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    Most ever spent on Hardware !!!!!

    just thought i'd reminisce on the days when I had 'spair' cash burning a whole in my pocket. whats the most you have ever spent on a piece of hardware?

    for me back in the day it was a 700mhz AMD slot Athlon at the price of £400 !!!!

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    Barton 3200+ when they first came out. That and a NF7-S v2... (can't remember the price tag tho - and I don't think I want to )

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    common lets us know the cash u laid out

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    It's so long ago the invoice is no longer listed on my account

    At a guess though, it was probably around £350 for board & processor...

    (oh, and don't you mean spare?)

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    7800 gtx the week it came out

    almost 400 quid i think

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    My dad got me the original nvidia Geforce card...I can't remember how much it was but it was a lot lol

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    Forgot about that, before the GeForce series came out, I had the top TNT2 card

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    I had an S3 virge and some kind of accelerator i think..those were the days haha

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    Remember a game called screamers...i got probably 4 or 8 extra MB of RAM and that allowed the commentator to say like 8 more things!! That was an amazing day

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I had an S3 virge and some kind of accelerator i think..those were the days haha
    Too young to remember those days

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    now i feel old..only 20 though haha

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    I'm 19, jus didn't get into computers until I was 13-14 heh.

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    £620 for Dell 2407
    £1692 for Dell XPS M1210

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    Most spent was around 2K for my 386SX33 (woo). Biggest waste of cash was my reelmagic card (anyone remember them!!??!!). So really now I can't laugh at the uselessness of physX cards because that was just as bad.

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    full system = £1,800 for a P133 (i payed £1000, my dad payed the rest. I was 15 at the time)

    For a single component i think it was about £350 for a Plextor 8x2x20 SCSI drive. Along with a Plextor UltraPlex 40x, Pioneer DVD-ROM and Adaptec 2940 SCSI card

    EDIT: but in recent times it would be the £900 Canon 350D kit, or ~£400 each for two lenses

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