I think he used it until late 2005, then upgraded to a Pentium D something and a 7800GT, and last I heard he had a Phenom II 955 and 9800GTX+. He builds a huge top-of-the-line rig every 2-4 years, then runs it into the ground, then upgrades again. He left this rig at my grandma's when he moved to Britain.
I'm probably ruining my chances, but here's what it looked like when I finished with it:http://www.overclock.net/amd-build-l...er-barton.html
It was in rough shape, neglected for going on five years, scavenged for parts, used as a dumping ground for parts that weren't needed in other computers... I gave it a new case, a quality power supply (after one dud, and one that didn't quite fit the need), new and faster RAM, new heatsink, newer lower-power GPU... I even stole the gold fan grille from a busted Antec TP-480 to put in the side panel to give it some bling.
I polish it every now and then:
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
Asus A7N8X Deluxe
1GB SuperTalent DDR 400 CL2.5
Radeon X1300 Pro 256MB
SeaGate 7200.11 160GB IDE
Lite-On DVD burner
Ubuntu 10.04Edited by Phaedrus2129 - 7/5/10 at 12:41pm