Out of curiosity I spun up my last remaining #vintage beige box after ~10 years in lofts/garages. Forgot what hardware was in there, so found a 2002 Athlon XP 2000+ on an Asus A7V-133C (great mobo in it's day), 768MB pre-DDR SDRAM. A rusting Seagate 80GB PATA HDD, that died from the shock of re-animation. Dropped in my favourite Plextor 24x CD writer which gladly still works. So much nostalgia, tempted to restore it into a period-accurate PC, but maybe I've been watching too much #retro YouTube.
@wyliecoyoteuk that's still a pretty decent spec. My newest desktop PC is a Core 2 duo @ 3GHz/8GB/128GB SSD. built in 2009, later upgraded RAM/SSD/GPU but is otherwise closer in time to the beige box than today and is still acceptably usable. Could use more RAM and storage and the CPU is a little slow for some more intensive jobs. Apart from GPU my Haswell laptop out-performs it on every level.
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