Your first real computer system?

Your first real computer system?
 

 
 
 
 

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Anonymous

My first computer was a Timex Sinclair 2068... kinda old...

Anonymous

My first computer was
ASUS p4g8x motherboard
intel celeron 2.20 GHz processor
ATI radeon 9000 AGP graphics card
40gb seagate barracuda 7200RPM HDD
256MB DDR ram
300W PSU
was good at it's time!

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My first own system:
800mhz p3
256MB sd ram
Geforce 2 ultra (i found that thing at the garbage at that time, and it still worked fine, it was a good card when i found it.

Game for fun =D

Anonymous

depends! how do you define "real computer system" ?
if a Commodore C64 counts: I joined the party in 1983 if I remember correctly
An Atari 520ST followed in 1987, later on an Atari Mega STE with a Vortex 386 SX16 upgrade card (amazing piece of hardware, outperformed any 386 DX40 sytem with its turbo cache RAM) and my 1st "real" PC was a Cyrix 486 DX2 66 MHz based rig in 1990

Anonymous

Pentium Dual Core E2160

Anonymous

Back in 1985 I had an Amstrad CPC-464. It had a Cassete drive on the keyboard lol

Anonymous

All i know it was a Windows ME! :-) I miss my Windows ME !! :-/

Anonymous

3 letters: DOS! ;)
Then it was the MMX days!

Anonymous

Acer T180, got it christmas 2006. Had a sempron 3200+, 512mb ram, XP Media Center edition and 80gb hitachi hard drive. a few years back i added a 7300gt, 500w psu, 500gb hd and had about 3 1/2 gb ram total until i built my rig. i still have it, my mom's using it now. although, the 512mb ram stick and the 1gb stick i added both went bad. my dad almost threw the thing out! i put the stock psu back in, my dad bought another hd and another 1gb stick of ram and i threw the 7300gt back in there =] runs beautiful! only issue with it is that a few tabs on the front bezel are broken =[ if i find a new front bezel for it i would surely replace it!

Anonymous

my first systeem was a dual core 3.16 ghz , 4gb ram ,1 tb HDD ,asus motherboard , xfx 260 gtx , windows xp the case was an antec sonata iii 500 , i bought it in 2008 en still have it today , i was 12 when i buyed it. today there are some minor changes done like windows seven and a new case : antec 902

Anonymous

my first system was a pentium 4 1.6ghz, 256mb RAM, 40GB hdd, CD burner / DVD reader, MSi motherboard with onboard SiS graphics

Anonymous

My First system was 80406 with Windows 3.2 which costs me around 10000 Chinese Yuan. The system came with very little 16MB of RAM and 4GB of HDD. I got this system around 1991

Anonymous

My First system was 80406 with Windows 3.2 which costs me around 10000 Chinese Yuan. The system came with very little 16MB of RAM and 4GB of HDD. I got this system around 1991

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Pentium III With windows ME...... :(

Anonymous

It was a 80386 at 1993 (I lived in Brazil and I was 9 years old)! Fast! haha

Anonymous

My first computer that was actually mine and not my parents was a Pentium 166 w/MMX. If I remember right I think it has 32mb of RAM and some type of Diamond Fire GL video card. Thebrave first computer that I remember as far as first in household was my Dad's Apple II+.

Anonymous

my first computer was a 486SX-20MHz, 32MB RAM, and 2 250MB hard drives, 2MB video memory, 200 watt power supply, 56K modem, running windows 95.

Anonymous

I dont know if this one counts but my very first computer was the MSX AX170 back in 1989, but the first modern 32-bit processor was a custom built Pentium II processor in 1998..

Anonymous

My first pc was a 80286 with corel draw, win 3.1 and cnc, dune 2 on it. My youtube profile: youtube.com/krasav4ik82

Anonymous

My first system was 8088 with dos on it the computer was a leading edge

milt

Anonymous

The first computer in our house came from my grandad with Windows 95, which he'd apparently built himself. 2gb hard drive FTW :P

Anonymous

My first computer was a Pentium 66, with 4 meg ram, 2 mb video card with dos and Windows 3.11 on a 730mb hard drive.

Anonymous

Windows 95, Baby! That was the shit back in the day. ^^

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My 1st real computer was an Atari 400 with an aftermarket keyboard and aftermarket 48K ram memory card, I also had a 410 cassette drive and later on a used model 810 5.25" 90K floppy disk drive(sssd) which I bought in about 1980 at a Nynex store in Pasdena CA(It no longer exists there, Although the location does still exist). This computer type had an actual chipset on the motherboard(some were actually good enough to be cpus in their own right) to go along with the 6502B nmos cpu(1.79MHz) and It could do 256 colors on screen all at once, Not bad for 1982, IBM didn't even have VGA back then, Just CGA and maybe EGA. This type of computer may be old, But It created the idea of a computer having a chipset with dedicated functions, Like todays PCs now have, Back then Jay Miner created a computer that was simple to use & had a potential that was not quite realized(It could have used a custom 65816 cpu for more speed, ram and It could have had It's graphics enlarged to support over 32,000 colors on screen at one time, etc) , It's OS was 10K in size as the 6502B cpu could not use more than 64K without bank switching some memory out and another in to place. the 6520B was a custom made cpu for Atari, Commodore had the 6510 which was used in the C64 which was also a custom 6502 cpu.

