Donations - Lets buy Brink a decent PC

z3r010

Staff member
I'm sure all of you are well aware of the amazing work Shawn Brink does for the Vista Community with his tutorials and the help he gives, now Shawn is using a pretty old P4 system to write these tutorials and due to the lack of power, it can be a very time consuming process.

For the past three months our site has pretty much broke even, with our advertising revenue just about covering our escalating hosting, bandwidth and licencing costs.

From now on all donations will go towards buying Shawn some decent equipment to play with, this will not only benifit Shawn but the entire Vista community.

So come on guys, dig deep and show a a little appreciation.

Donate Now
 

My Computers

System One System Two

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    Windows 10
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    me
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    Intel Core i7 5960X Extreme Unlocked
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    Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME
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    32GB (8x4GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black PC3-24000 3000
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    2x 4GB ASUS GTX 980 STRIX CUII
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    Creative
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    3 x27" Dell U2714H & 3 x 25" U2515H Dell
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    6 @ 2560x1440
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    Logitech Performance MX
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    1.9GHz Intel Core i5-4300U (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost)
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    4GB
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    Intel HD Graphics 4400
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    12" Multi Touch
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    128GB
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    Logitech
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    yes
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    350 Mb/s

KingOfChaos

The Master of Evil
Vista Pro
Hell, best buy is having a sale right now for a AMD Phenom system for $789...it has 4 GBs of RAM preinstalled and can support up to 12 on the motherboard.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Velocity Micro, HP Pavillion
    CPU
    Intel 2 Quad Core Q9400, AMD Athlon 64 x2 4400+
    Memory
    8 GBs DDR3, 4 GB DDR2 PC5300 (667 MHZ)
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GTS 250 (over clocked), nVIDIA 6150SE n430
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w1907
    PSU
    440 Watts
    Case
    Velocity Micro
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Trackman Marble ++
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    2 mbps

Bubba

Banned
Hell, best buy is having a sale right now for a AMD Phenom system for $789...it has 4 GBs of RAM preinstalled and can support up to 12 on the motherboard.

Silly me, I thought he said a GOOD system............

I'm in. Give me the info to get my system running and I'll throw you $150. (I originally said in another thread I'd donate the $129 that geeksquad would charge, but I just upped it lol). :party:
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9450
    Motherboard
    nForce 790i Ultra SLI(evga)
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 e-GeForce 9800GX2(SLI mode)
    Hard Drives
    WD1500AHFD
    (Raptor 150 GB 10,000 RPM)

z3r010

Staff member
Silly me, I thought he said a GOOD system............

I was gonna post that myself, but I did resist :o

BTW so far we have a whopping $0 so I will put $200 into the pot to help things along.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Manufacturer/Model
    me
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5960X Extreme Unlocked
    Motherboard
    Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME
    Memory
    32GB (8x4GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black PC3-24000 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x 4GB ASUS GTX 980 STRIX CUII
    Sound Card
    Creative
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x27" Dell U2714H & 3 x 25" U2515H Dell
    Screen Resolution
    6 @ 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    3x 1TB Samsung Evo 840's
    PSU
    1500W ThermalTake Toughpower
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT
    Cooling
    Enermax Liqtech 240
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance MX
    Keyboard
    Surface Ergonomic.
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Other Info
    WinTV NovaTD
    HP CP1515n Color Laser
    Sony BD-5300S-0B Blu-ray Writer
    Microsoft LifeCam Cinema
    APC 750i Smart UPS
  • Operating System
    windows 10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Pro 3
    CPU
    1.9GHz Intel Core i5-4300U (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost)
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4400
    Monitor(s) Displays
    12" Multi Touch
    Screen Resolution
    2160 x 144
    Hard Drives
    128GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    yes
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s

KingOfChaos

The Master of Evil
Vista Pro
Hey, just because it's not built from the ground up doesn't mean it isn't a good system. :P
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Velocity Micro, HP Pavillion
    CPU
    Intel 2 Quad Core Q9400, AMD Athlon 64 x2 4400+
    Memory
    8 GBs DDR3, 4 GB DDR2 PC5300 (667 MHZ)
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GTS 250 (over clocked), nVIDIA 6150SE n430
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w1907
    PSU
    440 Watts
    Case
    Velocity Micro
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Trackman Marble ++
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    2 mbps

