Your computer history!


Active Member
Jun 25, 2013
'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.


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


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!


has a fetish for terrible cars
Nov 28, 2009
Yoe, PA
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:

Cant wait!
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t3h r0x0rs

Not so Well-known member
Jul 30, 2006
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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wants to fondle your manboobs
May 22, 2004
Vancouver, BC
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.


Active Member
Jan 16, 2005
Redmond, WA
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

is Der Slut
Dec 19, 2008
Misery Knob
Divorcée Mobiles
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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Well-Known Member
Feb 12, 2007
Plainfield, Illinois
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
GeForce4 (?) Don't recall exactly. This is where it all started

Gaming PC #2
Athlon 64 3400+ Socket 939
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
GeForce 7950 GT KO
500W Antec PSU

Gaming PC #4
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 4.4
Noctuna NH-D14
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
GTX 960

Gaming Laptop #1
Sager NP8662
Core 2 Duo P8600
GTX 260M

Gaming Laptop #2 (Currently own)
Sager NP7330
GTX 765M

Work Laptop: (Currently own)
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.


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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Well-Known Member
May 12, 2006
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


Well-Known Member
Nov 21, 2005
Melbourne, Australia
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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Well-Known Member
Nov 11, 2004
Philippines / Houston, TX

I regret buying computers 2017-onwards.

I'd prefer

2015 iMac 21.5" 14nm2022 Mac Studio M1 Pro 5nm + Studio DIsplay 27"
2016 MacBook 12" 14mm2023 Macbook Pro 16" M2 Pro 4nm

The PC upgrade cycle slows to every five to six years, Intel’s CEO says
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Döner Kebab enthusiast
Jul 20, 2009
German Wine Country
'99 Opel Astra 2.0L
Your computer history!

Apple Performa 6400/180
Compaq 7450?
PowerBook G3 500MHz
iMac G3 tray load
iMac G3 slot load
iMac G5 iSight
iMac Intel Early 2008
iMac G4 15"
PowerMac G4 450MHz dual
PowerMac G4 733MHz
Sony Vaio NS series
Samsung series 3(current)
Home brew AMD A10 @3.8GHz

That's kind of it really, this all happened in the span between '01 to now.
Hey, let’s update this!

HP Envy X360 from 2016
Intel Core i7 6th gen, intel graphics and 16GB of memory.

Desktop is the bestop: AMD Ryzen 3700 w/ 32GB of memories.

That Samsung laptop was retired in July 2016 when the GPU died. The old AMD A10 went to my parents after I escaped the US, which was only last month. That PC is still kicking.


Forum Addict
Nov 24, 2008
Cologne, Germany
Model 3, Cargobike
there are quite a few things in here that could be put in a museum, right? :O that's just awesome!
unfortunately, i'm too young for that! I got my first own PC in 1998:

1. Pentium MMX (oh yah! feel the power!) 166MHz
2. Pentium 3 450MHz (I really don't know why they made a P3 with only 450... whatever)
3. Duron 1,2GHz
4. AthlonXP 2600+
5. Athlon64 3000+
6. Laptop: Core2Duo T7500

and, to bore you some more, the graphics belonging to listed processors:

1. ATI Rage2 / Mach64
2. Matrox Marvel G200 ==> Geforce2 MX400
3. abovementioned MX400
4. abovementioned MX400 ==> Radeon 9500pro
5. Geforce 6800GT
6. Geforce 8800M-GS

enough of that!!!

I have to say that I liked the AMD2600+ with the 9500pro by far the most of all those computers (now don't you die on because you're offended you stupid laptop!).

May I also add that, when getting the Duron I started to watch after the noise of the thing a lot! I had quite a few BRICK-like coolers in my PC and reason enough to be afraid as hell when transporting it. MX400 and R9500 were passively cooled back then (it was still possible, damn that modern rubbish). One of the reasons for me to get a laptop was also the noise...
Wowza... Update after 13 years???

7. Intel i5-750 + GTX760 (some time later, no idea)
8. Intel i5-6600K + nvidia GTX760
9. Intel i7-8750U (Dell XPS13 that I still own) + external AMD RX580
10. AMD Ryzen 5 4650 + RTX3060Ti


An Unfortunate Discovery
Feb 17, 2006
Four from the top and two from the third row, UK.
'12 MX-5 PRHT, '02 Freelander, '90 Disco 1 Bobtail
1998: Dell Optiplex something. Pentium 100MHz, 64MB RAM, two 6GB HDDs. Windows 98.
2002: Packard Bell Imedia. Celeron 1.7GHz, 256B RAM, 40GB HDD.
2004 (maybe): Upgraded to 512MB RAM, extra 120GB HDD, Radeon 9250.
2006: Built 2.2GHz AMD 64X2, 2GB DDR RAM, 320GB HDD.
2009: Rebuilt to Core 2 Quad 9550 (2.83GHz), 4GB DDR2, 2x512GB, 1TB HDDs, 9800GTX+.
I may as well update this too

