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Rig Specs
« on: October 02, 2004, 06:49:47 am »
Lets see what ya'll got under the hood.

[Main PC]
AMD 3400+ (64bit)
2gb PC3200 (2x1gb)
Maxtor 7Y250M0 MAXLINE PLUS II 250GB SATA 7200RPM 8MB
DVD RW
DVD ROM
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra 256mb
Gigabyte GA-K8NNXP-754 nForce3
Thermal Take case & Keyboard (Red/Black)
550w PSU
Gigabyte GH-PCU21VG


[File Server] aka my old comp
AMD 3200
1gb DDR (2x512mb)
Maxtor 5A300J0 300 Gb
Maxtor 5A300J0 300 Gb
WDC WD800BB-00CAA1 80Gb
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128mb (must donate to kids)
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2004, 07:34:10 am »
PC 1
Dual Athlon 2400XP (modded to MP)
ASUS motherboard
512meg RAM PC 2100
2x 120 GB Maxtor as a RAID array
CD/RW
Radeon 9000 128MB
NEC MultiSync FP1370 22" monitor (shared with PC 3)
Mitsumi keyboard (shared with PC 3)
400 Watt Antec PSU

PC 2
Dual Athlon 2100XP (modded to MP may update to 2600MP or 2800MP)
ASUS motherboard
512meg RAM PC 2100
40 GB Maxtor 80GB Maxtor  (has access to 2x120 gb on PC 1)
CD/RW
ASUS gForce Model ?? (very low video demand on system)
Sony Mutliscan 210GS 17"
Mitsumi keyboard
500 (?) Watt Antec PSU

PC 3
Athlon 3200XP
1024meg RAM PC 3200
80 GB Maxtor (has access to 2x120 gb on PC 1)
DVD Rom (Considering a DVD RW)
Radeon 9000 128MB
NEC MultiSync FP1370 22" monitor (shared with PC 1)
Mitsumi keyboard (shared with PC 1)
Sandisk flashcard reader.
550 Watt Enermax PSU

All 3 machines have 10/100 network cards and are connected to a USR Router with a serial modem on the router.  The router has a hardware firewall.  There is also a Lexmark inkjet (X75) shared by all machines.

My video demands are not high.  SETI output ~ 37.5 WUs /day if not playing games.

I have a 4th machine to overhaul that will go to a friend once he has a place for it (only a 350mhz PII).  Used to be my mothers till I swapped it for my #4 machine (Athlon 2400XP).  Its HD is failing and I will put in 1 (or 2) spare 40 GB drives.

A 5th machine (Athlon 1400) should show up, I gave it to a friend but he has no current need for it and it has some heating problems he wants me to solve (likely just a disconnected fan power from moving it too much), I'll upgrade it to Athlon 2100XP using a spare chip when and if it shows and put it to SETI until he needs it again.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2004, 07:56:33 am »
Paste from my other thread:
AMD 2800XP Barton
512Mb ram pc2700
120Gig SATA HD
ASUS A7V600 mobo
on board 3com 1 gig ethernet
ATI 9600 128 Mb vid card
Creative 5.1 ES sound card
BenQ 16X dvd r/rw
420W power supply

Toshiba laptop:
2.7 gig Celeron (ugh)
512Mb ram shared with video, up to 64Mb (ugh)
DVD rw
40 gig hd
onboard audio, etc.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2004, 09:28:49 am »
AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1.67 GHz

256 MB SDRAM

MSI KM2M Micro ATX motherboard

nVidia GForce 2 MX-400 graphics

Creative Soundblaster 16 PCI sound

Yamaha 16x 10x 40x CD Burner

20 GB 7200 RPM Western Digital hard drive <-------spare drive. 40 gig main drive bit the dust


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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2004, 12:07:42 pm »
Intel 850 mhz system
512 megs of ram
64 meg GeForce card
20 gig HD
CD rom that doesnt work because I cant get it to work ( Just have not taken the time really )

the thing is still kicking hehe, hopefully for another year then I can upgrade
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2004, 12:17:58 pm »
2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64on a  MSI MS-6702 MB
2X 160.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity

AOPEN COM5232/AAH [CD-ROM drive]
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1213S [CD-ROM drive]

1536 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot '0' has 512 MB
Slot '1' has 512 MB
Slot '2' has 512 MB

RADEON X800 PRO [Display adapter]
RADEON X800 PRO Secondary [Display adapter]
 2 X Proview AY965C [Monitor] (19.1"vis, )

Running through a linksys Router / wireless.

Stat's From belarc of course.
I'll get back to posting the Second machine, even though I pretty much gave that to Denny.

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2004, 12:21:45 pm »
Wow. Some high end stuff floating around here!


Desktop PC (at school with me)
AMD XP 2800+
Sapphire Atlantis ATi Radeon 9600XT 256
512 MB Corsair XMS series ram.
80gb 7200 RPM Seagate "Barracude" HDD
CD/DVD RW/ROM/etc (it does it all, except dual layer DVD RW).
Sceptre Komodo X^7 17inch LCD (frickin beautiful!).
HP 5850 wireless LAN printer (with the roomate)
Logitech Z3 speakers.
ATi Tv Tuner Pro card (very sweet deal for $100 instead of a TV)
D-Link 108mbps Xtreme wireless card (used at home).


Laptop (also at school with me)
AMD 64 3200+
512 MB Kingston ram
60gb 7200 RMP Seagate (unsure type) HDD
CD/DVD RW/ROM/etc
15.4inch LCD (also beautiful)
ATi 9700 Mobility Pro 128

Think thats all that matters.
www.ibuypower.com for the laptop


www.raidmax.com for the computer case (built myself).
Go to 'product' > 'gaming cases' > 'storm 847'. Thats my case, mines's red. Very nice. Can't be it for <$50.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2004, 12:25:19 pm »
Doh forgot about that, thanks Iceman, Here's my case. http://www.xoxide.com/thxavwiv71.html

the thing is Not for Lan parties, I bet my system wieghs in at about 80 - 90 Lbs.

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2004, 02:11:39 pm »
1600 megahertz Intel Pentium 4
132.21 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
73.89 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

LG CD-RW CED-8042B [CD-ROM drive]
TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Promise 2+0 Stripe/RAID01.10 (81.96 GB) [Hard drive] -- drive 2
QUANTUM FIREBALL CX10.2A (10.26 GB) [Hard drive] -- drive 1
WDC WD400AB-00CMB0 (40.02 GB) [Hard drive] -- drive 0

VIA Technologies, Inc. P4X266-8233

 768 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 256 MB
Slot 'A1' has 512 MB
Slot 'A2' is Empty

RADEON 7200/RADEON VE [Display adapter]
RADEON 9000 Family [Display adapter]



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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2004, 02:26:51 pm »
AtlonXP 2800+
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Nforce 2 400 ultra
1024MB memory (512MBx2)
120GB maxtor ATA133
250GB maxtor Sirial ATA
Leadtek A380 ultra TDH (5950 ultra) 256 MB
Pioneer A-05 DVD-RW
LG DVD-CDRW


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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2004, 03:35:48 pm »
Doh forgot about that, thanks Iceman, Here's my case. http://www.xoxide.com/thxavwiv71.html

the thing is Not for Lan parties, I bet my system wieghs in at about 80 - 90 Lbs.

