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Hybrid Divide
7th May 2002, 08:35 PM
Here's the specs on my computer, and everything to go with / in it.

CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2100 + /w Thermaltake Volcano 7+ Heatsink - Fan
RAM: 1024 MB PC2700 DDR RAM
HDD: 2x 60 GB Western Digital Hard Drives (7200 RPM)
Motherboard: EPoX 83KA
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX
Video Card: PNY Technologies Verto GeForce 4 Ti-4600
Modem: Generic 56K Modem (Till I get DSL when I move to Seattle)
LAN Card: Generic LAN Card
Video Capture: Dazzle DVC-II Video Capture System
Case: Lian-Li PC-65 USB Case (4 Front USB Ports, Adjustible Fan speed, and a Big window, Silver Aluminum)
Light: PCMods Blue Cold Cathode Tube Light
Monitor: Samsung 19" Flat Screen (Flat CRT, NOT LCD)
Speakers: Creative Inspire 5.1
UPS: APC Uninterupted Power Supply Battery / Surge Protector
PSU: Generic 400 Watt Power Supply
Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer Optical
Keyboard: Microsoft Internet Keyboard
Printer / Scanner: Lexmark X83 All in one print center
Floppy: Generic Floppy Drive
CDR/W: Lite On 40x 12x 48x CD Burner
DVD: Lite On 16x DVD Drive (CD's at 40x I think)

I can't remember if I'm forgetting anything or not, I'll post later if I do, and I'll try to get pics up when It's complete!

You all drooling yet? It's a pretty stacked machine... but it wasn't cheap!

Vagrant Logic OUT

Bob Todd
7th May 2002, 08:40 PM
I would be drooling if I knew what the smeg all that meant... :D

7th May 2002, 08:49 PM


tell ya what. we will swap pc's. :wink: my hp pavillion for ur fully amazing whatever!!!

good deal!!!!! (for me!)

7th May 2002, 09:03 PM
Very impressive. Mind you, half of that means absolutely nothing to me! Here's mine:

New Generation iMac G4 800MHz
60GB hard drive
nVidia GeForce 2 MX graphics
Pioneer Superdrive (CD/DVD writer/rewriter in one)

Nuff said! :wink:

7th May 2002, 10:00 PM
I was impressed... up until the light, and then I kind of smirked a little - sorta thing the head bangers over at www.sharkyextreme.com would install!

Sounds like a really cool spec... I have to wonder why, though... what the smeg are you getting up to... Video would be my guess - it's the only thing that needs that kind of grunt. If it was 3D rendering then it would have been cheaper to produce a dual Athlon model and trim a little of the other exuberances (like the light!). ;)

Piranha Advancements
8th May 2002, 02:02 AM
..I want that iMac,Hellfire.I spit at my iMacDV.

8th May 2002, 11:25 AM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - iMacs.... (urgh) :o

and "Generic LAN Card"? what does this mean at all? you should know at least how fast it is...

on the other hand its a quite expensive machine you got there - pretty nice. but tell me: is it also a "silent" machine? the newest technics are horrible to me when they are as loud as a plane rushing thru your room...

Spaceboy Gajo
8th May 2002, 12:23 PM
I some how knew that Vagrant Logic was going to put a light before I read the post.

tell ya what. we will swap pc's. [icon_wink.gif] my hp pavillion for ur fully amazing whatever!!!

Rys, I love my HP Pavilion just fine! Even without the blue lighting ;)

8th May 2002, 12:52 PM
seeing as we`re talking aout new computers i might awell give you the lowdown on this fujitsusiemens unit I was banging on about (AND BECAUSE I complained, i got a few little added extras)

CPU: Intel Celeron 1000mhz
RAM: 128mb
HDD: 2x 10 GB
Motherboard: ????
Sound Card: Mpact! Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video Card: Mpact! DVD/VGA
Modem: 56K Modem (broadband compatible)
LAN Card: i think its got one of those......
Video Capture: in my dreams.....
Case: Black (2 Front USB Ports, 2 front Microphone ports, Stereo Audio Capture, Digital Audio in/out, RCA style audio and video out)
Light: neon green LCD dispay (like a gameboy)
Monitor: 15", or any TV you choose to plug it into
Speakers: Cambridge Sound Works 2.1 Pulse 424 ( 424w PMPO )
Mouse: Kensington Orbit Rollerball (or I could use the thumbpad on either the keyboard, or the DVD remote)
Keyboard: FujitsuSiemens / iTouch infrared ntegrated mouse and keyboard
Printer: Apollo P1200
Scanner: Umax Astra 5400
Floppy: doesnt have one....
CDRW: External USB Archos MiniCDRW 8x4x4
DVD: Dolby Laboratories (52x CDrom - 8x DVD)

so there.... I have a pretty limited knowledge of computer stuff, so pick the bones out of that!

