So.. What are your PC's called?

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  1. Skelletonike
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    This is a pretty random topic, if it's EOF material, then please move there, I considered it to be Off-Topic so I posted it here.

    So, what did you call your PC's, and why'd you call them that?

    My PC's names are as follow:

    - Techie (main desktop and computer used for gaming) - Reason, it was quite a powerful when I got it, it even had a blu-ray and an hd-dvd reader when I bought it, so I've been keeping that name even after upgrading and formatting it several times now;
    - Dracko (old laptop which only is broken now) - It was a gaming laptop, it was pure pitch black and had the brand logo in a metal plate on top, which made it look evil;
    - Flagger (desktop used for work mainly) - It's an average computer that I just bought a like two months ago to do work, however my aunts use it for facebook and other stuff like that, the reason that it's called Flagger, was because I was looking at a Flag while configuring it;
    - Lumines (main laptop and the one used for visual novels and emulation) - This one was called this, since it's a really shiny colour and stuff. z.z


    Well, what about yours?
     
  2. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

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    I call mine "computer," or "PC." I'm not in the habit of giving personalised names to inanimate objects.
     
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  3. ComeTurismO

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    I don't know why I would name my PC's..
     
  4. Lanlan

    Lanlan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Mine is called Dylan-PC, Windows gave it that name after I named my user account Dylan.
     
  5. Skelletonike
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    Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

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    Pffft! Personally I get connected to my stuff all my consoles and computers get a name, most people probably don't care about it, but I can't help but feel attached to them after fixing, cleaning and using them. z.z
     
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  6. exangel

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    I can remember many of my PC's names that I've built and laptops I've had over the years. Although I'll start with the two I still have.

    Hand-me-down laptop gift from a client: Solstice

    Beastly but last-gen desktop PC: Gravitron (http://tumbling.exangel.com/pc/)

    Desktop before that: Virgo
    Previous laptop that I sold: Starlight
    Previous gaming laptop: Navi (from Serial Experiments Lain, not that annoying fairy)
    Previous Previous Desktop: Orion
    Previous Previous Previous Desktop: Nova

    Pre-2006 PC names: Minkle (this was the coolest looking build I ever did), Leviathan, Blackbox, Storm

    Also, while we're at it, my dad's given his PC's some interesting names:
    Netbook: Dink
    Desktop: El_Refurb
    Previous Desktop: Gizmo
    Previous Previous Desktop: Shoebox (it was a Shuttle SFF case)
     
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  7. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    DELL-XPS720

    Am I boring?
     
  8. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    The Dinosaur. For obvious reasons. Although my bros old PC was even worse. (Pentium 2 366 MHz, beat that)
     
  9. Foxi4

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    There's only one PC that I ever named - its name was Junkbot. It was made of various scrap parts, a GeForce 2 MX and an old Celeron Slot-1 processor. It was placed in an aquarium tank, cooled passively by suspending it in 13 liters of mineral oil. It was later renamed to Junkbot Mark II due to the enhancements I gave it - most notably a Pentium III processor connected via a Slot-1 adapter, a GeForce FX5200, a bubble maker at the bottom of the tank and a blue light at the top, with the hard drive and the disc drive placed in a compartment at the top made of chipboard.. It died a horrible death - I dropped a screwdriver into the tank while fiddling with it - obviously it was on and obviously it shorted.

    Rest in Peace, Junkbot Mark II - you will be remembered. Bubbles have never been the same for me...
     
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  10. GamerzHell9137

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    The Bitch-its used for porns and right now its fucked up(i have some problems with GPU)
     
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    HP w1858. XD
     
  12. Sicklyboy

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    and

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  13. Hyro-Sama

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    I usually just use the default name.
     
  14. Sterling

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    Sterling-PC though I could name it something else. I'm thinking Nimbus.
     
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    I also avoid naming inanimate objects (also many animate objects and will just use their noun or a suitable adjective). This said depending upon how close they are with a date to Mr Sledgehammer there can be a long chain of profanity mixed in, although such a thing is perhaps more likely to be aimed at the people I am likely to dub engineers in name only responsible for the predicament of the moment.

    Network names themselves- just netbios stuff it is usually what it does (mediaserver) or something that can be tied to the owner/location of it and both of those are on the way out as I start toying with virtual machines, terminal servers and domains and piping them over a network. I will however take the time to lose [insertOEM]-[insert random string of numbers] as that just gets silly.
     
  16. exangel

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    Oh, and my first laptop was named Henry. I steered away from "personifying" my computers after this because it made me really really sad when he (it) irrecoverably died.

    edit: I guess Minkle was an exception to this but I didn't keep "her".
     
  17. Clarky

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    desktop-abel, story behind that, during the naming process an Oasis song called Guess God Think Im Abel was on, still have found Cain though
     
  18. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    It's just my laptop, or "Lappy" if I'm in a Strong Bad sort of mood.
     
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  19. yuyuyup

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    The name of my pc on the network is "REELYGOODPC"
     
  20. TehSkull

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    I don't have any names for my current or past PCs, nor had I ever had the idea to. I think I'll name my next computer "The Grid" because it's going to be black/blue with the Tron Evolution Lightcycle mounted on it.