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The computer thread! What's your build look like?

What kind of computer is everybody running? Be it just the web surfer, the video editor, all-in-one PC, something you built from scratch, and etc!

I'll start. I just received my Lenovo y510p laptop for college.

It has the following:
4th Gen i7 processor clock at 2.4Ghz (3.4Ghz Turbo)
dual ‎NVidia GeForce GT 750M 2GB in SLI +135 MHz & 400 Mhz memory OC (safe)
16GB of RAM
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
Windows 8.1 + Start8 + Display Fusion
Runs most games at Ultra settings with some mods!

Also my Dell D630 is a decent laptop for 2008. It's only function in college will be a Linux machine that builds ROMs for my Galaxy S4.

Intel core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz
Intel Integrated Graphics
4GB of RAM
250GB HDD
Windows 7
Runs almost no games at Minimum settings with no mods!

Lets see what everyone else is running!

-Daniel

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I have a few. All have various purposes and get used regularly, except for the first two on the list.

I'll start, oldest to newest, listing only the functioning machines.

Librex 386SX notebook. 20 MHz i386-SX, 3 MB RAM, 120 MB HDD, monochrome LCD display, 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy.
Compaq LTE Lite 4/25c notebook. 25 MHz i486SL, 12 MB RAM, 250 MB HDD, 16 shades of gray LCD display, integrated trackball mouse, 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy, 14.4 Kbps modem.
IBM ThinkPad T41 notebook.
Dell Latitude D610 notebook.
Dell Inspiron 1520 notebook.
Lenovo ThinkPad T60 notebook.
Lenovo ThinkPad T61p notebook.
Custom desktop. i7-2600K, 8GB RAM, 4 TB HDDs, 22" WSXGA+ TFT LCD display, GeForce GTX 480, other stuff.

I'm thinking about a new laptop, but the "need" hasn't arisen yet.

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My office laptop is a run-of-the-mill HP ProBook 6450b

My home system is substantially more capable. I'll update this post with details when I get home.

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. Fusion® Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

"There isn't that much difference anymore between spacecraft, aircraft and modern automobiles..." - Keith Henry, NASA's Langley Research Center
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I have a few. All have various purposes and get used regularly, except for the first two on the list.

I'll start, oldest to newest, listing only the functioning machines.

Librex 386SX notebook. 20 MHz i386-SX, 3 MB RAM, 120 MB HDD, monochrome LCD display, 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy.
Compaq LTE Lite 4/25c notebook. 25 MHz i486SL, 12 MB RAM, 250 MB HDD, 16 shades of gray LCD display, integrated trackball mouse, 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy, 14.4 Kbps modem.
IBM ThinkPad T41 notebook.
Dell Latitude D610 notebook.
Dell Inspiron 1520 notebook.
Lenovo ThinkPad T60 notebook.
Lenovo ThinkPad T61p notebook.
Custom desktop. i7-2600K, 8GB RAM, 4 TB HDDs, 22" WSXGA+ TFT LCD display, GeForce GTX 480, other stuff.

I'm thinking about a new laptop, but the "need" hasn't arisen yet.
I expect pictures of the Librex and Compaq dinosaurs! Those sounds awesome.

-Daniel

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I have an old Dell XPS Media Center my dau-in-law uses now, a gaming machine I built for my youngest son, and a MacBook Pro I use - -

I'm a bit of a 'closet' nerd - - :-)

All the details are at home - - I'll try to add them later - -

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I expect pictures of the Librex and Compaq dinosaurs! Those sounds awesome.

LOL

I bet Grog has something even older than that...

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. Fusion® Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

"There isn't that much difference anymore between spacecraft, aircraft and modern automobiles..." - Keith Henry, NASA's Langley Research Center
See a list of my real mods and pictures of my car HERE. The true performance of my car was made possible by the Carolinas Crew Chief, RobertP at Rob's Tire & Auto.
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Altair maybe?...

Mine is a custom (by me) build.
I'd have to dig to all details but
E7400 @ 2.8GHz
MSI mobo
2GB Corsair Ram with cooler
Nvidia 220 GT
and a MAG 15" LCD (the thing that is really holding my computer back)

If all else fails get a bigger hammer!

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The Librex runs ran Windows 3.1 (seems like the hard disk in it finally died); the Compaq I loaded Windows 95 on. I actually did use it (the Compaq) for about 3 months back when I was a junior in high school as a novelty to do some basic word processing to pass time, and - believe it or not - I did use its modem to get online once before we ditched dial up. Back then I also had a ThinkPad A22m which I used from late 2004 through 2007 or so in a more primary role. The Librex does still power on but it doesn't stay on for long before it shuts off by itself. They're about 2" thick each, and are 20+ years old now. I like to tell people, "You really can't appreciate the technology we have today until you've seen and used the technology from yesterday."

The Librex:




The Compaq (needs cleaned):




The T41, Librex and Compaq lined up for a thickness comparison:


-Brandon
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LOL

I bet Grog has something even older than that...
Not that is working; the XT is in the basement, lol.

