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Build Advice How many machines do you have &what do you use them for

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MNC Fear, 29 May 2011.

  1. MNC Fear

    MNC Fear Banned

    7 Feb 2005
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    I usually run one of these threads every so often

    Its great to see what everyone has- SPECS ARE A MUST!!

    I think its fine to see how everyone has either upgraded, using the same kit or even both

    Thank for looking guys
  2. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

    2 Mar 2010
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    I've just gone down from 3 to just my laptop, but the next one is well on it's way to being built/modded. Not so long ago the was 8 in my house. Not all mine..lol
  3. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

    22 Jul 2009
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    I have 2 machines that I use every day.

    First one is a pure gaming machine. Specs are in signature.

    Second one is a media PC. It stores and plays all my TV/Film/music. Has a C2D cpu, 2GB ram, media PC ATI GPU.

    Also have a third folding PC with a Q6600 and 460 GTX.
  4. Instagib

    Instagib Minimodder

    12 Mar 2010
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    Two rigs myself. Gaming rig in my sig.

    The second one I put together with old bits and pieces. E6750, gigabyte ga-g31m-es2l, 2GB ddr2 RAM, Asus TOP 8800gt. I'm still struggling to find a use for it really. Might stick a DVB tuner card in it and use it as a glorified sky box.
  5. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

    26 Aug 2009
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    I have two rigs running at the moment one i7 and one old 775 socket with a quad cpu.

    One for gaming and the other for photoshop and work but also as a standby
    Last edited: 29 May 2011
  6. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

    21 Apr 2007
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    My gaming/media/photo editing/3d modeling/internet do everything machine:
    Gigabyte DS3l
    6Gb DDR2 RAM (mixed Corsair and Kingston)
    HX750 watt
    Sapphire 2600xt
    2xF3EG 2TB
    2xF4EG 2TB
    2xWD Black 1TB
    2xWD Black 750GB
    1xSeagate 320GB
    Dell U2410
    Logitech Z4
    Win7 Pro and XP Pro duel boot

    My laptop: Sony Vaio
    4Gb RAM
    ATI 540v
    320GB HDD
    Window 7 Home premium

    File/media/torrent/print server: Dell
    P4 3Ghz
    1Gb RAM
    150GB HDD
    XP Media Center

    Family computer I built/maintain:
    Gigabyte ES2L
    2Gb RAM
    250Gb HDD
    8600 GTS
    XP Home

    Free laptop I let my mom use: Thinkpad
    Celeron 1.2Ghz
    3Gb ram (upgraded from 1GB)
    80GB HDD
    Linux Ubuntu 10.04
  7. Deders

    Deders Modder

    14 Nov 2010
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    1, in sig, it does everything.

    (not counting the 200MHz Pentium laptop that was gifted to me that I've not used in years)
  8. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

    26 Apr 2009
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    4 I use regularly

    Main Rig (XFXScorpio911)
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 4.0Ghz
    XFX GTX 280 1GB Now Single
    4GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 1066
    Asus Crosshair II Formula
    Corsair HX850W
    Corsair Hydro H50
    Corsair 60Gb Sandforce SSD
    Samsung 1TB F3
    Samsung 1TB F1
    LG Blu-Ray & HD-DVD Drive
    NZXT M59 Classic Black Case
    HP ZR24W IPS 24" Display
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64*

    Main Folding Machine
    Intel E1400 @ 2.7GHz
    Asus P5N32E-SLI
    BFG 9800GX2 1GB
    Asus 8800GTS 512
    PNY 8800GT 512
    XFX Black Edition 750W
    120Gb 2.5" 5400 SATA
    Coolermaster Stacker

    Second Folding Machine
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ @ 2.4GHz
    Asus A8N-SLI Mobo
    XFX 8800GTS XXX 320MB
    Palit 8800GS 384MB
    Hyperpower 430W PSU
    80GB 2.5" 5400 SATA
    Lian Li PC-60

    Laptop (Mini 311)
    Atom 270 @ 2.3Ghz
    3GB DDR3 1333
    Nvidia ION OC
    11.6" 1366x768
    320GB 7200 2.5"
    XP + 7 Dual Boot
    Last edited: 29 May 2011
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  9. Hawkest

    Hawkest I got some 4GB new RAM

    22 Jun 2009
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    Laptop - work and study, media pc and gaming rig!
  10. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

    30 Jan 2004
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    Main rig (see sig) - Photo editing, Video editing, Gaming at 2560x1600, Movies... pretty much everything.

    Wife's rig (AMD Phenom 550 x2BE, 4GB DDR3, GTS250 (cooled by a Sythe Musashi), housed in a classic Lian Li PC65) - Photoshop, Illustrator, Light gaming at 1920x1200, general use.

    Server (See sig) - File server and back up.

    NAS (see sig) - Mirroring the server and media server to my wife's rig.

    Crappy HP laptop... Running astronomy software and webcam capture.
    Last edited: 30 May 2011
  11. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

    26 Aug 2009
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    now the show off's come out and play lol
  12. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

    18 Jul 2007
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    2 laptops, 1 I use regularly and one thats a POS.

    2 desktops, 1 a gaming rig, 1 a media PC that I dont use much anymore.


