Gamers, State your system specs and OS(s)

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  1. Darth_Simpson Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 7, 2000
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    As I already said over ICQ, sweet setup DUM! :D
  2. DUM4 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 2000
    star 4
    Thx. :D Think I got everything working now. Just been installing games and utilities.
  3. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2001
    star 5
    My PC specs suck.

    Intel Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz
    256 MB SDRAM
    40 GB Ultra DMA hard drive
    32 MB nVidia TNT2 M64 graphics card
    12x8x32x CD-RW
    16x DVD drive

    Windows XP Home
  4. dinoX Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 20, 2002
    star 3
    Main PC (at home):
    -Antec SOHO File Server Case (Black)
    -300 Watt AMD Certified Power Supply
    -2 fans in back, 1 in front.
    -Asus A7V266-E Mobo
    -AMD Athlon XP 2000 1.67 GHz
    -Thermaltake Volcano 7 cooling CPU
    -768 MB DDR RAM
    -Gainward GEFORCE3 64 MB DDR VIVO + DVI
    -Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum EX
    -2 Western Digital 40 GB 7200 RPM ATA100 HD's
    -Sony 52x CD-ROM Drive (Black)
    -Sony 16/10/40 CD-R/W Drive (Black)
    -12/24 GIG DDS3 Tape Backup Drive (Black)
    -Tekram SCSI Card
    -3com 10/100 NIC
    -Altec Lansing 4100 4.1 Speaker Set
    -17" Monitor
    -Windows 2000 Professional
    -Road Runner Cable Modem

    LAN Gaming PC (Usually at best friends house):
    -Antec Mid-Tower Case (White)
    -300 Watt AMD Certified Power Supply
    -1 fan in front, 1 fan in back
    -Asus A7V266 Mobo
    -AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.4 GHz
    -Thermaltake Volcano 6+ cooling CPU
    -512 MB DDR RAM
    -Gainward GEFORCE2 Ti450 64 MB
    -Sound Blaster Live! X-Gamer 5.1
    -1 Western Digital 40 GB 7200 RPM ATA100 HD's
    -Mitsumi 52x CD-ROM Drive
    -TDK 8/4/16 CD-R/W Drive
    -3com 10/100 NIC
    -Altec Lansing 2-piece Speaker Set
    -17" Monitor
    -Windows 2000 Professional
    -Road Runner Cable Modem
  5. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2001
    star 5
    All right, here are the detailed specs. I posted the earlier ones from school.

    El Supremo de la Platter
    HP Pavilion
    BIOS Award Software, Inc. 3.10 10/23/2001
    System Board ASUSTeK Computer INC. P4B-LA REV 1.xx

    Brand/Model Intel Pentium 4
    Nominal Clock Speed 1494 MHz
    Measured Clock Speed 1500 MHz
    External Clock Speed 100 MHz
    Level 1 Cache 32 KB
    Level 2 Cache 256 KB
    Speed Rating 2620 (98% of 10635 similar)

    RAM installed 256 MB
    Windows RAM 256 MB
    Total RAM slots 3
    Available RAM slots 2
    Max RAM module size 1024 MB
    Memory Type 256+0+0;DIMM,DRAM,|Synchronous|;T16
    Level 1 Cache 32 KB
    Level 2 Cache 256 KB
    Chipset Intel 82845
    Speed Rating 2669 MB/s (89% of 10635 similar)

    Partition format NTFS
    Cluster size 4 KB
    Drive label Hard Drive
    Size 33680 MB
    Free space 17121 MB (51%)
    Drive health Not tested
    Last scan Unknown
    Data fragmentation Not tested
    File fragmentation Not tested
    Last defrag Unknown
    Junk files 312 MB (1%)
    Cached speed 117.41 MB/s (47%)
    Uncached speed 0.76 MB/s (14%)

    Drive letters C
    Removable media No
    Brand/Model SAMSUNG SV4002H
    IDE details DMA

    Primary IDE Channel
    Secondary IDE Channel
    Intel Intel(r) 82801BA Bus Master IDE Controller

    HP CD-Writer cd16e CD-RW 7042 KB/s (40X) 2818 KB/s (16X)
    SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616F DVD-ROM 7040 KB/s (40X) N/A

    Brand/Model NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 (HP)
    Resolution 800x600 pixels
    Colors 65,636
    DirectX version 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
    OpenGL version 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
    Acceleration options Enabled
    Performance 96.84 MP/s (111% of 98 similar)

    Bandwidth Down 19 Kbits/sec
    Bandwidth Up 190 Kbits/sec
    Average Ping 220 ms
    Ping Loss 0%
    TCP Receive Window (default)

    The highlights are the problem areas. Yellow = caution. Red = bad. Now, I'm not computer illiterate, but I'm also not a tech guru. If anyone out there has any tips for me, holla.
  6. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2001
    star 5
    Up! C'mon, I need help getting the highlighted specs running better.
  7. dinoX Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 20, 2002
    star 3
    dunno bout your hard drive, but who is your ISP? Also, if you are on Broadband (Cable or *shudder* DSL), are you hooked up through a Cable Router with a firewall?
  8. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2001
    star 5
  9. dinoX Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 20, 2002
    star 3
    oh thats easy. you want better internet access, get broadband. FOOL. ;p
  10. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Member Since:
    Nov 28, 2000
    star 10
    Wow. I look at all these powerhouses, and I cry.

    My computer:

    HP 8660C Pavilion
    OS: Windows 98
    Processor: Intel Pentium III @ 536 mHz *sniffle*
    RAM: 128 SDRAM *cries*
    DVD-ROM: 8x DVD
    CD-R(w):32x/4x/2x *screams*
    Graphics: 3dfx Voodoo 3 PCI 16 MEG *NOOOOO. But better then the crappy Intel 810e with no memory.*
    connection: 28.8k dial-up... damned ISP won't give my 56k
    Physical space: 19 gigs...


