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Offline xShadow

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2008, 10:15:29 PM »
Mine's just fairly decent...

CPU: 4200+ X2 Athalon (T... T-something core...)
Motherboard: ASUS (A8V-E SE) (kinda old-ish; doesn't even have SLI... just one PCI-E slot; note that it's socket 939... which AMD just HAD to drop)
PSU: 500W (?) (This thing sucks... I have to do a special routine to turn my damn computer on after restarting or something... it's probably killing the performance of everything)
Graphics: 7800GT (from a way older generation; it was extremely good back when I got it, and it's still decent now; I think the PSU's screwing its performance over, though)
RAM: 1GB (... I would get more, but I would be better off getting a new motherboard and processor and everything while I'm at it)
Case: Nothing special; have quite a few fans on it.

Cute, huh?

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2008, 05:50:39 PM »
CPU: core 2 duo e6300
Mobo: Asus P5b
Ram: Team elite 6400 2gb(2x1)
HDD: Western Digital SATA2 500gbx3
Monitor: Asus 22.1" Mw221u 2ms
GPU: Asus 7600gt 512mb
Soundcard: Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 DE
Speakers: Altec Lansing VS3251
Mouse: Razor diamondback
Keyboard: Generic multimedia keyboard
Case: iCute ....with mods...
PSU: Hiper Type R 580w

« Last Edit: May 12, 2008, 04:48:54 AM by dubkats »

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2008, 02:49:19 AM »
New PSU
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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2008, 07:31:37 AM »
I never keep the same case for more then a year..so all the fans get replace

Do you buy cheap cases that are so ugly you need to scrap em becouse they look so ugly that you can only stand it... well not stand a second to look at?

I only change it when I get a new mobo..I don't like to keep the same look for long..I normally spend $150 to $250 on a case

I normally get a shit case, but lately I've been splurging - $70.00 / without PS.   I'll only toss a case if:

1: It's broken/damaged or missing parts.  ( I usually kick them around for a while - use them as a chair or something.  :)  Remember those damned Antec cases that were the original alienware cases?   Those huge ass shits ... had two - used them as chairs for a while till the feet broke.  They were that damn big - that they made perfect improvised seats.  ... ... ... bleh. )
2: It's too small.
3: It's obsolete. (Old ATX, AT, etc.)
4: It's a bitch.  ( DVD-drive won't fit, hits MB, hard to work with, etc. )

IMO, money's better spent on components that you use (guts), not aesthetics.   So, I'm a minimalist - always have been.   ;)

Example - the case I've got in front of me - built this thing ages ago.  The case - a beige midtower.  Run of the mill mass produced trash.   I think I paid $40 for this thing, with PS. 
Nothing.

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2008, 02:41:31 PM »
Heres mine its getting on now, but is still good enough for what I use it for.

Make:Custom Built   
Mobo:Asus A8n Sli Se
Cpu :Amd Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Ram :2Gb OCZ Platinum
Graphics: 2x Pny NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT 256MB in Sli
Monitor : Some Cheap Lcd 19inch without a name on it
HardDrives:3x Drives totaling about 710GB
Os: Vista ultimate
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse 2
Mouse:Razor Diamondback

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2008, 06:07:25 PM »
Heres mine its getting on now, but is still good enough for what I use it for.

Make:Custom Built   
Mobo:Asus A8n Sli Se
Cpu :Amd Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Ram :2Gb OCZ Platinum
Graphics: 2x Pny NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT 256MB in Sli
Monitor : Some Cheap Lcd 19inch without a name on it
HardDrives:3x Drives totaling about 710GB
Os: Vista ultimate
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse 2
Mouse:Razor Diamondback

Oh man.   My personal system is a couple gens back and I love it - it tears through anything I throw its way.   What really saves it - is that I slapped my cash into a good GPU at the time (8600GT), and instead of skimping on the CPU - I got all that my cash could afford @ the time (A64/FX55) - and it's been kicking ass ever since.  And I've got the same MB in my system ... I think ...  ( except, I it's the non SLI version - I'm not a big SLI fan - IMO, it's a waste of $. )   Believe me - that thing EATS games like nothin'. 

