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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 #71 of 176
12, if you count taking parts from different computers and putting the best from all three into one system, then overclocking the p3 by 200MHZ!!!!!! using jumpers.
post #72 of 176
i think i was 16, may have been 15. pentium 4, right when the prescott's rolled out. I remember being such a n00b at the time that i didn't care what graphics card i had, just as long as it had 256mb on it.....how much i have learned since then!
post #73 of 176
i was 23 but you don't have that for an age group so I can't vote!!
The Beast
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Kids PC!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 165 @ 2.25Ghz DFI LP UT NF4 SLI-DR EVGA 8600GTS 256MB 4 GB G.Skill F1-3200phu2-2gbns 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO 128GB SSD ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Thermaltake Blue Orb II Microsoft Windows 7 Pro x64 
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Antec EA380D Zalman Z5 Mid Tower 
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The Beast
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Kids PC!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 165 @ 2.25Ghz DFI LP UT NF4 SLI-DR EVGA 8600GTS 256MB 4 GB G.Skill F1-3200phu2-2gbns 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO 128GB SSD ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Thermaltake Blue Orb II Microsoft Windows 7 Pro x64 
PowerCase
Antec EA380D Zalman Z5 Mid Tower 
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post #74 of 176
29. Two months ago. Never buying prebuilt again. Well, except laptops maybe.
Suzanne
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GE Ps2 PC Power and Cooling 610w NZXT hush (Black) Microsoft optical 
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Suzanne
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Wolfdale 8400@Stock, 1.1125 Vcore, 1.07 post droop Gigabyte GA-p35-DS3L 8800GT (EVGA) OCZ DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250gb Samsung IDE XP Home SP2B Hanns G 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GE Ps2 PC Power and Cooling 610w NZXT hush (Black) Microsoft optical 
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post #75 of 176
I had just turned 15, It was a 2800+ sempy system with a geforce 5500 FX and a gig of ram with a 120GB IDE HDD on a cheap ___ Via motherboard.
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00GHz ATI Radeon HD 3650 512MB RAM 4GB DDR2 800MHZ One 250GB and one 320GB 
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DVD-RW Windows vista  17" Toshiba Toshiba 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00GHz ATI Radeon HD 3650 512MB RAM 4GB DDR2 800MHZ One 250GB and one 320GB 
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DVD-RW Windows vista  17" Toshiba Toshiba 
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post #76 of 176
let me think, I'm 19 now and have a year of college done...
I built my first rig at the end of freshman year of highschool

so that'd be 15.


by build I mean strip several systems for parts, get a new board + CPU + RAM + video card and assemble into a different case. was quite an undertaking. A64 3000+, 512mb RAM, Radeon 9250

first proper build was around a year and a half later, or should I say gradual upgrade until all parts were swapped. Opteron 165, 2GB G. SKill Xtreme(either samsung UCCT or UCCD) 7800GT 150GB Raptor. I was amazed. Then I sold it, waited 3 or 4 months, and bought a conroe based system for the same price but without a graphics card. I was going to wait out R600 because ti was going to be insanely powerful.

then it wasn't so I tossed cash at a more worthy card.



my father still doesn't own a computer(despite him literally being a millionaire) and my mother is fully computer illiterate. I'm like the free tech support guru from beyond time now. I learned so much so fast once I started getting into this.
R7 1700
(21 items)
 
