Your First Computer

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  1. RejZoR

    RejZoR Ancient Guru

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    My actual first PC (not counting Commodore 64 II) was:

    Intel Celeron 333MHz
    64MB RAM (or was it 128MB, not 100% sure)
    4GB HDD
    S3 Savage 3D 8MB
    Diamond Monster Aurel Vortex soundcard (not sure which edition exactly)
     
  2. senior98

    senior98 Ancient Guru

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    My first PC was

    200Mhz Pentium Pro
    32mb ram
    6 gig HD (later upgraded to a 10 gig)
    2mb SiS graphics (I think, not totally sure)
    Windows 95 (later upgraded to 98)
     
  3. Incognito5000

    Incognito5000 Master Guru

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    IBM PS/1 here. Good ol 286 goodness, 1 MB RAM, 30 MB HD, 3.5" floppy, ah those were simpler days...

    I remember it used to have some IBM proprietary DOS GUI that wasn't half bad (still replaced it with Windows 3.1 though).

    [​IMG]
     
  4. proFits

    proFits Ancient Guru

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    First computer I ever bought with my own my own money is:

    Athlon 64 3000+
    Asus A8V motherboard
    1 GB of DDR400 in dual channel
    Radeon 9600 (Can't remember which precisely)
    Alphamax case

    Not very old, but neither am I.
     

  5. JPennStar

    JPennStar Maha Guru

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    My first computer was from Radio Shack with Win 3.1. It was lame and I never used it. I swear my Super Nintendo had more power than it.

    The computer I grew up with and used for school and gaming was a Packard Bell.

    [​IMG]

    With the uber specs of:

    Motherboard #FOD640PT
    133 MHz Pentium, in type 7 socket.
    Original 16 MB ram
    1.2 GB Maxtor hard drive (model 71336A)
    4x CD-ROM drive Mat****a (CR-581)
    Zero L2 cache
    1MB of video memory
    Packard Bell 2020 color monitor
    28.8 Modem sound card
    Packard Bell 2020 Color monitor
    Windows 95
     
  6. The Laughing Ma

    The Laughing Ma Ancient Guru

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    Spectrum +2A, like so many here I taught myself Basic programming on this machine. My favourite game on this machine was

    Turbo Esprit

    [​IMG]

    Looking back I suppose it's the father of Driver and GTA explains why I liked those two games so much.
     
  7. Stromgold

    Stromgold Maha Guru

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    C64 .. spent many many hours on Impossible Mission (seems it really was) LOL

    Also loved Archon I and II, and Mail Order Monsters! heheh.. good times.. :)
     
  8. reno_skychaser

    reno_skychaser Ancient Guru

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    Gateway 2000

    233mhz Pentium II, 4mb AGP 2x card, 32mb ram, forget the soundcard make (though there was a discrete one) and an ISA-slot 56k modem
     
  9. flat3sand5s

    flat3sand5s Member Guru

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    Trash 80 with 2 floppys and 48k.
     
  10. Agizor

    Agizor Master Guru

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    Can't find any pics on it... Anyway, we got in 1994 -

    Packard Bell
    486DX 2 (zomg 66Mhz!?)
    4mb ram
    windows 3.1
    500MB harddrive
    1x cd rom

    blahblahblah

    Good times.
     

  11. Postalisback

    Postalisback Ancient Guru

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    LOL, in 1994 I was using a Macintosh playing the demo of Marathon :D

    Didn't get a PC until like 1997/1998 maybe even later than that :p

    Pretty sure my first PC was an Acer though, can't really remember the hardware :(
     
  12. stromchin

    stromchin Master Guru

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    The first one that was mine and not my brother was a full tower (gigantic!)
    400Mhz Pentium 4
    I can't remember how much ram
    80 GB HD
    kind of big monitor
    "SoundBoostar" soundcard
    but i don't think it had any 3D capabilities on it
    it was around... 400.000 pesetas of that time, which is... 100.000 pesetas = 600 euros... 6x4=24... 2.400 euros! WOW!
     

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