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    What was YOUR First Build? Share!

    My first build was in a custom case that I rigged up myself, with a little machine help from my dad at the time. (I would post pictures if I had them)
    Sold the case after a year of building it, and swapped it for the case it's in now.

    My first build hardware:

    Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1.8GHz
    DFI Infinity RS482/G
    2GB 333MHz DDR RAM
    Visiontek x1300 (Eventually got swapped for an EVGA 8800 GTS 320, that I sold last year)
    (Some un-labeled 500W psu I got off ebay)


    Still running strong! It's currently a media server with four 500GB hard drives, storing movies, music, videos, and all that fun stuff, running XP Pro.

    Feel free to share your first build with pictures!
    I'll post some after I get my camera back from my ex.
    MSI Z87-GD65
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    OCZ Agility II 128GB
    2x Seagate 600 Series 120GB (RAID0)
    Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 5600RPM
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    I had a 486DX2. I don't remember how much memory it had. I ran Windows 98 on it. It was a gift from someone who was getting rid of their old hardware.
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    The first one I built myself was:

    A64 2800+ (Newcastle) 1.8Ghz @ 2.3Ghz
    Some DFI board
    ATI 9800 Pro flashed to XT

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    Quote Originally Posted by johan851 View Post
    I had a 486DX2. I don't remember how much memory it had. I ran Windows 98 on it. It was a gift from someone who was getting rid of their old hardware.
    Do you still have it? I would love to see pictures, I've only ever seen one before, and that's because my cousin had one in his closet.


    Quote Originally Posted by EarthDog View Post
    The first one I built myself was:

    A64 2800+ (Newcastle) 1.8Ghz @ 2.3Ghz
    Some DFI board
    ATI 9800 Pro flashed to XT
    Sounds very familiar to my first!
    MSI Z87-GD65
    Intel i5-4670k @ 4.2Ghz
    Sapphire HD 7950(O.C.@1250Mhz)
    Seasonic X-850
    8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600 (O.C.@2133Mhz)
    OCZ Agility II 128GB
    2x Seagate 600 Series 120GB (RAID0)
    Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 5600RPM
    NZXT Switch 810


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    First rig built by myself: Asus A7V333 with an Athlon XP2200+. 512MB on a single stick, 60GB HDD...

    OLDEST build: a 386SX 16MHz that we needed at work last year to extract info from 5.25 in floppies. THAT was a fun project.

    My first IBM compatible computer was a 386SX-16 made by Hyundai (like the cars, yes) with a 20 MB harddrive that fit in a 5.25 in bay. It had 8 MB of RAM and was a screamer.

    *sniff* the good old days.... yeah right. my phone has more power than that 386 and can run angry birds. Winnah!
    Intel Pentium4 640 @ 4000 MHz (250x16) stock volts
    MCP650>BIX3>Cathar Storm G4>MCW60>DangerDen 5.25" Res, tygon 7/16"
    pqi turbo ddr400
    DFI Lanparty 875P-T
    powerstream 520
    eVGA 6800U@ 465/1100 on an Acer 22 inch WS LCD
    Lian Li PC-G70B
    HEAT
    Lenovo T61p-> Desktop crushing machine.

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    My first build was a PII 300 in some cheap case with a 40GB HDD, GeForce 2 something graphics, I think 128MB ram, some kind of CD-RW drive, running windows 98, I played a lot of Need For Speed 2 on that thing.

    I grew up on a couple old mid 80's IBM clones (8086 i think) and a Tandy 1000SL (screamer!).
    [Win7 x64 Desktop] Asus P8P67 w/ i7 2600k @ 4.5GHz 1.37v, CM 212 EVO, 16GB Mushkin DDR3 (991996) @ 2133MHz 9-11-10-28-39 2T, Sapphire AMD Radeon 290X, OCZ Vertex3 240GB, Antec P183 gunmetal grey, SeaSonic 850W PSU
    [Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server] Supermicro H8DME-2, 2x Opteron 2419 (6 core 1.8GHz), 20GB DDR2 ECC, 12x 1.5TB Samsung MDADM RAID6 array, wrapped in an AIC 24bay chassis
    [Win7 x64 Media PC] Asus M4A88T, Phenom 2 965 X4 @ stock, 8GB RAM, ATI HD-5450, OCZ Onyx 32GB, Seagate 7200.11 1TB, Ceton InfiniTV 4
    [Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 Laptop] Acer Aspire 5733Z, Intel P6200 2.13GHz, 4GB DDR3 ram, I-GMA, Hitachi 320GB
    [Win7 x64 Laptop] Acer Aspire 5530, AMD Turion X2 RM70 2GHz, 3GB ram, ATI Radeon HD3200, OCZ Vertex 2 50GB
    [Smoothwall 3.0] Compaq Deskpro, PIII 833 on an i810 chipset, 512MB CL2 ram, 74Gb WD Raptor, 2x Realtek NIC
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    First build for me was probably a bunch of random P2 parts I picked off the side of the road and combined all the working parts from several. Much later a P4c build came along.
    Ivy Quad, Asus Z77
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    First build from scratch was the one in my signature.

