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Specs of your first PC?

#1jrb363Posted 8/25/2013 9:36:45 AM(edited)
I'm just curious about what we all started gaming on. What were the specs of your first PC, when did you get it and what was the brand? (or did you build it yourself)

My first computer in Christmas of 1996:

Compaq PC
Intel 166Mhz x86 CPU.
24 megabytes of EDO RAM.
ATI 3D Pro Turbo video card with 4MB of RAM.
2 gigabyte primary hard drive. (unknown manufacturer)
500 megabyte secondary hard drive (unknown manufacturer)
33.6k modem with speakerphone.
SoundBlaster 16 3D sound card.
15-inch Compaq monitor with VGA resolution
Windows 95.

Cost: $2,500 ($3,612 in 2013 dollars) Wow!

I used that computer from Christmas 1996 until Christmas 2002 when my parents finally upgraded to a Dell. I kept using the old Compaq PC as an 'internet only' machine until my Dad got rid of it, without asking me, when I went to college in Fall 2004. I wish I had it, if only for the memories of playing Mechwarrior, Ghost Bear Legacy and the many many great LucasArts games from the 90's.

Kids these days don't know how good they have it. lol
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#2NicodimusPosted 8/25/2013 9:36:17 AM
My first PC came in 2000. I don't remember most of the specs, though. I know it had a dial-up modem and a 3DFX card capable of running Diablo 2 (which was the reason I wanted to buy a PC.)
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#3QT31416Posted 8/25/2013 9:41:28 AM
My first gaming PC was back in 2002 don't remember the exact specs but

Pentium 4 2. something ghz
Geforce 4600ti
like 512 mb of ram

I paid around 2,000 for the whole thing.

I was around 17 - 18
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#4rkingPosted 8/25/2013 9:46:07 AM(edited)
25mhz 486, 6MB RAM, 10?MB HDD. It was used and $150 from a secondhand store in 1999. It was the best I could get since I wasn't paying for it but I wasn't going to complain since it was my first computer. The monitor blew up, and it turns out the computer actually had 16MB of RAM, I just had to find the BIOS files that went on a floppy disk first...
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#5mike2638002Posted 8/25/2013 9:46:05 AM
It was an IBM with an Intel 386 Cpu, 4mb of ram and Hdd probably no bigger than 100mb. It was running windows 3.11. Oh and it had a top of the line 3.5" floppy disk drive, no 5.25" disks for us!
#6ShubPosted 8/25/2013 9:48:10 AM
386 SX 16 MHz, 1 MB RAM, 52 MB HDD.
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#7Mogu_MoguPosted 8/25/2013 9:52:36 AM(edited)
Some IBM thingy.

486 DX2 50mhz (the little boost chip I had to put in, before that it was 25mhz...)
8mb of some kind of ram...
80mb hdd
PS/2 mouse
keyboard
Creative Labs x2 CD Drive and sound card
DOS 5.2 (I think?)
Windows 3.1
640x480 resolution
like... 16bit thousands of colors on Windows 3.1...? I forget... xD

I worked my butt off for two whole summers and bought this thing for about 1200 USD.

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#8SkittyOnWailordPosted 8/25/2013 9:55:46 AM
From some time in the mid-80s.

Vtech LASER XT/3

MS DOS
640KB Memory (I'm assuming it means CPU)
5 floppy drive
Had a physical lock and key for security

Some monitor that could only display Cyan and Magenta

I can't really find much more info on it. But it still works perfectly.
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#9bobhome2Posted 8/25/2013 10:03:21 AM
I only remember it being a Pentium 90 Mhz.
#10Dark_SpiretPosted 8/25/2013 10:18:21 AM
Some compaq POS that i honestly cant remember the specific specs on other than it having 64mb ram.
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