Welcome to Micro Center Asks! We’ll be checking in fairly
regularly with questions about the future, the past, and, of course, the now.
This week, we’re introducing the first of our Micro Center
Asks posts by asking about your first computer build! What went into it, what’d
you do with it, and when did you retire it?
My first build was built for gaming, cobbled together from
open boxes and sales over a few months while I scraped together the cash in
college back in 2015. It’s technically still my main PC, but so much has been
swapped out and upgraded, can I really call it the same PC?
Ram: 8 gigs of DDR3
OS: Windows 7
The first PC I built was several years ago, it was a 286
processor, and the memory was DIP, the small 20 pin chips that you stuck
on the mother board.
But my first PC was a Tandy 2000 in the mid
80s. The computer and a dot matrix printer and a daisy wheel printer
costs $9500.00. A box of 5 ¼ floppy disks cost 120 for 12.
I can't even recall my first build as it was almost 15 years ago. It was an Intel i5 with 8gigs and would crash from Limewire downloads from ripping my favorite albums in the early 2000s. After having enough from the agonizing pain, I decided to build from scratch last year. B450 Tomahawk, 3600X, GT710 with 32GB of RAM G.SKill. 3060 coming soon!
My first build was kinda a a mess but nothing bad. Didn't have a complete thought or final mind of my build so kept returning things.
I'm not sure I recall all the details, but this is close:
This was around 1999-2001 and lasted until about 2003 when I gave it to a friend.
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