Originally Posted by 95intrepid99kid
Old Slot 1 CPU!! I used my old PIII Slot 1 501mhz for many years. Steady workhorse. Slow as can be for stable.
I had a pretty big tower as well.
When my $2 Tv was not in the living room, this is what my setup looked like. I enjoyed it ALOT.
Computer Setup then. I think 2.8 ghz, 3 gb ram Nivida 8500GT. Total Spent mebbie 100 bucks. Thinking of finding cheap P/s to throw back in this and have it run 24/7 as a server of sorts for FSX and storage.
Computer setup now. Got the Core 2 Dou E3600 @ 1.86 4gb ram (32bit XP sees only 3) Nivida 8800GT for free from friend, and soon a new 1TB Caviar blue. Total Spent. $80 bucks. Both Monitors I fixed (replaced bad Caps in power supplies)
As you can see I am not much in the way of wire management, however I do make sure my Temps stay reasonably low. Current PC is going to be redone a bit however once my new HD comes in. I am also cheap cheap cheap. I have had many computers over the past 10 years, and I can honestly say I perhaps spent less than 400 bucks total. I just get great deals and freebies.
For as much as a computer/tech person I like to be. I honestly stay out of mainstream stuff. I just don't read or keep up to date on things. This current setup is the best I have had to date and can play the original cyrsis on high avg 25-30fps. Seeing I do not play heavy games like that often it's not a big deal.