    I've done plenty of parts swapping and replacing before though.
    Case: Xigmatek ASGARD II || CPU: i5-2500k (Stock at 3.3GHz) || MoBo: BIOSTAR TZ68A+ || PSU: Antec EarthWatts 430W 80+ BRONZE || GPU: XFX Double D Radeon 6870 1GB || RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

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    My VERY first attempt to build was a 486dx2 with 32mb of memory (IIRC) that ran 98se. That was just my dad helping me learn to build. He handed me a box of parts, an AT PSU with a case and said "have fun". I think I was 12 or 13.

    My first build where I actually got to buy parts was an ASUS CUSL2 (SKT 370) with a 533mhz Celly that was OC'd to 800mhz. Used an Alpha cooler with a 60mm delta screamer. Ran great for a while. Still have the board, cpu and case.

    You never forget your first...
    EVGA 750i SLI FTW, Q6600 @ 3200mhz 1.325v, vdroop mod, Kingston pc8500 4gb, 2x 8800GT in SLI, OCZ Vertex 3 120GB,WD 320GB for games, Xclio 650w psu, Scythe Infinity 2X Kingwin 80cfm 120mm fans, X-fi xtreme gamer, Windows 7 Ultimate


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    this is my 1st build in sig
    im probly going to build again when DDR4 comes out
    current AGP cards-2 boxes (yes boxes)

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    ASUS A8N-SLI
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    group effort between my brothers and I to play lots and lots of counterstrike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyChotik View Post
    My first build was in a custom case that I rigged up myself, with a little machine help from my dad at the time. (I would post pictures if I had them)
    Sold the case after a year of building it, and swapped it for the case it's in now.

    My first build hardware:

    Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1.8GHz
    DFI Infinity RS482/G
    2GB 333MHz DDR RAM
    Visiontek x1300 (Eventually got swapped for an EVGA 8800 GTS 320, that I sold last year)
    (Some un-labeled 500W psu I got off ebay)
    that is what my computer at work is ;D cept an 8500gt still dropping hints for him to let me upgrad this thing lol


    but anywho my first build was an
    k8 3d cpu cant remember what one exactly
    with 256mb's of ram D:
    think 80gb hdd lol

    it tore through 56k like a boss hahaha lots of diablo 3 and tibia
    rig-NZXT source 210 elite --serv-- norco 270 2u-------------------htpc-apex htpc case------lan rig lian-li pc-q07
    2500k 4.5ghz 1.3v------------------ opteron 2419 6-core-------------------i3-2120-------------i5-2400
    p67-ud4 ------------------------------ h8dmi-2 --------------------------- gigabyte h61-----------foxconn h61
    8gb gskill ripjaws 2x4 1600 ------4x4gb samsung ddr2 ECC ------1x2gb ddr3 1600-------2x4gb ddr3 1600 ripjaws
    xfx r9-280x black ----------------- onboard ---------------------------------HD 5450-------------GTX 750TI SC
    corsair hx850-------------------------antec vp-450------------------275w came with case------ corsair 430M
    custom loop --------------------------socket f 2u passive --------------stock intel cooler-------lenovo 1155 hs w 4500rpm pwm delta
    win 7x64------------------------------server 2012 r2 datacenter----------win 7 64 bit-----------win 7 x64
    steam user name : Wagex (you happy bro?) HEAT
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    bought opti 931 audio card
    graphics -cant remember
    256mb ibm daqa ide drive--upgraded to ibm 2gb later
    creative 4x cdrom drive
    dlink nic

    played doom95, hexen1--hexen II was all choppy graphics, dogz was good too, pitfall -the mayan adventure.

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