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LOTR4U
17th May 2006, 12:29 PM
Ok Boyz,

This isn't really "retro" but I want to know how my E penis compares to everyone elses. Just name the main components.

Below is my current machine. It runs ok :rolleyes

AMD 64 3200
2 Gig Corsair Ram
X800 XT
2 x 200gig WD
Pioneer DVD Dual Layer Burner, LG DVD Burner
600 watt PSU

rottenpig
17th May 2006, 01:08 PM
This is my first and only machine, bought it about a year and a half ago.

AMD 64 3200
512 meg RAM
160 gig HD
Samsung 12x DVD Dual Layer Burner (peice of shit)
Average Graphics / Sound Cards
17" CMV LCD screen
Creative sound system with 10" Woofer (currently playing KoRn's Blind - cranked)

Havn't really used it for any gaming, just mass downloading - needs more RAM!

Berty
17th May 2006, 01:19 PM
This is my "work" machine which i dont own but it lives at my house from time to time...

P4 3.2 "Extreme" Edition
nVidia Quadro FX1100 128MB AGP
4GB of DDR ram
550W PSU
Creamware LUNA 2.5
2 x 120GB HDD
1 x 60GB HDD
Sony Dual Layer Burner

Ive had it for about a year and a half now. Noisy piece of shit though when its not in aircon.

Ric
17th May 2006, 01:32 PM
NEC 10mhz
VGA graphics card (upgraded from ega)
20mb hard disk
MS DOS 2.0
256k Ram
5.25" flobby
pc speaker
mouse
joystick card
nec multisync ii monitor


still have this baby - great little pc for its day

Ric

Berty
17th May 2006, 01:33 PM
Does that monitor do 15Khz and 24Khz?

Ric
17th May 2006, 01:50 PM
yes it does

am looking to use it for my test bench

had it nearly 20 years now

i remember my dad saying it costs a bomb but of all the pc's i have ever had it had the least issue i tihkn we had to replace floppy drive once.

Virgil Tracy
17th May 2006, 02:00 PM
AMD 64 3200
2 Gig Ram
X1300 pro 256mb
2 x 160gig SATA
DVD Dual Layer Burner
Antec case and PSU
Sound blaster Audigy
5.1 Logitech speakers

Plus 6 other PCs from 400mhz to P4 2.6

Viper
17th May 2006, 02:09 PM
8GHz CPU
3GB RAM
350GB HDD

Viper
17th May 2006, 02:10 PM
Or do you mean 1 machine?;)

rottenpig
17th May 2006, 02:11 PM
how much are 1gig memory sticks going for these days? last time i looked was about 8 months ago! also, what's the biggest HD you can buy now? you guys are killing me in both of these categories!!!

Viper
17th May 2006, 02:16 PM
Seriously though.

As I don't play PC games I don't need much so my main desktop at home is:
AMD Athalon XP2000 (1.6GHz I believe)
512M DDR RAM
160GB HDD
40GB HDD
LG DVD-RW
Onboard Sound and using my very old Aptiva speakers which at the time were made by Bose
Onboard video

My work laptop is faster and has more RAM but less HDD.

LOTR4U
17th May 2006, 02:18 PM
8GHz CPU
3GB RAM
350GB HDD

Woowowwzzzeeere, Where did you get that baby from? Dannnngg 8gig CPU?

That would do the lord of the rings 10 tera flops EASSSSYYYYY!

Viper
17th May 2006, 02:30 PM
Woowowwzzzeeere, Where did you get that baby from? Dannnngg 8gig CPU?

That would do the lord of the rings 10 tera flops EASSSSYYYYY!
Hey, Remember the machines we had in the data centre that could take up to 64 P4 Processors and I don't remember how many terrabytes of RAM?

Viper
17th May 2006, 02:44 PM
Actually my memory was wrong. It supported 32 sockets which could be dual core so up to 64 cores and only 512GB of RAM. Just not good enough!

elvis
17th May 2006, 03:04 PM
Current PC, eh? I've got around 12 or so working PCs in the house at any one time. More depending on what time of year and what jobs I'm doing.

