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Other Your rig(s) - 2000 vs. 2010

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

  1. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Great idea for a thread!

    Sony Vaio PCV-120!

    Played Diablo, SC and WC2 on it.. Sony had some insane software installed on it.. So much fun.. In 02(?) I got a new PC, some Dell with 2GB RAM and a 3.0GHz P4 Prescott (~$3000 total).

    I got into PCs two years later, and cried for a very long time about my poor choices..

    Pshaw.

    Right now all I have actually working is the sig "pc". ;-(
     
  2. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Those things were the pinnacle of awesome in terms of HDDs back in the day.
     
  3. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    I cant remember 100% but around that time I know I was going from a 200Mhz MMX Pentium chip to my newer rig as my parents split.
    So it's all best guess really.


    2000
    Brand: Self Built
    CPU: K6-2 500Mhz
    Ram: 64MB
    GPU: 16MB Voodoo Banshee (Creative branded)
    CD: 2x CD-RW
    HDD: 4GB, Samsung I think.
    OS: Win98

    2010
    Brand: Self Built
    CPU: Intel C2D E6300 (1.8Ghz stock) @ 2.2Ghz
    Ram: 8GB Geil 800Mhz 5-5-5-15
    GPU: 896MB GTX260 216SP "Sonic" edition (PAILIT)
    CD: Pioneer DVD-RW of some speed
    HDD: 1TB Samsung F3
    OS: Windows 7
     
  4. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    celeron 466 with intel i8e onboard graphics and a 8 (maybe 20) gig hdd was fine for Chmapman /doom / ta: kingdoms / Mechwarrior

    now see sig (little bit of a difference there

    just wonder what 2020 will bring (probably some form of online storage although personally i hope not )
     
  5. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    (late)2000
    Can't remember the brand, locally built though
    Pentium 2 266mhz (re clocked after numpty pc builders underclocked it at 233mhz)
    256mb sdram
    8gb+4gb IDE drives
    Early HP CD-RE drive
    HP ScanJet 5p scanner on SCSI (still have this)
    15" CRT screen
    4mb s3 Virge graphics
    56k Modem
    Early ISA slot sound card
    Windows ME upgrade from 95(which was awesome!)

    Today:
    Athlon dual core 3.01ghz (oc)
    2gb Ram
    160gb Sata drive
    DVD writer
    External Broadband Router
    19" Widescreen LCD
    512mb Radeon HD4850
     
  6. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    2000
    Manufacturer: Gateway
    Processor: Pentium 3 450Mhz
    Ram: Possibly 256mb...probably 128mb
    Graphics: ATI Rage 128 8Mb (Upgraded to a 9200 128Mb at some point, not sure when)
    HDD: 30Gb :lol:
    CDRom
    56k Modem
    Windows 98se

    My parents pc, had it for an embarrassingly long time...they only upgraded in 2005 =/

    2010
    Sig :thumb:
     
  7. WarrenJ

    WarrenJ Well-Known Member

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    2000 (Or best i can remember)
    PII 266mhz
    32mb Ram
    8GB HDD,
    Onboard GPU,

    or this,
    P3 450Mhz
    64mb Ram
    Voodoo 3 3000 AGP (1st Hardware purchase)
    Played Half-Life and TFC well.

    2010:
    i5 750
    4GB Ram,
    1TB HDD,
    Ati 4830 512mb GPU
     
  8. Shuriken

    Shuriken same christmas AV for a whole year

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    I approve of this thread, really interesting to think about it :thumb:

    2000:
    Self built
    Cyrix 686 233 Processor (which ran at 187MHz, damn PR ratings)
    32MB ram, think it was the old 32 pin SIMM stuff (?)
    ATI Rage II AGP 8MB Graphics card
    8x CD ROM
    2GB HDD
    Some random AT case I had kicking about
    15 inch CRT screen
    Windows 95/Redhat Linux dual boot

    2010
    Self Built
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 (4 x 2.33GHz)
    4GB Corsair Ram
    GeForce 7200 GS 256MB Graphics (I don't play games on this)
    16x Sata DVD Re-Writer
    320GB Sata HDD
    Asus Vento Case
    2 x 22 inch LCD screens
    Ubuntu Linux 9.04 (keep meaning to upgrade to 9.10

    On an (un)interesting side note, I discovered overclocking before I knew what it was, as when I saw that my CPU was running at 187MHz I assumed the manual had told me to set up up wrong, so I moved a couple of jumpers and had it running stable at 233, thinking that was how it was meant to run :clap: didn't discover the meaning of PR ratings 'til a few years later.
     
