The Computer Systems

Systems Descriptions:

So you are curious what kind of computers we play on, what's the setup like?
Well I love to brag, well that's a bad choice of words. I just love talking about
computers, so here is what I have. Mind you this all started many years ago
with a single Osborne CPM system...... damn I'm old......

The Setup:

At Sick One's Asylum I have ten(13) Pentium III Class computers, ranging from a
Pentium III @ 550Mhz to a Pentium III @ 960MHz, as well as three other
Celeron's @ 450MHz which acts as dedicated game servers. I also have a Celeron Class
Novell Server, running on a Fast Ethernet (100Mbs) LAN. There are only ten regular
weekly players, and then on occasion we have one or two guest in the guest seats. I
need to keep it under control, my wife is way too understanding already.


The Server:

The Server is 333MHz Celeron with 32 megs of RAM and a 2 gigabyte
HP hard drive. The server is running Novell v.3.12, it helps us auto-update
the systems at login with new levels, configs, etc. Also allows automatic
backup of player and configuration files.

The Network:

The Network is based on 3Com & Netgear Full Duplex 10/100 switches
and a SDSL & an ADSL connection, all the systems have either a 3Com 3C905-TX
100Mb NIC or an Intel Pro 100-TX. Let me tell you, FastEthernet
with only these few systems is blazing fast.

The Systems:

The systems range from a Pentium III 960MHz / 256 Megs RAM / 80 Gig
RAID Array HD / 21" Monitor to a Pentium III 550MHz / 128 Megs RAM /
4.3 Gig SCSI II HD or 8+ Gig EIDE / 17" Monitor.
All of the systems have a Voodoo 3 3000 or a V5 5500 and a Voodoo II
card. All of the system have Windows 98SE and of course boot to the
GUI or DOS. They all have SBLive or AWE 64 Sound Cards / CD ROM
Drives / and a Selection of Joysticks, Headphones, etc.


 A Detailed Description of the Systems

System #1 (Sickone's Baby)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98 SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BF6 / Pentium III 960 MHz (120 MHz x 8) Hot !!
 RAM / Cache  256 Megs 7ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D Voodoo 5 5500 AGP
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 12 Megs
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs SBLive
 Disk Drive(s)  4 x 20 Gig IBM DeskStar 7200 RPM EIDE in RAID config
 Drive Controller  Promise Tech ATA 66 RAID striping 4 wide
 Drive Controller  Adaptec 2930UltraWide PCI SCSI Controller
 CD ROM  Kenwood True-x 52 Speed SCSI CD-ROM
 Monitor  Sony Multiscan GDM-500PS 21" (It's Real Perdy!)
 SDSL Modem  3com/CopperMountain 1Mbit/1Mbit
 Digital Modem  Alcatel ADSL modem with 1.5Mbit/128k service
 CD ROM Recorder  HP 9200 8x4x32x CD-R/CD-RW
 Removable Storage  IOMEGA SCSI ZIP Drive (Internal)
 Backup Device  H.P. SureStore Tape 6000 4mm DAT 4/8 GByte SCSI-II
 Network Card  3Com 3C905-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card
 Scanner  H.P. ScanJet 6C SCSI-II
 Digital Camera  Kodak DC210 (1152 x 864 / 24 bit) w/ 10 meg memory
 Digital Camera  Kodak DVC32 USB 640 x 480 still / 320 x 240 video / 24 bit
 Digital Video  Panasonic DV400

 

