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

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  1. 1. choose a range here:

    • 8+years
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    • 6 to 8 years
      21
    • 4 to 6 years
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    • 2 to 4 years
      41
    • less than 2 years
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3 hours ago, Abhijay Singh said:

About 23 years old,

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On 11/10/2020 at 12:23 PM, 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.聽

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.聽

i myself use a base platform that's almost 11 years old now, 2 Xeon X5650's, 32gb of ram and a Supermicro server board. so it's basically the best of the best from that era, and it's still very usable for what i do with it which is general use and heavily multithreaded tasks like running a few VM's at a time. i barely game on it, and when i do i don't play multiplayer games, just old single player games, and that works just fine as i don't need 60fps all of the time i'm playing. i often turn up the details really high, so like...聽

This is an Achille's Boat paradox.

Anyway, i have several computers, the oldest is about 30 years old (can't pinpoint an exact year)

and the youngest is barely 2 months old

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I鈥檓 in the same boat as OP. Bought a PC from a friend a few years ago with a Gigabyte X58-UD5 and i7 920. Since then I upgraded to a Xeon X5670 and 16GBs of Ram.

I don鈥檛 know exactly how old the parts are but the oldest must be the Motherboard or the CPU so I would guess 10-11 years by now.

That being said with Ryzen 5000 there finally might have come a time where this system will be sent to serve as my NAS :D

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1 minute ago, Vacras said:

I鈥檓 in the same boat as OP. Bought a PC from a friend a few years ago with a Gigabyte X58-UD5 and i7 920. Since then I upgraded to a Xeon X5670 and 16GBs of Ram.

nice. my computer has a dual socket board though so in multithreaded tasks it's a lot more powerful. but if you don't need a bunch of multicore your setup is better, because you can overclock and stuff. i can't.聽

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The CPU is an i3-3220, but before this it was a Pentium G620. Intel DH61HO for the motherboard, and two sticks of 2GB RAM with release dates (according to CPU-Z) in 2012. I'm still using the Seagate drive that "came" with the PC, which is atleast 7 or 8 years old? The GPU is a GTX 750Ti I bought used, so around 6 or so years old.

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1 hour ago, Ashley xD said:

nice. my computer has a dual socket board though so in multithreaded tasks it's a lot more powerful. but if you don't need a bunch of multicore your setup is better, because you can overclock and stuff. i can't.聽

I鈥檓 mostly gaming and doing some software development on it so I don鈥檛 need multithreaded performance that much.

Got the x5670 running at 4GHz聽

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4 minutes ago, Vacras said:

I鈥檓 mostly gaming and doing some software development on it so I don鈥檛 need multithreaded performance that much.

Got the x5670 running at 4GHz聽

yeah for that your system is better. mine runs at stock, so rougly 2.9ghz boost when running The Witcher...

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My build is a cool 2 years old. Time files when you're having fun. 2600 serving me well.

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Monitors:Acer Nitro IPS 170Hz 1440p /聽Acer KG240 TN 144Hz 1080p

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the CPU is going on 4 years now. Ryzen 1600.

Motherboard: B450 Steel Legend, so not all that old.

Case: Fractal Arc Midi R2 - The last Arc Midi came out around 2013, so it's probably the oldest part.

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i am on very old lga1155 socket, i got this pc back in may 2011 but since then i have upgraded everything except my monitor (even that got replaced but my brother took back his new one which i had for a week or so).

So i originally had i5 2300 then last year upgraded to i5 3470 which i only used for a little over 1 year then in august my brother bought me a i7 3770 and i was so grateful for him as now i have the potential of 1080p ultra gaming with stable 60fps if i pair it with a decent gpu which is still pending as i am running a 750 ti but looking to upgrade to 1060 6gb as soon as i have enough money.

I had 4gb in my pc when i originally got then in early 2015 i upgraded to 6gb, replaced the 2gb stick with 4gb one which i bought later that year so had 8gb in total and ran it for like 4 years then upgraded to 16gb ram on last day of previous year.

PC came with a ridiculous potato like a 8400gs then after 11 months i upgraded to hd 6850 (was a long wait and had to be patient) then after using it for almost 4 years and a month after it failed i got 750 ti which i consider one of my best pc / tech related purchase and still using it for more than 4 and half year.

PC Specs : Intel Core i5 7500 | Zotac GTX 750 Ti | MSI H110M PRO-VD | Hynix 16GB 2666MHz | 120GB Crucial BX500 | 1+2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM | Circle 500W APFC PSU |聽Ant Esports ICE-211TG | 2x 120mm ARGB Case Fans (Front and Rear)

Peripherals : HP 22es 1080p IPS Monitor | Redragon M609 RGB Gaming Mouse | TVS EGold Bharat Mechanical Keyboard | Redgear Pro Wired Game Controller | F&D A110 2.1 Stereo Speakers | Dell 1TB Ext. HDD

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Calling mine 4-6 years old based off the CPU, but it's technically been mine for both less than but also more than a year. I shuffle parts around a lot, the CPU and mobo I got this year (used CPU and refurbished mobo). I've had newer stuff, and if I had the budget now I'd probably go for a 10th gen Intel chip or maybe one of the Zen 3 ones, but my 6950X still runs everything playably (I'd get... more fps in Star Citizen with a new CPU, that's the only game I play that would be affected and it's still perfectly playable).

