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First post, by Intel486dx33

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Share photos of your everyday computer that you use.
Or upgrades you are performing.

HP 6300 M/T

I plan on upgrading soon.

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Reply 2 of 23, by darry

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My daily driver is pretty much a Dell M4800 laptop ( https://www.dell.com/lt/business/p/precision- … -workstation/pd ). I got it refurbished a few months back . I makes for a great sofa-top experience . I do have a faster desktop, but it just does not get used as much .

Reply 3 of 23, by Intel486dx33

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Errius wrote on 2020-04-29, 00:56:

That's a BTX machine isn't it?

So that's what they call this motherboard. I believe it is. I have some lenovo TS140 and E32's too.
They perform okay.
They have 16gb ram and Nvidia GT 730's.
Quad core i5 CPU's

They are okay, but starting to get slow at boot up.

So I might go with a 8 to 12 core Xeon computer.

Reply 5 of 23, by wiretap

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Daily Rig #1 (living room) 5930k, GTX 1080 Ti (old GTX 980 shown in the picture before I upgraded), 32GB RAM, 512GB Samsung Pro NVMe, Jonsbo RM3-S:
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Daily Rig #2 (computer room) 7700k, GTX 1080 mini, 16GB RAM, 250GB Samsung Evo NVMe, Jonsbo U1 Plus:
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Reply 6 of 23, by Oetker

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IBM PS/2 case but it holds an i7 4790k / GTX1070. The operator display is connected to an Arduino that is in turn connected to an internal USB header, I wrote a CoreTemp plugin to show CPU speed and temperature. Various 3D printed parts to attach fans, etc. Floppy drive also works, by means of an USB converter.

Since these pictures were taken I printed two small feet for the case to stand on, it was difficult to open and lift otherwise. Unfortunately I don't have the original foot that goes with this machine. Of course parts such as bezels are difficult to find in general.

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Reply 7 of 23, by henryVK

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-04-29, 00:26:
Share photos of your everyday computer that you use. Or upgrades you are performing. […]
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Share photos of your everyday computer that you use.
Or upgrades you are performing.

HP 6300 M/T

I plan on upgrading soon.

Actually, I have that same PC but I added an SSD and some low-performance Nvidia graphics card that's slightly better than the onboard one.

I got it maybe three years ago at this shop that sells corporate surplus computers for about 300€.

Hasn't given me any trouble yet but then I also only use it for surfing the internet and very undemanding games!

Reply 8 of 23, by BSA Starfire

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I'm on a HP rig too, Proliant ML 115 G5. Opteron 1354(4 core, 2.2 GHz K10), 8 GB RAM, Geforce 6800, soundblaster Live!(no onboard sound on this machine), samsung SSD and 250 and 500GB SATA HD's. Ubuntu 19.10 and Windows 7 are installed.

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Reply 9 of 23, by synrgy87

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Daily driver,

Threadripper 1950X, 32GB DDR4 3000, Vega 64, custom liquid cooling loop (cpu only), 1x 256GB NVME m.2 drive for Linux(Manjaro XFCE) 1x 512GB NVME for Windows 10, about 10TB of spinning rust HDDs.
Asus bluray drive, 1600W Superflow Leadex Platinum PSU, NZXT Phantom 820 full tower case.
Some old ass 5.1 Edifier speakers i got in the Athlon XP days but now used as 2.1, Acer 1080P weird TV/Monitor Hybrid thing with a hella load of inputs + main display ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ(144hz curved 32")

Razer Blackwidow Chroma Keyboard, Glorious Model O mouse( Razer Blackwidow Chroma as a backup), cheapo HCMAN large mouse mat(RGB around the edge) Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 flight stick, Thrustmaster T16000M for dual wielding
Logitech G920 wheel/pedals/shifter / Thrustmaster TMX Pro Wheel / Pedals . slew of random controllers and pads Steam Controller, Xbox one etc.

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Reply 10 of 23, by Oj0

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  • Core i7-4790K
  • Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5
  • 16GB DDR3-1866
  • GeForce GTX 1050
  • Intel 320 Series 120GB SSD
  • 1x 500GB, 1x 1.5TB, 2x 2TB, 1x3TB HDDs
  • Creative Sound Blaster Zx
  • BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 1200w
  • Corsair 800D
  • Corsair K95 Platinum (MX Brown)
  • Corsair IronClaw
  • Sony SS-D40 speakers - I would love some specs on them, all I know is they're 6 ohms and each has a +/- 8-inch, 2.5-inch and 1.5-inch driver (cone sizes). They are NOT SA-D40 (look completely different), and all I can find on Google is this image:

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The oversized case and PSU are due to the hardware I was running previously:

  • 2x Xeon X5690 @ 4.4GHz
  • EVGA Classified SR-2
  • 48GB DDR3-1600
  • 4x GeForce GTX 580

Unfortunately that system was taken out by lightning through the ethernet port, and electricity became too expensive to run the cards (GPUGrid).

