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Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs] -Updated-

Silver R. Wolfe

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RE:   Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

xsv said:
Marthaen said:
Main Box:
2x Intel Xeon(Prestonia) 1.6Ghz LV running at 3.2Ghz
Corsair XMS 2GB DDR3200
GeForce 6800 256MB
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
80GB System Drive
2x 160GB RAID 1 Array

I'm glad to see someone else still uses this awesome card. :)

It is an awesome card. I had it in an older rig I built. :D


RE:   Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

xsv said:
Marthaen said:
Main Box:
2x Intel Xeon(Prestonia) 1.6Ghz LV running at 3.2Ghz
Corsair XMS 2GB DDR3200
GeForce 6800 256MB
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
80GB System Drive
2x 160GB RAID 1 Array

I'm glad to see someone else still uses this awesome card. :)

Only because SoundBlasters are notoriously bad in SMP systems.


RE: Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

Marthaen said:
xsv said:
Marthaen said:
Main Box:
2x Intel Xeon(Prestonia) 1.6Ghz LV running at 3.2Ghz
Corsair XMS 2GB DDR3200
GeForce 6800 256MB
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
80GB System Drive
2x 160GB RAID 1 Array

I'm glad to see someone else still uses this awesome card. :)

Only because SoundBlasters are notoriously bad in SMP systems.

I use it because of it's excellent SNR and Harmonics


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RE: Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

Well then...after seeing some of the other rigs I feel kind of dumb, but hey, for conversations sake:

AMD Athlon X2 4200+ @ 2.2Ghz
BFG 7600GT 256bit
2GB Corsair XMS
ASUS A8N SLi Premium mobo
Seagate Barracuda 300GB HD
Saitek Eclipse keyboard (as if that matters)
Wacom Intous3 9x12
Modded Antec Sonata II case (awesome case by the way!)

This rig was a breath of fresh air after the 4 year old family Dell (Pentium 3, 256 MB RAM...blah.) Plus I don't have to share anymore! Muahahahaha!


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RE: Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

I built my current computer last fall. It wasn't anywhere near top-of-the-line when I built it, but it still wasn't a skimpy budget system either (The CPU alone cost over 2/3 of what was spent to build my entire last computer). Currently I don't play very many games (And the ones I do play are simply console emulators), but I believe my computer could play some of the current games if I ever decided to try, although it might be pushing it when it comes to any games released after about now:

-Generic Beige & Gray Full-Tower Case (I prefer functionality over form)
-Thermaltake 420W PSU
-MSI K8N Neo4-F Motherboard
-AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Skt939 Venice Core
-1GB (4x256MB) Crucial Ballistix DDR PC3200 RAM in Dual-Channel configuration
-120GB Primary (Windows) IDE Harddrive (Transferred from my old computer, the next drive I get will be SATA)
-20GB Secondary (Linux) IDE Harddrive
-Dual-Layer 16x DVD+/-RW Drive
-16x DVD-ROM/48x CD-ROM Drive
-Sapphire Radeon X700 128MB PCI-Express Graphics
-Onboard 7.1 Surround Sound (Don't recall the brand/model right now. I'm half-deaf, so audio quality isn't all that important to me)
-Onboard Gigabit Ethernet
-Dual-Boot: Windows XP Professional & SUSE Linux 9.1
-15" HP CRT Monitor (Cannot afford an LCD, and a larger CRT won't fit in my desk)
-Logitech Wireless Mouse & Keyboard

Considering I currently don't play games, this system might seem like overkill for me. Well, I don't see it as overkill, I see it as planning for a computing future in which I might need the power. Just because I don't play games now, it doesn't mean I never will. Besides, some of the things I DO currently use this system for requires the increased horsepower over my last system (Such as running five virtual machines simultaneously in VMware, or rendering large complex files in Bryce 3D).
RE: Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

Okay, since I missed this thread and erroneously made one in the Tech forum, I'll just repost here what I posted there. It's a PowerSpec 9130 with the following features:

Intel D 830 processor at 3.00GHz
Biostar i945G-M7 motherboard
2GB RAM (4x512MB of DDR2/533 DIMMS)
2 seperate 200GB SATA 7200 RPM hard drives
16x DVD-ROM drive
16x Dual Layer DVD±R/±RW Drive
nVidia GeForce 6600 PCIe 256MB video card
M-Audio Audiophile 2496 sound card
7-in-1 media card reader
Windows XP Professional w/SP2
ViewSonic 2012wb 20" widescreen LCD monitor
Logitech X-530 5.1 surround sound speakers
Logitech wireless keyboard and optical mouse set
Epson Stylus C-60 printer (okay, not that good, I admit, but for less than $60 it gets the job done!)

