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Title: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on January 29, 2003, 03:34:35 pm
I just snagged a Gigabit Ethernet from Dallmann.  It pretty much rocks.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Nicao on January 29, 2003, 04:20:08 pm
Picked me up 256MB Kingston DDR PC2700
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on January 29, 2003, 05:53:42 pm
My last upgrade was a Radeon 9700, although i think its almost power supply time, that old 300w of mine is starting to sound kinnda weak
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on January 31, 2003, 03:57:47 pm
Well once again thanks to Zeus and D-man i have now in progress a server for these lan parties and for home   which includes a 1800+ amd the ecs k7s5a mobo and 256 megs ram but only a 10 gig hard drive have to save up some money for a new bigger one lol now to set up this file redirect like Zeus has on his  hint hint  
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Nicao on January 31, 2003, 04:11:28 pm
I just got a second monitor.  This has been wayy overdue for me as a second monitor really makes programming easier.  I had a second monitor a while ago but I gave it to my sister.  It will be good to be back on dual screens.

P.S. Seeker.  We'll haveta get some Linux and Apache action goin on that rig of yours so you can start serving it up at lan parties.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on February 04, 2003, 04:32:06 pm
I didn't buy this, but seeker gave me a 128MB stick of PC133 he had laying around, and I'm going to stick that in my UT2003 Linux server.

Thanks man!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on February 10, 2003, 01:59:26 pm
I am now the proud owner (so far) of a Epox 8K9A2+ mobo, as well as 512MB of PC2700, and a TBred 1800+.

So far, I currently have this combo overclocked to 1.9GHz, and she's running smooth as cream as 31°C core.  I haven't upped the voltage at all. . . yet. . .

I'm lovin' it!! ;D
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on February 16, 2003, 07:55:28 am
well i sold some stuff and was able to get a eheim 1250 seems to go ok..... heh
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on February 16, 2003, 02:02:51 pm
I've pretty much been going crazy on the upgrade action. . . yeah . . . I have a retail ATi 9700Pro.  It seems to work a little bit better than my old card. . .

Many thanks to Xena and her patience with me. . . ;)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on February 25, 2003, 12:52:25 am
I had one of my not-so-trusty-it-seems Maxtor 20GB drives from my RAID 0 array go down on me.  I RMA'd the faulty drive, but the new drive will be a totally different spec, (ATA 133, different seek time etc.) so to keep get my RAID 0 working like it should, I picked up a couple of 40GB WDATA100 8MB cache drives.

My drive index in SiSoft Sandra is up 33% above what it was with my Maxtor drives, so I'm pretty happy with that.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on March 05, 2003, 05:18:05 am
I just ordered an Athlon 2700+ Thouroghbred, and a Vantec Aeroflow.  Any of you guys ever used/heard much about the cooler or chip?  Its going on an A7N8X Asus board, also I know Zeus has an 1800+ T-Bred, any tips on overclocking as well?
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on March 06, 2003, 01:20:42 am
I just snagged a new CD-Rom (sorta), it has an DMatrix LCD that displays CD Text.  It came with a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport.

Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on March 07, 2003, 10:52:02 am
Well I got my Athlon XP2700+ and a Vantec Aeroflow HSF, the Aeroflow is very quiet and seems to be keeping things cool while OC'n .  Plus the 2700+ is quite good too.  I've got it at 180 FSB so far, and still stable with no need for voltage adjustments.  I give both a thumbs up.   :D
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on March 13, 2003, 08:56:29 am
I slapped in another 512 DDR 333 ram, my 256 was getting lonely, and I have actually noticed a difference, 256 is about the minimum that XP runs on well, but the more you have the better it seems to run
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on March 24, 2003, 02:55:54 pm
I snagged a Palm m500 partly for farming stuffs (we bought software for the palm but didn't have one), but also for some personal stuffs.

I've overclocked it by 100% and it seemed to handle that ok.  I won't be overclocking it regularly as I can't figure out how to make a waterblock small enough to cool the proc.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on March 25, 2003, 03:43:56 pm
Well it the 6 month mobo change lol thanks for d-man getting me the epox 8rda+ mobo lets say that so far this board rocks easy setup took longer to move maze3 block then to get mobo up and running havent really done to much doesnt have the raid and fancy stuff my gigabyte had but i didnt use them anyway !  thanks for the info
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on April 02, 2003, 05:47:41 pm
I am now have in my possession the first Microsoft product that I've been completely satisfied with.  The Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard.

My Fujitsu was getting a bit decrepid (no offence Fujitsu), and the brand new MS was $10.  For a keyboard . . . it rocks!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: fuzzy on April 08, 2003, 04:54:41 am
I bought a Geforce 2 GTS and a 13.5 Gb ATA66 HD from Zeus. The GFX card went into my Duron 800, 256mb SD RAM, 15 Gb machine.  - It will get upgraded some more in the near future.
The HD I plan to Raid in my 1400 T-bird, 256Mb DDR RAM, 20 GB machine.

P.S. The Duron Runs 98 and I run XP on the T-bird    
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on April 10, 2003, 01:54:29 pm
I swapped out my Pioneer 116 16x40x DVD ROM, for a LG 8161B 16x48x DVD ROM.  My Pioneer didn't have Digital Audio Out.

I also snagged an Audigy 2.  It definately has a fuller richer sound than the Live 5.1, and it has a heftier processor for EAX and 3D sound in games.

After listening to a DVD-Audio DVD (Thanks D-Man), I can say that it definately sounds better.  If I has some kick butt speakers it would be that much better.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on May 20, 2003, 05:15:20 pm
I swapped out my Samsung 750S monitor for a Samsung 753DF.  It's the same size, but has a flat picture tube and a finer dot pitch.  I really like it.  It's very crisp.

Not much of an upgrade, but it's an upgrade! ;)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on June 03, 2003, 01:50:30 pm
Well I just got a ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB from work.  So I am doing a few benchmarks and I'll post em up on my site when its all done.  But I ended up just trading in my 9700 pro for it.  Straight across exchange isn't too bad  :)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on June 03, 2003, 02:35:33 pm
Schweet!  I'll be looking forward to the benchmarks!

Quote
Well I just got a ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB from work.  So I am doing a few benchmarks and I'll post em up on my site when its all done.  But I ended up just trading in my 9700 pro for it.  Straight across exchange isn't too bad  :)


I just purchased a USR 22Mbps Wireless Router w/ps.  I've moved my rig out to the garage.  I'm running 28°C right now, at 2200+ speeds. . . it's much cooler out here.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on June 05, 2003, 03:34:23 pm
I just sold my wife's (Xena's) rig, to our newest forum member, Cypher, and picked up Xena a ECS Laptop.  It's sporting a 2.4B GHz, 512MB DDR, and a Radeon 9000M.  It pretty much rocks the mobile world!  Now, if only she would let me play around on it. . . seriously.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on June 07, 2003, 03:57:29 pm
I finally have something to post in here, my new Barton 2500+ chip, couldn't wait for the upgrade I am planning this summer, so i went ahead and picked this one up
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on June 08, 2003, 03:17:54 am
On Tuesday I should be receiving a Western Digital Raptor SATA hard drive.  I would like to do two of em but with the SATA RAID controller built on my board has problems with RAID.  A lot of people have complained that the data gets corrupted with using the RAID.  But at 10K RPM who needs RAID  :D   Just Joking, you can always use RAID.  It'll be interesting to see how it compares to my regular Maxtor IDE drive.  I'll let everyone know how it turns out.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on June 21, 2003, 06:37:18 am
I picked up a BenQ FP767 17" LCD Moniter, its got 16ms refresh so ghosting shouldn't be a problem for games. So far, I am SUPER happy with it
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Nicao on June 25, 2003, 12:00:10 pm
It's a little late, but I got a Sapphire 9700np for my main rig.   I also picked up a used DVD 10x drive for my other computer to replace the 4x that was in it.
Title: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on June 25, 2003, 05:18:39 pm
I picked up a Logitech MX 500.  It is definately an improvement over the Dual Optical - which was a pretty sweet mouse too.  
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on July 08, 2003, 08:50:20 pm
Picked myself up a Creative Nomand II MG MP3 player, its just a 64 meg unit, but I have a 128 card in it so all together its 192, not bad, and the price was pretty cheap
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on July 12, 2003, 02:41:25 pm
Also picked up a pair of 120gb WD 8 mg Cache drives, they should give me plenty of space
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on July 29, 2003, 06:08:38 pm
well i have picked up a belkin nostromo n50 speed pad seems to work awesome easy to setup  so far so good... easy on the hands too no keyboard sprains
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on July 29, 2003, 07:33:13 pm
well i have picked up a belkin nostromo n50 speed pad seems to work awesome easy to setup  so far so good... easy on the hands too no keyboard sprains

heh.  Darn those Keyboard Sprains and Mouse Cramps.

