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My username is bmac2, I am not a JR, or anything like that, on an old bbs in the late 80s early 90s one bbs required there to be at least one number on your username, and i was using bmac (short for Barry McCormick) and I added a 2 to it. Been using that name almost exclusively online since.

I was born in Alabama and have both my BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama. I lived in Texas for about 10 years total, 4 years in the army at Ft. Hood, over a year in Austin, then a good 3 in Houston. I then lived New Orleans from 1997 until 2001 when I moved to Salt Lake City, Utah for family reasons.

My LMCE setup is currently as detailed below. It is far from being complete, but I am being hounded by our resident wiki nazi ( g you KNOW who you are!!!) so here goes.

Core/Hybrid

I use a hybrid core in my setup. I have my office/workspace/media room in the basement of my house. Since my core is down here it makes more sense for me to use it as a hybrid and not have another computer running.

  Motherboard - ABIT AN-M2 ver 2.0  Socket AM2 940 Processor with 2000MT/s system bus
                Micro-ATX form factor (244mm x 244mm)
                1x PCI-E X16 slot 
                1x PCI-E X1 slot 
                2 PCI slots
                built in gigabit network card
                2 IDE channels
                4 sata ports
                built in sound card with digital out
                 
  Processor  -  AMD 4600+ Retail box processor with AMD branded CPU Fan
  Hard Drives-  IDE - Maxtor 300 GB hard drive
                SATA - Western Digital 1TB green power hard drive
                Software Raid managed by LMCE
                SATA - Seagate 300 GB drive
                SATA - Western Digital 160 GB drive
  DVD drive -   Dual layer Memorex DVD/CD/CDR reader/writer
 Media card reader -  no name media reader that reads 6 types of media cards.  Fits in a 5 1/4 drive bay
  Case - old case I have had for a while, nothing special except I put a brand new "quiet" power supply in it for the new
          motherboard.  The power supply is a CG Super Power brand that I got at a local store.  480 Watt Supply with a 
          "silent fan".  The size was based on my running the 4600+ processor and 6 hard drives, plus dvd, etc.
  Mouse and keyboard - Logitech wireless ergonomic mouse and a generic HP keyboard.  My core sits next to my desk, so 
                       I don't uses any fancy remotes for it, just a mouse and a keyboard.
  Serial Port card - the new motherboards do NOT have serial ports, so I bought a PCI-E X1 slot serial port card.  I need 
                     two serial ports, one for my projector control via serial interface, the second to try to get a vfd 
                     display working on the system.
  Bluetooth -  a cheap targus generic bluetooth dongle (avoid these, at least get a trendnet or better!!!!)


Projector

Optoma DLP projector Model EP-721 Native resolution 1024x768, but capable of1080i. Projector actually made by a division of Epson. Nice projector for under $500.

Den Media Director

  Motherboard - ABIT AN-M2 ver 2.0  Socket AM2 940 Processor with 2000MT/s system bus
                Micro-ATX form factor (244mm x 244mm)
                1x PCI-E X16 slot 
                1x PCI-E X1 slot 
                2 PCI slots
                built in gigabit network card
                2 IDE channels
                4 sata ports
                built in sound card with digital out
  Hard drives  -  NONE
  DVD Drive    -  DVD reader/writer
  Bluetooth    -  Trendnet Bluetooth dongle
  Remote       - WII controller set up as a remote
  TV Capture   - Hauppauge PVR-150 (non mce and non remote version)
  Satellite Box - DirecTV Dual tuner pvr Satellite box, model R-15
  IR Control    - USB-UIRT with a set of IR extender dongles
  TV   -   CRAPPY Zenith 36 inch TUBE tv.  Hope to make it go away soon.
  Stereo Reciever - 15 year old low end Onkyo receiver.