*Post your hardware progression since joining Guru3D*

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Skyline1010, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Sash

    Sash Ancient Guru

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    When i first came here, i had problems wtih a GeForce FX 5800.
    The system in which that POS was installed in was a Pentium 4 Northwood with HT at 2.8 GHZ. Motherboard was stock Intel 865 PERL. It had a 120 GB HDD, and 1 gig of ram. The soundcard was an Audigy 2.
    IT STILL WORKS TODAY! I sold it to my best friend but the PSU died, oh that was a Chieftech 450W PSU belonging to a Chieftech case.
    Then i had my first build ever, my pride and joy:
    Core 2 Duo E6750 which i upgraded to a E8500 last summer, motherboard was Asus P5N32-E SLI. It had 4 gigs of DDR2 ram, two 8800 GT in SLI, a 160 GB HDD which i changed to a 320 in the summer. Audigy X-FI eXreme Music, a Corsair TX 650 PSU and the case was Antec 900.
    Now i have a killer lanbox which i never transport it lol because i study in another country and i wanted it to be easy to transport with me. Once i get my bachelour i will change the case and maybe go watercooling, who knows
     
  2. Keitosha

    Keitosha Ancient Guru

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    Because this guy is soooo famous, i would vote for the most awesome post in this topic, given his track record. ;)
     
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  3. snip3r_3

    snip3r_3 Ancient Guru

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    Well heres my record. I've visted Guru3d before but never registered.
    It's more of evolution with a few sudden jumps. Bolded text means it changed.

    Previous

    CPU :: P4 1.8Ghz Northwood
    RAM :: SDRAM 133Mhz
    Motherboard :: (I totally forgot) 845 chipset?
    Sound : SB Live!
    Graphics :: FX5700
    HDD :: Hitachi 180GB IDE
    PSU :: Some Dell 250W Server PSU (quite good actually)
    OS :: 2000 + XP

    Registered with Guru3d and then got the computer below (my first build) :)

    Late 2004

    CPU :: Pentium 4 530 @ 3.6 (reached 3.8~4GHz but got hot)
    RAM :: 1.5GB DDR2-533 (2x256MB + 2x512MB) Kingston Valueram
    Motherboard :: ASUS P5AD2 Premium 925X
    Sound :: Onboard CMI 9880
    Graphics :: Chaintech 6600GT with NV6 Cooler
    HDD :: Seagate 200GB SATA1 7200.7 + Hitachi 180GB IDE
    PSU :: FSP 350W
    OS :: Win XP Pro

    Early 2006

    CPU :: P4 530 @ 3.6
    RAM :: 2GB ADATA DDR2-800 (2X1GB)
    Motherboard :: P5AD2 Premium 925X
    Graphics :: 7900GS 256MB + VF700
    HDD :: Seagate 200GB 7200.7 + Seagate 300GB 7200.8
    PSU :: FSP 350W
    OS :: XP + Vista 32bit

    Late 2006 or early 2007

    CPU :: C2D 6550 @ 2.8
    RAM :: 4GB ADATA DDR2-800 (2X2GB)
    Motherboard :: ASUS P5B Premium P965
    Sound :: Onboard ADI 1988B
    Graphics :: 7900GS 256MB
    HDD :: Seagate 200GB + 300GB
    PSU :: FSP 350W
    OS :: Vista 32bit + Vista 64bit (XP died)

    Late 2007

    CPU :: C2D 6550 @ 3.2
    Cooler :: Thermaltake TMG i1
    RAM :: 4G OCZ Reaper DDR2-1066 (2X2GB)
    Motherboard :: ASUS Maximus Formula X38
    Sound :: Supreme FX2 (ADI 1988B)
    Graphics :: ASUS 9800GT TOP (128SP)
    HDD :: Seagate 250 x 3 7200.10 + 320GB 7200.10 (Matrix RAID 0+1, old 300GB broke, got 320 back through RMA...)
    PSU :: Silverstone Element 500W
    OS :: Vista 32 (School/production programs)+ 64 (Games)
    Case :: CoolerMaster 690

