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What's the oldest component in your rig?

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

  1. ShakenNstirred

    Sgarrista

    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

    Gangster

    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

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Dec 2005

    Posts: 6,446

    Location: Reading, Berkshire

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

    Hitman

    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

    Capodecina

    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

    Capodecina

    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

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jul 2007

    Posts: 237

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

    Mobster

    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

    Capodecina

    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...

    SETUP /NM

    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

    Sgarrista

    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

    Soldato

    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

    Associate

    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

    Mobster

    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

    PK!
     
  19. Azza

    Caporegime

    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