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By Cucumber ยท 89 replies
Mar 12, 2002
  1. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    1)Athlon C 1.33 GHz
    2)400 W Macron AMD Approved PSU
    3)IWILL KA-266R Motherboard
    4)512 MB PC2100 DDR-SDRAM
    5)4 x MAXTOR 40 GB HDD
    6)1 x IBM Deskstar IDE 76 GB Hard Drive 75GXP 7200 RPM
    8)1 x PLEXTOR SCSI 12/10/32 CD-RW DRIVE
    10)Geforce 2 ULTRA DDR-SDRAM 64 MB Graphics card
    11)Sigma Designs Hollywood Plus Mpeg-2 Decoder Board
    12)SoundBlaster Platinum 5.1 sound card
    13)SMC Network Card (connects to 512kbps Cable Modem connection)
    14)3Com Network Card (machine acts as NAT server)
    14)Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI Controller
    15)Sound card connected to yamaha AV RX-V396RDS hi-fi amplifier, 5 speakers...
    16)IIyama 22' Visionmaster Pro 510 AG201 Monitor
    17)Remote keyboard, mouse, etc... Headphones, mic, blah blah...

    Installed operating systems:

    1)Windows 98 SE
    2)Windows .Net Enterprise Server
    3)Windows XP Professional
    4)Redhat Linux 7.3
    5)Mandrake Linux 8.2
  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Here's my specs:

    AMD Athlon XP 1600+
    ECS K7S5A
    384mb PC2100
    40GB Maxtor HDD 7200rpm
    Geforce3 Ti500 w/tv
    Audigy Gamer
    16x DVD-Rom

    Monitor:KDS 17" Trinitron
    OS: Windows XP
  3. running

    running TS Enthusiast Posts: 70


    Um...not really. In my case there's not much to show off, but as soon as I graduate I'll get me the best video card out there, even if I have to stop eating and rent my girlfriend (THAT I could show off-amateur sites, anyone?)

    Just for the record:

    AMD Athlon 1.2 Ghz
    768 Mb SDRAM PC 133
    Maxtor 20 Gb 7200 RPM
    AIW Radeon 8500DV
    Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Hmm, I could have sworn I had already posted in this thread. Oh well, here's my specs humble as they are.

    ASUS VIA KT266A UDMA-100 (4x AGP 2-USB ports)
    Enermax 400 Watt Power Supply
    AMD ATHLON XP 1600+ (1.40 GHz Quantispeed) 266 FSB Socket A
    Generic Tower Case (added a blowhole to one side)
    2- 60 GB MAXTOR 7200 rpm UDMA-100 HDDs
    Teac 1.44 MB Floppy
    Sony 16x DVD ROM
    Plextor 24/10/40 CD-RW
    nVidia GeForce2 MX-400 64 MB DDR
    SB Live! 5.1 Platinum
    Altec-Lansing 4100 Surround+Subwoofer
    USR PCI V.92 56k Modem
    3Com 10/100 NIC
    Iomega ZIP 250
    MS Natural Keyboard Elite
    MS Optical Intellimouse
    Sony Trinitron 19" Flat XGA .24 dpi Monitor
    Procomp IEEE Firewire PCI Card 4-ports
    Joystick: Wingman Strike Force 3D
    Headphones: Yamaha RH5MA
    Mic: Labtec Desk Mic
    Printer: Lexmark x83 print/fax/copy/scan combo
    OS: Windows XP Home
  5. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    My system specs

    I showed off about my PC because... yeah yeah, because I'm a loser. :dead:

    Computer 1:
    CPU Pentium 4 Willamette OOI-423 1.8ghz
    MotherBoard ECS P4ITA2
    Gfx Card Nvidia GeForce 2 MX-200 64mb
    Sound Card Creative SoundBlaster DE 5.1
    Speakers Creative Inspire 2400
    CD/DVD readers Targa52x, Acer 16x10 CD-RW
    Storage Seagate STx 5400rpm 18.6gb
    OS Windows 98SE 4.10.2222
    RAM 256mb SamSung PC800 RDRAM (64mb x 4)
    Chipset Intel 850
    3DMark2001 3D Score 1569
    PCMark2002 CPU Score 3722
    PCMark2002 RAM Score 3814
    PCMark2002 HDD Score 590
    Internet Connection 512k/256k ADSL
    The PC I'm using now. As a 17 yr old kid... No $, no money to upgrade any further :( (31st December 2001 - )

