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(RESULTS INSIDE!)Best/Worst Computer Contest*CONCLUDED* 
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Essentially this is exactly what the topic title says it is: We are going to host a contest to see who has the best computer, as well as who has the worst computer. We will be giving away two $150 NewEgg gift certificates for use as the winner(s) see fit. Although there are a few stipulations, you have to use CPU-ID's validation tool and be a fan/follower on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/Area51Gaming?ref=tsfacebook) and/or Twitter (http://twitter.com/area51gaming), and post the results of the validation in this forum.

Giveaway prizes:
  • 2 x $150 NewEgg Gift Certificates
  • One to the best and the other to the worst computer
  • 1 x Midnightgaming.net (http://www.midnightgaming.net) One month free server of your choice to the best computer
  • 1 x Hurricanehost.com (http://www.hurricanehost.com) One month free 15-man Ventrilo/Mohawk server to the worst computer

Rules:
  • Have to be a fan on facebook and/or twitter
  • Post your forum name on the Facebook/Twitter page
  • Please also post your name (from facebook) in this forum so we can reference the two
  • Register on website
  • CPU-ID validation portion of the program (http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz/cpuz_154_setup.exe) will be used to prove computer statistics
  • Screenshots of CPU-ID will not be valid, post in this contest forum the valid CPU-ID URL(no tinyURL links etc)
  • Pictures (as well as full statistics) of your sexy/horrible computer are a plus, but not a must!
  • Computers showing Area51Gaming.com backgrounds boost/lower (depending on what you want) your computer stats. J/K!
  • Only one website account/participation post per participant
  • You may use only your computer statistics
  • Area51Gaming.com team/staff are void from competition
  • Contest will conclude and winners will be chosen 05/31/2010
  • In the event of a tie: whomever posted their validation 1st wins

Other information:
  • No money/purchase required for participation


We know these aren't iron clad rules set forth and reviewed by a lawyer, we know there are probably "loop-holes" but don't exploit the spirit of the giveaway. We reserve the right to disqualify anyone we believe is being dishonest, please know that.


With all that out of the way ladies and gentlemen happy validations!!

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Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:32 pm
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Hey there, Area 51. My name is Prolyfik(Twitter name is also Prolyfik, and my real name is Jordan), and I'd like to enter my laptop into the "worst computer" contest.

I've been looking to upgrade to something that plays games somewhat decently for a LONG time now, so this is actually coming at a pretty good time for me.

I got this HP Pavillion dv4 laptop for my birthday back in 2008, and I've been playing L4D competitively on it ever since. That said, it plays almost EVERY game at around 9 fps (on lowest settings), and I can't go more than an hour or so without it overheating. The load times for L4D can take around 5 minutes at times, and TF2 up to 15. I've actually had around 10 blue screens over the past few weeks, and at least a half a dozen times where I've had to restart my computer in the middle of a match. I've done EVERYTHING possible to clean it, and even after every improvement is made, it still tops out at around 14 fps, and I can't play on servers for any game that has more than 8-10 people in it.

It's actually worse than it sounds, and it's been worse lately than ever. You can ask anyone that plays with me, I NEED something new.

Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1131636

Had to take the pics out, couldn't edit my real name in because they were too big. =/


Thanks for taking the time to look at this, I appreciate it. If there's anything I'm missing, let me know.


-Prolyfik


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Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:35 pm
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Prolyfik wrote:
Hey there, Area 51. My name is Prolyfik, and I'd like to enter my laptop into the "worst computer" contest.

I've been looking to upgrade to something that plays games somewhat decently for a LONG time now, so this is actually coming at a pretty good time for me.

I got this HP Pavillion dv4 laptop for my birthday back in 2008, and I've been playing L4D competitively on it ever since. That said, it plays almost EVERY game at around 9 fps (on lowest settings), and I can't go more than an hour or so without it overheating. The load times for L4D can take around 5 minutes at times, and TF2 up to 15. I've actually had around 10 blue screens over the past few weeks, and at least a half a dozen times where I've had to restart my computer in the middle of a match. I've done EVERYTHING possible to clean it, and even after every improvement is made, it still tops out at around 14 fps, and I can't play on servers for any game that has more than 8-10 people in it.

It's actually worse than it sounds, and it's been worse lately than ever. You can ask anyone that plays with me, I NEED something new.

Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1131636



Pics:

http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy48/Prolyfikshotz/SU1HMDAwMjAtMjAxMDAyMTQtMTMzMy5qcGc.jpg


*Newest picture, with a recently installed cooling system to the left
http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy48/Prolyfikshotz/SU1HMDAwMDUtMjAxMDA0MTEtMjA1MC5qcGc.jpg



Thanks for taking the time to look at this, I appreciate it. If there's anything I'm missing, let me know.


