Sandy Bridge Posted March 4 Share Posted March 4 Simple, how old is your desktop's oldest working component? Do you always build brand new, or do you carry over components, and if so what has survived the longest? For me, the oldest component is an internal floppy drive from 1995. It still reads floppies just like it's the '90s! It'll probably get carried forward to my AM5 rebuild whenever that happens, thanks to a floppy-to-USB-header adapter I bought a few years ago. It did have a nearly 20 year vacation, however, so the oldest parts in terms of time connected to a power supply are my mobo, CPU, case, oldest fan, and oldest hard drive, which all date from 2011. The SMART stats tell me that hard drive has 8.5 years of power-on hours. Don't worry, it's a backup drive, and there are cold-storage backups of that backup! Anyone else rocking some reliable vintage hardware in their main rig? I know there's got to be someone on the forum who bought a PCI expansion card in 1997 that's still working today! Desktop: Core i5 2500k "Sandy Bridge" | RX 480 | 32 GB DDR3 | 850 Evo + HDDs | Seasonic 650W | Noctua Fans | 8.1 Pro Laptop: MSI Alpha 15 | Ryzen 5800H | Radeon 6600M | 16 GB DDR4 | 512 GB SSD | 10 Home Laptop history: MSI GL63 (2018) | HP EliteBook 8740w (acq. 2014) | Dell Inspiron 1520 (2007) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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