[Sticky] What is your current PC config?
my profile looks like that:
Prozessor: Intel Core i7 Extreme 980X
Architekt.: 1 CPU - 6 Kerne - 12 Threads
Tech.: 0.0320 Ã‚Âµ
F.M.S.: 6.C.2 - Ext. 6.2C
Instruct.: MMX SSE (1 2 3 3S 4.1 4.2) EM64T VT-x AES
Socket: Socket 1366 LGA
CPU-Takt: 1606.87 MHz
FSB: 133.91 MHz
L1 Cache: Data: 6 x 32 / Inst: 6 x 32 KBytes
L2 Cache: 6 x 256 KBytes
L3 Cache: 12288 KBytes
CPU-Z Vers.: 1.56
MainBoard: Rampage II Extreme
Northbridge: Intel X58 rev 13
Southbridge: Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev 00
RAM: 2048 MB Corsair (10700)
2048 MB Corsair (10700)
2048 MB Corsair (10700)
Size: 6144 MB
RAM-Takt: 669.5 MHz
Grafikkarte: ASUS ARES
Tech.: 40 nm
RAM: 2048 MB GDDR5
RAM-Takt: 1200 MHz (1200 MHz)
Width: 256 bit
Bandwith: 153.6 GB/s
Core-Takt: 850 MHz (850 MHz)
Shaders: 1600 (DX 11.0)
Fillrate: 27.2 GPixel/s | 68.0 GTexel/s
Bus: PCI-E 2.0 x16 @ x16 2.0
Treiber, Ver.: 8.791.0.0 (Catalyst 10.11) / Win7 64
GPU-Z Vers.: GPU-Z 0.5.1
GehÃƒÂ¤useTyp: Big Tower
Netzteil: Silent Pro Gold
Leistung: 1200 W
Monitor: ACER P244W
max. Aufl.: 1920 x 1080
BildflÃƒÂ¤che: 525 x 296
They are, starting with my beloved Amiga 500+ with 1 meg RAM expansion and 1.3/2.04 ROM switcher, Amiga A1200 with 80 Meg HD, 68030 (with FPU) accelerator card and 8 Megs of fast ram, a CD32 totally standard except for 2 Competition Pro game pads and my A4000 with 24 Megs of fast ram, 3.1 Roms, a 4 Gig IDE card drive, an Indivision AGA card (for displaying native screen modes on modern monitors), a Cybervision card (for high res screen modes) and a Cyberstorm MkIII 68060.
The 4000 though is presently away being repaired and I hope to get it back in fully working order soon. Dying to experience what OS 3.9 is like as it is the most advanced OS for classic Amigas. I also hope I can rescue some files from it's old Hard Drive. I have a very advanced Frontier Commander on there!
Oh and last and most definitely least a crap PC, as to it's spec? Um,............it works and its not an Amiga! 😡
Please, stop talking of Amiga, you make me cr. I will never forgive myself of having given away that Jewel of an Amiga, which was my proudness! 😡
Your not in the boat alone, I gave my Amiga 500 away for free a few years ago and what a software library I had for that thing 🙂
You can always get the Amiga emulator UAE, lots of ADFs of the games around for it nowdays.
This is my current system specs. But, I will be upgrading my system soon...
CPU: Intel Core i7 Processor i7-860 (2.86GHz) 8MB Cache SKT -1156
Memory (RAM): 12GB RAM (DDR3)
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D PRO: DDR3, S-ATA II, 3 x PCI-Ex, 2 x PCI
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit)
1st Hard Disk (OS System + Application)
WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR 500GB SATA2 32MB (7200rpm)
2st Hard Disk (OS System + Application)
WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR 500GB SATA2 16MB (7200rpm)
3nd Hard Disk (Application, Games + Backup)
Hitachi Deskstar 500GB SATA2 16MB (7,200rpm)
1st GPU Card - Sapphire HD Ati 5870 (1GB)
2nd GPU Card - XFX HD Ati 5870 (1GB)
Crossfire Enabled: Yes
Sound Card: ASUS XONAR DS PCI 7.1 (GX25 Audio Engine)
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Series
Power Supply & CPU Heatsink: Antec 1000W + Antec Kuhler Box (Heatsink)
Dear oh dear, as bad a case of retr0 fever I have seen in a long time! What you need to do is get yourself to Amibay, lots of miggys (and other retr0 goodness) for sale there, and yes Pinback is correct you can always try UAE or Amiga Forever, heck, if you have retr0 fever that bad, you could also go for C64 Forever too <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> However (as I might hazard a guess Pinback might agree with me here), emulators are all well and good, but for the proper experience, using the actual machine itself is best. <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_smile.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
Anyways, here is a fun video, 8 Bit Starcraft! <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_lol.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='' />
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always nice to have the original hardware and emulators are good for trying out all these games you never played.
Starcraft on a C64. 😎
Recently replaced my.
22'' samsung 3D monitor for a Acer 3D monitor HN274H 27"
PS3 and PC and BR 3D play on it.