Stephen


My roomate has a very similiar case, the thing weighs a ton.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2004, 04:02:30 pm »
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AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (2.0 GHz on the average)
MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R (Via K8T800 chipset)
1 Gb DDR-400 RAM (regular vanilla Kingston)
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128 Mb RAM
120 Gb WD SATA (ATA 150)
Iomega 250 Mb Zip drive
IOMagic 52x DVD CDRW combo
LG CDRW
Antec True 430 PSU- 430 W (as advertised!)

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AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (1.83 GHz)
DFI NFII Ultra-AL (nVidia nForce2 Ultra 400  chipset)
1 Gb DDR-333 RAM (regular vanilla Kingston)
Connect 3D Radeon 9500 128 Mb RAM (no "L" shape)
40 Gb Maxtor ATA-100
Iomega 250 Mb Zip drive
Samsung CDRW
Thermaltake Silent Purepower 420 W PSU

... to tie them together
Netgear WGT624 router
Netgear WG311T adaptor

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2004, 07:24:20 pm »
Jesus boys... Stephan, E-look are you trying to make up for some other deficiency?
Just kidding.
Shortly after I made my box operational rl kicked me in the nuts and I didn't follow through with the things I wanted to do.
Oh well. Next project is the athalon 64 with a bx form factor.. hopefully it takes me less than a year and a half...
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2004, 09:07:28 pm »
Hey, likk,  me?  Check Mr.Cue's specs!  I think they more than edge mine out!

Anyhow, this is the first high-powered system in my life that I have owned.  Why?

Because I'm cheap.  I'm hoping that my Athlon 64 is going to last me MUCHO years and that my kid's AMD Barton 2500+ will keep him happy for the next few to several years.  Oh yeah, I can't afford to keep getting newer systems every couple of years!

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2004, 10:27:50 pm »
I beat you all. I have a Commodore 64.

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2004, 10:49:42 pm »
Toshiba Satellite 5205-s705

P IV 2.4 GHX w/ HT
1 gig DDR PC 2100 Ram
753 Mhz FBS motherboard
GeForce FX 5600 w 64 MB DDR
TV Tuner
Microsoft Windows Xp Media Center Edition
DVD -R/RW : CD -R/RW Combo Drive
Yahama AC-XG Dolby Digital 6.1 surround sound audio card DTS, THX certified
Harmon Kardon Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS, THX certified speakers with sub woofer built in.
Clear Advanced Super View (CASV) HD ultrasharp 15" Monitor
PC Card Slot, SD Slot, GB 5200 RPM HDD, and memory card slot..

Yes this is a laptop...
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2004, 10:52:32 pm »
Newcastle core AMD Athlon 64 3500+ running at 2.34 GHz
1 gig dual channel ram, hoping to bump this up in a few months
2 80 gig maxtor sata HD's stripe 0 raid 8 mb cache
ATI radeon 9800 128 MB video

Somewhere north of the Azores.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2004, 01:07:21 am »
Pentium 4 2.8GHz with H/T
Gigabyte GA-8IG1000 Pro motherboard http://www.giga-byte.com.au/MotherBoard/Products/Products_GA-8IG1000%20Pro%20(Rev%202.0).htm
1 GB Dual Channel (2x512MB) running at 800MHz FSB
Western Digital 120GB IDE ATA100 8MB 7200rpm HDD
Belkin Round UV reactive silver braided IDE and floppy cabling
CD-RW 52x24x52
DVD-RW 8x8x4 (only single layer)
Epson Stylus Photo R310 Printer
400W Aurora Blue Silent power supply (with variable speed large size blue glowing fan)
Lian Li Server Full Tower case, all aluminium, perspex side window, 6 glowing fans (I added extras) and an air filter) http://www.lian-li.com/product.php?action=viewPD&prdid=376 Here's a better picture http://www.xpcgear.com/lianlipc75case.html
Dvico FusionHDTV Digital TV card (High Definition) with remote control
Samsung SyncMaster 793s 17" CRT Monitor
Microsoft Digital Media Pro Keyboard
Logitech Optical Mouse
Panasonic 3.5" Floppy drive
hp iPAQ PocketPC h5550 series (connected through USB)
Belkin 4-port Cable/DSL Router
Belkin i-RDA USB receiver
Belkin Liquid Magic Neon case light (looks like a warp core)
Flexiglow XTreme Neon UV 30cm Cold Cathode Kit (for lighting up the cabling)
Flexiglow XTreme Neon Green 30cm Cold Cathode kit (makes the interior glow Borg green)
Flexiglow Red Laser Beam kit (with 3 lasers aimed at various things)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

It lights up like a Christmas tree and sounds like a jet engine when it starts up, lol.

I'm still using the onboard sound and video though. I use my stereo system for speakers. I built this computer myself about 10 months ago, at the time it was pretty good, although now it has already begun to become dated.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2004, 05:18:28 am »
Here is my current system:

Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
Intel Pentium 4 / 2.8CGHz 512k socket 478 Hyper Threading Technology 800 MHz FSB
Swiftec MCX4000 Heat-Sink with Thermaltake fan
2 - CORSAIR 512MB PC3200 Value Select. VS512MB400 DDR RAM (1024MB Total)
Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM ATA (133Mhz) Hard drive with 8Meg Buffer - connected to Secondary Slave IDE via Front Removable Drive Bay
Seagate 200GB 7200 SATA hard drive
Radion 9800 Pro 8x AGP Card with 256MB Ram
Lite-On 52x24x52x CD-RW & 16X DVD-ROM - connected to Secondary Master IDE
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 zs Gamer ? Limited Edition
19? Mitsubishi ? Diamond Pro 930sb CRT monitor
Logitech Z640 5.1 Speakers
3 1/2" Floppy: Basic Mitsumi
Thermaltake 480W W0010PFC
Antec PlusView 1000 AMG Case with four case fans (not including CPU or power supply)
Win2000 Pro SP4

I built this system around August 2003, it is starting to show it's age as well.  This thing still runs like a champ and does everything (and every game) I want to do.  I have to say though that if I had to build a system for myself today, I would probably build it on the same 478-pin frame and specs.  Except with a faster processor and Video card.  Until PCIe and SATA becomes the only standard I'll stick with what I have.  Although the Small Form Factor does look appealing, especially since I still lug my system to a occasional LAN party once an awhile.

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2004, 08:21:18 am »
AMD 2800 XP Barton (rated 333Mhz overclocked to 378Mhz; water cooled)
Abit AN7 motherboard
On-board sound and network connection
2 x 512Mb Corsair XMS 3200 memory
Nvidia GeForce FX 5950 Ultra - 256Mb
Antec TrueBlue 420w PSU
CDRW 52x24x52
DVD Rom x16
Maxtor 60Gb IDE HD :(
(might be getting 2nd HD today, yay me)

Edit: Got another Hard Drive Maxtor 200Gb SATA. Couldn't believe how easy it was to instal!
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2004, 04:34:14 pm »
I beat you all. I have a Commodore 64.

