Being an IT person, I guess I could share what I actually use for my computers daily... nothing fancy or anything, but they get me from a to b on the internets. I have two systems... a desktop that I built from scratch and a laptop that happens to be made by a fruit company. I'm not going to get into specific models of everything, just some basic info/specs.

Lian-Li Case

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  • Lian-Li Black Brushed Aluminum Case (pictured)
  • Rosewill Stallion 450W Power Supply
  • Intel Motherboard (G965 Express)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor @ 2.2 GHz (E4500)
  • 4 GB Crucial Memory (DDR2 800, PC2 6400)
  • XFX GeForce 8600 GTS (256 MB GDDR3)
  • 74 GB Western Digital Raptor for OS (10,000 RPM)
  • 1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black for Storage
  • 1 TB Hitachi Deskstar for Backup
  • Encore 802.11n Wireless PCI Card
  • Windows 7 Professional

She's not much of a supercomputer, but does what I need to do without much whining. I'd like to build another some day but it's not very high on my list. My monitor is an old 18" NEC LCD that I got while still in college - at least I'm getting my $500 out of it!

The laptop is not much of a list. It is just a Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Late 2007 13" Apple Macbook. I use it mainly for playing on the internet on the couch or wherever. I also do some very light video editing with it. There is much more Apple gear spread throughout the apartment though. As I've detailed previously, my home network is 100% Apple - complete with Time Machine backups to a 500 GB Western Digital connected to the Airport Extreme. Delicious.

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