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Who upgraded their PC in the last 12 months?

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  1. EastCoasthandle

    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    If you upgraded your PC this year post what you had and what you upgraded to. For example:

    Had:
    CPU
    Memory Make/Model and Capacity
    GPU
    Motherboard
    Video Card
    etc

    Now Own:
    CPU
    Memory Make/Model and Capacity
    GPU
    Motherboard
    Video Card
    etc

    Which ever components you had, what did you replace it with?
     
  2. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    As of Oct 2007 IIRC:

    Athlon64 X2 5400+ (Windsor)
    Corsair XMS2 PC2-6400 CL4 2x 1GB
    8800 GTS (G80) 640M
    Asus M2N-E
    EVGA (above GPU)

    Now:
    Phenom X4 9750 (95W)
    G.Skill PC2-8500 CL5...2x 1GB
    8800 GT 512M ...GTX 260 almost here
    Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe
    Gigabyte 8800 GT..PoV GeForce GTX 260 almost here
     
  3. farid

    farid New Member

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    Had:
    CPU: P4 3.0
    Memory Make/Model and Capacity: 2GB Kingstong DDR @ 667
    GPU: ATI 1650XT AGP
    Motherboard: Its an Intel Mobo, dont remember the model :p
    LCD: Sony 17"

    Now Own:
    CPU: E8400
    Memory Make/Model and Capacity: 2GB Corsair Dominator PC 8500
    GPU: EVGA 9600 GT
    Motherboard: EVGA 750i FTW
    LCD: Samsung 932GW
     
  4. MRCL

    MRCL

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    Had:

    CPU: Pentium 4 3.6GHz
    Memory Make/Model and Capacity: Swissbit 2x 512MB
    GPU: Radeon X600 Pro --> 2600 pro --> 3850
    Motherboard: MSI 7064 OEM build
    Case: Thermaltake Soprano RS101
    CPU Cooler: Stock
    PSU: FSP Group 350W


    Now Own:

    CPU: C2D E6300 1.86GHz
    Memory Make/Model and Capacity: 4x Kingston 1024MB
    GPU: Gainward Radeon 4850 GS
    Motherboard: Asus P5B Premium
    Case: Lian Li PC-8
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9700 LED
    PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 750W Modular

    Quite a bit, more to come
     
  5. ap4lifetn New Member

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    Location:
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    Had:
    E6600 @ 3.0
    MSI P6N SLI
    2GB G.SKILL HZ
    8800GTS 640MB
    Corsair 520HX
    2x 160GB WD RAID 0
    Antec 900

    3 Months Ago:
    Q6600 @ 3.6GHz
    4GB Mushkin
    X38 Maximus Formula
    HD 4870
    Some high end sound card (lol!)
    WD 640GB
    Silverstone TJ-10BW
    Silverstone ST1000

    Now:
    12.1" Tablet PC
    2.1GHz Turion X2 65nm
    3GB RAM
    HD 3200
    160GB HD

    Future:
    Core i7 Here i come

    and before anyone says i spend a lot, i sold my E6600 rig for $600. I bought the Q6600 rig without Graphics card/RAM for $500. Spent a couple hundred on Hd4870 and some RAM, played with it for a month, returned the graphics and RAM, sold the x38+q6600 for $350, sold the WD 640GB for about $75, and sold the sound card for $100. In the end, i made about $25 bucks, but got myself a new TJ10-BW, ST1000, DVD burner, and a cold cathode. Im happy :D
     
  6. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    lol. It would take me an hour to list all of my upgrades over the last twelve month. I've had 10 different cpus, 6 different motherboards, 6 different graphics cards, 4 different psu's, and 4 different cases. Oh, and 6 different coolers. This weekend I'm adding water cooling to the list of upgrades. Here's the list of just processors.

    2 Q6600's
    2 e8400's (1 CO and 1 EO)
    e8500
    Q6700
    e3110
    e3210
    e2180
    e4400
     
  7. Ongaku New Member

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    2003-2008 I had a Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop :laugh:

    I had a MSI K9MM-V AM2/AGP motherboard for about a month until March 2008 when I got the setup that's currently on my system specs. :D Lil-Godly was born ^_^ lol
     
  8. johnnyfiive

    johnnyfiive

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    Had in March 2008 - MacBook 13"
    [​IMG]
    I actually loved this laptop, very much. I wish I still had it. Whenever I do decide to get another laptop, its going to be a MacBook. 100% serious about that. I love Apple laptops. The thing is... you can't play awesome PC games (Crysis :) ) on Mac's...so I sold it and built a rig based off the AMD Spider Platform.

