Weekend Open Forum: What's the oldest part in your PC?

By Matthew ยท 106 replies
Nov 30, 2012
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    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    My floppy drive cable its over 15 yrs old, still have some stuff on floppies people do..
  2. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Posts: 128   +19

    Its the DVD burner from Samsung. Don't remember the full model name ! It was installed around 3 years ago and it doesn't work anymore, but I am too lazy to replace it cuz I don't use DVDs any more ! :p
  3. kamisama

    kamisama TS Rookie

    Yamaha CRW-F1 CDR. It's used to burn audio cd's only, because the audio quality of the cd's it writes is extremely good and it writes cd's in such high quality and low speed that simply no stand alone cd player, no matter how old, will be able to read it.

    For instance I own Philips CD100, I think one of the first cd players. You can burn an audio cd on any modern dvd-rw blue ray writer and the chances are very high these old players won't read them.
  4. Probaly the cpu and 1 of the hdd's

    cpu = x4 965

    hdd = seagate 300 gb
  5. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 236   +50

    My Fatal1ty XFi Soundcard is a few years old. I also have a 300 Gig Maxtor Drive with old pics and game saves.
  6. Jason_AJ_or_w/e

    Jason_AJ_or_w/e TS Rookie

    I was just thinking this and its my Sound Blaster X-fi, I'm ready to retire it.
  7. Kneep

    Kneep TS Enthusiast Posts: 44

    Windows XP :)
  8. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,045   +680

    Zalman Flex CPU cooler.
  9. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    It's got to be my HP Deskjet 3745 printer, has been around for at least 5 years.
    Everything else is 3 or 4 years old.
  10. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Evangelist Posts: 451   +127

    Oldest part I have in/on my rig is my Antec 900 case. I cant see any reason to upgrade unless GFX cards get even longer. She's a beast 2 front 120mm, top 240mm, back 120mm and side 120mm fans. Cool as ice!
  11. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +33

    PSU. there are 6yo PSU and 4yo PSU on both my builds. co-incidentally both are acbel.
  12. dikbozo

    dikbozo TS Booster Posts: 82

    Although I have a nicely working AMD Socket 754 Athlon 64 3200+ system with a Radeon 9600 and an Audigy 1, that is not my main box. The longest serving component in my main desktop is the CPU, an Athlon II X4 620, one of the original ones with the disabled L3 cache (mine has come through and had the L3 work on 3 different boards by 3 different makers). It does what I have needed it to do faithfully since release in 2009 and I expect it to continue until at least Windows 9, I have absolutely no intention of ever letting my CPU be subjected to the indignity of WinME, Vista or 8 as it runs 7 just fine.
  13. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    My LG 24X Read-Write DVD-ROM. It's been 6 years now.
  14. Soulj4ck

    Soulj4ck TS Member

    AMD ANHTLON XP 2200+, 74GB MAXTOR,I think everything on my pc is from 2005 ^^ accept the gpu.
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Corsair 650 Watt power supply... 4 years old
  16. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Old lightscribe IDE dvd burner.

    Maybe 5 years old or more, never use it apart from os reinstalls.
  17. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    Well built my first system 2 years ago and haven't upgraded anything. Everything was bought new. So really don't have any old components. I imagine I'll be reusing my haf x and my power supply for a long time.
  18. bangs777

    bangs777 TS Member Posts: 32

    Seagate barracuda PATA drive 160gb since 2006
  19. CrisisDog

    CrisisDog TS Booster Posts: 139   +33

    Oldest parts are my DFI LanParty x48 motherboard with a Core 2 Duo E8600 overclocked to 4 GHz. Everything else has been cycled a few times (hard drives, power supply, sound card). Video cards get updated the most, about every 6 to 12 months (currently a GTX 670). Still powerful enough to play every game I've thrown at it on highest graphics settings, most recently Borderlands 2.
  20. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I'd say the oldest component in use today with my main rig is definitely the WD 320GB SATA disk, which I use to store my Virtual Machines. That's now several years old and going strong. I'll eventually replace it with a larger Hitachi disk though.
  21. Matt W.

    Matt W. TS Rookie

    In my desktop gaming PC I built after making it out of the AGP scene, I transferred my 320Gb Seagate SATAI drive to the PCIe build of which I am still using today. In fact, I am looking at selling it soon as of recently - that along with the second oldest part, being the 500Gb Seagate SATAII drive. After that the third oldest component would be my 8800GTS (640Mb) card of which I have had to oven bake several times in the last year to get her to run just a little bit longer after the sauder joints somewhere failed at times.
    But... ...now that I've come to the end of my post I've realized I guess my oldest part just may be my NEC DVD-R/W drive (PATA) that I got probably some seven years ago - I dunno - somewhere back in '05 something perhaps.
    What will be my newest piece of hardware to come? An SSD of course. :) ...But then again why settle with my Asus P5K-E AP-Wifi motherboard running SATAII when SATAIII bandwidth specs are out there?!? ...It never ends, does it.
  22. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TS Enthusiast Posts: 57

    My dual core d510 atom CPU 1.6ghz used as server in my internet cafe :)
  23. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,829   +634

    In use would be a 500GB Maxtor from 2000 something with 5.3 years of on time, its a redundant backup at this point in its life but still in use. The oldest part I have in my gaming PC is the Razer Sound card from a previous build. I had an old P4 630 system running until I sold it, but its still in use in his possession.
  24. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    3.5" floppy drive. Had the case for years too... Lian Li PC69 I think (but probably not the oldest part). The floppy drive isn't connected but is screwed into the case.
  25. ess333

    ess333 TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Zalman 500 Watts power supply. bought it november 2009. still use it with my core i5 2300 and GTX 670 and 8Gig RAM without problems

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