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IDGam3r 4 months ago

Let’s compile a list of PC things that have more or less died, Here is mine.

Dedicated Sound Cards(Yeah they are still on the market but in todays day and age, most gamers use their onboard audio soloution, rendering Soundcards obselete)

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Haze159 1 Build 11 points 4 months ago

My Ryzen 1600 died last Christmas.

gorkti200 3 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

oof

Zeromus725 3 points 4 months ago

I’ll press F. I don’t know what I would do if my 1600 died.

F

M0RKILLZ.twitch 1 point 4 months ago

did you also get it that christmas? :'(

Haze159 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

No, I wasn't that unlucky haha. I did however get a new one as a late Christmas "present" lol.

tragiktimes101 1 Build 10 points 4 months ago

Beige cases.

worstcaster 1 Build 8 points 4 months ago

Optical drives are starting to fade out.

Siwini 1 point 4 months ago

I have a collection of CD/DVD stuff, gonna' keep mine for a while, :-).

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I only use an optical drive to install w7.

Pretty much been dead to me for almost a decade.

ImperiousBattlestar 6 points 4 months ago

Mid-high end motherboards that didn’t more or less look like a dance party.

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/F9Gj4D/msi-motherboard-z170agamingm5

M0RKILLZ.twitch 1 point 4 months ago

you mean less rgb? if so, this one is a prime example. some backlighting on one side,but otherwise dark except for the debugs.https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4D7v6h/msi-x470-gaming-plus-atx-am4-motherboard-x470-gaming-plus

TheShadowGuy 1 point 4 months ago

EVGA to the rescue though!

DarTroX 9 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I had one of those

slkipp 1 Build 3 points 4 months ago

Cold cathode lights, full acrylic cases, non modular high and mid end PSUs, PATA drives, CM Centurion 5 [rip]

Adrew24 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Pata drives died a while ago. Sata is already becoming outdated with SSDs.

TheShadowGuy 4 points 4 months ago

My cheap SATA SSDs beg to differ.

Plus mass storage drives (4+TB) and RAID arrays will mean it sticks around a fairly long time yet.

MannyPCs 4 points 3 months ago

Sata is already becoming outdated with SSDs.

You mean SATA is becoming outdated with NVME? SATA SSD's exist and their doing just fine still.

Zeromus725 3 points 4 months ago

I don’t know, SATA SSDs seem quite very popular.

Siwini 3 points 4 months ago

Floppy disks. Facing extinction, dial up modems, YAY!

Root_User 3 points 4 months ago

RIP Paul Allen.

PS/2, especially now that most USB keyboards can do fine with simultaneous key presses.

Shakaron 4 Builds 3 points 4 months ago
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legomaster 7 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Sata Express

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

sata express what now?

legomaster 7 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

It was a connector on motherboards around the 100 series chipsets. It was created to try to reduce the bottleneck that sata 3 had on ssds, but it went obsolete because no drives were made using the connector.

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Now, we just need U.2 to go the way of the Dodo.

fatpigeon 2 points 4 months ago

Optical discs.

They used to be the future of storage. They offered excellent long-term data retention for backups and archival storage. The next-generation holographic discs under development promised a then-enormous capacity of 1 TB.

Then everyone seemingly stopped developing new optical disc technology. The largest-capacity commercial optical technology (Blu-Ray) is now too small for backups now that hard drives and even SSDs come in multi-terabyte capacities. They're still used for read-only distribution of mastered media, but are otherwise pretty much obsolete.


Also, tape drives were once a common backup medium, but for consumer use they are dead. They are still used in large enterprise installations, but otherwise the fixed cost of a tape drive is prohibitive. (Tapes are only somewhat cheaper than hard drives per byte, and drives cost thousands of USD, so hard disks are much cheaper unless you're storing an enormous amount of data.)

JarJarJamal 2 points 4 months ago

Case decorations

EagleByte 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

CRT monitors. Those died out roughly when I was born.

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EagleByte 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah, around there. I'm kind of glad they're gone, but kinda miss them, too.

legomaster 7 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Sli/ crossfire above 2 gpus

Nathananderson839037 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

That's because nVidia and AMD have stopped supporting more than 2 cards.

Root_User 1 point 4 months ago

Wasn't the 3+ Crossfire/SLI community always a fringe group, though?

