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Part of me is tempted to make an old school rig now, an old ABIT mobo, maybe a AM2+ build, IDE HDD and a old school GPU.
 
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I still have my old SOYO Topaz S monitor. It's my back-up monitor in case something happens with my 30" HP. I miss DFI also.
Some probrably don't know or remember that Soyo did make boards too - In fact they were once considered among the top brands to get for any tweaking period. They eventually got locked into an exclusive commitment/contract with VIA, that happened right before the NF2 chipset came out.

Things with their MB dept sales went downhill from that point onward and they finally got out of the board making biz becoming what they are today.

Maxtor was made by Seagate.
That's only because Seagate bought out Maxtor years ago - Maxtor at one time was it's own brand competing against Seagate and I even have a drive from that time period that still works fine.
 
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Part of me is tempted to make an old school rig now, an old ABIT mobo, maybe a AM2+ build, IDE HDD and a old school GPU.
Don't forget to include a couple of OCZ DDR2.
 
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That's only because Seagate bought out Maxtor years ago - Maxtor at one time was it's own brand competing against Seagate and I even have a drive from that time period that still works fine.
Actually...Seagate still uses the Maxtor brand name for a couple external drives they make(or made?). But I don't consider them Maxtor drives personally(since Seagate makes them, or made them, I don't know for sure they even still do).
https://maxtor.seagate.com/

I have 3 working Maxtor(made when they were their own company) HDDs currently. 2 SATA(I) DiamondMax 10 200GB models, which have very high reallocated sector counts. But still work pretty well considering. The other 1, a PATA 133 DiamondMax 10 200GB model, is still brand new(basically, since I bought it BNIB about 2 weeks ago).
 
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PC Power and Cooling before OCZ.

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Actually...Seagate still uses the Maxtor brand name for a couple external drives they make(or made?). But I don't consider them Maxtor drives personally(since Seagate makes them, or made them, I don't know for sure they even still do).
https://maxtor.seagate.com/

I have 3 working Maxtor(made when they were their own company) HDDs currently. 2 SATA(I) DiamondMax 10 200GB models, which have very high reallocated sector counts. But still work pretty well considering. The other 1, a PATA 133 DiamondMax 10 200GB model, is still brand new(basically, since I bought it BNIB about 2 weeks ago).
Yeah, Seagate was selling drives under the Maxtor name and still do but not nearly as much as they had been before.
Once Maxtor was aquired they started making drives of Seagate design and that's when the Maxtor name took a hit - Seagate drives during that time weren't tops in quality and Maxtor actually had a better rep for quality than Seagate had back then. When Maxtor drives of Seagate design started appearing all of Seagate's problems followed right along with these...... Expected to happen once the buyout was done and it did.

I've only bought one Seagate drive in my life and it was the last one I'll ever buy too - That one didn't make it 4 months from brandnew before the click of death set in.
 

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Don't forget to include a couple of OCZ DDR2.
I have those there were in my A-bit AT8-32X with an Opty 170. I have always said one day I will rebuild that rig. It’s all there in a box...
 
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I have those there were in my A-bit AT8-32X with an Opty 170. I have always said one day I will rebuild that rig. It’s all there in a box...
Had those too. 800 CL4 I think. They were very good. I remember running them around 730 CL3. Also could take around 1000 with more relaxed timings.

Reminded me my Cellshocks in HTPC (which desperately needs update :D). Also brand I miss.. They had nicely crazy heatsinks, literally two pieces of thick aluminium screwed together.
 

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Another vote for DFI, BFG, and XFX (nVidia). A nod towards ATi, as they still exist, just as a part of AMD... and a nod towards Abit and 3dfx, as I never had any of their products personally, though I've heard good things about them.
 
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abit

Just to add.
abit used to make mother boards that made MSI and gigabyte boards look like the cheapest worst made junk you ever saw. But i guess cheaping out on the components worked well for msi and gigabyte and not cheaping out didnt work out well for abit. Never did understand why people used to buy micro star and gigabyte junk in the day but here we are now.
 
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Compaq. I started with a Presario 90 in the nineties.
 
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It's a shame what happened to all of the RISC Processors known as the Alpha, PA-RISC, and MIPS.
 

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ABIT
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DFI....
They used to spoil us with overclocking heaven at fair prices.

Shoutout to my boy


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Compaq is Hewlett-Packard just another division.
Compaq in the past was a competitor to Gateway, Dell, HP, Micron, IBM and some other companies name I'm not remembering.
 
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Compaq is Hewlett-Packard just another division.
Only after they bought them out about 20 years ago. They were competitors before then.
 

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Compaq is Hewlett-Packard just another division.
next thing your be saying is 3DFX is nvidia blah blah Cause they bought them out.

Please Remember companys merge/buy out compeditors
 
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Yeah I mean they are still around making cards and such, but they have been so marginalized over the last 10 years, that they might as well not exist. The presence is almost non-existent. And the products aren't anything worth talking about for a long time now.
 
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