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Whiteboy24

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OK, so, I have been building this machine for appx. a month now, and this is all of my specs...

(OS) - Windows XP Pro
(CPU) - 2.8 GHz Intel P4 w/Hyper Threading
(Motherboard) - MSI 865PE Neo Series (Video, Sound, SATA, Ethernet onboard)
(Case) - Raidmax Scorpio 668 Full Tower (Black, w/neon glow)
(Power Supply) - Raidmax 420 Watt
(HD 1) - 80 Gb Maxtor
(HD 2) - 60 Gb Maxtor
(HD 3) - Internal SATA 250 Gb
(ROM 1) - Sony DVD-ROM
(ROM 2) - Sony DVD/CD +/- RW
(ROM 3) - Cooling System, Fan Controller
(AGP) - Raidmax 9800 Series (Second V-Card for Dual Monitors)
(PCI 1) - Life-View TV Tuner (VHS compatable)
(PCI 2) - 2x 1394 2x USB 2.0
(PCI 3) - Security Card (K-Pro, runs a camera that is in my front yard)
(Monitor 1) - 19" ViewSonic CRT
(Monitor 2) - 17" Future Power CRT
(Speakers) - 2x 12" Sharp, 1x 10" Pioneer, Sony Surround Sound
 

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Why do people feel like they need two or three hard drives, monitors, optical drives, etc.? Seriously, how much of your hard drive space do you actually use? I have one 33GB internal hard drive and I have never gone past 75% of its capacity. It is loaded with MOH: Allied Assault, GTA: Vice City, MOH: Spearhead Expansion Pack, a flight sim that takes up 2.5 GB, the old Sims game with a few expansion packs, Counter Strike, XP Office Pro, Adobe Photoshop, firewall/internet software, and a couple of other fairly large applications, and I still have room to spare. As far as your monitors go, do you use both at the same time? They are different sizes, and they are both bulky CRTs, so I would find it a bit hard for you to utilize multi-monitor display. Now I do understand why you would have two optical drives, to copy DVDs/CDs from one to the other. I just don't think your system was built very cost-effectively. It will still get the job done, though. Anyway, this is a good thread, so when I have more time I will post my specs. Kudos.
 
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Whiteboy24

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My Reasoning

As I said in my last post, I've been working on this machine for appx. one month, however, I do not have the money to buy two Plasma Displays. As for your "question," I think I shall call it, on my Hard Drives... I use them for Video Editing. I have a Cannon GL-2, it's a pretty good quality video camera, so when transfering video to my computer, I use a raw format. However, the Camera is only using my 60 Gb Hard Drive. The 250 Gb SATA hard Drive is for my surviellance card. I record Video constantly in my front yard, it can hold up to 3 months of time. I can agree that 250 is somewhat overkill, but I wanted to feel good about having a large HD :) In addition, I also have a 9' Desk, so I have a lot of space for the CRT's. Sorry, I forgot to post what I've spent so far. All software and Hardware have brought me a grande total of $4000. I have Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop CS, Immaginate, and I designed a crack to use "Shake" on a PC, "Shake" alone was $300 as you'll notice, my grande total is only $4000, its because I get a company discount (www.ivss.tv). Looking forward to a reply.
 

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Damn, software these days is expensive. CRTs give the best picture i've seen so far.

(OS) - Windows XP Pro
(CPU) - Athlon64 3200+
(Motherboard) - Abit Kv8 max3 with 1 billion bells and whistles
(Case) - Chenming 601AE-AL Aluminum Entry Level Server Case
(Power Supply) - blah 450 Watt
(HD 1 + 2) - 2*120 gig seagate barracudas sata raid0
(ROM 1) - 12X DVD rom
(ROM 2) - 24x10x40 cd burner (dvd disks are too expensive)
(ROM 3) - Lotsa fans
(AGP) - eVGA gForce 5900 ultra
(PCI 1) - none
(PCI 2) - none
(PCI 3) - none
(Monitor 1) - 19" ViewSonic CRT
(Monitor 2) - 27' tv rarely used as second moniter
(Speakers) - 600 watt 5.1 sony system - on onboard sound, dont know if its worth it to get the latest soundblaster yet....dont think ill notice a difference, audio wise or performance wise.
(other) gotta add in the 40 gig ipod, for music in the car :)


edit: forgot ram Corsair 512MB DDR500 XMS4000 ProSeries (can only run it at DDR400...)
 
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thrawn

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sure, why not. i'll post one of them...


P4 3GHz
Asus P4P800
2GB Crucial pc-3200
WD raptor 10,000RPM 8MB cache
quadro fx-1100
uh, and a few amenities...the normal stuff
 
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brainkandy87

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P4 2.4 GHz
512 MB RAM
120 GB HD
Bus Clock: 533 MHz
Ge4 64 MB Video
CD-RW, DVD-ROM
Windows XP Home

I been thinking about partitioning my drive and installing Linux, but I'm a lazy bastard, so at the moment, this is what there is.
 
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Dysolexic

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P4 1.6ghz
256ram
64mb nvidia video w/ tv out
40gb HD(well its supposed to be..its really 37.2GB..assholes)
DVD-rom
DVD-/+R/RW
oh and statisticsnerd My HD is way too small for me I fill it up frequently, if you have cable and know where to get stuff its very easy to run out of space
 
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thrawn

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born2lose said:
33 gigs wouldnt last me very long..... 13 gigs of mp3s, lotsa gigs of games, many, many apps and a few movies. Many games and apps these days are over a gig, oracle is 3 gigs.
http://ebaumsworld.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=13584&stc=1


the 33GB HD isnt the only raptor available...;)

and that is what the other pc's are for, storage. i couldnt operate with 33gigs. aside from the music, i'd need more than that just for TV shows and movies.
 
