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I can't overclock at all. Like, I can change the settings in the BIOS, but they never actually apply.

At that point I would try a different BIOS version as it could be a bug.

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I still should have a 73GB Raptor somewhere as well.

That VelociRaptor reminded me of the Raptor X with a window in them and me really wanting one at the time but I never got it as they were simply too expensive for what you got.

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Just got rid of a Pentium 4 from an old PC.


My Rig:

CPU: Intel i7 5820K @4.3 GHz; Mobo: MSI X99A SLI Plus; Cooler: Cryorig H5 Ultimate; RAM: 16GB HyperX Fury Black; GPU: MSI R9 380 4GB; Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Black w/ Window; SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 256GB and 500GB; HDD: WD Blue 1TB; PSU: EVGA 750W P2

Peripherals:

Monitor: LG 29UM57; Headset: HyperX Cloud II; Keyboard: Gamdias Hermes Mechanical; Mouse: Zowie EC2-A

 

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Oh boy! I have a bunch of stuff to show you guys! I'll put everything in spoilers for those of you with slow internet :3 but here is a look at my "geek shelf" Sorry, my phone has a weird rotational issue with the camera :C

 

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Motherboards:

it diededed:

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Nodus M3:

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A shuttle MOBO, AKA "The Shuttle"

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PCI (And AGP) devies:

Left; Asus 128mb Nvidia, right; Asus 64mb Nvidia:

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Left; Sound Blaster Live! Value (My precious), right; Linksys WMP54G Wlan card

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RAM:

Generic RAM: 

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2GB of G.Skill DDR1 RAM (With box)

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IDE cables:

Just some fancy IDE cables. I have others too, but I like these more.

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Drives:

40GB WB400 Hard drive

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Hint: Your save button goes here.

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CDs:

Sim Tower for DOS (Love it!)

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Windows XP Professional Edition

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Works 8.5

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Other stuff:

Windows XP Starter booklet:

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Asus Graphics card Booklets/manuals

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PS/2 Keyboard (Works perfecly):

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Left; Athlon XP 1800 1.5Ghz, Right; Athlon 64 x2 3800+ 2.05GHz Dual-core. Both work.

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My procrastination is the bane of my existence.

I make games and stuff in my spare time.

The "I thought this would be cheaper" rebuild |

 

 

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Oh boy! I have a bunch of stuff to show you guys! I'll put everything in spoilers for those of you with slow internet :3 but here is a look at my "geek shelf" Sorry, my phone has a weird rotational issue with the camera :C

 

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Motherboards:

it diededed:

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Nodus M3:

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A shuttle MOBO, AKA "The Shuttle"

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PCI devies:

Left; Asus 128mb Nvidia, right; Asus 64mb Nvidia:

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Left; Sound Blaster Live! Value (My precious), right; Linksys WMP54G Wlan card

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RAM:

Generic RAM: 

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2GB of G.Skill DDR1 RAM (With box)

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IDE cables:

Just some fancy IDE cables. I have others too, but I like these more.

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Drives:

40GB WB400 Hard drive

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Hint: Your save button goes here.

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CDs:

Sim Tower for DOS (Love it!)

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Windows XP Professional Edition

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Works 8.5

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Other stuff:

Windows XP Starter booklet:

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Asus Graphics card Booklets/manuals

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PS/2 Keyboard (Works perfecly):

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Left; Athlon XP 1800 1.5Ghz, Right; Athlon 64 x2 3800+ 2.05GHz Dual-core. Both work.

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Just a note, those PCI devices are actually AGP. But AGP is based on PCI.


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Just a note, those PCI devices are actually AGP. But AGP is based on PCI

Well, just the graphics cards, I spent too long organizing the images and just shoved the graphics cards into the PCI section. I just now edited it to include AGP as a specified type of peripheral


My procrastination is the bane of my existence.

I make games and stuff in my spare time.

The "I thought this would be cheaper" rebuild |

 

 

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I've found an old beauty. Back in the days I had to replace it with a FX 5500 to play Lego Star Wars...

 

 
 
The PCb says it's a Asus AGP-V7100 with 32 MB-SDRAM! 

 

Hey I got a V7100MAGIC with 64 mb-SDRAM! -highfive-


My procrastination is the bane of my existence.

I make games and stuff in my spare time.

