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Upgraded my case and got a DVD burner today, so now my system is:

 

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 2800+

Mobo: Gigabyte K8NS Pro nForce3 250

RAM: 512MB PC3200

GPU: BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra OC 256MB

Sound: SB Live 5.1

Optical Drive: LiteOn 16x Dual Layer DVD+/-RW

Case: Thermaltake Shark Black

 

I am really liking the new case and the DVD burner rocks.

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You know, I realized I never posted my specs in this thread. Here you go:

 

CPU: Pentium IV 3.06gig 533mhz FSB with HT

RAM: 768mb PC1066 RDRAM

GPU: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb

Sound: Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS

Samsung 48X CD-R/CD-RW Drive

Running: Windows XP Home Edition - Service Pack 2

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New Machine:

 

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 90NS Winchester

Asus A8V Deluxe

Athena Power 550W PSU

Zalman 7000 series Copper CPU fan

Seagate Barracuda 120 Gig Sata drive

BFG 6800 GTOC 256 MB AGP 8x

Logitech z530 speakers

1 gig Mushkin Level 1 PC3200 Dual Channel Ram

Antec Case with side window(hey its free)

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS

Samung 933B 19" Flat Panel 8ms LCD.

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Post Xmas upgrades, more RAM, new soundcard, and new speakers:

 

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 2800+

Mobo: Gigabyte K8NS Pro nForce3 250

RAM: 1GB PC3200

GPU: eVGA GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB

Sound: SB Audigy 2 ZS

Optical Drive: LiteOn 16x Dual Layer DVD+/-RW

Case: Thermaltake Shark Black

Speakers: Logitech Z-5300e

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I had to resurrect my pc over the weekend due to a failed cpu upgrade (that fried the motherboard). But that led to this new gaming machine :)

 

(edited to add SLI info)

 

MOBO: Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe

CPU: Athlon 64 3200+ (socket 939)

RAM: 1GB DDR400 (PC3200)

HD: WD 160GB SATA

Video: 2x PNY GeForce 6600gt PCIE, running in SLI mode.

Sound: On board nForce 4

MSI 52x32x52

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Did an upgrade...mainly for Battle for Middle Earth...

 

I used a refurb Gigabyte K8N PRO board I got for $29 shipped Jun '04 - a bit problematic it turns out, as IDE channel 0 is dead and the onboard sound doesn't seem to work. I may replace it with an Epox Nforce3 250 board if I deem it unstable.

 

19" KDS CRT monitor running @ 1280x960, 85Hz

Socket 754 Athlon 64 2800+

Gigabyte K8N PRO Nforce3 150 motherboard

Soundblaster PCI 512

MSI RX9800pro (R360 aka XT core) 128MB

RAM: 1 GB Corsair Value Select CAS2.5 RAM

HDDs:

80GB WD 8MB cache 7200rpm IDE drive

30GB WD 2MB cache 7200rpm IDE drive

Optical:

LiteOn DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo

Pioneer 4x DVD+/-RW drive

 

Glowy Aerocool Aeroengine Silver Case with big jet engine fan :D

Antec 350W Cool n Quiet Power Supply

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I finally upgraded to a desktop:

 

eMachines T3256

 

Athlon XP 3200

512 MB RAM

160 GIG HDD

DVD burner that does both + and -

CD-ROM

 

I'm using a 19" Sony CRT with it.

 

I also added a firewire card and an 11g PCI wireless card. The built-in video is okay at best, so I'd like to add a value card to the AGP slot. I'm thinking about an ATI All-In-Wonder 9600XT so I can use it for television or as an alternate display for consoles like the Xbox.

 

-j

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RM: Is money holding you back from upgrading to at least 1gig of ram? If not I highly suggest getting the extra ram. Will make a world of difference.

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Finally upgraded my compy. Was running a 1GHz machine with 512MB RAM and a 32mb GeForce 2 until a couple of weeks ago, but now...

 

Athlon 64 3500+

1GB DDR400

6800 GT

One of those 10,000 RPM HDs as my main drive.

 

Quite a nice jump :)

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RM: Is money holding you back from upgrading to at least 1gig of ram? If not I highly suggest getting the extra ram. Will make a world of difference.

 

I might add some more, but if anything gets upgraded in the near future it will be the video.

 

-j

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I'm still running 512MB and have had no problems at all running all the current games. I'm sure an extra 512MB would help, but at this point I really see no need to.

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I'm still running 512MB and have had no problems at all running all the current games. I'm sure an extra 512MB would help, but at this point I really see no need to.

Don't play Eq2 then. 1 gig really is the minimum(IMHO) and 2 gigs makes it fly.

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Don't play Eq2 then

 

Never happen, there's only one MMO for me and it runs just fine with 512MB :)

 

Upgraded my video to an ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro

 

Nice, Jay :tu How much did you wind up paying for it, if you don't mind me asking?

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Don't play Eq2 then. 1 gig really is the minimum(IMHO) and 2 gigs makes it fly.

