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pedersencato
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:07 pm     Post subject: Favourite hardware companies Reply with quote

Post your favourite (and most hated) hardware makers


Processors:Favourite: Intel (i've never owned a AMD, bout I'm looking into it)
Motherboards: Soyo Least favourite: Nvidia
video card: Albatron's geforces (again, never owned an ATI but checking them out)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:32 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

wow... you seem to like the ones I generally try to shun out...

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Processor
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I'm 50/50 with Intel, and AMD

MoBo
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Fave: Asus
Crap: Albatron, Soyo

VidCard
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Fave: ATi
Crap: eVGA, SiS

Soundcard
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Fave: Creative, M-Audio (mainly b/c of the Delta-66)
Crap: SiS, Creative (they get a spot on both ends of my list)

RAM
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Fave: OCZ and Corsair
Crap: Apacer, and Azen which is so bad I can't even locate a URL for it... (any ram under $150CND can only mean trouble)

HDD
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Fave: Maxtor and WD(only b/c of Raptor drives)
Crap: Who made those Bigfoot drives? Laughing I think it was Quantum

DVD Burner
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Fave: LG and Sony, Asus
Crap: Plextor (WAYYY too xpensive)

CD Burner
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Fave: LG, Lite-on, and Asus
Crap: None, the ones that I didn't mention go in the middle of the line

Floppy Drive
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Fave: Mitsumi (b/c of the Floppy + Cardreader drive)
Crap: None... it's a damned floppy drive Laughing



Appearance
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Case
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Fave: Thermaltake & Antec
Crap: The crap $39-$59 cases we sell at Bestbyte (and whoever makes the hiddeous "Diabolic" case we sell there... it's plastic barf Laughing
[edit]Wow, I found out that that case is made by CasEdge who actually have some pretty good cases... this one must have been a fluke or something...

Fans & Lights
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Fave: Thermaltake
Crap: The no-name stuff we sell @ Bestbyte

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And there you have my Bias... including linkies to all the manufactures I could find.

-Richard-

-->This post took a whopping 20min to do. you had BETTER like it Laughing <--
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:56 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

CPU: Intel, only because they are the original. Slowly I'm starting to like AMD more

Chipset: Intel, since they make CPUs (The others are dandy too)

Video card: Like all of them equally

Sound card: Creative Labs

Fav System builder: IBM (if only they would give a reset button)
Least fav system builder: HP (seems like they assume that all their customers are newbies)

Everything else: Like all of them equally in general
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 4:32 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

CPU: Intel (cAuse they make apple CPUS as well)

Chipset: Intel

Video Card: Ndiva

Sound Card: Creative Labs

fav System builder: Apple
Least favorite system builder: IBM
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:30 am     Post subject: Re: Favourite hardware companies Reply with quote

pedersencato wrote:
Post your favourite (and most hated) hardware makers


Processors:Favourite: Intel (i've never owned a AMD, bout I'm looking into it)
Motherboards: Soyo Least favourite: Nvidia
video card: Albatron's geforces (again, never owned an ATI but checking them out)


You fool, GeForce cards are made by nVidia. How can you say you hate them, but like GeForce cards?

CPU: AMD
Motherboard: nVidia nForce (I, II, III)
Video Card: nVidia GeForce
RAM: Who cares? Its all the same to me. Stupid SD-RAM
Sound: I don't care.
Network: Linksys Wireless USB Adapter
Hard Drive: Western Digital
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:23 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally*Won_Kenobie wrote:
CPU: Intel (cAuse they make apple CPUS as well)


So Motorola is facing intense competition now in that field?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:06 pm     Post subject: Re: Favourite hardware companies Reply with quote

Kazer0 wrote:


You fool, GeForce cards are made by nVidia. How can you say you hate them, but like GeForce cards?



I just said I hate the nvidia mobos but not their video cards. Get it straight.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2004 12:39 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I always liked 3dfx, Matrox, Northgate, and Aureal

2 video cards makers, keyboard/computer and soundcard makers (3 of the 4 no longer exist)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:11 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Processors:
AMD has always carried me through, whereas my Intel machines usually seem to try and give me the proverbial digital middle finger. Don't know if this is the case overall, but I've definitely had better luck with AMD.

Video Cards:
NVIDIA’s TNT/TNT2 seems to be an excellent card, though their Geforce 2/4MX was crap. Voodoo was the worst $90 I ever spent.

Sound Cards:
I've never had a sound card that worked like I wanted it to... Creative seems fairly good, though.

External Wireless Connection Airport:
2WIRE seems to work well.

I've never really had bad or good experiences with any other hardware that I can remember brand name (though I've had a shitty keyboard and monitor apiece) so I can't really comment. *turns on n00b shield*
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:50 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

To add to my list I have to say that Logitech makes the best mice, especially the trakballs
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:41 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

In most areas I don't have a real preferred company, but I like Maxtor HDs, LG optical drives, Creative sound cards and MAG monitors.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 5:43 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

AMD - Chips/MoBo
Maxtor - HDD
Mitsubishi - FDD
AOpen - CD-R/CD-ROM
3comm - RAM Pieces, and Network Cards
nVidia - Video Card
Creative - Sound Card
NetGear - Hubs/Routers
Mouse - Unknown
Keyboard - Unknown
Speakers & Subs - Phantom
8-Port USB Hub - Unknown
4-Port USB Hub - Unknown
Printer - Canon

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Linux Debian - Server
Windows 2000 Pro - Comp 1
Windows XP Corp - Comp 2
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:30 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK, AMD does not make motherboards. The frontline for AMD processors is an nForce 2 board.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:49 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

true...but i have mobo that only supports AMD chips
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 1:49 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be Socket A. Most likely because the only company that makes socket A CPUs is AMD. There are a TON of diffrent Socket A Mobo makers. Mines ASUS, and I know Gigabyte, MSI, and nVidia also make them. There are a ton more.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:10 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Kazer0 wrote:
That would be Socket A. Most likely because the only company that makes socket A CPUs is AMD. There are a TON of diffrent Socket A Mobo makers. Mines ASUS, and I know Gigabyte, MSI, and nVidia also make them. There are a ton more.


The majority of big mobo makers make mobos for both Intel and AMD chips. The exceptions would be Intel (go ahead, call Intel and ask if they make mobos for AMD, I wonder if you get sued for harassment), and I think nVidia and AOpen only do stuff for AMD. But ASUS, ABIT, MSI, GIGABYTE, DFI and many many others do both.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:03 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually looked on the weekend I have a Gigabyte!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:04 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

The boxes come in handy when you need to know parts!! Laughing
and my subs are Hercules!!
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