The "I thought this would be cheaper" rebuild |

 

 

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Just picked this up today. $60, BNIB. :)

 

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My Systems:

Main - Work + Gaming:

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Woodland Raven: Ryzen 2700X // AMD Wraith RGB // Asus Prime X570-P // G.Skill 2x 8GB 3600MHz DDR4 // Radeon RX Vega 56 // Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB M.2 SSD // Deepcool DQ650-M // chassis build in progress // Windows 10 // Thrustmaster TMX + G27 pedals & shifter

F@H Rig:

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FX-8350 // Deepcool Neptwin // MSI 970 Gaming // AData 2x 4GB 1600 DDR3 // 2x Gigabyte RX-570 4G's // Samsung 840 120GB SSD // Cooler Master V650 // Windows 10

 

HTPC:

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SNES PC (HTPC): i3-4150 @3.5 // Gigabyte GA-H87N-Wifi // G.Skill 2x 4GB DDR3 1600 // Asus Dual GTX 1050Ti 4GB OC // AData SP600 128GB SSD // Pico 160XT PSU // Custom SNES Enclosure // 55" LG LED 1080p TV  // Logitech wireless touchpad-keyboard // Windows 10 // Build Log

Laptops:

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MY DAILY: Lenovo ThinkPad T410 // 14" 1440x900 // i5-540M 2.5GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD iGPU + Quadro NVS 3100M 512MB dGPU // 2x4GB DDR3L 1066 // Mushkin Triactor 480GB SSD // Windows 10

 

WIFE'S: Dell Latitude E5450 // 14" 1366x768 // i5-5300U 2.3GHz Dual-Core HT // Intel HD5500 // 2x4GB RAM DDR3L 1600 // 500GB 7200 HDD // Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon

 

EXPERIMENTAL: Pinebook // 11.6" 1080p // Manjaro KDE (ARM)

NAS:

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Home NAS: Pentium G4400 @3.3 // Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 // 2x 4GB DDR4 2400 // Intel HD Graphics // Kingston A400 120GB SSD // 3x Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 HDDs in RAID-Z // Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w PSU // Antec Performance Plus 1080AMG // FreeNAS OS

 

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At that point I would try a different BIOS version as it could be a bug.

I actually fixed it. Turned off Cool n Quiet and it worked. :P

 

I still should have a 73GB Raptor somewhere as well.

That VelociRaptor reminded me of the Raptor X with a window in them and me really wanting one at the time but I never got it as they were simply too expensive for what you got.

I would KILL for a Raptor X. :P

 

And here's my ghetto little creation. A tiny heatsink on a Q6600 running on a board that doesn't even support it. The heatsink, screws, and fan are all from different heatsinks, so none of them fit together. :P

 

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After thinking a little bit about the age of my own system, I started to wonder what other experiences people have had with their computers/components that simply won't die, or simply won't stop being awesome despite their age.

 

For context, my PC is on the X58 platform and is rocking 3x4GB of DDR3 in triple channel and an i7-980X overclocked to 4.0 GHz. As with my Q6600 + SLI 8800 GT rig before it, I expected this computer to start falling behind a year or two after its birth, but graphics card aside, it hasn't. The 980X, a seven-year-old CPU, continues to be faithful to this day. Cities: Skylines runs great and Doom never seems to drop below 120 fps. The GTX 1070 is allowed to reach max GPU usage and the CPU barely breaks a sweat. If Ryzen doesn't provide a big upgrade at a decent price, this computer will continue to live on for the years to come assuming nothing breaks.

 

I couldn't be happier with this thing, to the point where I have an emotional attachment to it and the level of performance it provides after all these years. I've had it for so long (since early 2010), I don't want to see it go when the time comes!

 

So yeah, do any of you folks have any old, reliable hardware you've fallen in love with over the years?


Current Build:

CPU: i7-8700K @4.7 GHz/1.25v (all cores)

GPU: GTX 1070 FE

RAM: 2x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 @3200 MHz

Mobo: Asus Prime Z370-A

CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo

PSU: EVGA 650 Watt G2 Supernova

Case: NZXT S340 Elite

 

Current Laptop:

Model: HP Envy X360 13

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700U

GPU: Radeon Vega 10 (Integrated)

RAM: 8GB 2400 MHz, dual channel

 

Old PC:

CPU: Intel i7 980X @4.0 GHz/1.34v

RAM: 3x4GB DDR3 @1333 MHz

Mobo: Some old x58 board

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I'll probably feel that way with my i7 4790K & 1070 today, but I found the Q6600 (at stock speeds) to be way too slow, and got pretty toasty on my Zalman at 3.2Ghz.  a GTX 660 could bottleneck the stock chip.


