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Best future-proof purchase you've made?

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  1. morpha

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    people here are talking about hardware, which im sure is what this is mostly directed at.
    However, more than my 24 inch monitor, my e8500, my beautiful e6750 was quite amazing also, my lycosa keyboard, lachesis mouse, 8800GTS512, 9800GX2, 7900GS, etc....
    but how about warcract III? paid $90 for it and the expansion together, lasted me 6 years and running. Counterstrike? $20, 4 years, half life 2 4 years, $40, etc....
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    haha, yep counterstrike rocks!! i tkept me going when I ran out of games to play :D
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    yeah, I just hate guys who seem like they are already pointed at your head before they even see you. Getting increasingly common.
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Probably my QX6700, should be useful for a couple more years of gaming.:)
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    I am gonna guess that keyboard and mice are basically the best purchase anyone has made because they rarely get worn out, and last for years.
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    my x1900xt 256MB, Got it on the 14th nov 2006. And it happly played through crysis at 1920x1200 on medium defult. Its still not worth the money to upgrade it yet IMO.
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    I would say my i7 setup, it's gonna kick but for a long time to come
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    A Pair of Iwaki RD30 pumps and my various radiators. They don't go obsolete like PC HW does :D
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    An 8800gtx, or at least it would have been had I not sold it only weeks after buying it... :wtf:
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    This keyboard extension. It will never go out of date.

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    Longest running Computer item has been my floppy copy of Doom(original) and Doom 2. It's outlasted five computers.

    Side note my original Nintendo NES still works! It has to be the longest running gaming hardware for me! Love me some Super Mario or Zelda/Link. :D
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    I'd have to say my 1995 Packard Bell with a Pentium 1 and an ungodly small amount of ram :laugh: Was where i got my roots for pc gaming with Doom. I was a small lad back then but it was the most amazing thing ever to me at the time. Has so many old school games and what not. Second would have to be my 37" Toshiba tube tv which still has an amazing picture, followed by my keyboard, which is about 11 years old
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    O I almost forgot!

    I have changed a 3.5" floppy drive from my original first computer into all the computer I have owned! It must be a good 12 years old!
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    Lol where did you get that??
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    YES! that is what my rig has needed all along :laugh: I would mod it to the top of the case next to the power button.;
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    Best investment would probably be the 7800GT that i had for nearly 3 years, never missed a beat, ran voltmoded, more than 3 years and it is still going in the pc that i sold.

    Also, good investements i would consider my soundcard and my monitor which i dont plan on changing.
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    My 24inch samsung LCD and logitech z5500's :laugh: Everything else I had in the past 4 years was sold/replaced soon after purchased, but hopefully I wont have to do that anymore :)
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    Longest lasting purchase was back in 1994. It was a Super Nintendo Entertainment System. I got it for $200 bundled with Super Mario World, and it's still kickin'! :laugh:
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    Battlefield 2 - I bought it when it came out, and with the aixtended add-on pack I'm still playing...

    Other than that, probably my LCD screen. Everything else gets replaced every two years or so...
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    And also going from my Antec Super Lanboy to the CM-690 i have now really made my system future proof i upgraded to it once i saw the pics of the 9800 GX2. I plan to keep it for a very long time.:)
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    I still run my trusty old Samsung 80gb ide hard drive that stores all my music and pics, I've had this for about 5years. Pulled from my first pc and its still kicking.

    I'm also pretty sure I will pop Oblivion in every rig I build from now til infinity..
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    My 15-odd yr old Sony 3.5" FDD is still fit as a horse (my longest-served piece of hardware). It descended from a "multimedia PC" we had in the '90s. I still use it when Windows XP setup asks for a RAID floppy.
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    I would have to say my 4870X2 will probably be with me for a while, But it's hard to say at the moment. But to date I think I've had my monitor the longest out of all my other Hardware. Samsung 216BW...However I was considering getting the ASUS 21.5 1080p
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    Easily my laing D4, It is a goddly pump, and still performs good. I have had it sence a little while after release.

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