Computer Spec Evolution

Below is the evolution of our main PC specs since February 1, 2007, for those of you who are interested (updated 5/27/19). Bold indicates current status: 

Processor
1. Intel Core2 Duo (2-Core) E6600 2.4 GHz (original to system 2/1/07)
2. Intel Core2 Quad (4-Core) Q6600 2.4 GHz (upgrade 9/13/11)
3. AMD FX 8350 (8-Core; 2 logical x 4 physical) 4.0 GHz (upgrade 12/29/12); upgraded stock CPU cooler to Zalman CNPS8900 on 12/27/13
4. Intel Core i5-9400F Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz (5/27/19) 

Memory
1. 2 GB (2x 1 GB) OCZ Gold DDR2-800 SDRAM
2. 4 GB (4x 1 GB) OCZ Gold DDR2-800 SDRAM (upgrade 1/7/09)
3. 16 GB (2x 8 GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1333 SDRAM (12/29/12)
4. 16 GB (2x 8 GB) 2666 DDR4-RAM (5/27/19) 

Graphics
1. Sapphire Radeon X1950XT 256 MB 
2. Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 512 MB (upgrade 12/26/08)
3. MSi Radeon HD 7870 2 GB (upgrade 3/31/13) - card went bad
4. XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB (upgrade 8/13/15)
5. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 (5/27/19) 

Hard Disk
1. 1.0 TB: 2x Maxtor 500 GB, 3.0 Gb/s, 7,200-RPM, 16 MB cache (now repurposed as external media & backup drives)
2. 5.75 TB: Seagate Barracuda 2.0 TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB + Hitachi Deskstar 1.5 TB, 6.0 Gb/s, 7,200 RPM, 64 MB Cache + 64 256 GB Samsung (2011) Sandisk (2014) Solid State Boot Drive + 2x Toshiba 1TB external media & backup drives
3. 6.0 TB: Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB + Hitachi Deskstar 1.5 TB, 6.0 Gb/s, 7,200 RPM, 64 MB Cache + 500 GB Western Digital Blue SSD Boot Drive + 2x Toshiba 1TB external media & backup drives (5/27/19) 

Optical
1. Lite-On 20x DVD±RW Dual-Layer, LightScribe
2. LG 12x Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Burner, LightScribe (upgrade 10/12/11) 

Motherboard
1. Asus P5B-VM Intel LGA775 
2. Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 AMD AM3+ (upgrade 12/29/12) 
3. ASRock B360 Pro 4 (5/27/19) 

Networking
1. 802.11n + Ethernet (2/1/2007)
2. 802.11ac + Ethernet (5/27/19) 

Display
1. 2x Sony SDM-S73 17" SXGA (1280x1024) 16 ms TN panel LCDs, 2.6 MP 
2. 2x HP LP2465 24" WUXGA (1920x1200) 6 ms S-PVA panel LCDs, 4.6 MP (upgrade 01/13/10) 

Case/PSU
1. Thermaltake Lanbox with 550W Rosewill PSU
2. Upgraded PSU to Thermaltake 850W (12/29/12)
3. ATX Mid-Tower Case with Corsair 600W PSU (5/27/19) 

OS
1. Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit 
2. Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (upgrade 01/09/10)
3. Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (upgrade 12/29/12)
4. Windows 10 (upgrade 6/2015) 

Input
1. Logitech wireless keyboard, mouse
2. Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard, Razer Naga Epic Mouse (upgrade 1/3/11)
3. Razer BlackWidow Chroma, Razer Naga Chroma (upgrade 11/24/2016)