Re: What got you guys into computers?
How did I get into computers? Wow, it must have been when I was about 8 and my grandparents gave my family an 80486 or something similar. It used a very ancient version of an offshoot of a crappy version of DOS, and the start screen was 4 huge buttons. A stealth bomber game got me enthralled in the computer world, and then my family got an ol' Packerrrrd Belllll! 200Mhz non-MMX! That was the first time i really had any experience with modern computers. After that, we went through: Acer 200MhzMMX, Hewlett Packard 600Mhz AMD 3dnow!, etc. etc.
Then....the world came to my hands. I got a wonderful Compaq 1.2Ghz AMD Thunderbird 266 FSB. It played UT well, so i just started upgrading it. New Mobo (nForce, still use it today), new drives, new HSF, processor (went through a 2400+ before my OCed 3000+), video card (Let's see, First upgrade: GeForce FX 5200 -> Radeon 9600SE -> GeForce FX 5700U -> GeForce FX 5900XT). I'm finally happy with my configuration! It plays HL2 at high-quality 64FPS!
AMDAthlonXP3000+(400 FSB) overclocked to 2.3Ghz (3200+ or faster). Tt Extreme Volcano 12+ HSF. 80GB Seagate 7,200 RPM. 512MB Generic RAM (PC2100 256MB and PC2700 256MB). 128MB Rosewill GeForce FX 5900XT 256bit. 100 Base-TX GAMER's LAN! 192.168.0.1 BABEH!