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Post your computing setup

Postby Larson » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:20 pm UTC

In light of the posts in the Show and Tell thread, this is a place dedicated to showing the community your computer setup.

Whether you're someguy and his trusty 450MHz (more power to you 8)) or you have 10 video cards and a 98GHz CPU, we'd like to see the machine that you spend your time in front of. Call it an e-penis++ contest if you will, but we won't judge you...we swear.


My Desktop:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ @ 2.4GHz (Socket 939)
MSI K8N Diamond Plus
2GB (2x 1GB) OCZ DDR400
2x Evga Geforce 7900 GTO 512MB in SLI
500GB SATA hard drive
Silverston Temjin TJ-06
750watt Silverstone PSU
Dual 24in LCDs
Logitech G15 Keyboard and G5 Mouse

My Server:
2x AMD Opteron 246 @ 2.0GHz
Tyan Thunder K8SD Pro
2GB Registered ECC DDR
Highpoint RocketRAID 1820A
8x250GB & 1x120GB hard drives
15 bay parking-lot-special case w/ dual PSUs

Misc Machines:
Asus eee 900
Apple iMac G4 (lamp)

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby taptap » Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:45 am UTC

Thanks to larson for fixing my ig-no-ra-moose on the Odd H/W thread

Here is my setup (updated, for possibly the 5th time!)

*EPSILON rig*
CoolerMaster Elite 330 Case (Black)
Pentium4 HT prescott 3.06 (o/c to 3.33) w/ Coolermaster Heat Pipe array
ECS PTA800CE Mobo (Stripped, nothing onboard)
2GB Crucial Gaming DDR400
CoolerMaster ExtremePower 550w
Nvidia 7300GT 512mb AGP 8x
120GB WD Caviar SATA (Runs Vista)
120GB WD Caviar IDE (Keeps all of my images, repair utilities, etc)
160GB Maxtor DiamondMax +9 IDE (Records HDTV Programming)
80GB WD Caviar IDE (sits there and spins, until I need it for extra HDTV Programming)
Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit Service Pack 1
22" Dell Widescreen (without speakerbar). Intergrated webcam+mic. HDMI Inputs!
17" Mag Innovations LCD Monitor (displays performance meters, or I dump Media Player to it while I'm working on something else on the Dell Monitor)
Klipsch BASH THX Certified 4.2 Surround Sound Speakers
Creative Audigy SE PCI
Thermaltake SmartFan (120mm) 2x

This computer was designed to be my gaming rig and be my HTPC replacing my television and DVD player so that I could go Hi-Def at my desk. Also, i designed it to play MS Flight Sim X, MS Train Simulator, Deus Ex, and all the Valve series.

*3dFX Shrine*
Compaq EVOIII Tower
2.4GhZ P4 (Non-Hyperthreading)
Hynix 512Mb DDR-266
Western Digital 80Gb IDE HDD
Creative 3dFX VoodooBanshee AGP 16mb tied into:
3dFX Voodoo 2 PCI 12MB (SLI'd) and tied to:
3dFX Voodoo 2 PCI 12MB
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz PCI Audio Card
Windows 2000 Professional (For nostalgia/driver compatibility)
Windows 98 Second Edition (For Non-NT everythings)

This "shrine" runs all of my 3dfx games of the yesteryear.

*"Lappy 486" Notebook Computer*
HP Compaq nx9010
Pentium 4m 3.06 HT
1GB Kingston DDR Ram
60GB Fujitsu 7200rpm HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon 345M 32~128MB AGP Video "Chipset"(achille's heel!!)
Broadcom Wireless G NIC
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (with the official Royale Noir/Zune" theme)

My new laptop! Some assembly was required. Fresh from the grave!
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Toeofdoom » Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:34 am UTC

I have a nice laptop, with

Intel core 2 duo T7200 (2.0GHz x2)
2GB DDR2 667
160GB Sata HDD
Lightscribe dvd burner
15.4" screen
nVidia 7300Go 128 MB onboard + can use 256 system.

I'm planning on getting a high end desktop next year, and using this mainly for schoolwork and portability. Goes nicely for photoshop and 3DS stuff. Still this manages to run UT3, bioshock etc, albeit on fairly low graphics settings.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Amnesiasoft » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:00 am UTC

I've got my fun little box...

GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
ASUS P5N-E SLI Motherboard
2GB DDR 800 RAM (OCZ)
a SATAII 250 GB HDD, 7200 RPM (Samsung)
a SATA 400 GB HDD, also 7200 RPM (Western Digital)
Acer X241W 24" LCD @ 1920x1200
2xDell P1110's. That aren't actually hooked up, but they go to 1800x1440 :D
Wacom Intuos 3 Tablet
Lightscribe DVD burner at some speed that I could care less about considering how little I actually use a DVD drive (ASUS)

And of course my awesome case with a 25cm fan on the side panel. I forgot the name of it though XD
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby xyzzy » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:28 pm UTC

I have some hideously old box. From what I remember, it has:

1.5Ghz P4
512Mb RAM
Radeon 7000
40Gb HD (can't remember the brand)

Using a HP keyboard, a Genius mouse, and a 17" Acer flat panel (1280x1024). Whole thing is plugged into a Sony hi-fi for music playing and the like.

My excuse? It cost £10. Various extra bits were freebies or presents.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby EvanED » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:28 pm UTC

Amnesiasoft, did you steal my computer? ;-)

My main computer: Windows Vista + Gentoo (named Armstrong in Vista and Collins from Gentoo*)
Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz (Q6600)
GeForce 8800 GTS (eVGA)
2 GB DDR2 800 RAM (Patriot)
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R mobo
2x 250GB SATA Seagate hard drives (not RAIDed or anything)
A 19" LCD on loan from school and a 19" CRT that's mine (currently hooked up to Aldrin)
SATA DVD burner from LG Electronics

My personal server: FreeBSD (named Aldrin)
Athlon XP 2000+
GeForce 4 TI4200, 128MB
1.5 GB RAM
MSI... uh, crap, I forget the mobo model number
200 GB PATA Seagate hard drive
500 GB SATA Seagate hard drive
Sony DVD reader and LiteOn DVD burner

* Had I been thinking, I would have named the Gentoo installation Aldrin, then the server Collins. Oh well.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Col. Mustard » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:26 am UTC

OK here goes... My dad works for the local garbage service. He occasionally finds old Pentium I, and Pentium II dinosaurs in the trash. He stopped by my place one day with another tower, so I just placed it with the others thinking nothing of it. When I finally got around to looking at it, turns out it was custom built.

Windows Vista pro
Pentium 4 2.6 GHz
2 Gb DDR Ram
180Gb Hard Drive (not sure on brand)
Nvidia GeForce 7900 GT
Wi-Fi
and a DVD-RW drive.

I booted it up and Windows had not even been activated yet. I've had no problems with it yet.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby b.i.o » Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:57 pm UTC

My main computer is my laptop:
Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz -- can be OC'd automatically to 2.9GHz
GeForce 8600M 512mb GDDR3
2GB DDR2 RAM
80GB 5400RPM HD -- internal
320GB 7200RPM HD -- external w/ eSATA
15.4" screen @ 1680x1050
Logitech G5 mouse
Wacom Graphire Tablet

I'm also getting a new 20 or 22" monitor very soon to go alongside it (also in 1680x1050).

My other computer is my older desktop: (I don't actually have it with me at college yet, but I'm going to.)
P4 @ 2.4GHz
GeForce FX 5700 LE 256mb
1GB DDR RAM
80GB 5400RPM HD -- internal



I'll post pictures when I get my new monitor. When I get my desktop here I think I'm going to be bringing the 17" CRT I have for it as well, although that might turn out to be a bit cramped since my desk isn't huge.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Jimmed » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:19 pm UTC

My PC (quite tempted to upgrade when my next paypacket comes). Currently used for gaming/work/bumming around at home.

Gigabyte K8N-SLi mobo (not bad, but wish I'd splashed out on an Asus)
Pentium D 805 2.66GHz (I got her up to 3.6GHz, but after I broke an old XP install I took her back down to stock and haven't bothered OCing again)
1GB Samsung value DDR2 of some sort
3x250GB Western Digital Caviar SE (which have been in various RAID configurations before realising that they're more effort than they're worth)
BFG GeForce 7900GT (damned fine card)
Antec NEO 480W modular PSU (also vary nice)
Some sort of beautiful Lian-Li brushed aluminium case whose model number I've long forgotten.
Vista Ultimate (fresh install a week ago)

My lappy (stolen from my Dad's work a few years ago) which I now use for online-ness while I'm lying in bed:

Sony VAIO PCG-V505CP (not sure on that model number, but it sounds right)
Centrino M 1.6GHz
512MB DDR SDRAM
40GB 5400rpm (awful)
12.1" Screen @ 1024x768
ATI Radeon Mobility 9200 (not actually that bad - it can run Source games at a playable standard)
100MBit onboard LAN/802.11b (11MBit) onboard WLAN

Will attach pics when I can be arsed :D

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby lazarus89 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:46 pm UTC

Let's see...