Also, connected (through MIDI, USB, and analog audio line-ins) to my computer is my Korg Triton Extreme (88-key), which does practically everything except massage your feet. And I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 212Pro headphones, which I mostly use when at LAN parties.

Games I have installed include: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Black & White 2, GTA San Andreas, FEAR, StarCraft, Half-Life, Half-Life 2, and CounterStrike.

Oh, and I decided to take some pics, in case anyone's interested.


RE: Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

If I had the money and the time (money mostly ;) I'd build a lot more, but unfortunately all I have is one computer since I sold that damned Mac Mini I bought.

Windows XP
P4 3GHz Northwood
Gigabyte GA-8IK1100
1 GB Corsair XMS3200 RAM
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 + 160 GB
Maxtor ???? 10 GB (scratch disk for Photoshop)
32 MB Matrox Millenium G450
Integrated sound
Osprey 210 Capture Card
NZXT Trinity Case (sexy!)
Samsung 910T 19" LCD Display

I've had quite few components fail: two HDD's, an expensive ass graphics card ($400+) that lasted literally one year and one week and was out of warrenty, now my capture card is acting funny, not to mention my Seagate drive giving weird blips. I'm updating this bitch with one of those Core2 Duo's, and this time I'm splurging on hard drive space and ram and less on the graphics card as I've had nothing but problems with those.... except my G450, it's been purring ever since I got it over eight years ago. I'll keep her around as a back-up, though I dunno once I get Vista if it'll work even if it has the classic mode? We'll see.

BTW I don't game on the PC this is my only PC. It's kinda suited for all-round tasks, though when I had the faster graphics card and faster scratch disk it ripped through anything I fed Photoshop, even with CS2 and high resolution drawings. This setup suited my needs perfectly well for the price I paid for the components (except that !@#$ing graphics card). Time to move on though.


Wait, what?
RE: Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

Hmm, comp stats eh? Well, here's mine:

Motherboard: MSI PM8M3-V Motherboard (Updated June 3rd)
CPU: Intel Celeron D 360 3.46Ghz (64-bit, W00t!) (Updated June 3rd)
Videocard: MSI GeForce NX6200AX 128MB
Soundcard: Creative Sound Blaster Live! OEM (5.1 Surround Sound)
RAM: Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR (Sure, it's not Kingston, but eh, came with the board and CPU)
OS: Gentoo Linux with custom 2.6.20-gentoo-r6 Kernel
hda: Maxtor 6L040J2 (40GB) (Boot, Swap and / partitions)
hdc: LG GSA-4165B Super-Multi DVD Drive (Supports too many formats and speeds to list. Region-free hacked too. ^_^)
Mouse/Keyboard: Logitech Cordless Comfort Duo
Gamepad: Logitech Wingman Cordless Rumblepad (Updated June 3rd)
Monitor: NEC MultiSync FE700 17″
Monitor: NEC MultiSync FP955 20" (Updated June 3rd)
TV-card: Avermedia AVerTV GO 007 FM
Case: Ultra Wizard Mid-Tower ATX Case
PSU: Powmax 6100C 300-watt
Speakers: Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround Sound

I think that's it...

Yes, I use Linux, and yes, this is a gaming comp. Wine and Cedega work quite well thank you very much. Also, being able to play WarCraft II and StarCraft in a window is alot better than fullscreen. Plus, alot of the PC games I do play are old-school anyway. Also, I'm not running this sucker in 64-bit mode right now. Gonna wait till I can get another 512MB DIMM, or a 1GB DIMM, depends on the prices when I finally get the money.


RE: Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

AMD Sempron 3200+
2gigs RAM
120gig HDD
NVIDA GeForce 6150 LE

And this nice little sticker on the side says its protected from viruses.

Its a stock Compaq Presario that I got for 300 bucks, but I dumped some RAM in there. 512mb's -> 2gb's.


RE: Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

Well well, lets see how I can do here. ;)

XP Pro SP2
Pentium 4 3.06 ghz (533 mhz bus) Processor
Asus P4G8x Motherboard
Audigy 2 Soundcard
ATI Radeon X700 Pro AGP Video Card
2048 mb (4 x 512 mb) PC2100 DDR Ram in Dual Channel mode (Benchmarks at PC 4200 speeds.)
Seagate 160 gig Primary Hard drive (25 gig Windows partition (ntfs), 17 gig OSX86 System Partition, 12 gig OSX Data Partition (fat32), 95 gig Windows Data Partition (ntfs))
Seagate 200 gig Secondary Drive (ntfs)
Seagate 300 gig Backup drive (in external Firewire/USB Enclosure) (ntfs)
Black Pioneer DVR-111D Dual-Layer 16X +/- Drive flashed to Pioneer DVR-111 (Enabled DVD-RAM Writability)
Antec P180 Case

Extra stuff:
Logitech MX518 Mouse
Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard (whatever its called)
NEC MultiSync LCD 1760NX Black monitor.
Wacom Intuos3 6x8" Tablet
Hauppage Internal Capture Card.