.Joe

1337 spammer
Vista Guru
Money's tight for everyone, but I'm putting down $100 USD for Shawn. He's worked very hard and deserves at least as good as system as Peter :eek:
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2.4 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 X 1 GB DDR2 Kingston 800 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8800 GT 512 MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    3360x1050
    Hard Drives
    320 GB Internal Main
    500 GB USB External
    160 GB USB External
    2TB USB External
    Internet Speed
    DSL 3MB

z3r010

Staff member
Thanks Joe :party:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Manufacturer/Model
    me
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5960X Extreme Unlocked
    Motherboard
    Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME
    Memory
    32GB (8x4GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black PC3-24000 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x 4GB ASUS GTX 980 STRIX CUII
    Sound Card
    Creative
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x27" Dell U2714H & 3 x 25" U2515H Dell
    Screen Resolution
    6 @ 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    3x 1TB Samsung Evo 840's
    PSU
    1500W ThermalTake Toughpower
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT
    Cooling
    Enermax Liqtech 240
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance MX
    Keyboard
    Surface Ergonomic.
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Other Info
    WinTV NovaTD
    HP CP1515n Color Laser
    Sony BD-5300S-0B Blu-ray Writer
    Microsoft LifeCam Cinema
    APC 750i Smart UPS
  • Operating System
    windows 10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Pro 3
    CPU
    1.9GHz Intel Core i5-4300U (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost)
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4400
    Monitor(s) Displays
    12" Multi Touch
    Screen Resolution
    2160 x 144
    Hard Drives
    128GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    yes
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s

.Joe

1337 spammer
Vista Guru
Shawn has done us all a tremendous service by writing most of the tutorials that are read everyday by hundreds if not thousands of people. The Microsoft MVP's frequently use links to our tutorials, written by Shawn, to help others. Your donation to help Shawn is one small way you can say thank you. The donation doesn't have to break the bank or even be in the hundreds of dollars. I'm sure most of you have used the very well written tutorials to improve your own system. Show your appreciation. Donate today and let's get Shawn an updated system so he can continue to do what he does best. Helping others.

When you donate, post in this thread. Let's help Shawn :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2.4 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 X 1 GB DDR2 Kingston 800 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8800 GT 512 MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    3360x1050
    Hard Drives
    320 GB Internal Main
    500 GB USB External
    160 GB USB External
    2TB USB External
    Internet Speed
    DSL 3MB

wwoods

Member
Shawn has done us all a tremendous service by writing most of the tutorials that are read everyday by hundreds if not thousands of people. The Microsoft MVP's frequently use links to our tutorials, written by Shawn, to help others. Your donation to help Shawn is one small way you can say thank you. The donation doesn't have to break the bank or even be in the hundreds of dollars. I'm sure most of you have used the very well written tutorials to improve your own system. Show your appreciation. Donate today and let's get Shawn an updated system so he can continue to do what he does best. Helping others.

When you donate, post in this thread. Let's help Shawn :)

I will toss in 100 USD
 

My Computer

.Joe

1337 spammer
Vista Guru
Thanks for your support and donation wwoods :party:
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2.4 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 X 1 GB DDR2 Kingston 800 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8800 GT 512 MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    3360x1050
    Hard Drives
    320 GB Internal Main
    500 GB USB External
    160 GB USB External
    2TB USB External
    Internet Speed
    DSL 3MB

.Joe

1337 spammer
Vista Guru
Thanks for the update wwoods. Who else out there has benefitted from Shawn's work with the tutorials? I know I've used them not only for myself but for our members and Vista community as well. Shawn needs that new PC to continue improving and expanding his with work to help all of us. Even posting a small donation of even $25 USD would help. Please, sign up for your donation today and let us know by posting in this thread. I'd like to see more than 50% of our members with "supporter" tags. Join us in helping Shawn. I appreciate Shawns work here and showed it by giving $100 USD as soon as I found out about this. I know money is tight for everyone, myself included. But I benefit everyday through these forums. If I had $5000 USD to give Shawn, it would have already been sent. Please consider donating today. Don't think about it, just go ahead and do it. Thank you for your time to read this.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2.4 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 X 1 GB DDR2 Kingston 800 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8800 GT 512 MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    3360x1050
    Hard Drives
    320 GB Internal Main
    500 GB USB External
    160 GB USB External
    2TB USB External
    Internet Speed
    DSL 3MB

