Originally Posted by soundx98
Glad I missed the dissing last night.
I might have responded and lived to regret it at a later date.
Not sure I agree that my mods are the most simple, heat producing, and useless but everyone has a right to their opinion.
I do feel that it was inappropriate for one of the contestants to be criticizing the others and a judge to quote the post before the winner was announced.
Posting additional pictures after the final submission date and excessive bumping doesn't sit well with me either.
It just doesn't seem fair to others.
I do use the LCDs quite a bit for watching TV, movies, etc. while on line.
You can drag MBM5 over to the LCD and watch temps and voltages while benchmarking full screen 3D apps.
(Here's a custom MBM5 file for DFI boards if anyone is interested, maybe the winner would find it useful-
The LCDs add very little heat in these cases, certainly less than the BH-5 RAM @ 3.5v, the overclocked Opty, or the Video cards.
Those that like the Plexi base on the WaveMaster may want to review my post here (it's pretty easy to do)
It was a fun contest and I really enjoy seeing pics of others rigs.
Picked up some good ideas from this thread for sure.
But it's also pretty obvious that there are some contestants that need a new motherboard more than I do.
So I have decided to withdraw my entries from the contest.
Thanks for your interest in the rigs and best of luck to the rest of the contestants. Job well done, all of you.
-crazy carl, aka soundx98-
If you are referring to Mr. Iandroo's post making fun of everybody's entry, and then me quoting it...I would like to fully appologize to you. You are correct, it was wrong of me to do so. I would like to say in my defense, I had just gotten home from a 10 hour day at work (flipping burgers mind you), and I was actually scheduled off for the day, but somebody called in sick. For my ignorance, I appologize. I hate to see you withdraw from the contest, the winner isn't official yet, but the results are fairly clear.
I would also wish for you to revisit my post, when I quoted Iandroo. Please take note that I put into bold what I was responding to....to save time since I had just gotten home, and I wanted to relax some before more "work". I was not actually quoting (on purpose) his responses to your rigs, or anybody else's for that matter. I was quoting it for what he said about my own rig, and froggy's rig...who just so happens to be my fiance, and computes right behind me in our office. That was the ONLY reason I quoted what he had to say, nothing else.
I would also like to make mention here to ALL OUR CONTESTANTS....Froggy has absolutely NO CLUE what the judges discuss. I actually make her leave the room whilst we are discussing it, so she doesn't have any advantage over anybody else. And I would NOT EVER pick her entry based on the fact that I live with her. I originally had a prize to donate as well...but had to back out of it at the last minute. I have absolutely no want or need for any of the prizes...so if she did win, it would be solely on her entry, and all three of the judges picks alone. Again, she has NO advantage over anybody else. I can assure you that, and I'm sure txtmstrjoe and thlnk3r will back me up on this one.
Again to Soundx98:
I am VERY sorry for quoting Iandroo's entire post. I always do that just out of pure habit.....and I really truly and honestly did not mean any offense by it. Again, I was only quoting it in reference for what he said about my own, and my fiance's rig. So please, accept my appology if you would, and reconsider your decision before you withdraw. If nothing else, if you were to win...you could always donate the prize to somebody else.
These are NOT OFFICIAL results....I am only trying to persuade Mr. Soundx98 from withdrawing...its a shame to do so with the results so very near. Even I myself as a judge don't know FOR 100% SURE who the true winners are. That will be discussed in a private chatroom between the 3 judges tomorrrow at 5:45PM (that's the latest information I have).
I would also like to say thank you to everybody who entered. Great job everybody. I hope our next contest is as popular or more. And the judges and I will have to have a little sit down with Iandroo about his behavior as well.
I'm headed off to bed, so I leave you all with a good night.