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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Man I haven't upgraded in years
    That makes 2 of us. This system is over 2 years old. It's an old quad core at 2.6ghz (3ghz pentium equivalent), with only 8gig of RAM and 2 1.5T 10krpm hard disks. Runs Linux just fine (but it is very weird to see a process run 395% in the system monitor). Wine runs what windows aps I want too mostly. Unfortunately as you heard me whine, gnome doesn't seem to handle OGL and a number of things properly. So I am transitioning to Enlightenment which is designed to be light on the system and supports OGL in emulation or in hardware (it appears to detect if the DRI driver is there or not unlike Gnomenuts).

    I am looking at an 8 core and 32 gigs with 2 3T hard disks for the next machine. I am concerned about media (namely CD data) and my system. I'm trying to figure out how to be sure I can read my old CD's and my old Game CD's for the playstation.

    Now you've reminded me I need to migrate the data from my old windead box to this as well. (SIGH).

    I've been lazy dang it.

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    I am looking at an 8 core and 32 gigs with 2 3T hard disks
    and I remember when an old intel p2 with 256ram and 20GB hdd looked like a supercomputer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NES_player4LIFE View Post
    and I remember when an old intel p2 with 256ram and 20GB hdd looked like a supercomputer.
    LOL Well that was an upgrade from a
    <windows>
    Sempron 1.8ghz with 2G (the DEAD windows machine)
    which was an upgrade from a Pentium Celron 300 with 192M (120G)
    <linux>
    which was an upgrade 768M Duron 800mhz with 200G HD
    which was an upgrade from a Pentium 150 with 32M
    which was an upgrade from a 386/387 40mhz with 8M (first linux box when I used a VT220 with it LOL).

    See the chain of upgrades

    I am considering what display card to stuff into it, as I would like to use OpenCL for CFD on it as well as tweaking POVray for real time rendering.

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    Duron hehe I hardly even remember that name


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    Duron, wow those were top of the line
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    It still works that Duronomo machine barely but it does. Had a Nvidia with 128M (circa 2000) so it was top of the line at one time as well.

    I ran dual screen with it (ooo ahhh), now I have 3 1 26" 1 22" and 1 19"

    It's amazing how things change slowly.
    I still use a mouse and the serial ports (surprised?) I still have the VT220 around too.
    Very useful for when Gnomenuts went balistic from wine throwing up (set the display in some scrambled mode) on a game. So had to login via the serial port and kill the X session via root. The other option was less graceful, which was ALT-CTRL F12 and then login as root into one of the virtual consoles as root and nuke the X session that way.

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    I recently got 2 more monitors to set up eyefinity with 3 monitors. I must say, it makes gaming better once you get used to it. Now I'm debating whether or not to put another radeon HD6870 in my system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by revl8er View Post
    I recently got 2 more monitors to set up eyefinity with 3 monitors. I must say, it makes gaming better once you get used to it. Now I'm debating whether or not to put another radeon HD6870 in my system.
    Damn, sounds like a great system you got there


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    panoramic view?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NES_player4LIFE View Post
    panoramic view?
    I've been wanting to use my Kinnect with my PC games, under linux. I saw an interesting video of Morrowind being played using a Kinnect.

    So a panoramic view would be a great addition to the fun. It certainly would give you exercise if you actually had to move your feet some to move in the game. As well as move your arms to swing weapons throw rocks toss plates at unsuspecting bar maids in the game (LOL).

    To get a panoramic view however in most games you would have to have a way of exporting information apart from the standard forward view you see. This way the screen doesn't move but you do (some), you can possibly add a bit of panning. Something to think about at least. If anyone has seen OBGE (oblivion graphics extender) they appear to be adding geometry tweaking etc. Under linux the entire 3d chain goes through the Wine API so technically you can modify Wine and grab more geometry than the game normally hands you.

    Interesting project there I would think.

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