I just jammed in a couple of 512MB Sticks of OCZ PC3200 Rev2 Cas2 DDR.  They are the ones with the classy copper heatspreaders.  At the moment, I'm running my timings as tight as my BIOS will allow, though I'm at 333MHz right now.  The only thing the RAM can't do at this speed is CAS 1.5.  Smokin'!
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on August 09, 2003, 08:28:44 pm
I snagged a set of Logitech Z-640 Speakers.  They aren't digital, but they sure have a lot better range in the sattelites than my old speakers, and boy howdy (no offense HD), do they ever pound!  Very clear at all volume levels tested so far.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on August 13, 2003, 09:40:24 pm
just got me a Toshiba 2.4 Intel Laptop, its pretty sweet, but I seriously have only had like 30 minutes to play with it so far, right now its dual-booting between XP Pro and Red Hat 9, but from what I have done with it so far, its pretty nice to have, and is going to be super handy
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on August 13, 2003, 09:48:12 pm
This is real [H]ardware:

I snagged a BlackIce Extreme Rev2 New Evo Rad.  This morning I ran some Full Load Tests, and I was running 35°C Full load at 2.319GHz, at 1.8v.  The room was not as hot as mid-day of course, but at full load overclocked, this rad really shines! ;D
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on August 23, 2003, 12:29:01 am
Well since I'm new here, all hardware I have thus far is new, so I guess I'll post my rig. (its all new to you guys)
Main Rig:

Soltek 75FRN2-L
Athlon Barton 2500+ O/C @ 3200+ (2113 Mhz) Volcano 7 (thnx Lobb)
Radeon 9800 Pro
512 MB Samsung PC2700
80 GB WesternDigital 8MB Cache Hard Drive
Pioneer A05 DVD-RW
Logitech z560 Speakers (4.1)

Server:

Some unknown Asus Board
P3 600 (slot 1)
576 MB PC100
20GB WesternDigital HD
60GB WesternDigital HD
32MB Rage Fury Pro !!!!!!!!
a network card (man was that a find)



well thats it for now that would be news to you guys.



Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on August 24, 2003, 09:41:07 pm
I've picked up the retail box Sapphire Atlantis 9800 Pro from Dallmann Computers.  They've made some improvements to the stock cooling since the 9700 Pro.  It is much easier to watercool.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on September 03, 2003, 09:12:28 am
Took back my Pioneer Dvd-r drive and traded up for a LG super drive that does all the formats, haven't really burned any dvd's with it yet though
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Nicao on September 03, 2003, 09:24:34 pm
I bought a new 120GB WD JB Drive.  Gives me a little more space than my old 40GB.


Other NEWS.   No More OT Posts, I really mean it!
This thread is going to get too long already.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on September 03, 2003, 09:57:01 pm
Newest toy is a PlexWriterâ„¢ Premium (which the review from here help me decide to get) had a 5900 for short time but needed the money more then the card.  
Title: Re:Boomslang Mouse
Post by: BoneRak on September 05, 2003, 08:11:21 am
(http://www.razerzone.com/MystifyRazerBoomSlang2100.JPG)
Just got it in today.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on September 15, 2003, 08:30:45 pm
I've snagged an A7N8X Deluxe and a 120GB SATA WDJD Drive.  The A7N8X is a tremendous board.  I've scored over 3GB/sec memory bandwidth in Sisoft without really even trying. . . gotta love Dual Channel OCZ!
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on September 15, 2003, 09:17:47 pm
Alright, someone else with the Asus board!  So far I love this mobo, rock solid and nice and fast.  Also are you going to do a review on that WD hard drive?  Also WD is bringing out a 74 GB Raptor Drive too.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on September 21, 2003, 04:00:06 pm
Picked up a 460w Enermax Power Supply, the old US Can 300w wasn't cutting the mustard, with 3 optical drives, 2 hd's, 9700, etc.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on September 25, 2003, 09:02:43 pm
I sold my 15" Second monitor to my folks, and picked up a 17" Trinitron for my #2 monitor.  It's nice running dual 17".  The Dell runs up to 1600x1200.  And even 1280x1024@75Hz.

Yeah, BCC & Dell. . . It's a trinitron tube and looks great.

Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on October 03, 2003, 06:57:45 pm
Well, I have the opportunity to get a P4 3.0c and an Intel D865GBF mobo along with Windows XP Pro Full for about $250 Canadian.  Intel is having a promotion for participating retailers to help the people who sell their products get some kind of kick back.  The only thing that I have to do is pass a series of tests about the Intel products, then I am eligible to purchase these things from them.  I am very excited.  One drawback.  There is limited quantities available so I'm worried that I won't be able to get anything, but I'm trying to be optimistic.  If I do end up getting this system, then I may end up selling the majority of my current rig to help pay for it, and the extra parts I'll need.  It doesn't include any RAM, HDD, Optical drives or anything like that.  But if everything works out, I will have a very cheap upgrade.  Unfortunately I will be an Intel person, but only for a little while.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: VE6JHC on October 04, 2003, 12:28:34 am
I am running a PIV 3 Ghz on an Intel 875 MB....Very stable but not any faster in the real world than my old XP 1800.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on October 31, 2003, 03:30:55 pm
I guess it's been a while since I posted some new gear.  Since my last post, I've aquired another 120GB WDJD SATA drive and am now running 240GB of RAID 0.

I also just snagged up a Barton 2600+.  This is one smokin' chip as it is running 2.3GHz at stock voltage.  That works out to be a 3300+ according to AMD screwed up PR system.

I've also in my possession (for a review) a Plextor PX-708A DVD Burner.  It's a dual format burner that burns DVD+R's at 8X.

I think that's about it for now.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on November 01, 2003, 02:13:51 am
Well a few new things to mention. First off a stick of 512MB PC 3200 Samsung Ram. Secondly as Lobb posted before, we both got in on it, on the way is a P4 3.0 HT, Intel D865GBF board (yay dual-channel DDR400 memory support, an AGP 8X slot, 8 USB 2.0 ports, integrated 6-channel audio, a Gigabit Ethernet connection), and Windows XP Pro.  I'm thinkin I may just sell it and pay off some credit card debt. I'll come up with a price and let everyone know if anyone is interested.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on November 01, 2003, 09:29:06 am
I've decided to sell the Intel board that SoltoN is talking about and buy an Asus P4P800 Deluxe, this way I can do some Overclocking, plus it has SATA RAID to I may just end up buying another Raptor drive and run them dually.  I won't even open up the Intel board so if anybody is interested, you can PM me.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on November 02, 2003, 12:44:48 pm
Well down at the ole Future Shop we are now carrying the Plextor PX-708A DVD burner.  And its at a somewhat resonable price of $399.99.  I think I may have to trade the old LG in for this sucker.  But I think I'll wait till Zeus' review is done just to make sure.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on November 09, 2003, 06:07:44 pm
I picked up a Samsung Digimax V3 digital camera.  I really needed a camera for my web site, and we are really enjoying it for family stuff too.  We have pretty much made the move to all digital as far as photography goes.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Death on November 10, 2003, 02:40:10 pm
My latest was my PowerColor 9800 pro, it endes up being only $280 after everything was said and done.......long long story but Newegg made everything right.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on November 18, 2003, 05:26:23 am
I got a couple of new toys here.  I've picked up a DigiDoc 5 so as to more effectively monitor different temps in my system.  Currently I'm monitoring Case temp, CPU temp, Graphics card core temp, Graphics card memory temp, DDR Temp, H20 "hot" temp, H20 "cool" temp, and my northbridge.

