#151 Posted by vunna (237 posts) -

Pentium Pro 200
32MBs of RAM 
8GB Hard Drive 
Yamaha 4X SCSI CDR  
 

#152 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

CPU: Q9550 (OC'd to 3.4)
Cooler: Cooler Master V8
MOBO: EVGA 750i SLI FTW
RAM: 8GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (4x2GB Sticks)
Graphics: EVGA GTX280 1GB
Physx Card: EVGA 8800GTS G92 512mb
Hard Drives: 150 Raptor, 320GB WD, 500GB IDE Seagate, 750GB WD, 1TB Seagate
OS: Vista Home Premium SP2
Case: Thermaltake Kandalf, front panels removed.
Monitors: 23" LG 1080p, 15" Samsung

#153 Posted by jkz (4026 posts) -

Mobo: XFX nForce 790i Ultra 3-Way SLI 
CPU: (2X) Intel Core2 Extreme CPU X9650 @3.00GHz (4 CPUs) 
Memory: 8GB DDR3 @~1000MHz (not 100% just spitballing it) 
HDD: 500 GB (forget) 
GFX: (2X) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 500 MB (1 GB Total GFX Mem) 
Monitor: 24" Dell Ultrasharp 
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatality Champion Series 
PSU: 1000W  
OS: Windows 7 RC 
 
Built it myself, weeeeee

#154 Edited by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -

HP HDX X18 notebook: 
 
 

 
#155 Posted by xplodedd (1316 posts) -

mobo: nForce 790i 
Cpu: Core2Duo E8400 @ 3.06Ghz 
Memory: 2GB Ram  
Gfx 512MB nVidia 9600 
Monitor 19"LCD 
PSU750W 
 
xploded445 on steam

#156 Edited by Fuzz_Butt (122 posts) -
#157 Edited by ectoplasma (979 posts) -

Mine was built by myself:
 
     

MotherBoard: AsRock 780GX AM3
Processor:Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 3.2GHZ, Cooler Master TZ-2 Cooling System.
Memory: 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333 7-7-7-7
Hard Drive:Samsung Spinpoint T1 1TB 32BM Cache 7200 RPM
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4900 1GB
Monitor: NEC MultiSync 24WMGX^3 24"
Speakers/Headphones: Front: Tannoy Reveal 6A Monitor Speakers; Center, Rears & Subwoofer from Panasonic and the Reeiver is SA-HE70 from Panasonic
Keyboard: Some kind of cheap cherry keybaord
Mouse: Revoltec FightMouse Pro
GamePad: Razer Destructor
      Case:Antec 300
And the PSU is a 650W from Seasonic but I don't know how to make those nice columns :D.
#158 Posted by Bane (408 posts) -

I built this just over a year ago now.
 
* Mobo: EVGA nVidia nForce 780i SLI FTW
* CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
* RAM: Corsair Dominator 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
* Video: XFX GeForce GTX280 XXX Edition (2 in SLI)
* Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
* PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 1,000W
* HDD: WD Caviar 500GB 7200 RPM (2 in RAID 1)
* CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-Z775-EX
* Case: Antec 900
* Fan Speed Controller: Zalman MFC1 Plus-B 6 Channel
* Monitor: Samsung 2443BW (24", 1920 x 1200)
* Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution
* Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 
* OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

#159 Edited by Carlos (504 posts) -

 Well seeing how I built this pc almost 2 years ago, I'm still running the same hardware except I only threw in there a few more HDDs and Windows 7 and still runs like a beast, although.. I have been thinking about getting a second 8800GTX to sli in there.

