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The LTT Build-Off Thread! (No Building Required)

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Waiting for the more budget-oriented build-offs... They're more fun, IMO. ;) 


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After my FX build contest

 

the 60th contest is for Hackintosh PC


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congrats to @NumLock21

 

you have won the contest

 

next contest Hackintosh build coming soon


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[spoiler=My Current PC]AMD FX-8320 @ 4.2 Ghz | Xigmatek Dark Knight Night Hawk II | Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 | 8GB Adata XPG V2 Silver 1600 Mhz RAM | Gigabyte 3X Windforce GTX 770 4GB @ 1.27 Ghz/7.25 Ghz | Rosewill Hive 550W Bronze PSU | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 | Samsung Evo 250 GB SSD | Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD | ASUS VS239H-P | Razer Deathadder 2013 Partlist

 

LTT Build-Off Thread: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/35226-the-ltt-build-off-thread-no-building-required/

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The poll is live!


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LTT Build-Off Thread: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/35226-the-ltt-build-off-thread-no-building-required/

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Congratulations @KoolKaboom for winning Contest 60! #61 will be posted soon.


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LTT Build-Off Thread: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/35226-the-ltt-build-off-thread-no-building-required/

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Found out about this from luke on last nights WAN show how do I submit my build


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Found out about this from luke on last nights WAN show how do I submit my build

Wait until CornOnJacob or dragoon20005 post a new Contest. The general rules are in the first post of this thread. Then, every contest has its own particular rules (budget and requirements).

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Only 3 people cast a vote for one of the EIGHT builds in #60. This sort of makes a mockery of the voting process and is probably partly to blame for the waining interest in the build-off.


80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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Only 3 people cast a vote for one of the EIGHT builds in #60. This sort of makes a mockery of the voting process and is probably partly to blame for the waining interest in the build-off.

Well, now that Slick gave the thread a shoutout, there might be more attention


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Only 3 people cast a vote for one of the EIGHT builds in #60. This sort of makes a mockery of the voting process and is probably partly to blame for the waining interest in the build-off.

IMO, there should be a link to the individual builds, for those that's on the voting poll, so it's easier to find the build, instead of scrolling through the pages. Just look at that ScrapYard Wars build thread, I see activate1 name listed twice in the polls. No one is going to scroll through 8 pages to find his builds. The other problem is, with this section filling up so fast with new topics, this gets easily pushed to the 2nd or 3rd page.


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IMO, there should be a link to the individual builds, for those that's on the voting poll, so it's easier to find the build, instead of scrolling through the pages. -snip-

When one of us puts up the poll, we could copypasta the "PCPartpicker Part List" at the top of each entrant's post and put it in the OP. Would that work?


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LTT Build-Off Thread: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/35226-the-ltt-build-off-thread-no-building-required/

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When one of us puts up the poll, we could copypasta the "PCPartpicker Part List" at the top of each entrant's post and put it in the OP. Would that work?

No that would not work because, price of the PCPartpicker list changes and will be different from the price when that build was posted. Next to each post is a number which gives a link, we can use that. So in the OP, next to each entrant that made it to the voting poll, add the links to that individual post.

From Scrapyard wars topic

Missoncode's build: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/311729-scrapyard-wars-followup-showdown/?p=4237357

Smexy Potato's build: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/311729-scrapyard-wars-followup-showdown/?p=4243811

Bigdog29's build: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/311729-scrapyard-wars-followup-showdown/?p=4237720


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No that would not work because, price of the PCPartpicker list changes and will be different from the price when that build was posted. Next to each post is a number which gives a link, we can use that. So in the OP, next to each entrant that made it to the voting poll, add the links to that individual post.

From Scrapyard wars topic

Missoncode's build: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/311729-scrapyard-wars-followup-showdown/?p=4237357

Smexy Potato's build: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/311729-scrapyard-wars-followup-showdown/?p=4243811

Bigdog29's build: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/311729-scrapyard-wars-followup-showdown/?p=4237720

why not just do a multi quote?  It's pretty easy to clip everything but the PcP stuff.


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why not just do a multi quote?  It's pretty easy to clip everything but the PcP stuff.

Multi quote would make it look like a mess. It won't work. 


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Perhaps also some incentive or disincentive to get submitters to cast a vote. At the very least people who submit a build should have to pick a second   ;) best.


80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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Perhaps also some incentive or disincentive to get submitters to cast a vote. At the very least people who submit a build should have to pick a second   ;) best.

 

It should be a given that you don't vote for your own and if you really don't like any of the other builds, then don't vote at all. Personally I've always made it a point to vote for someone else's build when ever I put in an entry.

 

Also, +1 for @NumLock21's Idea to link to each persons build post.


