What kind of computers do we have?

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  1. Neil Joseph

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    Just to get an idea of what equipment we have in our computers and if it is used for HTPC or not to the benefit of others visiting this area.

    I'll start. I don't use my PC as a HTPC and I have the following...

    - AMD XP2500+ processor
    - ASUS motherboard w 300W p/s
    - ATI Radeon 9200 SE 128Mb
    - 40Gb & 30Gb Maxtor hard drives (primary and backup)
    - 256 Mb DDR 333 memory
    - 52x cdr
    - 12x dvd (48x cd) (LG)
    - 56K modem (no high speed here)
    - Misc items (canon scanner, HP 920 printer, IBM rapid access KB, Infinity stereo speakers & Quest 8" 100W sub)
     
  2. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

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    P4 2.0 Ghz.
    GeForce 4 Ti 4600
    80 Gb HD
    512 RD Ram
    adsl

    Audio: Sennhieser HD 590 cans/Gale 3020 desktop speakers/Mirage Om series speakers/BPS150i sub/Denon 2802

    PC gaming in surround is a whole new expirience [​IMG]
     
  3. DougKuhn

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    AMD XP 1700
    256MB 2100 DDR
    ATI Raeon 8500
    Maxtor 80G
    Asus A7V
    SB Live!
    Altec Lansings
    17" Nokia
    Few other bells and whistles and case mods.

    Toy boxes:
    PII400 Linux box
    Toshiba Satellite Pro couch browser.
     
  4. JamesHl

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    Laptop-
    2 ghz P4
    geforce 4 440 go (it's like a 4 mx, basically)
    1 gig ram
    60 gig hdd

    As well as being my constant companion through thick and thin, it also houses all my mp3s and archived tv shows. It has a nifty breakout box so I can watch all my episodes of various things on tv.

    Desktop
    2.06 ghz Athlon XP 333
    Gigabyte 7NNXP Motherboard
    1 gig good corsair ram
    ATI Radeon 9600
    120 gig seagate 7200.7 sata

    All I really use this for is playing newer games.
     
  5. gregstaten

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    Desktop:
    P4 3.0 GHz w/800 MHz FSB
    2 gigs of RAM
    Radeon 9800 Pro
    Audigy 2 audio card
    520 GB of HD (1x120, 2x200 striped)


    HTPC
    P4 2.8 GHz w/800 MHz FSB
    512 MB of RAM
    Radeon 9600 Pro
    mAudio Audiophile 24/96 audio card
    60GB 2.5" HD (because it is very very quiet)
    custom HTPC case
     
  6. Rob Gillespie

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    Box 1:
    Asus A7N8X mobo
    Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton)
    512mb dual-channel DDR
    Matrox G400Max video
    Hercules Fortissimo II audio
    Pioneer DVD-ROM
    Plextor CD-RW
    2 x 120gb Seagate HDs

    Box 2:
    Asus A7N8X mobo
    Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton)
    512mb dual-channel DDR
    Crappy GeForce MX video
    Onboard Nvidia audio
    Pioneer DVD-ROM
    Sony DVD-RW/+RW
    Canopus ADVC-1394 DV capture card
    2 x 185gb IBM HDs

    Box 3:
    Mismash of stuff with Athlon XP 2000+
    Used for testing and 'messing about'

    None are used for HTPC
     
  7. NickSo

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    ECS K7S5A Mobo (Awesome deal basic Mobo!)
    AMD Athlon XP1700+
    VisionTek Geforce2GTS (32MB) [​IMG]
    512MB DDR
    40gig Maxtor 7200rpm HD
    Hercules Fortissimo II (Digital Edition) Sound Card
    Mitsumi 4x4x24x CD Burner (3+ years old and still running strong)
    Optorite 48x48x52x CD Burner (Dead after 6 months [​IMG] )
     
  8. Travis Olson

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    AMD Athlon Barton 2500+@3200+
    ABIT NF7 nForce 2
    Radeon 9500 Pro
    1GB Kingston DDR
    SB Audigy
    2X 120GB HDD
    4X Optorite DVD-R/RW DVD+R/RW
    52x32x52 Lite-On CD-R/RW
    19" Viewsonic G90fb
    Cooler Master Aero 7 HSF
     
