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When did you first start getting "into" computers?

#1chase1234lifePosted 12/6/2013 6:34:28 PM
What I mean by this is not simply PC gaming (though it is a factor). I mean, really into, as in building/troubleshooting/ coding/etc.

1992/1993 for myself. My father worked at a computer shop at the time, and started teaching me about builds, different OS systems (back when Amiga was a thing, Linux was popping up, Mac PC usage in the home was at it's highest point, DOS was becoming Windows, and CD drives were becoming common place), and even a bit of coding. Occasionally, he'd even take me with him to house calls (when that was a thing as well).

Finally, in 1993, he got an early release of DOOM, which he and I both played, and for my birthday, he bought me the parts for a PC Build, and told me if I could put the computer together, and install the OS, he would give me my own copy of DOOM.

Of course I built it, and got my copy of DOOM; as well as a start in PC tech.
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#2Xeeh_BitzPosted 12/6/2013 6:39:53 PM
My father told me he would beat me and break my fingers if I ever touched his TRS 80. I had to wait until he left the house drunk and never came back home.
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#3daemon_danPosted 12/6/2013 6:42:02 PM
House calls for PC repair are still a thing, but not as commonplace. Just saying
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#4codyorrPosted 12/6/2013 6:44:10 PM
Early 90s. Doom 2 and Dune 2 were what sold me. I begged until 1996 to get a PC.
#5GarquillPosted 12/6/2013 6:49:56 PM(edited)
Around 2001, my godfather introduced me to Unreal Tournament, Alien vs. Predator, Deus Ex, Thief, Tomb Raider, and NES & SNES emulation.

In 1995 he gave me 35 NES games and later gave me a GBC and N64. He wasn't a dickbag about platforms like some dickbags these days.

before that all I did on my PC was play the 3 games on

around 2010 I got into programming to make games
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#6Ha_D00DPosted 12/6/2013 6:58:05 PM
What can I say? My father raised me on the computer from age 2.
HAF 922 | i5 3570k@4.3ghz | Hyper 212 Evo | P8Z77-V LK | Sapphire 7970 DualX@1150/1600 | 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws | SeaSonic 620w | Mushkin120GB |AND I PLAY CONSOLES
#7MasterDonGeroPosted 12/6/2013 7:01:44 PM
Summer 2012.
3570K (4.8 GHz) | Dual-X 7970 | ASRock Z77 OC Formula | Corsair Vengeance 2x 4 GB | WD Black 1 TB | Corsair TX750 | XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Kit | NZXT Phantom
#8TheWayOfTheGunPosted 12/6/2013 7:12:41 PM
Parents are still to this day tech-illiterate but I was lucky now that I think of it.

My peeps had an Apple II till Windows 95 debut and my pops had a custom rig built for us from one of my schoolmates dad and it played all the games I wanted till around 98 when GPU's started getting serious.
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#9animanganimePosted 12/6/2013 7:38:13 PM
1997, my first 486 computer, and then upgraded to a celeron something to play starcraft and quake 2 and what not. Mind you it's been a long time so things start to blur together
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#10chase1234life(Topic Creator)Posted 12/6/2013 7:44:07 PM
animanganime posted...
1997, my first 486 computer, and then upgraded to a celeron something to play starcraft and quake 2 and what not. Mind you it's been a long time so things start to blur together

Trust me, it only starts to blur more the longer your at it, and the older you get.

I couldn't tell you a thing about the computers I was building in the early/mid 90s other than that Eggshell white was the only colour they came in.
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