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With the sudden boom in PC gaming popularity here, I thought this was a good thread to start.

 

Specs:

CPU: Dual AMD Athlon MP 2000+(1.67Ghz)

Motherboard: Tyan Thunder MPX

RAM: 1.5GB PC2100 ECC

Graphics: eVGA GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB

Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Live!5.1

Speakers: Logitech Z-540 5.1

Monitor: KDS Avitron AV-7 17" Trinitron

Keyboard: Microsoft Natural Elite

Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer v3.0

 

Pics:

My camera broke while I was NYC, so no pics until I get a new one.

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Specs:

CPU: P4 3.0GHz w/HT

Motherboard: ASUS P4C-800 Deluxe

RAM: 1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM

Graphics: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB

Sound: Creative Labs SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS Gamer

Speakers: Creative Labs Inspire T7700 (7.1)

Monitor: Dell 2001FP 20.1" LCD

Keyboard: Microsoft Natural Multimedia

Mouse: Logitech MX500

 

Pics:

Coming Soon!

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Im using my laptop for my PC gaming needs at the moment since its pretty new

 

Dell 8500 Laptop

Pentium 4-m 2.4 gig

512 RAM

64 MB Nvidia Geforce 4200 Go Video Card

60 gig HD

Samsung CD/DVD combo drive

 

 

Ill tell ya what. Playing City of Heroes for a little while i was kind of surprised at how well my laptop handled it

 

capt

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Mine is kind of old now. I plan on upgrading later this year when the new socket 939 Athlon 64's hit or maybe a P4 depending on what they release.

 

Specs:

CPU: Athlon XP 1800+ Palomino(1.53Ghz)

Motherboard: Asus A7M266 (Early DDR mobo with AMD chipset)

RAM: 512MB Crucial PC2100 (2 x 256MB)

Graphics: Visontek 6564 GeForce 3 Ti200

HDD: Western Digital 80GB SE

Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum EX

DVD: Sony DRU-510A 4X DVD-+RW/-+R

CD: Plextor 48/24/48 CD-RW

Case: Antec SX1080 with True430 PSU

Speakers: Logitech Z5500

Monitor: Samsung 753DF 17" CRT

Keyboard: Microsoft Internet Pro

Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0

 

No pics yet.

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Don't feel bad, mine's even older: ;)

 

Specs:

CPU: Athlon T-Bird 1.33GHz

Motherboard: Epox EP-8K7A+

RAM: 512MB PC2100 (2 x 256MB)

Graphics: ATI AIW8500DV

HDD: A lot. About 500GB+ total across all the drives.

Sound: Onboard

DVD: NEC ND-2500A 8X DVD-+RW/-+R

CD: Lite-On LTR-48246S CD-RW, LG CRD-8400B CD-ROM

Case: Antec SX1030B with 300W Antec PSU

Speakers: Philips AY3682 Headphones

Monitor: Magitronic 17" CRT

Keyboard: Keytronic Black Keyboard

Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer

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CPU: Pentium 4 2.8GHz 800FSB w/ HT

Mobo: ABIT IC7-G

RAM: 512MB Mushkin Level 1 PC3200 DDR400 (Dual channel)

Video: Sapphire ATI 9800 Pro 128MB

HDD: 2x WD800JD (SATA) 7200RPM 8MB Cache RAID1

Sound: Sound Blaster Live Value

DVD+/-RW: Pioneer DVR-107

CDRW: Lite On 52327S

Monitor: ViewSonic PF790

Case: Antec SLK-3700 w/ Antec 350W PS

 

Front with the door closed

 

PC_Front.JPG

 

Inside with all components mounted (I love SATA :D )

 

PC_Inside.JPG

 

The nicest HDD cradle I've ever used :tu:

 

PC_HDD.JPG

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PC1.jpg

 

CPU: Pentium 4 @ 3 Ghz

Mobo: Intel something or other

RAM: 1 GB Crucial PC3200 DDR 400

Video: nVidia GeForce FX 5900 [128 MB version]

Sound: Creative Audigy 2 Zs Platinum

DVD: Sony DRU-510A Burner

Hard Drives: two Maxtor 120 GB IDE drives & one Seagate 160 GB S-ATA drive (400 GB total)

Case: Cooler Master WaveMaster

Monitor: ViewSonic PF790

Keyboard: Microsoft Natural deluxe supremo edition(the best keyboard ever made)

Mouse: Logitech MX-700

Speakers: Klipsch 2.1 models

PSU: Nexus 400 watt silent Power Supply

 

PC2.jpg

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Just finished my PC... lots of research, but I think it paid off.

