Computer Collection



Over the years, I have ended up with way more computers than any sane individual should have. I'll be adding details about these as time goes on, but it's quite an undertaking... so hang in there.
Production Systems
Generic: Socket AM4 [Main Workstation]
Generic: Socket AM3+ [Secondary Workstation]
Generic: LGA 1156 [Media Center]

Generic: LGA 1151 [NAS]
Intel 7th Generation NUC [VM host]

Dell XPS 13 (9350)
Dell XPS 15 (9560)
Lenovo Thinkpad T61
PC Compatibles
Generic: 386DX
Generic: Dual Slot 1
Generic: LGA 775
Generic: Socket 3 (VLB)
Generic: Socket A
Generic: Socket AM3
Generic: Socket 370
Generic: Super Socket 7

DEC DECpc 466d2 MT
Gateway G6-450
Gateway P5-133
HP Pavilion a1130n
Leading Edge Model D

Compaq LTE 5280
DEC HiNote Ultra CT475
Dell Inspiron 1100
Dell Inspiron 8200
IBM Thinkpad T41
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
Panasonic CF-41
Panasonic CF-M31
Sony VAIO PCG-F480
Toshiba Portege R100
Toshiba Satellite Pro T2150CDS
Apple
Apple IIc
Apple IIe
Apple IIgs
eMac
iMac G5 (ALS)
Macintosh Classic II
Macintosh IIci
Macintosh Performa 600
Macintosh Quadra 800
Mac Pro (Mid 2006)
Power Macintosh 6100/60av
Power Macintosh 7500
Power Macintosh G4 (Sawtooth)
Power Macintosh G4 (MDD FW800)
Power Macintosh G5 (Mid 2004)

MacBook Pro 15" (Early 2011)
PowerBook 520
PowerBook G3 "Pismo"
PowerBook G4 (Titanium)
Atari
1040STE
520ST
800XL

Commodore
Amiga 500
Amiga 1200
Amiga 2000
Commodore 64
Commodore 128

Hewlett-Packard
9000 C110
iPAQ h1945
iPAQ hx2495b

Palm
IIIx
m105
VIIx

Radio Shack
TRS-80 Model MC-10

Sharp
X68000 XVI

Silicon Graphics
Indy
O2
Octane
Octane "1.5"
Octane2
Sony
HB-F1XDJ

Sun Microsystems
SPARCstation 10
SPARCstation IPX
Ultra 5
Ultra 60

Texas Instruments
TI-99/4A


Production Systems

Generic: Socket AM4
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3700X @ 3.6 GHz
Memory: 32GB DDR4-3200
GPU: Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Super, 8GB
Storage: Corsair Force MP600 1TB NVMe SSD, Intel 660p 2TB NVMe SSD
Case: Corsair Air 540
Other: Rosewill 5.25" bay card reader with a bunch of extra USB ports
Added to Collection: 2019
Comments: This is my main workstation. It has certainly been a long time since the last upgrade! I originally intended to go with the 3900X but ongoing supply issues made me compromise and grab a 3700X. Still blows my old workstation out of the water, as the FX series had a lot of flaws. I'm also very happy ditching hard drives completely this time around and going all in on NVMe!

Generic: Socket AM3+
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
Memory: 16GB DDR3-1333
GPU: AMD RX 580, 8GB
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX
Storage: Toshiba 128GB SSD, Western Digital Black 1TB HDD, Lite-On Lightscribe DVD-R burner, Lite-On Blu-Ray Reader
Case: Antec Three Hundred
Other: Rocketfish 3.5" bay card reader
Added to Collection: 2013 (also 2010, see comments)
Comments: This is my previous workstation, now my workbench computer. During its 9 years as my main system, it had a chaotic history. It started out as an Intel LGA 1366 system with a Core i7-930, but over three years the overall stability kept decaying until it was basically unusable. I wasn't really sure at the time what was causing the issue and didn't have the resources to sink into buying replacement parts until I found the faulty one, so I just threw in the towel and moved to the FX-8350 as it gave similar performance and didn't cost too much. The much more mature SATA 6Gbps and USB3 implementations were welcomed too. In retrospect, it turned out the motherboard (Asus P6X58D-E) was faulty, and I've still never replaced it because X58 boards have stayed weirdly expensive.
This system went through a lot of upgrades over the years. It started with 6GB of RAM when it was on LGA 1366, then became 8GB on AM3 and eventually was upgraded to 16GB. The SSD was also a late addition- better late than never. I had multiple GPU upgrades because I kept getting lucky and finding slightly used models cheaply. It started with a Radeon 5870 1GB, and moved to a Radeon 7950 3GB before ending with the RX 580.