And GTX285 + 8600GT replaced by Zotac GTX580 AMp2 3GB. It took 3slots away
The Gianward 560TI 2GB did't fit on the Mobo. need 2slots
Maybe a custum cooler refit?
My other system with sata600 get a SSD 120GB intel 510 Sata600. As OS drive.
CPU: Intel Core2Duo @2.4Ghz
Memory: 3Gb DDR2
HDD: 162Gb + 60Gb
Gfx Card: Intel GM965
Snd Card: Realtek High Definition Audio
Input/Joystick: Default Keyboard and Mouse / Thrustmaster T-Flight Stick X
Yes, it's a laptop, and a slow one too. But enough for most games I play. 😀
Anyhow, I do plan on getting a proper desktop, but money's a problem. 😥
Don't fret LynxIndigo
You can play most games space themed games out there with that rig, most. There is a new in development that might tax that system but the 3GB of memory helps.
Well, one advantage to the lack of new development within the space sim genre is that all the older games will run (mostly) fine on modest modern setups.
Anyways. Time for more retr0 madness! <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_redface.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='' /> tianhe1 isn't going to like this next bit very much. I thought I would update my system specs.
The miggys have all (with the exception of the CD32) been upgraded since my last post about them and best news of all the big A4000 is back! Yaaay! <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_biggrin.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
A500+: 68010 CPU (repaired my myself I am pleased to say), A590 with a 4 GIG SCSI Hard Drive with an extra 2 megs of RAM, 1.3/2.04 ROM Switcher cleaned up and more neatly mounted inside the case with a "new" retro styled switch. Rubbish standard battery ripped out and new coin battery soldered on to the motherboard in it's place and a A570 CDTV CD-ROM drive
A1200 Desktop 1: 68030@40 MHz accelerator board now with 16 megs of RAM, Workbench 3.9, 3.1 ROMs and a 4 GIG CF Drive with <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_redface.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='' /> .......2500 (give or take) Amiga games installed and a Pioneer Slot loading SCSI CD-ROM running via a squirrel PCMCIA interface.
A1200 Desktop 2: 68040@25 MHz accelerator board also with 16 megs of RAM, Workbench 3.0, 3.0 ROMs and also another 4 GIG CF drive filled again with games and an IDE DvD ROM burner via PCMCIA.
A4000 Desktop: 68060@60 MHz Cyberstorm MkIII with 100 megs of RAM and new heatsink and illuminated (blue) fan, OS 3.9, 3.1 ROMs, Cybervision PPC (with new heatsinks and micro sized fan for the graphics chip) with (now fixed) Indivision AGA card, another Pioneer Slot Loading SCSI CD-ROM, a 70 GIG SCSI hard drive, 2 floppy drives, 4 GIG CF drive filled to the brim and motherboard fully refurbished with new caps and clock circuits repaired with new non leaking battery.
So that's my miggys sorted for a while then <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_smile.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
What else, um....2 X Box 1s, one modded with various emulators installed on a 60 GIG hard drive and the other bog standard. Both of these have a mouse adaptor. A PS1 that I got for nothing and striped and cleaned it up. Only bit of hardware I bought for it was a dual shock controller and thanks to all that gave me good suggestions for PS1 space sims <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
Finally a Falcon mobo based (I think) X Box 360 with a 250 GIG hard drive with a mouse and PS1/2 controller adaptor.
I really must get out more <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_redface.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='' />
Nice collection of Amiga Geraldine 😀 but will you ever fill that 70 gig hard drive
I would collect older computers but my problem is space and kids. You look like you have put some time and money into that collection and glad to hear that they are all operational. Can you find replacement parts fairly cheap for Amiga's still?
<img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_lol.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='' /> I will do my best Pinback! But you also have a nice miggy setup too dont you?
As for bits, some things can be difficult to source, high end accelerator cards especially as these can go for silly money these days. But with patience and constant trawling of Fleabay and Amibay, can reap you rewards. Basic setups are still fairly easy to get and are reasonably priced too. It's just the exotic parts, Blizzard cards, Zorro cards and the like that can be a nightmare to track down.
Oh and Darkone, if you see a nice Amiga 600 going cheap in the states, snap it up right away. They go for a small fortune over there because they are so rare. Likewise if you see a A3500T. This is the most rare and expensive standard miggy you could have. A saw one for sale once for Â£4000!! <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_eek.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='' /> Admittedly that was a crazy price but you would still be paying mega bucks.
