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mcolbourn
07-04-07, 07:18 AM
I was just wondering if you can remember your first PC (X86) that yor purchased

My fist PC I purchased was a Dell back in 1994 it was a:

486 DX33
4MB Ram (Fast Page Mode)
1MB Cirrus Logic graphics card (On board)
210MB Seagate Hard Drive
3 1/4 Flo drive
14" CRT
It was a dell motherboard but cannot remember what chipset

Also I ran Windows for Work Groups 3.11 on it :D

Amuro
07-04-07, 07:59 AM
A Gateway 2000 purcahsed in Oct, 1992:

486 DX2 50MHz, Local bus,
Full tower case,
ATi Mach 32 VGA card with 1MB, (upgraded to 2MB in Spring 1994)
8MB System RAM, (upgraded to 16MB in Sring 1994),
200MB HDD (added another 300MB HDD in Spring 1993)
Creative Sound Blaster + 1x CD ROM (upgraded to Sound Blaster AWE 32 and NEC 3X CD ROM drive in Spring 1994)
Sony 14" CRT (upgraded to NEC MultiSync 4FG 15" /w filter in Fall 1993)

Badboy_12345
07-04-07, 08:22 AM
I was just wondering if you can remember your first PC (X86) that yor purchased

My fist PC I purchased was a Dell back in 1994 it was a:

486 DX33
4MB Ram (Fast Page Mode)
1MB Cirrus Logic graphics card (On board)
210MB Seagate Hard Drive
3 1/4 Flo drive
14" CRT
It was a dell motherboard but cannot remember what chipset

Also I ran Windows for Work Groups 3.11 on it :D

my first pc was something like that cant remember the exact specs :p
but I know I had 486 DX33 and Windows for Work Groups 3.11.

Tr1cK
07-04-07, 08:39 AM
You all are a bunch of noobs!

Do Commodore 64s count? If not, the 286/16 was my first. I built it around 1990 at the military school I was attending. The cost was around $1200. I didn't want the 286 or the CGA, but I was forced to go that route from the guy 'teaching' the course. I knew more than he did. I wanted a 386 and EGA, but nooooo. :thumbdwn:

286/15mhz (the ram couldn't handle 16mhz!)
1mb RAM
41mb IDE Seagate hard drive
CGA graphics card and monitor (4 out of 16 colors at a time)
5-1/4" floppy
PC speaker sound
DOS 3.1

WeReWoLf
07-04-07, 09:22 AM
Commodore 64/Amstrad 186 :P

After that it was a big upgrade to an Amstrad 486, Then the Huge upgrade to the Celeron 500. After that i had a 2.8Ghz P4 system, and now my E6600 System :D

CaptNKILL
07-04-07, 09:42 AM
I don't know if the Tandy 1000 counts, but that was our first (my brother won it in a contest in the late 80s). Then around 1994 we got a Packard Bell with a 33Mhz 386.

Logical
07-04-07, 10:05 AM
ZX Spectrum 48k with rubber keys and seperate tape player lol

Beach Head was 1 of my fave games along with the Dizzy series and Yie ar Kung fu.

I used to love the little programs you could write to make your own games that came in the back of most Speccy mags....

Damn almost forgot....jet set willy and manic miner *sigh* those were the days. :)

Tr1cK
07-04-07, 10:13 AM
I don't know if the Tandy 1000 counts, but that was our first (my brother won it in a contest in the late 80s). Then around 1994 we got a Packard Bell with a 33Mhz 386.

Yep it counts.
8088 FTW!

CaptNKILL
07-04-07, 10:16 AM
Heh, that Tandy was freaking terrible. :p

No hard drive. Only 256k of memory. No mouse...

Uhhggg... :p

It couldn't really do much of anything. You could type and you could use the horrible 16 color paint program (with the keyboard) to make blocky pictures until it ran out of memory and froze up.