MotherBoard: MSI Platinum Sli enabled
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4.00GB RAM
Hard Drive: 520 GB + 400 GB External Hdd
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Monitor: 22" LG LCD Flat Screen
Sound Card: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Speakers/Headphones: Logitech Z-2300 THX-Certified 200-Watt 2.1 Speaker System
Keyboard: Razer Tarantula
Mouse: Razer Lachesis
Operating System: Windows7™
     Case: XION Onyx XON-301 Black Steel ATX


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#160 Posted by Gamer_152 (14078 posts) -

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.8GHz (2 CPUs) 
Memory: 2046MB RAM 
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 
Sound Card: SigmaTel Audio 
Hard-Drive: 150GB 
Monitor: 17" Screen 
Webcam: 2 Megapixel

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#161 Edited by VACkillers (1063 posts) -

 

Mobo:                Asus M3A78
Cpu:                  AMD Phenom II X3 Tripplecore @ 3.01Ghz
Memory:            4GB GSkill DDR2 @ 1066MHz

Hdd:                  1TB WD HDD
Gfx:                    896MB nVidia GTX 260 216 core BFG OC
Monitor:            17" Samsung CRT
Sound:              Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
K/B - Mouse:    Standard
PSU:                  750W
Case:                Xclio
OS:                     Vista64 Ultimate Edition
Gamepad:        Standard
 
Makes me able to run Crysis maxed at 32-48FPS @ 1280x1024 res which is all i need.
#162 Posted by DazbotAthertron (875 posts) -
@IHeartUnicornsAndRainbows said:
" Mine was built by myself:
MotherBoard:
Got it from a Flea Market unlabelled idk
Processor:
Intel(R) Pentium (TM) II 750 MHZ
Memory:
10MB RAM
Hard Drive: 100 MB hardrive
Video Card: Integrated
Monitor:
Portable Camping TV
Sound Card:
Who cares I don't even know what that does.
Speakers/Headphones:
N/A
Keyboard:
Dell Stock
Mouse:
Dell Stock
Operating System:
Windows 95 (Home Premium)
                                 Case: Card board box Limited Ediot MGX


basivally pretty fucking sweet.
"
Can you run Runescape?
#163 Posted by Giantsquirrel (601 posts) -

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Business (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2


Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920  @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
ASUS P6T Motherboard
Corsair 750W PSU
LG 22x DVD Burner
Memory: Corsair Dominator DDR-3 6GB
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
Monitor: SyncMaster T260HD/T260MD(Digital) 
Coolermaster Cosmos S Silver Case
NZXT Sentry LX LCD Fan Controller
Coolermaster Hyper N520 CPU Cooler
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB @ 7200rpm
Seagate 320GB @ 7200rpm
Saitek Eclipse or Logitech G11 Keyboard(s)
Logitech G5 or Logitech G7 Mouse
Logitech z-5500 5.1 Digital Audio Speakers
#164 Posted by GhettoHmbrglr (7 posts) -

 Built a little over a year ago.
 
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit  ;)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9330 @ 2.5 Ghz
MSI Diamond Tri-SLI Motherboard
4G DDR3 Ram with Fans lol
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8800 G92
Zalman Cooler/Heatsync
Coolermaster case
600Gig HD
Logitech G5 Mouse
Bose Companion 3 Computer Speakers :)
 25" 1080p Monitor :)

#165 Edited by Forcen (1827 posts) -

 

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Hard Drive: 750 GB + 500 GB external
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Monitor: BenQ T2200HDA 1080p
Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio
Speakers/Headphones: Steelseries 4H
Keyboard: Logitech G15 v2
Mouse: Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse
Mouse Surface: QPAD|UC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 2
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L
Computer Case: APLUS Case Seenium, ATX, Black
  

Not the best looking case in the world, but i don't care. It works with every game I've tried.
#166 Posted by nick69 (625 posts) -

 

MotherBoard: ASUS M3A78-CM
Processor: AMD Phenom 2 Quadcore @ 3.2 GHZ
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 750GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870
Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 2033 20"
 Operating System: Windows Vista Premium 64 Bit; Getting windows 7 whenever I get my new dvi cable..  There's more I didn't list, but I don't remember.
 


Oh and I can't use it until I get my dvi cable! Yay thanks samsung for giving me a bad DVI cable, and a bad D-SUB cable!
#167 Posted by Naikori (53 posts) -
  • Motherboard: ABIT AW9D-MAX
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.6 GHz
  • GPU: ATI Radeon HD 3870    
  • Hard Drive: 320 GB (Trying to upgrade to 1 TB)
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

 
Not much of a rig to brag about, but it still is running well.

