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Well, since I just BUILT myself a new PC, I thought now would be a good time... ;)

Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2800+ (supposed to be Barton, but I got sent a Thoroughbred)

Memory: 1Gb Corsair PC2700 Low Latency

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda V 120Gb Serial ATA

Motherboard: Asus A7N8X (nForce2) Deluxe

Monitor: 17" Samsung SM757DFX

Speakers: Creative Inspire 6.1 6700

DVD ROM: Samsung 16x

CD Writer: AOpen 52x r/52 rec/24 rw

Case: Chieftec Dragon DX-01 (Black)

Keyboard: Logitech Internet Navigator Zero Tilt Keys (Black)

Mouse: Logitech MX-500

PSU: 350W Enermax Dual Fan

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition

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This is rather bare-boned. All I can think of off the top of my head. ;)

Dell Dimesion DIM4550 2.6 gHz Processor

ATI Raedon 9600 Pro EZ 256 mb Video Card

512 Mb GR Memory

84.9 GB HD

52x HIDR CD-ROM

Black Case (Grey Streaks)

Dell Keyboard & Mouse (What a surprise!)

WinXP Home Edition OS

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Mines this currently:

Chip: AMD ATHLON XP 2500+ 512K 333FSB SOCKET A BARTON

Motherboard: SOLTEK 75FRN2-L NFORCE2 SOCKETA DUAL DDR AGP8X 5PCI ATA133 SOUND LAN

RAM: (Once my Order gets in) KINGSTON HYPERX PC2700 512MB CAS2 2-2-5 T1 DDR 333MHZ 184PIN

Video Card: GEFORCE 2 MX 440 64MB, (Hopeing to upgrade to this once i get money) SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 PRO 128MB DDR DVI-I W/ TV OUT

Case: NETLINK 18IN 300W ATX VS42B CASE /W FRONT USB PORT P4 READY BLUE BEZEL (Blue Edges)

Keyboard: Wireless Centrios Keyboard

Mouse: Wireless Optical Centrios Mouse with Charging Base.

Hard Drive(s): 40 GB Seagate hard Drive, 20 GB Western Digital Hard Drive

CDrom: 52x LG CD rom

Speakers: JUSTel Multimedia 3D Speakers

OS: Windows 2000 Pro

DVD: Nothing right now, Hope to get this (LG 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE UDMA33 INT)

Moniter: NEC Multisync XV15 15' (yes i know, It's old ;))

Webcam: Logitech, thats all i know lol

Microphone: Sidewinder Gamevoice

Oh and i also have a slave computer, but It's not working right now O_o

Edited by Helburn

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wow some very nice systems listed :D

my main machine (listed below) has pretty much stayed the same for quite a while, with the exception of the dvd writer, but my new 'toy' the shuttle system seems to have had lots of money wasted on it ;)

ok here goes ......

system 1 - scimitar

AMD Athlon 2400XP Throughbred B (2000mhz) 266FSB (may get a Barton soon)

512mb DDR 266mhz (may upgrade to DDR400 one day, or some nice Corsair)

128mb ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (running ATI Catalyst 3.10)

EPOX 8RDA+ NForce2 motherboard

Creative I-Trigue Speakers

19" Hansol 920D monitor

Pioneer 106-D DVD-RW +/- 4x

Microsoft Wheelmouse Optical

Compaq Black/Silver keyboard

Silver Chieftec Scorpio Tower

60GB Seagate Barracuda ATA-100 7200rpm

40GB Western Digital ATA-100 7200rpm

Windows XP Home Edition SP1 (and another 40mb of Win Updates ;) Hey Microsoft, how about SP2 eh?)

system 2 - media box

AMD Athlon 1400ghz Thunderbird (very old and very hot :D)

Shuttle Spacewalker XPC SN45G nForce2 Ultra 400 (better spec than my Epox)

256mb DDR 266mhz

ATI Radeon 9200 64mb DDR (bought for my sister but doesn't work with her motherboard :))

80GB Excelstor ATA-100 7200rpm

Pioneer DVD-120 slot loaded DVD-rom drive

Generic Mouse and Keyboard

14" Monitor

this machine is normally connected to the TV in my living room and it allows me to watch DVDs and various other video file types *cough* xvid *cough*

... and i also have lots of spare parts lying about, including a 16x DVDrom (which is noisy), a 52x CDRW, a Soltek DDR266 motherboard, 2.5gb HD, 4.3GB HD, about 7 keyboards, an ATX tower case, a 400w PSU etc etc

as you can see, i waste far too much time and money on PC parts :D

perhaps my resolution for 2004 is to stop upgrading my PCs

... until Intel release the Pentium 5 :D

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You have 7 spare keyboards? ;) and here i was agonising over replacing my currently noisy keyboard with a quiter one. I suppose i could get one with the January Sales going on... ;)

SPECS:

Nothing spectacular.

