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Hardware Suggestions....PC

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_Tesseract, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. My trustee pentiumIII@450Mhz is officially old...shaky hands, bladder infections, grumpy attitude and first signs of altzheimer....its about time to upgrade.

    I got dope screen scaner and printer so i'm just getting a new tower which i'll be buliding part by part.

    I've more or less decided on what i'll be using but if anyone of you nerdsz has bought/used/seen anything that rings dopeness please report.

    To give you some hints i'm talking about all kinds of small and big stuff that make life easy.

    examples:

    Case with the usb/firwire ports up front
    External secondary HD
    Memory stick slot
    DVD burner
    etc
    etc
    etc


    just propose whatever.



    thanx.


    ps. i dont have money for a mac
     
  2. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
  3. Also, i havent still decided if i wanna run on XP or 2000NT...i'm leaning towards NT...thoughts?
     
  4. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i need a new little fan, i accidentally broke a fin off mine, and now it makes an annoying buzzing noise
     
  5. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Hello friend.

    I'll give you a rundown of what I have. I got almost all of this within the last month, so it's brand spankin' new (save a few parts, which I will otherwise identify). The links provided are to the stores fomr which I bought the products. They're in the states, though, so I doubt that'll be of much use to you.
    • Power supply - 450 watts. I went as cheap as possible here, which I may regret in a year or so when my power supply shits out.
    • Motherboard - Abit IC7-MAX3. Very hot.
    • RAM - 1GB (512MBx2) PC3200 Samsung
    • Case - Kingwin KT-424 Black Server Case w/ Side Window Panel
    • Speakers - Creative I-TRIGUE 2.1 3300 Speakers
    • 3.5" disk drive - SAMSUNG 1.44MB BLACK Floppy Disk OEM. Purchased because it was cheap and so it would match my case.
    • CPU - Pentium4 2.6GHz-800MHz-478
    • CD/CD burner. Two separate drives, each salvaged from my 3 year old Dell desktop. They work fine for now.
    • Monitor - 19" ViewSonic G90fb. I've had it for about 9 months now, and I fucking love it.
    • Video card - GeForce4 TI 4200. Hot like fire.

    I hope that helps some, and that I didn't forget anything.
     
  6. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    ok, ok....

    network card
    ati radeon 9500 video card
    or nvidia gforce whichever
    usb 2 card
    heatsink w/ fan mounted over it
    flatscreen monitor
    5.1 surround sound card (soundblaster or whatever)
    wireless optical mouse
    i dunno i'm tired more later
     
  7. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    when I get mine.... http://www.spacewalker.com

    shuttle XPC - super small stealth styles but with all the goodies.
    (including up front ports and such.)

    check it out
     
  8. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    And if you're going to go with Windows, get XP.
     
  9. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    Dude, you're gettin' a Dell.
     
  10. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    pmb, i was gonna suggest win2k pro....you think xp pro is more stable???
     
  11. Thank god for my nerds giving life to this thread,


    keylo, that looks dope, however i suspect i'll have a hard time getting it around here

    PMB, that helps a lot, i'm not sure what i can score or not, but it gives me a general idea...the motherboard is hot indeed.

    I have the impression XP lags, NT seem to be more fast and stable, but older none the less....i really hate the looks of XP aswell..
     
  12. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    you can run XP in what's called 'classic mode' that matches the OG windows style (or lack of)

    I'd seriously say WIN2000pro is my best bet.
    It all depends on what you're rocking in the software dept,
    but I trust a nerd like you would be able to tinker untill things are good.
     
  13. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    you can make it look like an older version you know
     
  14. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    damn, I guess I have nothing to contribute to this thread. every machine I have (including work) is over 3 years old. I need an upgrade and soon.

    for some reason my IT guys...are not fans of NT.
     
  15. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    you realise how strange that sounds?

    every IT guy i know is all about lindows or old school WinNT
    but never ever do they care about macs. Strange.
     
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