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Oct 04, 2008 22:20 |  #31

jjaenagle wrote in post #6439215 (external link)
If you checked newegg.com you can get some amazing deals! Im sure some of their high end dual core processors are in the low $100's

But then they'd need a new motherboard, RAM, graphics card, etc. A 2nd hand socket dual core 939 chip would be hugely faster than the current chip (although still slow compared with modern chips) and shouldn't be expensive.


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Oct 04, 2008 23:20 |  #32
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ahh, yea i guess so.

im not into amd stuff and realized that most are am2 now.



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Oct 13, 2008 22:57 |  #33

Can I join?

My new build
Mobo: MSI K9A2 CF-F V2
CPU: AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition (stock fan)
RAM: Corsair XMS2 2x2GB (adding another 2x2GB soon)
Video: MSI R3650 512MB
HDD: Western Digital 500GB Internal + Western Digital My Book 500GB External
Optical Drive: Lite-On LH20A1L-05
Case: Lian-Li PC 65B
PS: Thermaltake 750W
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium x64
Monitor: Viewsonic 2226w
Speakers: Altec Lansing
Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech S510

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Mobo: Epox 8K9A
CPU: AMD Athlon XP2700
RAM: Kingmax 2x500MB DDR 333
Fan: Thermaltake Volcano
Video: Sapphire Radeon 9600 PRO 256MB
HDD: Maxtor 40GB
Optical Drives: Lite-On DVD + Lite-On SHM 165 H6S
Case: Chieftec
PS: Antec Smart Blue 350W
OS: Windows XP SP3
Monitor: Viewsonic VX1935


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Oct 14, 2008 07:29 as a reply to  @ post 6408809 |  #34

Main Computer
CPU: Intel Q6600 2.4ghz (OC to 3ghz)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake SI-120
Motherboard: Gigabyte P965-DS3
GPU: ASUS Radeon 4850 + Diamond Radeom X1550 PCI (for 3rd LCD)
Memory: 6GB Ram (2x2GB OCZ Reapers / 2x1GB GSKILL) @825mhz
Hard Drive: 160gb SATA II (OS / Programs)
160gb SATA II (Programs / Downloads)
500gb SATA II (Picturs)
Power Supply: OCZ GamerXtrem 700w
OS: Vista Ultimate 64-bit
Case: Some Antec case
Display: 3x Dell 20.1" Ultrasharp Widescreen LCD
Speakers: Creative 2.1
I/O Devices: Microsoft Entertainment 700 Wireless Keyboard, Logitech mouse, X-Rite iDisplay 2 Calibrator, Canon MP970 All-In-One, etc ..
Photo Related Software: Photoshop, Lightroom 2, etc ..

File Storage Server PC
CPU: Intel E4300
CPU Cooler: Stock HSF
Motherboard: Gigabyte Micro-ATX (dont remember model)
GPU: Onboard Intel Graphics
Memory: 2gb (2x1gb Super Talent)
Hard Drive: WD Raptor 160gb (OS / Programs)
1TB Western Digital (Music, Movies, Downloads)
Power Supply: Antec Neo-HE series
OS: Windows Server 2008 64-bit
Case: Antech Nine Hundred
Display: Shared Dell 20.1" Ultrasharp Widescreen (remote desktop into mostly)
Speakers: N/A
I/O Devices: Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (but remote desktop used)
Photo Related Software: N/A


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Dec 06, 2008 12:53 as a reply to  @ ekie's post |  #35

Computers
Labtop 1-- AsusF8SnC1-T9500-3gbRam-320gbHD-Geforce9500M-Kutuntu 8.10
Custom Desktop 1 -- E6420-4gbRam-320gb+500gbHD-Geforce7600gt-22"AcerWS-Kubuntu 8.04
Custom Desktop 2 -- E4400(OC'd to 2.5gHz)-2gbRam-320gb+500gbHD-Geforce6600-26"VisioLCDHDTV-Kubuntu 8.04
Old Laptop -- ToshibaA45-S150-P4 2.4ghz-2gbRam-160gbHD-Xubuntu 8.10

Software

Orgainizers - Picasa, digiKam
Editors & Raw - The Gimp! Lightzone, Krita, Cinepaint, RawTherapee
Album/Batch - Jalbum, KPhotoalbum, Phatch

What can I say, stable, secure, fast, powerful, flexible, extendable, dependable, Linux!

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Dec 08, 2008 16:26 |  #36

She's a little old by todays standards, but still self aware so I have to speak kindly of her.