AMD Athlon 1GHz

384MB SDRAM

40 GB Hard Drive

DVD-ROM

CD-RW

56K Internal Modem

32MB NVIDIA TNT2 Graphics Card

17" Monitor

Standard Keyboard and Mouse

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Heh, i went through this phase of finding a nice keyboard to match my silver case, they were either too small, or they had laptop style keys etc etc, then one day our company started buying Silver and Black Compaq's and their keyboards matched my case really well, so i got one off ebay for £10 (after spending probably £100+ on various other keyboards).

Here's a pic of the shuttle system, in my living room, its a bit out of date, as the shuttle now has a slot loaded DVD-ROM

shuttle%20pics%20004.jpg

and a pic of my main PC

home_desk.jpg

Edited by kazon

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Nice!

My case is monstrously tall. I really like the compactness of shuttle systems (though very often, they have slower components to cut down on heat). I like my new system - but it isn't perfect. I have an intermittent startup problem whereby the screen display is corrupted (fuzzy blocks of odd characters). I hope that flashing the BIOS and updating the motherboard drivers fixes it. *sighs*

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Well, technically this isn't mine yet as I just ordered it this morning, but eventually I'll have:

Intel P4 2.8 GHz, 512 K cache, 800 MHz FSB and Hyperthreading

512 MB PC3200 DDR400 memory

120 GB 7200 rpm Serial-ATA w 8MB cache

4x Sony +/-RW DVD writer

52x/32x/52x CD writer

SoundBlaster Audigy 2

128MB ATI All-in-wonder Radeon 9600 Pro

18" NEC-Mitsubishi Multisync 1860Nx Flat panel LCD display

I have yet to buy any speakers to go along with it, but I don't see much point in littering my desk with surround sound speakers, so I'll probably just get a 2.1 speaker set.

Now I just have to put up with my old system until the new one gets here. :)

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I feel so out of date!

Mine's:

AMD K6/II 500 MHz

384 MB 100 MHz SDRAM

Voodoo III 2000 graphics 16 MB

one 68GB IBM Deskstar hard-drive and one 6.4GB Maxtor thing

19" Sony Trinitron E400 monitor

Creative Sound Blaster PCI 128 output to "LEAK Stereo 30 Plus" amplifier thru to two large wall-mounted Wharfedale speakers. MIDI/XG output to Yamaha Clavinova CLP-990

Creative CD-Writer Plus 24x/4x/2x

Unbranded 40x standard CDROM drive

Unbranded case complete with AT power supply! :)

Hauppauge WinTV card

Firewire interface

Linksys 10MBps NIC which provides LAN access and internet through a Linksys BEFW11SW wireless router thru to a D-Link DSL-300G+ ADSL modem (Freeserve, 576 Kbps)

56Kbps modem for fax/misc telephony or internet if the DSL is down

Floppy disk drive that's over 10 years old!! :D

Operating systems: two versions of Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows 98SE, MS-DOS 6.2 with Windows 3.11 and Linux Mandrake 9.2

In other words, a totally mad jumble, but it does what I want very nicely. :)

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Took my awhile to remember my configuration (I actually had to look some of it up).

Intel Pentium 4 at 3GHz, 512 K cache, 800 MHz FSB and Hyperthreading

512MB DDR 400MHz

120GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive

64 MB Geforce 4 MX440 with TV Out

SoundBlaster Live! 5.1

Samsung 16x DVD-ROM drive

NEC 48x12x48 CD-RW drive

HK-395 speakers

10/100 LAN card

56K PCI Data/Fax Modem

PS2 Keyboard

Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer

19" Flat Screen CRT Monitor

I've also got an old serial Microsoft Sidewinder gamepad that's pretty worn out. I'm hoping to eventually get me a new one, but it's not a priority right now.

