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LOL What hardware golden oldies are you still using?

Discussion in 'General' started by aLtikal, 19 May 2018.

  1. aLtikal

    aLtikal 1338-One step infront of the pro's

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    So I'd completely forgotten that i still had a 36gb 10k raptor drive in my PC from roughly 10 years ago when I first bought it. The thing still works good as gold even now. But it's time for the skip because I don't want the extra heat and power consumption in my case. Or the weight. Jeez these drives weigh much more than any of my others!

    Pretty sure I should be ashamed of still having it lol. Who else is still using ancient hardware. Own up
     
  2. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I still actively use a Cambridge Computers Z88, released in 1988 and still going strong. My main keyboard, an IBM PC-AT Model F, is from a similar era, too.
     
  3. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    My wife.

    She's from the seventies.
     
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  4. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    My bicycle, it's older than me. A Batavus Bato from 1984-ish.
     
  5. Sajuuk

    Sajuuk Outsider who isn't welcome.

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    I have a bed/mattress that is ~ 20 years old; it's as stained with blood, sweat and other bodily fluids as you might not wish to imagine. I really need a new one...
     
  6. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Just flip it, good for another 20 :/
     
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  7. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Grandfathers service lighter and pocket knife, both from the late 30's
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    A 1940s [iirc] tin opener - one [well actually i have 2] like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Me, I'm from the sixties.
     
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  10. Behemoth

    Behemoth Timelord in training

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    I guess the oldest bit of tech I have is my Yamaha DSPA5 AV receiver. I keep looking for a reason to replace it too, but can't find a justifiable one when it still works and still sounds good.
     
  11. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    [​IMG]

    Athlon Tbird with 1gb ram and 3Dlabs Wildcat VP. Got a Sidewinder FFB wheel and pad too :)
     
  12. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Probably an old HDD from 2007 or My Schumacher Couger from the 80s I think.
     
  13. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    A heavily modified Marantz CD63 KI - 99.9% of what I listen to is streamed these days, but sometimes I spin up a disc just for funsies. It's still a cracking player, especially with all of the upgrades I've bestowed upon it over the years.
     
  14. Byron C

    Byron C No liability accepted as a result of this post

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    My Model M keyboards; one from 1989 and one from 1991.
     
  15. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Mine, like me, is from the sixties, still going strong if a little slower than she used to be, maybe she needs defragging?

    Me too...:clap::clap::clap:

    Back on topic, my Logitech Soundman X1 2.1 speakers were purchased new circa 1999-ish, still going strong in daily use on/under my desk. I can't seem to break them no matter how much I kick and drop them.
     
  16. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Oldest item I own: a catholic song book from the early 20th century (1907 or 1917, not sure). It was my grandfather's.

    Back on topic: a still fully functioning Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.6 GHz with a 8800 GTS, somewhere in the cellar.
     
  17. crazyg1zm0

    crazyg1zm0 Well-Known Member

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    Probably The watchguard Firebox in my network rack. Most of the rest is fairly recent now.
     
  18. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    I know this doesn't count and it's not actually in use but I have a BFG Ageia PhysX card sat in a draw, doubt it would play well with an Nvidia card though.
     
  19. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    I have a Sidewinder FFB Joystick....last I tried it still works. Under Win7 at least
     
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    Maxtor 200Gb from 2004.

    Been running pretty much 24/7 for at least 12 years now.

    Will probs be dead when I get home now I've posted this.
     

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