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MaxamusCrasious

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Your favorite computer ever
« on: December 12, 2008, 10:37:38 AM »

I would have to say it was the first computer I ever built.

Specs:
Intel 286 @ approx 12mhz
512kb memory (not nearly enough :lol:)
5mb Seagate (5.25'' Full height :D ) MFM interface
1 5.25'' floppy
1 3.5'' floppy
PC Speaker!
VGA Graphics!
13'' IBM Monitor
IBM M-Type Keyboard
Either a Serial or Microsoft bus mouse

Not much by todays, or yesterdays standards for that matter (a 486DX was top of the line) but it was sure exciting to put it all together, flip the huge power switch in the back and see "American Megatrends" pop up in the corner of the screen
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Re: Your favorite computer ever
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 10:52:44 AM »

My favorite PC still has parts in use though they are spread out and none are in the same case.  It was actually my 2nd or third PC that I built and it had a cutout and UV painting of Ignignokt in the side panel. 

The stats are far as I remember were:
Abit AN7 Socket 462 Mobo
AMD Athlon Mobile 2500+ OC'd 2.4GHz
Radeon 9800Pro modded to 9800XT
160GB Samsung SATA HD
NEC 3500a DVD Burner
Some 19" Viewsonic Monitor
Some Logitech Wireless Duo

The motherboard is still in use in my server today, but the CPU is underclocked to 1.2GHz now. 
The video card was given to my bro when his died a mysterious death.
The hard drive is one of the few that jumps from PC to PC.
The DVD burner now is used externally sparingly.
The monitor was given away.
The wireless keyboard suffered death and the mouse lives on with my bro.
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Re: Your favorite computer ever
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 11:02:22 AM »

k62 500mhz
voodoo 3 16mb
17" (14 viewable) crt
clickety clack keyboard
28.8 modem (internet) and nic (lanparties)
?MB hdd
512mb ram
my first cd product (cd-r 4x)

hand built :)
it was my first computer that i ever owned
i played starcraft, diablo, fallout, planescape torment, mechwarrior, warcraft, HOMM, Civ, all of the classics on it. my favorite years and memories are on that thing and its still kicking (though the monitor is long gone, as is the HDD).

it had a pc gamer magazine sticker on the side (though i read cgw)
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Re: Your favorite computer ever
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 11:26:00 AM »

When I was somewhere between the ages of 10 and 12, I told my dad I wanted a computer.  So he threw a bunch of parts at me and said have at it.  I forgot the exact specs, but it was a 286 running DOS.  I had Sim Ant so I was happy!!
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Re: Your favorite computer ever
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008, 07:59:25 PM »

Probably about here on upgrade chain:

386DX-40
5Mb memory
120Mb hard disc
1Mb VGA card-- Realtek chipset circa 1991
5.25" only floppy.
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Re: Your favorite computer ever
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008, 01:27:35 AM »

I think my Commodore 128 was my fav. I spent so many hours in front of it...
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Re: Your favorite computer ever
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008, 05:13:14 PM »

PC Jr.

Intel 8088 @ 4.77 MHz
64k memory
5.25 inch diskette drive or cassette

Many hours spent programing in BASIC which was loaded from cassette
Also where I learned how to use DOS

I even have a pic! http://farm1.static.flickr.com/48/128229151_306795ffa9_o.jpg

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Re: Your favorite computer ever
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008, 11:06:14 PM »

I'd have to say it was the first computer I built from scratch.

Tyan Trinity 400 (I could run slot 1 or socket 370!)
Intel Pentium III @ 1GHz (paid an extra $80 to have a GHz machine over the 933)
ATi Radeon All-In-Wonder (was trying out this new fangled AGP thing)
Crucial PC133 CL2 512MB (that's like 8 gigs in today's memory)
Western Digital ATA/66 30GB (and I never thought I'd fill it)
HP 9110i 8x4x32x CD-RW (stupid thing cost $300, but by god I could burn my own CDs)
Soundblaster Live! 5.1 X-Gamer (these were the days before Creative started sucking)
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Re: Your favorite computer ever
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2008, 12:23:08 AM »

This was hard to narrow it down. But ultimatly I have to pick 'Biohazard'. It was my first and last mod. Spent far too much time/money on that thing. It now sits in a dump somewhere...


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Re: Your favorite computer ever
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2008, 07:34:14 PM »

Biohazard looks nice, why is it in the dump?

My favorite is my current...

GA-P35-DS3R w/ E6850 in an Antec 900.

First really nice case I ever bought after years of cheapo swap meet cases.  And the proc was pretty fast for its time- top of the line dual core when I bought it.

mated to an 8800GTX which is the most I ever spent on a video card since I popped $300 for a 9700 Pro back in the day.

I just gave it 4GB of RAM on black friday, and if my wife loves me, it gets a new 25.5 monitor on xmas.  She probably doesn't though so I might have to buy it myself.
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