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Other Your rig(s) - 2000 vs. 2010

Discussion in 'General' started by TheMusician, 3 Jan 2010.

  1. TheMusician

    TheMusician Audio/Tech Enthusiast/Historian

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    2000:

    Manufacturer: Packard Bell - Modified
    CPU: Intel Pentium P54CS, 150MHz
    RAM: 64MB PC66 SDRAM
    GPU: Integrated
    HDD: 12GB Seagate 5400RPM ATA
    Other Drives: Maxtor 8x CD-ROM IDE
    Networking: U.S. Robotics 56Kbps Phone/Fax Modem
    OS: Microsoft Windows 95

    Today:

    Manufacturer: None, Self-Built
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 545, 3.0GHz
    RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-1066
    GPU: XFX ATi Radeon HD4850 1GB PCI-E
    HDD: 120GB Seagate 7200RPM SATA
    Other Drives: Mad Dog 16x DL DVD+/-RW IDE
    Networking: Gigabyte 10/100/1000Mbps LAN, Rosewill 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Adapter
    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate x64

    My rig in 2000 was already 4 years old, and since I was only 8, I was happy with it.
    As you can see on my current system, I'm in need of a new hard drive or two.
     
  2. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    2000: I have no idea, Some Gateway system with a Pentium II..Or was it 3?

    2010: SIig
     
  3. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Um, err, to the best of my knowledge:

    2000: AMD K6/2 450mhz, 128MB of whatever RAM, 8.4gb Seagate HDD, and I think it was a S3 Savage 3D 32MB and windows 98

    2010: Whatever's in a Macbook. 2ghz something-or-other + 2gb ram? :D
     
  4. GingerFox

    GingerFox New Member

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    Ooh a packard bell of some description, Pentium 3, 8gb hdd some kinda integrated ati graphics, dial up modem and windows 98. Apparantly it cost my parents about a grand, mental compared to nowadays. And now i gots a q660, 4gb ram, about 2.5tb of hdd space, hd5770 and windows 7:)
     
  5. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I can hardly remember my old setup. I can remember my old laptop from 2003 though:

    2000:

    Manufacturer: Advent
    CPU: Intel Celeron M 1.4GHz
    RAM: 256MB RAM
    GPU: Integrated SiS 64Mb
    HDD: 40GB 5400RPM ATA
    Other Drives: Matshita DVD Multidrive
    Networking: Some integrated POS
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home

    Today:

    Manufacturer: None, Self-Built
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 2.5GHz
    RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800
    GPU: XFX nVidia GeForce 8600GT 256Mb PCI-E
    HDD: 80Gb + 1Tb Western Digital 7200RPM SATA
    Other Drives: Optiarc 16x DL DVD+/-RW IDE
    Networking: Integrated
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 RC (for now)
     
  6. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    2000:

    Manufacturer: HP
    CPU: Intel Celeron M 1.6GHz
    RAM: 256MB RAM
    GPU: ???
    HDD: 60GB 7200RPM ATA
    Other Drives: HP cd writer
    Networking: ???
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home



    Manufacturer: self
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    RAM: 2Gb (2x1gb) DDR2-800
    GPU: Ati 2600xt
    HDD: 320GB Seagate, two 750Gb WD Blacks in RAID 1
    Other Drives: 1 Lite on and 1 Pioneer DVD burner
    Networking: Integrated
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Pro
     
  7. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    you're insane

    there were no 1.6ghz cpu back in 2000
     
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  8. Idioteque

    Idioteque Telephasic Mongoose

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    2000:

    Manufacturer: Time Computers
    CPU: Intel Pentium 200mhz MMX
    RAM: 96MB RAM
    GPU: Not a clue, but I think it was some 4MB S3 thing.
    HDD: 8GB 5400rpm ATA
    Other Drives: CD ROM Cheesecake.
    Networking: USB Broadband modem, remember those? I'd never heard of a router.
    OS: Microsoft Windows 98SE



    Manufacturer: Self
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750@ 3.6Ghz
    RAM: 2Gb (2x1gb) DDR2
    GPU: BFG 8800GTS 640MB
    HDD: 1TB Seagate SATA, 250GB Maxtor IDE
    Other Drives: 1 NEC Bluray-ROM, 1 Xbox 360 HD-DVD ROM
    Networking: Integrated
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate


    Ah, progress.
     
  9. Idioteque

    Idioteque Telephasic Mongoose

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    He's right you know... the first celeron to clear even 1.2Ghz was back in 2001.
     