Three of these rack mounted for web/samba-serving, distributed compiles, and simulations:
- AMD X2 3800+
- 4GB 667MHz El-Cheapo brand RAM
- 4x500GB SATA II HDD in RAID 5.
- Ubuntu 7.04 Server, headless
One of them is also a gateway router.

HTPC (screw you, Tivo!)
- AMD X2 3800+
- 2GB 667MHz Hp El-cheapo RAM
- 250GB SATA II HDD
- Vista Home, uses TV as monitor

Primary Desktop:
- AMD X2 5200+
- 2GB 667MHz HP El-Cheapo RAM
- 250GB SATA II HDD
- 256MB Nvidia 7900GS
- Windows Vista Business, twin 19" flat panels (NEC possibly?)

There's also a laptop or two floating around for when I'm on the road. One's a Core2 7100, and the other's a much older Pentium M 1.6 from about three years ago.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby motor_ola » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:02 pm UTC

I've had my computer for about 2 years now, though i upgraded the graphics-card just a few months ago.

  • AMD 64 Athlon X2 4200+ overclocked to 2,64 ghz
  • 2 GB Samsung DDR RAM
  • XFX Geforce 8800Ultra (got it quite cheap)
  • one 300 GB and one 500 GB harddrive, SATA
  • MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum mobo
  • Used to have Vista but now I'm back to XP, the performance difference is major
  • 19" Samsung Syncmaster 930BF
  • Modded Coolermaster Centurion 5 chassis (3 extra 120mm fans)
  • Zalman CNPS9500LED CPU-fan
  • Thermaltake HR-05-SLI Northbridge Heatsink
  • Since the chassis already had a window, I added few cheap lights for fun

Photo at night, the whole picture is probably not visible:
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Aperfectring » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:32 pm UTC

I haven't any pictures of my setup yet (it is too new), but I plan to get some soon.

2x Athlon FX 3.0GHz dual core processors (I like AMD procs, so sue me)
640MB GeForce 8800 GTS
4GB DDR2 Corsair RAM
80GB IDE boot drive, and soon a 400GB SATAII (I haven't migrated this drive yet), and in a while I will move this to a RAID5 array.
Debian Sid (unstable) amd64
2x 24" Samsung widescreen LCDs @ 1920x1200

Yes that computer is overkill for what I use it for. I like having nice things, though.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby zed0 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:36 am UTC

Hmm, off the top of my head the specs for the desktop computer are:
Athlon 64 4000+ overclocked a little
GeForce 6800
1.5GB RAM (soon to be upgraded)
2x 300GB Maxtor hard drives of some sort
750GB Seagate external drive
19" Flatron Monitor
Dual booting XP and Ubuntu (using XP most of the time)

The laptop behind is blu-tacked to the wall, using Synergy to share keyboard and mouse with the desktop. Its an ancient thing got second hand so I'm not sure of the exact specs but heres a guess:
Thinkpad 600X
192MB RAM
8GB HDD
Ducktape (holding together the DVD drive)
Running Xubuntu (mostly used for email and chat)

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby mrlooneyman » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:03 am UTC

My Main machine Incubus is the one in my sig
+ My Logitech G15 and MS mouse
and my kick ass 19" inch compaq CRT
Hooked up to my stereo
and my D-link 4100 gaming router
Running on XP pro (no vista for me it is teh bad)

Then i got my Server
Which is mainly for my Lan's I host at the school i work at for DC++ and game servers (mmorpgs and such)
P4 1.7ghz
512mb RAM
Geforce MX440 64mb(Yer Baby)
40gb Western Digital
30gb somthing or rather
running XP pro (headless with RealVNC)


Ill post some pics later cause I realise I dont have any of my new computer

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby R1Budha » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:58 am UTC

No pics yet.
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* Antec 900 case with extra three bay HDD cage installed in replacement of 5-1/4" bays.
* Intel D975XBX2KR mobo
* Intel Q6600 Quad Core CPU (currently running at stock voltage while i "test" my new PSU)
* Zalman 9700LED CPU cooler (blue of course to match case led's)
* Antec TPQ-850 PSU (For the third time)
* 4x2GB Gskill DDR2 800
* SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950PRO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 GPU
* 8 x Seagate 750GB SATA3.0 HDD's (Two RAID arrays of Four drives each).
* 1 160GB IDE HDD for OS and temp storage.
* 64bit Windows Vista Ultimate

This machine, while used as my "primary" home machine, is one of many on my home network, and is used for gaming (mostly older games like HL2, etc), everyday activities, and a LARGE amount of video processing.