    Computer 2:
    CPU Pentium II SECC2 400mhz
    Motherboard SECC Motherboard w/ OnBoard SiS 6326 gfx
    Gfx Card Nvidia TNT2 M64 32mb PCI
    Sound Card Onboard CMI8330
    Speakers Nah! Just lousy amplified speakers
    CD/DVD Readers Hitachi3x, Irama50x
    Storage Quantum Fireball 6.4gb, Seagate 18.6gb
    OS Windows 98SE 4.10.2222
    RAM 192mb Kingston PC100 SDRAM (APACER 64mb, Kingston 128mb)
    Chipset SiS 5595
    3DMark2001 3D Score 381
    PCMark2002 CPU Score 1025
    PCMark2002 RAM Score 745
    PCMark2002 HDD Score 225
    Internet Connection 56k Dial-up
    Basically this is my old system which I gave to my sister. All the best components are installed onto Computer 1, and Computer 2 is of secondary priority. I actually used this computer for roughly 4 years! (18th March 1998 - 31st December 2001)

    Computer 3:
    CPU Pentium Socket5/7 133mhz
    Motherboard Socket5/7 Motherboard
    Gfx Card ProMotion 6410
    Sound Card CMI 8738 PCI
    Speakers Amplified Speakers (Wad can we expect? Inspire 5700??)
    CD/DVD Reader Teac6x
    Storage Maxtor 4gb
    OS Windows 95 4.00.950 OSR 2
    RAM 16mb EDORAM (8mb x 2)
    Chipset Intel Chipset
    Internet Connection What is an "Internet??!!"
    My fren bought a new PC! Having nothing to do, I took this one home! Too lazy to start getting things working. Someday I'll get up my lazy butt and start on this one. (27th May 2002 - )
  6. Setaseeker

    Setaseeker TS Rookie

    it's been a while since i've posted in a thread like this so what the heck

    PIII 1ghz (133mhz fsb)
    256mb pc-133
    kyro II but fortunately I have a Ti 4200 on order
    20 gig 5400 rpm
    SB Audigy
    Adaptec SCSI controller for 100mb zip drive LOL
    2 NICs 1 for my other lan computer
    External HP burner
    typical CD-rom
    19" AOC monitor

    my other system is a prebuilt Dell
    Some crap intel board
    celeron 700
    128mb ram
    10 gb 7200 rpm
    ATi radeon 7200 pci (i hate that card with a passion)
    standard cd-rom
    15" dell thing....
  7. julks

    julks TS Rookie Posts: 21

    My Milene

    OK, now that's my Milene!

    - Asus A7V (100MHz FSB :dead: ) rev 1.02 1010a BIOS
    - AMD Thunderbird 750MHz
    - 256MB of NEC PC133 RAM
    - Sparkle SP5300 TNT2 M64 32MB AGP (don't buy this one! Very poor 2D! :suspiciou )
    - Creative Sound Blaster PCI128 (CT4700, witch hasn't any support from the manufacturer - no driver for WinXP! :mad: )
    - Creative Modem Blaster V90 PCI
    - Encore 10/100 PCI LAN card
    - Lifeview Flyvideo 98 FM (TV/capture/FM card)
    - Quantum Fireball Plus AS 40.0 GB @ 7200 RPMS
    - LG 12x DVD-ROM
    - LG 12x8x32x CD-RW
    - Mitsumi floppy
    - Removable HD drawer
    - Thermaltake 60x25mm 4500rpm fan (running @ 3400rpm now, after modding with resistor) with generic but still big and good heatsink
    - Two Panaflo 90x25mm fan on the case's side panel
    - LG Flatron 795FT plus (17" 100% flat screen, 1280x1024 @ 85Hz)
    - Microsoft Intellimouse Optical v1.1
    - Altec Lansing ACS-340 (came with a work mate's Dell system)
    - Pro Station 2002R case (good looking, but not impressive at inside)
    - Parallel 100MB ZipDrive
    - Genius Vivid 3 v2 USB scanner
    - Generic keyboard

