The computer in your life.....

NVWC2006 03-25-2006 11:24 PM
Hmm.. i would think that i'd have posted here already but apparantly not.

we have a Gateway. 3 years old.

Gateway Mid Tower PC (dunno the number)

Windows XP Home Edition, SP 2
2.4 Ghz Pentium 4 Processor.
80 GB HD
512 MB RAM
DVD-ROM Drive, CD-RW Drive, 3.5" Floppy Drive
6 USB (2 front, 4 back), Firewire, Parallel Port, Serial Port
Ethernet, 56k Modem
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 w/VGA and S-Video out
Gateway EV730 Monitor (yeah i don't know the size, tis sad..)
Lexmark X75 Color Printer and Scanner
Brother HL-1440 B&W Laser Printer
generic SpeedStream DSL Modem
D-Link DI-524 Wireless Router
Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (don't use the mouse)
generic Windows keyboard (use when wireless batteries die)
Labtec 2-button w/scroll wheel mouse, wired.
Boston Speakers and Subwoofer BA745
CREATIVE microphone (came w/webcam)

in addition, i also commonly use an adaptor to hook my PS2 controller to the computer, and i have a SanDisk sansa m200 series mp3 player/flash drive.

if there's anything about this i would change... it'd be getting more RAM, a video capture card, use a TV as the monitor w/the S-Video out instead of the gateway monitor (32" zenith), get a DVD-RW drive, and claim the computer as my own. i'm the only one that uses this one anymore, but we still have 4 other user names for the rest of my family, just in case.. *eyeroll*
SEELE 08 03-26-2006 04:52 PM
The computer in my life recently betrayed me....
While in the middle of a paper I was writing that was due within an hour that day the hardrive spun its' last and died. I coudn't even boot my computer so I had to replace the hardrive....losing all my data....but at least I went from an 80 gig HD to a 250 gig HD. Sadly my chipset only reconginzes 137 gigs of it and the other 113 are useless until I partition it. *sniffle* Oh Well
Hobodoken 03-26-2006 05:18 PM
I built my computer a year and a half ago, though it wasn't viable for the first two or three months, all thanks to not knowing that PCI-E was different than PCI...


-AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 2 GHz Processor
-ASUS Motherboard... damned if I remember much more than that. 10/100/1000 Ethernet plug, other normal stuff.
-2 HDs, 120 and 250.
-Radeon 9600 256
-Optorite DVD+R Dual Layer, DVD+-RW drive.
-Optical Mouse, Keyboard, broken wireless mouse.
-17 inch eMachines monitor I bought to replace the 15 inch that I smashed in the park after it died.
-Wireless card that I don't use, because my room hates all non-visible wavelenghts.
-XP Pro, SP 2
-Altec Lansing 2.1 speakers, with a frayed cable, resluting in a weight keeping the bass from making a horrid noise.
-Aersome Thermaltake case. Internal light, adjustable outside light (Off, Flash, lightning, Green on, Blue on), 5 fans, USB/Firewire/headphone/microphone ports.
-$70 power supply after I broke the other one
Mike 03-26-2006 07:02 PM
I got a new computer in November. A mid-series Gateway.

Pentium D 820 dual-core 2.8GHz processor
gig o ram
DVD burner
CD rom (don't know how many x)
250 GB hard drive
200GB external hard drive that I had from my old computer
ATi Radeon X700 PCI-E pro that I bought so I could play Doom 3
The case is cool, it's basically a wind tunnel.
Optical mouse, the keyboard it came with
17 inch flat panel
Wireless card that doesn't always work
Speakers that I got cause my old laptop's speakers sucked
Dude Love 07-18-2006 10:39 PM
So, I finally ditched the Dell and a MacBook Pro.

2.16 Ghz Intel Core Duo
100 GB, 7200 RPM drive
15.4 inch Widescreen Display

I plan to make the thing last forever.
Travis Bickle 07-19-2006 12:09 AM
I'm in the market for a new PC, but I'm waiting until VISTA is released until everything becomes streamlined for it and working to the best that it can.
Sharpshooter005 07-19-2006 06:27 AM
the hardrive spun its' last and died

On a similar note, the CPU fan inside of mine is dead or at least in far from 'good condition'. And apparently has been for a while now.
SEELE 08 07-19-2006 07:04 AM
The computer in my my life. I do my communications, homework, and gaming all while setting in front of it's glowing 18 inch screen. It's cranky, and doesn't always behave. It could use more memory, a better video card (i have an old Nvidia card) and really needs a processor upgrade as I'm only running 1.8 Gigs at overclock speed.
Avenir 07-19-2006 06:36 PM
Originally posted by Dude Love
So, I finally ditched the Dell and a MacBook Pro.

2.16 Ghz Intel Core Duo
100 GB, 7200 RPM drive
15.4 inch Widescreen Display

I plan to make the thing last forever.


I got both a new computer and laptop recently, although chances are I might be getting another laptop such as a MacBook eventually because I need something that runs/dual-boots with Windows.


Apple PowerMac G3 Server
1.8 GHz PowerPC G4 upgrade card
100 GB, 40 GB, 20 GB HDs
Dual-layer DVD-RW
Mac OS X Server 10.4
Ubuntu Linux 6
19" LCD widescreen


Apple iBook G4
1.4-ish GHz
60 GB HD (would be larger, but I really have no need for it)
Mac OS X Tiger 10.4
14" display
paul1290 06-11-2007 09:04 PM
Just got my new PC! Big Grin

My new specs:
-Athlon64 X2 5600+ processor
-Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 320MB Video Card
-250GB Hard Drive

Should be more than enough to play just about anything for a while.