    1st laptop, Toshiba i3-m380 2.53ghz, 4gb ram 500gb hd 14" led screen. I really like this laptop, at current I use it more than my gaming rig.

    2nd laptop, Compaq P4... Dont recall much about specs now

    1st desktop (media), AMD 3800+ 1-1.5 tbs worth of space, 1gb ram hooked up to my 52" HDTV, optical output to Onkyo 5.1 surround sound.

    2nd desktop (gaming), Custom build Q6600 OC'd to 3 ghz, 6gb ddr2 ram (1100mhz) 500gb in RAID 0, 1.5 gb external hard drive, Tri monitor 22"s on single tri support stand all on a ATI 5850 (running stock), zboard keyboard logitech G5 mouse, logitech 5.1 sound system (not configured in the proper 5.1 configuration).

    Thats it, now wheres my reward? :lol:
  13. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

    24 Apr 2010
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    See my sig for the rig I'm sitting next to right now.

    For future reference:

    CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ Stock
    CPU Cooler: Freezer 7 Pro
    RAM: 4x1GB OCZ Gold @ 666MHz
    Mobo: Asus P5B Deluxe
    GPU: EVGA GTX460 1GB SC Super
    Sound: Presonus Audiobox USB
    SSD: 64GB Kingston V-Series
    HDDs: 1TB Samsung F3 + 250GB Wester Digital Caviar
    PSU: 700W Silverstone Strider
    Case: NZXT M59
    Monitor: LG Flatron W2042S
    Mouse: Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Mirror

    And in the next room, there is a dedicated recording rig. Specs!

    CPU: Core i7 950 @ stock
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 push/pull
    RAM: 3x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz
    Mobo: Asus Sabertooth X58
    GPU: Sapphire HD5750 Vapor-X
    Sound: Asus Xonar DX2 + Presonus Firestudio Project
    SSD: Corsair F30
    HDDs: 2x1TB Samsung F3 in RAID 1
    PSU: Seasonic X-650
    Case: Fractal Design R3
    Monitors: 2x LG 23" 1080p (I forget the model. Nothing special.)
    Mouse: Wireless Microsoft
    Keyboard: Cheapy Genius

    There's also a Pentium III 800MHz Thinkpad over my shoulder, and a Pentium Dual Core T4400 lappy downstairs.
  14. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

    22 Mar 2008
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    Main Rig: (Mac Pro)
    Intel Xeon W3540 2.93Ghz
    8GB DDR3 1066
    2TB, 1TB, 640GB & 320GB HDs
    Ati Radeon HD 5870 1GB
    27" Apple Cinema Display
    Razer Mamba

    Gaming PC: (Custom)
    Intel Core i5 2500K 3.33Ghz
    Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3
    4GB DDR3 XMS 1600Mhz
    500GB HD, 60GB SSD
    EVGA GTX 560Ti 1GB
    Thermaltake Frio
    Fractal Designs R3 Arctic White
    23" Apple Cinema HD Display
    Razer Abyssus

    Other Half: (27" iMac)
    Intel Core i5 2400 3.1Ghz
    4GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    1TB HD
    ATi Radeon 6970M 2GB

    Laptop: (13" MacBook Air)
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13Ghz
    nVIDIA 320M
    4GB DDR2
    256GB SSD

    Basically we're a Mac household, except for the gaming rig which is my tinkering toy. New iMac last week for the other half, which is rather nice and fast.
  15. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Minimodder

    9 Aug 2008
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    2, one on my sig for me, gaming photo etc.

    Second pc is the family pc.
    AMD X2 4600
    2GB ram
    5450 ati gpu
  16. sparkyboy22

    sparkyboy22 Web Tinkerer

    3 May 2010
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    Signature is my main machine, used for games photoshop, web etc etc.

    Athlon 64 3700+, 3GB RAM - Missus - Keeps her off mine!

    2.8GHz P4, 2GB RAM - HTPC

    P3 something I think - In Loft - Used to time the laps on the Scalextrics
  17. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

    19 Jul 2009
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    Not worth burgling any more

    Down to 8 now.... No wonder I'm so broke! I feel ashamed....

    Gaming/productivity rig:
    Asus P8P67 Pro, 2600K, 8gb Vengence @ 4.7Ghz + 2x M225 128Gb ssd in raid0
    2x 480 GTX all under water

    File Server/Media/Folding Rig
    Asus RIIE, i7 970 @4.3Ghz, 12Gb Corsair XMS 3, 300GB WD Raptor O/S + 5x1Tb Hitatchi Deskstars in Raid 5
    1 x 295 GTX all under water

    Wife's rig
    Shuttle SG31, E8600 @ stock, 300Gb Hitatchi O/S drive 9600 GS

    Test/Benching rig:
    Asus P6T, 950 ES, 6GB XMS 3 + GTX 285

    Media player Rig
    Rock Extreme CTX Pro T7400 @2.16Ghz
    Zotac ITX, Q6600, 2 GB 8800 GTX (build "in progress")

    Commodore Amiga A1200 + 40 MB HD + 68030 FPU
    Commodore Amiga A600 + 20mb HD
  18. TheManicGibbon

    TheManicGibbon I have no idea what's going on

    12 Aug 2009
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    The one in my sig, used for pretty much everything :hehe:
    Gaming, internet, Photoshop, Sketchup, Expression, VMs (hence the 6GB of RAM), Windows development, Android development, theming and ROM creation. Phew :hehe:

    And my shiny new F3 1TB makes things just that wee bit faster :D
  19. trikki69

    trikki69 What's a Dremel?

