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What's the oldest component in your rig?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by HangTime, 15 Oct 2006.

  1. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 28,506

    Location: Hampshire

    Just wondering what the oldest component you have in your main system is? Needs to be a proper item i.e. not a fan, IDE cable or something silly like that. Also an actual part of the base unit rather than that grotty ps2 keyboard you've had since school, complete with 16 packets of crisps and half a head of hair embedded in it....

    For me, it's my memory - 2*512 Twinmos PC3200 purchased from OcUK 3 years ago.


    ...actually on reflection it's my floppy drive I've had for years, but that's too boring :p
  2. _PD_


    Joined: 30 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,904

    Location: 16,000ft

    Hmmm. 9800Pro I think.
  3. 2StepSteve


    Joined: 24 Apr 2006

    Posts: 6,011

    Location: SE England

    The Arctic silver 5, being at least 10months old is the oldest thing inside my comp :)... EDIT: infact i lied.. one of the seagates is way way older prob 6 yrs old and still going strong.
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  4. ganesh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Sep 2006

    Posts: 2,365

    Location: Wiltshire

    A 16gb maxtor ata 100, probably 6+ years old, it was given to me in an old system, and i've had it about 5 years myself. It's still going strong, and i use it for backing up save games and program executables.
  5. barclay03


    Joined: 11 Oct 2006

    Posts: 35

    Location: Glasgow

    my current rig... UV cold cathode from my old system, so about 2 years old
  6. Bug One


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,721

    Location: Sandwich, Kent

    Hard drive and DVDRW

    Everything else is new.
  7. fornowagain


    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,835

    Location: UK

    31/4 FDD 6 years+
  8. Kmodo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Oct 2006

    Posts: 2,237

    Over 1 and a half year old 600w arctic JEANTEC PSU from *No competitors!* (could not wait :rolleyes: ) and its still going strong! only quibble is I have to use it UPSIDEDOWN? ever since I first got it, other wise it makes stupid loud TICKING noises during high workloads :mad: . Luckily I have always had full towers so it can draw air from above and like this its silent!!! :p
  9. bootup05


    Joined: 24 Feb 2006

    Posts: 71

    Location: Essex

    Damn! Had the same PSU as you got and mine died within the month, got a refund though :)

    BTW, don't want to worry you but my Jeantech started ticking also and this was around 2 weeks before it died.

    Had it running at i28 for a few hours and the thing just died :confused:
    tryed new cables and everything and it kept blowing fuses!
    Had to get a new PSU while I was there, set me back £97 but was worth it!


    Oldest thing in my system has to be a 512MB stick of Elixir ram, about a year old I think now..
  10. dbmzk1


    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,214

    Location: Stockport / Manchester

    My Audigy.

    Oh and the power cable, which is the same one I have used since about 1996 :p
  11. tzang

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,450

    Location: London, UK

    My LS120 drive, do they still exist? :D
  12. Darg


    Joined: 6 Sep 2006

    Posts: 6,231

    Location: London

    Toss up between my RAM and my 80GB HDs. Both about 3 years old now. DVD-RW drive is the same. Not sure how old the Audigy 2 card I have is but it still sounds amazing.
  13. hp7909


    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    Creative SB Audigy :o Then I think its the case :(
  14. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I'm not sure whether it is cheating here by me replying, all my components in the main PC are the same age at around 2 years old, beyond that it would have been my mouse(Intellimouse Explorer v3) which I've had for about 6 years until I replaced it recently with a G7.
  15. Nutbusta


    Joined: 4 Oct 2004

    Posts: 790

    Oldest to newest:

    Enermax 460w PSU (dunno if it will stand upto going core2due though?)

    Audigy oem (£50 inc from OcUK, thankyou)

    36GB Raptor (Noisey child will be up for adoption soon!)
  16. Felix Da Housecat


    Joined: 4 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,677

    Location: In a wheelie bin

    I guess the oldest part is the hard drive in my icy box as I got that for my last pc.

    The rest of the pc was purchased at the same time, then a new keyboard and mouse came along, then a few months back I got a new monitor.
  17. MeatLoaf


    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,270

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Well the oldsest stuff actually in my rig is the pair of maxtor HDDs, had them just over a year.

    But the oldest trhing i still use is a Plextor Premium CDRW which is in an external caddy
  18. Echo toxin


    Joined: 29 Jun 2006

    Posts: 470

    Location: Cheshire

    Probably my WD 200Gb Caviar drive at 2 years old. The rest of it was only built about 14 months ago and even now original bits have been palmed off to my Dad and I've bought new.
  19. Tetras


    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 3,732

    Audigy 2 ZS, I think. Though the Seasonic S12 is quite old (though I actually moved it to another system), as are the Seagate 7200.7 hard drives :)
  20. kmistry

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,089

    Location: Leicester

    HAHA This one's easy ! Look at my sig, lol and theres also a sound Blaster Live Digital 5.1 card!

    I think I've had my computer @ just about 4 years (or it will be in january) But upgrading next week \o/ :)