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Other Your PC History / Memorable Systems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by T.J, 29 Sep 2017.

  1. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    3 Mar 2017
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    As an apprentice at your first job that's a great place to work at having to say "boss, i may of just lost you a grand" isn't one of the nicest things. Now i have multiple backups of that file.
  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

    27 Dec 2002
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    The RAM and the CD-ROM were always on the table, and I was trying to work the sound card in. In response to "why" I tried to justify it in every rational way I could why "real" sound was important, to generally unconvinced looks.

    We go into the computer shop (ha, computer shops, remember those?) and my parents ask them why we would want a sound card, and word for word and super enthusiastically "Cause it makes things round REALLY COOL!!". And that was it. FFS that was all I had to say? :lol:

    Just thinking about it now, a 14.4kbps modem was also part of this upgrade, how could I forget that, the first interwebs at home! I mean... the internet in the early '90s was pretty crap, but also amazing at the same time.
  3. sjhujh

    sjhujh Minimodder

    1 Feb 2008
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    Don't have any pictures of the system but one of the first I built was a Shuttle SN25P with a Athlon 64 X2 4200+ I wanna say 1 gig of ram and an X800XL from Club 3D this got me through my undergrad and then was replaced by my longest lived and dearest system...

    Which was:

    Antec P180
    ASUS P5K Premium WiFi AP
    8 Gigs of Team Elite Ram
    Q6600 G0 cooled with a TRUE120 black (which replaced a Tuniq Tower 120 which was a bit of a disappointing)
    A MSi 8800GT which was replaced by a GTX 275

    All powered with a Corsair TX750 won off this very site! This system lasted me 9 years and taught me a lot about hardware and all overclocking etc.

    Current system had been a bit lacklustre till I upgraded to a 1080 which is better at driving my 1440p monitor... We'll see if this one achieves the same level of longevity and closeness to my heart...
  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

    5 Dec 2011
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    Probably my most memorable build was the first I bought and built by myself. E6600, asus p5n32 sli premium wifi, 4gb 800mhz corsair dominator and 2 7900gto's in sli. Shat all over my brother's pc much to his annoyance :grin:

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