#168 Posted by monkeyroach (175 posts) -

x3 720 @ 3.2
48701gb
4gigs of ram
1tb harddrive
xfi soundcard

#169 Edited by amir90 (2156 posts) -

 

MotherBoard: Asus P6T
Processor:  
Intel Core i7 i7-920  @ 2,67GHz
Memory: 6.00GB RAM
Hard Drive: 2 TB + 1 TB HDD
Video Card: His Radeon 4870x2 2 gig
Monitor: 24"  DELL ULTRASHARP 2408WFP (1920x1200)
Sound Card: Not sure
Speakers/Headphones: Logitech Z4 speaker system
Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder x6
Mouse: Razer Diamondback
Operating System: Windows 7
     Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Gaming Case
 
It does the job, the graphic could have been a bit better considering it what it cost.
Everything is not clocked, I like to keep my guarantee!
#170 Posted by Johnny5 (1355 posts) -

 I managed to salvage my old PC and build a new PC around it. (Thus the imbalance of parts)
 
CPU:  Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
MOBO:
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L
RAM:  Team Xtreem 4GB DDR2 1066mhz 6-6-6-12
HDD: 
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM
ODD: Pioneer 218
GFX:  Asus Radeon 4890 (TOP edition)
PSU: 
Thermaltake Toughpower 650W
CASE:
Antec Sonata II
AUDIO:  Audio Technica ATH-AD400

#171 Posted by Monkeyman04 (1133 posts) -

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual 6000+  3.01GHz
RAM: 4.00GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte MA770-UD3
Video card: Radeon HD 4770 
Sound card: Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer
Monitor: 19" (I know, I NEED to get a bigger screen) Samsung SyncMaster932b 
Storage: Two internal drives: 500GB and 250GB. External: 1TB
Power Supply: 550W Corsair
Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech wireless
Case: Antec(thinking of getting a better one. Seems to be jinxing my mobos.)

#172 Posted by Wrect (315 posts) -

Mobo: 790i FTW 
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.61GHz 
Memory: 2 GB DDR3 @ 1600 MHz 
Graphics: Nvidia 9800GTX+ X2 SLI 
Sound: Creative X-Fi Extreme Music 
PSU: Corsair 750W 
OS: XP Pro SP3 
Storage: Western Digital Raptor 150 Gig 10,000 rpm 
Monitor: 19" 4:3 
Keyboard: Logitech G15 
Mouse: Logitech G5
#173 Posted by Kblt (496 posts) -
  •   Mobo: Asus M4A79 Deluxe CrossfireX
  •  CPU: AMD Phenom II x3 720 @ 3.5ghz
  • Memory: Corsair DDR2 2x2GB 800mhz
  • HDD: WD 500GB
  • GPU: ATI Radeon HD4890 1GB
  • Monitor: BenQ 24'' 1920x1200
  • Sound Card: Realtek 7.1 channel HD audio
  • Keyboard and mouse: Logitech G15 and Razer Diamondback EarthGreen
  • PSU: Corsair 550W
  • Case: Cooler Master Gladiator 600+standard fans with 2x120mm Noctua 8dB fans
  • OS: Windows 7 RC
  • Gamepad: Some cheap Logitech I've bought yers ago
#174 Posted by intoblivion (314 posts) -

Heres mine

MotherBoard:
GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2    
Processor:
Intel Core i5 @ 2.66GHz
Memory:
4GB Corsair XMS3 Duel DDR3
Hard Drive:
Seagate 500GB Sata HDD
Video Card:
ATi Radoen 4890 1GB
Monitor:
19" Viewsonic Monitor
Sound Card:
Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Speakers/Headphones:
Phillips Hi-def Pro Speakers
Keyboard:
Logitech G15 Keyboard
Mouse:
Logitech G500 Laser Mouse
Operating System:
Windows 7 RC
     Case: Antec 1200
   