  9. Gunter

    Gunter New Member

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    Bought in 1995
    2000
    Brand: System Star
    CPU: PI I believe 90 MHz
    Ram: 8MB
    GPU: EISA something
    CD: I have the box but don't remember speed but it's from Creative
    HDD: Don't remember HD changed several times
    OS: Win95

    2010
    Brand: Vcom
    CPU: Intel i7 920 2.6
    Ram: 6GB 8-8-8-20 1800 MHZ of OCZ intel extreme
    GPU: 896MB GTX260 216 XFX Black Edition
    CD: Icebox external DVD Burner
    HDD: 1TB Seagate
    OS: Windows Vista 64 bit for now
     
  10. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    2000:

    Case: GW-802 iirc
    Mobo: Asus CUSL2-c
    CPU: P3-933
    RAM: Can't remember
    HDD: Can't remember
    GFX: Geforce 2 GTS
    17" monitor
    HP CDR/W
    Slot loading Pioneer DVD-Rom
    SBLive! 1024

    Probably wouldn't be able to handle Crysis.
     
  11. Morgraath

    Morgraath New Member

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    2000
    Brand: Homebuilt
    CPU: Celeron 366 @ 550/566/616 depending on watertemp (616 with chilled water and Peltier)
    Ram: 128MB
    GPU: Voodoo 3 3000 @ 205 (166 std)
    CD: Mitsumi
    HDD: Quantum Bigfoot TX 12G
    OS: Windows 2000

    2010
    Brand: Homebuilt
    CPU: Intel E6420 @ 3.2G watercooled
    Ram: 4G Crucial 800MHz 4-4-4-12
    GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD4870 512M watercooled
    CD: NEC ND-3550
    HDD: Raptor 36G, Raptor 74G, Maxtor 200G, Samsung 200G
    OS: Windows Vista 64 bit

    Maxed the C366 to 682MHz @ -25°C but my cooling system wasn't stable at that load ;)
    My old homepage
     
  12. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    2000:

    Manufacturer: Dell
    CPU: Intel Pentium III 800
    RAM: 512MB PC66 SDRAM
    GPU: GeForce 2
    HDD: 1GB Quantum Fireball 5400RPM ATA
    Other Drives: 8x CD-ROM IDE
    Networking: U.S. Robotics 56Kbps Phone/Fax Modem
    OS: Microsoft Windows ME.... I know...I know

    Today:

    Manufacturer: Apple
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz
    RAM: 4GB DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz
    GPU: GeForce 8600M GT 512 MB
    HDD: 250.06 GB Hitachi 54000 RPM. Needs to be an OCZ SSD.
    Other Drives: 2 TB Drobo on FireWire 800, also 2x160GB LacieToughDrives for on location
    Networking: Marvell Yukon Gigabit Adapter, Airport wireless, and a 3G modem for on the run.
    OS: Snowleopard, bitch.

    I have 1000x the computer with an awesome screen, that goes with me everywhere. It's my business, my life, and my entertainment. It's what computing promised to be in the late '70's.
     
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  13. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    damn that rig must have been expensive back then
     
  14. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    :lol:

    2000ish:
    Self Built Athlon XP2000 - My PC, Windows XP
    Self Built Athlon XP1500 - MrsGOO's PC, Windows XP
    Samsung Laptop - Pentium III 800, Windows XP
    Athlon 850 in the Server, Unknown OS (I think it may have been RedHat)
    Compaq (I think) Celereon 366 running as a Smoothwall
    No idea on other specs. I believe my machine was in the Lian Li case I modded and wrote the article about

    It was very noisy in the study....

    2010:

    My Machine - MacBook Pro 13.3, 2.56Ghz C2D, 250Gb HDD, 4Gb Ram
    Mrs GOOs Machine - MacBook 13.3", 2.2Ghz C2D, 160Gb HDD, 3Gb Ram
    Server - Currently a Dual Processor G4 PowerMac still on Leopard, about to be replaced with my old MacBook Pro (2006 vintage 2.16Ghz CD, 3GB, 320GB HDD)

    All of the above will be bitches then, running SL. :D

    Also - FW800 Drobo V2, with a couple of TB of storage in it connected to the server, for time-machine purposes.