The other thing I got is a 24Pin Dual Opteron PowerSupply.  It's a 460Watt PSU that came with a 20 pin adapter that I had to mod to work with my board.  It is designed a lot heftier, and it keeps my voltages bang on.  My previous PSU was starting to choke when o/c'ing my CPU to 2.4GHz, and my GPU to 470MHz.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on November 18, 2003, 11:16:07 am
Got me a Digital Camera Kodak CX6330 Love it so far took over 200 pictures of Florida.  And a 256 card to go with it. ;D
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on November 18, 2003, 11:39:19 am
Picked myself up a new case, my other one just wasn't portable, and the paint is starting to suck on it, its been peeling like crazy

but I went and picked up Aspire X-Dreamer case, it was actually pretty cheap and came without a PS, so I figured I couldn't lose, plus its got a lcd temp moniter built in, so thats a nice bonus
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on December 13, 2003, 04:07:29 pm
Got meself a 17" Sharp LCD Dislplay, overall prety impressed with it for gaming, color and text quality, and with a pricetag of $599 reatil not a bad buy .
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on December 17, 2003, 05:45:11 am
I recently picked up a PNY Technologies, 128MB USB 2.0 Flash drive.  I really really like it.  Look for a review coming soon.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Death on December 17, 2003, 08:03:57 am
I just install a new GPU cooler from Arctic Cooling. I messed up my 1U cooler by brealing the drill bit off in it. I saw a few reviews of this cooler and decided to get one. They cool great and are quiet (silent on low speed). Here's a link if any of you might be interested:
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/en/products/vga_silencer/ (http://www.arctic-cooling.com/en/products/vga_silencer/)
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on December 17, 2003, 06:42:56 pm
Have had but havent really used much till now but have a HP2110 All-in-One.  I am very happy with it, prints and scans very well.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on December 23, 2003, 07:18:18 pm
I was given some Christmas money, and I snagged the Logitech MOMO Racing Wheel.  I've borrowed a wheel from Nicao in the past, and loved it, so now I have my own.  Once you get used to a good, sensitive wheel, you can never go back.

Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on December 24, 2003, 07:35:17 pm
Well I got my 512 Corairs 2-2-2-5 (1gig now) today so far is running great.  I havent played to much yet but going to play some 1942 tonight and couple other games.  

I have tested and play with the gig in now I am very happy with the purchase now.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on December 25, 2003, 07:58:14 am
Over the past couple of days, I've been able to score another Raptor HDD which will be put in RAID pretty quick.  As well I've also got some PC4000 ram which really helped out my overclock tremendously.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on December 25, 2003, 05:44:13 pm
I have picked up the Zalman ZM-MFC 1 multispeed fan controller so far i havent installed it yet plans over the xmas time
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on February 01, 2004, 12:37:10 am
got meself another stick of that 512mb samsung PC3200. now running 1GB Dual Channel. couldnt be more happy.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on February 01, 2004, 09:54:29 am
Well just ordered ton of new toys.
480 Thermaltake PSU
Silent Boost Cooler Thermaltake
Vantec Harddrive cooler

I will edit post once I get them and try them out. ;D
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Death on February 01, 2004, 05:07:50 pm
I just installed a new 2500 Barton (week 0347, LOCKED) that Zeus was kind enough to send down to me (seeing that the place I won it from wouldn't ship to the US). Anyway, the CPU is multi locked (won't boot at anything except 11x), the good news is I set it to 11x200 and it booted into windows at stock volts (1.65) and finished 12 hours of Prime95, Folding@Home and 3DM2K1 looping. They were all running at the same time and I didn't get a single error, the CPU did get a little warm though (40c) with my computer room door closed and 3 OC'd systems running. So far it's a great CPU, now I've got to see how far I can get the FSB with a multi of 11x........ ;)
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on February 05, 2004, 12:35:12 pm
Old Volcano 7+ CPU temp was 40c/104F System 31C/87F
Silent Boost Cooler Thermaltake CPU 37C/98F System 25C/77F
Both were takin after running 1942 DC for 2 hours, reading was taking thru Bios to.
May not like seem like much of a drop but man it is so much more quiet now, I can actaully hear myself think again.  (not like thats a good thing)

480 Thermaltake PSU  So far runs great, fan control is cool and now I am ready for when I upgrade video card.

Vantec Harddrive cooler Looks sweet and does actaully cool the harddrive not huge differents but looks and fit so much better then old one.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: BoneRak on February 11, 2004, 09:54:15 am
Got an HP iPaq 4150 Pocket PC. http://www.hp.ca/products/static/ipaq/fa174a/features.php (http://www.hp.ca/products/static/ipaq/fa174a/features.php)
(http://www.hp.ca/products/static/ipaq/fa174a/images/4150.jpg)

I wonder if I can set it up for Folding & Home?
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on February 11, 2004, 05:02:08 pm
Ah, it's been awhile so here goes . . .

I snagged up another 120GB HD.  This one is IDE however, and it replaced a 60GB drive.  I'm doing a whackload of video editing, and it was eating up harddrive space in a hurry.  Right now I have 400GB.

I also picked up a Logitech 2.4GHz Cordless Freedom Joystick.  Call me a missleman impersonator, but it's a good stick.

Lastly, I just picked up a SV421USB KVM.  It is 4 client USB KVM/Switch.  All connections are USB and it can handle peripherals as well as KB/M.  Very handy outfit.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on February 20, 2004, 07:10:29 pm
Well it offical I know have a Audigy 2 ZS and Logitechs 5.1 Z-5300.

Which both rock,  Thanks for the reviews Zeus.
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on March 10, 2004, 02:52:29 pm
finally got my dual moniter setup running again, picked up a 21" Compaq V1100 moniter to compliment my 17" LCd, pretty sweet looking moniter I'm quite happy with it
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Death on March 10, 2004, 05:32:54 pm
I just won a Corsair Hydro-Cool water cooling system. It should be here in about a week, I hope...... ;)
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on March 10, 2004, 06:55:01 pm
I have bought another case to go along with the server case that i have now plans are to cut up a brand new case which is 17" to 10" and so far looks good have to finish it up here's the cases, It now stands 27" tall

http://us.st7.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/directron_1784_359851200
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on March 24, 2004, 07:04:09 pm
Got me a new toy today Evga 5900SE so far I am very happy with it out scores my 4600GS very nice.  Even going to be able to sell my 4600 for $100 bucks.  
Title: Re:Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on March 24, 2004, 08:11:17 pm
I've swapped out my old PowMax 650VA UPS for a 1400VA UPS.  I am now able to plug my entire setup, (monitors, speakers, tower, pump & peripherals) in to protect them.  It seems to work well so far.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on April 13, 2004, 04:02:45 am
Not so much computer related exactly, but I picked up a Sony Mini DV HandyCAM.  One word really. . . Wow! 
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on April 13, 2004, 07:44:04 pm
Forgot I did get another new toy USB Logitech Headset 300, man what a differents from my crappy radioshack headset.  I was suprised at how well they worked thru USB.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on April 19, 2004, 05:49:54 pm
Kinda the same as Zeus not really comp related... but could have some fun i ordered up a new vid camcorder as the first one i have owned i hope this does what i need it for lol heres the link

