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Other Roll Call:How many machines you lot got and what are they used for

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MNC Fear, 14 Jan 2011.

  1. MNC Fear

    MNC Fear Banned

    7 Feb 2005
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    I do this from time to time

    I love to see what everyone has got and what they use them for

    Pics would be great:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

    30 Apr 2010
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    It's too late for pics, maybe later...

    Gaming - i5 760, MSI P55-GD65, 4GB OCZ 1600, 2 x XFX 5770 Crossfire, Antec TruePower New 650w, Antec 300, Samsung 206BW shared via Aten switch box

    Email/web/photos etc - E8600, Asus P5Q Pro, 4GB Crucial Ballistix, Sapphire 4870 Vapor-X, Corsair HX520w, Fractal Define R2

    NAS - Celeron E1500, Gigabyte G31-ES2L, 1GB Kingston 667, on board VGA, Supermicro 300w, Supermicro 731i-300B

    Test rig - E6600 (65nm), XFX 750i SLI, 2GB Corsair 800, ATI X300, Adaptec 2940UW SCSI card, DDS4 DAT, Tagan 420w, Antec NSK 4000

    Spares being shuffled around or sold - Asus P5N-E SLI, Foxconn 946GZ7MA, Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L, Celeron E2160, Q6600, E6300 (45nm), 4GB Corsair DDR2 800, 8GB OCZ DDR2 1066, Antec TruePower New 650w, Antec Earthwatts 450w, Antec Sonata II, EVGA 8800GTS 320mb, Sapphire HD4670, Shuttle P4 2.53GHz S478 Northwood, Buffalo Terastation Pro v1 NAS plus numerous other odds and ends, too many to list.
  3. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

    17 Jul 2008
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    My PC---- AMD 955BE--4GB OCZ 1600mhz--GTZ 275 XXX--F3 1TB--128gb C300--HPZR24W
    Wifes----AMD 6000+--4GB Crucial DDR2 6400--9600GSO--F3 500gb
    Daughter -- AMD 4800+--2GB Corsair DDR2 6400--8800GT--250GB 7200.10 Seagate
    Lad--Sempron 140--4gb OCZ DDR 1333mhz --8800GT--750gb F1
  4. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

    15 May 2009
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    Main Rig---- i7 950, Asus Sabertooth X58, 6gb Corsair RAM 1600mhz, 5870, 3 x F1 Samsung HDD (2 x 1tb 1 x 160gb)

    Back up (Kids)----- i7 920, Gigabyte EX58 UD3R, 6gb Corsair RAM 1600mhz, 4870, Seagate 1tb HDD.
  5. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

    29 Nov 2006
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    What's "mine" is a little debatable. I've set myself up as the controller of not only my PCs but my housemate's as well.

    Leaves me with:
    Main (mine) - See sig
    Secondary (mine, used by housemate) - E6750, Gigabyte 775 UD3 (can't be bothered to remember the exact name), 2GB G.Skill DDR2 800, 700W OCZ PSU, 8800GT
    Not mine - I'm not sure I even want to know what. I haven't had the misfortune of needing to work on it yet, but I'm sure it will be dire. Guessing AM2 socket based on who specced the machine up for him at the time of purchase, and the ATi 4870 GPU.
    Not mine - Some cheap AM2 CPU on a budget ASUS board with 2GB of G.Skill DDR2 of some low speed. Going to slap an old 8600GT into it.

    Having this many PCs to tool around has me being a happy camper. So much freedom to test, swap and replace! Got an HTPC build in the works as well, just waiting to see how Sandy Bridge i3 and mini-ITX options work out compared to the ultra low cost AMD ones.
  6. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

    26 Feb 2005
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    4, legally speaking.

    The workstation/gaming rig - day to day usage.

    The server - Has a rather large RAID 5 array named "Everything" - 'nuff said.

