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how old is your pc?

how old is your base platform (cpu+mobo+ram)  

187 members have voted

  1. 1. choose a range here:

    • 8+years
      26
    • 6 to 8 years
      21
    • 4 to 6 years
      29
    • 2 to 4 years
      41
    • less than 2 years
      70


10 hours ago, wkdpaul said:

Going to 3 years in Jan 2021 ... hardware can last a lot more than it used to be! :D

ikr! my base platform is almost 11 years old and is still super powerful, that was unheard of when that hardware was released. like if you had an 11 year old computer in 2010 it was basically unusable. even if it was the best of the best in 2000. 

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less than a year for my main rig but i have a rig thats still running from ~2005, its slow asf but it works

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cpu: ryzen 5 3600 @4.4ghz @1.35v

gpu: rx5700xt 2200mhz

ram: vengeance lpx c15 3200mhz

mobo: gigabyte b550 pro 

psu: cooler master mwe 650w

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On 11/10/2020 at 6:19 AM, Ticarus said:

I am still using a Phenom II 955

i have an OG phenom that is in use lmfao i think its the 9550 if i remember right, its got a full 8gb of corsair dominator platinum 800mhz (i forgot cl) ddr2, the rig was hot shit when it was built

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AMD blackout rig

 

cpu: ryzen 5 3600 @4.4ghz @1.35v

gpu: rx5700xt 2200mhz

ram: vengeance lpx c15 3200mhz

mobo: gigabyte b550 pro 

psu: cooler master mwe 650w

case: masterbox mbx520

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I have a Core2Quad q9550 that's still in use as a HTPC.  But the main machines for me and my girlfriend are Ryzen 3700X and Ryzen 5950X currently waiting for the CPU to arrive. 🥶

Also horting all my old hardware from a C64 over Atari SD old Atholn, old Core2Due, old pentium up to my FX8350 wich was still in use a few weeks ago 😄

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CPU+Mobo+RAM are about 2.5 years old or so. GPU is about 4 years old now. Or maybe 5.

 

Still running all the modern AAA games at stable 60fps on high/ultra settings on 1080p. The only one I have to keep on medium settings to get stable 60fps is RDR2.

 

I don't see any need to upgrade right now. My plan is to wait for true next gen console games that should start coming out in 2-3 years or so, and that's when I'll probably upgrade. 

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GPU is getting up there in age, think its about 3 years old now. But the rest of the system (CPU, mobo, RAM, SSD, PSU, casing) are all within the past year.

 

Holding out for the RX6000-series, although tbh I don't really need it that badly even considering the GTX1060 is still plenty capable right now.

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Op, looks like you followed one of those "8 cores for under $200?!?" Tutorials from back in the day haha

 

My computer's went from a 2014 laptop that was aight. I bought a pre owned desktop in 2015/2016. The components were from 2013 or so. My computer started dying so I upgraded in 2018/2019 to ryzen. 

Kept my gpu from 2015 which was an upgrade I made when I got the used desktop. 

 

My next plan is to upgrade to ryzen 3 in due time. I am waiting for a powerful yet electricity efficient GPU to drop before I upgrade my graphics. 

 

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Windows 8 i7u, 16gb ddr3 laptop ram, AMD r9 m275 mobile gpu

Later replaced hybrid drive with cheap ssd & installed Linux

Used desktop:

i5 3450

12 GB ddr3 ram. 3x 4gb, Nvidia gtx 960

Upgraded to r9 390 after like a month

Past owner didn't give me hard drives which was big sad

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Ryzen 2400g, 16 gb ddr4 (less than 3k mhz) kept r9 390

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had my pc for a little less than a year and already compiling more and more pcpartpicker lists for no reason at all...

PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

NZXT H510

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt

ASUS ROG PG248Q 

Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

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5 hours ago, fpo said:

Op, looks like you followed one of those "8 cores for under $200?!?" Tutorials from back in the day haha

i knew that strategy before LTT covered it lmao, but yes, it is very similar except 12 cores

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On 11/10/2020 at 9:55 PM, Retro1989 said:

4790K

MSI 980TI

16GB Kingston RAM

1TB Samsung 850 Evo SSD

Phanteks Enthoo Pro

 

Over 5 years old now, while it's still going strong i'm planning a new build in the new year.

my favorite cpu and gpu

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Big gaming much youtube video making

 

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I don't have a main PC, but I have a few devices that I use frequently. From newest to oldest:

 

ThinkPad T14: General purpose laptop.

 

IBM System x3200 M3 (2009-2010): My desktop.

 

PowerBook G4 1 GHz (titanium, 2002 model): I use this a lot for fun and sometimes for work. My go-to "coffee shop" machine

 

ThinkPad T23 (2001-2002): Use this all the time for connecting to stuff over a serial port, and for general browsing with dillo or netsurf.

 

DEC AlphaStation 250 4/266 (built in August 1996): used for work daily, mainly for SSH'ing into work machines for troubleshooting. Also for C development, web browsing with lynx, and some console games. Probably gets more use than the others, apart from the x3200.

