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Old 03-03-2006, 04:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What was the first computer you have ever owned? How much was it? I think it would be interesting to see how our members got started in the field of computing.

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Old 03-03-2006, 07:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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original Macintosh

128kb memory (used as hard drive and RAM)
black and white 8" screen

then I had a Tandy 1000RL
it had Windows V2 I think
and an Intel 80** CPU (not sure which one exactly)

then after a while I gota Gateway system with:
Pentium 3 500MHZ (slot 1)
Nvidia TNT2
12.7GB hard drive (died)

on that system is where I started to take off with my knowledge of computers

and now I have this system, which I built:
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Asus Geforce 6200 256MB (not turbocache)
2x512MB PC3200 DDR

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Old 03-03-2006, 08:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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this thread already exists but anyway:

32mb EDO ram@66mhz
4x pioneer cd drive
1.9gb IBM hdd
generic sound card
S3 Virge video with 4mb vram
185w psu

later this rig changed to:
64mb EDO ram
52x32x52x cd-burner
2x2gb hdd's
200w psu (blew out the 185w psu by shorting one of the leads :O)
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Family's first PC

Intel Pentium 1?
33 Mhz
350-500 MB HD
2 Floppy Drives
Sound Card

Cost: $2000 including AAmazing monitor

My First PC

AMD K5 or K6
133 Mhz
850 MB HD
8X Toshiba CD-ROM
Sound card, Integrated 1MB video, modem/ethernet
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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First FAMILY computer: Apple IIe
Cost: Got it from friends for free...
5.25" floppy's was where it was at, back in the day..

MY first computer:
Cost: Cousin's business upgraded, & tossed old PC's, so FREE
P133 (with an evergreen upgrade to 200MHz)
8 Gig HDD
generic optical drive
(believe it or not, this rig ACTUALLY RAN DIABLO 2!!)

Current rig is in my sig.

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Current rig
AMD 3400+ XP system
AMD K7 800Mhz system
Intel celeron 800 MHz system
Intel (not sure CPU model) dual CPU 400 MHz system (not sure if it is 2x200 MHz, or 2x400 MHz...)
486 system

ALL of these are COMPLETE, and SHOULD run, just haven't had the time lately to test them out.
Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
Gaming Rig: BACK ONLINE!! ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866,
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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lol my first computer wasnt that long ago..
Compaq presario
Pentium 4 prescott
256 ram
60gig hd
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Old 03-03-2006, 02:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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First family PC
Cost: I forget
Specs: Some 286 or 386

First personal PC of mine
Cost: Free
Intel Pentium 166
128 meg ram
6 gig hard drive
16X DVD Reader
Pwnage network card (3Com)
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Old 03-03-2006, 03:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Cost: £1000
P3 450mhz (top of the line then)
64mb's of ram
ATI RAGE 8mb video card
12gb hdd.
285w PSU (IIRC)
DVD rom (8x)
Windows 98SE (and I had XP on it - until I had time to format it a week later.)

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Old 03-03-2006, 04:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Paid way too much for it way back when

486 @ 33Mhz
8 MB Ram
200MB hard drive
5.25" floppy and 3.5"
14" monitor (that was rather fuzzy compaired to my Sony flat panel now)
PC Speaker (Doom was cool with all the beeps and blips)
No CD!!! No Modem!!! Ahh!!!
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Old 03-03-2006, 04:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i grew up with a 66mhz 486 with 16mb ram and a 350mb hdd and a 420mb hdd, i still have it to, its sitting beside a trs-80 lol, my freinds and i run a computer museum, i you have any appleII's, IBM pc's, atari's or anything else tell me! it will get a good and caring home.


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