    The netbook - for when I'm anywhere except from the spec-cave. It's my laptop which I can actually be bothered to take places

    The parent's machine - this actually lives about 120 miles from where I live, but hell, it's my kit. Their machine died and I figured I owed my dad for the three PC's he'd bought the family when I was in my formative years and PC's actually cost around 1k - so I threw him together a rescue machine from some old Socket A stuff a few years ago and they continue to use the ancient thing to this day.

    edit: All in all, about 17Ghz of processing power. Need moar!
  7. jrs77

    jrs77 Modder

    17 Feb 2006
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    waiting for delivery: i5-760, GA-H55N-USB3, GTX460, 2x4GB DDR3 1333, 1x Corsair F60, 1x WD AV-25 500GB 2.5"

    currently in use:

    work: Core2Duo E8400, GA-EP43L-DS3L, HD4850, 2x2GB DDR2 800, 2x 500GB 3.5"

    work: MacBook Pro 15" 2.4GHz Core i5, 320GB 2.5"

    media: Zotac IONITX A-E, 2x2GB DDR2 800, 1x WD AV-25 500GB 2.5"

    girlfriend: Athlon 64 X2 3800+, MSI K9A Platinum, 2x 1GB DDR2 800, ATi x1650pro, 1x 80GB 3.5" + 1x 320GB 3.5"

    games: PS3, and I've only played MMOs on PC for the last few years where hardware wasn't that big of an issue.

    spare and still working: Athlon 3200, P-III 800, Powerbook G4 400MHz
    Last edited: 14 Jan 2011
  8. andrewbarke

    andrewbarke What's a Dremel?

    5 Aug 2010
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    Main Rig (Mine) - Core i7-920, GigaByte EX58 UD3R, 6GB Cosair RAM, XFX 5770, Antec 650W PSU (Cant remember exact name)

    Mums - Core 2 Duo (~2.6GHz, cant remember) some cheapo MoBo, 2GB Crucial RAM, 450W PSU, Saphire 2410 graphics

    NAS - old celeron box with fedora on it and 3 hdd's

    Laptop - Acer Aspire 5742 (core i3-370m, 4GB RAM, 250 HDD - very decent for uni work)

    Samsung Laptop (lives 30 miles away with grandparents, but was mine) - core 2 duo(~2.4GHz), 2GB RAM

    an old acer laptop (2410, i think) thats going on ebay later this month(when i can be bothered) and an e-systems laptop thats got Ubuntu on it.
  9. andreinuk

    andreinuk Minimodder

    20 May 2009
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    My main rig is as sig and used for pretty much for everything.

    Second rig - E6600 (o/c 3.6ghz), Asus P5K Premium Wifi, 4gb Corsair PC8500, BFG 640mb 8800GTS, Samsung F1 1TB, Corsair 500W PSU - Used by the other half.

    HTPC - Athlon64 X2 3800, Abit KN8SLI, 2gb Corsair PC4000, 320gb Hard Drive, Asus 1gb 4350 Silent, Tagan 480W PSU

    Laptop - Toshiba Satellite Pro, Core2duo T5800, 3gb PC6400, 250gb Hard Drive - used for surfing, watching films when not at home.

    Spare - Athlon64 3800, Gigabyte M/b, 2gb PC3200, ATI 9550 256mg, 160gb Hard Drive, Generic 550w PSU - Not in use at the moment, trying to come up with something to use it for.
  10. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

    11 Aug 2008
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    My rig in my sig is my machine. My dad has my old off casts with an Core 2 Duo 2100 machine. My girlfriend has a Pentium 4300 powered laptop. The best thing is both my rig and her laptop had HDMI outputs so we can watch iPlayer and 4OD on out 32" telly (students so a telly licence isn't viable).

    I love my rig.
  11. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

    10 Feb 2007
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    Chrome Cr-48 for most things, and an Asus UL50VT for things that need Windows.

    Still saving for a real rig..
  12. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

    11 Aug 2008
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    I only just got mine recently, you'll get there :)
  13. Pookeyhead

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

    30 Jan 2004
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    excluding NAS boxes, We have 3.

    My main rig is used for Photo editing, Video editing, Gaming, DVD authoring and occasional music editing/DJ software.... plus the usual browsing and word processing.