  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    You're expecting me to remember the computer hardware I had in 2000


    You sir are the insane one :eyebrow:
     
  11. Lucy2005

    Lucy2005 New Member

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    2000: technically its from like 1996 or somthing so its hard to remember! i didnt upgrade till 2002! :eeek:

    Manufacturer: Special Reserve (anyone remember them?)
    CPU: Intel Pentium Pro 150mhz
    RAM: 16mb (i think)
    GPU: matrox mystique (again im not sure)
    HDD: 6 or 8GB IDE (might have been slightly bigger i remember i always used to think i had 2hdd's because it was partitioned!)
    Other Drives: CD drive
    Networking: i didnt have the internet back then :(
    OS: Microsoft Windows 95

    Today:

    Manufacturer: None, Self-Built
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
    RAM: 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2-800
    GPU: XFX nVidia GeForce 9600GSO 786Mb PCI-E
    HDD: 120GB old crappy WD IDE + 750GB Samsung Spinpoint 7200RPM SATA
    Other Drives: Optiarc 16x DL DVD+/-RW IDE
    Networking: Integrated
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

    Funny thing is i wish i still had that old pc, i miss playing games like blade runner and privateer 2, which simply dont work under xp or win7 :waah:
     
  12. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    2000

    [​IMG]

    2nd hand Compaq Deskpro

    Pentium 2 clocked at 333mhz
    256mb SD-RAM
    matrox millenium II
    Creative sound blaster
    6.4Gb HDD boot
    30Gb Storage

    would have used the 30Gb for all, but didn't have an OS install disc, it came with win98 already on, and we were on a slow pay as you go dial up internet to downloading wasn't an option.

    This got painted black, and has been the quietest machine i have ever owned!

    2010

    [​IMG]

    technically since 2008/9

    Q6600
    DFI P45
    4GB DDR2
    GTX280
    meh rest is in my sig!
     
  13. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    if you don't know don't post some random rig from later years

    back in 2000 I was using a Supra R computer with a 166Mhz Pentium, 32MB of RAM, a PowerVR 4MB 3D accelerator I never really knew the name of,a Fujitsu 1GB 4500RPM HD and a 17GB 5400RPM Maxtor
     
  14. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    my old rig is my current one. I just sat on it, fired up Crysis and rode it back through time.

    "when this baby hits 88FPS, we're gonna see some serious ****"
     
  15. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    Can't be 100% sure since it's such a long time ago, but guessing roughly from the PC i got for Uni + a years of upgrades, it's likely this:

    2000:

    Manufacturer: Can't remember offhand, i'll update this if/when i remember
    CPU: AMD K6-2 300mhz, by then overclocked to 333mhz though
    RAM: 64MB PC100 SDRAM
    GPU: 32MB S3 Savage4 PCI version (to replace the onboard, slower-than-software-rendering, SIS 8mb onboard GPU)
    HDD: 4GB Seagate 5400RPM ATA +12GB Seagate 5400RPM ATA (ironically, despite seagate being the 'reliable' brand at the time, in a year both drives died and the replacement 4gb drive died again, put me off Seagate for years)
    Other Drives: CD-ROM of some description
    Networking: 56k modem
    OS: Microsoft Windows 95 SE*

    *supplied as a non-bootable CD-ROM and a floppy boot disk containing the correct drivers, but not configured at all.
    This was the hardcore way to learn DOS: no manual, just a non-functioning boot disk, non-functioning PC and a DOS prompt, with the internet being a 30min bus ride away to the nearest uni building... i still feel the pain ^^
    Also, the 50/50 chance of the supplied USB patch for win95 nuking your install or working was fun too :p

    Today:

    Manufacturer: None, Self-Built
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720, 3.4GHz
    RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3
    GPU: Sapphire ATi Radeon HD4890 1GB PCI-E
    HDD: 1TB Samsung F1 x2, 64GB Corsair P64 SSD
    Other Drives: Sata 16x DL DVD+/-RW
    Networking: onboard gigabit
    OS: Win7 Home Premium x64
     
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  16. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    It may have been around 2002 when we got that computer
     
  17. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    Compaq Deskpro 2000

    (Win 98 SE, 194Mb RAM, and running MS Office 2000)

    In all fairness it was probably a bit later than 2000... but it was my 1st computer and I got it in '01 2nd hand :p
     
  18. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    in 2000 I Had my Toshiba Satellite 440CDT with a Pentium MMX 133mhz, 32MB EDO Kingston KTM-2X64V/SPL, 1.4Go HDD, Win98 & a D-link DFE-650 100mbps fast ethernet card. A 12'' tft Screen.
     
  19. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Pretty much this but with a really bad graphics card

    Either that or we still had the 386

    Now I have my old Athlon 64 X2, 2GB RAM, Must be about a TB of hard drive space now, 7800GTX
     
  20. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    2000

    I had a Pentium 200MMX
    Matrox Millenium 1 PCI GPU
    Tyan Tomcat motherboard
    64MB RAM.. I think
    Quantum Fireball hard drive... can't remember how big.

    2010

    As sig file.
     

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