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Discussion in 'All About Tech' started by Dead Winter, Nov 15, 2006.
So what is everyone running? Am I the only one who's got less than a 2 GHz machine, LOL?!
No, Me too I have 1.5 Ghz and its Celeron M
I got 2.4 Ghz.. wow I feel like I got a really advanced pc now! lol
I built this bastard back in May of '03, so it's kind of dated.
AMD Athlon 3000+
1 GB Corsair DDR PC3300 RAM
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
Creative Audigy 2
250 & 120 GB 8mb buffer Maxtor HDDs.
Lite-On 52x24x52 CD-RW
Generic 450w PSU
Nothing too fancy for this day and age, but I haven't had a problem running a single game yet.
I have a quasi ok machine...not really
AMD 64 2800+ Socket 754
Some nVidia nForce 3 motherboard, I forget the name
1 GB rather generic RAM, the cheap stuff from Best Buy
120gb HD, 5400 RPM Western Digital dealy...it's a relic from my old eMachines machine
GeForce FX 5900...i need to upgrade this guy soon
Audigy 1 card, it's pretty good
1 DVD/CD player
1 DVD/CD burner
Pretty sweet Altec Lansing speakers, a 2.1 system.
AMD XP 2600+ 2,0 GHz
1 GB RAM
80 GB 7200 RpM harddrive
Raedon 9600 Pro
Terratec EWX 24/96 soundcard
writemaster 16x DVD writer
Gotta be changing that some time soon.
AMD athlon 3000+(socket 939)
Kingston DDR400 512MB X 2
Segate 7200.? 120GB (pata)
6600GT 128 MB/128bit
Pioneer 16X DVD-ROM
AMD64 3200+ / 1 gig / ASUS PCI-E board / 200gig / 6600gt OC'd / DVD-CD Burner / SB Audigy 2 / 5.1 Surround Sound
I'm with ya!
1128MB SDRAM!!! so slow so slow ram
Geforce 6800 8x AGP
SB Live! 5.1 Platinum - the live drive makes it all worth it. Wont really need to replace this thing when I upgrade unless I really want to shell out a couple hundred more.
Need to get a dual core processor setup with 2 GB ram and such or more. And GeForce 7950 GT card or two for SLI action!
Speaking of setups, I haven't kept up with my technology in the past year or so...what's the deal with Vista needing certain hardware specs? All these premade PCs being "Vista ready" means what?
Core 2 Duo e6600 2.4 ghz
2 GB of OCZ PC 6400 DDR2 Platinum timings 4-5-4-15
MSI p965 Neo-F board
SB XFI Xtreme Music
Radeon x1900xt 512mb
and then uhh 2 320 gig WD Satas
Here's my setup
Copy/paste so some of the titles are in semi-norwegian.
Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP 24'' widescreen LCD Flat Panel Monitor.
NorthQ 2500 Acrylic Kabinett, UV Blå, Med 2 x Blå CCFL og 400W Strømforsyning
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2GHz Socket AM2 1MB, BOXED m/vifte
Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe, nForce 590 SLI, Socket-AM2, DDR2,2xGbLAN,ATX, 2xPCI-Ex16
2x Asus GeForce 7900GTX 512MB GDDR3, HDTV, PCI-Express, Tv-Out/2VI-I, 650/1600MHz
2x Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 2048MB CL5 Kit w/two matched CM2X1024A-6400 Dimm's
Hard drive 1
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM
Hard drive 2
Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA 16MB 10000RPM
Enermax Liberty 620W, Modulære Kabler, 10 SATA, ATX/EPS, 2xPCI-E, 20/24pin
Creative SB X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS PCI,64MB,EAX Advanced HD 5.0,Front Panel
Logitech Z-5500 Høyttalere 5.1 THX,DTS, 5 Satelitter og Subwoofer 550W RMS
Samsung DVD-brenner SH-W163A SATA Black OEM
Logitech Media Keyboard Elite PS/2/USB, Retail
Logitech G5 Gaming mouse (already got that one)
Steelpad 4D Gaming Mousepad
AMD Athlon 2400+ 2.0 ghz
512 mb ram
nvidea 3dforce fx54
2.53 GHz. I still have this PC setup for 3 years now and I'm still satisfied with it.
256mb PC 100 Transcend ECC
HDD Samsung 20Gb
Sempron AM2 3000+ @ 1900Mhz
ASUS M2NVP-MX GeForce6150 +MCP430
1024 DDR2 667 Apacer
160Gb Samsung SATA2
AMD Athlon 950 Mhz
ATI Video Card (not sure which one, but it's total shite at any rate)
some shitty sound card
One 37GB hard drive
Two CD drives (one burner, one not so much)
Floppy disk drive
CTX Monitor (which is complete shite)
Logitech comp speakers (which are halfway decent)
My setup blows. The only thing I want for it is another hard drive. And maybe a halfway decent monitor.