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2004, 10:20:06 pm »
Currently,

MSI K8T NEO-FIS2R
A64 3200+ "Clawhammer"
1- 1024 MB Corsair XMS 3200PT
2- 37.4GB WD Raptors(10000rpm) in Raid 0
Lite On 16x DVDR-RW
Lite ON 52xCDR-RW
Sony FDD
EVGA 6800GT
SB Audigy2 ZS
Enermax 420W Noisetaker PSU
Chieftec full tower case


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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2004, 06:53:01 am »
Currently,

2- 37.4GB WD Raptors(10000rpm) in Raid 0



Hay Elvis here is some interesting reading on Raid 0 configurations, you might find it interesting.

http://anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2101

Enjoy.

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2004, 04:38:53 pm »
well my come is

amd athlon 1533 mhz
my ram is crucial  256mb 184-pin dimm 32x64 ddr pc2700
one cd burner hp 9100
one dvd-rom lg
4 hd 2 intern 2 outside 2x80 1x40 1x20

video card is nvidia or is it the mothre board well sound card and video card are part of the mother board
my cable modem is doxport com21

if there anything esle well i don't know much :)

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2004, 09:03:05 pm »
P4 3.2
1 GB (2 512) of ddr 3200 (crucial i tinkk...)
Geforce fx 5900 128 mb (going to upgrade to 6800 eventually)
Sound blaster audigy 2 ZS
Tv tuner :)
DVD/CD-rw (liteon)
120 GB WD SATA HD
Asus Mobo

All inside a big Antec Plusview 1000?
weighs in at around 45-50 pounds (sucked shipping it home)

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2004, 09:05:13 pm »
Hey Tus,

What Kind of TV tuner do you have? I've been looking around at them, But I have no Idea what to buy as far as Having Digital Cable.

stephen
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2004, 09:09:20 pm »
Sheesh.  All I know is I have an e-machine off the shelf with a cdrw.


NPR is a lot like NASCAR.  Two hundred miles an hour in a circle, and you end up right back where you started with nothing but lost time for the effort.


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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2004, 09:25:26 pm »
Hey Tus,

What Kind of TV tuner do you have? I've been looking around at them, But I have no Idea what to buy as far as Having Digital Cable.

stephen

your best bet would be to look on www.newegg.com  not sure what i have as i'm not in my room to take a look (i can never remember my specs exactly... only time that happened was when i first put my system together lol)
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2004, 09:27:39 pm »
So, if I can ask a silly question, I was told that my hard drive is called a big foot and that is what slows down my response time, as well as having less than 128k of ram on the mother board (?).  What should I do and what would be the benefits?


NPR is a lot like NASCAR.  Two hundred miles an hour in a circle, and you end up right back where you started with nothing but lost time for the effort.


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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2004, 10:16:21 pm »
Quote
Hay Elvis here is some interesting reading on Raid 0 configurations, you might find it interesting.

Don't believe everything you read.... ;)

There is always someone wanting to pop my balloon.  8)

I read it when it first came out, I'm not going to say its faster the numbers don't prove it in the benchmarks; but it certainly feels fast. My motherboard supported RAID 0, and those hard drives were the best at the time, so I bought a couple. AT some point I'm going to add a storage drive and I'm eyeing one of those 300GB, 16MB buffer monsters.
 

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2004, 07:47:59 am »
Commodore 64?  I know I can beat that.  I had a +4!!


NPR is a lot like NASCAR.  Two hundred miles an hour in a circle, and you end up right back where you started with nothing but lost time for the effort.


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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2004, 09:01:07 am »
So, if I can ask a silly question, I was told that my hard drive is called a big foot and that is what slows down my response time, as well as having less than 128k of ram on the mother board (?).  What should I do and what would be the benefits?

I've never heard of a bigfoot hard drive. And trust me, you have more than 128K of memory ;)

Right click on My Computer and select properties, under computer near the bottom it will tell you what processor and the amount of memory you have.

Edit: OK, I can see you got some help in the other thread.  8)
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2004, 09:12:46 am »
So, if I can ask a silly question, I was told that my hard drive is called a big foot and that is what slows down my response time, as well as having less than 128k of ram on the mother board (?).  What should I do and what would be the benefits?
The name "bigfoot" is refering to the physical size of your hard drive normally hard drives come in the standard 3.5 inch width, the bigfoot is a 5.25 inches wide and were made to fit better in the open 5.25 bay slots in the case. normally the bigfoot ran at a slower RPM (mostly 5400 RPM) that its 3.5" counterparts wich reduced the performance of the read and write times on the HDD.

as fo rthe 128k are you sure its not 128Mb of ram ?


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« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2004, 10:00:47 am »
I posted the information that I got from the site Stephen provided a link to, (+1).  But to be honest, it is all chinese to me. I put it in the Angel Slayer thread he started here.  Should have called the thread 'Computers for Dummies' considering it is me that is asking the questions.


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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2004, 10:08:25 am »
dont feel bad Angel Slayer there are so many people out there that do not know much about computers and you are no dummy you are just not computer savy and alot of us here work in the computer industry if you ever have any questions please feel free to email me and ill be glad to answer it for you <wulf111@gmail.com


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« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2004, 10:10:45 am »
I appreciate it.  My next system is being built by WillWeasel.  He started naming parts and I just told him to put the thing together.  I didn't understand anything he said.  So, I just put it in his hands.  But I am interested in learning about them.  I've started buying mags and such, but I know I've got a loooong way to go.


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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2004, 10:17:03 am »
i can recomend CPU and Maximum PC are great magazines


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« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2004, 10:18:54 am »
Then I'll look for them.  By the way, my e-mail is angelslayer.angel@gmail.com


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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2004, 06:35:04 pm »
i can recomend CPU and Maximum PC are great magazines

I would agree with those.  Too bad Byte was killed.  :(

I would also add that I ceased reading any magazine from Ziff-Davis as their "Editor's Choice" and reviews had become clearly dictated by who had the most advertising in the magazine.  The bias made the magazines worthless.  So either stay away from them or take their info with a very large helping of cynicism.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2004, 07:54:40 pm »
i can recomend CPU and Maximum PC are great magazines

I would agree with those.  Too bad Byte was killed.  :(

I would also add that I ceased reading any magazine from Ziff-Davis as their "Editor's Choice" and reviews had become clearly dictated by who had the most advertising in the magazine.  The bias made the magazines worthless.  So either stay away from them or take their info with a very large helping of cynicism.

I have to agree with the above Maximum PC is probably the best computer magazine I have seen in a while.  Max PC doesn't seem to care who puts ads in their magazine, if the product stinks they will say so.  That seems to be the opposite of Ziff-Davis Mag's, I sometimes have to wonder if they even installed the products before they wrote the review.  Personally if I want to read a product review, I'll go read reviews at places like Newegg, at least I know the people used the products they reviewed.

