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#75 - honestchap (04/13/2013) [-]
Toshiba S1620CDS Laptop
AMD-K6-III Processor
32MB RAM
Windows 98 Second Edition
12" LCD Screen
Custom Backspace Key

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Thinking of upgrading to XP someday.
#224 to #75 - anon (06/27/2015) [-]
LOL, Have the same piece of super heavy plastic
it runs DSL - Damn Small Linux Ok, but it wold need some more ram for XP
ideally a 128MB stick of ram if u can get one (or if it even exists)
if I get on maybe i also try it
and I also tried menuet os - interesting but useless to me
User avatar #205 - rwmwaffle (04/14/2013) [-]
Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard
16gb Kingston Hyper-X Genesis duel channel DD3
EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified Limited Edition 3 GB GDDR5
Antec DF-85 Full Tower Case
Antec HCP-1200 Power Supply
2x Viewsonic VX2250WM-LED 22" Monitors
Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard
Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930
Steelseries Sensei mouse
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard

Still need to upgrade to SSD drives and i wanna upgrade the GPU to 2x Geforce GTX Titans
All hail the PC master race!
User avatar #217 to #205 - thegamerslife (04/19/2013) [-]
>8 CPUs
O_O
#218 to #217 - rwmwaffle (04/19/2013) [-]
I am amazed it took someone this long to notice that. You win sir and/or ma'am.
User avatar #219 to #218 - thegamerslife (04/19/2013) [-]
:D If I had 8 CPU's I'd bet I had a server or something. lmao.
#220 to #205 - tynerd (08/03/2013) [-]
That is like a 			*******		 super configuration of 			**************************************************		 machine of gaming. I want it.
That is like a ******* super configuration of ************************************************** machine of gaming. I want it.
#163 - anon (04/14/2013) [-]
Lenovo I7 Ideapad laptop with windows 7

good for just about anything

except for GTA IV...
User avatar #143 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
Ok computer people.

Ive a budget of 1000 dollars for a semi decent gaming tower.

What do.
User avatar #145 to #143 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
Live in america?
if so I can help some. if yes, do you prefer, Nvidia or AMD graphics. do you prefer intel or AMD for CPU
User avatar #147 to #145 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
Yes America, BUT, your other questions, which is preferable?

Atm im using a AMD quad core laptop with radeon graphics.
User avatar #149 to #147 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
That is a ok way to go. some will yell at you for not going intel but if I had $1000 I would go AMD so I could get the best they have to offer. also you building it or ordering one? building it will be cheaper and get you a better computer.
User avatar #151 to #149 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
A combination, i want to build one online, I was told to look at newegg, but **** , i am serious garbage at computer stuff.

For instance ive no idea what works with what, or what works the best.
User avatar #152 to #151 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
It's ok I've been making a list this whole time. :D should be done soon, it'll give you some ideas if you don't just go for this one :P
User avatar #153 to #152 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
Lol thanks alot man, see, i love playing skyrim, and ive no idea how to get the best quality for my computer, and i enjoy playing day Z, of which my laptop can handle both like a toddler with a gun.

Barely.
User avatar #154 to #153 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
Ha! :D
User avatar #157 to #154 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
Lol, and man, i love modding games.
User avatar #158 to #157 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
Do you have any parts available to you now, I mean keyboard, mouse, monitor, that kind of things?
Just wondering if i can completely focus on the PC parts.
User avatar #159 to #158 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
Yeah dont worry about keyboard mouse or a monitor i got all of that taken care of.

Retard friend of mine gave me a 22 inch LED screen because he said it was broken.

It wasnt.
User avatar #160 to #159 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
Seen that happen at a goodwill once. lol
User avatar #161 to #160 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
Lol so go ahead and focus all of your prowess into the perfection that will be my tower.
User avatar #162 to #161 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
how big of hard drive you thinking bout?
User avatar #164 to #162 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
Id be alright with someone as small as 500 gigs. I got like 3 externals over here.
User avatar #165 to #164 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
Oh. jw are those externals just USB connected?
User avatar #166 to #165 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
Yeah, btw id like at least 4 USB ports.
User avatar #167 to #166 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
XD not a problem.

btw how ok are you with torrents...I made it for $1000 but forgot to look up a windows OS. I can downgrade a few things to work it in.
User avatar #169 to #167 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
Actually I dont torrent all that often. So eh. Mostly just looking for something that can play games off Steam pretty decently.
User avatar #195 to #169 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
DJ 4DM1Nistering thumbs to calm your anxiety. :D it's alright....it's ok....whosphaba. lol
User avatar #185 to #169 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
one last thing. wifi is a must yes? it's not expensive, jw if i should add it.
User avatar #187 to #185 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
Ok cool thanks, sorry for taking so long, i wasgetting food. and yes wifi lol
User avatar #171 to #169 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
ok let me knock a few things down real fast.
User avatar #194 to #171 - VexedSpartan (04/14/2013) [-]
Alrighty, this is kinda what i was talking about, ive no idea what im looking at. xD
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User avatar #173 to #143 - billybong (04/14/2013) [-]
Well prices are way higher here in Australia for PC's and PC components, so I'm going to describe what you could get here for that much and you'll probably be able to do better.