Computer Name: SKYNET (of course)
CPU: One Pair of AMD Opteron 275 Dual Core 2.2GHZ

IMAGE: http://www.gamepc.com/images/labs/rev-opteron275-front.jpg



CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS
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Motherboard: Supermicro, the H8DCe (click pic for larger image)
IMAGE: http://www.plonter.co.il/graphics/product_images/full/H8DCE.gif
IMAGE LINK: http://images10.newegg​.com …ctimage/13-182-081-04.jpg  (external link)
Yes, that is 8 SATA ports (on two controllers with raid) and 8 dimm slots. With AMD's NUMA Ememory archtecture, each CPU can be assigned it's own unshared bank of four DIMMS.. for a total of 16GB max (8x 2GB dimms)
GPU: Just and Air cooled Asus Nvidia something or other...
Memory: 8 of these; (a total of 8 1GB sticks ECC Corsair memory)
IMAGE: http://www.pcper.com/images/reviews/307/corsairmemory.jpg
Hard Drives:

One Pair WD 400GB mirrored as WinXP64 Boot volume and "other" Data (partitioned)
Four WD 500GB Se-16 in RAID 10 for 1 Terabyte of Mirrored Striped Data Storage (photos only)
One 74GB WD Raptor for scratch disk and WinXP32 boot drive.
3Qty External 500GB Seagate FreeAgent.
Cavalry 1TB RAID1 external E-Sata
Gigabyte I-Ram RAM Drive Loaded with 4GB SDRAM
IMAGE: http://www.pcper.com/images/news/gb_iram.jpg
this serves as my primary PSCS scratch disk!RAM Fast HD swaps! :)
Optical Drive:A Lite On 16X DVD-RW Dual layer.
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Case: and it's all stuffed into the "CM Stacker" by Cooler Master. (click pic for more details)
IMAGE: http://www.bit-tech.net/content_images/2007/03/cm_stacker_mod_by_snakez_and_ediejo/page1-2.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.tomshardwar​e.com/2004/06/16/coole​r_master/  (external link)
Display: SONy FW900 24" CRT (Yep, that;s a CRT BABY!!!)

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Dec 08, 2008 16:31 |  #37
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lol... wow that is pretty old, but im sure it still blows mine out of the water!

computers is a whole nother hobby that i donw have enough money to get into now



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Dec 09, 2008 07:59 |  #38

Mine atm is
q6600@3.2ghz or something up there
3gb ram (will upgrade to 8 soon enough:D)
8800GTS 512mb
P35-ds3p
some corsair PSU that came in a fancy felt bag thing (actually the cheapest 'proper' one I could find :D)
Antec P182
That big ass zalman thing that CDS also has
2x 500GB harddrives, with one external 500gb, and a 320gb portable one
(will probably add another internal 500gb when I upgrade the ram)
All about to be running (upgrading/installing now) mac OS X 10.5.5 with munky's efi partition method.....
Oh, and a dell 30" screen+19" samsung LCD

Oh, and an MBP 2.5Ghz C2D 15" with 2GB of ram (will upgrade to four at the same time as when I CBF upgrading everything else :D)


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Dec 09, 2008 08:37 |  #39
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thats pretty decent... you should setup your 500 gig hdd in a raid



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Dec 09, 2008 11:05 |  #40

CPU: INTEL QUAD CORE Q9550 2.8
CPU Cooler: THERMALTAKE MaxOrb GAMING CPU FAN
Motherboard: EVGA NFORCE 780I 775 MOTHERBOARD
GPU: EVGA NVDIA GTX 260 896MB PCI-E
Memory: 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2 800
Hard Drive 1: WD RAPTOR 150GB 10,000 RPM SATAII
Hard Drive2:500 GB SATA II 3.0 GB 16MB 7200RPM
Power Supply: Coolermaster 1,000W SLI Ready
OS: Vista Ultimate 64-bit
Case: Apevia Telestar Jr. Mid-tower
Speakers: LOGITECH X540 5.1 Surround Sound Seakers
CD/DVD Drives: BLACK SAMSUNG 20X DVDRW
BLACK SONY 20X DVDRW
Card Reader: 12-IN-ONE INTERNAL CARD READER

I bought this one after configuring it myself and plan to build my own next time I need to upgrade. I am having to troubleshoot a few glicthes anyway so why not create them yourself from the begining. The system is running very smooth though. It is fun after waiting to finally get a new system. I will add a monitor after the first of the year once I settle on one. I am using a 19" CRT that has been very accurate with color.

