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Title: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheHalf™ on June 28, 2006, 09:22:06 pm
To our members and guest, feel free to  inform the board on the PC\MAC your using.

Do tell us on whether your using an OEM machine (manufacturer and OS)  or if you assembled your own PC on your own (OS an retail etc.) . Follow that up with all your hardware, hardware specs and your main purpose for your PC, ie. gaming, networking, etc..

TheHalf™
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: deckkeeper on June 29, 2006, 02:33:37 am
Had it assembled:

Windows XP Pro
2 CD/DVD+RW drives
160 GB hard drive
160 GB external hard drive
AMD Athlon 64 Duel Core 3800+
2 GeForce 7600 GT videocards
2 GB ram
New monitor, speakers, and wireless mouse, keyboard, and media remote.
and a lot more

I use it mostly for music, gaming, and programming.

Reeaaally nice computer.  ;D
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: dinner123 on June 29, 2006, 03:39:59 am
Using a Dell OEM machine at the moment, with my own upgrades, (will build my own one day lol).

XP Home
Intel Pentium 4 3.4Ghz
2 CD/DVD+RW drives
only 1 GeForce 7600 GT :-\
1GB RAM
250GB internal hard drive
360GB external (never have to delete anything ever ;D)
19" TFT monitor

used for gaming, working and downloading
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: murph_dogg on June 29, 2006, 06:42:08 am
mines getting a little old now (about 4 years)

AMD athlon 2000+
ATI radeon 9800pro
512 ram
250gb Western digital hdd
60gb maxtor hdd

Its old but it still runs pretty fast, does all i need it to.  Still runs new games although not on full settings of course.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Quantum on June 29, 2006, 06:50:06 am
I put mine together about a year ago now, little has changed to it, I got:

MSI mobo nForce 4
AMD Athlon X2 3800+
2 x 1 GB DDR 400
Geforce 6600
200 GB Maxtor HDD
250 GB Samsung HDD
19" CRT Monitor


I'm saving up to massively upgrade some time March - July 2007, looking at getting 2 x Quad Core CPU and 2 x GPU with 8 GB+ Ram.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheNightWatchman on June 29, 2006, 01:12:29 pm
Had it assembled:

Windows XP Pro
2 CD/DVD+RW drives
160 GB hard drive
160 GB external hard drive
AMD Athlon 64 Duel Core 3800+
2 GeForce 7600 GT videocards
2 GB ram
New monitor, speakers, and wireless mouse, keyboard, and media remote.
and a lot more

I use it mostly for music, gaming, and programming.

Reeaaally nice computer.  ;D

Only one word I can use to describe that, and I'm sorry but I don't think we have any kids too young on the fourm, but I just took a look at that and said "Fuck."

Mines getting on a bit (half the stuff has been replaced by me anyway - getting Apple computer at the end of the year)
AMD Athlon 2400+
1GB RAM
200GB HDD
40GB HDD
GeForce 5700VE (256mb model)
AOC 17" monitor

I don't know how you guys afford all this flash gear!!
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: billyfridge on June 29, 2006, 07:15:24 pm
My 3 PC's have all been given to me as faulty......i repaired them and use this one, the others are spares in case this one crashes. they are all pretty normal specs and this is the biggest h/d, 80gig, i don't need any more, as i only use about a third. i have a genuine xp home O/S.
the last thing i bought was a 80gig h/d Sata instead of Ide.....just my latest cock up....he he he.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: MinLo on June 30, 2006, 03:40:01 pm
Jeez you guys make me jealous!!!! :o :o :'(

WIN XP
2.4 ghz Celeron
760mb RAM
Radeon 9200 128 mb
80 gb HD
CD/rw drive
DVD drive

Gaming,Surfing DL'ing,Music,learing more about comps......

I was thinking of getting a DVD/RW and 200+ Gb hd but I think I'm gonna save til I can make myself a comp......Celeron isn't cutting it for games obviously.......
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: texasboy on July 03, 2006, 08:19:47 am
Size isnt everything. I am downstairs on my old HP 1.3ghz 40 gb 256ram  ATI 9550 GRAPHICS and still able to download at 1-1.2mb (10mb broadband}.

Upstairs in the finishing process is a pentium 4 3.0ghz HT Win XP Home.  Abit n18 sli mobo pci-express. 2x1gb corsair mem cardsDDR2 . Gainward overclocked 6800 gr 512mb pci-e card(soon to be 2) psu 500w soon to be updated.
The Mobo can take up to 8gb ram but that at the moment is frightening. Getting speed tests up to 9,400 at present and this is more than enough for me, Graphic are excellent and downloads are a blink.
I still feel more comfortable on this older unit
cheers
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: weera on July 22, 2006, 03:19:00 am
Had it assembled

Pentium 4- 2.4GHz
ASUS Motherboard P4PE
VGA Card GE Force MX440
CD-ROM Drive
DVD/RW Drive
1.5GB RAM
80GB HDD
40GB HDD External
17" TFT Flat Monitor.

Use it for almost everything. Still up and running, but I'm thinking on changing to Pentium D and a new Motherboard plus add 512MB RAM.
:)
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Quantum on July 22, 2006, 06:09:10 am
Use it for almost everything. Still up and running, but I'm thinking on changing to Pentium D and a new Motherboard plus add 512MB RAM.
:)

Pentium D is crap to both AMD X2 and Core 2 Duo. Wait for Core 2 Duo to come out if you want to go that way, they make the entire Pentium D line obsolete.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: weera on July 24, 2006, 03:20:30 am
Use it for almost everything. Still up and running, but I'm thinking on changing to Pentium D and a new Motherboard plus add 512MB RAM.
:)

Pentium D is crap to both AMD X2 and Core 2 Duo. Wait for Core 2 Duo to come out if you want to go that way, they make the entire Pentium D line obsolete.
I thought  Pentium D is Core Duo..? So core duo haven't released yet?
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: texasboy on July 24, 2006, 06:25:46 am
They are both duo core Weera. I think what Quantum is trying to say is that the entry level AMD 3800+ does a better job than Intel using 800 series chips. The 3800 is more suitable for quiet office use than the AMD 4800+.
The AMD units are more expensive to buy and use less power than Intel ie.89w for the 3800 to 130w for the pentium D.
Intel duo core are more suited to newer mo-bo`s and the 900 series chipsets. Unless you are a constant pc updater just to be in fashion, take your time and read the reviews. A good quality single PCI-E card on a newer mo-bo and 2 gb ram  is more than enough . Dont spend your money until you are sure what you want and wait till the prices come down.(as they always do)
cheers
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: billyfridge on July 27, 2006, 08:44:20 am
All my PC's have donked out.....one has a CPU burnout..i think, one has a blown motherboard....i think, and one has a root file missing 'NTLDR' and wont boot. so i'm using a borrowed PC with ME on,two tiny h/drives, no internet security......i'm trying to put a 40gig hard drive on as slave but the bloody PC won.t find it to format.....so i won't be on much guys until i get a new PC that has fallen off the back of a lorry ;)
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: dinner123 on July 27, 2006, 08:44:38 pm
All my PC's have donked out.....one has a CPU burnout..i think, one has a blown motherboard....i think, and one has a root file missing 'NTLDR' and wont boot. so i'm using a borrowed PC with ME on,two tiny h/drives, no internet security......i'm trying to put a 40gig hard drive on as slave but the bloody PC won.t find it to format.....so i won't be on much guys until i get a new PC that has fallen off the back of a lorry ;)
you'll have to get tex to come and round and sort them out for you. he's gotten very knowledgeable on these things recently :o
for the PC with a file missing, if you've got an XP disk somewhere you should be able to boot of that, or at least reformat the computer
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: texasboy on July 28, 2006, 05:37:30 am
All my PC's have donked out.....one has a CPU burnout..i think, one has a blown motherboard....i think, and one has a root file missing 'NTLDR' and wont boot. so i'm using a borrowed PC with ME on,two tiny h/drives, no internet security......i'm trying to put a 40gig hard drive on as slave but the bloody PC won.t find it to format.....so i won't be on much guys until i get a new PC that has fallen off the back of a lorry ;)
you'll have to get tex to come and round and sort them out for you. he's gotten very knowledgeable on these things recently :o
for the PC with a file missing, if you've got an XP disk somewhere you should be able to boot of that, or at least reformat the computer
Tex is learning the hard way, the internet helps a lot and I now have more friends who dabble in pc builds. ;D
Billy, Off the top of my head I would say that a 40 gig drive would be too much for your Mo-bo. I still have an old Win98 in the attic which only had a 4gb hd and was advised that probabably the most I could add would be 10gb .If your running an old me mo-bo then 40gb may not be compatible with your system. Stop drinking Boddies for a week and buy a new one, or better still start from scratch and build your own ::)
cheers
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheHalf™ on July 28, 2006, 09:39:32 am
I'm trying to put a 40gig hard drive on as slave but the bloody PC won.t find it to format.....so i won't be on much guys until i get a new PC that has fallen off the back of a lorry ;)

