December 3, 2008 at 8:32 pm #159797BeckyMember
Obviously we’re all here to chat about our NC10s, but I thought it might be interesting to see what kind of desktops we all have as well.
I have a self-built system which I put together a couple of years ago. It’s probably looking a little dated now in terms of spec, but it still serves me well:
Core2Duo E6600 (2.4Ghz Conroe)
Gigabyte 965P-S3 Motherboard
2Gb DDR2 800Mhz RAM
150Gb internal HD & 250Gb external.
512Mb nVidia 8800GTS Graphics
22″ Samsung Monitor
I used to be a regular gamer, but not so much over the last few years. Most usage is browsing the internet and using Photoshop.
Hubby has a similarly specced PC, but with a newer 3Ghz Wolfdale chip instead. We also have a 4-year old HP laptop but half the keys are missing as our parrot bit them off. 😀December 3, 2008 at 8:37 pm #173614jezMember
I can’t remember the details, I’ll edit them in when I can run some diagnostics lol, but roughly:
Q6600 Quad core
4gb cheap RAM
750gb WD SE16 HD
And a load of quiet components sourced from articles here
Ram + Quad cores for multiple work related virtual machines
as our parrot bit them off. 😀
rofl!December 3, 2008 at 9:03 pm #173617TheRingMember
My main unit currently stands at
amd phenom quad core 9650 95w
4gb corsair 800mhz
samsung f1 500gb hg
samsung 1tb hd
gigabute 8200 motherboard
8400gs graphics (dont play games just to drive additional monitors)
nec optiarc 7201 flashed with rpc1
samsung 22 inch monitor (pebble)December 3, 2008 at 9:03 pm #173619adatay92Member
ASUS P5K Premium WiFi-AP iP35 Socket 775 Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
4GB Corsair (2x2GB) DDR2 Memory
Sapphire HD 3650 512MB DDR2 Dual DVI TV Out PCI-E Graphics Card
Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache 10000rpm <– awesome
Other hard disks:
Samsung 750GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm
Western Digital 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm
Samsung 160GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm
Samsung SyncMaster 223BW (22″ Widescreen)
Samsung SyncMaster 913N (19″ 4:3)
🙂December 3, 2008 at 9:32 pm #173615fatnbaldMember
My desktop pc is a bit like me, older, not as quick as some of the younger ones but very reliable and performing well lol lolDecember 3, 2008 at 9:55 pm #173620AlfiharParticipant
My main desktop is one of the first Mac Pro’s which is couple of years old now.
2 x Dual Core Intel Xeon 5150’s @ 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
10GB Fully Buffered ECC RAM (4 x 512MB + 4 x 2GB)
ATi HD2600XT (Have an ATi 1900XT which I sometimes use to power another screen)
1 x 640GB Western Digital Blue
3 x 1TB Western Digital Green
1 x 160GB LaCie External
Couple of other older hard drives
2 x SATA DVD RW
2 x 20in Apple Cinema Displays
QWERTY Apple Aluminium Bluetooth Keyboard
DVORAK Apple Bluetooth Keyboard
Wacom Grapphire Bluetooth (Graphics Tablet, I don’t tend to use a mouse)
Elgato EyeTV (Analogue/Digital TV tuner)
Nintendo Wii (connected via the TV tuner)
Logitech z5500d or Harman/Kardon Soundsticks 2 (Speakers)
Lots of RAM as I never close programs down and for running virtual machines. It’s been pretty reliable so far, there have been a few occasions where it’s been running for several weeks at close to 100% CPU usage. That said I have had a few hard drive failures.December 3, 2008 at 10:29 pm #173616RsaeireMember
Dell Vostro 200 MT
Intel Dual-Core E2180 2.0 GHz
3GB RAM (1 x 1GB + 1 x 2GB)
Sapphire Radeon HD 3650 512 MB DDR3
Sapphire Theatrix 550 Pro (TV Tuner)
Creative Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
250 GB HDD (x 1)
1 TB HDD (x 2)
SATA CD/DVD Rewriter
Logitech DiNovo Media Desktop Laser (Keyboard & mouse)
Creative Gigaworks S750 (7.1 surround sound speakers)
Creative DDTS-100 (Surround sound decoder)
Sony KDL-32W4000 (1080p LCD TV)December 3, 2008 at 11:38 pm #173623balkanhaxMember
I’m a bit outdated…
– AMD Opteron 148 Processor (2.2GHz overclocked to 2.8GHz (I can go higher!))
– A8N-SLI Premium Motherboard
– 2x1GB GSkill DDR 400 RAM (OC’d to 476Mhz) running in Dual Channel Mode
– 2x500GB WD SATA HDD running in RAID 0
– 1x1TB WD SATA HDD (Backup)
– 900W Antec PSU
– BFG 9600GT OC (OC’d some more)
Dual booting XP Pro/Ubuntu
I think I’ll wait another year to build a new one as this one can play all the most recent games at high settings and can handle tasks VERY quickly.
