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    How old is your PC and what spec is it? The HUKD CRUISE for PCs

    Kinda like a cruise show for carz but for your PC.

    1. List approx month and/or year of purchase

    2. List the make (model if known)

    3. List your original specs if known (and the original purchase price)

    4. Whatever upgrades you have added (cost of upgrade) OR keep it simple and just list your current specs.

    5. Any hardware failures/breakdowns.

    6. If you like post a pic of your PC, maybe even one of "whats under the hood" if you got time.

    31 Comments

    first pc ....... a hp pc 3.2 ghz intel p4 cpu, 120GB hd, 512mb ram160w psu, i added a graphics card, a wireless card and a new 500w psu, ram upgraded to 2gb

    gave that to mum, now have a dual core 2.2ghz intel core2duo, 1tb hd, 3gb ram, .... added a wireless card & graphics

    Original Poster

    My first PC was a Packard Bell 486 sx 33 or similar

    My (Now) for WEB only PC.

    1. Bought late 2000 early 2001

    2. Built by Advent

    3. Original spec. Intel P4 1.5, Genuine Intel MoBo, 256MB RDRAM (PC800), 80GB HD, 32Mb nVidia Geforce GFX, DVD/CDRW Combo Drive, Creative Live S/Card, Quad speaker system plus sub, No Monitor.
    Cost = £2380 (First commercially available P4 System in UK at the time AFAIK)

    4. Upgrades = RAM upto 1.5GB, HD +1 at 200gb, removed combo DVD Rom/CDRW added DVD rom + DL DVD/RW.

    5. 2x HD failures (caused by low level vibrations from sub being on top of Tower) but replaced free under warranty from HD Manufacturer.

    the system is as solid as the foundations of a skyscraper (Touch wood).

    [SIZE="4"]Use System information for windows to get you specs from ]here[/SIZE]
    plus two Laptops (Sony Vaio and Toshiba Satellite) and AKOYA desktop for more power packed apps.

    i.ll try and get a pic of mine later on, (off to bed) I'm sure it will make a few of you laugh:giggle:

    1. Jan 2006

    2. Dell Dimension 5150

    3. Pentium 4 Processor 630 with HT technology (3.00GHz, 800MHz fsb, 2MB cache)
    1024MB DDR2 400
    13-1 media card reader
    160GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
    DVD/CD Writer
    ATI Radeon X300 SE 128MB
    Integrated TV tuner
    MS Windows Media Centre
    17" Dell LCD Monitor
    Total Price £594.99

    4. Upgraded to 4GB DDR2 400 RAM
    Added 500GB SATA DRIVE (Internal)
    Added External Mini 120GB Drive used for Backup Files
    Added DVD/CD LightScribe Writer
    Added Wireless PCI Card
    Replaced OpSys with XP-Pro dual Boot with Solaris

    5. Any hardware failures/breakdowns - None

    http://img.dell.com/images/emea/support/online/WelcomeEmail/Dell_Desktop.png

    a 2.4ghz quad core overclocked to 3ghz
    4gb of ddr2 ram
    8800GT
    Asus rampage republic of gaming motherboard
    500 + 320gb hardrive
    3D aurora case
    2 X dvd dual layer readers/writers
    memory card reader, optical out port, some fancy sound card inside too which i cant remember what its called!
    23 " Full 1080p HD dell monitor + 22" Samsung monitor connected

    bought about 3months ago for £300 (for the tower)

    no upgrades needed!

    bargain me thinks

    yus

    Laptop:

    1. List approx month and/or year of purchase:
    12/2008

    2. List the make (model if known):
    Advent 5431

    3. List your original specs if known (and the original purchase price):
    Intel Dual Core T3200 2.0GHz
    1GB RAM
    160GB HDD
    Vista Premium
    Cost £322.96, I got it for £50.
    4. Whatever upgrades you have added (cost of upgrade) OR keep it simple and just list your current specs.:
    Upgraded to 2GB RAM

    5. Any hardware failures/breakdowns.:
    Nope

    6. If you like post a pic of your PC, maybe even one of "whats under the hood" if you got time.:
    http://www.currys.co.uk/product/500/FO/042735.jpg

