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#41
Nah, the PSU on mine glows blue, although you can't see it here because there's a 36 centimetre fan with obnoxious blue LEDs in here that whirs like a mofo and also glows blue. At least I can turn that off though, which is useful when I'm recording. I wish the case was less...boy racer-ish, but it was the cheapest I could find without an inbuilt PSU.

Last edited by LordBishek at Aug 10, 2009,
#42
^LEDs FTW.

How bright are your LEDs?
Sunn O))):
Quote by Doppelgänger
You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#44
Quote by 666_Pounder
I had a crappy case until recently, CM690 FTW!

I'd be interested to see some specs from people as well.


Computer Specs?

Here's my Desktop [My MAIN computer, in my room]:
Windows XP
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 1.91Ghz
1.5GB RAM
80GB Hard Drive [with practically no free space, 1GB free ATM]
GFX: Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 [outdated, I know]

^Used to be much worse, but I upgraded RAM and GFX a few years ago.
But now I need to upgrade GFX [again] and HD. Maybe CPU too.
I would buy a new one but I don't want Vista on my gaming computer.

Laptop:
Windows Vista
"17" WXGA+ High Definition BrightView Widescreen (1440 x 900)"
2 GHz Intel Pentium dual core processor T3200
3GB RAM
160GB Hard Drive
Lightscribe Super Multi DVD Writer - I am yet to use this
And built-in wireless.

I think the other desktop computer downstairs is the same as the laptop, but I don't use that one.

Considering that around 5/6 years ago, my OLD computer had a 2GB hard drive and 90Mhz CPU, my main computer is still a powerhouse to me.
Sunn O))):
Quote by Doppelgänger
You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
Last edited by Simsimius at Aug 10, 2009,
#45
Here's mine:

Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" 64bit
I run Windows XP in a virtual machine at all times
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
6 GB RAM
ASUS Striker Extreme mobo
Intel C2D "Extreme" (2x2.9GHz)
Can't remember what the PSU is, though I know it's modular and displays wattage on an LCD screen (it's at 146 at the moment)
I've replaced the CPU fan too, but can't for the life of me remember what it was.
#46
Quote by Simsimius
^LEDs FTW.

How bright are your LEDs?


I dunno man, but unless they're dazzlingly distracting, I couldn't care less.

Computer specs:
  • Asus motherboard P5N-D nForce 750i SLI LGA775 2 x PCIe x16 DDR2 ATX
  • Intel CPU Core 2 Quad Q9400 Quad Core 2.66GHz 1333FSB LGA7756MB cache
  • 2 x Crucial 4GB Kit (2x2048MB) DDR2 PC2 6400 Memory Module (8 GB total)
  • Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 300 7200rpm 32MB cache Hard Drive oem (Manufacturer's 5yr Warranty) - This is broken at the moment, I need to get it replaced but I bought a toshiba terabyte HDD with roughly the same specs)
  • Gigabyte 9800 GT OC 1GB DDR3 PCI-E DVI HDTV Out Retail
  • Xclio case 3060 Plus midi black 36cm side fans NO PSU
  • Samsung DVD RW SH-S223F/BEBE Speed Plus black 22x SATA oem (no software)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit OEM
  • OCZ PSU 700GXS Sli -UK nVidia Sli Ready 700W Power Whisper Technology Active PFC (3 year Direct Manufacturer's PowerSwap warranty)
  • Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Keyboard
  • Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse
  • Logitech X-230 Speakers 2.1
  • Iiyama 22" E2208HDS-1 Monitor ProLite Wide 5ms 1000 : 1 1920 x 1080
#47
Not bad stuff there.

Mine at the moment -

HD4870 1GB w/Asaka GPU Cooler
Asus P5Q-E
Q6600 @ 3.0Ghz w/Prolimatech Megahalams cooler
4GB Kingston DDR2 1066Mhz @ 800Mhz
2x WD 250GB 7200rpm HDDs
1x Seagate 7200rpm HDD
OCZ StealthXStream 600w
Coolermaster CM690
Dell 24" Monitor @ 1900x1080 + Samsung SM2443BW @ 1900x1200

It WILL be (hopefully by next week) -

HD4870x2 or GTX 295
Asus P5Q-E
Q9550 @ 3.4Ghz w/Prolimatech Megahalams cooler
4GB Kingston DDR2 1066Mhz @ 800Mhz
2x WD 250GB 7200rpm HDDs
1x Seagate 7200rpm HDD
1x Seagate Baracudda 500GB
OCZ ModXStream 780w Modular
Coolermaster CM690
Dell 24" Monitor @ 1900x1080

Mainly because I think my CPU is borked at the moment so it needs to be replaced.
#48
Intel Dual Core 2.66GHz
4Gb DDR2-667 RAM
80Gb + 200Gb HDDs
ATI 3870HD 512Mb Graphics Card
Windows XP
650W PSU - can't remember make
Chimei 20" Widescreen Monitor @ 1440*900
Unbranded DVD-RAM drive
Sony DVD-RW drive

I bought this computer new 3 years ago. The only things of that are the same are the case and unbranded DVD drive. Everything else I've had to change. I got ripped off. =/
#53
hey guys im getting a new computer soon, but i was wondering where i should buy one. i want a gaming pc, but i cant build a new desktop. i was wondering if this was a good site to buy one considering that it's VERY cheap compared to buying from bestbuy or dell

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/
#54
Computer Thread 10.6 eh?