You could improve yours - for one, get rid of SLI - pump all your cash into one GOOD GPU instead of grabbing 2 mediocre ones.   For a 10-20% performance gain (well, the last time I looked at least) - it's not worth buying 2.    Unless you're spending $2K on your video cards, SLI's really a non-issue.

Plus, If you dump vista your computer will be 2x as good.  ;)   Don't forget - the software level is 50% of the hardware level.  Er, that is - when you're wasting 50% of your hardware running Dried Feces: The Operating System - your computer won't be very happy.

;)  Give your PC a little love there - get (at least, if you really don't want to toss vista where it belongs - in the trash) a new GPU - all that you can afford ATM ( won't be that hard, Nvidia 8's have become pretty cheap) and you might get a couple more years out of it.

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2008, 07:04:19 PM »
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You could improve yours - for one, get rid of SLI - pump all your cash into one GOOD GPU instead of grabbing 2 mediocre ones.   For a 10-20% performance gain (well, the last time I looked at least) - it's not worth buying 2.    Unless you're spending $2K on your video cards, SLI's really a non-issue.
Hear, hear. Sell those cards and get a 512MB 8800GT - it has the best value for money right now.
The only problem is that the CPU will be a bottleneck, but unless you have a 22"+ monitor, it doesn't really matter.

BTW. SLI, even with top-end video cards, is quite pointless. Not only is it damn expensive, with a mediocre performance gain, but you also need one helluva CPU to actually notice the difference (for example, a single 9800GX2 need a 4+ GHz Core2Duo to utilise its full potential).

Offline sunweb

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2008, 10:44:55 PM »
I built mine 3 years ago:

1GB DDR 400 (Corsair Value Select)
MSI K8N-Neof
Athlon 64 3200
X800XL 256MB (still plays TF2 on most high settings)
19" Samsung 906BW
320GB Seagate SATA + 60GB WD IDE + 500GB external (holds my animu)
Generic case + generic 450W PSU

I'm getting a new system in July (when I get to go to the US, Brazil is expensive)
So far, I know it'll be a 45nm C2D, 2GB  PC 6400 Corsair and whatever GPU I can get for ~120 (9600GT or HD3850)

Offline Quadlazer

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2008, 12:50:05 AM »
New machine as of January:

  • Intel Core2Quad Q6600 G0 @ 3.2Ghz w/ Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
  • eVGA Geforce 8800GT SC, 512MB
  • Creative X-fi Extreme Music
  • 2GB DDR2 PC6400 Corsair XMS2 RAM (2 x 1GB)
  • XFX 680i LT Mobo
  • Western Digital 150GB Raptor X
  • Optiarc AD-7190S , 20x DL DVD±RW Burner
  • PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Power Supply
  • Logitech MX518 and Media Keyboard
  • Logitech Z-640 Surround Sound Speakers
  • Acer AL2216Wbd 22" widescreen LCD
  • Coolermaster Centurion 5 ATX case


I can't recommend the Centurion 5 case enough. Screwless design, roomy interior, no sharp edges, plenty of fan options, and only $50.

I've been thinking about starting a scratchbuilt case for one of my older PCs. I want to base it on one of these:

Pixar Image Computer


NeXTcube


or W.O.P.R.


Any of those would make a kickass computer case...

