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randalism replied on Wed, Apr 16 2008 5:54 AM
cool. i didn't know Diamond was making gaming video cards again. I used to have the Stealth way back when.
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deathman replied on Wed, Apr 16 2008 7:51 AM

randalism:
cool. i didn't know Diamond was making gaming video cards again. I used to have the Stealth way back when.

Yeah they came back what 2 years ago if not mistaken.

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mazelady replied on Wed, Apr 16 2008 8:01 AM

Oh man, I want this! 

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Holy Guacamole that is a BEAST!! I would SO love to win this! I'm not gonna shut up in this forum for the next month!

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ryan92084 replied on Wed, Apr 16 2008 8:58 AM
definately styling

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sushrukh replied on Wed, Apr 16 2008 11:19 AM
A worldwide contest if possible please.
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Wow, these contests have been sweet and I've noticed many new members. 

 

So what brought about these contests, if i may ask.

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true,a worldwide contest would be truly nice! 

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Hey Guys, my name is Mario Gastelum. I am the Director at Diamond. Diamond has been working really hard to bring high performance graphics products. We are proud to support HotHardware in this Monthly contest. In addition, the system you see here is a pc that even if you don't win it, it is a gamers dream delight that you can order from SmoothCreations. We have teamed up with them to offer high performance turn key gaming systems. Watch out next month, you may see another wicked gaming rig. The guys at SmoothCreations really know how to turn a PC into a work of art.
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Thanks, Mario!  There's nothing like both making people happy and getting your name out there.Yes

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^Bad_Boy^ replied on Thu, Apr 17 2008 1:38 PM
Sounds great Mario!!

Thumbs Up, HH !!! :D

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Thanks Guys, But we really have to give credit to HH. These guys really work hard and do a phenominal job in supporting the gaming community. Including in busting out the latest and greatest toys for us gamers.
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gypsy58 replied on Sat, Apr 19 2008 9:56 PM
Thanks for the great contest! If I won this I would be the coolest granny ever!!
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Dave_HH replied on Sat, Apr 19 2008 11:38 PM

Gentlemen,

We ARE watching this area of the forum for reference in the contest and you're ALL slacking :)

 

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I won't let you down Davo! :) 

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I woder how many people put in just 1 post and never came back? They are missing out on a very informative board.

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Sorry Davo. I will try to step it up a notch. I don't like posting unless I have something worthwhile saying. That is why I average about 1-2 posts a day.

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Dave_HH replied on Sun, Apr 20 2008 9:14 AM

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Sorry Davo. I will try to step it up a notch. I don't like posting unless I have something worthwhile saying. That is why I average about 1-2 posts a day.

 

Hehehe.. no need to apologize dudes.  Just making sure you're all awake!  This new rig is going to ROCK!

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I will post whenever I have time,so the board stays active! 

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 I'm awake guys!  Though it's now finals week, so I gotta hit the books.

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peti1212 replied on Sun, Apr 20 2008 7:59 PM

Sorry Davo, It looks like I won't have a chance in this contest, and I won't be able to participate in posting this month and probably May as well. It's time for me to look into Colleges and Universities and it is a tough thing. I just found out that one of the schools that I want to go to costs $50000 per year plus housing and food. :(. It would be the best school out there though. I hope you guys good luck, I must save up some money for school, since it will be hear very soon. (In a year). I also must study a lot so I won't have time to talk much. So yeah, good luck guys in the contest.

 BTW, there might be a missunderstanding here, i am not leaving the site, it's just that I won't be as very active, but I'll stay here. :) No worries, I'll post every now and then.

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We understand,peti1212,and I hope you will get to the University that you like! 

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vicaphit replied on Mon, Apr 21 2008 12:55 PM

Getting into a good school is better than winning a sweet computer... Good luck!

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ice_73 replied on Mon, Apr 21 2008 8:11 PM
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Wow, these contests have been sweet and I've noticed many new members. 

 

So what brought about these contests, if i may ask.

 

well hh has been having contests for years now, i remember the x1950 contest and the 7900 contest

many review sites have contest i just stick to hh cause of the laid back feel to this place. sometimes i get confused trying to find what i want at firing squad, and many other sites are too bloated for my  tastes.

