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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by SSL0207, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. SSL0207

    SSL0207 Mhmm....

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    Being relatively new... I don't know whether this question has been asked multiple x times before this... if so tell me so...

    but yea.. What type of computer systems are we running around here? Homebuild (the best)? Any sweet mods anybody wants to mention?

    I'll start us off with my 6 month home built:

    CPU: AMD64 3700+ (not overclocked, yet)
    MOBO: Asus A8N-SLI
    HD's: 200GB Seagate Barracuda, 300 GB Samsung
    RAM: 2 x 512 Hyper-X (only decent stuff made by Kingston)
    VID: MSI 6600GT oc'd
    DRIVES: DVD and a CDRW... both ripped from an old emachines... goes well with the case
    PSU: 430W HIPRO
    COOLING: Antec case fans, 2x120mm, 3x80mm,
    CASE: AMS black case with acrylic front, modded
    MODS: Dremmel'd out two sweet side windows... (pics, directions, diagram availible once i'm done with then next mod, a 120mm blow hole on top)

    thanks
     
  2. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    nice rig...i know calesta and i (for sure) are into computer modding. ive built nearly half a dozen water cooled systems, a couple extreme cooling (meaning built for ONE top speed run before the northbridge overheats) and then i have my old rig (now pieced out to my dad) and my normal laptop. I stopped gamin so i have no reason for a TOTALLY KICK ASS COMPUTER. My modest laptop does everything i need plus a little flash and primere.
     
  3. SSL0207

    SSL0207 Mhmm....

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    wow... the extreme cooling one run's sound expensive... i built my whole system for just under $650... (+150 for decent monitor and decent keyboar, optical mouse)
     
  4. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    yeah they are...i live in the high rent district, so some of my friends had some cash to throw around. stable 3.8+ northwood P4 on water cooling wasnt anything new...we had a couple overclocked to over 4.2GHz using a copper pipe alcohol and dry ice. Pretty cool stuff, i NEED to get that hard drive out of my old computer, it sucks not having those pics.
     
  5. MaaseyRacer

    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    Where to start...
    Desktop #1
    Dual IBM Power PC 970FX 2.3GHz Processors
    4GB RAM
    Asustech Montherboard
    Aluminum Eclosure
    850W Power Supply
    250GB SATA HD
    300GB SATA HD
    Sony DVD-R DL
    NVIDIA 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP-Pro
    (BSD Based OS)
    2x 20" LCD Widescreen Displays

    Desktop #2 (my new PC)
    AMD Athlon X2 4400+
    1.5GB RAM
    ASUS Mobo
    X7900GT
    480W PSU
    XP Home
    2x 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Raptor Drive
    17inch Sony LCD

    Desktop #3
    2.1GHz IBM PowerPC 970FX processor
    1.5GB RAM
    Asus Mobo
    All in One Design 20inch Display
    DVD-R
    (BSD Based OS)

    Laptop #1
    Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz
    2GB RAM
    13.3 Inch Display (glossy)
    80GB HD
    (BSD Based OS)

    Latop #2 (new Laptop)
    Intel Core Duo 2.16GHz
    15 inch widescreen Display
    1GB RAM
    100GB HD
    BSD Based OS and
    Windows XP
    ATI X1600 Mobile Graphics
    Verizon Wireless Express Card

    I get new computer shit every 3-6 months so I am the worst with this shit. I have some older stuff too, but it is a waste to mention it.
     
  6. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    Oh no, not another one of these.. Seems to pop up every other month or so.

    Anyway, seems like there are a lot of people who collect or have old parts. Anyone intersted in selling a socket A board w/ddr support that works for 20 shipped?? looking for a home for my +1600 XP.
     
  7. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Laptop:
    HP Compaq NX 9600
    P4-HT 3.6Ghz
    1gb ram
    100gb Hard Drive
    128MB ATi Radeon X600 Video Card
    DVD-RW
    6 In 1 Memory Card Reader
    Gigabit Lan
    802.11/a/b/g
    FireWire
    JBL Speakers
    17" Widescreen running at 1680x1050 resolution.
     
  8. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Current Desktop:
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    Intel Pentium D 930
    2 GB RAM
    nVidia 6600

    To hold me over until the Core Duo Extreme is available to employees, then I put together the gaming rig :)

    My current laptop is an IBM T42P with an extra gig of RAM

    Laptop runs Gentoo only, desktop runs XP and Gentoo
     
  9. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Behold, a Pentium 200 with half a terabyte of drive space!

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
    /dev/md0 30M 27M 2.5M 92% /
    devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
    /dev/ad0a 17M 15M 1.8M 89% /cf
    /dev/ad4s1 226G 124G 84G 60% /mnt/anime
    /dev/ad6s1 226G 4.0K 208G 0% /mnt/share
     
  10. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    core duo extreme? for what? thats a 1000 chip..people have been easily overclocking their lower models and end up getting 3hz, way surpassing an extreme. and usually those reach abou tthe same speeds to, just easier to get to then with a lower divider... but with good board and good ram, you can reach and pass core duo extreme speeds with far less money.
     
  11. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    aspire 5672...

    core duo 1.66
    1gb ram
    100gb hdd
    512mb ati video
    wireless b/g
    gigabit lan
    dvi

    etc etc
     
  12. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Not if your wife works for Intel it isn't... For what we can get for it, I can't beat the performace nor the stability of not having to overclock. And if I want to I can go at least as far as any of the lower chips, probably further.
     
  13. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    dang guy, whats a good discount? hook a brother up? or its it limited to 2-3 per year like cars and expensive stuff? im sure itching to get a conroe.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    mmmm core duo extreme :)
     
  15. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Let me check the specifics, if it says for family, I can't just hand them out because Intel is known for being very paranoid. If it says family and friends, then we can work something out.
     
  16. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    My new MythTV backend server (which I got for free... SCORE!)

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    The half TB in the P200 goes into there soon.
     
  17. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    Are the discounts significant? I heard that my uncle works for one in Beaverton/Aloha, Oregon. Im not sure which section, but would he get a discount too? If he does, man I need to get on my uncle's good side again. :D

    LMK too. Im broke, but if the deal is sizzling enough, i can splurge.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    They are very significant, you really should give him a call and see what he can do for you.
     
  19. 97hatch

    97hatch ?

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    my system

    MOBO: asus m2npv-vm
    CPU: amd64 x2 3800 (runing at 2.6ghz)
    HEATREMOVAL: thermaltake bigwater 754 i think any ways its the one with a 120x120mm and a 120x240mm radiator with a 400L/H pump
    RAM: 2gb of DDR2 800mhz
    HD's: Seagate 200gb sata/300 (main Os drive)
    storage drives seagate 300gb sata/300
    maxtor 80gb IDE133
    maxtor 80gb IDE133
    WD 60gb IDE133
    VIDEO: ATi radeon x1600pro 512mb DDR2
    Cd drives: dvd/cdrw combo anda 16x dvd+/-rw
    PSU: Antec Smart power 450w and a Antec truepower 480
     
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