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  1. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Sioux Center, Iowa, USA
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    4
    Okay guys, The boys with the Packard Bells beat me, but this computer is still in use

    Gateway 2000
    Pentium 60
    8 MB RAM
    ATI MACH32 2MB PCI
    730 MB HD
    15" Monitor

    Oh the memories. I can still remember being the only kid on the block who could play Quake. Not to mention the whole Floating Point problem with those original Pentiums. Ahh the good old days.


  2. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Canada
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    203
    Ok I think I'd win this one (being one of my primary systems for doing Turbo Pascal programming):

    Samsung 286@8mHz
    1 meg ram
    Generic svga video card
    14" svga monitor
    3.5" floppy
    5.25" floppy
    33 mb HD
    keyboard
    no mouse
    DOS 2.1
    Born in the late 80's @ $5000 !!!

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Canada
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    203
    man, i remember those days... playing Altered Beast with adlib sound... My computer was the bad-*** of the block back then! But, damn, these older non-Microsoft era computers are built like tanks! This system has honestly seen many deaths of younger computers... the only one to have survived my hands on learning!

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    25
    looking at all u guys' systems, that reminds me that I am OLD now :-)

    my first computer (still working) is the Apple II with 48KB RAM, that I've upgrade and add on the extra 16KB RAM to make it a super 64KB machine, and I've played most of the games right back at that time (games like pac man, donkey kong and my no.1 lover load runner), and now finally I've own a much more powerful machine (compared to the old one - only a duron 800), and I hardly played any games (at least not the 3D type),
    isn't that amazing ... :-(
    the more you learn, the less you realize you know;
    the less you learn, the more you think you know ...

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Corvallis, OR, US
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    234
    I remember suddenly having lots of credit and going to Sears, of all places!!, and buying a Packard Bell System that cost over $3000.00 and I thought I had really entered the digital age with a 486DX 50MHz! and this was at the end of the DX product cycle. They saw me coming! Sold it 2 years later for $850 and considered myself lucky. It was my first internet machine so it served some purpose.
    Cheers,
    Joe

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    electrons.......who would have thought?
    electrons.......who would have thought?

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    Newcastle, England
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    303
    Darrin Van Deman, that system of yours could be worth a lot of money. Someone who knows my mate's dad had a 8086 and he got about £5000 for it (about $7000??)

    I think the CPU is the bit collectors are after as they are so rare nowadays.

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    http://www.toonweb.co.uk

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 1999
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    854
    Hah!!

    Phenix you're system isn't all time slow but I just get a kick out of all the makeshift components!!!

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    MS 6119 ATX Mobo
    P3 550 Katmai
    160 Megs PC100
    Guillemot Herculese Prophet 3D 2 GTS
    DUAL Voodoo2 12 Mb's
    13 GB Fujitsu
    SBLive! Value
    EMU8000 Add-on
    52x Creative CD

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