Nick Burcombe
8th May 2002, 01:55 PM
Intel P4 2.2GHz 512K Northwood
ATX 400W Aluminium Midi Tower
Asus P4S333 Socket 478 DDR
1GB 333MHz DDR RAM (2 x 512MB)
Hard Drive 1
Maxtor AS 80Gb Hard Drive 7,200RPM
Hard Drive 2
Maxtor AS 80Gb Hard Drive 7,200RPM
CDRom 1
CDRom 2
Not Selected
Floppy Drive
1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
Zip Drive
Not Selected
Graphic Card
128MB DDR GeForce4 Ti4600 AGP
PCI Card 1
Creative SndBlaster Audigy Pltnm EX
PCI Card 2
Modem - Novatech 56K PCI
PCI Card 3
Network Card - Novatech PCI 10/100
PCI Card 4
DV Wizard Pro FireWire Card
Logitech CordLess Keyboard & Mouse
Not Selected
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Not Selected
Relisys 42" 16:9 Asptect Ratio Plasma Display Screen

only a mere £5,031.61 or without monitor £2,036.53

8th May 2002, 05:08 PM
That quite literally shames everyones PC.

Nick Burcombe
8th May 2002, 05:10 PM
Amazing spec isn't it. I wish I had one :)
Just the monitor would do. :)

8th May 2002, 08:14 PM
what?! they don't give you those at work? bastards!
in fact, they oughtta give you a full SDK for home just in case you feel inspired 8)

Nick Burcombe
9th May 2002, 09:10 AM
You say "they", but I suppose it's buying it for myself ;)
It would be particularly flambouyant to do that wouldn't it....if we bought everyone in the office one of those, we'd be giving up the potential to employee say another artist or programmer. Which one would you choose.

Here's the specs of the my two machines at work....I'll get some new ones after this project.

Email and Fun machine (the machine I'm on now)
PIII 450, 128mb, 40gb, DVD-ROM, Dual Boot, and Geforce 2 GTS - Not very impressive

Work/Development/SDK machine
PIII 800, 256mb, 60gb, Geforce 2 GTS, win2k, CD-ROM (Broken), DVD-Rom (Broken).

LOL! Not terribly impressive eh? But - the jewel in the crown -

My See-thru Xbox SDK - which is the biz. :)

9th May 2002, 09:57 AM
so why not - get shocked:

home tower (almost 4 years old) - but i use it still today:
- PII 400mhz Genuine (no Celeron crap)
- 640mb sdram
- ibm 8,4gb + seagate barracuda 30gb harddrives
- toshiba 6x dvd-rom drive (must be one of the early generations)
- philips 3610 2x cdrw-drive (but for that it was quite low-priced)
- terratec xlerate soundcard
- ati all-in-wonder pro (for tv-i/o) graphics
- voodoo² 3dfx acceleration card
- crappy 10mb lan-card
- mjpeg card
+ iomega 100 lpt zip-drive
+ highscreen (elsa) 56k modem
+ lucky goldstar electronics 19" monitor
+ epson stylus color 500 printer (never used anymore for 1 year)
+ old broken mitsumi cd-rom hidden in the basement (BE AWARE OF MITSUMI!!!)

my this-year-bought notebook - and i love this machine (assembled by dell):
- PIII Genuine mobile 1ghz
- 256mb sdram
- hitachi 40gb harddrive
- samsung 308b 8x dvd/cdrw combo-drive
- cirrus crystal soundcard
- ati mobility radeon graphics (ok, thats no big use for games)
- 3com 3c920 10/100mb lan-card
- actiontec modem
+ logitech webcam (as addon-gift)

...and due to my dsl-account at home ive also have a broadband-compatible modem.

this all should not be so impressive, but its everything i need. theres no more which im aiming for... even my old PII400 home tower is used quite often even today. the home tower runs with NT5 advanced server AND me (but me sucks - just there for 2k-incompatible games) and my notebook runs with XP home (weird security struct - ill give it a better XP by the time). everything is fine - im happy with all of these technics... :wink:

9th May 2002, 10:21 AM
I got a crap computer for doing some of the stuff I do with it.. But, its good for gaming, ie.. Counter-Strike and thats what I got it for.

Windows 2000 Professional (5.1 - 2600)) Usage: 189/256MB (73.83%) [||||||||||] (1-Intel Pentium III (0.18 µm) {8} @~857.46MHz) With 40gb HDD no idea wich brand, and some soundblaster soundcard and gf2mx. Im planning on buying a expansion kit that gives me double the speed and space that this one gives me. But since I bought an xbox recently, I need to save up and get a few games for it first ;)

9th May 2002, 05:46 PM
The reason nick can buy a computer of this magnitude is due to his 7 figure income :o

Nick Burcombe
9th May 2002, 05:54 PM
I don't even have a home PC! :o - I certainly don't have the PC quoted, it was just an example of the ultimate spec. :)
7 figures - I wish!

9th May 2002, 08:19 PM
tis always better to have more creative imaginations than it is to have more expensive machines. the machines are usually cheaper, which is a reflection of their worth relative to the humans. [and/or an expression of the value of the humans who created them]

Nick Burcombe
9th May 2002, 08:33 PM
I'll get me coat :)

Only teasing

9th May 2002, 09:04 PM
an expression of the value of the humans who created themWhich could explain why I'm so content with the machine I built a year ago... although since then it has gained a Radeon 8500 graphics card and a new USB hub keyboard. :)

Actually, the groovyest thing is my little 128meg USB flash drive that allows me to cart stuff to and from work/wherever. And that's not even part of my computer, really.

Nathan Adams
12th May 2002, 10:04 AM
I have a new iMac too ^_^

G4 700
combo drive (CD-RW / DVD-ROM)
512mb ram
40gb HD
15" LCD (of course!)
nVidia geforce2
external usb zip100
apple pro speakers
apple pro keyboard
apple pro optical mouse
wacom graphire2 making its way through shipping to my doorstep...