Bondye: Pentium II 400MHz, AOpen AX6BC EZ, 256MB PC-100, 40GB IDE HDD, PowerColor EvilKing 4 Voodoo4 4500 AGP
Daily Driver: Core i7-4790K, Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming5, 16GB DDR3-1600, 120GB SSD + 10.5TB SATA HDD, GeForce GTX 1050

Reply 11 of 23, by ShovelKnight

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My everyday drivers.

On the Mac side: Mac mini 2018 (six-core i5/32GB RAM/512GB internal SSD/1TB external USB-C SSD). It's connected to a 4K monitor and is used pretty much for everything not involving gaming.

On the Windows side: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF (i7-4770/16GB RAM/256GB SSD/2TB Seagate Firecuda/GF 1050Ti LP). Connected to a 1440x900 monitor and used only for stuff that is not Mac-compatible and some light gaming.

Reply 12 of 23, by imi

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wiretap wrote on 2020-04-29, 03:40:
Daily Rig #1 (living room) 5930k, GTX 1080 Ti (old GTX 980 shown in the picture before I upgraded), 32GB RAM, 512GB Samsung Pro […]
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Daily Rig #1 (living room) 5930k, GTX 1080 Ti (old GTX 980 shown in the picture before I upgraded), 32GB RAM, 512GB Samsung Pro NVMe, Jonsbo RM3-S:
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Oetker wrote on 2020-04-29, 06:34:

IBM PS/2 case but it holds an i7 4790k / GTX1070.

ok, that's awesome 😁

my main PC is just an unassuming big black box with a Threadripper 1920X and Radeon VII inside.

Reply 13 of 23, by appiah4

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Reply 14 of 23, by brostenen

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Thinkpad X220, 8gb Ram, some kind of i7 running Ubuntu Mate. I dont care how fast the CPU is. Shit just works for my needs.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 15 of 23, by Errius

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I'm loving the FrankenPS/2

I reckon cooling is going to be a problem putting a new rig in such an old case?

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Reply 16 of 23, by Oetker

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Errius wrote on 2020-04-29, 11:41:

I'm loving the FrankenPS/2

I reckon cooling is going to be a problem putting a new rig in such an old case?

It's fine - as you can see, I printed an adapter to fit a intake 140mm fan and there's enough frontal grille area. There's a 120mm exhaust. I'd rather have had a 140mm exhaust as well, but that just doesn't fit. Sure, modern enthusiast cases can fit more fans, but in my experience this is enough. These Noctua fans are also really quiet. I have a single mechanical hard drive installed but that is quite audible, due to it being directly behind a grille and the fans being so quiet.

I've had the case for years but before I had a 3D printer I couldn't get everything to neatly fit, and a couple of years ago it was an issue that I only have a single bracket for a 3.5" drive and no bezel for an optical drive. Nowadays that's fine, I don't really need either.

Reply 17 of 23, by robertmo

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BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 11 1000 w
i5 3450 3,1 GHz
gigabyte geforce 1660
corsair 3x8GB ddr3 1600
intel ssd 240 GB
asus z77
noctua NH-U12F

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Reply 18 of 23, by austinham

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My daily PC was built out of necessity of needing a PC to work from home.
i7-9800x
2 gtx 780Ti’s in SLI
16gb ram
512gb msata ssd.
old chieftec case
water cooled with a d5 pump and 360mm rad.

I was going to find a bigger case for the build but i ended up having to use the NOS case I had set aside for my Athlon build. Its a nice system but I never got to complete it. The mods I did to it are not done and I still need to do some wiring.

Reply 19 of 23, by schmatzler

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My everyday driver is a convertible notebook:

A Lenovo L390 Yoga.

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This is one of the last of its kind. The RAM and SSD can still be fully upgraded. I have put 32GB of memory and 512GB SSD space into my machine.
I really like this machine because it supports 10 finger touch and gestures so I can scroll through pages and websites with my fingers.

It also supports various Wacom styluses and pens with pressure sensitivity (1024 pressure levels), so it is very useable for artists and designers (which is my daily job).
I will use this as long as I can - but I'm already afraid that there won't be a suitable replacement machine since everything tends to be soldered in nowadays with RAM being on the low-end.