Your first real computer system?

Your first real computer system?




Pentium II 333MHz 64MB RAM(ZOMG) Voodoo2w/12MBVRAM (drool....ah those days) ;)

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celeron 433

128mb ram

onboard sound/video

win 98

upgrading the video card was the first thing I did when I got a job.


Pentium 4 3.4ghz ABIT IC7 WD 80gb 8mb. 2x256mb OCZ PC4200 EL Sapphire ATI 9800 PRO SB Audigy gamer 12x sony dvd drive Liteon 52x24x52

Joined: 03/03/2010
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5 years ago I had my first computer which broke because of the psu...

It was an AMD sempron 2800+ 1600Mhz, 2x512MB ddr1, ATI Radeon 9550, an WD HDD 80GB 8mb buffer... asus mobo k8n, asus dvd-rw, Psu with 2 fans @450W no name or maybe DELUX :D, wireless keyboard and mouse from  Genius, no name case, 17" CRT LG flatron, this was my first pc that I bought. Today I've got i5+HD5850 :D smog mouse and strato headset :) 22" LG lcd.


Man, I don't renember it but I know it was like a 1997 typical PC with Windows 95 installed, 10GB HDD, floppy, don't renember the rest.


My first real computer was a Commodore 64 :P That's what I always played around with anyway. If you ask me to operate one now, I wouldn't know. I was just a kid back then! (21 Years old now :P)

Also, I sometimes watched my mom do work on her Sinclair.


I can't see the result of the poll!

FireFox 3.6.3

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The Coco post is from me, guess I wasn't logged in at the time, shows Anonymous.  


My first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer (CoCo), back in 1980. It was Motorola MC6809-based and I happened to be taking 6809 assembly language in college at the time. We all traded messages on local dial-up BBS's & my Coco had a com program cartridge and then I used a honking 300 baud modem with it. Ah, the stone age, LOL.


I had an IBM Apevia. Don't remember the specs. Oh, I had some memories with that thing.

Joined: 04/18/2010
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My first real computer was a Gateway pentium 2 400mhz with 128 megs of ram


a compaq with Pentium II 400 MHz, running windows 95
i am now usin the pentium II processor with heatsink as a paperweight

Andreas Hofer
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My first one was the Macintosh 2 but that was in 1991 when I was 6 years old. My mother used it to run medical  software for quite some time until it got replaced by the 6200 and later 9300 models. A year later my parents bought me an Intel 286DX series based IBM PC that got replaced with an ESCOM 486SX 75 MHz with 12 MB EDO-RAM in 1993 and both with DOS. Later I was running Win95 on a Quanta 1.25 GB HDD, had to delete almost all my stuff whenever I wanted to play something new on it. Years later in 1998 I've bought a Compaq 50 something midsize-tower PC. The AMD K6-2 was the second fastest CPU on the market back then but the included GPU (Rage Pro AGP with 8 MB SD-RAM) clocked at 75 MHz was pretty slow compared to Voodoo 2 and 3 that came out a few months later. In 2000 I did replace the graphics card with the Rage 128 Pro AGP. That was the last time I've had bought a complete PC setup except for the ThinkPad laptops. Both the 486 and the K6 are still working except the old Quanta Fireball that got replaced with a WD 40 GB in '01.

I also do have the follwing Apple products my mother gave to me after she had no use for them anymore:

Mac 2, Performa 630, 6100,6200,7100,7200,8200,8500,9300,iMac Rev. B,PB Titanium 667, eMac G4 1.25, MacBook Black Edt. 2007.

(My current setup:

Intel Xeon X3360

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0

8 GB SD-DDR2 800 (4x Kingston Value and 4x Patriot)

Sapphire Radeon HD3850 with GFXChilla

3 WD 640 Black Edt. AALS in RAID 0

2 WD Green 2TB in RAID 1

1 Samsung F1 1TB

Be-Quiet BQT-E5 700W PSU 83+

Cooler Master ATCS 840

2x Samsung T220 22" 16:10 LCD

Windows 7 Ultimate 64)


pentium 3 800 mhz 1gb SD-Ram and some geforce 2 my 400 ;P


pentium 3 800 mhz 1gb SD-Ram and some geforce 2 my 400 ;P

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It was a machine made by Gateway. I cant remember the exact specs but it was something like this: CPU AMD aground 450 Mz, GPU integrated whit 8 Mb video memory, Sound integrated, Ram 32 Mb, HDD 10GB and 14" Monitor.

The monitor is still in my wardrobe. For me it has sentimental value.

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pentium 3, windows 98se
circa Q4 1999

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A Windows 95 Bell Packard that I got around 2000. I really don't remember the specs. But it did have a multidisc changer in it.


