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03-14-2001, 06:14 PM
My system is as the following and want to see if anyone can match it?

AMD Athlon T-Bird 1.2GHz @1596GHz on 133MHz bus
512MB PC133 RAM @ CAS 2 Latency
Leadtek GeForce 2 Ultra 64MB
3X 45GB IBM ATA 100 7200rpm drives
Plexor 16x10x40 CD-RW
Kenwoord 72X CD-ROM
SB Live PLatinum 5.1
ATT Cable Internet service 1.5MB/sec

03-14-2001, 06:43 PM
My dog's bigger than your dog, 'cause he eats Kennel Ration.

03-14-2001, 06:54 PM
My System:
IBM 386
4MB Ram
250 MB H.D.
DOS 4.0
I'm considering Win 3.1 but I need to check it out a bit further...

"As hard as a rock & dumb as a brick"...Windows CEMeNT

03-14-2001, 07:08 PM
Hi there Wolfgang316.........I am slooooowly coming to the realization THAT YOU DON'T GET IT.........STRIKE TWO !!

"As hard as a rock & dumb as a brick"...Windows CEMeNT

03-14-2001, 08:29 PM
As a matter of fact I do get it you god damn sucker. Just because you have a suck ass system it doesn't mean you have to be all mad at me. I just wanted to see some other maxed out computers from the people of this board. I might sound arrogant but I just wanted to see what the average Pc a user has on these boards.

Charles Kozierok
03-14-2001, 09:56 PM
Wow, 1596 gigahertz? That *is* impressive. Thing must run immersed in liquid nitrogen. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif
Randy, you hit the nail pretty much on the head. Wolfgang really doesn't get what these forums are about. They are not about bragging, or seeing who's "thing" is bigger or faster than someone else's. They aren't about insults, or bravado, or trying to make yourself look better at the expense of someone else.
They are about sharing information and good times with friends. Helping each other out. Helping out newbies. Making the most of what we all have to work with in the real world.
I have three current systems myself: a PII-266 notebook, an AMD K6-III 400 tower, and an older P166MMX desktop that my kids use. No, they aren't flashy, but they get the job done. And it's more challenging to get the most from a system when you *don't* have thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours to throw at it.
At any rate, if Wolfgang is thrilled with having his macho system, that's fine with me. However, he has now illustrated a pattern of anti-social behavior on these forums, and that's *not* fine with me. I have therefore revoked his posting privileges, and would suggest that he look around and find one of the hundreds of other hardware sites around, which have forums specifically dedicated to insults, bragging and all the other activities in which he seems to have so much interest.
Let's not waste any more time giving this person attention he does not deserve.

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03-14-2001, 10:00 PM
Wolfgang, if you're so computer savvy, please go peddle your wares at:
www.tomshardware.com (http://www.tomshardware.com)

The forums there are accessed through the "Community" link on the left side...they will have LOADS of fun with you and all your made-up, fifteen year-old, "I want attention" posts...

But if you want to convince anyone here of how smart you are, stop bragging and start answering questions, cause you do not get any street cred from me by saying you bought an expensive computer...any putz with money can do the same...

But just out of curiosity, how do you cool that system? Must be high-tech since they only just recently got the Athlon to run that high overclocked...

Of course, I don't think you know, because I think you ARE COMPLETELY FULL OF (bleep)...you talk a big game slick...how bout something to back it up, cause I'm a little tired of your talk...

[--bleeped by ixl. i understand your frustration but let's try to keep it clean...)

[This message has been edited by ixl (edited 03-14-2001).]

03-15-2001, 12:21 AM
My system (sitting on the closet floor):

Tandy 1000 4.7MHz
640k RAM
CGA video
12" monitor
5.25" 360k floppy drive
20M hard drive
14.4k modem
Audio- Beeps and tones

Yep, they don't look alike at all.


Friends don't let friends install Windows ME

Paleo Pete
03-15-2001, 04:55 AM
IBM 5150
8088 CPU @ 4.7MHz
Math Coprocessor
640K RAM
2x5 1/4"-360K floppies
CGA graphics
IBM 12" color Monitor
DOS 6.22
9600 baud Zoom external Modem as yet untried...
Mouse (have to load drivers from floppy, no hard drive)

My floppy is bigger than your floppy. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Thanks Charles, now we know how much sincerity went into his apology in the other topic...

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03-15-2001, 08:50 AM
poor 'wolfgang' where has he gone................>>>>>>

hahahaha, sorry could't resist.. where was I when this show was on ??.. hehe http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

"Remember your 'unique'... just like everyone else!"

03-15-2001, 10:43 PM
Hey Sea,

You were in the land of "Compag no go". http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

BB 66

03-15-2001, 11:55 PM
Sorry bout that Ixl...I was having a REALLY bad day...got a (no exaggeration) 1 inch long 1/2 inch deep cut in my thumb trying to get a floppy drive into a cheap case...worst part is, it's a computer for someone else...I will never buy a purple computer product again...

And this particular fellow was just not what I needed...guess they should offer anger management classes in the Marine Corps...

03-16-2001, 10:51 AM
Come to Dallas sometime Hired......my wife is a SHRINK http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif.....you'll get a free hour of Anger Management http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif.........I HATE CHEAP CASES WITH A PASSION ........

