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(RESULTS INSIDE!)Best/Worst Computer Contest*CONCLUDED* 
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Joined: Fri May 21, 2010 8:49 pm
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Facebook name: Nick Pawlak
CPUZ: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1199917

Entry for BEST PC -


Computer statistics:


CASE: Coolermaster HAF 932
MOTHERBOARD: Asus Rampage III Extreme
CPU: Intel Core i7 930 stock clock (will OC soon to about 3.8GHZ)
CPU Cooler: Noctua U12P-SE2 (Idle temps 25~30C)
HDD(s): Seagate 750GB SATA 3, WD 1TB Black Drive 64MB Cache Sata 6
GPU: PNY GTX 480
RAM: 6GB G.Skill DDR3 1600MHZ @ 8-8-8-20 (very flexible memory, could also do 7-7-7-18 @ 1600mhz and goes all the way up to 2000mhz)
PSU: Enermax Galaxy 1250W
MONITOR: Asus 24"
OS: Windows 7 ULTIMATE 64Bit
Mouse: Razer Lachesis
Keyboard: Saitek II Eclipse

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http://s610.photobucket.com/albums/tt182/Nick09Cup/


Fri May 21, 2010 9:13 pm
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Looks sexy, the contest is getting ready to wrap up! :D

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[51]Daemos: humble in victory, gracious in defeat, and come back stronger every time.
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Wed May 26, 2010 11:28 pm
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ok so i posted my system back on page 2, im a fan on the facebook page. I posted on my facebook wall with a link to my CPU-ID results, commented on the post by you guys about this topic...

anything else i need to do? Just wanted to make sure im not missing anything...


Sat May 29, 2010 10:27 am
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thrasher wrote:
ok so i posted my system back on page 2, im a fan on the facebook page. I posted on my facebook wall with a link to my CPU-ID results, commented on the post by you guys about this topic...

anything else i need to do? Just wanted to make sure im not missing anything...


You also need to become the best friend/slave of the judges.

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Sat May 29, 2010 1:51 pm
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Rusty wrote:
thrasher wrote:
ok so i posted my system back on page 2, im a fan on the facebook page. I posted on my facebook wall with a link to my CPU-ID results, commented on the post by you guys about this topic...

anything else i need to do? Just wanted to make sure im not missing anything...


You also need to become the best friend/slave of the judges.


Don't listen to Rusty, he makes horrible peeks during key matches and loses the round.


You need to post your computer information i this thread as well as your name from facebook so we can correlate the two.

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[51]Daemos: humble in victory, gracious in defeat, and come back stronger every time.
[51]Daemos: win or lose.


Sat May 29, 2010 9:41 pm
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yep, did that back on page 2

=)


Sun May 30, 2010 12:16 am
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BEST COMPUTER WINNER:

Now, I know you all are going to be like "But I have a better CPU!! Mine is a i7 975!" Well we believe that thrasher wrapped it all up with the FULL accessory package from the Solid State Drives, to 2 GTX 480's in SLI, and my god.. 3D vision glasses? Seems to me Thrasher makes a little too much money and needs to share the wealth! Instead, Area51Gaming.com is going to share the wealth with thrasher providing him with a MidnightGaming.com server free of charge for a month and a $150 gift certificate to NewEgg.com. Although we don't know what he'll spend it on, he's already bought everything NewEgg.com sells. ;)

thrasher wrote:
My entry for BEST PC

My Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/danmccaulley
My Twitter: sorry, i dont use twitter
Name (from Facebook): Dan McCaulley
CPU-ID Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1157653


Computer Specs:
Manufacturer: Custom built
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 960 (water cooled by the Corsair H50)
Memory: PNY XLR8 6GB (3x 2GB) DDR3 1600
Hard Drive: Crucial 128gb Solid State Drive
Hard Drive: 1tb Caviar Black
Video Card: 2x nvidia GeForce GTX 480s in SLI
Power Supply: SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W
Optical drive: LG Blu-Ray burner
Case: Maingear shift case (not a maingear PC... just the case)
Monitor: Samsung 2233rz 22'' LCD (120hz)
3D setup: GeForce 3d Vision glasses
Monitor: mIMO USB 7'' touch screen LCD
Motherboard: EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED 3-Way SLI + PhysX 1366 Intel X58
Headphones: Plantronics Audio .650
Mouse: Razer Deathadder (left handed version)
Mousepad: Razer Goliathus Control Edition (large)
Keyboard: Logitech G-15

view my pc!
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs334.ash1/28882_1338744102788_1056715525_1853846_2100570_n.jpg

notice how the motherboard try is rotated 90 degrees, this is to maximize cooling, since hot air rises cool air gets sucked in the bottom and is pushed up and out the top... very unique case.

http://www.dmccaulley.com/pc/open.jpg

http://www.dmccaulley.com/pc/inside.jpg


Some other notes about my system...

I just joined nvidias "Club SLI" and my system is already ranked in the top 10
http://www.slizone.com/content/slizone/clubsli.html
(currently tied for 8th, you will see it on the right hand side)

My 3Dmark06 scores are the higher then anything recorded by Club SLI (altho they havent posted them on the site yet). My score = 21985 see the link below

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=13892421


My 3Dmark Vantage benchmarks = 31537
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=2198724

Heaven 2.0 benchmarks = 1373
(all settings MAX)


All of these results are without ANY overclocking. When I overclock the CPU (which i should be able to get REALLY crazy with since I water cooled it) it will give my 2x 480s room to breathe and get even better benchmarks.


WORST COMPUTER WINNER:

We were moved by "malpracticeuj's" story about not being able to upgrade to SP2 nor being able to play 1.6. I always thought that 1.6 would run on a 486 on Windows 3.11, guess I was wrong. Now I know there was a Pentium D processor posted, but he had a ATI HD card and 4GB of memory, and this consequentially beats that hands down for WORST computer, not just of this competition, but I believe of all time! malpracticeuj sir, enjoy your $150 gift certificate to NewEgg.com and a free voice server from HurricaneHost.com hopefully you can use that to voice your concerns to someone that will assist you in making some decisions in your purchasing!

malpracticeuj wrote:
i am entering for WORST pc...

facebook name- Mal Practice (posted on the message about this contest)
twitter- dont have a twitter, sorry
name- mallory hsu
CPU-ID validation- http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1171996


my computer
company- compaq
windows- windows xp (cant even updrage to SP2...lags too much)
processor- pentium 4
ram- 768mb DDR
hard drive- 40 gigs
video card- no video card
monitor- dell 19'' LCD (4:3... no widescreen)
headphones- logitech headset
mouse- microsoft intellimouse
mouse pad- steelseries qck

i hate my computer... i can BARELY run counter-strike 1.6 on it. help...

finally got a picture of my setup. enjoy.... (or laugh, yeah... laugh might be more accurate)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs512.ash1/30235_1376990399187_1664689048_923889_2453328_n.jpg



To both winners:

Please message me here on the site with your information: email, etc so that we may get the ball rolling and get you the prizes you both deserve.

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[51]Daemos: humble in victory, gracious in defeat, and come back stronger every time.
[51]Daemos: win or lose.


Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:02 am
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woooo!

I just sent you a PM with my email and everything.


Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:10 am
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