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Your PC Build?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Bill Gates03, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. 754boy

    754boy :D

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    Athlon 64 X2 4200+
    2GB Cosair DDR RAM
    512MB eVGA Geforce 7950GT
    OCZ 520w Powerstream Power Supply
    Maxtor ULTRA SERIES 200GB Harddrive
    Sony DVD-writer....Yes I said SONY lol
    19-inch ViewSonic VX924 /w 4ms pixel response time
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2
    Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite keyboard and mouse
    Zalman "Theatre 6" Surround Sound Headphones.....AWESOME


    This is my personal gaming rig that I built . Handles pretty much anything I throw at it with everything MAXED.
     
  2. dOoBiX

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    My computer is kinda old... here it is:

    AMD AthlonXP 1500+ (1.35 GHz)
    512 MB of RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    500 watt power supply
    30GB and 200GB Maxtor hard drives
    NEC ND-3550A DVD-RW drive
    ProView 17" Monitor
    Zboard keyboard
    Logitech G7 mouse
    Altec Lansing AHS-502 headset

    I think that's all...
     
  3. Bongloads

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    Oct 20, 2006
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    Asus z71v

    P6 (Pentium M) Dothan 1.86ghz (2MB L2, 533FSB)
    2GB Mushkin DDR2 PC4200 (matched pair)
    Nvidia GeForce 6600GO (OC'd to 310/620)
    Fujitsu 80GB SATA 5400rpm Internal
    Seagate 60GB PATA 5400rpm External
    WD 250GB PATA 7200rpm External
    WD 500GB PATA 7200rpm External
    Seagate 750GB PATA 7200rpm External
    Asus 8x DVD+RW/2.4x DVDR+DL Internal
    AOpen 16x DVD+RW/2.4x DVDR+DL External
    42" Westinghouse LVM-42W2 1920x1080 (Full HD) LCD Monitor/HDTV
    Logitech S510 Wireless Keyboard
    Logitech G7 Wireless Laser Mouse
    Pinnacle PCTV HDTVPro USB2.0 ATSC Tuner

    As a casual gamer, the OC'd 6600GO is plenty enough to run the latest games on AT LEAST medium settings - tho I wish I could cram a 7600GO in it's place [​IMG] You may notice that I have an excessive amount of hdd's - because I cap and edit my own ATSC 1080i streams, which my cpu is *just* enough to get the job done in that department. Considering stepping up to the 2.26ghz when it's price comes down, solely to speed up all the video encoding I do. Got a 100GB Seagate 7200rpm SATA jobby coming in any day to replace the paltry 80GB/5400rpm model it came packing.
     
  4. karamu

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    eh.. can't be bothered with all the stats. just a Apple Macbook 2.0ghz core duo first model they released not the updated one. everything the same as the website except 2gb ram. my second mac so far and i'm never going windows again ugh..
     
  5. 2cb2ct7

    2cb2ct7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    It's a laptop?!

    Yup I'm pretty big into my computer specs [​IMG]
     
  6. karamu

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    yeah it is a laptop. i have a 20" iMac G5 in Australia but i don't live there anymore and gave that to my parents. because im travelling around a fair bit here in Japan need something portable ^^
     
  7. suppachipmunk

    suppachipmunk GBAtemp Fan

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    Jan 14, 2007
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    HP Laptop zd8000

    3.0Ghz Intel w/ HyperThreading
    1GB DDR2 PC4200 Ram (2x512)... H...P... brand [​IMG]
    ATI x1600??? 256MB
    HP 60GB 5400rpm
    HP DVD-RW Burner w/lightscribe
    17" widescreen with viewbright (1680 x 1050)
    Maxtor 300GB 7200rpm external drive

    I think that is all. When I got the computer two years ago, it was pretty much top of the line. Now it is time for an upgrade. I want to upgrade the RAM to 2GB (2x1GB). anyone suggest a good brand? I have heard PNY and Corsair are good. Thanks in advance.
     
  8. FAST6191

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    PNY and corsair are good although I would say take a look at an upgraded HDD, 5400rpm is going to make for a slow drive and so a slow system (hdd loading is often the slowest process in the system). Laptop drives are reaching the 10K rpm range nowadays.
    Be careful with laptop ram as well for it can be a pain to find compatible sticks at a reasonable price, this being said I have not looked at HP systems lately.
     
  9. Mikerochip

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    Intel Core2Extreme 2.93GHz 4MB L2
    Intel D975XBX2
    2GB Kingston PC2 8500 (800MHz)
    Segate 500GB SATA2 (inc ncq etc)
    Segate 300GB SATA
    Creative X-Fi Platinum
    Asus Brand ATi x850xtx Platinum
    on a zalman resitator Liquid cooling kit
    oh, a zalman heatpipe cooled 600w psu
    with two pioneer DVR 111-dbk drives
    and an LG 19" f1920p with dvi (I think)
    Its pretty quiet [​IMG] and pretty fast!
     
  10. suppachipmunk

    suppachipmunk GBAtemp Fan

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    Thanks FAST6191. What kind of HDD do you recommend? I love my Maxtor, but I have read reviews of people who have had a maxtor fail on them. I would hate to have to reboot my OS from scratch if my HDD fails. What about Team Xtreem Dual Channel 2048MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) at tigerdirect for $239.99. This is what would fit my laptop, just not sure of the quality? It says it is overclocked, will that harm my laptop (ie: overheating)?

    thanks.
     
