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    QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

    Which one part evokes the fondest memories?
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    Re: QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

    My first 3d card, the Videologic Apocalypse 3dx - there's been no one thing that revolutionised gaming that come close to the transition from no 3d-card to 3d-card

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    Re: QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

    Either my first hard drive (40MB was a lot in those days) or my first 14400 baud modem.

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    Re: QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

    Sinclair ZX Thermal Printer.

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    Re: QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

    Toward the end of my time using a conventional mouse, mouse use was causing me more and more wrist pain. Switching to a vertical mouse made such a difference, i.e. no pain at all, that my first Evoluent vertical mouse has to be my favourite device.

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    Re: QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

    Probably my Logitach MX Air mouse. It can be used as both a normal or gyroscopic mouse, or like a Wii remote. Perfect for my HTPC. Pretty happy I still have it as I remain disappointed that there Logitech never made a 2nd version that would work with their unifying receiver.

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    ASUS XONAR D2 - best sound I could ever get out of a computer.

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    Re: QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

    My first crossfire build with a pair of 5870's
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    Bricks.

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    Re: QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

    My first 300 baud modem - a whole new world opened up. followed by a super HUGE 10 MB hard drive and cannot forget the NEC monitors that came out shortly thereafter.

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    Re: QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

    Probably my intel Core2 E4300, my first attempt at overclcoking and it went from 1.8ghz to 3.24ghz

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    Re: QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

    My IBM Model M Keyboard, almost 20 years of perfection. Until the -key on the keypad started to play up.

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    Re: QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

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    Re: QOTW: Your favourite component of all time?

    I feel like this is looping now, haven't we been here before ?

    But yeah the 3Dfx card paired with a Matrox millennium 4MB and around the same time my Soundblaster AWE 32 Gold.
    Okay the 600 MB GVP external hard-drive for my Amiga 500 was also pretty nice, not least as most of the guys was cycling disks, only i and another guy had hard-disks on our Amiga.

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    Celeron 300A
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!

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    Pentium2 with MMX tech.

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