#175 Posted by intoblivion (314 posts) -

And my Laptop

MotherBoard:
Unknown its a OEM
Processor:
Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T6600 @ 2.00GHz
Memory:
2GB RAM
Hard Drive:
120GB HDD
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Monitor:
15" LCD Screen
Sound Card:
Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Speakers/Headphones:
Built in Speakers
Keyboard:
Built in Keyboard
Mouse:
Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2000
Operating System:
Windows 7 RC
     Case: A bulky case

   
#176 Edited by Geno (6477 posts) -
  •  Mobo: EVGA Micro ATX SLI
  •  CPU: Intel i7 920 @ 3.8ghz + Asetek liquid cooling
  • Memory: 6GB Mushkin DDR3 Trichannel Memory
  • HDD:  WD 1TB
  • GPU: 2x GTX 275 SLI
  • Monitor: Asus 24'' 16:9 1920x1080
  • Sound Card: Realtek 7.1 channel HD audio
  • Keyboard and mouse: Microsoft Keyboard and Logitech MX Revolution Black
  • PSU: Antec 750W
  • Case: Cooler Master HAF 932, 3x23cm fans, 1x14cm fan
  • OS: Windows Vista Home Premium x64, but upgrading to Windows 7 Home Premium x64 in like a week
  • Gamepad: Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Wireless Receiver
 
 Got the above rig from Digital Storm, for ~$1800 three months back. Best computer builder, quality build and it only cost me 10% more than to make it myself, and it comes with a 3-year extended warranty and lifetime technical support. 
#177 Posted by Capt_Ventris (592 posts) -

Motherboard: ASUS P5Q 
 
CPU: INTEL E8400 3.66ghz (Overclocked)  
 
RAM: 4gb Kingston Hyper X 1066mhz 
 
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 275 
 
HDD: WD 160gb 
           WD 640gb 
           WD 1tb  
 
DVD: Pioneer 218bk 
 
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 650w QFAN 
          Thermaltake Toughpower express 650w 
 
Case: Thermaltake Armour LCS 6000+ 
 
Moniter:
AOC 2116vw 22"
               SAMSUNG 2294 24"
 
Mouse: Razer Copperhead 
 
Keyboard: Microsoft Business Keyboard (Have to work sometimes) 
 
Speakers: Logitech X240
#178 Posted by mrhankey (695 posts) -

Home built pc:
Antec 900 Case
Core 2 Duo 2.13ghz @ 3.2ghz
2gb of DDR2 800 Ram
ATI Radeon 4870 512mb
3 Hard Drives, 2 160s and 1 250gb
Built in sound
Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Heatsink (for the overclock)
700 watt psu.

#179 Edited by belaraphon (452 posts) -

case:  antec 900 
power: antec 850 watts
mobo:  asus p5q
cpu:  intel quad core 2.6
video:  bfg tech - gtx 280
ram:  corsair 4gigs
sound: creative xfi titanium
os:  windows 7

#180 Posted by L33tfella_H (901 posts) -
Mobo: Intel P53-E
CPU: Intel E8400
GPU: Geforce 9600gt 512MB
RAM: 2048MB Kingston single stick
Optical Drive: Samsung DVD-RW 16x
HDD: Western Digital 320GB 7200 RPM
Sound: Realtek integrated
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 710, 17" LCD monitor ( rockin' the 1024x768! )
KB/M: Logitech Optical mouse ( had an MX518 which died recently :< ) and stock logitech keyboard
#181 Posted by ErgoProxy77 (550 posts) -

Macbook Pro, 13 inch, hehehehe

#182 Posted by Kblt (496 posts) -
@ErgoProxy77 said:
" Macbook Pro, 13 inch, hehehehe "
Ye shall be purged by fire, you unholy creature.
#183 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5256 posts) -

MOBO:         XFX  MIA78S8209 Nvidia Geforce 8200
CPU:           AMD x2 64 bit 5600+ 
GPU:           BFG GTX260 55 core  I know my CPU is bottlenecking the crap out of it. New CPU on the way!
 