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ice_73 replied on Mon, Apr 21 2008 8:12 PM

vicaphit:

Getting into a good school is better than winning a sweet computer... Good luck!

 

 

id rather win a blue genie than get into mit :-P id learn on my own   (which you can actually) plus undergrad is worthless. grad school is the important one.  

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If school was important I'd be studying for finals right now instead of coming here.  Oops.  Well, I have none today so I'm taking the day off.Stick out tongue 

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vicaphit replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 12:49 PM

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plus undergrad is worthless.

I disagree, companies look for college grads more than high school grads.

 

Anyway, instead of discussing the new contest rig in the skulltrail post, lets discuss it here!

 Is it benefitial to have an AMD card and AMD processor?  I have an AMD processer with an nVidia card.

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ice_73 replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 6:24 PM

vicaphit:

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plus undergrad is worthless.

I disagree, companies look for college grads more than high school grads.

 

Anyway, instead of discussing the new contest rig in the skulltrail post, lets discuss it here!

 Is it benefitial to have an AMD card and AMD processor?  I have an AMD processer with an nVidia card.



lol, i was refering to undergrad compared to grad. when going to grad school ive seen people go from undergrand community college to harvard, in fact alot of people dont go to good undergrad schools to save money for their grad school.

and p.s. no difference if u have an intel with nvidia or intel with amd, and vica versa.

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ice_73 replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 9:20 PM
ive upped my daily activity, i too like nelson dont like to post unless ive got something meaningful to contribute, but i was sick for around a week and a half and ive been playing catch up :-)

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peti1212 replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 1:58 AM

Yep, school is more important for me than a computer right now. The job that I want to get when I grow up is a job that you have to be the best in to get it. I want to do visual effects and animation for the movies, and you don't have much time if you are busy creating something and doing work for school.

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Hey Guys, the boys at SmoothCreations just informed me they are adding a treat to the system. They are water cooling this animal.
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Awesome. Any details on what they will be watercooling and what they might be using?

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ice_73 replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 1:53 PM

Mario Gastelum:
Hey Guys, the boys at SmoothCreations just informed me they are adding a treat to the system. They are water cooling this animal.


my pants just got creamed.

jesus christ this is an all out amd monster :-) the person who wins this will enjoy it for years to come....

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I'd say something along the lines of copper and tubes. Stick out tongue  

 

Well this is quite a nice rig, heck all of the rigs beat my aging desktop.

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Holy crap, water cooling?  I've never had anything water cooled in my life!   My excitement has increased even further, which I didn't think was possible.Big Smile 

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Oh man, guys, the CPU is going to get H2O. I am trying to get them to do the X2 as well. I have seen the benchmarks on this beast and I am really impressed. This beast is every gamers delight. I wish we can show you the other toys we have from SmoothCreations for Next's deal. These guys artwork is just so amazing. Giving you a tour of their place is like going to toy's r us and not being sure what to get.
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ice_73 replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 3:51 PM

Mario Gastelum:
Oh man, guys, the CPU is going to get H2O. I am trying to get them to do the X2 as well. I have seen the benchmarks on this beast and I am really impressed. This beast is every gamers delight. I wish we can show you the other toys we have from SmoothCreations for Next's deal. These guys artwork is just so amazing. Giving you a tour of their place is like going to toy's r us and not being sure what to get.


i hate going to toys r us (or any store) for taht reason i can never choose anything. but yeah i checked out smotth creations and their case jobs are out of this worth, i really liked the simpsons one. 

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Wow I just checked out some of ya'lls cases over at smooth creations and they're pretty sweet.

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 I have to say that is one hell of a rig!

This is my Sig. There are many like it but this one is mine.

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RyuGTX replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 8:57 PM

vicaphit:

ice_73:
plus undergrad is worthless.

I disagree, companies look for college grads more than high school grads.

 

Anyway, instead of discussing the new contest rig in the skulltrail post, lets discuss it here!

 Is it benefitial to have an AMD card and AMD processor?  I have an AMD processer with an nVidia card.

 

 

Not sure if you are serious. But the answer to the question about AMD cards and processors is no. Only "beneficial" for fanboys. Wink

Your rig is fine. It isn't like you lose 30fps in games because the hardware doesn't like each other. 

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