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Computer hardware poster 1.7 by Sonic840 Computer hardware poster 1.7 by Sonic840
Version 1.7 hot off the press. I have added even more ports, slots and cards. As well as improved pictures of some existing hardware and fixed some errors.

Prints are available.

original size 24x34 @ 180DPI ~17.2MB at time of upload.

I am still seeking hi-resolution image for:
socket 4
LGA 1366
64bit RDIMM


Version 1.7c has been posted in 1.7's place, as requested the fullsize image is a .png, spelling errors have been corrected, minor errors have been fixed.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-08-08
Let's call this an informational and educational Daily Deviation. Obviously, all of us are using some sort(s) of computer device(s) for all kinds of tasks. Knowing exactly what's inside your machine can be invaluable, be it when you're planning for hardware upgrades or having a hardware related emergency situation, or simply for the sake of knowing what you are using. Well, let me introduce to you your new best friend: Computer hardware poster 1.7 by *Sonic840. Drives, ports, cards, slots, connectors and sockets. - This image shows and names them all! The best part? You can actually buy this as a print, for maximum full-size offline use! ( Featured by Thunderstatement )
Little-Tin-Box Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I love this poster and have pointed a few people at it. Makes it a lot easier identifying some old bits of hardware that land in our test area.
drakenstark Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
Some of what you have listed as Desktop Card Slots are also known as EDGE connectors. PCI, PCIe, and AGP are just three examples. A different variety, of many numbers of pins, are used in a lot of arduino projects as well as in some proprietary computer parts.

Oh, there's also IDC in the same sense. Commonly used with power buttons, 3.5mm audio ports, and USB ports from computer cases going to headers on motherboards.…
Stefane976 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Very Good !!! Thanks !!
colorpallete Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you collect and compile all of these in one screen (I should say). It is so informative, despite the new ones aren't here, but that's okay. I'm going to share this to my students who also have passion to computers and wants to learn more about them.
Morris2015 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  New member
The different type of SAS connectors and Fibre optic ports on modern workstations and servers are not the poster (yet)
i could make some pictures of those if you are planning on adding them?
shaynelleLPS Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is what I called art
paulbdegroot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  New member
can you ship to EU as well?
Sonic840 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a question for Deviant Art support as I am not involved in the ordering/shipping process. sorry!
Colton18k Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Needs to be updated. This is from 2009, right? I might try to......... So happy when I saw this!
mcseusa Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Great job! I would have one of this on my wall
furkooo85 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
DDR4, LGA2011-V3
meganukebmp Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Aww... No sata cables?
Sonic840 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you typically don't see normal SATA ports on the outside of the case. which is why I did not include it. eSATA was include.  
sandbergrichard1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Exceptional blog you guys have conserved there, I absolutely appraise your graphics card for gaming
HurricaneWanderer Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Hey Sonic I ma wondering if you are planing on updating this poster. This has got to be one of the Hardware Posters I have ever seen.
DGMurdockIII Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
here are some of the pictures u need

socket 4 picture -…

LGA 1366 -…

LGA1160 -…

LGA 1160 is now LGA 1156  -…

magengar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this chart!  You've saved me hundreds of dollars from buying incorrect hardware for my upgrades.  With this chart I now can buy the correct hardware I need for my upgrades! :D
ReyasWI Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
I keep throwing money at the screen, but nothing is happening.
d4nd-br0s Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice, bro!

Thanks for share.
punampandey Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Computer hardware are  important a parts of system . we should carefully check them to buy them .
nehru place
CookieRevised Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
User 'uneedyt' on eBay is selling (poor) reproductions of this image, with no credit whatsoever... even goes to great length to hide the fact that his "posters", as he's calling it, come from images from the net.. doesn't care about copyright.....
He's earning tons for this practice each day...
robi2106 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Do you need an image of the optical port for sound cards? I can provide that if needed.

Great image by the way. Thansk!
robi2106 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I can provide a photo of an optical audio port which I think is missing from this chart.

Fantastic work by the way.
boyzl Featured By Owner May 14, 2013

Great work [link], but I miss 13w3 graphic port [link] used by Sun Microsystems, Silicon Graphics, IBM RISC, Intergraph and some Apple Computer computer workstations; same connector was used by 3Com for a redundant PSU on the 3300 switch family. (source wikipedia: [link]

a card with 13w3 port: [link]

Since i own couple of SGI Indys in my obsolete-tech-museum i can send you hi-res pic if you want. Let me know at boyzl-dot-sand on gmail not to have issues with copyrights.
Synthesis2k2 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
How would one go about getting a print of this chart? All I see is the option for a photo. I'd love to be able to hang this up in my workspace. :)
Gwendolinh Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for this
Zed3010 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Very good guide for those interested in PCs.
ilonalion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Brilliant, I am thrilled that you have taken the time to do this awesome poster.[link]
hardwareposter Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Still waiting for v2 in 2013
hardwareposter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Still waiting for v2 in 2014
hardwareposter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Still waiting for v2 in 2015
exhibitbone Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Please make V2 of your computer hardware poster!
jazzg4 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
what time line on updated ver with usb 3 thunder bold and Lightning port?
AACrashBurn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
This is truly very epic and uberly AWESOME!!!!!
I'm a total computer repairman, troubleshooter, fixer, builder, you name it, I know it.
This would be GREAT to put up on a wall of a computer store. Heck, even my room! ^.^;
Great job on this! :D
richfur Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Hi, I would like to use your poster where I work in a computer repair shop. It will be so helpful to everybody including the young engineers. I have a similar poster from a German computer magazine and I will take a look in it for the missing images you are seeking. Thanks.
yoika1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Hi! I teach "Information Technology" in Russia. In educational institutions it would be wise to hang a poster on the wall. Can translate it to other languages?
Best regards, Sergey.
MegaMac Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
This is brilliant! Nicely laid out and very helpful. Lol, some people have guitar chords hanging on their wall, and some of us have this. ;)
retzlaff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Brilliant poster, some may see it as a informational poster, but can also be seen as a work of art, any ETA on 2.0, is bribery an option to speed it up :-)
richie086 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
great poster... I'll be sure to pick up a print.
theNBT Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saved this picture back in feb, and today this came to use!
Looking forward to version 2.0
amrobi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Do I have permission to add your chart to my web site still under construction with mention of it's source
My web site is non commercial
Sonic840 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure, be sure to post the URL when you've finished your site.
Mortimersouris Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Oh dear! This took me all the way back to the beggining of the PC era in 1984, upto then I was a COBAL mainframe programmer. As soon as I saw my first PC I new it was the future, all my colleagues thought I was mad. Thank you for reminding me of my "youth".
schneelocke Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Wow, this is really neat/useful! :) Looking forward to the next update.

Is this only for IBM-compatible PCs, BTW? I occasionally used older Sun machines that used 13W3 video connectors, like this: [link]
Sonic840 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There are PPC sockets as well (early Mac stuff mostly). I've got some stuff from Sun added to v2. The 13W3 was also used for the Apple Portrait Display. I didn't include it in 1.7 because it was on the Monitor and not the Computer itself... but It'll be in v2.
FredGuyVIII Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I work at a small company (as an accountant) but as the young guy I am the go to IT. This is a great tool for the uninitiated techies.
dikaku Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
johnmburns Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I am in the process of writing a book on computer repair am i able to place a link back to your site and also put a picture of it within my book please. I must add you have done a brilliant job. it is a great teaching aid. John Burns
Sonic840 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! be sure to send me a link to your book when it's done.
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