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2004, 08:10:09 pm »
Now that all the high end Spots Cars & Sedans have been profiled, here comes the dented 4 cylinder commuter mixed mut:

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WinFast TV2000 XP TV/Capture Card
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Creative DVD-ROM DVD1241E 12X
Creative SB Live! Value
Altec Surround Sound Mini Speakers with SubWoofer
Netgear FA311 Fast Ethernet Adapter
RCA Cable Modem
Lucent Winmodem
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Logitech Deluxe Access KB
Microsoft Trackball Optical
USB Hub
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« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2004, 08:21:52 pm »
Now that all the high end Spots Cars & Sedans have been profiled, here comes the dented 4 cylinder commuter mixed mut:

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I'll see your 4 cylinder dented commuter and raise you a 2 cylinder antique.  :)

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« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2004, 08:30:26 pm »
Can you say, YUGO!  ;)
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2004, 11:58:30 am »
Just built a P4 2.8GHZ hyperthreaded machine.  Has 1GB 400MHZ DDR RAM, 1MB Cache, and a GForce 5200 FX card with 256MB DDR.  Running everything on an Intel motherboard.  It's not a race car, but it's rock-solid performance wise.  Almost never crashes to desktop.
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« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2004, 02:01:52 pm »
Main Machine

AMD Athlon 2400+ 2.0GHz Processor
512 MB RAM
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integrated nVidia GeForce4 MX (pulls 64MB from system RAM for video, reducing effective total to 448)
Windows XP home
a.k.a. upgraded HP Pavilion 725n

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Intel Celeron 1.2GHz
512 MB RAM
30 GB hard disk (unknown brand, but the model numbers match the portable Hitachi I have in a see-thru case)
generic video, but luckily not Intel (w00t), supports two monitors, but only uses 16 MB RAM for video
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2004, 05:32:26 pm »
This pc im on now is  my second build , MSI Nforce2 k7n2g ,AMD 2500+ Barton chip , 1 gb ddr 400 , maxtor 30gb 7200 hd (used from 1st build)  nVidaGF- FX 5200 128mb DDR(upgrade from the onboard vid) samsung 955 DF monitor , set of logitec 640z surround speakers .My case is some cheap thing i found but i can see in it with the 3 bluelight fans, cheap optical mouse an keyboard, 54x cd rom, 52x LG burner, everthing is black an silver, running xp-pro os......... thats bout it lol does what i need it to it will be awhile before i mess with this crap again the spec race is to much to keep up on ..........

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2004, 11:58:58 pm »
How do you like your Barton 2500+?

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #47 on: December 15, 2004, 10:11:14 pm »
Intel P4 2.4 gHz
512K PC400 RAMBUS Memory
Nvidia GeForce TI 4600
WD 120 GB HD
Ricoh DVD-ROM/CD-RW
Sony DVD+-R/RW
Sound Blaster Audigy
Antec Mid-Tower Case
Windows XP Pro

I suppose in less than a year it will be time to upgrade  ::) ;)
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2004, 11:55:10 am »
Been gone for a few days, um i like it E_look does fine im not a expert in pc stuff by any means but i understand i could get a bit more out of it if i wanted ,but i leave that linda stuff alone lol

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2004, 08:33:37 am »
Well "my" machine at home is as follows:

3.2 Ghz Prescott LGA 800 Mhz FSB Intel Processor
1 Gig of DDR2 533 Mhz RAM
X600 PCI-express ATI Video card
120 GB SATA 150 HD (boot)
80 GB SATA 150 HD (storage)
250 GB SATA HD (Video and Sound production)
120 GB USB2 Portabale ATA HD (Music Library)
19" Monitor.
Creative 5.1 Surround Speakers.


Other machines in the house are my wifes 1.333 Ghz Athalon workstation.  My storage server, 1.333 Ghz Athalon running Red Hat 9.0.  Old machine running older games and such P3 550 with the ATI all in wonder card so I can watch the game while at my computer.  Then we also have the 1.4 Ghz Intel Laptop for wireless computing and trips.

So for our Family of 2 we have five computers.... Hmmm... I guess I really am a geek.

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2004, 09:25:39 am »
Work Machine

Dual 2.8Ghz Xeon w/HT
1Gb RAM
Quadro FX 1000 128Mb
Dell 1800FP (18" TFT)
80Gb 7200rpm Seagate 8Mb Cache
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2004, 09:36:46 pm »
I beat you all. I have a Commodore 64.

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Go for it...I still have mine, operational, and 2 Happy drives...dust it off to play M.U.L.E. and Alternate Reality....the good old days when 64K of memory was king!!!

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2004, 06:29:11 pm »
My BDay gift has arrived and I'm Pimping my Ride so to speak:

changing out the AOpen CRW1232 40X/32X/12X for NEC ND-3500A 16X DVD-RW. Good-bye VCDs, hello DVDs. ;D
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2004, 06:30:55 pm »
Good On You Antman. I'm sure you'll enjoy the new DVD drive greatly.

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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2004, 09:34:43 am »
I am excited now!!  On New Years Eve I give WillWeasel the remaining funds to get my new system rolling and completed.  Hopefully, within a week of doing so, I'll be driving a new computer.  And, as a side note, he bought another 256m stick of memory for this computer, so it should run better too!!
   That means I will start 2005 with TWO systems!!  YAAAYYY!!!! (We really need a happy dance emoticon!!)
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2004, 11:13:12 am »
My rig now includes an external USB2 Liteon DVD +/- RW Dual Layer capable burner.  Unfortunately the existing DVD drive can't read the resulting DVD RWs either + or - versions.  A Christmas gift.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2004, 07:34:37 pm »
Let's see, I've got this desktop at school

AMD XP 2800+ Barton
ATi 9600XT 256mb
Seagate 80gb "Barracuda" 7200rpm HDD
Maxtor 20gb "DiamondMax" 7200 HDD
512mb Corsair XMS pc-2700 (333) ram
Soyo  KT-600 Dragon Ultra Platinum motherboard
Sceptre x7 komodo 17" LCD monitor. ~10-15ms response time, really gorgeous.
NEC 16x +- DVD/CD reader/writer

Think that about covers it. HDD's are both IDE

My laptop...from ibuypower.com

AMD64 3000+
512mb Corsair ram
60gb Seagate 7200rpm
ATi mobility Radeon 9600pro 128 (I think, could be 256)
All-in-one built in card reader
Built in 54mbps wireless
15" monitor

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« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2004, 07:34:59 pm »
My rig now includes an external USB2 Liteon DVD +/- RW Dual Layer capable burner.  Unfortunately the existing DVD drive can't read the resulting DVD RWs either + or - versions.  A Christmas gift.

That's extremely odd.
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« Reply #58 on: January 01, 2005, 03:04:51 am »
My rig now includes an external USB2 Liteon DVD +/- RW Dual Layer capable burner.  Unfortunately the existing DVD drive can't read the resulting DVD RWs either + or - versions.  A Christmas gift.

That's extremely odd.

Not really.  The DVD-Rom is really old.  I don't think that there were even specs out yet for DVD R let alone RW when I bought it.  Just like some very old CD-Roms won't read (most) CD-Rs and CD-RWs.  Now I have an excuse to upgrade.  :)  I still need to test the new drive on burning CD RWs, its supposed to do them but I haven't tried. 

