What kind of computer and with what goodies does everyone have sitting on their desk?
My computer, custom built myself, sitting at the bat desk. Specifications: ATX mid-tower case, Abit BH6 motherboard, Intell Celeron 300A CPU overclocked to 450 MHz, 128 MB of RAM memory, Diamond Viper 550 video card, Diamond Voodoo II 3D graphics accelerator card, Teac floppy drive, 13 GB Maxtor hard drive, Syquest SparQ 1.0 GB back-up disk drive, Kenwood Multi Beam CD-ROM drive, Diamond Monster Sound MX300 3D sound card, Cambridge Soundworks/Koss 4 speaker and subwoofer sound system, Creative Labs 56k Modem Blaster, P/S 2 keyboard, Microsoft IntelliMouse, Microsoft SideWinder joystick, Computer Nerds B-Cool triple CPU cooling fans and heatsink, 4 inch front case fan, rear slot fan, power supply fan, video card cooling fan, Samsung SyncMaster 700s 17 inch monitor, Hewlett Packard Deskjet 712C color printer, Plusteck OpticPro 36 bit color scanner, and Windows 98 operating system.
Mine is just an AMD K6 2 333 3D MMX with a 4.3 gig HD and 96 mb of RAM (I installed 64 MB myself ) and a 15 inch monitor. I have a Microsoft Foce feedback joystick to play games with too... it about throws me out of my chair when I crash.
Posts: 62 From: Portland, Oregon, USA Registered: Apr 99
I usually get mixed reactions when I tell people my system. Either "your lieing" or "you bastard". Im running quad xeon 450's with 2 meg caches, 512 meg of ram, Four 18.2 gig cheetah ultra scsi 2 drives, G400 video card, 8x cdr. Im thinking maybe I should sell it to do more mods on the 88gt hehehe:P I really wanna get the 2.8 in it made into a 3.1
My last job was in a computer store, we built computers. But I ended up with a PII 350 with 196 meg ram. The MB will support a PIII 600 but am waiting for prices to drop down to where I can eat and compute both. I need a scanner really bad, have gorgeous pics of Fiero and engine I can't share yet. Does anyone know where to find a program that will calculate horsepower from weight and acceleration numbers? there's gotta be one out there somewhere. PS: Roy, you bastard, I believe you.
but don't forget batboy...... he has a 2.8 and you have a 5.7.
I have a celeron 500 mhz Hp with a 4x CD-r, 64 megs ram, 13 gig HD, V.90 K56Flex modem, a 15" monitor and a HP 812C printer. This is all hooked up to my 120watt aiwa stereo outputting to a 400watt amplified Xplode Subwoofer, It makes Need For Speed 3 more enjoyable. I also have a microsoft Sidewinder controller, and a IBM cordless mouse.
I've got several computers at home: 486, P90, P200, PII/233, P233 laptop and a Celeron@550. There all working and doing something (not just collecting dust). The Celeron is my daily driver so to speak. It's got 128Mb Ram, 13Gb + 3.1Gb HDD, Windows & Linux, DVD Dxr2, CDRW, Voodoo3/3000, SBLive, TV-card and network card. Connected are two Gravis Grip joypads, Sidewinder Force Feedback, Logitech Force Feedback wheel, remote mouse and a remote keyboard. The computer is also hooked up to a 32" 100Hz Widescreen tv and Dolby Digital Receiver for watching DVDs and playing games.
It's really my personal entertainment system and I enjoy it a lot!
The PII/233 is used mostly for doing work at home. Although I must admit it also has a T2 steering wheel attached...
OH, Formula, I like that! Ok Roy, Your computer is bigger and faster and better than mine, but lets take the Fieros out to the track and see who's boss. Hahaha, my engine's bigger than your...nyah, nyah, nyah! My Fiero's faster than yours, hahaha! But yours is probably better looking. Monkey, where are those special meds you promised me???
My computer is a little strange. I have a full tower case, dual pentium 2 motherboard, but I have an adapter card to install a pent pro 200, overclocked to 300mhz. I have the other processor, but not installed yet, WinNT and I dont get along, so I am waiting until I get Win2000 to stick the second processor in. It also has a 10 GB harddrive, 4 disk CD changer, 16 meg 3D video card, 128 meg ram, 6 speaker stereo with EQ and sub. I have a CDRW drive and a 12 GB Bigfoot that I am going to put in-use the Bigfoot as storage for my CDRW.
Still not as impressive as someone's system *coughRoycough*.. but I'm currently designing and building a liquid cooled computer.. probably a celeron 400, overclocked to.. I dunno.. 600 or so.. but I'm building the cooler first, and I'll worry about the computer when I can afford it. (car comes first. then I'll think about a 3rd computer! I have 2 now. one's a P200 that I use for backup)
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Jan 23rd, 2000
Posts: 31667 From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Registered: Apr 99
I'm sure you guys have noticed that I haven't given anyone the specs on my totally generic setup. My computer is like an Escort compared to everyone elses. (Of course that means that dogtireds is like a Yugo! Anyone have any good used fairly up-to-date computers they want to donate to dog? Maybe real cheap? As soon as I figure out about this overclocking thing I'll do something like that and I already plan to double my RAM (ooo...sexual thoughts, sexual thoughts!) in the spring. Any other ideas/suggestions that might make mine a super computer with out completely blowing my budget?
