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CAPSLOCKSTUCK

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Love it... had a Panasonic KXP-1124 (if I recall). Did you see what the old dot matrix printers are fetching on the Web??!?!? o_O

the dial up sound would make a brilliant phone ring tone.
 
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My dad is running his own software business and that's why I started dabbling with PCs at the age of 4.

286 -> 486 -> Pentium 90 -> Pentium 133 -> Pentium II 333 -> Pentium 4 2.4 -> Core 2 Duo E8700 -> current rig

memorable moments & games that wowed me:
  • Action Adventures: Tomb Raider (1996), Outcast
  • Adventures: basically all LucasArts Adventures, Blade Runner, Myst, Discworld II
  • (A)RPGs: Diablo I & II, Baldur's Gate I & II, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale I & II, Deus Ex
  • first game I owned on CD-ROM: Star Wars Rebel Assault
  • Flight Sims: U.S. Navy Fighters, Jane's AH-64D Longbow, Commanche 3
  • FPS: Magic Carpet 1 & 2, Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Half-Life, Unreal
  • MS Paint
  • Racing; NFS 1-3, Bleifuss
  • RTS: Dune II, C&C Tiberian Dawn & Red Alert, Warcraft II & III, Dungeon Keeper, StarCraft
  • Space Sims: Wing Commander III & IV, Freelancer
  • TPS: MDK, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Messiah
Probably forgot a lot of old gems...
 
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Built my first computer in 2004 with an ASUS motherboard and an AMD 64+ 3200 CPU. Cannot remember the ram, PSU or case. I do remember that I bought a Sapphire 9600XT (wanted a 9800XT but way to expensive). The reason I wanted to build it was first of all because I had never built a computer and second I wanted to be able to play DOOM 3.
I have been upgrading ever since and got into water cooling in 2007.
 

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Built my first computer in 2004 with an ASUS motherboard and an AMD 64+ 3200 CPU. Cannot remember the ram, PSU or case. I do remember that I bought a Sapphire 9600XT (wanted a 9800XT but way to expensive). The reason I wanted to build it was first of all because I had never built a computer and second I wanted to be able to play DOOM 3.
I have been upgrading ever since and got into water cooling in 2007.

so.... young...
 
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tried Duke Nukem 3D on friends pc in 1998 (9th grade) = liked it a lot, Sony VAIO pc was acquired shortly after, upgraded with dedicated gpu & cut a hole on side panel for extra fan.................... rest is history
 
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i miss the turbo button on the front of my 8086.
 

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wow, hahaha, you have to post a video of your phone making that insane sound.

i dont have a webcam so other than using mirrors around my phone i will struggle to do that.

It does sound brilliant though and i will get my next visitor to vid it for me. i will be going to the pub to meet my wife from work later so i will see what reaction it gets in public...:peace:
 
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i dont have a webcam so other than using mirrors around my phone i will struggle to do that.

It does sound brilliant though and i will get my next visitor to vid it for me. i will be going to the pub to meet my wife from work later so i will see what reaction it gets in public...:peace:
you have to report back on the findings.
 
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Consoles (I had PS2 back then) didn't have games like Diablo II and Heroes III.. the rest is history :toast:
 
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Loved reading this thread! Good old memories... Hungary, 1990, I was 12, and I had a Commodore+4 already for a few years.

I've started with a 8088 capable of 4.77Mhz stuffed with 512Kb RAM and 20 Mb HDD, and a beautiful 320x200 4 colored CGA monitor. Thankfully there was a switch to monochrome. I was pretty jealous for my friend's Schneider PC XT which was running at an outrageous 8Mhz with 640K and 40Mb HDD. Floppy disks had a capacity of 360Kb (DS-DD), some of the first games I've copied from the before mentioned friend were Grand Prix Circuit presented by Accolade and Battle Chess both taking up 2 disks each, Sokoban was a big favorite also. The opsys was PC DOS 3.0 and later MS-DOS 5.22 for long time, started up Windows 3.11 sometimes. My family couldn't afford buying new tech, so when companies started dumping obsolate tech, I always got parts from a friend working as system administrator here and there. Upgraded to 80286 8/10/12 Mhz, a little later to a 10/20Mhz. Went step by step to 4Mb RAM, EGA 640*480 16c, 2x40Mb iconic ST-251-1. We've got some warez BBS numbers and login codes, dialing first with a 2400baud, later with 14kbaud modem over night to download stuff. No internet. We were extracting the socketed RAM ICs from XTs and early ATs, stuffing those into the 512Kb Trident VGA cards make them up to 1Mb. I've built a sound card for LPT port with some resistors and capacitors known as "Tandy". Dumped as I've got an AdLib a little later. This upgrade went until 1996, it was a 80386SX-33 + 80387, 16Mb RAM, sVGA monitor, Sound Blaster, and then with a sudden sharp turn I went from computers to Sziget festival, went full heavy metal, and for a couple of years I did not care for computers too much. :D

I still can't wrap my head around the progress I've experienced. Thanks OP for bringing this up!
 