    My wife's rig is used for Photoshop and Quark/InDesign, Gaming, Browsing.

    Server is literally used for that. Sits there headless, delivering files on demand and occasional torrent duties.

    1. My main rig - see sig.


    It now has a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R revision 2.0 mainboard however.

    2. Wife's rig. AMD Phenom X2 550BE, GTS250, 4GB RAM, 24" Dell 2405


    These are old pictures when it was a Socket 754 system with an old Iiyama CRT... it now houses a Phenom and uses a Dell 2405FPW 24" screen

    3. Main server - see sig.


    Last edited: 15 Jan 2011
  14. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

    15 Aug 2007
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    im single, so my machines are all mine: :D

    1. Main one, spec in the signature
    2. Netbook, for when visiting places overnights
    3. NAS box, Synology Ds410j. 4x2TB drives, 3 are in RAID5, single one as periodic backup from the RAID, incase RAID controller fails

    oh, and an iPhone 4. mentioning because i don't really go on MSN/Skype/Facebook or check my Email on my computer anymore, using iPhone for those and sometimes even Bit-tech, so it should be count as a machine. (because other people have their email/web machines)


    Main computer:


    (that Samsung monitor is no longer there, im a single monitor guy, single ultra-high 27inch monitor :D )

    Synology Ds410j, just search for them on the interwebs for picture of those.

    netbook, just search for HP mini 1000 for them.

    iphone, just search for iPhone 4 for bucket-loads of pictures of it.
    Last edited: 15 Jan 2011
  15. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

    21 Apr 2007
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    My rig: Gigabyte DS3L P35, C2Q Q6600, Corsair 750HX, Corsair XMS2 2Gb, Sapphire 2600 XT 256mb, 2 Samsung F3EG 2TB, 2 Samsung F4 2TB, 2 WD Black 1TB, 2 WD Black 750GB, 1 Seagate 320GB, Dell UltraSharp U2410, Logitech Z4, Antec NSS NSK4480B, XP Pro

    Family computer: C2D E6550, Gigabyte G31M-ES2L, 2Gb ram, 7600GT low profile, 250Gb Seagate, Windows XP home, and a no name PSU

    Server: it's an old Dell so a P4 with 1Gb ram, 160Gb HDD and XP media center

    My Laptop: Sony Vaio Y: i5-430UM, 4Gb ram, 13.3" monitor, HD 4550 512Mb, 320Gb HDD, Windows 7

    Moms free laptop: 1.8Ghz Celeron mobile, 1.5Gb ram, 80Gb HDD and Ubuntu 10.04
    Last edited: 15 Jan 2011
  16. quirkalfeeg

    quirkalfeeg Its a trick...get an axe.

    6 Nov 2010
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    This thread has just reminded me to get my old parts on ebay...!

    My new main machine is a 980x based one...Others are Q6600 and Q8200 systems which will be dismantled pronto to help pay off the new one (sort of) :)

    Finally have an oldish Dell precision laptop..Our spare room is festooned with dying pc's/parts - it's where pc's go to die...The missus will love me when it's all gone..which will never happen.

    Here's my room :)

    Last edited: 15 Jan 2011
  17. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

    5 Feb 2004
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    2 really.

    1. 1090BE, GTX470, 4 GB, 2 TB, 700 W, Corsair 800D

    2. Dell D620, 1440x900, 2 GHz, 4 GB, 160 GB

    If need be, I can also throw together two other rigs (including i7 870 and Phenom 1100/970), but really what I have and use now is based on what I actually want and need. If only I also had an SSD to go with that, I'd be happy.
  18. BennieboyUK

    BennieboyUK CPC Folder of the Month Sep 2011

    24 Nov 2010
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    Main Rig:
    I7 950 @ 4.2ghz
    Gigabyte UD3 Rev2
    6gb DDR3
    Two GTX460 Gigabyte Super Overclocks
    64gb SSD
    1tb spinner F3
    850w Coolermaster Modular PSU
    Coolermaster 690 II case

