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How many computers have you built?
1-2 11%  11%  [ 4 ]
3-4 14%  14%  [ 5 ]
5-9 31%  31%  [ 11 ]
10-15 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
16-20 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
20+ 39%  39%  [ 14 ]
Total votes : 36
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:14 pm 
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Upgrading doesn’t count unless you’ve replaced the motherboard.


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my first rig was a celeron333, abit BH6, voodoo 2, soundblaster winmodem and win95.


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Geez, I once built 8 in a single 12 hour shift. Power screwdrivers are a god send.

Anyways my first computer that I built was a Pentium 100. I have several completed systems as old as a 386.


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does completely taring down a preexisting computer and putting back together count?


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PPGMD wrote:
Geez, I once built 8 in a single 12 hour shift. Power screwdrivers are a god send.


LOL. I knew I should have added the 50-100 column.


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DryFire wrote:
does completely taring down a preexisting computer and putting back together count?


No. Looking for you gathering all the parts and putting them together to make a computer. But thats not to devalue to complexity(PIA& anything can go wrong) of what you did.


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Used to build them for my employer so must have built way more than 20. I know I built 25 386SX-25s for one customer alone.

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Top off my head I came to 19, so I voted 20+ because I'm sure I missed one or two while counting. This is excluding the ones I built professionally; I worked at a computer manufacturer during my final years in college so even an 50-100 option would not have been enough.

Started with a 8088 XT, but my first actual build was a P75 with a whopping 1Gb hdd and 4 1Mb EDO ram sticks. I know, there are people here who have built actually ancient hardware, but it still gives me a nostalgic feeling when I remember the days where I upgraded my video card from 1 to 2Mb to keep my gaming rig at the cutting edge 8)

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Couldn't find the 'Can't remember' vote... :?


Have trouble with numbers other than 0 or 1 now.....


Would ~10101 answer your question...?




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Couldn't find the 'Can't remember' vote.

Sounds like you got a form of CRS Syndrome: Can't Remember Shit (other than 0 or 1) :)
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Would ~10101 answer your question...?

How about I add a "Too many to count" option for guys like you?


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For myself personally I would have to go with 25, my first was a p2 266. For friends and family atleast 50. and then there was the 5 years I was a tech so I would say many hundreds. :lol:


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If we go for "ancient", we should only count those you soldered :!: yourself. Ah, those were the days...


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Tigr wrote:
If we go for "ancient", we should only count those you soldered :!: yourself. Ah, those were the days...


I don't think i was alive back then.


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Tigr wrote:
If we go for "ancient", we should only count those you soldered :!: yourself. Ah, those were the days...


What about the ones where to fit a hard drive bigger than 80MB you removed the BIOS chips (there were two), read them into an EPROM reader, edited the drive table (it displayed as hex on a one line LED display) with the new drive's parameters, found an empty line in the BIOS somewhere and edited it in reverse of what you'd changed in the drive table so that the BIOS still checksummed, erased a pair of chips in a UV cooker, then placed them into the programmer and wrote the new BIOS onto them?

Does that count as ancient? Mind you that was only fifteen years ago, so probably not.

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I thought messing with the EPROMs was too much of a hassle. So I just bought a new computer when 20MB became too small. :)

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