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post #11 of 20
My very first build took about a day give or take an hour...built a computer for my uncle back in 94-'95...a few weeks previous to that i had installed a SCSI card for a flatbed scanner into my families computer...my father told my uncle how great i did and that it didnt have any issues after i installed it (i really only followed the instructions lol) and my uncle decided to have me build his new computer...if i remember right it was a Pentium 200mhz...at that time it was like top of the line stuff....very expensive stuff...i remember going into AOL chat rooms about computer building to try and get some info from others...but at the end of the build...everything worked pretty well...it had a few issues...but it worked and that pretty much started me working on computers still to this day

TL;DR...1 day way back in 1995
Edited by FreekyGTi - 8/16/11 at 11:20am
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post #12 of 20
2-3 Hours, I also walk through my cousin's first build over the phone and it took like 8 hours...
post #13 of 20
Lol. 4 or 5 hours, I even had a friend helping but I did the assembling myself.
I can do it now by myself in an hour or 2.
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post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Danker16 View Post
2-3 Hours, I also walk through my cousin's first build over the phone and it took like 8 hours...
Not as bad as trying to explain to my grandfather of 86 how to burn images onto a cd from a macbook.
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post #15 of 20
2 hours and 23 mins

Seriously, i was 13 and it was in 2006... Built up with athlon 64 x2, Asus m2n-e 2GB ram, Geforce 7800GT and all of it in an horrible Cooler master ammo 533 >.<

First ever but it was raping in 2006 0.0. Took me 2 years for the money ahahahah.

Great days.
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post #16 of 20
Took me... less than an hour. I had done enough research beforehand that I knew what I was getting into.
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post #17 of 20
3 Hours.
First Build :)
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post #18 of 20
Like 2-3 hours? I was like 11 or 12 and I didn't know anything about it. My dad bought components and I used the instructions to put it together. Nowadays I spend 1-6 hours. 1 hours for cheap builds I don't care about (family, friends) and 6 hours for my own (cable management is a great time killer). I believe it took me 2 hours when I added my SSD.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 8/16/11 at 3:13pm
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post #19 of 20
Two hours. Luckily, I had an experienced friend looking over my shoulder the entire way. Now I have thoroughly beat him in computing knowledge xP

He's still scared of water for cryin' out loud...
post #20 of 20
2 hours with Windows 7 install.

I had so much experience from tinkering with hardware before I built my first one.
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