My Computers - Garfield - Swiss Army Knife

This was my "everything else" computer. I would do my code, my web browsing, my email, my tinkering all here. This baby was built like a Tank. Don't mess with this fat kitty. Garfield was a near exact clone of my office computer. This made tele-commuting painless.

I retired Garfield in 2016 when the power supply in my server "Sonic" blew out. I made the decision to merge the two machines into one, combining the serving and workstation duties into one be-all/end-all Linux box. At that time I upgraded the HDD to 3TB so Plex had more room to store my DVR recordings.

  • 2016-03-25 - Ver 5.0 - cpu: Intel i5 3570 3.4GHz Quad, video: GeForce GT 640
    • MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX motherboard (LGA1155, Intel H77) in custom built system
    • Intel i5 3570 [22nm Ivy Bridge Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 6 MB L1 cache]
    • 16.0 GB of GSkill DDR3 1600 RAM (4x 4GB)
    • Zotac GeForce GT 640 [2 GB, 384 Shader Cores, 900MHz Core / 1800Mhz Shader] (PCIe 3.0 16x)
    • 250 GB Samsung 840 SATAIII SSD
    • DVD-RW
    • Realtek ALC892 8 channel audio chip
    • Case: Antec Sonata III ATX
    • PSU: Antec 500W
    • OS: Debian Linux (latest stable ver)
  • 2012-11-22 - Ver 4.1 - cpu: Intel Core2 Quad 2.83 Ghz, video: GeForce GT 640
    • Asus P5QL-VM mATX motherboard (LGA 775, Intel B43) in custom built system
    • Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 [2.83GHz, 1066 Mhz FSB, 6 Mb L1 cache]
    • 4.0 GB of GSkill DDR2 800 RAM (4x 2GB)
    • Zotac GeForce GT 640 [2 GB, 384 Shader Cores, 900MHz Core / 1800Mhz Shader] (PCIe 3.0 16x)
    • 1.0 TB Western Digital SATAII HDD
    • Sony DVD Dual Layer Burner
    • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! PCI
    • Case: Antec Sonata III ATX
    • PSU: Antec 500W
    • OS: Linux Mint (latest stable ver)
  • 2010-11-03 - Ver 4.0 - cpu: Intel Core2 Quad 2.83 Ghz, video: GeForce 9800 GT
    • Asus P5QL-VM mATX motherboard (LGA 775, Intel B43) in custom built system
    • Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 [2.83GHz, 1066 Mhz FSB, 6 Mb L1 cache]
    • 4.0 GB of GSkill DDR2 800 RAM (2x 2GB)
    • BFG nVidia GeForce 9800 GT [512 MB] (PCIe 16x)
    • 1.0 TB Western Digital SATAII HDD
    • Sony DVD Dual Layer Burner
    • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! PCI
    • Case: Antec Sonata III ATX
    • PSU: Antec 500W
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux (latest stable ver)
  • 2005-09-28 - Ver 3.0 - cpu: Intel 3.2 GHz P4, video: GeForce 6800
    • MSI ATX motherboard in custom built system
    • Intel 3.2 GHz CPU (Prescott) [800 Mhz FSB, 1 meg L1 cache]
    • 1.5 gigabytes of DDR 400 RAM
    • eVGA nVidia GeForce 6800 [128 MB] (AGP 8x)
    • 120 GB IDE (DMA133) HDD
    • Pioneer 16x DVD (slot)
    • iomega 8x4x32 CD-RW
    • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! PCI
    • Case: Enlight MID ATX
    • PSU: Enlight 340W
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux (latest stable ver)
  • 2004-02-15 - Ver 2.0 - cpu: Intel 2.4 GHz P4, video: GeForce 5500
    • MSI ATX motherboard in custom built system
    • Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz CPU
    • 512 Mb of DDR RAM
    • nVidia GeForce 5500 [128 MB] (AGP 4x)
    • 250 GB Western Digital IDE HDD
    • Pioneer 16x DVD (slot)
    • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! PCI
    • Case: Enlight MID ATX
    • PSU: Enlight 340W
    • OS: Red Hat Fedora Core 2
  • 2003-06-20 - Ver 1.0 - cpu: Intel 800MHz P3, video: 3Dfx VooDoo 5
    • Abit BX6 2.0 ATX motherboard
    • Intel Pentium 3 800MHz CPU
    • 512 Mb of RAM
    • 3Dfx VooDoo 5 [32 MB] (AGP 2x)
    • 80 GB Western Digital IDE HDD
    • Pioneer 16x DVD (slot)
    • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! PCI
    • Case: Enlight MID ATX
    • PSU: Enlight 340W
    • OS: Red Hat 6.0

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