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Dec 11, 2008 01:19 |  #41

Built this last year:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0ghz 1333fsb
EVGA 680i SLI motherboard
4GB Crucial Ballistix 4-4-4-12 PC6400 DDR2
Antec NeoPower 500W
EVGA 8800GTX
WD Raptor X 150gb 15K
CoolerMaster Stacker 832
Dell 2005FPW 20" LCD

But now I just use my Mac Pro ;)


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Dec 11, 2008 16:40 |  #42
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Computer Name: Thor
CPU: Intel Q6600 2.4GHz Quad-Core (Clocked to 3.2GHz)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
Motherboard: Asus P5K Deluxe
GPU: eVGA 8600GTS 256MB
Memory: 8GB RAM
Hard Drives:
Main:
150GB Western Digital Raptor
Other:
2 x 500GB Western Digital (RAID 1) - Data
2 x 320GB Western Digital (RAID 1 External) - Backup
1 x 250GB Western Digital External - MP3/Various Crap Power Supply: Antec 550W Modular
OS: Vista Ulimate x64
Case: Antec P180 w/ Scythe FDB Motor Fans
Display: 1 x Dell 30" LCD, 1 x Dell 20" LCD
Speakers: Klipsch Pro 5.1 Surround
I/O Devices: Microsoft Wireless Keyboard, Logitech G5 mouse, Wacom Intuos Tablet
Photo Related Software: Photoshop CS3, Lightroom 2.1


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Dec 14, 2008 18:10 |  #43

Computer Name: Radeon-D [Dell Dimension E310]
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 HT 521 (2.80ghz)
CPU Cooler: Heat Sink
Motherboard: Dell Mobo
GPU: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 128MB
Memory: 2GB DDR2-533
Hard Drive: 160GB SATA2 7,200 RPM Western Digital Cavalier
250GB SATA2 7,200RPM Seagate FreeAgent
Power Supply: Dell 230W
OS: Windows XP Professional SP2
Case: Dell Dimension E310 [By Foxconn]
Display: Dell E176FP [17" LCD]
Speakers: Dell A215 Speakers
I/O Devices: Microsoft Digital Media Pro Keyboard, Dell Optical Mouse, Kingston 7USB Hub, HP Photosmart D7560 , CoolMAX SATA/IDE to USB Converter
Photo Related Software: Paint.Net 3.36, GIMP 2.6

Computer Name:Neotonic [HP Pavilion Dv9500t CTO Laptop]
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 (1.86Ghz, 800mhz FBS)
CPU Cooler: Ummm?
Motherboard: Quantas 30C laptop?
GPU: nVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS 1GB Shared / 512MB Deticated
Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR2-667mhz RAM
Hard Drive: Fujitsu 160GB 5,400RPM SATA
Power Supply: dunno
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit, Kubuntu 8.10
Case: HP Pavilion dv9500t CTO
Display: 17" HD Widescreen
Speakers: Altec Lansing HD Speakers
I/O Devices: nothing really...
Photo Related Software: Photoshop CS3 Extended, Paint.Net




  
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Dec 15, 2008 22:29 |  #44

Here's my build. :)
Case-Cooler Master HAF 932.( awesome case made for good airflow)
CPU-Intel i7 extreme 3.2 @ 4.34 ( gonna OC this with liquid cooling using Danger Den and Swiftech parts. I'll probably go with a dual rad).:)
Mobo- Asus Rampage Extreme II( awesome mobo!) It was either this or the EVGA X58.
RAM- Dual 6 Gb of Corsair Dominator @ 1600 Mhz
PSU- Corsair 1000 W modular PSU
Video Cards- Dual EVGA GTX 295 CO-OP in SLI. Dedicated physics card- EVGA 285 FTW.
Sound Card- Creative Labs X-fi Fatality
Primary HD- 1 150Gb Velociraptor ( No RAID configs here. Always have problems with it)
2nd HD- 1 500 WD
OS- WIndows 7 Ultimate

Monitors- ASUS 24 incher @ 2ms for gaming and HP LP2475 for editing.




  
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Dec 16, 2008 03:20 as a reply to  @ jdizzle's post |  #45

I'll join too.
I build a new one every year - this is for 2009:

Lian Li PC-V2100B
Enermax Galaxy 1000watt PSU
Gigabyte GA-EX5b-Extreme
Intel Core i7 965 3.2GHz Extreme Edition
CoolerMaster V8
6GB OCZ DDR3 1600MHz
booting off 2 80GB Intel X25-M SSDs in RAID0
storage is 2 150GB Western Digital Raptors in RAID1
more storage WD SATAII 250GB w/16meg cache
Plextor 716A SATA DLDVD Burner
LiteOn BlueRay/DVD Rom
nVidia 9600GT w/512MB GDDR3 running dual ACER 24" AL2416W widescreens
DTV/DSL Internet connection at 10 meg per/sec down and 768K per/sec up


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