The oldest *working* one is probably an old 486DX with around 8 to 16MB RAM that is currently a testing linux-firewall for a project. The fastest would be the AthlonXP 2600+ overclocked to "3300" speeds (one increment in speed higher than a 3200+) with 1GB RAM. I gave up PC gaming around 2 or so years back after the tsunami of crap FPS games that seem to be released every year, and never bothered upgrading after that.

There's a multitude of systems in between. Anything from test boxes to MAME machines to workstations to compiler farm nodes to media boxes to whatever.

Non-working - there's anywhere upwards of 20 busted machines at my place at any one time. They hand around for spare parts or future fixits until the missus goes sky-high and the server room gets a cleanout. (Yes, I have a server room at home).

The Pinny Parlour
17th May 2006, 04:07 PM
Linux Box:

CPU: Athlon XP 2400+
RAM: 1 gig of generic DDR PC3200 (400)
MB: Asrock all in one (socket A)
Video: nVidia 7600 GS
Sound: onboard
LAN: onboard
HDD: 320gig PATA
OP Drive: DVD Burner


Windows Box:
CPU: Athlon XP 3200+ (Barton)
RAM: 1.25 gig of Corsair DDR PC3200 (400)
MB: Asus K7 Flagship (socket A) something -deluxe
Video: ATI Radeon 9600XT
Sound: onboard (nVidia soundstorm)
LAN: onboard x2
HDD: 200gig SATA, slave 120gig PATA
OP Drive: DVD Burner, CD-R/RW-DVDcombo

I hardly use windows anymore.

I also have a storage shed full of bit n peices of half busted PC's. Lets just say I have HEAPS of mame pc's if ever needed.

elvis
17th May 2006, 04:20 PM
I hardly use windows anymore.
Music to my ears. :)

NMD
17th May 2006, 05:20 PM
Built it for gaming a couple a few years ago now and have gone off games bigtime so it turned into an expensive brower, of course its not worth shit anymore

P4 2.8
Gigabyte 865PE Pro II mobo
450W PSU
1.5 Gig Kingston 3200 in dual chan
1 x 80gig
1 x 120gig
Sapphire 9800XT 256meg
Audiy2 ZS
Logitech Z-680 5.1's [no hiss ;)]
Burner / DVD

Might build a new system this time next year if some good games come out.. at this point id probably invest it in another pin or an upright though.

Sutekh
17th May 2006, 09:44 PM
Don't know what 1gig stick costs off hand but 512mb generic is only $65 - but you do get what you pay for, so I stick to Geil and Corsair.

Current systems:

P4 2.8GHz
1GB DDR 400 Geil matched pair
250Gb SATA + 200Gb SATA + 160Gb PATA
Lian-Li PC-65B case w/ Antec 450W PSU

as main PC

P4 1.8Ghz motherboard
512Mb RAM
80Gb HDD
300w generic PSU
No case :)

in MAME cabinet

MadMikeAU
18th May 2006, 01:36 AM
Althon 64 2800+ (Clawhammer)
2Gb GEIL DDR400
FX5700LE (looking to upgrade to 7800GS very soon)
RAID0 2x120G SATA (for Windows XP x64 & Windows 2000)
10G PATA (for Linux)

Sitting on my desk, waiting to be installed...
76G 10K SCSI U320 (Probably coming to an eBay auction near you):lol
2x18G 15K SCSI U320 (One for Linux and 1 for WindowsXP x64, replacing the 10G):D

I also have a DELL server out back that I havent even opened yet...meh:unsure

...and the wife's PC is a beast made out of my hand-me-downs from past upgrades :badgrin

t1ckt0ck
19th May 2006, 01:22 PM
how much are 1gig memory sticks going for these days? last time i looked was about 8 months ago! also, what's the biggest HD you can buy now? you guys are killing me in both of these categories!!!

DDR3200 1GB RAM is a bit over $100 for generic and $130-200 for branded and value select, etc.


The biggest HDD at the moment is...

IDE:
Seagates 500GB with 16meg Cache

SATA:
Seagate 500GB SATA-2 NCQ 16meg Cache 7200.9
Western Digital 500GB SATAII KS 16meg Cache
Western Digital 500GB SATAII YS 16meg Cache RAID Edition

Price Range: $400-500

bwodie
19th May 2006, 01:30 PM
amd athlon 64 3700+ San diego
Asus A8N-SLI Premium
2 x 1gb Corsair XMS
Around 1.4 TB of SATA and IDE drives
XFX 7800GT 256 MB Extreme
Creative X-FI
500 Watt Enermax PSU

rottenpig
19th May 2006, 02:56 PM
thanks for the info sutekh and davevanau. might go get a gig of ram and a 200gig hdd - good brands of course!