Let's see; this is what I'm currently using:

New pc: i7-3930k @3960MHz 32GB... ATI7970 http://valid.canardpc.com/2885412 Gaming system
Gallery of my computer build
#2 i7-920@4.2GHz 24GB ATI7970... I'll have to look for the cpuid link. (Hooked to 60" plasma 3dTV) Gaming system
#3 i7-920@stock 12GB 2x ATI5870s Gaming system
#4 Core2Duo 6420 @3.9GHz 4GB 2x ATI4870s Gaming system
#5 Pentium-D 820 @3.2GHz 4GB ATI6870 Server
#6 Athlon-M 2500 2GB ATI x850 TV computer

Tuning laptop: Dell D630 4GB 256GB SSD
Audio Laptop: Acer Aspire 7520 4GB 1TB HDrive. Has awesome video and audio capture ability, very useful.

The basement has my storage: an original XT and AT IBM, my 11MHz XT clone, a 386, several 486es, Pentiums, both MMX and not...

Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.

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Ah, there you've got me - both on the top end and bottom. I don't have anything XT or AT old. But I do have a variety of Pentiums (1, 2, 3, and 4) along with a few AMD K6 (1 and 2) as well as a few Athlons (original and X2) and a Duron. All pieces parts at the moment though.

I've garnered a reputation as the curator of the "Avon Lake Museum of Computing" through my hoarding...

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Well, my Alienware Aurora computer was top of the line when I bought it in May 2010. I'm sure some of you are running even better systems than this now ...

Here's what I'm rockin' at home ...
  • Alienware Aurora Case with liquid cooling
  • Intel Core i7 930 QC (2.8 GHz)
  • 9GB Triple Channel 1333 Mhz DDR3 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 - EVGA Superclocked
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card
Drives:
  • 1 TB Internal
  • Two 2 TB External
  • One 3 TB External
  • One .5 TB External

    Total of 6.5 TB of storage

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 BIT - SP1

Monitor: A single HP w2408h 24" monitor at 1920x1200 resolution.

I'd love to upgrade to two or three monitors but I just can't justify that to myself or my wife.

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. Fusion® Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

"There isn't that much difference anymore between spacecraft, aircraft and modern automobiles..." - Keith Henry, NASA's Langley Research Center
See a list of my real mods and pictures of my car HERE. The true performance of my car was made possible by the Carolinas Crew Chief, RobertP at Rob's Tire & Auto.

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(build is by no means complete, but it works)

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Well, my Alienware Aurora computer was top of the line when I bought it in May 2010. I'm sure some of you are running even better systems than this now ...

Here's what I'm rockin' at home ...
  • Alienware Aurora Case with liquid cooling
  • Intel Core i7 930 QC (2.8 GHz)
  • 9GB Triple Channel 1333 Mhz DDR3 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 - EVGA Superclocked
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card
Drives:
  • 1 TB Internal
  • Two 2 TB External
  • One 3 TB External
  • One .5 TB External

    Total of 8.5 TB of storage

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 BIT - SP1

Monitor: A single HP w2408h 24" monitor at 1920x1200 resolution.

I'd love to upgrade to two or three monitors but I just can't justify that to myself or my wife.
It's kind of scary when your 3 year old top of the line desktop is now mid/low range of a gaming desktop now. You can make a $750 gaming computer that would compete with it today. This goes for anything in technology though, everything becomes so outdated so quickly.

My brother just built a monster computer. He's thinking about buying another graphics card and running SLI with his current or buying a GTX Titan.

-Daniel

My driving is a constant struggle between wanting good gas mileage and driving like I'm Mario Andretti.

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=134659&page=4

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It's kind of scary when your 3 year old top of the line desktop is now mid/low range of a gaming desktop now. You can make a $750 gaming computer that would compete with it today. This goes for anything in technology though, everything becomes so outdated so quickly.

My brother just built a monster computer. He's thinking about buying another graphics card and running SLI with his current or buying a GTX Titan.
Get the Geforce 780 GTX. I have a friend who invested in the Titan for nearly 1 grand when the 780 came out a month after the Titan was acquired. In a side by side comparison both cards are pretty equal in terms of performance, capability and uses the same Keplar architecture. The 780 cost 40% less than the Titan.

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I'll let him know! I'm locked in with my graphics cards. But I kind of want a gaming desktop, but I need the laptop for portability.

-Daniel

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Have been custom building my machines since before i could drive, current machine is:

Coolermaster Cosmos S
Asus P6X58D-E
I7 930 @ 4.2ghz HT on
12gb G.Skill 1600mhz 7-8-7-24 1.5v
2x Intel 80gb SSD Raid 0
2x WD Black 500gb Raid 0
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XFX 850w PS- Modular
Plextor BD-Rom
Plextor DVD/CD RW
Swiftech GTX Waterblock
Swiftech MCP655 pump
XSPC 3x120 rad
iirc 1/2 x 3/4 Primochill blue tubing

Windows 7 + 8

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It's kind of scary when your 3 year old top of the line desktop is now mid/low range of a gaming desktop now. You can make a $750 gaming computer that would compete with it today. This goes for anything in technology though, everything becomes so outdated so quickly.
That's why I gave up on it years ago. My build does just fine for me.