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Root_User 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks for the response, though that was a rhetorical question.

m52nickerson 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

On board the motherboard graphics.

romanvalkre 4 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Fire Wire and ESATA connectors on PC's seem to be fairly rare nowadays.

akimboo 1 point 4 months ago

i was about to say eSATA lol. Firewire didn't have a very good run either

Crazyfool 2 points 4 months ago
  • RDRAM (Rambus DRAM) didn't last that long.
  • IRQ jumpers on the motherboard itself prior to plug-n-play devices and uefi bios
  • Jumpers on the hard drive to designate master/slave etc.
  • Add on math co-processor
slkipp 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Jumpers on the hard drive to designate master/slave etc.

No one, not even the crazies, miss that.

Zeromus725 2 points 4 months ago

Mainstream single-core processors.

Brett_5s 2 points 3 months ago

I have 2 single core, single thread CPUs. They are clocked 1.1ghz and 1.3ghz. Straight out of 2005

Zeromus725 1 point 3 months ago

Weird flex, but ok! :)

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Zeromus725 1 point 3 months ago

I sure haven’t ever seen one.

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

My first pc was a single core athlon. It was one of the last. I got the PC in 2008(I think). The motherboard had an nVidia video chipset, and to this day is the only nVidia GPU I have ever used in my main rig.

Despite how low powered it was it coukd run Republic Commando and C&C Generals. Which is really all a man can ask for.

Xx_Hemi_xX 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

My first PC was a 386 so yeah I know someone. It took 15 mins to download one Anna Nicole Smith photo.

Zeromus725 1 point 3 months ago

Lol, sorry bro.

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Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

From what I can find the core solo series was strictly mobile. On the desktop side they had pentiums and celerons.

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slkipp 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Iirc, my brother had a toshiba core solo laptop.

ThoughtA staff 2 points 3 months ago

Sharing a screenshot of a shopping cart to share a part list.

Root_User 2 points 3 months ago

Ha, funny no one else ThoughtA that one yet.

ThoughtA staff 2 points 3 months ago

manirelli didn't think I'd be the first.

Root_User 1 point 3 months ago

It's also relli great that we have a reduced need to manirelli check for certain major compatibility issues.

gorkti200 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Accelerated Graphics Port

IDGam3r submitter 1 point 4 months ago

AGP eh, Don’t think I ever used an AGP GPU

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eesti 1 point 4 months ago

External drive bays, not just for optical drives. There were other useful things that used them, like front i/o upgrades and fan controllers

M0RKILLZ.twitch 1 point 4 months ago

stock heatsink usage.

(except for ryzen's excellent new ones)

ssjg5rlly 1 point 4 months ago

My monitor.

akimboo 1 point 4 months ago

i punched my monitor soooo /s

Hobie12345 1 point 4 months ago

How far back do you want to go?

PCMCIA Cards? Tweaking Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files? I haven't seen a SCSI cable/port on a PC in quite some time. After Dark - the third party screensaver program (I do miss the fish and the flying toasters) CRT screens?

Xx_Hemi_xX 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

You can still get the fish SS if you don't mind a virus or 2

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Full tower cases. The only major manufacturers that has made any recent ones in the past couple of years is Thermaltake and Lian-Li. That is literally all I can think of if you don't count manufacturers who only have a single offering i.e Bequiet or Corsair and not counting companies such as Coolmaster who bring back ancient cases with tempered glass at a attempt to stay relevant. I would have added Caselabs but they aren't around anymore.

Oberdan 1 point 4 months ago

Floppy Drives. They were cool. How cool? Well....

https://youtu.be/cM_sAxrAu7Q

Yes, that dang cool! /nostalgia

DarTroX 9 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

External fan controllers

Bartholemew 1 point 4 months ago

PC cases that serve as monitor stands.

tigerclaw99 1 point 4 months ago

3 core cpus

Radox-0 5 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Non-RGB products :X

But the older style cases with lots of HDD bays / optical drives etc. odd shaped fan sizes which only fit certain cases and optical media / external fan controllers with newer software.

Amusingly in regards to dedicated sounds cards, I see to an extent they are making a come back as people buy newer headphones and get more and more into the audio element. I noticed Massdrop for example with recent collaborations which move a loads of headphones have users and in turn a number go out and buy Soundcards or more usually external devices, in particular the harder to drive headphones such as HD6xx and so on which can now be had for cheap when such headphones used to cost a fair but more.

legomaster 7 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

The vga connector

Mighty_Spoon 1 point 4 months ago

Hard drives under 1TB.

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