Savage
19th May 2006, 03:33 PM
This is interesting

Windows Requirements, Then and Now (http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/software/windows-requirements-then-and-now-174839.php)

Foot
19th May 2006, 05:47 PM
Intel Pentium 4 processor 515
512MB 400mhz DDR SDRAM
80GB 7200 rpm HD
ATI Radean X300 SE PCI Express Graphics/ Tv Out
128MB DDR Video Memory
8X DVDR/RW Double Layer Drive
Wireless Adpater

What ever all that means...

t1ckt0ck
19th May 2006, 06:03 PM
thanks for the info sutekh and davevanau. might go get a gig of ram and a 200gig hdd - good brands of course!
Your in Brissy too.
Let me know what u think
IDE SeaGate 250 gig 7200rpm 8meg Cache $128 (http://www.gamedude.com.au/static/prod_show.php?art_no=hddSE250_8)
SATA SeaGate 250 gig 7200rpm SATA-2 NCQ 16meg Cache 7200.9 $159 (http://www.gamedude.com.au/static/prod_show.php?art_no=hddSE250_sata16)
Corsair 1GB 1024MB DDR400 Value Select RAM PC3200 A grade Memory $135 (http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS_W.HTM)

rottenpig
19th May 2006, 07:12 PM
looks good to me. are those prices what i should expect? i thought it would cost more which means i could get suckered into something and get ripped off! i'd need the sata connector too if i got a sata hdd. how much faster are they than normal hdd's?

Savage
19th May 2006, 07:25 PM
If you want to check if your getting a good price go to
http://staticice.com.au/
do a search!!!!

Davefjedi
19th May 2006, 08:28 PM
p4 1.4
radion 9600 512 ddr 2100
200 gb western digi
120 seagate sometning
os installed on 80 gb westy digi
dvd ram/4x burner
2 year old sys
2 kids needs to last another 18 years :rolleyes

t1ckt0ck
20th May 2006, 02:19 AM
looks good to me. are those prices what i should expect? i thought it would cost more which means i could get suckered into something and get ripped off! i'd need the sata connector too if i got a sata hdd. how much faster are they than normal hdd's?
Yep! They are actually links to shops that stock them.
Just get the IDE SeaGate 250 gig 7200rpm 8meg Cache $128. (click on the 1st link cause I was too lazy to link this one)


Personally I have a IDE 120GB Western Digital 2MB cache and a SATA Western Digital 300GB 8MB cache. They both run fine.

f1dream
20th May 2006, 03:16 AM
athlon xp 1600+ (1.4GHz) CPU
750 Meg of ram
120 Gig seagate HD after my 60Gig WD HD died on my last year
Geforce FX 5600
Sound blaster live value
Pioneer 4x DVD burner
Sony DVD rom

This is my desktop machine, around 4 years old and can play any game before 2004 without any problem. The rest are just like really fancy power point slide show. The fan of the power supply is making terrible noise now and should died in the next couple of months.

Savage
23rd May 2006, 08:45 PM
Well, I have 4 main computers that I use.

1 Compaq Evo N400c - N400c - PIII 1GHz - 12.1" TFT, 512MB ram
Like this unit as it can split in two, and makes it very portable, mostly use it around the house using wireless connection


2. Compaq SFF - Pentium4 1.8Ghz, 1.5 Gig a ram, 2x 120 gig HDD
This is used to run GSX Server, which inturn is running my Active Directory, Exchange Server and WSUS server. Need to upgrade the ram!!

3. Custom - AMD x64, 2.2 Ghz, 1GB ram, lots of drives, 1 SATA, 2 PATA, 2 SCSI, Geforce 6600, Onboard ac3 sound.
This is my Desktop, don't play games on the pc so will be like this for sometime.

