• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Short lived tech

Joined
Jan 25, 2014
Messages
1,782 (0.93/day)
Likes
1,166
System Name AMD Black Widow
Processor AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-780T-D3L (rev. 4.0)
Cooling Cooler master hyper 212 EVO
Memory Kingston HyperX DDR3 2x4GB 1600MHz KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon R9 280x 3GB Asus
Storage WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB 64MB 7k SATA600 Blue WD10EZEX, Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB SSD
Display(s) LG W2453SQ-PF
Case MS Cyclops IV
Power Supply LC Power LC600H-12 600 W
Software Windows 10 64bit
#1
Do you know any tech that seems like it was a good idea but it never took off in popularity. There are a few things that come to mind.
For one I remember the HDD/ssd dock that could be found on cases like the Thermaltake Dokker, CM Storm Stryker
970215_1_original.jpg
cooler-master-storm-trooper-windowed-computer-case-0011.jpg
 
Joined
Mar 23, 2016
Messages
1,924 (1.71/day)
Likes
2,097
Processor Ryzen 5 2600X
Motherboard MSI B350M Gaming Pro
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu with AM4 bracket
Memory PNY Anarchy-X XLR8 Red DDR4 3200 MHz C15-17-17-17-35
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z 6G
Storage Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500 GB, SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster C27H711
Case Phantek Eclipse P400S (PH-EC416PS)
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC887 (dead)
Power Supply EVGA 850 BQ
Mouse Kingston HyperX Pulsefire FPS
Keyboard Logitech K520
Software Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
#2
Two computers in one PC case? (Full size ATX motherboard plus a Mini-ITX motherboard)
 
Joined
Oct 4, 2018
Messages
287 (1.45/day)
Likes
165
Location
Canada
System Name P7-1019
Processor Pentium G620 DualCore 2.6ghz LGA1155
Motherboard Pegatron "Carmel" IPISB-CU
Cooling Stock
Memory Samsung 4gb PC3-10600U + Hynix 2gb PC3-8500U
Video Card(s) Zotac GT630 2gb 128bits Synergy Edition
Storage Hitachi 1TB HDS721010CLA632
Display(s) Compaq WF 1907 @ 1440x900
Case HP Pavilion P7
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair HX520W
Mouse HP MSU0923
Keyboard Acer KU-0760
Software Windows 7 HomePremium 64bits
#3
What about Firewire that was faster than USB but got surpassed by USB. Little bit like VHS did to Beta-Max.
 

Toothless

Tech, Games, and TPU!
Supporter
Joined
Mar 26, 2014
Messages
5,842 (3.15/day)
Likes
4,371
Location
Washington, USA
System Name Volt // Mabanny
Processor i7-4790k // E5-2680v2 x2
Motherboard MSI Z97 MPower // S2600IP
Cooling NZXT Kraken X60 // Hyper 212 x2
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4x8GB // 16x4GB ECC
Video Card(s) MSI GTX1080 Ti Gaming X // HD7450 x3
Storage 3x250GB SSD + 3x1TB + 3x2TB HDD // 240GB SSD
Display(s) LG 34UB88-P + 3x AOC 2425W // 3x AOC 2425W
Case Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 // Gutted case
Audio Device(s) LucidSound LS30 // USB
Power Supply Rosewill Fortress 750w // EVGA NEX650G
Mouse Logitech G602 // G.Skill MX780
Keyboard G.Skill KM780 RGB (Brown switches) // Generic
Software Windows 10 Professional // Windows 10 Professional
Benchmark Scores Technical term is PEBCAK issue, which stands for Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
#4
Two computers in one PC case? (Full size ATX motherboard plus a Mini-ITX motherboard)
I need two of those for four of my rigs. Space saving!
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2010
Messages
10,946 (3.24/day)
Likes
8,082
Location
Oregon
System Name Delta // Alpha-HTPC
Processor Intel i7 6700K // Intel i5 4570
Motherboard GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming K7 // Gigabyte H97M -D3H
Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3000 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX980ti// EVGA GTX 1050ti
Storage Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 512, 2 Tb FireCuda// Samsung 850 Pro,
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440X 2560 // 55" LG 4K SK8000 Series
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) Focusrite Scarlett // HDMI to Yamaha RX V571
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Cooler Master CK550 RBG
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit // Windows 10 Pro 64bit with Kodi
#5
100mb zip drives