That's simple Billy your BIOS does not recognize the drive, perhaps you can look at the following links to make adjustments on an older PC.

http://www.unicore.com/ (http://www.unicore.com/)

Then follow the country support. Me it would be as follows;

http://www.unicore.com/home.cfm (http://www.unicore.com/home.cfm)

http://www.unicore.com/biosupgrades/ (http://www.unicore.com/biosupgrades/)

http://www.unicore.com/biosagent/ (http://www.unicore.com/biosagent/)

...and that's all I can write (type) for now to upgrade your systems BIOS Billy.

TheHalf™
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: billyfridge on August 02, 2006, 09:07:51 pm
All my PC's have donked out.....one has a CPU burnout..i think, one has a blown motherboard....i think, and one has a root file missing 'NTLDR' and wont boot. so i'm using a borrowed PC with ME on,two tiny h/drives, no internet security......i'm trying to put a 40gig hard drive on as slave but the bloody PC won.t find it to format.....so i won't be on much guys until i get a new PC that has fallen off the back of a lorry ;)
you'll have to get tex to come and round and sort them out for you. he's gotten very knowledgeable on these things recently :o
for the PC with a file missing, if you've got an XP disk somewhere you should be able to boot of that, or at least reformat the computer

l've got three h/dv's Dinner 40gig, 60gig and 80gig, the 40gig has got ME on it, that is the one l'm using now. funny thing is, when i look at this h/d in my computer its showing 1.99gig (no lt's not a typo it is that small) where it should be showing 40gig....l been into bios to try to make it see the drive but it still comes back as 1.99 gig ??? l can't put any security on because it says theres no room.
the other two drives have a bad fault on them. when i fit them on here they wont boot..(ntldr is missing) l supposedly formatted the 60 gig but it still says ntldr is missing.....l haven't touched the 80gig drive because all my stuff is on there including my porn ;)
l'm hoping when i get a pc sorted to put that on as slave and save all my stuff.
l tried to sort them with my xp cd in repair but it wont repair them it freezes halfway through.......l can't do too much to this pc because its borrowed.
l've asked both Kyo and Tex to lend me £500 to buy a new pc.......but have not had a reply as yet :'(
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: kyopedlr on August 02, 2006, 11:17:12 pm
... I don't have 500 pounds...

well ... I have an XPS... nothing to fancy... and a 500 GB HD

-kyopedlr
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Spacey on August 27, 2006, 06:53:46 pm
Mines getting on a bit now, will upgrade to 64 bit when Vista hits the streets.....

AMD XP2500+ barton core
GA-7VT600 1394 mobo (VIA Hyperion Pro 5.09a)
768mb RAM
2x 120gb Seagate Barracuda SATA Raid 1
1x Maxtor 80gb ATA
LG dual layer multi format DVD writer
NEC single layer DVD writer
Asus 5700 AGP
Soundblaster Live 5.1
Antec Sonata case
Tagan 530w power supply
Acer flat screen
Logitech keyboard etc.

Not a gaming fan just use it for general net stuff,photo work and a bit of AutoCAD.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: billyfridge on August 27, 2006, 07:39:19 pm
WOW....Spacey, I'm impressed :o
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheNightWatchman on August 30, 2006, 02:27:43 pm
WOW....Spacey, I'm impressed :o
really?
That's the same spec as my old computer?
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: dinner123 on September 02, 2006, 06:57:08 am
WOW....Spacey, I'm impressed :o
really?
That's the same spec as my old computer?
Yeh but anything is better than billys ::)
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: billyfridge on September 02, 2006, 08:56:45 am
WOW....Spacey, I'm impressed :o
really?
That's the same spec as my old computer?
Yeh but anything is better than billys ::)

Cheeky bugger Dinner.......l'll have you know l'm quite proud of my new PC....na na na na na :D
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: texasboy on September 03, 2006, 09:01:52 am

Cheeky bugger Dinner.......l'll have you know l'm quite proud of my new PC....na na na na na :D
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Miine works every day. ;D
cheers
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: chip! on September 04, 2006, 05:10:17 am
I just ordered a new laptop... I cant wait for it to arrive, it looks so cool and I hear they are awesome machines:

HP Pavilion dv2000t- (http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks/hp_pavilion/dv2000_series&series_name=dv2000t_series&catLevel=3&tab_switch=true&tab=overview)
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T7200 (2.00 GHz)
14.1" WXGA BrightView Widescreen (1280x800)
128MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7200
HP IMPRINT Finish (a polished piano black coating with a subtle wave pattern)
Integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam+ 2 omni directional microphones
512MB DDR2 SDRAM (2x256MB) (Upgrading to 2GIGS DDR2 from NEWEGG)
80 GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive (Maybe upgrading to 100gbs 7200 SATA from MWAVE)
LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+/-RW w/Double Layer
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (6+ hrs of battery life!!)
only about 5 lbs..
cost: $1,144.37 (plus tax) after about $300 in savings..  ($100 student discount, $100 instant rebate, $50 mail-in rebate, and few other $'s here and there with free system upgrades)
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: texasboy on September 04, 2006, 05:35:34 am
Sounds good Chip.
Was reading reviews and noticed that Intel was prefered over AMD on the duo core.
Its long but this a little bit of extra info.
Boasting a slick new look and an array of multimedia features, the HP Pavilion dv 2000z is a traveling entertainment center that is sure to turn heads. However, we strongly suggest skipping the AMD verison of this system in favor of the Intel-powered dv 2000t, which offers faster dual-core performance along with nearly an hour more of battery life.

Weighing 5.3 pounds and measuring just one-inch thick, this HP dv2000z is decked out in HP’s new Imprint finish, featuring a high gloss piano-black lid and a shiny silver-and-black keyboard. Both the interior and exterior sport an intricate embedded wave pattern. The exterior finish is gorgeous, but be forewarned: Fingerprint smudges will stick out like a sore thumb.