    26 May 2011
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    Hi, new to this forum... first post!!

    My Main PC:
    Intel 920 Core i7 CPU D0 Stepping @ 4.2Ghz
    Water cooling kit using XSPC Res, pump and rad, comp fittings and 3/8" tubing
    Gigabyte EX58-UD5 Motherboard
    12Gig of Corair XMS3 1600Mhz triple channel DDR3 RAM
    2 x Crucial Real SSD 300 128 GB running in RAID 0
    2 x 500 GB Western Digital Caviar Blacks for storage
    MSI Nvidia GTX 570 Twin Frozr II GFX Card
    XFX 8800 GTX used for PhysX
    Hiper 750 watt PSU
    Coolermaster HAF 932 Case
    Samsung Blu-ray drive
    2 x 24" Samsung 2ms LCD monitors
    1 x 27" Iiyama 2ms LCD monitor
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

    Media Server: (uTorrent, PS3 Media Server, File server, Print server etc)
    Intel Dual Core E5300 2.6Ghz CPU
    Stock Intel cooler
    Gigabyte G31M-ES2L Motherboard
    4Gig of Corsair dual channel DD2 RAM
    2 x 1.5 TB Samsung Spinpoint HDD for storage
    1 x 20 GB Seagate for OS
    350w Generic PSU
    Pioneer DL DVD Writer
    Generic grey case with temp sensor
    Windows XP x64

    Intel 1.8Ghz Pentium 3 CPU
    Stock Intel cooler
    1 Gig of RAM
    20 Gig HDD
    350 watt PSU
    Generic case
    Nvidia TNT M64 GFX card
    CheckPoint NGX-R65 With AI (SPLAT)

    Virtualisation Server:
    2 x Intel Xeon 3.2Ghz CPUs
    2 x Dynatron G129 Copper Heatsink (passive system fans)
    8 Gig of Kingston DDR2 ECC RAM
    5 disk SCSI hotswap bay
    3 x 35 Gig drives in RAID 5 + 2 72 gig drives in Raid 0
    Intel SCSI RAID card - Can't remeber the model 128mb RAM onboard
    Windows Server 2003 to enable the installation of VMWare Server
    Intel server board s5000vsa
    Intel Server chasis... (the cream one)
    Virtual machines include:
    Various Linux distros, Server 2008 R2 DC, Server 2003 SBS, Echange 2010, XP Gaming server, Cisco Call Manager (CUCM) & general test platform for multiple sever OS clustering.

    Toshiba Equium
    Core 2 Duo 1.67Ghz
    2 Gig of RAM
    250 Gig 7200 RPM HDD
    DVD Writer
    Windows 7 32bit

    Media PC and Firewall stay on 24 hours a day, others as and when needed.

    Last edited: 30 May 2011
  20. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

    30 Apr 2010
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    Currently 6 with the bits for a 7th on the way next week...

    Antec 300
    Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4
    i5 760 @ 4GHz
    Corsair H50
    8GB Corsair DDR3-1600
    2 x GTX 460 768mb SLI
    F3 500GB
    Antec TruePower New 650w
    Samsung 206BW
    Windows 7

    Main (web/email/photos/office):
    Fractal R2
    Asus P5Q Pro
    E8600 @ stock
    Gelid Tranquilo
    4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-800
    XFX 5770
    F3 1TB RAID 1 + F3 500GB
    Antec TruePower New 650w
    Windows 7

    Antec Sonata II
    Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
    E1500 @ stock
    Scythe Mini Ninja
    1GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
    4 x F3 1TB + 2 x F1 640GB
    Antec 450w PSU

    Test rig:
    Antec NSK4000
    Gigabyte EP43-DS3L
    E6300 @ stock (2.8GHz 45nm)
    Stock Intel HSF
    8GB OCZ DDR2-800
    Sapphire HD4670 1GB or Sapphire HD4870 Vapor-X 1GB
    (any HD needed at the time)
    Tagan 420w PSU (awaiting RMA of Corsair HX520w)
    (any O/S needed at the time)

    Shuttle SB51G
    P4 2.53GHz S478 (Northwood)
    1GB DDR
    PNY Geforce 4200 Ti AGP
    Spinpoint P120 IDE

    Laptop (work):
    Dell Latitude D630
    T7100 (1.8GHz)
    2.5GB RAM
    Windows XP (not my choice)
    Last edited: 30 May 2011

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