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BrunoAMG

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Brazil
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'12 Fiat Bravo Essence 1.8
I will only post computers that were in fact mine so family computers won't be included in the list.

Desktops

1- Intel Core 2 Duo, 500 GB HDD, Windows 7, 19" Samsung LCD monitor, 4GB RAM and GeForce 9800 GT
2- My current desktop (since 2013): Intel Core I7-4770, 1 TB HDD, Windows 7 Professional, 24" Benq LED monitor, 8 GB RAM and GeForce GTX 660

Laptops

1-Toshiba Satellite A40-S161 (was my dad's notebook from 2004 until 2007, in 07 he gave it to me):

15", Intel Pentium 4, 256 MB RAM, 40 GB HDD, Windows XP

2- Dell Latitude (can't remember the exact model)

15", Intel Core 2 Duo (i guess), 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Windows XP

3- My current laptop (since 2010): HP G42

14" LED screen, Intel Core I3 M350, 3 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium

That's it!
 

rickhamilton620

has a fetish for terrible cars
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Yoe, PA
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2012 Kia Forte EX
Like Bruno, I'll only post computers that I have owned (not shared with anyone/initially bought for family):

*Dell Latitude D630 - bought this from Dell Outlet for school in like late 2007. I'm typing from it right now. 1440x900 screen, 2 GB of RAM and a 7200 RPM hard drive made RTM Windows Vista that it shipped with run pretty nicely. Only upgrade I've made since was upping the RAM to 4 GB and running various forms of Linux, attempted Hackintosh, and Windows. Right now it's on Windows 7. I'll throw linux on it once my desktop project gets underway.

*Dell Latitude E6420 - Bought this in like 2012 but had to sell after the failturn's transmission lurch caused me to hit a Jeep parked in front of me. Core i5, dedicated AMD graphics...I loved it. No SSD though. :( After selling it, I wen't back to the D630.

*MSI Wind U100: This was pretty cool - I got it as a nice little machine to use for hackintosh and college stuff. It even ran Windows 7 complete with Aero graphics without issues. They're tougher than one would think too - the school district I work at has several carts of these deployed to elementary schools and they get used a lot. I gave mine to my cousin who promptly broke it...or my asshole uncle broke it to fuck with him because it was mine. :(

*Dell Venue 8 Pro: I like it but I don't use it very often. It's a tablet computer with a Atom and Windows 8.1. I wish Windows 8's auto-correct was better and Dell's touchscreen accuracy was better. I may check for firmware updates to try and see if it's improvable.

Hopefully in the next month I'll be able to begin getting parts for a desktop that'll replace the D630. Build list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q4Pv7P

Cant wait!
 
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t3h r0x0rs

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Toronto, Ontario
1980s - ?: Atari 800 XL, my family's first ever computer.
1993 -2000: A then top-of-the-line 486 with Windows 3.1 and a whopping 8 MB of RAM
1995?- 2000: 386 with Windows 3.1
?: Compaq Pentium I with Windows 95
2000 - 2005: Intel Celeron 500Mhz with Windows '98 pre-installed. Would later endure two years with Windows ME with it and replace it with Windows XP. First computer with internet.
2005 - Mar. 2009: HP Pavillion Pentium 4, 2.93GHz, XP pre-installed, replaced with Vista in 2007. 512MB RAM and 160GB HD.
Mar. 2009 - May 2015: Apple iMac 24" Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.06Ghz, 4GB RAM and 1TB HDD. OS X 10.5 Leopard pre-installed, replaced by OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard last Friday (08/28). First Mac and first computer I bought with my own money. Update: Power supply unit or logic board shot :( Not worth it to fix, I recon.
Jul. 2009 - Oct 2009: Acer Aspire One Netbook - 1Ghz Intel Atom, 1GB RAM
Needs updating...

Oct 2009 - Sept. 2012: MacBook Pro 13" - 2.5 GHz, 4GB RAM and 250 GB HD

Sept. 2012 - Present: Toshiba Satellite 17" - 2.3 GHz AMD A10, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD.. Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit.
 
