Post your old gaming PCs!

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#1 Posted by CPX7700 (21 posts) -
My oldest gaming PC (from early 2000): AMD Athlon - Slot A @ 550 MHz* 448 MB SDRAM Nvidia GeForce MX 4000 128 MB PCI AOpen AK72 motherboard Windows XP Professional SP3 * It originally said 605 MHz but it went down to 550, perhaps the previous owner overclocked it? Games: Unreal Tournament, Quake III Arena, Re-Volt, Half-Life, Unreal, Descent 3, Doom 1/2, Quake, Quake 2
#2 Posted by 5SI-GonePostal (355 posts) -

Me likey!

My first PC i bought:

Pentium 233

64mb of Ram

20Gb HD

8mb Ati Rage

DVD Player

RAAAAAAAAR!

#3 Posted by CPX7700 (21 posts) -
Awesome! I think that Pentium might be able to play UT, my Athlon is still running strong. UT and Quake 3 still have lots of online players. If I get an Ethernet card for it I will do some old school multiplayer on it.
#4 Posted by trastamad03 (4852 posts) -

First ever PC:

Pentium 200Mhz - 64MB Ram - Voodoo Banshee - 4GB HDD

Games: Doom 1-2 / Quake 2 / CnC / Total Annihilation / Diablo 1-2 / Warcraft 2 / Unreal / UT99 / Tomb Raider / Rainbox Six / etc.

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2nd PC:

Pentium 4 1.8GHz - 512MB Ram - Geforce 4 MX 440 - 40GB HDD

Upgraded to:

Pentium 4 2.8Ghz - 1GB Ram - HIS X1650 XT IceQ 512MB RAM - 80GB

Games: UT2004 / MoH / Warcraft 3 / CnC Generals / Halo 1 / HL1+mods / HL2 / Quake 3 / etc.

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3rd PC:

AMD Athlon X2 4800 - 2GB RAM - HD2600XT 1GB* - 320GB

Upgraded to:

AMD Athlon X2 6000 - 4GB - 8800GT 512MB - 500GB

Phenom X4 940 BE - 4GB - HD4870 512MB

Games: UT3 / WoW / AC1-2/ CnC 3 / HL2 + mods / Doom 3 / Quake 4 / Bioshock / BF2 + expansions / Shogun Total War / etc.

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4th PC:

i5 2500k - 8GB RAM - 2x GTX 560Ti - 500GB + 2TB

Games: Current PC so pretty much everything.

*The HD2600XT had a manufactoring mistake where they installed 1GB VRAM on it instead of 512MB (the box advertised it as 512MB but everywhere else it was recognized as 1GB) - Sharing was disabled.

#5 Posted by CPX7700 (21 posts) -
Sweet, a lot of older games were optimized for 3dfx cards but I never had one. We always had Nvidia or ATI cards or Intel graphics. My old laptop: HP Pavilion n3402 Intel Celeron @ 500 MHz SMI Lynx EM4+ integrated graphics 256 MB SDRAM Damn Small Linux/ Windows XP Professional/ Windows 98 SE Plays UT okay on Windows, (Linux requires OpenGL) I play some Doom sometimes.
#6 Posted by fearhome21 (276 posts) -

my first pc at 2004 :D
cpu: amd athlon 64 2.21 Ghz
motherboard: msi somethin O_o
ram: 1,5 gb of ram
gpu:nvidia gts 8600

my 2nd pc at 2012 now!! i had the first pc until 2012 but i decided to go gaming
cpu: intel core i7 3770k
mainboard: asus maximus v gene
ram:8 gigs of corsair vengeance
gpu:asus hd 7850 2GB

Thats all! and a craplaptop xD

#7 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

This one assembled in 1992 (Polaroid taken in 1993):

AMD 80386-DX40

1mb RAM

Paradise VGA card

52 Mb IDE Seagate hard drive

Sound Blaster Pro sound card

Motherboard: MSI - can't remember model

1.2 Mb 5.25" floppy drive

1.44 Mb 3.5" floppy drive

1X-speed CD-ROM drive

MS-DOS 6.22

Windows 3.1

Packard Hell 14" VGA monitor

Thrustmaster flightstick

FirstDIYPC.jpg

Edit: My first DIY PC.....

I started out with mid-end, later went high-end and now back to mid-end.

I also have a Commodore Amiga and a SuperNES not shown on the nightstands flanking the bed.

#8 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

This one still works if I have a spare case to put it on......

CaselessPC.jpg

AMD Athlon XP 1700+ (1.47 Ghz)

ASUS A7M266 Chipset: AMD760- Legendary during its time for reliability

2GB PC3200 RAM

ASUS 128mb GF4 Ti-4200 ViVo

Creative Audigy 2 basic

Hauppage WinTV PCI

#9 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

This one still works if I have a spare case to put it on......

CaselessPC.jpg

AMD Athlon XP 1700+ (1.47 Ghz)

ASUS A7M266 Chipset: AMD760- Legendary during its time for reliability

2GB PC3200 RAM

ASUS 128mb GF4 Ti-4200 ViVo

Creative Audigy 2 basic

Hauppage WinTV PCI

jun_aka_pekto

Would make a decent HTPC haha, except I don't see any HDMis

#10 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

Would make a decent HTPC haha, except I don't see any HDMis

Masenkoe

It's way too old. The CPU and motherboard dates back from 2001. But, I usually don't get rid of my hardware if they still work.

#11 Posted by Amster_G (4289 posts) -

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This was my very first custom rig that I built myself back in 2008.

- CoolerMaster 335.

