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400 Mhz Celeron
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1st computer.. uhhh cele laptop 1.6ghz ( only wat 6 years ago? 7 maby lol )
then s478 desktop 2.8ghz dual core with a agp 9550 (? i think )

then e7400 + 9800gt
then it died so got a 9400gt. ( still got both )
then upgraded gpu to my gtx 460.
and then got a q6600 lol.

as well as about 40+ other dam computers in the mean time. they was my main rig at the time

btw nice idear op
    
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Amstrad (of some kind) 8086 thing, circa 1990. No HDD (although we later added a 42mb Seagate that sounded like nails on a blackboard), 5.25" FDD only. 640k of RAM, so lots of playing around getting enough free RAM to run games. First notable game that I remember playing (besides stupid word games) was Captain Comic

I too miss the BASIC programming days, things were a lot simpler back then!
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Old compaq contura 3/25 , upgraded the HDD and i ran win95 on it. greyscale screen.
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TRS-80 Color Computer 2 was my first PC. I learned basic language from the books that came with it when I was 12 years old. My mom bought it for me for $300.
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Got my own desktop computer at about 9-10(which was just a set up computer from about 1998/99), before that I was playing hangman(!!!) on my mums (first released) macintosh, that's all I remember.

I had some old mobo laying around, might've been from that computer, but trashed it, who would need something like that anyway.

Seems like the second pc I got was in 2000, found a motherboard laying around, msi k7t pro. 6 pci slots, thats beastly!
Edited by ph10m - 6/1/11 at 6:13am
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Got mine second hand in about 2002... yes. I was 7 years old.

Intel Pentium III 800MHz
192MB DDR RAM
NVidia 64MB Graphics Card ( Can't remember model, had Hardware T&L though )
20GB IDE HDD ( Seagate Momentus Probably)
Don't know the motherboard at all, it was brown though.
300W Power Supply I think

Custom built by my uncle who doesn't know anything about PCs, was really good for a 7 year old though. Played Far Cry fairly well.

First custom built PC is the one in my signature. Parents wouldn't even trust me to spend much money on something I built until a year ago.
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Thread Starter 
Niiice.:-) Ya being young has both nice advantages and hefty disadvantages..:-( Funny, as we get older, we can finally afford awesome toys, but lack the health to really enjoy them anymore..LOL

Times sure have changed... My 10 year old nephew is building his first rig now!! I swear the boy can key faster than a secretary on his fathers pc, not to mention the innate ability to find all kinds of game cheat codes and viruses on the web. He is going for a mid sized gaming rig of course, and is working hard to save up the cash.

We are going to supervise and help only when necessary and let him do it himself. So if he were to respond to a thread of this nature in the future, he can say he built his first computer himself.

Will definitely post pics of the process and end result..:-)

How cool is that?
Edited by SaintC - 6/5/11 at 6:24am
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first one i owned was a 386 or something. (it was given to me)
the first one i bought, brand new, was a pentium 2 400 ( the 450 was the fastest at the time), 128mb ram, 10gig hdd-i still have the receipt from 98.
with the 19" monitor, it was $1800 +/-


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TI-99 when I was 11 years old. I even had my younger bro typing code into this thing when he was 7.
Cassette tape hard drive,
16k ram 24k rom.. that was a BIG deal then
192x256 16 color.. AA wasn't even invented.
300 baud modem
OS: ROM basic.
No mouse, but it had a Joystick port

For me, this was the first piece of hardware that had that addicting new computer smell. Hooked since.

Edited by Tiger S. - 6/5/11 at 6:44am
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