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Subject: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: Mushroom on 10/18/06 at 10:10 am

Here is a chance for all of us to brag about what kind of geeks we are.  I encourage everybody to embrace your inner geek.  8)

Feel free to tell everybody what you have, and what you may be doing in the near future with your system.

Here is my current main system:

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939
Asus A8V Deluxe MB
1 GB DDR 3200 (2 512 sticks, dual channel mode)
Sapphire Radeon 9550 256 MB
Black X-Blade case
DVD-RW
DVD
(Normally has an Audigy II, but removed it because of Vista driver issues)
200 GB SATA
160 GB SATA
120 GB SATA (non-RAID for the drives)
IBM 21" CRT
NEC 18" swivel LCD
Gemini 16 channel mixer board
Pioneer AM/FM Stereo reciever
Pioneer Stereo Cassette deck
5.1 Surround Sound speakers
Shure microphone on a flexible boom
Asus TV Capture Card
ATI Wonder Remote
18-in-1 Card Reader
Microsoft USB Keyboard
AOpen Infrared mouse
Teac Dual Floppy (5

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: fusefan on 10/18/06 at 10:56 am

Currently I'm using a Compaq persario from 2001 because my laptop is getting fixed.
it's got a 20GB hard drive and 128MB of ram 1.2ghz processor.
pretty pathetic huh?

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: karen on 10/18/06 at 11:12 am

mine is beige  and is made by Viglen :-\\

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: Brian06 on 10/18/06 at 11:40 am

Gateway GT5032

Athlon 64 x2 4200+
1 GB RAM
250 GB Hard Drive
DL DVD+/- RW
DVD-ROM
Gateway 17" LCD
Nvidia 6100 graphics
TV tuner
4 in 1 media reader
built in sound
Windows XP MCE 2005
Klipsch THX 2.1 speakers

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: Mushroom on 10/18/06 at 11:52 am


Gateway GT5032


These are not bad units, but I suggest you spend about $50 if you want it to last.

We bought 2 of them from one of our sources for refurbished units, and found the computer itself to be decent.  However, there is no cooling fan in the back, and it only comes with a 300 watt power supply.

I would suggest you install a 90mm fan in the back (about $10), and a better quality power supply, something 400 watts or more (around $40).  Even the maker of the motherboard and processor recommend at least 350 watts as a minimum.

If you do that, it should last 3-5 years.  Otherwise, what is gonna happen is that the power supply will short out within a year or so, and destroy the motherboard.  Then you will only have $300 of miscellanious parts, and a bill of $350-400 to fix.

This is something I suggest for anybody who buys a mass-market computer.  If there is space for a fan and it is not included, add one.  If the power supply is less then 350 watts (and the vast majority are), replace it.  I see over 20 units a month come in dead because of the failure of the $15 power supply they sent with the unit.  For the most part, the power supplies do not last much longer then the warranty.

And of course if it fails outside the warranty, that is your problem, not theirs.  That way they can sell you another computer, which will also last a little over a year.

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/18/06 at 11:54 am

Dell Dimension DIM2400

It's a black flat screen...we've had it for about 4 years.
We have windows XP
I don't really know any other specifics....so, that's about it. LOL! :D

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/06 at 1:22 pm

One that uses electricity.

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/18/06 at 1:30 pm

Dell Dimension at home

- Flat 15in screen
- 256 MB Ram
- CD-RW/DVD
- 80 gig Hard Drive
- Windows XP


Nothing fancy and I'll probably get a new one that has more ram.

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/18/06 at 6:24 pm

Dell Inspiron 2650.

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 10/18/06 at 6:52 pm

A computer built from scratch, with:

40GB hard disk (need more though)
1.81 GHtz
512MB RAM
Working video card
Working sound card
Viewsonic 17inch monitor
Keyboard
Genius optical mouse
Stereo speakers
CD-R/DVD-R drive
...and some other stuff.

A little dated, like the RAM could be upgraded to a GB, and the hard disk space upgraded to 80GB. And I want an LCD screen too.

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: whistledog on 10/18/06 at 7:59 pm

Compaq Presario SR1300NX

3000+ AMD Semprom processor
256MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory
60GB 7200RPM Ultra DMN hard drive
CD-RW drive, 48x32x48 max speed

NEC MultiSync 75 Monitor (No idea what size it is)

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 10/18/06 at 8:12 pm

Compaq POS X3 :D

It's pretty much the same crappy computer I've been telling you about that I can't afford to replace at the moment 8)

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: rich1981 on 10/18/06 at 10:32 pm

Let's see, the one I'm using is a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop from January 2004, with the following:

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66 GHz
512 MB  PC2100 DDR SDRAM
60 GB 5400 RPM Hitachi Hard Drive
15" Display w/1400 x 1050 resolution
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 Graphics chipset w/ 32MB RAM
24X / 10X CD-RW/ 8X DVD Combo Drive
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Dell TrueMobile 1400 Dual Band WLAN Mini-PCI Card
PCTEL 2304WT V.9X MDC Modem
SigmaTel C-Major Audio
Pinnacle DVC 80 Audio/Video Capture
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/Service Pack 2


Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: Gidgxx on 10/23/06 at 2:48 pm

OK I just got this a month ago, a friend built it for me

Amd 64 Antholon duo core pro 4200 +
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard
OCZ 2 gigs of ddr ram
300 gig hd western digital
creative blaster Audigy 4
Nividia Geforce 7900 gt
LG dvd drive
LG dvd burner
LG Flat tron 20.1 widescreen LCD monitor
logitech 5.1 speakers
logitech cordless keyboard & mouse and 5.1 speakers
OCZ 700 watt

Win xp pro sp2  duel booted with Suse 10.1

Subject: Re: What kind of computer are you using?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 10/24/06 at 7:06 am

The one I'm on right now is a Dell Dimension 4100.  My laptop is a Dell 1705.  That's about as much as I know :-\\

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