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mine was a friggin 286! I dont even know how much ram it had, this was like in 1992.

I learned the basics of dos at 9 years old so I could play:

Wing Commander
Crime Wave
Kings Quest 6! that was my favourite
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heh, 8086 here.

Tandy 1000 HX. 256k of on board memory, NO hard drive, floppy drive.
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heh, 8086 here.

Tandy 1000 HX. 256k of on board memory, NO hard drive, floppy drive.
In other words..... A hardcore gamer rig
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post #104 of 422
The first was a family PC, not fully mine, from when I was living with my father. I must had been around thirteen or fourteen years old, and this was probably right around 1998 or 1999 or so. It was a Compaq Deskpro 2000 (5166). It had a Pentium 166MHz (no MMX), 32MB RAM, some onboard video with either 1MB or 512k, and a 1GB hard drive. It ran Windows 95.

The first that was fully mine was a PC with a Celeron 633MHz, 128MB RAM, and a GeForce 4 MX440 with a 20GB hard drive running Windows 98SE, and later Windows XP. This PC was where I started getting interested in PCs and such. Unfortunately, I ended up killing it in the process (AT power supply connectors plugged in backwards), and later found out the motherboard I had killed, a Gigabyte GA-6VA+, was apparently somewhat rare (being a socket 370 in baby AT format).

I bought a cheap used Dell Dimension 4100 off of eBay, which I still have, and have been through quite a few since. The one in my signature is the first I built, but it started with a different CPU, a different CPU cooler, less RAM, a different GPU, and less hard drives.
post #105 of 422
I had family computers before but the first one that was really mine was an hp with an original pentium. My Dad works for hp so I always had hp computers until building my own. The first one I ever used was a Dos pc I remember someone gave me a bunch of floppies with games on them and my dad getting pissed off because I filled up the hard drive loading them all.
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post #106 of 422
custom built from old parts my friends and family gave me
Intel Pentium 3 733MHz
ATi Rage 128 pro 16MB
192MB SDRAM 133MHz
11GB HDD
17 inch CRT
Gateway E3400 case and Mobo
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The first computer I ever bought was a AMD single
core 512mb of ram, 250gb hd, intel graphics. It was a HP pre buit.
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post #108 of 422
I don't even remember wha the hell it was. It was cartridge based. We had several games for it and typing programs, a dot-matrix printer... It was oldschool. We had it in 88, I believe. My father would bring home his Mac from work, it was an all-in-one with a large brown carrying case.

*MY* very first, that I purchased myself, was a 2002 PowerMac G4 Quicksilver. An amazing machine for that time.
post #109 of 422
The first one i had(owned) was a Dell E521 pre-built on BTX format , came with a then(2007) decent athlon x2 5000+ but doesn't support 120w chips , 2GB of samsung RAMs and a Raedon 1450/1550 , 150GB HDD.

Curses , i had gotten into computers because a 5770 wouldn't fit into the case unless i sawed out an edge of a needlessly large plastic heatsink.

THE RAGE.

Been a long way since trying to fit that 5770 to punching numbers in the BIOs and hope that the processor doesn't espl0x on me.

Edit:Ok , half a step backwards.
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post #110 of 422
I posted that a 286 was my first PC back in the day that was given me. Just wanted to throw in my first build I did myself.

Asus P6T, i7 920, 6gb ram, Mid Tower (forget what it was lol, oops), 500gb hdd, 2x 4850, 850w psu. Not bad for a first build on a budget.
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