What machine started you off on the road to computer Geekiness? What was the first hunk of silicon you ever received that started your love (or hatred) for these indespensible hulks of electronic components? What other machines have you gotten since? Post your machines statistics to the best of your memory on this thread! Ill start off with mine. It was an incredible, all mighty 486 that I received in 1997 Yes, a machine that was 8 years outdated was my first computer. It died after 8 months because the CPU fan failed and the processor burned out. I was really upset then, because computers where so much fun! We didnt get a replacement computer until 1999, after my siblings and I begging my parents to get a new machine. And so, we got our $400 E-machine, with a whopping 566Mhz Celeron processor! Later on, we got three old Dell Optiplex Gn+, as well as a GXi from surplus as internet machines. Only one of them is in use anymore-the other two are in storage, waiting for a time when they might need to be used. Finally, late last year, I built my first computer: Avalon. With an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ processor, a GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, 80 gigabyte hard drive, and 512 MB of PC 2700 DDR RAM, it is the best computer I have ever had the chance to use, 8 times better in every specification at least. So, what do you have? I know that Zapwizard has some interesting machines. What started him on his road to modding glory? Have fun!