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Upgrade My PC Please! Episode 7: Core i7's of Yesteryear

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Vote for the PC that deserves the upgrade the most:

Poll closed Oct 20, 2017.
  1. Joshua ‘The Gamemaker’ from the United States

    9.9%
  2. Walter ‘Lunareye’ from the United States

    4.9%
  3. Pascal ‘Smilodon’ from Canada

    17.6%
  4. Joel ‘Ol' Unfaithful’ from Australia

    17.4%
  5. HAL ‘Dignified Potato Masher’ from Australia

    50.1%
By Julio Franco · 649 replies
Oct 17, 2017
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  1. Kodnat

    Kodnat TS Rookie

    Voted for joshua
     
  2. PaperChickenNug

    PaperChickenNug TS Rookie

    Keen to see that small form factor case Hal (lets pray its Matx as there are basically none of those)
     
  3. Catatonic21

    Catatonic21 TS Rookie

    Had to go with Patato Masher, the wooded case is to much
     
  4. matpopcorn0

    matpopcorn0 TS Rookie

    That custome case is dope, keep it up man
     
  5. Nismi

    Nismi TS Rookie

    Hal, just follow your dreams boi!
     
  6. LeonardoHolberg

    LeonardoHolberg TS Rookie

    I cast my vote for Joel, because a unstable pc is the worst!
     
  7. Kitsune Aoi

    Kitsune Aoi TS Rookie

    Tough pick between Hal and Joel.
    Nothing worse than a moody pc system that won't boot up properly at times in the case of old unfaithful.
    I do like what Hal did tho to minimize the getting cut on his case.
     
  8. Admiral Ackbar

    Admiral Ackbar TS Rookie

    I love Hai's Pc so unique
     
  9. jherdam

    jherdam TS Rookie

    Potato masher! cool name
     
  10. MasterY0da

    MasterY0da TS Rookie

    I think the win should go back home this week, don't you guys agree?! Good luck Hal! (y)
     
  11. PauladinWon

    PauladinWon TS Rookie

    Hal got my vote this week. A shame we couldn't add a case to the build but parts are more important. At least he'll have good airflow. ;)
     
  12. Ayano Aishi

    Ayano Aishi TS Rookie

    HAL get my vote he needs the upgrade in my option
     
  13. DiJonKariz

    DiJonKariz TS Enthusiast

    Hal's DIY Case showed that he has passion, and the design ain't half bad, but I went for 'The Gamemaker', I really feel like he needs the NZXT case, which I am a huge fan of.
     
  14. ErikNZ

    ErikNZ TS Member Posts: 34   +6

    Hal gets my vote - that case is awesome and very creative. And if any of those old, crusty and ancient i7's need binning, I'll gladly recycle them for free!... in my own rig.. ;-)
     
  15. Joe Knight

    Joe Knight TS Rookie

    Upgrade my pc keeps getting better and better .Finally on am on the road to becoming an enthusiast
     
  16. bloat

    bloat TS Rookie

    Voted for HAL
     
  17. Archol

    Archol TS Rookie

    Gotta say, at least his creativity got him good air flow :D
     
  18. DauntingPilot

    DauntingPilot TS Rookie

    Hal's Potato Masher stole my vote, that timber contraption is just the best!
     
  19. Suhayb Khan

    Suhayb Khan TS Rookie

    Gotta vote for Hal that "Case" is badass. Total ingenuity.
     
  20. Verrm

    Verrm TS Member Posts: 39   +17

    We should help HAL - I respect someone who DIYs their own case and will use the upgrade to study and work, good luck HAL with your potatoes!
     
  21. rubricae

    rubricae TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Voting Pascal's Smilodon this time around, I find that older case pretty nice, and a r7 1700 is a very solid upgrade and the first in this series that I remember.

    Thanks to anyone voting for me (Hal) and my potato masher - never thought my very low budget DIY case would generate so much love even with the work I put into it!
     
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  22. Violet Violence

    Violet Violence TS Rookie

    That custom case on the potato masher is just too perfect, I have to give it to him
     
  23. Sotiris Sot

    Sotiris Sot TS Rookie

    Good luck Joel ‘Ol' Unfaithful’ from Australia !
     
  24. Suffer4me

    Suffer4me TS Rookie

    Creative people always win me over, go hal. love that case
     
  25. Sarthakdhir

    Sarthakdhir TS Rookie

    Joshua the gamemaker from US PC specs looks really underpowered. He gets my vote btw Hal creative idea is also nice. Best of luck
     

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