Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

How many working PC's do you guys own..?

Last response: in CPUs
Share
February 27, 2012 5:26:06 AM

I was suggested by a friend that i should buy an i3 system for watching movies (1080p)and surfing web , infact that is what i do 70% of the time.
I already own i7 2600k machine.
Should i follow his advice and get i3 , cause i plan to keep i7 2600k machine(for gaming) up n running for ~4.5 yrs more.
I run my pc 24*7.

(all i want to really ask is my i7 machine going to be affected by component aging if working 4.5 yrs, all the time.)


i7 2600k
Asus P8P67 Pro
Corsair 8gb XMS
Corsair HX850.

More about : working guys

February 27, 2012 5:32:16 AM

i7 2600k cpu can do many things, including watching movies (1080p)and surfing web.
m
0
l
a c 103 à CPUs
February 27, 2012 5:57:24 AM

My toys,
Dragon rider 975be watercooled build
X4 B35 WoWbox (relegated to use as business pc and testbed)
Eeepc 1015 netbook/toolbox for out on calls
and HTC Desire Z for checking Toms whilst at my night job :p 
plus about 5 older systems I've inherited from clients as part payment on new builds, p4, athlonx2 level

Other halfs:
Duplicate X4 B35 build,
Compaq 56q something laptop
older laptop, gathers dust now but used as external safe
and she also has a wii console and a HTC Sensation
and I have so many parts its not even funny, I should build a htpc for downstairs and maybe load up one of the older systems as a server,
I think your mates trying to persuade you to have the i3 as a htpc, but its up to you whether you need or want another pc in the house
Moto
m
0
l
Related resources
February 27, 2012 6:05:52 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
My toys,
Dragon rider 975be watercooled build
X4 B35 WoWbox (relegated to use as business pc and testbed)
Eeepc 1015 netbook/toolbox for out on calls
and HTC Desire Z for checking Toms whilst at my night job :p 
plus about 5 older systems I've inherited from clients as part payment on new builds, p4, athlonx2 level

Other halfs:
Duplicate X4 B35 build,
Compaq 56q something laptop
older laptop, gathers dust now but used as external safe
and she also has a wii console,
and I have so many parts its not even funny, I should build a htpc for downstairs and maybe load up one of the older systems as a server,
I think your mates trying to persuade you to have the i3 as a htpc, but its up to you whether you need or want another pc in the house
Moto

so you have bought many PCs for fun :D 
m
0
l
Anonymous
a b à CPUs
February 27, 2012 6:07:23 AM

does this include the ones in various states of repair or functioning?

aside the kitchen counter and the floor (well most of it) i lack horizontal space in my house. :( 
m
0
l
a c 186 à CPUs
February 27, 2012 6:37:21 AM

20+...
m
0
l
a c 172 à CPUs
February 27, 2012 7:47:05 AM

Nine working.

And counting drives 320 GB or larger, 13.5 TB of non-RAID drive storage.
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 7:48:15 AM

jsc said:
Nine.

ahh so many~ :D 
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 27, 2012 7:58:31 AM

5 gaming PC'sm a HTPC and a music PC for recording, and a lappy plus 2 mac lappy's.

Do I get marked down for the macs?


:) 
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 27, 2012 8:04:40 AM

1. Main pc for gaming, video transcoding, Adobe Creative Suite and storage (anything that needs a bit of grunt). i7 920 @4.1GHz, 2*560Ti, SSD, 3TB storage
2. HTPC connected to TV, Clarkdale Core i5
3. Dell XPS L702x, Core i7 2630, GT555m (main laptop)
4. Sony Vaio Z 1080p, Core i7, Arrandale Core i7. Don't really use this any more, plan to ebay
5. Macbook Air 11 inch, core 2 Duo, 4GB, 128GB SSD. Used as an ultra portable laptop
6. Macmini, used as iTunes server with Apple TV and iPhoto (why isn't there anything for Windows half as good as iPhoto?): 4GB, 1TB, OSx Lion Server
7. Lenovo Netbook, Atom. Horrible little thing. Bought as ultra portable, hated it, hence macbook air. Plan to ebay
8. HP Netbook, Atom. Equally horrible. Got it free with a mobile data contract. Plan to ebay.
9. Wife's computer: iMac 2008 24 inch, Core 2 Duo, 4GB
10. Daughter's computer used for gaming, school work and general use: Core i5 2400, 4GB, GTX 295
11. Daughter's laptop used for facebook, browsing and occasional schoolwork: Fujitsu 13 inch with Pentium (core 2 duo generation) processor
12. Son's desktop, used for school work and occasional gaming: HP All in 1, Core2Duo, 2.4 GHz, GT 9400M

That's it I think. Interesting thread, never really counted them before.
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 9:02:20 AM

jsc said:
Nine working.

And counting drives 320 GB or larger, 13.5 TB of non-RAID drive storage.

so many hdd. what do you do with your hdd?
m
0
l
a c 106 à CPUs
February 27, 2012 9:53:19 AM

around seven computer in my house..

