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What kind of computers do we have?

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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)
Click and enter " T H E . H O L O D E C K "
My Home Theatre "The Holodeck"


#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.
Slowly learning.....

#4 of 67 OFFLINE   JamesHl


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Posted October 12 2003 - 04:52 AM

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.

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

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)

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
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
No longer here.

#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.

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.

Hopelessly out of date DVD Collection Listing

#11 of 67 OFFLINE   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


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

PowerMac G4 dual 1.25ghz
120 GB HD
Radeon 9000 Pro


PowerBook G4 12" 867mhz
Nvidia GForce320 Go

Compaq Presario 1690 400mhz
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

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


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
Samsung SyncMaster 240T 24.1" 1920x1200 TFT LCD


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
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
M-Audio Revolution 7.1
Zalman 300w quiet PS
Dukane ImagePro 9017 1400x1050 LCOS/DILA Projector


HP XZ3000
1.6Ghz Centrino
15.4" 1680x1050 TFT
ATI Radeon 9200 Mobility 64MB
802.11G wireless

2nd Laptop (ultraportable, 3lbs):

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


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

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


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

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

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
2x WD SATA Raptor in RAID 0
1x 80GB WD SE, 1x WD 200GB SE
AIW9700 video
Audigy Sound
Plextor 52X CDRW
Liteon 16X DVD
17" Viewsonic monitor

Asus P4S533 2.26 CPU
384MB PC2100
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?