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What was your a) 1st PC and b) 1st PC you built?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by InTeL-iNsIdE, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. InTeL-iNsIdE Guest

    My 1st pc was an old pentium 1 166mhz w/128mb sd ram and a fantastic in its day voodoo 2 16mb

    I was given this back in 2002 off my then mother in law and this was old even then, before that I had no idea about computers. After that I was given a pentium 2 compaq desktop pc and upgraded the ram in it and also fitted an pci adsl modem which is when I realised that upgrading wasn't that hard.

    in 2003 I built my 1st pc, an Athlon XP 2500+ Barton core (running at 3200+ and reported as one also, those were the days ;) ) with 512mb ddr and an 80gb hdd and a S3 Savage 2000 64mb gpu, though I soon realised although the savage had 64mb ram it was no good and thats when I started to learn more and realised there was more to it than having a sufficient amount of ram

    At that time if you wanted to game there was only really 2 names out there (same as now)ATI and NVIDIA, so I bought a Geforce mx440 64mb to replace the savage and I was amazed at the quality of the graphics on Splinter Cell compared to the PS2.

    Its funny having that old P1 was at the time taking me on a life long journey that I never would have imagined, and now I am a total hardware freak and love my (expensive) hobby, I love that old P1, Thank you!!! :toast:
     
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    I don't remember the specs of my first PC all i remember is it had a AMD K6 and 32mb or 64mb of ram
    first build was a P3 766mhz that i later upgraded to a 1ghz and overclocked to 1.2ghz and 512mb ram Geforce 6200 128mb 400w PSU that was a nice little rig
     
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    my first was an old tandy 1000
    my first realy build was a athlon mp 2000, epox 8k3a w/ 4x30gb maxtors raided and a 7500 radeon.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Charper2013 New Member

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    1st PC : AMD 3200+.. 512mb Ram
    1st Build: AMD 7750 2x1gb Ram
     
  5. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    First owned, Commodore64, first built Intel 80486 DX2 66Mhz.
     
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    My first pc was an old 8088, no ram or hard drive. To boot I had to switch between 2-3 5.25 floppies... :D

    :roll:
     
  7. InTeL-iNsIdE Guest

    Well I had a commodore 64 though I regard them more as gaming systems than a PC
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    To me, PC= Personal Computer. Commodore was that, so...
     
  9. InTeL-iNsIdE Guest

    PC is personal computer to everyone, not just you lol

    Dont take it as a dig lol I said "to me" and all I did on my commodore 64 was game, heck I didnt know they could do anything else at the time :laugh:
     
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    1: Atari 65 XE
    2: Celeron 433 / Riva TNT / 64 MB RAM / 10GB HDD
    3: Celeron 800 / Geforce 256 SDR / 256 MB RAM/ 40 GB HDD
    4: Athlon 2500 XP / Radeon 9600 PRO / 512 MB RAM / 160 GB HDD
    5. E4500 .... tons of changes
    6. Q9550 .... tons of changes

    But the true love is the first love. I miss my Atari 65 XE so much.
     
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    this kinda thread makes you stop and look at how rapidly technology advances. Back in 1982 you had ~1mhz CPUs and just ~10 years later you had 233-450mhz(P2) and 10 years after that you have 450mhz-1.4ghz(p3) CPUs and now there are CPUs over 3ghz and nearing 4ghz stock

    1982-~1mhz
    1992~233-450mhz
    2002~450-1.4ghz
    2009 ~1.6ghz-3.4+ghz (the Atom is the slower one)
     
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    My first PC was a Gateway with a 75mhz Pentium, 32mb of RAM, and a 600MB HDD. Ran Windows95

    The first PC that I built was a Dual-Processor Pentium 3 900mhz OC'ed @ 1100mhz, 1.5GB DDR (incredible for the time), a pair of 60GB HDDs and Windows 2000 Server. GPU I believe was a Radeon 9800 Pro Awesome computer, I wish I still had it
     
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    theonedub habe fidem

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    My first PC was an IBM Aptiva - Pentium 1 @100mhz, 8mb RAM, 100meg HDD and 1MB Video (which was hi end!!) it was over $2k I think. WOW!
     
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    first owned, Pentium 3 900MHZ
    First Built: Pentium D 925
    4GB RAM (Still using it in my SIG RIG)
    ECS 570SLIT-A
    2X7600gs
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Well, I made mine to a dice roller(simple random number generator), and used it to write reports and stuff with, so I got some personal computing use out of it.

