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Poll: Has there been a change to the priorities of the performance enthusiast?

Discussion in 'GH Archive' started by Otacon, 17 Feb 2005.


What underline factor do you keep in mind when you spec/build a machine?

  1. Performance?

    137 vote(s)
  2. Noise Levels?

    76 vote(s)
  3. Footprint (size)?

    9 vote(s)
  4. Cost?

    79 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. DJ_Enigma


    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 899

    Location: High Wycombe

    I just bought a new rig, and I didnt care about it being quiet AT ALL, its a bonus that its vastly quiter than my old one, but I wear headphones to play games as it help me hear where people are more accurately :) cant hear the pc over the headphones. I went for performance ;)
  2. SyiAniDe


    Joined: 6 Nov 2004

    Posts: 119

    Location: Nr Morecambe

    Would say performance is the main thing for me, yet I voted on cost. Mainly because if I cant afford it, I cant buy it. Always comes down to the price for me when I build a system. Space and noise are not that big a deal really. Two years of having six case fans, CPU fan and GPU fan running 24/7 kind of makes one accustomed to the noise :D
  3. Matthew-1985


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,404

    Performance & cost.
  4. pyro


    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 16,167

    Performance and price, I have a delta, says it all really ;)
  5. Greebo


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 41,108

    Location: Co Durham

    Like others I want he performance but not at the cost of noise anymore. Had enough of jet engines.
  6. Zico


    Joined: 15 Jan 2003

    Posts: 4,930

    Location: South East

    Performance is still first on my list. Cost & Noise are a close second, with Footprint (size) last only by a small margin.
  7. loltim


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,595

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    Exactly the same 'ere, so glad I'm past that stage, havn't upgraded for months \o/