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#1 of 67 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted October 11 2003 - 10:35 PM

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)
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#2 of 67 OFFLINE   MikeH1



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Posted October 12 2003 - 12:25 AM

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

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 Posted Image

#3 of 67 OFFLINE   DougKuhn


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Posted October 12 2003 - 01:33 AM

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.
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#4 of 67 OFFLINE   JamesHl


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Posted October 12 2003 - 04:52 AM

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 of 67 OFFLINE   gregstaten


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Posted October 12 2003 - 05:51 AM

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 of 67 OFFLINE   Rob Gillespie

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Posted October 12 2003 - 06:26 AM

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
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#7 of 67 OFFLINE   NickSo



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Posted October 12 2003 - 08:51 AM

ECS K7S5A Mobo (Awesome deal basic Mobo!)
AMD Athlon XP1700+
VisionTek Geforce2GTS (32MB) Posted Image
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 Posted Image )

#8 of 67 OFFLINE   Travis Olson

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Posted October 12 2003 - 09:24 AM

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 of 67 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted October 12 2003 - 10:51 AM

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
And then when I feel so stuffed I can't eat anymore, I just use the restroom! And then I CAN eat more!

#10 of 67 OFFLINE   Martin Rendall

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Posted October 12 2003 - 11:44 AM

Ooohhhh! A chance to brag! Posted Image

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.

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#11 of 67 ONLINE   DaveF



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Posted October 12 2003 - 03:33 PM

Dell Dimension XPS T450 Posted Image

P3 450 MHz
384 MB RAM
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 Posted Image

#12 of 67 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted October 12 2003 - 04:01 PM

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!!!! Posted Image

#13 of 67 OFFLINE   Scott L

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Posted October 12 2003 - 05:16 PM

ooo Greg's got the sexiest systems so far! Posted ImagePosted Image

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 of 67 OFFLINE   NicholasL


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Posted October 13 2003 - 05:17 AM

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

#15 of 67 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted October 13 2003 - 05:48 AM

[quote] PowerMac G5 dual 2ghz
2 x 120GB Western Digital 7200RPM HD
Radeon 9800 Pro
Nicholas, I hate you. Posted Image

#16 of 67 OFFLINE   Gabriel_Lam



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Posted October 13 2003 - 07:38 AM

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)
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#17 of 67 OFFLINE   Chris Moe

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Posted October 13 2003 - 08:38 AM

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 of 67 OFFLINE   Chas_T


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Posted October 13 2003 - 09:14 AM

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 of 67 OFFLINE   Duane R

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Posted October 13 2003 - 09:39 AM

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
Six worlds prayed to her, they built her temples, conquered planets, and yet one day she still rode off and destroyed all six worlds. And when the last warrior was dying he said "We gave you everything, why did you destroy us?" and she looked down upon him and she whispered, "Because I can".

#20 of 67 OFFLINE   NickSo



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Posted October 13 2003 - 09:39 AM

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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