Betamax



Google Glass

 

hat

Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 20, 2006
Messages
20,536 (4.53/day)
Likes
4,711
Location
Ohio
System Name Starlifter :: Dragonfly
Processor i7 2600k 4.4GHz :: Athlon II x4 630 3.5GHz
Motherboard ASUS P8P67 Pro :: GIgabyte GA-770T-USB3
Cooling Corsair H70 :: Thermaltake Big Typhoon
Memory 2x4GB DDR3 1866 :: 2x1GB DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) 2x PNY GTX1070 :: none
Storage Plextor M5s 128GB, WDC Black 500GB :: Mushkin Enhanced 60GB SSD, WD RE3 1TB
Display(s) Acer P216HL HDMI :: None
Case Antec SOHO 1030B :: Old White Full Tower
Audio Device(s) Onboard - iLive IT153B Soundbar (optical) :: None
Power Supply EVGA 500w 80 Plus :: Wounded Corsair CX600
Software Windows 10 Pro - Plex Server on Dragonfly
Benchmark Scores >9000

Kursah

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 15, 2006
Messages
12,306 (2.69/day)
Likes
6,735
Location
Missoula, MT, USA
System Name Kursah's Gaming Rig 2018 - Ryzen+ Edition | SpartanCore | SpartanCore2
Processor R7 2700X @ Stock (3.7/4.35) w/PBO+XFR2 | i7 3770 3.4/3.9 Stock | i7 4770 3.4/3.9 Stock
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming | Intel DQ77MK | SuperMicro X10SLQ
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Push-Pull + NT-H1 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4
Memory 16GB (2x8) G.Skill DDR4-3200 | 16GB (4x4) Samsung DDR3-1600 | 32GB (4x8) Mushkin Stealth DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming 6G LE @ Stock | Onboard Intel HD 4000 | Onboard Intel HD 4600
Storage SSD 250GB + 960GB, 1x2TB | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x2TB (6TB) | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x3TB (9TB)
Display(s) Samsung 32" TV IPS 1080p, Dell 23" U2312HM IPS 1080p | 19" Dell on KVM..mostly headless operation.
Case Corsair 600C - Stock Fans on Low | Lian Li Lancool PC-K7 - Cougar fans | Modified Lenovo TS430 Case
Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Not in use
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC Back-UPS Pro 1500 | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze (Both) + APC Smart-UPS 1500
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse (KVM)
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard (KVM)
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (Hyper-V) | Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V)
#7
I might still have a functioning Iomega ZIP drive in storage.

HD-DVD?

16:10 monitors? Maybe there's still some around, but man they went by the wayside quickly and unfortunately.

Windows ME... :D

FreeWWWeb Free Dial-Up... we got about 6 months, which was sweet. Then Juno bought em' out...probably didn't cost much.

Netburst Arch...R.I.P. P4, but the Core2 era was so much better and more fun for OCers. That was my golden era. I still have my P4 630, in all its hot running useless glory.
 
Joined
May 4, 2011
Messages
241 (0.08/day)
Likes
77
System Name Arena-Fighter6a
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 2700x
Motherboard Asrock x470 Taichi Ultimate
Cooling Air
Memory 2x16GB 3000MHz CL16 DDR4
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 4GB
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium PCIe x1
Power Supply Corsair HX850 80+ Platinum
Software Windows 10 x64 Enterprise/Ubuntu Budgie amd64
#8
HD-DVD seemed to be interesting but didn't pull out, lower capacity in comparison to blu-ray discs is definitely one of reasons.

Double-sided optical discs, didn't see any in my entire life and i burnt a lot of CDs and DVDs.

As already mentioned firewire was superior over usb and unfortunately didn't last well.

1TB magnetic tapes, do not remember name of that standard, released in 1997 i think.

Gigabyte's i-ram which was hardware ramdisk, awesome thing but it's price killed it.

Dedicated PPU (Physics Processing Unit), similar case as i-ram's, price killed it and nVidia bought out Ageia, ported technology to be processed by gpus.

