Cruddy computer parts.

The Logitech MX Laser 1000. Released in 2004, the MX Laser was the first ever consumer laser tracking mouse to be released by Logitech.  
 


This is a Logitech MX Laser 1000 6 years later. 


  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Logos and symbols worn off, product stickers peeled off, and clearly in need of some hardcore cleaning. To tell you the truth, I never really noticed how grimy it was until I started scratching away at the side (which you can see in a couple of those pictures). It was covered so thoroughly that it looked like the normal sheen of the plastic. It's to a level where I'm almost ready to give it up as a lost cause and buy a new mouse. Unfortunately, this mouse still works perfectly fine, and I'm not in a position to drop another $70 or so on a new top-of-the-line mouse. Thus, I'll simply be retiring it until I can put it through a heavy cleaning cycle.
 
So my question is this: how often do you clean your PC peripherals? Do you have any horror stories or pictures?
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Posted by AndrewB

The Logitech MX Laser 1000. Released in 2004, the MX Laser was the first ever consumer laser tracking mouse to be released by Logitech.  
 


This is a Logitech MX Laser 1000 6 years later. 


  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Logos and symbols worn off, product stickers peeled off, and clearly in need of some hardcore cleaning. To tell you the truth, I never really noticed how grimy it was until I started scratching away at the side (which you can see in a couple of those pictures). It was covered so thoroughly that it looked like the normal sheen of the plastic. It's to a level where I'm almost ready to give it up as a lost cause and buy a new mouse. Unfortunately, this mouse still works perfectly fine, and I'm not in a position to drop another $70 or so on a new top-of-the-line mouse. Thus, I'll simply be retiring it until I can put it through a heavy cleaning cycle.
 
So my question is this: how often do you clean your PC peripherals? Do you have any horror stories or pictures?
Posted by Mmmslash

This is hardly relevant, but something I discovered.
 
The RAM in your old, junk PC's is actually more valuable than their modern day equivalents. Imagine my chagrin when I went to look up a stick of 512mb DDR, and found out they wanted $22!
 
(Please note that I work in a PC Repair shop, and was not trying to "pimp my ride" or something with a 512mb stick of DDR :P)

Edited by AndrewB
@Mmmslash said:

" This is hardly relevant, but something I discovered.  The RAM in your old, junk PC's is actually more valuable than their modern day equivalents. Imagine my chagrin when I went to look up a stick of 512mb DDR, and found out they wanted $22!  (Please note that I work in a PC Repair shop, and was not trying to "pimp my ride" or something with a 512mb stick of DDR :P) "

In that case, I'll be set.
Top = 128MB SD 100mhz. Apparently going for about $15. That makes me want to start a thread about old computer parts.
 
People will spend unreasonable amounts of money on dinosaur parts : / They'd be better off buying a whole new computer, at that point.
Edited by HitmanAgent47

I clean my mice and keyboard all the time with alcohol, i'm one of those ppl who are germ phobic. I don't care about dust though.

Posted by captain_clayman

you've had it for 6 years.  wtf do you expect? 

Posted by TRega123

 
This will be a blast from the past.
 
First, we have an astounding 4.3GB Samsung hard drive. You will never need more than 4.3 GB, even with all of your games installed, such as starcraft, duke nukem 3d, and diablo, you will never, ever EVAR run out of space.
 Second up is the legendary AMD K6 processor. It is Windows 95 compatible, woot woot.
 I also have some Samsung ECC memory (Error checking!!!) So my windows 95 doesn't crash.
Finally, we have the incredible 36,600 baud modem. It also has a pass through so you can connect a telephone to it and rage quit during starcraft.
Edited by AndrewB

And now this blog post/thread is officially off-topic.

 Geforce FX 5200

Nvidia Vanta LT, with a whole 4MB of video ram.

Ye old modem.

Athlon 900MHz processor.
 
 And a 1.6GB drive that uses more power than it's worth.
Posted by sodiumCyclops

if someone here owns a Voodoo 3, or a 6800GTX.... I WILL PAY YOU TO SELL IT TO ME.

Posted by Dark_Jon

I have a retro 8800 GTS in the closet. Man, those things are ancient!

Posted by Marz

I still have an old 25MHZ 486 computer in my back room.

Posted by sodiumCyclops
@Marz said:
" I still have an old 25MHZ 486 computer in my back room. "
You actually own a 25hz SX model? Dude, put it on fucking Ebay!
Posted by Alex_Murphy
@TRega123 said:
"

 
This will be a blast from the past.
 
First, we have an astounding 4.3GB Samsung hard drive. You will never need more than 4.3 GB, even with all of your games installed, such as starcraft, duke nukem 3d, and diablo, you will never, ever EVAR run out of space.
 Second up is the legendary AMD K6 processor. It is Windows 95 compatible, woot woot.
 I also have some Samsung ECC memory (Error checking!!!) So my windows 95 doesn't crash.
Finally, we have the incredible 36,600 baud modem. It also has a pass through so you can connect a telephone to it and rage quit during starcraft.
"
Nice. I remember paying $399 for a 2X CD burner when they first came out.
Posted by Korwin

Pretty sure i have a Riva TNT floating aroun here somewhere i could show off.