Adding to the HP dv2000z’s exotic look is a series of blue backlit indicator lights and soft-touch multimedia player control buttons, including the scrolling volume control positioned along the top of the keyboard just beneath the integrated Altec Lansing speakers. You won’t get outstanding audio quality out of them, but the speakers are good enough to handle everyday multimedia output. The touch pad controller maintains the same aspect ratio as the screen and is comfortably positioned close to the keyboard.

The HP dv2000z’s 14.1-inch widescreen display with HP’s BrightView technology and a resolution of 1280 x 800 delivers a crisp picture, vivid colors, and a great horizontal viewing angle, making it ideal for viewing DVD movies. Dual headphone jacks are mounted on the front of the HP dv 2000 z, so you can share movies and music without disturbing those around you—a nice touch. Here you’ll also find a microphone jack, an IR window, and a wireless on/off switch.

You can view movies and photos and play audio tracks without booting up Windows, thanks to HP’s QuickPlay 2.1 software. Control the action using a credit card–sized remote, which is easily stored in the ExpressCard slot.

An embedded 1.3-megapixel webcam is joined by two tiny microphones along the display’s upper bezel, enabling quick and easy videoconferencing and Web chat sessions. Left-side ports include S-Video and VGA outputs, Ethernet, USB, and FireWire ports, a 5-in-1 memory card reader, an expansion port 3 slot, and an ExpressCard/54 slot. A dual-layer recordable DVD drive, two USB ports, modem, and power jacks are located on the right. The optical drive is a LightScribe drive, which means you can create laser-etched CD and DVD labels using specially coated LightScribe media.

The dv2000z uses AMD’s Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-52 processor, which runs at 1.6-GHz and has 512KB of level 2 cache. You can also get an Intel-based model, the dv2000t, for abut $20 more at the starting price. Our review model came maxed out with 2GB of memory and contained a 5,400-rpm 100GB hard drive, but you can upgrade to a 120GB drive with the dv2000t if you’re a storage hound.

This HP dv2000z won’t dazzle you with stellar performance, as evidenced by its MobileMark 2005 score of 177. The Intel-powered HP dv2000t, powered by a 2.0-GHz Core Duo CPU, turned in a much better score of 221. The Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 video card with 256MB of memory yielded a 3DMark03 score of 1,140, which is about average for a midlevel controller, and as such is not the best choice for gaming enthusiasts. The Intel version of this notebook didn’t fare much better, scoring 1,465.

A battery rating of 2 hours and 26 minutes for the HP dv2000z fell short of our expectations, whereas the HP dv2000t lasted a much better 3 hours and 21 minutes, even with its higher clock speed.

HP preloads a generous helping of home productivity and entertainment software on the Pavilion, including its Photosmart Premiere program, lots of Wild Tangent games, Sonic recording software, muvee AutoProducer, Microsoft Works and Money, and Quicken New User Edition.

The HP dv2000z is covered by a one-year warranty that includes parts, labor, and 24/7 toll-free telephone support. Two- and three-year extensions, ranging in price from $99 to $349 are also available at the time of purchase.

If you’re looking for a middleweight notebook with eye-catching looks and a slew of entertainment features and software, the HP Pavilion dv2000z will fill the bill. But we like the dv2000t better.

Pros

Slick design
Bright widescreen display
Remote control included
1.3-MP webcam
Cons

Mediocre productivity performance
Below-average battery life
HP Pavilion dv2000z Price: $1141.98

HP Pavilion dv2000z Specs

CPU 1.6-GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-52
Operating System Windows XP Home
RAM/Expandable to 2GB/2GB
Hard Drive/Speed 100GB/5,400 rpm
Optical Drive
2.4X DVD+R DL/
4X DVD+RW
Display/Resolution 14.1-inch/ 1280 x 800
Graphics/Video Memory Nvidia GeForce Go 6150/256MB
Wireless Networking 802.11a/b/g
Ports Three USB 2.0, FireWire, S-Video, VGA, IR, SP/DIF, Ethernet, modem, two headphone, mic
Card Slots ExpressCard/54, 5-in-1 memory card reader
Weight 5.3 pounds
Size 13.2 x 9.3 x 1 inches
Warranty/Support One-year parts and labor/one-year 24/7 toll-free
MobileMark 2005 177
3DMark03 1,140
Battery Life (Wi-Fi On/Off) 2:26 / 2:26
Wireless Performance (15/50 feet) 14.8 Mbps / 13.7 Mbps

cheers
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: chip! on September 04, 2006, 06:23:36 am
Yeah, its been getting really good reviews.... except that review above was based on the "Core Duo"... and the one I ordered has the brand new "Core 2 Duo" cpu, which is 64bit, and blows away both the AMD's top of the line and the regular Intel Core Duo...     if you're thinking about getting a new laptop, definately check out the dv2000t w/ Core 2 duo and the upgraded 12cell battery for 6-8 hours of usage.. perfect for school or on the road..
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: texasboy on September 04, 2006, 06:53:42 am
Still, It`s a lot of money for a mainline mass produced laptop which in 3 months time will still be satisfactory but much cheaper.
PC`s/ Mobile phones, we think we have what we want until the next model comes out.lol
cheers
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: murph_dogg on September 22, 2006, 04:50:23 am
i just ordered a new laptop ;D

dell inspiron 6400
15.4inch screen
Core 2 duo 7400(4mb/2.16GHZ)
2Gigs ddr2 ram
radeon X1400 256mb (actually 128 +128 shared...)
120gig SATA hdd
9cell lithium ion
 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW)
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: james007torres24 on November 02, 2006, 01:18:01 am
HP pavilion 735
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
1024 MB 2700 Ram
860 GB (5 HDD, 2 PATA, 2 SATA, 1 USB) All 7200 RPM
NVIDIA GeForce 6800XT 128MB AGP x8 (Overclocked)
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (w control)
3 DVD Burners
1 ATI HDTV Tunner
cheap floppy drive
3 HIGH poformace fans. speed controlled. for CPU, GPU, Case.

the funny part. i am still on my stock 250W PS.

i am thinking of building a new pc with AMD X2 5000+ cpu, w/e geforce 7900 cards. 1 gig or ram,  and 1 TB or HDD space. i could get the $$$ in t weeks its just that i want to pay my bike off a bit more first.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: esonique on November 16, 2006, 10:58:37 am
Athlon 64 4000+
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
G-Skill Ram: 2GB
WD 320GB 16MB SATAII x2
EVGA NVIDA 7900GT x2
Samsung 20.1" LCD
Thermaltake Tsunami Dream (Black, no window)
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: invader on November 25, 2006, 12:54:06 am
Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz
15.4 Wide TFT LCD
ATI RADEON 9700 Series/64mb
60GB HDD
DVD NEC-DUAL
1.2 GB RAM

and Card Reader  :)
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: gazu2k on December 13, 2006, 08:15:51 am
Dell Dimesion 8200

XP Pro SP2
Intel Pentium 4 2.66Ghz
2 CD/DVD+RW drives
1 GeForce 7400
512 MB RAM
1 120GB internal hard drive
1 200 GB internal hard drive

19" TFT monitor

used for gaming, working, downloading and trying differrent OSes
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: coma on December 16, 2006, 02:28:55 pm
K8 Neo 2 Mainboard
1 gig of ram
120 gig / 80 gig & exyernal 250 gig  HD's
Geforce FX 5900 gfx card
Dvd Burner
Amd athlon xp 64bit  3200+   processer

Dual Boot
Win Xp sp2 with tons of tweaks ect ect
Redhat Linux 9
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Sera AX on January 12, 2007, 11:59:06 pm
HP Pavillion zv6000 (notebook)