Now there are very good ATI/AMD equivalents which are cheaper, but I've had all sorts of compatibility problems with ATI videocards in the past, so I think it's worth it to go for Nvidia for the videocard. And I'm just not up to date on AMD cpu's so I haven't mentioned any

CPU: using the LGA1155 socket, any old i5 will be nice to start with, but an i7 is nicer
Mobo: something using the H77 or Z77 chipset will do fine, just pick one with features you want. I think Asus, Intel, and Gigabyte make quality Motherboards, but everyone has their brand preference
RAM: there isn't a huge difference between budget ram and brand name ram, so Just get as much, fastest & compatible ram as you can afford/fit in
HDD: now everyone these days should have an SSD boot drive, doesn't need to be big, because you should also get a Data drive (something like 2tb?)for everything else and only install specific things on the SSD.
GPU: Geforce 660 range is a good start, but if you mainly intend to do gaming getting a beefier card will be worth your time. But check reviews to work out if going to the next chipset up is worth the money, sometimes the next model up is only a 5% performance gain.
Case: I like the antec 300/600/900 series, because of their airflow, but it's personal preference there.

Now if you have the money and want a truly awesome rig, take a look at the LGA2011 Intel CPU's (like the Core i7-3930K) and an x79 motherboard. They're aimed at enthusiasts and servers. They've got nice features like Quad channel memory (64gb of ram, yesplz) and built in raid controller. If you can afford such a rig, It's definitely worth it to avoid spending money on upgrades in a couple years. But when I was looking at those parts 4 months ago they were more than $1k here in Australia just for CPU, motherboard and RAM.
User avatar #186 to #173 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
I find huge issue with the socket type change every time intel feels like it, AMD doesn't do that and makes everything backwards compatible now. js. either is a good choice i just look into long term.
User avatar #188 to #186 - billybong (04/14/2013) [-]
I know what you mean, but there's good reasons for the socket change.

A) most people never change the cpu. EVER

b) massively increased throughput, LGA 775 is nothing compared to LGA 1155, which is nothing compared to LGA 2011

But that change they did going from 1156 to 1155 was complete BS I'll agree with you there
User avatar #191 to #188 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
I disagree. i have only had this PC for about half a year but I will be getting the next FX CPU that comes out and it will fit right into this board no problem :P
User avatar #199 to #191 - billybong (04/14/2013) [-]
I'm just saying most people don't change their CPU; you and I aren't most people. And someone who's asking for advice on a rig, will most likely never change their CPU.

Compatibility is nice for those who do want to be on the newest tech. I personally prefer stability over a 5% performance gain, or excessive cores which can't be utilized by anything other than the OS it'self, or very specific programs.

But really... the increase of data that can be transferred into a LGA2011 chip is phenomenally more than the LGA1155, and taking advantage of the reverse compatiblity of AM3/AM3+ sockets would be the same sort of difference in performance.

Sure it "works", but chucking a FX-8170 into an older AM3 (am3+ compatible) Mobo would be silly since your mobo would be a bottleneck and you'd never take advantage of the awesome CPU.

I hope I'm understandable... Not trying to start a brand-war :P
#136 - basstard (04/14/2013) [-]
RIG you say
#206 - tomad (04/14/2013) [-]
6 month old 2500 usd rig, MSI gtx 670, i5 3570k, 8 gigs ram, z77 asus mobo, and asus ve248h, razer blackwidow keyboard, razer megalodon 7.1headset, razer abyssus mouse

***** expensive in Norway!
#202 - miwauturu (04/14/2013) [-]
2011 Toshiba Qosmio F60, 8GB RAM, 2.67GHz Intel i5 core, 700GB storage, 15.6 inch screen

And comes in a lovely red
User avatar #197 - ketchuphil (04/14/2013) [-]
FX-4100
ASROCK 970 exetreme3
MSI Twin Frozr 7950
Corsair vengance 8 gigs
500gig WD blue drive
User avatar #198 to #197 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
big bottleneck ;D
User avatar #200 to #198 - ketchuphil (04/14/2013) [-]
yea, it was on a budget, upgrading soon.
#181 - mondprinzessin (04/14/2013) [-]
RIG
Resource Integration Gear
User avatar #138 - icedmantwo ONLINE (04/14/2013) [-]
2 year old $500 acer craptop
with a ****** processor
#129 - hentcol (04/13/2013) [-]
asus laptop
not bad nothing great though
User avatar #93 - blasthardcheese (04/13/2013) [-]
Lenovo T61
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz
2GB RAM
160GB HDD
Intel Mobile 865 Integrated Chipset (384MB)
14.1" Monitor

Not spectacular, but it does the job.
User avatar #94 to #93 - thegamerslife (04/13/2013) [-]
It's cool. I have a very old compaq laptop.