I don't think I'm forgetting anything. :)

( And yes, I'm dual booting Windows and OSX 10.4.4 :D )
RE: Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

Motherboard: ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
CPU: AMD 64 X2 4800+
Videocard: Club3D ATI Radeon 1900XT 512MB
Soundcard: Creative Audigy 2 ZS
RAM: 2X OCZ Platinum PC3200 1024MB
OS: Windows XP Pro. SP2
HD's: C: 250GB D: 30GB E: 300GB H: 200GB (non are partitions. Last HD is an external one)
Keyboard: Logitech UltraX Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech MX laser Mouse Wireless
Gamepad: Xbox360 gamepad (The USB one)
Monitor: BenQ FP91G-X 19"
Case: Antec Performance One P180 Miditower (Silver)
PSU: Tangan 2force 480W
Speakers: Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround Sound

Wacom Graphire 2 Classic tablet
Logitech QuickCam Zoom
HP Scanjet 3770
And the above mentioned 200GB external HD
RE: Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

I'm still n00b when it comes to stuff, but all I know that I have:

766MB RAM (512+256)
3.2GHz Processor Speed
128MB Graphics Card with T&L Support (GeForce FX 5200)
1280*1204 Resolution (It's kind of flat-screen monitor)
Windows XP Home Edition(I think)

I got the PC for free, by the way. :p Being Deaf and in HNC course last year FTW. ;-)


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RE: Gaming Machine [Your PC Specs]

my computers specs are
p4 3.0ghz
1 gb ddr sdram 400mhz
250 gb hard drive
256mb geforce 6800 gto
24 bit sound card
17 inch dell monitor
o my computer is a dell, which ive bought almost two years ago from now.

my next computer will be from www.cyberpowerpc.com or www.ibuypower.com. both these companies sell really good computers for very low prices.

i am a hardcore gamer, love playing games on my pc so i need lots of horsepower to be able to run them quickly. ive played both oblivion and titan quest at maximum settings and my computer still could them smoothly. FEAR is the only game yet I couldnt run at maximum settings, it would lag extremely bad.

next year ill get my new computer. for right now im waiting for vista and directx10 video cards. so anyone thinking about getting a pc to play games. dont yet, wait for another six months.


I have since upgraded my machine, im quite happy with it, check it out!




In the case:
MSI motherboard (from before PCI-E) with nVidia nForce chipset
AMD Athlon XP CPU running at 2.1GHz
60GB HDD (nearly full)
nVidia GeForce FX 5200 (128MB)
SoundBlaster Audigy Gamer sound card with Live!Drive front-panel audio...thingy (RCA input, Optical in/out, 1/4" headphone & mic jacks, SPDIF in/out, MIDI in/out)
CD-RW drive
DVD-ROM drive

Peripherals, etc.:
17" CRT monitor
Altec-Lansing 5.1 surround speakers (running in 2.1 mode)
7-port USB hub (since I have no front-panel USB ports)
1GB USB flash drive
Microsoft Sidewinder ForceFeedback 2 joystick

And, oh yeah, I'm still on dial-up internet service...and to top it off, my 56k modem has been refusing to connect at anything better than like 24k for the last two days...
You're all so lucky to have machines like these.
What I use now:

Snow iMac
600MHz PowerPC G3 Processor
256k lvl 2 cache @ 600MHz
640mb RAM
40GB ATA Drive
24x CD ROM
8.3 x 11.1" Built in Monitor
ATI RAGE 128 Ultra 2D/3D AGP graphics card running at 16MB (ewwwww)
plus my Apple keyboard, Logitech 8 button gamer's mouse, and Nostromo Pad

So I barely can run Warcraft 3, Elite Force 2, Black and White.
But, what I plan to buy relatively soon:

Two 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
8GB (4 x 2GB)
500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (2 x dual-link DVI)
One 16x SuperDrive
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR module
Wireless Apple Keyboard and mouse

And some third party monitor

Im planning to get this by December, but till I can save up another $900 i have to use my "Whitey". Ewwww...


Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Video card: ATI Radeon 9600XT
Sound card: Soundblaster Live! (forgot the exact model)
RAM: 512 MB
DVD-ROM (forgot the speed/model)
CD-RW (forgot the speed/model)
3.5" floppy drive
80 GB hard drive (don't know the maker/model)

KDS USA 17" flat screen CRT (XF-7b)
Logitech optical mouse
Crappy old HP multimedia keyboard (considering replacing with a zboard sometime in the near future)
Altec Lansing series100 stereo speakers

I also have an Aiptek Hyperpen tablet which I plan to use to learn to draw eventually... maybe.