15" LCD
AMD Athlon 64 2800+
80GB HDD
512MB RAM
DVD-RW DL

Windows Vista Édition Intégrale


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[Sidenote: Vista runs much better on this hardware than people would have you believe.]
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: kujo on January 13, 2007, 12:21:01 am
Got my brand new baby just before X-mass. The geek in me cried with joy at its beauty :'(

Dell XPS M1710(laptop)

Intel Core 2 Duo T2700 2.33Ghz, 667MHz FSB
1GB DDR2 Ram
100GB 7200rpm seagate
Geforce go 7950GTX 512mb DDR3 ;D
DVD-RW DL
Screen 17inch Wide-Aspect UltraSharpTM TFT Active Matrix WUXGA (1920x1200)
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Quantum on January 13, 2007, 01:50:17 am
Got my brand new baby just before X-mass. The geek in me cried with joy at its beauty :'(

Dell XPS M1710(laptop)

Intel Core 2 Duo T2700 2.33Ghz, 667MHz FSB
1GB DDR2 Ram
100GB 7200rpm seagate
Geforce go 7950GTX 512mb DDR3 ;D
DVD-RW DL
Screen 17inch Wide-Aspect UltraSharpTM TFT Active Matrix WUXGA (1920x1200)

1920 x 1200 on a 17 inch wide screen?

I didn't know that did that resolution on such a small screen, surely that's not actually that useful? (I run 1600 x 1200 on a 4:3 19 inch CRT and would struggle if things were any smaller.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: cissie on January 13, 2007, 07:09:18 am
Hi.. well as you all know.. i am a user and not much about the inner working however i can help to pull them apart and put back together.. and also find the screws that fall around the floor... LOL..

I just wanted to share the fact with you that i purchased a new keyboard this week... and its the most wonderful and brilliant keyboard i have ever had.. even little blue back lights.. amazing.

Its a Saitek Eclipse.. and for anyone who is a fast typist.. you will understand why i am so rapt.. its actually made for speed typing.. every key is sprung, and its so smooth and  quiet.. 

I was a little apprehensive to purchase at first because of the design.. mainly the little bits of extra on the corners.. however.. once using it i was amazed.  Umm.. as for the other stuff... well i have a 21" monitor.. and the rest is basically archaic.. until I decide to spend some money to upgrade it more.. then i will let you know what i replace everything with.. mind you.. i won't have a clue, but I am sure you guys will.... cheers  ::)                                                           
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Quantum on January 15, 2007, 10:38:28 am
Hey cissie is it a scissor cut keyboard?

I bought one quite some time ago and found the ease and speed of my typing improved significantly, never looked back. Since then I've noticed an increasing amount of the professional designed keyboards are now scissor cut.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: cissie on January 15, 2007, 11:54:34 am
Hey cissie is it a scissor cut keyboard?

I bought one quite some time ago and found the ease and speed of my typing improved significantly, never looked back. Since then I've noticed an increasing amount of the professional designed keyboards are now scissor cut.

Well.. i am lost as to what scissor cut means..just know that the ones who have tried this keyboard had tried scissor cut and others in their reports, and came up with this one being the better of them all... i love it.. looks cool... and love the little blue back lights.. but the best is that each key no matter where pressed will work... so much better than the useless thing i have at work.. you have to really push each key down for it to work.. very frustrating.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Quantum on January 15, 2007, 01:51:42 pm
Hey cissie is it a scissor cut keyboard?

I bought one quite some time ago and found the ease and speed of my typing improved significantly, never looked back. Since then I've noticed an increasing amount of the professional designed keyboards are now scissor cut.

Well.. i am lost as to what scissor cut means..just know that the ones who have tried this keyboard had tried scissor cut and others in their reports, and came up with this one being the better of them all... i love it.. looks cool... and love the little blue back lights.. but the best is that each key no matter where pressed will work... so much better than the useless thing i have at work.. you have to really push each key down for it to work.. very frustrating.

:), that's nice, I looked up the product and I've seen it before. It's not scissor cut, which is a bit of a shame, I think I'll stick with my Samsung PleoMax ZEN Edition.

However I was looking to buy that keyboard (but with RED LED lights) for a Birthday present for a girl I know (I accidentally split some wine over her old keyboard and she is still using it with a pink stain on it...). She's a bit of a goth girl and likes black and red things, so it looked like a fairly good buy and a very nice keyboard.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: cissie on January 15, 2007, 02:13:48 pm


Well.. i am lost as to what scissor cut means..just know that the ones who have tried this keyboard had tried scissor cut and others in their reports, and came up with this one being the better of them all... i love it.. looks cool... and love the little blue back lights.. but the best is that each key no matter where pressed will work... so much better than the useless thing i have at work.. you have to really push each key down for it to work.. very frustrating.
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:), that's nice, I looked up the product and I've seen it before. It's not scissor cut, which is a bit of a shame, I think I'll stick with my Samsung PleoMax ZEN Edition.

However I was looking to buy that keyboard (but with RED LED lights) for a Birthday present for a girl I know (I accidentally split some wine over her old keyboard and she is still using it with a pink stain on it...). She's a bit of a goth girl and likes black and red things, so it looked like a fairly good buy and a very nice keyboard.
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oh ok... when you have been typing as long as i have then you go for the smoothness and i am more than pleased.. have always typed over 85wpm... there was a time when it was more, but have slowed down over the years.. i won't tell you for how many years i have been typing but i am sure you were not even born when i started hehehehe... and those speeds i first did on a typewriter.. and you had to manually use the carriage return... so yes. i am very proud of my speed.. another thing which was good was that we picked this keyboard up in oz on special for the same price as what the US was.. when that happens we think ourselves very lucky.. usually retails for $99 here... and we got them for $68... US price was also $60...so we were very lucky this time... we just picked up another 21" monitor as well... but you would not like what we use.. my partner prefers the old style ones Sony Trinitron CTR because of the graphics and the close up work he needs these, as the LCD are C*** compared with these babies.. everyone needs what they do for their own specific reasons.. a little why some people are at a loss at to why he needs 1 TB of HD, but there you go.. I am trying to get him to add some stuff in here however he is not a forum type of person, excepting for one where he has made some great free data bases...for the taking.. i will try to get a link and post it somewhere in here.. if your into music and categorising it you will love it.. so far over 5000 people have uploaded it and are more than pleased.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: cissie on January 15, 2007, 02:17:19 pm
I put mine together about a year ago now, little has changed to it, I got:

MSI mobo nForce 4
AMD Athlon X2 3800+
2 x 1 GB DDR 400
Geforce 6600
200 GB Maxtor HDD
250 GB Samsung HDD
19" CRT Monitor
I'm saving up to massively upgrade some time March - July 2007, looking at getting 2 x Quad Core CPU and 2 x GPU with 8 GB+ Ram.

my partner looked at this one of yours and said you must love playing games.. is this right.. hehe...

Had it assembled:

Windows XP Pro
2 CD/DVD+RW drives
160 GB hard drive
160 GB external hard drive
AMD Athlon 64 Duel Core 3800+
2 GeForce 7600 GT videocards
2 GB ram
New monitor, speakers, and wireless mouse, keyboard, and media remote.
and a lot more

I use it mostly for music, gaming, and programming.

Reeaaally nice computer.  ;D

He also asks  does it work well with 2 videocards in the machine.. ??

