A twelve year old best friend

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Lucas Stumm
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Santa Rosa, Brazil
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A twelve year old best friend

"A twelve year old best friend" was my first and is my only gaming PC.

I spent hours sitting on an old chair "cubing" my ass and "fish hooking" my back. I regret nothing. It was the good old days, where I could play almost whatever I wanted - on the lowest setting and on the highest fun - with my setup placed on an old peeling wooden table.

For me, it was wonderful! I played A LOT of games such as:
Far Cry 2
Assassin's Creed 1
Call of Duty 4
And the list goes on...

The cable management was amazing (as shown in the pictures), because, as a 12 year old, all I had to do in the hardware was press the button to turn on the computer (and it made a hell of a noise, let alone in the winter where it souded like it was about to take off), and because I was so afraid of opening the computer and dying electrocuted, I never touched the inside of it, even with the computer turned off. Imagine dying of static energy.

My dad used this case, long before I did, for music and such. That's why there is this little face on the front (two "10P jack" I think it's called) that I always looked at thinking it was surprised to see me. Man I love this case, brings back so many good memories.

The graphics card is no longer in it because it burned out long ago.

It has two CD readers. That's because one of them is broken and the other isn't connected and we wanted to save space so we placed both of them in there.

The UFC sticker came with a shirt I bought long ago and I thought it would be a good idea to put it in my fellow fighter friend who endured so many puches from the hours of nonstop gaming.

The "mouth" on the little face was actually an old floppy disk reader that isn't there anymore.

The air circulation holes on the bottom. For me, it looked like the beard of my little friend. Still has more than me, unfortunately.

The button that turns on the computer was actually silver, put it isn't there anymore because of the many, many times I pressed it (probably in my finger right now?)

It has no RGB, nor glass on the side to see the inside. Just little holes. All I could see was a small green led on the inside, if I angled it properly.

I miss this warrior. I really do. Those were great times.

I no longer play games on the computer because It's not financially possible for me. But someday I will be able to!

My old best friend is still in my house with me and everytime I look at it, I see his little face that I've created on my mind, and it makes me so happy to remember all those hours of fun.

Thanks for reading guys!
I really appreciate it!

(I tried using the aproximate infos)

GRAPHICS CARD: Nvidia Geforce 9400GT
PSU: C3 Tech PUF-4050S 500W
CASE: There's no information about my current case
Color(s): Black Light Blue White
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: Retro
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build


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AMD - Athlon II X2 250
Socket: AM2+
Cores: 2
Size: Micro-ATX
$ 10.00
Kingston - KVR800D2N6/2G
Type: DDR2
Capacity: 2 GB
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Capacity: 2 GB
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XFX - GeForce
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: 7600 GT
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Seagate - Barracuda (ST3500418AS)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
Corsair - GS500 (discontinued)
Wattage: 500
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+
ASUS - Vintage AE1
Type: Mid-Tower
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