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What was your first ever PC?

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Compaq Presario 4700 series. Parents bought it in 1996. Given to me when it was obsolete. Still have it today with newer internals. Probably the last one of these fat face Compaqs still in daily use. 

Oh and yes, the floppy still works. Used a fancy internal floppy drive IDE to usb adapters.

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May I introduce my incredibly beautiful and brilliantly pragmatic setup (also my first PC build ever):

 

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To the people who have already seen it, sorry for double-posting(?). 😅

 


🏹 Why change the past 🏹
When you can own this day?

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First PC that I can remember using was some Pentium 4 Dell or HP machine that had windows 98 on it. I have no idea what the specs were, because I was probably 5. 

 

Somewhere in Middle school I had an HP Pavilion G6 with a sandy bridge i3, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD. I later replaced the HDD with a 240GB Sandisk SSD and upgraded the RAM to 8GB. Then I plugged the laptop into the wall one day and it died completely at random. I didn't have a laptop for a couple of years, then I found A Levnovo thinkpad E540 at a scrapyard that I used for another couple of years. 

 

The first computer I can name you all the specs of, was my first Pc build in 2013. I used my computer not for gaming, but for Virtial Machines and Video Rendering, so my specs would look very out of balance for gaming. I had an FX-8320, 8GB of some G-Skill DDR3, A Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3, A radeon R7 240, A Corsair CX-500, a 120GB SSD, a 2TB HDD, and some random white-box case a friend gave me. 

 

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My first pc was a core i3 2000 series based machine with a old radeon hd something... that had 512mb vram.

The only thing I played on it was minecraft bc that's all it could run. Eventually it died ☹️ but the memories still remain....

 

P.S. WINDOWS 7 ALL THE WAY

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| CPU:  Ryzen 9 3900x | CPU Cooler:  Dark Rock Pro 4 | Paste:  Kryonaut | Motherboard:  ASUS ROG x570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) | RAM:  G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 48 GB (2 x 16 GB + 2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 | Boot Drive:  Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME | Storage Drives:  Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280+Western Digital WD Blue 2 TB 2.5"+Toshiba N300 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM+Toshiba X300 4 TB 3.5" | GPU:  ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme Core | Case:  Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB | PSU:  EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply w/CableMod E-Series Cable Kit (Black/Red) | Case Fans:  2 Corsair SP140 49.49 CFM 140 mm Fans | Displays:  BenQ PD2700U 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz+Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz+MSI Optix MAG322CR 31.5" 1920x1080 180 Hz | Mouse:  Corsair M65 RGB ELITE | Keyboard:  Ducky Shine 7 Blackout - MK Exclusive First Release - RGB LED Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard with Silent Red Switches | Mousepad:  Gaya Entertainment Oversized Gaming Mousepad Doom | Audio:  AKG K712 PRO Headphones+Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone+Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset+iBasso IT01 Dynamic Driver Audiophile In-Ear Monitors/Earbuds (Black)+Pair of Mackie MR624s(came with stands+isolation pads) | OS:  Windows 10 Pro |



Bifröst(ROG Zephyrus M GU502):

| CPU:  i7-9750h | RAM:  32GB Dual Channel 2666mhz CL 19(Stock+Samsung 16GB DDR4 PC4-21300, 2666MHZ, 260 PIN SODIMM, 1.2V, CL 19 ) | Storage:  1TB SSD with Optane | GPU:  Nvidia RTX 2060 | Display:  144hz 3ms | Mouse:  Corsair M65 Pro |

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QuicK and DirtY. Read the CoC it's like a guide on how not to be moron.  Also I don't have an issue with the VS series.

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My first PC was a 386. It didn't have a hard drive, no sir. I think had to start it up with MS DOS 5 1/4 inch floppy disk and then put in the floppy disk with a game or Word Perfect. My dad got it for me for like 10 bucks from his workplace, which is probably why it had no hard drive in it as the drive would have sensitive information on it. I don't know though.. it just might have never had any hard drive in it lol. I had that until I got myself a 486 machine.


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Amstrad CPC 464, back in year 1989 when I was 8.

Then I got a SNES/GameBoy.

Then I bought my own windows (98) PC in 1999:

Pentium 3 450Mhz (I think)

128MB memory.. again I think.

forgot what graphics chip it had now.

12GB HDD...I think! lol

 

Then I built my first (high-end) PC in mid-2004, which Everquest 2 and Battlefield 2 absolutely gave it a run for its money when I was a hardcore gamer, its nvidia 6800 Ultra died after 3 years which to be fair it lasted ages all things considered.

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We had a Costco PC back in '95 and '99, but when I was in Grade 8, I got all A's in exchange for this bad boy (taken from Google because I didn't have a camera phone in 2003)

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Aurora, Star Wars edition (glorious)

Pretty sure it had a GeForce 6800, and an Athlon 64? I think I upgraded it to 2gb of RAM which was crazytown at the time.

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I've had an Apple IIc. First computer that ran an OS was an Apple IIgs.  First PC was a Compaq Presario 433 all in one.  It got an upgrade to the dx2 66mhz chip and was running windows 3.1, I seem to remember it having a 500MB hard drive but it's been a few decades now and could be wrong on that one.

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if you count it mine would be a Commodore 64 but, that was essentially a console for me.  

 

My first "real" PC would be a Gateway in 1998.  300 MHz processor.  128 Megs of ram and 10 GB HDD.  It was the maxed out from gateway at the time.  The sales rep couldn't believe I wanted 128 megs of ram and 10 GB hdd saying I would NEVER need that much ram and HDD.  

 

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Family PC bought in 2007: Dell Dimension E520. Celeron 346 (3.06GHz 1C/1T), 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD. GPU was whatever Intel called them back then. Running everybody's favourite OS: Windows Vista Home Basic. It was just fine for basic office tasks. Didn't get the internet until a few months after the PC though so just messed around on Microsoft Encarta. Good luck trying to have more than one program open though. Before my first build replaced it (as a family PC before they could get a laptop) the Dell got a Q6600. Should have been an SSD but it wasn't really worth it.

 

My first PC built in 2013: Intel Core i5 3570K, ASUS Z77V-LX, GTX 650 Ti Boost, 8GB RAM, 2x 1TB drives. The case was a Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced Nvidia Edition I still have because I think it looks nice (even with the giant nvidia logo on the side panel).


Our Grace. The Feathered One. He shows us the way. His bob is majestic and shows us the path. Follow unto his guidance and His example. He knows the one true path. Our Saviour. Our Grace. Our Father Birb has taught us with His humble heart and gentle wing the way of the bob. Let us show Him our reverence and follow in His example. The True Path of the Feathered One. ~ Dimboble-dubabob III

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