    Banned

    June 2007
    Asus M2V 2000MHz FSB £39.11
    Athlon 4800+ X2 AM2 2.5ghz £83.14
    OCZ Titanium 800mhz 2x1GB DDR2 £47.56
    OCZ Titanium 800mhz 2x1GB DDR2 £21.99
    7600GT 256mb DDR3 PCI-E £62.95
    Sound blaster audigy 4 £42.16
    Firewire PCI card £5.14
    Coolermaster Elite 330 Black £29.99
    500gb seagate x2 sata2 £45.81 each
    320gb seagate x1 IDE £50
    £320 excluding the 500GB hard drives and using that £10 google checkout

    Building a new one for my Grandad but I'm giving him most of my old computer but will have new case, keyboard and mouse.

    Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM - £36.76
    Logitech RX1000 Black/Silver Laser Mouse - 1000DPI - USB - £8.01
    Logitech Internet 350 Black Keyboard - USB - OEM - £6.54
    OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC6400 Titanium Memory CL4(4-4-4-15) - £34.77
    AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 2MB (2x1MB) L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor - £55.18
    Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 Socket AM2 Nvidia MCP55P PCI-E 8 Channel audio ATX Motherboard - £48.57
    Inno3D 8600GT 256MB 128bit DDR3 DVI PCI-E Graphics Card - £43.66
    Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* - £46.07
    total £321.54

    Selling him my old one for £150 minus the hard drives.

    as an additional note I paid £1.88 for these in June 2007, now priced at £17.40???
    ebuyer.com/pro…iewhttp://image.ebuyer.com/UK/P0124680_C0000125_P0000000.jpg

    1. List approx month and/or year of purchase
    December 2008

    2. List the make (model if known)
    Toshiba L300 1AQ

    3. List your original specs if known (and the original purchase price)
    Intel Core2Duo T5800 2.0GHZ - £296.65
    2GB RAM

    4. Whatever upgrades you have added (cost of upgrade) OR keep it simple and just list your current specs.
    None.
    5. Any hardware failures/breakdowns.
    None.

    http://prixmateriel.com/images/Toshiba_satelliteL300.jpg

    1. List approx month and/or year of purchase
    June 97-98
    2. List the make (model if known)
    PCS (gone bust and also avail via Comet at time) Can't think of the name
    3. List your original specs if known (and the original purchase price)
    £1300 P2 500mz 8gig Hd 128mem Win98, Large tower case. Very good Lex Printer, Scanner, Loads of **** software.
    4. Whatever upgrades you have added (cost of upgrade) OR keep it simple and just list your current specs.
    20Hd, Memory, Swappable Hd caddy, Ide Burner, Scsi Burner for Karaoke, Network, Cpu, Video Card, Card reader.
    5. Any hardware failures/breakdowns.
    Southbridge fan on motherboard, Other than that I can't kill it and put my old upgrades from newer pc's into this one.
    6. If you like post a pic of your PC, maybe even one of "whats under the hood" if you got time.


    Also have a Tosh Libretta (i think) 128mz p2 with 2gig drive and is the same size as the new tosh small laptop A5 size.

    first pc i actaully owned was a pentium 3 500mhz i turned it into a fish tank

    2nd pc cost me £18

    intel core2 duo 2ghz 800fsb
    2 gig ddr2 ram
    250gig sata2 hard drive
    dual layer dvd writer
    nvidea geforce 512 mb grfx card
    xp cruiser case with (custom leds (added later for £5)
    i got a free monitor to fix and i fixed it too so 19" neovo tft monitor

    2nd pc cost less "NOTHING"

    http://i42.tinypic.com/2up5iyg.jpg

    i will look for pics but i dont know where i put them on my pc plus i cant remember what chasis i have this new pc in

    I bought the Emachines refurb from pcworld cost me £159
    spec was
    e4500 (later upgraded to e4600which cost £10 from pcworld and sold e4500 for £40) so now
    down to £129
    160gb main drive + 400gb i already had
    8800gt cost £88
    FSP bluestorm 500w psu £45
    2gb ram £25
    Arctic freezer pro 7 hsf £14
    total £301 for a very quiet fast gaming machine

    this is the old one i had with my xbox 360
    i cant find any of my newst pc
    http://i44.tinypic.com/2n83rc.jpg