http://www.panasonic.ca/english/audiovideo/video/palmcorder/pvgs120.asp
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on April 19, 2004, 06:33:08 pm
I have recently aquired a NEC FE1250 22" CRT monitor from a buddy of mine who had this one extra.  All I can say is that there is nothing like playing UT2k4 or Farcry at 1600x1200 @ 85 Hz.  I love this thing.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Death on May 10, 2004, 04:42:01 pm
Just a quick note...I got a water block for my video card last week....Koolance new GPU 180-L06. I pretty happy with it so far.......it dropped the temp on the GPU by 10c load (temp taken from the back side of the core) And only raised the CPU temp by 1c ............all in all not a bad cooling system for it only being 1/4 inch tubbing from the box to the CPU...........Inside the Hydrocool box it's all 3/8 tubbing. I did gut some of the 90 degree elbows and flow meter out of the Hydrocool box to get rid of sone of the restriction............;)
(http://members.lycos.co.uk/sbrehm72255/hpbimg/DSC00688.JPG)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on May 29, 2004, 12:40:15 pm
I've snagged the Logitech MX Duo.  It's a very swank cordless combo that really is very nice.  I'm a big fan of the keyboard as well as the MX700 Mouse.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on June 09, 2004, 06:58:45 pm
I picked up Zeus's plextor PX-708a. Seems to work havent had time to play with it
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on June 13, 2004, 12:25:36 pm
I have just ordered up a ATI X800 Pro so it should be arriving sometime later this week.  Can't wait to play Farcry at 1600X1200 without any choppiness.   :)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on June 24, 2004, 06:49:16 am
Well not quite as impressive as Lobb's x800, but I just picked up a vantec Aeroflow. Just what my case ordered :)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: lu on July 20, 2004, 05:38:26 pm
Got the Logitech mx510. Found its a slight bit more solid. Mice feet slide better. Overall it does track better in gaming. A nice improvement.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Death on July 20, 2004, 05:52:54 pm
I'm building a new external water cooling box, I've already got the pump (Danger Den D4) Rad (Dual heater core) CPU block (Polarflo) N/B block (Polarflo) Fans (Panaflo 120mm M). Tubing and rez seem to be lost somewhere. I still need to wire the box and paint the outside of the case............;)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on July 21, 2004, 08:22:31 am
I've picked up a BIOS Savior as well as a GB kit (2x512) OCZ PC3500 Platinum Enhanced Bandwidth RAM.  I'm working on a review of the RAM.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on July 30, 2004, 11:16:10 am
I just picked up my 1st dvd-burner Sony DRX-530UL External  $90 could not pass it up for the price. 
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on August 04, 2004, 06:52:53 pm
Blackice extreme rev.2 in blue, some purple case screws. Also zalman 5.1 headphones that was traded from Zues so far so good on the headphones
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on August 04, 2004, 08:12:26 pm
Glad to hear it.  I picked up an Everglide Giganta, and some Mouse Skatez. . . Thanks to the Seeker trade.  So far I'm very happy with both on my MX700.

. . . so far so good on the headphones. . .
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: lu on August 13, 2004, 10:20:34 pm
I got 2 512 meg sticks of crucial 3200 ballistix ram.

I was only 3 mhz less, 217 fsb rather than 220, than the old fast OCZ ram, at 2-2-2 settings. But presumably they fair better at DDR 466 or DDr 500 than any of them, at 2.5-2-2-2 I hear. See Anandtech. For my next motherboard I guess.

The bonus, only $366 Canadian. (I was saving for a graphics card. This will knock that back a bit, but I needed it.)

Addendum: My motherboard in a chaintech znf3 amd 64 with the old chipsets that don't overclock well. But with 2.5-2-2-8 settings I got the fsb up to 225 with stability. This is without changing any voltages. Keeeping it in spec a s Nicao would say.  (8 rather than 5? . . . amd 64 chips run faster here.)

I was going to by a graphics card, but it looks like via is going to do dual pci express for amd motherboards, and right away! So, iI should wait it out.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Death on August 27, 2004, 01:10:01 pm
WD 80 gig SATA to replace the 80 gig Maxtor that died in the other thread..........;)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on October 16, 2004, 09:59:50 am
3200 Barton (400) with 1gig PDP 3200 2-3-2-5 and a Epox 8RDA3+ and after all the trouble I had, everything is running great.  

In the next week or so going to be ordering a Notebook with a AMD 64 cant wait to get that.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on October 31, 2004, 09:31:07 am
My Logitech Dual Mouse Man crapped out so bought the Logitech Mx510 which was a good mouse.  However we then got the MX1000s in at work, so I returned the 510 and picked up the MX1000.  For wireless this mouse is very tight, I can't really tell a difference between the 510 and this thing.  Very nice mouse.  Plus the battery indicator light is neat too.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on October 31, 2004, 01:10:06 pm
I've just pulled off a rather large storage upgrade.  I'm now running 2-200GB Western Digital 2000JD SATA drives in RAID 0, and 2-200GB Western Digital 2000JB IDE Drives totalling 800GB of storage.  So far everything is working great.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: lu on November 05, 2004, 10:16:59 pm
After blowing two graphics cards, got a Saphirre x800 XT PE vivo. Found it scores about 47,000 with 4x antialising and antistropic on in Aquamark 3. 59,000 with nothing on. And I hear the cpu is the limiting factor  in this case - only an AMD 64 3000+.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on November 30, 2004, 02:01:10 am
Future Shop's waranty bought me a BENQ 16x DVD/RW (dual layer) DW1620 to replace my 4x LG 4040B, Mini review on the BENQ drive HERE (http://www.benscustomcases.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=26?topic=772.0)

And my keyboard died finaly, so I picked up the Saitek "Gaming Keyboard", reveiw should be done in a few days. I'll update when it is.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on November 30, 2004, 11:55:19 pm
Oh yea baby! 

SOLTEK K8TPRO-939
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ socket 939 NewCastle Core
SoundBlaster Live 24 Bit Edition

 :D :D :D

 
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on December 09, 2004, 02:25:54 am
ASUS A8V Deluxe
Seagate Baracuda 200GB Sata Drive
Western Digital 80 GB Sata Drive
Ultra X-Connect 500W Modular PSU
Zalman "CPNS7000A-Cu" HSF

One more of those seagates to run them both in raid and my system is complete for another year.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on December 15, 2004, 08:14:01 am
I finally ponied up and got a set of speaker stands for my Logitech Z-5300 Rear channels.  I'm sure Nicao and Howdy Duty will think these much better than the plywood and 2x10 action I had before.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on December 15, 2004, 09:17:54 am
I ended up being able to sell my P4 2.6 and Asus P4P800 deluxe so I decided to pickup an Athlon64 3200+ S939 and Asus A8V Deluxe mobo.  I decided to go with the 3200+ cause it was $100 cheaper and alot of people are able to get up to 3500+ speeds very very easily by overclocking a little.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Death on December 18, 2004, 07:42:39 pm
I built a A64 S939 system during my down time also..............it's a real good runner. All I need now is a new video card.
New system is in my sig. So far I'm very pleased................ ;D
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on December 19, 2004, 05:25:54 pm
Asus A8V Deluxe mobo did not POST, so I decided to try out the MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum.  Very solid board with lots of features, great manual, and driver support.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Death on December 19, 2004, 09:09:35 pm
There were a lot of boards that wouldn't post with the new 90nm CPUs due to a Bios issue. I had the same problem when I first got it. All I need to do was flash the board using a 130nm cpu with the latest bios and I was good to go. I was just lucky that I knew a guy that had a 3800 I could use.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: lu on December 25, 2004, 02:26:09 am
Luckily, BoneRak could get the DFI LanParty UT 250GB. So, with my AMD 64 3000+ that's where I'm at for now.

Its made for gaming, right? ??