Intel pentium 4 dual core 2.16GHz and 2.17GHz...i have no idea why one is higher but it is.
3GB ram
250GB HHD
Intel integrated graphics(hardly runs 720p right)
15.6" I beleive.

They aren't spectactular like you said but hey, they run :D
User avatar #95 to #94 - blasthardcheese (04/13/2013) [-]
And running's all you really need.
#99 to #95 - thegamerslife (04/13/2013) [-]
Sometimes a good cleaning helps too :D    
   
Keep running, always running. :D
Sometimes a good cleaning helps too :D

Keep running, always running. :D
User avatar #139 to #93 - billybong (04/14/2013) [-]
T61's are awesome rigs in my opinion
User avatar #140 to #139 - blasthardcheese (04/14/2013) [-]
Aye, well built too, my takes a fair bit of abuse.
User avatar #141 to #140 - billybong (04/14/2013) [-]
yeah they're super durable, They've got a nice matte touchpad, you can still buy parts for them and they've got a built in light at the top just because lenovo is awesome.

Also, here's an idea, I gave one that I got free from work to my dad, If you don't use the CD drive like him, you can get HDD caddies to fit in where the the CD drive goes to give you a 2nd HDD. So, you could put a nice small (and cheap) SSD in the main Sata port, and then put a larger storage drive in the CD drive bay. You can even swap them over as you need with the little removal lever on the bottom of the CD bay

I can't remember the part number, but I picked up the HDD caddy off ebay for him for about $15. It could be a cool idea, plus you could save those Hdd's for when you eventually do upgrade. And honestly an SSD is the best single upgrade you can do to a computer these days
#96 - anon (04/13/2013) [-]
CPU: core i7 2600k @4 gHz
GPU: AMD 7970
RAM: 8GB gskill 1600mhz
HDD: 1TB 7200rpm (had a 240gb ssd but it died)
2 Monitors,27" 1920x1200,24" 1920x1080
and I also have a lenovo y580 laptop
i7-3630QM 2.40GHz ,8gb 1600mhz RAM,GTX 660m 2GB,1TB hardrive,15.6" 1366x768

#97 to #96 - wastedclown (04/13/2013) [-]
**** how did i get logged out
User avatar #102 to #97 - thegamerslife (04/13/2013) [-]
eh **** happens, also nice rig. :D
User avatar #33 - dafuqijustpost (04/13/2013) [-]
A beefy Gateway Sx2801-e minitower

CPU: Intel Pentium Dualcore E5500 at 2.8 GHz
GPU: Nvidia GeFoce 8400 1GB
HDD: 1TB Seagate
Ram: 4GB "Kingston" x 4 GB "Crucial" = 8GB
Monitors:
1. Gateway HX2000 (1600x900)
2. Dell 1907FP (1280x1024)

Usually get a 4.3 System rating on Win7, dualbooted with Ubuntu once then uninstalled it months later and still have the original out of the box copy of Win7 running.
User avatar #34 to #33 - thegamerslife (04/13/2013) [-]
not bad. can you game on it, or do HD video editing? my dad just spent $500 on a all in one PoS that is only good for net, told him i could've built him a 3x better (gaming) rig for about the same about, maybe less. :P
User avatar #35 to #34 - dafuqijustpost (04/13/2013) [-]
Well, the CPU is kinda terrible, Can't really run Skype or a YouTube video while playing any game without semi-bad lag on the game's end and i'm not really sure using SpeedFan to increase the CPU fan speed really helps at all, GPU is actually excellent for the games i play on a PC which would be Minecraft and on rare occasion Garry's mod. I have to keep the case open to prevent a chronic video/audio lag that if goes on long enough will cause my comp to BSOD, and that's only with the case closed, had this PC for 3 years and I'm still not sure if that problem ties in with my CPU or not.
User avatar #36 to #35 - thegamerslife (04/13/2013) [-]
Probably. use a program to monitor your temps, like "CPUID hardware monitor" or something.
User avatar #46 to #33 - billybong (04/13/2013) [-]
Maybe chuck a couple more fans in to fix the BSOD problem you mentioned? (If it's heat, use hwmonitor to check)

I hate to burst your bubble, but the CPU and videocard were outdated when they were released, they were both budget parts for low end performance, not exactly beefy. But if it does what you need then it's perfect
User avatar #47 to #46 - dafuqijustpost (04/13/2013) [-]
funny, I always though Beefy was a negative word, apparently not
User avatar #48 to #47 - billybong (04/13/2013) [-]
Maybe it's regional, but when I hear beefy, I think something with lots of "grunt".