The only thing that I have used the DVD RW for so far is to back up my patch files - specifically the SFC patches.  All of them not just the current version.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #59 on: January 20, 2005, 04:10:19 pm »
amd athlon 64 winchester 3000+ socket 939
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512mb OCZ pc3200 EL series
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« Reply #60 on: August 05, 2007, 05:08:42 pm »
Who has upgraded?
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« Reply #61 on: August 05, 2007, 06:23:59 pm »
1600 megahertz Intel Pentium 4
132.21 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
73.89 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

LG CD-RW CED-8042B [CD-ROM drive]
TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Promise 2+0 Stripe/RAID01.10 (81.96 GB) [Hard drive] -- drive 2
QUANTUM FIREBALL CX10.2A (10.26 GB) [Hard drive] -- drive 1
WDC WD400AB-00CMB0 (40.02 GB) [Hard drive] -- drive 0

VIA Technologies, Inc. P4X266-8233

 768 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 256 MB
Slot 'A1' has 512 MB
Slot 'A2' is Empty

RADEON 7200/RADEON VE [Display adapter]
RADEON 9000 Family [Display adapter]

This one has a new mother board (Shuttle AV40 > AV49PN) and some new drives (80 gig, 60 gig, 80 gig raid 0) but is running the same CPU and RAM.  Soon it will get a modest upgrade to the RAM and CPU. the PC2100 will be upgraded to PC3200 and a 2.26 CPU (from taldren board member Cpt Chaos) running at 533. The board is currently running at 400.   RAC=280

PC#2
Asus P4P800 E running @ 800fsb with a 2.6 P4, 1 gig Ram, 200 gig ATA boot drive, Promise Raid 0 200 gig x2 = 400 gig, 120 gig SATA Seagate.
RAC=800+
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2007, 06:10:01 am »
Athlon 64 X2 3800+
2 gig PC3200
2 EvGA Nvidia 7600 GTs in SLI
200 gig primary HD, 7200 RPM
80 gig secondary HD, 7200 RPM (wife's business drive)
18X DVD+-R writer
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #63 on: August 06, 2007, 07:31:57 am »
Used this years tax refund to sorta upgrade my old mixed mutt machine by combining the old 19" LCD, 16XDVD-RW, LeadTek Capture Card, floppy with the new:
(Socket AM2) AMD Athlon™64 X2 3600+ Dual-Core
1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory
GigaByte GA-M55SLI-S4 nForce4 SLI Chipset DDR2/800 SATA 16x PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN,IEEE1394,USB2.0,&7.1Audio
CoolerMaster Stacker 830 Tower with Apevia 680W BEAST POWER ATX Power Supply
AMD ATHLON64 CPU fan & heatsink + 3 extra case fans
1 NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 512MB PCI Express x16 SLI
250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
16X DVD ROM
Internal 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer
XP Home Edition w/ Service Pack 2

(plan to further upgrade the memory when Vista solidifies in 2-3 years, graphics to a 2nd card when it drops below $100, then CPU to the max the board will take in 3-4 years when the price has dropped about $500)

Got an Averatech 7115-EH1 laptop for the wife back in November:
AMD Sempron 3000+ Mobile Processor
512MB PC2700 DDR Memory
80GB ATA Hard Drive
Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Burner
17" WXGA+ (1440x900) Wide LCD
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Integrated Graphics with 128MB Shared Memory
v.90 56Kbps Modem, 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11b/g Wireless
Three USB 2.0, One FireWire, One Type II PC Card Slot and 5-in-1 Reader
15.5" x 10.9" x 1.4" @ 7.2 lbs.
Windows XP Home

Just enough to do her school work or pay the bills whilst in front of the Tivo or watching the kids outside.
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« Reply #64 on: August 06, 2007, 11:28:05 am »
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PC 1
Dual Athlon 2400XP (modded to MP)
ASUS motherboard
512meg RAM PC 2100
2x 120 GB Maxtor as a RAID array
CD/RW
Radeon 9000 128MB
NEC MultiSync FP1370 22" monitor (shared with PC 3)
Mitsumi keyboard (shared with PC 3)
400 Watt Antec PSU

Added DVD/RW

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PC 2
Dual Athlon 2100XP (modded to MP may update to 2600MP or 2800MP)
ASUS motherboard
512meg RAM PC 2100
40 GB Maxtor 80GB Maxtor  (has access to 2x120 gb on PC 1)
CD/RW
ASUS gForce Model ?? (very low video demand on system)
Sony Mutliscan 210GS 17"
Mitsumi keyboard
500 (?) Watt Antec PSU

Down for the count.  May be rebuilt at some point.

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PC 3
Athlon 3200XP
1024meg RAM PC 3200
80 GB Maxtor (has access to 2x120 gb on PC 1)
DVD Rom (Considering a DVD RW)
Radeon 9000 128MB
NEC MultiSync FP1370 22" monitor (shared with PC 1)
Mitsumi keyboard (shared with PC 1)
Sandisk flashcard reader.
550 Watt Enermax PSU

Changed HD to 250GB Maxtor.  Changed Video to ATI AIW 9800.  Replace DVD Rom with DVD/RW

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All 3 machines have 10/100 network cards and are connected to a USR Router with a serial modem on the router.  The router has a hardware firewall.  There is also a Lexmark inkjet (X75) shared by all machines.

Router has had power supply changed twice.

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My video demands are not high.  SETI output ~ 37.5 WUs /day if not playing games. 

SETI offline due to probability of being permanently laid off in the next few months.  I will return once things stabilize and I either have a new job or know I don't need to worry about it afterall.

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I have a 4th machine to overhaul that will go to a friend once he has a place for it (only a 350mhz PII).  Used to be my mothers till I swapped it for my #4 machine (Athlon 2400XP).  Its HD is failing and I will put in 1 (or 2) spare 40 GB drives.

Passed on to friend.

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A 5th machine (Athlon 1400) should show up, I gave it to a friend but he has no current need for it and it has some heating problems he wants me to solve (likely just a disconnected fan power from moving it too much), I'll upgrade it to Athlon 2100XP using a spare chip when and if it shows and put it to SETI until he needs it again.

Returned to friend.  Upgraded the processor to XP 2100+, ATI Radeon 7000 replaced with 9000 (9000 was replaced in machine #3 and added here), DVD Rom replaced with DVD/RW.  It took him months to find out that the DVD/RW was there even though the burning software was loaded.  It turned out that it was not overheating but that he had never run a defragmentation on the HD (it took 4 hours to defragment the 2GB C partition).