Phenom II BE
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1700 ASUS Prime b350-a/CSM GTX 970 32GB @2666MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
MyDigitalSSD PBX Western Digital Cavier Green 3TB HDD Corsair H100 Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition  Windows 10 x64 Dell u2711 Dell u2711 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell u2711 Shap Aquos 50" HDTV Das Keyboard Mechanical Keyboard - Silent Edition Corsair HX650W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Carbide 300r Razer Death Adder Klipsch promedia 2.1 Sennheiser HD800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 720be Gigabyte ud4p 4870 512mb 4GB (2*2GB) Super talent micron d9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Intel x25-m + 640GB WD cavier Lite On DVD burner Windows 7 Dell 2005 FPW & Dell e207wfp 
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Logitch Ultra X Corsair TX 750W Lianli PCV-1000II Logitech MX518 
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R7 1700
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Phenom II BE
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1700 ASUS Prime b350-a/CSM GTX 970 32GB @2666MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
MyDigitalSSD PBX Western Digital Cavier Green 3TB HDD Corsair H100 Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition  
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition  Windows 10 x64 Dell u2711 Dell u2711 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell u2711 Shap Aquos 50" HDTV Das Keyboard Mechanical Keyboard - Silent Edition Corsair HX650W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Carbide 300r Razer Death Adder Klipsch promedia 2.1 Sennheiser HD800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 720be Gigabyte ud4p 4870 512mb 4GB (2*2GB) Super talent micron d9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Intel x25-m + 640GB WD cavier Lite On DVD burner Windows 7 Dell 2005 FPW & Dell e207wfp 
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Logitch Ultra X Corsair TX 750W Lianli PCV-1000II Logitech MX518 
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post #77 of 176
I'm 18 and currently building my first "real" rig.

e8400+ds3r+8800gts+h20 all in a disgraced lian li full tower. (rocketfishy)
45 nano-monster
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte Ds3r BFG 8800Gt 512 G.skill Red 800 2x1gb 
OSPowerCase
Windows Vsita x64 Corsiar Tx650 Rocketfish (lian li) 
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45 nano-monster
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E8400 Gigabyte Ds3r BFG 8800Gt 512 G.skill Red 800 2x1gb 
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Windows Vsita x64 Corsiar Tx650 Rocketfish (lian li) 
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post #78 of 176
16. but i only REALLY started upgrading and researching this year (17)
Old Puppy
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K gigabyte z68A-D3H-B3 XFX HD6870 1GB 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
120GB Kingston HyperX Win 7 ultimate x64 Benq G2222HDL XFX PRO650W Core Edition 
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NZXT Whisper 
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Old Puppy
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i5 2500K gigabyte z68A-D3H-B3 XFX HD6870 1GB 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
120GB Kingston HyperX Win 7 ultimate x64 Benq G2222HDL XFX PRO650W Core Edition 
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NZXT Whisper 
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post #79 of 176
LOL first build was this:

AMD Athlon 950MHz
Asus Kelut... Same board on my current system
512MB of RAM
GeForce2 MX400
200W P/S
80GB H/D

I was 11 and it was awesome... I was so proud of myself but then I found out it was total garbage lol...

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2010 MBP 15"
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
INTEL CORE i5 520M nVIDIA GEFORCE GT 330M 8GB DDR3 @ 1066MHz SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT 500GB 
Optical DriveMonitor
SUPERDRIVE 15.4" @ 1440x900 
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2010 MBP 15"
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
INTEL CORE i5 520M nVIDIA GEFORCE GT 330M 8GB DDR3 @ 1066MHz SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT 500GB 
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SUPERDRIVE 15.4" @ 1440x900 
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post #80 of 176
lol who voted 70+ haha
The Enterprise
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 5960X @ 4GHz - 1.17V Asus X99-E WS Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980Ti 6gb @ 1400Mhz Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980 Ti 6gb @ 1400Mhz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator 32GB DDR4 (C15) @ 2666Mhz 1.2V Crucial MX200 500GB SSD 2TB Western Digital Black Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB HDD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H110i GT Windows 8.1 Pro x64 LG 24" IPS 1080p @60Hz Logitech G15 
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Seasonic XP3 1200w Platinum Phanteks Enthoo Luxe (black) Razer Deathadder 2013 Logitech Z-5500 
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The Enterprise
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Intel Core i7 5960X @ 4GHz - 1.17V Asus X99-E WS Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980Ti 6gb @ 1400Mhz Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980 Ti 6gb @ 1400Mhz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator 32GB DDR4 (C15) @ 2666Mhz 1.2V Crucial MX200 500GB SSD 2TB Western Digital Black Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB HDD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H110i GT Windows 8.1 Pro x64 LG 24" IPS 1080p @60Hz Logitech G15 
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Seasonic XP3 1200w Platinum Phanteks Enthoo Luxe (black) Razer Deathadder 2013 Logitech Z-5500 
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