5 others actually not a complete computer..just 3D renderer machine..(each fx8120 clocked @4.3ghz + biostar ta990fxe+ 4gb mem)

one computer for gaming and working also do other stuff..
x6 1090T 3.8Ghz + biostar ta990fxe+ 8gb mem+ cf 5850 + 3x500gb+bla bla bla

one very oooollldd laptop..
Toshiba m200 (centrino 1.5ghz, 2gb ddr, 80gb)
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 10:13:56 AM

Quaddro said:
around seven computer in my house..

5 others actually not a complete computer..just 3D renderer machine..(each fx8120 clocked @4.3ghz + biostar ta990fxe+ 4gb mem)

one computer for gaming and working also do other stuff..
x6 1090T 3.8Ghz + biostar ta990fxe+ 8gb mem+ cf 5850 + 3x500gb+bla bla bla

one very oooollldd laptop..
Toshiba m200 (centrino 1.5ghz, 2gb ddr, 80gb)

what about fx8120's performance @4.3g?
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 10:19:19 AM

Three.

My gaming pc (i7-930, 2x Geforce 470)
My main laptop which I use for web browsing and movies (a low-end first-gen i5 and some crappy switchable graphics thing)
My secondary laptop which I bought to use while my main laptop was being repaired, and which my brother is currently borrowing (pentium dual core, Intel graphics)
m
0
l
a c 106 à CPUs
February 27, 2012 10:22:20 AM

fly in the sky said:
what about fx8120's performance @4.3g?



well.. actually dissapoint me.. :whistle: 
fx 8120@ 4.3 just a hair faster than my x6 1090t 3.8 ghz in blender rendering. :cry: 

however, i've already buy it. and no point to return it to the computer store in my town..
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 10:31:32 AM

Quaddro said:
well.. actually dissapoint me.. :whistle: 
fx 8120@ 4.3 just a hair faster than my x6 1090t 3.8 ghz in blender rendering. :cry: 

however, i've already buy it. and no point to return it to the computer store in my town..

I remember fx 8120 has 8 cores also has very high Frequency,but you said it just a hair faster than your x6 1090t 3.8ghz, I want to know why
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 27, 2012 10:58:42 AM

LOL i feel i need more PC's reading this.

Mine - Gaming - unlocked 960t@3.8GHZ, 16gb DDR3, 550ti
Laptop - some crappy advent thing years old
HTPC - Bulldozer 4100 (crap, stock speed and cooler), 16GB DDR3, X3 1tb HDD, 550ti

Planning an upgrade on the gaming rig soon though decided to wait on the 600 cards though.

Wife - Laptop - Year old lenovo thing (has a real nice keyboard)
Tablet - Some FSL thing on Win 7 she brought from China actually decent as a browser and cost pennies.
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 11:48:45 AM

Several.
Laptop: Macbook pro 15 inch
Gaming: Custom, Asus p8z68v pro, i7 2600k, SLi 560 ti, etc.
Gaming no. 2: AMD Phenom 2 980 BE(OC at 4.4) , SLi 560, Sabertooth 990fx etc.

Gonna upgrade gaming no. 1 to SLi 580's possibly, might start a new build altogether.
m
0
l
a c 186 à CPUs
February 27, 2012 1:23:48 PM

fly in the sky said:
I remember fx 8120 has 8 cores also has very high Frequency,but you said it just a hair faster than your x6 1090t 3.8ghz, I want to know why

Cpu architecture. And how BD doesn't truely have "8-cores" rather than 4 bunched up bulldozer modules.
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 27, 2012 1:50:54 PM

Reynod said:
5 gaming PC'sm a HTPC and a music PC for recording, and a lappy plus 2 mac lappy's.

Do I get marked down for the macs?


:) 


Yes, yes you do...
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 27, 2012 1:51:58 PM

I could make a few computers with all the parts scattered around the house...

But I only have a use for 2 and a laptop lol
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 1:58:05 PM

2 gaming computers (both homebuilt- first ever builds for me. Woot!)
1 retired dell desktop(waiting for the trash heap)
3 working laptops (all 2+ years old and barely good enough for internet browsing anymore)

Itching to build more. I'd love to do a HTPC.

I'd also love to do a laptop if there were standardized parts. I want a gaming laptop, but don't want to pay prebuilt gaming laptop money. Ah well...
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 27, 2012 1:58:06 PM

I have 1 gaming laptop. I don't like keeping old equipment :D ...although the laptop itself is now quite old in terms of technology lol.
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 2:32:31 PM

Well have several dozen old computers to my new one.

Newest is a Sandy Bridge E 3960x with 2 7970 in crossfire mode.

Several 775 boards.

Several older Pentium 2/3/4 systems.

