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

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Well, you kinda have to wait until I get the LAN set up :rolleyes:

    And you have to buy the plane ticket.
  3. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    If you read (or click) on "My Rig" down at the bottom, I put two plugs in for Tech Spot. I just thought thanks was in order.
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,726   +378

    Used to be an A7M266 but that died after an apparent "successful" bios flash. Probably try and get a new bios and sell it on...

    System Spec:
    • "Arris" (inventive naming huh!)
    • AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (@140fsb = 1820Mhz)
    • Gigabyte GA-7VAXP KT400 chipset
    • Asus v8200 Geforce3 64mb (but itching to try Crucial ATI 9700Pro) ;)
    • 512mb PC2100 DDR
    • Hercules Fortissimo2 Sound card (from old 3dspotlight contest)
    • Realtek 6 channel onboard sound with Digital out
    • Maxtor DiamondMax 20gb 5400rpm
    • 2 x Seagate Barracuda IV 40Gb 7200rpm @ RAID 0
    • Toshiba 16x DVD
    • Samsung 957DF 19" Monitor @ 1600x 1200, 72Hz
    • Logitech iTouch Cordless Keyboard & Cordless optical Mouseman
    • Logitech Wingman Force3d
    • Sony HTK475 Home Cinema 5.1 Kit

    • For sale Rig:
    • AMD Athlon 1Ghz(200fsb)
    • Gigabyte GA-7IXE4 AMD750 chipset
    • Voodoo3 2000 AGP
    • 192mb PC133 Sdram
    • Soundblaster PCI 128
    • 10Gb Quantum Fireball 5200rpm
    • Mitsumi 16X DVD
    • Logitech Keyboard and Cordless iTouch Mouse

    • Spares
    • AMD Athlon 1.4Ghz(266fsb)
    • Possibly recoverable Asus A7M266 AMD761 chipset
    • Generic 250w PSU
    • Aureal Vortex 2 SQ2500
    • Realtek 10/100 NIC
    • Misc bits and pieces
  5. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Posts: 255

    I like all this, it proves that its not necessary to have the latest to do most stuff, the oddest theme that is evident is that regardless of work stuff, people who make their rigs cannot help but to make yet another out of the spare parts regardless of the lack of spec, just a challenge to make it work.


    my no1.
    iiyama vision master pro454 athlon 1.4 512 sdr sb audigy, xfx geforce 4 ti 4200 epox 8kta3+pro tdk rewriter sony dvd, creative speakers xphome/98se dual boot on seagate 7200 40gig with maxtor 30gig 7200with xp pro. Optical exp mpse and joystick

    My no2 kids rig
    hansol 17" geforce 2mx epox 8kta2 512 sdram old yamaha external cdwriter creative 5.1 maxtor 30 gig 5400 xp pro logitec optical mouse etc.

    Spare parts.
    17"belina monitor herc profit with broken fan but with external fan bodge attached with goop 2 cdroms cheap sb card 6.5 gig seagate xp pro

    Another pent 2 450 waiting parts with maxtor 400.

    Laptop for kids school and my work
    Dell pent 4 2.2 30 gig hd dvdcdrewriter 512 ddram 5.1in screen 32meg graphics xp home and some stuff

    and it all gets used a lot...............

    Bits left waiting:grinthumb :grinthumb
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    PC2100 w/ a KT400? Nice Arris....

    How much is the FS rig? ;)

    Nice laptop ptitterington!
  7. GeForce

    GeForce TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Private office / work machines I use:

    Custom built:

    - ABIT KT7A-RAID mobo
    - AMD Athlon 1.2ghz, Thunderbird
    - 256mb PC133 SDRAM
    - MSI Starforce 816 GeForce2 MX 32mb
    - Acer 16x/10x/40x CDRW
    - 1x WD 40.0gb HD
    - Davicom 9102 10/100 NIC
    - SDSL line, 1.5/1.5
    - Netgear router
    - Windows 2000 Professional

    Custom built:

    - ASUS A7V133 mobo
    - AMD Athlon 1.0ghz, Thunderbird
    - 512mb PC133 SDRAM
    - ATI Radeon VE 64mb DDR
    - Toshiba 16x DVD-ROM drive
    - 1x WD 40.0gb HD
    - Davicom 9102 10/100 NIC
    - Netgear router
    - Windows XP Professional