    It's much quieter in the study now. ;)
     
  15. teamtd11

    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

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    2000:

    No pc, i was not allowed one :(

    Mid 2000:

    CPU: Celeron 333hmz
    RAM: 128mb sdram
    GPU: sis 6326
    HDD around 20GB
    OS: win 98SE

    Today:

    CPU: AM2 5000+ 2.6ghz dual core
    RAM: 2GB crucial ballistix 1066+ 2GB Kinston value
    GPU: ATI x1900xt 256MB
    HDD: 3x500GB (1 seagate 2 hitachi)
    OS: Windows Vista x64
     
  16. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    2000:

    Home-built: "Hosaka"
    Aircooled Intel Pentium II 266
    Diamond Viper 330 GPU (with later addition of Diamond Monster Voodoo 3D)
    Soundblaster 16
    56k Modem
    8Gb HDD
    8x CD-ROM
    64Mb RAM
    on a Supermicro motherboard
    Generic beige case
    OS: Windows 98, later XP

    2010 (well, 2005 and 2008 respectively, really):

    Home-built: "Navi"
    Liquid-cooled Dual AMD Opteron 250
    ATi 1650
    Soundblaster Live
    2 x 120Gb WD HDD
    2 x Panasonic slot-loading DVD/CD-RW drives
    2Gb RAM
    on a MSI Master 2Far motherboard
    in a black Lian-Li PC 12 case
    OS: Windows Vista

    Home-built: HTPC
    Passive heatpipe-cooled Intel Core Duo 2700
    1Tb WD GreenPower HDD
    Slot-loading Plextor DVD-RW
    2Gb RAM
    on an AOpen i945GMm-HL
    in an HFX aluminium case
    OS: Windows Vista

    Also:
    Motion Computing LE1600 Tablet PC (Windows XP)
    HP dvd6000 laptop (wife's; Windows Vista)
     
  17. lamboman

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    Powermac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet model), was the bottom end 400MHz model. I think that at 128MB of memory...though I can't quite remember.

    That was then followed by the legendary in design, but epic fail in sales, G4 Cube. 20Gig drive, I think 128MB of memory (I don't remember if I upgraded this one to 256 or not...). All with a 2001 model 15" Apple Studio Display (still owned, currently sitting next to the PC with a G4 Quicksilver 733MHz, with 512MB of memory), Apple Pro Mouse (still owned, not used), Apple Pro Keyboard (have a last gen white one, very, very nice keyboard still), and Apple Pro Speakers (not the Harman Kardons).

    Lot's of Pro...very little pro.

    As for my current system...see sig.
     
  18. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    Although I don't remember exactly in 2000 (or shortly after) we had an XPS system that I think was in the XPS B series. If I remember correctly it had a PIII at 900Mhz or a little higher, a Geforce Ti4200 and 256mb of RAM.

    Oh, the days I spent playing Colin McRae Rally 2 on that.
     
  19. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    Ti4200(2002) and P3 900Mhz(early 2000) don't exactly match age-wise. You must be mixing something

    The Ti4200 was an incredible card though. It was the same as the 6600GT or the 9500Pro; good price for great performance
     
  20. Red 5

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    2001:

    Manufacturer: Time
    CPU: AMD Athlon 1300
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA7z mmp
    RAM: 512MB (2x256MB) PC133
    GPU: Integrated nVidia Riva TNT2 64MB - Later upgraded to a GeForce MX440se PCI
    HDD: 60?GB Unknown
    Other Drives: LG DVD ROM IDE; LG DD-RW IDE; 3.5" Floppy
    Networking: None
    OS: Microsoft Windows ME

    Today:

    Manufacturer: Self-Built
    CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 2.8Ghz
    Motherboard: Asus P5Q Pro
    RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
    GPU: Sapphire ATi Radeon HD4850 512MB PCI-E
    HDD: 2x 640GB Western Digital 7200RPM SATA
    Other Drives: Samsung DVD RW SATA
    Networking: Integrated whatever
    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x64

    The only two computers I've owned, besides a couple of old Spectrums.
     

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