- ASRock P67 Extreme4.

- Intel i5 2500K.

- 2x4GB Kingston DDR3 1333.

- 2x Asus GTX 460 1GB SLI.

I can't remember the hard drive space. It was most likely a WD Caviar Green 1TB ( can tell by the sticker on top it's Caviar Green).

#12 Posted by CPX7700 (21 posts) -
Sweet! Most of you have AMD processors in your rigs, I always liked AMDs better for cost, I would only get Intel in a pre-built computer.
#13 Posted by kitty (114491 posts) -
don't have a old one yet, the one I'm using now (my first) will be my old one next year though :P
#14 Posted by AlexKidd5000 (1746 posts) -
My first PC... INtel Celeron 500Mhz 128MB of SDRAM PC-100 Integrated 8MB SiS video chip that could barley even run Doom 12GB Maxtor HDD 15 inch Packard Bell CRT monitor This was only in 2003...lol
#15 Posted by CPX7700 (21 posts) -
Barely run Doom? My 500 mhz Celeron laptop has a 4 MB SMI integrated graphics chip and it can play Unreal Tournament without problems, yours should be able to handle Doom! EDIT: For some reason I can't figure out why I can't post pictures. I will post pics of my old Athlon desktop and two old laptops when I figure out how to post pictures correctly.
#16 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

Barely run Doom? My 500 mhz Celeron laptop has a 4 MB SMI integrated graphics chip and it can play Unreal Tournament without problems, yours should be able to handle Doom! EDIT: For some reason I can't figure out why I can't post pictures. I will post pics of my old Athlon desktop and two old laptops when I figure out how to post pictures correctly.CPX7700

Perhaps he meant Doom 3. Even my laptop which has a 1.8ghz AMD Turion X2 plus ATI X1200 (terrible) can only run Doom 3 at the lowest settings and frame rates in the teens.

All other previous versions of Doom are 2D and will run fine on even an old 80486.

#17 Posted by AlexKidd5000 (1746 posts) -
[QUOTE="CPX7700"]Barely run Doom? My 500 mhz Celeron laptop has a 4 MB SMI integrated graphics chip and it can play Unreal Tournament without problems, yours should be able to handle Doom! EDIT: For some reason I can't figure out why I can't post pictures. I will post pics of my old Athlon desktop and two old laptops when I figure out how to post pictures correctly.

lol I exaggerated a bit. The computer could run doom, but it simply choked on games like counter strike, it only got about 15fps in 320x240 (software mode) if I remember right.
#18 Posted by bulby_g (1014 posts) -

First machine was:

Pentium 2, 333mhz

64mb ram (upgraded this but can't remember how much)

Voodoo 3000 (once I'd upgraded, can't remember what the initial card was)

5.9GB Hard Drive.

8)

#19 Posted by CPX7700 (21 posts) -
I had a Pentium II for a couple days but I attempted to change processors and I messed up something (at least it was free). It was pretty good, it ran UT99 with impressive results on Windows 2000. I like UT99 for testing and playing them because most old PCs can play it even with integrated graphics (but best with a 3dfx or a newer card) and it has solid, fun multiplayer that is easy to set up. Quake 3 is also fun but a little more high maintenance since it needs a decent card with good OpenGL support to run at all. Actually, my pet peeve about most older PCs is that they lack integrated video, sound, or Ethernet, which makes things harder to deal with. I know integrated video sucks but it is very good to have when setting up a PC which you can't find a card for or has bad PCI slots.
#20 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -
1996 Pentium MMX 233Mhz 32MB RAM 2MB VRAM 4GB HDD 1998 Pentium II 300 MHz ATI Rage 4 GB 64 MB RAM 4MB VRAM
#21 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2569 posts) -

My first gaming pc.

AMD Athlon XP 2200+

Epox 8k5a2+ Mobo

1GB PC 2100 RAM

Geforce 4200 Ti 128mb 128-bit

Same Creative Audigy Sound Blaster Platinum Ex that i have right now!

120GB WDD 7200RPM

KDS Rad- 9 LCD monitor R.I.P. :((((((((

#22 Posted by MerckmanX (98 posts) -

(Prebuilt) Intel Celeron 1.3ghz

256MB generic ram

40gb Samsung 5400rpm hdd

Radeon 9000 agp 64mb

(First pc build) AMD Athlon 64 3200+

2gb G.skill ram

80gb Seagate hdd

Nvidia 6800gs

I built my second one back in 2010 which is in my sig.

#23 Posted by Alter_Echo (10722 posts) -

33mhz 486 ftw!

#24 Posted by neogeo419 (1448 posts) -

first was my dads ibm aptiva 2176..pentium 166mhz..16mb ram..2gb hdd..ATI Mach64 gpu

First I built- AMD Athlon 2800+..ASUS mobo..512mb PNY ram..80gb SG Barracuda..Raidmax case..MSI 9800 pro

#25 Posted by General_Lee45 (522 posts) -

The one in my sig is the first one and old one that I have and have had it about 4yrs and still runs most games on high too! I will be getting a new case for it a super tower so I can make adding ram and Hard Drives a bit easier.

#26 Posted by SPBoss (3630 posts) -
AMD 550BE overclocked 8600GT SLI (i know i'm silly sli was pointless back then would've been better of with a 8800gt lol) 600w corsair psu some generic gigabyte mobo 4gb ram 500gb samsung hdd
#27 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3547 posts) -

33mhz 486 ftw!

Alter_Echo
I remember when we first got a 486 in the library at school, kicked the 386's buttocks. There was a line to use it!