Posts: 15796 From: N. Wilkesboro, NC, USA Registered: Nov 1999
Yep, 56 is right. That's actually a fairly low resolution pic, now that I have my new hi-fi digital camera I ought to redo it. I've got that image on my machine as wallpaper now, so I can just take one pic without the resizing and cut/paste thing.
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I've got a P100 which I have upgraded the RAM from 16 mb to 48 mb and upgraded the HD from 1 GB to 3.2 GB. I did both upgrades myself and I couldn't believe how easy it was. Pretty wimpy but all I use it for is surfing, playing a few games and keeping my company records with quickbooks. Just to add a little kick for game playing I plugged my sound card into a 200 watt Yamaha amp which runs a set of pioneer speakers. I still want to hook up a 12" sub and see what duke nukem is like.
Posts: 38925 From: Carrollton GA. Out in the... country. Registered: Oct 1999
"State Of The Stone-Age Art" here. Shuttle 541 motherboard, P-133, 64MB EDO ram, 2GB HD, 425MB HD, 40X CD ROM, Sony CDR, 56K Sportster modem, 4MB Elsa Video Card, 17" Hitachi monitor, Generic Ethernet card (connected to my wife's computer), 100MB Zip drive, and HP Deskjet 870 printer. Altec spkrs with amplified sub. Since I don't do games, it pretty much has enough to do what I need, for now. Waiting until ADSL is available here, then I'm gonna build a proxy server, and network the house.
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PIII overclocked to 550 for this guy. I also have 196 megs of ram, 21 inch monitor, SLI Voodoo 2 setup, and a new GeForce DDR board. I need the computing horsepower to run my animation and graphics software for work, but it also plays a mean game of quake!
Jan 24th, 2000
Posts: 2740 From: Merritt Island, FL USA Registered: Jun 99
There's alot of homebuilt systems here. I used to do that but then I went so long without building one for myself that I decided that any money I could save by building my own system, would be made up in all the software included with the new system. So I bought a Dell Dimension P2-450, 128mb Ram, 16MB STB nVidia, 5x DVD, Turtle Beach Montego Sound, Altec Lansing Speakes w Sub.
Posts: 6570 From: Robbinsdale MN US Registered: Dec 1999
I gotta be doing something wrong here.. I'm trying to get by with my 486-66... not even worth going into whats ind it except for the kick butt 14.4 modem.. Well it was state of the art about 5yrs ago..
Posts: 4155 From: greensboro, nc Registered: May 99
I don't know if I should feel pity for some or be jealous of others with the PC situation... I have a e-machines, intel celeron 366 mhz chip and 96 meg of ram, with a KDS (cheap but decent) 17" monitor. The thing I'm most proud of is my DSL modem!
At work I currently have a 200mhz packard h#!!, I hate it!
Jan 25th, 2000
Posts: 544 From: Saskatchewan,Canada Registered: Oct 1999
I still remember the system that got me through university back in the early 90's. A HP 286 running at a whopping 12 Mhz. It had a 30 meg HD, 1 meg ram, thirteen inch monitor, dot matrix printer, a single 5.25 floppy drive, no modem and no speakers. The wierd thing about it is it had a drive labelled "compact disk" but I couldn't get a CD to go in. Oh yeah, it also didn't have windows, I ran everthing from DOS. YIKES!!!! It must have been built well though, I sold it a couple of months ago and it still worked perfect, even the internal batteries still worked. Oh well, it was pretty new when I got it and it was free because my oldest brother works for HP in Edmonton.
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Well compaired to Roy's system I suppose mine would rank right around that of a Commadore 64. I'm currently running a Cyrix 200MMX with 128MB 6.4 GB, been planning a PIII upgrade in the near future, but after checking this new AMD chip, I might be reconsidering that thought.
I've got a home-built computer myself. I'm going to be buying a new one from my workplace(Gateway) in a month or two, but right now I've got an AMD K6/2 366 with 96 megs 'o ram, 4.8 gig hd, 1.2 gig hd, Voodoo3 accelerator, Diamond 56K modem, '17 inch monitor, and Soundblaster 512 sound card with Altec Lansing subwoofer system. Oh yeah, and a scanner and printer or course. I added two secondary cooling fans to keep my overclocked voodoo and and overclocked cpu from overheating.
I have all of you guys smoked ok note me at home. But at work . AT work I have 1999 mac g4 and it had 900 megs of ram but we took away 150 for another mac but it stiLL kicks with 750 megs and a 27gb hard drive 27 inch studio monitor also hooked up to a $80,000.00 topaz scaner we also have two drum scaners that go for about 150,000.00 each ANY ONE WANNA RACE Eddie