4. Now this is my favorite.
Libretto CT110 + all the goodies - Docking station, Port Replicator etc. Intel Pentium with MMX 233, 40 gig drive, 64MB of ram, running windows 2000.
screen res of 800x480 x 16M, NeoMagic NM-2160 vid, Yamaha OPL3 SA3 sound

and I still use it
http://www.picturetrunk.com/uploads/d132bb8da7.jpg

Matt
23rd May 2006, 08:54 PM
p4 2.6ghz
1gig ram @ drr-400mhz
radeon 9600xt
100gig wd 7200rpm 8mb cache (i think)
lg dvd±rw

pretty much it, i just mostly use it for work and browsing, the occasional movie downloaded for "trial" purposes. I have a wireless av sender and just use that to feed the signal to the tv - saves the need for a 30meter composit cable :)

am trying to get a new graphics card because im really into oblivion at the moment and 640x480 with everything off/low doesnt do the game justice.

ZXR
5th June 2006, 01:04 PM
This is my normal PC.


CPU: Athlon A64 3800+
MB: ASUS A8V Deluxe skt939
Video: XFX 7800GTX-OC
RAM: Kingmax 2gig DDR400 (4 X 512 sticks)
HD: 2 X 120gig Seagate 7200 SATA
CD-DVD: LiteOn DVD-+R Writer
DVD: LiteOn 16X DVDRom
Monitor: 24" Dell 2405FPW LCD and 19" BenQ FP937 LCD

Extras

Logitec MOMO FFB wheel and pedals
Logitec Driving Force Pro wheel and pedals
Redline 3 pedal set
Track IR 4 Pro
Logitec Z680 THX 5.1 Speakers


I've also got an old HP comptuer that I'm currently setting up MAME on, but it keeps breaking so I may have to scrap it.

-ZXR

spot
5th June 2006, 01:19 PM
my machine is:

CPU - P4 3.2 Prescott :(
Cooling - Zalman 7700cu
Video - ASUS 6600GT 128MB
RAM - 1Gb Corsair XMS (2x 512MB)
HD - 2x 120 GB Segate and 1x 200 GB Segate SATA
DVD - Pioneer DVDRW (forgot model, at work atm)
Monitor - Samsung 710N

Got my TV machine which is:
P3 1Ghz
512 MB RAM
FX5700
20GB HDD

is a very good lil TV box for streaming movies off my main vox.

Viper
5th June 2006, 07:08 PM
4. Now this is my favorite.
Libretto CT110 + all the goodies - Docking station, Port Replicator etc. Intel Pentium with MMX 233, 40 gig drive, 64MB of ram, running windows 2000.
screen res of 800x480 x 16M, NeoMagic NM-2160 vid, Yamaha OPL3 SA3 sound

and I still use it
Cool, I've got a 100CT. Got all the accessories too. Running pretty much the same as yours but with a smaller HDD. It had the CPU setting done when I got it so it already runs at whatever the max is for them (266 I think). There's not that much different between the 100/110 except the CPU speed and it's a simple hack to raise that. I love it, spent many months finding one in my price range. Still look at them on eBay hoping for a cheap 50CT.

Steven
5th June 2006, 07:36 PM
My PC:
P4 3.0
1GB RAM
6600GT 128MB
80GB HDD - Programs n crap
200GB HDD - Recording TV, Games, Storage
300GB HDD - Backup Images of all legit Games, Software & Music
Pioneer 8x DVD Burner
19" BenQ LCD 1000:1 contrast
Digital TV Tuner Card
Sound Blaster Live Value
Lexmark E232 Laser Printer

MAME Machine:
Celeron 2.6
512MB RAM
ArcadeVGA
300GB HDD - For all those PSX images
OK Baby Cabinet

There's also a file server, bro's pc & laptop, sisters pc, and a salvage pc which might be a linux box.

The Pinny Parlour
5th June 2006, 09:00 PM
I'm looking at a decent mid-range vid card, 6600GT. Any owners can vouch for their worthiness?

Looking at it replacing my ATI 9600XT. Next card cannot be ATI, it needs to be nVidia, (linux support).

t1ckt0ck
5th June 2006, 09:47 PM
PCi or AGP?
Spending Limit?

The Pinny Parlour
5th June 2006, 09:53 PM
PCi or AGP?
Spending Limit?

AGP

Steven
5th June 2006, 11:09 PM
Pros:
-Great performance vs cost

Cons:
-Can have issues with some games that use directx graphics

Google '6600GT directx freeze'.
It shits me off enough that I'll probably get ATI next time.