    There are 3 other rigs here in my home, Milene and Paulinha are mine, Keitaro is my bro's, Aptiva is my sister's one:
  8. Spyke

    Spyke TS Rookie Posts: 47

    Athlon T-bird 1.2 @ 1.28
    512mb crucial pc133 cl2 RAM
    Windows 98SE
    Hercules 3D Prophet III GeForce3 (27.42 drivers)
    LG 16x 10x 40x CD-RW
    20Gb HDD (and I really dont know what type!!)
    Zalman "Flower Cooler" heat-sink & fan

    Creative 5.1 digital Soundblaster player
    Creative DT5300 5.1 speakers
    Belinea 17" monitor
    Logitech 2x optical mouse
    Saitek X45 Flight Control System

    but continually evolving...

    3D Mark 2001 score...5610
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,264   +454

  10. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704


    I have one question. Which one's Papa_Stats? One of the servers?

    Lets all give a round of applause to LNCPapa for breaking though his laziness! Yay!
  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,264   +454

    LOL! Papa_Stats runs on LNCFileServer
    The Stats page itself runs on OSX Server de LNCPapa
  12. Goofy Newfie

    Goofy Newfie TS Rookie Posts: 199

    don't's paid for...

    Just a practical family home system here:

    Gigabyte 6VEML w/Via PLE133
    1.0GHZ Celeron Processor
    256MB PC133
    nVidia Riva TNT2 32MBSDRAM
    Western Digital 18GB @7200
    Western Digital 10GB @5400
    Acer 50X CD-ROM
    Aopen 12X10X32X CD-RW

    Suits me and my wife just fine....:)
  13. 8675309

    8675309 TS Rookie

  14. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704


    Since I just upgraded, I'll take the liberty of adding my specs BACK...

    Athlon XP 2100+
    ASUS A7V266
    256MB OCZ DDR333 RAM
    Gigabyte Maya Radeon 8500LE Pro 64MB
    AOpen DVD-ROM
    Sony Spressa 16x/10x/40x CD-RW
    20GB Seagate HDD
    10GB Western Digitalex (oops...:eek:) HDD
    VCOM 56k modem
    Sound Blaster Live! Value
    CoolerMaster HSF

    And oh BTW I sold my other machine :p
    I only use this one now.
    And about the Plat 5.1 - the guy who bought my old machine wanted it too...he did pay me more though :)
  15. SilentNoise

    SilentNoise TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Re: *bump*

    Is that the kt266 board ? Why haven't you upgraded it yet ? You'll get much better performance with a kt266a/kt333 board. That thing was almost slower then then the original kt133 boards.
  16. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    Re: *bump*

    Hey it's my copyrighted nickname !!! I'll write a mail to WD to ask them to remove it from their HDD names ! :p
  17. Supra

    Supra TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    All specs are in my sig except for:
    Os - Win98SE
    Internet - 384\384 DSL
    Network - Onboard NIC and a Netgear FA311( I get to be the switch in our home network)
    Audio - Onboard(Surprisingly good)
    3Dmark score - ?? haven't installed it yet, ive only had this setup for a week and haven't been home much.
  18. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    That was a typo on my part, Al. :p

    I haven't upgraded the kt266 cuz I HAVE NO MONEY!!!! :(

    /me cries
  19. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Just got my new case...

    It's a Thermaltake Xaser II 5000...

    Plus I slapped a 400w PSU in there to run my 2 CD-ROM drives, 2 HDD's and 5:eek: case fans. :D

    Instead of the lightning bolt in that pic though, I have a gigantic window. :D
  20. Vassal24352

    Vassal24352 TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Athlon XP 1900+
    ECS K7VTA3
    256Mb of DDR 333
    40Gb 7200 Samsung HDD
    Visiontek GF2 MX 400 (just sick)
    Creative Labs Audigy Gamer
    Creative Labs 5300
    17in Monitor
    yadda yadda yadda
    did i forget anything???
  21. Vassal24352

    Vassal24352 TS Rookie Posts: 31

    oh yeah
    i have windows XP
    and the inspire 5.1 speakers
  22. GeForce

    GeForce TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Gaming rig: (primary)

