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My PC BSD Monster[U]

Dell Dimension 4600c 160gb hd 2gb (2048 memory) onboard video,sound and ethernet.

FreeBSD 7.0 This machine is currently Disconnect ed from the internet a Oi am waiting for AT&Y|T to reactivate my Digital Sub Scriber Line (DSL to you non rtechies) service.


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I wouldn't bother buying a new Nvidia card for amd64 FreeBSD... Nvidia doesn't have 64 bit drivers for FreeBSD and you'lll be stuck using the xorg nv driver just like you are now. You will gain zero benefit because you won't be making use of hardware acceleration anyways. A new card will not perform any better than your current onboard Nvidia adapter for the functionality you will have.

I didn't realize this until after I already had the amd64 FreeBSD7 all set up and tweaked. I went to get Nvidia drivers in preparation to play Sauerbraten and... disappointment. People have been asking for them since 2005 and still no joy so I'm not holding my breath. Oh well, I love this setup I have now and I'm not going back to 32 bit just to be able to play a few games.

It sickens me, but I have a Windows Vista install that I use for games. I've also got a very nice x86_64 Linux (from scratch) setup on here.

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Now, here's what I'm running FreeBSD on:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU

Board is Intel 965P chipset based from Gigabyte

4 Gb DDR2 RAM

9 Gb UFS partition for / (the rest of my storage is Linux ext3 that I can use, and NTFS that would be read-only if I cared). I have two 250 Gb drives in this rig.

Video card is Nvidia 8800GTS 640 Mb. As I said, useless for anything but ordinary desktop stuff because there's no nvidia driver for FreeBSD AMD64

Monitor is a Viewsonic 19" LCD

NIC is a plain jane D-Link realtek 8139 based card...the rl driver in kernel. (stupid onboard Yukon2 disabled... I hate it)

Audio is onboard Intel High Definition audio, and it's absolutely superb in FreeBSD. I love the OSS drivers. Linux ALSA blows chunks.

OS is FreeBSD 7.0 release, with upgraded ports tree.

FreeBSD cramit 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: Thu May 1 00:55:45 EDT 2008 root@cramit:/usr/src/sys/amd64/compile/GROGAN amd64

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Asus P5Q-E board
Intel Core 2 Duo 8400
4GB Corsair RAM
2x WD 500GB SATA disks
Asus 8600 GT graphics

FreeBSD 7.1-BETA (amd64)

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Intel 3Ghz CPU (single-core)
Intel D915GAV board
1GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 6600 PCI-E 256MB
17" Philips LCD
400GB Seagate, 160GB WD, 320 GB external WD

FreeBSD 7.0 (i386)

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Hydrapolic, If your machine runs freebsd fine as is then why waste the time and money required to either purchase parts to build a custom machine or purchase a scratch and dent server from Dell or IBM (Big Blue). In other words if it ain't broke don't fix it.
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I have BSD installed on a good number of machines, servers and desktops. The one I am currently working on is my home gaming rig (yeah, I'm dual booting WinXP with BSD)

AMD X2 4000 (soon to be Phenom)
2GB OCZ DDR2
36GB 10K Maxtor Atlas U160 SCSI
200GB Seagate SATA 7200.8
ATI Radeon 3850 PCIe

course, it's currently all for naught since it freezes solid when you launch X...

correction: it now runs beautifully - thanks to whoever fixed the radeonHD driver

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My LAN consists of five machines, one windows box (family), one game/test machine (XP, Linux, FreeBSD) serving as my desktop, a junked desktop in dire need of some RAM so I can put it to use, a desktop turned server running OpenBSD, and of course


My darling Dixie, a gateway laptop with a Sempron 3300+ (2.0Ghz), 512MB DDR, 80GB hard drive, ATI Radeon X-press 200/300M (depending on whether you trust retailer or the vendor), and omni-function enough CD/DVD burner running PC-BSD and functioning as my primary computer ;-).

Every thing works fine except the onboard modem and wireless (I use a Netgear WG511T card instead).