I can add few more example when i will remember something interesting.
 

hat

Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 20, 2006
Messages
20,536 (4.53/day)
Likes
4,711
Location
Ohio
System Name Starlifter :: Dragonfly
Processor i7 2600k 4.4GHz :: Athlon II x4 630 3.5GHz
Motherboard ASUS P8P67 Pro :: GIgabyte GA-770T-USB3
Cooling Corsair H70 :: Thermaltake Big Typhoon
Memory 2x4GB DDR3 1866 :: 2x1GB DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) 2x PNY GTX1070 :: none
Storage Plextor M5s 128GB, WDC Black 500GB :: Mushkin Enhanced 60GB SSD, WD RE3 1TB
Display(s) Acer P216HL HDMI :: None
Case Antec SOHO 1030B :: Old White Full Tower
Audio Device(s) Onboard - iLive IT153B Soundbar (optical) :: None
Power Supply EVGA 500w 80 Plus :: Wounded Corsair CX600
Software Windows 10 Pro - Plex Server on Dragonfly
Benchmark Scores >9000
#9
Atari's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial :laugh:

 

Kursah

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 15, 2006
Messages
12,306 (2.69/day)
Likes
6,735
Location
Missoula, MT, USA
System Name Kursah's Gaming Rig 2018 - Ryzen+ Edition | SpartanCore | SpartanCore2
Processor R7 2700X @ Stock (3.7/4.35) w/PBO+XFR2 | i7 3770 3.4/3.9 Stock | i7 4770 3.4/3.9 Stock
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming | Intel DQ77MK | SuperMicro X10SLQ
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Push-Pull + NT-H1 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4
Memory 16GB (2x8) G.Skill DDR4-3200 | 16GB (4x4) Samsung DDR3-1600 | 32GB (4x8) Mushkin Stealth DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming 6G LE @ Stock | Onboard Intel HD 4000 | Onboard Intel HD 4600
Storage SSD 250GB + 960GB, 1x2TB | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x2TB (6TB) | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x3TB (9TB)
Display(s) Samsung 32" TV IPS 1080p, Dell 23" U2312HM IPS 1080p | 19" Dell on KVM..mostly headless operation.
Case Corsair 600C - Stock Fans on Low | Lian Li Lancool PC-K7 - Cougar fans | Modified Lenovo TS430 Case
Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Not in use
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC Back-UPS Pro 1500 | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze (Both) + APC Smart-UPS 1500
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse (KVM)
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard (KVM)
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (Hyper-V) | Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V)
#10
Gigabyte's i-ram which was hardware ramdisk, awesome thing but it's price killed it.
Speaking of ram, RDRAM from RAMBUS. I still have some for my original P4 build. Runs hot, slow and was too expensive for what it offered.
 
Joined
Oct 4, 2018
Messages
287 (1.45/day)
Likes
165
Location
Canada
System Name P7-1019
Processor Pentium G620 DualCore 2.6ghz LGA1155
Motherboard Pegatron "Carmel" IPISB-CU
Cooling Stock
Memory Samsung 4gb PC3-10600U + Hynix 2gb PC3-8500U
Video Card(s) Zotac GT630 2gb 128bits Synergy Edition
Storage Hitachi 1TB HDS721010CLA632
Display(s) Compaq WF 1907 @ 1440x900
Case HP Pavilion P7
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair HX520W
Mouse HP MSU0923
Keyboard Acer KU-0760
Software Windows 7 HomePremium 64bits
#11
Joined
Feb 14, 2012
Messages
898 (0.34/day)
Likes
650
Location
Romania
System Name No name
Processor i5 8600k@4800Mhz 1.22v
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 UD3P
Cooling Noctua U12P
Memory 16GB 3000Mhz
Video Card(s) Evga 980Ti SC + Accelero Xtreme III
Storage Kingston AV400 256GB, WD30PURX
Display(s) Asus MG279Q and AOC q3279vwfd8
Case Regnum RG4F Frosty White
Audio Device(s) XFI Music
Power Supply Seasonic G650 650W
Mouse Cougar 600M
Keyboard Asus Strix MX Brown
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores 5948 3dmark TimeSpy
#12
Ageia Physx cards.
 
Joined
Mar 23, 2016
Messages
1,924 (1.71/day)
Likes
2,097
Processor Ryzen 5 2600X
Motherboard MSI B350M Gaming Pro
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu with AM4 bracket
Memory PNY Anarchy-X XLR8 Red DDR4 3200 MHz C15-17-17-17-35
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z 6G
Storage Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500 GB, SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster C27H711
Case Phantek Eclipse P400S (PH-EC416PS)
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC887 (dead)
Power Supply EVGA 850 BQ
Mouse Kingston HyperX Pulsefire FPS
Keyboard Logitech K520
Software Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
#14



Here's another, no wonder these types of cases didn't catch on. This one is huge with the price to match.
Thermaltake Core W200 Super Tower Chassis - https://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002894

Also a Lian Li had a case with space for two separate systems inside. "Designed for hardcore enthusiasts, the case will eventually go on sale for somewhere around $400."
 