When I do, I will make this machine into a server 🙂December 4, 2008 at 5:45 am #173625SmeedMember
e8600 @ 4ghz
Gigabye UD3P mobo
2x2gb g.skill DDR1000
I used to do a lot of gaming. I slowly find myself just browsing the internet though. Even right now, Im sitting at my desk with my NC10 in front of my full size keyboard, mouse and 2 20 inch LCDs. All Im using my main PC for is to listen to music.December 4, 2008 at 6:39 am #173624SquonkMember
I have three currently running computers, one of which is a desktop:
Desktop vitals (music production rig):
-2.6 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
-320 GB Seagate HDD (media drive)
-160 GB WD HDD (OS drive)
-2 GB PC2-4200 DDR2 RAM
-nForce 4 motherboard (using IG)
-Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer sound card
Not particularly exciting, considering it was an OEM system to which I added a few things. It’s also absolutely anemic by today’s standards, but it still powers through audio rendering fairly well, which is pretty much all I use it for these days. I need it to be rock solid stable, so I do all my experimenting on other systems.
The OS drive has XP Pro (my primary OS because Cubase SE3 doesn’t run on Vista), Vista Home Premium, and Ubuntu Linux 8.10 (as a fail-safe in case XP gets corrupted and I need to access my files).
I also have the remnants of my old system, which (sadly) died a mysterious and unidentified death early this past summer:
Old Desktop (“Leviathan”):
-Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood) 2.4 GHz
-80 GB WD HDD (OS)
-120 GB WD HDD (media drone)
-512 MB PC-2700 DDR RAM
-64 MB NVIDIA GForce 2
-Intel reference D845PEBT2 motherboard
Wow. Back in 2002, this was pretty decent. Now, it’s so bad that even it decided it couldn’t compete, finally giving up the ghost after six years of faithful service. I cannibalized it for its heat sink clip, to replace the one I broke on another P4-based system (does anybody remember those things? I’d like the ring the neck of the guy who decided to make them out of thin, weak plastic!).
I was never a gamer, so I never cared much about graphics–I’m more of an audio guy. And I really didn’t discover much about computers until the past two years, so I’ve never built one of my own yet. That’s a project yet to come. 🙂December 4, 2008 at 3:21 pm #173621BlackWhizzMember
The ‘family’ pc
– Core2Quad Q6600
– 4gb DDR2 800mhz memory
– 2x Seagate 250gb disks
– 1x Samsung 1tb disk
– Onboard sound, Onboard Lan, Onboard Wlan
– Ati Radeon HD4850
Well, i dont use that pc that much since i’;ve got my NC10. Only when i wanna game. Im more proud of my Server, its just really funny that a 433meg Celeron can run 60mb/s in Raid5 via Lan.
– Abit ZM-6 motherboard (S370, intel 440BX chipset)
– Intel Celeron 433 (Mendocino core)
– 2x 4port Sata PCI card
– 5x Western DIgital 1tb disks (in raid5, so 4tb effective storage).
– 3com Gigabit LAN PCI cardDecember 7, 2008 at 8:20 pm #173622s162000Member
Gigabyte g31 mobo
2gb DDR2 800mhz ram
Radeon 3870 512mbDecember 9, 2008 at 6:28 am #173626icthus_Member
1 40GB HD
1 250GB HD
1 CD burner
1 DVD DL burner
1 3.5 floppy
1 dead 100MB ZIP drive
AMD Athlon 1100
328 MB RAM
That’s right – I currently run a 1.1GHz with 328MB of RAM, and I am still running Win2K (even though I have a WinXP Pro disk on my shelf).
And I’m the “resident computer geek” that runs the IT section at work.
It does everything I want it to, and without issue. I don’t game, and I think that is about all that MOST people REALLY need any more than this for.
I have the NC10 on order, and it will become my primary machine – Il will “dock” it whenever I am home (plug the VGA into the monitor, plug the USB in for my wireless keyboard/mouse, plug in the ethernet; will use the wireless in rooms other than my office).
I will eventually set up a new desktop, but it will become a “backup server” for both my NC10 and my wife’s laptop, and will be a “media server” as well – probably turn it into a home theater PC of sorts.
Has anyone else used their NC10 “docked” like this? Am I the only guy on the internet will to claim their netbook as their primary PC?December 9, 2008 at 9:49 am #173627PanManMember
@ icthus_ , nope I’m now using my Sammy as my ‘main’ PC.
Pizza box under the bed is
20 Gb Maxtor 2B020H1
25Gb Quantun Fireball
running XP Pro SP3
these days mainly used as a Torrent client/music box , struggles with video given the onboard graphics ;o)
Got a 500gb Inoi media player/External HDD that most of the files get transferred to for viewing/playing on the TV
Also got an old Dell Latitude CPx (P3 750,256mb, XP pro!) knocking aboutDecember 12, 2008 at 5:23 am #173618NcssryEvlMember
My other toys are:
Workstation: Core 2 Quad Q6600 | Abit IP35 Pro | 8GB RAM | 2x 500GB, 250GB, 320GB 7200 | BDDVDDL, 2x DVDDL | 8800GTX | 37″ 1080P | Chenbro SR107
I know laptops aren’t desktops, but I’m on it more than I am my desktop, so
Lenovo T61P: Core 2 Duo T9300 | 4GB RAM | 64GB SSD, 320GB 5400, 16GB SDHC | DVDDL | 570M | 15.4″ WUXGA | Intel AGN | BT | UWB | Advanced Dock
And then an NC10 w/ 2gb RAM for in between.
(And if we want to count emulated systems, I’ve got a half dozen machines running on the desktop, each with 512mb RAM and 20gb hdd space.
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