View Poll Results: What is your Top Priority?

Voters
62. You may not vote on this poll
  • Speed

    21 33.87%
  • Noise

    6 9.68%
  • Temps

    1 1.61%
  • Cost

    2 3.23%
  • Upgradable

    5 8.06%
  • Reliable

    26 41.94%
  • Mojo Sexy Looks

    0 0%
  • I let Dell Worry For Me!

    1 1.61%
Results 1 to 37 of 37

Thread: Most Important Factor for your Computer?4264 days old

  1. #1
    Here Comes Trouble...
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    On the Patio
    Posts
    11,996
    Threads
    1190

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    04:32 PM

    Most Important Factor for your Computer?

    When choosing how you want your computer to be built, what is your most important goal?

    My goal is silence, as mucn as air cooling can give me. never going H20 so i have to carefully choose the amount of fans and type of fans I use. Also, HDs are a big source of noise so im getting seagates barracudas even if they aren't the fastest.

    i use all low dba, low cfm 80mm fans - it makes for warmer temps, but the system is rock solid. i can live with the higher temps.

    my current lian-li setup is very very quiet except for my quantum and IBM hard drives. can't wait to replace them.
    | Asus Rampage II Gene uATX | Intel Core i7-920 @ 4.0GHz |
    | 6GB Mushkin Redline (6-7-6-18)| Cooler Master V8 HSF|
    | Asus Radeon 5870 | Dell 3007-WFP 30" LCD |
    | Intel X-25M G2 80GB SSD| |Western Digital Raptor 150GB|
    | Corsair HX620W PSU (System) | Tagan EasyCon 530W PSU (Dedicated GPU) |
    | Lite-On 4x Blu-Ray Reader| Creative X-Fi Fatality Audio| Klipsch ProMedia 2.1|
    | Lian-Li PC-A10 |Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit|

  2. #2
    EXECUTIVE TOILET SCRUBBER James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    In the Fairway
    Posts
    4,037
    Threads
    258

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    05:32 PM
    That I'm never,asked,what My top priority,is for My computer!
    All that is gold does not glitter,not all those who wander are lost ....


  3. #3
    Dewy, Cheatum, And Howe
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    2,432
    Threads
    286

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    03:32 PM
    I said speed, because I'm going for faster, but I also ordered quiet fans, and lots of them.
    The thing you didn't list and the most important thing to me right now- upgradability.

  4. #4
    Master of Useless Trivia KaraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Cumbria, UK
    Posts
    1,092
    Threads
    103

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    10:32 PM
    Hye.. IA add reliability to that list!
    "I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell"

  5. #5
    AKA The Slayer Orange Peel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Nottingham, England
    Posts
    764
    Threads
    123

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    10:32 PM
    Has to be noise for me...

    I used to be an air cooler like IA but converted to the water revolution. My PC is now as quiet as the old 486's without a fan and overclocked to the eyeballs.

    After getting the thing quiet I worry about the speed etc.

  6. #6
    Posting Deity Case's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    near Cainsville, MO
    Posts
    6,602
    Threads
    1306

    Awards Showcase

    Real Name
    What, you think we're related?
    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    04:32 PM
    Originally posted by KaraK
    Hye.. IA add reliability to that list!
    DITTO! - I put cost, 'cause with me that's the bottom line, but I try for as much speed as I can afford without sacrificing reliability

  7. #7
    BBF's "Tuffie" Angel in the SKies Tuffie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Sheriff of BBT/BBF
    Posts
    6,564
    Threads
    236

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    04:32 PM
    I like the speed ,after all those yrs on dialup,nuff said
    Tuffie

  8. #8
    At Peace Techvillage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Tunbridge Wells, UK
    Posts
    3,167
    Threads
    234

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    10:32 PM
    I agree with karak - add "stability". I can't vote coz Stabilty category aint there.

    Also, our BBF Mr. colour co-ordinated, do u like my boufant?, does my new outfit match my keyboard, does my centre parting throw out the fung shui postion of the mouse on my desk? IA - doesn't have a "does ur pc look good enuf to have sex with" category.

    A lot of us self build, and lets face it we do take consideration into the external look of our cases - so, where the "Looks damn sexy" category?

  9. #9
    Dewy, Cheatum, And Howe JXDesign's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    416
    Threads
    75

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    04:32 PM
    Dependibility would be first choice, but that isn't an option here so I would have to say speed...

    -JX

  10. #10
    sugar n spikes floppybootstomp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Greenwich
    Posts
    22,521
    Threads
    1429

    Awards Showcase

    Real Name
    Spiggy Topes
    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    10:32 PM
    1) No glitches, which probably translates as 'reliability'.
    2) Speed.
    3) Quietness.
    4) Temps.
    5) To quote Tech - looks damn sexy

    As for upgradability, I usually go for whatever motherboard of the moment has all the latest, so it's usually up to date for at least, oooooooh - 4 weeks?

