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Old 04-18-2019, 03:56 AM
SOJA is offline
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And aside from those set off GB of chips for the controller, there's a few more GB baked in for wear leveling and hand off in case of chip death. They're pretty fascinating things. My first SSD was a hugely expensive Intel SSD I paid a princely sum for. Got burned by a couple OCZ drives and learned my lesson. But even now I'd love to build a full tower and stuff it with multiple 8 TB drives.
Old 04-18-2019, 08:47 PM
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I built a frankenstein laptop.

It's a Thinkpad T520, with the motherboard from a T530 swapped in. I also picked up an i7 extreme edition 3920XM on ebay to replace the i5 3320m that it had. Swapped an LG 1080p screen in to replace the stock 720p panel. Installed a 500gb evo 860 ssd. Picked up a 94wH battery to replace the 56wH it came with. Running Solus linux.

It loads reddit super fast !!

My desktop is a 2600k that still manages to clock to 5ghz, and a 1070TI. Dell Ultrasharp U2711. Some of the finest hardware you could buy nearly a decade ago! Still plays EverQuest very well.
Old 05-05-2019, 05:09 PM
Malden Capell is offline
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Location: London
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Bucketloads. I'm a computer collector.

Apple IIe, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Acorn Election, Amstrad CPC 464, ZX Spectrum 48K & 128K, Atari ST, Amiga 500, Acorn Archimedes, a self-built Windows 98 computer with 450 MHz Pentium III, a Powerbook G3, an iBook G3, and a Powerbook G4.

My daily drivers are my iBook G3 which I use for writing and my hunk of junk Lenovo Core i3 Windows 10 laptop which I'm using now.

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Old 05-05-2019, 05:36 PM
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Oh, and a Macintosh SE. Knew I'd forget one.

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Old 05-05-2019, 07:41 PM
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At home, I have a cheapo Asus ultrabook that I bought 6 months ago for $600.

At work, I have a Dell Precision with some kind of i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.

My team also manages roughly 4800-6200 cores, 30-40 TB of RAM, and about a PB of NVME depending on the time of day. But that's not really mine. We're just renting.

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Old 05-06-2019, 05:14 AM
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Dell 17R laptop with 8GB RAM, Core i7 CPU @ 1.8Ghz, 1 TB HDD, 64-bit Windows 10 Home preloaded. Bought in 2015. Takes forever to boot up.
Old 05-06-2019, 10:16 AM
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I'm on holiday from the UK (in Las Vegas. )

I'm posting e-mails, surfing and playing Lord of the Rings Online.

My computer is at least 8 years old.
Here are the system details:

- Toshiba Satellite C655D
- AMD II P320 Dual-Core Processor 2.10 Ghz
- 4.00 GB RAM
- 64 bit OS
Old 05-06-2019, 03:25 PM
Malden Capell is offline
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Hah. I go visit a friend in London and he gifts me a new machine:

2014 Mac Mini, Core i7 3Ghz, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD. Going to use it as a media server.

I spied his replacement - he got a 2013 Mac Pro!
Old 05-06-2019, 06:52 PM
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Work Crapbox
HP Compaq 6005 Pro (estimated to have been purchased in 2011), Windows 7 Enterprise(?), AMD Athlon II 3.20 GHz, 10 GB RAM (only because I scavenged enough to fill the available slots), 250 GB hard drive, one optical drive, failing ATI FireMV 2250 graphics card. Numerous attempts have been made to replace the graphics card, but with its 240 W power supply, this computer is incapable of running anything new, and I'm not about to spend my own money on a refurbished card.

Windows 10 box
HP Envy 700qe, Windows 10 Pro, Intel i7-4470 3.4 GHz, 12 GB RAM, 2 TB hard drive, 2 GB AMD Radeon R7, one optical drive. Currently connected to the TV in the living room. Spending two weeks running this from the command line following a post-update database failure (which ultimately required a factory reset to fix) led me to purchase:

My everyday-use home computer
27" iMac, 3.8 Ghz Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 2.12 TB Fusion drive, Radeon Pro 580, no optical drive. Currently running 10.13.6. Has no problem syncing with my ancient iPod.

Ubuntu box
HP Pavilion 170t, Intel i7-860 dual core, 8 GB RAM, two optical drives, some kind of slot designed for a specific type of HP external hard drive that I never owned. The computer shipped with a 1 TB hard drive that failed just after the warranty ran out; currently, there's an 80 GB hard drive installed, because that's all I had laying around the house. The wireless internet connection is achieved through an old TiVo wireless point plugged into the ethernet port; the operating system sees this as a wired connection. This is more of a hobby computer to give me a chance to play with Linux, although it also serves as a DVD/streaming service player for the upstairs TV.

I also have my old college laptop upstairs; it's a Dell running Windows XP. It also has loads of cheap student-edition software on it, so it would still be fun to play with (even if it doesn't connect to the internet). I haven't turned it on in years though.
Old 05-16-2019, 11:37 AM
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Got a Macintosh Quadra 700 coming my way. 1991 machine, 25MHz 68040, made famous as the computer on Jurassic park the security administrator password locks.

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Old 05-17-2019, 08:21 PM
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Mine was a suggested by Hofstadter and designed by Pratchett and has a sign on the outside: "Anthill Inside".

More seriously, I am typing this on a Le Novo Thinkpad that has a sticker "Intel core 15 vPro Inside". I'm not sure how much memory, but the hard drive is nearly 1 TB. I also have an MS Surface, which I don't much like, for travel. And there is an older Thinkpad in my office, but I don't use it much.


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