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Terry@dixie$ uname -a                                                      3:52
FreeBSD dixie.launchmodem.com 6.3-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE-p1 #6: Fri Apr 11 13:03:49 EDT 2008     root@pcbsd:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/PCBSD  i386

I find PC-BSD useful, since I don't rely on the FreeBSD install cd's for more then the base system and installing KDE or Gnome != quick through ports or packages. Which is probably why most times I setup FreeBSD desktops running X, I usually use blackbox or wmaker hehe.
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Hydrapolic, If your machine runs freebsd fine as is then why waste the time and money required to either purchase parts to build a custom machine or purchase a scratch and dent server from Dell or IBM (Big Blue). In other words if it ain't broke don't fix it.
It's a pity but I need a dualcore for HD movies
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My workstation (phong):
AMD Athlon XP 1300
FreeBSD 7 STABLE
512MB RAM
Nvidia FX 5200
3Com 3c905
Dell 15" CRT monitor (people laugh at me for this :/)
Seagate 250GB hard disk

My server (glitch):
FreeBSD 6.3 RELEASE
Pentium III 800MHz
386 MB RAM
Seagate 80GB and 400GB hard disk
3Com 3c905

And my firewall (andraia):
OpenBSD 3.9
Pentium I 166MHz
2x 3Com 3c905 (What makes you say I like these NICS )
A 2GB hard disk which I suspect is failing...
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Into the cutting-edge stuff, eh Carpetsmoker? I've used the 3Com card you have as well, but it is the only one I have ever had that failed physically. The connector broke off.

My three main FreeBSD boxes are not quite as old, but are far from new: a dual Athlon and two dual Xeons (Prestonias), each with 3GB memory and SCSI drives. One is my desktop, one is a dual-boot development station, and one is a server that runs internal web pages, a couple of moderately-sized databases, and the other usual stuff (IMAP, DNS, print serving).

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CPU: AMD Athlone X2 5600
Mainboard : Asus M2N-E Plus
Ram : 2GB DDR800 crucial
HDD: Samsung IDE 200GB
HDD: Maxtor 80GB
VGA: Asus PCI express Nvidia 8600 GT 512MB Ram
DVD Writer : Sony DRU-840A


every thing is good but FreeBSD 7 can not detect my Sound Card so I have to buy another sound Card this is
Creative Sound Blaster 5.1
and this sound card work with OSS. I install OSS from port.
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Server

MSI K8N Neo Platinum Motherboard (nVIDIA nForce 3)
AMD Athlon 64 2800+ (Newcastle; Socket 754) CPU
2GB Corsair Value Select PC3200 DDR-SDRAM
Gigabyte GeForce 4 MX/MX 400 (32MB) Graphics
nVIDIA nForce3 250GB LAN Controller
Realtek ALC850 7.1-channel audio controller
Highpoint RocketRaid 1640
Software RAID 1 (gmirror) - 2x 160GB Hitachi Deskstar sATA HDD
250GB Hitachi Deskstar sATA HDD
500GB Hitachi Deskstar sATA HDD
400GB Seagate Barracuda IDE HDD
3x 500GB Samsung Spinpoint sATA HDD
Enermax Coolergiant 380W PSU
FreeBSD 7.0 Release amd64

Router

Gateway E139761 Motherboard (Intel Corp. 82815 815 Chipset)
PIII (Coppermine) 1.0 GHz CPU
256MB generic PC133 SDRAM
Intel Corp. 82815 CGC Graphics Controller (onboard)
2x Netgear FA311 Ethernet Controller
3Com 3C905CX-TX-M Ethernet Controller
D-Link DWL-G520 Wireless Controller
80GB Hitachi Deskstar IDE HDD
Enermax 353W PSU
FreeBSD 7.0 Release i386

The 2 desktops, laptop and media centre run Linux so I'll leave them out.

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Main FreeBSD Desktop

Home Built around Antec SOLO with Scythe S-Flex Fans 1x120, 2x92, 1x120 Scythe Kama Flow on OCZ Vindicator...VERY QUIET!
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 3800+

Memory: 2GB PC6400 DDR2 @ 800MHz

HDD 320gb SATA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10

Monitor (with Xwindows correctly configrued): Samsung SyncMaster730B

Video: On Board: nVidia GeForce 7600GT from Asus with Zalman VF-900Cu

Basic Realtek 8139D from Startech

FreeBSD7.0/i386 (where is nvidia on amd64? I know the "current answer").

Creative Audigy2 Value, yes emu10kx works, works for me...quite easily actually. Compiz-Fusion, Folding@Home are typical residents in my mainstay. I just finished another year in school so I'll take a little break before relearning C on my own .

