Your PC Manufacturer?

Discussion in 'polls' started by XPY, Mar 6, 2007.

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Your PC Manufacturer?

  1. Acer

    9 vote(s)
    4.2%
  2. Alienware

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  3. Apple

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  4. Dell

    41 vote(s)
    19.1%
  5. Fujitsu

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  6. Gateway

    5 vote(s)
    2.3%
  7. Hewlett-Packard / Compaq

    23 vote(s)
    10.7%
  8. IBM / Lenovo

    5 vote(s)
    2.3%
  9. Samsung

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Sony

    3 vote(s)
    1.4%
  11. Sun Microsystems

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Toshiba

    5 vote(s)
    2.3%
  13. self-built

    82 vote(s)
    38.1%
  14. other

    39 vote(s)
    18.1%
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  1. Huwge

    Huwge Registered Member

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    Aleinware atm, hopefully going for a Vadim at the end of the year/beginning of next
     
  2. DWEvans

    DWEvans Registered Member

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    My son and I build our own computers and get at least three times or more the value in doing so. My wife she is good for a good second hand HP or something.

    When the Dells are running good they are Okay, they seem too over priced and the owners are struggling with tech support too much.
     
  3. herbalist

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    Mine is an old HP that was given to me about 4 years ago when a friend bought a new XP unit. It was at least 3 years old then and has outlasted the XP unit she replaced it with. It runs 24/7. I've made a few hardware upgrades, but the motherboard, processor, and first hard drive are original. Added a CDRW in place of the old CD drive, a new 10/100 ethernet card, a 5 port 2.0 USB card, and increased the RAM from 64MB to 160MB. Replaced the combined modem/sound card with an old Sound Blaster card (other PC needed a modem). Using 3 small internal HDs, each with a different OS, and an 80GB external drive for data and backups. It might be old and low power, but I couldn't ask for a more stable and reliable unit.
    Rick
     
  4. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    I chose self-built because I just built (my first) a Hi-Performance rig two months ago. I have purchased from numerous vendors in the past and they were all nightmares except for one.

    I think you get a higher quality system building it yourself and you get to learn all about hardware and choose exactlty what you want. The best thing is watching it come to life when windows boots, overclocking the CPU, vid card, ram timings to see how far you can push it and be stable at a sensible voltage for 24/7 with out going into the danger zone. It has been a good learning experience and a lot of fun.

    So much in fact I have become a addict with any hardware that goes into a computer and try to read all I can get my hands on. My new case came today for my next build, this one will have either a home made 3-loop water setup with a D-Tek Fuzion CPU block, two MCW-60 GPU water blocks, two Thermochill PA 120.3's with 1/2inch id barbs and two DDC-2 pumps or a TEC Chiller. I'm going to sit on things until after the first of the year to see what the hardware vendors are doing.
     
  5. dNor

    dNor Registered Member

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    Desktop: self assembled
    Laptop: Dell (Inspiron 1520)
     
  6. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    At the moment, I have 3 self built machines and one Compaq Presario.

    My favorites are the self built machines.
     
  7. Arup

    Arup Guest

    Always built mine from days of DX4 CPUs, using best off the shelf components available. Tiger Direct and Newegg as well as local vendors in India have supplied me with parts. My current self built PCs are the latest Quad Core Extreme on MSI board and ancient dual XEON 99 vintage.
     
  8. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    Good job Wilders members, "self built" over 40% :thumb:
     
  9. Brian N

    Brian N Registered Member

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    First PC I had was a Compaq - Ever since then I've built my own systems.
    I learned everything I know from that Compaq because it was trash and would go kaboom on a regular basis.
     
  10. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    I have several with one being a custom build from a local shop:

    1) Compaq EVO mini-tower (circa 2002) Upgraded the HDD, put in a $40 AGP graphics card, and upped it to 2 GB RAM and it runs Vista now without a hitch...

    2) Sony PCG-XG19 laptop (this is a tank) - still runs and went from W98 to XP Pro over its lifetime. Limited RAM and useless battery makes it a DVD player now.

    3) Custom P111 system from 1999 - 2 20 GB HDDs, Win2K, and is used from time to time as test machine or doorstop depending on which is needed more at the moment...
     
