The first order on January, 17 2010 was an i7 875K, 4GB of DDR-1600 memory and
a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 (LGA 1156) motherboard. Technically right before that I
bought an Ergotron 45-218-194 LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm for my two Dell 2408WFP
2011 was a little less interesting, I did purchase an HD 6970 that I remember
serving me pretty well along with another 4GB of memory, presumably to upgrade
one of my computers. One exception was that this was the year I purchased an
iStarUSA WJ-1560 which was a 15U (600mm depth) server cabinet on casters along
with an ARK 4U-500-CA rackmount chassis.
One notable purchase in 2012 was my first Raspberry Pi, a Model B, on 7/7/2012.
This would be the first of quite a few raspberry pi I have used over the years.
The next set of workstation components I bought wasn’t until 2013 which was an
MSI 760GMA-P34 (AMD 760G chipset) motherboard along with an AMD FX-6300 Vishera
6-core 3.5Ghz CPU, which might have been for a server. This did include 16GB
of memory which I think was a significant amount for the time.
From my Amazon order history I can see that on 7/10/2013 I purchased an Intel
i7 4770 which would have been my next workstation upgrade. Typically I would
upgrade one workstation and use it’s hardware for the second (which shared
mouse/keyboard via synergy) and then demote the last set of cpu/mboard/memory
to some other task, like maybe a home server upgrade.