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General Chat Thread, what's your home system(s) and what do they do.... in General; Gaming PC running Win7 Ultimate CPU: AMD FX-8350 MoBo: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB 3 RAM: 16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengence Gfx: 2x AMD ...
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    Gaming PC running Win7 Ultimate
    CPU: AMD FX-8350
    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB 3
    RAM: 16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengence
    Gfx: 2x AMD 6770 1GB DDR5 running in CrossFire
    OCZ Modulare 750W PSU
    Case: Zalman Z9 plus
    120GB OCZ Vertex 3
    2 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200
    22" AON 1080p LED monitor

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    My main system at home is a custom build:

    Intel Core i7-2600K
    8GB Ram
    2 x 1TB HDDs
    GeForce 560 Ti
    Asus P8P67 Deluxe
    Antec P183
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    I mainly use it for gaming, currently on Hitman Absolution and Assassin's Creed 3 with the occasional F1 2013, F1 Race Stars, FIFA 13 and Need for Speed Most Wanted (Very disappointing compared to the original). Not really an FPS fan and as much as I want to, I just haven't got the time to get in to Football Manager 13 (I'm also waiting for it to go down to £4.99 on Steam! ). The Mrs and kids use it mainly for YouTube videos.

    The PC is connected to a Samsung SyncMaster 2333BW which also doubles up as my main TV as we live in a small flat and is used with our Nintendo Wii.

    Also got an iPad (3rd Gen) and the Mrs has pretty much given up web browsing on the PC instead settling for doing everything on the iPad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    I ethernet-cabled the whole house almost in 2000.
    My house is fully cabled but that is for the TVs and game consoles to pipe media from one place to another, work is not a primary motivator to it.

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    1) Some old HP laptop with a knackered screen running Windows 7 Media Center for TV, DVDs, Music etc.

    2) That's it. I leave all tech behind at work. I would much rather read or do some gardening when I'm at home.

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    1) Raspberry Pi running AbiWord
    2) Apple iPad (3rd Gen, 32Gb)
    3) Old '05 vintage Macbook Pro running Plex, connected to TV with 2Tb USB Hard Drive (iPhone is used as key/mouse/remote)
    4) Playstation 3 w/ 500Gb HDD and PS+ account
    5) Original XBox in the process of soft modding for some old school emu fun!
    6) Sometimes the work laptop does go home - (Toshiba, Win 7, 2.1Ghz Athlon X2, 8Gb Ram, 250Gb HDD)

    Toying with the idea of adding a Dreamcast to the list?

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    In my room,

    1 x Xbox 360 for gaming

    1 x Custom build Win7 ultimate pc for surfing web/social networks/youtube/research

    1 x Toshiba laptop with Win7 for djing and general playing of music at friends house's or using it for events connected to a projector

    1 x Dell laptop with XP pro, Just fixed this so will use for testing etc

    1 x Raspberry pi currently boxed up as im having a shift round, used for fun and testing

    1 x Netgear router for my own wireless network in my room

    My mums shed!

    1 x hp computer with win7

    1 x fujitsu laptop with xp

    Future plans

    some sort of storage to back up stuff
    media center to stream to tvs in the house.
    get electrics/ethernet to my shed.
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    HP Laptop running Ubuntu (Main Computer)
    PC Tower Running Windows 8
    Laptop Running Windows XP (Wifes computer)
    Raspberry Pi
    Squeezebox Boom - for music - awesome piece of kit
    Xbox 360(Fat)
    Nintendo Wii
    Various other obsolete computers I dont want to throw away

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    I'm in the leave stuff at work brigade. We have a 5 year old Dell desktop (to be replaced shortly, probably with Win7 all-in-one) with a colour laser, 2 win 7 laptops, an internet radio (that we mostly use on DAB) and assorted iPad/ IPod/iPhones in the house.

    Internet connections are via wifi or Homeplug... ethernet cabling the house tidily would require too much upheaval and I'd never get it past Mr gee40

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    Acer 5520,
    HP paviliion DV,
    RaspPi,
    Netgear Prosafe wireless 5 & 2.4ghz,
    Netgear Prosafe wireless bridge (300m).
    Freecom 1tb nas
    Freecom 250gb nas,
    Edimax 8port gigabit switch,
    Linksys 8port gigabit switch,
    Firebox firewall,
    Cisco 1800 series with adsl wic.

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    I have 3 Shuttle XPCs in the house. The newest is mine, and that's about 3 years old - a Quad-core Q9300 with 4GB RAM. The bootable drive is a 120GB OCZ Vertex SSD. It runs XP Pro. I've got an Athlon64X2 running Win7 Pro (unstable) and a Sempron running XP Pro (semi-stable). Otherwise, a pair of NAS drives, the main one being a Netgear ReadyNas Duo with a pair of 2TB mirrored drives in it.
    And I've got an ancient P4 15" Dell Latitude laptop, which also runs XP, and still works fine.

    Finally got the TV (Panasonic 42" plasma) connected via a Wi-Fi card to the network over the weekend.

    Call myself a geek? Only just, looking at the lack of funky gadgetry in my house.

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    Custom build desktop - Core i5 2550k, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 750GB Hybrid HDD, 500GB HDD, and 2 external HDDs (500GB, 250GB), Asus DirectCU 6950 graphics card, dual BenQ 23" Monitors. Used for gaming, media center (running Media Portal), dev work.

    Dell XPS M1530 laptop, quad core processor (can't remember which), 8GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Nvidia 8800GT M graphics. Used for when I'm feeling lazy and can't be bothered getting out of bed.

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    AMD Athlon 2 x4
    8GB RAM
    2 x 320Gb HDD
    1 x BluRay Drive
    Asus nVidia GeForce210

    Just a small build, but enough for VPN, Outlook and a bit of Minecraft. Im with the leave work at work group, would much rather fill the office with rubbish.. Apart from the 3 boxes of Cat6 sitting in the kitchen...

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    one xbmc pc (g620t, gt520)
    one gaming pc (ivy i5 gtx670 ssd etc)
    connected to av amp, and projector as primary output with 5.1 speaker setup.

    one server (cant remember the spec)
    house fully cabled

    Laptop for internet etc (Lenovo x121e intel)

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    1 x Acer Aspire Revo hooked up to my TV - Win 7 O/S running XBMC, TeamSpeak 3 Server, and Terraria Server <--- I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
    1 x Netgear ReadyNAS Duo - 2 x 1Tb HDD's for backup & media storage.
    1 x (Old'ish) Custom Rig Tower PC for my Gaming addiction (AMD Athlon X2 @ 2.6GHz, 4GB DDR3, Nvidia Geforce 280GTX, 1 X 80GB HDD, 1 X 300GB HDD, 1 x External 300GB HDD)
    1 x Dell Netbook - The Wifes for casual internetage
    1 x Apple iPad 2 - Jailbroken running various apps including XBMC (Awesome for movies in the bed/bath/toilet)
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    Toshiba Satellite C660 white laptop running Windows 7, it was running Windows 8 but I missed the start button that was in the bottom left hand corner so I went back to 7

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