Bit Tech has written an article about hardware we'd have killed for ten years ago, you can read it over here.
It includes SSDs, 2TB HDDs, all-in-one liquid cooling, SATA, and more.
Looking at PCs today, it’s easy to take so much for granted compared to what we had ten years ago in the way of cases, cooling gear and modding accessories. I was actually holding a water-cooling compression fitting at the time I thought about writing this article. I remember thinking that compression fittings are amazing – they’re so much better than what went before them and make things so much better for enthusiasts.
This got me thinking as to what else we use today that we would have given up a year’s worth of cheesecake for if the year was 2002. Even though the PC enthusiast, modding and water cooling scenes were very much established, they were still in their infancy and off the shelf parts were far fewer in number than they are today. Here’s my list of modern marvels and feel free to add your own in the comments below.