    2009

    Old Rig
    + 2X 1TB Seagate 7200.12
    + CM V8

    New
    CPU :: i7 920 Slightly OC'ed
    Cooler :: CM V8
    RAM :: 6GB OCZ Plat DDR3-1333
    Motherboard :: ASUS P6T
    Sound :: X-Fi Titanium (want to replace)
    Graphics :: ASUS GTX285
    HDD :: WD 2X 1TB Caviar Black
    PSU :: OCZ 700W Modular
    OS :: Vista 64 + W7 RC
    Case :: CoolerMaster 830


    P5B runs the P4 now (at stock and @ 1.325v, surprisingly cool) with a 8400GS + 200GB HDD, works fine to play blu-ray videos in the living room and as a game server when required.

    Maximus runs the C2D + 9800GT, still used often.

    Even the old P4 1.8 machine still works! It's in the basement and is sometimes used by my dad since it has 2x serial interface and multiple PCI slots which can be used to connect to some of his "semiconductor designing devices" and a few EEPROM writers, and other old but useful stuff.

    My ASUS 16X DVD IDE burner still works even though it has stayed with me for 5 years :) It has a few new companions now.

    Casualties/Issues
    Gigabyte FX5700 - After arguing with the support center (no receipt, past warranty :p), free repair (blown VRM)

    6600GT - Died twice, got new cards back through RMA. Excellent support from Chaintech, since I chipped the core by pressing the HSF once, and the second time was because I accidently shorted out the card (bad installation of HSF) which resulted in the VRM blowing up (literally, black smoke + charred PCB).

    ASUS P5AD2 Premium - Became a stubborn board, turns on only if it wants to. Was a good overclocker and stable board though. Used it for a long time (and as secondary workstation/server).

    P5B - Doesn't like to overclock the P4, always remains at stock regardless of BIOS. Strangely I can undervolt it to 1.325v, resulting in a Prescott that doesnt go over 54c ...

    Mysterious brand (I think OEM) 845(?) Socket 478 board, there are like 10+ blown capacitors but it still works like its brand new. All the ports work, and its extremely stable. FX5700 still plugged on this.

    Seagate 300GB 7200.8 HDD, died mysteriously one day. Lost a bunch of data (from then on I do RAID 0+1 with important data on the mirror).




    Wow.. It's been a long time since I've joined :) I was a kid (was in Jr. High) when I joined :p
     
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  4. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    Well in that case just knock off the first item in every list, now edited.

    And yes you do ;)
     
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  5. PCboy650

    PCboy650 Master Guru

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    GPU:
    EVGA GTX680 SLI
    CPU: C2D E6320 ---- C2Q Q8400

    Motherboard: MSI 945GCM ---- MSI P45T-C51

    PSU: Unknown 550Watt ---- thermaltake 400Watt ---- CM 650Watt

    GPU: MSI 8500GT 256Mb ---- Inno3D 8600GT 512Mb ---- MSI 9500GT 1GB OC ---- MSI GTX 275 Twin Frozr OC

    Case: Gigabyte 3D Aurora ---- CM 690

    Memory: 2GB 667MHz ---- 4GB 667MHz

    Screen: Unknown 15.6" ---- Philips 19" ---- Philips 24"

    HDD: WD 250GB ---- WD 250GB + WD 500GB
     
  6. chrishathaway

    chrishathaway Member Guru

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    GPU:
    GTX670 @ 1105/1645
    CPU

    AMD XP 3200+ > AMD X2 3800+ > AMD X2 6000+ > Intel i7 920


    Motherboard


    Gigabyte Atlon XP Board! > Asus M2N > Asus P6TD Deluxe


    Graphics

    ATI X800 > ATI X1950 > ATI HD3850 > ATI HD4850 > ATI HD4870


    Ram

    1gb DDR 333 > 2gb DDR 400 > 4gb DDR2-800 > 6gb DDR3-1600


    Hard Drive

    500gb HDD Total Space > 1TB > 1.5TB > 2.5TB


    PSU

    400w antec PSU > Thermaltake Toughpower 750w (Done me proud for 3 years now!)


