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    Hi everyone! What hardware, software, OS etc. are you running in/on your system(s)? Desktops, laptops, tablets, phones etc. are all welcome
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    Model Name: MacBook white 2009 model
    OS: Mac OS X Lion
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 6 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

    Im hoping to upgrade to a Mac mini 2012 model while running Windows 8 and Mountain lion (quite good for £500)
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    Nice setup! Mine are the following: Desktop:
    PSU: be quiet! Straight Power E9 700W
    Motherboard: Intel Desktop Board DH67BL (H67 chipset)
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40 GHz (up to 3.80 GHz, 4 cores / 4 threads, 6 MB L3 cache)
    RAM: 6 GB DDR3 @ 1333 MHz (7-7-7-18 1T, dual-channel)
    GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 650 MHz (up to 1.50 GHz)
    SSD: 128 GB SanDisk
    HDD: 500 GB Seagate Barracuda (7200 RPM, 16 MB cache)
    Audio: Asus Xonar DGX 5.1
    Optical Drive: LG BD10LS30 (CD / DVD / BD rewriter)
    Other Drives: Akasa Card Reader (MS / SD / CF / xD / M2)
    OS: Windows 8 Pro (x64)
    Monitor: LG Flatron E2241 (21.5" / 55cm, 1920x1080)

    Smartphone:
    Windows Phone 8X by HTC
    CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus @ 1.5 GHz (2 cores / 2 threads, 1 MB L2 cache)
    RAM: 1 GB LPDDR2 @ 500 MHz (dual-channel)
    GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 225 @ 400 MHz
    Storage: 16 GB
    Audio: Beats Audio headphones amplifier
    OS: Windows Phone 8
    Internet: 80 Mbps download / 20 Mbps upload
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    Main PC built in 2010
    CPU: Athlon II X2 250 3GHz Dual Core
    RAM 4GB (2X2GB) DDR3 Muskin Silverline @ 1333MHz
    HDD: WD Velociraptor 500GB + WD Caviar Blue 250GB
    GPU: Sapphire HD5670 512MB
    OS: Windows 8 Professional (Upgraded for £25) + Ubuntu 12.04LTS (upgrading to 14.04LTS when its out)
    PSU: Corsair CX400 400W
    Screen: 19" DGM 1366x768 (Resolution is a bit low but I can cope)

    Netbook bought in Jan 2013
    Acer AO725
    CPU: AMD C-70 1GHz Dual Core
    RAM: 1x8GB Transcend 1600MHz DDR RAM
    GPU: HD6290
    SSD: 128GB SanDisk Pulse SSD + USB External 320GB HDD
    OS: Windows 8
    Screen: 11.6" 1366x768

    Current Phone
    Nokia Lumia 710
    CPU: 1.4GHz Qualcomm Scorpion Single Core
    RAM: 512MB
    GPU: Adreno 205
    SSD: 8GB
    OS: Windows Phone 7.8
    Screen: 3.7" 800x480

    Internet: Talk Talk Plus. About 8Mbps DL/1Mbps UL

    Overall, fairly average rig. Looking to build a new FX6300 + HD7850 Rig for Uni or maybe just get a custom built i3 Laptop + something like the GT640M from PC specialist/Novatech. Still undecided on that.
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    There's already a thread for this, maybe even two. I'll post anyway though

    CPU: i5-3570K @4.4GHz (Delidded)
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
    CPU cooler: Thermalright Venomous X
    RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 1600MHz CL9
    GPU: MSI GTX 460 1GB @ 850MHz
    SSD: 128GB Samsung 830
    HDD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
    HDD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green
    PSU: Corsair CX500
    Case: Corsair Carbide 300R
    OS: Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit (Paid £15 )

    I think that's about it. I have a laptop too but it's pretty ****.
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    Hey everyone, nice setups you all have. It's strange seeing all the people here with Windows 8, I personally don't see what is wrong with it, but most people I know can't stand the sight of it!
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    Packard Bell iMax (Purchased September 2008)

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz

    RAM: 2GB RAM
    HDD: 320GB
    GPU: Nvidia 8400GT
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
    PSU: 350 Watt
    Otheer: DVD Drive, Card reader, Wireless Keyboard/mouse

    Total Cost: £350

    Sure it's not the best system in the world, sure it won't game. But it's perfectly fine for 95% of the things i do and for £350 at the time it's a bargain. Had it for 5 years almost. No other PC came close to this in a price for spec ratio at the time. And even now it's hard to find a better spec PC at this cost.

