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Cathy
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Icon 10 posted April 27, 2004 06:01      Profile for Cathy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just for boasting, this is what I have [Razz]

Specifications: [Big Grin]
AMD XP-2600 with KT-400 (I prefer AMD to pentium intels).
ASUS/Gigabyte 800mhz m/b
8x AGP
1gb pc-2700 ddr ram
6ch sound
128 mb fx-5200 8X video card + tv out
120gb seagate barracuda,
7200 rpm hdd,
samsung dvd rom + cd-rw combo drive with nero/power dvd,
1.44fdd,
17 inch digital monitor,
600w speakers,
usb 2.0,
keyboard and optical mouse,
antivirus software,
atx midicase with 400w power supply.

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spungo
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Icon 1 posted April 27, 2004 06:02      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah, well, my conker's a 17-er. Beat that!

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Icon 1 posted April 27, 2004 06:13      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
How did you condition it spungo? Are you one to soak it in vinegar, or do you prefer the baking technique?
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Icon 1 posted April 27, 2004 06:15      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah, six months of vinegar over the winter made it rock hard - it worked on the conker as well! [Smile]

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Well, you have me beat. But what I lack in QUALITY I make up in QUANTITY:

iBook 800 G3, Pentium III 500 desktop, iMac 400, Mac LC, Mac IIx, Apple II gs, Apple IIe, Apple IIc, IBM PC Jr, Timex Sinclair, Ohio Scientific Kit computer, TRS 80, Tandy Color Computer, Tandy 1000 PC, Mac SE, Mac Classic, another IIgs, Powerbook Duo 270c, Apple IIc with LCD display, Mac Plus with Apple 5 mb hard drive, Powermac 6100 AV, Powermac 7100 AV, another Mac Plus, Mac 128, Commodore 64, Commodore Vic 20, TI 99/4A, and a ton of old printer, hard drives, mice, etc etc etc.

I think MORE is BETTER.....rofl!!!!!

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Cathy
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Icon 1 posted April 27, 2004 06:33      Profile for Cathy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That depends on who you are trying to impress! I used to have *more* but I sold them. The irony is I never payed a cent for the other computers I once had. Why? Because I worked at a school once as network admin and they regularly chuck out stuff they think no longer works (yummy modems, network cards, video cards, hard drives...oh I got a 32 port hub too) [Razz] .

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I know my wife is impressed!!! Honey, look, someone gave me another old Mac for my collection! Its' gonna be worth THOUSANDS someday.....no, uh, HUNDREDS, well, ok, it won't be worth anything, but it was FREE!!! ROFL
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Icon 1 posted April 27, 2004 10:06      Profile for angryjungman   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Your setup sounds similar to mine. Except I have a P4 2.8 Ghz processor. And my flat screen monitor is 19". And my two hard drives are 200 and 160 GB.

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Ooo... pwnt [Wink]

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the vinegar thing never worked for me, it just made it go all floppy. i preferred just using what nature provided. anyone up for a geek conker festy in the autumn? we can test all the different methods then
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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Yeah, well, my conker's a 17-er. Beat that!

I would be more impressed if I didn't know that Britain uses the metric system. [Razz]

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Icon 1 posted April 27, 2004 14:26      Profile for Allan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So this is my latest little baby.

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P4 3.2Ghz Prescott (800 mhz FSB)
512 MB DDR400 (Kingston 500Mhz)
Serial ATA RAID - still waiting for the 10K rpm Raptors to arrive [Frown]
Nvidia GForce Graphics FX 5200 128MB
Firewire / USB 2
6 channel audio with digital out
Aluminium chassis and case

The screen is a 20.1" formac DVI LCD

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Allan: a 3.2GHz Prescott in a SFF case? Can you fry eggs on top of that thing? [Smile] Also, why would you use fx5200 in such a nice system?
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quote:
Originally posted by dp004i:
Allan: a 3.2GHz Prescott in a SFF case? Can you fry eggs on top of that thing? [Smile] Also, why would you use fx5200 in such a nice system?

No worries, has a system fan (6000 rpm) that blows across the heatsink directly inline with a case fan (2500 rpm) that exhausts straight out the back, the fans are software controlled and the whole thing runs really quiet considerings. the chip sockets also heatsink onto the chassis and help to dissapate heat that way. my desk tends to get warm sometimes though.

Graphics does fine for what I need it for. the mboard actually has ATI 9100 gfx onboard but no DVI connector and I've also got an ATI 9100 (128Mb) card but i don't know is that better or worse than the Nvidia

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quote:
Originally posted by Allan:
So this is my latest little baby.


P4 3.2Ghz Prescott (800 mhz FSB)
512 MB DDR400 (Kingston 500Mhz)
Serial ATA RAID - still waiting for the 10K rpm Raptors to arrive [Frown]
Nvidia GForce Graphics FX 5200 128MB
Firewire / USB 2
6 channel audio with digital out
Aluminium chassis and case

The screen is a 20.1" formac DVI LCD

Nice! I would love to build somethink like this to use specifically as a game machine!!!!!!
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Well, my AIDA32 profile is available at http://www.kageneko.net/masayume.php (needs updating at some point, though)

But, my system specs (which, I hate to say, trump yours in many catagories, Cathy [Smile] )...

AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Thermalright solid copper SLK-7 heatsink with adjustable speed ThermalTake 80mm CPU fan
ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe 2.0 nForce2 motherboard (which has dual LAN, USB 2.0, FireWire, Serial ATA, dual-channel memory, and a partridge in a pear tree).
512MB PC-2700
Creative SoundBlaster Audigy2 w/Logitech Z-640 5.1 surround speakers
Radeon 9600 XT 128MB
46GB Maxtor DiamondMax 7200RPM
13GB Western Digital 7200RPM
Samsung 52x CD-RW
Toshiba 56x CD-ROM/16x DVD-ROM
17" Sony Trinitron monitor
Logitech MouseMan Dual Optical (ultra-precise for those FPS sessions)
Standard Microsoft 101-key keyboard
GTCO CalComp Pro digitizer tablet
Chieftech full tower ATX case
Antec 550W TrueControl TruePower PSU (all case fans are controlled through the TrueControl control panel).
SanDisk CompactFlash card reader

I'm not even going to bother with software. That has no bearing whatsoever on how impressive a machine is. I also don't need a lot of hard drive space because I have a file server with a 160GB drive.

And how the heck can you have an ASUS/Gigabyte motherboard? They are two entirely different companies and do not make motherboards together. It should be either one or the other.

And KT-400 shouldn't be a setting on your processor. KT-400 is a VIA chipset found on some AMD motherboards. It's also the chipset I and many others have had serious problems with because VIA chipsets are known for having strange compatibility issues, particularly if you're using updated BIOS and drivers. That's part of the reason I went with the nVidia nForce2 based motherboard. It has far less problems.

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I would be more impressed if I didn't know that Britain uses the metric system.

As we always say, give 'em an inch and they'll take a mile, and even a seven-stone weakling can score from the edge of the six-yard box. Coming for a pint? [Wink]

But I'm hazarding a guess you don't actually know what Spungo is talking about. Conkers tend to be a boy thing.

...Oops, that didn't really help to explain, did it? [Embarrassed]

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quote:
Originally posted by nekomatic:
But I'm hazarding a guess you don't actually know what Spungo is talking about. Conkers tend to be a boy thing.

Yes - young lads getting together to bash each other's nuts. [Smile]

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quote:
Yes - young lads getting together to bash each other's nuts.
I used to bake mine and then cover them with polyurethane.
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http://stonewallcs.com/~jon/desk7/
http://stonewallcs.com/g5/

Dual 2ghz G5
512KB backside cache for each processor
1GHz FSB per processor
1GB PC 3200 DDR ram
ATI RADEON 9600 Pro with 64MB DDR SDRAM
160GB Serial ATA HD; 7200 rpm
SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)One FireWire 800 port, two FireWire 400 ports (one on front); three USB 2.0 ports (one on front), two USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard); AGP 8X Pro slot with graphics card installed, including ADC connector and DVI connector
Two internal hard drive bays (1 occupied); one optical drive bay
Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet and 56K V.92 modem (5)
Optical digital audio in, optical digital audio out, analog audio in, analog audio out, front headphone minijack and speaker

LaCie Electron Blue II 19" monitor and a generic 17"
External 52x24x52 firewire burner
Some Altec Lansing "value engineered" speakers
Apple Pro keyboard
Kensington ExpertMouse 5 button optical trackball with scroll ring

:-D

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quote:
Originally posted by Number 2608:
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Yes - young lads getting together to bash each other's nuts.
I used to bake mine and then cover them with polyurethane.
I used to let the dog lick mine - well, it made a change from licking his own. [Smile]

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neko, you're right.

quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by Number 2608:
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Yes - young lads getting together to bash each other's nuts.
I used to bake mine and then cover them with polyurethane.
I used to let the dog lick mine - well, it made a change from licking his own. [Smile]
And now I'm not sure I even want to know.

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I had a very special dog when I was a kid - we never quite knew how he managed to string his nuts, not having the right quota of fingery things and all.

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Did he stand on his hind legs in order to play with them? [Eek!]
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Man, I need to upgrade some of my systems :-/. Right now, I need to get a new HD for my laptop - that thing has been having "issues," not to mention, filling up on the root partition every now and then, giving me a big scare as things glitch out left and right. What can I say, it's an older laptop with a 5 GB HD...that matter will soon be resolved. Basically, I just need to move more files off to my server, which has 120 GB of HD space in it [Big Grin] . Then I shall do a clean install of Debian onto it, and I think it will be even better. Then again, I have to plan this downtime, which will be a little heartbreaking, as I just ran this command on my laptop just now:
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$ uptime
11:46:59 up 123 days, 13:19, 1 user, load average: 0.01, 0.02, 0.00

Well, with any luck, I may also get a free machine from work (a PII/400, into which I can Frankenstein some of the hardware from my old PII/266), and that will make a nice complement to my array of systems.
Said array would consist of:
(1) 386-33MHz Fountain PC, running DOS 6.22 & Win3.11 [presently unplugged, and sitting on the floor, with chassis open from evil experiments - the likes of which SupportGoddess guessed immediately when I told her of this system awhile back)
(1) Compaq P/100 w/24 MB RAM laptop - my portable TTY
(1) Dell Dimension PII/266 running Win95 OSR2 - my DVD player (with a 5.1 speaker setup). 'Tis also my server of old school documents (I need to move them to my server)
(1) Apple G3/233 - trying to run Jaguar on it :-/
(1) IBM Thinkpad 366MHz Celery - my main workstation, and the one that needs a new HD
(1) P3/667 MHz - that would be my good friend, Tux-server. This fellow's got an 80 & a 40, 52X CD-ROM drive that someone would have to pry from my cold dead fingers, a crappy 8x4x32 CD-RW that I'll practically give away (that's up for replacement), and some nice cooling elements. I pretty much need to replace the mobo, processor & burner on it, and I'll have a better machine. It would be nice to have an aluminum case as well, but I don't care about flashiness - I just want something that deals with heat dissipation well.

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