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2 years 46 weeks ago, 2:08 PM

HampsterW

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Computer

At the beginning of last year, I was in the market for a
new desk top computer, old one was waaay out of date
(read: slower than shit) so anyhoo, after pricing around
($800-$1500 for what I wanted performance wise) I
decided that my best bet would be to build my own,
and I did via www.newegg.com what I ended up with
is four 500gig hard drives (terabyte of memory) set
up in RAID, six gigs of RAM, a gaming video card
(I do flight simulators) and much more for about $650
out the door, just for the tower, T.V. printer and scanne
r not included.
I would recommend this route for anyone with the least
bit of mechanical/electrical ability as it will save you a
shit load of money....
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2 years 46 weeks ago, 3:05 PM

Builtf0rdtough

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damn, sweet deal. Thanks for that. were lookin at computers too!

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2 years 46 weeks ago, 5:24 PM

tallguy007

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HEMPS DA MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN :>) I went threw QVC for the monthly got a gateway but NOT LIKE YOURS :>) SWEET PC HEMP

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2 years 46 weeks ago, 7:00 PM

daisycutter

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go ahead and LOL me ! No hard drive, it had a 5 1/4 floppy.
Got a 286, okay but very limited, good for playing pacman and pong.
Bought an Acer 486 from Wal*Mart, disappointing...
Disgusted I ordered a whole heap of parts and built a computer. That was in '98 so by '99 it was obsolete but was an amazing computer for that time, could not buy anything off the shelf any better.
Definately, building one from components is fun and worth the money!
I especially liked my wife's reaction when she saw the pile of parts. "What's that going to be?"

The Gateway I am currently using I got at a yard sale for $25, it was only a year old. The old dude said it kept crashing. I brought it home, blew the pillow of dust out of the heat sink and voila, super deal. My old one, a Dell Demented was constantly doing app hangs and was slow.

I'm happy you had a good time and have a "killer computer" !

iyaoyas
2 years 46 weeks ago, 7:17 PM

Ishootdaily

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Would like an Amber or Green Display, Floppy?

Boy those where the days of Options huh?

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 46 weeks ago, 7:30 PM

daisycutter

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I bought a 10MB HDD for the 8088, worked great, who would ever need more storage than that????

iyaoyas
2 years 46 weeks ago, 7:33 PM

Vaquero

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Acer

My 1st one had windows 95 and 2 mb of RAM. I got tired of waiting and upgraded to 4 mb!
CD ROM held more data than my HDD.

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2 years 46 weeks ago, 7:45 PM

daisycutter

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I just could not live w/o Win 3.11. Stunning technology !
The local tech guru told me Win95 would most likely "hang" my 286. It loaded and worked just fine.
Do you remember the DOS game MS put into their OLD windows? It was a monkey throwing exploding bananas over buildings. I admit, I'm easy to entertain :<)

iyaoyas
2 years 46 weeks ago, 8:02 PM

Vaquero

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I vaugely remember the monkey game. Started with Win 3.11 at work.
I learned AutoCAD on Version 12. Had to launch it from a DOS prompt.
Cool stuff when V14 came out and you just clicked an icon.

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2 years 46 weeks ago, 8:19 PM

daisycutter

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Windows. After the first few minutes I could not understand why people needed to be "taught". After living in the DOS world (go ahead, just misstype one character in the command) it was like suddenly the software did everything FOR me !
Now I become somewhat tense when I have to open the command prompt.

iyaoyas
2 years 46 weeks ago, 8:25 PM

greg az

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hmm .

ok.. well i'd better sit down on the bench for a bit..

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2 years 46 weeks ago, 9:59 PM

Ishootdaily

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10 mb HDD

Me too, damn thing worked great for a Door stop for many, many years!

Sucker was as big as a Shoe Box and about as heavy as a 5 gallon bucket of water!!

Wife told me not to drop it one time I was moving it or I'd break it, told her hell with the drive I was more worried about my feet!

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 46 weeks ago, 10:43 PM

daisycutter

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I put most of the music from old computer and a handful of photos and the durn thing's full.
Using thumb drives and 2X4GB SDs.
It boggles the mind...

iyaoyas
2 years 46 weeks ago, 7:04 PM

Vaquero

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Hamp, what OS?

I'm guessing windows but it don't have to be. What version?

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2 years 46 weeks ago, 7:27 PM

greg az

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I took my time to get the best... Four 500gig hard drives (terabyte of memory) set blown hemi, with quad 5 1/4 floppy. Got a dedicated cam 28up steam turbine in RAID, six gigs of 16 valve RAM, a gaming video card, 5 1/4 floppy.he's a dick 5 1/4 floppy. got Roots as oppose to Paxton a 286 windows, OS. is SOS..Got a 28 Acer 486 Flat head Acer 486 gateway mac...

....i may vomit

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2 years 46 weeks ago, 7:30 PM

Vaquero

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flashback

from the HOWTAG episode?

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2 years 46 weeks ago, 8:32 PM

greg az

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very funny...

think i understood "bill" better than you guys. i better pick up one of those computers for idiots books i've seen.. Honestly it's comparable (it's busted!) to learning another language. as stated its listen learn and bench..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
2 years 46 weeks ago, 9:13 PM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Greg

You're killin' me here. Oh man. Classic post.

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2 years 46 weeks ago, 8:57 PM

Saint J.M. Browning

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My first computer

was a Sinclair ZX81. Plugged into a TV, had 1k of memory, we upgraded to 4k. No disks. Tape drive. Cassette tape. No OS. Just BASIC. You had to type out the program you wanted to run. If you wanted to run it ever again, you had to "record" it to the cassette tape. Which of course wore out quickly and you would lose your programs. Good times.

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