 

Specs:

 

CPU: Amd 64/3400

Motherboard: MSI FI2R Neo

RAM: 1 Gig Geil 3200

Graphics: ATI Radeon X800Pro 256MB

Sound: Creative Audigy2 ZS

Monitor: Dell 2001FP - 20" LCD

 

My laptop:

 

Dell 8600

512 Ram

DVD+RW

Pentium M - 1.5

 

Cheers.

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CPU: Amd 64/3400

Motherboard: MSI FI2R Neo

RAM: 1 Gig Geil 3200

Graphics: ATI Radeon X800Pro 256MB

Sound: Creative Audigy2 ZS

Monitor: Dell 2001FP - 20" LCD

 

Let me the first to say congrats and I hate you.

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Hey Thanks Kelly, and yes, I am finally not jealous of everyone else! I mean, I'll be top of the line for what, maybe 6 months :D

 

Tom

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Originally posted by JTello@May 25 2004, 05:58 AM

-Kelly, you may have to lend your avatar to skinner. :shock:

I'll have my Athlon64 as soon as AMD says the magic words: Socket 939.

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Kelley,

Don't let Tom fool you by his calm, cool, ho-hum composure. The man nearly gave himself an ulcer doing his so-called 'research' for the past year. He never actually took the plunge until I threatened him with bodily harm a couple weeks ago...ain't that right Tom? :D

 

Anyway, nowhere near as top-o-the-line, but here goes:

 

CPU:AMD AthlonXP 3000+

Mobo:MSI K7N2-Delta

Ram: 1 gig PC3200 Corsair XMS

Vid:ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

Storage:10,000RPM 36gig WD Raptor Sata Drive (the biggest pain in the ass hard drive ever!)

Optical Drive: Plextor 504a DVD Burninator

 

That's about it

 

Gary

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so i must ask being that i planned on buying some Raptors, what makes them the biggest pain in the ass?

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Well, since you're buying Raptor(s) as in multiple, I can assume you're going to run them in some sort of RAID config, so you may not have as many problems. My first problem with Sata in general (or Win XP really) is that you must install a floppy drive, which I hadn't originally done, in order load up the 3rd party drivers...XP refuses to let you browse for the drivers in other locations. Okay fine, but when I got past that part XP still did not recognize the drive as being able to install a fresh OS onto it. Not until I specified the single drive as a striped RAID did it actually work (which makes absolutely no sense to me). So in reality I guess my gripe is that XP really wasn't designed for ease of use with Sata drives. YMMV

 

But so as not to leave this post on a sour note, once it's up an running it does kick some major ass :D

Gary

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I was just going to run a single Raptor as secondary drive for games. So its good to know that once it gets up and going it kicks ass.

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Ha, yea Gary, you got it. He's right, I was a wreck, not a day went by when I wouldn't try and justify a change in the rig. I never thought I'd actually order the damn thing, then one day, (after Gary's threat) I just went for it.

 

I couldn't be happier now... I just finished Painkiller at 1600x1200, all options on MAX, not an issue anywhere, it was beautiful. Now moving on to Far Cry.

 

Also, Kelly, I was going to do the same thing, a seperate Raptor just for games... but I'm waiting a bit for higher capicity and lower prices... soon to arrive I'm sure.

 

T.

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Yeah I'm really having a hard time coming to grips witht he fact that the 939s are twice as much as the 754s and don't offer twice the performance....I think I'm going to just go ahead and get myself a 3000+ 754 and wait for the 939s to come down in price and get PCI-Express on the motherboards.

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Yea Kelly, I agree... I was seeing some pre-numbers on the 939's, and came to the conclusion it wasn't worth the wait... You'll love the 754/3000. For sure.

 

T.

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Well I recieved my new kit tonight, new specs are:

 

AMD Athlon 64 2800+

Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro nForce3 250

512MB PC3200 RAM

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB

Sound Blaster Live!5.1

 

Need to get a new HD tomorrow or the next day.

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I've got a new computer on order, should arrive tomorrow:

 

Intel P4 3.2GHz LGA775

Gigabyte GA-8I915G Pro 915G

1GB PC3200 RAM

160GB Samsung SATA HD

Antec SX635BII Case/PSU (might do some PSU swapping so the new comp is in my other larger Antec case)

ThermalTake Tower112 HS + 2 silent CAT fans

 

I'll be using it for video editing more than gaming until some new PCI-E graphics cards come out. Hopefully, PCI-E won't become some abandoned technology that nobody develops for, because then I'll be screwed. ;) I haven't bought an Intel since my PII-400 (which I still use daily), so for me this is bucking a long trend of using AMD.

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Got a Seagate 80GB SATA drive today and just got done updating and installing stuff on my new machine.........damn is this thing fast!

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