Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 25th Dec 2009 14:15 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes At the end of the year, mainly to shamelessly fill slow news around the holidays, OSNews usually asks the readers to share with all the other readers something about their computer setup. Since OSNews can be quite diverse when it comes to computing environments, these threads can often be quite interesting. This year, please chime in with the setup you use to read OSNews - computer, OS, software and maybe even provide screenshots or photos of your proud workspace. Has it changed a lot this year? Maybe switched browser, maybe switched OS even? Let everybody know!
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RE: I love these threads :)
by inaneframe on Fri 25th Dec 2009 22:21 UTC in reply to "I love these threads :)"
inaneframe
Member since:
2008-10-29

VERY interesting main machine, I see some rather large bottlenecks here and there but it's still VERY interesting and is giving me some GREAT ideas on how to set up my NAS in an ultra-cheap way! Since it will be on 24/7, boot speed won't matter so I could see my way to a SATA2 PCI card. . . thanks for this!

BTW, wow, I'm very impressed that you're using NEXT still, I LOVED reading your post!

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RE[2]: I love these threads :)
by helf on Fri 25th Dec 2009 22:28 in reply to "RE: I love these threads :)"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks! Ping me anytime if you want to know some more about anything!

Yeah, the PCI 32/33 bus is a bit of a bugger on that machine, but most of the time, I'm only using it for data IO. There is rarely contention between the storage controllers and sound/graphics/whatever. I get around 90MB/s both ways sustained on my RAID, which is about normal max for PCI/33, so I'm happy.
I have had issues with the areca corrupting data. I had to get a second one... honestly, I'd suggest getting a cheaper controller like a FASTTRACK S150 TX-4 card. I'm using one in my bros tower and never had issue with it. Its running 4*80gb satas in a RAID-10 and he averages around 80MB/s off it. Only reason I'm using the arecas is due to the amazingly low price I nabbed them for ($100, retail for $300 still)

Idling, it uses around 90watts (without that physx card.. it uses around 20watts idling and I'll probably be ditching it). So it isn't a very power hungry machine.

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RE[2]: I love these threads :)
by helf on Fri 25th Dec 2009 22:45 in reply to "RE: I love these threads :)"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

oh, found a newer screenshot of my NeXT. About 3 months old..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/helfer/3925283786/sizes/o/

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inaneframe Member since:
2008-10-29

SOMETHING SOMETHING SOMETHING DARKSIDE!

I am the motha*#&@er of the universe! LMAO

(teh innernets just isn't the same anymore)

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RE[3]: I love these threads :)
by DLazlo on Sat 26th Dec 2009 01:25 in reply to "RE[2]: I love these threads :)"
DLazlo Member since:
2005-07-06

helf, what would interest you in trade for a nice fat cd of proggies that I could run on my NeXTstation?

Cale

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