Savage
6th June 2006, 09:02 AM
Cool, I've got a 100CT. Got all the accessories too. Running pretty much the same as yours but with a smaller HDD. It had the CPU setting done when I got it so it already runs at whatever the max is for them (266 I think). There's not that much different between the 100/110 except the CPU speed and it's a simple hack to raise that. I love it, spent many months finding one in my price range. Still look at them on eBay hoping for a cheap 50CT.

What OS is it running, mine is dual boot Win98 and Windows 2000. Running Autopilot on it, not really into these 'speed up your pc' apps but this one certainly helps!

elvis
6th June 2006, 09:15 AM
Cons:
-Can have issues with some games that use directx graphics

Google '6600GT directx freeze'.
It shits me off enough that I'll probably get ATI next time.
Update drivers and/or BIOS flashes (to both your motherboard and video card) will fix it.

Hardware performance is only 50% hardware. The other 50% is software, firmware, drivers, etc. There will be a fix somewhere for it, just make sure everything's up to date.

The Pinny Parlour
6th June 2006, 09:18 AM
Ok thanks guys. Was leaning the 6600GT way anyway. I just wanted some others opinions on it. Need dapper drake (linux) on my box but I have to get rid of ATI 9600XT. Support is not the best from what I can read.

It also appears the 6600GT is better than the 9600XT as well so bonus. :)

Steven
6th June 2006, 02:09 PM
Update drivers and/or BIOS flashes (to both your motherboard and video card) will fix it.

Hardware performance is only 50% hardware. The other 50% is software, firmware, drivers, etc. There will be a fix somewhere for it, just make sure everything's up to date.

Tried anything and everything.
And there is no 'fix'
If I use my old GF4 MX440 I don't get those problems.
Maybe it's something to do with the AGP Bus being shitty with 6600gt?

Me and my bro have the same vid cards, but different mobo and RAM and have same problems.

*sigh*

The Pinny Parlour
6th June 2006, 02:59 PM
Tried anything and everything.
And there is no 'fix'
If I use my old GF4 MX440 I don't get those problems.
Maybe it's something to do with the AGP Bus being shitty with 6600gt?

Me and my bro have the same vid cards, but different mobo and RAM and have same problems.

*sigh*

I may just get a 7800GS then.

Diz
6th June 2006, 03:26 PM
combo work/mame box

CPU: P4 3Ghz (overclocked to 3.4Ghz)
Mainboard: Albatron PX865PE7 (Pro) / PX865PE7C (s478)
Ram: 2Gb PC3200 DDR
HDD's: 1 x WD 80GB (IDE), 1 x WD 200GB (Sata)
Audio: Creative SB Audigy & Inspire 5.1 speakers
TV Card: Dvico Fusion HDTV Plus
Burner(s): 1 x LG GSA-4163B (dual layer), 1 x Pioneer 111D (dual layer)
Display: 265MB ATI 9550, 1 x 19" Magview LCD, 1 x 19' CRT, 1 x 51cm TV (with RCA & S-video)

Steven
6th June 2006, 05:37 PM
I may just get a 7800GS then.

I'm not saying DON'T get one.. Just saying u 'might' have problems with it.
The performance is pretty good overall for the price.
I have the Prolink version, so maybe just avoid that to be on the safe side?

rottenpig
29th June 2006, 07:21 PM
Your in Brissy too.
Let me know what u think
IDE SeaGate 250 gig 7200rpm 8meg Cache $128 (http://www.gamedude.com.au/static/prod_show.php?art_no=hddSE250_8)
SATA SeaGate 250 gig 7200rpm SATA-2 NCQ 16meg Cache 7200.9 $159 (http://www.gamedude.com.au/static/prod_show.php?art_no=hddSE250_sata16)
Corsair 1GB 1024MB DDR400 Value Select RAM PC3200 A grade Memory $135 (http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS_W.HTM)

i finally got around to getting my computer gear. went to gamedude and got a 200 gig samsung IDE HDD for $99 and a 1 gig memory stick for $119 i think. i thought it would be a fair bit dearer. I needed the hard drive cause my 160 was nearly maxed out. just copied some music i didn't have off a mate and i now have 25 gig of mp3's (most are 256 some are 128). i thought that was heaps untill a mate rang me last night and told me he had 60 gig of mp3's - dear god!

elvis
30th June 2006, 09:03 AM
Tried anything and everything.
And there is no 'fix'
If I use my old GF4 MX440 I don't get those problems.
Maybe it's something to do with the AGP Bus being shitty with 6600gt?

