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Best future-proof purchase you've made?

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  1. DarkMatter New Member

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    Must be my trusty and magical Logitech Wireless Desktop Keyboard. I have it since 2002 and still working perfectly. This keyboard has seen countless hours of playing, end-less posts and whatnot.

    And now the explanation of why I haven't replaced it yet and why it is magical: I use it with 2700 mAh rechargeable batteries and believe it or not, we have replaced them only 3-4 times since 2002!!! It's no joke. A curiosity related to this is that I didn't replaced its batteries in more than 5 years, because I did the first (2003, replaced the factory=crappy batteries) and the last (last december) replacements, while my brother did one or two replacements in the middle, he doesn't clearly remember.
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    I have an Apevia 120mm Blue LED fan that I've used for 2 years now and I still use it :D
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    hmm, Ive had this 22" syncmaster for 2 years now, epic thing. HD TV and a monitor?! PS3 look flawless through it too.

    My Q6600 - its roughly 6 months old but I love it. 4Ghz on air with room to possibly hit 4.5? On a late batch? <3

    And my HX520W PSU. Damn corsair know what they are doing - tad older than my Q6600, and managed to cope with all my system specs, Q6600@ 3.8 and my 260 on ftw bios WITH a H20 Loop and extra fans - 500W they say? pfft, more like 650.
  4. Jeffredo

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    8800 GTX. Two years old last month and still viable for the games I play. I usually upgrade most any component more frequently than that.
  5. r9

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    Logitech Rublepad 3+ years Logitech Precision 4+ years.
    Keyboard Labtec Flat 4+ years.
    I`m using them all at the moment.
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    For me, it would have to be my old Sony VAIO laptop. A 1GHz PIII with 256MB of RAM, bought 8 years ago(2001 sometime). It still works for basic tasks like microsoft office and internet browsing. I have a PIII based Celeron desktop from the same time still kicking around also with 512MB of RAM in it. I've been real tempted to hook it back up and install vista on it.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Silverel New Member

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    Easy choice here. My Logitech Trackman Thumball mouse :)

    Close second would probably be my 23" IBM Trinitron CRT.

    My 24" Acer is nice, but relatively new still. I'm hoping it'll be a winner too.
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    i'd say my p2 940... at 3.8 and soon as my water comes 4.2 which i can bench and prime as long as it's 0c in my house, once i go on water it's gonna be there for quite some time.. it's got more then enough power to keep me going for a while longer.. also my 8800gts 512's.. purchased almost 2 years ago and togeter about as fast or a bit faster then a gtx 260... still plays every game at very playable rates with good iq.
  9. human_error

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    In my PC it would be my psu - enermax galaxy 850 launch version, over 2 years old and still got plenty of headroom left. My monitor as well, acer ferrari F20A with the S-IPS panel, that's 3 years old now at 1680x1050 and still no dead pixels, only problem is it doesn't detect when the pc shuts down and thus never goes into standbye...

    Best futureproof thing i have bought is my PDA - 4 year old HP IPAQ hx4700 - when i bought it i also bought a tomtom bluetooth gps receiver which also came with a sd card with the software on to run with the pda, perfect then and is still now.
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    My ethernet cable. :D My dad used it for 10 years and i used for 4 yearrs.
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    6 yr old pair of Logitech MX510 mice.

    15 yr old Laserjet 4P?

    Longest lasting vid card would either be the Radeon 9700 Pro or the 8800GTX. I haven't had the 8800GTX as long as I had the 9700 Pro yet. Though, honestly, I think lots of video cards from the past couple years will last for many years. Games aren't advancing in graphics much these days, partly because the consoles lock down the capabilities rather well unfortunately.
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    My 8800 Ultra, the 384bit front side bus is the secret weapon of this amazing graphics card. I have it about 2 years, and i play every game at high res ( expect for crysis ) with high framerate.
    Im so proud of him, the best Nvidia GPU ever made (G80).
  13. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I got a piece of wood that I use when I'm gaming because my table used to be uncomfortable and it increased my scores 3 fold :p best purchase ever.
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    My wireless card i've had it for years but I would have to say my antec 1200, i don't think I'll be buying bundled computer systems from now on, just part by part thanks to this sexy enclosure lol.
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    hmm.. im fairly new to computers (enthuiast wise), so the longest things for me, on this build, are the mouse and speakers - 2 years. Then the PSU and HDD, since June last year.
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    I'd like to say my 4830 crossfire setup would be the move futureproof move I've ever made but that's what I said when I got my HD 3850, HD 4850 etc...
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    My logitech MX510. THE mouse. ergonomically perfect (IMHO), malfunctions only when some crap like hairs gets stucked in the optics. other than that it has never failed me. simply perfect for me.
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    mmm, I think my 250GB HDD, It has survived 2 years now, It's IDE and I want to upgrade it to SATAII but since It didn't failed me yet I'll keep it some time more.
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    " Best future-proof purchase "

    Its hard to report them all , the last 15 years i do only " future-proof purchases ",
    because my income is very unstable .

    The " future-proof purchase " cost even two times more , than ordinary stuff .

    Other that buying stuff , its also important how much you use them, and how gentle you are with them .

    True Logitech MX510 , its a fine mouse for the Gamers :) and very expensive one , i have the blue version .

    The most impressive items , of my items , are my Sony G-420 19" CRT , and my Olympus C2100 UZ digital camera , both excellent products , that they do a perfect job , as long they are working. :)

    I try to be gentle with both of them , as i am with everything that i own.


    If some one realizes , how much hard work evolved behind every " well made product ",
    it will be a crime , to not treat it with the proper respect and gentleness.
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    Buying a HOUSE !!! :D
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    Are you sure? I've seen foreclosure rates in this area... I hope your mortgage doesn't have an AIR
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    I'm not worried. My mortgage is less than an average appartement. In 10 years, it will be paid.
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    Sony 17" lcd monitor. has run since june 2005, thought random pixels were dieing, turns out there was black paint speckels on the screen lol
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    PSU will be future proof for a while yet.
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    just in case

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