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Burnout21 30th December 2009, 01:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Techno-Dann
Unfortunately, the Lian-Li V-1000 probably deserves a place in the hut of shame for horrifically bad timing - flipping the motherboard upside-down right as nForce 4 started burning its way through heatpipe chipset coolers makes for quite the fail.

(I'd still rather have a V-1000 than a TJ07, though)

totally agree, but i still love mine!

I cant help but think this all came from a recent thread recently that me and MaverickWill kinda derailed lol!

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?p=2179867#post2179867


I would have to say my hall of fame would have to be more developed than the one released.

As mentioned the epic XP-M 2500+ was the monster overclocker, and with a pencil you could soon have a Athlon MP for dual athlon goodness!

The epox 8RDA3+ and Abit NF7 both had a fight for the top spot of the motherboards, i was a 8RDA3+ fan because it was just that much fun!


I also think the 6800GT needed some love in the hall of fame, because the 7800 and 7900 performance jumps weren't that massive compared to the 6800 series, it took the mighty G80 to final scream ahead.

Also a mention to the Arctic cooling freeze 64 and 7, cheap cooling that really worked! Also there line of GPU coolers that made zalman products as useful as paper weights. Might i also note that akasa now copy the famous arctic cooling NV5 cooler!

The P35 chipset should have got some mention aswell as at the time nvidia chipsets were a pile of steaming horse crap, and still are.

But when intel released its core duo series they were still using intels 975 chipset, and overclocking didn't take off as well as it did when P35 was released.

The corsair H50 could have done with a mention as well, as its the first water cooling kit that performs and is as easy to install as the reference stock heatsink!
Aragon Speed 30th December 2009, 02:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mustangdelta
Wierd reading the article with a real dejavu, bought the card to experience the DX10 which never came!!!
Blame Vista. Hopefully with Win 7 being the new OS that actually works, DX 11 will get supported in a way that never happened with DX10.

I would like to nominate the Antec P180 case for the hall of fame. Once the warping panel fault was solved it was an amazing case, and a lot of the design features we now take for granted in a high end cases (Like the separate PSU and HDD compartment) appeared first in the P180. It was truly ahead of it's time at release, and has affected case design ever since.
jonmcc33 30th December 2009, 02:49 Quote
"The red team’s Radeon X800 was a souped-up Radeon 9800 Pro, which in turn was a souped-up Radeon 9700 Pro."

Very much incorrect. I had the X800XT All-In-Wonder and it was about 2X the performance of the Radeon 9800 Pro at 1280x1024. In some cases it was more than that.
llamafur 30th December 2009, 03:32 Quote
8600gt=fail
Elton 30th December 2009, 03:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by llamafur
8600gt=fail

Indeed, it was a forgettable card, wasn't bad by all means but the 2600XT ousted it whenever AA was off.

When it was on the 2600XT cried like a baby, even worse was the 8600GTS though, it needed a 6-pin PCI-E power plug and had pretty bad performance.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 30th December 2009, 03:54 Quote
I have never owned a Nvidia 8800GTX but I hear and speak with so many people that still use that card and play TODAY's games on it. This definitely deserves the hall of fame.

I actually have an Intellimouse and I love it. 5 buttons, horizontal/vertical scroll, very ergonomic, beyond excellent for gaming but drivers kinda suck for browsing the internet.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 30th December 2009, 04:00 Quote
Hey why are the first Athlon 64 chips not in the Hall Of Fame? They single handedly brought Intel to there blue man knee's. Light years ahead of everybody else. Athlon 64 and overclock were like one word (Athlon64overclockit) back in the mid 90's.

Windows XP should be in there too. Hate it or love it, everybody has used it, still uses it, and will never uninstall it.
Elton 30th December 2009, 04:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.


Windows XP should be in there too. Hate it or love it, everybody has used it, still uses it, and will never uninstall it.



It says hardware.
Malvolio 30th December 2009, 04:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.
Athlon 64 and overclock were like one word (Athlon64overclockit) back in the mid 90's.

Woah, you had a time-machine in the 90's, and you didn't go back and kill Hitler?! You are thereby partisan to the murder of millions of people!
Adnoctum 30th December 2009, 09:40 Quote
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Hey why are the first Athlon 64 chips not in the Hall Of Fame?