  9. Christ Reynolds

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    box 1
    lian-li pc-60 silver aluminum mid tower case, top blowhole put in my me
    abit kg7 mobo
    amd xp 1700+ @1466 ghz
    512 mb pc2100 ram ddr
    geforce 3 ti200
    sb audigy with livedrive
    ati tv wonder pci
    sony dru-500a dvd+/-rw
    sony cdrw
    40gb western digital drive, 60+200 gb maxtor drives
    6 in 1 3.5" card reader
    windows xp pro

    box 2
    dell xps p3 500 mhz
    256 mb of some kinda ram
    10gb hdd
    caldera open linux 3.1.1

    both connected to a kvm switch
    dell p990 19" monitor
    razer boomslang 2000 mouse

    i dont use either for htpc yet.

    CJ
     
  10. Martin Rendall

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    Ooohhhh! A chance to brag! [​IMG]

    HTPC used for DVD, PVR, remote control, and gaming:

    - 2.4C 800Mhz FSB overclocked to 3.18Ghz (1080 Mhz FSB)
    - Zalman CPU cooler
    - Asus P4P800 Deluxe MB
    - 512MB Samsung PC3200 (warning: never get this memory)
    - 120Gig Seagate HD
    - ATI Radeon 9800Pro All In Wonder - with Zalman GPU heatsink
    - Hauppauge PVR-250 TV Tuner Card
    - XCard/PDI card combo
    - Toshiba DVD Player
    - Kanam HT-100B home theater case.

    If you take out the gaming component, you can drop the 9800Pro to a 9600 non pro, or even a 9000 (any fanless card is great in HT). The overclocking isn't necessary either, unless you're like me and are asking a lot from Dscaler.

    Martin.
     
  11. DaveF

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    Dell Dimension XPS T450 [​IMG]

    P3 450 MHz
    384 MB RAM
    9GB HD
    Radeon VE (dual head) video adapter
    17" monitor and a 15" monitor (now with extra geometry problems)

    This was my thesis-writing computer for finishing grad school. After uninstalling Mathematica, Matlab, Visual C, etc. I realized I don't need much computer horsepower these days.

    And since Half-Life 2 is delayed until next year, I can postpone an upgrade even longer [​IMG]
     
  12. Todd H

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    Commodore 64 with not one, but TWO 5 1/4 floppy drives, a Commodore 1902 monitor, and a super-duper 300 baud modem. I also have a pair of original Atari joysticks and an Epson dot matrix printer. You ought to see HTF at 320x200 resolution with 16 colors. Yowza!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    ooo Greg's got the sexiest systems so far! [​IMG][​IMG]

    Rob- your graphics card rocks. Loved my G400 too.

    Ahanix D-Vine 4
    p2.4b @ 2.7
    512mb ddr333 Crucial
    GF4 Ti4200
    40gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 (OS, proggie files)
    120gb Maxtor (PVR, music, other multimedia)
    Zalman GPU Heatpipe & CPU Flower
    Viewsonic 15" LCD
    Logitech MX700
    FlyVideo 2000
    M-Audio Revo 7.1
    Sennnhesier HD-280 Pro
    HTPC/multimedia server

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  14. NicholasL

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    DESKTOPS--

    PowerMac G5 dual 2ghz
    512MB RAM
    2 x 120GB Western Digital 7200RPM HD
    Radeon 9800 Pro

    PowerMac G4 dual 1.25ghz
    2GB RAM
    120 GB HD
    Radeon 9000 Pro

    LAPTOPS--

    PowerBook G4 12" 867mhz
    640MB RAM
    60GB HD
    Nvidia GForce320 Go

    Compaq Presario 1690 400mhz
    196MB RAM
    4.7GB HD
    ATI Rage Fury 4MB Weak Ass Gaming Chip
     
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  16. Gabriel_Lam

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    Main:

