX-NR646 
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post #23 of 80
My entire rig, should have waited for X58 and went with 3 GTX 280s instead of with quad 4870x2s
 
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OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB Asus DVD-RW Zalman 9700 Windows 7 Professional 
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NEC MultiSync PA271W 2560x1440 Logitech MK320 Silverstone ZM1200M Lian-Li PC-V2110 
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Core i7 2720QM @ 2.2 GHz Quadro 1000M 8GB DDR3-1333 500GB 7200RPM 
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DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 1920x1080 Matte 15.6" 170W Brick 
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OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB Asus DVD-RW Zalman 9700 Windows 7 Professional 
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post #24 of 80
My CM 690, it's just too small to fit it all in nicely...


A 10" Asus seashell netbook i sold a couple month later for a 12" (1201T) from Asus, it's so much better


I once bought a PAckard-bell desktop with a Celeron 533Mhz because i loved the case look... to replace my PIII 450Mhz.... needless to say it ended up collecting dust soon after i realised what Celeron means at that time.... it was in 2001 if not mistaken.


I also bought 400$ worth of ram (if not mistaken it was 16mb) for my 486DX2 to make it fly but it actually never fly that high... i soon after replaced it with a PII MMX


Im sure ive missed a few but ill keep thinking:rolleyes:
post #25 of 80
Asus GTX580 DCii. Love the chip but between watercooling and wanting to SLI the design just sucks.
post #26 of 80
MY PSU, its a nice PSU, has worked flawlessly, but it is the one thing I didn't research extensively before buying, now I wish i had gotten a gold rated modular unit instead.
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post #27 of 80
I have another one:

I had a CompUSA gift card that was given to me one Christmas. The local CompUSA was closing (surprise! Lol) so I thought I would stop in and buy something with it. I think it was a $50 card I had. What did I walk out with? Over $1000 worth of parts for a new computer, case, PSU, CPU, everything. None of it could be returned because they were going out of business. The OCZ ram the guy sold me would not post with my motherboard. doh.gif I then took the time to research the memory a bit more and placed an order with NewEgg. OCZ never did respond to my letter asking if they would exchange the ram for something that would work with my board. No clue anymore what the board was or the ram, the thing would not post with those sticks.

That rig is still running, I somehow popped almost every cap on the board a year ago. Thing would not fire up, looked inside and every cap I looked at was bad. MS was kind enough to grant me a registration on my copy of vista after replacing the board. Something is not right with it though, it will not take certain updates. I have never gotten around to reinstalling because I bought the upgrade version of vista and had to jump through some hoops to get a clean install with an empty drive.
post #28 of 80
Open box Gigabyte socket uh... whatever 3500+ used.

That thing made me reinstall windows more than 100 times in 4 months.

Corrupted windows files randomly, other bull****.

Had to update bios and a lot of stuff. Wanted to kill myself
post #29 of 80
Corsair products in general. I've read a lot that they have good quality stuff but I have had bad luck with them. PSU (TX650) was extremely loud so I replaced the fan, fan controller died on my 650D case (pretty good cable management tho). Other than that I regret buying a EK-DCP 4.0 pump, louder than a dump truck driving thru a nitroglycerin plant.

EDIT: I also regret buying a ASRock gen3 extreme3 motherboard, nothing but problems from day 1. terrible overclocker, BIOS was very buggy, sound stopped working after a few weeks (never resolved the issue) and I reinstalled windows a dozen times in a few weeks (ASUS mobo ftw, dodgy temp readings on mb from their software but overall im very happy)

EDIT: And another thing with my psu (not really a performance issue) but its impossible (at least for me) to sleeve the bloody thing, can't remove the pins mad.gif
Edited by Aleckazee - 3/16/12 at 4:11am
    
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post #30 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aleckazee View Post

Corsair products in general. I've read a lot that they have good quality stuff but I have had bad luck with them. PSU (TX650) was extremely loud so I replaced the fan, fan controller died on my 650D case (pretty good cable management tho). Other than that I regret buying a EK-DCP 4.0 pump, louder than a dump truck driving thru a nitroglycerin plant.
EDIT: I also regret buying a ASRock gen3 extreme3 motherboard, nothing but problems from day 1. terrible overclocker, BIOS was very buggy, sound stopped working after a few weeks (never resolved the issue) and I reinstalled windows a dozen times in a few weeks (ASUS mobo ftw, dodgy temp readings on mb from their software but overall im very happy)
EDIT: And another thing with my psu (not really a performance issue) but its impossible (at least for me) to sleeve the bloody thing, can't remove the pins mad.gif

I've had bad experiences with them too. My GS700 power supply has a shorted 24pin connector and has to be tilted to one side or else the board will recieve power but won't turn on. THis means about every day I have to take the side off and wiggle that cord. I've also had their memory crap out on me a lot.

Another thing I regret buying is the FX 5200 back in the day thinking it would play the new Half-Life 2. That thing is so horrible that an ATI Rage Fury Maxx beat it in the benchmarks!!!
     
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