Good luck everyone!
"Silver" is cool, but I decided on another in the end.
Hayden definitely deserves an upgrade. Can't believe it's neck and neck with the polls
Damm.., all 5 are better than mine. Guess I am entering next comp aswell.
Good Luck to all 5.
I know what it's like trying to do CAD work on a shitty pc, not fun at all. Good luck Hayden!
Just letting everyone know voting ends in 3 hours, thanks to everyone who voted. There will be a prize drawn for those who voted on this weeks episode!
nah its cpu thats causing the problems, I have an upgrade 'planned' for around 350 to update the last few components to newer stuff
I love the idea of this seris is very helpful for us that are short of funds but still want to stay current
I was between the HMR2, CAD Box and the Silver Shadow. While I get that the CAD guy probably wants to use it towards his education, I don't really see his passion in PC. If you cared and needed better performance, why wouldn't you clean the dust out? Why wouldn't you use maybe $8 to buy some new thermal paste and apply it for a possible performance boost? I don't think he actually needs the upgrade even if the cause sounds better.
Ultimately picked the Silver Shadow because his PC has character and I think his PC presentation reflects his passion for his computer. The HMR2 one did too, but I felt like the specs on his rig was already pretty good especially when compared to the Silver Shadow. The Silver Shadow also looks awesome.
Just entered my rig! Fingers crossed!
I'm voting for the CAD system. Good luck!
CameronP, you should know that voting was closed as of 12:03 a.m. this morning.
hey steve, I'm trying to submit my pc and I've done the form and then added picture links. now on the "forum page" there is a submit my pc button but it says I don't have permission?
Okay I think I understand now. That button probably shouldn't exist
Hayden definitely needs an upgrade. Maybe he should clean the dust of his computer first.
Wow by 1 vote! :O
Great idea for a competition TechSpot. I really like that it's open to so many places.
Best of luck 'First Five'. CAD Box FTW.
I would love to vote for everyone and have everyone win (Except Brett, no offense) but my vote went to Hayden.
Good luck everyone
I still think "Dakota" deserves it the most out of these options, that poor FX 6300... and its 3 shared cores / modules or whatever you want to refer to them as, needs to be put out to pasture.
1 vote winner hahaha omg
Well deserved mate, give us an update when you have upgraded "The CAD Box" man
Congrats to Hayden! Enjoy your upgrade!
thats good im planing a 230-240 upgrade(case,mobo,psu) for now + a new gpu so around 300-350..keeping cpu, hdd, cooler.. already have the ram.. wont be a totally up-to-date monster but will be better than what I have now. but that will be when budget is available
lol yea same, unfortunately I have to buy it all at once so no incremental buying.
well the one I have now was a bit here and there.. so I can do the same with the new one. first to get is psu and mobo, dont wana use the one I have now anymore..its a bit underrated and like 5yo so its time for a new one since its a heatpump with that cpu.. case is just to have better airflow and cable manage.. so unless all the budget is on the table ready to go its gona be a bit here an there