Nice reviews guy, I hope to see more.

dried
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I had a 80486 and didnt even know what overclock was >.<

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My first system was an Atari 400 (Rockwell 6502 processor). It was my introduction to BASIC programming too.

Anonymous

My first system was an AMD K6 233MHZ overclocked to 400MHz. It was an amazing gaming rig for the time.

Anonymous

Like you I had an ultra sleek snail of computer. We had a 386 with the Amber VGA monitor. That was until a friend put his programmers log on the top of the monitor and fried it. It's so nice having an flat panel widescreen now. No possible way to obstruct the vents.

Anonymous

Hey Rodney! What's ur take on SSD? Should i upgrade my x4 to x6 or just get an SSD drive? Thanks man!

Anonymous

Cyrix 386 chip, 200 mg HDD, 256k ram, Matrox vid card

Anonymous

It was the awesome Apple 2e!

Anonymous

Pentium 3 450 mhz
128 mb ram
32 mb video
windows 98

Dont remember detailed specs though :P

Anonymous

486 system with Windows 95. Had that one for a long time...

Anonymous

Atari 400 back in 1981, 8K of memory, and a cassette tape for storage.

Anonymous

Commodore 64.

Anonymous

Atari 800 FTW! It was actually a very good system, and open enough that kids like me could program games that you friend would want to play.

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I had a TRS-80 I picked up in a business sale for $5, which was useless except it taught me the basics of programming.  There was a C64 (game machine only, can't count it), a couple Tandy units, and finally an Apple IIe that my father bought that really brought me into the PC mind set.

My first true home computer was a VIC30 based XT clone.  It was a speed switchable and ran at 4.77Mhz (true 8088 emulation) or 20Mhz, and I had people laughing because games ran so fast at 20Mhz you couldn't keep up.

With the addition of an ISA VGA card (256Kb!) and a 1200bps modem, my addiction began.  This would have been around 1989, and was all paid for with lawn mowing, leaf raking, gardening, and snow shoveling, dependant on the season.  I even had my own phone line because I was on the BBS systems so often my mother couldn't make calls!

Later came a 80286 (also 20Mhz) clone with Windows, 2400bps and Prodigy, then a 80386 (40Mhz, my first AMD) and CompuServ.

Nick McDermott

Anonymous

I don't know which exact system it was because I was very young but I know that it had about 200MHz of processing power and it was only a gaming PC. There were only a few games on it like a first version of "Sim City" or "Stunts" (some kind of Ralley simulation; I just found out that there is an article on WP of that xD http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stunts_%28video_game%29 ). I guess this was about 8 to 10 years ago...

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My first computer was a Timex Sinclair 1000 (some of you younguns will have to google that one! lol ) with the membrane keyboard and a whopping 2k of memory that you attached to a black/white TV..  Eventually bought the 16k expander!

Next was the Commodore 64 and then the Commodore 128 then onto the X286's and beyond...

Anonymous

Pentium 4 back to 2002.
-P4 2,4ghz
-512mt ram
-MSI 845
-Ati radeon 9000 series graphics.

Anonymous

First computer: C64

First PC:
Pentium 120 MHz, 4MB RAM, 1GB Quantum Fireball harddrive, 2MB cirrus logic graphics card, Sound Galaxy Basic 16

Anonymous

Pentium 3 800 mhz, 128 MB ram, 40 GB HDD, Intel MoBo with on board video, CD-Rom, 13" CRT XD

Anonymous

How do I view the results? Shouldn't it show me after I vote?

Anonymous

First was a 486 and still have it running as a dedicated DOSBOX and loving it!

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Cyrix 586, 128k ram ....a hand me down from when pops upgraded to his Pentium

Anonymous

Commodore Amiga 500.

Anonymous

back to 1989, it was a 80286 @ 10MHz, 1MB of ram, too much for msdos 3.3, so an extended memory manager was required to allocate ram above 640kB, LOL
hard drive was 40MB, too much for the operating system so i had to split in two partition
it was eqipped with a standard vga (256kB i guess) best resolution was 640x480 in 16colors or 320x200 in 256 out of 262k

loved it

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Really not my computer, but my grandfathers was an old 80286 used by his business. I never understood at the time how to really use it. A few years later my family got a Dell with widows 95. Beyond that I don't remember the specs but I loved flight simulator!!! and Myth :D

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Anonymous

It was an IBM Apetiva with Windows 95, my first games were Diablo, Starcraft and a flight simulator. I still have it to this day.