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How old were you when you first built your PC?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by fiveub, 12 May 2016.

  1. geordiejc


    Joined: 1 Nov 2013

    Posts: 838

    I was 19 i think, and built a P4 prescott HT 3.4ghz system for counterstrike 1.6!

    The case i had weighed a TON and im sure it was built out of steel lol
  2. geordiejc


    Joined: 1 Nov 2013

    Posts: 838

    I owned a cyrix 200+ machine as my first ever PC. when playing C&C red alert compared to my mates PC i could noticably see the difference in MMX technology ha!
  3. Aretak


    Joined: 26 May 2014

    Posts: 2,558

    I was 23 back in 2009. Still have the Phenom II X3 720 and Gigabyte motherboard from it, the latter of which was in use until just a few days ago, albeit housing a 1090T instead. The 4870 from it died in 2013 and the OCZ PSU went a year later, which prompted a full system upgrade.
  4. pedromaltez


    Joined: 10 Aug 2011

    Posts: 138

    I was 15 I think. Before that I'd completely dismantled a few HP laptops that had been overheating, just so I could get at the heatsinks to clean out the dust. One of them died in the process. Don't know what happened. Had also opened some towers previously but didn't do anything more than swap out wifi cards.
  5. sjcf1


    Joined: 19 Aug 2009

    Posts: 972

    Location: West Yorkshire/Birmingham

    I was about 7 I think when i built my first PC, needed some instruction how to install the CPU, built my first PC (without help) when I was 10, but I've built every desktop I've owned since.
  6. Illusion

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 May 2007

    Posts: 1,013

    Around 16, my Dad bought me some parts and the rest I bought or salvaged from what I could find. Something like a Pentium 4 with 512MB of RAM. I used to spend hours tinkering with it, overclocking the CPU and GFX card, making mods to the case, moving hard drives around, trying to tidy the cables in a better way etc.

    Nowadays I just use a Macbook :p