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    Oldest part in your main rig?

    I thought my sound card had bitten the dust earlier on, got me thinking about this. It's currently the oldest component of my PC, along with the case.

    Both of them were purchased in January 2007, making them just over 3 years old - and in fact everything except my keyboard is newer than that! Sort of shocking to think, but there you go.

    What about you?

    And by the way, your main rig only. I know you've probably all got some ancient rig in the corner - scaryjim seems to run a home for hardware that's been cast out by the rest of society - but I'm interested to know about your main rigs, considering how often a lot of people seem to upgrade. Old cases I suspect, and maybe the odd floppy drive, but you tell me: what are the gems you just can't bear to part with?

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    It would have to be my GFX card, an ATI X1950XTX 512MB.

    Not sure how old it is exactly, I remember playing the best part of £350 for it when they had just come out.

    I don't play games on my PC any more so it's more than adequate.

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?



    My "gaming rig" consists of:
    ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe, 3.4 Prescott @ 4.01ghz, 4GB Corsair XMS LL PRO @ 3-2-2-6 (I think) and a Powercolor HD 3850 AGP card after my old XFX 6800 Ultra bit the dust.
    It was the dogs naynays back in the day, honest!

    Out of the loop and out of the money to get back into PC gaming sadly.

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    My PSU, it still works, and works well
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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    My WD Black HD is the oldest.. from 22/06/2009 Not even a year old.. haha.

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    my casetek 1018 chassis.

    It's a huge monster, but it has served me well from my socket A, to socket 939 and now to my LGA775 based setup.

    Don't worry - it's getting replaced by a corsair 800D once I've got the funds

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    ... scaryjim seems to run a home for hardware that's been cast out by the rest of society
    Cheeky goit

    Oldest part of my current 'main' rig is the monitor. It's an Iiyama Vision Master S700JT - and was probably manufactured around 1994 - I've checked the monitor labels and I can't see anything obvious to confirm / refute this though. It's still doing stirling service though, and I personally won't hear a word said against it

    Next the case / mouse / keyboard, all passed down from my last main rig (socket A). They were bought in January 2004. Otherwise I think everything in there is the same age (January 2008) except the HDD, which is a 750GB jobby I bought on here.

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    I have a Maxtor harddrive which has been going like... 5 years or something.

    Im pretty impressed tbh, it was bought as an ZOMG I NEED A HARD DRIVE NOW and its been solid as hell. Not what i expected yet not that im complaining.

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    SATA Seagate hard disk.

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    Well it left my pc 3 years ago now and is now living in a cupboard but it was the floppy drive from my first ever pc, back from 1996.
    Still works too

    ATM it's an old ide DVDrom+CDr/w combo drive (about 6years old) although that just because I haven't gotten up the effort to recable my pc to fit the new sata DVDr/w in there yet.

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    Hmm, in my main rig I guess it would be the X-Fi, gmail indicates that I bought it from ebuyer 27/04/2007

    I mean... its possible theres some old SATA cabling in there... but that doesnt really count surely?
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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    Other than my optical drives it would have to be my Mobo, a Foxconn Sanfransisco 2, I just searched for it on the Foxconn website & it returns no results It took me forever to find the manual online (Which doesn't even make any reference to the Core 2 series CPUs, which came with the mobo)

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    The oldest bits of my main rig are the cpu, mobo, half of the RAM, the case, the monitor, and the keyboard, all bought December 2007.

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    probabily my sound card from 2004 audigy 2 zs

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    Re: Oldest part in your main rig?

    either my x-fi or my 2 x 250GB SATA1 WD RAID Edition Drives
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