FreeBSD Brodey.doverosx.com 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #2: Tue Apr 29 16:11:18 EDT 2008 Brodey@Brodey.doverosx.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/DOVER0 i386

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My Specs:

Main:
MacBook Pro 15"
2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo
4GB DDRII
8600M GT 128MB
OSX 10.5.2
virtual: PCBSD 1.5.1

Laptop #2
2.33Ghz Core 2 Duo
2GB DDRII
7300GT 128MB
PCBSD 1.5.1, Ubuntu 8.04

Laptop # 3
Powerbook G4 15"
1.67Ghz PPC G4
2GB DDR
64MB ATI
OSX 10.4.10 (debating on freebsd 7.0)
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My PC:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66/1333/6M
ASUSTeK P5K SE s-775, Intel® P35
Seagate ST3250310AS 7200rpm, 8Mb cache SATA-II
CORSAIR 2Gb DDR2 1066
ATI Radeon R423 X800 SE
SAMSUNG 226BW (LS22MEWSFV) Wide
GOLDEN FIELD SH-560 ATX 500W
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My genital extension (well I think a lot of people have larger ones ):

MSI p35 Neo
Intel Core2Duo E6750 2x2,66GHz
3 x 1GB DDR2 Corsair (the 4th can't be used due to problems with graphics card)
~ 1,5 TB HDD (4 disks)
MSI NX8800GT Zilent
a nice DVD Burner
a nice Floppy Drive
Thermaltake Soprano Case
22" Iiyama
Lenovo Enhanced Performance USB Keyboard
Cyber Snipa Stinger Mouse
runs FreeBSD 7-STABLE and OpenBSD 4.3-RELEASE

~ a lot of problems: no PATA support, USB and network problems but solutions in sight

Router:
wrap1e20
runs OpenBSD, sometimes m0n0wall (that's why i listed wrap here)

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My home fileserver is currently an ancient Dell:
  • Pentium-II 333 MHz
  • 384 MB PC133 RAM
  • 10 GB HD for /
  • 2x120 GB HD for /home in gmirror RAID1
  • 3Com 3C905C NIC

When I get time (possibly today since I'm home sick with strep and the flu), I'm going to move the drives over to:
  • MSI Master K7D motherboard
  • 2x AthlonMP CPUs
  • 3 GB SDRAM
  • 2x 160 GB IDE drives
  • 2x 120 GB IDE drives
  • either configured as RAID5 using graid5 or as raidz using ZFS
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And these are my systems running FreeBSD

Home gateway/firewall - one very old NEC Powermate ES
  • Pentium II 400MHz
  • 96MB SDRAM
  • 8GB hdd
  • 3 NICs
  • Some old and poor ATI 4MB video card on-board

Home fileserver and webserver - also one very old IBM 300PL
  • Pentium III 450MHz
  • 256MB SDRAM
  • 6GB hdd for /
  • 250GB hdd
  • 128MB ATI video card

My client machine for daily use
  • AMD64 Athlon LE-1600 ~ 2.20 GHz
  • 250GB hdd
  • 2 x 1GB DDR II
  • ATI Radeon HD2600PRO
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I have the below:
*Workstation, running FreeBSD 7 amd64 release
Acer aspire 1500 laptop
amd64 3000+
1256 MB memory
80G ED 5400 ata disk
atheros cm9 wireless mini pci

*Backup server, running FreeBSD 7 release
Celeron 700
128 MB memory
20G ata disk
COMPAQ SDT-10000 40 GB DAT + tekram scsi ultra

*24x7 server, firewall+ids+proxy+remote desktop running FreeBSD 6.3 release:
Amd K6-550
256 MB memory
40GB disk
2 realtek 100mbs lan cards
1 atheros wifi pci card
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Main Workstation:

HyperSonic Fusion AMP
Dual Opteron 246
2 GB RAM
Nvidia 7800 GTX
dual Gigabit Nic
3 x U320 SCSI drives (294GB)
2 x U160 SCSI drives (72GB)
1 x SATA2 drive (80GB)
Dual 20" LG widescreen LCDs.
FreeBSD 7.0 Stable

My Web Server/ Database Server:

Aspen Durango II
667Mhz Alpha 21164 CPU
512MB RAM
36GB SCSI2
FreeBSD 6.1

FileServer:
an Avaya Server was part of a phone switch
PIII 500MHz
512MB RAM
375GB ATA133
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Aspen Durango II
667Mhz Alpha 21164 CPU
512MB RAM
36GB SCSI2
FreeBSD 6.1
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