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2008, 08:55:06 PM »
2 years old machine, worked perfectly so far (highest uptime almost 3 months :o)

Case: Antec Sonata 2 with 450w power
MB:Asus A8N-VM CSM
CPU: Amd Athlon64 3800+
Graphics: GeForce 7600gt 256mb (800/600mhz clocks)
RAM: 2gb Kingston DDR 400mhz
HDD: Maxtor 300gb, Seagate 500gb, Seagate 750gb, 1,51Tb Total
Soundcard: Aureon 5.1 with optical TOSLINK connectors (optical cables FTW)
Primary Display: Acer AL1917 19" 2ms 1280*1024 @ 75Hz
Secondary Display: ViewSonic VA902 19" 8ms 1280*1024 @ 75hz
Mouse: Logitech MX518
Mousepad: SteelPad QcK Heavy
Keyboard: Labtec basic
Mic: Labtec basic
Gamepad: Logitech Dual Action
Phones: Philips SHP805
UPS: Powerware 3105 (350VA)
AV Receiver: Sony STR-DG700
CD player: Philips FW730C
MiniDisc deck: Sony MDS-JE520
Primary speakers: Pioneer CS-777
Secondary speakers: some medium-sized Philips speakers
Subwoofer: Audio Pro B1.28 10"
Audio Cables: Belkin PureAV

That's the stuff I use daily, too lazy to list rest of my equipment (old televisions, screens, computers, guitar amps etc..) By the way I'm pretty amazed of the HDD space people have here on BoxTorrents, I thought having more than 1Tb would be rare, many people have that here ;D. By the way I prefer 75hz tft displays. I don't like to watch 60hz displays at all. Manufacturers say there's no difference between 60hz and 75hz but I disagree with them. It's hard to find 75hz displays these days, I hope these don't break.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2008, 09:14:53 PM by Judgment »

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2008, 11:11:30 PM »
heck no, lots of anime/movies to be watched and music to be listened to! ;D
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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2008, 06:17:11 AM »
Yay my new box is finally built  :D

Motherboard: Asus P5K-VM
CPU: Intel Quad Q6600
GPU: Evga 9800GTX
RAM: Corsair XMS2 Dominator 4 GB (with funky clip on cooler)
Sound card: SB Audigy 2zs
PSU: Silverstone Strider ST60F (modular with SSF short cable kit)
HDD: WD 320 GB sata2
CPU Cooler: TT Blue Orb 2
Case: TT LANBOX VF1000BWS
Same peripherals as mentioned in my previous post.


Cramming all of these components into the tiny case was some feat... I just hope I don't have to go back in there any time soon. So far heat hasn't been a problem, but then again I haven't begun overclocking yet :-\

The best thing about the whole setup was definitely the short cable kit for the PSU! Talk about easy. No octopus of wires, no manual shortening of cables and painstakingly reattaching molex connectors. Even when using the bare minimum amount of cables, the wiring was toight like a tiger.

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2008, 05:39:57 PM »
Make: eMachines -sigh-
Model: t5026
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.6GHz w/ Hyperthreading
Mobo: Intel board...it sucksssss
RAM: 4GB DDR
Videocard: 256MB DDR
PSU: 340 watts
HDD: 160GB + 80GB = 240GB
This lame pc exudes hatred at an unheard of degree...i hate it
OS: Linux

Offline NaRu

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2008, 03:03:25 AM »
if you hate it so much why don't you replace the mobo

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2008, 06:44:10 PM »
Semele
Make: Apple
OS: Mac OS X Leopard (of course)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
Processor Name:   Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory:   4 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
GPU: GeForce 8600M GT
Serial-ATA: 250 GB Hitachi standard

Offline hobodozer

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2008, 10:05:26 PM »
if you hate it so much why don't you replace the mobo
i would but i dont have the money required and besides most of the newer motherboards are incompatible with DDR and P4's