  11. _Mazza_

    _Mazza_ GBAtemp Regular

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    Jun 25, 2006
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 2.4ghz
    Gigabyte 965p-DS3 mobo
    2gb Geil DDR2 PC6400 4-4-4-12 memory
    320gb WD SataII hard Drive
    Sapphire X1950pro 256mb
    Sony DVD-RW
    Acer AL1916W 19" Widescreen
    Coolermaster HyperTX
    NZXT Apollo Silver Case

    thats bout it [​IMG] wish I had processor in post above though [​IMG]
     
  12. FAST6191

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    @suppachipmunk keep the external drive (I personally use external drives as storage/transfer stuff all the time) but think about replacing the internal one (which I am guessing houses the OS and is used for virtual memory).
    It gets a bit harder for laptops but I was suggesting you look at something like this (UK link only I am afraid and shopping around will most likely net you a far better deal)
    dabs link

    With regard to memory as it is a laptop your best bet is to look at the proprietary sections of various websites although it must be said that cost and performance are not nice (dabs has 2 gigs of HP memory (PC2-5300 clocked at 667Mhz) at £350 which is far more than halfway decent desktop and about as much as a nice graphics card, even given "rip off britain" that is a nice chunk of change and the main reason I built a desktop this time around)

    @Mikerochip that is a hell of a machine
     
  13. Sebokie

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    Aug 6, 2006
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    Intel C2D E6600 @ 3.5 ghz
    Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    2GB Geil DDR2 6400 5-5-5-15 (should be 4-4-4-12)
    2*320 GB HDD Raid 0
    Geforce 8800 gts 640 MB
    Nec ND 4550
    Samsung 913n
    Swiftech h2o Apex/Mcw 55
     
  14. FAST6191

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    How stable is your system OCed that much Sebokie, I see you have nice cooling but that is appreciable? (it is around 46% overclock for anyone that wonders).
     
  15. ChowMein

    ChowMein GBAtemp Regular

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    Kenfrenzy - your computer is sick.

    Sebokie - I want your video card.

    My (rough) comp config:
    Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.4GHZ
    2 GB Ram
    ATI Radeon X1950 Pro
    2* 320Gb + 1*250Gb + 1*500Gb Storage
    20" LG LCD Widescreen
     
  16. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    Jul 22, 2006
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    AMD X2 3800+
    Radeon X800 (OCed 17%) (waiting till 8600s come out to upgrade)
    512mb of PC6400 (Kingston "fire stix" or something) (waiting for 8600)
    250gb HDD, 80gb HDD
    A 19' CRT and a 17' CRT
    Creative Audigy 2 SE

    Gets 11,000 in 3DMark03, not bad for a $600 PC
     
  17. Sebokie

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    @Fast6191: My system never froze on anything i throw at, however I have errors under OCCT burning software after less than 3 hours of burn. So it's not 100% stable. But up to now it never froze. But the p5wdh is far from being the best mobo for OC, p5bd is way better.
     
  18. shaffaaf27

    shaffaaf27 GBAtemp Fan

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    intel pentium 4 3.06 GHz
    1.25 GB RAM (hoping to get 2.5)
    160GB HDD (lookign for 200GB
    nvidia 6200LE (am geting the HIS ATI x1950 soon)
    19" LG flatron m1710A TV/Monitor
     
  19. larvi

    larvi GBAtemp Regular

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    I've long since abandoned trying to keep up on the bleeding edge of pc performance but I've still got boxes of old components to remind me how much money I threw away. $1200 660mb Micropolis full height SCSI drive anyone? $2000+ Gateway 486-66 VLB system? $500 USR Courier HST 14.4K modem? $400 NEC 3x external CD, $800 Exabyte 8mm tape drive? ATI VGA Wonder, that I paid over $100 to upgrade from 256K to 512K? $500 14" NEC multisync monitor? You get the idea. [​IMG]

    Now my goal is to build a system that is capable of performing all the video and photo editing tasks I need to do while still maintaining compatibility with my older games.

    My main system:
    Soyo P4 I845PE ISA MB (it was difficult to find a 845 chipset board that still had isa slots, I wonder if there are any C2D mobo's with ISA?)
    P4 2.67 GHZ
    1GB DDR RAM (I found out the hard way that Win98 can't support 1GB ram, but fortunately I am able to limit the amount of RAM that Win98 sees so I can leave it installed)

    HD Partitions:
    C: 512MB FAT16 (for compatibility)
    D: 114GB FAT32
    E: 111GB FAT32
    F: 152GB FAT32

    Internal peripherals:
    Pioneer DVR A09
    1.44 3.5 & 1.2 5.25 floppies (unfortunately this mb only supports 1 floppy so I have to switch the cable when I need the other floppy, or I just transfer the files from another computer on my network that has the drive I need)
    Nvidia 5200FX AGP (not the greatest but stable drivers and does what I need)
    ATI TV Wonder PCI (don't really use this anymore since I got the Canopus)
    Combo PCI Gigabit Ethernet/USB 2.0/Firewire
    Sound Blaster 16 ISA (not quite as compatible as a 8bit SB Pro but better driver support)
    Roland SCC-1 ISA (with a REAL MPU-401 port)

    External peripherals:
    WD Mybook 250GB
    USR Courier V.everything
    Canopus ADVC-300 video capture
    Roland MT-32 (yeah sysex messages from old sierra games..lol)
    E-merger parallel port GB/GBC linker
    Visoli parallel port GBA linker
    EZ flash II USB GBA linker
    Combo flash card reader
    CH Joyswitch with MS Sidewinder gamepad/Sidewinder 3D joystick/Thrustmaster T2 wheel/pedals
    Primefilm PF1800 slide scanner (this thing sucks, my Canon flatbed does a much better job scanning slides)

    OS - Win98SE with ability to boot into DOS 6.22 with WFW3.11 and PC Dos
     
  20. suppachipmunk

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    Wow, everyone has some nice systems.
    One more newb question. If my computer came with PC4200 533Mhz, can I safetly install PC5400 667Mhz without any compatibilty problems?
    I am running Windows XP Home if that helps.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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