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2 months and change old based on when I got it put together but as for the hardware coming out definitely older than that ....

Intel i5 9600k paired with a Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 5700 XT 

As for the older stuff I used with my previous build that I am using with the new build well the PSU is an Antec Earthwatts psu that is at least 6 years old.  Excellent buy.  Has never failed me with anything I have thrown at it.  Also I am using an EVGA Toro X10 I won in a contest.  Not sure when I got it but it was some time before acquiring the new build parts and well I can say in terms of quality it has been far better than Logitech and Razer mice that died on me in less than a years time. 

 

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On 11/10/2020 at 3:23 AM, Ashley xD said:

what i mean by how old is your pc i mean cpu+mobo+ram. gpu's and storage, the main things you'd normally upgrade over the years don't count. though i am still interested how old those components are, they don't count for the poll. 

 

i'm curious if the people on here upgrade more often than general consumers. we all know that "normies" will run a machine either until it gets slow or dies, and most normies i talk to have computers that are nearly 10 years old by now. i wanna know if this community upgrades more often. 

I'm still rocking a 4th gen i7-4790K system because I have yet to need more performance than this machine offers. As you noted, the only things I've really upgraded over the years are the GPU and storage drives, as well as doubled my memory from 16GB to 32GB total. I'll probably hold off upgrading for a while yet because I'm not yet ready to spend ~$600-800 Canadian rubles on a new CPU, motherboard, memory, and possibly chassis.

 

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After the upgrade to Ryzen 3000, an RMA for my ADATA SSD (replacement has the updated controller), 4TB HDD and case that had its box unsealed within the last 2 years (manufactured around 2010)...my rig really isn't old anymore. The only second hand parts as well are now the bluray drive and added 2x USB 3.0 ports.

On 11/12/2020 at 6:30 PM, Ashley xD said:

ikr! my base platform is almost 11 years old and is still super powerful, that was unheard of when that hardware was released. like if you had an 11 year old computer in 2010 it was basically unusable. even if it was the best of the best in 2000. 

I've got my Grandmother using a 12 year old laptop, because the Core 2 upgrade put it ahead of some $500-800 based laptops from 2013/2014, and nearly doubled its performance (she commented on how much faster it felt - even with a 5400RPM 750GB HDD). My dual Pentium III 1000 desktop though...yeah it struggles (still far more responsive than my nearly twice as fast Sempron 2800+, or even Pentium 4 HT 3.2GHz).

 

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My rig is only about 4 months old for the CPU + Mobo + RAM (end of July 2020). The GPU is nearing on two months (RTX 3080 FE, acquired on 10/09)

Current System: Ryzen 7 3700X, 32GB DDR4 @ 3200MHz, MAG B550i Gaming Edge, 1TB WD SN550 NVME, SF750, RTX 3080 Founders Edition, Cooler Master NR200

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I came here to say the i5 8600k & GTX 1060 combo is still relevant damnit!

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FX-6300 -> 8 Years

GTX 550Ti -> Closing in on 10 Years.

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Verdict: Ouch. 

 

Recently got the FX-6300 for cheap from my friend who upgraded so it would've been an 1100T which is also 10 years old by now. Big ouch. 

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3 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

FX-6300 -> 8 Years

GTX 550Ti -> Closing in on 10 Years.

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Verdict: Ouch. 

 

Recently got the FX-6300 for cheap from my friend who upgraded so it would've been an 1100T which is also 10 years old by now. Big ouch. 

Old systems are cool, it's fun to see how long they can last.

 

And if it still works, why bother upgrading?

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Got my new computer this August.

Specs 10900X, Asus prime x299 edition 30, 32gb 4x8 3600mhz gskill, Asus Strix Rog rtx 2080, 1tb Samsung 970 pro, Corsair h115i.

Main computer Core i9 10900X, Asus Prime X299 Edition 30, Gskill 32gb 4x8 3600mhz, Asus Rog Strix RTX 2080 super, Samsung 970 pro 1tb, Corsair H115i pro, Cooler master Mastercase H500M, Dell Ultrasharp UP3017

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About 23 years old,

Specs - Intel atom processor 1.60 Ghz, 1 GB Ram, 150 GB hard disk, don't know the motherboard details....... But I have  a CD/DVD reader . No GPU.......

But it still works......with a Windows 7 Ultimate and lots of hanging.

 

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My current 4790K build is about 6 years old. It's starting to show some age now, thinking about a new machine in the spring. 

CPU: i7-4790k MOBO: Asus Maximus VII Gene RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X63 w/ Noctua NF-A14s 

GPU: Asus Strix GTX-980 Case: Corsair 350D PSU: Corsair AX-760i Storage: 2 x 500GB Evo RAID0 + 2 x 8TB WD Red's in RAID1 

 

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I have a 2013 HP 250 G1 

Cpu: Intel Celeron 1000M

Ram: 2 4gb sticks @ 1600mhz

GPU: Intel HD 2500

SSD: PNY 120gb (Bought early this year)

Monitors: Laptop 1366x768 15.6", and a 1280x1024 17"

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