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it was about 3 years ago my Xbox 360 broke because my dog tripped over the controller cord and at the time my buddy had given me his older computer with a Q8300 and 9800gt (still running btw) and i loved the feel of mouse and keyboard compared to a controller. so i decided to buy a gtx 750 ti black edition for it and i absolutely fell in love with building computers so i conviced another friend to have me build his computer. and that about it sense iv built around 5 computers and joined here cuz i wanted to share my passion for my computers with others.:lovetpu:
 
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Got it free from a company that where upgrading there machine park to 386 ......wow
 
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Diablo II. My first PC game. Up until then I just had a little cheap Celeron box for emails. Once I got DII it gave me the bug to play games and the next year I built my first PC - an Athlon XP 2500+ with a 9600 GT.
 
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Hmmm.

My first introduction to a PC was around 5-6 years old with Windows 3.1 on a Packard Bell. As well as the Pre-School I went to had a basic computer class. It was more or less on how to turn them on and off, and small games with basic math problems, etc. in them. Later in Elementary they had computers we would do basic math games and such on for a hour or so. Half the time I would get bored quickly with the ease of the games, and start trying to do other things on the computer (would get in so much trouble for that). Rarely did much gaming on PC even back then. Most of if any gaming was on my cousin's Game Boy or NES, or my Uncle's SNES. My parents where the type that consider video games as time waster like movies and TV. Most if anything I did gaming wise, or I consider interesting that was game related was board games (checkers, chess, Chinese checkers, etc.) and 1,000 piece puzzles (I was doing 100 piece puzzles in Pre-School).

After that did not really have much dealings with PCs until around 18-19 years old when I made friends with a guy in Comm squadron on base. Saw his computer and asked where he got it. He told me that he built it. Once I get interested into something especially if it entails building. I tend to go learn about as much as I can, and there is so much learn about computers indeed. Though, my first computer build was nothing fancy. More of learning the basics and seeing if I could at least get a basic computer built and running.

Now, it more or less a hobby that I highly enjoy doing when I can get parts to mess with. Plus, I'm almost done with my Associate CS degree which I should be completely done with mid next year. Of course I'm not stopping there as I'm very curious how electronics work at the hardware level and lower program levels hence I plan to go to a higher Uni for Electrical Engineering degree.

I tend to build mostly for tinkering and seeing what I can do with the hardware. Reason I tend to see gaming on PC as something extra a PC can do, and not a major reason to build them in the first place.
 
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My wife (now an ex-wife) was working at a real estate company owned by her parents.
I used to hang around waiting for her to get off of work, and I gravitated to the office PC because I was curious about it.

This was an old 8088 8MHz. IBM PC clone with an amber screen. It had a 5 1/4" floppy drive on it. It's HDD was a 15MB RLL type Seagate drive.
They had just soaked $3,500.00 into it, and it was how they accessed the local real estate listings to find properties and land for their customers.

One day I was playing around with it and I noticed a floppy disk that said diagnostics on it. I put it into the PC and got a prompt to run diagnostics.
I did it.

After a few seconds, the PC made a farting sound and died. I tried everything to bring it back to life to no avail. I was mortified!
I called a friend who had a bit of knowledge with PCs and he came over and pronounced it dead.

Being that it was a Saturday and we were close to Los Angeles, California, we took off and went to the Pomona Computer show. I bought a motherboard (a 286-12MHz) and CPU for it, and we came home and installed it.

I didn't go near any PCs for over a year after that.
 
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Heroes III and Diablo II. My first "gaming PC" was my aunt's boyfriend's old Pentium II 400, Asus P2B, 512MB RAM, GF 2 MX & 10GB HDD.

Overclocked it to 450MHz, it had 64MB RAM which I upgraded, and a S3 PCI VGA card which I upgraded and OC'd. It had W98SE first, installed W2000Pro.
 
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Microsoft Windows ME...and a motherboard that was a clone of a ECS model.

That thing barely worked.

Also, "upgrading" from a RIVA TNT2 M64 to a Radeon 9200SE and wondering why the performance increase was minimal.
 
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Microsoft Windows ME...and a motherboard that was a clone of a ECS model.

That thing barely worked.

Also, "upgrading" from a RIVA TNT2 M64 to a Radeon 9200SE and wondering why the performance increase was minimal.
ME crashed so damn much. 98SE was soooooo much better.
 

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Microsoft Windows ME...and a motherboard that was a clone of a ECS model.

That thing barely worked.

Also, "upgrading" from a RIVA TNT2 M64 to a Radeon 9200SE and wondering why the performance increase was minimal.
95/98 for me.
 

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Windows 3.1 for me in 1992, my boss back then walked into my office, put a new laptop on my desk (never even saw one before) and said "get on with it" after taking 10 minutes to work out how to turn the thing on I was greeted by a launch screen, no idea, no clue but after weeks of tinkering I got there, the rest as they say...... is history :)

There is something to be said about being self taught, learning by mistakes, you explore so much more when you are clueless lol.
 

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Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
Windows 3.1 for me in 1992, my boss back then walked into my office, put a new laptop on my desk (never even saw one before) and said "get on with it" after taking 10 minutes to work out how to turn the thing on I was greeted by a launch screen, no idea, no clue but after weeks of tinkering I got there, the rest as they say...... is history :)

There is something to be said about being self taught, learning by mistakes, you explore so much more when you are clueless lol.
Used 3.1 but it really was 95/98 that got me started
 
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