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floppybootstomp

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I have four machines here, they are:

Shiny Beast:

Asus P5B Deluxe Motherboard
Intel 2 core duo 6600 2.4Ghz CPU
Zalman CNPS8000 Cooler
2Gb OCZ PC2 6400C4 Memory
BFG Nvidia 8800 GTS 640Mb Video card
Creative Audio X-Fi Sound Card
2 x Western Digital 74Gb Raptors in RAID 0
Samsung SATA II 250Gb HDD
Antec 900 Gamers Case
Jeantech Storm 700W modular PSU
NEC SATA DVDRW
Asus SATA DVD-ROM
A Floppy drive
Logi G7 Mouse
Logi G15 Keyboard
Samsung 22" Pebble Glossy Black monitor
Hercules XPS5.100 5.1 Loudspeaker system
Logitech Cordless Wingman Joypad
Logitech Wingman Force Feedback USB Joystick
Brother HL2030 Mono Laser Printer
HP Photosmart 7960 Inkjet Printer
Epson 4490 Photo Scanner

Andromeda:

Asus M2N sli Deluxe motherboard
AMD Athlon AM2 XP4000 2.6Ghz single core CPU
Noctua NH-U12F CPU Cooler
2Gb Corsair XMS DDR2 6400C5 memory
BFG Nvidia 7600GT 256Mb Video card
Creative Audigy 2 Sound Card
3 x SATA Hard disks: 300Gb; 120Gb; 120Gb
Pinnacle Analogue PCI TV Tuner Card
Dazzle Platinum USB Video/Audio interface breakout box
Antec Sonata Case
Tagan 480W PSU
Plextor 800A 18 x DVDRW
Asus DVD-ROM
A Floppy Drive
Logitech corded G5 Laser Mouse
Logitech flat compact keyboard, corded (shared via KVM)
Samsung 20” widescreen TFT 205BW Monitor (shared via KVM)
Logitech 2.1 Loudspeaker system

Atares:

Aopen MX46 Motherboard
Celeron 1.7Ghx CPU with stock Coolermaster cooler
512Mb DDR RAM
Nvidia 6800 AGP 256Mb Video card
Creative Audigy 2 Sound Card
D-Link Ethernet LAN Card
Vantec IDE hard disk caddy with five swappable trays
Hard disks: 120gb; 80gb; 80gb; 60Gb; 20Gb – WD, Seagate & Maxtor
Two x Maxtor 20Gb IDE HDD’s for storage
Asus DVDRW, PATA
A Floppy Drive
Lian Li PC 61 case with side window; blue neon light; UV neon light; Pabst & Zalman 80mm fans
Logitech flat compact keyboard, corded (shared via KVM)
Samsung 20” widescreen TFT 205BW Monitor (shared via KVM)
Logitech MX1000 Laser Mouse
Sound channeled through a local Hi Fi System
Current Operating Systems: Win XP Pro; PC Linux OS 2007; Vista (90 day trial)

Perseus (Media):

Asus MV2 Sli Motherboard
AMD AM2 3200 Single Core CPU 2.00Ghz
Zalman CNPS8000 CPU Cooler
2Gb Corsair XMS DDR2 6400C5 memory
BFG Nvidia 7300GS 512Mb Video card
Samsung 500Gb SATA II Hard Drive, divided: 25Gb (OS) 230Gb (Music) 230Gb (Movies)
Hauppage Nova T-500 Twin Digital PCI TV Tuner card
Thermaltake Bach Media Silver aluminium desktop media case
Asus DVD ROM Drive
A Floppy Drive
BenQ 19” TFT FP91G Monitor
Jeantech 350W PSU
Logitech Cordless Desktop E110 Keyboard
Logitech MX1000 Laser Mouse
Sound routed through a local Hi Fi

So that’s the machines as is at the moment.

The last one (Perseus) I call my media machine, currently loading all my CD’s to mp3 on it and also converting all my movie DVD’s to DivX on a hard drive partition.

It’s likely that in the future I’ll need another hard drive plus there’s backup to consider.

However, the movies look really great, the mp3’s sound ok and it sure as hell saves on storage space.