Of course my original Tandy 1000 SL(still works)

Still have a few working 80's computers.

m
0
l
February 27, 2012 3:00:15 PM

4 Q6600 quad cores, various ASUS MBs, 4gb gskill ram...
(one is the home server with 10TB of storage and another 15TB offline)
1 athlon 3200+, probably ASUS MB, 4gb ram, its my Unreal Tournament server
1 Cyrix 586 with win 95 for the older games, still works so Ill keep it
1 IBM A21P laptop with 16x12 screen and a p3 850, 384m memory (only fit for 98, xp is slow on it)
1 something or other that a friend game me, its only fit for win 98

Now for the older museum pieces:

3 Amiga 3000s
1 Amiga 1200 060 50mhz in a tower
2 Amiga 500s

2 Commodore C64s
1 Commodore 128D


All of these work.
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 3:13:13 PM

Gaming System::
i7 3960X (my new system for gaming built couple of days ago together with the help of people here from toms)
i7 3930K (old gaming system now used by my family or friends who visits my place)

Test Systems/benches/gaming system for lan party at my house:: (so people just bring pizza and other drinks and stuff)
i5 2500K
i3 2100
i5 2400
FX-8150
FX-4100
PhenomII X6 1090T
PhenomII X4 960T
AthlonII X4 640
FX-6100

these ones are for my net browsing and basic stuff:
Dell Studio Hybrid (Built In)
HP Pavilion (Built In)
Athlon x2 250

processors that died on me from testing:( these are different from above and are separate)
FX-8150
i5 2500K
FX-6100
PhenomII x4 960T
AthlonII x3 450

Yes i like building PC just for the nice feeling of building one and testing one and their compatibility if they are friendly with this or that, also got a lot of dead mobo's gpu and other parts, but hey each to their own
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 3:17:20 PM

2 gaming rigs, like 3 laptops and about 4 small-form-factor systems ^^
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 3:22:27 PM

1 gaming rig and 2 laptops.. :bounce:  1 laptop for my sister and other one's display is not working.. :D  i connect it to my monitor once a month just to check other parts are still working.. brand is TG.. :D 
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 4:42:38 PM

So i guess i ll be getting i3 machine....Use it as HTPC .
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 27, 2012 5:29:15 PM

Two desktops, and 4 laptops. I only really use the main desktop (my sig) lately though ^_^
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 5:43:07 PM

1 desktop for all the jobs:p 
m
0
l
a c 103 à CPUs
February 27, 2012 6:23:06 PM

paragsinnarkar007 said:
So i guess i ll be getting i3 machine....Use it as HTPC .


You don't have to, your main rig will do everything you need it to, but if you can justify the expense of it then why not :) 
we obviously just have too much hardware lying around so find uses for it hehe
Moto
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 27, 2012 7:55:17 PM

Lets see I have

1. Main PC, LGA2011 3930K watercooled Gaming PC
2. Alienware M11x R1 laptop
3. x6 1055T based media Centre w/ 3tb Storage
4. x6 1090T on 890FX gaming machine, 16gb ddr3, HD5970
5. x6 1090T on 790FX gaming machine, 4gb DDR2, 9800GX2
6. unlocked PII 550, w/ 6870 in Lian li M-itx case, Gaming machine
7. Atom D525 Based Micro Webserver
8. Atom D525 Based Micro SAN
9. Via C3 based Custom Linux Router
10. E6300 in a Mozart TX case, P400 raid controller, 6tb of Raid Space for storage

I mostly consider that what i need as essential
but at anytime their could be a handful more here working or not working
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 7:55:57 PM

how many i use on a regular basis: 6.
(gaming, kitchen, htpc, server, laptop, netbook)

how many i have in working order: about 6 more.
(unused due to obsolescence and haven't been turned on since, but still fully functional)
m
0
l
February 27, 2012 9:59:56 PM

paragsinnarkar007 said:
would it be wise to buy HTPC ....


I'd say yes. Assuming you don't mind paying for it.

I have both an HTPC and a gaming PC and I wouldn't get rid of either one for the other. The HTPC has a TV tuner, a Blu-ray player, and a wireless remote, so it is the center of my TV experience :) .

With this setup, the HTPC can be recording TV shows without being affecting by what I'm doing on the gaming PC. I also never have to futz around at all with the HTPC to get it to work with the TV, since that is its default configuration, and it opens the door to watching netflix while you game :) .
m
0
l
February 28, 2012 12:13:19 AM

amuffin said:
Cpu architecture. And how BD doesn't truely have "8-cores" rather than 4 bunched up bulldozer modules.

thank you very much :D 
m
0
l
February 28, 2012 7:10:12 AM

Ok I have
Core 2 quad
4gb ram
GeForce 9500gt
For LAN party's
Core i5 2500
4gb ram
GeForce EVGA GT430
For my hardcore gaming like the 3 day long stints with 4 hours sleep
Pentium D 3.00ghz
3gb ram
GeForce 9500 GS
For just random stuff
Pentium 4 3.2 ghz
1.5gb ram
Some random ati GPu worst GPu ever
Just for media server
IBM think pad t60 laptop
Acertravelmate 290
Asus eee pc
Hp mini 311
Theses pcs are all in working condition and run perfectly
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
February 28, 2012 1:37:41 PM

3 desktops (2 gaming: X48s with Q9650 and E8600; one utility P4-650) and a Dell laptop. Plus, I support two older desktops and a laptop for family members.
m
0
l
February 28, 2012 2:18:00 PM

I think you should save your money and keep what you got until it dies. My friend has had one labtop for 5 yrs and it is litterally held together by duck tape. I'm not saying you should keep it that long but at least get your moneys worth.
m
0
l
!