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Duron 1.8ghz
256 or 512mb ram ddr 266mhz
cd drive
igp
win xp

Playin d2 and wolfeistein... good old times..
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Small picture but it's all I could find.

IBM Aptiva E24 (I believe)
AMD K6-200MHz
24MB RAM
5" 2GB hard drive
2mb ATI on board graphics
15" CRT
Preloaded with Windows 95

$1800 - Best Christmas present ever

It ran Starcraft and XCom just fine and thats mostly what I used it for besides browsing.
Edited by sintricate - 5/23/11 at 1:16pm
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My first was made by "Tiny Computers".

it had 64MB of RAM, Win 98, Intel Pentium III, a separate Ethernet PCI card, integrated graphics, 8.6GB HDD.

The most strenuous thing it could run was Shogun Total War. it ran very well up until last week, when we threw it away.
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The first computer I built that I knew what I getting into was this:

Athlon 64 X2 4200+
1gb Kingston valueram
250gb 5400rpm seagate hdd
Built-in x1300 ati graphics (later upgraded to 8600gt, now running GTS 250)
17" CRT, upgraded now to dual 19" lcds

Why? Because I was 12-13 when I built it (~5 years ago)
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Tandy ( Radioshack) 386

Back when a floppy was FLOPPY!

New rule, if your PC came with ANTYHING nVidia , do not post here, lol. Video cards in first computers, HA . I had a monochrome monitor at that point.
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Windows 3.11 was my favorite, i skipped 3.1 . mmmm Windows for Workgroups.
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I had a 1992 IBM Aptiva with Windows 3.1
    
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I've seen books faster than some of the PCs you people talk about
I like turtles ^^
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I like turtles ^^
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That depends.

The first I used was a family PC from back when I was living with my father in the late 1990s. I, unfortunately, don't remember much, other than it having Windows 95 and being a whitebox tower.

My first one was another PC that started out as the family PC (not the same one above, but it's replacement) that I inherited. It was a Compaq Dekspro (5166) with a Pentium 166MHz (no MMX), 32MB EDO RAM, some onboard with 512KB or 1MB, a 1GB hard drive, and Windows 95. Mine looked practically identical as the picture, only it had an optical CD-Rom drive, and it must have had a sound card since I had speakers working on it. I don't remember it having the USB slots this one is pictured to though, since I went to use a USB mouse once and had nowhere to plug it.



If you look at the back, you can tell it used a motherboard with a riser card/daughter board for expansion cards. It had a mix of ISA and PCI if I remember right.

My first PC that started as my own was another nameless Whitebox in Baby AT form factor, maybe around 2003 (?). It had a Celeron 633MHz on some Gigabyte board, 128MB SDRAM, GeForce 4 MX440, 20GB hard drive, and Windows 98SE (very soon replace by Windows XP). It was night and day versus the Compaq.

I then went through quite a few between that one and what I have now.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 5/23/11 at 1:35pm
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1997 - Pentium II 350MHz

32MB SDRAM
Windows 98
15" CRT Monitor
5GB HDD

God knows what the on-board graphics were. I shudder to think!

Awesome system though, lasted me 4 years. Even played the Sims on that bad boy!
Edited by Reslivo - 5/23/11 at 7:19pm
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