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I was having a bit of nostalgia and I thought it might be interesting to chronicle your various PC's throughout the years. As for some of us, remembering all of the details might be difficult so it could be limited to just GPU, CPU and OS for our early PC's.

  1. Intel 386, Don't remember the GPU, DOS
  2. Intel 486, Trident 1mb GPU, DOS/Windows 3.1
  3. AMD K6-2 300MHz, ATI Rage 4mb GPU, Windows 98
    *Upgraded to Voodoo 3 3000 32mb
  4. AMD Athlon XP 1700+ 1.4ghz, Nvidia Geforce 2 MX 440 64mb, Windows 2000 Professional
    *Upgraded to Gainward Nvidia Geforce 5600 FX 128mb
  5. AMD Athlon X2 4400+ 2.2ghz Dual Core (2.7ghz overclock), ATI Radeon X850 XT 256mb, Windows 2000 Professional
    *Upgraded to AMD Opteron 185 2.6ghz Dual Core
    *Downgraded from Windows 2000 Professional to Windows XP due to no-more driver support
  6. Intel Core 2 Duo e8400 3.0ghz (3.6ghz overclock with stock fan), EVGA Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 512mb, Windows Vista Business

    Current PC's:
  7. Thinkpad T61 14" Core 2 Duo t7100 1.8ghz, Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M 128mb, Windows Vista Business
  8. AMD E-350 1.6ghz (1.9ghz overclock), AMD Radeon HD 6310 shared memory, Windows 7 Home Premium

There's a tiny trip down memory lane. I don't upgrade often, and then I often sell off the parts after about a year of use, but I plan an AMD Bulldozer build whenever it is released this summer.
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1. Pravetz 16, some rather custom hardware, equal to 50Mhz CPU. Had DOS 3.01 (if I remember correctly)
2. AMD Duron 700Mhz, Nv Riva TNT2 Pro, 64Mb SDRAM
3. AMD Athlon 64 2800+, Epox 8KDA7I, 1Gb DDR, GF5200
4. same, with Radeon 9550
5. Intel Pentium 4 3Ghz, Asus P-something.., 2.5Gb DDR2, Radeon 9550
6. AMD Opteron 1212, 4GB DDR2, Asus M2A-somthing, Radeon HD3450
7. AMD Athlon x2 4800, 4GB DDR2, Asus M2A-something, Radeon HD2600 Pro

and my sig rig
My Rig
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Core i5 4460 AsRock H81M-DG4 Sapphire Rx470 Platinum KVR 1600 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
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Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
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Windows 7 Pro x64 Toshiba 32" FullHD TV Logitech FSP Hexa 550 
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Core i5 4460 AsRock H81M-DG4 Sapphire Rx470 Platinum KVR 1600 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
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Windows 7 Pro x64 Toshiba 32" FullHD TV Logitech FSP Hexa 550 
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My parents werent much into pcs so i missed the 80s a great deal.
Only when i visited friends and relatives and department stores did i have a glimpse of what was going on

1.my dads Compaq 486sx25. I added myself later a sound card and a 4x panasonic cdrom. Since it did not fit in it was used as external
Crappy video card and processor for more demanding applications
. Dos and win 3.1 games were slow

2.MY OWN Celeron 300a, 32 mb ram, ati rage pro 4 mb, 1 gb hard drive, 17'' monitor,wacom penpartner, mirovideo dc10 windows 95,98. Golden age of gaming and multimedia
. Previous processor was an amd k6 but it had some issues with games and i switched it

3. Student pc Pentium 3 866 mhz, geforce 440 mx, windows xp. It lasted only 3 years. Mb failure.

4. Pentium4 2.4 ghz, reused geforce 440 mx, windows xp. Lasted 2 years. Mb failure

5. Amd athlon x2 3600+, 1.5 gb ram, geforce 6100 integrated, winxp, ubuntu. I could have used it till today, very stable and ok for games. Though when i gave the mb and cpu to my dad it caused a lot of trouble burning 2 usb hdd.

6.my rig, perfect pc for me as i never had high expectations
Edited by petran79 - 3/19/11 at 12:21pm
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Intel 4790K  Gigabyte Z97-D3 MSI 1080 Gaming X Corsair DDR3 1600 MHz 12 GB 
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WD 1 TB LG BD-RE BH10LS30 Coolermaster Hyper 212+ Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit LG W2361V ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q Razer Blackwidow X Chroma 
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Silverstone Element ST 65EF Aero Cool GT Advanced Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Ednet xxxpad ProGamer 
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WD 1 TB LG BD-RE BH10LS30 Coolermaster Hyper 212+ Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit LG W2361V ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q Razer Blackwidow X Chroma 
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Silverstone Element ST 65EF Aero Cool GT Advanced Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Ednet xxxpad ProGamer 
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mine went like this, and they all fully operate to this day :

Pentium II 200Mhz (233Mhz Turbo) 64MB of Ram (usually shows up as 65536K)
3dfx Voodoo 3
4x Cdrom Drive
6GB Fujitsu HDD
Dos 3.01/Windows 95