    1. Never purchase PCs really...I inherit components from different jobs Ive done. Owned this since Jan 2007 though. Hope to get a few bits and pieces from the Xmas hand-me-downs

    2. Dell SX270

    3. P4 2.8, 128Mb RAM, 20Gb 2.5" HDD

    4. P4 2.8, 2Gb (Maxed out), 80Gb 2.5" HDD.

    5. Previous Hard Drive died. Made one good HP 17" TFT from two faulty ones

    6. Havent a pic of mine, but it looks like this... http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/67327880_2ee956474b_m.jpg

    Makes for a great little Media Centre

    foxy77;3893025

    i.ll try and get a pic of mine later on, (off to bed) I'm sure it will … i.ll try and get a pic of mine later on, (off to bed) I'm sure it will make a few of you laugh:giggle:



    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj134/foxyjd/IMG_8391.jpg

    My main PC is a piece of junk Medion P4 that is slowly dying.

    It's currently on it's third power supply and that feels like it's going. I've built a few SFF PC's from scratch but never bothered to upgrade my own as I also use a laptop.

    I have a Shuttle P4 (2gb ram, 300gb HDD) sitting in my wardrobe that has barely been used but lacks an official copy of XP and needs an AGP graphics card to allow it to run in widescreen (Monitor is widescreen).

    Original Poster

    foxy77;3894504



    Too explicit for my PC damn thing won't "TURN OFF". Lol.

    you wanna laff

    mines a wind up model lol

    use the crank key at the back :lol:

    windows xp 2002
    intel pentium III processor
    548 MGhz
    320 MB of RAM
    compaq

    refurbished lol god knows how old
    bought for £40 last year of a mate

    one of them big fat square block screens lol

    only thing iv done is put a sound card in cos it didnt work before .. so have sound now

    might add some memory soon but not really worth it :giggle:

    Built on 31st December 2005, finished a few minutes before 2006

    I built it myself, cost about £900

    DFI Lanparty RDX200
    Opteron 146 @ 2.65Ghz (equivalent to Athlon FX57)
    1Gb Corsair XMS
    Powercolor X850XT 256Mb
    160Gb, 250Gb, hard drives
    DVD-RW
    19 inch Acer AL1916W TFT monitor

    Only thing I have upgraded is I've added more RAM and 2 extra 500gig hard drives, got the extra gig of ram from ebay for £30ish over a year a go and got the hard drives from ebuyer over a year ago.

    No hardware failures

    May add a pick later.

    Looking to upgrade soon, any advice? I'm thinking I'll wait until i7 is a bit more affordable (I'm a student).

    TBH I was expecting alot of people posting high end PCs...

    Banned

    I can answer 1 to 6 in three words

    "plie of shat"

    Our pc was bought in May either 2000 or 2001 - can't remember if we bought it the year our eldest was born, or the year after! It cost us around £1,000. :w00t:
    Can you imagine what we would get for that money now?!!!
    About 3 years ago we put in a cd-rw.
    My brother put a 2nd hard drive in it for us last year and installed XP, we were using ME before that.

    Good news is, my mum has given us some money and we are in the market for a new computer. I can't wait to have a flat screen monitor, with a nice sharp picture!!


    PS Have I got the oldest pc on HUKD?

    Banned

    foxy77;3894504




    Your Computer is naked!!!

    Banned

    1. List approx month and/or year of purchase
    july 2007
    2. List the make (model if known)
    custom build
    3. List your original specs if known (and the original purchase price)
    this cost about £1700 in total
    2x22" lg monitors
    2x500gb samsung spinpoints (in mirror)
    2x160 WD (in stripe)
    nov-t 500 dual tuner tv card
    4x1GB OCZ reapers 1150mhz (cost like £300 just for this ram)
    q6600 2.4ghz quad core
    2x dvdrw drives
    media card reader
    antec p180b case in black
    asus p5k deluxe
    320mb 8800gts bfg oc2

    4. Whatever upgrades you have added (cost of upgrade) OR keep it simple and just list your current specs.
    zilent fan upgrades (£30)
    changed ram to 2X2gb reapers (free)
    changed motherboard to gigabyte p35dq6 (free)
    changed monitors to upgraded models (free)
    changed case to coolermaster (cant remember the specific model) £70
    5. Any hardware failures/breakdowns.
    4x1gb ram kept dying.... turns out there is a fault on the p35 chipset and so swiched to 2x2GB and works fine now.


    here's a pic:
    http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm247/imranmaz/IMG_0015.jpg

    Mines around a year and a half old i think....

