people who paid too much.

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by ElementalDragon, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Just found this one guy's thread from HL2Files. instantly after reading his post i couldn't stop laughing. he paid WAY too much for his computer for what he wants to do with it (granted he bought it to play HL2, but he STILL payed way too damn much). Anyway, this is the thread for people who spent WAY too much money for a PC they could have built for themselves for cheaper.

    http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=137156

    P.S. here's one thing the guy posted after someone else commented.
    heh. can get pretty damn close to their specs, run HL2 as good as a rather cheap computer, and still pay a whole lot less than he did.
     
  2. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    we need to find this man and mug him... its one of 3 things.
    1. he has rich parents.
    2. he is something white collar
    3. he has a really fusking big credit card bill. hehe

    i vote that he is either 3 or a lawyer.. cocky bastards.

    (edit) wow it didnt * out either of those words... i must use them more often. hehe
     
  3. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    that is just silly, I think his system is awesome but he is ignorant to the fact that it will provide him with the best performance out there. And nobody in that entire forum knows what they are speaking about. none have even brought up the fact that AMD is much better in gaming. Now I'm not an AMD fanboy cause Intel leads in a different set of performance, I just like AMD cause I game a lot.

    It all matters on what you are doing with the system.
    Gaming= AMD
    Encoding= INtel

    though with the recent I think E0 stepping of the intel processors have closed the gap a little and the recent top of the line FX processors from AMD have closed the gap on encoding...

    there is no right and wrong in building systems it's all preference but when you think you have what could be top of the line just cause you bought an alienware system you are jsut wrong
     
  4. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    It looks nice, but then again so does teh couple thousand he woulda saved by building.


    Top performance? Nahh, AMD64 3200+ would kick teh crap outa that Inte 3.4 EE. Asus X800 256Mb would perform better IMHO too.

    And teh last point, 60FPS against 200FPS? What is the refresh rate on a thin screen 75 mebey 80?
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    amd leads in both categories now with their latest processors...

    they may be a little slow in some areas of encoding but not much so...

    overall there is really no going wrong with an a64 based setup... cheaper/quieter/cooler/uses less electricity/more future-ready...
     
  6. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    I agree completely but being on the net all the time you end up getting overly sensitive to beware the FANBOY!! you know what I mean. So I always add stuff to the hearts of the people out there that are so company biased they need to scream...actually have a really good fanboy story but this is not the place...

    Also thank god OSNN has never had the fanboyism that other forums do which I won't name...I mean it is here but not bad at all
     
  7. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    im gona be ignorant and ask what fanboy is..... feel free to slap me around after the explination.
     
  8. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    a fanboy is someone that if say you like Intel ok and you post all the benefits of Intel in a post someone will just jump in and start yelling about how AMD is the best and you end up not getting any where. The posts turn to AMD sucks and Intel sucks and Nvidia sucks and ATI sucks...it's pretty much the bain of every forum moderator out there. Flaming happens and the peopel who actually want info about things won't get them...Company biased buttheads that won't listen to the other side of the story
     
  9. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    I think that rig needs to use water cooling if it wants to be treated seriously, or have any contention with other powerful computers. Custom PC ran a lab on a few expensive computers a while back- now THOSE were gobsmacking :)
     
  10. Steevo

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    Well I think that teh 486 is better!!

    HA!!
     
  11. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    thanks i see. everything does one thing well. hehe
     
  12. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    oh believe me we've had our share of fanboi's...

    but we generally take their asses out and they are never heard from again :cool:
     
  13. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    ruthless
     
  14. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    "invisions the HL2 sniper rifle laser beam moving around the place"
     
  15. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    ROFL.

    I went to Alienware's site and here is my ULTIMATE PC:

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  16. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Onimkron, it IS water cooled. don't think air cooled would be very efficient on the P4EE either. probably also not very overclockable. either that, or who would want to OC a CPU that easily costs close to a grand or more USD. if he wanted intel, he coulda got a normal P4 maybe 3.8, and oc'ed it to probably like 4.4 or somewhere around there.

    Fimchick, i'm surprised HE didn't go SLI. i mean he said he wanted to build the best PC. lol. such a computer n00b. he don't desirve that alienware. he should ship it to me. could put it to better use.
     
  17. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Now don't get me wrong, Alienware puts out some nice gear, but I think they are really dirrected at the people who (unlike most of us) want a top end high performace PC yet have no clue how build it themselfs. Anyone here could probley build a system that is just as good (probley better) for at least 1/2 the price tag.

    The only area I would even consider paying the way over-priced pricetag of an Alienware would be in the laptop deptment.
     
  18. NetRyder

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    You know, this is actually quite relevent to the topic of people paying too much AND fanboys. I just posted something a couple of minutes ago here in this thread on Neowin - it's about the Apple displays and the Dell 2005FPW (we had a thread about it here too, but it was a lot more civil).

    People are willing to pay $500+ for an aluminium casing and white cables. :p Go check out some of the responses - you'll find them quite appalling. ;)
     
  19. Steevo

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    Good point, I wanna have my old Gateway VX700 sprayed black or something, no sense in paying alot for a new one just so I will match teh rest of my PC that I don't see while it is in a desk.


    But if people want to burn money so bad........
     
  20. X-Istence

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    No man, it is not about the white cables and the aluminium casing, it has everything to do with the packaging.

    The way the iPod is packaged is perfect, it is a design, the way the iBook is packaged is perfect awesome, it is not clumsy, can't cause you to accidently drop the damn thing while getting the foam off it.

    [fanboi=apple]And it is an apple, i mean common, who would not want an Apple display, just so they can proclaim they have an Apple display.[/fanboi]

    But in all seriousness, Astheatics matters for me. That dell screen you mentioned will not make it to my desk. My dad has one at work,and will soon be able to bring one home as he works from home as well, and they are ugly. I could have bought two dells from the money i used to buy my iBook, but i care about how it looks. The iBook is not clunky, and not huge, it is iCandy. You can say what you want, but to some people aestethics is worth a lot of money. To me knowing that it is quality also helps. My friend has had an TitaniumBook, or TiBook from Apple, and that thing has taken a beating over the years, and still works without a hitch. Can't say that about my dads Dell that has recently been replaced with a Compaq. Cause the Dell gave up. (Work Laptop).

    So yeah, i agree, they both do the same thing, both can display the same pictures. But in the way they look, Dell just loses.