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January 11, 2012 9:13:40 PM

I just started PC gaming not too long ago, I'm 16 years of age and I just thought about trying something better than the PS3. I also thought about all of the school stuff you can do on a gaming PC that can not be done on a PS3... like editing videos, recording game play, creating 3D objects, etc. (the list goes on and on)

I just wanted to ask a few things...

Do you think I'm too young for PC gaming

When did you start PC gaming and what game-system did you use before

What were the specs of your first PC

AMD Phenom II x6 1035t
2x4gb ram @1600mhz
Xfx HD 6870
1920x1080p 23in LG monitor
650watt PSU
(also some help writing my computer specs would be nice... thanks)

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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2012 9:28:59 PM

The maker and model of everything is important, especially so for the two items you left it off of (RAM and PSU).

I started PC gaming when I was younger than your age. I think I was about 7 and my brother was about 5.

That was on something called a Commodore 64. That was back when 64 KB of RAM was state of the art. Today systems exist that have 1,000,000 times as much RAM. I remember playing Defender, Centipede, and Dig Dug on this system as a kid.

I used a regular NES after that. Like the kind that came out in 1987 (I got one like a month after it came out). Back then Duck Hunt and Mario 1 were the bomb.

- edit - It had color that wasn't black and white. That made it super awesome. I am not kidding, it was the best thing since sliced bread back then.

The specs of my first PC real PC with an Intel processor?

It was a 486 DX 2 66 with like 256k RAM and a hard drive that had like... 20 MB total storage capacity. I don't think it had a video card in it. The PSU was probably like 100w. It was a really old Gateway computer my uncle gave me and my brother as a gift.

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2012 9:57:10 PM
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Too young for PC gaming at 16? There are kids in the watercooling section around 13 - you need to catch up ;) 

I'm only 21, but I had my experiences with Apple IIs (actually own one), NES, etc.

I don't remember what my original PC's specs were since my dad built it (~10 years ago), but I could handle decent games IIRC. I just remember I got UV reactant cables and LEDs, and I thought having 2 hard drives was the best thing ever.

My current specs are in my sig
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January 11, 2012 10:19:40 PM

I started when I was 12 years old. I used to carve games up on a 286 12mhz pc.....then again that was 17 years ago.
January 11, 2012 11:24:50 PM

boiler1990 said:
Too young for PC gaming at 16? There are kids in the watercooling section around 13 - you need to catch up ;) 

I'm only 21, but I had my experiences with Apple IIs (actually own one), NES, etc.

I don't remember what my original PC's specs were since my dad built it (~10 years ago), but I could handle decent games IIRC. I just remember I got UV reactant cables and LEDs, and I thought having 2 hard drives was the best thing ever.

My current specs are in my sig


Everybody around where I live think PC gaming is a joke and fight about the PS3 and the xbox 360 :lol:  I actually don't know a single PC gamer around where I live except the kid that brags about his computer and everytime I hang out with him it has a different CPU and has dual gtx 580 ti's (lol) that are made by AMD (LOL). I have seen him gaming on it before but I honestly don't know what his specs are, I'm pretty sure it's just a HP with a discrete GPU. But I was raised around console gaming, the first console I owned was a PS2 that I got for christmas and a couple years ago I bought a PS3. Now I'm selling both my PS3 and laptop (which I'm now realizing was a waste of money) for upgrades.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2012 11:45:41 PM

There are no such things as 580 ti's and they're nvidia, not amd. He's just trolling you. Everyone over here don't understand the superiority of pc gaming here either
January 11, 2012 11:55:28 PM

samuelspark said:
There are no such things as 580 ti's and they're nvidia, not amd. He's just trolling you. Everyone over here don't understand the superiority of pc gaming here either


Obviously I know that because I put lol's after the ti part and the AMD part, but I know he's not trolling me, he's just one of those kids who talks a lot of BS to sound cool. But I come from a small town where the average person makes less than $12/hour so not many people invest their time into buying fancy computer parts. They just don't realize that a gaming PC is cheaper than a prebuilt computer ($500) and a console ($250) put together and upgrading is cheap because you can always sell your old parts on ebay for ~75% of it's original price
a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 1:05:29 AM

PCs always outperform consoles. They are just less "cool", that's all.
January 12, 2012 1:08:13 AM

MrPintar14 said:

AMD Phenom II x6 1035t
2x4gb ram @1600mhz
Xfx HD 6870
1920x1080p 23in LG monitor
650watt PSU
(also some help writing my computer specs would be nice... thanks)


For The specs of your pc personally i would go for a intel core i5 2500K and a Radeon HD 6950. It's a little bit more expensive but you will get a lot more performance out of your build.
January 12, 2012 1:11:43 AM

xxyougotownedzz said:
For The specs of your pc personally i would go for a intel core i5 2500K and a Radeon HD 6950. It's a little bit more expensive but you will get a lot more performance out of your build.


1. I just got this rig
2. It works fine (way better than the PS3) at the games I play
3. But once tax season comes around I might upgrade to the 6950, maybe even the 6970 and a better PSU
January 12, 2012 1:13:31 AM

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January 12, 2012 1:16:16 AM

MrPintar14 said:
1. I just got this rig
2. It works fine (way better than the PS3) at the games I play
3. But once tax season comes around I might upgrade to the 6950, maybe even the 6970 and a better PSU

If you already have a 6870 buy another one and put it in crossfire (if your motherboard support it) you will get a lot more performance.
a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 1:23:24 AM

3 way CFing with a PowerColor 6870x2 and the 6870 he already has is just so much better performance wise than x2ing with a regular 6870.

That being said, the PowerColor 6870x2 is like $400 and would require like 400w more too.
January 12, 2012 2:02:18 AM

Raiddinn said:
3 way CFing with a PowerColor 6870x2 and the 6870 he already has is just so much better performance wise than x2ing with a regular 6870.

That being said, the PowerColor 6870x2 is like $400 and would require like 400w more too.


In all honesty I don't need that much power, especially since most of the time I only play Minecraft (look at my profile picture) the reason I got a 6870 is so I have the option to play hard core games if I got bored of Minecraft.

If I do upgrade I need to upgrade my mobo (because I only have 1 pcie 2.0 x16 slot) and a better PSU and I'll probably just get another single 6870
January 12, 2012 2:40:46 AM

I started gaming in 5th grade at age 11 or 12 and had a Dell with a Pentium 4 processor. It worked okay.. then I built my own computer around age 15 with a pentium D, then rebuilt with a Core 2 duo, then I just built my latest one with an i5 2500k and gtx 580 :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2012 12:25:50 PM

After playing Oblivion on Xbox 360, I can't play console games with a good conscience anymore. Skyrim, BF3, and basically anything else I play looks 10x better than the console version. I also like doing the upgrades :) 
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