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What CPU/GPU were in your first gaming PC?

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My first desktop was something with a GeForce 6200, I remember that because it fried. After that I got my first "gaming" PC with an Athlon64 X2 5600+, 3GB DDR2 RAM and a 9600GT.


My rig: CPU: Intel core i5 4670K MoBo: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming RAM: Kingston HyperX Beast 2x4GB 1600mhz CL9 GPU: EVGA GTX780 SC ACX SSD: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 256GBHDD: Western Digital RED 2TB PSU: FSP Aurum CM 750W Case: Cooler Master HAF XM OS: Windows 8 Pro

My Build log, the Snowbird (heavy WIP): http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/188011-snowbird-by-lachy/?hl=snowbird

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core 2 duo e7500 @2.95ghz

xfx 9500gt 1gb ddr2

it was just a pre built PC and I put that GPU in it.


Sent from my Nexus 7 (2013).

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I was rocking a cyrix 686 133 mhz and a voodoo banshee. I still have the voodoo and the box it came in. 226,000 yen!


Main Rig: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/58641-the-i7-950s-gots-to-go-updated-104/ | CPU: Intel i7-4930K | GPU: 2x EVGA Geforce GTX Titan SC SLI| MB: EVGA X79 Dark | RAM: 16GB HyperX Beast 2400mhz | SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256gb | HDD: 2x Western Digital Raptors 74gb | EX-H34B Hot Swap Rack | Case: Lian Li PC-D600 | Cooling: H100i | Power Supply: Corsair HX1050 |

 

Pfsense Build (Repurposed for plex) https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/715459-pfsense-build/

 

 

 

 

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I was rocking a cyrix 686 133 mhz and a voodoo banshee. I still have the voodoo and the box it came in. 226,000 yen!

 

Damn that's a piece of history right there!

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Damn that's a piece of history right there!

Yea i was cleaning up my storage unit the other weekend and saw it. I quickly rescued it and sat it on a shelf in my house.


Main Rig: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/58641-the-i7-950s-gots-to-go-updated-104/ | CPU: Intel i7-4930K | GPU: 2x EVGA Geforce GTX Titan SC SLI| MB: EVGA X79 Dark | RAM: 16GB HyperX Beast 2400mhz | SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256gb | HDD: 2x Western Digital Raptors 74gb | EX-H34B Hot Swap Rack | Case: Lian Li PC-D600 | Cooling: H100i | Power Supply: Corsair HX1050 |

 

Pfsense Build (Repurposed for plex) https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/715459-pfsense-build/

 

 

 

 

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dous laptop count?

 

Of course, it is still a PC mate, just a portable one :)


DESKTOP - Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Processor - Intel Core i5-2500K @ Stock 1.135v Cooling - Cooler Master Hyper TX3 RAM - Kingston Hyper-X Fury White 4x4GB DDR3-1866 Graphics Card - MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning PSU - Seasonic M12II EVO Edition 850w  HDD -  WD Caviar  Blue 500GB (Boot Drive)  /  WD Scorpio Black 750GB (Games Storage) / WD Green 2TB (Main Storage) Case - Cooler Master 335U Elite OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

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Of course, it is still a PC mate, just a portable one :)

oke then it is this:

I5  2410M  2.3GHz

geforce gt 520M   512 mb

and 4 gb ram

 

(it was new back in 2010)

 

before that i gamed at the house computer so i don't think that count. i also have no single qlue to what teh spacs were of those pc's

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4770k and SLI 780 Classified's


Corsair C70 Black Windowed | Asus Sabertooth Z87 | i7 4770k | Corsair H100i | Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x4GB 1866Mhz | SLI GTX 780 Classified | Corsair AX860 | Samsung EVO 250GB SSD | 2x2TB WD Green


Corsair 350D Windowed | Asus Gryphon Z87 | i5 4670k | Corsair H75 | Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 2x4GB 1600Mhz | Corsair RM550 | Samsung EVO 250GB SSD | 4TB WD Green.


Bitfenix Phenom ITX White | Asus Z97i-Plus | Pentium G3258 | Noctua NH-L9i | Kingston HyperX Fury White 2x4GB 1866Mhz | Silverstone Strider 550 | Crucial M.2 120GB SSD | 4x5TB WD Red. (work in progress)

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I gamed on a rather old cyrix based Compaq machine, but my first gaming PC started out with a Geforce 2 MX and was later updated to a Geforce 3 ti 200.

 

At least you avoided the GeForce4 MX's, they weren't very good and unless I'm mistaken the GeForce3 Ti 200 was able to outperform it.


DESKTOP - Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Processor - Intel Core i5-2500K @ Stock 1.135v Cooling - Cooler Master Hyper TX3 RAM - Kingston Hyper-X Fury White 4x4GB DDR3-1866 Graphics Card - MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning PSU - Seasonic M12II EVO Edition 850w  HDD -  WD Caviar  Blue 500GB (Boot Drive)  /  WD Scorpio Black 750GB (Games Storage) / WD Green 2TB (Main Storage) Case - Cooler Master 335U Elite OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

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I gamed on a rather old cyrix based Compaq machine, but my first gaming PC started out with a Geforce 2 MX and was later updated to a Geforce 3 ti 200.

