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Ideal Rig for internet marketing?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by deadster, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. deadster

    deadster Regular Member

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    i'm on the verge of buying either a desktop or laptop computer

    what do you think are the ideal specs especially for us BH-ers?
     
  2. mrhanz

    mrhanz Newbie

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    A netbook? I love my Acer Aspire One w/6 cell battery.
     
  3. sleepparalysis

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    I use my gaming machine but then I can't play games while I'm running 5 sessions of vmware ;p

    For my setup I need a lot of ram, dual core cpu +, video card with support for multiple monitors.

    I find two large monitors increases productivity by a lot.
     
  4. deadster

    deadster Regular Member

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    ^yeah that's what comes in my mind too...lots of ram
     
  5. Abercrombie

    Abercrombie BANNED BANNED

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    So depends on what you do; for real. Lot's of ram for multitasking, decent video card for photshop or video editing and duel monitors. Those are just givens. If you do anything with AC, you may want a good scanner. If you ewhore you may want a webcam with all of the extras. If you send tons of emails or scrape the net, a dedicated NIC card may be in order. What you need depends almost entirely upon what it is that you do.
     
  6. 4alllifestyles

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    I go a slightly different route....

    I maintain the following:

    1 - Netbook (mini10)
    1 - Notebook (Dell Inspiron)
    6 - Desktops
    2 - LCD 22"
    1 - Keyboard/Mouse with auto KVM switch.
    1 - Brother 3360 All-in-One

    Now this sounds really pricey... but it isn't. The single most expensive machine I have is the Mini10! The rest are all off-lease systems. None of which cost me more than $400.00. In total I have less than $2500 in the whole thing.

    Oh sure, I've upped the RAM to 2G in all but one (one desktop has 4GB). But I loaded each system to do a particular series of tasks. Everything else was either removed or not loaded at all. This way I have a ton of redundancy and if I have one box off doing a big compile, graphics rendering, etc. I just switch to another machine and keep on working.

    I use a CloudBackup to keep all the data synced to a remote backup store and also have them loaded with a couple of the various Windows systems (Vista/XP/Win7) and Linux (Centos, Ubuntu, and Suse).

    Maybe a little overkill. But boy can I multitask. And if a system has a hiccup I can keep working on other systems while I fix/replace the broke system and get it restored back.
     
  7. H2oBoy

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    DAMN! You got '6' desktops....HFSB...!

    That's "Holy Fucking Shit Batman" for the acronym imparied! LOL!
     
  8. deadster

    deadster Regular Member

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    how about you guys show off your rig pics here
     
  9. Keedev

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    Can easily get away with a dual core cpu and upwards to 4gb of ram.. Now though, you can obtain a quad core for around $180-$200 so it would be the better route.. Don't really need much of anything to do IM. For the money, a 940 deneb can't be beat. As long as you have a dual core setup with 4gb-8(64bit) and two monitors, you're set.

    4alllifestyles: What kvm do you use? I have 3 shuttles and can't transfer audio. Might just be drivers.
     
  10. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    This is as good a shot as I could get. Had to move stuff around just to get it on the desktop instead of in their usual spot underneath the desk. I got 5 of em and the the notebook with a monitor there anyway.

    Usually it's just the printer and two monitors on the desktop.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    Could be.. KVM's normally don't mess with the audio much. I'm using a Raritan KVM right now. Although I kinda like the new D-Link units too.
     
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    Micallef Supreme Member

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    I have a 386 running windows 3.1 - it's got 4MB RAM, and if you press the turbo button it goes up to 16 MHZ!
     
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    I just use all the computers at work.. LOL at home I have 3 machines and a laptop...
     
  14. tywebb

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    Dual monitors are a must :)

    I am using two 26' Samsungs that I was able to get on ebay for $300 each.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. forgetyou

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    My rig looks like this:
    Macbook for main everyday work.
    New Toshiba laptop for everyday pc stuff on my desk to my right
    Old toshiba laptop to run small tasks, radio and such to my left
    Old Desktop in the other room working through remote desktop (I hate the noise from the fans)
    New quadcore desktop in the other room as well through remote desktop..
    2x22" samsung monitors.


    SORRY, no pics.
     
  16. magcshroom

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    I got a 23" Acer lcd screen on the way. Right now i got a 19" square monitor, gonna go with 2 monitors.

    Get a desktop though. You can get a top of the line pc for a grand if you custom build. If you aren't good at putting a pc together(it's ezy) just take it to a mom and pop brick and mortar and have them put it together. When quad core was brand new, i got a q6600, 4 gigs of ram, 9800gx2 gfx, full tower case, etc for under 1k. Laptops don't have as much bang for the buck. Unless your gonna be traveling a lot or something, get a desktop.
     
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    I'm still running my Amiga 1000 from 1985, she's a bit slow but I sure love her and won't upgrade till she dies. That will be a sad day.

    AMIGA SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

    MEMORY

    * 256K Bytes RAM standard
    * User expandable to 512K Bytes RAM internally
    * Externally expandable to eight megabytes continuous RAM
    * 256K Bytes Writable Control Store

    MAIN PROCESSOR

    * MC68000
    * 32 Bit internal bus
    * 16 Bit data bus
    * 7.16 MHz clock speed

    THREE CUSTOM VLSI CHIPS:

    CUSTOM GRAPHICS CHIP

    * Many different resolutions - 320x200 32 colors, 320x400 32 colors, 640x200 16 colors, 640x400 16 colors
    * Color palette of 4,096 colors
    * Eight, re-usable, 16-bit wide sprites
    * 60/80 column colored text
    * Programmable interobject priority and collision detection
    * Compatible with RGB analog monitors, NTSC composite monitors and home televisions

    CUSTOM ANIMATION CHIP

    * Utilized a Bit-Blitter for high speed movement of graphical data.
    * Allows high speed animation
    * Frees the CPU for other concurrent tasks
    * Display synchronized coprocessor
    * Controls 26 DMA (direct memory access) channels

    CUSTOM SOUND/PERIPHERALS CHIP

    * Four voices of sound output as two channels
    * 9 octaves
    * Complex waveforms allow high quality speech and musical instrument synthesis
    * Uses both amplitude and frequency modulation
    * I/O controls for disk data and mouse/joystick controller ports
    * Allows the disk and sound to operate with minimal CPU intervention

    OPERATING SYSTEM

    * AmigaDOS
    * Multi-tasking
    * Hierarchical file system allows fast file access and hard disk compatibility
     
  18. tywebb

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    Can it run Dragons Lair?
     
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    @Tywebb - What a setup. My main motivation to make IM work now is so I can have a setup like that. With dual screen monitors, how can your IM plans possibly ever go wrong?
     
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  20. tywebb

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    Its really not that hard to do :)

    Look around your house for stuff that you never use. Old video games systems, old video games, old computers, books, cd's, whatever. Throw it up on ebay and start filling up your paypal account. You should have enough laying around the house to get started. I thinned out all the crap I had and I was halfway there.

    I got mine from the best buy store on ebay, they have some great deals on returns there. You could probably get 2 24's for about $500 these days. Of course you will need a video card with Dual output also, but they are pretty common and cheap these days.

    Once I setup the dual monitors my productivity skyrocketed. I find it painful to use only one monitor these days.