What's your PC?

Discussion in 'General Computers' started by Jessehk, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. Jessehk

    Jessehk The introverted

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    What PC do you use?

    I just ordered a new Dell 4600 with
    120 GB,
    3.0 Gigahertz (sp),
    17 inch flat panel display,
    Nvidia graphics card,
    and souround sound card.
    and DVD drive.
    and floppy drive.

    I am currently on a 0.86 Gigahert (sp) PC with a 17 inch CRT moniter.

    What do you have?
     
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  2. Skyanide

    Skyanide The Big Meanie Staff Member

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    I have 3 computers, 2 of which I built myself:

    Main Computer:

    (Built myself, due for a processor upgrade)
    1.8 Ghz P4, 512 MB RAM, Asus Motherboard
    LianLi Aluminum Case, EnerMax 350W power supply
    ATI Radeon 64MB DDR VIVO AGP card running the 19" monitor
    nVidia 32MB MX400 PCI secondary adaptor running the 17" monitor
    Promise secondary EIDE controller
    120GB, 60GB, 30GB Maxtor HDs
    SBLive Platinum with aux. input daughterboard
    CDRW and DVD Drive
    Linksys Router and ethernet components
    Umax Scanner, HP Printers, Logitech webcam
    MS Wireless optical mouse, Logitech keyboard, Wacom Graphire tablet
    Logitech Force Feedback Joystick, 2 Logitech Gamepads, CH Flight Yoke, CH Pro pedals, Programmable throttle quadrant, MS Gamevoice
    Dedicated VCR
    Coming soon (this summer): 2.8+ GHz Processor, DVD-RW, Pinnacle Video Capture Card, Radeon 9800 Video Card, Wireless Router.
    Windows XP Professional

    Secondary Computer: (For the kids, built myself)
    800 MHz P3 256 Mb RAM
    Basic components
    Windows ME

    Laptop:
    Toshiba 4270ZDVD
    Upgraded to 800 MHz P3, 192 MB RAM, DVD-CDRW
     
  3. Jessehk

    Jessehk The introverted

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    I see many people are building thier own CPU's. Do you save alot of $? is alot of work, and knowledge of computers required?

    (you changed your AV! no!!!)
     
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    Durthang Demon of Might

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    I built my own home PC (I am an IT Engineer;)) but it's not actually as difficult as some people might think - a lot of it's common sense. As to whether or not it's any cheaper, that really depends on where you buy your components from.
     
  5. Skyanide

    Skyanide The Big Meanie Staff Member

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    Yeah, it's really not that hard if you buy quality components, but you really have to pick carefully (ie Spend the money on a quality motherboard), you would be surprised how much that $10 you saved on that no-name brand modem can hurt you!

    At one time, you could save a ton of cash, but now Dell and Gateway build really cheap computers that are perfectly fine for the average user. I like customizing my own computer mainly because I have a penchant for a wide variety of hardware (hehe see above) and in some ways I keep an eye on upgradeablilty.

    Like I said, motherboard is everything. The CPU speed should be a secondary concern.
     
  6. Asgath

    Asgath Heavy-metal dwarf

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    60 GB,
    2.2Gig Athlon Motherboard
    256 Mb RAM (Soon to be being increased)
    18 inch Moniter,
    128MB Nvidia Geforce4 graphics card,
    souround sound card.
    64x Speed CDROM drive
    52x Speed Re/Writer.
    floppy drive.
    4 USB ports
    2 USB2 Ports
     
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  7. kartaron

    kartaron Hunter / Gatherer

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    P4 2.0
    Abit TH7-II Mainboard
    768mb RDRAM
    19 monitor (generic)
    SB Audigy 5.1 with 5300 speaker setup
    Nvidia 128 mb TI 4200 GeForce Card (only works in 64mb mode in XP though)
    QPS (cheap) DVD Burner
    QPS CD Burner
    I have ZIP drive but I keep it unplugged for resources

    Im looking to build a new system though

    either a
    Asus P4C800-E Deluxe (a P4 HT 800 mhz platform) or
    Asus PC/DL Deluxe (a dual Xeon 800 mhz platform)

    I havent made up my mind, the dual xeon setup will probably b around $3000 when the 800mhz xeons actually become available. While I could probably build the P4 for about $700. Im also planning to get the new Nvidia 6800 video card when it becomes available
     
  8. Blade Lord

    Blade Lord New Member

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    gatway 710 x but if you look it up on the web site a i littl ehas changed from when i got mine
     
  9. doleniel

    doleniel Elven High Priestess

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    Currently, an Emachines T2824. A decent machine, although I am still getting used to XP (my old machine ran 98). This is the first computer I can remember having that my dad did not build on his own since our (early 90's era) Amiga. That said, I predict he will have added some drive or other or changed some piece (fan not included) within six months.

