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    Rig Thread (PC)

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Admin, Aug 24, 2011.

    Alright everyone. Let's see what we all have under the hood? Me, I've got a custom built that I put together back in early 2008 and it still kicks ass.

    Intel i7 2.667 GHz 920
    nVidia GTX EVGA 260
    8 GIGs of RAM
    500 GIGs of storage
    750W power supply
    Realtek high def. audio
    (Forgot the name of my cooling system) Fans
     
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    I run on a lowly laptop, 2.4 ghz i5, 4 GB ram, nVidia 330m, and a 750 GB hard drive that I stuffed in a few months ago when I realised that 320 GB just didn't cut it. Especially not when it was all shared between two operating systems and my tendency for never throwing anything out that I might possibly want at some unforeseeable time in the near or distant future.

    It gets the job done.
     
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    Which two OSs?
     
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    OS X and Windows 7. One for basic functionality. One for gaming. Both for the occasional programming fiddlings.

    For better or for worse, I'm not one of those "cool" guys from the OS counterculture underground. I just run the two that work best for me. I've been using the Mac OS since, well, the dark ages. I've been using Windows ever since I got sick of my gaming consoles and equally sick of trying to play half-baked ports on my Mac.
     
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    I still use the rig I built a few years ago, though the video card has been upgraded:

    AMD Phenom 64-bit Quad Core Processor
    4 GIG RAM
    GeForce 450
    ASUS Motherboard (would have to be home to see which one)

    Runs: 64-bit Windows 7
    64-bit Fedora 15
     
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    Got all of this last year :D

    Bootcamp'ed iMac with Mac OS X 10.7 and Windows 7:
    Core 2 Duo 3.17 ghz
    12 GBs RAM
    1 TB

    Macbook Air with Mac OS X 10.7
    Core 2 Duo 1.86 ghz
    8 GBs RAM
    128 GB
     
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    Which one? My domain controller, my desktop computer, or my laptops?
     
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    All of them! The more rigs, the merrier!
     
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    I run Windows Vista 32bit service pack 2.0. People tend to say that Vista gives them trouble, but I haven't really noticed anything wrong with it myself. I plan on upgrading to 7 64bit since it will allow for prettier gaming. ;D

    I also put Gentu on everything... ;D
     
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    i'm cool...
     
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    AMD Phenom II x4 970 overclocked to 3.8 ghz
    8 GB DDR3
    Around 2.5 TB combined storage
    ATI Radeon HD 5700
    ASUS M4A78T-E motherboard (awesomely cheap :D)
    If I remember correctly, 750 watt power supply
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 heat sink
    And finally, the case is a XCLIO Windtunnel (soooo beautiful!)

    Edit: Oh yeah, running Windows 7 64bit and Ubuntu 11.04 64bit
     
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    I abandoned Vista when I realised that it was only recognising half of my 4 GB of memory, and the workaround to fix it was just too much of a pain to make the effort worthwhile. And 7 is, all around, a much more convenient system to use and navigate. Though beyond the memory issues, I never had a huge problem with Vista either.
     
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    I really don't like the Unity desktop in 11.04.
     
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    Well since the console market is big enough it gives most game developers the excuse not to make RAM intensive games, and I don't really do video editing or anything. (If I do, I get by just fine with Movie Maker, even though I'd love to try Vagas or Corel)

    I just don't want to spend two hundred dollars on a program at this time. :\
     
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    By the way, if this even begins to look liks OS Wars, the thread will be closed or deleted.
     
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    The day I could run Windows on my Mac was the day the OS wars simply became irrelevant to me.

    And, while I don't do any really intensive gaming or video editing work, the ability to utilise all that ram does come in handy when running a browser, playing videos, a few third party apps, and three EVE clients all at once.

    A pity my computer all but died when I tried adding The Witcher to the mix. Anything to ease the boredom of staring at asteroids...
     
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    I tried EVE and really wanted to get into it, but I'm not ready to be THAT dedicated to a single game yet.

    An OS war would all of us dooking it out with stupid comments about why a certain OS is better than another, right? Would it be considered an OS war even if we just compare them and give our preferences? I assume it involves emotion to be the official thing, but just checking.
     
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    Let's not compare operating systems at all. It always ends up as a debate, and then an argument.
     
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    You got it sir. :D
     

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