They don't know they're born (hardware)

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  1. Joe Pineapples

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    Came across one of my old receipts the other day


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    For a bit of fun I worked out that if you bought enough of those to make up 1TB worth of hard drive capacity (average price today about £40), it would have cost over 1 Million pounds back then :eek::laugh:

    yep.....£1,000,000+ v £40.
     
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  2. holtehero

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    I remember paying similar to that when i upgraded my 386sx25 hard drive from the 40MB drive it came with

    I remember paying around £900 for it when i bought the machine and it had a 1MB cirrus logic graphics card :rotfl:
     
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    quite a few of the lads at work have never used a floppy disc and thought I was joking when I said I used to load computer programs via a tape drive.
     
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    Ouch!


    I remember paying near enough £200 for a CD r/w with x4 writing speed!
     
  5. paulyoung666

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    Vaguely remember paying about £15 for a 32mb memory stick !!!

    Roughly works out @ £15000 for a 32gb card that I have just paid £10 for !!!
     
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    My escom pc bought in 1994 for just over £1000

    Pentium 60mhz
    8mb Ram
    500mb Hard Disc
    1mb Graphics card
     
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    :). I remember my Gateway SX-33 needing a RAM upgrade (4mb -> 8mb) and a CD-ROM (just to play Rebel Assault, sheesh). Believe the cost of the RAM was £120, dread to think how much the CD-ROM was.
     
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    Yep one of my old 486 PCs needed a upgrade to 8Mb from 4mb, I paid £100 though from a PC shop in Greenwich near the hospital (neither of which still stand now).
     
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    Yall are making me nastaligic for my first pc lol. 386sx 33. 2mb ram, floppy, novell 10base2 network card, and a 14.4 modem...
     
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    Probably the funniest thing I've read today. Thanks for posting that joe.
     
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    I picked up the one 1995 with P90, 8mb ram, 800mb HDD, 1mb GPU and 4x CD ROM for £1275 :D
    Then I added a matrox millennium with 2mb ram for about £300
     
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    When you think back the GPUs of the day were pretty pricey compared to what we pay now for the capabilities (nobody tell Nvidia please...)
     
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    When you add that for 2D card and then same again on 3D only card it's the cost of a 980ti now :eek:
     
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    Voodoo 3 3dFX cost me my life savings at the time but good it looked good!!
     
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    Probably worth admitting that my 486 was bought pretty much immediately after watching a mate play X-Wing.

    £1000+ just to play X-Wing.

    Great value for money. :rolleyes:
     
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    £1000 just after I got my first job in 1996 on a second hand Pentium 100, 1GB SCSI hard disk, 10mb memory (a 2mb chip had blown), Windows 95 on about 18 floppy discs (with about 5 viruses chucked in for free), pretty nice 15" Taxan monitor just to play Doom II LAN multiplayer, Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix, Grand Prix 2 and Championship Manager 2. Massive value for money and learnt lots of valuable lessons on how to create IPX networks and boot disks. About 5 years too late.
     
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    My £1k+ purchase was to play Daggerfall. :)
     
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    Think my first build was around 1996 using a IMB Cyrix P166+ (the plus was to signify it ran better than the Intel 166MHz equivalent and it did until the pentium II came out with some fancy new instruction set) and a 2.4Gb HDD which I found (it was being "recycled" by a company I walked past to school, I think), that was like find of the century at the time 2.4GB was huge compared to what my mates had. Only got rid of it last year, had all sorts of GCSE coursework on it, boy were my English essays a pile of poo.
     
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    haha. i first started on a BBC model B that my dad got cheap. tape cassette player for games, took ages to load and could crash at any point. 32k of ram! :) i wonder how many kids today even know where the save icon came from

    scsi by any chance? i paid about that for my first one. i seem to recall ide being useless at the time, and even then, you didnt want to risk multitasking else you ended up with a coaster.
     
  20. Houghsx

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    The size of those scsi cables as well! I remember having a sampler that used scsi or an internal Zip drive, I loved a Zip disc with its massive 100mb I think it was. It's funny how you forget about all these bits and pieces.
     
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    zip disks! haha. yeah, scsi is massive. having said that, have you looked at an IDE cable recently? they seem huge now we are all used to sata.

    my first PC was an extension card that slotted into my amiga 500 and turned it into base PC. rarely used it though as amiga OS seemed so advanced for the time.
     
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    The Amiga, bug joystick and a copy of sensible soccer gave me some of my best gaming memories.

    How the hell did we get a tidy build with any of those old cables! No filters on cases, cases that cut your arm off each time you worked in it.
     
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    I went from amiga 500 to amiga 1200 with 260mb HDD, even had the cheek to install sensi soccer to the HDD (both of it's 880k discs) :D
     
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    Living the dream my friend...........
     
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    Crikey at them disk prices it'd cost u close to £81000 to have room for GTAV lol
     
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    I only really started in pc land around 1999 but I remember paying £90 for a 20GB HDD from pc world. That was mega huge at the time lol
     
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    Slightly of topic , but how did we ever survive without USB & Bluetooth !!!
     
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    @boltlock would be the only one playing it! [emoji4]
     
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    Remember paying £300 for 16mb Edo ram when I was running 3.1 and dos this brought my system ram to 24mb and later on when cd writers came out were 1x speed write speed for 1k and that was on offer lol
     
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    And that much again to buy the game from the next Steam sale.
     

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