View Full Version : Just wanna see what the TT community has

01-31-2002, 05:36 AM
Just curious of what hardware most TTer's have here (i.e how many real custom boxes do we have instead of a store bought)

Mr. C
01-31-2002, 07:38 AM
I'm going to have to go with -- Other

Hand made & modded, running at MSRS

01-31-2002, 09:41 AM
The same as Mr.C here. ;)
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

01-31-2002, 10:16 AM
Home made of course, Lian Li slightly modded.

01-31-2002, 11:16 AM
Can you tell what is inside?...O/Ced?

Mr. C
01-31-2002, 11:21 AM
Us tweakers is such curious types:D

01-31-2002, 11:42 PM
yes we curious... That is why I started this little poll. I love to know what my fellow tweakers are packing so to speak

02-01-2002, 02:44 AM
I have a hand made box, what else LOL

02-01-2002, 05:31 AM
I have all homemade boxes, and my girlfriend's and her roommate have homemade by me boxes and my parents do also. HEHE I love to mod but the upkeep on my parents computer is terrible cause I live 100 miles from them. I PCanywhere in when ever possible.

02-01-2002, 10:03 AM
It doesn't look like the big boys are fairin' to well here. :laugh:

02-01-2002, 11:27 PM
Yeah I was thinking the same thing Wiggo

02-07-2002, 12:16 PM
No respectable tweaker would buy a brand name pc....
They would get looked down apon for all of eternity! :frog:

Mr. C
02-07-2002, 12:52 PM
My early tweaking skills were acquired on a bought system. But, I've progressed quite a bit -- onward and upward baby!:smokin:

Tweaking is tweaking, ie. making what you got just a little bit better:D
And never quite satisfied, of course:laugh:

02-07-2002, 12:52 PM
No respectable tweaker would buy a brand name pc....
They would get looked down apon for all of eternity! :frog:

unless you want a notebook, but then again, no self respecting tweaker would ever buy a notebook now would they?? ;)

02-07-2002, 06:32 PM
I fully agree with it! No tweaker would buy a brand pc!

02-07-2002, 06:41 PM
no self respecting tweaker would ever buy a notebook now would they?? ;)

Careful Andy ;)

A laptop is great..... just not as a primary PC :D

02-07-2002, 11:20 PM
I agree with Albinus about the laptop.

I am a hardcore tweaker but I do own a laptop because I travel with my job so much.

02-08-2002, 02:16 PM
Hand Built System of course

The Wizard
02-09-2002, 09:55 AM
check the sig baby..:D:D

02-12-2002, 03:46 PM
I make all my own machines. But I'm bored with standard cases. I want to start making cases that don't look like regular cases. I'm not sure yet what I want to do exactly, but I've got some ideas. If I do something more than just "imagine" it I'll post pics.

:drunk: Bustout!

02-13-2002, 03:06 AM
Hehe look at the coolcasegallery of virtual hideout to get some ideas

02-13-2002, 09:16 AM
even though I built my two boxes and loved every minute of it, I must admit to drooling over Dell's Inspiron 8100 laptop!
I'm ashamed!:no:

02-14-2002, 05:52 AM
Hehe look at the coolcasegallery of virtual hideout to get some ideas

Do you have an URL?

02-14-2002, 06:12 AM
Virtual Hideout (http://www.virtual-hideout.net)
go check it!

02-14-2002, 10:49 AM
I saw a case on the net the other day that was built totally outta lego's

02-14-2002, 11:22 AM
Surprisingly there are quite a few Lego cases around now. :smokin:

Mr. C
02-14-2002, 11:33 AM
Surprisingly there are quite a few Lego cases around now. :smokin:
I think they are too cool, when you need another bay, you just build it up a bit.
You can put a fan or window anywhere without too much hassle I'd bet.

02-14-2002, 12:33 PM
I guess the sig tells my story!

02-16-2002, 09:19 AM
I'd have to say you pretty much could not get me to buy a prefab computer. Too many horror stories associated with the big boys.

I pretty much void every warranty I have within a week or two of owning my hardware, anyways :D

Mr. C
02-16-2002, 11:15 AM

What's that? A network protocol?

LOL - Raven's backup system sounds a lot like my primary!

02-16-2002, 03:04 PM
Only what to do if it is to hot in the lego case???

02-17-2002, 06:26 PM
i want a lego case.....now i do have a draw full of it.......hmmmmmmmm

02-17-2002, 06:54 PM
I want it too! But i think my lian li is better hehe

02-17-2002, 06:56 PM
i got a FOX case.....

