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Xeon3D 08-07-2008 12:56 AM

Your System Setup [HARDWARE]
I got the idea from the Your System Setup thread made by Cornellius. Also, I've always been more of a hardware type of guy...

If you got more than two systems please include them in the same post.
You can throw a pic as well (not a screenshot, an actual photo) if you'd feel like doing it.

Format: (you can copy this so you don't have to bold anything)

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[B]Power Supply:[/B]
[B]Hard Disk:[/B]
[B]Graphic Card \ Chip:[/B]
[B]Sound Card \ Chip:[/B]
[B]Keyboard & Mouse:[/B]
[B]Operating System(s):[/B]


Case: Thermaltake Daimler V3000 (IIRC)
Power Supply: Crap 650w one (only 1 sata and no 6pin VGA go figure!)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31-DS2L
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Rev. G0 @ Defaults
Cooling:Stock Cooler from an E7200 + 3 Fans on the Case.
RAM: 2 x 1GB Transcend 1GB DDR2 800 @ Defaults
Hard Disk: 2xWD Green WD5000AAVS (500gb) + 1xSeagate ST3500830AS (500gb) + 1xWD External 80gb 2.5" + 1 Maxtor 6L300S0
Optical:LG DVD-RW 20x Sata (GH20NS10)
Graphic Card \ Chip:eVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB
Sound Card \ Chip: Onboard Realtek HD Audio ALC662
Screen: LG Flatron L204WS 20" LCD
Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech Wireless Pack
Speakers: Logitech X-210
Operating System(s): Windows XP Pro SP3 + Sabayon 3.5 + Leopard 10.5.2 by Kalyway
Extras:Bluetooth USB Adapter, RT2500-based Wireless PCI Card, Conceptronic Router and Thomson Cable Modem.


Brand: Acer Aspire One
CPU: Intel Atom N270 (1.6 Ghz)
Cooling: Stock Fan?
RAM: 512MB Soldered + 1GB Transcend DDR2 667
Hard Disk: 8GB Solid-State Drive (which SUCKS!)
Optical: None
Graphic Card \ Chip: Intel GMA950
Sound Card \ Chip: Realtek ALC 268
Screen: 10" LCD
Keyboard & Mouse: Stock + Microsoft Laptop Mouse (similar to basic microsoft models but smaller)
Operating System(s): WinXP Pro.
Extras: Stock "Fake Leather" Bag that came with it.

What about you?

ToastyCheesy 08-07-2008 03:10 AM

not much to brag about...

Case:stock emachines
Power Supply: crap 480 watt with 2 sata connectors
Motherboard:Biostar K8M800-M7A IIRC
CPU:Amd Athlon 64 3700+
Cooling:Cooler master... something (not stock but close enough)
RAM:2 GB PC-3200, with memory errors at about the 1.5 GB mark.
Hard Disk:2x 320 GB Maxtor Diamondmax PATA-133 drives on a RAID 1 configuration
Optical:2x Pioneer DVD +/- RW 16 write speed... exact specs unknown to me
Graphic Card \ Chip:Stock S3 unichrome pro 64 MB
Sound Card \ Chip:Onboard Realtek AC'97
Screen:21" offbrand monitor resolution at 1600x1200
Keyboard & Mouse:Compaq USB keyboard... im picky about how spaced apart the keys are, this one is perfect. Microsoft usb optical wheel mouse.
Speakers:4.1 650 watt Speaker surround sound
Operating System(s):Windows XP pro sp2, OpenSolaris for testing
Extras:Linksys usb wireless dongle, 3 port firewire expansion, bluetooth dongle, 6 port usb hub, Microsoft lifecam webcam, Lezmark Z600 printer, Canon canoscan scanner, 2 x saitek P880 usb gamepads, ralink chipset wifi dongle (used for wifime on DS)

The 9th Sage 08-07-2008 04:19 AM

Yeah, my lappy is showing it's age...