I’m hoping, soon, to get a Samsung 32” TV with PC input to replace the BenQ 19” monitor (the monitor’s just a temp thing) but right now I honestly can’t afford £550.00 so I’m just loading stuff onto the hard drive for now. Of course I can watch/listen to it, but a 19” monitor ain’t the best viewing compared to a 32” TFT TV.

The Hi Fi the sound goes through is:

Cambridge Audio Azur 640A Amplifier 70W x 2
Kef Cresta Loudspeakers on Gale mid height stands
Cambridge Audio Azur 640C CD Player
NAD 4020A FM/AM Analogue Tuner (Circa 1981)
NAD 613 Cassette Deck
I-Pod docking station

I’m going to post some pix, some are in my living room, some are in my bedroom.

I’m not proud of where I’m living atm, it’s a council place.

I owned my own place since ’79 but falling out with wife person lost me the whole deal with only three years to go to actually owning the place.

Such is life.

Whatever, I haven’t bothered decorating this place much cos I hope to get rehoused soon, but I’m just making excuses for my craphole of a flat cos I be a bit embarrassed :D

Actually, it ain’t too bad, it’s warm, it’s dry, it’s secure, it’s peaceful, guess it could be worse.

Enough of the excuses, on wiv da pix :D

The main machine – Shiny Beast:

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Andromeda. This one lives in the bedroom and sits on the floor:


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Installing the Noctua fan to Andromeda:

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Bedroom workbench. This bench belonged to my supervisor when I worked for the GLC. When Thatcher shut us down I took the bench as a keepsake. It ain’t pretty, but it’s practical – it’s a male thang :D

Similarly, the wooden structure to the right of it is a clothing display from Matalan at Charlton. They slung a load out one day, out the back of the store so as I drove past I loaded one on to my roof bars. Again, not exactly Chic, but practical. No woman here at present so who gives a monkeys anyways? The main thing is – it works :)


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Some AV stuff, NAD Receiver; Aiwa Cassette Deck, Toshiba DVD Player.

The receiver plays through a pair of cheapo Bush speakers and actually sounds quite respectable. The Aiwa cassette deck is channeled into Andromeda for recording stuff to WAV or mp3 along with out put from two VCR’s, the DVD player, and a turntable.


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The workbench showing Oscilloscope, Power supply and soldering iron:


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These are: Audio record selector for Andromeda; Netgear Router/Modem; Phono Preamp; DVI KVM Switch.

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NAD Receiver; Aiwa Casette Deck; Toshiba DVD Player

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Atares, side shot:

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Perseus Hi Fi system:


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Workbench/bedroom pix


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KVM & Stuff and two VCR’s:


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Of course, can also record from one VCR to another if need be. This sometimes helps in restoring cassttes that have become somewhat knackered over the years.

And there ya go, that’s about it, Flops’ little multi media world :)
 
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Nice pets you have there and house trained too . Being poor ain't so bad if your warm and dry and have some goodies to play with .

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Forgot to say I live in a wooden box , have done for 6 years . Upgraded from a tin can that I lived in for 9 years .

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Droool..... What a tasty-looking stable of beasties you have Flops :nod: ....only wish our 'computer room' (formerly dining room, formerly spare bedroom - this is a bungalow) looked half as organized :thumb: :D
 
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Mr FBS, great set up, massive Heatsink & Fans!

I can only
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in your company sir.:thumb:
 
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wow flopps

that is beauty personified!

do u have a wireless connection?
im coming with my laptop if udont mind to get more of ur media!

i still got your media here mate just waiting to copy it over to my hd!
i think its abt 10 dvdrs pretty impressed pal


so how many users dou have?
 

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psd99 said:
wow flopps

that is beauty personified!

fank yoo

do u have a wireless connection?

nope - hard wired

im coming with my laptop if udont mind to get more of ur media!

Oh no you ain't :p

i still got your media here mate just waiting to copy it over to my hd!
i think its abt 10 dvdrs pretty impressed pal

I don't remember sending those, lol - enjoy :thumb:


so how many users dou have?

Just me :blush:

Right now I'm recording some 12" promo singles to WAV, have just done Slayer and Sisters of Mercy, just come across this 12" Rush single, has 4 tracks from 'Counterparts' album on it from October '93.
 
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JUST YOU! LOL

you have a bubble?


Four machines and one user!
That is special
 
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