When I opened my case to do some upgrades, I was surprised at how little dust there was, considering that it hadn't been cleaned in almost a year.
While my upgrades were massive, the new parts are still somewhat outdated by tech enthusiast standards.
I upgraded my RAM from a Quadram Quadboard 8-bit ISA card with 128kbytes of memory to 8Gb of G.Skill DDR3-1333.
I moved up to a Crucial RealSSD C300 64Gb from my trusty old Seagate 23.2Gb Seagate 5400RPM 5 1/4" SCSI drive.
I pulled out my 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 64Mb 2x AGP graphics card (with dual VSA-100 "Napalm" chips!) in favor of an EVGA Geforce GTX 660 2Gb... but to maintain Glide compatibility, I decided to finally open up my Diamond Monster 3D II Voodoo 2 12Mb EDO PCI card from 1998 and add that into one of my free slots. Is a video card upgrade REALLY an upgrade if you lose Glide support? I think not!
In the pic I was about to remove my Aztech Sound Galaxy 16bit ISA sound card after installing my Asus Xonar DX. Should be a nice improvement in fidelity and driver support, though I am having trouble finding information online about what IRQ and DMA settings to use in my autoexec.bat.
Also pictured is my aging IBM 1501100 DIN keyboard. Its been flaky since 1984, but it still works alright. I wouldn't mind that new Cooler Master keyboard to replace it though!
Anyway, I hope I win... it'd be cool to do TWO upgrades within 15 years!
Desktop - i5 2500K@4.2Ghz - MSI P67A-G43 - 8GB G.Skill DDR3 - EVGA GTX 660 2GB SC - Samsung SM841 128GB
Laptop - Asus Q500A - Core i5 3210M - 6GB DDR3 - 840 EVO 256GB - 1080P LED
HTPC - 2x Xeon L5240 - Supermicro X7DCA-L - 8GB DDR2-667 - Radeon 7750 1GB