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dreddnott
August 20th, 2006, 08:42 PM
Here's a few pictures of the computers I get by with to go along with my antique computer collection post in the collections forum.

http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g54/dreddnott/modern/

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g54/dreddnott/modern/dualmonitor1.jpg
This system is an Athlon 64 3400+ (2.4GHz) w/2GB DDR400 SDRAM, a Radeon X800GTO 256MB AGP video card, 160GB, 40GB, and 120GB internal and 160GB external HDDs, DVDRW DL drive, 5.25" and 3.5" floppy drives, front bay memory card reader, PCI Firewire/USB expansion card, Logitech G5 laser mouse, and a Motorola external serial 56k modem. It also has a Creative SB Audigy plugged into an Onkyo surround-sound amplifier. The monitors are an NEC MultiSync FP1370 22" CRT and a Dell 1702FP LCD.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g54/dreddnott/modern/dualmonitor2.jpg
This system is an Athlon XP 2500+ (1.83GHz) w/1.5GB DDR333 SDRAM, a Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB AGP video card, 120GB, 60GB, 120GB, and 40GB internal HDDs, CDRW and DVDRW drives, miro DC30+ Pinnacle PCI video capture card, Promise Ultra/66 IDE PCI card, onboard sound plugged into the Onkyo surround-sound amplifier via optical cable and an old 8-track recorder stereo amplifier for private listening. The monitors are a Nokia 21" CRT and a Wacom Cintiq 15X LCD.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g54/dreddnott/modern/armour.jpg
My Thermaltake Armor case cuts an imposing figure, and looks rather charming with the antique floppy drive.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g54/dreddnott/modern/cintiq.jpg
This is a wonderful little toy I picked up for a song. Pressure-sensitive stylus with an eraser, functions as a secondary monitor, makes a great combo with Artrage 2.

I have a third system out in the workshop, a P4 2.8GHz with 1GB RAM, a 128MB GeForce4 MX440, and about 1TB of HDD space, but it's not booting right now and needs a monitor, wireless card, and lots of TLC and time that I don't have.

Mad-Mike
August 20th, 2006, 10:55 PM
My Modern Computers look just like my old ones............

The GEM - Main Workstation (since 2001, 386 DX originally)
1986 Taiwanese Compaq Deskpro Clone Chassis, heavily modified
Gateway Essential 550C Power Supply in an AT Power Supply casing
Positive Action Power BUTTON
Custom Diskette Label Lighting, Rear Port Lighting/Blue Case Fan
Socket 370 PIII Coppermine 1GHz, antec copper core cooler
512MB PC-133 SDRAM
Nvidia GeForce MX-4000 PCI 64MB through Samsung 710mp 17" LCD/TV Tuner
40 GB WDEA-0 HDD
Win2K Pro/Fedora Core 5
Runs 24/7
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/creepingnet2001/gempiii/gemfullimage.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/creepingnet2001/gempiii/geminsidejuly062.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/creepingnet2001/gempiii/geminsidelights06.jpg

The Flight - Secondary Workstation (since 2001, originally 386 SX)
Kingspao AT Desktop Chassis
64MB of EDO ECC RAM
8MB ATI Rage II Pro PCI Video Card
3GB Fujitsu Hard Disk (will be getting the 40 when I get a >100GB for GEM)
Win2K Pro
Runs 24/7
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/creepingnet2001/flight386sx/flight.jpg

Not Really THAT Modern, but It's My Quasi-Modern and only Laptop
IBM Thinkpad 755CD
75 MHz Pentium Processor
40MB of RAM
1.2GB HDD
Windows 98 SE
WD 1MB SVGA Graphics
CD-ROM
iGO Power Supply
Brand Spankin' New Lithium Ion Battery (up to 6 hours on a single charge!!!!!!)
Floppy Drive
WiFi (coming soon, and yes, there really IS a 16 bit WiFi card)
PCMCIA LAN
And here it is running the Homestar Runner Strong Bad E-mails, yep, it's modern enough to run that happily enough to suit me.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/creepingnet2001/thinkpad/strongbademail1.jpg

carlsson
August 20th, 2006, 11:42 PM
My local newspaper has a daily poll online on the most varying topics. The poll today is "How many computers do you own" and the choices go from none to 5+. Needless to say it was easy for me to click on 5+, even though I rarely have more than two powered on and at best only two are modern enough to make most people consider them.

Maybe most interesting is that after 543 supposedly unique votes, the average answer so far is 2.08 computers per voter. Earlier this morning it was as high as 2.46 computers per capita.

M4nSl4y3r
August 28th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Specs:
Processor: Authentic AMD Sempron 2500+ 1.4ghz stock (Overclocked safley to 2.6ghz)

Motherboard: BioStar tForce 6100 series AMD socket 754

RAM: 1024mb Wintec Ampo 3200+

Video: GeForce 6600 128mb 51.57 average frames per second in the CS:S test

Network: G-speed wireless card on 1.5mb/s DSL

Hard Drive: 200gig maxtor diamondmaxx IDE 7200rpm 8mb cache

CD drive: Standard CD-r/CD-rw burner 48x write, 56x read

Case: Rosewill value series R103A Mid-tower form factor

Cooling:Stock cooling on Processor, idle temp is 30 C stress temp is 37 C

Fans: 4x 80mm fans 2x intake 2x exaust

Mouse: Razer Boomslang 2000dpi gaming mouse

Keyboard: Crappy e-machines with good key action

Monitor: Phillips 150s 15" flat panel

Case mods: 2x 4" Blue cold cathodes, 1x Blue LED 80mm case fan, 1x Counter-Strike fan grill with mesh filter behind it, 1x 80mm fan filter, 2x non-stock fan holes, 1x "stovetop" fan grill

Sterio: Edifier M3300 48watt <85hz at 1khz

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 24bit 96khz sampling

This week i am working on cutsom making and installing a side panel window to show off the 2 newest items i am getting, a 120mm zalman all copper flower style heatsink/fan, and 80mm zalman fatality series all copper vid card cooler

M4nSl4y3r
September 1st, 2006, 09:51 PM
I got new pics of a custom window i just installed. It takes to much time to re-upload em, so here is a link to the page there on http://www.phpbber.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=196&mforum=elitebuildingcr#196