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My server is 11 or 12 years old at this point

4 x AMD Opteron 6281

16 x 8 GB-1600 sticks of DDR3
Supermicro聽H8QG6-F

4 x 3TB Seagate SAS Drives
Supermicro CSE-828
LSI Raid Card
Supermicro SC-828

some 80mm server fans

cables for some of the fans

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I use a 2012 HP z620 workstation with a 16-core Xeon @ up to 3.8gHz per core. Storage and GPU and USB card have been upgraded/added.

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure?

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I built my rig this year, upgrading from my Ryzen 5 1600 rig I built back in 2017. PSU is the oldest part I have in here, which is from 2018.

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Bravo - Secondary PC

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Motherboard: AsRock Fata1ity Z77聽Performance聽Power Supply: EVGA 450W PSU (idk the model) Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-05 SSD: Kingston 120GB A440

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That's a hard question to anwser by itself, so I'll go by part

CPU - Sandy Bridge Xeon (2011), bought in 2016

Motherboard - Gigabyte H61, bought in 2011

RAM - Corsair DDR3, bought in 2011

GPU - GTX 1080 Ti, bought early October this year.

CPU Cooler - NH-C14S, bought September this year.

Case - Local brand Eagle Warrior Stealth, with exactly the same tooling as the Silverstone RL06/Fara R1, but worse front panel airflow.

PSU - Phanteks AMP! 550W (2020), bought September this year.

Storage - WD RE+ 1TB HDD (2015), Toshiba TR150 (2015), Sandisk SSD PLUS (2017), Crucial MX500 (2020)

Mouse - Razer Viper Mini, bought this year.

Keyboard - Rosewill Apollo RK9100, 2013.

Monitor - LG 27UK650-W 4K 27", bought this year.

Drawing Tablet - Huion H430P, bought this year.

So most of my stuff is quite recent, but the oldest part is 9+ years old (and still doing great btw :D)

Averaging out part age, I've come up with an average age of about 3 years, and most of the 9 year old stuff will be replaced next year.

We have a NEW and GLORIOUSER-ER-ER PSU Tier List Now. (dammit @LukeSavenije stop coming up with new ones)

You can check out the old one that gave joy to so many across the land here

Computer having a hard time powering on? Troubleshoot it with this guide. (Currently looking for suggestions to update it into the context of <current year> and make it its own thread)

Computer Specs:

Spoiler

Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)

Chillinmachine: Noctua NH-C14S
Framepainting-inator: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid

Attachcorethingy: Gigabyte H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333

Computerarmor: Silverstone RL06 "Lookalike"

Rememberdoogle: 1TB HDD + 120GB TR150 + 240 SSD Plus + 1TB MX500

AdditionalPylons: Phanteks AMP! 550W (based on Seasonic GX-550)

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: Razer Viper Mini + Huion H430P drawing Tablet

Auralnterface: Sennheiser HD 6xx

Liquidrectangles: LG 27UK850-W 4K HDR

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9 minutes ago, wat3rmelon_man2 said:

16-core Xeon

Spicy boi!

We have a NEW and GLORIOUSER-ER-ER PSU Tier List Now. (dammit @LukeSavenije stop coming up with new ones)

You can check out the old one that gave joy to so many across the land here

Computer having a hard time powering on? Troubleshoot it with this guide. (Currently looking for suggestions to update it into the context of <current year> and make it its own thread)

Computer Specs:

Spoiler

Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)

Chillinmachine: Noctua NH-C14S
Framepainting-inator: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid

Attachcorethingy: Gigabyte H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333

Computerarmor: Silverstone RL06 "Lookalike"

Rememberdoogle: 1TB HDD + 120GB TR150 + 240 SSD Plus + 1TB MX500

AdditionalPylons: Phanteks AMP! 550W (based on Seasonic GX-550)

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: Razer Viper Mini + Huion H430P drawing Tablet

Auralnterface: Sennheiser HD 6xx

Liquidrectangles: LG 27UK850-W 4K HDR

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8 years. Sandy Bridge is still聽strong.

CPU:聽Intel i7 3970X @ 4.7聽GHz 聽(custom loop) 聽聽RAM:聽Kingston聽1866 MHz 32GB DDR3聽 聽GPU(s):聽2x Gigabyte R9 290OC (custom loop) 聽 Motherboard:聽Asus P9X79聽 聽

Case:聽Fractal Design R3聽 聽 Cooling loop:聽 360 mm + 480 mm + 1080 mm,聽 tripple 5D Vario pump 聽 Storage:聽500 GB + 240 GB + 120 GB SSD,Seagate 4 TB HDD

PSU:聽Corsair AX860i聽聽 Display(s):聽Asus PB278Q, 聽Asus VE247H 聽 Input:聽QPad 5K, 聽Logitech G710+聽 聽聽Sound:聽uDAC3 + Philips Fidelio x2

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