My first toy was a Pentium @ 20 Mhz with 4 MB of RAM and an amazing 600G WD Caviar Hard drive running Win 3.11
I remember I was very angry because it was nat capable to play mp3's at that time


First ever system i had was a 386 i think. I got it from my dad when i was 6 or 7 years old. Played silly old classics like Space Quest and Lesidure Suit Larry on it :D


my very first own pc is sitting next to me right now :D others were from my parents, so i guess this is my first. i self built it :D it's running on a athlon x3 435.


Amstrad 6128


My very Frist Computer was a pentium MMX wit 166Mhz and 16 MB edo ram 1.5Gb hdd and Windows 98


I remember it had Pentium II with nvidia geforce 2 lol.


My first real computer Siemens Nixdorf 286.
Played paperboy whit it.


8088 in an Tandy 1000. 2 floppy drives (5 1/4").
Later expanded with a daughterboard and 80286 chip, 640k of RAM, and a 40 MB hard card that we wondered how we could ever fill.


my first is an Apple 2E clone with 128kb ram upgrade & 2x 5.25 floppy drive!! pr#3..... karateka, bard's tale, ultima....
& back then it was top of the line probably way before you (02:46) were born


you guys are stupid he means your first REALLLLL aka high end computer the best you can afford like a system that wows u lol mine was a intel core 2 duo e6750 with gt220 22 inch screen lolz rodney you rule man peace


an e6750 & a GT220, people MUST have said WOW!! cmon, really?

I'm sure he means you're first computer

and believe me, a shitty "computer" with 128K RAM WAS WOW back then.


Hmm, I got my first computer when I was 3, In 1995, All I know is it has a Intel Pentium I CPU, And when I think back now It actually had a turbo button which overclocked it a bit!


A Commodore 64 and it was as real as it gets. So was the Amiga I had after that.


@Lord Mortus - Commodore 64! I remember having the great debate with a friend of mine over what was better, my C-64 or his Vic-20.
I had the very same discussion with my friend backthen also, plus we also had the fun of laughing at my friends Speccy

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Commodore 64!  I remember having the great debate with a friend of mine over what was better, my C-64 or his Vic-20 :)

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Commodore 64

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First one was a Commodore 64 when I was 10 (1986), and that was in the shop more often than I remember using it. We didn't have another PC until we had a Packard Bell in 1994 with Windows 3.11 and a Pentium I.

Cooler Master ATCS 840 Case / Asus Rampage IV Extreme / Intel Core i7 3820 3.6 Ghz
Corsair H80 / G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 32GB RAM / Diamond HD 5870
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2.8ghz celeron


Had an IBM 300pl. I think that was a x86-32.

Joined: 04/07/2010
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Pentium4 is my 1st pc back on 2007 and still it is my current pc.


pentium 4 i think

Silent Gary
Joined: 07/29/2009
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ahh the Commodore. Old memories. 

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My first was a Packard Bell Pentium 75 with 8GB onboard ram, 1GB hard drive, and a speedy 14.4k modem.


My real first computer was a Commodore 64, then Amiga 500 before I got into IBM-based PCs... which was the 486.


286 2mb ram


I don't exactly know what it was after all I was only about 12 or 13 at the time and it was second hand.
It was a P4 and if I remember correctly it had 64MB of RAM and an 8GB hard drive and on-board video, but it ran Windows XP Pro 32bit. It cost $60 (Australian).


Intel Pentium ii 300
128mb RAM
25gb Bigfoot HDD
onboard graphics
cant remember mobo
16x CD-ROM Reader

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My dad had a Tandy from Radio Shack that we programmed games on. After that I recall a commodore 64 at my friends house. But the first real todays computer, I'm not really sure other than it had a Cyrix, might have been either 386 or 486.

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IBM XT, 8086, 640k ram, I think it had like a 10mb hard drive or something. CGA 4 color monitor. MSDOS 4 loaded I think.


well if matters what u count my first owned by me not shared with my bros than my old laptop or a computer that can do some thing that is custom than this one or if you count the one i had than a old 2000s computer with windows 2000 lol


AMD 40mhz 386 cpu (mine, because i even play and programing on many systems as a child)

I made a lot of games in that computer using qbasic TurboC and asm.

I remember everything!, mi hard drive was 210 MB!!!

and 4MB of ram (windows 95 runs very slow, so i played mp2 on win3.11)

And DOOM runs fine but in low resolution (for real) pressing F5 you can swich to low res... (double pixels in the same 320x200x256c)

(smartdrive doublespace... himem.sys... em386.exe...)


Installing again dosbox.... :P


My first system was an IBM Aptiva with windows 98 on it. it was awesome for its time, and at that time i was 6.

get 'em wile there young, right?