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HTPC:

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SNES PC (HTPC): i3-4150 @3.5 // Gigabyte GA-H87N-Wifi // G.Skill 2x 4GB DDR3 1600 // Asus Dual GTX 1050Ti 4GB OC // AData SP600 128GB SSD // Pico 160XT PSU // Custom SNES Enclosure // 55" LG LED 1080p TV  // Logitech wireless touchpad-keyboard // Linux Mint 19 // Build Log

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MY DAILY: Lenovo ThinkPad T410 // 14" 1440x900 // i5-540M 2.5GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD iGPU + Quadro NVS 3100M 512MB dGPU // 2x4GB DDR3L 1066 // Mushkin Triactor 480GB SSD // Manjaro Gnome

 

WIFE'S: Dell Latitude E5450 // 14" 1366x768 // i5-5300U 2.3GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD5500 // 2x4GB RAM DDR3L 1600 // 500GB 7200 HDD // Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

 

EXPERIMENTAL: Pinebook // 11.6" 1080p // Manjaro KDE (ARM)

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Home NAS: Pentium G4400 @3.3 // Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 // Corsair 1x 4GB DDR4 2400 // Intel HD Graphics // Kingston A400 120GB SSD // 3x Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 HDDs in RAID-Z // Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w PSU // Antec Performance Plus 1080AMG // FreeNAS OS

 

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It should be a given that you don't vote for your own and if you really don't like any of the other builds, then don't vote at all.

 

I somewhat feel the same way. Sometimes in the contests (I looked back at some of the previous ones) there are two or more states of mind on how to do the builds. For an example, in a workstation build, it could be whether to use Nvidia vs AMD, as they both have their pros and cons. 

 

When somebody submits a build, they obviously think that it is the best one possible for what they are trying to accomplish. In the last build-off, for example, I went for performance and reliability first, spending only what was left over on peripherals. It seemed to me that most people did the same, which led to me not voting. But if somebody had a different mind set, such as putting more of an emphasis on comfortable peripherals and ease of use and sacrificing a bit of performance, and had executed it well, they would have earned my vote.

 

I don't think voting for others should be required. While I don't like how only 3 people voted, I understand why it happened, as I was one of the non-voters. In my defense, I believed mine was the best built and there wasn't anything that offered anything different, but instead just less powerful systems trying to accomplish the same goal, which I guess makes me sound like an asshole, but it's the truth. There wasn't much diversity in the contest which led the contest to being more determined by benchmarks rather than actual use.

 

This is why I'm looking forward to the next competition (the Hackintosh 2.0), as there are so many different options on where to spend the money, and it will lead to more diversity in the build. I believe this will lead to more votes (but I may be wrong and we may all just be a group of selfish assholes lol).

 

After all, this is a competition, and some people will not vote for what is best for the competition, but only for what is best for themselves. Requiring voting may lead to some seriously messed up results.

 

TL:DR The builds need to be a bit more diverse for more voting to occur, as everyone builds what they believe is best. There needs to be more options in the build, to make people realize that there are other ways to build it that could be better, such as different allocations of budget, instead of having it come down to who system has the better specs and does the best in benchmarks.

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-snip-

After all, this is a competition, and some people will not vote for what is best for the competition, but only for what is best for themselves. Requiring voting may lead to some seriously messed up results.

 

TL:DR The builds need to be a bit more diverse for more voting to occur, as everyone builds what they believe is best. There needs to be more options in the build, to make people realize that there are other ways to build it that could be better, such as different allocations of budget, instead of having it come down to who system has the better specs and does the best in benchmarks.

That is an unfortunate part of having constrictive budgets. We are all people who enjoy building PCs and are at least somewhat knowledgeable on the topic, which leads to similar decisions regarding parts. I want to encourage people to refrain from entering if there is already a build entered which is very similar and they would be comfortable voting for it. Voting will never be required on the part of participants if I have anything to say about it.

 

In the past, the most votes have come in the most well-known contests (such as Linus' Rig Done Right), which is why we asked Slick to mention the Build-Offs on the WAN Show so they got more attention. Unfortunately he did it during the afterparty and fewer people heard it (and there is no archive of the afterparty that I know of). It was definitely still appreciated though, and I hope it will help with future voting.


[spoiler=My Current PC]AMD FX-8320 @ 4.2 Ghz | Xigmatek Dark Knight Night Hawk II | Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 | 8GB Adata XPG V2 Silver 1600 Mhz RAM | Gigabyte 3X Windforce GTX 770 4GB @ 1.27 Ghz/7.25 Ghz | Rosewill Hive 550W Bronze PSU | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 | Samsung Evo 250 GB SSD | Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD | ASUS VS239H-P | Razer Deathadder 2013 Partlist

 

LTT Build-Off Thread: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/35226-the-ltt-build-off-thread-no-building-required/

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@CornOnJacob, how about not allowing any submitter to vote?

 

When some submitters vote those who do not are, intentionally or not, manipulating the outcome.


80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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forget again to add here

 

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/315700-build-off-contest-61-scrapyard-wars-the-upgrade-edition/

 

the 61st contest is now up and running


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