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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
396 Total Votes  
post #41 of 176
working 11yrs built 14yrs
ThinkPad W520
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I7 2620QM Quadro 2000m 8gb 2x 500gb raid 0 
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ThinkPad W520
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I7 2620QM Quadro 2000m 8gb 2x 500gb raid 0 
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post #42 of 176
17.

I'm a late bloomer, but hey, I did it eventually.

~Gooda~
Water Cooled Quad
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Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
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640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
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G15 Ultra X3 850W RocketFish (Lian-Li) by Cyberdruid Microsoft Wireless 6000 
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Water Cooled Quad
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Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
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640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
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post #43 of 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by Havegooda View Post
17.

I'm a late bloomer, but hey, I did it eventually.

~Gooda~
not really, IMO anything pre college is an early time to start building your own rig
i was 16 when i started bashing round with my dads old PC, but when your raised in a family who are purely mechanical minded people, electronic rebuilding is a rarity, but i suppose building a PC is no more difficult than playing with Lego
    
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Q6600 G0 @ 2.9Ghz (1.25V) 32'C/55'C EVGA nforce680i SLI (A1) 2x BFG 8800GT OC 512mb Edition (625/900) SLI 4x 1Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracers (PC2 6400) 800mhz 
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1.5Tb Total (WD + Maxtor) 2x LiteOn 20x DVD Writer (SATA) Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsung T240 HD/ Sony Bravia 32" HDTV/ Samsung 932 
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Logitech Media Elite USB Silverstone Zeus 650W Modified Thermaltake Armor Razer Diamondback 
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Q6600 G0 @ 2.9Ghz (1.25V) 32'C/55'C EVGA nforce680i SLI (A1) 2x BFG 8800GT OC 512mb Edition (625/900) SLI 4x 1Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracers (PC2 6400) 800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb Total (WD + Maxtor) 2x LiteOn 20x DVD Writer (SATA) Vista Home Premium 64bit Samsung T240 HD/ Sony Bravia 32" HDTV/ Samsung 932 
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Logitech Media Elite USB Silverstone Zeus 650W Modified Thermaltake Armor Razer Diamondback 
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Razer Mantis Speed 
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post #44 of 176
My first upgrade was when I was 14, when I installed an ATI Rage Orion card into our Power Mac to play Unreal. I had a little help from my father, but things went off fairly smoothly, and I had a blast.

My first proper rig was when I was 16 (maybe 17, it was right around my birthday), when I built up a cheap little PIII rig with integrated graphics and a big (at the time) 20GB hard drive - mainly for playing Diablo II and cruising the internet, which it did admirably. I managed to bend a pin on the processor as my father watched on (and laughed), and from that day forth I no longer rush through a build. It's not worth the hassle of having to buy a new component just because you wanted to power on your rig a half hour earlier than you might have if you just took your time.
The Replacement
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Core I5 6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra  EVGA GTX 750 Ti Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x16GB DDR4 2400 
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Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
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CM Storm Xornet II Steelseries QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sennheiser PC-360 
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Core I5 6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra  EVGA GTX 750 Ti Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x16GB DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
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CM Storm Xornet II Steelseries QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sennheiser PC-360 
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post #45 of 176
16 for me...it was a dfi-ultra d, bh-5 ocz ram-3200 venice-ati x700se...and its the same rig now..just have a 7600gt instead..oh and water cooled it..
My System
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4790K delidded @4.9ghz Asus Z97 Deluxe Wifi EVGA GTX 980 SC 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengence 2400 
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Crucial MX200 250gb + 1tb Lg Bluray EK Supreme, TC PA120.3, D5 Vario, San Ace Windows 7 Ultimate  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32" LG7000 1920x1080 Logitech S510 XFX 650Watt XXX Modular Edition Custom Modded 
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Logitech S510 Mission M74 Denon PMA 355 
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My System
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4790K delidded @4.9ghz Asus Z97 Deluxe Wifi EVGA GTX 980 SC 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengence 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX200 250gb + 1tb Lg Bluray EK Supreme, TC PA120.3, D5 Vario, San Ace Windows 7 Ultimate  
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32" LG7000 1920x1080 Logitech S510 XFX 650Watt XXX Modular Edition Custom Modded 
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post #46 of 176
16 for me as well, still got the rig just with a slightly different mobo.
HP G6
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AMD A6 3400M Quad Core  Radeon 6520G 6GB DDR3 1333MHz 128GB Verbatim Black Edition SSD 
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Ubuntu 11.10 x64 15.6" HP 
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HP G6
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AMD A6 3400M Quad Core  Radeon 6520G 6GB DDR3 1333MHz 128GB Verbatim Black Edition SSD 
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Ubuntu 11.10 x64 15.6" HP 
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post #47 of 176
me i was 14. my dad and i bought the parts together. it was a cryrix III. that was a cpu back in the days. then i built the AMD K6. top if range at that time as well. but then i belw the PSU on the AMD and got the shock of a life time. then i accidently let off a shock about 5 minutes after on the cyrix and it blew most of the capacitors LOL
    
