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QOTW: What was the first PC you built/purchased?

by Parm Mann on 26 June 2020, 16:31

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We're rounding off our month of nostalgic questions by revisiting the first-ever PC you purchased or built.

It might have been an off-the-shelf from PC World, maybe you sourced the parts from a computer market way back when (remember those?), or perhaps you've only recently completed your inaugural build.

Either way, tell us all about it; what was the first PC you built/purchased?



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A 386, I think it was made by Acorn, it was so long a go I can't quite remember, but I do remember I used to have a quality football manager game on it!
A Celeron 300A - but I can't remember the rest.
AMD 200 mhz K6 I built as up till then I had an Amiga A4000/060 system. Was built with brand new copy of Win 98 as well ;)
My very first PC was a Duron 700Mhz with 128Mb ram and I had a TNT 2 graphics card (with S-Video TV Out as I didn't have a screen) and my hard drive was a whopping 60 Gb and it was a Quantum Bigfoot


However my first home computer which essentially is where the PC originated was a Commodore 16 and that was 1984 then November 85 we were bought a Commodore 64 (Breadbin model which I still own and have the receipt for). The afternoon we got the C64 started out with a Spectrum 48k just after lunchtime and we spent a good 4 hours trying to get it to load. We got the 10 pack of games with it which included Pedro and a few other early Imagine games that Dixons bundled with it. In that fateful 4 hours we only managed to get said Pedro to load and we couldn't play it on joystick as interface was faulty, none of the other games would load in at all (I think that the tape recorder must have been faulty given the low success rate) so it was taken back and exchanged for the C64. Then when I started working after leaving school 89 I bought the Amiga 500 from a friends mothers catalogue.
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My very first PC was a Duron 700Mhz with 128Mb ram and I had a TNT 2 graphics card (with S-Video TV Out as I didn't have a screen) and my hard drive was a whopping 60 Gb and it was a Quantum Bigfoot

awesome name for a frankly awful part the bigfoot