I neglected to add the Acer laptop.  1.8ghz Turion processor, 15.4 inch screen.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #65 on: August 06, 2007, 12:18:12 pm »
My old system was an Athlon XP 2600+ processor.  Forgot the socket.  ECS motherboard.  Don't remember the model.
She had 1.5 gigs of Kingston DDR ram, PC2700.
nVidia GeForce FX5200 AGP with 128 megs of ram on board.
Creative Labs Audigy 4
Sony DRU800A dual layer DVD burner
Mobile racks for nearly limitless hard drive space, but main drive was a Western Digital 160 gig IDE hard drive
Windows XP Home w/SP2
350 watt Antec power supply

Current rig:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ AM2 socket
Gigabyte GA-M55Plus-S3G rev 1.2 motherboard
1 gig, Single Channel, Kingston KVR800D2N5 memory, DDR2 PC-6400  (I know, I need at least another gig.  Haven't had the cash to get one)
Zalman heatsink.  Forgot the model number.
Antec Trueblue 2.0 430 watt PSU
EVGA nVidia Geforce 7300 GT PCI-E graphics with 512 megs of ram on board
Same sound card as before
New mobile racks, but main hard drive is 250 gig Western Digital IDE hard drive
In this new rig I installed my old, unused ZIP250 interal drive
Adaptec media card reader
Pioneer DVR-111C dual layer DVD burner with Lightscribe capabilities
Currently running Windows XP Home SP2 on main hard drive, and running XP Pro SP2 on my mother's hard drive, and on my SATA hard drive which I tinker around with.

Haven't made the transition to SATA drives yet because I haven't had the money to buy a bunch of SATA drives, even though they're dirt cheap these days.  But I will in the future.  The board has 4 SATA ports, and 2 IDE channels. 




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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2007, 01:02:43 pm »
Current Rig

Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) Kentsfield
ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4
2 x 74gb WD Raptor HD (raid 0... ya i know... no redundancy... don't care)
200gb external HD
2 x eVGA Nvidia 8800 GTS 320mb (should have went for the 640...o well) (SLI)
Creative 7.1 channel Xi-Fi XtremeGamer
700 Watt OCZ PSU
SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model SH-S182M/BEBE
LG Black E-IDE/ATAPI DVD-ROM Multi Read Drive Model GDR-8164BK
SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM

Dell 24" widescreen monitor (HD) :)
Logitech Z5500 505Watt 5.1 Speaker system

Currently running Windows xp SP2

when purchased.. 3 grand (now about 2300)
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2007, 01:41:38 pm »
Current Rig

Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) Kentsfield
ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4
2 x 74gb WD Raptor HD (raid 0... ya i know... no redundancy... don't care)
200gb external HD
2 x eVGA Nvidia 8800 GTS 320mb (should have went for the 640...o well) (SLI)
Creative 7.1 channel Xi-Fi XtremeGamer
700 Watt OCZ PSU
SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model SH-S182M/BEBE
LG Black E-IDE/ATAPI DVD-ROM Multi Read Drive Model GDR-8164BK
SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM

Dell 24" widescreen monitor (HD) :)
Logitech Z5500 505Watt 5.1 Speaker system

Currently running Windows xp SP2

when purchased.. 3 grand (now about 2300)

You must have sweet data retrieval times with those hard drives.  *drools*  And I hate you real bad right now for having such a nice monitor.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #68 on: August 07, 2007, 11:55:13 am »
-Pentium 4 Processor x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~1794 Mhz

-Intel Motherboard D854PT with Chipset i845D Rev 4, Southbridge 82801BA(ICH2), and Sensor 5B5B FFFFFFFF

-180GB HD Capacity of 2x 80GB + 1 20GB
--Maxtor 20GB UATA 5400RPM with 2 MB Cache [Backup]
--Maxtor 80GB UATA 7200RPM with 8 MB Cache [Secondary]
--Western Digital 80GB UATA 7200RPM with 8MB Cache [Primary]

-4X AGP 128 bit 512MB DDR2 [800MHz] ATI Radeon X1600 Pro VPU in 12-pipe rendering architecture with OpenGL 2.0 and Shader Model 3.0 and 2x400MHz RAMDAC

-768MB DDR[1x256 PC 2100(133MHz) & 1x512 PC 2700(166MHz)] RAM

-Intel PRO/100 VE Packet Schedular Miniport Ethernet Card with IPv6

-Sound Blaster Live Digital Sound Card

-Logitech Wireless Optical rechargable mouse

-Eclipse Saitek background lit Keyboard on USB Port

-CRT Mitsubishi Diamond Point SB70 Moniter

-CD Drives/Floppy
--Pioneer UATA DVDROM with DVDR and DVDRW Ultra Speed and CDR and CDRW Ultra Speed
--UATA CDRW[_NEC NR-7900A] High Speed
--Standard 3.5in Floppy Drive

-BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. PT84510A.15A.0004.P02.0112051220, 12/05/2001

-OS Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600

-Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #69 on: June 10, 2008, 03:03:15 pm »

Current rig:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ AM2 socket
Gigabyte GA-M55Plus-S3G rev 1.2 motherboard
1 gig, Single Channel, Kingston KVR800D2N5 memory, DDR2 PC-6400  (I know, I need at least another gig.  Haven't had the cash to get one)
Zalman heatsink.  Forgot the model number.
Antec Trueblue 2.0 430 watt PSU
EVGA nVidia Geforce 7300 GT PCI-E graphics with 512 megs of ram on board
Same sound card as before
New mobile racks, but main hard drive is 250 gig Western Digital IDE hard drive
In this new rig I installed my old, unused ZIP250 interal drive
Adaptec media card reader
Pioneer DVR-111C dual layer DVD burner with Lightscribe capabilities
Currently running Windows XP Home SP2 on main hard drive, and running XP Pro SP2 on my mother's hard drive, and on my SATA hard drive which I tinker around with.

Haven't made the transition to SATA drives yet because I haven't had the money to buy a bunch of SATA drives, even though they're dirt cheap these days.  But I will in the future.  The board has 4 SATA ports, and 2 IDE channels. 


I've upgraded a bit since last time.

Here are the additions:

Additional 1 gig, Kingston KVR800D2N5 PC6400 DDR2 ram.  Total system ram, 2 gigs.

Antec Neopower 650 watt modular power supply.

Main hard drive is a Western Digital 500 gig SATAII plugged in via a mobile rack.  Mother's hard drive is a 250 gig Western Digital SATAII hard drive, using mobile rack.

Additional 500 gig SATAII Western Digital installed as slave drive for additional storage.

Thanks to a very generous friend from these boards, I'll soon have a GeForce 7950GT KO graphics card.

If I'm able to, I'll get a new mobo that can handle my processor and memory, and allow me to do SLI, since I have 2 of these bad boy cards.

