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« on: March 21, 2005, 11:14:52 PM »

I was putting down paper in the dog kennel tonight when I noticed the papers were from march 3 1995! Wow what memories from back then. There was a Circuit City ad for a computer that caught my eye. Ill post the pics below. We've come so far.

The pics are low quality by my own fault. Just a year prior was when i got my first computer in 1994 from Circuit City. It was a demo model so i got it "cheap" It was a 486SX33, 4 megs ram, 512k video memory built in, 210 meg hard drive, and i got a 14" SVGA PacBell monitor .28mm dot pitch to go with it..cost my wife $850. They said they could upgrade my video ram to 1 meg but would cost me an extra $150..I passed biggrin . I also had to call them back that night cause the system was still locked with an employee's password hehehe. That Christmas a 28.8 modem cost us $250 and an extra 4 megs of ram another $200. Ah the old days.

Anyways heres that ad for a DX 2 model.




$1500!!! But it does come with a 2x cd rom and a .39dp monitor smile
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2005, 11:23:19 PM »

Packard Bell!  IT BURNS USSSS!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2005, 11:40:25 PM »

I got a Compaq in 1995 that blows that computer away. From what I can remember it has:

150 MHz Pentium
32 MB of RAM
4 MB video card (not 3D accelerated)
4x CD-ROM
700 MB of disk space
floppy drive (of course)
Windows 95.

It can run Quake playably, and even runs Aliens vs. Predator (it was totally unplayable though).

No clue how it cost, but it has the doubious award of being the absolute worst system I've ever owned. I was absolutely spoiled by getting a Falcon Northwest Mach V in 1998. Could never accept trash after that.

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2005, 12:03:49 AM »

Remember when Tandy was teh shit, yo? Fun times. biggrin

/fondly reflects
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2005, 12:40:18 AM »

I remember when I got our first "real" computer for the business my mom owns.  A 486DX4 100 from Gateway.  Man, what a screamer!  I used to take all my games there since it was way better than my 386DX 40.

I know you guys can go a lot further back, but when I upgraded from the 386 to a Pentium I bought a 4MB video card.  I was amazed that my video card had more RAM than my old system!

Back then Computer Shopper was bigger than a phone book!
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2005, 12:43:12 AM »

Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Remember when Tandy was teh shit, yo? Fun times. biggrin

/fondly reflects


I remember
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/rcmerritt/gaminghistory/gaminghistory1986.htm
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2005, 01:03:03 AM »

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Remember when Tandy was teh shit, yo? Fun times. biggrin

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Heheh...you thought it was fun?  My dad was a compatability expert for them.  I used to spend hours up at Tandy Center.  My dentist is still there, but the rest of Tandy is being converted into condominuiums or something.  *sigh* Talk about nostalgia issues.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2005, 04:23:49 PM »

Now that brings back some memories.

My computers over the years:

Apple IIc
Apple IIGS (the graphics and sound that thing could put out were so ahead of the PCs at the time)
386/16mhz (played Wing Commander great)
486/25mhz (played Wing Commander 2 great)
Pentium 60 (if I remember right)
and then my constantly upgraded machine that has nothing original in it short of my floppy.

I feel so old. Or such a geek. Not sure. biggrin
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2005, 06:51:17 PM »

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I feel so old. Or such a geek. Not sure. biggrin


Yes. biggrin
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2005, 08:37:47 PM »

Lets see here:

    Commodore Vic 20
    Commodore 64
    Packard Bell POS (don't even remember the specs, but paid ~$3000)
    Homebuilt PC #1
    Homebuilt PC #2
    Homebuilt PC #3
    Wife's PCs are always my homebuilts - 1 + upgrades


And then there are the consoles...  :?
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2005, 09:27:12 PM »

I read the title and thought this was another Duke Nukem Forever thread... slywink
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2005, 12:07:56 AM »

Not to pitch my site twice in the same thread but I did a lenghty section on my gaming hardware history. Computer and console

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/rcmerritt/gaminghistory/gaminghistoryintro.htm
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2005, 12:57:58 AM »

I'm betting that ad is from early 95... I bought a Pentium 75Mhz machine for right at $1000 in September of 95.  Of course, it wasn't from a manufacturer as reputable (*cough*) as Packard Bell.
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