It definitely runs faster. At about the same settings 217 fsb for Chaintech, 220 fsb for DFI (with new chipset), Aquamark went up from 47,168 to 54, 937. If I take off 4x antialiasing and 4x antistropic, the score goes from 58,971 to 67,774!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on December 27, 2004, 08:31:01 pm
I got a late Christmas present today, the Logitech MX1000 from my honey (sort of).  She let me pick it out anyhow.  I'm not sure how I like it just yet - it has a different feel to it for sure.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: GOLIATH on December 27, 2004, 09:42:16 pm
I received a SENNHEISER PC150 PC HEADSET from jolly old Saint Nick. These things kick butt! If you want a quality set this is the one to have.  ;D
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on January 26, 2005, 09:20:32 pm
Lately I picked up a NEC LCD1935NXM 19" LCD.  It has a 16ms response time on it.  So far its great for games like Counter Strike Source which is a game I noticed significant ghosting on a 25ms BenQ.  Nice monitor for sure.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on February 05, 2005, 06:11:33 pm
Picked up to replace my dead 9800 pro, a new BFG GeForce FX 6800 GT Overclocked

preliminary tests show this card is a heck of an overclocker, reaching 6800 ultra speeds with no problem and more !
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on February 06, 2005, 12:12:30 pm
finally bit the bullet and did the upgrade, picked myself up a A64 3200+ and an Asus A8V motherboard, along with 1 gig of Kingson Ram. Then it all looked shabby in my old case so I bought a Thermaltake Tsunami case.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on February 09, 2005, 09:19:59 am
Just upgraded to a AMD 64 3200+, PDP 3200 1gb 2-2-2-5, 74Gb Raptor, MSI Neo 2, so far everything is running great no overclocks as of yet.
Aqua jumped up tons with new chip 57000 from 46000, 3Dmarks3 and 5 not much of increase.  In couple months plan to get another Raptor other then that should be back to folding in day or so.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on February 10, 2005, 08:22:47 am
It appears that the A64 3200+ S939 is a popular chip lately  :P

Anyway I just picked up an OCZ Modstream 450 Watt PSU, this is one of the modular power supplies.  And wow does it ever make a case look clean, and its nice to see a 24pin ATX connector if you need it.  As well its just nice to be able to use the cords you need and keep the other ones out of the case.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on February 15, 2005, 05:40:27 am
I've piced up the CM Stacker Case to swap out my Aspire Turbo Gamer.  I must say this case is a marvel.  It stands the same height (20"), but has tons more room . . . and the 11 5.25" bays are cool.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on February 15, 2005, 10:34:43 am
I picked up a Arctic Silencer Cooler for my X800 Pro and this thing is impressive.  Stock settings for my x800 pro are 472/445, Now I've got it up to 551/573 completely stable and no artifacting.  The big thing that caught my eye is when it is mounted on the card it makes contact with the ram chips on both sides of the card thus not just cooling the GPU but the onboard ram as well.  2 Thumbs up if you are looking for a decently priced cooler for x800 cards.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Fujitsu on February 16, 2005, 08:55:38 pm
after my 9700 Pro died, sent it back for RMA and ended up getting a 9800 Pro in return

Definately okay in my books, and I must comment on how great ATI's warrenty service is, once Canada Post finally got it there it was shipped back the same day they received it
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on March 06, 2005, 07:55:13 am
I just built Xena a Shuttle ST61G4 with a 2.6GHz P4, 512MB DDR, 80GB HDD, 52X Combo Drive, and fired over my 9800Pro.  My 9800Pro being gone, I picked up a BFG 6800GT OC on a killer sale at NCIX.  This card easily runs faster than stock 6800 Ultra speeds, and is now watercooled.  Very slick card.  I'm loving FarCry @ 1280 at Very High detail with 4x AA and 8x AF.  I'm also a fan of HL2 @ the same settings as well.  I'm very impressed with the hardware, but not so impressed with nVidia's drivers.  ATi has really spoiled me with their drivers.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on March 16, 2005, 09:23:00 pm
Just got me a Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum, awsome little sound card.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: ap0ck on March 16, 2005, 10:38:09 pm
i just ordered a 3200+ with gigabyte GA-K8NS-939, next paycheck im gonna pick some corsair ram. i had ati 9800pro, however my mobo fried, but it was still underwarrenty so futureshop just gave me a aiw9800pro instead. not sure how i feel about that as ive been using duel monitors for so long, but the tvtuner might be nice.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on March 21, 2005, 11:48:18 pm
Just picked up my new server chip, AMD 64 3000+ socket 939. I got my RMA back on my soltek board, so now I'm selling my celeron D and mobo for $170 OBO in the buy/sell forum to cover the cost of the new chip. If anyone here wants it let me know.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on June 06, 2005, 04:23:52 pm
Got myself nice new toy other day, Viewsonic VP191b LCD.  Works really well for gaming been playing D3 and feels like new game.  Also picked up a brother scanner printer not sure I would say that was best purchase but it was cheap. 

Not really computer equipment but fot myself a WideAngle lens for my DX7590 Camera stupid thing weighs a ton.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on July 09, 2005, 06:13:33 pm
Today I picked up the Plextor PX-716A DVDRW, my PX-708A is still truckin, but this one has the Plextools software and dual layer support available for it.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on July 17, 2005, 06:45:07 pm
I've just picked up a APC 1000VA UPS.  It's replaced a PowMax 1400VA UPS.  APC kills the PowMax.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on July 18, 2005, 09:02:04 am
Got myself a NV Silencer 5 RV2 Cooler for my 6800GT works really well.  Idles temps dropped about 3-4C but my full load temps dropped 10-12C.  Only real problem is stupid thing was so big had to move around things in computer to make it fit.  Also picked up a set of Plantronics headset the sound quality is much better then my old logitechs.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on July 25, 2005, 10:02:47 pm
Just transplanted my system to a new case, picked up an Antec P180

Nice quiet case, losts of features, sexy looks to it as well, but not a light one for the LAN gamer, case probly wieghs 25 LBS empty.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: SkylineGTR on July 27, 2005, 02:24:58 pm
I just installed a Raptor 74gig. Blazin fast.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Death on July 31, 2005, 09:33:18 pm
This is some of the stuff I put in my new system.

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2804/dsc017735gg.jpg)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: werty316 on August 06, 2005, 02:22:11 pm
(http://img27.imagevenue.com/loc51/th_504_pair_big.jpg) (http://img27.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc51&image=504_pair_big.jpg)

http://www.patriotmem.com/products/groupdetailp.jsp?prodgroupid=17&prodline=2&group=XBL&catid=1

Got me some sweet Patriot XBL 1gig dual channel memory kit. I haven't installed it yet but I can't wait to give'r
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on August 14, 2005, 09:26:59 am
Got a Dell DJ 20 gig MP3 portable MP3 player through my Employee Purchase Plan.  This thing reminds me alot of what an IPOD is like without the need for Itunes.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on August 14, 2005, 09:33:34 am
I just picked up a Palm Tungsten T5.  This thing has WiFi & Bluetooth as well as a 320x480 screen that works both portrait and landscape.  It is the 256MB version and has a 416MHz Intel Xscale processor.  While I'd prefer something that runs on Windows Mobile or CE, the price was incredible.  I got this new in box with full warranty at a large electronics chain for $109CDN.  It lists on their website for $499.

I aksed the guy if the price was wrong, and he said that it lists on the tag and in their system, so he was selling them at that price.  Right place right time I guess.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Jonesy on August 14, 2005, 10:10:51 am
I just got a New Antec True Power 550W not the best True power on the market but i HAve no need for the V2.0 as i don't use PCI-E or 24pin connector. I can now game without loosing all my video, stupid Generaric 500W got killed when i Installed my BFG 6600GT and the A64 system. But The Antec is very very quiet and I have 0 complaints or regrets about the purchase.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on August 23, 2005, 03:35:51 pm
Although I purchased this stuff, this stuff isn't for me, its for my dad, but I'll post it for him  :)

Athlon 64 X2 3800+
MSI K8N-Neo4 Platinum with SB Live
BFG 7800 GT OC
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on September 04, 2005, 12:14:03 am
holy crap, I just realized I never posted this, was having so much fun playing with it for the last month I forgot all about posting it.

I picked up a Compaq v2305 notebook

Sempron 3000+
512 ram
60 GB Hard Drive
DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
Wireless 802.11G
ATI Radeon x200 Integraded 128 MB Graphics
14.1" Brightview Widescreen Display
 
It had 2 x 256 MB ram, I plopped one out and dropped in a crucial 1 GB stick, bringing it to 1.2 GB ram.

She flies, a real beauty for a total of $1100 ( $900 for notebook at bestbuy, $180 for ram at memexpress). Won't play any games, but awsome for photoshop and web design work.... maybe a little wardriving   :angel: .