eg
Beefy engine, with lots of torque, or a beefy CPU with a high clockrate, or benchmark
User avatar #5 - deescalation ONLINE (04/13/2013) [-]
$3,000 gaming rig, two monitors, 3D vision on one.
#58 to #5 - anon (04/13/2013) [-]
Specs?
User avatar #62 to #58 - deescalation ONLINE (04/13/2013) [-]
an i5-3570K cpu on a Z77 1145 chipset MoBo
GTX 670 video card
some decent sound card I had before I built my new rig
a Corsair 750W PSU,
Barracuda 500GB hard drive
some generic cd drive
$200 case (I bought this one after I didn't like the first $100 case I got)
Rocatt ISKU keyboard
Death Adder mouse (About to be replaced with a death Adder 2013 edition, I broke part of it while playing LoL drunk
A Nostramos gamepad (about to be replaced with an Orbweaver)
a $400 3d monitor (22" I think) next a HD $150 monitor (23" I think)
a logitech 5.1 surround sound system and a turtle beach X12
User avatar #9 to #5 - thegamerslife (04/13/2013) [-]
That's a bit overkill for minecraft don't ya think?! lol
User avatar #12 to #9 - deescalation ONLINE (04/13/2013) [-]
I...was actually playing Minecraft with some friends just now...how did you know?
#44 - emberstar (04/13/2013) [-]
HP Pavilion g6... It's pretty good, probably needs a good clean though. Acts up occasionally. Picture is a print screen of when it got confused.
#82 to #44 - olicoooombs (04/13/2013) [-]
I have the same. Did you get yours in red? I got mine in red.
User avatar #215 to #82 - emberstar (04/15/2013) [-]
Yes.
User avatar #50 to #44 - thegamerslife (04/13/2013) [-]
I have a laptop that only lasts for about five minutes on a full charge. :D not confused, just a 7-8 year old laptop. :P
User avatar #37 - callmefrosty (04/13/2013) [-]
The Potato everyone used to record YouTube videos on.
User avatar #39 to #37 - thegamerslife (04/13/2013) [-]
Also, my moto when making youtube videos is "if it isn't in HD, it isn't worth watching" :D
User avatar #221 - tynerd (08/03/2013) [-]
I'm poor, please don't laugh.
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
2 GB RAM
Intregrated into motherboard NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE 430 - 256 VRAM
AMD Atholon 2.3 Ghz

I have a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 2 gigs of VRAM lying around, but my stupid motherboard doesn't support it (it needs to be plugged into a PCI Express slot, which I don't have) and I am stuck with that integrated **** . I am looking to getting a new motherboard, but I am tight on money, so I don't think it's happening anytime soon.
User avatar #222 to #221 - thegamerslife (08/03/2013) [-]
Live in north america? try newegg.com or tigerdirect.com They always have decent boards for under $50 that could maybe suit your needs.
User avatar #223 to #222 - tynerd (08/04/2013) [-]
Thanks dude, I will check it out
User avatar #216 - halvizzle (04/19/2013) [-]
Right now im using a Asus G74 sx gaming laptop, i also got a middle class gaming tower, dont remember the specs tho.
#196 - mickeymichleson (04/14/2013) [-]
Windows® 7 Home Premium - 1.7GHz Intel® Pentium® - 4GB memory - 500GB storage - 15.6" display - Intel® HD - Wi-Fi - HDMI® - 5.5 lbs.
User avatar #201 to #196 - thegamerslife (04/14/2013) [-]
nice...although the HDMI is odd, it actually plays HD?
#203 to #201 - mickeymichleson (04/14/2013) [-]
I'm gonna be honest with you, I have no idea what any of that **** means, All I know is my laptop is pretty cool and it works smoothly...
User avatar #207 to #203 - rwmwaffle (04/14/2013) [-]
To add to Mickey's post. its the same kind of connection going from your cable box to your flat screen tv.
#204 to #203 - mickeymichleson (04/14/2013) [-]
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from an HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible digital audio device, computer monitor, video projector, or digital television.[1] HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.

~~~~~ I have the plugin for it i'm sitting here looking at it on the side of the keyboard to the left, So um,... Yeah?

...Or so says wikipedia...
User avatar #208 to #204 - blargmode (04/14/2013) [-]
It simply means that if you have a flat screen TV you can plug in your computer to it like a computer screen. And of course it works with all screens that have HDMI.

Very nice for watching movies
User avatar #209 to #208 - mickeymichleson (04/14/2013) [-]
OOOOOH my brother-in-law did this with his computer and big tv.
He would play minecraft and old as nintendo games like mario and megaman on the big screen, it was awesome. If I had a big flatscreen i'd do that holy poop...
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