    O/S

    Win XP Pro > Vista 64 > Win7 64 > Back to Vista 64! LOL
     
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  7. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    2x HD7970
    E6850 > E8400 > Q9650
    P35C-DS3R > X48-DS4 > ASUS MAXIMUS II FORMULA
    Corsair 2x2GB PC2-6400 > G.SKILL 2x2GB PC2-8500 (8GB for a while) > G.SKILL 2x2GB PC2-9600
    X1900 > 8800GT > 4870X2 > 4890 > 2 x 4890's
    HDD: 250GB > 2x250GB > 1.5GB > 2.5GB > 2.75GB.....
    OCZ 600W > BE QUIET! DARK POWER PRO 1200W
    AKASA ZEN > AKASA OMEGA > COOLER MASTER COSMOS S
     
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  8. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    I got my PC a few months before I joined so:
    Basically 3 PCs so I will number them.
    [1 - 2005]. [2 - 2006]. [3 - Feb 2010].

    CPU:
    [1] P4 550 3.4ghz ---> [2] Pentium D 830 3.0ghz ---> [3] Pentium Dual Core 45nm E6500 2.93ghz

    Mobo:
    [1] MSI 7091 ---> [2] MSI 7204 ---> [3] Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4

    Ram:
    [1] 512mb ---> [2] 1GB ---> [2] 3GB ---> [3] 3GB ---> [3] 4GB

    GPU:
    [1] Nvidia 128mb 6610xl ---> [2] Nvidia 128mb 6700xl ---> [2] Nvidia 256mb 7650GS ---> [2] Nvidia 512mb 8800GT ---> [3] Nvidia 512mb 8800GT


    Hopefully that makes sense, not gonna do any other parts, especially HDDs, had to many to count.
     
  9. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    I wonder where that X48 came from?:nerd::cheers:
     
  10. Wanny

    Wanny Guest

    P4 3,4 Ghz HT =======> i7 920
    2 gb DDR2 533 mhz ===> 6gb 1600mhz DDR3
    7600 gt ============> GTX 260s
    Antec 500 watts =====> HX850
    P5N32-SLI deluxe ====> P6T deluxe V2
     

  11. Ghostsniper64

    Ghostsniper64 Active Member

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    XFX HD6870
    Pentium 4 @2.8GHz --> Athlon II X4 630 O.C @ 3.1GHz
    ATI x1550 ---> HD 4200 @ 795MHz
    .5GB of DDR2 667 --> 2GB of DDR2 667 ----> 4GB G Skill DDR3 1333 @1.65V
    150W PSU ---> 530W Raidmax modular PSU
    Generic Dell case ---> Raidmax Quantum Case
    12" LCD monitor 1064x876? 4:3 (square) --> 20" HP 2009m LCD 1600x900 16:9
    Windows XP 32 bit --> Linux --> Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit --> Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    Big, BIG changes xD

    My current budget gaming build w/ short review in sidebar
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bi0CBpkJ7E
     
  12. Adicto

    Adicto Master Guru

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    See my Sig, been using this rig since 2008 Mid year (June)
     
  13. inklimited

    inklimited Ancient Guru

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    LOL, when I first started, I commandeered my step dads computer. First I added a Radeon 9550 and and extra 512MB I got off my friend. Then upgraded the Athlon 2400 to a Core2Duo E6700, bought some RAM which at the time I thought was cheap but turned out to be really good. didn't have anywhere near enough wattage for anything, so I got my first OCZ PSU, a Stealth. Then added a 3870. Didn't like the performance I was getting running the 3870 basically in AGP mode, so I bought an X38 Gigabyte board, and a Q9450 and donated the 6700+old board to my mate for giving me the 9550. Upgraded the 3870 about a year later to a 275 and bought a 22" while I was at it.

    Then I blew up my computer with an insect and had to buy a new PSU, another Stealth lol, and a cheap mobo.

    Getting some DDR2 1066 later this week.
     
  14. kapu

    kapu Ancient Guru

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    CPU -> AMD Athlon 1700+ -> AMD Sempron 2800+ -> Intel C2E6300 -> Intel C2E8400->Intel i5 750.

    GPU -> GeForce 5900XT -> GeForce 6600GT -> GeForce 7900GS -> GeForce 8800GTS320 -> Radeon HD4870.

    Thats about what is important xD.
     