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Phenom 8450 x3 DFI DK 790FX ATi 2350 OCZ Fatality 2x2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
1x WD Cavier Blue - 1x Samsung Spinpoint F! 1Tb Samsung Write Master Vista 7 RC1 Wireless Keybaord 
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Gigabyte ODIN Pro 550w Quad Rail 4U Rack Mountalble Wireless Laser Mouse BED LOL! 
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Phenom 8450 x3 DFI DK 790FX ATi 2350 OCZ Fatality 2x2Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
1x WD Cavier Blue - 1x Samsung Spinpoint F! 1Tb Samsung Write Master Vista 7 RC1 Wireless Keybaord 
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Gigabyte ODIN Pro 550w Quad Rail 4U Rack Mountalble Wireless Laser Mouse BED LOL! 
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post #48 of 176
i feel old. my first build was a 386...
 
HTPC
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i5 2500k MSI Z77A-GD65 MSI GTX 560 Ti 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
90GB Corsair Force Series 3 Western Digital Green 1TB Samsung F3 1TB Microcenter 64GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 18x SATA DVD Burner Corsair H100i 4 x Corsair AC120 fans 2 x Corsair SP120 fans 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu 12.04 19" Acer Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 Biostar A75M Radeon 6540 G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 3 60GB Samsung 1.5TB WD 640GB Blue Microcenter 64GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Stock Windows 7 32 Bit Winbook 37" HDTV Lenovo n5902a / Logitech Harmony 650 / FLiRC 
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OCZ ModXstream 700w nMediaPC 6000B  none Phillips HTS3555 
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HTPC
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i5 2500k MSI Z77A-GD65 MSI GTX 560 Ti 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
90GB Corsair Force Series 3 Western Digital Green 1TB Samsung F3 1TB Microcenter 64GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 18x SATA DVD Burner Corsair H100i 4 x Corsair AC120 fans 2 x Corsair SP120 fans 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu 12.04 19" Acer Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 Biostar A75M Radeon 6540 G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 3 60GB Samsung 1.5TB WD 640GB Blue Microcenter 64GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Stock Windows 7 32 Bit Winbook 37" HDTV Lenovo n5902a / Logitech Harmony 650 / FLiRC 
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OCZ ModXstream 700w nMediaPC 6000B  none Phillips HTS3555 
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post #49 of 176
I was 11 or 12 when I built my own.. happy times. Computers still rob me like they robbed me years ago..
Computard
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Q6600 G0 @ 3.6Ghz 24/7 P5K Deluxe EVGA GTX 260 55NM 2x2GB G.Skill 4GBPQ DDR2 8000 
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2x320gb[Raid0] + Seagate 7200.11 1TB Samsung WriteMaster SATA Windows XP Pro ASUS VH242H 
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Saitek Gaming keyboard Corsair 750TX Gigabyte Aurora 570 Razer DeathAdder 
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Steelseries Qck 
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Computard
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Q6600 G0 @ 3.6Ghz 24/7 P5K Deluxe EVGA GTX 260 55NM 2x2GB G.Skill 4GBPQ DDR2 8000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x320gb[Raid0] + Seagate 7200.11 1TB Samsung WriteMaster SATA Windows XP Pro ASUS VH242H 
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Saitek Gaming keyboard Corsair 750TX Gigabyte Aurora 570 Razer DeathAdder 
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post #50 of 176
Think I was 25
Into the Abyss
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Intel Q6700 @ 3.6 Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi eVGA 8800GT KO 4x1GB Tracer PC2-8500 
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2x74GB Raptor+1.5TB Samsung F1s DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 Samsung 22" 
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M$ Elite FSP Group (Fortron) FX Series FX700-GLN-E Antec 900 (CyberDruid Custom) M$ Elite 
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Into the Abyss
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Intel Q6700 @ 3.6 Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi eVGA 8800GT KO 4x1GB Tracer PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x74GB Raptor+1.5TB Samsung F1s DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 Samsung 22" 
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M$ Elite FSP Group (Fortron) FX Series FX700-GLN-E Antec 900 (CyberDruid Custom) M$ Elite 
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