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A PC specs thread huh? :devil: This is my current set up, which hasn't changed much recently (apart from the big HDD I fitted in November):

AMD Athlon XP 2100+ CPU (1.733GHz actual clock speed, T'Bred Core, 256Kb L2 Cache)

1024MB Crucial PC2700 DDR RAM

Epox 8RDA+ motherboard (Nvidia NForce2 chipset, 6 onboard USB 2.0 ports & onboard 10/100 LAN )

Connect3D Ati Radeon 128MB 9500Pro AGP graphics card

Fujitsu MAJ3182MP 18GB SCSI HDD (System drive)

Maxtor Atlas 10K III 18GB SCSI HDD (Application drive)

Maxtor Atlas 10K III 73GB SCSI HDD (Games & Storage drive)

Tekram DC-390U3W SCSI controller

Hercules Digifire 7.1 soundcard (with onboard Firewire port)

Altec-Lansing ACS33 2.1 Stereo speakers

Toshiba SD1201 5X/32X DVD-ROM

Plextor 40TSi 40X CD-ROM

Plextor Plexwriter 1210S CD-RW

Hansol H711 17" TFT Monitor

Panasonic 1.44MB FDD & Mitsubishi LS-120 Superfloppy

Enermax 430W Dual-Fan PSU

Genius Optical mouse, Microsoft Ergonomic keyboard

Lian-Li PC-7 Aluminium case

D-Link DSL-504 Modem/Router

Umax Astra 1220S Scanner, Creative Webcam

Windows XP Pro SP1

Self-built and very reliable :blink:

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Processor: Pentium III 933MHZ

Memory: 512MB PC100

Graphics Card: Meh, 4 year old 8MB 3D Acc. Its on my list for the next thing to replace.

Hard Drive: Maxtor 80GB (my newest replacement)

Motherboard: Unknown what type.

Monitor: 17" Nobleview

Speakers: I have a Sound Blaster Live! Mp3+ that is connected to my 400 watt (custom built) stereo.

DVD ROM: Creative 6x (To be replaced after Graphics card)

CD Writer: TDK 48/24/16

Case: A white tower. :-D 3 large slots, 4 small ones.

Keyboard: Black and silver ViewSonic

Mouse: Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse

PSU: Unknown as well.

Operating System: Windows XP Pro.

This system is just one to get me by. Once I get a car and a new guitar, I'm going to begin building my custom system.

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It seems pretty even from the PCs listed that there is a fair split between AMD and Intel. Seeing as i've only ever had a AMD system (my work laptop is Intel but i didn't buy it), i was just curious as to how good these new P4C processors are (the ones with 800FSB) i've been reading some great things about them, so i may bet one of them next, or a Pentium 5, when ever that comes out.

i've also read good stuff about the AMD 64bit chips (although at the moment i think they're kinda pointless unless software companies suddently release 64-bit versions of their software. I don't think AMD have impressed people much either bringing out a 754pin chip and a 940pin chip, followed soon with a 939pin :blink::devil:

So if i had rushed out and bought a brand new Athlon 64 3200XP chip based on the socket 754, then 10 minutes later be told it wouldn't even see 2005, and that AMD were moving over to 940/939, i'd be pretty pissed off.

anyway getting back on topic, some nice systems listed on here, glad i'm not the only one who wastes all his money :D, also alot of ATI cards too :D

Edited by kazon

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My system managed to get its first "upgrade" in years yesterday. I actually bought some connectors for its USB capability so I could connect a scanner I inherited, as well as the family's digital camera. I also cleared out the firewire and SCSI interface card, which I wasn't using and unclogged the vents on the CPU fan so hopefully it won't overheat like it used to (it now has the cover on for the first time in ages!). Add to that that I cleared up the OS, got drivers for everything properly working, fixed the computer desk and improved the lighting in the room and I now have a considerably better computer experience! :blink:

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It seems pretty even from the PCs listed that there is a fair split between AMD and Intel. Seeing as i've only ever had a AMD system (my work laptop is Intel but i didn't buy it), i was just curious as to how good these new P4C processors are (the ones with 800FSB) i've been reading some great things about them, so i may bet one of them next, or a Pentium 5, when ever that comes out.

I actually hadn't thought mine was all that fast (and even then, I attributed more of the speed increase to the hyperthreading capability than to the increased clock speed). But my frame of reference was pretty skewed, since my previous computer was a PIII 550MHz. When I was at home for Christmas, however, I was surprised at how slow my parent's computer (1.8GHz - I forget if it's a PIII or a P4) was, so I guess it's pretty good. :blink:

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Pentium III, 933 MHz

256 MB RAM

Samsung CD-RW drive (no DVD)

Samsung 20 GB HDD

Intel i815 video

Intel i815/Creative ES-1371 audio

2 Realtek RTL8139 ether cards

1 unused modem

1 ancient joystick

Logitech FirstMouse

some arbit. keyboard

Samsung Samtron 40Bn monitor

Mercury MS-440 stereo speakers

one huge tower

Operating system: Gentoo GNU/Linux, with kernels 2.4.22, 2.6.0 test 6 to test 11 and 2.6.0 final with various patches, and 2.6.1 coming soon.