    I refuse to use a Dell, I really hated that "dude, you're getting a Dell!" guy. Really really.
     
  10. Pallaeon

    Pallaeon New Member

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    My computer as home is kinda old... 1.3 Ghz Duron, 512 Mb ram, 60 Gig HD, 64 Meg NVidia Video. It does what I want it to do, so I'm happy. I'm an IT tech, so I build and fix computers for a living... and as stated above, it all depends on who you order the parts from, and what you're looking to do with the machine in the end. As to building it, there's nothing to it barring anything finicky from happening. I've seen some wierd things happen with computers.
     
  11. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    OK, I've got two at the moment, though the latter is more for in the train and such

    Main PC, ready for some updating...

    AMD Athlon 900
    MSI K7Tturbo v.3.0, 100 MHZ FSB
    128 MB ATI RADEON 9200 SE
    + 4 MB VooDoo graphic accelerator (for old games)
    2x 128 MB SDRAM, 133 MHZ
    SB Live player 5.1 OEM
    Creative DTT 2100 speaker set
    17" IIyama monitor
    40/12/48 CD burner
    8/32 DVD station
    Windows 98 SE

    Shood go to:
    ASUS A7V8X, Sock A, FSB 333 MHZ
    AMD Athlon 2600, FSB 333 MHZ
    512 MB DDR 400 MHZ

    Laptop:

    Compaq armada e500
    Celeron 600
    64 MB So-Dimm SDRAM, PC 100
    8 MB ATI video
    20x CD-player
    Windows 98 SE
     
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  12. Grabsteinkraut

    Grabsteinkraut Good friend of John R.R.

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    A nice little beast for sure, worked hard to get it :

    Case & Mainboard : Shuttle SB75G2
    CPU : P4 3,4 Ghz
    Ram : Corsair TwinX PC3200 LL 2*512
    HardDrive : RAID0 with 2*WesternDigital SATA Raptor 74GB 10'000RPM + Extern Drive LaCie 500GB
    GPU : Ati X800PRO
    Display : Hyundai Q17
    Keyboard : Logitech diNOVO Blutooth
    Mouse : Logitech MX510 + fUNC Surface

    A little Picture :
     

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  13. kartaron

    kartaron Hunter / Gatherer

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    How does that shuttle case suit you? I dont think I could settle for just one CD drive.

    whats the mobo?
     
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    kartaron Hunter / Gatherer

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    I used to sell those. That model is one of the newer shiny cases tight? Im glad to see somebody likes em. We had a couple dozen in returns over hardware failures when I left.
     
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    Galadriel True Heir

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    I have a Sony flat screen or something. I don't know what sort it is, but it works for me as it is doing alright though has some problems (maybe that's me being inpacient) as it is a bit slow.
     
  16. frodogurl49

    frodogurl49 Jedi Sabermistress

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    I have an HP windows xp and am not all that proud of it. I also have a windows 98 hp and am extremely proud of how decently it has served me since we got it i, like 98.
     
  17. PenguinofDeath

    PenguinofDeath The name says it all.

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    *Reads front of PC* a hp pavilion mx70 with Windows XP.

    I loff it to pieces, except for the whole exploding hard drive thing, but tis another story :)
     
  18. Cascador

    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Now I've got a penthium 4...about 80 gb on the HD....256 mb ram...windows xp euhm what more can I say
     
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    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    AAAARGH!

    This afternnoon I got my new compu components. Yes, lads and gents, it was time or the old stuff to say bye-bye and have some new and improved electronics:

    AMD 64 3000+ 800mhz fsb
    ASUS k8v-x
    512 mb PC3200
    aaand...
    Zalman 7000b AlCu cooler. :D

    BUT...
    The mobo is broken :(. it says the BIOS is corrupted, and refuses any service except a BIOS recovery programme that doesn't work :( :(
     
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    kartaron Hunter / Gatherer

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    that sucks... is it guaranteed?