When did you get your first Gaming Rig?

When did you get your first Gaming Rig?
 

 
 
 
 

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i'm still young (25) but my first PC was a Pentium 166mhz (boost at 233mhz :P) in 1995-2000 (can't remember exactly)

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I was four and my parents bought me an Atari 2600, it was a great day :)

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Mine was the Texas Instrument Home Computer TI-94/4A and then when i was about 11 i got the IBM PC JR.

You dont know me but that's the way i like it!

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I think I was 12 when I got a C64 and hadn't reallt thought I would do anything serious on it, but after buying an action replay 6, I got started with some assembly language. So I ripped some music for the HVSC(High Voltage Sid Collection) and doing a few demos. I got my first IBM-PC when I was 16-17 (the C64 was also called a PC and it is a little difficult guessing what people mean by PC these days. A Mac is by definition also a PC and the OS should be irrelevant to that term).
Anyway, the gaming computers I got in this order: C64, PC, PS2, Wii with continuous updating of the PC.
Btw. if anyone still has a C64 and still uses it, I can recommend a 1541 Ultimate, which is basically an add-in card which emulates a disk drive. You can then have all C64 games ever created on a micro SD card.

Anonymous

Tandy 1000TL w/ 2MB (Yes 2MB) of RAM and the Math Co-Processor upgrade.
We actually had a 750k Ram Drive setup that would automatically dump whatever floppy was in the drive into the memory.
It was a real "Screamer" back in the day.
I still have it and it still works very well.

Anonymous

got my first computer back in 86.. best thing I ever got. Now Im in my mid 60's and still going strong.

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Didn't get started into gaming systems until the age of 26. My first 'gaming' system was a TI-99/4A when they were first introduced in 1981 (a real marvel at the time since it was the first 16-bit personal computer ever created). Cost a whopping $500 CA at the time. Wrote my 1st first-person dungeon crawler game on it in BASIC about 6 months later. Commercial games for these came on cartridges like the Atari 2600s or on cassette tapes (mass storage of choice for the day since 1 MB 8" hard drives were over $1000).

Before that it was all home-built 8-bit systems based on 6502, 8080 and Z80 processors. Didn't have any games for those. But the Apple II clone that came later was a wonderland for gaming.

Yeah, Yeah, I know. I belong in a freaking museum :P

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i had that Texas Intrument also. i love that thing and the game Parsec!

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I got my first computer when I was about five and it was a Compaq machine. I remember playing Reader Rabbit on the thing. I also got my hands on a Nintendo somewhere around that time. My first "actual" gaming rig came in 2009 when I got to plop down 4 grand on a new setup. Everything I gamed on before that time can't really be considered a gaming rig.

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I was no more than 10 and had a Sears version of pong. Complete with the fake woodgrain on the console. It even had 4 controllers! From there moved up to the Atari 2600.

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Actually, I had pong as well.

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I got my first rig (custom) in 2003 when I started college, I needed it for college work as much as gaming. I thought it was awesome, and the first PC game I ever played was Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic.

- Windows XP Professional
- AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1.6GHz
- nVidia GeForce 4 Ti 128MB
- 512MB RAM
- 80GB HDD

I didn't get a dual-core (1st gen Intel Pentium Dual Core). To think most smartphones and tablets are a lot more powerful than that these days is mind blowing. The rig I have now was only a dream in 2003, never would have imagined it would be possible. I can only imagine what is to come in the next 10 years.

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Anonymous

Well, if my PS one counts, I started gaming at around 5 years old, but my fiirst gaming rig was in 2009, my laptop with a Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 @2.00ghz 1MB L2 Cache | 3GB DDR2 Ram | 250GB 5400RPM Drive | ATI (yes ati, not amd) Radeon HD 3470 256 mb DDR2. God, how I used to play GTA IV on the lowest setting and getting a lucky 15-20fps mark... :')

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I have to guess 11-15. I remember i got a Voodoo(2 maybe cant remember) card for christmas to be able to play alien vs predator and then i saved up along time to get an 8MB (lol)memory upgrade... Those where the days.
After that i played on Nintendo consoles only really, until the N64. I worked all summer and got myself a Prescott 2M P4 1GB ram and a 7800GS. Used that until the rig i have now, which i got in late 2011 :)

Anonymous

Mmmm... I remember that thing. It was 1999, I was 14. A friend of the family gave me a cantankerous P2 255MHz w/ 196MB PC133. It had DIP switches for overclocking. Of course I put it to 400MHz :). My brother had some parts lying around. He put an S3 Triton 2D card and a Voodoo 2 in it for me. Oh baby. <3.

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First gaming rig...
If you can call it that...
An IBM 286-AT 12Mhz/16Mhz turbo mode I believe back around 1989. Oh those CGA/EGA/VGA/SVGA graphics!
I played a lot of the old SSI Gold Box series on that like Pool of Radiance.
Ahhhh, nostalgia! I believe I was about 22yo.

Naturally before that I had things like the original Atari 2600, Timex Sinclair 1000 w/16k memory expansion pack (lol!) and a Commodore 64/128.

Anonymous

It was a OEM built system with a ATI Radeon 9550, oh so many years ago.

Anonymous

Colecovision!!