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In case you missed the P180 thread, here's my old Athlon 64 X2 box. I had just built a new main rig, going back to Intel in 2009 with a i7 920. My X2 migrated to file server duty. It was an upgrade for the file server. Going from a single core Winchester to the dual core Toledo. You can see I was using quite a few PATA drives still. All the SATA drives were down in the lower chamber. It was easier to route SATA power and data cables. I was always thinking ahead. Expensive hobby this is.

 

Red Squirrel

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Athlon 64 days. Fun times. I oddly kinda miss those days. AMD 2000+ days and leading up to 64 and just that general era. Stuff is way better now mind you but it just feels less exciting to build than it did back then, mostly because I was newer to it and the upgrades were bigger.
 

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Athlon 64 days. Fun times. I oddly kinda miss those days. AMD 2000+ days and leading up to 64 and just that general era. Stuff is way better now mind you but it just feels less exciting to build than it did back then, mostly because I was newer to it and the upgrades were bigger.
Exactly. I still have that 4400+ X2 CPU sitting on my desk at all times. I have all my old CPUs in a box under my desk.
 

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So, I was mistaken. I didn't go from the 3200+ Winchester to the X2 4400+ in the file server.. It wasn't worth the hassle to find another 939 mobo just to keep on using the 3200+ after upgrading the CPU in my main rig. So, I stuck with the 2600+ until I changed platforms (and motherboards) in 2009.

Main rig:
Intel 200 MMX
Athlon 1200hz Thunderbird
Athlon XP 1600+ Palomino
Athlon XP 1800+ Thorougbred
Athlon XP 2200+ Thornton
Athlon XP 2400+ Thornton
Athlon XP 2600+ Barton
Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo
Intel i7 920 Bloomfield
Intel i7 4790K Devil's Canyon

File server:
Athlon 2600+ Barton (from Main rig)
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo (from Main rig)
Intel Pentium G4400 Skylake-S
Intel i7 6700 Skylake-S
 
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sdifox

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It was US283 in May 2006. Monarch Computers had it on sale. The deal was posted on HardOCP
 

shortylickens

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First genuinely nice day of the year. It scares me. Cuz now we gotta look forward to running the A/C all the time, mowing, and bugs.
The birds actually came back a while ago, when it still mostly cold all day. Right now I've got the heat off, with the sun beating down its naturally 76 degrees inside the house. Wish the front door had a screen. I opened up the back and the glare killed me. Closed it. But in general I'm glad to have a north facing house.

Guy says my snow blower will be fixed by the end of the week.
Thanks buddy.
 

Red Squirrel

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Crazy hot here too, snow is melting and there's water everywhere. Pretty nasty tbh. It would be one thing if it stayed this way, but it's too early for that. Everything is going to freeze and go back to normal and now there will be ice and crusty snow all over.
 

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Lifer
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I wish the pic was better, but must have originally been a lower resolution. Whatever the case, this is my first Athlon 64 CPU build. This was the 3200+ (Winchester). Notice the cool ass Zalman copper cooler! I've also put a Zalman cooler on my video card. It was a 9800 Pro that I modded to a 9800 XT. I was so 1337! There's a tuner card in there as well. I'm pretty sure the majority of those HDDs are Deathstars. The case is my first aluminum case, the Cooler Master ATC-200. We're talking the year 2000 (for the case). Check out a review of this case HERE
 
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Here's a better pic right before I did the upgrade to the X2. It doesn't look as cool without all the HDDs though.

 
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