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93Flareside

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Depending on the style of iMac,
It might be repairable but, a major pain in the ass just like all Apple products.
 

killpanda

wants to fondle your manboobs
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May 22, 2004
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Stuck in France
These iMacs are a pain to open and close properly without trapping dust between the glass and the display. The power supply is quite easy to reach after that though if I remember correctly. I believe the part isn't extremely expensive, but it may be starting to be hard to find.
 

electromage

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Location
Redmond, WA
Car(s)
2008 BMW 535i Sport, 1990 Jeep Cherokee
The ones I've built as a primary workstation:

  • AM386-DX20, 4MB RAM, 128MB HDD, 12" TTL Monitor
  • Pentium 166MMX, 64MB RAM, 2GB HDD, Trident, 15" CRT
  • Pentium III 550MHz, 128MB RAM, 20GB HDD, Riva TNT2, 19" CRT
  • Athlon 1GHz, 256MB RAM, 30GB HDD, GeForce3, 19" CRT
  • Athlon 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, 120GB HDD, GeForce3, 19" LCD
  • Athlon XP 2200+, 512MB RAM, 120GB HDD, GeForce FX, 19" LCD
  • Athlon 64 3200+, 1GB RAM, 240GB HDD, GeForce FX, 19" LCD
  • Athlon 64 X2 5200+, 2GB RAM, 640GB HDD, GeForce 7600, 24" LCD
  • Athlon II X4 640, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, Radeon HD 5670, 24" LCD
  • Phenom II X4 980 BE, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, Radeon HD 6850, 3x LCD
  • FX-8350, 16GB RAM, 3.5TB HDD, Radeon HD 6850, 3x LCD (Current)


(Primary) Laptops:

  • Gateway Pentium 4 1.6GHz, 128MB RAM, 20GB HDD, 14"
  • Acer Extensa Core2Duo, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, 14"
  • Lenovo X120e, AMD E350, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 12"
  • Dell Latitude E6530, 3rd gen i7 quad, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 15.6", stolen after 4 months
  • Dell Latitude E5420, 2nd gen i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 14"


Current server is the Phenom II X4 980, 8GB RAM, and 14TB of RAID5.

This is not to mention my hand-me-down parts systems, servers, and "other" laptops. As for the seemingly huge gap between the first two I actually built the first one after the Pentium came out, from scavenged parts.
 
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Der Stig

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I'm including my parent's PCs as well as they had some rather interesting ones.

1. IBM PC, Jr.
2. 486 66Mhz(?)
3. Compaq Presario with 8MB HDD :lol:
4. Some rubbish custom built computer my dad tried to run Linux Red Hat on- it didn't work
5. Some rubbish HP desktop with 256MB RAM and 1.2Ghz Celeron
6. eMachines rubbish (my first)
7. Sony Vaio rubbish 1.7GHz P4, 256MB RAM (20GB partitioned C:/ drive; 80 GB total)
8. Gateway 700GR 3.4GHz P4 HT, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 1GB BFG GTS250 OC (up from 256MB eVGA 7800GT)
9. Summer 08 MacBook- Black, 2.4GHz C2D, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD (50GB partitioned to XP Pro)
Thread Necromancy, eh?

Well, just a few months after this post, I got my new laptop because a pipe burst in my dorm.

10. Mid-2009 MacBook Pro 15" 2.66GHz C2D which I just now bumped from 4GB to 8GB and added a 250GB SSD I've had sitting around. Doing Time Machine update as I type this. It's on 10.10.3 Yosemite
11a. Cheapo college box. AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto Dual-Core 3.2GHz (unlocked to x3) with 4GB of RAM and the 1GB BFG GTS250 OC from my Gateway all in a shitty $35 Rosewill case
11b. Hodge-podge Hackintosh. i7 4770k, GA-Z87X-UD3H, 8GB RAM, EVGA 2GB 670FTW, 128GB SSD for Windows, 1TB shared drive for media, and 1 TB drive for 10.9.5 Mavericks, all stuffed into the same shitty $35 Rosewill case (finally upgraded to dual monitors: Dell U2312HM and my old LG L196WTQ I've had since 2005)
12. G5 with dual 2.5 GHz PPC, it runs ish on 10.5 Leopard, I threw an old 250GB HDD in for shits and giggles. I bought it for $50 odd to be my donor box for my Hackintosh. It's been sitting for a year or more though :lol:
13. Acer Switch 10, Atom powered, 2GB RAM, 64GB, Win 8.1 machine. Fun little toy.
 