    Screen: BenQ 27" LED monitor 1920x1080 (£150/RRP at time: £200)
    EXHDD:
    Hitachi Touro Desk Pro 4TB (£149/RRP at time: £300)


    Current Phone: Star B92M
    4.7Inch IPS Display 1280×720
    1.0GHz MediaTek MT6577 Dual Core
    1GB RAM + 4GB ROM (Up to 32GB Micro SD Card)
    12MP Camera (rear) + VGA Camera (Front)
    2000mAh Battery (x2)
    Dual Sim capable
    Android JB 4.1.2

    Total cost: £130 (purchased in September 2012) Equivalent UK phone at time of purchase would have been over £400.
    Now paying £12.50pm for 2000 Mins/5000 texts/Unlimited 3G and 4G data + Unlimited Tethering.


    Internet: Talk Talk Plus
    Unlimited Downloads Broadband
    Up to 24Mb broadband (get around 7mb)
    Unlimited UK Anytime calls
    Unlimited 0870/0845
    Free International calls to landlines

    Total Cost: £14.25pm inc Line rental (RRP was over £30pm)


    As you guys can see, i'm a very good bargain hunter.
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    (Original post by Sum Gai)
    [COLOR=#505050][FONT=verdana]Packard Bell iMax (Purchased September 2008)


    As you guys can see, i'm a very good bargain hunter.
    I like when i can still do everyday tasks on older machines rather than constantly upgrading for the sake of it.
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    (Original post by Chicken Hulk)
    I like when i can still do everyday tasks on older machines rather than constantly upgrading for the sake of it.
    I agree, that's the reason i bought the machine. It came with a Quad core processor which is still considered good today. 2GB of RAM is fine for plenty of things, The hard drive still has over 50% free space, and the graphics card can output to a 1080p monitor fine. I have run tune up utilities and the PC now runs better than the day i bought it. Plan to replace this maybe Sept 2014/Sept2015. Really depends on best bang for buck i can get for under £420 (taking into account inflation from £350)

    Plus i still have an old Pentium PC downstairs which runs Ubuntu and is great for basic web browsing and word processing. Still going strong since 2002. Upgraded the RAM from 512mb to 1GB and put in an old 40GB laptop hard drive when the original 80GB failed. Cost £500 in total with all the upgrades and stuff. That's worked out at just under 13p a day as well.

    Plan to throw away the pentium PC in 2 years and then buy a new one to replace it and move my packard bell downstairs. Hopefully i'll be able to keep the packard bell as a family PC for at least another 4 years
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    (Original post by TheRedBull1995)
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    Nice setup! Mine are the following: Desktop:
    PSU: be quiet! Straight Power E9 700W
    Motherboard: Intel Desktop Board DH67BL (H67 chipset)
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40 GHz (up to 3.80 GHz, 4 cores / 4 threads, 6 MB L3 cache)
    RAM: 6 GB DDR3 @ 1333 MHz (7-7-7-18 1T, dual-channel)
    GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 650 MHz (up to 1.50 GHz)
    SSD: 128 GB SanDisk
    HDD: 500 GB Seagate Barracuda (7200 RPM, 16 MB cache)
    Audio: Asus Xonar DGX 5.1
    Optical Drive: LG BD10LS30 (CD / DVD / BD rewriter)
    Other Drives: Akasa Card Reader (MS / SD / CF / xD / M2)
    OS: Windows 8 Pro (x64)
    Monitor: LG Flatron E2241 (21.5" / 55cm, 1920x1080)

    Smartphone:
    Windows Phone 8X by HTC
    CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus @ 1.5 GHz (2 cores / 2 threads, 1 MB L2 cache)
    RAM: 1 GB LPDDR2 @ 500 MHz (dual-channel)
    GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 225 @ 400 MHz
    Storage: 16 GB
    Audio: Beats Audio headphones amplifier
    OS: Windows Phone 8
    Internet: 80 Mbps download / 20 Mbps upload
    How's the DGX? I've been thinking about getting one for my pc.

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    There's already a thread for this, maybe even two. I'll post anyway though

    CPU: i5-3570K @4.4GHz (Delidded)
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
    CPU cooler: Thermalright Venomous X
    RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 1600MHz CL9
    GPU: MSI GTX 460 1GB @ 850MHz
    SSD: 128GB Samsung 830
    HDD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
    HDD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green
    PSU: Corsair CX500
    Case: Corsair Carbide 300R
    OS: Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit (Paid £15 )

    I think that's about it. I have a laptop too but it's pretty ****.
    That is awesome.

    My Desktop
    CPU: i5-3570K @4.1GHz (not delidded)
    CPU Cooler: Stock heatsink
    Mothherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz
    GPU: Asus GTX 660 OC (£5 cheaper than the non-OC edition when I bought it )
    SSD: PNY XLR8 120GB
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar 200GB (nicked from an old pc for backups, I like how my backup drive, being about six years older, is more likely to fail than my main drive :rolleyes:)
    Optical Drive: Samsung DVD burner (the cheapest one at scan)
    PSU: Corsair CX500
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (expensive but it seems like it's made of whatever nokias are made of and it will last pretty much forever as one pc or another)
    OS: Windows 8 (if I'd built it a year ago and put windows 7 on it, I wouldn't have upgraded it)
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    (Original post by TRENDY_TURBAN)
    How's the DGX? I've been thinking about getting one for my pc.



