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IISaiNtII said:
newegg has the opteron 170's under $400 right now...

dammit, now i want to upgrade :p
You need a graphics card first. :p onboard video is the devil.

If you have a PCI-Express slot I'm selling my 6800GS. It's a badass card
 

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gurusan said:
You need a graphics card first. :p onboard video is the devil.

If you have a PCI-Express slot I'm selling my 6800GS. It's a badass card
well, i don't game really at all, and when i built this system i wanted to keep the cost down, and while you can get a vdo card for <$50, that's still more than i wanted to spend, so i got onboard.

yea, i got a pci-e slot:


but due to my y8 developing a rod knock of sorts, and we just bought a house, funds are limited.
 

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Laptop -
D470K Clevo
AMD Mobile 3000+
1024mb DDR400
40gb Hard drive
RM9700 128mb
Belkin Pre-N Wireless



Desktop -
Gigabyte Motherboard
P4 3.06ghz
2048mb DDR400
80gb Sata
NEC DVD-RW
ATI X700 O/C 500 core 1010 mem
Aspire XQpack case



Wife's PC -
MSI Mobo
P4 3.06ghz
1024mb DDR266
80gb PATA
Toshiba DVD-RW
ATI 9500Pro
Antec Case



Karma - (On the left)
MATX 845 Intel Board
P4 1.8ghz
512mb DDR333
40, 3x80, 120 and 250gb PATA
Lite-on CD-RW
Antec Server Tower

Psycho - (On the right)
Gateway ALR7300
2x450mhz Xeon
512mb PC100
3x18gb 10k, 36gb 15k U160 SCSI



Quad -
Intel SC450NX
4x 700mhz 2mb Xeon
1.5gb EDO ECC
2x18gb 15k, 2x36gb 15k U160 SCSI
Lite-ON CD-RW



Pictures in a few hours. Quad is in pieces on the floor but the rest are up and running. XP Pro for the workstations and Server 2k3 for the servers.
 

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IISaiNtII said:
wtf you doing w/ all that hardware???

I once ran a 40 node virtual network at home.
Other than that? ... umm... Nothing. :D
Honestly I am going to replace my 2 servers with the single Quad server and run either a SCSI storage cabinet or a USB SATA storage cabinet. Not sure yet. Of course my wife has to approve it... HAH! I crack myself up. :eek:
 

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i hope some of them nodes were printers :D
thats still crazy...

i have yet to have a need for over 250gb of space... but that's just me.
 

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IISaiNtII said:
i hope some of them nodes were printers :D
thats still crazy...

i have yet to have a need for over 250gb of space... but that's just me.
No... no printers... just XP Pro and 2kPro Virtual PC's. :) It was fun.

I did not think I would ever need that much space. Now, however, with all of the live trance sessions I have not to mention the A State of Trance is almost every week, I am running out of space. I'm going to need a friggin drive for my trance alone.
All in all i really really want the 1/2 and 1 terrabyte drives to come out asap. I'll take 2 terrabytes. 1 for data and the other for backups. /drool
 

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I didn't know we were breaking out the big guns.

File server and data crunching box: (bought it at auction from a local business that was going under, as it sits right now it cost me $600, well it was $400 at the auction, and cost me $189 for one power supply since it was missing one. :D)
Intel Server chassis w/ red. PS
Intel 7505 Mobo
2 x 2.4ghz Xeon
2gb Kingston ECC DDR
Intel SATA Raid controller
Intel SATA Hot Swap Cage
4 x Maxtor 250gb(storage)
2 x Raptor 74g(Boot)
And it actually came with a legal copy of windows 2003 server, CoA and everything woohoo.

Battery was dead on my big camera, so pardon the crappy phone pics(well they aren't bad as far as most phones go though).



and a screeny





Laptop: (I travel a lot, I needed something that was small but usable)
Dell D600(4.3lbs)
WXGA+ Screen
P4M 745
1GB DDR
120GB 7200rpm Drive
Dual Batteries

Wifes: (I didn't build it, I just gave her the credit card, I had her buy a dell so that WHEN she screws it up I can go "but that's what you have the warranty for!)
Dell XPS 400
P4 830
1G DDR2
ATI X300
ATI HDTV Wonder
X-Fi Music
250gig Datasafe SATA
Dell 2405FP widescreen monitor


8 year old son: (this is frankenputer)
Coolermaster case
DFI Lanparty nf4
Athlon 64 3800+
1GB Corsair Gold DDR
2 x Rosewill 6600 256M
80G SATA Drive
Audigy 2 ZS
17" Viewsonic POS LCD

I'll post pic of the wife's and kid's computer as soon as I can figure out where I left the charger for my canon. I won't even go into the crap I have in boxes. I'm a packrat, I have everything from my old trash 80(trs-80), Commodore 64, ISDN modems, T1 switching equiptment, and probably enough spare parts to build 4-5 PCs that would actually be capable of running XP :p my wife hates it, but oh well.
 

