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Station Information

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:10 pm
by Phauss
I thought I'd make a thread about Stations 1 through 6, just to help me keep track of things and maybe to throw trivial information out there.

Station123456
Operational
Server


Station 1 (Operational):
The first gaming rig, completed in November 2007. Uses a 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB DDR2 RAM, Windows XP Home, and utilizes an nVidia 8800GTS video card. Numerous upgrades to hard drive space, but remains a gaming rig. A workhorse until the end, it currently sits powered off in AZ.

Station 2 (Operational):
Originally a Compaq computer, Station 2 was purchased in the early days of 2003. Originally used a different monicker, most likely "Hunter's PC", Station 2 was designated after the bi-annual format. With Station 1 effectively replacing the aging computer, it found little use for anything besides downloading files. 480MB DDR RAM, a 2.3GHz single core Pentium 4 Processor, Windows XP Home, and an integrated graphics chip were the donors to the project that got this server online. It faithfully ran the server beginning in November 2010 before the hardware was replaced in May 2011. Station 2 now utilizes a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB DDR2 RAM, and much larger hard drive. The motherboard was bought new and other parts were sourced from Station 1 spare parts. It continues to run the server from a house in CA, with an ISP that supplies 25Mb bandwidth in both up and down directions.

Station 3 (Operational):
Station 3 is a laptop acquired in Spain in a laptop swap between my dad and I. It is a Sony Vaio, equipped with 8GB DDR3 RAM, an nVidia 540m graphics card, and 3D-Vision capable monitor. Other hardware specs are not immediately known, but it serves as a mobile hub with essential programs and files from all stations, along with the ability to gain access to multiple station desktops for remote use. It has no specific location.

Station 4 (Operational):
An old DDR era computer was acquired from a friend planning on tossing his system due to more capable laptops in the house rendering it obsolete. It was riddled with malware and near impossible to operate due to large latencies between inputs like mouse clicks and actual execution of the inputs. The hard drive was formatted and the computer was converted to a server. The hardware was retained, but specs are not known. It is currently running in AZ as a host for backup files for Station 2.

Station 5 (Non-Op):
Station 5 is comprised of the old hardware from the original Station 2. It currently sits in pieces in AZ, where it will come back up and most likely serve as a handler for automatic backup file creation between Station 2 and Station 4.

Station 6 (Operational):
This rig was built in early 2012 to replace Station 1 as a gaming rig. It runs a Core i7 2700k processor, 32GB DDR3 RAM, and two Crossfired Radeon 6970 graphics cards. It utilizes two RAIDed solid state drives for Windows 7 Professional and high process programs, and a 3TB conventional drive for both data and lower-intensity programs. It is currently with me in SC, but will soon have a more permanent home in AZ alongside Station 1 and Station 4.