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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Green Xenon [Radium], Sep 19, 2007.

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  1. Hi:

    When I was less educated I had described a “dream PC” of mine. I didn’t
    realize that my requirements were illogical and canceling each other out
    – e.g. wanting low-power, high-speed and no ROM. I wasn’t aware of the
    fact that I can’t get low-power, high-speed, minimal ROM and not require
    a cooling system.

    A poster named “MooseFET” educated me about this.

    Here is the stupid me in the link:

    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt/msg/b47b46c9bc8d89ac

    Now, I’ve changed.

    My dream PC is a desktop PC [i.e. not a laptop] and does not have or
    require any fans [or other cooling equipment], noisy parts [such as the
    fan], or moving parts [excluding, of course, the electrons that make up
    the computer’s electronic signals]. My dream PC is also a compromise
    among the following:

    1. Lowest power
    2. Fastest speed
    3. Lightest weight
    4. Does not generate any perceptible heat [I can touch the insides of
    this PC -- after it has been on for at least a day and still is on -- in
    a room that is otherwise cold and still not feel any heat from the PC]
    5. Does not generate any perceptible noise [I can place my ears very
    close to this PC in a room that is otherwise completely-silent and still
    not hear anything from the PC]
    6. Most memory
    7. Most storage space
    8. Smallest physical size
    9. Longest lifetime [unlike Flash RAM chips who lose their abilities to
    function rather quickly due to electrons tearing their way through the
    insulators]
    10. Takes up the least amount of physical space in the room.
    11. Greatest compatibility with most hardwares and softwares
    12. Fastest internet speed
    13. Anything else most would consider advantageous to a PC [e.g. virus
    protection and security]

    It is important to note that some of the above requirements may cancel
    the extent to which the other requirements can be met. That is why I
    said “compromise”.


    Thanks,

    Radium
     
  2. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Cost: $6 billion dollars.


    D from BC
     
  3. Why?
     
  4. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

  5. No you haven't, not one bit.

    You are so far out of whack, either drugs got you there, or drugs are
    needed to get you back to reality.

    Dave.
     
  6. You left out lignum vitae slip rings


    Martin
     
  7. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    A dream PC is like a dream hammer. It just sits there until you need
    it, it works, and the head doesn't fall off very often. If it doesn't
    work like that, it's a nightmare PC.

    John
     
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  9. Is there any PC in the market [in CompUSA, Best Buy, Circuit City,
    Fry's, etc.] that has characteristics closest to my requirements but is
    affordable those who are not filthy-rich?
     
  10. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest

    On Sep 18, 10:44 pm, "Green Xenon [Radium]" <>
    wrote:
    [...]
    Make sure it has an off switch and use it.
    A fast processor with as much RAM as you can put on it and very fast
    hard disks. A lot of the time PCs take to do things are times taken
    by the disk I/O. More RAM lets the OS do more buffering.

    Another thing to think about is buying more than one machine. You can
    set one going on a LTSpice run and then watch youtube on the other.

    Do you mean this is a laptop? If so consider what features and
    connections you can live without.

    Strangly enough, this may not mean a laptop. A laptop is normally on
    a desk. You can take a lot of "desk top" PCs and hide them within a
    desk. This can make it take less floor space.
    A copy of LTSpice and "octave"
     
  11. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest

    Harddisks don't make very good hammers. Everytime I try a contest
    between a harddisk and a hammer the harddisk loses.
     
  12. Don Bowey

    Don Bowey Guest


    Go away.
     
  13. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    I seem to spend around $3000CAN/US in parts to fill a new PC from the
    local computer shack.
    I like dualing...
    ....dual core, dual DDR, dual disks (raid), dual raids (2 raid arrays),
    dual monitors, dual DVI video cards and soon I'm doing dual computers
    :p


    D from BC
     

  14. Some fast than others. Try that with an 80 pound aluminium casting
    the old 20/20 drives were made with. I had to use a cutting torch on
    some of them.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     

  15. Sounds more like 'Dueling Computers' Do you hear a banjo? ;-)


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  16. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    That's about what we paid for our HP boxes: dual bios, dual power
    supplies, redundant fans, dual-core cpu, ecc memory, eight front-panel
    hot-plug drive slots, raid controller, four drives, big tower with
    nice clean layout and cabling, but all built and working.

    John
     
  17. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest

    Some of the old ones required the use of my splitting maul.
     



  18. Adds a whole new meaning to 'Data crunching'!


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     

  19. No cup holders? ;-)


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  20. Fred Abse

    Fred Abse Guest

    Nah, but I can hear the piggy squeal ;-)
     
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