Joined
May 30, 2015
Messages
626 (0.44/day)
Likes
926
Location
Renton, WA
#16
Joined
Mar 23, 2016
Messages
1,924 (1.71/day)
Likes
2,097
Processor Ryzen 5 2600X
Motherboard MSI B350M Gaming Pro
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu with AM4 bracket
Memory PNY Anarchy-X XLR8 Red DDR4 3200 MHz C15-17-17-17-35
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z 6G
Storage Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500 GB, SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster C27H711
Case Phantek Eclipse P400S (PH-EC416PS)
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC887 (dead)
Power Supply EVGA 850 BQ
Mouse Kingston HyperX Pulsefire FPS
Keyboard Logitech K520
Software Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
#17
Isn't this a thing still? Like, there were dual-system cases at Computex just last year. Bit early to call it a dead trend, don't you think?
I don't see were it really caught on, but maybe it is to soon?
 
Joined
Mar 16, 2017
Messages
331 (0.43/day)
Likes
183
Location
Tanagra
System Name 2017 iMac 5K
Processor Intel i5-7500
Motherboard Intel Z170
Cooling Apple
Memory 16GB DDR4
Video Card(s) Radeon Pro 570 4GB
Storage Apple SM0256L
Display(s) 27” 5120x2880 3P
Case iMac
Audio Device(s) My ears
Software MacOS 10.14, W10 pro, Mint 19.1
#18
Windows Phone! :cry: (and Zune, Groove, Band, etc) Windows RT was just starting to get decent with Surface 2 as well.
 
Last edited:
Joined
May 4, 2011
Messages
241 (0.08/day)
Likes
77
System Name Arena-Fighter6a
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 2700x
Motherboard Asrock x470 Taichi Ultimate
Cooling Air
Memory 2x16GB 3000MHz CL16 DDR4
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 4GB
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium PCIe x1
Power Supply Corsair HX850 80+ Platinum
Software Windows 10 x64 Enterprise/Ubuntu Budgie amd64
#19
Isn't this a thing still? Like, there were dual-system cases at Computex just last year. Bit early to call it a dead trend, don't you think?
Yep, dual system pc cases are still designed and released from time to time. Fairly rare and definitely not widely marketed in mainstream tech media but definitely not dead by any means, more like niche category of things.
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2012
Messages
1,493 (0.64/day)
Likes
574
System Name N/A
Processor I3 3.5GHZ (3150)
Motherboard ASRock B85M-ITX
Cooling stock
Memory 8GB
Video Card(s) XFX GTX750Ti 2GB
Storage 1TB WD and 1TB Seagate
Display(s) LG 21.5" LCD IPS
Case CoolerMaster
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Rosewill 610WATT
Mouse R.A.T3
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
#20
Tape-Drives


 
Joined
Jan 25, 2014
Messages
1,782 (0.93/day)
Likes
1,166
System Name AMD Black Widow
Processor AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-780T-D3L (rev. 4.0)
Cooling Cooler master hyper 212 EVO
Memory Kingston HyperX DDR3 2x4GB 1600MHz KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon R9 280x 3GB Asus
Storage WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB 64MB 7k SATA600 Blue WD10EZEX, Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB SSD
Display(s) LG W2453SQ-PF
Case MS Cyclops IV
Power Supply LC Power LC600H-12 600 W
Software Windows 10 64bit
#23
There were GPU's that used GDDR 4 ram that were fast replaced by GDDR 5
Dell ATI FireGL V7700 512MB GDDR4 SDRAM
gpu.jpg
 
Joined
Mar 23, 2016
Messages
1,924 (1.71/day)
Likes
2,097
Processor Ryzen 5 2600X
Motherboard MSI B350M Gaming Pro
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu with AM4 bracket
Memory PNY Anarchy-X XLR8 Red DDR4 3200 MHz C15-17-17-17-35
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z 6G
Storage Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500 GB, SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster C27H711
Case Phantek Eclipse P400S (PH-EC416PS)
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC887 (dead)
Power Supply EVGA 850 BQ
Mouse Kingston HyperX Pulsefire FPS
Keyboard Logitech K520
Software Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
#24
Obselete tech living on borrowed time is all tape drives are but who's to say they may never completely disappear.
 
Top