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What kind of computer do you have?

Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:32 pm
Author: iPaintball
I'm starting this thread to find the most common desktop/laptom used on this forum... I have an iMac, and I'm proud to be different!...(I think..)

Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:37 pm
Author: th3p0p0
i have a custem comp that i put together for my 14th b-day

Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:43 pm
Author: Scope
Same as above.

AMD represent.

i used to have an alienware auora

Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:44 pm
Author: iPaintball
Noice. I wish I could afford an Alienware comp...

Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:45 pm
Author: Velocity
I have a 5-year old, 2002 Dell Dimension 8200. It has 80 GB memory and 512 KB of RAM... it has held up pretty well to the abuse of five years of constantly being on.

Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:48 pm
Author: iPaintball
Mine has a 100 GB HD and 2 megs of ram

Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:58 pm
Author: MrCrowley
Custom Computer that i bought yesterday

AMD!

Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:49 pm
Author: Kenny_McCormic
pos hp pentium3 866mhz the only things stock are the mobo and processor the case is still there but has been modded

Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:29 pm
Author: singularity
i built my computer a few years ago

<a href="http://home.comcast.net/~irwinner/my_comp.html">*link*</a>

it owns, everything on highest settings still

Unread postPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 1:02 am
Author: Insomniac
My pc is an Optima.
1gb ram
2Ghz processer (AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core 3800+)
Nvidia 6600 Video card (256mb)
250Gb hard drive.

Unread postPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 1:18 am
Author: Pete Zaria
My current desktop rig:

Proc: AMD 3700+ San Diego 1mb cache, 2.2 GHz stock
Mobo: DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D SLI
RAM: 1GB OCZ PC4000VX Gold (2x512)
HDDs: 74GB 10kRPM WD Raptor SATA & 200GB 7200RPM Caviar IDE
GFX: BFG GeForce 6600GT
PSU: Antec NeoPower 480W PSU
Cooling: Tower112 heatpipe cooler with 2x80mm 34cfm fans, 2x120mm 54cfm case fans
Thermaltake SViking case w/ fan controller and temp display

Overclocks:
CPU @ 262x11 for 2.87 GHz, Voltage set to 1.450v x 110% (cpuz reads 1.536v). Idles around 89F(32C), around 113F(45C) under full load. Chipset voltage is at 1.6V.
RAM@ 9:10 ratio, 221.7MHz, 2-2-2-5-11 timings (extremely low... :) ), 3.2V.
GFX@ 575MHz / 1.15GHz.


New system that I'm gradually piecing together:

AMD Windsor AM2 5200+ dual core (2.6GHz stock, aiming for 3.0GHz OC)
2GB OCZ DDR2 PC8000 @ 4CAS
2x 74GB 10kRPM Raptors in RAID0 for OS and programs
2x 500GB 7200RPM WD's in RAID1 for file storage and backup
GeForce 8800GT(x)OC
Thermaltake Armor case
Going with air (heatpipe) cooling for now, might put together a water cooling kit around Christmas....

I don't like to shell out the huge bucks for cutting-edge (FX, Extreme Edition CPUs, etc...) hardware. Instead, I like to buy high-end but not cutting-edge hardware, and overclock the crap out of it :) I can almost always get this type of hardware to meet or exceed the specs of the $800 CPUs with proper cooling and enough time.
Overclocking is a science and an art. It's best done very gradually and methodically. It takes a lot of patience, but it's a lot of fun to tune your PC to it's exact sweet spot. If done properly, it shouldn't reduce the lifespan of the hardware significantly or cause any noticeable instability.

The new system I'm building should run well under $1k USD if I wait for the parts I'm after to go on sale. Beat that price anywhere else ;-)

Peace,
Pete Zaria.

Unread postPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:25 am
Author: Orpackrat
Custom built about a year ago.

AMD 3700+
2 GB RAM
Two, 250 GB SATA Hard Drives
Geforce 7800 GT (If I remember correctly)
500 Watt Power Supply
Full Tower, Aluminum, 6 fan case

Re: What kind of computer do you have?

Unread postPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:32 am
Author: A-98
Da Pneu Kid wrote:I'm starting this thread to find the most common desktop/laptom used on this forum... I have an iMac, and I'm proud to be different!...(I think..)


AHAAHAHAHAHH!! *hugs* you are now able to sit at the cool table. 8)

i have 5 macs in the family. i have a g4 imac, a g3 imac, an emac, and my dad has a g3 imac, and a mini. if i get the proper grades i get a macbookpro!

on the subject of macs, i worked at a mac repair shop all of ast summer, and made... enough.... money, so i know my sh*t when it comes to macs.

Unread postPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:35 am
Author: wannabie
oh oh can i sit there to i have a ibook g4

Unread postPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 2:37 am
Author: A-98
yes. im going to let pete sit here cause hes pretty 1337. my only gripe bout macs is you cant really upgrade much. but then again, you dont really have to, its fine strait from box.