"As hard as a rock & dumb as a brick"...Windows CEMeNT

03-16-2001, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by hiredgoonz:
...I will never buy a purple computer product again...


hehe hired... that wouldn't be a purple compaq would it... (Lord.. all I see everywhere I look is Compaq... Compaq...following me down the frikkin street>>>>!!

WoW you must have been super upset to do that kinda damage to a thumb... that parts not funny... things like that hurt worse than bigger injuries.....

edit: did a re-think on that thumb injury, and came to the realization that your injury is not minor. If in comparison any other- part of your body was injured to that extent(in relation to size of damaged area) you would be dead, and come to think of it , life would be a bitch w/out thumbs. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif cheer up.. it will grow back (hopefully)

"Remember your 'unique'... just like everyone else!"

[This message has been edited by sea69 (edited 03-16-2001).]

03-16-2001, 07:25 PM
Thanks for all the sympathy http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif It did hurt, but I was more frustrated at having done it than anything else...if it weren't for my thumbnail, it would have been alot worse...

No it's actually not a compaq, it's a chinese generic case (that was advertised as an antec on the site I bought it from) that has done nothing but irritate me...I'd return it, but it would be more hassle than it's worth...I finished the computer today, burning it in right now...got pretty lucky, only problem was the jumper setting on the western digital hd...

But now that it's done:

Pentium 2@350
128 mb ram
30 gb hd
Voodoo3 PCI
POS ISA sound card
running Windows ME

Paleo Pete
03-17-2001, 10:37 PM
Hope the thumb's doing better. If it's any consolation, I know exactly how that kind of thing hurts. Had a dog bite stitched up many moons ago, on the lips. Dog jumped up yipping, happy to see the only kid in the neighborhood who didn't torture him, bit my lip by mistake. 54 stiches, 48 outside and 6 inside, could cover the 48 with a dime. Passed out when the doc stuck a needle in to deaden it.

Had an ingrown wart removed from a fingertip. The shots to deaden it were the worst thing I've ever endured. I literally couldn't touch the hairs on my arm, it felt like a long needle up to my elbow, and he had to shoot anaesthetic in there...right beside the wart...and just touching a hair was excruciating...

Right now I have a slightly pulled muscle in my lower back, but it's no big deal, I've hurt it many times so bad I couldn't walk for 2 weeks...believe me I do sympathize....pain HURTS!

And thanks for being gracious about it, we've had a couple of folks here the past week or so that got very indignant and abusive when asked to watch their language.

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03-17-2001, 11:22 PM
we've had a couple of folks here the past week or so that got very indignant and abusive when asked to watch their language.

Since you mentioned it, I think the "You People are Idiots" post in the "How Does This Work" forum should be pulled. Curious new arrivals keep bumping it to the top.


Friends don't let friends install Windows ME

03-17-2001, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by hiredgoonz:
cut my thumb trying to get a floppy drive into a cheap case.

I finally spent a little more and bought a case with nice, smooth folded edges. Guess what, I got cut on the only sharp corner while installing the floppy drive http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif


Friends don't let friends install Windows ME

03-18-2001, 10:26 PM
I know where you're coming from with the back pain...ruptured two disks in my lower back, had to have them removed...prior to that it hurt whenever I moved...

But, hey in response to the original post...I just finished another system today (actually all I had to do was put in a hard drive, vidcard, nic, cd-rom and then get it running) that a friend gave me:

AMD K6-2@450
64 mb RAM
30 gb 7200 rpm drive
52X cd-rom
10/100 nic
usb mouse (it's AT and the serial port doodad is missing)

nothing great, but more than I need for a print server...

kayden azagthoth
03-18-2001, 11:00 PM
I've got the latest system available! The guy I bought it from assured me it was the greatest computer available. Tell me what you think:

-Paleolithic 5 processor powered with 5 (not 3) cocounts
-30 rock slates of storage (WOW!)
-A bamboo shoot video card
-Hummingbird sound card
-Fish tank monitor (25 Gallon)
-Victrola cone speaker
-Guinea pig controller (forget the mouse, guys. bigger is better!)
-Potato and lime power supply rated at 1.2 volts
-5 1/2" Floppy drive (years ahead of it's time)
-The CD Rom is out people...I got an 8 track player in my baby!

I didn't bother getting one of those new fangled modem thingys. I got it from a great source that this Internet thing is just a phase and will be on the outs any day now. Instead, I got this thing called a telegraph transmitter. I can send and receive morse code in mere minutes!!

You'll all be sorry when you don't have a great system like mine. I hope you all writhe in jealousy and hang your heads in shame when you think of the time you've wasted with your CD's this, and your gigahertz that.

Sad....sad.... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


And all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.

-Pink Floyd

03-19-2001, 04:28 PM
Well Kayden where can I buy one??? http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

All kidding aside Wolfie has no clue.

But I would like request as Reid that the 2 threads
be locked this one and the one under How does this work.
so that they will go away and maybe wolf with it. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Thank You: http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif


Paleo Pete
03-20-2001, 08:39 AM
Guess I'll do that, looked yesterday and the other one had been gathering dust for a day or two, so I hoped both would fizzle out...but maybe it's best to go ahead and close both.

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