1.6ghz Willamette core 400mhz FSB, 256kb cache
512mb PC-133 SRDRAM
9800 Pro 256mb
Audigy 2 ZS..
CPU Pentium IV 2.4 GHZ
ram: 1,35 gbs
Video card XFX Gforce 6800 Extreme
Case: Raidmax Saggita +450 Wats Powersupply
hard Drive: SATA: 300 gb, IDE ; 160 GBS, IDE: 80gbs
Sound Card: Xtreme pci audio by diamond
Mouse: Logitech MX518
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse
Monitor: Dual 19'
Speakers: Logitech LX530
M$ is a beast. I'v given up using any of their stuff eversince i met Linux. Hardware manufacturers are teaming up with the multi-billion-dollar company to rip us off. They are now conspiring in making things "demanding" so we would have to upgrade very often and spend our money. Vista for example recommends a good system which a 6-yr-old pc would not meet. Especially the part of the graphics card. Furthermore, the so-called security features and issue of the type of volume licensing or whether they evn change volume licensing is a pain in the ass and everywhere else on the body.
Then, PC games are going to b labelled with a M$ sticker frm now, which is probably like the Nazis stamping their products. Heard of DirectX 10? DX10 graphics cards are gonna put a hole in yer pockets. Future games are going to b DX10, and if not they will have both 9 & 10, and will tell u "upgrade to DX10 and see better performance" and thats bullshit. Benchmarks have proven that gaming in Vista is infact worse. Bt since these benchies were done with DX9, M$ says DX10 would yield bttr results. But how are we to know since DX10 wont evn run on DX9 hardware? So in the end, we wont know if the DX10 hardware themselves were programmed to provide false information such as give u a bttr score in 3DMark07 or somethin. Unless M$ comes up w/ a good deal, i wont b upgrading soon (i use Windows only for gaming; Linux is full-time).
As for my setup, my pentium 3 866MHz died a few mnths back after giving me a good 8 years worth of service. I say the Pentium 3 is the best product Intel evr came up with. Currently im using a notebook with celeron 1.5GHz. Im waiting to get a desktop i have bought some parts but i gotta wait for AMD/ATI to reveal their R600 chips. I dont wanna invest in an NVidia GeForce 8800 yet. Evn tho i say these things are a ripoff, they'r for my 3D modelling n gaming needs. The specs of my soon-to-come rig:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300+Gigabyte DS3 (bought already, collecting dust)
2GB DDR 800 (Brand yet to decide, RAM is expensive now)
8800GTS/R600 (waiting, have a spare ATI X800GT)
Seagate 7200.10 320GB (collecting dust as well)
BenQ DW1640 (yes collecting dust)
Razer Diamonback Salamander (collecting dust, but i want a Plasma LE! )
The rest im getting together with gfx, but mayb ram modules i'll get earlier incase there are any good IT membership discounts/offers/IT shows. Before that i may build a cheap AMD rig for spare use because the A64s are just sooo good and bang-for-buck, unlike Pentium 4s and Ds.
The Core 2 Quads are coming out in force..
QX6700 (quad core)
And the AMD 4x4 is weird
the new FX line is as-
FX-70, FX-72, FX-74
FX-70, comes with 2 processors, each are dual core
at 2.6ghz, all the new FX's come with 2 physical processors
and the motherboards need two F sockets or 1207 sockets
If their is 4 DIMM slots, each CPU takes of 50%
say you got 4 gigs of ram, each Physical CPU takes 2gigs
in a stream
overall the FX 70 series is kinda good..
in the box for the 70 for i think 499 or 500somin
you get the two processors, heatsinks and all
and i think i heard someone say it comes with bunch of addons
The 74, is 3ghz