2013: Replaced GTX9800+ with a GTX 660 out of the work scrap bin.
2014: Rescued Core 2 Extreme from work scrap, 8GB DDR2, twin GTX 660s in SLi, 1TB 840 EVO SSD.
Old machine becomes media server with 3x3TB WD Reds.​
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, i5 with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD. Bad decision but I still have it.​
2015: Rebuilt with i5-4690K, 16GB DDR3, 1TB 850 EVO added. Kept GTX 660s.
2016: GTX 660s replaced with single GTX 970.
2017: GTX 970 replaced with GTX 1080Ti.
New build with i7-8700K, 32GB DDR4, Deepcool 240mm AIO, 1TB 970 EVO​
Server rebuilt in a new case with i5 guts​
2018: 1995 Dolch PAC 62 luggable purchased - P100 with 32MB RAM
2021: GTX 1080Ti replaced with RTX 3080
1995 Dell Optiplex GL+ 5100 purchased - P100 with 64MB RAM, as close to the first machine as I could get.​

2022/23: Possibly a 12th gen. Core i7 with 64GB RAM coming up. Maybe?


Döner Kebab enthusiast
Jul 20, 2009
German Wine Country
'99 Opel Astra 2.0L
I'd want to do a "Your ccar history" thread but... that would be impossible with the "proof of ownership" requirements.

Why? Who’s going to lie about owning an Opel?
  • Haha
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Well-Known Member
Sep 2, 2005
Audi S6 V10 wagon
I'd want to do a "Your ccar history" thread but... that would be impossible with the "proof of ownership" requirements.



Well-Known Member
Nov 11, 2004
Philippines / Houston, TX
Thanks! My apologies for disrupting the conversation.


Ring, ring!
Mar 1, 2019
Family computers:
  1. An old IBM 386 PS/2 system, I think. It's still in my room at my parents' place
  2. A Windows 95 system that later got upgraded to Windows 98 and that I later used for retro gaming at my grandma's
  3. A Windows XP system with a Pentium IV that I played lots of Need For Speed games on
  4. A Windows 7 system (that's currently running Windows 10), still used by my parents. That one I actually know the specs of. Pentium E6600, 4GB DDR3 (recently bumped to 8GB by me), 500GB WD Blue HDD (later added a 2TB Toshiba drive that I'm still trying to persuade my parents to migrate all the data from the 500GB drive to, so I can replace that drive with a 240GB Kingston A400 SSD I have lying around), Radeon 5570 (that eventually died and was replaced by an NVidia GT710 2GB). Not a powerhouse by any means, but it does the job for my parents
Computers that were given to me to use, most of them at my grandma's:
  1. An old Widnows 95 system, identical to one that my parents had but that was never upgraded to Windows 98
  2. The aforementioned Windows 98 system, which I did lots of retro gaming on
  3. A Windows XP system with a 1GHz Intel Celeron that I might've overclocked to 1.4GHz, 256GB and much to my annoyance, integrated graphics. Tried a couple of Linux distros on it until I realized my teenage ass can't do without some light gaming (you can imagine how light it was on that system, the newest game it'd run remotely OK was GTA Vice City)
  4. A Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop with a Celeron and 3GB of RAM (one of the two original 1GB sticks died and was replaced with a 2GB stick), it was slow and unusable, but it was a uni laptop for me until I could afford something somewhat decent. That one is the only one that wasn't used at my grandma's
Computers that I paid my hard-earned money for:
  1. A Dell Inspiron 15-3567 laptop. Core i7-7500U, 8GB of DDR4 (later bumped to 16GB), 1TB 5400rpm HDD (later replaced by a far faster 500GB Transcend SSD), Radeon R5 M430 graphics (which suck and I don't understand why Dell didn't just stick to Intel's HD graphics). I also replaced it's 1366x768 TN panel with a 1920x1080 IPS one, which still sucks, but far less than the original one. Bought it in 2017, but I'm planning to replace it soon
  2. A Dell Precision T3610 desktop. Xeon E5-1620 v2, 16GB of DDR3 ECC, 100GB SSD + 500GB HDD (both of which were replaced, the SSD with a 500GB Samsung 860 Evo, and the HDD with a 6TB WD Red Pro NAS drive), NVS 295 GPU (utter unusable POS GPU, so replaced by a blower-style GTX 1080 that I bought just before the prices skyrocketed in late 2020). Bought it for cheap in 2020 to use as a uni workhorse that can play an occasional game or two. I'm using it with a Dell U2717D 1440p IPS monitor that I also bought with my own money, IBM Model M keyboard (can you guess where that one came from? Even though right now I'm using a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 that sucks big times), and a Logitech M705 mouse (which is okay, but a bit small). I'm planning to replace that as well, but not immediately
Okay, that's it. I don't really remember the specs of most older systems, but I do remember OS they were running.