Me and my bro have the same vid cards, but different mobo and RAM and have same problems.

*sigh*
Definitely sounds like the make/model of card.

From memory the 6600GT is a PCI-Express card. The AGP version is essentially a PCI-E with an AGP bridge hard-wired onto the unit. Pretty piss poor design if you ask me.

Viper
11th December 2006, 12:19 AM
Just upgraded as my Athalon CPU decided to go bye bye so as good an excuse as any to upgrade!

Apple iMac 20"
Intel Dual Core 2.13GHz
1GB RAM
250GB HDD

Just trying to get used to it. Very different from a PC.

elvis
11th December 2006, 02:07 PM
Apple iMac 20"

Very different from a PC.

Heck yeah. No viruses, no spyware, no malware. The way a computer should work.

DKong
11th December 2006, 11:59 PM
Just upgraded as my Athalon CPU decided to go bye bye so as good an excuse as any to upgrade!

Apple iMac 20"
Intel Dual Core 2.13GHz
1GB RAM
250GB HDD

Just trying to get used to it. Very different from a PC.

Another convert! :D

You won't be disappointed especially with dual boot available on that MAC.. Boot up Windows for games and get some productivity done with Tiger..
Best of both worlds!
Never had crash or virus with my old 500mhz imac..Not sure if it is as safe booting into Windows:unsure

Enjoy!

Viper
14th December 2006, 09:14 PM
Another convert! :D

You won't be disappointed especially with dual boot available on that MAC.. Boot up Windows for games and get some productivity done with Tiger..
Best of both worlds!
Never had crash or virus with my old 500mhz imac..Not sure if it is as safe booting into Windows:unsure

Enjoy!

Was really shitting me to start with. Getting used to it now though. Main problem was getting all my info off the NTFS drive I had. turned out my $100 HDD caddy doesn't like Mac but my dodgy looking $20 IDE to USB cable off eBay works perfectly. Didn't expect it to be able to read NTFS file system though, very impressed.

Dual boot......nah, I don't play PC games (MAME don't count).

Berty
15th December 2006, 03:04 PM
I got two G4's atm and i love em both. I only wish that 3d studio max came on OSX and i would be set.

bwodie
15th December 2006, 03:55 PM
thanks to MS ive got
Asus A8n Premium SLI
athlon 64 3700+ san diago
2 gig corsair
just over a tb of hard drives
2 x 7800GT (sli)
sound blaster x-fi
26" Sony LCD
hurrah!

elvis
15th December 2006, 06:09 PM
I got two G4's atm and i love em both. I only wish that 3d studio max came on OSX and i would be set.

Don't hold your breath. Now that AutoDesk own both 3DSMax AND Maya, there's little chance either will be seeing future Mac releases.

Keep an eye out for a package called Houdini from SideFX. I'm currently building render farms for it, and with Mac moving to x86, it looks like they'll be supporting it soon. Looks quite tasty from the little I've had to do with it, although not as point'n'click friendly as Max ever was.

Mickey Juice
15th December 2006, 06:49 PM
thanks to MS ive got
Asus A8n Premium SLI
athlon 64 3700+ san diago
2 gig corsair
just over a tb of hard drives
2 x 7800GT (sli)
sound blaster x-fi
26" Sony LCD
hurrah!

You bastard! :x

:p :badgrin :D

CampKrusty
15th December 2006, 08:34 PM
Hardware Overview:

Machine Name: iMac
Machine Model: PowerMac4,2
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 800 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
Memory: 768 MB
Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.3.5f1

Was good in it's time but a little out dated now. Still performs well and rarely a problem. I love the lamp style screen which was a first on home computers. Coming soon MACBOOK PRO...Yeah baby...:071: :066: :065:

The Pinny Parlour
15th December 2006, 08:46 PM
Coming soon MACBOOK PRO...Yeah baby...:071: :066: :065:

Nods agreeing. Yeah baby, they are fantastic.