 

Which games were of choice back in the day of the Geforce 2 MX that made having the card worthwhile?

 

I know there were games like Half Life and the first Deus Ex around then but those are the obvious ones and I played them a few years later, back at that time I pretty much exclusively played Age of Empires 1 and 2 and my system was a Pentium 2 based machine with motherboard graphics from SiS, and AOE games were pretty much the limit of what it was capable of playing.

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AMD Phenom ii x4 965 @3.8ghx , and an EVGA GTX 660 :D


My Pc Specs

CPU : AMD FX-8350 @stock w/Noctua NH D-14   Mobo: Asus M5A99FX    Ram : 16gb Corsair XMS3 @1600mhz    GPU : Gigabyte GTX970 Windforce OC 4GB @1429mhz   SSD: Sandisk X110 256gb    Case: Be Quiet Silent Base 800 Windowed  PSU: EVGA 850w g2  Peripherals : Corsair K70 w/Red Switches , Logitech G502 , Samsung SyncMaster S22B300 (1920x1080) , Ttesports Shock one headset , Phone : HTC one A9

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Q9400 and Geforce 9600GT

 

Actually that's it in my profile picture on a keyring.


Specs are on my profile page

 

 Teach a man to fish and he ends up sticking a screw driver in a turned on power supply seeing if it still works.        #KilledMyWifeWithABomb            Resolution is just a number

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I love this thread, I've googled and seen/learned about so much hardware I never knew anything about before.

 

All I can say is damn, PCs have exploded through the roof in terms of power in just a handful of years, the rate of advancement seems so very slow now compared to what has happened before, having seen those huge industrial harddrives with just a couple of GB inside to a 2.5'' drive that's faster and contains over a thousand times more data while being a fraction of the price...

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i very FIRST! that i owned but a friend built for me had AMD Athlon Xp 1.67ghz 2000+ and sadly yes a Geforce MX400 but upgraded to a Ti 4200 later on

 

my first that i owned and built personally had a AMD Athlon 4850e 2.5ghz and a XFX 4850 1GB

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My first "gaming" rig was an AMD Athlon 7750 Dual-Core black edition @ 2.70 GHz and an XFX GT 240 1GB DDR3 with 2 GB of DDR2 RAM :D


Main system : FX-8350 l Sabertooth 990FX R2 l 16 GB l Radeon HD 7970 l Z9 Plus l 700W PSU
Second system : FX-8320 l M5A99X EVO R2 l 8 GB l Radeon HD 7770 x2 l Z9 Neo l 450W PSU
Third system : C2Q Q6600 l GA-P35-DS4 l 4 GB l GTX 760 l R1 l 520W PSU
Fourth system : i7 2600K l P8P67 Deluxe l 16 GB l GTX 1060 6GB l 270R l 550W PSU
Laptop : Atom Z3735F l 2 GB l Intel HD Graphics
Laptop 2 : A8-7410 l 12GB l R7 M440
Laptop 3 : i3 370M l 4GB l Intel HD Graphics

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My first was a GT 6400 SLI  LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL was good shit >.< 

 

Paired up wit a AMD Dual Core.... 


CPU: AMD 5790t Motherboard: Gigabyte Forumlar XII RAM: Ah Whole set of it GPU: GTX 290x Ti Storage: Ah Ton of HDD PSU: Once it on Display(s): Well I still seeing pixels Cooling: It running COOL BRO Keyboard: *click* *click* Mouse: MORE *click* Sound: OHH DE BASEE

 

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My first was a GT 6400 SLI  LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL was good shit >.< 

 

Paired up wit a AMD Dual Core.... 

 

6400 GT SLI, that is so cool :)


DESKTOP - Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Processor - Intel Core i5-2500K @ Stock 1.135v Cooling - Cooler Master Hyper TX3 RAM - Kingston Hyper-X Fury White 4x4GB DDR3-1866 Graphics Card - MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning PSU - Seasonic M12II EVO Edition 850w  HDD -  WD Caviar  Blue 500GB (Boot Drive)  /  WD Scorpio Black 750GB (Games Storage) / WD Green 2TB (Main Storage) Case - Cooler Master 335U Elite OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

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6400 GT SLI, that is so cool :)

Dude when i try to Run COD4 it was to be laggy as using dial-up (which i had)

and when i switch to 1 card it used to runn better LOLOLOLO such driver optimization hahha was a good machine at the time LOL 


CPU: AMD 5790t Motherboard: Gigabyte Forumlar XII RAM: Ah Whole set of it GPU: GTX 290x Ti Storage: Ah Ton of HDD PSU: Once it on Display(s): Well I still seeing pixels Cooling: It running COOL BRO Keyboard: *click* *click* Mouse: MORE *click* Sound: OHH DE BASEE

 

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Still using the computer I built on August 2011 for my birthday, it has a i5 2500k and a GTX 560 ti (and 8gb of ram)

 

I ran that same setup for a while. :) 560ti is a good card.

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