02-26-2002, 09:55 AM
I am not proud to say it, but I own a HP Pavillion 6501.
But it was fully given to me brand new for free so i couldn't turn it down or I would still be stuck with my mum's P100.
But I partialy redemed it by new case, video card, hard drives, cd/rw, cd drive(ditched the rubish samsung one), and more RAM + got rid of the HP windows.

It dose the job but i'm saving to build my own.

02-26-2002, 03:26 PM
I can't wait to get my new system together. I'm using a Soltek SL-75DRV2 MB using the Via KT266A chipset. AMD XP 1800 CPU (Probably gona OC it to at least 1800Mhz). Thermalright AX-7 HSF. Delta FFB0812EHE fan with a rheostat. 512MB of PC2400 Ram. GForce 2MX (For now). IBM 60G 7200rpm HD.

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet! :flames:

I'll let you know how it turns out.

02-28-2002, 07:21 AM
I think there is something to be said for being able to take the computer out of the box, plug it in and forget about it. That is all some people want. They don't care what's inside... Intel or otherwise. When something goes wrong, they don't have to worry about it, they just call in their warranty. I have a Compaq Presario, of course the only thing left pretty much is the motherboard and the processor. It was nice to learn on. Now it's overclocked and upgraded and still running. The one in my sig, I built myself. :geek:


Mr. C
02-28-2002, 07:03 PM
Plug it in and forget about it?
Yeah, that would be sweet. Just not the nature of computing this day in age though.
Every time you turn around, ya' gotta' DL the patch, update the software, fix the security issue.

In actuality I think Mr. Ford's Model A's were a less maintenace intensive bit of technology:laugh:

Thank goodness that I am inclined to tweaking by nature

03-09-2002, 06:06 PM
Guess I'll be the odd man out.

My old PC was a HP Pavilion 8570c. It became the early foundation for my next system, my old 1.2 ghz T-bird. I used the HD, Vid card, and sound card from that junker.

But then again that HP was hardly stock barely a month after I got it... all but the mb/cpu, case, nic, and HD had been replaced by less crappy parts.

It took my a long time to shake that haunting feeling of having had a store-bought sys. I ran the HP mobo over with my LTD last year, just to make sure it was dead.

04-05-2002, 08:42 AM
Upgraded last night see Sig

Mr. C
04-05-2002, 10:58 AM
I ran the HP mobo over with my LTD last year, just to make sure it was dead.

Got any pictures of that:?:

04-11-2002, 11:26 AM
Hope that mobo didnt break and give you a flat. LOL

I started with a tandy TL 3 in 1989-- bought a packard bell 486 sx 66 thennn--- built a cheap cyrix sys that was junk
and thats what started me tweaking. Trying to make lemonaide out of a lemon. 8 or 9 systems later here I am.
Will never own a store bought system again.

04-11-2002, 05:35 PM
don't get me started on brand name computers!!!...They put in stupid junk with weirdo standards and sell it for some crazy price...the user then finds out after they bought it that they can't even upgrade with better cheaper parts because the company was so selfish they used they're own stupid parts and the powersuply doesn't work with other mobo's, so you get a new PSU aswell, the that isn't compatible with something else and well...you get the picture :D

04-12-2002, 02:39 AM
What Brand system is that..?

The ones that have custom power supplies?

04-12-2002, 06:35 AM
well, I know that dell and compaq in particular often use custom powersuplies, but all Brand name companies use custom mobo's that can't be overclocked:eek:

04-12-2002, 06:41 AM
my dad got an evesham comp, the mobo is definatly 'unique' lol. everythnig else seems to be standard (including psu lol). and this comp is ****, well thats wot u get for a brand name......

04-12-2002, 08:30 AM
Dell has started using custom power supplies??? Just their budget PC's i bet?

04-12-2002, 09:30 AM
Alot of companies use custom psu (hp, ibm, compaq, etc) but because the mb is atx you are able to take it out of the original case and into a new one with better psu.
my previous comp was like that (HP) and the psu wasn't putting out enought power (125w) so I went out brought a new case and psu, worked fine.

04-12-2002, 11:47 AM
Well, if the mobo works with any other PSU that the PSU is not what I would call custom....

04-12-2002, 09:08 PM
no zeradul, i mean that the PSU is custom as in....if you got a new mobo, it wouldn't work with the PSU that came with the computer, you'd need a new PSU aswell.

04-16-2002, 12:23 PM
The reason why a new motherboard would not work with a "custom" power supply is because they normally put out a low amount of watts, because of that the are comprimised on size most the time.
My old HP one needed replacing because it was only 115w, and because a full size one would not fit in the tiny case i went out and brought a proper cade and 250w power supply, and every one told me it would not work or fit, HA it did! and ran fine for as long as i has it.
The standard running gear dosn't need 300w psu so the crappy one do just fine for the job, untill one starts to expand.....