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Old 29th Dec 2009, 12:56   #1
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The Hardware Hall of Fame

From sports to rockíníroll, a Hall of Fame is a way to recognise brilliance. We've decided to make our own enthusiast Hall of Fame to recognise the best and brightest pieces of PC hardware - and we're also naming and shaming terrible designs in the Hut of FAIL!

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...hall-of-fame/1

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Old 29th Dec 2009, 13:18   #2
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My 8800GTX is chugging along just fine - Modern Warfare runs maxed out at 1680x1050. It definitely deserves its place in the hall of fame!
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 13:32   #3
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Oh well, well... its another "article" ripped out of Custom PC magazine...

I know its Christmas and all, and there isnt much new stuff to review, but recycling the same article people are paying money for in the magazine is getting a little tired now.

Worst still, its covered in MUCH more detail in the magazine, so you've actually reduced the word count on-line.
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 13:41   #4
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There are people who do not read mags Sim0n...

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Old 29th Dec 2009, 13:42   #5
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I remember calling the X850XT PE the "Phantom Edition" back in the day. And personally I'd give the award for "Proving that high-end graphics cards can have a decent life span" to the 9800Pro. That thing lasted me ages only finally getting replaced by an X1800XT. That said I was also running at 1024*968 for most of that time.
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 13:50   #6
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My 8800GTX was an awesome card...till it died, but it died doing what it loved, Playing games at stupidly high resolutions.

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Hurrah! for the 8800gtx
It's an awesome card, I'm still looking for a reason to upgrade from it and not finding one.
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 14:05   #8
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Can i point out that the X850XT PE, (which i have) biggest failing was no shader model 3 support, so it wasn't totally DX9.C compatible. Which caused many headaches!

I miss my old 6800GT clocked at 475mhz,
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8800GTX still alive and kicking here. Not looking to upgrade for another two years from the looks of things, either.

My 9800 Pro played HL2 like a champ. Still have it! No AGP ports though.

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Oh well, well... its another "article" ripped out of Custom PC magazine...

I know its Christmas and all, and there isnt much new stuff to review, but recycling the same article people are paying money for in the magazine is getting a little tired now.

Worst still, its covered in MUCH more detail in the magazine, so you've actually reduced the word count on-line.
People still buy dead tree sandwiches?
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 14:49   #10
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 15:08   #11
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Thank you for mentioning the XCP, still the only PC that really captures the ethos of "Dream PC" imo.
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 15:09   #12
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MY 8800GTS still chugging along, what about the Athlon XP 2500?
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 15:25   #13
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9700 pro, best card i ever owned, lasted well into the HL2 era and source mod games.
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 15:43   #14
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 16:21   #15
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My old 9600 pro kept me going for years, i even modded to bios to permanently overclock it
Not quite a 9700 pro, but still decent.

I did giggle at the x850 PE thing, though i must say i was impressed with the x800 card i had, pretty much lasted me until i had to upgrade to a PCIe system

I agree on the intellimouse too, i used mine until the mouse buttons physically wore out
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 16:31   #16
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Another 8800GTX owner/fan.

Wierd reading the article with a real dejavu, bought the card to experience the DX10 which never came!!!

Like the other posters here who own the card, have always looked for a reason to upgrade but never found one. Maybe in 2010.

Good choices for the hall of fame and great article, regardless of where it came from.
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 16:32   #17
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Another one for a bit about the 512k Athlon 2500+
Got my Mobile Athlon 2400+ to 2.6Ghz on water back then.....

My 9500and 9800 pro's overclocked like champs, I think it was 405 and 425MHz.

The 8800GTS-640 was swapped for a 320 version when I got the 4870.

Good Article, but you can never get everything everyone wants

I still use an intellimouse optical with cord, light and functional. Does what it says on the tin.
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Theres not even ONE mod in this haal of fame?
Shame on you bit-tech!

Nice article otherwise.

Here is one happy owner of a 8800 GTS 512! Gotta love that card

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Old 29th Dec 2009, 17:03   #19
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Hmm, if you want to expand the Hut, just have a counterpart for every Hall entry. IE, the Worst CPU, worse PSU, etc.
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 17:57   #20
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