It also serves to store a large amount of Video files which can be streamed to all the other computers in the house, which are used as media center computers.

It is also a testing platform (via vm's) for my everyday job at a small software company.

It currently has VM's of XP ProSP2, Server 2003SP2, Server 2008Beta2, and Fedora 7 on it.

I also have another similar build with slightly lower components (Core2Duo E6400, X1550Pro, 4gb RAM, 400GB SATA Drives) which is a media center and video storage center as well.

Throw in the other 4 computers (plus a laptop) in my home and I don't need much in the way of heating in the winter. :)


(BTW, dont ever get this case if you want to put it in a bedroom. The LED's are very bright and WILL keep you awake... :mrgreen: )

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby jskyhawk » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:20 pm UTC

new here

i have

Intel core 2 quad (Q6600) G0 stepping, overclocked @ 3.6Ghz/ FSB 500x2
ABIT IP35 Pro mobo
2 GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-850
WD Raptor 10k RPM SATA 150 Gig
200 gig PATA WD
Lian-Li full tower
Zalman 650W


sorry no pics
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby b.i.o » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:23 pm UTC

jskyhawk wrote:new here

i have

Intel core 2 quad (Q6600) G0 stepping, overclocked @ 3.6Ghz/ FSB 500x2
ABIT IP35 Pro mobo
2 GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-850
WD Raptor 10k RPM SATA 150 Gig
200 gig PATA WD
Lian-Li full tower
Zalman 650W


sorry no pics


You have all of this and no graphics card!?

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby davean » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:40 am UTC

Yah, that motherboard doesn't have onboard and it isn't a server/workstation board.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby jskyhawk » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:42 pm UTC

Silver2Falcon wrote:
jskyhawk wrote:new here

i have

Intel core 2 quad (Q6600) G0 stepping, overclocked @ 3.6Ghz/ FSB 500x2
ABIT IP35 Pro mobo
2 GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-850
WD Raptor 10k RPM SATA 150 Gig
200 gig PATA WD
Lian-Li full tower
Zalman 650W


sorry no pics


You have all of this and no graphics card!?


right now just running a xfx 7200, gonna get a 8800 soon enough. this setup is only a month old. definitly looking for dx10 compatibility soon.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Amnesiasoft » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:23 am UTC

jskyhawk wrote:right now just running a xfx 7200, gonna get a 8800 soon enough. this setup is only a month old. definitly looking for dx10 compatibility soon.

DirectX 10 isn't all that amazing at the moment. Though the huge performance jump between the 7 to 8 series is most definitely worth the money.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby jskyhawk » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:28 am UTC

well that and unreal tournament 3 won't quite run
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby b.i.o » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:57 am UTC

Amnesiasoft wrote:
jskyhawk wrote:right now just running a xfx 7200, gonna get a 8800 soon enough. this setup is only a month old. definitly looking for dx10 compatibility soon.

DirectX 10 isn't all that amazing at the moment. Though the huge performance jump between the 7 to 8 series is most definitely worth the money.


Only if you get an 8800 though. Otherwise I'd say a 7950 is a better idea.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby Amnesiasoft » Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:14 am UTC

Silver2Falcon wrote:
Amnesiasoft wrote:
jskyhawk wrote:right now just running a xfx 7200, gonna get a 8800 soon enough. this setup is only a month old. definitly looking for dx10 compatibility soon.

DirectX 10 isn't all that amazing at the moment. Though the huge performance jump between the 7 to 8 series is most definitely worth the money.


Only if you get an 8800 though. Otherwise I'd say a 7950 is a better idea.

True, I guess that would have been a better way to put it. Though I think the 8600 benchmarks about the same as a 7800, but with the benefit of a unified shader architecture.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby b.i.o » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:52 am UTC

The 8600 GTS is close to a 7800, but both only have 256mb or ram--not enough if you're going to be working at any reasonably high resolution.

The 7900 GTX is probably the best single DX9 card you can get--dual 7950's will beat it out. An 8800 GT is definitely the best buy for those of us without unlimited budgets but who still want some serious power.