Someone is anxious for Snow Leopard

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#56
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hey guys im getting a new computer soon, but i was wondering where i should buy one. i want a gaming pc, but i cant build a new desktop. i was wondering if this was a good site to buy one considering that it's VERY cheap compared to buying from bestbuy or dell

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

That site is terrible. The part selections are crap and overpriced.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#60
Hmmm. Tigerdirect is it? I hear good things about that. But I'm in the UK, so most companies I know are over here, sorry.
#61
Tigerdirect doesn't have PCs that are good for gaming =\. i think that site is more for parts than desktops.
#62
Quote by zombies
Tigerdirect doesn't have PCs that are good for gaming =\. i think that site is more for parts than desktops.


Ohhhh, sorry, I thought parts were what you were after. D'oh.

Sorry bro, can't help you, I guess. Why not ask some of the d00dz in the gaming thread where they got their PCs? Although most gamers I know tend to homebuild, it's relatively inexpensive nowadays.
#63
Quote by sadistic_monkey
Hey. I got a macbook the other day, everything's running fine but I can't get any IM program to work. MSN just said I wasn't connected to the internet, when obviously I am and I can't get any of the others to connect

What am I missing?

did you try ichat?

i use adium, which serves as one client for different IM services, such as AIM, MSN, facebook chat, and others. the only thing i wish it had was IRC.
Quote by LordBishek
I'm using a 700W PSU in my desktop machine - when I turn the computer off, should I turn the PSU off to reduce fatigue, or does it not make a massive amount of difference?

not really. actually when your computer is running, it's not even using 700W. 700W is just the maximum power it can use. your computer is actually running around 60-100W. the same thing goes for laptops, except they don't require as much power due to the low power consuming parts.
Quote by kurt/armstrong
Whenever I try to go somewhere in firefox, I keep getting this error.

http://i29.tinypic.com/zhcj.jpg

It only started happening after I fixed this "fast browser search" malware that my sister got off of facebook.
I had to edit the about:config stuff...
Im not sure what happened, though.

I would appreciate any form of help

if you got malware, there's a good chance firefox took a permanent **** even if you already removed the malware. also, did you edit anything else in "about:config"?
Quote by ChucklesMginty
My Dell Inspiron broke.. It was under warranty but getting a refund has been taking a long time. Luckily it was paid for by credit card so they should hopefully be dealing with it.

Has anyone here ever managed to get a penny back off Dell? I'm so angry that a company as big as Dell can't provide a refund on a faulty product.

you'll never get a refund for a laptop even if it's under warranty unless your laptop was bought within the past 30 days. if anything, they'll consistently service your laptop while it is under warranty.
Quote by zombies
hey guys im getting a new computer soon, but i was wondering where i should buy one. i want a gaming pc, but i cant build a new desktop. i was wondering if this was a good site to buy one considering that it's VERY cheap compared to buying from bestbuy or dell

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

it depends on what your budget is. cyber power is good, but you'll experience customer service and build quality issues. or at least that's what i've heard from many reviews.
Quote by Xiaoxi
Computer Thread 10.6 eh?

Someone is anxious for Snow Leopard

i'm glad someone got it .
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#64
Quote by LordBishek
Ohhhh, sorry, I thought parts were what you were after. D'oh.

Sorry bro, can't help you, I guess. Why not ask some of the d00dz in the gaming thread where they got their PCs? Although most gamers I know tend to homebuild, it's relatively inexpensive nowadays.

I built mines. Got all my parts from Newegg.com
#66
Quote by metaldud536
I built mines. Got all my parts from Newegg.com


Yeah, I hear good things about them too.
Quote by zombies
i wish i knew how to build a pc =\ and it's also very time consuming i heard


Not at all mate. If you can do Meccano, you can build a PC in a few hours. Helps if you have someone who's done it before to just give you a helping hand though. You know anyone that homebuilds?

I should point out that my PC is the first one i've built and apart from a HDD failure (which wasn't my fault) it's worked beautifully.
#67
Quote by zombies
i wish i knew how to build a pc =\ and it's also very time consuming i heard

it's not really time consuming. it take about a couple hours to put together a PC.
if you're looking for parts, check out some ebay products, as well. every 6 months or so, intel has retail employees from a variety of different stores participate in their purchase program where they get a processor, motherboard, and operating system for under $300. right now they're doing an intel core i7, a compatible motherboard, and vista ultimate (with a free voucher to windows 7) for under $300. granted, you'll pay a little bit more when you actually search ebay, but you still may end up saving money.

and newegg is better for parts than tigerdirect. but it doesn't hurt to check both.
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#69
this might seem like a noob question, but can i install my windows home on my new computer? or can it only run with one computer.
#70
Quote by zombies
hey guys im getting a new computer soon, but i was wondering where i should buy one. i want a gaming pc, but i cant build a new desktop. i was wondering if this was a good site to buy one considering that it's VERY cheap compared to buying from bestbuy or dell

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/


What's your budget?

I just built a good gaming rig for about $1700.
I play guitar like a pirate with two hooks....so...uh...just call me Meathook! Yar!
#71
Quote by zombies
this might seem like a noob question, but can i install my windows home on my new computer? or can it only run with one computer.


I think you will need to buy a new copy of windows, especially if you bought an OEM edition or you got a disc with your old machine.
#72
Anyone here have home servers? I have an HP Media Smart with Windows Home Server.

WHS has to be one of the easiest servers I've ever used/configured.
I play guitar like a pirate with two hooks....so...uh...just call me Meathook! Yar!
#73
Quote by cokronk
What's your budget?

I just built a good gaming rig for about $1700.

im looking to spend about 600-800 dollars on computer thats most preferred for gaming
#74
Quote by zombies
im looking to spend about 600-800 dollars on computer thats most preferred for gaming


if you dont mind a laptop, this one's pretty good.
ive had it for about 3 weeks now and i have no problems.
the hard drive's not as big as i'd like, but it can play pretty much any game out there.
i havent tried crysis yet but im sure it would run fine.

EDIT: and u get a free upgrade to windows 7 when it comes out
Last edited by tsk84eva at Aug 10, 2009,
#75
Quote by zombies
im looking to spend about 600-800 dollars on computer thats most preferred for gaming


There's not a huge difference in gaming speeds with an i7 vs. a c2d.

Biggest thing would be a graphics card. Something like a 275 GTX would work nicely for most things at regular resolutions.
I play guitar like a pirate with two hooks....so...uh...just call me Meathook! Yar!
#76
Quote by Simsimius

I would buy a new one but I don't want Vista on my gaming computer.

Why not?

Anyways, my specs :

Desktop :
Vista Home 32-bit
AMD Phenom X4 Quad-core (2.2Ghz I think..)
4GB RAM
512MB GeForce 8600GS
I think a 250GB HDD
22" Widescreen LCD
This is basically the family computer that we got after our old one's PSU died, which I've since fixed.

OLD Desktop :
XP home 32-bit
AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (~1.7Ghz)
512MB RAM
256MB ATI Radeon 9200
Some ****ty 13" CRT I jacked from my school's old **** equipment (teacher said I could) after the 17" CRT died.
Old as sin.. got it in 2001 and hte only upgrade ever done was doubling the RAM to where it is now, and getting a new mobo off my uncle so that we could have AGP8x to use the Radeon 9200 This bitch can run UT2004 maxed out!

Laptop :
Vista home premium 64-bit
AMD TurionX2 64 2Ghz
3GB RAM
512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650
320GB HDD
15.4" Screen (up to 1280x800 resolution)
This is my baby, runs UT3, Gears 1, really any unreal engine 3 based game at max settings (for my resolution anyways..) and runs any other recent stuff at least at medium. Tough little ****er this one.
#77
Quote by paintITblack39
did you try ichat?

i use adium, which serves as one client for different IM services, such as AIM, MSN, facebook chat, and others. the only thing i wish it had was IRC.

I love Adium, does everything I'd need.

I'll ask you guys this while it's on my mind.

A few months ago (I've been too busy/lazy to get it figured) I put a new wireless card into my desktop (a 4- or 5-year old HP running XP and Ubuntu). Just some regular old Linksys job, I think. When I plugged it back in, the power button's backlight was flashing irregularly, and the button itself didn't do anything. So did I fux0r my power supply, or is this something a bit more dire?

[IN PHIL WE TRUST]


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#78
My new laptop

June 2009 edition Macbook Pro 15inch (led backlit screen)
Intel Core2Duo 2.53 ghz with a 1066mhz frontside bus
4gb ddr3 RAM @ 1066mhz
Nvidia GeForce 9600m. GPU
250gb 5400rpm HDD


Meh i think its a decent setup
#79
Quote by Steeze
My new laptop

June 2009 edition Macbook Pro 15inch (led backlit screen)
Intel Core2Duo 2.53 ghz with a 1066mhz frontside bus
4gb ddr3 RAM @ 1066mhz
Nvidia GeForce 9600m. GPU
250gb 5400rpm HDD


Meh i think its a decent setup


I just hate how they support daul link DVI out and will run a 30" monitor, but due to a likely crappy job of thermal paste being applied at the factory, it nearly over heats just sitting there and not running apps.

Mine runs at about 145F at idle and about 160F +/- at minimal load. I get around 155-157 when photoshooping. I'll get around to cracking it open and reapplying thermal paste once the warranty is closer to up.

If it wasn't for liking the Adobe interface on OS X better than windows, I'd be editing photos on the game machine. A quad core processor with 6 GB of ram is infinitely better than a laptop any day of the week for what I'm doing. Not to mention, iirc CS4 is optimized for Vista 64.
I play guitar like a pirate with two hooks....so...uh...just call me Meathook! Yar!