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How OLD were you when you built your first pc?

Poll Results: How old were you

 
  • 5% (21)
    5-10
  • 44% (175)
    10-15
  • 39% (157)
    15-20
  • 4% (18)
    25-30
  • 2% (8)
    35-40
  • 1% (5)
    45-50
  • 0% (1)
    55-60
  • 0% (0)
    65-70
  • 1% (4)
    70+?
  • 1% (7)
    Never built my own PC
396 Total Votes  
post #1 of 176
Thread Starter 
I'm just curious to see what age people here starting building their first PCs. 13 years old for me.
post #2 of 176
12 for me i remeber that day ahh fish and chips downstairs listing to heavy metal xD

still remeber specs for it

3500+
1gb ram
6600
And a Gigabyte Mobo
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post #3 of 176
17
In Progress...
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Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz DFI DK P35-T2RS Dark PowerColor 6870 OCZ Reaper 2 x 2 GB 
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Too Many Windows 7 Pro x64 Samsung 2333SW Logitech G15 
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Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz DFI DK P35-T2RS Dark PowerColor 6870 OCZ Reaper 2 x 2 GB 
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Too Many Windows 7 Pro x64 Samsung 2333SW Logitech G15 
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post #4 of 176
17...
Mr. Windy
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Q9650 Asus Maximus II Formula EVGA GTX 460 8GB OCZ 800Mhz 
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2x300 V-Raptor, 2x1TB WD, 2xSegate 320GB Fedora 14 2x Samsung 245BW Corsair 750TX; APC BR1500 
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Soldam Windy Altium FC 700 
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post #5 of 176
14
post #6 of 176
'Bout a month before Christmas (~3 months before my 14th birthday.)

A64 3000+, 512MB RAM, Biostar TForce 6100. Then 3 months later I bought 512MB more RAM and a 6800GS to get off the onboard for my birthday.
2 OP pls nerf
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post #7 of 176
my pc timeline

Well when i was like 9 i smashed a windows 3.1 machine to smitherines in my garage.

when i was 13 i bought a el crapo rig off ebay and upgraded the processor etc (and got a massive elctric shock by touching a capcitor when it was on.

and now at 16 im building my first proper rig
Sold the 360!!!
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Sold the 360!!!
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post #8 of 176
Thread Starter 
I had help from my dad when building my first rig. He never built one either, but installing the Tuniq for the first time was a nightmare alone.

Q6600,8800GTS 640mb, 680i A1, 4gb corsair
post #9 of 176
where is 21-24?
    
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Core i7 6700k Asus Sabertooth Mark 1 z170 XFX Radeon R9 390 16 GB G. Skill Ripjaw 4 
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Windows 10 X64 27" X-STAR DP2710 LED + 24" Acer P241W Razer BlackWidow Chroma Antec True Power New 750Watt 
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HAF 932 Logitech G500 Steelseries Swan M10's and Sennheiser 598 
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Core i7 6700k Asus Sabertooth Mark 1 z170 XFX Radeon R9 390 16 GB G. Skill Ripjaw 4 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 X64 27" X-STAR DP2710 LED + 24" Acer P241W Razer BlackWidow Chroma Antec True Power New 750Watt 
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post #10 of 176
i guess ~14 in my IT class. nothing fancy.
built quite a few since then.
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Core i7 3770k ASROCK Z77 Extreme6 2GB EVGA GTX670 8GB G. Skill DDR3-1600 
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128GB Samsung 830 SSD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ some Asus DVD/CD-RW Thermalright Ultima-90i w/ Ven. BTK 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H Logitech Wave Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouse
Rocketfish Full Tower Logitech MX1000 
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X2 3800+ ASUS A8N-SLI Premium SLI 8800GTS 512MB 4x 512mb Corsair/Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB WD Caviar 2x NEC 3550 Windows XP SP3 ASUS 26" 16:10 
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Logitech Wave and RT-101 Mechanical 750w Antec Truepower New Custom Chenming 901B Logitech MX1000 
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Core i7 3770k ASROCK Z77 Extreme6 2GB EVGA GTX670 8GB G. Skill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
128GB Samsung 830 SSD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ some Asus DVD/CD-RW Thermalright Ultima-90i w/ Ven. BTK 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H Logitech Wave Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouse
Rocketfish Full Tower Logitech MX1000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 3800+ ASUS A8N-SLI Premium SLI 8800GTS 512MB 4x 512mb Corsair/Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB WD Caviar 2x NEC 3550 Windows XP SP3 ASUS 26" 16:10 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wave and RT-101 Mechanical 750w Antec Truepower New Custom Chenming 901B Logitech MX1000 
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