View Poll Results: How old is your main home PC?

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  • 1 year or newer

    49 26.49%
  • 2 years

    24 12.97%
  • 3 years

    17 9.19%
  • 4 years

    31 16.76%
  • 5 years

    25 13.51%
  • 6 years

    18 9.73%
  • 7 years

    6 3.24%
  • 8 years

    8 4.32%
  • 9 years

    1 0.54%
  • 10 years or older

    6 3.24%
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Thread: How old is your main home PC in 2013

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    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Mandla View Post
    Hi all. Long time no see.
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    On a complete sidenote, I checked my server and it is only about 9 months old (build it in time for 12.04), but usually it's just sitting there storing files.
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    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Mandla View Post
    Hi all. Long time no see.

    Gateway Solo 2150.

    BIOS date is from 2000 but I think these were sold earlier than that. So ... +/- 12 years?
    Glad to see you're still rocking the classic hardware.

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    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    Dell T5400, the most powerful PC in my house. Dual Quad core Xeons, RAID0, SSD, GTX470. Works great. Power hungry.

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    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    2-3 years (not all my components are the same, so technically, I can't vote, since the CD-ROM is the oldest piece of hardware in there, running in at 2.54 years or so.)

    The motherboard I just bought mid last year, and the GPU I bought in December of 2012. The CPU is nearing the 2 year mark as well. The RAM used to be only 8 GB, and that was from... before I got the new motherboard I think? Then I got 8 more GB after, right before I got the new GPU.
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    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    About 2 probably coming up to 3.

    The 3.6GHZ quad core AMD phenom x2 965BE still runs smooth and fairly quiet once the naff stock cooler was thrown away.

    It has survived being knocked off my desk by a drunk house m8 while on which required a new case and then being dropped in the rain by my mother (docs told me I could not lift much) it still works after some time in the dry.

    I keep threatening to put in a landfill due to size, but as my small devices pass through quickly old parts box keeps doing what I need it to do with a constant overclock on GPU due to it being a non-fan non-gaming card. Overclock to 3.8GHZ is 2 second job, but there is no noticeable gain except much hotter and more power use.

    Future upgrades may be:

    Blu ray or HD DVD drive
    Better graphics card
    SSD
    More RAM
    Throwing the whole thing in the bin.

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    Smile Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    My main pc is an Acer Aspire Revo which I purchased last November, although I also use my old Compaq M2000 laptop just as much which was I received 2nd hand in 2002 and still works well to this day running Bodhi Linux (1.4ghz, 1gb mem, 40gb HD, Intel GFX)...

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    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    My current computer is an i7 with 12g ram and a 2 tb hd. It was built in november of 2011. The ones sitting around ( not sure why I keep them) range from a 1978 (?) TRS-80 ( the hd is a cassete tape), a 1995 laptop that is so underpowered that you can not run anything except old dos and several desktops from over the years.
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    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    My computer, in its current form, is roughtly 4 years old, using 5 year old technology. Though I am planning to build an Ivy Bridge system sometime in the early spring.
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    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    Interesting.
    The dip that I observed for "2 years old" last year seems to have moved to "3 years old" this year. This is what I was hoping for, as it shows some amount of consistency.

    However, it looks like the magnitude of the dip is much more exaggerated this year. Not sure why. Maybe people weren't happy with their 2010 PC's for some reason.

    Furthermore, the percentage of 1 year old PC's has gone up alot. This, at least for Ubuntu Forum users, must have been a good year for PC sales. The average age of PC's has decreased as a result, to about 3.6 years.

    But no votes for 9 years? That's odd. Nobody kept using their 2004 PC?

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    Re: How old is your "main home PC" in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Penguinnerd View Post
    But no votes for 9 years? That's odd. Nobody kept using their 2004 PC?
    I have one at least that old; however, it is not my "main home PC". I have 5 home PCs. The newest one, that is less than a year old, is my "main home PC".

    You changed '9 years or older' to '9 years'; then; added '10 years or older'. That could have influenced the results you are getting.
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; January 11th, 2013 at 02:51 AM.
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