Now, just need to get a new monitor and I'll be happy.  And a faster processor, while they're still making them.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #70 on: June 10, 2008, 06:26:30 pm »
Just built a new system

DFI Lanparty DK 790FX MB
AMD Phenom Blackbox edition 2.6 GHZ Quadcore
ATI 3870X2 PCiExpress 2.0 Video Card with 1GB DDR3
4 GB 5-5-5-15 Kingston 1066 DDR2 RAM
WD Caviar 500GB SATA Drive
Seagate 250GB SATA Drive
Seagate 500 GB USB Drive (Backups)
Benq DVD RW+/-
Floppy Drive (I don't know why)
Soprano Mid-tower
750W Anteq Powersupply with Adjustable Fan
80 CFM 120 mm Turbine-style front case system fan
80 CFM 120 mm Turbine-style rear case fan
50 CFM 80 mm Blowhole fan
19" Gateway LCD Monitor 1440x900 @60hz max monitor

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« Reply #71 on: June 10, 2008, 10:11:10 pm »
Just built a new system

DFI Lanparty DK 790FX MB
AMD Phenom Blackbox edition 2.6 GHZ Quadcore
ATI 3870X2 PCiExpress 2.0 Video Card with 1GB DDR3
4 GB 5-5-5-15 Kingston 1066 DDR2 RAM
WD Caviar 500GB SATA Drive
Seagate 250GB SATA Drive
Seagate 500 GB USB Drive (Backups)
Benq DVD RW+/-
Floppy Drive (I don't know why)
Soprano Mid-tower
750W Anteq Powersupply with Adjustable Fan
80 CFM 120 mm Turbine-style front case system fan
80 CFM 120 mm Turbine-style rear case fan
50 CFM 80 mm Blowhole fan
19" Gateway LCD Monitor 1440x900 @60hz max monitor

Running Vista Ultimate 64 BIT

AAAHHH!!  Another person that likes Kingston ram and Antec power supplies.  :-D  Me happy.
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« Reply #72 on: June 10, 2008, 10:17:51 pm »
Just built a new system

DFI Lanparty DK 790FX MB
AMD Phenom Blackbox edition 2.6 GHZ Quadcore
ATI 3870X2 PCiExpress 2.0 Video Card with 1GB DDR3
4 GB 5-5-5-15 Kingston 1066 DDR2 RAM
WD Caviar 500GB SATA Drive
Seagate 250GB SATA Drive
Seagate 500 GB USB Drive (Backups)
Benq DVD RW+/-
Floppy Drive (I don't know why)
Soprano Mid-tower
750W Anteq Powersupply with Adjustable Fan
80 CFM 120 mm Turbine-style front case system fan
80 CFM 120 mm Turbine-style rear case fan
50 CFM 80 mm Blowhole fan
19" Gateway LCD Monitor 1440x900 @60hz max monitor

Running Vista Ultimate 64 BIT

AAAHHH!!  Another person that likes Kingston ram and Antec power supplies.  :-D  Me happy.

I will say the PS is a little loud, but it's an older one.  Next time I'm buying one of the ones with modular cableing.
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« Reply #73 on: June 10, 2008, 10:45:11 pm »
Just built a new system

DFI Lanparty DK 790FX MB
AMD Phenom Blackbox edition 2.6 GHZ Quadcore
ATI 3870X2 PCiExpress 2.0 Video Card with 1GB DDR3
4 GB 5-5-5-15 Kingston 1066 DDR2 RAM
WD Caviar 500GB SATA Drive
Seagate 250GB SATA Drive
Seagate 500 GB USB Drive (Backups)
Benq DVD RW+/-
Floppy Drive (I don't know why)
Soprano Mid-tower
750W Anteq Powersupply with Adjustable Fan
80 CFM 120 mm Turbine-style front case system fan
80 CFM 120 mm Turbine-style rear case fan
50 CFM 80 mm Blowhole fan
19" Gateway LCD Monitor 1440x900 @60hz max monitor

Running Vista Ultimate 64 BIT

AAAHHH!!  Another person that likes Kingston ram and Antec power supplies.  :-D  Me happy.

I will say the PS is a little loud, but it's an older one.  Next time I'm buying one of the ones with modular cableing.

I remember when I got my last PSU when I first built my current rig.  I had all the fans running at top speed, and one of the panels was off cause I hadn't installed everything I wanted to yet, and the computer was actually so quiet, my mother didn't know it was on.

But, as times goes by, the system gets a little louder cause the fans get broken in more and more.

But, my personal view is, as long as they're kept clean, and still running, and don't get too too loud that I can't even hear the television, then I'm good.
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« Reply #74 on: June 10, 2008, 10:53:50 pm »
A "rebuild" that turned out to use very few of the original parts.

The original machine
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Dual Athlon 2100XP (modded to MP may update to 2600MP or 2800MP)
ASUS motherboard
512meg RAM PC 2100
40 GB Maxtor 80GB Maxtor  (has access to 2x120 gb on PC 1)
CD/RW
ASUS gForce Model ?? (very low video demand on system)
Sony Mutliscan 210GS 17"
Mitsumi keyboard
500 (?) Watt Antec PSU

The rebuilt machine:
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CPU Intel Core2Duo E6600 2.4ghz
Motherboard P5B-E
600w PSU (antec I think)
Video Card - Asus EN 7100GS
NEC MultiSync FP1370 22" monitor (shared with my windows machine.)
2x 1GB DDR2 667mhz
500gb SATA HD
LG SATA DVD-RW

Mitsumi keyboard
Microsoft Optical trackball.
Thermaltake Swing ATX case mid tower.
LinuxMint 4.0 KDE community edition

The machine was supposed to use the original HD and DVD/CD drives but it turned out that the ATA HD controller is not "real" it is a chip that translates from the ATA drives to the SATA controller.  My Linux version did not yet support that chip so I had to replace the drives as well.  Except for the drives the parts had all been bought back in last July.  The rebuild was delayed due to not knowing when or if I was going to be laid off.  A couple of months ago I decided to finish the rebuild (the drives cost about $200) rather than waste the money already spent.  I just yesterday transferred my software and data to this machine.  It is doing quite nicely.

I also have a "salvaged" Dell (P4 2.8 ghz) that I am considering making a "frankenputer" out of by cannibalizing my gaming machine to build up the Dell.  That is IF the Dell can take the hardware (in theory it should but its a Dell so I can't really be sure)
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« Reply #75 on: June 10, 2008, 11:13:07 pm »
If and when I build a new computer, I am thinking of going Intel dual core.  Then again, it depends on what I'm feeling at the time.
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« Reply #76 on: June 11, 2008, 06:47:03 am »
If and when I build a new computer, I am thinking of going Intel dual core.  Then again, it depends on what I'm feeling at the time.

I went AMD  because of price.  After I bought my chip, my doofus brother says, "Oh, man, I work for Intel, I could have gotten you a Quadcore for free".   >:(


If and when true quadcore apps come out, remember Intel is 2 dual cores on one stamp and AMD is truely 4 processors on one stamp.  That's part of why AMD's don't truely benchmark at the moment.
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« Reply #77 on: June 11, 2008, 11:19:23 am »
If and when I build a new computer, I am thinking of going Intel dual core.  Then again, it depends on what I'm feeling at the time.

I went AMD  because of price.  After I bought my chip, my doofus brother says, "Oh, man, I work for Intel, I could have gotten you a Quadcore for free".   >:(


If and when true quadcore apps come out, remember Intel is 2 dual cores on one stamp and AMD is truely 4 processors on one stamp.  That's part of why AMD's don't truely benchmark at the moment.

Actually, I believe Intel's new Q9300 is a true quad core processor, just as the Phenom processors from AMD. 

You're right about Intel's older quad cores merely being 2 dual core processors sandwiched together.