Case: Laptop
Power Supply: A battery that doesn't work. X-D
Motherboard: I don't recall, but I believe it uses Phoenix BIOS.
CPU: Intel Celeron 2.8 GHZ (one core)
Cooling: Fan that sounds like a small jet whizzing by
RAM: 640 MB
Hard Disk: one generic 60 GB drive, and an external 'MyBook' drive totalling 150 GB, semi-permanently attatched
Optical: DVD-ROM/CD Writer drive (I *think* it's based on a LiteOn drive, from what I've been able to figure out), external DVD-+R/RW/DL writer...can't remember exact specs)
Graphic Card \ Chip: ATI Radeon 9000 IGP (it was OK for it's time)
Sound Card \ Chip: SoundMax Integrated Audio (it seems...adequate)
Screen: 1280x800 LCD with a hinge that is pretty much just not working anymore.
Keyboard & Mouse: built-in
Speakers: Also built in, probably not the hottest
Operating System(s): Windows XP SP3
Extras: in-built Wireless (as well as a PCMCIA card using the Ralink chipset), low-end Linksys router with DD-WRT v24 SP1 installed, cable internets, bluetooth dongle I mostly use to connect Wiimotes to the computer, an HP Printer/Scanner I got for next to nothing, Memory card reader, USB adapters for Playstation controller, as well as an Adaptoid for N64 controllers...can't think of much else worth mentioning

Lillymon 08-07-2008 05:16 PM

Ugh, I like my PCs but I'm more of a software girl, so this won't be too detailed.


Case: Foxconn TLM002
Power Supply: Hell if I know
Motherboard: Something by AOpen, can't be bothered finding the details
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6750
Cooling: Unknown
Hard Disk: 2 x 1TB
Optical: Some sort of DVD rewriter that I haven't tested
Graphic Card \ Chip: GeForce 8800 GT
Sound Card \ Chip: Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Screen: Hanns.G HG216D
Keyboard & Mouse: Generic PC-LINE & Logitech MX-1000
Speakers: Logitech Z4
Operating System(s): Kubuntu 8.04
Extras: The wireless router, an Edimax AR-7084Ga


Case: Foxconn TLM397
Power Supply: Really don't know
Motherboard: Something by Foxconn, it's a pile of shit
CPU: AMD Sempron 2800+
Cooling: Also don't know
RAM: 512MB
Hard Disk: 80GB
Optical: Another DVD rewriter, that I know to work
Graphic Card \ Chip: A 'GeForce 6-class' chip that uses 64MB of system RAM
Sound Card \ Chip: A RealTek ALC861VD that has only just started to cooperate
Screen: Samsung SyncMaster 793s
Keyboard & Mouse: Generic Tiny & Generic something
Speakers: Logitech R10
Operating System(s): Ubuntu 8.04
Extras: Wireless networking card, Edimax EW-7128G

SparroHawc 08-15-2008 03:09 PM

Case: A tower given me by a friend years ago
Power Supply: umm... not sure? Might be a Thermaltake 450W
Motherboard: Something cheap, probably an ECS
CPU: Athlon 64 3700+
Cooling: Stock, or CoolerMaster fan, don't remember which
RAM: 2GB DDR2 6400
Hard Disk: Two UATA 133 Seagate drives; one 400GB and one 750GB
Optical: One Philips CD-RW x50 drive, one NEC DVD+-RW x16 drive
Graphic Card \ Chip: nVidia GeForce 8800GT
Sound Card \ Chip: Creative X-Fi Platinum
Screen: Giant Sony CRT art monitor running at 1280x1024, usually bumped to 1600x1200 for games
Keyboard & Mouse: Cherry rubber-dome keyboard, Reaper 5-button optical mouse
Speakers: Creative 5.1
Operating System(s): Windows XP
Extras: Nostromo n52 Speedpad (great for World of Warcraft and Allegiance), PS2 controller adapter, Sidewinder Force Feedback joystick, scanner, printer, etc. etc.

I have discovered that I really don't need to upgrade my processor. Next to nothing actually uses multiple cores, and I don't usually run more than one heavy-hitting app on my PC at a time. I may lose a bit of overhead due to the scheduling of processor slices, but I have yet to run a game that runs poorly on it. When I get the chance, I'll have to see how Crysis performs.