    Rig #3: (Dell Dimension 4400)

    - ABIT TH7II-RAID mobo (replaced the old Dell mobo :D)
    - Intel Pentium 4 1.6A
    - 512mb PC800 RDRAM
    - NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400 64mb
    - Toshiba 16x DVD-ROM drive
    - 1x WD 60.0gb HD
    - Davicom 9102 10/100 NIC
    - Netgear router
    - Windows XP Professional

    Gotta find a way to sneak UD onto these without my dad (who also happens to be the boss) finding out. :dead: ;)
  8. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Heh. Just do it. All it is is another taskbar icon, which he won't notice unless he scans every computer for anything new ;)

    What's the worst that could happen?
  9. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Or you can install Firedaemon and run it as a service, no tray icon to worry about.
  10. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,596   +966

    Now back to the System Specs topic, I was thinking I could add some custom fields into the Forum Member profile page so you could also fit your System Specs in there (CPU, videocard, etc etc...). Then use it linking to it like some people does with their Anandtech rig pages.

    Only drawback is you might be limited to one system since we are talking of simple system fields that will gather the information (like currently you have hobbies, interests, etc. fields).

    Any opinions?
  11. GeForce

    GeForce TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Problem is, I'm only there once a week for probably a couple hours... maybe when summer vacation comes i may have better luck. :dead: And my dad requires me to delete anything i download to the machines, when i'm finished using them. :dead:


    when i formerly worked on a site which used a vB, simply adding the fields wasn't cutting it... that is if anyone had multiple machines that they wanted to show off... it was much work just to get all the fields in. i may suggest getting some scriptmonkeys around to do something similar to what anandtech does... just my $.02 there
  12. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Talk to him about it then. Pose the question of putting UD on them, explain what it is...

    Julio - Something along the lines of this then...

    I see how having multiple machines may be problematic. People like Papa can have their favorite machine take up the stats, but provide a link to the specs of everything else.
  13. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I think this is a good idea. It will cut down on a little of the clutter in people's signatures. Especially the ones that are 8 lines long and take up so much room. I feel that people can input their most used system into there and if they have another they can specify it elsewhere, or in their sig, but having all systems in your sig is getting ridiculous. Just my opinion. I think it is something worth looking into though.
  14. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,264   +454

    I think it's a good idea Julio - for all the reasons already stated.

  15. vfxraven19

    vfxraven19 TS Rookie

    Main Rig:
    AMD AthlonMP 1600 @ 1.54GHz
    Shuttle AK35GT-R v1.x
    512MB Mushkin Secial PC2100 DDR
    WD 30GB Hard Drive, RAID0
    Maxtor 30GB Hard Drive, RAID1
    Pioneer DVR-A03 DVD-RW
    Mitsumi CR-48XATE CD-RW
    LG GCE-8240 CD-RW
    Toshiba SD-M1502 DVD-ROM
    Leadtek Winfast Titanium 200 T (230/510)
    Intel Pro 100+ Network Mgt. Adapter
    SBAudigy Gamer
    Windows XP Professional SP1

    Rig #2:
    AMD AthlonXP 1500 @ 1.33GHz
    Iwill KK266 v1.2
    512MB PC133 SDRAM
    30GB Seagte Barracuda Hard Drive
    Afreey 50x MAX CD-ROM
    Leadtek Winfast Geforce2 GTS/Pro
    CMedia 6-channel PCI Audio 5.1 Sound Card
    Realtek 10/100 NIC
    Windows XP Professional

    Rig #3:
    AMD Duron 700MHz
    ECS K7S5A v3.x
    320MB PC133 SDRAM
    20GB Maxtor Hard Drive
    Toshiba 48X CD-ROM
    Evil Xabre 400 128MB
    CMedia 6-channel PCI Sound Card
    3COM 10/100 NIC

    Rig #4:
    Dual Pentium III Coppermine 600Mhz
    Tyan Tiger 100
    512MB PC100 SDRAM
    20GB Maxtor Hard Drive
    Afreey 50x CD-ROM
    Panasonic CW-7502b SCSI
    Iomega Zip 100
    Abit Siluro GF4MX 440
    Adaptec SCSI-2 Card
    Aureal Vortex Sound Card
    Realtek 10/100 NIC

    Moderator Edit:
    Thread closed as System Specs now belong in your Profile
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