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Have you ever had a bad computer? - A Poll for GameBanana

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Yes, when i first got into gaming and/or development 35% (14)
Yes (General) 33% (13)
I still have one! 28% (11)
No, i got a new computer then i got into gaming and/or development 3% (1)
No (General) 3% (1)
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    My PC was bought in 2002 in a supermarket... It's not really the best PC of the world
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    > **Posted by VxPx** > > > **Posted by YellowJello** > > > > Back before Half-Life 2, I had a Compaq Presario. It was great when we got it for what we did, but it wasn't long before I wanted to try Half-Life 2. The day came that I could pirate the CS:S multiplayer beta, so I did. I turned it on, once. The computer then made a loud cracking sound, turned off, and never worked again. 'Twas a sad day. > > > > I suppose that's not when I first got into gaming, as I had long since played Half-Life, but still a bad computer nonetheless. > > Was it the CS:S multiplayer beta? Or was it just 'cause it was old? The computer was old. We got a new one and tried again and the beta worked fine, much to the displeasure of Valve. But seriously, it was 2004 and the game was promised in like 2002.
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    > **Posted by G)-(OST KAGE** > > > **Posted by cdstines22** > > > > Well, in reality, no computer hardware is "bad" simply because it is obsolete and has been replaced with much newer and advanced technology. Everything we now consider ancient and slow was once cutting-edge. Just my tidbit. > > Windows XP I've got Windows 95 (Just Kidding, Windows Vista)
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    > **Posted by YellowJello** > > Back before Half-Life 2, I had a Compaq Presario. It was great when we got it for what we did, but it wasn't long before I wanted to try Half-Life 2. The day came that I could pirate the CS:S multiplayer beta, so I did. I turned it on, once. The computer then made a loud cracking sound, turned off, and never worked again. 'Twas a sad day. > > I suppose that's not when I first got into gaming, as I had long since played Half-Life, but still a bad computer nonetheless. Was it the CS:S multiplayer beta? Or was it just 'cause it was old?
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    Over 2 hours to boot up? \*Starts timer, waits 2 hours* ...Check. At least at the end of its life. I don't know how old that laptop was, but it did handle Nintendo 64 emulation and the Doom engine (or rather a modification of it) very well, and at that time I wasn't any "serious" gamer... but I did rage a bit over the boot-up time anyway. It was probably like a half hour most of the time. But my current computer is from 2011 or so, and at that time, it was one of the best gaming laptops available when comparing price to power. Though I'm going to get a new, custom-built, somewhat expensive\* gaming desktop computer soon. The estimate for when I'll get it is... probably around the start of december this year.
    * 2300-2400 United States dollars, including keyboard and monitor
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    Guess what, I've never even had a decent PC.
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    I'm on my shit computer right now. I'd be using my new Cyberpower, but the Nvidia GeForce ain't workin' for some reason.
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    When I didn't have a job.
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    still have oldie acer notebook
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    My computers are always obsolete because I can only buy hardware when it's in my price range. The PC I bought cost me like 350 euros. It's a piece of shit, but I'm broke.
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