    Started building in April 2008 - Spider Platform Build
    AMD Phenom 9600BE CPU 2.3GHz
    MSI K9A2 790FX Platinum Motherboard
    G.Skill DDRII 800MHz - 4x1GB
    Samsung DVD-RW DL +/-
    Acer 20" LCD
    MSI HD3870 OC Edition GDDR4 512MB - Dual slot reference design
    Sapphire HD3870 GDDR4 512MB - Dual slot reference design
    Thermaltake 600W Modular PSU
    Scythe Katana II CPU Heatsink and Fan
    HEC Generic Black Steel Case
    Antec 120mm Red LED 3-Speed Exhaust Fan
    Raptor 74GB SATA 10,000k HD
    Seagate 320GB SATA 7200.11k HD
    Razer DeathAdder Mouse
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Sennheiser HD-485 Headphones (awesome.)
    Vista 64bit Ultimate

    [​IMG]

    Check my sig for my Case Gallery link. :)
     
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  9. theeldest

    theeldest

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    Had:

    ASUS A8N5X motherboard (nForce4)
    AMD Athlon64 3200+ (Venice Core; 512L2 Cache @ 2.0GHz)
    2x512MB G.Skill 2-2-2-5 DDR400
    eVGA 7600GT 256MB
    100GB hard drive


    Now:

    DFI 790FX DK Lanparty
    AMD Opteron 1220 (dual core; 1MB L2 per core; 2.8GHz)
    2x2GB G.Skill at something I can't remember
    eVGA 7600GT 256MB
    100GB + 2x250GB + 400GB hard drives
     
  10. ChromeDome

    ChromeDome New Member

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    wow i just got done with some minor ones over the weekend

    HAD

    Proc: AMD 5600+ @2.8ghz w/ stock cooler
    Mem: 2 gigs Kingston@800mhz
    Video: 8600GT 256mb / 19in ViewSonic VA1926w LCD / 19in Sony CRT
    HD: 320 gig Seagate Barracuda @7200rpm
    Mobo:ASUS M2A-VM 690G
    PSU: 350w OEM single 20amp 12v
    Cheapo Case

    Now own

    the rig you see in my specs

    added an HD, overclocked the proc a little, changed cpu heatsink / fan, two new monitors, two vid card upgrades (8600GT to 8800GS to 8800GT), 1 more gig of RAM, a TV tuner, added another burner, changed the power supply, added some fans, got a NEW cheapo case just last week

    i'm pretty satisfied with it atm. at least for the moment :)
     
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  11. Whilhelm

    Whilhelm New Member

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    Location:
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    Had:

    AMD 64 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz

    Asus A8R-MVP "Piece of crap overclocker and lousy Crossfire stability"

    OCZ Platinum DDR 400Mhz 2x1024MB 2-3-2-5

    2X ATI Radeon X1950Pro

    Soundblaster X-fi Extreme Music*

    2X WD 160GB SATA II*

    2X Pioneer DVD writers IDE -> replaced with SATA Versions*

    OCZ Modstream 520W -> replaced with PCP&C Silencer 750W to run crossfire*

    Zalman CNPS 9500 for CPU and VF 900s for Video Cards.

    Crappy Chenming server case that I had been using for years.

    * Kept for new build.

    Upgraded just after Christmas to what is listed in my specs. My old system went to my dad in exchange for him getting me a TJ07 to fit my watercooling.
     
  12. suraswami

    suraswami

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    I Had:
    S754 - Abit NF8
    Athlon 3200+ (Venice Core)
    1.5GB crucial ram
    X1600Pro AGP
    80GB HDD
    +
    MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum
    X2 3800 (S939 Manchester)
    2GB Corsair Ram
    X1950 pro VGA
    200GB + 2 x 160GB raid

    Now:
    ECS GF8200A Black Edition
    Phenom 9500
    6GB crucial ram
    X800GTO VGA
    80GB OS + 2 x 160GB Raid
    +
    Abit AN52 AM2
    X2 5600 Windsor 2 x 1MB cache
    4GB Kingston Ram
    ATI 4850 512MB (gigabyte made)
    200GB + 2 x 160GB raid
    +
    Test machine
    +
    Home Server
    +
    Media Center PC
     
  13. Nitro-Max

    Nitro-Max New Member

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    Had

    Athlon 64 4000 sandiego
    1 gig ocz platnum 400mhz
    the mobo was by Aopen forgot the model
    ati x1900xt card
    cant remember the rest tbh.

    Now

    Q6600 go
    4gig ocz reaper
    asus maximus formula (rampage bios)
    3870x2
    160wd sata2 72.000rpm hardrive
    Hiper 880watt psu
     
  14. scope54

    scope54

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    Location:
    Southern California :)
    Had:
    Opteron 175
    1GB OCZ DDR 3200
    x1950 Pro
    Gigabyte K8NS
    Audigy 2 zs

    Now Own:
    e6550 @3.2Ghz
    2GB Kingston Hyperx DDR2 1066
    HD3870
    Gigabyte P35 DS3L
    audigy 2 zs
     
  15. niko084

    niko084

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    OCT 2007-
    Abit IP35-E
    E6750
    2600xt gddr4
    antec smart power 2 450 watt

    Now-
    Asus P5k-e
    Xeon x3210
    hd4850
    ocz 600watt

    Nothing huge, I replace parts as I feel I want to and generally when they are not needed and I feel like I wasted money a week later...
     
