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Future retro classics?

Postby monaro327 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:33 pm

What do you guys think will be retro classics in another 10-15 or 20 years?

I can see the Q6600 cpus becoming classics as they already seem to be holding their value ok along with Q9550 CPUS. I have a few of these I will hold on to for a bit. I think the 775 will become a classic as it has good Windows XP support right through Windows 7. I Also think the X58 platform seems to already have a bit of a cult following the motherboards are already worth a mint for the high end boards.

The 25/600K sandy bridge cpus seem to also have a bit of a following? What are your thoughts? I know I wont be parting with certain pieces of computer hardware as quickly or easily as I did in the past.

I've also got a few Geforce 8800 GTXs and 9800 GTs I might hold on to as they are worth nothing at the moment so no harm in holding onto them.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby mwd » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:40 pm

I think the AMD APUs will be rare-ish as they'll all get binned in the next 3-5 years as they're not that great and already not very popular. But from an interest perspective I can see people wanting them, almost the same for the current AMD FX CPUs.

I agree with the Q6600 and the 8800 GTX was a bit of a beast at the time.

The 980 Ti is probably another card that will get collected. A Fury would be nice and rare too.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby monaro327 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:53 pm

What about Nvidia Titan and Titan X? I don't really see Video cards having that die hard following of the OLD 3dfx days but yeah few classics in the making maybe?

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby PsychoticOrc » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:11 pm

I can see the 8800 Ultra maybe becoming a classic in the future.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby mwd » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:18 pm

Yeah I agree about the Titan and yes 3dfx was special due to the era that they came out, everything is pretty boring now :p

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby Mr Fathead » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:08 pm

All the dual gpu cards seem to hold their value. Most of the high end motherboards still hold their value. I think anything high end will end up being something people want, the low end stuff will just be rubbish like low end pentium 4 or s775 stuff is.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby monaro327 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:03 pm

Next question does any of this play into how you treat and deal with you old parts vs how you would have before? I know previously i use to sell stuff off quickly and cheaply and did worry much about it. Now i think it through a bit more and tend to hold onto some stuff. I guess largely these days I also need the money a lot less so don't feel i need to sell old gear to off set the new purchase.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby mwd » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:09 pm

Previously = Sell, Now = Hoarder

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby Washerman » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:43 pm

I fell off the upgrade cycle in around the P4-era, so missed out on some future classics. Only bought a s775 desktop in 2011, and then I went with a 9650 so that it would be useable for a while. That CPU and XFX 790 motherboard I will keep for sure.

Given all the parts I turned over in the early 00s, I would now tend to hoard everything, but as top line GPUs are $1k alone, the real treasures are not in my imminent future :(

Anyone buying contemporary things and keeping them sealed up? a la Artex on Vogons.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby monaro327 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:44 am

I've been trying to get my hands on a titan to lay with as I think now is the cheapest they are gunna be. Just a guess you never know.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby AtariPC.net » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:22 am

monaro327 wrote:Next question does any of this play into how you treat and deal with you old parts vs how you would have before? I know previously i use to sell stuff off quickly and cheaply and did worry much about it. Now i think it through a bit more and tend to hold onto some stuff. I guess largely these days I also need the money a lot less so don't feel i need to sell old gear to off set the new purchase.


It doesn't for me, not in the slightest because it's not my "retro era". I'm interested mainly in anything 486 and below, perhaps even pushing as far as the 586 and the very beginning of 3D accelerators but that's it. Beyond that computing has become very incremental in terms of performance increases, CPU speeds remaining around the same, GPU's getting pumped out/rehashed every 10 seconds. It doesn't hold any real nostalgic value for me which is the main driving force behind my retro hobby. As soon as I consider it obsolete, off it goes.
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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby avalanche » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:12 pm

Is it your birthday AtariPC.net ?

Not forgotten all the help you gave me. Works out about $110 shipped if I bundle with other parts.
Thanks to Buubox who linked it.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby AtariPC.net » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:15 pm

Now that's some old school 3D acceleration, 1996 vintage. :D
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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby monaro327 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:13 pm

While I some what agree with you about how I feel about todays or yesterdays hardware. I had the same feel back in the day about what I had then and always parted with it easily and cheaply.

Now I am more careful based on this experience. I don't know how I will feel about the hardware of today in 15 years.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby avalanche » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:23 pm

Not point worrying about stashing new crap. I predict many of the highend current boards
will not stand the test of time. They're too complex & fragile IMO.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby Washerman » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:48 pm

Yep especially those with pins on the board ... crazy fragile ...

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby monaro327 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:45 am

My main PC is a Socket 775 Q9550 running at 3.45GHZ. The newest part in it is a GTX 680. I do have a bit of an issue with DDR2 1066mhz ram though. Had a few sticks go bad but I just think that is because it's very out of spec DDR2 really should have stopped at 800mhz. But al the parts are largely 7-10 years old all running overclocked, overvolted etc.

Currently working on upgrading to X58.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby monaro327 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:49 am

The reason I think S775 and X58 will get a bit of a following in about 5-10 years is they are really the latest platforms where overclocking is fun. It's all just click click done now.

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Re: Future retro classics?

Postby PhilsComputerLab » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:29 am

My bet is really anything to do with Gaming and Windows XP. Windows 10 is causing more issues for XP games and I think this will just get worse over times. Newer drivers will cause issues and so on.

Now the XP era is massive. Anything from a Pentium 4 or Athlon XP all the way to a Core i7 or AMD FX octacore. Now you might be thinking that this won't take off, seeing there is so much old hardware around, but my argument is that the a lot more kids played on a PC in the XP era than in the DOS era. More people had a computer, so while there is more hardware, there are also a lot more people that will chase them.

Having done a bit of building XP systems, the good news is that you can stick with value gear. It doesn't have to be a 8800 Ultra, a 9600 GT will do just fine. Sure a E8600 is nice, but a E7300 will do the job just as well for half the price.

All the top stuff however will of course command a premium. The Extreme Edition stuff, the Ultra stuff, the gaming grade memory. People will always chase these, so better get in early and start hoarding, aehm, I mean collecting of course :)
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