I normally go AMD because of price, and because up until now, the best AMD had to offer trailed Intel's by very small margins, and I don't split hairs over a few milliseconds, especially when the price difference is about 200 bucks less in some cases.

I'm hoping that sometime later this year, or the beginning of next year, AMD will release CPUs that will again give Intel something to worry about. 
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« Reply #78 on: June 18, 2008, 03:32:36 pm »
Modified/Updated System Specs:

Pentium 4 Processor x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~1794 Mhz

-Intel Motherboard D854PT with Chipset i845D Rev 4, Southbridge 82801BA(ICH2), and Sensor 5B5B FFFFFFFF

-180GB HD Capacity of 2x 80GB + 1 20GB
--Maxtor 20GB UATA 5400RPM with 2 MB Cache [Backup]
--Maxtor 80GB UATA 7200RPM with 8 MB Cache [Secondary]
--Western Digital 80GB UATA 7200RPM with 8MB Cache [Primary]

-500GB External backup USB 2.0 Harddrive

-4X AGP 128 bit 256MB GDDR3 Nividia Geforce 7800 GS

-1.5GB DDR[1x1GB Patriote PC 2700(166MHz) & 1x512MB Crucial PC 2700(166MHz)] RAM

-Intel PRO/100 VE Packet Schedular Miniport Ethernet Card with IPv6

-Sound Blaster Live Digital Sound Card

-Diamondback Razor 3G Gaming Mouse

-Eclipse Saitek II background lit Keyboard on USB Port

-LCD LG 19" Wide Screen Flat Panel Moniter with 2ms response time, 16:10 aspect ratio, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, Digital (DVI-D) output with 60hertz refresh rate

-CD Drives/Floppy
--Pioneer UATA DVDROM with DVDR and DVDRW Ultra Speed and CDR and CDRW Ultra Speed
--UATA CDRW[_NEC NR-7900A] High Speed
--Standard 3.5in Floppy Drive

-BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. PT84510A.15A.0004.P02.0112051220, 12/05/2001

-OS Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600

-Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
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« Reply #79 on: June 18, 2008, 04:00:27 pm »
Laptop Specs for my new laptop I got :D :

Processor
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor2 T5750 (2.00GHz, 667MHz, 2MB L2 cache)

Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit) SP1

Memory
2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2-1024MB module)

Hard Drive
160GB 7200rpm Serial ATA hard drive w/ 8MB cache5

Optical Drive
8x Multi-Format Dual Layer Slot Load DVD-RW w/ DVD-RAM

Video
NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800M GTS with 512MB of GDDR3 discrete video memory

Chipset
Chassis Intel® PM965

Display
17.0" WXGA+ Ultrabright TFT Active Matrix (1440 x 900 max. resolution)

Web Camera
Integrated 1.3 Megapixel Web Cam

Audio
High-Definition Audio- 2 Channel, Built-In speakers, embedded microphone, headphone/speaker jack, and microphone jacks

Battery
Primary 9 Cell Lithium Ion battery (7800mAH)

External Ports
USB 2.0, VGA Connector, V1.2 HDMI Connector, IEEE 1394 Firewire Port, e-SATA and Kensington Lock Slot
Expansion Slots One ExpressCard™ Type 54

Keyboard and Mouse
Full-Size Keyboard, Synaptics Touchpad with Vertical Scroll and Dedicated Multimedia Panel

Media Card Reader
5-in-1 media card reader (Memory Stick®, MemoryStick Pro®, MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, xD-Picture Card)
 
Network
Integrated RealTek 10/100/1000 Ethernet Adapter
Modem Integrated V.92 56K modem
Wireless Network Integrated Realtek 802.11b/g Wireless Networking
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« Reply #80 on: June 18, 2008, 04:03:30 pm »
Ya should have opted for a Blu Ray drive option.   :D
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« Reply #81 on: June 18, 2008, 04:05:12 pm »
I only wish I could have.. no matter though.. soon.. very soon.. :D

I really want Blu-Ray writable disks to come down from $20 PER DISK first though
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« Reply #82 on: June 18, 2008, 04:11:24 pm »
Wow, that's not bad.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #83 on: June 18, 2008, 04:29:22 pm »
I only wish I could have.. no matter though.. soon.. very soon.. :D

I really want Blu-Ray writable disks to come down from $20 PER DISK first though

I wasn't talking about a Blu Ray burner.  I was talking about a Blu Ray combo drive for your laptop that would also burn dual layer DVDs and CDs.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #84 on: June 18, 2008, 04:58:19 pm »
Ah, well, it'll be in the next desktop or laptop I get I'm sure :)
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #85 on: June 06, 2015, 04:52:40 pm »
A "rebuild" that turned out to use very few of the original parts.

The original machine
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Dual Athlon 2100XP (modded to MP may update to 2600MP or 2800MP)
ASUS motherboard
512meg RAM PC 2100
40 GB Maxtor 80GB Maxtor  (has access to 2x120 gb on PC 1)
CD/RW
ASUS gForce Model ?? (very low video demand on system)
Sony Mutliscan 210GS 17"
Mitsumi keyboard
500 (?) Watt Antec PSU

The rebuilt machine:
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CPU Intel Core2Duo E6600 2.4ghz
Motherboard P5B-E
600w PSU (antec I think)
Video Card - Asus EN 7100GS
NEC MultiSync FP1370 22" monitor (shared with my windows machine.)
2x 1GB DDR2 667mhz
500gb SATA HD
LG SATA DVD-RW

Mitsumi keyboard
Microsoft Optical trackball.
Thermaltake Swing ATX case mid tower.
LinuxMint 4.0 KDE community edition

The machine was supposed to use the original HD and DVD/CD drives but it turned out that the ATA HD controller is not "real" it is a chip that translates from the ATA drives to the SATA controller.  My Linux version did not yet support that chip so I had to replace the drives as well.  Except for the drives the parts had all been bought back in last July.  The rebuild was delayed due to not knowing when or if I was going to be laid off.  A couple of months ago I decided to finish the rebuild (the drives cost about $200) rather than waste the money already spent.  I just yesterday transferred my software and data to this machine.  It is doing quite nicely.

Just rebuilt this machine yet again (it died about a year ago):

AMD FX6300 -CPU gigabyte motherboard.  8 gb ram 850 watt Antec power supply.  1TB HD (old),  some type of old Radeon (forget the model).  And of course running Linux.  Not a power house but far better than not functioning.

It continues to use: LG SATA DVD-RW, Mitsumi keyboard, Microsoft Optical trackball, Thermaltake Swing ATX case mid tower. From the old machine

There is a 27" Acer wide screen monitor that is on a KVM switch with the keyboard and trackball shared with my windows machine also several years old.

Of course since I use this machine for playing my DVDs that I have backed up onto HD it has a lot of external HD capacity.
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Re: Rig Specs
« Reply #86 on: August 27, 2015, 02:30:30 pm »
The com I have is a rebuild, so I did made a few change on it

Mother board:
CPU:
Ram: 4gig
HD One 500 Gig and one (from the old com 200 Gig divided in two)
Power supply :
Video card: 1 Gig
Win:7
Well if I could remember the command to get the spec I would do it, but I can't remember it.