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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
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post #121 of 176
My sig rig, 13, last year. I have been upgrading for about 5 years before that though.
Which reminds me, my rig will be 1 year old in... 48 days!
    
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post #122 of 176
15....2 years of casually learning how from the good ol internets, and about 7 months of saving up my extra lunch money omg i remember how excited i was when i got the cpu ..a p4 2.0 ghz and i put it in and it ran, tho i didnt have a hard drive or OS, building that first computer made me about the 3rd happiest time in my life
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post #123 of 176
11 built a amd k6 with 4 mb of ram or something.. Put a rage 3d i think it was in it and rocked out minesweeper!

Then built a 754 system with a 2800+ 6800gt

Then a 939 3500+ later upgraded to a opty 170 with 2 gb ram x1800xt now my current rig 8 years later!
    
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post #124 of 176
_ 20-25. (missing in the poll)

That is the soonest I physically could have built a COTS PC since there were no parts at the store...(yes I am that old), although I did breadboard my own computer at age 16.
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post #125 of 176
You have 5-10 in option.... thats BS... LOL
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post #126 of 176
First PC I've ever built solo was 3 months ago, so 15.

I've built two before that, with my dad.
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post #127 of 176
first time upgradeing was years ago, old pentium 3 system, first full build was a p4 1.7ghz 512mb pc133 ram and ati 9250... about 3-4 years back
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post #128 of 176
Eh...12..
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post #129 of 176
built someone else's computer. does that count? at 17.
    
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post #130 of 176
5 months ago, 15
    
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