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How long ago did you buy or build your computer?

Less than a month ago
20 (13.2%)
Between two and five months ago
21 (13.8%)
Over five months ago
20 (13.2%)
Over a year ago
26 (17.1%)
Over two years ago
65 (42.8%)

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September monthly poll
« on: September 06, 2007, 09:03:22 AM »
For the month of September we thought it would be interesting to see how long ago you built or purchased your computer. Feel free to talk about how great your computer is and list its specifications or if it's an older computer how much you need a new computer. For many of you who have more than one computer this poll would be related to your most current computer.

If you're wanting other forum users to rate your computer or look at some of the other members specs you may also want to view the Rate the computer above you! post.

All past monthly polls and results can be found on the Computer Hope poll page.
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Re: September monthly poll
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 09:30:34 AM »
My computer is my home and its really a very special computer, it was gifted to me by my mom on my birthday, after than i used it very little didnt connect it to internet for 2 years , then 5 months back i finally got internet in it( i used to use my sisters comp for internet all day ;D), and 2 months back it got infected ...thats another story , then i called so many engineers home and  everyone of them tells me that my comp is much better than even newly made computers , i took it to the company recently (for checkup and to increase its RAM) and that guy after having kept it under observation for 5 days told me that my comp is one of a kind . i dont know much technical language, but i love my computer, i call it japannas and its like my home.its very special to me and im emotionally attached to it cause its my mom's gift to me.

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Re: September monthly poll
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 09:43:55 AM »
Built my latest computer back in january/february... (I forgot it was september when i selected "between 2 & 5 months ago" lol)

But probably towards the tail end of next year I'll be looking to build me another one... give my current one to my brother or something. I love building computers, even with all the hassle that comes with it sometimes. Not sure why I enjoy it so much.

I call my computer Yoda (when I'm not angry with it, otherwise there's a lot of very bad language in there.) My first custom build I made was called Melvin for some reason. My friend has around 5 custom builds in his house atm (he has his 2 brothers and dad living there also) and he has so much stuff hooked into the network we call his house Skynet, hah.
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Re: September monthly poll
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 09:47:23 AM »
Sounds like a great computer Ivy, what a great gift. Thanks for sharing all that background information.  ;D

You've got some great names for computers GX44.  :D My only original name for a computer was "Techno", all other computers have been called "Hope" or some variation of "Hope".
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Re: September monthly poll
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007, 11:11:52 AM »
Nice monthly poll subject, and thanks for the mention of my "Rate the PC above you" thread.

Bought my laptop in May 06.
2GHz AMD Turion MT-37, X1600 Mobility 256Mb GDDR3, 1Gb RAM, 15.4" glossy 1280x800 widescreen, DVDRW drive, 100Gb 7200RPM HDD, XP Pro SP2.
Plus some extras - Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Notebook, Logitech G5, Icemat 2nd Edition, Logitech X-230 2.1 speakers.

Regretted it ever since, it's had nothing but problems the whole time and has currently been at the workshop a month waiting for a replacement lid after it cracked open.
But it wasn't my decision - my dad decided I didn't have enough room for a desktop, however with assorted external drives etc this laptop takes up far more room than any desktop could . . . anyway, long and bitter story.
Suffice to say it was OK at the time, and I wish more and more every day for a desktop PC.

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    Re: September monthly poll
    « Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007, 05:49:40 PM »
    I guess my computer is about 5 years old now and still running like a clock on the original install of W2K.
    Field   Value
    Computer   
    Operating System   Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    OS Service Pack   Service Pack 4
    DirectX   4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name   EDDIE-XS6QT4QNA
    User Name   Eddie
       
    Motherboard   
    CPU Type   Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
    Motherboard Name   Asus P4P800 Deluxe  (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 WiFi, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
    Motherboard Chipset   Intel Springdale i865PE
    System Memory   1024 MB  (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type   AMI (08/20/03)
    Communication Port   Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port   Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port   ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
       
    Display   
    Video Adapter   NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X  (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator   nVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X
    Monitor   Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB]  (CX  276964)
       
    Multimedia   
    Audio Adapter   Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]
       
    Storage   
    IDE Controller   Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    Floppy Drive   Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive   WDC WD800JB-00CRA1  (74 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive   HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8520B  (52x/24x/52x CD-RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status   OK
       
    Partitions   
    C: (NTFS)   76308 MB (60821 MB free)
       