Not very good hardware by today's standards but it has played everything I throw at it so far, including World of Warcraft with a couple dozen mods loaded.

Cara Black

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well, i am a pc person, but lol i'm not sorta the type that cna say everything, basicly it's a monster XD *thank hell for wholesale prices*

I have the lasted p4 duel core 3.8 GHZ processor, uhm some really good motherboard XD, i have two GeForce 7950 GX2's (one i got for free :p) i have 4 gig's of >.> uhm XD the latest ram, basicly, i have the latst of every, agaist my mom's wil lcause she said i bought a lemon :p but i got 3 years worrenty XD but i am a trade's person too so i can afford it, but yes this is my new pc, i don't -have- it as it's home here but i'm not allowed to use it as i have to pay it off, but the pc i use is so shit it's not funny XD
'S not really a gaming rig, but it runs most games at high quality at a solid 30fps. It's a laptop, actually:

MacBook Pro, 15.4" 16:10
2.14 or so GHz Intel Core Duo
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600.
100GB HD
8x (I believe) Superdrive

I'm not getting a workstation until after college. This put a big enough dent in my account.

/Worked my ass off to get this baby
//Still wants a tablet


That bitch
Current Laptop... (On loan from mom after my Acer died)
Compaq V3000Z
CPU: Turion X52 (1.60Ghz)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 (256mb)
HDD: 80GB 7200rpm
OD:LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+/-RW w/Double Layer

Other random crap:
WD 250GB 7200rpm external drive
Canon PIXMA 500
Canon 30D
Canon 1D
Speedlight 580 EX
Assorted EF lenses
10GB worth of CF cards

It runs Oblivion alright but more importantly handles DPP, Photoshop CS2, and Adobe RAW very well.

If I wasn't for photography I'd build a nasty new desktop..


snipit frm the bits and bites computer thread.

custom built:

intel core 2 duo processor

xfx geforce 7600 gt 256mb video card

seagate barracuda 250gig 7200 rpm hd

ocz gold 2x 1 gig sdram ddr2 800 duel channel ram

abit aw9d-max intel 975x atx mother board

coolmaster centurion case

thermaltake 500w power supply

sony 16x dvd drive

microsoft windows xp professional x64 bit

and a 22 inch ntsc flatscreen


Ill leave it to the important stats:
Prebuilt Visionman PC
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83Ghz Processor (plan to max out)
2GB 667mhz DDR2 Ram (planning to upgrade to 4GB or OCZ 2GB Titanium 1120mhz ram)
Nvidea Geforce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 Video Card
Western Digital 74GB 10,000RPM Raptor Hard Drive
Western Digital 250GB 7,200RPM Hard Drive
Visionman Gladiator Case
Samsung 16x DVD Drive
19inc I-Inc Flatscreen Monitor
9-in-1 Media Card Reader
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 bit
Computer Age: New (1 month old)
Aside from the above poster, i think my new baby kicks most of yours.

Currently playing: Myst 4: Revelation


Floppy Disks!
mine sucks.. and won't play most modern games.. :LOL: but I still love it.. it gets me online haha and so yeah.. mine is prolly the worst one here >D.. I really just use it for internet and playing like sports car gt, the sims, civ 3, etc. My real *gaming* machine is that lil black box over there on the VCR *points at PS2*

Processor: Intel(R) Celeron-S CPU 1300MHz
Memory: 384MB SDRAM
Main Hard Drive: Maxtor 40 GB
Secondary Hard Drive: WDC 40 GB
Main Disk Drive: Pioneer DVD-RW
Secondary Disk Drive: Toshiba DVD/CD-RW Combo
Video Card: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro
Sound Card: Xtreme Sound PCI Audio Device

Monitor: COMPAQ FS740 Color Monitor
Keyboard: Rosewill USB Multimedia
Mouse: Logitech USB Laser Scrol
Speakers: Logitech 5.1 Surround

I have a controller somewhere too.. but I dunno where it is ATM haha. It's just a cheap one I grabbed at walmart though.

I wanna build one, I know how and the few bits I dunno (about like choosing a good mobo to go with a processor) I have a friend to help me.

I just don't have the $$$ to build one right now so I survive on this one.. that runs better than it should ^^


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Nothing fancy, built it myself, bought every component on NewEgg.

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
1GB GeIL PC3200
ABIT KN8 nForce 4 Ultra
Cooler Master Real Power Blah Blah Blah 450W with Active PFC
Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2
Samsung Floppy
WD Caviar 250GB etc etc.
NEC ND-3550A

And a crappy old CRT, plus stuff from the old PC -

Logitech MX1000
Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 Keyboard
Turtle Beach Montego DDL 7.1
Logitech X-530 5.1 speakers

Like I said, nothin' fancy.