Computer history


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This is an indulgent recollection of all the “main” PCs I’ve owned (or in the case of the really early ones when I was a kid, used). Side PCs e.g. HTPCs etc aren’t listed.

CPU Motherboard Memory Case Notes Purchase date
Intel 386SX @16MHz Unknown Unknown Unknown Arche Technologies Inc prebuilt in flat desktop case
Intel 486DX @50MHz Unknown with VLB Unknown Unknown All parts bought from Stak Trading
Intel Pentium 133Mhz Original died - replaced with a PC Chips board Unknown Unknown
Intel Pentium II 350Mhz Supermicro P6SBA Unknown Inwin full tower
Intel Pentium III 450Mhz Asus P3V4X Unknown Inwin full tower 2000
AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1Ghz EPoX 8KTA3+ Unknown
AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ Epox EP-8RDA6+Pro Unknown Cooler Master ATC 101 September 2004
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR Unknown Motherboard died - CPU used in a build for a friend
Intel Q6600 Core2Quad ASUS P5K SE/EPU Antec 300 Bought at a computer fair in Sheffield
Intel Intel Xeon E3-1245 V2, Ivy Bridge Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H 24GB DDR3 Fractal Design Define R4 August 2012
AMD Ryzen 2700X Asus Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi) 4x 8GB Gskill Flare X 3200 CL14 DDR4 Phanteks Evolv X October 2018