After this weekend I can post some pictures of what's probably going to be computing overkill. I ordered my new monitor yesterday, got it today (yay Newegg!), and now I'm just waiting on the desktop and old CRT.

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Postby RockoTDF » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:23 am UTC

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Desktop:
AMD 64 3500+
1 Gig DDR PC3200
160 Gig SATA Drive
Biostar Geforce 6100 Mobo
BFGTech GeForce 7600 GT
DVD Rom Drive
DVD Burner (stats escape me)
Dual 17" CRTs
Ubuntu Linux x86_64 7.04
Windows XP Pro SP 2

Laptop
Apple 12" iBook
1.33 Ghz G4 (ppc ftw)
40 Gig Drive
1 Gig Ram
Tiger (will get leopard once bugs are out)
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Postby taptap » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:07 pm UTC

let's hear it for those using dell monitors!!! LOL. All this time I thought i was the only one who still used CRT. Thanks for making me feel not-so-alone!

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Postby Amnesiasoft » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:46 pm UTC

taptap wrote:let's hear it for those using dell monitors!!! LOL. All this time I thought i was the only one who still used CRT. Thanks for making me feel not-so-alone!

Hey, I've got two 21" Dell CRTs that I use...sometimes...

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Postby RockoTDF » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:57 pm UTC

taptap wrote:let's hear it for those using dell monitors!!! LOL. All this time I thought i was the only one who still used CRT. Thanks for making me feel not-so-alone!


The story behind that Dell is that my grandma was buying a new dell but already had a nice LCD, and as I was assembling the machine for her online they only took off $20(!!!) if you selected no monitor, so I told her I was getting in on that deal realllll quick. The one on the right in a NEC that ive had for nearly five years that flickers every so often and needs to be degaussed more than I'd like....so an LCD is on the xmas list this year.

Then I'm afraid you might be alone, sorry! :roll:
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby b.i.o » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:58 am UTC

I actually have a 17" Dell CRT sitting in front of me that works perfectly. You're not alone.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby jskyhawk » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:36 pm UTC

had to get the 22" lcd once I upgraded, the 14" just wasn't cutting it.. like the raptor that started to die after 2 week. barracuda > raptor.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby LittleChrist » Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:58 am UTC

HP dv9500t "Zeus":

Intel Core2 Duo T7500 @ 2.2GHz
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
4GB DDR2 RAM
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
500GB 7200RPM Seagate FreeAgent USB2 External HD
HD DVD ROM DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
17" Widescreen LCD @ 1440x900
Running Windows Vista Ultimate x64

Toshiba R100A "Poseidon":
Intel Pentium M @ 1.1GHz
32MB Trident CyberBlade XP4
512MB DDR RAM
40GB 1.8" 4200RPM SATA Hard Drive
USB DVD ROM CD R/RW
12.1" LCD @ 1024x768
Running Windows XP Professional SP2
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby whatswithhumans » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:48 am UTC

desktop
motherboard: K8N Master 2-far
processors: two opteron 270s (running at 2.3 ghz)
ram: buffalo ecc registered 2 gigs
hard drives: three sata 250 gig (which i somehow found at a surplus store... for a total of 40 bucks)
video card: x300 :cry: (just ordered a 8800 gts though)

laptop
processor: 1.8 ghz of PURE SEMPRON POWER!!!!!!!!!!
ram: 512
hard drive: 40 gig
video card: crap
awesomeness: i painted it blue with pink pinstripes, and a neon orange keys... (its kind of like staring at the sun)

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby TheTankengine » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:11 pm UTC

Main desktop: DUALCOREBEAST
Intel Core 2 Duo e6420 OC'd to 2.6ish GHz
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU fan
evga nVidia GeForce 7600 GTS
2x1GB Adata DDR2-800MHz RAM
250GB Maxtor PATA + 120GB WD Sata + 300GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.8
Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 Motherboard
Ultra 500W PSU
Hauppage WinTV-PVR-150
XION case with sweet green LEDs!
22" KDS 1680x1050 LCD + 19" Hanns-G 1280x1024 LCD
Running Ubuntu 7.10
Also used as an mp3 server (gnump3d is really a great and simple program)