    Secondary Rig (currently out of action)
    4gb OCZ Reaper
    No HDs
    ATI 4870’s in Xfire
    ASUS P45 board
    750watt TT Tough Power Modular PSU

    Main Server:
    IBM X3200 M2: Spec list here: http://www-07.ibm.com/systems/includes/content/x/pdf/xso03038usen.pdf

    Mine is as follows:
    Sever 2008 R2
    Xeon 2.83ghz (socket 775) CPUz: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1596487
    8gb DDR2 (4x2gb)
    Intel SAS1064 Raid Controller Hosting, x2 73.4gb 15kRPM SAS in Raid 0 (OS)
    Intel SRCSASBB8I Raid Controller with BBU Hosting, x7 2tb Samsung Eco Green, Configured Raid5 + 1HS
    Hyper 425watt PSUs (original died)

    Used for file hosting, media files etc. Hyper-V and IIS and it does a bit of folding (standard client)


    Backup Sever + Folding project (in progress)

    Server 2008 R2
    MSI K9ND Motherboard
    2, quad core Opteron @ 2ghz
    8gb DDR2 ECC (4x2gb)
    Standard ATX case, lots of cooling!
    Coolermaster GX650 PSU
    On board raid hosting: 80gb Barra.9 in Raid 0
    On board raid hosting: lots of old drives! About 1tb total

    No Pics (yet)

    Server Legacy: ESXi 3.5 – hosts old VM’s: 2003 DC / Exchange 2003 etc
    HP ML370 M3 Tower
    Dual 2.4ghz Xeons – H/T
    3gb RAM
    36gb U320 OS Drive
    Two 160gb IDE Drives for VMs


    HTPC – Lounge – used daily, for SKY player, FreeSat, Movies and Music
    Window 7 32bit Pro
    Silverstone GD02 – The best HTPC case on the planet!
    Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H 880G Socket AM3 (GREAT board FYI)
    AMD Athlon 4850e 45watt, passive Zalmans cooler
    2gb Corsair XMS @ 667
    Saphire ATI 4550, low profile 512gb DDR, HDMI
    X2 80mm exhaust fans, Xsilence
    LG HD-DVD/BluRay Combo Drive
    320gb 2.5 WD Black OS and TV recording
    Coolermaster 460watt Super Silent PSU
    Hauppague WinTV-HVR-4400 PCI-e DVB-S2 card (freesat only, Main TV)
    Compro VideoMate 350PCI DVB-S card (freesat, recording card)
    Compro VideoMate T220 PCI DVB-T PCI card (Freeview and S5 shutdown)




    HTPC - Bedroom
    Window 7 32bit Pro
    ATX Case
    Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H 880G Socket AM3 (GREAT board FYI)
    AMD Athlon 4850e 45watt, passive Zalmans cooler
    2gb Corsair XMS @ 667
    On baord ATI 4000 GFX
    320gb 2.5 Blue OS and TV recording
    Unbranded PSU 400watts
    Pinnacle 4000i Dual DVB-S Low Profile

    No Pics atm

    Main Laptop
    Dell Studio 1558
    I7 720MQ
    4gb DD3
    320gb HD
    ATI 4570 512mb

    Otherhalf’s Laptop
    Sony VIAO
    I3 something or other
    4gb DDR
    ATI 4570gb
    320gb HD
    (it is white, that is all that mattered)


    D-Link 655
    Dell PowerConnect 2724, with 2 SFPs (one to the IBM one to the HP)


    APC Smart-UPS 1500va (http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SMT1500I&total_watts=50)

    (i always have a saw and hammer close to my PCs)

    Kodak 9250 all in one
    Sony FP30 Photo Printer

    Creative T20 Series 2 speakers, used mainly for music, bit of gaming
    Jabra 6470 BT headset, used for Skype, Work calls, Gaming
    Razer Lycosa
    Razer Orochi
    Razer Sphex
    Logitech Harmony 785 remote




  19. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

    2 Mar 2010
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    Got 7 in my house, 4 PC's and 3 laptops and probably enough bits laying about to knock up 2 more. Thats ridiculous really.

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