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Quantum on January 15, 2007, 03:38:45 pm
I put mine together about a year ago now, little has changed to it, I got:

MSI mobo nForce 4
AMD Athlon X2 3800+
2 x 1 GB DDR 400
Geforce 6600
200 GB Maxtor HDD
250 GB Samsung HDD
19" CRT Monitor
I'm saving up to massively upgrade some time March - July 2007, looking at getting 2 x Quad Core CPU and 2 x GPU with 8 GB+ Ram.

my partner looked at this one of yours and said you must love playing games.. is this right.. hehe...
Yep I love my games  :D, although my goals have changed a bit since I posted that. Looking now at buying a new computer July - October, 1 x Native Quad Core CPU (none of this current Intel nonsense, and I was much unimpressed by AMDs 4x4 performance benefits), I might get a 2nd GPU, but if so, only a cheap one to output to a 3rd screen (2 Monitors and T.V in some configuration).

I was hoping some new monitor display technology would be coming out in 2007, but it really doesn't look like it  :(. Was hoping that SEDs would see their way out of the courtrooms.  CRTs are almost nowhere to be found anymore and I still don't like the image quality that even high end LCDs produce. But I did want a widescreen and I don't know any other way to get one, hopefully LCDs will make a few jumps in picture quality over 2007.

Anyway a scissor cut keyboard has the style of laptop keys, where they are much lower down, however you don't get that same uncomfortable feeling from laptops because they keys aren't bunched together. A lot of people seem to be reluctant to try them, but I know once most people have they really like them, I know even a lot of professional gamers only choose them because of the increased response time that you get from the keys.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Sera AX on January 15, 2007, 07:20:23 pm
@Quantum

I understand your concerns about LCD image quality, but have you seen the new 120Hz LCD displays?
They are quite amazing.  All that motion blur is gone.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: cissie on January 15, 2007, 08:38:58 pm
The biggest problem with LCD monitors for our work is its ability to adapt to various resolutions.. the ability you talk about is fine for fast gaming but for our use the CTR is a much better and more refined monitor. :)
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Quantum on January 15, 2007, 10:20:41 pm
The biggest problem with LCD monitors for our work is its ability to adapt to various resolutions.. the ability you talk about is fine for fast gaming but for our use the CTR is a much better and more refined monitor. :)

Also when watching movie files, LCDs promote "blockyness", I watch stuff on my CRT on youtube and it can look o.k quality, when I watch it on my family's nice LCD monitor it appears to be much worse quality.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Sera AX on January 16, 2007, 12:30:48 am
@cissie

I don't understand what you mean by "our work" and "our use".

I deal with mostly text all day, something I have never seen look better than on a LCD at native resolution.




@Quantum

I don't know what you mean by "blockiness".
If you mean the artifacts from slow pixel colour changes, then that is exactly what a 120Hz LCD display addresses.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: cissie on February 02, 2007, 03:26:28 pm
@cissie

I don't understand what you mean by "our work" and "our use".

I deal with mostly text all day, something I have never seen look better than on a LCD at native resolution.




@Quantum

I don't know what you mean by "blockiness".
If you mean the artifacts from slow pixel colour changes, then that is exactly what a 120Hz LCD display addresses.

zooming in multi resolutions.. the LCD doesn't cut it like an ordinary one.. or an old one if you like. 

Anyway.. i got a new pc today... *cissie does a dance*... yay... built it..
i now have a 3800 processor, 1 gig memory dual channel, i was gonna say it had twin carbies on it, but forget its not a car.. hehe  new harddrive, don't know anything about it,  new motherboard and other stuff.. anyway.. its so fast.. don't have time to make a coffee when i turn it on now, and i can do loads more stuff all at the same time.. as you can see i am hopeless when it comes to naming stuff.. but i like my new pc.. oh and a nice new box to put it all in.. hehe... helps when you get it all for wholesale.. YES!!!!
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: dalerojo on February 26, 2007, 11:45:28 pm
I live in Argentina, and is more dificult to buy a good PC, so i have these:

Intel Celeron D 352 de 3.20 Ghz, Socket 775, 512 kb cache
Mother Intel  946GZ
1 Gb RAM 667MHz Supertalent
Asus EN7300GT Silent 256MB PCI-E DDR 2
Disco SATA 120 Gb Seagate
Multifuncion Lexmark X1185
Monitor Samsung SyncMaster 997MB 19"
Windows XP UE V6.0   <<<<<<<<<<<----------------- I recomend this, there is an english version--->>> http://www.windowsue.com/index.php?s=93ac4ba0a3cb3b625cec5d02691582ae&showforum=59

Saludos.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: terminator333333 on March 24, 2007, 01:55:31 am
i have  intel pentium 4 3.2 ghz
                              1.5gig ddr2 ram
                               2 cd/dvdrw drives
                              200 gig internal HD

                               120 gig external hd
                                nvidia p5n32sli deluxe dual core motherboard
                                bfg 7800 gt/oc 256 meg video card

                                creative audy platinum sound card
                                20 inch acer lcd monitor
                                 700 watt power supply
 i use it for music movie and especially for on-line gaming


thats about it until further notice  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: 151528 on May 19, 2007, 04:04:09 pm
Im currently running the following...

CPU: AMD Athlon X2 4600+ [Stock 2.4ghz @ OC'd 2.8ghz]
Motherboard: ASUS M2N SLI Deluxe
RAM: 1gb DDR2 Corsair VS @ 667mhz
HDD: 250gb Seagate SATAII
Graphics Card: Leadtek PX6600LE 256mb
PSU: Antec 430watt

All housed in an Antec NSK6500 case

Im using a shitty generic keyboard and mouse, and a Philips 17" CRT monitor, but i ordered in a 24" Veiwsonic LCD yesterday at work, should arrive in a few days, cant wait!

[Only reason i could afford this system is because i work at a local pc store, and i only pay what we buy it for!  ;D]
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: twaern on May 20, 2007, 01:12:07 am
PC #1 (Flipper-PC)

Operating System:  Windows XP Pro SP2

CPU:  AMD Sempron 3000 Processor (1.6ghz)
Motherboard:  Abit NF-M2S
RAM:   512mb RAM
Video:  Nvidia GeForce 6100 nForce 405 (Integrated)
HDD:  300gig Maxtor
DVD Drive:  LG DVD-ROM
DVD Burner:  External Sony DVD-RW Burner (USB2)

I use my computer for a) surfing the web b) downloading music, movies, etc.. c) some online gaming d) games in general

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PC #2  (Linux-Server)

Operating System:  Debian 4.0 Etch

CPU:  Penitum III 933mhz
RAM:   256mb RAM
Video:  Integrated Intel Graphics
HDD:  30gig Maxtor
DVD Drive:  None
DVD Burner:  None

mainly have it around for learning experience.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: free on May 25, 2007, 05:54:22 am
intel celeron 2.8
256 ram
by fujuitsi/siemens
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: gr1ngo on July 29, 2007, 11:26:18 pm
mine resembles two tin cans with a piece of string attached to each end.
no seriously mine is so old.. Noah was in charge of re-population the world.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: fatboy43 on August 17, 2007, 06:39:12 pm
i have an intel pen 4cpu
3.2 gh
2 gb  ram
ati radeon 1900x graphics card
samsung 21 in monitor
120 gig hard drive
plan to upgrade to an intel core 2 duo 6700
or quad processer
i want something faster than instant coffee.
i like graphics and want speed for rendering.
could use some advice on best way to go for speed rendering in 3d applications.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Quantum on August 18, 2007, 10:16:03 am
i have an intel pen 4cpu
3.2 gh
2 gb  ram
ati radeon 1900x graphics card
samsung 21 in monitor
120 gig hard drive
plan to upgrade to an intel core 2 duo 6700
or quad processer
i want something faster than instant coffee.
i like graphics and want speed for rendering.
could use some advice on best way to go for speed rendering in 3d applications.

