What's your first ever newegg purchase? Let's share some memories!

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  1. jimbob200521

    jimbob200521 Gawd

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    Thought this could be interesting to see what everyone's first purchase they made on newegg was and when. I guess that means I have to start.

    I don't even remember purchasing that CPU so it must not have stuck around long! That motherboard stuck with me for a while though, if memory serves. A few CPU and GPU upgrades then it finally got retired for an i7 920 setup years later.

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    When a burner was $79 :eek:

    I might have bought it somewhere else but I don't see my Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton" purchase xD
     
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    dark_reign 2[H]4U

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    Looking back the price on this PSU seems kind of high. I don't recall having any problems with it.
     
  5. TXE36

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    T-Bird and that infamous ECS motherboard that went with it for just under 200 bucks. 9/4/2001. Newegg and the whole world was a different place back then.

    I ran that motherboard/CPU for a very long time as it took quite a while for Intel to beat the T-Bird. Eventually the bad caps on the ECS mobo took the whole thing out and it was replaced by a P4 3.0C that cost a lot more than $200.
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    -Mike
     
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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    My first order on Newegg,

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    Thanks for sharing, guys! VERY interesting to see all the purchases and how far tech has come over 10-20 years. Zepher as a borderline audiophile, I have to ask; is that Klipsch setup still around?

    Now THAT is a nice throwback to tech now vs then as far as price is concerned. I had forgotten how much a gigabit adapter was then vs now. Now, I drool over a 10g network, then it was a 1g network. I remember the day I upgraded to gigabit!
     
  10. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    I am not sure what happened to that Klipsch setup.
    This wasn't my build. I was asked to build a badass gaming PC for a friends' brother who was living at an assisted living facility.
    I was told to spend around $3k for it since they needed to blow through $30k in 30 days otherwise he would lose his disability benefits. $30k was his share from the sale of their parents home and you aren't allowed to have that much cash on hand.

    Anyways, I built this machine and drove 2 hours down to his brothers assisted living facility to set it up and show him how to work it, he was in his 60's, was diabetic and had one leg amputated a few years back, and this was the first time I ever met him.
    His mind wasn't all there as well, so it was almost like talking with a young child, but he was able to remember what to do to get the PC to watch TV and open up solitaire, which was the only game he played.

    He passed away a few years later and I got the PC back since it wasn't working, can't recall what it was but I did get it working again and used it myself for a short while.
    I never thought to ask where the Klipsch setup was as I wasn't interested in them really. I was using Alesis M1 Active MK2 monitors at the time and am still using them today on my main rig.


    That NIC he posted is only $49, he ordered 6 of them.
    I bought a pair of 3Com gigabit nics back in the day and they were around $130 each.
    the ones I got fell off a truck for $80 for the pair.
     
  11. Brian_B

    Brian_B 2[H]4U

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    Even more amazing I haven't ordered anything from Newegg since 2016. Go me.

    First order was some SO-DIMMs in 2004
     
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    Also my first board and cpu. I never had a single issue with that board. Was awesome at the time because SpeedFan allowed overclocking on it from within windows!
     
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    Holy crap, I didn't even notice he ordered SIX of them...go observation skillz.
     
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    Gigabit all the things!
     
  15. TXE36

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    That wasn't my first board, it was my first purchase at Newegg. Came from a PIII-600 OC to 800 on an Asus P3B-F.

    I was fortunate, my ECS board was solid. Some of the ECS boards were flaky with memory and IIRC there was simple capacitor mod to fix it that was posted on a forum somewhere. I ran it for nearly two years and then one day while running Flightsimulator it popped and the smoke was let out. Other T-Bird boards at the time had some disk corruption issue connected to the PCI bus and possibly Soundblasters. IMO, the SiS 735 chipset is what really enabled the T-Bird to finally take off - Intel had 'nutten at the time.

    The replacement P4 3.0C and mobo (ABIT IC7) cost a whopping $516 (also from Newegg), $322 more than the T-Bird + ECS Mobo.

    To really show how much things have changed, I'm still running a 5.0G 2600K Sandybridge from 2012 - from *SEVEN* years ago, or nearly 4 times as long as the T-Bird. Not in any rush to replace it.

    I don't order from Newegg nearly as much anymore, last order was in Feb 2017 and the last order before that was in 2013. Effectively the Newegg party for me ended in 2013.

    -Mike
     
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    I had older systems growing up, but this board and cpu were the first I purchased with my own cash. My parents were still running their Celeron 300a @ 450mhz at the time.
     
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    Surprised it didn't have my zip disk drive on that order honestly.
     
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    August 2001: a pair of tbird 1333mhz cpus.
     
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    Haven't ordered anything from them since 2017, just not the same anymore. Found them through Pricewatch.com back then.
     
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    I've got some years on you, but I remember the first time I could buy my own new versus borrowing or an old used hand me down - felt good. For me, it was a 386DX40 in the early 90's coming from an old 286-12. I eventually had a Celeron 300a @ 450 as well in its prime. In my memory they were good times, but relatively speaking, this stuff was so much more expensive back then except maybe for high end video cards.

    I have totally forgotten about Pricewatch. For a time, Newegg was simply the place to go, hasn't been that for a very long time.

    -Mike
     
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    2002 a 2x512 kit of crucial ddr 333 for $356. Ouch
    I still frequent newegg mostly because their gui is so much easier to use vs amazon. They are still a solid etailer. I just dont buy as much gear as i used to.
     
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    Before that, I had Fry's and Microcenter around me so I never really did any online shopping for parts lol.
     
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    Looking back, I actually had a large amount of purchases before 2001 from mwave
     
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    First order from 2004 was boring, here's my 2nd from a year later. This build actually lasted quite a while.

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    Upgraded to an Opteron a little over a year later. I think there was a new video card as well but ordered from somewhere else.

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    In the days before good cell phone cameras...

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    Ahh These are the parts I got from newegg, pretty sure others came from Googlegear (which later became zipzoomfly.) Pretty sure I had a barton 2800+ in there. This had me searching for one of my most memorable purchases, which I'll include here for fun as well:
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    That precious tccd ram, ran at 550mhz with 2.5-3-3-7 timings! Copper heatspreaders because I was stupid.