I wont even start listing the accessories I blew money on, everything from a second wireless NIC, cause the integrated didnt work under linux, to the bag, headphones, the list is stupid long.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on October 10, 2005, 12:27:04 am
Picked up a dirt cheap emachine desktop form Futureshop,

Athlon 2800+
512 PC 2700
160 GB hard drive
DVD RW
some random NForce 2 Board

got that for $150


then I got a  VisionTek GeForce 6800 for $150, and a Hauppauge PVR 150 TV Tuner


Loaded up Myth TV, and now I have a sweet PVR box with no DRM
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on October 20, 2005, 01:17:38 pm
Ordered up a Dell 3100cn color laser printer today.  The good news is, if it breaks I can fix it myself, and the majority of the problems we experience with these printers at work is user error anyway.

Anyone need a HP laserjet 1000 with pretty much full toner?  :D
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on October 20, 2005, 05:06:49 pm
I broke down and picked up an Athlon 64 3800+ X2 processor.  I have to wait until I finish a review I'm working on before I install it though.  I'm going to hurry and run the benchmark numbers on the product I've got so I can drop this processor in my test rig.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on October 20, 2005, 05:55:57 pm
I got mine as well. As usual spend a week playing with it and forgot to post that I actually got it.

I got an x2 3800+ and an OCZ 2GB Platinum Dual Channel kit ( 2x 1GB) 2-3-2-5
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on October 23, 2005, 09:09:14 am
I just grabbed an MX510 Logitech mouse at FS for $25CDN.  It is to replace my MX700 on my test rig.  I don't really need cordless on my test rig.

I also picked up a Thermaltake BigTyphoon HSF for my X2 processor.  It should be quiet and cool . . . as long as it doesn't break my board.  The thing is large.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on October 23, 2005, 09:51:44 pm
With the Red Deer Futureshop closing thier current location and moving they sold off all thier clearance demo stuff for stupid price's. I picked up a JVC GZ-MC100U Digital video camera for $300. retail on it was $999.99. Its a nice camera, has a 4 GB hard drive, will record up to 1 hour at 1600x1200 at the highest quality, or 5 hours at 640x480 at the lowest quality. It takes Compact Flash and SD Cards if you need more space, as well as 2 Megapixel stills.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on October 24, 2005, 07:20:46 am
As the same as Zeus i have picked up a mx510 mouse from future shop.. same price cant go wrong...good sale on dvd's also 100 pack of benq 8x  $25.00...
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on November 01, 2005, 07:26:33 pm
i have now Zeus's bfg 6800gt OC and his polor flow water block.. Thanks man!!  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: lu on November 13, 2005, 11:15:58 am
Got the new Gigabyte 3dAurora case. Gives a little more functionality . . .

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/lu12b/New%20CAse/DSCN1903_resize.jpg


And look what I was doing a little gaming on. It'll be great when I get my xbox 360.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/lu12b/New%20CAse/DSCN1900_resize.jpg
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MaraudingDemon on January 03, 2006, 07:49:07 am
Figured I should update this now, I have upgraded to a Evga 7800 GTX and a AMD 4000+ processor. I have also added another Raptor so now have a Raid 0 with raptors. Also got rid of my 80gb external and got a 200gb one now. When I got new processor also got a new case TX1050B crappy door but I removed that as soon as I got it. And of course with a new case had to get new Asus DVD-ROM and a Lite-ON DVD Burner. So I am pretty much set on a good gaming computer for a while.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on January 06, 2006, 08:30:10 pm
I have now one of these

http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=1705&Category_Code=135

now just the time to play with it

I have some htpc stuff

300 gig 16 meg cache
ati 9600 aiw
and a remote to control it..
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on January 09, 2006, 08:39:51 am
Just picked up a BFG Geforce 7800 GT PCI-E card.

Just need a good AMD motherboard now with dual core support.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on February 06, 2006, 04:51:58 pm
Picked up a new mobo and chip amd 3500+ thanks trog  and the mobo( till i can get what i want).. is a gigabyte k8nsc-939 lacking in some parts but kool
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Trog on February 06, 2006, 08:57:39 pm
You're welcome, Seeker.

I've now got an AMD 4000+ processor & an Enermax 620W PSU.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on February 07, 2006, 06:58:35 pm
got my 2nd BFG 7800GT, and an ASUS A8N-SLI board. Go 500w PSU!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: lu on February 12, 2006, 02:34:08 pm
Got some Logitech Z-5450 5 in 1 surround speakers, with my Ralph bucks. The rear satellites are wireless.

Now that I'm playing at my TV, that system has become more multimedia. Can plug my dvd directly into them as well, without the computer turned on.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on March 11, 2006, 05:23:22 am
My wife picked me up an early Birthday present yesterday - a 21" Widescreen HD LCD (http://accessories.gateway.com/AccessoryStore/PC+Accessories_316441/Monitors_316684/LCD+_Q1_Flat+Panel_Q1_+Monitors_316694/20_D1_21+inch+LCD_381955/1534243_proddetail.htm?ref=merch).  It's a pretty sweet display, but web pages look kinda weird at 1680x1050.  It will honestly take some time to get used to but I think I love it!!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on April 04, 2006, 03:41:50 pm
Although not really computer related, it is still electronics....I picked up an Xbox 360 and a few games.

I must say I am impressed by the HDTV gaming, looks great on 42" tv.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Howdy Duty on April 05, 2006, 08:59:37 pm
I picked up an ATI X800GTO to replace my burnt out X800 Pro.  The GTO is clocked slower on the core from 475 to 400, and the memory is clocked higher from 450 to 490.  I haven't OC'd this card at all yet and it is still air cooled.  Stock it performs better than my X800 Pro did by about 5-10%.  I like it.  I'll likely play around with the OC and get it on water later on.  It was a nice price to performance ratio too.  I'd recommend it for anyone looking to get a decent mid range card.

-HD
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on April 06, 2006, 06:02:31 am
I picked up a Enermax 535W SLI capable PSU.  It seems to be quiet and fairly solid.  I had to mod the PCIe connectors though as they were too "fat" to fit in an EVGA 7800GT.  That's kind'a weird.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on April 21, 2006, 11:27:49 pm
Picked up a new monitor and a 300 GB hard drive since my last post in here, I'll post a review of the monitor ( Gateway 21" Widescreen / HDTV ), and the hard drive just put me over a terabyte of storage :D
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on April 22, 2006, 05:34:30 am
Nince LCD.  I've got the same one.  Gateway FPD2185W.  I've also picked up a second 7800GT for some SLI action.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on May 07, 2006, 12:09:37 pm
Picked up a couple 250 GB WD IDE drives from Best Buy for my server.

So I've got a RAID 5 going with 3x250gb drives. This is to replace a # of 80 and 40 gig drives that just caused too much noise and heat. I was able to remove 4 physical drives and still have more hdd space than I did.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on May 09, 2006, 08:31:02 pm
Picked up a Pioneer DVR-111D 16x Dual layer +/- Burner to replace my intermittent Plextor PX-716A
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on May 11, 2006, 01:21:09 pm
I recently grabbed an Intel 805 Pentium D Dual Core Processor and a Gigabyte 8NSLI Motherboard from DallmannComputers (http://www.dallmanncomputers.com).  I will be using this as a DDR2 Intel Test Rig and it rocks pretty hard and fast right now.  I'm up to 3.8GHz from 2.66GHz with stock cooling.  Pretty sweet stuff for sure.  BTW, the setup (board & chip) cost about $100 less that an AMD 3800+ processor without a board.

Crucial was kind enough to drop us some PC2-5300 (667MHz) memory which actually clocks up fairly well.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zenphic on July 03, 2006, 11:06:49 am
Got myself a Geforce 6600 from an old friend as a gift. It's a bit old (but newly packaged), but atleast it lets me play UT2K4 with all graphics cranked up  O0

(http://img434.imageshack.us/img434/6800/img62971mj.th.jpg) (http://img434.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img62971mj.jpg)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on July 15, 2006, 04:51:45 pm
Picked up my new ride today. Its a 2006 Civic Sedan EX

(http://www.surerootvegetation.com/test/car2.jpg)

(http://www.surerootvegetation.com/test/car1.jpg)

(http://www.surerootvegetation.com/test/car3.jpg)

(http://www.surerootvegetation.com/test/car4.jpg)

(http://www.surerootvegetation.com/test/car5.jpg)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on July 28, 2006, 11:23:10 am
I cant really top Rick's car, but I picked up a Mac Mini, (1.42 GHz PowerPC G4, 512 MB DDR SDRAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Drive) for $299 from the local futureshop, becasue they found it in the back and it went clearance in February.