CampKrusty
15th December 2006, 09:00 PM
Nods agreeing. Yeah baby, they are fantastic.

I'd get one tomorrow but just can't seem to let go of my Lamp G4....The macs are dropping in price and better to wait and save a bundle. I also have a Acer laptop (missus)....:)

Viper
15th December 2006, 09:13 PM
Once I have the iMac sorted I want to get one of those old G4 PowerMacs off eBay. They look so cool and for $100 or so dollars, why not.

CampKrusty
15th December 2006, 09:19 PM
Once I have the iMac sorted I want to get one of those old G4 PowerMacs off eBay. They look so cool and for $100 or so dollars, why not.

Yeah they are so cheap i've been thinking of getting 1 for a back up, what a bargin. :)

The Pinny Parlour
15th December 2006, 09:21 PM
I also have a Acer laptop (missus)....:)

Yaaay to Boooooo. Acer laptops = crap

Love the MacBooks though.

CampKrusty
15th December 2006, 09:31 PM
Yaaay to Boooooo. Acer laptops = crap

Love the MacBooks though.

Na...Sorry but your wrong about the acer....best after market service (check it out if you don't believe me) and never had a problem with the acer in the last 3 years. I have a mate who works for HP and does a shit load of work for them, does web design and builds severs for them and we did the rounds and this packed a punch for the price. He knows his shit i don't doubt him..:D

The Pinny Parlour
15th December 2006, 10:55 PM
Na...Sorry but your wrong about the acer....best after market service (check it out if you don't believe me) and never had a problem with the acer in the last 3 years. I have a mate who works for HP and does a shit load of work for them, does web design and builds severs for them and we did the rounds and this packed a punch for the price. He knows his shit i don't doubt him..:D

They may well have great CS, but try working on one. There POS. I never recommend them to anyone. My experience with them is that there crap.

CampKrusty
15th December 2006, 11:07 PM
They may well have great CS, but try working on one. There POS. I never recommend them to anyone. My experience with them is that there crap.

Well that says alot....How many people buy a laptop to work on it..:lol

I go for after market service...try sony after market service..:lol :lol :lol :lol

The Pinny Parlour
15th December 2006, 11:33 PM
I'm glad you have had a great experience with them. I haven't. I see heaps of the POS's come through my shop every week. IMO there shit.

CampKrusty
15th December 2006, 11:40 PM
I'm glad you have had a great experience with them. I haven't. I see heaps of the POS's come through my shop every week. IMO there shit.

Well acer says "not fixed in 48hrs well replace it"...I personally don't give a shit about how long or how hard it's to replace, only interested in how long it takes to get back up and running...:D :D :D :D

The Pinny Parlour
15th December 2006, 11:44 PM
Well acer says "not fixed in 48hrs well replace it"...I personally don't give a shit about how long or how hard it's to replace, only interested in how long it takes to get back up and running...:D :D :D :D

Yeah true. I agree there. People just want the thing to work .... Actually, that's a great policy. I didn't know about that one. Just got to hope it's still under warranty when something goes wrong.

WOKA
16th December 2006, 12:41 AM
Well acer says "not fixed in 48hrs well replace it"...I personally don't give a shit about how long or how hard it's to replace, only interested in how long it takes to get back up and running...:D :D :D :D

Bullshit... Acer dropped that policy a while ago - unless you buy it for a premium..

I've sold a few Acers recently and they do represent good value for money, but only because ASUS are doing a revamp on their model range and have very limited stock at the moment.. ASUS represent the best value for money at the moment in my opinion - with a 2 year warranty as standard.


But of course this is my opinion..!

CampKrusty
16th December 2006, 01:57 AM
Bullshit... Acer dropped that policy a while ago - unless you buy it for a premium..

I've sold a few Acers recently and they do represent good value for money, but only because ASUS are doing a revamp on their model range and have very limited stock at the moment.. ASUS represent the best value for money at the moment in my opinion - with a 2 year warranty as standard.


But of course this is my opinion..!

:unsure

Arcade King
16th December 2006, 09:17 AM
:unsure

:sleep

sneek
16th December 2006, 03:41 PM
Must have missed this thread...

