I was looking at some video card coolers and looked at the models supported by one particular cooler and went "hey I used to have one of those" and I started thinking back to my first video card and first machine. When I first started tinkering with PC's it was on my family's old P1 133mhz. Could hardly run Word and IE. This was back in 2000ish and I was still in primary school. Come early high school we needed an upgrade obviously and picked up a Celeron 1.7ghz with onboard everything. It had no AGP slot so 'invested' in a 32mb TNT2 PCI card. This was to get DoD (still my favourite FPS) runnning at a playable frame rate. A year after that I saved up enough to buy my mates old Duron set up. I finally had my own computer. A 1ghz Duron with 256mb DDR266 RAM and a 32mb Geforce2 MX. I eventually picked up another 512mb worth of ram and a mate gave me his old Geforce 4MX when he upgraded to the heralded 9600XT. I couldn't afford much for my PC during school because the little money I earned went into my mountain biking When I picked up some more cash come senior years at high school I got my first 'decent' set up. I got a 2.6ghz Celeron D, one of those bad boy overclockers. Piece by piece I slapped together bandaid upgrades and ended up with a Water cooled Celeron D sitting on 3.8ghz with an AGP 6800GS. The Celeron D was eventually replaced with a Pentium D930 which I still have. I moved to PCIe and got a 6600GT, then upgraded to a Passive 7600GT during my noiseless phase She died last year so I lashed out on a 4850 and 22in LCD (still have my faithful 17in which I'm typing this on). So here we are with my current rig. Moved away from all the bling of crazy kiddie mods, instead opting for more passive and neater alternatives. How about you? My history doesn't stretch back to Commodore 64s and Windows 3.1 as I'm only 20 years old, but I have about 10 years of Nostalgia under my belt I have money set aside for one last upgrade to this machine when I return from NZ, finally gonna bring her up to speed with a Core2 and a nice chunk of dual channel ram (and mobo to accomodate it all).