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Other Whart did you do after your first build?

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

  1. dave99

    dave99 What's a Dremel?

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    ROFL.
     
  2. Strudul

    Strudul ~

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    My first proper build is my current build.

    I spent ages installing loads of stuff whilst staring at my blue CCFLs and flashy LEDs ^_^
     
  3. r3loaded

    r3loaded Minimodder

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    Stared in amazement at how quickly Windows 7 installed when I ran the installer through PXE boot from the server (5 minutes in total to reach the Welcome screen after clicking install).

    Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk
     
  4. Erm...

    Erm... Witty Title.

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    I was tired when I wrote the title ! :hehe:

    When I completed my first computer ( AMD Sempron, oh the power :p ) with my dad ( I'm only 12 :thumb: ) and his friend who had built many computers for himself my Dad's friend got a phone call thinking that was the person we were staying with ( My Dad's got lot's of friends in London ) , we started shouting. It was his wife.
     
  5. Cus_de_Sparta65

    Cus_de_Sparta65 "There is no dremel"

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    Well done Erm... :thumb: you should be very proud of your achievement especially at 12 years old:jawdrop:
     
  6. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    I admired my 4 sticks of DDR1 RAM for hours. I felt like a damn king.
     
  7. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Holy crap, there are 12 year olds on the Internet now?!

    Eeep.
     
  8. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Played Wolfenstein 3D (yes, I am an old fart).
     
  9. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    Meh, I built my first when I was 8 :p


    I pressed the power button and almost sh*t myself when nothing happened. Turns out I had a blown PSU! After my RMA'd PSU came, I OC'ed 'till BSOD :lol:
     
  10. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    lol fingers.. that game was one reason for me going into 2k of debt in the early 90's- built a 486dx 66.. at least I wasn't kicking myself and trying to sell a 386 like a lot of other guys

    I had a proaudio spectrum 16 bit soundcard too.. was back when soundblaster was the crap it still is today and was pimping 8 bit cards that were total garbage.. you had to set irq/dma too, it wasn't plug and play like today

    eventually got into video capture too- had a orchid 320x240 capture card which got obsoleted in like 4 months.. was good enough to make little morph movies though- that was the thing in dos.. could morph someones face into a tiger or whatever

    we were doing that before it became popular on tv.. same with sound recording in 16 bit 44khz- everyone was still using dat tape at the time =] but bad thing is you'd fill a 200 meg harddisk with like 2 minutes of sound and had to find room to edit all that

    those were the days.. nowdays we have huang squatting up and down- if it wasn't for amd the gpu's bought would still be around 8800gt

    glad they supposedly don't see eye to eye anymore and stopped price fixing.. you could see prices skyrocket after the 6 series- then nvidia came out with the 8800gtx that blew anything out the water and milked it forever

    glad amd is finally on the other side of the wheel
     
  11. Seabrook

    Seabrook What's a Dremel?

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    I don't really remember too much about it now. I remember playing Thief shortly after, because it came free with my graphics card. After that I probably just played a lot of Counter Strike 1.6
     
  12. Ficky Pucker

    Ficky Pucker I

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    i was relieved that everything worked (even though it was my 1st pc i built i've done numerous upgrades before, but i was worried about any parts being DOA),
    then i was amazed at how everything was so much faster. (upgrading from amd 4400+ & winXP to amd 955 & win7).
     
  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    :lol:

    After I built mine? Gamed for a little while. Then a day or so later I wondered what parts I could upgrade.

    Bug had bitten.
     
  14. Puzzu

    Puzzu What's a Dremel?

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    Not really you leave the machine on all night ( nothing old there ), Just tie up the only phone line as well.

    Can still remember telling my folks " Oh BT must have a problem, that's why the phone does not work"
     
  15. Jaybles

    Jaybles Minimodder

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    Went to sleep. It was gone midnight :) Next day thought well i've got it now what am I gonna do? I still sort of think that. :S
     
  16. Behemoth

    Behemoth Timelord in training

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    My first build ? I've slept since then, that was some 14 years ago !

    I seem to remember Doom 2 was the in game back then.
     
  17. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    Spent the next 8 hours troubleshooting my vista installation, and why it wouldn't install. Ended up being that I had 2 graphics cards, and 6Gb to much ram installed.

    Once it was done, worked on getting steam downloaded, and then some CS:S :D
     
  18. techb

    techb What's a Dremel?

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    after i got my 1st build, i was playing games like crazy

    i purchased like 250-300 games after my 1st build

    amazing feeling playing new games on this pc
     
  19. TehKrak3n

    TehKrak3n What's a Dremel?

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    Played UT like crazy - added extra CCFLs to the case and ran benches :)
     
  20. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Minimodder

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    Just before I built my pc I sat on the laptop writing to this forum about how I was supposed to connect the connectors for the case audio. Then I can't remember. I was pretty chuffed ofc.
     

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