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Other Whart did you do after your first build?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Erm..., 15 Apr 2011.

  1. Erm...

    Erm... Witty Title.

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    Just completed my new rig and celebrated wildly ! :rock:
    Which gave the question of, what did you do when your first computer was completed ?
    Have a beer ? Play on the computer for the next 24 hours ?

    EDIT :

    Sorry Mods if this thread is in the wrong place !
     
  2. Blanx3_Bytex

    Blanx3_Bytex New Member

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    When my first computer was built I spent 2 days trying to get it to work.:grr: (I then realised I had put the ram in the wrong slots)
    When I COMPLETED the computer I had a wonderful gaming session with mates on steam, the best way to celebrate IMHO.
     
  3. WiryRocketeer

    WiryRocketeer Member

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    After I had built my first computer, As I was only 14 at the time, I was well chuffed for someone my age to be doing such a thing. It was so simple though. I treated myself and ordered off for some peripherals! I obviously didn't have a beer unfortunately! Also, I played on Crysis on high graphical settings and enjoyed the beauty! :) I treat my pc like a girlfriend too! I spend most of my money on it..I have just previously bought a £130 watercooling kit :) Which I will be installing tomorrow :) Hope your having fun, Wiry
     
  4. Kroy

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    I... don't remember if it was my FIRST build, but I do remember running benchmarks on my PC to see how much faster it was than my previous one.

    I also remember installing an eprom in a BBC micro. After I did that, I probably hid under the bed as it was my dad's computer, and he'd have killed me if he found out.

    Not sure if your thread is in the wrong place, but your apostrophe certainly is ;-)

    Enjoy your new build, have a beer, play 24 hours and run some benchmarks. Importantly, feel smug that you've just made the best investment you possibly could have and toast your wise decision making :D
     
  5. Cus_de_Sparta65

    Cus_de_Sparta65 "There is no dremel"

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    I just sat there gawking at it with a very pleased look on my coupon but also with a bit of incredulity that a absolute tekno clown like myself could pull it off!

    My son (14 @ time of build) was quite astounded and I think a little bit proud of his "Auld Man" tbh as he never tired of telling all his pals he brought round that his dad "made the whole thing by himself from scratch"

    They qll seemed highly impressed by it:D
     
  6. balatro2005

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    My first build was with a striker extreme motherboard after getting the cpu int err fault on the little screen on the back my first reaction was oh s**t I have just broke my shinny new q6600. Rma and two weeks later I played medieval total war for a few months.
     
  7. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I breathed a sigh of relief as I hit the power button as it burst into life. I then pulled it apart again to sort out the cabling.
     
  8. Cleggmeister

    Cleggmeister Of reasonable knowledge...

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    I was kinda underwhelmed. Installed some software, ran a few games, switched it off for a bit, then powered it up and optimised it. Still don't really do much with it!
     
  9. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    That's: "What did you do after your first build?"

    And to answer that now correctly worded question, When I built my first PC 7 years ago, I had a week long LAN party with several friends, including system linked Xbox games on 2 projector screens in separate rooms as well as MP PC games. We watched about 20 films on my PC connected to a projector that week, and several series of some popular comedy TV shows too.

    Then I built some more PCs and sold them to other people. Then I turned it into a business :)

    The last two sentences of the above post took considerably longer to achieve than the first part.
     
  10. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    Nothing quite like putting all the pieces together and then pressing that button and hope to hear the steady whir of fans spinning! :rock:

    I kick back with a brewsky and then set about optimising the system. Then I focus on a proper cable tidy of the system after I'm sure everything is in the exact position I will be keeping it in! Then overclock the **** out of it and waste my time playing games!
     
  11. Puzzu

    Puzzu New Member

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    took my rig to my mates who had Broadband to update Windows.
     
  12. Cus_de_Sparta65

    Cus_de_Sparta65 "There is no dremel"

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    Thank God I was not in to PC's much when I had "Dial Up" interwebz even though I did think it was pretty cool back then.
    Getting all your updates and everything else you need that you take for granted must have been a right hassle!
     
  13. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    ah what a good thread this is :D

    after it booted it first time, (i tested it all outside the case) I jumped up and down widely screaming madly. Then I gathered myself together again, took it all apart and put it into the case, spent the next 3 hours getting the cabling correct, hilarious really when you consider it took me about 15 minutes second time round to put the whole thing together again. After that I sat down to a nice all night gaming session, f1 2010, dirt, grid, crysis etc :D
     
  14. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    wow so long ago, probably around 98. the only thing i really remember about my first build was how confounded i was with windows using it for the first time. nothing made sense and everything was in the wrong place as i was used to mac os. i specifically remember i had installed some software that i didn't like and promptly moved its folder to the trash to uninstall it. i discovered windows doesn't like that much.
     
  15. WhiteKnight226

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    I remember the mac days back in the 90's. Everything pretty much just ran off of the CD, no installing like today lol.
     
  16. Lord Xeb

    Lord Xeb Derka Derpa Derka Derp

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    Gamed for the next 3 days playing Crysis, HL2, Portal, and trying to overclock it higher.

    2 weeks later.... PSU went (POC Rosewill 500W).... CPU, motherboard, GPU... all down the drain.

    Then I bought a e7300 (from e5200) UD3R (from P5Q-LE).
     
  17. Lankuzo

    Lankuzo CPC Refugee

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    Sli power house(7600gt lol) was my 1st build.
    Set up my dual 19" screens and played FEAR in a dark room and almost knocked myself out falling off my chair **** scared. Haha.
     
  18. Instagib

    Instagib Well-Known Member

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    Watched porn.
    I was making sure the cheapo wireless card I had was up to streming HD video content. It wasn't.
     
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  19. Paul2011

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    my first build was a rush job, it was my birthday and my parents bought me a ticket to fly to london to meet up with all my clan buddies, my dad knew my old pc was a steaming pile of... so he got his credit card out and bought me all the parts for a new rig (which i knew nothing about). Trouble was it arrived the day before i was going (5pm and my flight was at 9am) and i spent a good 4 hours crapping myself incase i broke it while putting it together, then i had to take it all apart and pack it into a suitcase ready to go.

    It was great turning up with a rig that made everyone crowd round since this beast could run anything and everything i loaded up, good times indeed.
     
  20. dave99

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    After I built my first and so far only PC I played Battlefield 2. And didn't stop for 6 years:)
     

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