As you can see, the hardware is sufficient for my use (which is mostly programming and surfing the net, occasionally tiny time-waster games). Upgrades happen when the system breaks down completely :angel:

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Processor: 1.3 GHZ AMD Athalon

Motherboard: Unknown

Ports: Some USB and serial, both front and back

Case: Hewlett-Packard (probably where the motherboard came from, as the case was bought with the rest)

Monitor: HP Pavilion mx90

Keyboard: Logitech wireless, black and silver

Mouse: Logitech wireless optical, black and silver

Hard drive: 80 Gig

Videocard: GEForce4

Sound system: Altec Lansing, two satellites, and a subwoofer

Printer: HP Deskjet 950C

Tower: Mid-size with CD Burner, DVD-ROM and a floppy drive

OS: Windows XP for now

Internet Connection: 56K modem, access speed usually 33-40K

Extras: 1 11 by 14-inch Aiptek professional PC-tablet with stylus, and 1 rarely used joystick

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Mine is Anthlon AMD 2200XP 712mb RAM with a Nvidia Geforce

motherboard/video driver + plus cd drive and the usual stuff.

A lot of numbers you throw around there.

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Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ @3200+ (A Barton core overclocked to 2.2ghz at 200fsb, and perfectly stable.)

Memory: 512MB PC3200(one Geil stick and one Corsair)

Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce FX 5900

Motherboard: Asus A7N8X Deluxe (i love this thing :D )

Soundcard: Onboard Nvidia MCP with Soundstorm (I prefer this to my old Audigy because of Dolby Digital encoding in some games, namely Unreal Tournament 2003.)

Edited by Predatorsfan2000

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I just got this today:

ASUS P4C800 Deluxe motherboard

Pentium 4 3.2 ghz, 512 cache, 800 mgz FSB and hyperthreading

1 GB PC4200 DDR 400 mgz memory

Western Digital 250 GB 7200 rpm harddrive with 8 mb cache

Samsung 52 x 24 x 48 x 16 CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD combo

ASUS V9980 Ultra with 256 mb

Plus a new midtower and Windows XP pro

I'm gonna use the soundcard in my current system (soundblaster live) as well as the 3.5'' floppy and zip drives. I am gonna get a new keyboard, mouse and speakers. Then I drop the whole pile off at my cousin's place, where he'll put it together for me. :)

My current system is a PIII 450 mgz with 128 mg of RAM and an 11 GB HD...and it is getting quite OLD. I've had it for almost 5 years now, and while it has served me very well, it's long past time for an upgrade. :point:

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Recently (i.e. two weeks ago) upgrade to this:

Athlon AMD 64 3000+ Processor

MSI K9T Neo FISR2 motherboard

GeForceFX 5900 XT

1 GB PC2100 DDR RAM (speedwise, this is the weak point of the system, and is a holdback from my previous PC)

Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card (sadly, the motherboard killed my old Audigy Gamer :-()

60 GB IBM Deskstar system hard drive and WD 80GB document drive (replaced with an identical model from a friend after it horrificly crashed last week)

Leadtek WinFast 2000 XP TV tuner card.

Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick

Generic Alliance 350W Power Supply in a Foxconn case.

All in all, it works quite well. With an extra network card I keep it hooked up into my old Laptop, a Gateway Solo 2150, which is a 600MHz Pentium III (though calling it a laptop is a stretch, since it has no working batteries any more).

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Athlon AMD 64 3000+ Processor

ohhhhh :)

I've been waiting for someone to go 64bit. Does it really act any faster? Have you tried Windows XP 64bit edition (although its only beta)?

No matter how tempted i am to upgrade to 64bit, I reckon i'll wait for the socket-939s to surface as AMD will stick with them longer than the current 754/940 chips out now.

Also .... nice system Shadow :point: bet it seems 10000x faster than the 450mhz machine you had beforehand.

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ohhhhh  :unsure:

I've been waiting for someone to go 64bit. Does it really act any faster? Have you tried Windows XP 64bit edition (although its only beta)?

It's a lot better than my old XP 1800 was. I'd say that even with my slower RAM, it's comparable to my roommate's P4 3 GHz. I haven't tried XP64, mostly because I don't want to have an OS that will expire at some point when the beta expires - plus I've heard that drivers for XP64 are still sketchy at best.

When I made the decision to upgrade, I had to choose between a high-end XP or a low-end 64. I went with the latter because, even with the socket 754's (which I've heard AMD plans to produce longer than they originally intended to now), there's more upgradability than with the XP line, which is pretty much done now as far as new models is concerned.

(Edited due to a wicked case of user error in which I typed most of my reply in the quote box)

Edited by Commander Xizor

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