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    Timeline of computer purchases

    OK, so the PC is 25 years old. This led me to thinking about all the PCs I've owned. Here's my timeline of major PC purchases (I've not bothered with all the numerous upgrades). Also I've only mentioned my main computer otherwise the list would go on and on...


    Olivetti 8086 10Mhz, 640Kb RAM, 20Mb HDD , 3.5" FDD, 14" VGA Monitor

    Evesham 486SX 25Mhz, 4Mb RAM, 100Mb HDD, 14" SVGA
    Upgraded to 486DX2-66 & 8Mb RAM !!!

    Scan Pentium 100, 100Mhz, 8Mb EDO RAM, 850Mb HDD, 15" SVGA

    Evesham Pentium II-450, 450Mhz, 128Mb SDRAM, 10Gb HDD, 8Mb AGP, 19" CRT

    Custom Build - Duron 800, OC to 1,000Mhz, 128Mb RAM, 2 x 30Gb RAID 0 HDD, 128Mb ATI 8500, 19" CRT

    Custom Build - AlthonXP-1500, 256Mb, 2 x 30Gb RAID 0 HDD, 128Mb ATI 8500, 19" CRT

    Custom Build - AthlonXP 2100, 512Mb, 40Gb, 128Mb ATI 9500, 1 x 19" TFT & 1 x 19" CRT

    Custom Build - Pentium 4 3.0Ghz Northwood @3.4Ghz, 1.5Gb DDR, 150Gb Raptor, 128Mb nVidia 6600GT, 2 x 19" TFT


    OK, I'm sure you can all do a lot better... Let's see..

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    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
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    Not purchased myself:
    Spectrum 128K +2
    Comodore CDTV (yeah yeah, i know)
    386 Toshiba 'portable' : 25Mhz, 4MB, 102MB, 4 shade orange plasma screen built in

    Purchased myself:
    • Escom P133, 16MB, 1.3GB, 2MB ATI graphics, 15" Monitor

    • Custom Built AMD 200MHZ, 2x 8GB, 256MB, Matrox Mystique, AWE64 Gold, Sony caddy loading 2x8 CD-R (no RW), 17" DaeTek (Daewoo) Monitor

    • Custom Build Celeron 300 o/c 400, 32MB Matrox G200, 256MB, 2x8GB, 17" Digital (as in DEC bought by Compaq)
    Added an Adaptec 2940W SCSI controller, Plextor Ultraplex 40x, Plextor 8x2x20 and Pioneer DVD-ROM a bit later

    • Custom Build Shuttle SFF Athlon 1800, 512MB, 80GB, HP Omnibook 500 Laptop, upgraded to 512MB

    • Custom Build Athlon Mobile 2200+, 512MB, 60GB, Nvidia 5200, 19" Viewsonic TFT (sold to parents)

    • HP Pavilion DV1100, upgraded to 2GB and replaced the 5400rpm dirve with a 7200rpm Travelstar 60GB

    i could dig out more info on each setup, and obviously there were upgrades and quite a lot of external hardware miched in there too

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    not sure of the specs of the earlier ones i was only a kid

    Spectrum
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    Custom built Athlon 1700+ 512mb DDR GeForce 3, DVD/CD-RW, DVD-RW, 160GB HD
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    Contrary to the odd name and translucent-grey color, Pocari Sweat does not taste like sweat
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    Main PC
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    Server - Athlon XP 1700+, 1GB, 500GB HD
    Laptop - Compaq AMD Turion 64 X2, 60GB HD, 1GB
    Media Centre Shuttle - P4 3.0 Skt 775 Shuttle, 1GB, 120GB HD
    NAS - 400GB
    Home Entertainment - Xbox 360 with 37" HD LCD TV, Acoustic Energy Aegis EVO A speakers (5,1), Yamaha RXV359 AV reciever
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    commodore 64
    some 22mhz processor 1 meg ram nimbus thing
    486 laptop
    p3 450 packard bell
    celeron 2.2+512mb ram mx440 se
    custom build athlon xp 3000 lanparty nf2 ultra 1gig ram fx5600 ultra
    custom build final pc has had
    amd 64 3200/3400/3700 s754 then on 939 3000/3500
    had 6800/6800gt/7800gt/x1800xt now back to another 6800gt
    memory ocz eb 1gb 2-2-2-5/corsair xms c2pt 1gb/mushkin blue2gig/now 1 gig geil ultra dragons
    motherboards too many to list

    AS YOU CAN PROBABLY TELL I LIKE TO UPGRADE

    way too much

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