Ultimate Dream Computer

How many of you have played with Windows NT on an Alpha? They were amongst the most amazing systems ever. I had the chance to play with one for a while, and very few systems I have seen were as responsive as that one.

Personally, I am very happy with my current system, while its not a “dream” system. Those who know much of computers will be amused, as it is a Pentium 166MHz, mmx system, 64mb of pc66, and 19.2gb of disk space. And did I mention the Radeon 7500 and the SB Audigy? =)

It works for what I use it for - and can even run Inventor and Jedi Knight at reasonable speed. But it is not an Alpha, which would qualify as a dream system.

get rid of that mouse…I cant stand wireless…it stops your gaming after a few hours! So no more of them 12 hour days on the computer.

My MX700 batteries last for over 24 hours of normal use. I also have dozens of other recharable double-a batteries floating around and a spare wireless mouse that can use the MX700’s base station receiver. I’m am so well-prepared :smiley:

My Ultimate system IS my system:
3.0GHz HT P4
128 MB nVidia GeForce FX
Soundblaster Audigy 2 w/ 5.1 surround hooked up
19" CRT
80 GB hd
DVD/CD-RW drive
8 USB(2 upfront), 2 firewire(1 upfront)
looks at computer I love you. pets computer

-Dual G5 2Ghz (1 GHz frontside bus per processor) PowerMac
-built-in Bluetooth
-built-in Airport Extreme
-2x 250GB hard drives
-SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
-ATI Radeo 9800 pro
-Two Apple 23" Cinema HD displays
-Wireless apple keyboard and mouse (bluetooth)
-Genelec 1029.LSE (5 speaker+subwoofer surround monitoring speaker
-Final Cut Pro
-DVD Studio Pro
-VirtualPC…only to provide total compatiblity
I’m sure that there’s more…but I can’t think of it now…

Current Setup works for me

AMD Athlon XP 1700+
1 gig DDR
250 gig HD (another 60 gig External)
128MB Radeon 9200
SB Audigy 2
With Bose Speakers (These 2 little speakers are AWESOME!)
ATI TV Tuner
64meg GeForce 2 (PCI)
19" CRT, 17" CRT

works for me.

I love you. :slight_smile:

Ok, mabey not LOVE, but I REALLY LIKE you!

Dream laptop: 15" AL Powerbook - 1.25ghz. Oh wait. looks at powerbook in lap Oh yeah. :smiley:

I’m jealous :slight_smile:

recently I was able to purchase my dream computer. all I have to say is ::drool::. lol
I had it custom-made for me because I want it to last me a looooooooong time.
heres the specs:

[1] Area-51™

Case: Alienware Full-Tower Case (420-Watt PS) - Conspiracy Blue
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology Extreme Edition 3.2GHz 800MHz FSB 2.5MB Cache
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe - Intel 875P Pentium 4 Motherboard
Memory: 2GB Corsair XMS DDR SDRAM PC-3200 - 4 x 512MB Module
Video Card: Alienware Extreme Edition GeForce™ FX 5950 Ultra 256MB 8x AGP w/DVI & S-Video
Video Cooling: AlienIce™ Video Cooling System - Terra Green
System Drive: 160GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Serial ATA 7,200 RPM 8MB Cache
Storage Drive: 250GB Western Digital Caviar SE Serial ATA 7,200 RPM 8MB Cache
Optical Drive One: Samsung 52x24x52x16x CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive - Black
Optical Drive Two: Plextor PX-708A 8x DVD±R/W Drive - Black
Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 ZS - 7.1
Network Card: Integrated Intel Pro/1000 CT Gigabit Ethernet Adapter w/CSA
Modem: US Robotics 56K V.92 Performance Pro Modem
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
Keyboard: Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard - Conspiracy Blue
Mouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 - USB - Conspiracy Blue
Home Networking: Microsoft Wireless USB Adapter
Benchmark Software: 3DMark®03 Professional
Productivity Software: Microsoft® Works Suite 2004
Performance Optimizer: AlienAdrenaline: Video Performance Optimizer
Automated Support: AlienAutopsy: Automated Technical Support Request System
Monitor: 18 inch NEC Flat Panel - Black

Here’s mine:

Quad IBM Quantum PowerPC G10s at 10PHz each (1 PHz = 1024 THz = 1048576 GHz)
Mind/Machine interface (no more keyboard/mouse)
Some ridiculously fast Internet connection
Mac OS 50 :wink:
RAID array of five hundred drives at an exabyte each.
Erm… that’s all I can think of :smiley:

I’d kinda like two or three of these:


But I’d also be happy with:
PowerMac Dual 3GHz
52-52-12-12 SuperDrive (52 burn and reburn CDs, 12 burn and reburn DVDs)
ATI Radeon 10000 Pro (with 1GB RAM)
LaCie Biggerest Disk :wink:
Two 30" Aluminum Apple HD Displays
REALbasic 6
WarCraft 4
StarCraft 2
OS X 11
Fibre Optic internet connection

oh yeah,

a 5G iPod (100GB) (Color screen, video playback…)


One that doesn’t crash every hour has a 2 button mouse and not named after a piece of fruit…in other words the computer im looking for hasn’t been invented yet :stuck_out_tongue:

Is there a fruit named G5? :wink:

Apple Computers actually gets it’s name from the Beatles’ record company, Apple Records. At the time when Jobs and Woz were looking for a company name, the Beatles were huge, so they went with “Apple”.

And probably regretted it later, due to the copyright issues :stuck_out_tongue:

And even though a G5 is not a fruit, a Macintosh is a kind of apple (although spelled somewhat differently I think)

And what’s wrong with being named after a fruit? Could be worse - could be a Dell :stuck_out_tongue:

i actually believe that jobs and woz named it apples because either jobs or woz liked to eat apples or something, never heard the story where they named it after the beatles though.

There’s a good link here:

The paragraph in question is towards the bottom of the page.

I just built as close as I’m gonna get to my Dream PC:

Asus P4C800-E Dlx Mobo
Intel P4 3.2Ghz 800MHz FSB
2GB Corsair DDR3200 RAM 512x4
ASUS Radeon 9800XT 256MB
Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Antec 450W PS
120 GB WD HD
DVD drive and 52x Lite-on burner
Logitech cordless MX duo

I don’t really care much how the case looks, as long as it keeps everything cool and isn’t a huge eyesore.

Plus I got a FREE pen too. :slight_smile:

one that NEVER crashes

I think I am pretty close to dreamy right now… my ze4100 was going (internal surge killed video/mobo, and LCD display)… and as a college student, screen meltdowns were no longer my friend. I went shopping yesterday, and picked up this new token: :yikes:

HP pavilion zd7020us
P4 2.8 GHz
17" WXGA+ widescreen
80 GB
1024 MB
64 MB NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600
802.11g WLAN
4x DVD RW and CDRW Combo