...well you could either build an entire 3D rendering engine in a GPGPU language and run it off a graphics card at super speeds, or upgrade to a high end core 2 quad core. The best in graphs at the moment is the 8800GTX. All that said, new CPUs and GPUs likely to come out by the end of the year from AMD, Intel and nVidia, so the whole marke will have changed by then.

Anyway, just put a computer together for my mums boyfriend.

AMD Athlon 4000+ X2, OC @ 2.4 GHz
2 GB DDRII 800Mhz (4-4-4-12) RAM
ATi HD 2600 XT (still working on over clocking it)
Gigabyte Mobo, nForce 570 Chipset

It runs fast and smooth, but I am struggling with driver for the 2600, the ATi Catalyst won't load probabily, anyway, going through their support issues, bit by bit.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: mandragora5 on August 19, 2007, 03:59:32 am
CPU:
    Intel E6300
MoBo:
    Asus P5B
RAM:
    2x1GB Corsair
VGA:
    MSI 8600GT
Monitor:
    Samsung 740BF
HDD:
    WD250Sata2
DVD:
    Pioneer d111
Case:
    Coolermaster 380w
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: drun7 on August 20, 2007, 11:55:55 pm
hey

I'm Using Mac OS X Tiger
Intel Pentum 4 3.0Ghz
1.5 G of ram
160G Hard drive

But that is my old computer ( I'm doing tests on it ) :)

My New one is Powerfull..
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Bovski on August 29, 2007, 12:01:03 pm
Asus Commando
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
2GB Cas3
BFG 8800GT OC2
2.5TB HDD Space (Well about 2GB of space the rest is full)
Enermax Galaxy 1000W

AS For the OS
XP 32/64, OSX & Linux

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: bosoxfan on September 05, 2007, 11:52:24 am
just bought a macbook pro.  its the 17inch 1920 x1200 widescreen (matte finish) w 2gb ram and a 160 7200 rpm HDD and core 2 duo.
http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html

its nice too because it has an illuminated keyboard and its just designed so much more well than my old sony vaio which was just completely falling apart.

anyone think this was  a good decision?  also im going to use bootcamp to run windows for some programs i use that require it...ive used xp mce extensively but would you recommend using vista now on my new mac or sticking to xp?
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Quantum on September 06, 2007, 01:25:40 am
just bought a macbook pro.  its the 17inch 1920 x1200 widescreen (matte finish) w 2gb ram and a 160 7200 rpm HDD and core 2 duo.
http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html

its nice too because it has an illuminated keyboard and its just designed so much more well than my old sony vaio which was just completely falling apart.

anyone think this was  a good decision?  also im going to use bootcamp to run windows for some programs i use that require it...ive used xp mce extensively but would you recommend using vista now on my new mac or sticking to xp?


Can you see anything at 1920 x 1200 on a 17 inch screen? I run 1600 x 1200 on a 19 inch screen and most people I know find it a bit too much. I was looking at getting a 24 inch monitor at 1920 x 1200 at the start of next year.

It's good if that's what you want, if you're not bothered about gaming and want style, design and the features that Mac offers, then it's perfect!
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: bosoxfan on September 06, 2007, 05:35:03 am
the fonts and images on the 1920 x 1200 17 inch screens are noticeably smaller when you first look at it but after getting adjusted its fine.

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: texasboy on September 10, 2007, 08:10:31 am
the fonts and images on the 1920 x 1200 17 inch screens are noticeably smaller when you first look at it but after getting adjusted its fine.



Just took my old AL1715 flat screen monitor upstairs and it runs very clear at the above figures. No problems.
cheers
EDIT--sorry  more like  1280 by 1024 which is max on this older 17 inch screen. But still very clear and useable
cheers
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: peng1947 on October 06, 2007, 01:29:01 am
amd 3000 sc 754 2g ddr 400

ati9800xt  40g hdd
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Exous on November 22, 2007, 11:19:28 am
Just got a new pc, so here's my stats:

Coolermaster Centurion 5 Case (special edition, still trying to find out what's so special about it lol!)
Zalman 600 watt
Asus P5K3 Deluxe Motherboardboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Zalman CPU cooler
2 Gig DDR3 Ram (soon might update to 4 ones Vista is more stable)
Asus Geforece 8800 GTX Ultra (just needed that extra boost for crysis hehe)
500 gig drive 16mb cache 7200 rpm (for my games)
160 gig drive 16mb cache 7200 rpm (for windows and backups and install software)
Plextor DVD burner
Samsung DVD Rom (for games mostly)
Samsung 22"wide TFT 2 ms
Logitech G15 keyboard and G5 Mouse
Logitech 2.1 z2300 woofer and speakers
Logitech Microphone (for yelling at people during games)

That's about it I think...
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: allstars on December 03, 2007, 07:16:47 pm
was Hp Pavilion a330.uk
but motherboard was shot by a serious line test from AOL 4 years ago

Amd Athlon 2600+
Azus motherboard
Tagan psu
2gig ram
2 harddrives 150-80 gig spare external 80 gig
geforce 6600 gt
tv card
 in original hp case

in need of upgrade very soon though
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: ZootCadillac on January 03, 2008, 09:39:20 am
Hello guys. First post so I guess this is as good a place as any to start.

XP Pro
Asus Socket 462
Athlon XP 2600+ Barton
1GB DDR
ATI Radeon 9800 pro.
250GB Hitatchi internal HDD
320GB external Iomega HDD
Display: 21" LG CRT

Usage: Internet browsing, Business management and documentation.

Vista 64 Ultimate
Asus AM2
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ EE
4GB DDR2
ATI Radeon X800XT
150GB Western Digital internal HDD
80GB Maxtor internal HDD
320 external Iomega HDD
Display 2x 21" LG studioworks CRT

Usage: Internet browsing video editing and graphic design application including digital painting.

Vista 64 Ultimate
MSI K9A AM2 ( not decided on AM2+ board yet )
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black edition ( awaiting delivery of Phenom 9600 AM2+, bloody Christmas post )
8GB DDR2 Corsair ram
2X Athlon HD3850 pro GDR3 in SLI
2x Hitach 250GB internal HDD
320GB external Iomega HDD ( yes, I have 3, they were dirt cheap from ebuyer )
Display 32" LG LCD

Usage: Gaming, digital image post-processing. Audio sequencing and soundtrack composition.

( boring laptop and Windows mobile 5 XDA as well ) all wirelessly networked to 20MB cable internet.

