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#1 Seeker

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 08:05 PM

I'm needing a new desktop. I'm still using my old Voodoo, upgraded as far as I can go, and it's to the point where it's just not enough to run the newer games, etc.

Thinking about one from Puget Systems. Zel mentioned them to me a couple years ago and it looks like they make a decent system for a reasonable price.

Any other suggestions for a decent desktop out there without breaking the bank? I don't need cutting edge triple or quad sLi, but something I won't have to worry about for awhile.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 10:00 PM

I speced out a Dull for work. Quad core, 4G? ram, tiny HD and sucky vid card, but they can always be upgraded. I think it was $1800
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:42 AM

Last time I looked Puget up on RR they were doing very, very well. I poked around their website, some time ago, and liked what I saw.

That Mario fellow gets good reviews as well, Trigger bought from him. What's the name again, over, over-something, overdrive? Overdrive PC? In Atlanta I do believe.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:23 PM

I've been reading extremely good things about Maingear and actually I am probably only a few days away from placing an order with them myself.

Their systems are not the cheapest you will find but the quality of their rigs, and support, seems to be second to none.
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:26 PM

...darn, if you wanted superior insurance or superior real estate, a superior mortgage or even a superior Toyota, I could give you a link...a Superior PC, however, is no longer available...
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:08 PM

I was going to be difficult and ask why you weren't considering another Voodoo, but a quick peruse of their systems page reveals that their only desktop system is now the Omen, which is a bad one when it starts at over $6K US. :blink:

I'm trying to remember which company Trigger got his last system from. Off to search the forums....

...found it. Overdrive PC.

Other than that, any chance you want to build it yourself? Of course, prices have come down a lot in the last 5 years - might be worth it to have somebody's trained monkey...er...employee put it together for you.
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:16 AM

...darn, if you wanted superior insurance or superior real estate, a superior mortgage or even a superior Toyota, I could give you a link...a Superior PC, however, is no longer available...


:lol:

Ahhhhhh, what a let down.


I was going to be difficult and ask why you weren't considering another Voodoo, but a quick peruse of their systems page reveals that their only desktop system is now the Omen, which is a bad one when it starts at over $6K US. :blink:

I'm trying to remember which company Trigger got his last system from. Off to search the forums....

...found it. Overdrive PC.

Other than that, any chance you want to build it yourself? Of course, prices have come down a lot in the last 5 years - might be worth it to have somebody's trained monkey...er...employee put it together for you.



Hmmmmm... :blink:
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:38 PM

I swore at one point I'd never buy another Voodoo. Guess my pants must be on fire, I just took delivery of a brand spankin' new BlackBird. First new "store bought" PC in a long time. I'm actually pretty excited. Gonna set it up tomorrow.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 08:49 PM

Isn't a Blackbird technically an HP?
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:31 PM

Why did you end up going for the Blackbird?
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:46 AM

Why did you end up going for the Blackbird?

'Cause the chicken was busy crossing the road? :mellow:
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:29 AM

Why did you end up going for the Blackbird?

It's different, and a similarly spec'd system from Puget was about $1000.00 more.....and what Fifi said.

Oh, yeah, free upgrade to liquid cooling....forgot.

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:12 AM

Four good reasons. :mellow:
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:45 PM

so... is it setup yet? Whatcha think about it?

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 02:53 PM

so... is it setup yet? Whatcha think about it?

I think the PC is great, so far. Quality seems outstanding and this is a really well thought out case.

The jury is still out on Vista, however. I'm still trying to get used to it, and any snags I've run into so far with setup seem Vista related. I'll try to get a more in depth review posted here once I've had more of a chance to get settled with it. Still installing and personalizing.....and Googling to figure out how to do simple stuff with this damn Vista!

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 12:03 AM

One would think that a vista would speak for itself...
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:57 AM

Бывший парень выложил мои интим фотки на сайтен занимается видеочатами.
Как мне убрать их с его сайта?


You don't say. :mellow:

Cleanup in aisle five, cleanup in aisle five.

Done! :shifty:

Edited by Johnny Cool, 02 October 2008 - 06:04 AM.

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#18 Fifi

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 10:07 AM

Бывший парень выложил мои интим фотки на сайтен занимается видеочатами.
Как мне убрать их с его сайта?


You don't say. :mellow:

Cleanup in aisle five, cleanup in aisle five.

Done! :shifty:

1)oVo, that's funny as hell.
2)I wanna know what JC edited out! :phone: I'll bet it's even funnier...
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 11:23 AM

Бывший парень выложил мои интим фотки на сайтен занимается видеочатами.
Как мне убрать их с его сайта?


You don't say. :mellow:

Cleanup in aisle five, cleanup in aisle five.

Done! :shifty:

1)oVo, that's funny as hell.
2)I wanna know what JC edited out! :phone: I'll bet it's even funnier...


:mellow: :lol:

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 11:50 PM

Cleanup to aisle three, cleanup to aisle three!


Geez, what is it about this thread that just invites these mess-makers? :blink:


Cleaned as requested. - Mofo

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 12:28 AM

I didn't ask you to cleanup my post, heck, I can do that!

You types messing with my posts, grrrrr! Just cleanup thing things I can't. You do realize I edited what I quoted, don't you?
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#22 Fifi

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 09:45 AM

I ain't cleaning up this mess! It's the weekend... :phone:
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 05:13 PM

I just got a MacBook Pro and there is no turning back.............so long MS!!!!
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#24 Johnny Cool

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 01:38 AM

I just got a MacBook Pro and there is no turning back.............so long MS!!!!


Now that, I wouldn't mind having.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 12:55 PM

I didn't ask you to cleanup my post, heck, I can do that!

You types messing with my posts, grrrrr! Just cleanup thing things I can't. You do realize I edited what I quoted, don't you?


I deleted the other post. After that, your quote was just hanging there in the cold, so I put it out of its misery. Sorry, moderator itch got to me again.

I just got a MacBook Pro and there is no turning back.............so long MS!!!!


Congrats! Watch out for the benzine!! :ph34r:

Of course, Apple claims otherwise. <_<

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