    So no, I wouldn't say upgradability's a factor with me, just swap out that motherboard & CPU when the time comes and of course, in some instances, the RAM.

    Which can be bloody expensive, gotta say :joy:

  11. #11
    Dewy, Cheatum, And Howe
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    2,432
    Threads
    286

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    03:32 PM
    When I say Upgradabilty, I'm talking from the stance of previously having had Dells and HP's.
    That's why I say "it must be upgradable" and then I'll no longer have to "let my Dell do the worrying".

  12. #12
    Here Comes Trouble...
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    On the Patio
    Posts
    11,996
    Threads
    1190

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    04:32 PM

    ahh yes categories i missed - i've added them now

  13. #13
    Gentle Breeze Darcy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    12,272
    Threads
    768
    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    05:32 PM
    Originally posted by ImaginAsian:

    When choosing how you want your computer to be built, what is your most important goal?
    never had one built from scratch, or even a store-bought desk top , but i'd have to go with Reliability followed by Speed and Temps. 'course, sezy is always nice, but wouldn't be on the top of my list.
    "Briquette" ~ March 1992 - March 2008 << Forever In Our Hearts >>

    "Lily" ~ April 1995 - May 2009 << Forever In Our Hearts >>

    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
    They must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller.


    RTFM!

  14. #14
    Newcomers of the Forum Pigflipper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Posts
    1,874
    Threads
    208

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    04:32 PM
    My priorities are as follows:

    1. Speed
    2. Cost
    3. Temps
    4. Reliability
    5. Upgrade abilities
    6. Noise (I'm deaf from those damn fans now anways)
    LAST = Looks though if I can put something together that looks somewhat nice and doesn't cost me my right jewel then I will go with it.
    There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

  15. #15
    EXECUTIVE TOILET SCRUBBER James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    In the Fairway
    Posts
    4,037
    Threads
    258

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    05:32 PM
    Now everyone can vote again!

    Stability is My only concern.

  16. #16
    Dewy, Cheatum, And Howe JXDesign's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    416
    Threads
    75

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    04:32 PM
    Originally posted by ImaginAsian
    ahh yes categories i missed - i've added them now
    Cool - I am re-submitting my vote!

    -JX

  17. #17
    LoneWolf Spezi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    6,023
    Threads
    723

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    02:32 PM
    I had to say upgradability having owned a Packard Bell as my first computer.

    Now as long as I can work with what's there and upgrade it I figure most of the other categories take care of themselves.
    Spezi - Hummer Pilot

  18. #18
    Dewy, Cheatum, And Howe
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    2,432
    Threads
    286

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    03:32 PM
    Originally posted by Spezi
    I had to say upgradability having owned a Packard Bell as my first computer.

    Now as long as I can work with what's there and upgrade it I figure most of the other categories take care of themselves.
    Ahhh!
    Exactly my point too, Spezi.

  19. #19
    Here Comes Trouble...
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    On the Patio
    Posts
    11,996
    Threads
    1190

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    04:32 PM

    wow speed is winning early in the polls

  20. #20
    Registered User muckshifter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    .. in a hovel
    Posts
    2,308
    Threads
    271

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    09:32 PM

    Wink

    ahh yes categories i missed - i've added them now
    Duly voted ... now shall I clean out my Cookies and vote again. :dev:
    .
    HEAVEN doesn't want me ... and HELL is afraid I'll take over!

    Registered Linux User # 401252 ... Registered Insane Linux User # 001

  21. #21
    Dewy, Cheatum, And Howe DeathStar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    447
    Threads
    55
    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    04:32 PM
    Reliability/dependability and stability; without those everything else is moot.......

  22. #22
    WeeeHaaaawwww TheHeretic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    under the gun
    Posts
    2,609
    Threads
    177

    Awards Showcase

    Real Name
    Dean
    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    05:32 PM
    agreed DSMF. I voted reliability. I have moved at least one of my machines into the realm of being a web server that is up 24/7 and even though I dont have mission critical apps and sites yet. i want to get to that level.

    reliablity and upgradeabilty are my two biggest concerns. I dont want to have to swap most of the system to do a processor upgrade. (think INTEL and there constant changing of configurations)


    TheHeretic
    What we do in Life, Echoes through eternity.

  23. #23
    my second love whipat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    BBF Staff HQ
    Posts
    10,097
    Threads
    223

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    02:32 PM
    Reliable
    speed
    upgradable
    I guess that's it.

  24. #24
    Wizard of Lore Mod Alakazam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    In the Keep
    Posts
    15,249
    Threads
    6321

    Awards Showcase

    Real Name
    Zammy
    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    05:32 PM
    I took the old reliable approach, there is nothing worse than constant reboots, crashing proggies, etc. Next comes speed for me.