  15. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    :) :grin:

    BTW the whole locking up thing just suddenly stopped and it's been working fine since so, yeah, PC fairies.
     

  16. maleficarus™

    maleficarus™ Banned

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    GPU:
    ASUS GTX460 800/1600/4000
    CPU:
    P4 3.4 GHz Prescott ---> E8400 OC'd to 3.6GHz

    Motherboard:
    Asus P4C800-E ---> Asus P5GD2-X ---> Asus P5Q

    Memory:
    4x512MB Corsair Value Select DDR2-667 (can only run it DDR2-600 due to chipset limitation) ---> 2x1GB Corsair XMS DDR2-800 4-4-4-12

    Video Card:
    Asus 7600GS TOP 256MB ---> Asus 9600GT 512MB

    Audio Card:
    Sound Blaster Audigy2 Zs ---> Asus Xonar DS

    Hard Drive:
    Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA150 ---> Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA300 NCQ

    DVDRW:
    Asus 20x Lightscribe

    Power Supply:
    Enermax 350W ---> Antec 380W ---> Antec 500W

    Monitor:
    Samsung Syncmaster 19" CRT ---> Acer X213W 22" LCD

    Case:
    Antec 4480B Mini Tower

    Still using good old XPPRO (SP3) athough I'm just about ready to switch to W7 me thinks!
     
  17. Postalisback

    Postalisback Ancient Guru

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    MSI GTX 760 TwinFrozr 2GB
    My latest upgrade (which I did almost a month ago now) :) :-

    Motherboard : ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 --> Gigabyte GA-EP43T-USB3

    CPU : Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 2.2GHz --> E2200 @ 2.93GHz

    RAM : 2x1GB Crucial PC3200 DDR --> 1x2GB Kingston Value PC3-8500 DDR3

    GPU : Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro AGP 512MB/Sapphire Radeon 4870 QP PCI-E 1024MB

    Drives : Pioneer DVR-116BK 16x IDE DVD Drive > Samsung SH-S223C 22x SATA DVD Drive

    Very pleased with it, just want a new cpu and hard drive now and I'm sorted :thumbup:
     
  18. moab600

    moab600 Ancient Guru

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    Now this is interesting... i keep up the mood:

    2000-my FIRST pc, Pentium I 133MHZ, SVGA 2MB Onboard, Creative Live, windows 98.

    2003- Pentium II(yeah i know, had a ruff time...) 233MHZ, Voodoo 3 3000 then Voodoo 3 3500, 64mb ram SDRAM,windows 98.

    2004- Pentium III 450MHZ-800MHZ, 256mb ram, Geforce 4000, Geforce FX5200, windows xp.

    2005- Pentium IV 1.7GHZ, Asus motherboard, 512mb ram, geforce FX5200 then FX5500 and then the legendary ATI Radeon 9550.

    2006- AMD(at LAST) Sempron 2800+ 1.6Ghz OC to 2.4GHZ, 1GB ram, Geforce 7600GT, 1GB ram, windows xp.

    2007- AMD Athlon 64(Q12007), AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2.75GHZ, 2GB ram, ATI Radeon X1950GT oced to PRO, windows xp.

    2008- AMD64 X2 4000+, 4GB ram, ATI Radeon HD3850, Windows xp(Q12008) then Windows Vista.

    2009- Q12009- AMD64 X2 4000+,4GB Ram, HD4850, windows 7 prebeta\Beta.
    Q22009- AMD Phenom II X3 710 oced and unlocked Phenom II X4 955 3.4GHZ, 4GB Ram, ATI Radeon HD4850, windows 7 RTM.

    2010- AMD PHII X4 955, 4GB Ram, ATI Radeon HD5850 1GB, Windows 7 rtm.

    as u can see until late 2009, i had hard time to catch technology.
     
  19. chrishathaway

    chrishathaway Member Guru

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    me too!

    AMD X2 6000+ > i7 920 = massive performance difference! :)

    Personally, I'm happier being on my first Intel, after years of faithful AMD's

    The reason? Just because of the awesome power, OC potential and the chipset being ready for the next generation of cpu's!
     
  20. moab600

    moab600 Ancient Guru

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    I chose AMD at 2006 from the same reasons!!! :D
     

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