  11. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    Desktop-HP

    Laptops-Toshiba and Sony
     
  12. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    well which ones lol...

    i have 4 toshiba laptops for office use
    a self built desktop
    a self built laptop (clevo m570ru aka sager 5791)
    a compaq c712nr
    an older "medion" i use simply for storage

    among other office systems lol
     
  13. jpcummins

    jpcummins Registered Member

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    Terre Haute, IN
    I have a local computer shop build my computers according to information I provide. Have never had any problems and almost feel as if I personnaly built them myself. If I only had the knowledge!
     
  14. norman6810

    norman6810 Registered Member

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    PRChina
    Self-bulit!
     
  15. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

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    Desktop:
    Custom built but I hardly ever use it.

    Laptops:

    Compaq V2000. The old variety with the black back and silver insides. This machine had the worst build quality ever. The silver paint came off. The button for the pcima card popped out and would not go back in. I cut myself on the thing multiple times. Battery life out of the box was barely 1 and half hours. After a years of use, went down to 45 mins.

    Lenovo Thinkpad R61i. This machine is awesome. Keyboard and trackpoint far better than on my Dell at work. Built like a tank. Feels a bit plastic-y but has a magnesium cover under the plastic.

    Dell Latitude 630. Good machine but just cant match the Thinkpad's keyboard and the accuracy of the Thinkpad pointing trackpoint.
     
  16. boonie

    boonie Registered Member

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    Self Built
    Planning on a new one next month. x38/48 mobo and Penryn
     
  17. Hairy Coo

    Hairy Coo Registered Member

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    Mine is a Hairy Coo special-this mob really know what they are doing.

    Goes like a moo cow with a pack of dingoes chasing it!

    (enough of the paul hogan rubbish):D
     
  18. AJohn

    AJohn Registered Member

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    Toshiba Qosmio G25 - Pretty happy with it :D
     
  19. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

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    -I only buy from Fuzzfas Inc., since 2001. :D (self-made)

    Currently one single and one dual core, both AMD.
     
  20. rarebeast

    rarebeast Registered Member

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    i have a lenovo 3000 J series and i'm getting a macbook in about 2 weeks :)
     
  21. Baz_kasp

    Baz_kasp Registered Member

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    Desktop is a self build.

    CM690 Chassis
    Pentium Dual Core E2140 Overclocked @ 2.68ghz
    2GB OCZ Platinum Rev 2 DDR2 800Mhz
    Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L Mobo
    250GB Maxtor DiamondMax
    Sapphire Radeon x1950 Pro 256MB Overclocked and very hot :p
    Bog standard DVDRW drive
    Arctic cooling freezer 7 pro for cpu cooling plus a bunch of fans for the case

    Running XP SP3 on that and my laptop....which is a bog standard Dell.
     
  22. xandros

    xandros Registered Member

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    my pc

    self built
    mother board = gigabyte
    processor = intel
    sound card = craetive
    vga card = nvidia
    modem = linksys
    ram = kingstone hyper x
    cd dvd = LG
    monitor = acer
    hard disk = western digital

    keyboard & mouse & speaker & mic = any thing any kind no problem
    =======================


    and about the laptop

    toshiba & dell
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2008
  23. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

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    Sorry for the l-o-n-g delay, never thought to look back here till today, and only because I just noticed new postings.

    My mistake, mobo is also Intel, D845GLVA with the i845 chipset. Somewhere along the line I was sure I did have something with Intel processor and chipset but an AMD mobo ... guess I'd better pay more attention to what I'm smoking. ;) :D
     
  24. ragnarok2012

    ragnarok2012 Registered Member

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    IBM (pre Lenovo only!!) are some one of the best machines in my experience (at work, and privatively a laptop). For multi booting they are a god-send as they include capabilities to run older OS's easier than most.

    Levono has quite big shoes to fill-could they eventually do it??
     
  25. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    I should be able to let you know in a couple months. My plans call for the purchase of a new R60e factory customized. ;)
    My old T21 finally went to lap top heaven. :'( I am not a gammer but do go mobile pretty often. If the Lenovos are as sturdy as the IBM T21s I see a very long happy future ahead of me and it. :D
     
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