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What are the specs on your computer?

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  1. Jan 26, 2013 #1
    Wasn't sure if I should place this here or in the Computers Forum, I'm contrite if I made a mistake.

    Well I thought this would be fun to share our specs and feed our internet-egos. I'll update the OP with some of the nicer models.

    Here are mine:
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor
    Display: 15.6" Full HD Anti-Reflective Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
    VGA: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 675M 2G GDDR5
    HDD: 750GB Hard Drive (7200RPM)
    Memory: 32GB DDR3 1600MHz System Memory
    Optical Drive: Blu-ray Disc Reader
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2013 #2

    Evo

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    I have the Rodent Pro 7500
    With 200 Gb hamster nest storage
    Habitrail 2013 Processor
     
  4. Jan 26, 2013 #3

    WannabeNewton

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    I died laughing lmfao. This is brilliant; why isn't this a real thing.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2013 #4
    Core 2 duo, 2 Gigs of OCZ "Value RAM" that I had to buy because the 2 Gigs of cool G-skill RAM that I bought from Newegg in 2007 "stalled" on me. That was back when 2 Gigs cost you $300. PCB-e Asus motherboard. Had to replace my quadro 3500 with a Geforce 8600 gps. Soundblaster X-fi, and a cathode ray video monitor that's showing lines. Oh yeah, and Windows XP. Think I need an upgrade?
     
  6. Jan 26, 2013 #5
    I forgot to mention, I do have arctic freeze on my cool copper CPU aftermarket cooler, so I am kinda hip :)
     
  7. Jan 26, 2013 #6
    Scratch the upgrade, time for a new computer! And yeah, the price has gone down dramatically. The sad part though is ram for older models is still rather expensive.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2013 #7

    jhae2.718

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    I had a computer, but then I followed some instructions on how to do a POST (Power On Stress Test--you rapidly toggle the power button on and off to test the resilience of your components, or so I was told), and now I don't.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2013 #8
    Well, yeah, that's what I meant, I don't plan on upgrading this dinosaur. I also forgot to mention that I have an Asus 15.6" laptop that I accidentally stepped on the other night and cracked the LED screen. I'ts gonna cost me $150 to repair it, but I'm thinking of just getting a new laptop all-together. I just got it last year...I'm 45 and this was my first laptop, believe it or not. I thought I did the appropriate "pre-screening" by entering some prose into the models at Best Buy to make sure I liked the keyboard. However, for some reason I ended up with one where they keys are packed in so close together I seem to have to re-type every sentence.

    I only paid $350 for the laptop, so I don't know. Anybody have any advise on good laptop keyboards?
     
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  11. Jan 27, 2013 #10

    AlephZero

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    I haven't got an internet ego, so I don't know what they feed on.
     
  12. Jan 27, 2013 #11

    phyzguy

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    I'm running a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

    Here are the specs:
    CPU: ARM Exynos-5 Dual-Core CPU ar 1.7 GHz
    Display: 11.6" AR Display
    VGA: ?
    HDD: 16GB SSD that boots up in ~ 5 seconds
    Memory: 2GB DDR3 1600MHz System Memory
    Optical Drive: None
    OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04
    Battery: 4080 mAh, 2 cell, 30 Wh Li-Polymer - 6.5 hour battery life
    Weight - 2.5 pounds

    And the most important spec of all, which is what led me to buy it: $249!!!
     
  13. Jan 27, 2013 #12

    OmCheeto

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    Minus 2.5 pounds! :bugeye: Good god, a lighter than air laptop.
    Ha! Take that Macbook Air snobs...*

    hmmm... They should have called it the Samsung Helium.

    What will they think of next.

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    *I'm a macbook pro snob now, so I can talk.
    Quad core! Woo Hoo!
    Don't know what that means, but I'll brag about it anyways.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2013 #13
    Old system here. I tend to upgrade every 5 or 6 years.

    Dell C521
    CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.6Ghz
    RAM: Kingston PC2-4300 (266 MHz) 512MB x 4
    Display: NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS 1024MB
    Monitor: HP 2511 LCD 25" (1920x1080)
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

    Not much of a gaming system but I'm not really a gamer these days. I use this as more of a general purpose/Media center PC. It works well for HD TV (HDHomerun Dual network tuner).
     
  15. Jan 27, 2013 #14
    Uuu... I also got a computer! Only the hard drive broke at some point.
    Now I just keep 30 chinese teenagers in my basement and force them to memorize numbers.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2013 #15

    jtbell

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    I prefer the gerbil-powered version, myself.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2013 #16

    Ben Niehoff

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    I just built a NAS a few weeks ago with these parts:

    Asus C60M1-I mini-ITX motherboard with onboard AMD C60 (equivalent to Intel Atom)
    Fractal Design Node 304 case
    FSP 80 PLUS Certified 300-Watt Micro ATX/SFX Power Supply
    Kingston ValueRAM 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR3 1066 MHz
    4x WD Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache
    1x 1 TB Seagate HDD scavenged from my desktop tower
    1x 1 TB Seagate HDD scavenged from my external drive (happens to be the same model!)
    8GB USB flash drive (smallest & cheapest I could find in store)
    FreeNAS operating system

    I built my desktop tower about 5 years ago:

    Antec P182 mid tower case
    Antec 650W PSU
    Gigabyte ATX board (forget model number)
    Intel Core 2 Quad (forget model number)
    8GB DDR2 RAM
    nVidia GeForce 9600 GT
    2x DVD-RW drives
    SoundBlaster X-Fi
    Multi-card reader
    1x 500GB Seagate HDD
    1x 1TB Seagate HDD (removed to put in NAS)
    OS: WinXP + Ubuntu for most of its life, currently just WinXP, planning to install Arch Linux and possibly Mac OS X if I can get that to work.

    I was hoping actually to scavenge more parts from my tower to build an HTPC, but it's too old. I can't find a mini-ITX board with the older socket and DDR2 slots, and a PCI-e x16 slot.
     
  18. Jan 27, 2013 #17

    jim hardy

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    Cyberdyne T-1000
     
  19. Jan 29, 2013 #18

    Danger

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    To avoid being seen as racist, you must capitalize the "c" in "chinese".

    I have a MacBook that I bought because my wife dumped a beer into my G3 Blueberry. It works, but I can't use any of my software on it because it has an Intel chip. :grumpy:
     
  20. Jan 29, 2013 #19
    I am on Dell Inspiron N4050,my first PC awarded by my high school.
    Quality very Low, 2GB RAM, Intel Core i3 and dual booted Windows 7 & 8.
     
  21. Jan 29, 2013 #20
    Apple LCII heavily modded and overclocked to be the equivalent of an Alienware M17x R4, with all the latest refinements. It glows pretty.

    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3720QM Processor
    Display: 17" Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
    VGA: AMD 7970m
    HDD: 750GB Hard Drive (7200RPM) (500GB with 250GB caching SSD)
    Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz System Memory
     
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