Deskmate was an interesting OS though. :p

http://toastytech.com/guis/deskmate.html

Stoneyguy
07-04-07, 10:30 AM
the first PC that I bought with my own money:

Pentium 233mhz
64 megs of SDRAM... forgot the timing...
S3 Virge graphics
4 gig WD HDD
CD drive
14" Sylvania monitor.

nV`andrew
07-04-07, 10:55 AM
i can hardly recall, but when i was little we had an HP and a computer my brother had built. the hp wasnt half bad either i think.
then we got a dell which had a P4 3ghz, a gig of ram, 5200fx, 120gb seagate sata.
that pc is sitting next to me doing nothing and i recently gutted him for his harddrive :p
i put its ram in our little office computer and also gave one of the sticks to a friend
and i built this current computer a little over 2 years ago

XDanger
07-04-07, 05:30 PM
spectrum/c64/Amiga500/P75 which I upped to a blisteringly fast 100mhz cpu

Revo1
07-04-07, 05:52 PM
I bought an Apple back in 1988 dont rem the model then I bought a Tandy 8088 how times change wow!

Libertysyclone
07-04-07, 06:13 PM
My first was a C64>8088>P2>Socket A w/MX4>754 3400+ w/6600GT>AM2 4800+ w7900GT>Current

rabblerouser
07-04-07, 10:32 PM
I can't remember all the specs, but the first PC I bought solely for myself was a Compaq 133Mhz machine. Next up was a P2 300Mhz, then P3 733Mhz, then Athlon 1.3Ghz, then P4 2.4Ghz, then P4 3.0 Ghz, and now finally E6600.

jAkUp
07-05-07, 12:41 AM
386 20MHz
Win 3.1

Sadly I cannot remember anymore specs other than that :(

crainger
07-05-07, 12:50 AM
It all started for me with an Amstrad CPC6128. :D

Good times. My Moms actually plays some of the old games still with an emulator. Macracosmica mainly. She loves that game.

First IBM Compat was a 386, 4mb RAM Win 3.11. Ah Wolf3D, Duke Nukem... All shareware ofcourse. :D

CDE_1246
07-05-07, 01:08 AM
Dell P780 The First Real Computer I remember.

128Mb RAM
16Mb video card
4Gb Hard Drive I think
800Mhz Pentium III
Windows 98

This was the computer I played some of the best PC games ever on like Half Life 1, Quake II, stuff like that.

Zapablast05
07-05-07, 03:15 AM
It was a custom from 1997. Quantum Fireball 5GB HDD, FDD, 48X CD-ROM, Intel integrated videocard 32mb, PII 420Mhz, 64Mb PC100, and the motherboard was some underdog brand from Taiwan.

marqmajere
07-05-07, 03:47 AM
Acer model bought with my own money back in 1997:

300mhz AMD K-6
64 megs of SD-100
6gig hdd
onboard video and sound
Windows 95
15" Acer monitor with built-in speakers

I bought a voodoo3 2000 for it first so I could play Mechwarrior 3. I still own the monitor and use it for a backup. Works great. :)

noko
07-05-07, 04:23 AM
486 DX66
8 megs of ram
believe 1990

1988 Amiga 500 (nana2)

retsam
07-05-07, 04:23 AM
does playing with my pocket calculator count as a first pc?:naughty:

DCult
07-05-07, 04:32 AM
A PC? Or home computer?

My first home computer was the Commodore64 back in 1983, then my father bought for him an Amstrad 6128, then for my sister a ZX Spectrum + for school classes, and then the mighty Amiga 500. My first PC came in 1989, a IBM PS/1, but don't remember it's specs, a 286 at 8 or 16MHz with 20 or 40 MB HD and a colour 14" monitor. Aaah, good days. Is it possible to install Win3.11 to a modern computer? It would be funny to load in 1 sec. :p

fyrebird34
07-05-07, 12:14 PM
8088 @ 8MHZ, 640K of RAM, Composite Video, 10 MB RLL HDD, 5 1/4" Floppy Drive, 2400 bpm Modem, and this horrible monochrome monitor.

nmdelrio
07-05-07, 12:19 PM
ZX Spectrum 48k with rubber keys and seperate tape player lol

Beach Head was 1 of my fave games along with the Dizzy series and Yie ar Kung fu.

I used to love the little programs you could write to make your own games that came in the back of most Speccy mags....

Damn almost forgot....jet set willy and manic miner *sigh* those were the days. :)

Same here.

I spent nights playing Lords of Midnight.