HDD:           Western Digital 500GB (Thinking about doing a raid setup soonish)
Memory:     3 Gb
PSU:           Generic 660 watt
Case:          Coolermaster Elite 341 
Monitor:       Acer H233Hbmid 23" HDMI Full 1080p widescreen LCD monitor
Sound:        Realtek HD sound
Keyboard:   Some random Dell one I had laying around
Mouse:        Razor Death Adder 1800dpi
OS:               Vista 32bit Premium Getting 7 once I have the money 
Gamepad:  360 Gamepad with xbox wireless reciever
Speakers:   Logitec 5.1 Surround Z5300
 
As you can see it's a work in progress and I am kinda doing things ass backwards especially with the GPU and CPU. Plan on getting faster ram as its pretty old ddr 2 sitting at like 333mhz .

#184 Edited by Mu5hy (124 posts) -

 MoB:    ASUS M4A78 PRO
CPU:    AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black
GPu:    ATI HD4870 1GB
RAM:    OCZ Reaper HPC 8GB DDR2 1066Mhz
PSU:    Antec NeoPower 650 Blue
HDD:   1. WD Raptor 300GB (10,000RPM)
             2. HITACHI 1TB (7200RPM)
OS :     XP Pro/Windows7RC Dualboot
Case:    Antec Nine Hundred

Also, Logitech MX518 mouse(went through two G5s that both ended up crapping on me, 2nd one was free from Logitech after the first died).  A Razer Carcharias Headset, 3rd different headset this year.  Old black E-Machines Keyboard I found at a rummage sale for a dollar, and a $150 Xbox360 Street Fighter 4 TE Fightstick on top of my desk collecting dust after I played SF4 for about a day.  Oh yeah and my two monitors: a crappy LG 20inch LCD widescreen 1600x900 monitor and my old ViewSonic G90f CRT that flickers like a son of a bitch but just won't die.
 
Edit : Steam is MushChampion@hotmail.com , Play CSS mainly, probably going to buy Borderlands.

#185 Posted by Kblt (496 posts) -
@Mu5hy said:
"  MoB:    ASUS M4A78 PRO
CPU:    AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black
GPu:    ATI HD4870 1GB
RAM:    OCZ Reaper HPC 8GB DDR2 1066Mhz
PSU:    Antec NeoPower 650 Blue
HDD:   1. WD Raptor 300GB (10,000RPM)
             2. HITACHI 1TB (7200RPM)
OS :     XP Pro/Windows7RC Dualboot
Case:    Antec Nine Hundred

Also, Logitech MX518 mouse(went through two G5s that both ended up crapping on me, 2nd one was free from Logitech after the first died).  A Razer Carcharias Headset, 3rd different headset this year.  Old black E-Machines Keyboard I found at a rummage sale for a dollar, and a $150 Xbox360 Street Fighter 4 TE Fightstick on top of my desk collecting dust after I played SF4 for about a day.  Oh yeah and my two monitors: a crappy LG 20inch LCD widescreen 1600x900 monitor and my old ViewSonic G90f CRT that flickers like a son of a bitch but just won't die.
 
Edit : Steam is MushChampion@hotmail.com , Play CSS mainly, probably going to buy Borderlands. "
8Gbs of DDR2? Woah, I've never put into any systems I've built more than 6GBs of RAM.
#186 Posted by Mu5hy (124 posts) -
@Kblt said:

8Gbs of DDR2? Woah, I've never put into any systems I've built more than 6GBs of RAM. "

 Well theres a story behind that.  When I built the PC I ordered 4gb (2x2), but when I put everything together it wouldn't boot depending on which stick of ram was in the first slot (aka.. one of the 2gb sticks was bad).  Since the sticks came together I couldn't just RMA one of the sticks, I had to send them both back, which would have left me with no ram at all.  So instead of waiting another two weeks to be able to turn on my new toy, I ordered another 4gb set and when they arrived at my house I RMAed the original sticks back to OCZ.  So then a couple of weeks later I got the replacements giving me a total of 8GB.  On this dual boot system I use XP Pro (32bit) about 90% of the time, so I'm rarely ever using those 8gb.
#187 Posted by septim (774 posts) -

