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#16 Mohitster



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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:52

Mine is 2.5 years old....Vaio E Series....and it still runs pretty smooth! :D

#17 +SharpGreen


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:15

Mine is as old as the first gen Core i7.

#18 myxomatosis


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:16

Almost 4yo, still rocking

Corsair 800D
Corsair HX1000w
Intel Xeon W3520 @4.5GHz (Basically a i7 920 with crazy O/C potential)
eVGA Classified 3
12Gb DDR3 G.Skill Trident 2000MHz
2 x Radeon 6950
2 x Intel X25-M 80Gb RAID-0 (OS + programs)
1 x OCZ Vertex 3 128Gb (Games)
2 x WD Caviar Green 1.5Tb RAID-1 (Stuff)
Xonar Essence STX

And a brand new MacBook Pro Retina

i7 2.3GHz
16Gb DDR3 1600MHz
GeForge GT650M
256Gb SSD

#19 Archstroke


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:31

Running it on a 4 year old Compaq mini 110 netbook. Using it on the netbook mainly because it cold boots in 10 seconds with the SSD.

#20 +Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:33


Inspiron 1545 (it was given to me)

Mine has a C2D (T6400), no bluetooth, 4GB Ram. It's a little old, but it really screams with 8 on it! I think I'm having some slight chipset driver issues, but that'll get ironed out with time...it's not a show-stopper or anything, but occasionally, audio stutters for a few seconds (had the same thing on 7, but used older chipset drivers and it solved it...those drivers don't work with 8 without forcing them...which I don't want to do, so I'll wait and see if intel releases any proper chipset drivers for this system that are 8 compatible)

#21 metallithrax


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:39

My current PC is nearly 7 yrs old (bought March 2006). Will be upgrading it to Windows 8 on Thursday (payday).

It is AMD64 3500+
It has a new 1TB hard drive to go with the other couple of smaller ones I have and also has 1GB 9800GT video card.

Have run both the CP and RP on this machine (with 1GB RAM) and it works a lot better than its current XP install.

#22 ManMountain



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:40

Around 16 months old, Windows 8 runs exceptionally well. Then again, so did Windows 7 :)

#23 Dot Matrix

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:43

Custom made rig built nearly 5 years ago. :)

#24 startrek1997



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:56

Dell inspirion 1750....http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/inspiron-17/pd.....Runs windows 8 Great just needs a new hard drive :/

#25 Denis W.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:16

Can't really put an age on my desktop since it's been upgraded with something almost every year.
In December 2007 it had this: C2Q Q6600, 2 GB of RAM, 8800 GT, Audigy soundcard, GA-P35C-DS3R as the mobo, and a WD 500 GB (WD5000KS?) as the drive for Windows. Primary OS was XP and sometimes dualbooted into Vista.
In 2008: Swapped Audigy for an X-Fi Prelude and put in a WD6400AAKS for the Windows drive.
2009: Added 4 GB of RAM for a total of 6 GB. Stopped dualbooting and stuck with Windows 7.
2010: (no updates this year... I think)
2011: Swapped out the aging PSU (was 5.5 years old) and replaced the case just for the hell of it.
2012: Swapped out the 8800 GT after it began artifacting for the GTX 670. Replaced Win7 with Win8 in late August. Threw in a SSD for Windows. Got a larger monitor.

I left out adding in secondary hard drives since those don't really contribute to the core build. But otherwise this system could be considered 3 years old or 5 if you're going by the oldest part. That's the beauty of modular DIY PCs.

The laptop is easier to calculate. 2 years old with a SSD and memory upgrade.

#26 Javik


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:20

Just over a year old, I put it together in December 2011

#27 Lee G.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:35

5 years and above.

My computer was built in October 2007, although I upgraded it in January 2010. I upgraded the processor to a Q6600 (which was made in 2007 anyway), the graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 5770), and an additional 4GB of RAM was added. So, with the exception of 4GB of the 6GB of RAM, and the graphics card (which were bought new), everything is from 2007.

#28 abecedarian paradoxious

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:44

1) Home built Asus P5V-KM (purchased 07), C2D E4500, changed from on-board to a GT430 vid couple years ago, 4GB ram.
2) HPDV6609- Athlon64 X2 -TK55, 2 GB ram.

#29 +NeoTrunks



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:53

I dual boot Windows 8 on a 2008 MacBook Pro (pre-unibody model). Runs like a dream. Will be getting a Surface Pro on day one, hopefully.

#30 PhilTheThrill


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 21:04

About 6 years old. It's an old core2duo based box with 2GB ram. Works with windows 8 fine.

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