Post Your PC Specs & Pics

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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by IM A COMPUTAH » September 9th, 2011, 2:54 am

I had a spare Q6600 Core2Duo Processor, MSI Mobo, 2x2GB DDR2 800 SDRAM, and a Radeon 4850 laying around from my previous system and I threw it all together with a:
430W Corsair PSU
24x Sony Optiarc Dual Layer DVD Burner
1 TB Samsung Spinpoint HDD 7200 RPM
Wireless N Internal PCI Adaptor
Thermaltake Case

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Any ideas what to do with it now? I've got XP on it, but it serves no purpose right now.
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by madmattd » September 9th, 2011, 10:09 am

HPTC? Probably a bit noisy for that. How about a home server box for NAS and the like? I have a bare-bones gen 1 i3 system I built as an HTPC and a NAS about this time last year. Put 2 2TB drives in it in RAID 1, threw in my old TV tuner card, the thing is dead silent in my living room, and by throwing Hamachi on it to host a VPN, I have network drives I can access with my laptop anywhere with internet! It's very nice to have sometimes, I have to say, as I don't keep everything on my laptop. Stuff like old game ISOs. And random files, movies, etc.
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by PRETENDICA » September 9th, 2011, 2:01 pm

I'm with Mattd, if you don't have one already, turn it into a home theater PC. There something about changing the input on your TV and and going to the internet that excites me. Does it have spdif out? If it doesn't you can get a cheapo sound card, then run optical to your receiver... BAM 5.1 That SHIT rocks
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by Marcus » September 9th, 2011, 3:53 pm

I have a really basic NAS, music server and FTP (with encryption of course) I love the music server I can stream music from anywhere with an internet connection (with the help of a dynamic dns). I highly recommend using the Squeezebox Server, software, it's open source therefore it is free. You don't need to buy the Squeezebox audio stuff (SB Duet, Boom, Touch...) but it's a pretty cool thing to have plugged into your sound system. Streams MP3 to Squeezebox device or to any computer on the home network too, saves 30GB of music off my laptop.

I'm probably going to build a custom Linux NAS as soon as I wrap up my degree.
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by IM A COMPUTAH » September 9th, 2011, 3:57 pm

I'm actually already putting together an HTPC, and I have most of the components for that already except the hard drives and a few minor things.
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by Mullet » November 18th, 2011, 10:15 pm

Come on guys post more pics of your PCs I miss this thread.
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by Lord Melchior » November 19th, 2011, 2:05 pm

SandvichSpy wrote:
Mullet wrote:Come on guys post more pics of your PCs I miss this thread.
I would, but I think someone would just delete my post again like last time :cry:
this.

Also, my desktop hasn;t changed since last time.
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by Stephen » November 19th, 2011, 5:22 pm

my new machines going through the paces

i could do some progress pics if anyone actually interested
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by Mullet » November 19th, 2011, 5:59 pm

Yeah you should.
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by madmattd » November 20th, 2011, 12:50 pm

I'm eyeing maybe an Ivy Bridge machine. Waiting to see what Ivy actually ends up looking like. I was waiting for Sandy-E and the 3930K is awesome but too high-priced. Should've remembered the extremes are always overpriced...Ivy looks promising though.
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by Stephen » November 29th, 2011, 6:58 pm

the mess is taking over need this build done already lol.

ill start posting pics soonish, been taking some along the way, and painting should be soon hopefully

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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by PRETENDICA » November 29th, 2011, 8:43 pm

Guess where my eyes went straight to? Whatcha got there, Stephen? Does it have a carb or a slide or stem? Big bowl or little one?


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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by Mullet » November 29th, 2011, 11:04 pm

Stephen is a HORDER!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by Tahko » November 29th, 2011, 11:58 pm

Looks like it has a slide. I'm hoping it has a slide..
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Re: Post Your PC Specs & Pics

Post by PRETENDICA » November 30th, 2011, 12:24 am

Yeah, with the slide, you can tap shit out. Otherwise you gotta suck it through, and that always makes for a messy one.
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