BRAND NEW PC!

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  1. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    In 2005.
    I found this among some old papers.
    I remember building this PC. Parts bought from dabs.com
    One of the HDD was problematic as a series, but I was ok with it, IIRC.
    With that Radeon I played Doom 3 without performance issues.
    The CPU was of course good at the time.
    The RAM was enough.
    The motherboard was not my favorite, had some quality issues though I don't remember the details right now.
    The keyboard was fun, but short lived.
    The PSU/Case combo was fine. I actually liked that case a lot. Even though I had to break it when I had to open it and I couldn't find the key.
    The SB was the SB which drove me off SB due to a very particular issue it had for years without a fix. It literally made me not buy another sound card, I was THAT sick with it.
    When it worked perfectly it was awesome. When.
    The optical drive was fine IIRC.

    Just thought to share this with you.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    LOL! The title made me think you actually got a brand new rig and were really excited. :)
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I'm poor. No way I am going to buy a new PC now.
    Thankfully my 2014 based PC is doing fine.
     
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    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    Dude I've been around the world and seen some truly poor people. Like live on less than a dollar a day poor. Be thankful for what you have.
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I live in a relatively messed up country. Some people say that it's the "It could be worse" kind of thinking that's going to be the end of us. It makes people accept objectively horrible worsening of their situation. That's literally the popular wisdom, people say things like "Shht, it's good / it's good that it's not worse / at least it's not <whatever we're programmed to fear and isn't happening, but could happen if we try to change things and it goes wrong>".
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    And you got out of what I said the opposite?
     
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    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    Touche.

    You've got a point there, but I am a positive thinker, like super positive these days, I never let negativity cloud my mind, no matter what happens I roll with the punches. That is the only way to go.

    One of my high school friends had a saying. "You worry, you die. You don't worry, you still die. So why worry?".
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    Regarding the system, I would have been so jelly back in the day! In 2003, I think, we got a single core Athlon64 3000+, Radeon 9800Pro and I think a gig of RAM and I kept that until 2009 (I just did a forum search to check when I got the new kit :D )!
     
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    Well back to topic, alls I can remember is my PC at the time was running a X1600XT graphics card. :)

    Your PC on that invoice is quite killer.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    DFI.... it's been awhile since i saw that name arise.
     
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    I keep this in my wallet for shits and giggles... and to remind me how far we have come. This was my first computer. Posthumously called QB's 1st Toy (each new mother board get a new name, up to QB's 8th Toy now)... [​IMG]

    It's amazing how well old receipts stand up... try keeping a modern heat printed receipt for 23+ years LOL

    BTW this is $CDN and here is the list of gear that I think I can remember:
    Pentium 200 MMX
    32 MB of RAM
    4 MB S3 (??) Video
    4 GB (??) HDD
    SoundBlaster AWE-32
    33.6k modem
    CD-ROM

    I am sure some of this might not be quite right, but yeah... this was I think the 2nd or 3rd best package one could buy at the time :)

    QB
     
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    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    Reminds me of our first PC, an IBM Pentium 100.

    Also allow me to react properly:

     
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    I just did a look up of what $2,250 CDN equates to in today's dollars.... $3,395 CDN or $2,608 USD.... You can buy a lot of PC for $2,608 :p

    QB
     
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    I actually thought the same thing and wondered why it wasn't in the Show Your New Stuff section. LOL!
     
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    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    I would be soooo excited too, so yeah lol.

    Buying a new PC is always a joyous experience, and putting it together is fun as hell.

    I basically slap it together, then call on @Judas to do the cable management. :D
     
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    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    I completely forgot that site existed :confused:

    Solid GPU for the time! I remember the gist being that 2GB RAM was plenty then 4GB if you were a programmer or needed loads of RAM.
    Did anyone (home users) ever actually use dual-layer back then? I seem to recall those discs being really expensive.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I never used dual layer. At least from what I remember. Actually the whole system here didn't last long.
    I think I replaced it in like a year or so.
     
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    I got a couple empty dual layer discs sitting in a drawer somewhere.
     

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