Quad-core processors are nothing but hype. Servers can use them, but what else? Even if you do four things at a time, are all four activities really going to hammer the CPU hard enough to need its own core?

I also have a laptop and a work PC, as well as an ancient Linux server (with a Via 800MHz processor), and a media box that sits near the TV - but this computer is the only one that really -needs- high specs.

Sliver-X 08-16-2008 04:22 AM

Case: $15 aluminum beige case.
Power Supply: 430W Thermaltake
Motherboard: Gigabyte 945GZM-S2.
CPU: Core 2 Duo E4300 (Overclocked from 1.8GHz to 2.4GHz)
Cooling: Stock Intel CPU heatsink/fan, two very quiet 80mm exhaust fans and a silent 120mm intake fan.
RAM: 2GB Dual Channel DDR533MHz
Hard Disk: 250GB/320GB/400GB SATAII (Internal) 400GB SATA in USB2 enclosure.
Optical: Sony DVD-/+RW (PATA).
Graphic Card \ Chip:GeForce 8600GTS OC2 (Factory overclocked: Self-hacked video BIOS for massive 2D mode underclock/undervolt).
Sound Card \ Chip:Onboard Azalia Codec.
Screen:19" Gateway widescreen LCD.
Keyboard & Mouse: Black Gateway keyboard/USB optical mouse.
Speakers:Shitty black Gateway USB powered 4".
Operating System(s):Ubuntu 8.04.1 (Custom build), Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs.
Extras:Two PS2 controllers with USB adapters

Reaper man 08-16-2008 04:34 AM


Originally Posted by Sliver-X (Post 81691)
Graphic Card \ Chip:GeForce 8600GTS OC2 (Factory overclocked: Self-hacked video BIOS for massive 2D mode underclock/undervolt).

wait... what? Why? How?

Sliver-X 08-16-2008 05:19 AM

I wrote an article on it at ROMHacking.net when I did it.

Xeon3D 08-16-2008 06:46 AM

And we're getting offtopic...

You people need to learn when to use PMs!

sephiroth111 09-04-2008 02:40 AM


Case: NZXT Nemisis
Power Supply: Corsair 550wx
Motherboard: EVGA 780i ftw sli
CPU: Xeon dual core 3.0ghz (eff yeah server core)
Cooling: Zalman heat pipe thingy.
RAM: 4gb of OCZ reaper ram. (which has handles)
Hard Disk: 2x1tb samsung drives
Optical: 1x SATA samsung drive
Graphic Card \ Chip: 1x8800GT overclocked model
Sound Card \ Chip: X-fi card, forgot which model
Screen: 22' gateway widescreen.
Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech G15/ Razer copperhead (which is sweet)
Speakers: Logitech X240s
Operating System(s): Vista, XP, Fedora core, freeDOS, and i was testing reactos
Extras: nothing that i can think of


Case: Laptop.
Power Supply: shitty battery
Motherboard: Leguna something. things a hunk of crap
CPU: AMD athlon 64m 1.6ghz
Cooling: laptop?
RAM: 1gb
Hard Disk: 40gb samsung
Optical: NEC DVD/CDr-rw drive.
Graphic Card \ Chip: SIS 560 or something
Sound Card \ Chip: AC97
Screen: 15.0 matte i think by hitachi
Keyboard & Mouse: stock
Speakers: shitty.
Operating System(s): Slackware/backtrack, WinXP
Extras: this really big antenna for my wifi card. guess what this one's used for. external 320gb hard drive, backpack, and a set of external speakers. cause these SUCK.

Case:bare motherboard on riser pegs.
Power Supply: an old 550w psu
Motherboard: DFI Lanparty
CPU: Athlon 64 2.6ghz
Cooling: open air, and thermaltake big typhoon
RAM: 2gb
Hard Disk: 1x 500gb maxtor drive, chillin out.
Optical: NEC drive
Graphic Card \ Chip: GF7900GT chillin out also.
Sound Card \ Chip: onboard AC97
Screen: none/VNC
Keyboard & Mouse: none/VNC
Speakers: none
Operating System(s): debian sid
Extras: nothing but a couple of pencils to hold up some parts.

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