    So, my computer sucks. I need a new one...

    My old one:

    Packard Bell Legacy ('95)
    OS: Came with 3.1 but now has Win 95
    Processor: Pentium 90 mHz
    RAM: Came with 8 megs... upgraded to 72
    CD: 2x *Yells and screams*
    Graphics: Forget 3D
    Connection: 14.4. Damned ISP can't give me 28.8
    Physical space: Alright, laugh. 850 megs...

    Though I suppose it beats a Mac.

    I guess I'm happy with my 8660C.
  11. XxFreak_on_a_LeashxX Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2002
    Hehehe..... I got you all beat: :D

    Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz with 400Mhz Front side bus and 512 KB cache
    ASUS P5S333 Motherboard
    1,024MB PC2700 DDR RAM
    2 120 GB Ultra ATA/100 7200 RPM Western Digital Hard Drives
    Asus 128MB V8460 Ultra GeForce4 Ti 4600 (My pride and joy)
    Pioneer DVR-AO4 DVD-RW IDE (MUHAHAHA!)
    Toshiba 16X/48X IDE DVD-ROM
    SoundBlaster Audigy Platinum EX
    Klipsch 5.1 6 peace Speakers with powered Subwoofer (mmmmmmmm..... so nice....)
    17" Viewsonic VE170 LCD Flat Pannel Monitor
    Windows XP Home Edition
    Wireless Optical Mouse
    Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    DeskJet 995C Printer

    I might be missing a few things, but HA!!!!!
    I feel so rich. But I'M NOT!!! Got a good price for this too: $5,214. Plus I'm getting broadband DSL or Cable (Haven't decided).

    Anyways, I just wanted to make you all jealous and start to druel. hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe........
    :D
  12. DUM4 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 2000
    star 4
    "Got a good price for this too: $5,214"

    I wouldn't call that a good price. My computer is somewhat close to yours, but cost less than 1/2 of that.
  13. Morrowind Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2002
    star 1
    ya dude you went a little overboard....
  14. XxFreak_on_a_LeashxX Jedi Padawan

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    May 2, 2002
    Wasn't my fault I went overboard. My mom said she wanted everything top of line, and since it wasn't my money we were spending things ended up going my way (just so you know, I'm 16 and I don't have a Job - poor, poor me).

    Actually that was a great price for what I was asking for. I went to many, many places and most of their quotes for that system were over $7,000. Plus we only buy a new comp every 2 or 3 years, so we wanted something that was gonna last and be able to run the newest games and crap like that.
  15. DUM4 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 2000
    star 4
    Well in that case, I would've gotten a 21" Monitor.
  16. XxFreak_on_a_LeashxX Jedi Padawan

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    May 2, 2002
    Mabye, but that it was $1400 just for a 19". I would hate to see how much a 21" inch costs. Plus our budget was around $6,000, so 17" will suite me just fine.
  17. dinoX Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 20, 2002
    star 3
    JESUS WHERE DO YOU LIVE?!?

    You can get a 19" monitor, a decent one, at least in NC, USA - for like $600 at most. 17" ones are coming down to around $200-300. I would die if I lived where you do! :(

    I paid like total of $1000-1200 at the MOST for my system.
  18. XxFreak_on_a_LeashxX Jedi Padawan

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    May 2, 2002
    I live in Bellevue, Washington (right across from Seattle). It is a rich town, but I did not buy this comp from a riche only store if that is what your getting at. I got it from Hard Drives Northwest: http://www.hdnw.com/ see for your self.
  19. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2000
    star 9
    It is a rich town, but I did not buy this comp from a riche only store if that is what your getting at.

    I don't think anyone here is having a go at you because the perceive you to be rich.

    I think they're surprised at the cost of your system. Everyone should remember there are certain brands / styles that cost more than others - like flatscreen monitors, ASUS cards etc.

  20. Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 20, 2001
    star 6


    Athlon 1.2 Ghz
    256 MB SDRAM
    40 GB Ultra DMA hard drive
    64 MB nVidia GeForce2
    12x8x32x CD-RW
    16x DVD drive

    Windows 98 SE.

    Cable Internet Connection


    Definately not the best, but it works for me...
  21. Dan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 1999
    star 6
    That's a nice system and all, but you could've spent less than half that much if you built it or had someone build it for you. Just for future reference.
  22. XxFreak_on_a_LeashxX Jedi Padawan

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    May 2, 2002
    First of all, I have no clue how to build computers. (Except if someone gave me detailed instructions) They are only charging a $30 building fee.

    Don't make me say this again: THIS WAS THE BEST PRICE I COULD FIND ANYWHERE.

    Ok, we got that. Ok. ........
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2000
    star 9
    OK.

    Dan's just offering a little advice there. You're happy with your system & that's all that really matters.

    Let's move on...

    My system;

    Hewlett Packard Pavilion

    P2 300
    4MB integrated Ati Rage Pro
    6 GB HDD
    HP CDRW
    DVD-ROM
    17' Monitor


    is crap.

    But I'm trying to put several hundred dollars aside each month, so that in 3 to 4 months I can build a brand new box & cannibalise as much as possible from the old HP.

    Next...
  24. Dan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 1999
    star 6
    That's a beauty, jp. For four years ago. ;)
  25. Morrowind Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2002
    star 1
    6 GB HDD (use as backup device)
    HP CDRW
    DVD-ROM
    17' Monitor

    keep that, and your keyboard and mouse and you can probably save $400-500
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