    Dell Precision 650 Workstation
    Dual 2.8Ghz Xeon
    E7505 Dual Xeon Mobo with U320 SCSI, 10/100/1000 NIC
    768MB Dual Channel DDR SDRAM
    120GB 8MB Buffer WD Drive
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
    Asus TV880 TV Card
    NEC ND1100 DVD+R/RW
    Samsung SyncMaster 240T 24.1" 1920x1200 TFT LCD


    HTPC:

    Dell PowerEdge 400SC
    3.2Ghz 800Mhz P4
    i875 chip Mobo w/ dual S-ATA, 10/100/1000 NIC
    512MB Dual Channel DDR400 SDRAM
    40GB Seagate Barracuda ATA V
    DVD-Rom
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
    M-Audio Revolution 7.1
    Zalman 300w quiet PS
    Dukane ImagePro 9017 1400x1050 LCOS/DILA Projector


    Laptop:

    HP XZ3000
    1.6Ghz Centrino
    512MB DDR SDRAM
    15.4" 1680x1050 TFT
    ATI Radeon 9200 Mobility 64MB
    CD-RW/DVD Combo
    30GB HD
    802.11G wireless


    2nd Laptop (ultraportable, 3lbs):

    Compaq Armada M300
    600Mhz P3
    11.3" XGA TFT
    20GB HD
    ATI Rage
    Linksys 802.11G wireless


    Footrest:

    Dell Dimension 8300
    2.6Ghz 800Mhz P4
    i875 Chip mobo w/dual S-ATA, 10/100, DD 5.1 sound
    ATI Radeon 9000 AIW
    40GB Hitachi Deathstar (SIC)
     
  17. Chris Moe

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    Desktop PC

    Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
    ASUS P4PE/R/L/SATA Motherboard
    512MB 2700 DDR Ram
    80GB and 30GB WD hard drives
    Audigy 2 Platinum
    Sony DRU510A DVD-/+RW
    Lite-On DVD drive
    GeForce 4 Ti 4600
    Monsoon 5.1 speakers
    Old Microtek Scanner
    Canon i950 printer
    Asus TV Tuner Capture card
    Dual monitors 21" and 19"
    cable modem

    HTPC
    Coming very soon.
    Already have:
    9500 Pro with MP-1
    200 gig WD HD (got it for $22)
     
  18. Chas_T

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    Desktops

    1. Gateway 700XL
    P4 2.2
    1024 Ram
    120 WD HD
    Panasonic DVD-RAM/R Drive
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128 MB
    ViewSonic VP201mb LCD
    Logitech 700MX
    XP Home

    Audio
    SB Audigy
    Parasound P/HP850 Stereo Preamp
    Modial Aragon 8002
    Paradigm Studio 20's ver. 2
    Paradigm PDR-10
    Sony DVP-C650D

    2. Micron
    Athlon T-Bird 1.4
    512 Ram
    NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
    20 MB HD
    Gateway 18.1-inch LCD
    XP Home
    SB Live
    Cambridge MicroWorks

    3. HP
    P3 - 450
    128 MB RAM
    Onboard Video and audio
    20 MB HD
    Eizo 21" CRT Monitor
    Win98

    LapTop
    Inspron 8100
    P3 1.13 GHz
    512 Ram
    20 GB HD
    NVida 32MB GeForce Go
    XP Home

    Misc. Stuff - HP 5si/ HP 5L/Epson Scanner
     
  19. Duane R

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    Main PC:
    Asus P4P800D 3.0C CPU
    1GB Corsair PC3500 RAM
    HDDS:
    2x WD SATA Raptor in RAID 0
    1x 80GB WD SE, 1x WD 200GB SE
    Other:
    AIW9700 video
    Audigy Sound
    Plextor 52X CDRW
    Liteon 16X DVD
    17" Viewsonic monitor

    Backup:
    Asus P4S533 2.26 CPU
    384MB PC2100
    HDD: WD 40GB
    Other:
    Visiontek GF3 Ti200 64MB video
    Plextor 24X CDRW
    no-name 52x CD-Rom
    17" Viewsonic monitor
     
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    Chris: Ah, you jumped on the $22 Dell Deal eh... Do you know for sure if they're gonna honor it?
     

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