    Input   
    Keyboard   Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse   Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
       
    Network   
    Network Adapter   WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface  (210.1.205.17)
    Modem   Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem
       
    Peripherals   
    Printer   Canon BJC-2100SP
    Printer   Fax
    USB1 Controller   Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB1 Controller   Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB1 Controller   Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB1 Controller   Intel 82801EB ICH5 - USB Controller [A-2/A-3]
    USB2 Controller   Intel 82801EB ICH5 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-2/A-3]

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      Re: September monthly poll
      « Reply #6 on: September 06, 2007, 07:07:35 PM »
      Funny, I've never thought of naming my computer :-\. Can anybody think of a good name for it? If you wanna know the specs, click here.

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        Re: September monthly poll
        « Reply #7 on: September 06, 2007, 08:48:30 PM »
        I surf the net on this emachine T3422   which I bought at best buy on the famed!!!!  May 22 nd weekend 2005,  when corporate screwed up and sold the tower with a 15" lcd for 222.00   !!! ( stock- celeron 3.06 cpu / 120 gig hd/ 512 ram / dvd/cd )   While paying for it, I called my dad and he came up and bought one  too. This price lasted 48 hours before they caught it and realized they made a mistake.

        I've built 2 other puters since,  one for my son for Christmas and the one you see on the bottom of my posts which I never use but bow to on occasion and say prayers  :o
        I just don't use it too much except for games and watching a "loud" movie...( saving it for  c & c )  lol    ;)

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        Samsung 226bw black 22” LCD  : Logitech MX518
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        Re: September monthly poll
        « Reply #8 on: September 07, 2007, 07:05:47 AM »
        Funny, I've never thought of naming my computer :-\. Can anybody think of a good name for it? If you wanna know the specs, click here.
        ummm i think you should call your computer Thunder( its a kool thing to call your comp) hope you like it , if you dont let me know and i will think of another one :)

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        Re: September monthly poll
        « Reply #9 on: September 07, 2007, 08:25:14 AM »
        Few years ago, one of my most stable builds (I ended up building a new one and keeping this one to use to test other components incase something went wrong on other computers) was called Old Trusty. It was a great little runner at the time. Had a 1GHZ cpu (forget which kind now though) 32MB Riva TNT2 GFX and a 10GB HDD. Forget the rest of the specs, I think it had 512MB Ram, but it never gave me any problems. I loved that machine... It's long gone now though :-[

        Comp Guy, you could call your computer Akira... Thunder does sound better though
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          Re: September monthly poll
          « Reply #10 on: September 07, 2007, 03:18:19 PM »
          What's a word for small but powerful? I like thunder, but are there any other suggestions before I make my decision?

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            Re: September monthly poll
            « Reply #11 on: September 07, 2007, 05:53:12 PM »
            Got my first custom-built PC this year in January ^^. I don't know what to name mine either.. Right now i'm calling it Faithful.

            Specs:

            Nvidia Geforce 7600
            2Gb Ram
            230GB HDD
            Intel Duo Core2
            Black Thermaltake Soprano Case
            G15 Keyboard
            G5 Mouse
            No-Brand Speakers
            Canon MP170 Printer
            Samsung SyncMaster 920N

            =P Yes i love my accessories.

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              Re: September monthly poll
              « Reply #12 on: September 07, 2007, 06:18:58 PM »
              I built my custom PC (stats in signature), somewhere between 2 and 5 months ago, so appropriately, thats what I voted.

              I'll probably get a new graphics card after I pay off the 1/2 of my new car. Does that count as a new 'build' or just an 'upgrade' ? ?
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              Re: September monthly poll
              « Reply #13 on: September 07, 2007, 06:47:37 PM »
              I own 12 computers, but my newest was bought from Dell, its a laptop (though, I need to send it back since there is some supposed problem with the motherboard, so they will send me an empty box)

              Its a Dell Inspiron E1505 with 1GB of RAM, Windows Vista, and a (x2) 1.73 CoreDuo processor, with a nVidia 7300 graphics card in it. It works great


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              Re: September monthly poll
              « Reply #14 on: September 07, 2007, 07:50:26 PM »
              I got my Compaq Presario laptop 3 years ago.

              This is the 4th year, and it already needs to be replaced!
              Our other computers always lasted more then 6 years.

              Very tempted to buy an Acer or Toshiba with Vista Home Premium.