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A different kind of nostalgic

Post by Swizec » Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:08 pm

The thread about first computers is fun, but it made me wonder about a whole other aspect of this.

We buy a computer, we're happy with it, with time new components come out and we start beefing up our computer, with passing years we suddenly realise that there is hardly anything of the original computer left.

Like, my dad bought me this computer about 3 years ago and the only things that are still from the original are the graphic card and the case, even the power supply is different (3rd one btw). It's sad in a way to see an old friend perish slowly before my eyes, but it's also a happy thing to see a new friend arise on the ashes of the former one.

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Post by Swizec » Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:11 pm

oops, sorry for the double topic, there was lag and I got too clickhappy

someone delete this please


everyone who wishes to, please reply in the other thread


edit: disregard this post then ^^
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Post by Nephrus » Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:13 pm

I already deleted the other one. :P
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Post by learnzed » Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:38 pm

i normally end up selling my whole old computer and building a brand new one, that way everything matches (ie speeds and performance). I feel like i'm missing a trick though, one idea i have had is to set up a network and use it as a testbed for my internet sites, saves on hosting while the site is being designed.
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Post by phantomk » Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:24 pm

The process of upgradeing:
Powersupply, Motherboard and Processor are upgraded every year.
Memory and graphics card are upgraded every 2 years.
Perperial devices, such as the mouse and keyboard are upgraded when I feel I need a new one, about once a year or more.
Hard drives are upgraded/added about 1 and 1/2 years.
CD-Roms, ie dvd/cd/rw/cd-rw/dvd-rw etc ... Are upgraded about 2 years.
The monitor and Case are about the only thing I have not yet upgraded and I probably won't upgrade them for about 5 year intervals.

Thats basically how I have been upgradeing over the past 5 years now, I have not had a need to change my case or monitor yet, but I feel like I might get another monitor so I can have dual monitors :) (My current monitor is a sumsung 950b)

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Post by Darth Wong » Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:32 pm

It's sad in a way to see an old friend perish slowly before my eyes, but it's also a happy thing to see a new friend arise on the ashes of the former one.

Sorry, but I just can't get emotionally attached to a computer. It's an object, nothing more.
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Post by Swizec » Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:30 pm

Darth Wong wrote:
It's sad in a way to see an old friend perish slowly before my eyes, but it's also a happy thing to see a new friend arise on the ashes of the former one.

Sorry, but I just can't get emotionally attached to a computer. It's an object, nothing more.


Something I spend 16hours of my day with can only ever be a friend I'd say

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Post by Nephrus » Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:00 am

I'm always changing things on my computer. Since I spend a lot of time working with big applications, I pretty much push my computer to the limit, so I can usually be found buying RAM, hard drives and other devices and applications to speed up my computing power.

My first computer (the P2) was pretty much overhauled except for the processor and motherboard (because the way Compaq had assembled this computer, I didn't want to touch either).
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Post by ibmsystems » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:01 am

Swizec wrote:
Darth Wong wrote:
It's sad in a way to see an old friend perish slowly before my eyes, but it's also a happy thing to see a new friend arise on the ashes of the former one.

Sorry, but I just can't get emotionally attached to a computer. It's an object, nothing more.


Something I spend 16hours of my day with can only ever be a friend I'd say


Yes i agree also beause most of the computers i own i build from scratch which takes almost 50 hrs of work to fine tune the parts to get them working at the max but the way i make sure that i don't start do "dissasemble an old friend" is by starting with the best there is and most of the time the best there is can be all i need

**note**

Just beacuse that's all i need dosent mean thats all i want :lol:

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Post by yoopercam » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:41 am

I've always built my computers, but now I have more spare money and less spare time, so I just ordered a Dell XPS-600 with a 19"digital LCD. We've had good luck with Dell at work, so hopefully I will at home.

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Post by ibmsystems » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:57 am

yoopercam wrote: I've always built my computers, but now I have more spare money and less spare time, so I just ordered a Dell XPS-600 with a 19"digital LCD. We've had good luck with Dell at work, so hopefully I will at home.


Yes but dell makes there systems so where if something failes you cant change it out so you have to buy a new system

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Post by yoopercam » Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:08 am

ibmsystems wrote: Yes but dell makes there systems so where if something failes you cant change it out so you have to buy a new system


Not the XPS, it has a PCI-E video card and a soundblaster card, the only thing built into the motherboard is the network card, but as long as there is a pci slot I can add a different one.

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Post by infoseek » Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:23 am

It seems we are all nostalgic :)

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Post by Magnotta » Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:22 am

Swizec wrote: Something I spend 16hours of my day with can only ever be a friend I'd say


16 hours a day....ok, lets see, 24 hours in a day, minus 8 hours of sleep......ok, don't take this the wrong way, but maybe its time to cut back and get some flesh and blood friends.

If not, remember, the computer still isn't really a friend. It will not loan you a few bucks for a beer, it wont take care of you when your sick, it won't shed a tear when you die, and if there's a power outage it will completely turn it's back on you.

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Post by Darth Wong » Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:24 am

Swizec wrote:
Darth Wong wrote:
It's sad in a way to see an old friend perish slowly before my eyes, but it's also a happy thing to see a new friend arise on the ashes of the former one.

Sorry, but I just can't get emotionally attached to a computer. It's an object, nothing more.

Something I spend 16hours of my day with can only ever be a friend I'd say

There are a lot of people out there who spend 10 hours a day in front of a computer and hate it with every fibre of their beings. They do this at a place they call "work".
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