-Prolyfik



Well, you have the right peripherals just need the PC to go with it!

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Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:40 pm
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Ares wrote:
Prolyfik wrote:
Hey there, Area 51. My name is Prolyfik, and I'd like to enter my laptop into the "worst computer" contest.

I've been looking to upgrade to something that plays games somewhat decently for a LONG time now, so this is actually coming at a pretty good time for me.

I got this HP Pavillion dv4 laptop for my birthday back in 2008, and I've been playing L4D competitively on it ever since. That said, it plays almost EVERY game at around 9 fps (on lowest settings), and I can't go more than an hour or so without it overheating. The load times for L4D can take around 5 minutes at times, and TF2 up to 15. I've actually had around 10 blue screens over the past few weeks, and at least a half a dozen times where I've had to restart my computer in the middle of a match. I've done EVERYTHING possible to clean it, and even after every improvement is made, it still tops out at around 14 fps, and I can't play on servers for any game that has more than 8-10 people in it.

It's actually worse than it sounds, and it's been worse lately than ever. You can ask anyone that plays with me, I NEED something new.

Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1131636



Pics:

http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy48/Prolyfikshotz/SU1HMDAwMjAtMjAxMDAyMTQtMTMzMy5qcGc.jpg


*Newest picture, with a recently installed cooling system to the left
http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy48/Prolyfikshotz/SU1HMDAwMDUtMjAxMDA0MTEtMjA1MC5qcGc.jpg



Thanks for taking the time to look at this, I appreciate it. If there's anything I'm missing, let me know.


-Prolyfik



Well, you have the right peripherals just need the PC to go with it!


I've been using it the same as any PC the whole time, don't see how it's any different.


Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:00 am
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My name is Daniel Eaton (facebook), aka ALToBLARG
i have a PC that isnt that bad, just recently i've upgraded it a lot then what it was before.
used to have 512mb 4200 kingston ram. i've upgraded it to 3Gb.
used to have a geforce 6600. i upgraded it to a geforce gt 240.
300 watt power supply upgraded it to a 650 watt.
now all i need is a CPU and a new mobo.
my cpuz computer validator 3.1:
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1132915
before i bought all this new stuff i ran a constant like 30-40 fps on css. now i run a constant 50-60. i figured out that my cpu and mobo are bottlenecking pretty much my whole rig and i need to get some new ones but i blew all my money already. and i work at Dairy Queen so theirs not much room for spending lol.
i currently play competitive counter-strike: source in XPL, team name One Degree.
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Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:33 pm
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I don't own a PC.

I text message my moves to my neighbour, and he has a burly, moustached man with an eyepatch named Ralph relay his response via morse code (he rams his head into our adjoining wall in succession to indicate the dots and dashes).


Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:50 pm
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LMAO eso


Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:56 pm
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Hey guys, first of all I'd like to thank Area51 for holding such a contest as it'll probably be the only time I'll get the chance to win something for having a good computer!

Anyway, my name is Chris Luong and my alias is confire. I'd like to enter my desktop into the "Baddest Ass" category :)

My Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cluong
My Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cluong
Name (from Facebook): Chris Luong
CPU-ID Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1133404

Computers showing Area51Gaming.com backgrounds boost/lower (depending on what you want) your computer stats. J/K!
I think you'll like my wallpaper just a bit more... :mrgreen: (below)



Full Statistics
Manufacturer: Custom (Intel owns AMD)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 975 Extreme Edition
Memory: Kingston 6GB (3x 2GB) DDR3 1333
Hard Drive: 2x Intel X25-M 80GB SSD (RAID 0)
Video Card: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Rampage II Gene X58 Micro ATX
Sound Card: Auzentech Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Headphones: Audio Technica ATH-AD700
Mouse: ZOWIE GEAR Microsoft IO1.1
Mouse skates: ZOWIE GEAR Speedy skatez
Mousepad: ZOWIE GEAR G-TF SpawN Pad
Keyboard: Logitech MX Elite



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Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:53 am
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Awesome entries so far glad we could help with the contest.

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Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:41 am
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Here's my PC...yeah it's a ~2 year old CPUZ, but it's still the same.
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=405404
- The tower
- Monitor
The stickers are probably worth more than the monitor. And that's 1024x768 btw.
Submitted for Worst PC.

Pretty sure my Twitter is Area51UrT or something to that effect.


Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:46 pm
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