My poor old 3-4year comp:

P4 2.8 Dual Xeon OCed @ 3.2
1gig Corsair Twin Low lantancy.
Leadtek 6800GT
74gig Raptor / 250gig (the terrabyte+ is on the server) :D
Dual 22" Screens
Thermaltake Case

Ive wanted to upgrade for a while now... but there is really no reason i can convince myself that i really need it.

AnZ
16th December 2006, 07:21 PM
Chiming in l8 on this thread,

3yr old baby,
AMD64 3500
3gig ram (only use it for graphics & video stuff)
GeCube x800pro (soft-mod to x800xt)
4x250g HDD sata
Philips 19inch 8ms LCD
G5 mouse & G15 Keyboard

Should upgrade it one of these days, considering the wifes beast leaves mine looking like a jap bike @ a harley meet. But then again she is the gaming nerd in our house.

Viper
16th December 2006, 10:55 PM
On the Acer thing.

I've never personally owned one (nor will I) so I don't know from personal experience. However, whilst flipping through Choice magazine a few years back I stumbled across one of their consumer surveys which happened to be on computers. It had two sections, one for satisfaction of customer support and the other for number of consumers who had thier machines in for service within the first 12 months or something (can't really remember). At the top of the list for customer satisfaction was Dell (since then they've gone offshore and it's turned to shit) and at the bottom was Acer. For number of returns Acer was at the top by a looooong way.

Again I rieterate, never had one myself so don't know for sure. But those numbers spoke to me and I'll never get to know for sure. Neither will anyone who asks my advice on computer hardware.

Incidently a recent survey showed the Apple iPod as one of the top consumer electrical devices to be returned for repair under warranty.

Daisjun
17th December 2006, 01:31 AM
Recently just built my latest comp :D

1.86ghz Intel Conroe E6300 (Ultra cool and super overclockable)
256mb Asus 7600GT (Best value card on the market imo)
2gb Kingston RAM
Gigabyte 945pl motheboard
19" Widescreen Asus monitor
Cd/dvd burner
Cd drive
80gb sata drive (Pathetic I know)
Asus cheap shit case
Logitech 5.1 system
Labtec Keyboard + mouse

Runs BF2, HL2, WoW, CS:S, DoW, full specs full speed, Oblivion runs near full specs at a decent rate. Lovely :D

elvis
17th December 2006, 10:29 AM
Must have missed this thread...

My poor old 3-4year comp:

P4 2.8 Dual Xeon OCed @ 3.2
1gig Corsair Twin Low lantancy.
Leadtek 6800GT
74gig Raptor / 250gig (the terrabyte+ is on the server) :D
Dual 22" Screens
Thermaltake Case

Ive wanted to upgrade for a while now... but there is really no reason i can convince myself that i really need it.

Do you do anything interesting with all that CPU and disk? Please don't tell me you waste it on gaming! :p

Berty
17th December 2006, 02:14 PM
Do you do anything interesting with all that CPU and disk? Please don't tell me you waste it on gaming! :p

Those are the latest specs for MS office :badgrin

elvis
17th December 2006, 08:17 PM
Those are the latest specs for MS office :badgrin
:lol

Actually, you're not far off it for Vista and all the revisions of Office it will bring. :o

sneek
17th December 2006, 08:19 PM
Do you do anything interesting with all that CPU and disk? Please don't tell me you waste it on gaming! :p
:D Ive yet to find a game which troubles it...

I used to fold but i got lazy and couldn't be bothered.

I also used to render and do movie work with cce. (Its really quick at that kinda stuff)

I got the hardware very cheap when i bought it all those years ago... so the original intension was, and still is, to make it server eventually. However as i said before... ive had no need to upgrade yet. :unsure

StevOz
17th December 2006, 08:42 PM
Well then thar, here be my rigs specs...

XP Home SP2, fully updated, well 'essentials' only, still not impressed with the IE7 or authentic crap, still I need the MS for me pinball emulation. :p

AMD 3100+ Sempron 754
1 GB Corsair Value select, single stick. ;)
Nvidia 6800GS, 256MB
Abit NV8 m/b.
160GB samsung drive.
Samsung DVD writer 16x
Samsung Syncmaster 713N, 17 incher, 1280x1024, 8ms, pivot for verticle games. :)
Antec Performance TX640B 400W ATX MiniTower Case.

Budget beast, well, it was a year ago. ;)