System #2 (Mayhem's)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BF6 / Pentium III 900 MHz (133 x7) Hot !!
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 7ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D   Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D   Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 12 Megs
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE 64
 Disk Drive(s)  9.1 GByte UltraWide SCSI-III Seagate Barracuda
 Drive Controller  Adaptec 2940UW PCI SCSI-III Controller
 CD ROM  24 Speed Sony SCSI CD-ROM
 Monitor  Sony MultiScan HG CPD-1730 17"
 CD ROM Recorder  2X/6X HP 6020i CD-Recorder SCSI-II
 Removable Storage  IOMEGA SCSI ZIP Drive (Internal)
 Network Card  3Com 3C905-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #3 (Guest Seat)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BF6 / Pentium III 900 MHz (133 x7) Hot !!
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 7ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D  Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 8 Megs 100MHz EDO RAM
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE 64
 Disk Drive(s)  4.3 GByte FastWide SCSI-II Seagate Barracuda
 Drive Controller  Adaptec 2940UW PCI SCSI-III Controller
 CD ROM  16 Speed NEC CDR-1610 SCSI-II CD-ROM
 Monitor  Sony Multiscan 17sf 17"
 Network Card  3Com 3C905-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #4 (Vander's seat)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BF6 / Pentium III 900 MHz (133 x7) Hot !!
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 8ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D  Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 8 Megs 100MHz EDO RAM
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE 64
 Disk Drive(s)  4.3 GByte Fast SCSI-II Seagate Barracuda
 Drive Controller  Adaptec 2940UW PCI SCSI-III Controller
 CD ROM  16 Speed NEC CDR-1610 SCSI-II CD-ROM
 Monitor  MAG Innovision MX17F 17"
 Network Card  3Com 3C905-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #5 (Drakoz's seat)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BH6 / Pentium III 672 MHz (112 x 6)
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 8ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D  Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 8 Megs 100MHz EDO RAM
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE 64
 Disk Drive(s)  4.3 GByte Fast SCSI-II Seagate Barracuda
 Drive Controller  Adaptec 2940U PCI UltraSCSI-III Controller
 CD ROM  16 Speed NEC CDR-1610 SCSI-II CD-ROM
 Monitor  ACER 78i 17"
 Network Card  3Com 3C905-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #6 (Nirvana's seat)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BH6 / Pentium III 806 MHz (124 x 6.5)
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 8ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D  Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 8 Megs 100MHz EDO RAM
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE64
 Disk Drive(s)  4.3 GByte Fast SCSI-II Seagate Barracuda
 Drive Controller  Adaptec 2940U PCI SCSI-III Controller
 CD ROM  16 Speed NEC CDR-1610 SCSI-II CD-ROM
 Monitor  ACER 76i 17"
 Network Card  3Com 3C905-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #7 (The Rock's Seat)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BH6 / Pentium III 744 MHz (124 x 6)
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 8ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D  Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 8 Megs 100MHz EDO RAM
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE64
 Disk Drive(s)  4.3 GByte SCSI-II Seagate
 Drive Controller  Adaptec 2940UW SCSI Controller
 CD ROM  16 Speed NEC CDR-1610 SCSI-II CD-ROM
 Monitor  ACER 76i 17"
 Network Card  3Com 3C905-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #8 (Birdseye's Seat)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BE6 / Pentium III 744 MHz (124 x 6)
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 8ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D  Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 8 Megs 100MHz EDO RAM
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE64
 Disk Drive(s)  4.3 GByte SCSI Seagate
 Drive Controller  Adaptec 2940U PCI SCSI-II Controller
 CD ROM 12 Speed Pioneer SCSI-II CDROM
 Monitor  ACER 76i 17"
 Network Card  3Com 3C595-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #9 (Crucible's Seat)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BH6 / Pentium III 672 MHz (112 x 6)
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 8ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D  Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 8 Megs 100MHz EDO RAM
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE64
 Disk Drive(s)  4.3 GByte SCSI Seagate
 Drive Controller  Adaptec 2940UW PCI SCSI Controller
 CD ROM  12 Speed Toshiba XM-5701 SCSI-II CD-ROM
 Monitor   ACER 76i 17"
 Network Card  3Com 3C595-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #10 (Hal_9000's Seat)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BH6 / Pentium III 672 MHz (112 x 6)
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 8ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D  Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 8 Megs 100MHz EDO RAM
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE64
 Disk Drive(s)  4.3 GByte SCSI Seagate
 Drive Controller  Adaptec 2920C PCI SCSI-II Controller
 CD ROM  16 Speed NEC CDR-1610 SCSI-II CD-ROM
 Monitor   ACER 76i 17"
 Network Card  3Com 3C595-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #11 (Murph's Seat)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BH6 / Pentium III 616 MHz (112 x 5.5)
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 8ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D  Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 8 Megs 100MHz EDO RAM
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE64
 Disk Drive(s)  13 GByte EIDE
 CD ROM  24 Speed EIDE CD-ROM
 Monitor  ACER 78i 17"
 Network Card  3Com 3C595-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #12 (Guest Seat)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  ABit BH6 / Pentium III 560 MHz (112 x 5)
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 8ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D  Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 8 Megs 100MHz EDO RAM
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE64
 Disk Drive(s)  9.1 GByte EIDE
 CD ROM  32 Speed EIDE CD-ROM
 Monitor  ACER 78i 17"
 Network Card  3Com 3C595-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #13 (Guest Seat)
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  Asus P3B-F / Pentium III 575 MHz (115 x 5)
 RAM / Cache  128 Megs 8ns SDRAM
 Video Card 2D  Voodoo 3 3000
 Video Card 3D  Diamond Monster 3D II w/ 8 Megs 100MHz EDO RAM
 Sound Card / MIDI  Creative Labs AWE64
 Disk Drive(s)  8 GByte EIDE
 CD ROM  56 Speed EIDE CD-ROM
 Monitor  ACER 78i 17"
 Network Card  3Com 3C595-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #14 Game server for Descent III
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  Asus LX Celeron @ 416 MHz
 RAM / Cache  64 Megs
 Video Card 2D  Matrox Millennium w/ 4 Megs WRAM
 Disk Drive(s)  2.1 GByte
 Network Card  3Com 3C595-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #15 Game server for Descent III
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  Asus LX Celeron @ 416 MHz
 RAM / Cache  64 Megs
 Video Card 2D  Matrox Millennium w/ 4 Megs WRAM
 Disk Drive(s)  2.1 GByte
 Network Card  3Com 3C595-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #16 Game server for Descent III
 Operating System  Microsoft Windows 98SE
 MotherBoard / CPU  Abit LX6 Celeron @ 450 MHz
 RAM / Cache  96 Megs
 Video Card 2D  Matrox Millennium w/ 4 Megs WRAM
 Disk Drive(s)  2.1 GByte
 Network Card  3Com 3C595-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card

 

System #17 The Network Server
 Operating System  Novell NetWare 3.12
 MotherBoard / CPU  Abit LX6 Celeron 333MHz
 RAM / Cache  32 Megs
 Video Card 2D  Everex EGA
 Disk Drive(s)  2.1 GByte SCSI-II Hewlett Packard C2490A
 Drive Controller  Adaptec 2940 PCI SCSI-II Controller
 Monitor  Relisys 14" EGA
 Network Card  3Com 3C905-TX 100/10 Fast Ethernet Card
 Network Card  3Com 3C509 Ethernet Card
 U.P.S.  APC Smart UPS 650
 Network Printer  HP DeskJet 890C Professional Series Color Ink Jet
 Network Printer  HP DeskJet 550C Color Ink Jet
 Network Printer  Epson FX-85 Dot Matrix Line Printer

 

Then there a few more systems I have at work running online servers.

OK, you are right, I have too many computers, but whats a guy to do ????