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Hmmm... let's see:

Opteron 165 @ 2.65 (on air)
Lanparty UT SLI-DR Expert
2 x 512 Mb OCZ Gold VX @ 242 2-2-2-6
Evga 7800GT Overclocked to the point of smoking...
WD 250 GB SATA3
Audigy 2 ZS
19" Samsung CRT ([email protected] Hz) / 52" LG DLP ([email protected] Hz)

Does very well in every game I own, save BF2 in full detail (needs 2Gb to get decent load times)... and crushes the hell out of 3DMark 2001SE (around 33K BEFORE fully overclocking).

And on a side note, I will never own a single core CPU again. The 165 is BY FAR the best buy in processors that I have ever seen.
 
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audioxbliss said:
i'll have pics up in a few days... but here's my rig:

AMD Athlon64 3800+
2x 512mb CorsairXMS RAM
ASUS AV8-SLI (I think?...) Motherboard
2x eVGA GeForce 7900GTX 512MB (Kinda long cards, but they work)
Sound Blaster Audigy2
16x Dual Layer 16x DVD+RW (Generic)
ASUS 52x32x52x CD-RW
550W PSU
72GB SATA Hard drive
2x 250GB SATA Hard drive
200GB UATA Hard drive
300GB UATA Hard drive
500GB UATA Hard drive (it's my friend's but his computer broke so i'm holding on to it for him)
ThermalRock "Circle" Aluminum/Steel tower case (it's freagin huge... and it's on top of my desk)
3 case fans, 1 i guess "aftermarket" headsink/fan for my CPU, in the process of cutting a hole in the side of my case so i can get some damn air flow to my hard drives
and for some reason a 3.5" floppy drive
and a broken cathode light.


it runs well... i can get a good 30-40 fps on full settings at 1280x1024 resolution on half-life 2 or cs:source. oddly enough i play starcraft more.
how are you only running 30-40 fps with that setup? i have an a64 venice @ 2.8ghz, a single 7800gtx, a 74g raptor, etc etc and i can run highest settings on halflife two / doom3 / cs: source and I get 65+ fps... and that's with the transparency AA and full anisotropic filtering too both at the highest settings, you might wanna check your drivers
 

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Since I have two worn out Mustangs and a fuel injected lawnmower to burn my cash on, I haven't upgraded any hardware is at least a year.

Sony PCV-RX755
2.0gHz P4
512mb RAM
60gb HD + 120 external + 200 SATA internal
Some basic nVidia G-Force card I put in to use GTA:SA

Laptop: HP Pavilion ZE4420us
20gb HD
1.8gHz Athlon
256mb RAM

I got two old mid/late-'90s NICs I installed in my '97 Compaq P1 200mHz so I can burn EPROMS under Linux, if that counts. I have another early-'90s custom that I'll use as a power supply for a fuel injection computer. :D
 

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gurusan said:
Just updraded from a 6800GS to a 7800GT. Got it for 185 shipped...eVGA...not a bad deal. :)
Where at? I might get another for SLI at that price....
 
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AMD FX-62
Antec TruePower TRIO 650W
2048MB DDR2 Corsair XMS2 Dual-Channel RAM
nVidia Geforce 7950 GT 512 MB
MSI K9N Platinum
200 GB IDE Maxtor HDD
Pioneer DVD RW drive
Crappy-ass Dell CD drive
old rack server case?

damn files are too big, ill post some pictures when i feel like resizing them
 

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Abit An8 32x
A64 3500+ newcastle
kingston ddr400 512mb x2
evga 7900gto
antec neohe 550w

2nd 7900gto should be here next week along with new mem and cpu, also gonna be doing some case moding... more pics will come

 
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