What Was The Configration,cost & Year Of Purchase Of Ur First Personal computer??

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dreamsalive

Broken In
After a lot of thinking i've come up with this intresting topic that i want all of us should share with each other.I think i need not tell u anything as everything It is mentioned in the title of this topic.

Please do not discuss about any computer upgrades as there is different thread for that.Only discuss ab. ur first time PC(no matter wich yr. u bought it be it 1990 or 2008 or any)

ABOUT MY FIRST PC:-

BOUGHT IN 1999(assembled ) {PLEASE DO MENTION THE YEAR}

CONFIGRATION- INTEL CELERON 600 MHZ(I THINK)
8 GB HDD(LOL! THAT was max. in our area at tat time)
128 mb RAM
samsung 15" monitor
white coloured ball mouse,keyboard,speakers
no graphics card
cd rom & floppy drive
WINDOWS 98 SE

COST---> RS. 36,000+/- (u can get a master piece at that price nowdays)

THATS ABOUT ME & WHAT AB. U...........??:lol:



 
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iMav

The Devil's Advocate
P II
32MB RAM
Sis 6326 GFX Card
Creative Sound card
Creative CD ROM

Cost: Don't remember, it came from office.
 

Pat

Beyond Smart
P III 650 MHz
64 MB RAM ( I remember it came with 32 MB only and I opted for an extra 32 MB which cost about Rs.3200..Lol!)
10 GB Hard disk
Intel 810 Mainboard

I paid 43k for it (I can get a beast now for that price)

Got it in 2000 IIRC.
 

Kl@w-24

Slideshow Bob
My first computer came in November 2001. Here's the config:

HP Brio BA300

{
Intel Pentium III 1GHz processor
Intel 810e chipset & onboard graphics
64MB 133MHz SD-RAM
20 GB 5400 RPM hard disk
48X CD-ROM drive
Standard floppy disk drive
Philips stereo speakers
Samsung 55V 15" monitor (bought separately coz HP was offering monitors that cost a bomb)
Windows 98SE pre-loaded
}

COST: approx. Rs. 55000/-

:D
 

astroutkarsh

Canon EOS 600D / 1000D
P III 500 MHz,
2 x 128 MB Ram,
10.2 GB HDD Seagate,
SIS 6326 AGP,
Mercury MB,
Creative Vibra 128 Sound Card + Infra CD-ROM + 2.0 SPK (SBS 20)
14" Samtron
56 kbps ext Modem D-Link
HP 610 Printer
D-Link ISA LAN Card
+ Table + Stabilizer etc
COST : Approx. 55K/- in July 1999
 

abhijit_reddevil

Manchester United
My first was bought in sept 1999: (Vintron, branded, .... , anyone heard of this?):D

Intel Celeron 400Mhz
32MB SDRAM
4.3GB HDD
Standard CD-ROM and floppy drive
Vintron 14" color monitor
Standard white 101-key keyboard, logitech 3 button scroll mouse (white color)
SiS 6326 4MB graphics card :D
AT cabinet (mid-size)
Lexmark color printer (inkjet)...after the cartridges finished their ink, I never refilled the ink.:D
Windows 98 SE

Cost me a bomb at that time, Rs.42000 odd.
 

BBThumbHealer

BlackBerry Guru ! :)
Year :: Aprrox. 1999


Intel Celeron 933MHz
LG CD ROM
14" Phillips Monitor
LG Soundmate Speakers
32 MB RAM
2 GB HDD
Basic Keyboard & Scroll Mouse !


Cost :: Rs.25000/-
 

ray|raven

Think Zen.
There was a similar thread(s) before , IIRC.

Anyways, here's my first config , dont remember when though.

P-I 166 Mhz.
32 MB RAM
4 GB HDD
A SIS VGA Card.

