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.
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!!!!)
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.