    Athlon XP 2000+ 1.67ghz (locked)
    ABIT KR7A-133 mobo
    256mb PC2400 DDR, tweaked
    Gainward GeForce3 64mb (1st generation) @220/485
    Hercules Gametheater XP
    Klipsch ProMedia v.2-400
    Toshiba DVD-ROM drive
    WD 205BA 20.5 GB HD, 7200rpm
    WD 4.0 GB HD
    Davicom 9102 10/100 NIC
    Linksys BEFSR41 cable/xDSL router
    Best Data CMX110 cable modem
    Diamond SupraMax 56k v.90 modem (backup)
    Keytronics keyboard
    M$ Intellimouse Explorer
    Windows 2000 Pro + SP3

    General use rig: (web surfing, etc.)

    Intel P3-1.0ghz
    ABIT VH6 1.1 mobo
    512mb of PC133, tweaked
    Gainward GeForce2 Pro 64mb @285/490
    Onboard audio
    Toshiba 52x CD-ROM drive
    WD 205BA 20.5 GB HD
    WD 3.0 GB HD
    Davicom 9102 10/100 NIC
    Standard keyboard
    M$ Intellimouse
    Windows XP Pro

    Personal file server:

    Intel P3-600E
    Intel SE440BX2 mobo
    256mb of the PC100
    ATI Radeon 8500 64mb DDR @290/305
    Onboard audio
    Toshiba 52x CD-ROM drive
    WD AC26400R 6.4 GB HD
    Maxtor 3.0 GB HD
    Davicom 9102 10/100 NIC
    Standard keyboard
    M$ Intellimouse
    Windows 2000 Advanced Server + SP3
  23. riZZen

    riZZen TS Rookie

    P4 2.2 400 fsb
    Intel D850MV Mobo
    Gainward GeForce 4 ti4600
    SB Audigy Gamer
    WD 120 gb Special Edition w/8mb cache
    WD 80 gb Special Edition w/8mb cache
    TDK 40 x 16 x 48 CD-R
    Samsung DVD
    CoolerMaster ATC-210 Case
    Enermax 550 Watt PSU
    Floppy (overclocked to 6,477 mhz)
    MS Intellimouse Optical
    MS Internet Keyboard
    3Com Nic
    Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Speakers

    Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    11,047 3D Mark Score
  24. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I'm sorry, but there's been yet another upgrade!

    The final product:
    (Note: I don't have this stuff at the time of posting, but I will in the next 3-4 days :giddy: )

    Rig #1
    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2100+ 1750MHz
    Motherboard: ASUS A7V8x
    Memory: 512 MB of Kingmax DDR400
    Video Card: Gigabyte 8500LE Pro (ATI Radeon)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Special Edition 120.0 GB @ 7200 RPMS
    Additional Hard Drives: 10GB Western Digital Caviar (OS's)
    Monitor: 21" NEC MultiSync P1150
    DVD Manufacturer & Model: AOpen 8x
    CDR/CDRW Manufacturer & Model: Sony Spressa 16x/10x/40x
    Storage Interface: IDE
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Live! Audigy MP3+
    Internet Provider: My School
    Internet Connection Type: Dial Up
    Internet Connection Speed: 28k...
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional

    Other Components:
    Cambridge Soundworks FPS2000 Digital
    Thermaltake XaserII 5000 Case (the Maserati of all cases)
    Nostromo n50 Speedpad
    ThermalTake Volcano 9

    Rig #2
    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 1700+ 1470MHz
    Motherboard: ASUS A7V266
    Memory: 256 MB of OCZ DDR333
    Video Card: ATI 7500 (Radeon) 64MB DDR
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda IV 20.0 GB @ 5400 RPMS
    Monitor: 15" Sony Trinitron
    CDR/CDRW Manufacturer & Model: Lite-On 40x/12x/48x CD-RW
    Storage Interface: IDE
    Sound Card: SB Live! Value
    Internet Provider: My School
    Internet Connection Type: Dial Up
    Internet Connection Speed: 28.8k
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional
    Other Components:
    Logitech Cordless Freedom Keyboard + Rodent

    Next to be upgraded: Speakers, plus a Wireless Home Network is in the works :giddy:

    Who wants to come play Q3 against me? :giddy:
  25. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,264   +454

    I think I'll take you on in a game of Q3 Veh - anytime.

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