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I just thought I'd let you guys know a little about my past PC experiences.

I've been gaming on consoles since the Atari 2600. I grew up poor, in a single parent, single child home, and my mom did her best to keep me happy. She got an Apple II computer that only had yellow & black pixels. Looking back, it was a great gesture, but it did nothing to spark my interest in desktop computer gaming. Most of my friends had computers, as they were from wealthier families, but also had very strict parents. That being the case, they usually visited me, and took part in console gaming. I was none the wiser to what I was missing out on.

I just recently (2012) built my first rig, and am now bona fide "PC gamer"! I've owned a couple of HP pre-built PC's around the time Half-Life came out. I played it, and all of it's retail expansion packs (probably with my 2nd PC). The first PC I owned as an adult had a Pentium II 500 MHz processor. That's all I knew about it.

My second PC had a Pentium III with a 1 GHz processor. I used it mainly to browse the internet on 56k dial-up, and download lots of music with Napster. Unfortunately, this PC had Windows ME (that was sold to me at best buy as the 'latest & greatest'). I paid more for the tower alone than I did for my previous PC with lots of extra programs, a monitor, and all that. The HDD failed about 1 year into it's life. Windows ME pretty much ensured that I stayed a console gamer. It was the worst OS ever, imho.

Now I've caught up pretty decently, and work with PC's daily. I had a prebuilt rig for everyday use in 2010, and I had a good experience, so I decided to give PC another try. Extremely satisfied at the moment, and I'm really happy I went the gaming route this time (though it is EXPENSIVE if you trust friends' opinions & don't do your own research)!

I really appreciate this community & the help you all share with others. I don't see much high-siding, or down talking from those who have spent the majority of their lives with computers (or even from knowledgeable young people that grew up with computers), and know a lot more than many of us. That is very commendable. I look forward to doing my best to give back to others the same help that many in this community provided for me (probably unknowingly, which gets much respect from me). Thanks for reading. Take care!
   
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Welcome to OCN! cheers.gif
     
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Welcome to OCN! cheers.gif
Why thank you, kind sir thumb.gif
   
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Welcome to OCN! Whereabouts in Texas are ya'? I'm in Midland myself.
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I'm in Tyler (probably a good 7 hours east of you). It's about a 100 miles east of Dallas. Glad to meet a fellow Texan biggrin.gif.
   
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Welcome to OCN!

Enjoy your stay here thumb.gif
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I miss the black and green text... Ok.. not really =D
Welcome to the forum.. your introduction definitely brought back some great memories. =D
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Welcome to OCN! thumb.gif

You'll find many people on here willing to help with problems, or even discuss just everyday situations.
     
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Welcome to OCN! thumb.gif
You'll find many people on here willing to help with problems, or even discuss just everyday situations.
Indeed! specool.gif

Thanks for the warm welcome, fellas. I have a tradelist at cheapassgamer.com in case anyone wants to trade games or pc parts - http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8915207 Great site there if you're a gamer. I look forward to being able to return the help that I've gotten from the very intelligent mebers here at OCN!! BTW, I see that some have trade rep. Are trades allowed here? Are there rules or is it just "at your own risk"? Thanks in advance!
   
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