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Old 08-07-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default 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.

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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?

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Old 08-07-2008, 03:10 AM   #2
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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)
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:19 AM   #3
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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
Just can't wait to bomb some Dodongos.


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Old 08-07-2008, 05:16 PM   #4
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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
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:09 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:22 AM   #6
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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
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:34 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Sliver-X View Post
Graphic Card \ Chip:GeForce 8600GTS OC2 (Factory overclocked: Self-hacked video BIOS for massive 2D mode underclock/undervolt).
wait... what? Why? How?
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Old 08-16-2008, 05:19 AM   #8
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I wrote an article on it at ROMHacking.net when I did it.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:46 AM   #9
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And we're getting offtopic...

You people need to learn when to use PMs!

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Old 09-04-2008, 02:40 AM   #10
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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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