Tablet: NokiaBEAST
Nokia 770
64MB RAM + 128MB virtual memory
Bitchin 800x480 4.1" touchscreen
Running Maemo 2006 (Debian derivative)

iMac: iBEAST
500 MHz G3
DVD-ROM Drive
40GB 5400 RPM Maxtor HDD
256MB PC-133 SDRAM (w00t!)
Integrated 15" CRT
8MB ATI 3D Rage Pro integrated graphics
OS X 10.4.8 (Probably going to throw a Linux distro on there soon. gOS looks enticing)

ViewSonic HTPC
Intel Celeron
IR keyboard + remote
GeForce 6200
512MB RAM
Doesn't POST

My room is kind of littered with computer parts everywhere...
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby sethicus » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:06 am UTC

Laptop (Currently serving as Main Rig as Main Rig was wounded in action, and I've been to busy to fix):
MacBook Pro 17in.
2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo
2 GB RAM
120 GB HDD

Main Rig:
Chaintec K7DD Serverboard
Dual Processor AMD 2.0 GHz
1 GB RAM (will be upgraded when fixed)
1 80GB HDD for system and application files
2x 200 GB HDDs for Music, Movies, and Photography
ATi Radeon 9800 256MB

I also have an ass old compac presario that I used as a honeypot after my tech savvy neighbor hacked my 64bit encryption. I infected 2 of his computers before he realized it. Now it sits running in my closet with an unplugged network cable awaiting the day that he breaks my 128 bit.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby mezz » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:58 am UTC

Heh. I just upgraded mine days ago. First thing I buy with my first job: $1000 in computer parts!

Intel Core2 Quad (Q6600 G0 stepping) usually 2.4ghz, overclocked to 3.6ghz (9*400fsb)
Gigabyte P35C-DS3R motherboard
2x 1GB sticks of patriot ram at 800mhz (2*fsb, their max rated and in a 1:1 ratio which is nice)
ATI Radeon x1900xt (not new, but still good)
20" LCD

D-TEK FuZion CPU Block with quad splitter accelerator nozzle
DangerDen Tyee full cover water block with Vreg (for graphics card)
Swiftech MCW30 Chipset cooler
Swiftech MCR320-QP-K Triple 120mm Radiator
Swiftech MCP655™ 12 VDC Pump
5 low speed 120mm Yate loon fans (so quiet, and only $3 each <3)

I'm thinking of overclocking it further since my CPU temp is only 38C under full 24/7 load. My fans are all fixed speed so I may as well I think.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby b.i.o » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:27 pm UTC

I'd go for it. Core 2 Duos/Quads are such wonderful overclockers :D.

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby sethicus » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:14 pm UTC

mezz wrote:Nice Rig



I suggest some cable management. Try to route your PSU and SATA lines so all you see are the purty watercooling lines. Also, next time you purge your watercooling, get grommets for the through-case holes so you down wear away the tubing. That could be bad.
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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby b.i.o » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:07 pm UTC

Speaking of cable management (although this is external rather than internal), does anyone have any suggestions to reduce the mess that is caused by having a laptop, a desktop, 2 monitors, an external hard drive, and 2 sets of peripherals all in the same place?

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Re: Post your computing setup

Postby taptap » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:33 am UTC

Definetly. At home I have the same- my Orange Box rig, my home server rig, 2 monitors, a Belkin 4pc switcher, USB cables for my Sony PSP, Cell Phone, and extensions for my Jump Drives (to keep from crawling under my desk), plus the usual network cables, and modem cables. Since my orange box rig also runs sometimes as a HTPC, it also contains cables from my AVIVO, Component video and red/white audio cables, on top of the wiring for my surround sound, plus my behind-the times use of PS/2 keyboards and mice (I can't go wireless with my switchbox... PS/2 only!)

If you have too much time, like me, I installed Jacks for Component Video/Audio, RJ-45, RJ-11, and Monster (brand) power plugins that are surge protected at the jack itself to rid the common power strip from taking room up on my floor. I also use very short AC Power cables to rid of extra cable coiled up on my floor. The Jacks plug from my AVIVO compnent into my wall, and using monster cables that run under the house, they end at another jack on the other end of my room to plug directly into the TV. Network jacks run thruout my house, allowing me to use very short (3 ft) network cables anywhere, and very short phone cables. Any exposed cables are tidied up by using Rubbermaid "Cable Ducks" (I dont know if they sell that anymore- the box had a picture of an AT Style computer on it 8))It looks much cleaner, but it took alot of time crawling under the house.

Alternatively, http://www.cable-safe.com has a lot of solutions for cable management/pc area tidy-ness and their prices are reasonable and well worth it. You can also custom-create solutions to work for you.

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