Q6600 running at 2.8
8800GT 512mb
3 Gigs DDR2 
500 GB HDD
Blu Ray drive
 
Not too bad for a Dell I bought two years ago and paid well less than a grand for. Still runs everything beautifully to this day. Will be getting Windows 7 shortly and possibly considering buying a 5850 if I can find one.

#188 Posted by JJGIANT (755 posts) -

Is this the longest running thread on GB??

#189 Posted by Kblt (496 posts) -
@septim said:
" Q6600 running at 2.8 8800GT 512mb 3 Gigs DDR2  500 GB HDD Blu Ray drive  Not too bad for a Dell I bought two years ago and paid well less than a grand for. Still runs everything beautifully to this day. Will be getting Windows 7 shortly and possibly considering buying a 5850 if I can find one. "
...'less than' a grand for a computer that is pretty mediocre?
#190 Posted by septim (774 posts) -
@Kblt: 
 
Two years ago I could not have built a PC as cheap as I got that Dell. So spare me your PC elitist bullshit its just kind of pathetic.
#191 Edited by mhkjtha (429 posts) -

 

MotherBoard: Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 MA770-UD3
Processor: Amd Phenom II X3
Memory: 4.00GB RAM
Hard Drive: Internal: 320GB, 1TB ;  External: 3x250GB, 2x1TB, 320GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD4830
Monitor: 22" Benq G2220HD 1080p LCD
Sound Card: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)






Operating System: Windows XP, Linux Ubuntu


#192 Edited by Branthog (5562 posts) -

The machine I spend most of my time on is a Sun T5140 that runs about $30,000 in its current configuration. It also heats up most of my home in the winter. I task it mostly with compiling a rather large code base as well as debugging enterprise services software in a more realistic environment.  (And no, I didn't pay for it as it's a work machine that they'll be expecting to get back if I ever leave the company).
 

#193 Posted by rectum_abominae (158 posts) -

Processor is overdocked to 6.0ghz.  Core 2 duo.  I have the newest GeForce (sorry, I forget the name) and it's the fastest thing out there and I got it for next to nothing thanks to my shrewd haggling skills.  I have 10gb of RAM and a 5tb HDD.  

#194 Posted by Branthog (5562 posts) -
@Kblt said:
8Gbs of DDR2? Woah, I've never put into any systems I've built more than 6GBs of RAM. "
RAM is so cheap these days, you almost can't afford the hassle of not having enough when it comes down to it. My T5140 has 32GB of RAM (it'll hold up to 128gb) and my mac pro has 16gb (it'll hold up to 32gb). If you were stuck using windows, I couldn't imagine running it (along with a full system of applications and games and everything else) on less than 6gb or preferably 8gb.
 
Of course, that's nothing compared to my first computer -- the VIC-20 which would hold (if you had the cash for it, which I didn't) as much as a whopping 64KB! If I recall it shipped with 5KB or 10KB. Ooooh! :)
#195 Posted by Kblt (496 posts) -
@Branthog said:
" @Kblt said:
8Gbs of DDR2? Woah, I've never put into any systems I've built more than 6GBs of RAM. "
RAM is so cheap these days, you almost can't afford the hassle of not having enough when it comes down to it. My T5140 has 32GB of RAM (it'll hold up to 128gb) and my mac pro has 16gb (it'll hold up to 32gb). If you were stuck using windows, I couldn't imagine running it (along with a full system of applications and games and everything else) on less than 6gb or preferably 8gb.  Of course, that's nothing compared to my first computer -- the VIC-20 which would hold (if you had the cash for it, which I didn't) as much as a whopping 64KB! If I recall it shipped with 5KB or 10KB. Ooooh! :) "
That's a humongous overkill considering few, if not any, applications use up 32gbs of RAM. But if you're an computer/tech enthusiast then I'll leave the big boys' stuff to the big boys and play with my toy rigs. :)
#196 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@Branthog: I didn't see a graphics card mentioned in the video, can it play games? If it does what's the performance like? 
#197 Posted by Slippy (735 posts) -

Mobo:                Asus M4A78-AM
CPU:                 Phenom II X2 550 OC'd @ 3.48GHz
RAM:                 4GB Kingston DDR2 @ 1066MHz
HDD:                500GB Western Digital
GPU:                 XFX Radeon 4890 1GB OC'd (935 GPU, 1035 mem)
Monitor:            22.5" 1080p BenQ E2200HD
PSU:                 Corsair VX550
Case:               Generic but nice m-ATX case
OS:                    Windows 7 RC 64-bit
   

#198 Posted by mhkjtha (429 posts) -
@RsistncE said:
" @Shermanator said:
" i saw this rig on maximumpc.com and was wondering if you all thought it could run games like left 4 dead, fallout 3, and dawn of war II?
MotherboardMSI P43 Neo3-F LGA 775   Link
CPUIntel Pentium E5200   Link
VideocardPowercolor AX4870 512MB

 Link
RAMCrucial 2GB DDR2/800   Link
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS   Link
Optical DriveSamsung SH-S223F   Link
Case + Power SupplyRosewill TU-155 II 500 Black   Link
  
"
Yup, easily. That should be able to run every game out there right now, including Crysis, at high settings at a very decent framerate. "
ram might be sparse if youre running vista or win7 though. could be wrong.
#199 Posted by Branthog (5562 posts) -
@Kblt said:
" @Branthog said:
" @Kblt said:
8Gbs of DDR2? Woah, I've never put into any systems I've built more than 6GBs of RAM. "
RAM is so cheap these days, you almost can't afford the hassle of not having enough when it comes down to it. My T5140 has 32GB of RAM (it'll hold up to 128gb) and my mac pro has 16gb (it'll hold up to 32gb). If you were stuck using windows, I couldn't imagine running it (along with a full system of applications and games and everything else) on less than 6gb or preferably 8gb.  Of course, that's nothing compared to my first computer -- the VIC-20 which would hold (if you had the cash for it, which I didn't) as much as a whopping 64KB! If I recall it shipped with 5KB or 10KB. Ooooh! :) "
That's a humongous overkill considering few, if not any, applications use up 32gbs of RAM. But if you're an computer/tech enthusiast then I'll leave the big boys' stuff to the big boys and play with my toy rigs. :) "
If you're doing a lot of media editing, 16 or 32gb is definitely not too much and can all be beneficial. Or in my particular case, compiling very large code bases while using a central machine to run multiple linux and solaris guest OS environments for some very basic testing or running XEN environments on the solaris box to reproduce actual full customer deployment environments (entire LDAP deployments, Identity deployments, communications deployments, etc) for debugging without having to have multiple physical machines.
 
Even just running VMWare on a machine can eat up a ton of memory. Let's say you run a linux guest and maybe a windows guest. And lets say you allocate 2gb to each system. Well, there's 4gb right there. Plus whatever you allocate for the virtual video cards. And whatever your actual host OS requires. It can add up.

Still, for gaming and such... using Vista or Windows 7 . . . I can't imagine using anything less than say 6gb or 8gb. Considering how cheap RAM is and mobos hold a lot of ram these days, it truly is worth jamming them full of as much as you can (though 16gb is probably way overkill, granted...!).
 
Hell, I keep pushing for more RAM on my T5140 as when I'm dealing with large data sets (in the hundreds of gigabytes), 32gb is actually a hinderance and can involve a ton of paging. One of these days my expense request will go through (since we make the damn things, after all.... argh!).
#200 Posted by kagekage (704 posts) -

I am currently running a Dell Inspiron laptop! YA!
Those PC's that people use are just WAY to expensive for me to buy and constantly upgrade.
I am jealous of you all. :(