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Poll: Have OCC Reviews helped in the purchase of hardware? (59 member(s) have cast votes)

Have OCC Reviews helped in the purchase of hardware?

  1. Voted Yes (44 votes [74.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 74.58%

  2. Somewhat (10 votes [16.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.95%

  3. Not Really (2 votes [3.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.39%

  4. No (2 votes [3.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.39%

  5. Other (1 votes [1.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.69%

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#1 neddamttocs

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:30 AM

This wek on the OCC Poll we want to know, Have the OCC reviews helped you purchase new hardware? Did that hard drive you get have a good review?
Please let us know.


This weeks poll suggested by paulktreg


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#2 NikoDG

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:49 AM

I always check out the reviews before making a purchase. The OCC is usually my first stop, but I usually try to read at least two reviews.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:20 AM

Reading reviews on OCC was what made me decide to register here as a member. I used it everytime I had to test a piece of hardware.

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#4 Nyt_Ryda

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:23 AM

Yeah definately :) Frank's review recently helped me decide on my Sapphire HD7970 :)

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#5 Muchoman1

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:33 AM

The reviews here have made up my mind on many pieces of hardware, from my mobo s, CPUs, ram and psu's

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#6 Black64

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:46 AM

I get an error that says I already voted in this poll, but I didn't? Weird. :dunno:

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#7 bishop245

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

does it give you the option to delete your vote? if it does use it and try again.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:40 AM

The reviews at OCC has helped me narrow down my choices for a wide array of computer hardware. :thumbsup:

#9 Black64

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:51 AM

does it give you the option to delete your vote? if it does use it and try again.


That's what I did and then I voted, but I never voted the first time....

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PC Audio System (Speakers) Triad InRoom Silver's --- (DAC) Schiit Modi --- (AMP) Emotiva MiniX-a-100 --- (Headphones) Sennheiser Momentums and Paradigm H15NC --- (Headphone AMP) --- Schitt Magni

 

 


#10 boinker

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:25 PM

Helped me buy my Haf932 and my Coolermaster Inferno mouse. Both were reviews by Overclockersclub that convinced me.

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#11 MJCRO

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:44 PM

Honestly no/somewhat, but I tend to read reviews from all over the web and then reserve judgement later whether to buy or not. Posted Image

But most were helpful for info.!

Edited by MJCRO, 15 January 2012 - 12:46 PM.


#12 DanTheGamer11

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:53 PM

If I had the money sure... Benchies :) ( Over the moon emoticon cause no options on mobile site...) *cough*

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Memory 8GB 1.48V 1600Mhz DDR3 Crucial Ballistix Tactical
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Graphics XFX HD 7950
Storage 1TB WD Caviar Blue HDD, 240GB Kingston Hyper X SSD, Thanks OCC & Kingston, makes a big difference  :)
Optical Disk Drive Sony Optiarc DVD/CD ReWriter
Power Supply Cooler Master GX 650W Bronze
Case Cooler Master CM690