    Didn't think it was a dig, just explaining my perspective. :rockout:

    Hard to beleive that that was so long ago...even worse is to think how many pcs I have had since then, and how much cash I dropped on all that hardware over the years...I thikn in 2008 I spent like $50k on parts...not 50k new money, but with selling the old stuff, and then buying new...:eek: I still have all my receipts, I should add it up.
     
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    Speed advances are great but what's really amazing is what can be done with them now compared to what was being done manually in 1982...
     
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    a1) Apple II w/ 1 MB HDD (no idea the processor speed, sold it at a garage sale 4+ years ago)
    a2) Intel 486D, 66 MHz (aka the cobble job, recycled a year or two ago)

    b) AMD Athlon 64 4000+, 2.4 GHz single-core (first computer built from entirely store-bought parts, some parts still used today)
     
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    My first pc was (I think??) an 80286, it was a horizontal tower. Don't ask me what was inside but lol my dad had bought it for some $3000 duh! The monitor wasn't even a colour one - I remember we had to choose between a having white graphics, green graphics or the brown graphics. I don't remember if it took 3 1/2 inch floppies. I remember using 5 1/4 floppies all the time for it. I think the OS was 2.something.... DOS obviously. I'm getting this from a 20-y/o memory...

    The first pc I built was in 2007 - E4300, 2GB RAM and 8600GTS.
     
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    First PC and first build are one in the same.

    Built from scrap parts my school gave to me because they were through it out.

    VIA 400 Mhz, 96 MB RAM, Windows 95, 1x 8GB HDD, 1x 3.2 GB HDD, CD player (not burner, Max 52x speed), using a mobo with 1 burnt out IDE port. Graphics were an intergrated VIA something Accelerator 2. I remember most of this because I still have the think in a closet at my dad's girlfriend's house. I gave it to her when my father bought me a E machine, which was not much better, but had a faster processor (700 Mhz I think), 128 MB of RAM, and CD BURNER w00t!

    They never throw anything away. I can put my hands on both of those worthless piles of memories and scrap metal.
     
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    First computer: Gateway P75, 430NX motherboard, 8MB RAM, 730MB, Trio64 2MB video, 14.4 modem, Vibra 16 sound, Windows 3.11 WFW, awesome Gateway tower case. Overclock: 100Mhz!

    First built, which was also my second computer: Pentium 200MMX, probably a 430TX motherboard, 32MB RAM, 1.6GB HD, 56K modem, Windows 95/NT4. Overclock: 233Mhz.
     
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    First pc i had was a packard bell pos - had a 700mhz celeron (p3 based i think, cant remember). She had 30mb of system ram with 2mb going off to the garbage even back then that was intel integrated graphics. She had a 8gb hdd and came with windows *cough* ME */cough* and also a cd reader and floppy drive. She did have a good 17" crt monitor which ran at 1280x1024 with her.

    Ive never built a new pc from scratch for myself - i started with the above machine and upgraded gradually until i have ended up with what i have now - ive built several pcs with the spares from my upgrades over the years and the oldest thing in my pc atm is my 3 year old power supply.

    My first major upgrade to the first pc above was an amd athlon xp 2500 (i think?) and 128mb ram on a mobo with some via chips (sb was, cant remember what the NB was) oh and XP - the BSOD was like an hourly thing on ME.
     
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    nice thread idea,,,
    mine was sony vaio year2000, desktop(PCV first models) with integrated graphics 8mb, and 15inch crt monitor with built in speakers,,, 'duke nukem' looked great,,unreal tournament was unplayable
     
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    a) my first pc was in 1986. my family bought a Tandy 1000 EX. It was uber leet as you can see by the following pic :rockout:

    [​IMG]

    no harddrive, but it did have the 3.5 FDD which was WAY ahead of its time.

    b) the first pc i built was a 450mhz intel with 128 megs of ram and a solid aopen motherboard. it had an 8 meg ati graphics card as well.
     
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    1st PC i had was a celeron 466mhz and rage 3D PRO in an HP

    1st build was an Athlon XP 2000+ on an ECS K7S5A-PRO that died and was replaced by a NF2 based MSI. ran a 512mb stick of DDR266 stuff oc'd to over DDR400 CL2-2-2-5 :D 60GB maxtor IDE133 harddrive, Asus Ti4200@over ti4800 speeds
     

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