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Offline TheHalf™

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Tell us about your PC.
« 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..

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #1 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
« Last Edit: June 29, 2006, 06:58:42 am by deckkeeper »

dinner123

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #2 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

murph_dogg

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #4 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.
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Daniel: "It's macaroni and cheese."

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #5 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!!

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #6 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.

MinLo

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #7 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.......
« Last Edit: June 30, 2006, 03:41:45 pm by MinLo »

texasboy

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #8 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
« Last Edit: July 06, 2006, 08:27:25 am by texasboy »

weera

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #9 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.
:)
« Last Edit: July 22, 2006, 03:20:54 am by weera »

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #10 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.
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Daniel: "It's macaroni and cheese."

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #11 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?

texasboy

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #12 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

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #13 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 ;)

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Re: Tell us about your PC.
« Reply #14 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