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my computer is 5 years old. i keep all my old GPU and HDD. it all goes on a shelf. its not wanted or worth anything. it looks neat to me. the alternative would be to pollute a landfill


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My own rig is an i7 2600 which was built 6 years ago and its still going strong, I've had my share of GPU upgrades going from
6870>6970CF>7970>R9 290 (btw I actually only bought the 6870 and r9 290, the rest of the upgrades have been hand downs from friends and family pretty luck eh?)

It still running strong, modern games run as they're intended and video rendering is a dream and rarely breaks down, in fact nothing has gone wrong in the computer.

 

I'm going to build a completely new desktop soon once ryzen is released into the market. not because I think my computer is slow but because its enormous and I'd like a mini-itx system now to get a little more desk space.

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Ive got a dual xeon server from who knows what century that still runs. Its to inefficient to do anything with tho


My PC: 

CPU: Intel i5-6600K @ 4.7Ghz Motherboard: EVGA Z170 FTW RAM: 2x8GB Corsair LPX GPU 1: EVGA GTX 1060 FTW GPU 2: MSI R9 270X HAWK Case: NZXT H440 Blue Storage: 120GB PNY, 1TB Hitachi Monitor: Asus VC279 Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB (MX Brown) Mouse: Logitech G602

Guest PC: 

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CPU: AMD FX-8320 Motherboard: Some shit Gigabyte board RAM: 2x4GB G.Skill Ares 2133Mhz GPU: EVGA GTX 570 DoubleShot Case: Idk. Some cheap case Storage: 250GB HDD Monitor: Some NEC thing Keyboard: Logitech G105 Mouse: Some Microsoft mouse

 

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I'm cheating a little.  It ain't individual hardware.

But I have a 12" PowerBook G4 from 2004 that still runs.  I have TenFourFox on it.


Currently focusing on my video game collection.  Here's what I got so far.  

Keep in mind I'm still grabbing multiplatform games on PC, unless they happen to be cheaper on PS4 or Switch (such as RDR2 as of right now)

 

Currently Playing:  

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Switch
  • Super Mario Maker 2 - Switch

Games Beaten:

  • God of War - PS4
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Switch

(will be reset at the beginning of each month)

Put on hold:

  • Splatoon 2 - Switch

 

How many games I'm needing:

  • DS: 82
  • Wii: 38
  • 360/PS3: 84
  • 3DS: 60
  • Wii U: 6
  • PS Vita: 34
  • PS4: 20
  • Switch: 16

 

 

 

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My keyboard is from the early 90s and no it's not an IBM, I've tried different keyboards, but the quality and the comfort has been way too low, but it has become a bit of love/hate relationship since I seriously need a new one.

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Woo! An excuse to gush about old shit I have that no one else cares about!!! :D:D:D

 

Back in 2013 I was given a Acer PC with integrated graphics, 2GB of RAM and a C2D. It's grown to a Core 2 Quad, 8GB, GTX670, custom case, SSD machine. It kicks ass (considering what it once was) and never has any issues. Love the damn thing! It now faithfully serves as my HTPC. I also have a Athlon 64 x2 939 rig which is like my prized possession. I built back when I knew absolutely ZERO about PCs and I cringe when I think about the horrible things I did. I used carpet as a test bench when building it and left the case open with the case on its side all the time. I pulled my cat outta there a few times even.. But it still lives, and It still works great for Youtube watching and forum browsing. And don't even get me started about my Optiplex GX110... But yeah I'm a PC hoarder. For some reason I just love trying to trick out older systems and put them up against things they were never intended to do. With all the money I've spent on older PCs, I could probably have SLI 1080s by now. But that's boring! :D And besides, it gives me systems to pass down to other family members.

 

I've had shitty systems that didn't last long for whatever reasons, but then I've had amazing systems like these that just don't die.