Pentium III 800Mhz W/512MB of Ram
Ati 3D Rage Pro Turbo 128MB
16x Sony Cdrom Drive
20GB Western Digital HDD
Windows 98/2000/XP

Pentium IV 2.4Ghz W/ 1.5GB of Ram
Ati Radeon x700 AGP 256MB
52x Samsung CD-R/RW drive
80GB Samsung HDD
Windows XP/Redhat Dual Boot

Core 2 Duo E7400 OC'd to 4.0Ghz w/ 4.0GB of Ram
XFX Geforce 9600GSO 768MB[RIP]
8x Samsung DVD Rom
250GB Western Digital Caviar Black
Windows XP

Core 2 Quad Q9550 OC'd to 3.8Ghz W/4GB Ram
EVGA Geforce 9800GTX+[RIP]/Galay Geforce GTS 250[RIP]
8x Samsung DVD Rom
250 GB Western Digital Caviar Black[RIP]
Windows XP

and ofc my current sig rig, which you can see so i wont bother typing it out.


and btw [RIP] = dead item
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Crucial M300 1TB Seagate Firecuda 2TB EK Supreme LTX CSQ [Canadian Special Edition] 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
MCP 35X 10W W/ EK CSQ X-TOP EK Coolstream PE 240 Bitspower Multi Tank 80 Bitspower Matte Black Rotary Fittings/ Feser Ma... 
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Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit Samsung 32 Inch 4K TV Acer S231H NKPC V60 65% custom  
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Corsair HX750 Fractal Design Define Nano S Razer Deathadder 2013 Stelseries QCK+ 
AudioOther
Astro A40 TR+ Mixamp Pro AKRacing Arctica Gaming Chair 
CPUCPUCoolingPower
Antminer S3 Antminer S3 4x Cougar Vortex V12-HP PWM Fans EVGA 500B 500W PSU, Corsair GS700 700W PSU 
Case
2x Factory S3 Steel Cowl Case 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 750 EVGA P55 Classified 200 XFX Radeon 6850 Refrerence XFX Radeon 5770 XXX 
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16GB Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3 WD Caviar RE 250GB Coolermaster Hyper 212+ windows 7 64 bit 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Crucial M300 1TB Seagate Firecuda 2TB EK Supreme LTX CSQ [Canadian Special Edition] 
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MCP 35X 10W W/ EK CSQ X-TOP EK Coolstream PE 240 Bitspower Multi Tank 80 Bitspower Matte Black Rotary Fittings/ Feser Ma... 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit Samsung 32 Inch 4K TV Acer S231H NKPC V60 65% custom  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX750 Fractal Design Define Nano S Razer Deathadder 2013 Stelseries QCK+ 
AudioOther
Astro A40 TR+ Mixamp Pro AKRacing Arctica Gaming Chair 
CPUCPUCoolingPower
Antminer S3 Antminer S3 4x Cougar Vortex V12-HP PWM Fans EVGA 500B 500W PSU, Corsair GS700 700W PSU 
Case
2x Factory S3 Steel Cowl Case 
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i5 750 EVGA P55 Classified 200 XFX Radeon 6850 Refrerence XFX Radeon 5770 XXX 
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dodger.blue,
how you overclocked your e350 zacate?? I have one and i want to o/c it ...and can you increase the dedicated vram of hd6310??? plz help..
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Too much iterations for me to remember

AM4x86
K6
K62
Celeron
PIII Coppermine (CPU was mounted on an expansion card lol)
Dell Latitude (M-Celeron)
P4
Athlon 64
My sig rig

I remember having

14.4 modem
56k hardware ISA modem
High speed

Video Cards

VESA trident video card with .5mb memory upgradable to 1mb
PCI S3 (don't remember the exact chip)
Creative Labs Nvidia TNT (1st time I ordered anything from the internet)
Generic TNT2
Various GeForce based cards over time

Sound cards

Media magic ISA sound card
Onboard sound
Creative labs PCI sound blaster
Audigy
Audigy 2
Getting a X-fi Titanium HD month end.

Ram

To much iterations but my 1st rig had 4Mb EDO Ram.

I even remember my first few motherboards having upgrade slots to upgrade the onboard L2 cache

My first monitor (14inch CRT) lasted me quite a few years till i got a 17inch CRT then eventually a LCD 17 inch.

I messed so much with PC's these are just the main systems I could remember
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[quote[*]Thinkpad T61 14" Core 2 Duo t7100 1.8ghz, Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M 128mb, Windows Vista Business[*]AMD E-350 1.6ghz (1.9ghz overclock), AMD Radeon HD 6310 shared memory, Windows 7 Home Premium[/LIST]
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dodger, plz can u give me step by step instruction to O\\c my amd e-350 ???
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My first experience with a computer was using a punch card.
    
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Intel Overdrive 486DX4 100Mhz Digital Venturis 466 S3 Trio 32 1MB 68MB 72 Pin SIMMs 
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