It is, it's called the Opteron 144.
impar 30th December 2009, 09:50 Quote
Greetings!
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The Q6600 was a quad-core, 2.4GHz processor that cost nearly £600. They were hard to recommend outright at launch - but that soon changed. Within five months, the price was down to £300, and Intel followed this by replacing the original B3 stepping with the justifiably legendary G0.
Legendary CPU!

Good sugestions:
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Athlon XP 2500
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Abit NF7, Epox 8RDA+
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themalright ultra 120
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6600GT
Elton 30th December 2009, 10:09 Quote
The Epox and Abit Do really deserve the mark. Especially the Epox as it was a measly $115 upon launch and just destroyed the competition.
impar 30th December 2009, 10:17 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by Elton
The Epox and Abit Do really deserve the mark. Especially the Epox as it was a measly $115 upon launch and just destroyed the competition.
And, it had the best box art I ever saw:
http://img130.imageshack.us/i/box8213112.jpg/
Elton 30th December 2009, 10:46 Quote
Whatever happened to Epox? I know that Abit flunked. A sad story since I was anticipating their X48 boards so much...

Such a tragedy.
Paradigm Shifter 30th December 2009, 11:35 Quote
I saw an X800XT PE (three, actually) when I visited Tottenham Court Road, so they did exist outside of the Press... but the shops seemed to have bought them for bragging rights "We have X800XT PE's in stock!" as all three shops were trying to sell them for upwards of £1100...

...

Barton-core Athlon XP's are probably up there for me. My 2500+ is still going strong at 3200+ speeds. :D
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 31st December 2009, 01:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.
Athlon 64 and overclock were like one word (Athlon64overclockit) back in the mid 90's.

Woah, you had a time-machine in the 90's, and you didn't go back and kill Hitler?! You are thereby partisan to the murder of millions of people!


WTF? I can care less how many people die! DEATH IS INEVITABLE.
PureSilver 31st December 2009, 02:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.
WTF? I can care less how many people die! DEATH IS INEVITABLE.

When there are no words to describe how you didn't get that joke, there is always :|
  1. I dunno who transgressed Godwin's law, but they lost.
  2. The first Athlon x64s appeared in 2003, I think. Opteron Athlon XP was the predecessor, the original Athlon having debuted in '97.
Elton 31st December 2009, 02:24 Quote
Nevertheless, the Athlon Architecture was epic, and the plummeted because of Phenom..:(
thehippoz 31st December 2009, 03:10 Quote
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Well it was the only SLI medium, and was made by EVGA(the XFX version was garbage imo) and Asus.

Guess the QC was asleep that year.

hehe yeah was all made by foxconn.. they caught alot of flak that year XD even had a foxconn made 8800gtx remember- pulled off the heatsink and it looked like a little kid squirted a bubble gum like tim all over the chip

the hardware worked, it was on the putting it together part they had shang and wang asleep
The_Beast 31st December 2009, 03:24 Quote
Q6600 FTW ;)


I like the hut of fail, it's a very catchy name
biebiep 31st December 2009, 10:55 Quote
Another content 8800GTX owner here.

And wwith my move to i7, I decided to add another one second hand for just 60€

the puppies are now SLI-plowing their way trough everything you can throw at them :)
Muaadib 31st December 2009, 13:22 Quote
Believe it or not, i actually have a 7900GX2 here :)

bought it when i was on vacation in the uk, scan had it for a really cheap price (220 quids) and that was on launch..

you can start the nuclear meltdown jokes :P
Mustangdelta 31st December 2009, 14:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by biebiep
Another content 8800GTX owner here.

And wwith my move to i7, I decided to add another one second hand for just 60€

the puppies are now SLI-plowing their way trough everything you can throw at them :)

Where did you find one? Couldn't finad any in the online US stores.
Burnout21 31st December 2009, 14:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Elton
Whatever happened to Epox? I know that Abit flunked. A sad story since I was anticipating their X48 boards so much...

Such a tragedy.

rumour has it, DFI hired the engineers that made the 8RDA3+ so successful and they designed the amazing NF3 and NF4 boards for DFI so we can thank them for that.

Of course these epic engineers leaving epox caused epox to loose its edge.
Dr. Strangelove 2nd January 2010, 11:03 Quote
Nice article lots of memories.
Had an 9700 Pro.. great card !
Had an XT850 as well equally good.. especially after I mounted an after-marked cooler.
hehe and I'm on my second IntelliMouse.. first one gave up after many many years of faithful duty.
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