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iirc it was a '386, ran DOS 3.1 and had a 3.5" floppy drive.

Not sure about the rest, that was 15 years ago.
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Some type of Dell Pentium II or III with 500mhz of power lol
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My parents bought me an HP with the following specs:\

Intel Pentium @ 75mhz
4mb of sdram (upgraded to 8mb)
2mb video card (upgraded to a Maxtor 8mb video card)
500mb HDD
4x Cd-rom drive
floppy drive

And a huge 15" monitor that was the largest you could buy at the time and the speakers attached to the monitor.

I loved playing warcraft 2: Tides of darkness, Red alert: Command and Conquer, Doom, Wolfstein, and so many more... Good memories!
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My first was Pong 1975 (yes these were computers)
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If it was in color, I never knew it because we only had one color TV and my parents heard it would mess it up so....lol

Next was an old Scelbi (circa 1973), I never did get it to work right.
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Then I got the Sears version of the Atari 2600..
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Atari VCS
Atari 2600
Released: October 1977
Price: US $199.95
CPU: MOS 6507 @ 1.19 MHz
RAM: internal 128 bytes
Display: 192 x 160 with 16 (out of 128) colors
Ports: 1 cartridge slot
2 controller ports


Then for a brief time, a TRS-80
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Radio Shack Color Computer
Nickname: CoCo
Catalog: 26-3001
Introduced: July 1980
Price: US $399
CPU: Motorola 6809E @ 0.89MHz
RAM: 4K, later 16K
Ports: TV, joysticks, cassette,
serial, cartridge port
Display: 192 X 128 graphics
32 X 16 text; 4 colors
Storage: Cassette
OS: BASIC in ROM



Traded it in and got a Commodore 64
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Commodore 64
Introduced: January 1982
Released: September 1982
How many: ~17 million
Price: US $595.
CPU: MOS 6510, 1MHz
Sound: SID 6581, 3 channels of sound
RAM: 64K
Display: 25 X 40 text
320 X 200, 16 colors max
Ports: TV, RGB & composite video
2 joysticks, cartridge port
serial peripheral port
Peripherals: cassette recorder
printer, modem
external 170K floppy drive
OS: ROM BASIC


Sometime during or in between I pickup a TRS 80 something off of the new shopping network on TV.
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Radio Shack TRS-80 Model II
Catalog: 26-4002
Announced: May 1979
Released: October 1979
Price: $3450 (32K RAM)
$3899 (64K RAM)
CPU: Zilog Z-80A, 4 MHz
RAM: 32K, 64K
Ports: Two serial ports
One parallel port
Display: Built-in 12" monochrome monitor
40 X 24 or 80 X 24 text.
Storage: One 500K 8-inch built-in floppy drive.
External Expansion w/ 3 floppy bays.
OS: TRS-DOS, BASIC.

It was a couple three year old model when I bought it, so it was only 4 or 500 I think. Actually got quite a lot of use out of it.

Then I hit the big league with my Tandy 1000 TL
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TANDY 1000 TL (250-1601) Specifications Faxback Doc. # 1201

Dimensions: 5.25. x 17 x 13.9 Weight: 17.25 lbs.
Processor: 80286 CPU Speed: 8/4 MHz Switchable
FCC Class: B, UL Listed Wait States: N/A
# of Slots: (5) XT Type Add. Device Exp.: (1) 3.5" (1) 5.25"
MTBF: N/A Std. Memory: 640K
Op. Sys: MS-DOS Max. Memory: 768K
Video: CGA/MONO/TGA Mem.Cache: N/A
Video Chip: Tandy Video #8079041
Heat Output: 363 Btu/hr Power Supply: 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz
67 Wts.


Std. Ports: RGBI Monitor-(DB9 F) Keyboard: 101 Enhanced Keyboard
Joystick (2)-(6 Pin Din) Math Co.: 80287 8 MHz Intel
Headphone-(1/8" Mini Jack) Floppy: 720K 3.5" DS 80 Track
Serial-(DB9 M) Environment: Operating: 55 TO 85 F
Microphone-(1/8" Mini Jack) Storage: -40 TO 149 F
Centronics Parallel-(34 Card Edge) Humidity: 10 TO 80 %

CURRENT BIOS ROM Version: 01.04.02 Utilities Version: N/A


After that was the 1000 SL, which looks pretty much like the TL only it had 2 3.5 drives.

I can remember the biggest concern was weather you had 768k memory or I think 1.2, because the newest games would only play on 1.2. Anybody remember Space Quest III and Roger Wilco? I luved that game....

After that I started building my own. I think it was a 386 on a Intel board with probably 2 256k sticks of ram.... Good times
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I miss Commodore 64, it was a big part of my childhood.
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The first PC that I ever used to play games on was some Dell with a single core pentium 4 and maybe 1gb of ram. I upgraded it with a ATI 9550 256mb agp card and had modify the hell of of the back of the case to fit a new psu for the card since dell makes it as hard as possible to replace any part of their comps without sending it to them.
You probably needlessly replaced the PSU. Almost any of the PSUs Dell included with their Pentium 4 PCs would have been able to handle that video card.

That being said, I did the same with a Dell OptiPlex GX 270. It had a Pentium 4 2.8GHz Prescott, GeForce 6800 GS AGP overclocked (and before I discovered the pixel shaders were faulty, unlocked too), all RAM slots full, expansion cards, multiple (two or three) disk drives... I was just a little worried... (though it ran fine for many, many months). I had to have my father take tin snips to the back of it (I struggled to do it) because they leave no room for the PSU on/off switch.

Yours was fine for sure though. I think Dell actually included the Radeon 9800 as an option for use with one of the systems with the 250W PSUs they were using in many of their Pentium 4 range PCs.
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My dad got a me a PC in 1997.
It was a Pentium II 266mhz, 32mb of RAM and a 8MB Video card, 32X CD-ROM drive and a 4.3gb HDD tongue.gif Loved it!
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Windows 95/98?
Probably a low end P4 or a P3 even.
256mb ram, possibly 512mb. I can't remember it well..

It was custom built!

After that we got another custom built PC!

That was a P4 @ 3GHz, with 1GB of ram and a 80GB HDD. (From ebay..)
Turns out it was a pirate computer and was filled with virus'... D:

It was fun pulling that to bits though! Back when i knew nothing about computers! thumb.gif

EDIT: Mum won the keno lottery (she only won $500) and bought a used PC... That was the first one! thumb.gif
 
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i can't remember its specs but it was called 256 i think or 186 something like that way back 1994. with DOS and some fighting game (cant remember the name also) and wolfenstein 3D. i also remember we were like the happiest people in the world when we got our hands on windows 3.1
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Some Sony Viao desktop with a Pentium II CPU and 2GB of Hard Disk space. My parents bought it some time in 1997. It came with Windows 95 and was later upgraded to Windows 98.

I always used to play X-Wing vs TIE Fighter on that computer and then X-Wing Alliance. Now I feel bad we sold it.
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