If all else fails get a bigger hammer!

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I hoping this laptop will last me 4 years of college. I'm not very hard on electronics. I just hope the battery life doesn't go to hell like my D630 that accidentally cooked itself in my backpack (I closed it, but it didn't sleep). The battery life will suck as it is

These are all some decent builds! Keep 'em coming! I love reading about/seeing computer builds!

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Here's a tip about battery life. My T61p I bought new in October 2007, still runs like a champ. Original battery holds about 80% of its brand new full charge capacity - nearly 6 years old. The ThinkPad power manager lets you set custom charge thresholds. I usually had it to only charge after the power level drops under 40%, then only charge it up to 70%. I am also particular about where I store the computer; I always try to keep it cool (never leaving it in the car in summer). Whenever I know I need a full charge, I'll set it to charge fully about 30-60 minutes in advance, then when I'm done I set it back to only charge up to 70%.

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Thanks Brandon I'll keep that in mind! It'll have a cooling pad to help with things when I'm in my dorm room. But I'm looking for other ways for it to stay cool

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Check out TPFanControl and RMClock. You can undervolt your CPU (To a degree) to help with heat, and TPFanControl will let you to define a custom fan schedule to have the fan come on earlier/faster.

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AMD Phenom II X4 925
Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H
8 Gigs Kingston DDR3 @ 669MHz
cheapie NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 (not into gaming so it goes well)
Smasung 22" monitor (SMS22A350H )
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1tb WD Green for data (Videos,Picture, music, ect)

Laptop (Wife's computer)

Toshiba L645D (Don't remember all specs)
AMD K10 processor
4 Gigs Memory
640gig HDD

"Server" (Just playing around)

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180
Asus p5gc-mx 1333 MB
2 Gigs Memory
500gig HDD
120 and 320 in raid 1
Running Freenas, there's more i like to try but i don't have the processor/memory to do it since they require running ZFS

Also a old 486dx2-80 sitting in the closet

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I bought it after two years ago graduating high school, because its almost impossible to go through college without a computer of some sorts.
Im having trouble finding a browser that works good, right now im running opera because google chrome wouldnt load youtube videos. Internet explorer is just way to slow.
You have a quicktime codec, preferably the most recent version, right? In my experience neither Chrome or Internet Explorer will be able to read and play videos from You-tube. However, I'm not sure about Vimeo.

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Bought some goodies today to upgrade my laptop!

16GB RAM

1TB 7200RPM HDD

USB 3.0 To 2.5-Inch Sata Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure Black

The plan is to put the 7200RPM drive in the HDD enclosure, then clone the drives. Then taking both hard drives out and put the 7200RPM in the computer, and then using the 5400RPM as a external storage drive (For movies and the like)

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For work, I have a fully optioned Dell M6700 Precision Mobile Workstation w/ SSD's running Windows 7 on three 19" wall mounted monitors.

My home use computer is a 11" MacBook Air, 1.8GHz i7, 128GB SSD, 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 memory.

I use an older Asus netbook w/ WinXP in the garage.
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Daniel just got some upgrades! Instead of using the puny 15.6 inch monitor. I switched to dual 23 inch IPS monitors!



and of course a stand!





and to keep it cool while overclocking!



Also bought some speakers a few months back, they sound really good and definitely enough bass to suit my young needs.



and a 8200 DPI gaming mouse!




LINKS!
Monitors: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Stand: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Cooler: http://www.amazon.com/Gaming-Laptop-...keywords=SF+19
Speakers: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-980-0...&keywords=Z623
Mouse: http://www.amazon.com/Precision-Prog.../dp/B00AAQRNQ8

-Daniel

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Nice "Window" dressing (pun intended) What are the meat and potato's of your system? CPU, RAM, GPU, etc... ?

I do like the look of that mouse though.

I just added a 250 Gig. Samsung 840 PRO series SSD to my system today. I must say, they're amazing!

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. Fusion® Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

"There isn't that much difference anymore between spacecraft, aircraft and modern automobiles..." - Keith Henry, NASA's Langley Research Center
See a list of my real mods and pictures of my car HERE. The true performance of my car was made possible by the Carolinas Crew Chief, RobertP at Rob's Tire & Auto.
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Yes they are! My room mate just got one for booting windows. It's blazing fast. It boots up in under 5 seconds. I'm thinking about picking up a 1TB Sammy Evo when they price is good (like July 2014).

The mouse is nice, it fits my hand very well. It's not very expensive either! I'll put links for everything in my previous post.

-Daniel

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Battle station ready!



Thinking about ditching the 1TB 7200 RPM drive and going to a 500 GB SSD.

-Daniel

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