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    Mine was a 386DX with a Turbo button.

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    MITS Altair 8800 Vintage named after a Star Trek episode, Intel 8080 2MHz, 512Bytes, 1979, dissected here.

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    The first one I owned was the first one I built:
    Modded AST Premia GX/P133
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kab View Post
    MITS Altair 8800 Vintage named after a Star Trek episode, Intel 8080 2MHz, 512Bytes, 1979, dissected here.
    That thing is older than you. How could that have been your first computer?

    Were your parents THAT CHEAP?

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    Mine was an Amstrad 1640. Release year 1986.

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    My first was a Monorail mini tower with a 366Mhz Celeron (mis labeled as a P II in system properties, way to be guys) and a 4.7Gig Samsung HDD and a whopping 32Mb of PC100 SDram. It was based on an SiS chipset with blazing onboard graphics and some strange onboard audio by some outfit I've never heard of since. A week after I got it I said screw this and popped in another 64Mb of ram, a second HDD and a month after that put in a 3DFX Voodoo 3-2000 PCI GFX card with 16Mb of onboard memory (whoo hoo!) and a PCI soundcard (Montego II by Turtle beach) and another 64 megs of ram for a total of 128Mb since the cheap ass mobo only had two slots.

    I've been hooked ever since, I love modular technologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    That thing is older than you. How could that have been your first computer?

    Were your parents THAT CHEAP?
    Its younger than me actually

    I started learning the basics of engineering in '82 as dad was an EE as his first early career profession, so he bought it for himself and some work colleagues in '76 (shared purchased), then had another I can't recall and then in '79 he bought this again (an older spec), to teach me about it. So I started playing with it back then along with the stock market Wasn't long before I quit computers altogether due to my sporting interests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kab View Post
    Its younger than me actually
    Then the DOB you put in your user profile is wrong.

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    LOL. That isn't the correct one, hence why I chose it to remain hidden. I just checked because I knew I hadn't configured it but on initial membership, randomly. Late January 1970 ist richtig.

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    My First computer:

    IBM 486
    50mhz
    4mb ram
    14k modem
    model M keyboard (i still use it)

    My Oldest computer:

    Altair 8800a.

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