Current Rig

i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz 1.4v - EVGA GTX 970 ACX 2.0 @ 1500mhz - 16GB Hyper x Fury 1866 - Asus p8z77-v lk (1$) - 250GB SSD - 2x1TB HDD storage - EVGA 650w 80+G G2

 

FX 8320 Rig

FX 8320 @ 4.5ghz - EVGA GTX 770 SC 2GB - 16GB RAM - 250GB SSD - CM 212 EVO - Asus M5A97 R2.0 - EVGA 500w Bronze - CM Elite 430 Black

 

Xeon Rig

Xeon e3 1240 @3.3ghz - EVGA GTX 670 - 16GB RAM - 250GB SSD - CM Hyper T2 - Seasonic 500w Bronze- Rosewill Micro ATX

 

Nahelem Rig

i7 860 @ 3.7ghz - 8GB DDR3 - GTX 670 - 250GB SSD

 

And of course, my q6600 rig

q6600 @ 3.4ghz 1.45v - Zalman copper cooler - 8GB DDR2 - GTX 560ti - 250GB SSD

 

Server 1: FX 6100 @ 3.8ghz - 12GB DDR3

Server 2 - q6700 @ 3.2ghz - 8GB DDR3

PFSense router: Core 2 Duo @3.16ghz - 4GB DDR3 - 64GB SSD - 16 port tplink gigabit switch

Openmediavault: 4TB - 4GB DDR2 - q6600

 

The 5$ Laptop (Asus r510c) (+60$ worth of upgrades)

Core i5 i5-3337U 1.8ghz (2.5ghz) - 240gb SSD - 320gb WD Black - 8GB DDR3 - Intel HD Graphics 4000

 

HTPC - Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (Crappy HP OEM SFF case and PSU from 2009)

AMD A8 6800k @4.2ghz - GT 1030 2GB GDDR5 - 8GB DDR3 - 250GB SP SSD - Some Asus FM2+ motherboard

 

Bedroom HTPC - The 939 Monster

AMD Athlon 64 x2 @ 2.8ghz - HD 3850 256mb - 4GB DDR400 - 80GB WD Blue IDE - SOCKET 939 BITCHES

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Can't count the pc's i've had. first one was a AMD K6 running 400mhz with about 16mb of ram. Obviously it no longer runs but I still have the CPU. Today I run a 5960x and even though it has cost me 1100€, I guess it will be futureproof for a long time, given that the rest of my pc keeps it together. Apart from the graphics card that is.

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my dad has had an i7 870 since 2010. 7 year old processor still pushes 3 1080p screens and modern games respectably with a 650 ti


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  My specs and shit down below.

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Apollo: i5 4670K @ 4.6Ghz, Corsair H100i, MSI Z87I, EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX3, Corsair 250D, 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda, SeaSonic 520W PSU. Planned upgrades: 16GB RAM, 480/512GB SSD, new HDD

Sputnik: HP EliteBook 2570p, i5-3360M, 16GB DDR3, 256GB 840 EVO - Running Win10/Sierra dual-boot.  Future upgrades: i7-quad

Comet (home server): Atom D2500, 4GB 1066Mhz RAM, 2 x 320GB HDDs, 350W PSU, HAF-Stacker ITX, dual GbE. Cost me $80. back from the dead (mobo failure) bois

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Main peripherals

- Corsair Strafe RGB MX Reds

- SteelSeries Siberia 650

- SteelSeries QcK+ CS:GO Camo 

- SteelSeries QcK+ Na'Vi Splash (Secondary pad, used for second rig)

- SteelSeries Rival 700

- SteelSeries Rival 300 (Secondary mouse, used for second rig)

 

 

 

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I honestly think I will be able to use my 4790k, z97, hx850 PSU, and 32 GB of RAM setup for a decade (made in 2014, possibly retire in 2024).

 

The upgrade path I will follow will most likely be through higher resolution panels and GPUs (which require less CPU power as resolution increases due to dropping framerates), and buying new forms of data storage as my hdd gets old.

 

Also potentially a different cooling system will be considered if I want to dabble into custom loop watercooling (or the AIO gets old and needs to be replaced) or a new case if I want to make the setup look better.


CPU: i7 4790k @ 4.7 GHz

GPU: XFX GTS RX580 4GB

Cooling: Corsair h100i

Mobo: Asus z97-A 

RAM: 4x8 GB 1600 MHz Corsair Vengence

PSU: Corsair HX850

Case: NZXT S340 Elite Tempered glass edition

Display: LG 29UM68-P

Keyboard: Roccat Ryos MK FX RGB

Mouse: Logitech g900 Chaos Spectrum

Headphones: Sennheiser HD6XX

OS: Windows 10 Home

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