  16. oli_ramsay

    oli_ramsay

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    Had:

    E6600
    Assrock 775i65g
    x850xt AGP
    2GB DDR 400
    Ebuyer value PSU
    320GB IDE HDD

    Now have:

    E8400
    MSI P35 Neo2 FR
    4GB DDR 800
    HD 4870
    Corsair HX620W
    36Gb raptor, 320gb ide, 750gb F1.
     
  17. theJesus

    theJesus

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    CPU:
    == Pentium D 805 >> E7200
    cooler:
    ===== Zalman 9700 >> CoolIT Eliminator w/120mm fan mod

    M/B:
    == EVGA 680i >> EVGA 780i

    GPU: [note that these are replacements and upgrades]
    == 7600gt >> x1650xt >> 7100gs :cry: >> 8800gt :rockout:>> 9600gt
    cooler:
    ==== stock >> stock modded to exhaust out case >> Zalman VF1000

    RAM:
    == 2x512mb A-Data ddr2-800 >> 2x1gb of same

    PSU:
    == OCZ 700w gamexstream >> PC P&C 750w silencer

    HDD:
    == WD Caviar SE16 320gb >> added 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500gb

    everything else remained the same iirc
     
  18. xubidoo New Member

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    2nd rig upgrade..

    Had

    E2160 @ 2.5ghz
    Asrock 775 Board
    2x1gb Corsair 667 ram
    nvidia 6600GT 128mb AGP
    250gb maxtor HD sata
    crappy atx case with 2 80mm fans

    NOW

    E7200 @ 3.2ghz
    Abit IP35P Board
    2x1gb Corsair 800 ram
    nvidia 8800gts 320mb pcie
    640gb WD HD sata
    Antec 300 case with x4 120mm fan and x1 140mm fan
     
  19. ChromeDome

    ChromeDome New Member

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    well i think it safe to say if you post on this board you most likely upgraded your box this year

    its gonna be a looooong thread :D
     
  20. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    May 2007:

    Purchased P5B mobo, 2GB RAM, E4300 and 8600GTS.

    July 2007:
    Overclocked E4300 from 1.8Ghz to 3.0Ghz on Zalman cnps 9500
    Overclocked RAM to 833Mhz

    September 2007
    :
    Bought Xtreme Music X-Fi Sound Card from OcUK...

    November 2007:
    Bought BFG OC2 8800GT to replace my 8600GTS....

    Dec/Jan 2008 : Overclocked GPU further...

    July 2008: Bought laptop in system specs...

    Oct 2008: Started figuring and thinking how to overclock it.......
     
  21. rampage

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    um, im not sure what i had 12 months ago because my system is always being upgraded but i have bought a heap of stuff withing the last 8>9 months

    q6600
    e8600
    e6750
    gtx 280
    8800GT
    samsung 500 gig X 4
    samsung 750 gig X 1
    samsung 1 TB X 2
    swiftech h20-220 compact water cooling kit
    custom water cooling kit (in sig + soon to have a water block for the gtx 280)
    cosmos 1000 case
    8 gig of OCZ reaper ram
    OCZ gameXtreme / stealthXtreme PSU's, 3 in total
    Corsair HX-1000W PSU
    G15 keyboard
    42" 1080p LCD tv
    and about 3 or random mobo (cant rember what they are)
    and a what seams like a caro plane full of 120mm fans and cable

    heck come to think of it every part that is listed in my system specs adn the HTPC listed in my sig :)
     
  22. theJesus

    theJesus

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    lol yeah, I'm pretty sure most of us have upgraded multiple times in the past 12 months. The OP should be more like "who upgraded in the past month?" :laugh:
     
  23. FatForester New Member

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    Had last November:
    AMD 3500+ Socket 939
    Corsair 2x512mb DDR 400
    ATI X800XT AIW
    ASUS A8V Deluxe
    Ultra X-Connect 500w

    Now Own:
    Intel e2180
    G.Skill PI Black 2x2GB DDR2 800
    EVGA 8800GT
    ASUS P5K-e Wifi/AP
    PCP&C 610w Silencer
     
  24. NinkobEi

    NinkobEi

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    Had 2-3 years

    Athlox64x2 3800+ s939
    abit kn8-sli
    sapphire 1950gt
    ocz plat pc3200 2x1gb
    antec 500w smartpower

    Now:
    E8400
    Kingston Hyperx 2x2gb
    asus p5q-pro
    HD4850
    ocz gamexstream700w

    the difference is nigh astonishing...though the 3800 was a nice chip, but the clock frequencies on these new c2ds are just great
     
  25. mdm-adph

    mdm-adph New Member

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    I think I win (upgraded in Feb '08). :laugh:

    HAD:
    CPU: Pentium III-S (1.4GHz)
    RAM: 1GB Generic DDR266
    GPU: Radeon 9700 Pro
    MB: SuperMicro 370SDA
    HD: 20GB IBM

    NOW:
    CPU: Athlon X2 4000+
    RAM: 2GB Mushkin DDR800
    GPU: HD 3650 DDR3
    MB: MSI K9A2 CF-F
    HD: 160GB WD
     

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