Post your Digital Darkrooms and "Gear"

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Post your Digital Darkrooms and "Gear"
Jan 3, 2006

My Digital Darkroom consists of the following Left to right,

Main PC Left: Pentium 4 Dual Core 840, Asus P5WD2 Premium Mainboard, 3.2 GHz, 74GB / 10K RPM Raptor boot drive, 2 500 GB Hitachi Data Drives, 2GB DDR2 4300 Samsung RAM, 550 Watt Super Quiet Antec Power Supply, ATI Radeon PCIE X8100 Dual DVI / 256MB, LG Super Multi Dual Layer DVD(R)(RW), 4 drive memory/media card reader (internal), SB Audigy X-FI Sound SYstem with Logitech Digital 5.1 THX Sound System, Dual GIG Ethernet cards, Wireless Logitech Keyboard, Logitech Precision G7 Laser Mouse, Logitech 1.3 Megapizel Webcam, 2x24" DELL 2405 Wide Screen Digital Flat Panel Displays running Windows XP Pro, Adobe PS CS2, ACDSee 8, Rawshooter Premium 2006, Canon Digital Photo Pro and Nikon Picture Project.

Server: (behind the desk), PIV 3.0 HT, Asus P5GD2 Mainboard, 2GB RAM, aprox 1.2 Terabytes usable configured in a 5 drive SATA Raid configuration, ATI FireGL AGP X-1 DVI Video card (unneccesary for a server, but I had it so...), LG Super Multi DVD Dual Layer(R)(RW) for DVD backups, no monitor, using terminal server to manage remotely, running Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition / Acts as my Domain Controller (AD) and AV Server (Norton).

Middle Machine: Web Design PC / 3D Rendering PC, Middle of desk, Dual ZEON 3.2 X64 CPU's (2MB Cache), SuperMicro Workstation Mainboard, 2GB ECC DDR RAM, 36GB Raptor SATA Boot Drive and WD 250GB SATA data drive, ATI PCIE X800 Graphics Card / 256 MB, LG Super Multi Dual Layer DVD(R)(RW), Dual Screens (Main Screen 20: Samsung CX201TS / Secondary preview screen HP f1905 19"), Creative SB Audigy 2 Sound system running into line in on Audigy X-FI of main PC, Bluetooth MS Keyboard, Logitech G7 Precision Laser Mouse, All housed in a solid Aluminum Lian -Li Full Tower case and cooled by twin Zalman / Heatpipe (Solid Copper) super quiet CPU fans and a 600 Watt Antec Server Dual Voltage power supply, running on Windows XP 64Bit Edition. Bryce 5.5, Front Page, Macromedia Studio 8.

Test Box, Far right: Small form factor Pentium 4 2.4 GHz single thread, 1 GB DDR RAM, 2 x 40GB Samsung IDE Drives (one opsys / one data), built in sound on ASUS Mainboard, Geoforce 6600 AGP Graphics card (128 MB), single DVI out, Samsung 213T 21" Flat Panel. Running RedHat Enterprise, Windows XP or whatever Betas I feel like playing with at the time.

Wifes machine is an HP P4 HT 3.6 sitting in her office in the other room connected via wireless antenna. She has a Sony 19" Flat Panel. She helps me build small websites and surfs the net mostly.

Network: Leased Fiber optic line coming in to my house at 1GB Multi Mode from the core switch in the basement of my building. Media converter taking inbound fiber to GIG-E on a Buffalo Wireless GIG Air Station / Router Combo, then GIG-E crossing over to my main fabric hosted on a Netgear GIG-E 5 port Switch / Firewall. All systems are on the AD domain controller for ease of management.

Camera Gear: Canon EOS 1D MarkIIn, assorted lenses (in photo), Nikon D200 (bottom photo), two lenses right now (Nikkor 50mm prime F1.4 and Sigma 24-70 F2.8 EX DG), Canon 580EX Speedlight, Manfroto 190PROB Tripod and squeeze grip ball head, Several hitachi Micro Drives (4 and 6 GB), LowePro Rover AWII backpack, etc....

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