Remember having some sound card and a FDD drive too.
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
my first config:

Pentium 3 1.13GHz
256MB SD ram
gigabyte 815 motherboard
LG cdrom
mercury cabinet
sony FDD
seagate barracuda 40Gb HDD
samsung samtron 15" monitor
TVSE keyboard
logitech wheel mouse
local made UPS

bought it in 2001 :)
 
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dreamsalive

dreamsalive

Broken In
i remember in mid 90's my neighbour used to have a comp. with 16 mb ram,100-150 mb hdd ,b&w monitor & old fashioned cpu (which lays flat with just floopy drive in it) and we used to play chess with each other even though we didnt knew its rules.....what a time that was......!!!
 

pimpom

Cyborg Agent
My first computer was an Amiga A500, made in 1986, bought second-hand from Germany in 1993. It cost me 15,000/-.
Config: 7 MHz Motorola 68000 CPU, 0.5 MB RAM, no HDD, no monitor (Used TV as monitor).

I assembled my first IBM-clone PC in 1999 (I think) from parts left over from computers I upgraded for other people plus defective ones I repaired. Config:

Pentium 166, o/c to 200 MHz
8 MB EDO RAM
SiS 6215 PCI gfx card, 1MB fitted with an extra 1 MB
CD-ROM drive made usable by scavenging parts from 3 defective ones
4.3 GB HDD assembled from 2 defective ones.
PSU - 200W repaired dead one
Keyboard - repaired defective one
Mouse - as above
14" monitor - as above
Creative soundblaster card with built-in amplifier
Speakers - non-amplified stereo spkrs that I'd built years before with Philips Hi-Q 8" dual-cone speakers.
Cabinet - NONE. Motherboard propped up against a wall, other components stacked on my table.
Total cost: 0.

Full story at http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3930
 
My first computer was an Amiga A500, made in 1986, bought second-hand from Germany in 1993. It cost me 15,000/-.
Config: 7 MHz Motorola 68000 CPU, 0.5 MB RAM, no HDD, no monitor (Used TV as monitor).

I assembled my first IBM-clone PC in 1999 (I think) from parts left over from computers I upgraded for other people plus defective ones I repaired. Config:

Pentium 166, o/c to 200 MHz
8 MB EDO RAM
SiS 6215 PCI gfx card, 1MB fitted with an extra 1 MB
CD-ROM drive made usable by scavenging parts from 3 defective ones
4.3 GB HDD assembled from 2 defective ones.
PSU - 200W repaired dead one
Keyboard - repaired defective one
Mouse - as above
14" monitor - as above
Creative soundblaster card with built-in amplifier
Speakers - non-amplified stereo spkrs that I'd built years before with Philips Hi-Q 8" dual-cone speakers.
Cabinet - NONE. Motherboard propped up against a wall, other components stacked on my table.
Total cost: 0.

Full story at http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3930
you had an amiga ? :shock:
you are a 1337 computer user then...
 
I got my First PC in 1997 ( Dad got one from his office)
I dont remember the specs in detail
but here goes:
13" Color Monitor (I think Samtron)
32 MB Ram
2 GB HDD
No graphics card (what can you expect?)
A 32 Kbps external Modem which would make loud beeps (was really cool at that time)
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (upgraded to 98 a year later)
Floppy Drive
48x Creative CD-ROM drive (yeah, Creative)
Dont remember processor :(
It used to be that "Monitor On top of Horizontal CPU" system which not used much today

Total Cost: 48,000/- :shock:

It was the talk of the neighborhood, us being the only family ever (in locality and among relatives) to have a "PC" :))

People used to flock to our house to see this thing like how kids used to go to the only guy in the neighborhood with a television in the 70s :)
 

pimpom

Cyborg Agent
There was tv-out in 1986 :confused:
That was an Amiga, one of the finest and most beloved personal computers in its day. It had both TV-out and RGB-out as standard.

Even today, my Amiga A1200 (1992 model running at 14 MHz) can still run rings around a modern Windoze PC in multitasking. It had 24-bit graphics, 4-channel sound, full multimedia capability, perhaps the best OS ever (4 MB fully installed), smooooth multitasking with full GUI on 2 MB total RAM including display.

More details at http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3456
 
AMD XP 2800+
Some crappy mobo don't remember.
384 MB DDR 533Mhz RAM
Nvidia geforce 2 32MB GPU
40 GB IDE HDD
12" CRT.
Samsung 52x CD Writer
Dolby sound card
Windows XP
This was my first gaming rig which my dad bought me(Got assembled) in Dec 2003.I was 10 years old then.All this setup cost us 25K flat coz the person who assembled knew my Dad.

Times have changed now:D
 
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