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Whiteboy24

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:)

Glad to see that my thread is going well... by the way forgot to mention a few other specs on my machine. (look at the very first post, that is the first part)

- 800 MHz FSB
- 4 GB Dual Channel DDR RAM (yes, I know, OVERKILL)
- Processor overclocked to 3.0 GHz (somewhat unsafe :) )
- Sony Clie Peg-TJ37 (I love this thing)
- I only have a few warez, most of my programs are legal.
- High Speed Gaming DSL line.
- Sisco Wireless Router (OLD SCHOOL 802.11B)
- Almost EVERY SINGLE war game avaliable. I LOVE MOHAA, CS, 1942, etc...

And I will also agree with the person that mentioned CRT's have better quality. :) Although, I wouldn't Mind dual 21" plasma.... :)
 

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thrawn said:
the 33GB HD isnt the only raptor available...;)

and that is what the other pc's are for, storage. i couldnt operate with 33gigs. aside from the music, i'd need more than that just for TV shows and movies.
the 74 gig raptors are $200 a pop. screw that. my drives together were $200. Plus, how long do raptors last? i keep my pcs running all the time
 
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Whiteboy24

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OMG?! Do you have 3 Wireless adapters, or one that works with all 3?!?! I've never seen something like that before.. Where did you get it, can i get them off the net?
 
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Processor, Memory, and Motherboard


Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4
System Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Number of Processors: 1
RAM: 512 MB
RAM Type: DDR SDRAM
Max RAM: 2 GB
L2 Cache: 512 KB
Operating System and Software

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
Bundled Software: Click to DVD (DVD Creation), PictureGear Studio (Digital Photo), DVgate Plus (Digital Video), SonicStage (Digital Music), VAIO Media (Network File Sharing)
Keyboard and Mouse

Keyboard: VAIO Keyboard
Mouse: PS/2 Wheel Mouse
Hard Drive

Size: 120 GB
Hard Drives: 1
Type: Ultra ATA
Optical Drives, Other Mass Storage

CD-RW: 32x (read), 16x (write), 10x (rewrite)
DVD Recorder: 2x(read), 4x(write), 2x(rewrite)
Floppy Drive: 1.44 MB, 3.5-inch floppy disk drive
Graphics and Display

Graphics Card: 8X AGP 3D Graphics Hardware Acceleration
Graphics RAM: 64 MB
Interface: AGP
Sound

Speakers: Stereo Speakers Included
Ports and Connectivity

USB 2.0 Ports: 8
Parallel Ports: 1
Free PCI Slots: 2
Modem: 56 Kbps
Network Connection: 10Base-T/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
VGA Video Out Ports: 1

Other Stuff

radeon 9600
cable internet connection
Motorola SB5100 SURFborad Cable Modem
Microtek Flat Panel Screen
Canon i550
HP Deskjet 5150
tons of games
MS Office 2003
 

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Whiteboy24 said:
OMG?! Do you have 3 Wireless adapters, or one that works with all 3?!?! I've never seen something like that before.. Where did you get it, can i get them off the net?
No it's just one card, and it can communicate using any of those standards. It is a Dell card that costs about $60 more than their standard 802.11b card. I believe it's called a Trumobile dual-band WLAN wireless adapter, or something like that. Mine came with my computer when I bought it, so I'm not sure if you can buy one separately or not.
 
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Bad Boy

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Dude, holy phuck! 4GB RAM?!?!?! Are you nucking futs? You don't need that much... you don't need that much for anything!!

Anyway here's what I have:

P4 2.53B @ 2850Mhz @ 1.70 (otherwise it isn't stable un UT2k4)
GeForce Ti4600 128MB RAM 307/720
XP pro
80GB Maxtor HDD
1GB Dual Channel RAM
Antec SOHO server case
P4PE mobo
19" flat screen monitor @ 1600x1200 @75 herts refresh rate
cd-rw, FDD
400 Antec PSU
pfff.. I'm too lazy to write more detailed

Probably gonna buy by the end of the year:

A64 S939... whatever is the best bang for the buck... maybe 3400+
x800pro or 6800U... x800xt would probably be too expensive but if it's under $500 I might go for it
2 74GB raptors in RAID 0
OCZ 1GB PC4000 Dual Channel RAM
S939 btx mobo w/ pci-e possibly... i dunno... will see if it's better than agp
some 1337 case... prolly Cooler master w/ window and has to be BTX compatible
maybe I'll go with a low ms LCD monitor ...19 inch maybe
dvd-rw/cd-rw, dvd combo
550 BTX compatible Antec True Power PSU
custom water cooling setup (chevette heater core, MCP600 pump, tygon tubing, metal clamps, t-line, and probably white water blocks... ahhh I wish I could get my hands on a Cascade :rolleyes: i'll see what blocks are best for S939)
and that's about it. need some $ tho
 
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SectorNine

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OS: XP pro
MOBO: ASUS A7N8X
Processor: Athalon 2500+
Ram:768 MB DDR
VID Card: ATI RADEON 9200 128MB
HD1: Maxtor 160GB
HD2: IBM 45GB
2 Monitors: 17" and a 15"