Now that its $39.99 I've been very tempted to give it a try, EQ2 that is.

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Never happen' date=' there's only one MMO for me and it runs just fine with 512MB :)

 

 

 

Nice, Jay :tu How much did you wind up paying for it, if you don't mind me asking?[/quote']

 

$280 was the cost of the impulse buy. But there were tons of other costs related to a defective heatsink/fan on the first one and defective disks that came with the second one. Love the card, but I'm a bit unimpressed that I had two products in a row with problems. And their tech support was less than prompt. I'm still waiting for a resolution to the disk problem.

 

Again, I love the card. And I've never had a problem with other ATI products, so perhaps it was just random clustering.

 

-j

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My specs:

 

Dimension XPSPentium? 4 Processor 550 with HT Technology (3.40GHz, 800 FSB)

 

Memory 1.5GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz

 

KeyboardDell Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse

 

19 in E193FP Flat Panel Display

 

Video Card128MB PCI Express? x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon? X800 SE

 

Hard Drive80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)

80S

 

CD or DVD DriveSingle Drive: 48X CD-RW/ DVD Combo Drive

48COMBO

 

Sound CardSound Blaster Audigy?2 (D) Card w/Dolby 5.1, and IEEE 1394 capability

 

SpeakersDell A425 Speakers w/Subwoofer

 

 

 

Lupo

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Just ordered parts for my new pc...

 

Athlon 64 3200

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Mobo

ATI X800 XL 256mb PCI-E

1 gig Corsair ram

NEC 3500 DL DVD+/-RW

Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Case

Antec NeoPower 480w PSU

 

Have 3 unopened HDD's laying around, the 60 and 160 go in for sure, maybe the 200 as well (I'm trying to get my hands on a Rapsody RSH-100 and wanted to save the 200 for that if possible but prices are cheap, we'll see).

 

Older components still used will be

Logitech Z-680 speakers

Logitech MX700 Mouse

Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

Crappy Viewsonic 19" monitor (my folks offered to by me a 2001fp or a 2005fpw or split the cost of a 2405.... decisions)

 

My old rig is an based on an athlon 550, can't wait to start PC gaming again. Not sure if i'll join up for WoW or CoH, but I'm definately in for Guild Wars.

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but I'm definately in for Guild Wars.

 

...and you won't be alone Travis :) .

 

Congrats on the new PC! I know you can't wait to dive into some of the D&D games you missed out on.

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I guess my PC would be low end since it's a few years old, but it works great for video and photo editing and will play the occasional game (last game I purchased was Tron 2.0, which runs great). Also, it's the MOST stable PC I ever built.

 

MB: Intel D845PEBT2

CPU: Intel Pentium4 2.4B (533MHz bus)

RAM: Crucial 512MB DDR 333

Video: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB

Sound: OnBoard SoundMAX

HDD1: IBM Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 120GB Serial ATA

HDD2: WD Caviar Special Edition WD800JB 80GB ATA/100

CDROM: Samsung 52X

DVD: Sony DVD RW DRU-500A (the first DVD to support both formats)

Additional card: ADS Pyro FireWire card

OS: WinXP Pro SP2

 

Case: Antec mid-tower (don't recall the model, but Alien PC used this case for a while)

Monitor: Old, shitty 17"

Speakers: Old Cambridge Soundworks 4.1

Keyboard: standard IBM

Mouse: MS Intellimouse Explorer USB

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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

 

Just got done ordering some new parts for my PC, as well as some parts for an identical PC (minus the 9800 Pro) that I inherited when my mom got her new laptop.

 

New Parts:

 

Sapphire 9800 Pro 256MB

Creative Audigy2 ZS

1GB PC3200 Mushkin Level 1 PC3200 DDR400

512GB PC3200 Crucial DDR400

Western Digital 160GB SATA HDD

Logitech Cordless Desktop LX700

 

My main PC will be getting the 9800 Pro w/ 256MB and the 1GB RAM (total 1.5GB). The other PC which will be using my HDTV for a monitor and will get my old 9800 Pro, the Audigy, 160GB HDD and the LX700. I got the ATI DVI to component adapter last week, so will be using that to hook up to the HDTV.

 

Pics coming this weekend :)

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OK, I've got the following dated system that my buddy Justin and I put together in July of 2003.

 

Shuttle SS51G

P4 2.4ghz

512MB ram

200+120GB HDs

ATI 9800 Pro 128 (added about 1.5yrs ago)

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Here's my somewhat dated system, although I've done some upgrading:

 

Dell Dimension XPS-Gen 2

Pentium IV 3.2GHz w/HT

2GB RAM

eVga GeForce 6800 GT

Soundblaster Audigy 2

Logitech Z-2200 2.1 Speakers

Benq DW1620 Pro DVD-RW

Plextor Premium CD-RW

Microsoft Keyboard With Fingerprint Reader

Logitech MX-1000 Mouse

Sony SDM-HS94P LCD Monitor

 

It still does OK.

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