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What's the oldest component in your rig?

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

  1. ShakenNstirred


    Joined: 5 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,854

    Location: sawley/ long eaton

    adaptec scsi card which is about 10 years old and 2 scsi cd rom &cdrw drives which are about 6-7 years old
    Last edited: 24 Jul 2007
  2. 1337z0r

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2006

    Posts: 1,900

    Location: Birmingham

    Most my hard drives are near 1.5 years old my case is the oldest thing as it was used on my first build. But it's still worth £100 off OCuK go thermaltake armour :D
  3. Mysteria


    Joined: 10 Dec 2003

    Posts: 122

    Location: Im here, where are you?

    My 120GB Hitachi HD is about 5 years old and used as my windows drive.
  4. Will_3rd


    Joined: 13 Dec 2005

    Posts: 6,446

    Location: Reading, Berkshire

    IDE DVD-ROM drive, about 2 years old
  5. rah^


    Joined: 27 May 2007

    Posts: 894

    Location: Leeds!

    Disk Drive ExcelSto r Technology SCSI Disk Device (76 GB)

    remember paying alot for it back then :(
  6. Craig321


    Joined: 2 May 2004

    Posts: 19,974

    Currently all the stuff in my PC is brand new :D - I even bought a new floppy drive when I got my PC ;)
  7. silversurfer


    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 19,202

    Location: Stanley Hotel, Colorado

    I havent owned a floppy disk drive in years, last one I bought was like a decade ago. No need now with bootable flash drives and all sorts
  8. JoeCooper


    Joined: 21 Jul 2007

    Posts: 237

    mine is... the HD, bought at chrismas. (rest is less than a day old)
  9. D.Roberts


    Joined: 3 Feb 2006

    Posts: 3,319

    Location: not sure

    got to be me hard drive western digi 75gb cavier adition but saying that me whole pc is old its an

    abit nf7-s
    amd laptop cpu clocked to buggery

    me newest part is my lovely 7600gt agp leadtec card hehe.
  10. FatRakoon


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,188

    Location: Behind you... Naked!

    Right, this thread again... Dug out some bits....

    386DX - IT LIVES!!!!

    Thrown it into a case, put a few bits to it, Throwing Win98 onto it as we speak, but then, its been chugging along trying to install it for over an hour now...


    Ah, the old DOS Switches eh?

    And a custom MSBATCH.INF sorted too!???

    Anyway, the Mobo is 1988 so thats just on 19 years old... Hang on... I got a 286 Leptop here that still works... its got 640MB and is Mono and wont even take Win 3 FFS! - Cool. Where is my GEM Floppies?
  11. Jonny L

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2006

    Posts: 1,856

    Location: Lincoln

    lol does it count if I find summin really old and put it in my case?
    I did have a 10 or more year old 40mm fan in my case on the northbridge, but it was way to loud lol.
  12. mysticsniper


    Joined: 1 May 2003

    Posts: 9,920

    Top film, one of my favourites. Just watched it again myself the other night. :)

    For me, my oldest component has to be my WD 74GB Raptor, its about 2 years old and still going strong :)
  13. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 28,506

    Location: Hampshire

    No :)

  14. jbloggs


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,961

    Location: NI

    Terratec DMX 6Fire 24/96, bought it secondhand, must be 3-4 years old by now, but still sounds great... ;)
  15. Jonny L

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2006

    Posts: 1,856

    Location: Lincoln

    oh :( , I do have a 10 to 12 year old test rig :D
  16. joseph67


    Joined: 4 Jul 2007

    Posts: 39

    The oldest component is....

    Me :)
  17. mattbill

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Sep 2006

    Posts: 1,109

    Mine would be:

    WD Raptor 74GB - crimbo 2005
    Cheiftec Dragon case - Jan 2006

    Raptor is noisy and the speed difference is that noticeable, yet I still can bring myself to sell it even though I could get something quiet and better lol.

    Dragon case I got as it had a load of space for airflow (this mattered lots as I had an old HP machine before and I was concerned about overheating which my HP suffered from). Now I think its slightly ugly but good airflow, so it'll do lol. Want a Antec P182 to replace it :)
  18. misterPK


    Joined: 18 Apr 2007

    Posts: 3,708

    Location: Probably in a river somewhere

    I have a 10 yr old (ish) 6GB Samsung hard drive in my current rig i built 2 years ago. It came from an old P2 350MHz PC that used to be my parents that I was striping for the screws, cables and floppy drive. Dunno why I put it in really, thought as it was still alive it might as well be used for backup or something.

    When I put my system (A64 3700, x800...) together and turned it on for the first time, I wasnt quite expecting it to boot into Windows 98..... :D

  19. Azza


    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

    Posts: 35,801

    Location: Birmingham

    DVD-RW, hard drive and monitor all bought for my first rig built about May 06 or was it 05 i can not remember now.
  20. Munky1080

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,593

    Location: Gravesend, Kent

    Mine are:
    Canon BJC-1000, it's about 9 or 10 years old
    a Maxtor 20GB harddrive (my only harddrive!) from 2001 i think I got it, maybe 2000
    and a 14" CRT monitor, it's ANCIENT, don't even know when we got it, my guess is over 10 years ago