I have a friend at work that is going to sell me a 7" touch screen LCD that I will be using to mount the whole system in my car. Going to be interesting :D
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on July 30, 2006, 01:11:33 pm
I picked up a Core 2 Duo E6600 and an Intel 965 motherboard to go with it.  I'm working on some benchmarks now.  If there is anything specific you want benchmarked, post your ideas in this thread (http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=59&topic=1320.0).

I also picked up a 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 drive.  It is to go into our Core 2 Duo test system.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on August 11, 2006, 05:54:58 am
I recently picked up a pair of Senheiser CX300 earbuds off of eBay.  They absolutely rock anything I've ever stuck in my ear before. . . other than when I was little and there was that green thing . . . anyway, they are good.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on August 13, 2006, 06:39:26 am
After selling off some gear I was able to purchase a laptop.  I picked up an Acer TravelMate 2420.  It has a Centrino 745 processor (1.8GHz), 100GB 5400rpm drive, 1GB of memory and a DVD+/-RW DL burner.  It's got a 14.1" screen at 1280x800 and on battery, I can get 4-5 hours easy.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on September 18, 2006, 06:55:53 am
My wife, Xena, just picked up a X1900GT for her rig as an upgrade to a 6600GT.  Unfortunately, it won't fit in her case and the PSU is too weak as well.  I swapped her a 7600GT KO for the X1900GT and we both got upgrades!   :D
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LiViD on September 18, 2006, 12:37:17 pm
Friday of last week is when I upgraded my video card. I replaced the older X800GTO2 @ 16ps/6vs to a nice BFG 7900GT OC. I slapped the Zalman VF900cu on it and it stays at 41C load! :)

I'm probably going to end up replacing the power supply as well. 

Update: I replaced my crummy old Antec TrueBlue 480w with a nice OCZ GXS 600w.  O0
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on September 19, 2006, 06:12:59 am
I just picked up two 250 GB seagate Sata II 16 MB Cache w/NCQ (7200.10) to drop into a raid 1 to replace my 80 GB drive that I lost this weekend. I got tired of running out of space on my main machine while working on video and large rar files, so I sold off my old 200 that was my D drive after the 80 kicked it, and am now the proud owner of 500 GB internal storage, 550 GB NAS storage and 250 GB USB Storage (redundant).

 
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LobbDogg on September 25, 2006, 04:08:36 pm
Picked up a Seagate 320GB SATA 2 hard drive today. Think I may get 2 more and do another RAID 5 array in the server.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: anti-air_grenade on October 05, 2006, 08:58:49 pm
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ x2, Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT, New motherboard, can't remember what kind, and a gb of ram. So far, i'm loving it lol. Finally got rid of that 2400+
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on October 24, 2006, 07:12:33 pm
I picked up the Logitech Z-5500 speakers.  These have a 3" driver per satellite and a 10" sub - they sound much better  than my old speakers - in fact they reproduce the artifacts from my old 96kbit MP3's.  Now I'll have to rip everything to FLAC or Monkey's Audio.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LiViD on October 26, 2006, 02:51:46 pm
A few things:

The NEC 3540A decided to crash my system while playing DVD's. In return, that got switched out for a new LG GSA-H22N.  :smitten:
The next item was a set of Logitech X-530's to replace the 6 year old Cambridge Soundworks 2.1 system. Seeing that my new place has an FM relay station nearby, the old 2.1's were picking up radio frequencies.  :P
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on December 17, 2006, 07:08:50 pm
not totally computer related but picked up a sound pressure level meter....awesome price does what i need it for lol!! I have been testing everything hahaha!!    >:D   O0 
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on January 02, 2007, 03:23:53 pm
I just picked up a Samsung A950 Cell Phone.  My other one got destroyed when I ran over it with my van.  Funny thing that.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on January 16, 2007, 11:57:27 am
Just picked up a D-Link Gamerlounge, making the switch to gigabit!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on March 30, 2007, 09:19:14 am
I picked up an HP iPaq to replace my flaky Palm Tungsten T5.  The T5 would power on randomly and my WiFi quit.  When I sent it out for repair (bought the extended warranty for $30 at the time), they lost my WiFi card and wouldn't replace it.

I upgraded to this so I've got Windows Mobile, built in WiFi, Bluetooth a 520MHz processor and two expansion slots.

(http://h10003.www1.hp.com/digmedialib/prodimg/lowres/c00510066.jpg)

I've got TCPMP on it as a media player and can watch full motion DivX at 320x240 at 30fps on this little beauty.  So far I'm very happy with it.  I benchmarked DivX 6 video playback at 77.8FPS. . . My 416Mhz Palm could only pull a 35FPS average.  Better software, better platform in my opinion.  We'll see how it holds up.

The tradeup cost me $30 as they replaced my T5 with this if I paid the difference.  Not a bad deal.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on March 30, 2007, 07:25:14 pm
Picked up another 3500+ 64 chip ( server related) now all I need is a mobo! :D
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on March 31, 2007, 01:06:18 am
Just picked up a Canon S3 IS 6 MP digital camera. Got an awesome deal on it through usedcalgary.com, only downside was I had to drive to Okotoks to pick it up ( I live in Airdrie)

Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: anti-air_grenade on April 05, 2007, 07:29:01 pm
Bought my second Geforce 7600 GT. W00t! for SLI.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: lu on June 22, 2007, 01:06:56 pm
Relaced my rig with eVGA nForce 680i SLI, Intel Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600 2.4GHz, OCZ 2GB PC2-8500 XTC SLI-Ready Edition Dual Channel DDR2 Kit , XFX GeForce 8800GTS 320MB, and Samsung SyncMaster 245BW 24in Widescreen LCD.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on June 22, 2007, 04:19:49 pm
My Samsung SyncMaster 305T just arrived and I'm pretty happy with it so far.  This is a 30" unit that runs at 2560x1600 - 6ms gtg.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on July 03, 2007, 07:10:09 am
After trying to watch some DVDs on the 30" monster, I had to break down and buy an HD-DVD drive for my computer.  I picked up the XBOX 360 drive and it works great under Windows XP or Vista.  HD-DVD looks much better at 1920x1080 that DVD's did at 720x480.  There really is no comparison.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on August 07, 2007, 06:16:46 pm
Thank you Futureshop for the warranty exchange from a BFG 7800GT 256MB to a EVGA 8800GTS 320MB
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on August 09, 2007, 05:27:35 pm
I picked up a Samsung CLP-600N Color Laser printer that comes equipped with 10/100 network.  This was new in box, and was clearing out at $149.99.  Can't beat that when other stores list it for over $500!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: LiViD on September 01, 2007, 12:52:29 am
Recent Changes:

E6300 -> E6850
GA-965P-DS3 -> GA-P35-DS3R
2 x Crucial 1GB PC2-6400 -> 4 x Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1GB PC2-6400
X1950XT -> 8800 GTX
80GB 7200.7 SATA-I -> 320GB 7200.10 SATA-II, making them of them in my system.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: sinthyex on September 01, 2007, 12:01:56 pm
LiViD, you're funny.
Recent changes:

AMD XP2000+ -> E4300
Jetway V400DA -> GA-945G-S3
2x256Mb DDR333 -> 2x512DDR2 667MHz
9600 PRO -> On Board (Waiting for Crysis benchmarks, then i might get a 8800GTS320)
160Gb+60Gb -> 160 Gb Samsung 7200rpm ATA100 (the 60 died)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on September 12, 2007, 08:22:29 am
I couldn't pass up a $599 Core 2 Duo laptop the other day to replace my Pentium-M laptop.  It's an Acer 5580 (http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/as5580.htm), and it may not be perfect, but it's a huge step up from my old laptop.