So that's my system, yes, I am one of these dyed in the wool old-timers who won't do Intel and I won't do Nvidia.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: moggy on April 30, 2008, 02:14:29 pm
I have 4 Pcs



#1 AMD athlonXP 2800+    2Gb ram   Ati radeon X1650 500mb video card  40Gb C drive   120 d drive  running tinyXP rev8 sp3 nod32 nod32 antivirus . dual monitors dell 17"m781  samsung 21" syncmaster 1100p +

#2 AMd athon 1500   1 Gb  ran  Ati all in wonder 9000  40Gb HD   tinyXp rev6  gaming system for the wife and
      media recorder- player with satellite box to record from. 17 lg monitor

#3 Intel celeron 1.70Ghz   1gb Ram 6gb C drive   , 20 Gb d drive running tinyxp rev 6 utorrent & nod32 antivirus this is my torrent server for private sites .on a KDM switch with system Number 4 and a 17" monitor

#4  P3 450 256 Mb 120 BG HD  file server  on a KDM switch with system Number 3 and a 17" monitor

one external 300 MB USB drive 

i do software installs and  PC repairs out of my house part time
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheHalf™ on April 30, 2008, 04:18:22 pm
What's your electric bill cost you??? lol Nice setup moggy

TheHalf™


I have 4 Pcs



#1 AMD athlonXP 2800+    2Gb ram   Ati radeon X1650 500mb video card  40Gb C drive   120 d drive  running tinyXP rev8 sp3 nod32 nod32 antivirus . dual monitors dell 17"m781  samsung 21" syncmaster 1100p +

#2 AMd athon 1500   1 Gb  ran  Ati all in wonder 9000  40Gb HD   tinyXp rev6  gaming system for the wife and
      media recorder- player with satellite box to record from. 17 lg monitor

#3 Intel celeron 1.70Ghz   1gb Ram 6gb C drive   , 20 Gb d drive running tinyxp rev 6 utorrent & nod32 antivirus this is my torrent server for private sites .on a KDM switch with system Number 4 and a 17" monitor

#4  P3 450 256 Mb 120 BG HD  file server  on a KDM switch with system Number 3 and a 17" monitor

one external 300 MB USB drive 

i do software installs and  PC repairs out of my house part time

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: moggy on April 30, 2008, 07:53:02 pm
actually nothing i pay $247 bucks a month rent for a 2 bedroom townhouse .I am in affordable housing its geared to income. and I am disabled I have fibromyalgia a type of arthritis that affects the mussels around the joints so that I am in constant pain. and the wife is a paranoid schizophrenic . our bill shows $200 for rent 47 for heat and hydro. if I had to pay market value on our house it be around $1200 Canadian a month. + heat and hydro and water


What's your electric bill cost you??? lol Nice setup moggy

TheHalf™


I have 4 Pcs



#1 AMD athlonXP 2800+    2Gb ram   Ati radeon X1650 500mb video card  40Gb C drive   120 d drive  running tinyXP rev8 sp3 nod32 nod32 antivirus . dual monitors dell 17"m781  samsung 21" syncmaster 1100p +

#2 AMd athon 1500   1 Gb  ran  Ati all in wonder 9000  40Gb HD   tinyXp rev6  gaming system for the wife and
      media recorder- player with satellite box to record from. 17 lg monitor

#3 Intel celeron 1.70Ghz   1gb Ram 6gb C drive   , 20 Gb d drive running tinyxp rev 6 utorrent & nod32 antivirus this is my torrent server for private sites .on a KDM switch with system Number 4 and a 17" monitor

#4  P3 450 256 Mb 120 BG HD  file server  on a KDM switch with system Number 3 and a 17" monitor

one external 300 MB USB drive 

i do software installs and  PC repairs out of my house part time

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: moggy on April 30, 2008, 11:07:45 pm
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more bike photos at   this was a rental bike from 1970 i was given and I have added a motor
http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t209/wwmoggy/QUADCYCLE/ (http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t209/wwmoggy/QUADCYCLE/)

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheHalf™ on April 30, 2008, 11:48:46 pm
geesh...you are not building the abomb there are you???!  ;D

TheHalf™
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: xSyn on September 13, 2008, 04:43:46 pm
Manufacturer:   
HP Pavilion 061
Processor:   
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory:   
958MB RAM
Hard Drive:   
250 GB
Video Card:   
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
Monitor:   
Generic PnP Monitor
Sound Card:   
Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
Speakers/Headphones:   
Keyboard:   
USB Root Hub
Mouse:   
USB Root Hub
Mouse Surface:   
Operating System:   
Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080425-1930)
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: gomez021 on November 22, 2008, 10:12:40 pm
Biostar TForce 965PT
DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4600, 2400 MHz
Transcend JM388Q643A-8 1gb x 2
Creative SB Live! 5.1 Sound Card
Club 3d ATI Radeon HD 3850  (256 MB)
Maxtor 6L160M0  (160 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
Maxtor STM380215AS  (80 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Seagate ST3250620AS  (250 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Western Digital WDC WD3200AAKS-00VYA0  (298 GB, 7200 RPM SATA-II)
DVD-RW LG HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H10N
Philips-BenQ ATAPI DVD A  DH20A4P
Monitor LG Flatron L225WS
 

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: billyfridge on November 22, 2008, 10:31:48 pm
OMG...Gomez....that's awesome  :o


welcome to Convivea buddy  ;D
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: dtl on November 22, 2008, 10:59:04 pm
i need to put a hair dryer in side my pc to warm it up befor it will turn on  ??? it never happend on xp but now iv got vista. what is going on any one had this happen O0
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: billyfridge on November 22, 2008, 11:38:31 pm
That's a new one on me Dtl :o
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Quantum on November 22, 2008, 11:51:46 pm
i need to put a hair dryer in side my pc to warm it up befor it will turn on  ??? it never happend on xp but now iv got vista. what is going on any one had this happen O0

You need to warm it up before you turn it on o_0.

I'd check the insides and make sure there isn't any damp or lots of dust. The colder a computer the better, -100 C would be a good temp for a computer if you could do it without causing an condensation.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: moggy on November 25, 2008, 10:27:03 pm
main system
MSI KT4V  amd athlon xp 2800, 1gb ram with 2 40GB hard drives and ATI Radeon x1650 512 mb video card on a 21" samsung CRT

PVR  intell P4 2.6 MHZ, 1GB ram  120 GB hard drive, ATI All In wonder 9000 with a Dell 21" CRT satalite input for TV and Utorrernt for Tv shows and movie downloads

all my PCs run TinyXP rev6 a blazing fast version of XP

P2 400mhz 256 mb  6 gb hd  17" CRT running windows 98se with a CANON LBP – 460  laser printer

 
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: DrunKnJSD on April 28, 2009, 01:06:28 pm
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 2800+, 1.80GHz, 512MB RAM With 140GB Hard Drives and NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 256MB Video Card on a 20" Philips CRT


I'm gonna buy a new one this year...  O0
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: jewishornet on June 20, 2009, 09:35:35 pm
main rig:
-Gigabyte P45 UD3R
-Q9550 @4GHz
-ATi 4890 1GB @1GHz Core Clock, 1150MHz Mem Clock (4.6GHz effective)
-G.Skill 8GB DDR2-1000 RAM
-Mushkin 800w Modular Power Supply
-2x320GB RAID 0 & 1x640GB
-CoolerMaster Stacker 830 w\Custom Installed Acrylic Window
-Liquid Cooling, Swiftech MCR320 Rad, MCP655 Pump, MCRes, MCW60 GPU Block, DTek Fuzion  CPU Block, 1/2" Tubing, Nickle Plated Barbs etc....

Linux box (Acer M5100):
-Acer F690GVM (Made by Foxconn)
-Phenom X3 8400 @Stock
-ATi 4550 512MB @Stock
-Crucial Rendition 4GB DDR2-800 RAM
-CoolerMaster Extreme Power 550w Power Supply
-1x500Gb
-Stock Chasis

15" MacBook Pro (Unibody):
-2.4GHz C2D
-Nvidia 9400m & 9600m (Dual Cards)
-2GB DDR3-1066
-250GB HD
 
Got an old Power Mac DA and couple more AMD plaatforms, one for HTPC and other for bedroom surfer but I don't feel like speccing them all :P
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: jchen on August 14, 2009, 11:55:01 am
my computer is Windows Vista Home Premium  :P
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: rompiekrompie on March 26, 2010, 06:59:11 pm
I work on a laptop with 2Gb and a intel celeron processor.