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JakeRadden

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Location
Plainfield, Illinois
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2014 Mustang, 2015 Edge, 2015 Sonata
Just a short list, there were significantly more than these but can't be arsed to write it all down.

Gaming PC #1
Athlon XP-3000
1GB DDR1
160GB HDD
GeForce4 (?) Don't recall exactly. This is where it all started

Gaming PC #2
Athlon 64 3400+ Socket 939
2GB DDR
Radeon 9700 or maybe a GeForce FX 5xxx Again, don't recall exactly what GPU this was. I know I had a 9700 at one point, an FX at one point, and a GF 6800 at one point. I was young.

Gaming PC #3 (First I built for myself)
Athlon X2 4400+ OC'd to 2.8
2GB DDR2
GeForce 7950 GT KO
500W Antec PSU

Gaming PC #4
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 4.4
Noctuna NH-D14
2GB DDR2
GeForce 9800GTX (Shortly afterwards, sold for a ATI HD4870)

Gaming PC #5
Coolermaster Cosmos 1000
Intel i7-2600k @ 4.8
Gigabyte Motherboard
Noctuna NH-D14
4/8/16GB of DDR3
HD4870, HD4890, 1x 6970, 2x 6970, 1x 7970, 2x 7950
Corsair 850W

First Mini-Gaming PC
Sugo SG-09B
MATX Board
i7-3770k @ 4.0
Hyper 212 Evo
2x 7950
(Sold, without GPUs)

Gaming PC #6 (Currently own)
i7-3960X @ 4.8
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
Asus X79-Deluxe
32GB HyperX Blu DDR3-1866
2x 7950, then 1x 780Ti, then 2x R9 290X, now 2x 980Ti
2x 250GB SSD RAID 0
850W Corsair then eVGA Supernova 1000 G2
Various magnetic storage setups

Mini-PC #2 (Currently own)
CM Elite 110
ITX Board
i3-4370 @ 3.8
Stock Cooling
CX430M PSU
GTX 960
256GB SSD

Laptops:
Gaming Laptop #1
Sager NP8662
Core 2 Duo P8600
GTX 260M
4GB RAM
500GB HDD

Gaming Laptop #2 (Currently own)
Sager NP7330
i7-4700MQ
8GB DDR3
GTX 765M

Work Laptop: (Currently own)
T440S
i5-4300M
12GB DDR3
512GB SSD
9-cell battery

I've had at least a dozen monitors, from 4:3 to 16:10 then 16:9 then Eyefinity with Asus VE247Hs, now I have a Asus PB278Q and 2 VE247Hs.

Peripherals...

Lots of Logitech, 2 Ducky Mechanical MX Blue keyboards, pretty much every logitech mouse they've made, Plantronics Headset -> Turtle Beach Headset -> Logitech G35 -> Beyerdynamic MMX300 (Current)
 
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caro

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May 12, 2006
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Location
PL
Car(s)
2 girls, 1 cup, 2 bikes, 1 car...
1. 486 - 66 Mhz
2. Pentium 200 MMX
3. Celeron 700 Mhz
4. Pentium 2 - 266 Mhz
5. Amd Athlon 1800 +
6. Intel i5
 

warden

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Nov 21, 2005
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Location
Melbourne, Australia
Car(s)
2016 Hilux Diesel Dual Cab, BMW R1200GS Adventure
1) Commodore Vic 20
2) Commodore 64
3) Amiga 500
4) Built 386 SX16
5) Built 386 DX40
6) Built 486 SX 33
7) Built 486 DX2 66
8) Built Pentium 200MMX
9) Built Pentium II 300
10) Built Pentium iV 600 (I think)
11) Built Pentium Dual Core 2.4
12) Toshiba Dual Core 2.0 Laptop
13) Fujitsu P7100 10.2 inch Dual Core - I loved this thing
14) Acer Netbook thing after I snapped the screen off the Fujitsu.
15) 2 x HP 15 inch notebooks - Built in serial for comms with cataloguers
16) Lenovo Think Pad X230 i7 16GB 256GB SSD - Still have this!
17) Macbook Pro 2014 - 16GB i5 500GB SSD
18) MacMini

The realisation that I've spent way too much money on computers over the years.
 
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