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Old 04-13-2004, 08:25 AM
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My Setup is:

2 GHz dual Processer G5 Mac with superdrive
8 Gig Ram
Big Barco Screen and iivama flat side screen for tools
A3 Wacom Tablet

Laters Lex
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Old 04-13-2004, 11:14 AM
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Timex Sinclair
Philco B&W 13" TV
Radio Shack cassette recorder

...or so it seems. I won't embarrass myself in this company by listing my actual system.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:07 PM
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lex, just out of curiousity, what exactly can you do with 8gigs of ram?
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Old 04-30-2004, 03:36 AM
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8 gig of ram

It comes in handy when you are working on photoshop layered files of around 2 gig. I do retouching for ads that range from a page in a mag to a 96 sheet poster. So when you are starting with a 250mb flat file it soon gets big and 8 gig of ram has no problems with it.

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Old 04-30-2004, 08:07 AM
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Lex, the system you have, your life must be so easy!

Anyways, the system i am running

AMD Athlon 2700XP +
512MB DDR333 Dual Channel Ram
128MB 9600XT ATI Video Card
6.1 Digital Surround Card
Coolermaster Casing
Windows XP Prosp1

The other system running side by side:

G4 Pbook Al 1Ghz
1gig Ram
60gig Hard drive
64mb Nvidia Graphic Card
OSX Panther

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Old 05-25-2004, 09:59 AM
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iMac G4 800/15"TFT/60GB/512MB Ram/DVD-R/OS 10.3/external FW 120GB LaCie HD/Epson 870 printer/Epson Snapscan e50/Photoshop CS

System works great for me. Scanner is a definite 'must replace next' item, and I'd love a bigger screen. 15" TFT is just too faffy. End up moving pallets around a lot. 20" Apple studio display would be nice:-)
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Old 06-15-2004, 07:00 PM
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8 Gigs of RAM are 'handy', huh? I wish I had Lex' system but at the moment I have to work with

1.9GHz Athlon
768 MB RAM
160 Gigs HD
19'' IIyama CRT
HP Laserjet 4p
HP Scanjet 4200C
Minolta Dimage Film Scanner 5400
one mouse, one keyboard, all thumbs.

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Old 06-18-2004, 01:25 PM
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I wish my life was so easy. I had to work on a layered file that was almost 6 Gig by the tim I had finished with it last week.
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Old 06-19-2004, 08:32 PM
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Just had a birthday and bought a belated gift for myself since noone else did.

Antec P160 Aluminum Silver with Antec True 430w & Front USB / Firewire
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe with Audio/GBLAN/SATA/Firewire/RAID (800MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz (1MB Cache, 800 MHz FSB)
One Corsair XMS TwinX 1,024 MB PC3200 DDR400, Heat Spreaders, Matched Pair
Two Western Digital 160 GB, Ultra 100, 7200 RPM, 8MB Cache
Asus 52x CD-ROM
Sony 18A [DVD± 8x4x8x - CDRW 40x12x40x]
Asus v9570-TD GeForce FX 5700 128MB with TV-Out, DVI
21" Trinitron monitor
Windows XP Professional

Happy Bday to me, Happy Bday to me

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Old 07-21-2004, 10:11 PM
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What I have now:

Sony VAIO ACPI Uniprocessor 1.6 Ghz Pentium 4
1 Gig of Crucial 512K SDRAM
NVIDIA RIva TNT2 Model 64 Graphics Card
Pioneer DVD 117R ROM
Pioneer DVD 104 RW
Maxor 80 Gig Internal Hard Drive
Windows XP SP1 w/daily security patch updates
Philips 109B 19" Monitor
Spyder OptiCal Colorometer/Calibrator
BellSouth DSL ethernet @ 1.4 MB/sec
Maxtor 80 Gig External Hard Drive
Maxtor 160 Gig External Hard Drive
Canon Canoscan 1250 UF Scanner
Logitech Wireless Mouse/Keyboard
Wacom Graphire 3 Tablet
Canon S9000 Inkjet Printer
2 Olympus P400 Dye Sub Printers
Nikon Coolpix 995
Nikon D1X

What is coming by FedEx Friday:

Thermaltake Black Xaser III V1000A Case
Abit IC7-G Max II Advance Mobo w/I875P Chipset
Intel P4 3.0E GHZ, 800 MHz FSB, IMB L2 Cache w/HT CPU
1 Gig Twin matched Corsair XMS DDR3200 Rams
2 Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB, 10K SATA Internal Hard Drives
Maxtor 200G 72900RPM SATA Internal Hard Drive
Sony DRU700A Double Layer 8X DVD+RW
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB, 256 Bit Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Gamer Sound Card
Vantec V)4-C7040 CPU Fan/Heat Sink
Antec 550 Watt Power Supply
Windows XP Pro with SP1a and a lifetime subscription to daily security patch updates

This will be my work PC. The VAIO will become my surfing/games/music PC.

My plan is to overclock to about 3.4 stable, run a RAID 0 with the Raptors write data to the internal Maxtor, and back up daily to the external Maxtors. That is, if I can figure out where all the parts go.

I feel sooooo.... techie

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