    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz
    2.0 GB Ram
    8600 Gt
    all the other bits inside to make it work and

    err keyboard mouse and monitor?:D

    Banned

    1. List approx month and/or year of purchase
    Approx April and/or 2009

    2. List the make (model if known)
    Microsoft (Windows model)

    3. List your original specs if known (and the original purchase price)
    Colour monitor, hard disk drive, floppy disks drive. Compact disk player. Mouse controlled pointer system. Keyboard featuring "QWRYT" and coloured LEDs to show me when it's on "Capital Letter" mode. 2 speakers. Headphone socket.

    4. Whatever upgrades you have added (cost of upgrade) OR keep it simple and just list your current specs.
    Miley Cyrus mousemat (£4.99)

    5. Any hardware failures/breakdowns.
    Does not work well under water or when placed in a hot oven.

    6. If you like post a pic of your PC, maybe even one of "whats under the hood" if you got time.
    I cannot scan photos from my camera film into my Pee Sea. Also, it does not appear to have a "hood"

    DanJackson;3925276

    1. List approx month and/or year of purchaseApprox April and/or 2009



    Oooh...future proof!

    imranmaz;3925224

    1. List approx month....



    Is that a Cookies and Creme bar...mmmm

    imranmaz;3925224

    1. List approx month and/or year of purchasejuly 20072. List the make … 1. List approx month and/or year of purchasejuly 20072. List the make (model if known)custom build3. List your original specs if known (and the original purchase price)this cost about £1700 in total2x22" lg monitors2x500gb samsung spinpoints (in mirror)2x160 WD (in stripe)nov-t 500 dual tuner tv card4x1GB OCZ reapers 1150mhz (cost like £300 just for this ram)q6600 2.4ghz quad core2x dvdrw drivesmedia card readerantec p180b case in blackasus p5k deluxe320mb 8800gts bfg oc24. Whatever upgrades you have added (cost of upgrade) OR keep it simple and just list your current specs.zilent fan upgrades (£30)changed ram to 2X2gb reapers (free)changed motherboard to gigabyte p35dq6 (free)changed monitors to upgraded models (free)changed case to coolermaster (cant remember the specific model) £705. Any hardware failures/breakdowns.4x1gb ram kept dying.... turns out there is a fault on the p35 chipset and so swiched to 2x2GB and works fine now.




    lol....Plugging the Dell Bad Boy in the pic as well I see! :thumbsup:

    May 08 ish I think I got it:

    AMD Phenom 9500 2.21ghz (not oc'd . . . . . yet)
    6GB Crucial PC2-6400U DDR2-800 RAM
    NVIDIA 8800GTS 640MB GFX
    500GB internal HDD, 750GB External
    22" LG Widescreen Monitor
    2 x Lightscribe DVD writers 1 x HP, 1 x LG
    Case is a Shinobi something i think . . . this one:

    http://laptopmadness.com/images/uploads/original/sh09a.jpg

    Running Vista Ultimate 64

    Upgraded Fan to Arctic Ice thingy, can't remember how much
    Upgraded PSU to 600w i think . . . .

    Got mine in April last year, spec:

    AMD Phenom 9500 2.21Ghz
    4Gb DDR2-800Mhz OCZ Memory
    ATI Radeon HD3870 512Mb DDR4 Graphics
    1x 500Gb HDD, 1x 400Gb HDD, 1x 320Gb HDD, 1x 200Gb HDD, 1x 250Gb External HDD, 1x 80Gb Mini HDD
    additional network 10/100/1000 network card
    2x DVDWriter (soon to upgrade one to a Bluray drive)
    22" LG DTVMonitor
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Speakers
    Logitech Driving Force Steering Wheel

    That's about it really.

    16k spectrum upgraded to 48k


    http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/788/zxspectrum48kgd2.jpg
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