Finally there is the custom build machines. I have seen a 060/PPC powered Amiga 500 RTG Tower system, a PPC powered A1200 in a A600 case and lots of other amazing builds with home made parts. With these pricewise, the sky is the limit. There are alot of very talented builders out there. One guy I know of takes lowly Apollo 040 accelerator cards (must have Mach 131 chips on it) and turns them into 060 powered beasts running at 80 MHz! Doesn't sound much in these days of superfast Intel chips and the like, but for a miggy this is an incredible speed boost. Also with the PPC hardware, speeds are being pushed ever nearer the 400 MHz mark! Imagine a 20 year old machine running with a fully optimised OS at this speed. <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_eek.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='' />
Ah, what could have been if computing history had gone a little differently <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_rolleyes.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='' />
My retro specs are 😆
Nice! <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
CPU: I7 - 2600, 3.4ghz
Memory: 8gb, DDR3, 1333
HDD: many ... some in RAID 0 ...... oh' and a SDD for C:
Gfx Card: 5970 for primary (eyefinity @ 120hz) ... 8800GT for Physx
Snd Card: xfi
Input/Joystick: Saitek EVO Force + CH throttle
1 x ANOTHER MEGA GAMES RIG BUT NOT QUITE AS GOOD, AS IN EX MACHINE FOR MY SON 🙂
1 x Dell X1 (Ubuntu 11.4)
1 x Macbook (aka .. the pretty little refrigerator ... i.e ... just works, but nothing special)
1 x A500 (Fat Angus, signed case)
1 x C64
1 x Vic20
1 X PS3
1 X PS2
1 x X360
1 X Xbox
1 X Wii
1 X operational PET :-))))))))))))
And an AVR emulator for my Uni assembler stuff.
Lovely retro selection you have there Badman. A signed A500! <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_cool.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='8-)' /> Is your C64 an early "bread bin" model or one of the later ones?
Bread bin, with a working cassette drive (although the head is rusty as hell ... my fault, I live by the sea) and the 1541 floppy 🙂 ...
The only thing that fails on the old Commodores are the power supplies, so I've got jimm'ied up AT PC power supplies as stand in's.
I had an A2000 as well, but it accidentally got thrown out with a big system purge that I did about 8 years ago ..... I have a computer business and I had heaps of old Systems lying around for spares that were no longer relevant ..... and SOMEHOW the A2000 got ditched. Heart broken.
Got a Dick Smith System 80 (Australian) floating around as well ... Z80, but it's dead 🙁 ... not just CAP dead, IC dead.
CPU: AMD AM3 Athlon 635 2,9 Ghz with 4 cores on MSI 870 Board
Memory: GoodRam 4 GB (2x2 GB)
HDD: Samsung Disk 80 GB
Gfx Card: nVidia GT 220
Snd Card: SB Audigy
Input/Joystick: USB Apollo Pad
Monitor: 22' Technika LCD TV
ModeCom Feel III 400W Power Supply
Sorry about lack of information, but I have check my pc when the some parts i've bought on December 2010.
<img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_cool.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='8-)' /> The bread bin was the nicest looking of the C64s, although you should open it up and check for corrosion just to be safe <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
Oh dear <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//sad.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /> I hope it was seen and rescued by someone before being destroyed. The A2000 has the reputation of being the toughest miggy there is, it's been said on quite a few forums that in the event of a nuclear war, the only thing left will be ants and Amiga 2000s <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_smile.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
Mmmmm, not herd of these machines, a TRS-80 a-like? You might want to take a look at this site that sells old ICs http://www.buyicnow.com/
Also, you might want to drop by Amibay as there is a lot of helpful people there who might be able to advise you. Here is a link http://www.amibay.com/
I finally at long last decided to get a new computer, should pick it next weekend.
Then I will have to spend a month of Sundays trying to get all my old games to work. 😆
CPU: Intel i7-2600K (3,4 GHz)
Memory: 8 GB DDR3 RAM
HDD: 2*128 GB SSD (one for system the other for recent games) and 2*500 GB IDE for old games and misc
Gfx Card: ATI 6870 (planning to upgrade around christmas 2012)
Snd Card: SB X-FI Xtreme
Input/Joystick: Logitech mouse & keyboard
Monitor: 27" Samsung (bought it for X³ & Evochron, rarely played them) =(
OS: Win7 64bit (XCOM won't run on XP) =(
CPU: Intel i7-920i (4Ghz)
Memory: 6 GB DDR3 RAM
Storage: 74GB intel SSD + Seagate 250 GB + WD 640 GB + Samsung F1 1TB
Mobo: Asus P6T SE
Input: Razor Mamba + Logitech 510 keyboard; Logitech Joystick
Monitor: Samsung 23" TFT (about 6yo... waiting for a decent monitor to upgrade to)
Case: Coolermaster Stacker original (this as a 10 year old big case) with watercooling setup.
For the first time I've had a system that has lasted me 3 years untouched (well, except for the keyboard, that is newer). Actually, I think that I'd never been more than a year without replacing something. A sign of geting old maybe. Anyway, expect to change everything for a Haswell + HD8970/8950/whatever hasa decent bang for the buck, in mid 2013. And, finally, a new monitor.
my baby.......rog 75
17.3" FHD LED backlight EWV, anti glare
IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ i7 Processor 3610QM speed: 2.3 GHz,Turbo boost 3.3Ghz FSB: 1333MHz,
nVidia GeForce GTX 670M (N13E-GS1-LP) WITH 3GB DDR5
8GB (4GB + 4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 4 x SODIMM socket max 32GB SDRAM
Hard disk 1 256GB SSD
Hard disk 2 750GB
RAZER MAMBA super mouse
logitech joystick F710
and soon .......RAZER NOSTROMO