Indie developer computers (poll thingy)...

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  1. Reactor

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    I'm just wondering what the computer systems are, that indie devlopers are running? So, that would include ram, cpu and graphics card.

    Thanks to anyone that cares to list their details :)

    (someone please let me know if this thread has been done before, also)
     
  2. Mark Fassett

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    Main Dev Machine:
    AMD 2100+
    1GB RAM
    GeForce FX5900

    Laptop
    Intel HT P4 2.8
    512MB RAM
    Radeion 9700

    IMac
    1Ghz G4
    128mb RAM (shoulda got more)
    GF4mx

    Test machines
    Athlon 1.2ghz
    GF4
    384

    Duron 1100
    128mb ram
    various video cards (SIS 630, TnT2, TnT, etc...)

    Athlon 700
    256mb ram
    currently GF2mx

    Duron 700
    256mb ram
    currently radeon 7000
     
  3. MattInglot

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    Athlon 850MHz
    512MB Ram
    GeForce 2 GTS 32MB
    200GB hd space

    Old but there's very little motivation to upgrade.
     
  4. Valen

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    There was one, but it was at the old Dexterity forums.

    I have a 1.4 Athlon, 512 RAM, and a 64 meg Geforce 2 MX400
     
  5. Reanimated

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    AMD athlon 64bit 3000+
    512RAM
    200gb HDD
    ATi Radeon 9800 Pro (All-in-wonder)
     
  6. Gilzu

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    Main workstation:
    Athlon XP 3000+
    Radeon 9700XT
    512 RAM

    Test Machines:
    Athlon XP 2200+
    GeForce 4MX
    256 RAM

    Cyrix 400Mhz (laptop)
    64 RAM
    Voodoo 3000
     
  7. tentons

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    2.4 P4
    512 RAM
    100 gig HD
    GeForce TI4200
     
  8. Mike Wiering

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    P4, 2 GHz
    256 Mb RAM
    NVidia GeForce 4 MX

    Laptop:
    P4, 3 GHz
    512 Mb RAM
    NVidia GeForce FX
     
  9. ggambett

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    Main dev machine
    Athlon XP 1800+
    512 MB RAM
    40 GB HDD
    GeForce4 MX
    Red Hat Linux 8.0

    iBook
    iBook Dual USB
    384 MB RAM
    G3 500 MHz
    12 GB HDD
    Mac OS X 10.3
     
  10. Mike Boeh

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    p4 2.4c overclocked to 3.2 ghz
    Asus P4S800D-E motherboard (sis 655tx chipset)
    2 samsung 120 GB SATA drives in raid1
    Radeon 9800 pro
    512 meg dual ddr

    This is a really fast machine, at least it seems fast to me... I had some problems achieving 100% stability with the overclock until I got one of those massive zallman 7000 fan/heatsinks.... There does seem to be a really annoying bug in the sis chipset though- my new game runs at 160 fps when HT is enabled, but 370 fps when it's disabled.... I have tried everything to correct it...

    I have a bunch of others for testing and stuff, but that's my main one.
     
  11. SunAndGames

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    Development Machine
    AMD 1Ghz
    256 Mb
    2 40Gig HDD
    ATI Radeon 7200
    WinXP Pro
    Win98 SE
    Mandrake Linux v10

    Laptop
    Dell Inspiron 8200
    Intel 1.7 Mobile
    512 Mb
    1 40 Gig HDD
    Nvidia ???
    WinXP Home

    Test Machine
    Pentium 233
    64 Mb
    4Gb HDD
    Voodoo ??
    Linux Red Hat (for now)
     
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  12. Reactor

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated. I'll add mine to the list as well. There's some fairly good rigs being used for such low-end games being developed ;)

    Athlon 1800+
    Geforce FX5600
    768 MB RAM
    Win 2k
     
  13. Phil Newton

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    Laptop
    900Mhz Celeron
    512Mb Ram
    SiS 630 built in graphics card.
    WinXP
     
  14. Cartman

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    Laptop
    Intel 2.8 Pentium 4(hyperthread) (my new toy :) )
    Athlon 9000
    512 MB Ram
    XP Pro

    Desktop
    Intel 2.4 Pentium 4
    Geforce FX5200
    1gig MB RAM
    XP Pro
     
  15. Night Elf

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    Pentium III at 800 MHz
    256 MB RAM
    GeForce FX 5200
    Windows XP Pro
     
  16. HairyTroll

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    Main Machine:

    CPU: Athlon 1900
    RAM: 1+ GB
    GFX: nVidia TNT
    O/S: XP Home

    Test Machines (Dualies are the coolest)

    CPU: Dual Xeon 2.8Ghz
    RAM: 2 GB
    GFX: ATI 9700 Pro
    O/S: XP Pro

    CPU: Dual PPro 200Mhz
    RAM: 128 MB
    GFX: Matrox Millenium
    O/S: NT 4

    CPU: Athlon 2200 (Shuttle Cube)
    RAM: 512 MB
    GFX: nVidia nForce / ATI 9500
    O/S: XP Home / Knoppix (Linux)

    CPU: P75 (Laptop)
    RAM: 32 MB
    GFX: Integrated chipset rubbish
    O/S: Win 95

    CPU: P133 (Laptop)
    RAM: 32 MB
    GFX: Integrated chipset, (640x480 max)
    O/S: Win 98
     
  17. SteveB

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    Development Machine
    Intel P4 2.8 with HT
    512 MB
    80 GB HD
    Radeon 9600
    Win2K

    Test Machines
    Intel Celeron 450 Mhz
    384 MB
    2 x 8 GB HD
    TNT2
    Win2K

    Intel Pentium 166
    128 MB
    4 GB HD
    FreeBSD
     
  18. Mark Currie

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    Main:

    P4 2.8
    1 GB RAM
    10,000 RPM HD (WD Raptor)
    GeForce 4 TI

    Purchased from www.NewEgg.com

    Test Machines:

    1) 1.8 Athlon, GeForce 2
    2) 900 Mhz Athlon, GeForce 3
    3) 450 Mhz Celeron, GeForce 2
    4) 450 Mhz Celeron, GeForce 2
     
  19. mathgenius

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    Dual Athlon MP 2200
    512 Ram
    nVidia FX 5200
    Mandrake Linux

    This is so i can run my python prototypes at acceptable framereate :p (tho i don't often use both CPUs it seems...)

    Simon.
     
  20. Air

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    Desktop (Gatway refurb):

    P3 / 650
    512 MB ram
    46 gig HDD
    Win2k

    Laptop (IBM Thinkpad):

    P2 / 266
    256 MB ram
    4.6 gig HDD
    Win2k

    ... amusingly the laptop actually has almost exactly 1/10th as much total hard drive space as the desktop. I use both for development (about 75% / 25%) due to computer sharing in this household. I have little desire to upgrade at this point (although a slightly faster laptop would be nice). I've had faster machines in the past but frankly they didn't help me get any work done any faster. Now I just spend the extra 15 seconds of recompile time going over notes and making lists-- and I think it actually improves my ability to complete tasks. :)

    - Air
     

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