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    Default Your first build?

    Just out of curiosity (and to gauge how long a lot of PureOC's members have been into hardware), what was everyone's first build? Mine was actually made out of spare parts from my Grandpa and Uncle's old builds. It was a dual Slot 1 Pentium III system with no less than a Voodoo 2, 128MB of RAM, and Windows 98 SE. This would have been awesome if I hadn't built it in 2003. My first build with new parts consisted of an Athlon 64 X2 4200+, MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum, 2GB of PNY DDR2-800, a BFG 8800GTX OC, 120GB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda, Corsair TX620, and Windows Vista HP. I've done at least 60 builds since then, most of which aren't for me.

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    My first build was an Intel P4 530 3.0GHz socket 478. Ended up with a Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu cooler, 2GB of DDR2-800 RAM, and a PNY 6200 PCI graphics card.
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    Phenom II 9850 with a Radeon 3870. I overclocked the bastage to 3.314Ghz stable 24/7. I new I was an overclocking stud at this time.. LOL



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    Default Re: Your first build?

    Mine was a IBM Clone, 8088 12MHz. it had 128K of RAM and a 30-Megabyte RLL Seagate Hard drive in it. The screen was green.

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    Default Re: Your first build?

    What was that Jim, you were an overclocking Dud at this time ? lol If you have screenshots using CPU-z from your 1st build, your still a baby building computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    If you have screenshots using CPU-z from your 1st build,
    CPU-z didn't exist for my first build. I had QDOS-II and Norton Commander though,....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Phenom II 9850 with a Radeon 3870. I overclocked the bastage to 3.314Ghz stable 24/7. I new I was an overclocking stud at this time.. LOL
    I actually upgraded to a Phenom 9850 shortly after it was released. It would do 3.0GHz stable on stock voltage, which was very uncommon for those chips. I never bothered to push it higher because I had the K9N2 running without VRM heatsinks at the time. My Aunt has it now. It's plenty fast for Facebook and The Sims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    What was that Jim, you were an overclocking Dud at this time ? lol If you have screenshots using CPU-z from your 1st build, your still a baby building computers.
    I am but learned quick. This is my face when the first build did not post. fry's gave me a display motherboard without telling me and when I went back, the next rep told me and threw the first rep under the bus...


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    Default Re: Your first build?

    Quote Originally Posted by shattered.likeness View Post
    Old Skool
    That PC had a Turbo button on the front of it. When you hit that button, the PC was kicked into turbo mode and ran at 16MHz. instead of 12MHz. This was freakin' FAST! at the time.
    The RLL Hard drive had two controller cards that plugged into ISA Slots on the motherboard. Both had to be present and working properly for your HDD to work.
    The 5 1/4" floppies needed their own controller card too. Floppy drives were double sided and stored a whopping 360 Kilobytes of data on them. You had to pull them out and flip them over to read the second sides.
    Memory for these PC's came in skinny, clear tubes. It was incredibly expensive too.
    The computer weighed about 55 pounds not including the screen. The keyboards were so beefy that you could have beat someone to death with one of them, and then used it afterwards.

    In just a few years, they were hopelessly outdated by the mighty 286. That one was introduced at the bargain price of $3,900.00 with 640KB of RAM and no screen. PC's have always been expensive, but they've slowly gone down over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdeath View Post
    this is my face when i was younger.i now look the same way only much much older!!


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    my first build well you can see it in my spec but my first computer was a vic 20 then i had a lazer 128 i think i had a adam to and a ibm first on the internet with a 2600 bod modem
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    Default Re: Your first build?

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Mine was a IBM Clone, 8088 12MHz. it had 128K of RAM and a 30-Megabyte RLL Seagate Hard drive in it. The screen was green.
    You were lucky Neil, my XT 8088 ran at 4.77MHz with a full height 360K floppy and a Seagate 20Meg hard drive. I also stuck in a 8087 coprocessor. Those were the fun days. Oh yea, the green screen!!!!

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