Furtheron I us Utorrent to download and VirtualDj to play
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: trev46 on April 10, 2010, 11:50:23 pm
hp pavilion  3.5 processor 2gig memory 512 meg graph card 2x cd drives running windows7 64 bit
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: sleepless on May 03, 2010, 10:12:52 pm
Toshiba lap-top, AMD 64 bit X2, Ati Radeon, Vista, Lexicon Alpha USB, Samsung DVD-RW USB, and Logitech track ball.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: lting77 on December 20, 2010, 05:59:16 am
acer aspire e700 q6600 4gb ram, 1tb seagate, dual 19 hanns-g montor w/ pny 8800gt oc

gets ~40fps w/ gta iv 1600-x1050 with basically no reflection/shadows

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheHalf™ on February 16, 2011, 10:04:41 pm
Whoo those Acer products aren't all that bad for what one would pay.

TheHalf™
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: DrunKnJSD on March 28, 2011, 07:50:08 pm
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 2800+, 1.80GHz, 512MB RAM With 140GB Hard Drives and NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 256MB Video Card on a 20" Philips CRT


I'm gonna buy a new one this year...  O0

My one year old computer died already but my good old buddy ^^ (the one here above) is still working!!!! I'm using this one for now till my newer desktop has been fixed/repaired!
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: MasterofPuppets on April 10, 2011, 03:48:31 pm
Not much to tell.
PC#1
ASUS motherboard P5KPL-C
Intel E7300 CPU
4096 Mb Corsair RAM
500 gig Seagate OEM HD
AOpen case
Samsung 17" monitor
RW CD/DVD writer/player
XP64 bit

PC#2
Intel motherboard DG35EC
Intel E8400 CPU
8192 Mb's of Corsair RAM
WD Green Caviar 2 Tb HD OEM
AOpen case
Nvidia graphics card
LG DVD writer
AOpen CD player
XP

Built 'em myself.
This looks like a fun place.

Chimei 22" monitor

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: danny251 on April 10, 2011, 07:51:29 pm
Windows 7 64-bit
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core
4.00 GB of RAM
1TB hard drive space
Nvidia GeForce 9800GT
50 MB Internet  ;D

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheHalf™ on April 10, 2011, 08:41:33 pm
Compaq:

Asus MOBO
4GB Kingston RAM DDR
Pentium 4 HT 3.20GH
x86, 32bit
3 SCSI Wide Ultra HDDs on a HP Smart Array RAID Controller
2 Optical drives and 1 floppy

TheHalf™
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: chelseaman on April 12, 2011, 10:53:45 am
Hi,My pc hasn`t changed very much this year except for mobo and gpu card. money is tighter now and no need to follow  the big boys. PC is running very well with plenty of power and graphics.

mobo--gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev 2
3x2GB OCZ 1600 ram
I7 920 CPU
Coolermaster haf 932 case
heatsink--thermalright ultra 120 extreme 1366rt
PSU--thermaltake toughpower 750w
GPU- HD 5850 1GB
Ben Q G2420 HDBL monitor
running on Windows 7 64 bit Prof.

One thing I will say is that this heatsink has run me through various stages of cpu`s and is still as solid as ever keeping things cool.Have tried more of the expensive stuff with little difference in temperature,even overclocking.
cheers
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Synbios on April 12, 2011, 03:55:58 pm
i7-920 is a damn good quality processor. You probably got it at least a few years ago and it still competes with the newest stuff in terms of bandwidth and clocks aside.

I haven't made the move to i7 yet, still running on core2extreme (quad).

Has that Gigabyte mobo ever given you problems? I had a GB a long time ago and will never get one again.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: chelseaman on April 13, 2011, 07:15:51 am
No problems with gigabyte mobo. But I would say say that there should be little space between 2 x 2 slot HD5850`s if running in crossfire (too close)and good cooling is a must. Plenty of room for larger heatsinks in haf 932.
But I still like my crossfire for speed and marks. The 2 x HD4890`s still outclassing the one HD5850 but two will be nice.
cheers
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheHalf™ on June 03, 2011, 06:52:33 pm
You know Tex I would like you to run Everest and send me the stats. Have you overclocked both the cpu and graphics? Can you flash your systems BIOS? Let me know.

TheHalf™
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheHalf™ on June 27, 2011, 01:12:02 pm
If I have the xtra cash I would start again on building my own PC beginning with a new ATX chasis and the Intel chipset on a ASUS MOBO. I like multi HDD's and would experiment with SSD's and incorporate them with my beloved SCSI's drives. Try RAID 0+1 with them all and have a NVIDIA GC @1GB and I will always have a floppy drive. I'm not that familiar with high-end flat screens but if I win the lottery... .

Intel--->http://www.intel.com/visiblysmart/rich/index.htm (http://www.intel.com/visiblysmart/rich/index.htm)

TheHalf™
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: Bovski on December 22, 2011, 08:01:26 am
Sorry I haven't been about much My PC died.

Current Machines
PC#1
Intel Core i7 2700K
Gigabyte G1-SNIPER2(z68)
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600)
480GB SSD Corsair Force Series GT SATA III
Adaptec ASR-52445
15x WD Red WD30EFRX 3TB
2x Gigabyte GV-R797OC-3GD
Pioneer BDR-206MBK Blu-ray Writer
Enermax EMR1350EWT [MaxRevo]

PC#2
Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme
Asus Rampage IV Extreme (X79)
64GB (8x8GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600)
OCZ Revo Drive 3 x2 480GB SSD
4x Toshiba MK2002TSKB 2TB HDD
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS/SATA Controller MRSAS9280-24I4E
512MB Sapphire HD 6450
Pioneer BDR-206MBK Blu-ray Writer
Enermax Platimax EPM1500EGT

GFX are a cheap one and a spare one next gen is so close it's not worth getting the cards now.
will also be fitting lots of drives when the drive prices stabilize.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: JohnKennedy on January 25, 2012, 03:47:01 pm
My 3 PC's have all been given to me as substandard......i fixed them and use this one, the others are spare parts in situation this one failures. they are all very typical specifications and this is the greatest h/d, 80gig, i don't need any more, as i only use about a third. i have a authentic xp house O/S.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: evanb on June 03, 2012, 05:06:36 am
got only laptop

core 2 T9400  at 2.5GHz
4GB ram
320 GB HD
dvd player/writer
17' inc screen

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: xyrilgirly776 on August 30, 2012, 07:50:49 pm
My Samsung RC420 Laptop marked its first year a month ago.  I've had Windows 7 installed to it, and if it's for any importance should I mention that my anti virus software is Norton.  And amazingly, it hasn't been giving me stress since I bought this.
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: DarkSpirits on August 21, 2013, 01:50:57 am
Windows 8 Pro ... Hacked by Daz

just kidding :p

Core i3
Ram 8Gb
HDD 2Tb

10 year diet :p yeah yeah yeah

Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheHalf™ on September 06, 2013, 08:02:10 am
@ Bovski, I have a LSI Logic RAID/SCSI controller. Oh the different RAID combinations I've tried over the years. Can you incorporate SSD's as well as SATA drives on your controller? I'm not aware of a SSD's interface\power connectors.

TheHalf™
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: rahula on April 07, 2014, 10:47:27 pm
Windows 8
Intel I3 Processor
4Gb Ram
1TB HDD
Onboard VGA
Title: Re: Tell us about your PC.
Post by: TheHalf™ on April 11, 2014, 02:41:23 am
Now a Dell Latitude e6510, i7 1st gen 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 32bit on an Win7 OS.

TheHalf