    That is awesome.

    My Desktop
    CPU: i5-3570K @4.1GHz (not delidded)
    CPU Cooler: Stock heatsink
    Mothherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz
    GPU: Asus GTX 660 OC (£5 cheaper than the non-OC edition when I bought it )
    SSD: PNY XLR8 120GB
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar 200GB (nicked from an old pc for backups, I like how my backup drive, being about six years older, is more likely to fail than my main drive :rolleyes:)
    Optical Drive: Samsung DVD burner (the cheapest one at scan)
    PSU: Corsair CX500
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (expensive but it seems like it's made of whatever nokias are made of and it will last pretty much forever as one pc or another)
    OS: Windows 8 (if I'd built it a year ago and put windows 7 on it, I wouldn't have upgraded it)
    Hey. The DGX is a great piece of kit! It's very cheap for the sound quality and features you get out of it. It has features such as 2-8 channel audio, 7.1 Virtual Speaker Shifter (which in my opinion makes the sound brilliant, as if almost surround sound), Dolby Headphone (which has a selection of three different room sizes, and can make things sound closer or further away), many sound effects, FlexBass and more. I have to say that you are lucky to be able to overclock your CPU as my motherboard doesn't allow me to do it
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    (Original post by TheRedBull1995)
    Hey. The DGX is a great piece of kit! It's very cheap for the sound quality and features you get out of it. It has features such as 2-8 channel audio, 7.1 Virtual Speaker Shifter (which in my opinion makes the sound brilliant, as if almost surround sound), Dolby Headphone (which has a selection of three different room sizes, and can make things sound closer or further away), many sound effects, FlexBass and more. I have to say that you are lucky to be able to overclock your CPU as my motherboard doesn't allow me to do it
    Thanks.

    Why did you get a K chip and a Hxx board?
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    (Original post by TRENDY_TURBAN)
    Thanks.

    Why did you get a K chip and a Hxx board?
    No problem. I had the H67 board since the very beginning of 2012, with an i3-2105 CPU. I then upgraded to an i5-3570K because it had the Intel HD 4000 Graphics instead of the 2500. I'm waiting until the 4th generation Core CPUs before I build another system, with an i7-4xxx
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    (Original post by TheRedBull1995)
    No problem. I had the H67 board since the very beginning of 2012, with an i3-2105 CPU. I then upgraded to an i5-3570K because it had the Intel HD 4000 Graphics instead of the 2500. I'm waiting until the 4th generation Core CPUs before I build another system, with an i7-4xxx
    Ahh that makes more sense now but that's a really short upgrade cycle. I'll still be using this pc as it is now (mostly ) until at least after I leave uni.
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    (Original post by TRENDY_TURBAN)
    Ahh that makes more sense now but that's a really short upgrade cycle. I'll still be using this pc as it is now (mostly ) until at least after I leave uni.
    I upgrade as soon as possible after a new generation component is released. I like to keep up with the flow. However, if there isn't a big difference (with the CPUs there normally is) then I just skip it and wait for the next one.
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    (Original post by TheRedBull1995)
    I upgrade as soon as possible after a new generation component is released. I like to keep up with the flow. However, if there isn't a big difference (with the CPUs there normally is) then I just skip it and wait for the next one.
    I like paying attention but I couldn't afford to upgrade that restlessly. CPUs aren't getting that much faster these days, not like they used to anyway. My laptop has a Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz and that can still handle nearly everything I use it for.
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    (Original post by TRENDY_TURBAN)
    I like paying attention but I couldn't afford to upgrade that restlessly. CPUs aren't getting that much faster these days, not like they used to anyway. My laptop has a Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz and that can still handle nearly everything I use it for.
    You are completely correct, I just like to take advantage of the new features and energy efficiency of new technology (yes I am eco lol)
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    (Original post by TheRedBull1995)
    You are completely correct, I just like to take advantage of the new features and energy efficiency of new technology (yes I am eco lol)
    Fair enough, I have three upgrades planned for this machine
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    (Original post by TRENDY_TURBAN)
    Fair enough, I have three upgrades planned for this machine
    What have you got planned?
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    (Original post by TheRedBull1995)
    What have you got planned?
    In no order:
    • CPU cooler, I can hear the stock heatsink and I want to see how far I can push my CPU.
    • BD drive, I want to rip the collection before I go to uni. Now I play them on my ps3 which I won't be taking with me.
    • Soundcard, I use a digital output for the speakers and I know it won't affect that but I game with headphones and the DGX is still a decent price even only using it for that.

    It's mostly wishful thinking, It will take me ages to get around to doing it all but it's nice to have something planned.
 
 
 
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