KingOfChaos

The Master of Evil
Vista Pro
.Joe

Let me see what my finances look like after the 15th. I am only an E-4 in the Navy, so I don't really make a whole lot of money that isn't already claimed by bills/food/etc. It's why I haven't bought myself a new video card yet. :P
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Velocity Micro, HP Pavillion
    CPU
    Intel 2 Quad Core Q9400, AMD Athlon 64 x2 4400+
    Memory
    8 GBs DDR3, 4 GB DDR2 PC5300 (667 MHZ)
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GTS 250 (over clocked), nVIDIA 6150SE n430
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w1907
    PSU
    440 Watts
    Case
    Velocity Micro
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Trackman Marble ++
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    2 mbps

.Joe

1337 spammer
Vista Guru
.Joe

Let me see what my finances look like after the 15th. I am only an E-4 in the Navy, so I don't really make a whole lot of money that isn't already claimed by bills/food/etc. It's why I haven't bought myself a new video card yet. :P

On behalf of everyone, thanks for posting and offering to see what you can do. I know that Shawn will appreciate everything we do to help him.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2.4 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 X 1 GB DDR2 Kingston 800 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8800 GT 512 MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    3360x1050
    Hard Drives
    320 GB Internal Main
    500 GB USB External
    160 GB USB External
    2TB USB External
    Internet Speed
    DSL 3MB

FightingScallion

Enthusiast
Vista Guru
Well, I tossed in $25. Wish it could be more, but I just graduated school and am waiting for my first assignment, so I haven't exactly been receiving paychecks.

Still, that's enough to buy half of a component. Or maybe a whole keyboard, if he doesn't want anything special.
 

My Computer

.Joe

1337 spammer
Vista Guru
Well, I tossed in $25. Wish it could be more, but I just graduated school and am waiting for my first assignment, so I haven't exactly been receiving paychecks.

Still, that's enough to buy half of a component. Or maybe a whole keyboard, if he doesn't want anything special.

That's what I'm talking about :D Thank you on behalf of everyone here :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2.4 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 X 1 GB DDR2 Kingston 800 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 8800 GT 512 MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    3360x1050
    Hard Drives
    320 GB Internal Main
    500 GB USB External
    160 GB USB External
    2TB USB External
    Internet Speed
    DSL 3MB

wwoods

Member
.Joe

Let me see what my finances look like after the 15th. I am only an E-4 in the Navy, so I don't really make a whole lot of money that isn't already claimed by bills/food/etc. It's why I haven't bought myself a new video card yet. :P

Heya there King.......along with my donation for this, I will MATCH what you put in as a thank you for your service.
 

My Computer

hkancyr

Master of my Universe
Vista Pro
I'm retired, but still able to kick in $10. I have been helped by Brink too.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    qx6700
    Motherboard
    intel badaxe2
    Memory
    6 Gig Corsair ddr2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9600GT 512
    Sound Card
    OB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ24 Princeton19
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200 1280X1024
    Hard Drives
    8 X 500 Gig 3X 1TB RAID 0 and 2X 500 GB
    PSU
    Rosewill 950
    Case
    Thermaltake
    Cooling
    Chilltec
    Mouse
    Kensington Expert
    Keyboard
    MS Natural Ergonomic 6000
    Internet Speed
    DSL

z3r010

Staff member
$335 In the pot and $100ish promised.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Manufacturer/Model
    me
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5960X Extreme Unlocked
    Motherboard
    Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME
    Memory
    32GB (8x4GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black PC3-24000 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x 4GB ASUS GTX 980 STRIX CUII
    Sound Card
    Creative
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x27" Dell U2714H & 3 x 25" U2515H Dell
    Screen Resolution
    6 @ 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    3x 1TB Samsung Evo 840's
    PSU
    1500W ThermalTake Toughpower
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT
    Cooling
    Enermax Liqtech 240
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance MX
    Keyboard
    Surface Ergonomic.
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Other Info
    WinTV NovaTD
    HP CP1515n Color Laser
    Sony BD-5300S-0B Blu-ray Writer
    Microsoft LifeCam Cinema
    APC 750i Smart UPS
  • Operating System
    windows 10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Pro 3
    CPU
    1.9GHz Intel Core i5-4300U (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost)
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4400
    Monitor(s) Displays
    12" Multi Touch
    Screen Resolution
    2160 x 144
    Hard Drives
    128GB
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    yes
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
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