Ok, First of all, this is a little long, but PLEASE read it, as i spent time typing it
My custom built gaming PC. It's not the newest technology, but its far fast enough for my everyday needs, surfing the internet, and is a good gaming pc too. It also looks nice!
Everything is there, apart from my 250gb external hard disk in some of the newer pictures, which was at my dads at the time. I am running out of space on the external with all my app/game installer backups, and my drive images, PSP ISO's etc.
I have a 65% full 200gb inside with my music, A few favourite PSP Games, A few films ect. My muisc is mainly 96k MP3, as i cant hear an audible differece between 96 and 320! Still some to convert though. I use Winamp 5.5 Bento for music.My speakers are Labtec, and they are quite old but i like them. I dont really tailor my speaker purchases to sound, as i can easily change the EQ of them on the sub, unlike my Zen, where it all distorts nastily. I have recently moved them as far apart as i can, but move them in a few inches when sitting at the pc, i like the soundstage, but i noticed many of you have your speakers either side of your monitor, like i had previously?! Why?
The headset is a Trust 640u USB gaming headset, that uses the c-media 7.1 surround sound drivers/chip. I use it for gaming, but im not keen on them for music, with 7.1 turned off of course, as they are too neutral, and boring i find. They are unexplainable, as there is nothing to explain!!I cant remember all the specs, i will ask my dad and update later, as he built it with me.
No, the white thing unfortunatley is not a Supermicro, its my ZVM's Sync Dongle Lol
Here you can just see Winamp 5.5's top bar, set to always on top, with Firefox made a bit smaller, below. This is my Web-Surfing-Music-Setup, as Winamp 5.5's web browser doesnt support tabs, and Firefox's music plugin isnt as good as Winamp.[/The yellow thing is a mono speaker that we made at school last year. Sound crap, but im pleased with the design. Everything is surface mounted on a PCB. Its a steering wheel...Its really loud, the neon fan on the side isnt a quiet one, and the cpu, and power supply ones are a little loud. If i unplug the side fan, its alot quiter so, maybe i will get a quiter fan, and possibly some sound proofing if it doesnt look to bad/i can "hide" it.After Xmas, i will have a 20" Iiyama widescreen LCD (Prezzie), and with my money, i will contribute a bit to the screen if i have to, buy a 500gb disk and but the 250gb inside, and the 500gb in the external HDD caddy, i will also build (DIY) a huge desk in the place of the bookcase, and old desk, buy a pair of music headphones (Grado?), get my dads old soundcard, and a headphone stand. I will hopefully have a new camera (prezzie) too to snap a few pics of the new setup, and start amateur photography too!! I will spend a few quid quitening it too, as it will still be on my desk, but further away, so i wouldnt be able to have open cans really (SR60 etc.)Also in about 4weeks, i should have my Livewires for my portable rig:
Currently Zen Vision M -> Invisibleshield -> ER6i.I WILL POST DETAILED SPECS LATER, BUT ALL I KNOW FOR NOW IS:
1gb Corsaire Ram
Trust 640u USB Gamaing Headset
AC'97 Onboard sound (Crap)
200gb Maxtor internal
250gb Maxtor in external caddy
Old CRT Monitor
Labtec 2.1 Speakers inc. Sub
A case that did have multi coloured LEDS in the bottom front (2 strips on the front of the case), but had too much pink/red, so i stuck one in the power led hole, and left the blue ones at the top, for 99% Blue, so they fade down. I think it looks great!!
2x 30cm Blue cold cathodes, which are hidden in the pc case. They are ment to be sound reactive (black box seen through window on the side), but thank god it doesnt work, as it would look terrible!! The rocker swich on the 2nd drive bay cover is for the cold cathodes to. it turns them on/off.
Microsoft Laser Mouse (£35!)
Labtec Media Keyboard....Great keyboard, cost me only £5!
-= Matt =-
Sorry for the crappy pics, the neon lighting affects my K750i's 2mp camera.
The scary face seen in the mirror, is actually a halloween mask resting ontop of my fishing rod, it is 11ft, but in 2 pieces in the canvas slip.
The junk ON the bookcase is a few gift cards ect, and a key on a keyring. That wasnt meant to be there lol.
The junk IN the bookcase is lego and stuff, which i havnt touched since i was 9 lol.
The Glowing thing in the PC window is the stray 2nd multi colour LED, which seems to have gone through a hole and needs moving back behind the front panel.
-= Matt =-