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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by skellattarr, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. skellattarr

    skellattarr

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    my first build was about 10 years ago i remember my xwife came home from work and seen parts all over the place. she asked me if i knew what i was doing i said we will see. when i was finished i plugged it in and it worked good she was surprised. any way i don't have any pics of the system but if any of you guys have pics of your first system that you built post it here.
     
  2. Derek12

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    My first build is my current one (before I bought prebuilt computers), it has more or less 5 years, except the video card, hard disk, DVD recorder, motherboard and PSU,

    Original Video Card: IGP Geforce 6150
    Sound: Onboard
    Optical media: Samsung DVD player + LiteON CD recorder.
    Motherboard: ASRock AliveNF6P-VSTA (only lasted me 1 year, then I bough my current motherboard)
    Hard Disk: Seagate 150 GB (I currently use it as data disk).
    PSU: Generic 500W.
    Memory: 512 MB RAM DDR2.
    OS: Windows XP Pro
    Processor: Current
    Chassis: Current
    Monitor: Current, but used a old LG CRT and 14" LCD while mine was being repaired for some time.
    Speakers: Current (generic ones)

    but has been improved/repaired until today with the components, never bough another computer build from scratch. I can't take pictures due I lack a camera, but it is a standard one with a 10 year old chassis :)
     
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  3. mediasorcerer New Member

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    hi mate,this is my first build,bout two weeks ago,i just installed a water cooler today,heres a pic,its in matx box,a cheap case but works,it cost round a k all up.midrange gaming rig,and for photoshop,illustrator,etc
    foto below,

    i overclocked it with auto tune asus ai just then,never done this b4,hope im not overkilling,lol.some feedback or help would be good,.;)

    the cpu is @ 4738 and gpu @1450, seems to be cool enough-cpu temp is 29c,mobo 26c.

    now alls i need to do is learn how to do it manually, haha.

    just thought id add,it was a hell of a juggling act to make it all fit nice and clean,psu was too big at first,had to think "inside the box" on this one to make it all fit,


    anyhow cheers from me.
     

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  4. BrooksyX

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    My first build was a AMD socket A duron 800mhz with 512mb of ram, a biostar motherboard, geforce mx4000 128mb video card, 30gb WD ide hard drive, lite on dvd ram drive, all in a rosewill case with 350w psu.

    total build cost me like $300 bucks lol. I remember I could play call of duty 2 and unreal tournament at super low settings. But hey I was like 13 i didnt care at the time. about a year later I upgraded to a 754 athlon with a ati 9600gt and 1gb of ram. Now that rig could game.
     
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    My first build

    This was my 4th computer and first build
    $300 -$400
    AMD K6-2 350 Mhz
    Riva TNT2 64 Mb
    128 Mb SDRAM
    30Gb hard drive
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster
    Creative Labs Modem Blaster 56k $95 ISA card
    17in CRT

    Quake, Doom, Nascar, Duke Nukem

    I remember have to take it back to the shop. I coudnt get it to post because of an IRQ conflict. They removed the sound card and it posted. Duh
     
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  6. TRWOV

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    My first build is still working today as a POS:
    P3 800Mhz (Coppermine EB)
    Matsonic board with some SiS chipset
    512MB PC133
    All-In-Wonder Radeon 32MB DDR (sold)
    Sound Blaster Live PCI (sold)

    Was quite nice at the time. The Athlons got L2 around the same time and shot over 1Ghz but back then I really didn't know what an AMD was, Intel always had commercials on the TV and that's what I went with.
     
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  7. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    First actual build was a sucky (ie non BX440 :p) Slot 1 motherboard, a Pentium II 233Mhz, 92MB Ram, 4GB HHD and I don't remember the graphic card. Monitor was an awesome 17" Samsung Syncmaster and a generic grey case.
     
  8. Melvis

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    My first "actual" build was:

    AMD 3700+ Skt 939 Sandy core $325
    Gigabyte K8NF-9 Ultra $ 155
    2x512 DDR400 Corsair $120
    inno3D 7600GT $291
    WD 120GB HDD $120
    Some POS case with a 500W PSU $50
    Sony DVD ROM Drive $50
    Dell CRT 19" 1600*1200 $175

    Total cost $1166

    Still running today but has been upgraded since.
     
  9. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    pentium 90, 16MB EDO ram , 4.3GB quantum fireball HDD, 512KB 2D video card, floppy drive. 4x CD-ROM! wooo. i dont have pics of the hardware, but i think i still have that CPU...
     
  10. lilkiduno New Member

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    my first build was and AMD 6000+, MSI K9A Plautnum 580X, OCZ PLaitnum 2x1GB, Generic Green case off newegg, Samsung DVD burner, 8600 GTS Superclocked, OCZ Heatsink, Generic powerspec 500watt PSU, and a 160 GB SATA HDD. not that old I know, still have it, gave it to my sister. I have built two for myself since then and truely love PC building!
     
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    My first build was and Intel celeron 1.2ghz with stock cooler,40gb seagate,512mb of ram and 128 geforce agp. I'am happy that time because I'm the only person who was the fastest pc on my childhood. All parts are bought on side vendor not in the shop. all pre-owned
     
  12. ViperXTR

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    First build, rather "family pc" was a MediaGX system (i have pics but i cant access my photobucket in my office hehe)

    MediaGX Cyrix 166Mhz (~embedded?)
    16MB EDO Ram (2 x 8MB)
    1GB PATA HDD
    Sis 6215 2mb display PCI card (expandable video memory)
    A3D based ISA Sound Card
    3.5" FLoppy Drive
    24X high speed CD Rom drive
    15" CRT monitor
    ~200W At PowerSupply
    [​IMG]

    2nd build (Family PC 2)
    Pentium !!! 450Mhz Slot 1 CPU (Katmai core)
    PCChips intel 810 Chipset
    128MB SDR 100Mhz Memory
    4GB PATA HDD
    nVidia Riva TNT2 32MB PCi
    52x high speed cd-rom
    ~250W AT Power Supply
    [​IMG]

    3rd and personal build (first real build)
    AMD AthlonXP 2500+ Barton core
    CoolerMaster Aero 7 Lite
    ASUS A7V8X-X Via KT400 Chipset
    512MB DDR 333Mhz Memory
    Maxtor 80GB Pata 7200RPM HDD
    nVidia GeForce FX 5900XT 128MB/GeForce 6600GT 128MB
    HEC PowerOp 475W PSU ATX
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  13. Outback Bronze

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    P4 800 fsb Northwood 3.0ghz
    Intel 865 perl
    2x512 ddr400 Kingstons
    Powercolor 9800pro
    Thermaltake 500 watt
    40g Barracuda hdd
    Benq 17" crt
    Cant remember the rest.

    My mates mum is still running most of the internals(cpu,board,ram).
     
  14. LifeOnMars

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    x2 6000 windsor 3.1GHz
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    Corsair HX 620
    Asus MBoard (Forget the name)
    2GB Kingston Value Ram
    Vista 32 bit OEM

    Built in July 08
     

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