What was your first PC?

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  1. MorgUK

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    I got my first PC for Christmas from my parents. The specs were:

    CPU: AMD 64 3000+
    RAM: 512mb
    HDD: 80gb
    GFX: ATI 9550 256mb
    CASE: Coolermaster

    I loved that PC, I was always looking at PC magazines and the internet whenever I could at a friends house (didn't have net at the time). I upgraded the graphics card to an ATI x800 xl 256mb once I saw Battlefield 2!

    What was your first PC that you owned?
     
  2. jbeavis100

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    It was the biggest piece of junk.. Barely worked.. Windows.. 95? Only thing it would play is 2D stuff but man did I love that thing.
     
  3. William Quah

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    My first computer was a 286 computer. It had floppy drives, both the thick and the flat-soft one. It had games like Wolf 3D, Prince of Persia, GOD, Lost Viking, Street Fighter 2, and some other games I don't remember.
     
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    Holy cow. POP and SF2? That's a pretty great start. What's GOD?
     
  5. RMCMage

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    My 1st PC was a Compaq Presario my parents bought me it for high school I don't remember the specs are the model number that was along time ago it was just for school work so it wasn't the latest and greatest, but it got the job done.
     
  6. TheViper

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    The first PC we had was a old beat up IBM we bought from the thrift store. It was only good for dial up and writing up some documents. Though, it would freeze all the time that it forced us to go back to the old typewriter.
     
  7. RMCMage

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    My dad used to buy old macs from thrift stores some of them surprisingly work well they were just extremely outdated.
     
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    Something similar to yours, except maybe a bit weaker. It was actually a second-hand IBM made configuration. Had no internet, could barely run anything, but I was very happy with it, and always excited to use it. Later on I got the internet, got into PC gaming(was with consoles until then) and decided it needs to be upgraded, rest is history.
     
  9. pr0xx1d

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    Mine was a CyberPowerPC. 2GB RAM. SLI 7900gt x2. Dual Core AMD 2.2GHZ.
     
  10. alfonso

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    Shoot, if I remember correctly, It was a Pentium II with 256 RAM and a Windows 95 operating system. I can't remember the HD space, I think it must have been 4 gigabytes or something. Its funny, I remember everyone going crazy about the Pentium III and how it was insanely fast.
     
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    All this talk of Window 95 reminded me that I got given a really chunky Toshiba laptop. It had 48mb of RAM and a 166MH Pentium CPU. I remember you could just about play audio on it smoothly, video no chance!
     
  12. alfonso

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    Well, if you guys still have your old systems body/unit here's a good way to make use of it.:D
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  13. RMCMage

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    lol my computer died a long time ago i think the PSU died, but it wasn't worth getting fixed to get it fixed would cost more then what the computer was worth.
     
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    I honestly can't remember the specs of the first pc. It was maybe 17? years ago and it still used DOS. Loved some of the games on it though!
     
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    Actually I take that back. Being completely literal, my FIRST PC was an Intel Pentium 3 with 64mb of RAM and a 10gb HD. It's scary to know that there are tablets that meet this requirement over 100 times. Lol! :)
     
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    My first PC was an old gateway tower with a 20gb HDD, 512mb of memory, and an integrated GPU. It was even worse when I got it at the age of 12, but I've always been pretty tech-savvy and when I was 13 I upgraded the RAM and HDD myself. God, that was so long ago, it's crazy the amount of knowledge one can gain simply through the want to seek it.
     
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    My first PC was similar. It had no 1.44 floppy drive, just the big flat one and the only games that worked were Prince of Persia, The Red Baron and Tetris. Old times.
     
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    The first PC I ever owned was an IBM 486sx with the following:

    - 1.44" Floppy Drive
    - x2 speed CD-ROM
    - 4MB RAM (later upgraded it to 8BM)
    - 176MB HD (compressed goes to 528MB)
    - Sound Blaster 16 Sound Card
    - 2400 Baud Modem
    - a 16bit monitor with a max desktop size of 640x480

    It came with:

    - King's Quest 6 CD
    - Hugo 1: House of Horrors
    - Hugo 2: Whodunit?
    - Red Baron
    - A-10 Warthog
     
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    You had a CD-ROM. Pure luxury. :D Back in the day, me and my friends considered CD technology to be super advanced. The first time we saw a CGI movie, our minds were blown. The first CD-ROM game I`ve ever played was Warcraft 2 - Tides of Darkness.
     
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    I dont remember the first one. It was pretty crappy. What I remember is my first GOOD computer. I didnt know much about hardware but I know it was a Pentium 4 and I had the best computer in the area :)