Offline darren42

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #56 on: May 28, 2008, 11:50:09 AM »
OS:
Windows Vista Ultimate
Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6
CPU:
Intel Core2Quad Q6600
RAM:
2gig Cosair
Graphics card:
Gigabyte 8800gt 512mb
Soundcard: Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music
Hard Drives:
Western Digital WDC WD3200JD-60KLB0 320 GBytes
Western Digital WDC WD3200JS-00PDB0 320 GBytes
Western Digital SATA 400GB
Western Digital SATA 400GB
Western Digital SATA 1TB
Optical Drives:
Generic DVD-ROM
Pionner DVR-111D
PSU:
Antec Neo HE 550W
Antec True Power2 480W
Monitor:
ASUS VW222U
ASUS VW222U
Case:
Lian-Li PC-A10B
Input Device:
Logitech G15 Keyboard
Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
Speakers:
Creative Inspire 5200
Miscellaneous:
Gigabyte Hybrid TV Tuner Card
Western Digital 300GB SATA Harddrive in a Coolermaster X-Craft External Enclosure 

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2008, 03:19:44 PM »
HP Notebook:

Microprocessor  1.83 GHz Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2400
Microprocessor Cache  Level 2 cache 2 MB
Memory  1024 MB DDR2 533 MHz (2 x 512 MB)
Memory Max  up to 2 GB
Video Graphics  Nvidia GeForce Go 7400
Video Memory  256 MB of Turbocache video memory
Hard Drive  100 GB 5400 rpm
Multimedia Drive  LightScribe DVD Writer Dual Format (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support
Display  15.4” WXGA High Definition BrightView Widescreen
Fax/Modem  High speed 56K modem
Network Card  10/100 LAN Ethernet integrated
Wireless Connectivity  Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Integrated Wireless LAN
Sound  Altec Lansing® speakers
Keyboard  101 key compatible keyboard
Pointing Device  Touch Pad with dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad
PC Card Slots  One type I or II PC card slot
One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
 
External Ports  1 VGA port
3 USB 2.0 ports
1 IEEE-1394
1 RJ 11 modem connector
1 RJ 45 Ethernet connector
S-video TV out
Remote control infrared port (Remote Control optional)
1 Headphone-out w/ SPDIF Digital Audio, 1 Microphone-in port
Cable docking connector
 
Dimensions  26.39 cm (L) x 35.78 cm (W) x 3.50 cm - 4.40 cm (H)
Weight  2.98 kg (6.6 lbs)
Power  65 W AC Power Adapter
6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
 

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #58 on: June 03, 2008, 12:54:09 PM »
Os: Windows Ultimate 64 bit
Case: CoolMaster RC-830-KKR3-GP 1000W RT
MB:EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 NF780I SLI R
CPU: INTEL|C2Q Q6700 2.66G 65N 8M R
Graphics: EVGA 8800GTS 512 meg
RAM: 2Gx2|KST KHX6400D2LLK2/4G R x2 (8 gigs of kingston 6400)
HDD: 2 Seagate 1tb drives
Soundcard: Creative Labs SB x-fi
Primary Display: Samsung Syncmaster 24" ws
Mouse: Logitech G5
Keyboard: the newer G15
CD player: Asus DRW-2014L1T LS SATA

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Re: What kind of computer do you use?
« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2008, 01:27:35 PM »
Fujitsu T4210 Tablet PC

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition (SP3)
T2400 Core Duo 1.83GHz 2MB L2
945GM+ICH7
2X1GB mushkin DDR2 667 SODIMM
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG 802.11a/b/g integrated wireless controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E gigabit Ethernet controller
1XPCMCIA 02Micro card controller
80GB Fujitsu MHV2080BH 5400RPM SATA
24X DVD+/-RW burner
12.1" XGA LCD, active digitiser

External devices:
Generic PS/2 keyboard, black
Logitech MX510 Wireless Laser Mouse
Creative PCWorks LX520 5.1ch surround speakers+subwoofer
320GB PATA 7200RPM 3.5" HDD + USB/eSATA enclosure
Canoscan LiDE25 USB flatbed scanner

Torrentbox:
HP/Compaq Evo N410c Pentium III laptop (1.2GHz, 512MB RAM, 20GB HDD) + Siemens Gigaset USB Stick 54
120GB SATA 7200RPM 3.5" HDD + USB enclosure
« Last Edit: June 03, 2008, 01:31:03 PM by kureshii »