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Lifer
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I still have my Athlon 700 Slot A. Doubt it works though.
Like I said previously, I have my first motherboard, an Abit KT7A-RAID. DOA. There's something about your first build. But I have a working Socket A board if I want to trip down memory lane and fire up those old CPUs. Someday.
 

Red Squirrel

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I kind of wish I had kept my first build, though I think I SORT of have parts of it. Basically I gave it to my sister which I THINK gave it back to me at some point but I don't remember 100%. Stuff got parted out to some extent. I have a bunch of old PCs in the crawlspace that I need to revisit some day. I kind of want to revive one of them and do a Windows 2000 build for nostalgia. I do have my churche's old PC though which was an AMD 2000+ just like my first build, so that's probably the closest I will get. I actually do still have the hard drive from my first build. A Seagate 60GB drive, i repurposed it as an external drive and it's just in storage now. Back when Seagate was good. Overkill to have a full seized external drive when you can get USB sticks bigger than that now lol.

I also wish I had kept my parent's old P3. it was basically our first family computer. To think it cost like 3 grand for that thing at the time. Took us like 5 years to pay it off, it was obsolete within the first year.

The key about reviving a build like that is having all the driver discs though. I was always pretty good about keeping those, so if I do rebuild one of my machines I should have them somewhere. I would normally put them all in the box the motherboard came in, along with any extra case accessories.
 

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Lifer
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I have my first CPU. It was a hand me down via a co-worker. It was a Compaq with a Intel 200MX processor. Told me it needed a new hard drive. It sucked balls, but got me wanting to learn how to build my own PC.
 

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Lifer
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B's beat Islanders to lock up 3rd in the East. It's going to be tough to get out of the East. They're all capable of doing it.
 

AMD64Blondie

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going for a dual-monitor setup.
(When I'm playing games,I can then have my game open on my main monitor,and Discord- or another program- open on the 2nd monitor).
 
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Stiff Clamp

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Kind of unnerving, feeling the floor tremble under you while you work at a desk. :grimacing:


Not an earthquake. Construction out back. Probably a new storm drain pipe going in. With retaining wall.
 

IronWing

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I let the house warm up to 81F this afternoon. The cats are sprawled out on the tile floor pleading with me, “Dude, we got fur, we’re dying here.” When the A/C brings the temperature back below 75F, they’ll all troop out onto the porch where it is 95F.
 

Red Squirrel

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81F comes up to 27C. I don't remember the last time it was that hot outside let alone inside lol. I still have to run the furnace since it's been so cold. It's a different kind of cold at this time of year than middle of winter, it goes right through to the bone.
 

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Lifer
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Got my 2nd Pfizer shot today. Was leaving, when this lady veteran in a motorized wheelchair keeps losing control of a wheelchair that she's bringing in for repair. Being able bodied and off from work, I offer to assist her. This leads me on a long journey taking her all over the hospital. Here's hoping the only side effect is a sore arm this time!

 
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Red Squirrel

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Getting my shot this Sunday. Oddly kinda looking forward to it and I'm glad they extended to 18+ early. According to my Facebook feed I'm probably going to die by end of summer though.
 

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