Specs are 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5500 @ 667FSB, 2GB DDR2, 120GB HDD, DL DVDRW and Intel GMA950.  It comes loaded with Vista Home Premium and over 90 services running after initial setup.  It's cleaned up now. . .
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Luvlyan on September 15, 2007, 09:53:35 pm
I just bought myself a new mouse: Logitech G7 Laser Cordless Mouse (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mice_pointers/mice/devices/163&cl=us,en). Pretty good, though the batteries drain pretty fast in my opinion; I always end up charging it after a day's use (I do not think that's going to be good for the lifetime of the batteries).
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: slugbug on September 16, 2007, 11:57:57 am
I won some gear from Cooler Master and can't wait to get it.
Real Power Pro 750W PSU + Hyper 212 Heat Sink
PWM Fan Hub Set (Fan Hub+ two 120mm PWM fans)

I'm anxious to see how the Hyper 212 runs. I haven't seen a review for it yet.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Luvlyan on September 16, 2007, 01:30:42 pm
Wow, you're lucky Slugbug. That Hyper 212 must be a new model. You might be the first to own, and review it!  O0
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on November 19, 2007, 04:20:06 pm
Picked up this beauty to replace the BSOD one in the dead hardware thread.  It's a 2007 Pre-owned with 13Km.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: epithanatios on November 26, 2007, 09:09:11 am
I decided it was time to upgrade my old crt 19" monitor, great for simple use, but I wanted an lcd for my computer. So I went out and bought myself a nice new 22" widescreen samsung lcd. it was the 225ms model, it also has an hdmi input so I hooked my xbox 360 up to that and now its very pretty  :smitten:
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on November 29, 2007, 09:36:09 pm
Well with this new job that I'm doing now... went out and got a Sansa e260 mp3 player. So far looks good and easy to use. The price was right.. now to load it up!!!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on December 19, 2007, 10:33:49 pm
Picked up an Altec Lansing M602 iPod dock for my newly acquired 30GB iPod video.  The dock was clearance for dirt cheap and I had some early Christmas money from the inlaws. . . it was a no brainer, and it sounds fantastic.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on December 28, 2007, 09:48:25 pm
Well picked up a sansa e270 it was just as cheap as a e260.... so far totally love it. simple and easy already looking into some "hacks" for it any ideas???  Plus worked out good the 2 week old one went to aka; Killer lol  (my wife) win win situation great unit!!!!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on January 12, 2008, 08:20:56 am
Changed from a amd 3500+ 939 single core to a amd athlon 64 X2 5200+ dual core
gigabyte K8NSC-939 to a gigabyte s-series GA-M57SLI-S4
Corsair xms TwinX matched 1 gig to Kingston value ram DDR2 5300 total of 2 gigs
BFG 6800 gt oc agp to 2 BFG 7600 gt oc PCI-e for sli action
new 600W power supply Ultra X-pro 2 to replace my 465w enermax whisper(still works great)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: slugbug on January 12, 2008, 05:15:04 pm
Swapped my XFX 650i motherboard for a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on January 22, 2008, 09:43:51 pm
just sold my old rig off and picked up the following:

Gigabyte P35-DS3P
Core 2 Duo E6750
4 GB OCZ DDR2 800

Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on February 17, 2008, 01:42:51 pm
Although not specifically computer related, I've recently jumped on the HD bandwagon with a 40" Prima HDTV, a Toshiba HD-DVD Player (I know it's dying but it comes with 7 free HD-DVD movies valued at $190) and a Bell HD Satellite TV.

It's amazing how much better things look. . .  HD all the way!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on February 18, 2008, 09:51:23 am
picked up a netgear fvs318 8 port router/switch. I like better then the  d-link 604... still no change in the packet loss that I have from my ISP.... or big pings... also a netgear JFS516NAR 16 port Network switch..
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: techgeek on February 20, 2008, 05:13:31 pm
Just purchased a BFG 8800GTS 512MB OC.  It's a pretty substaintial upgrade from my HD2900XT.  Of course it draws less power, so it's quieter and cooler.  Did a little BioShock gaming on it thus far and no complaints.  Also tried a few minutes of Crysis and all I have to say is, wow. 
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on February 20, 2008, 09:57:32 pm
I got a 8800GT compliments of FutureShop to replace a dead X1900GT.  It's a whole bunch of an upgrade . . . I think.  I haven't got time to put it in yet. . .
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Seeker on March 27, 2008, 08:06:01 am
2GB Ballistix Tracer PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 240 Pin
SLI-Ready Dual Channel Kit! ahhhh pretty lights!! lol   O0
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: slugbug on March 27, 2008, 08:59:00 am
Picked up an xbox 360 external hd-dvd player for $42 from Best Buy yesterday and got a free $50 gift card with it. Best Buy Canada is having a promotion for customers who purchased a Toshiba or MS Xbox 360 hd-dvd player after Jan.2007.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: lu on May 17, 2008, 12:22:01 am
New Nostromo 52te

4 gigs OCZ 800 sli ready ram

eVGA 8800 gts 320 for $125 (do some sli now)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on May 18, 2008, 12:01:06 am
Picked up a Macbook Pro off the refurb section of the apple website. $1750 for last generations high end machine (was $2500 2 months ago), plopped 4 GB of ram in it, and looking at 320GB notebook hard drives.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Digerati on May 19, 2008, 09:04:17 pm
I picked up a new Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme with Scythe S-Flex SFF21F for my E8400.  ^-^
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: werty316 on May 31, 2008, 08:23:09 pm
Picked up a new DVD burner just for the heck or it since burn at 4x just wasn't cuttin' it.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: lu on September 12, 2008, 02:53:01 pm
Just got a Gigabyte HD4870X2. Smokes. Getting 90FPS, online,  at 1920x1200 with all details on in UT3. Beautiful colors and rendering. Best one I've had.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on September 12, 2008, 08:45:16 pm
Actually saw you playing online today - it has been a while, but I jumped on as the user "JoeFace" profile created by Joe at LANtabulouos.  Fun stuff, buy your 4870X2 owned me!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: sinthyex on October 10, 2008, 12:13:42 pm
Just bought a brand new Connect 3D Ati Radeon 4850 512Mb with custom cooling. But i had to sell my Antec Nine Hundred case and 7900 GS to get it.  :uglystupid2:

Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on May 13, 2010, 04:44:08 pm
Just snagged a Nikon D50 with a Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 and a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 for $350

oh, and welcome back from the dead perpetual hardware thread!

 ;D
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zeus on May 13, 2010, 04:58:46 pm
No doubt.  I honestly forgot about the thread - thanks for keeping it alive SoltoN.

On a side note, I just ordered a Nexus One - should be here very soon.  The Nokia E71 is starting to reboot randomly when trying to receive calls.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: x.clay on May 17, 2010, 12:51:35 pm
I just picked up an InWin Allure, some DDR3, and a HD 5670 for a new PC for my wife. 
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: dhoshaw on May 28, 2010, 04:28:02 pm
I won an EVGA GTX 480 autographed by Jen-Hsun Huang the president of Nvidia in a folding contest.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: x.clay on May 28, 2010, 06:57:36 pm
wow - nice win! thats about as good as it gets  :)
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: Zenphic on May 28, 2010, 07:55:02 pm
I won an EVGA GTX 480 autographed by Jen-Hsun Huang the president of Nvidia in a folding contest.
That's pretty wicked indeed!
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: werty316 on May 29, 2010, 10:29:06 am
Picked up an 640GB external HDD enclosure for $50.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: MegaHz on September 12, 2010, 12:49:16 pm
Just snagged a Zotac Zbox HD-ID11, 2GB DDR2 800 and a Visiontek Candyboard for my htpc setup. I'll post how it all works out.
Title: Re: Perpetual Hardware Thread (post new gear)
Post by: lu on November 04, 2010, 09:56:12 am
Just got a Sapphire 6870, with HDMI cable included, from Newegg for $241. My 4870x2 was an aged architecture that wasn't working with AMD's new drivers well, and was crashing.  (A common problem.) Didn't have time for that, though it works OK with the old 9 level of drivers.