  25. #25
    Hell's Very Own Grogan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    24,653
    Threads
    2478

    Awards Showcase

    Real Name
    Hugh Jorgen
    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    05:32 PM
    Reliability for me, as well.

  26. #26
    Having an Absolute Hoot! Cool Canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Posts
    1,526
    Threads
    80

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    03:32 PM
    All of the above.
    Spring has sprung. If I'm not here, I'm gone golfing, camping, golfing, fishing, etc. Disregard; I'm back.....Again!

  27. #27
    At Peace Techvillage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Tunbridge Wells, UK
    Posts
    3,167
    Threads
    234

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    10:32 PM

    Re: Most Important Factor for your Computer?

    Originally posted by ImaginAsian
    my current lian-li setup is very very quiet except for my quantum and IBM hard drives. can't wait to replace them.
    Out of curiosity - what are u going to replace them with thats a whole deal quiter?

  28. #28
    Having an Absolute Hoot! Cool Canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Posts
    1,526
    Threads
    80

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    03:32 PM

    Re: Re: Most Important Factor for your Computer?

    Originally posted by Techvillage


    Out of curiosity - what are u going to replace them with thats a whole deal quiter?
    Solidstate! Won't be long before they be the standard.

  29. #29
    Posting Deity Jizzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    4,909
    Threads
    277

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    01:32 PM
    Speed, reliability being a close second. Temperature would be third, followed by good looks. Upgradability is next.
    -Zack

  30. #30
    sugar n spikes floppybootstomp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Greenwich
    Posts
    22,521
    Threads
    1429

    Awards Showcase

    Real Name
    Spiggy Topes
    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    10:32 PM
    CC:

    Solid state storage? Now there's a thought. Wondering how big a 120Gb chip would be?

    I'm not up on the progress with this thing, is it likely for the near future?

    Will music be purchased this way? Movies? Hmm.

  31. #31
    Having an Absolute Hoot! Cool Canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Posts
    1,526
    Threads
    80

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    03:32 PM
    Originally posted by floppybootstomp
    CC:

    Solid state storage? Now there's a thought. Wondering how big a 120Gb chip would be?

    I'm not up on the progress with this thing, is it likely for the near future?
    Flops, these drives are available now although not in wide spread use. Last I heard, they were running about $100.00 US per Gig. (remember when sdram was $100 per Meg.)

    Just a couple of sites with a quick search.
    http://www.bitmicro.com/
    http://www.emjembedded.com/products/...tronide25.html

  32. #32
    Here Comes Trouble...
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    On the Patio
    Posts
    11,996
    Threads
    1190

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    04:32 PM

    Re: Re: Most Important Factor for your Computer?

    Originally posted by Techvillage


    Out of curiosity - what are u going to replace them with thats a whole deal quiter?
    Seagate Barracuda's - their noise floor can't be touched

  33. #33
    Dewy, Cheatum, And Howe martzweb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    5,472
    Threads
    500
    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    09:32 PM
    reliability and performance kind of are on equal footing for me, with temps coming second, looks coming third (tho i do have a black lian-li so i got that covered) and noise coming fairly far down in the pecking order (tho i did just change my heatsink to a volcano7 with speed control and it rocks)

  34. #34
    sugar n spikes floppybootstomp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Greenwich
    Posts
    22,521
    Threads
    1429

    Awards Showcase

    Real Name
    Spiggy Topes
    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    10:32 PM

    Re: Re: Re: Most Important Factor for your Computer?

    Originally posted by ImaginAsian


    Seagate Barracuda's - their noise floor can't be touched
    He's right you know. I got a couple of those in 40Gb flavour in a RAID 0 and I don't even know they're there. They run cool as well, unlike these Western Digital ones I got, you could fry an egg on them and they're noisy as well.

  35. #35
    Registered User BeerCheeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    206
    Threads
    15
    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    02:32 PM
    Reliability and unreadability are the most important. With the advances being made (Moore's Law for example) you need to have a computer that is not only reliable but upgradeable.

  36. #36
    Registered User Gand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    MD, USA
    Posts
    665
    Threads
    43

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    05:32 PM
    My PC is rock stable, and about as fast as it can be to stay rock stable. I think if I tweak anything else in my OS it will die But no seriously. I think the ultimate PC is a healthy mix of speed/stability. Noise doesn't bother me, the humming of the fans makes my life complete. Looks don't really bother me, but I preffer something "pro" looking, like an Antec tower over a generic box.
    There is no spoon

  37. #37
    Having an Absolute Hoot! Cool Canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Posts
    1,526
    Threads
    80

    Awards Showcase

    Local Date
    10-21-2014
    Local Time
    03:32 PM
    Originally posted by BeerCheeze
    With the advances being made (Moore's Law for example) you need to have a computer that is not only reliable but upgradeable.
    But when you go to upgrade, you find everything has changed and none of your stuff works anymore.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •