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Posted: 5/7/2003 5:03:15 PM EDT
I'll go first:

Gigabyte GA-7VAX1394
AMD XP2400+ (not overclocked)
1GB PC3200 DDR @ 400MHz
40GB Seagate
Leadtek AV180, nVidia MX440 w/64mB DDR
Antec case w/380 watt Antec "True Power" PSU
Assorted other do-dads...

I love building 'em myself.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:05:24 PM EDT
i'm running a bad assed supercharged mobile pentium III 500Mhz in a dell laptop, cooled with liquid nitrogen and overclocked to 5 bazillion gigahertz

it's hard to type on though because my fingers get cold pretty quick

Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:08:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:10:19 PM EDT
9 and one half inches of....wait a second!

2.2Ghz Dell laptop w/ 512 Meg RAM and 40Gig hard drive.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:13:07 PM EDT
1.4 AMD Tbird
ASUS A7V mobo
512 MB RAM
Radeon 32 MB DDR
Soundblaster Live (Gamer)
Lite-On 52x24x52 CDRW
a DVD Player
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:15:02 PM EDT
Intel celery 1.2
384mb ram
couple of hard drives
geforce4 ti4200
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:18:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:18:57 PM EDT
HA! You all ain't got NOTHIN' on me!
120mhz Pentium
5 Gig HD
And everything else so outdated I can't find the info for it!
Yeah! Put that in your Cheerios and eat it!
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:24:18 PM EDT
[wodderson]lemme tell ya what melbatose is packin...[/wooderson] :

Intel Celeron 1.4Ghz 512Mg ram, 80G and 20G HDs....blah blah blah....its the average joe shmoe "ford taurus" of the computer world.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:29:11 PM EDT
Ummm.  Ok.

PC 1:  PIII 1000, AsusMB, 512MB RAM, 1x36gb LVD 160 SCSI, 1x18.2 GB LVD 160 SCSI.  Nvidia graphics

PC 2:  Sun Ultra 5, 440Mhz, 2MB Cache, 512 RAM, 1x36gb IDE

Network:  Cisco UBr 924, 2x Cisco 2514s, Cisco Cat 2900 Switch. (all that for a cable modem)
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:29:46 PM EDT
While on the topic, any good suggestion for a new graphics card?  Looking for something runs games pretty good.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:31:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:38:03 PM EDT
1900+ (1.6ghz) Athlon
333mhz MSI (dont say it)
512mb DDR 2100
40gb Maxtor 7200rpm
GF4 ti4200 128mb
400watt Enermax PSU

And a sticker on the side that reads,
"Happiness is a Belt Fed Weapon"
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:38:06 PM EDT
Dell Professional Workstation 610

dual PIII Zeon 550mhz
1GB ram
96Mb intergraph graphics card AGP with PCI daughterboard
2x9.1gb LVD2 10k scsi drives
scsi CDR
onboard 10/100 ethernet

(I gave up on building them myself, this device only cost me $400)
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 5:48:29 PM EDT
the box said 'requires windows 98 or better', so I bought a Mac:

2 CPU @ 1 Ghz
1 Gb RAM, 80+120 Gb HDs
CD-DVD read-write combo drive.

22 inch flat panel display

(I treated myself to all this last year after 120 days on travel [and per-diem] for work)

And I just started using a 256 Mb solid state USB drive to transfer data to-from work
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 6:02:48 PM EDT
Just got my new toy two weeks ago:

Aopen 8xagp motherboard
P4 2.53 533fsb
1g DDR 400mhz ram
Raedon 9500 pro with 128mb 8xAGP
80g Maxtor 7200rpm ata133
on board 5.1 sound (had to keep it cheap and this is easy to upgrade)
Three fans
16x DVD and 52x CDRW
420 watt power supply
19" optiquest monitor

Love the thing.  Bought it from [url]www.ibuypower.com[/url] for cheaper than it would have cost me to put together myself if I totaled all the parts and shipping.  They aren't much for documentation but the thing runs awesome.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 6:06:55 PM EDT
Athlon XP 1800
512 MB DDR
64 MBDDR Gainward Pro/600
20 GB HD (getting a new one soon)
48x12x48x CDRW

My other computer is:
Mac 6116 Performa
60 Mhz processor (upgraded to 300Mhz with card)
64 MB of RAM
2 MB video

Makes a nice MSN client

My PC has two stickers on the side, a Metallica sticker and one that reads "The whole world is going to hell, and Im driving the bus"
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 6:10:20 PM EDT
While on the topic, any good suggestion for a new graphics card?  Looking for something runs games pretty good.
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A good value is the Raedon 9500 pro.  About a 150 bucks less than the 9700 but runs only moderately slower.  Get the 9700 if you can afford it though.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 6:22:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 6:22:52 PM EDT
2.2ghz P4
MSI 845e Max Motherboard
1GB of PC2100 ram
40GB Maxtor ATA 100
550watt Antec True Power PSU
Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
Old HP 9350i burner
19" Monitor Flat Screen not LCD
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 6:32:09 PM EDT
Homebuilt from junk.

Matsonic 6606 MoBo
AMD K6II 500
900 odd Mb RAM
Radeon 7000, 32Mb
100 odd gigs between two drives
Single DVD ROM drive
Old Packard Bell Monitor with attached speakers.
Sound Blaster card.

Nothing fancy, and it works most of the time.

Link Posted: 5/7/2003 8:45:34 PM EDT
900 mhz celeron
80 gig main drive
40 gig firewire external
256 meg pci 130 ram (need more)
ati raideon 8500 le 128 meg AGP vid card
16x dvd-rom
2x pioneer dvd-r
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 8:48:12 PM EDT
Cheap laptop I got during the Thanksgiving/Christmas sales

toshiba satelleite 1115-103

celery 1.5,
256 SDRAM,
20gig HD

Not the hottest but I can surf ARFCOM in econ class!

Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:07:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:21:48 PM EDT
LCD's are much easier on the eyes - there being no "refresh". The pixels stay on until you change them, unlike the sweeping beam that has to sweep fast enough to fool your eyes. That will tire them quick. My dad spends all day in front of a CRT (doing spreadsheets) and his eyes get tired real fast. He's moving to a 17''-18'' LCD as soon as he finds a good deal (cheap bastard - I'm offering to buy him one but he's waiting out the market. Don't have a credit card or I would have bought one outright.)

After using my laptop all day, my old crt looks fuzzy to me. Definitely a big improvement.

Now having that 21'' CRT is pretty nice too, and if it came off a workstation, it's probably a pretty decent one, too. If you can spare the ~$400 for an 18'' (find the right combination of coupons and get it through Dell Small Biz - watch techbargains.com for those deals), I'd say get one. You won't be dissappointed. Oh, and you'll save a hell lot of desk space over that 21'' CRT, too.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:22:09 PM EDT
the box said 'requires windows 98 or better', so I bought a Mac:

2 CPU @ 1 Ghz
1 Gb RAM, 80+120 Gb HDs
CD-DVD read-write combo drive.
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Nice. I was waiting to see if anybody else posted a Mac. Do you have the DDR version or the earlier SDR version? You running X?

I've got a Clamshell iBook with a 366 PowerPC 750 (aka G3) w/ 576MB RAM. I've upgraded the internal CDROM drive to a CDRW, and put a 40GB/5400RPM/16MB Cache in place of the 6GB that was in it.

I'm waiting for the PowerBooks to be upgraded, and then I'm going to get a 1GHz PBG4 when they go on fire sale.

Edit: Forgot to say I'm running 10.2.5. God, I love X.

And for LCD's, they aren't good for color work, at least not yet, but other than that they rock. Also remember that a 19" LCD has the same viewable as a 21" CRT. Its how they measure the size or something. But I love LCD's they take up no space, and are much clearer.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:26:46 PM EDT
I have noticed many people have went with the LCD monitors, I probably would have at Christmas but I got laid off instead. I was wondering if everybody is happy with thier LCDs? I realize that I would be giving up image quality  and screen size by going to a LCD (I am using a 21" HP that came from a scientific worksataion that I was tasked to throw away after the first batch of layoffs). So are the LCDs worth the money?
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When I got the new computer I moved my old one to the office and bought a 17" Sony LCD off Overstock.com for $350.  It is nice, but for gaming it is a bit slow, at least when not using the dvi interface, and blurs a bit in fast action.  That's why I kept my old monitor for my new computer.  But the space savings is awesome, which is why we got one for something that will mainly be used for word processing, internet, and photos.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:27:14 PM EDT

Athlong XP 1600+
512mb DDR RAM
64mb GeForce3
80gb WD 7200rpm
miscellaneous other do-dads (DVD-drive, CD-R/W, 10/100 NIC, 56k modem)
all wrapped up in a CoolerMaster ATC200 case with an Antec 400W power supply.
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