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Reply 260 of 2311, by Malik

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Hmmm....how on earth did I miss this thread? And it's already at page 13!!!

Wow, all these pictures never grow old, even if they are about old stuff. 😁

Let me get back with my pictures....but I don't think I have any new pictures of my old system. There are only old pictures of my old systems and some old pictures of my new systems, but I don't have have any new pictures of my old systems, so I think, I'll post some new pictures of my newly built old systems, which are not actually new but old, but still new because it's not old anymore. 😁

Edit : Didn't realize my post made it to page 14, and I still didn't post any pictures yet! 🤣

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Reply 261 of 2311, by stano

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Hello,
back again with an update of an old computer with some newly acquired second hand parts.
Some months ago this computer had a an iwill motherboard with a pIII 733 mhz cpu. But for the last six months I had a desire to upgrade the system, into something with a tualatin cpu. (I think the desire started with me joining up to this forum...strange that!) .
Anyway an Abit St6 later I present to you my first p3 tualatin system..
Components are as follows:

Motherboard abit st6
Ram pc133 384 mb to be upgraded to 512 (shortly)
Cpu Pentium 3 1.4 ghz
Cpu heatsink/fan Global win FOP38(with the 60mm delta 6800rpm fan)
Video card Voodoo 5 pci
2 HD 40 gb seagate , 80 gb WD
Soundcard soundblaster pci
Intel 100 mbit nic

Here are the pics:
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voodoo beauty pic!

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the board with the intel heatsink(i used the p3 733 mhz heatsink initially but hit cpu temps of 80C within 5 minutes,thats why I use the fop38)

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Fop38 (ear shattering loud)

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and finally the case were it all resides.

Reply 262 of 2311, by Tetrium

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stano wrote:
Hello, back again with an update of an old computer with some newly acquired second hand parts. Some months ago this computer ha […]
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Hello,
back again with an update of an old computer with some newly acquired second hand parts.
Some months ago this computer had a an iwill motherboard with a pIII 733 mhz cpu. But for the last six months I had a desire to upgrade the system, into something with a tualatin cpu. (I think the desire started with me joining up to this forum...strange that!) .
Anyway an Abit St6 later I present to you my first p3 tualatin system..
Components are as follows:

Motherboard abit st6
Ram pc133 384 mb to be upgraded to 512 (shortly)
Cpu Pentium 3 1.4 ghz
Cpu heatsink/fan Global win FOP38(with the 60mm delta 6800rpm fan)
Video card Voodoo 5 pci
2 HD 40 gb seagate , 80 gb WD
Soundcard soundblaster pci
Intel 100 mbit nic

Here are the pics:
5921473166_1d3fd4a36d_z.jpg
voodoo beauty pic!

5920904497_2c6733de0e_z.jpg
the board with the intel heatsink(i used the p3 733 mhz heatsink initially but hit cpu temps of 80C within 5 minutes,thats why I use the fop38)

5946261912_e07796b9c5_z.jpg
Fop38 (ear shattering loud)

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and finally the case were it all resides.

Nice setup! And nice to see V5 PCI (don't have one 🙁 ) 😉

You should consider a front case fan to help cool the V5 😉

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Reply 264 of 2311, by Tetrium

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Dang..your cases look awesome! I just use cases I happen to bump in to.

Could you please include a pic of the back of the very tall AT case? I'm interested in comparing it with the AT full tower I recently found (though mine looks crappier then yours 😜).

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Reply 265 of 2311, by ProfessorProfessorson

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I edited the post and added one of the back side of the case, and put it next to the K6-3 tower for size comparison. Yeah it was already in pretty good condition when I got it, but I put some extra effort in towards making it look a lot better. It took maybe 2 hrs of work to get it looking that good inside and out. I slapped in a 4500 rpm Thermaltake 80mm case fan in the front of the case before I closed it up last nite, so that Pentium 1 cpu will get cooled better. The fan originally in there maybe did 2400 rpm max.

The area above the power supply, where you see that extra spot for another case fan in the back, inside is another hard drive bay area inside the case that can hold 3 more hard drives, for a total of 7 in the case if needed. I'd just have to unscrew the plate thats in place there in the fan slot to keep dust out, add another fan and go. Honestly though, I dont need more then one harddrive in there, not doing any file sharing or anything.

Reply 266 of 2311, by Tetrium

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ProfessorProfessorson wrote:

I edited the post and added one of the back side of the case, and put it next to the K6-3 tower for size comparison. Yeah it was already in pretty good condition when I got it, but I put some extra effort in towards making it look a lot better. It took maybe 2 hrs of work to get it looking that good inside and out. I slapped in a 4500 rpm Thermaltake 80mm case fan in the front of the case before I closed it up last nite, so that Pentium 1 cpu will get cooled better. The fan originally in there maybe did 2400 rpm max.

The area above the power supply, where you see that extra spot for another case fan in the back, inside is another hard drive bay area inside the case that can hold 3 more hard drives, for a total of 7 in the case if needed. I'd just have to unscrew the plate thats in place there in the fan slot to keep dust out, add another fan and go. Honestly though, I dont need more then one harddrive in there, not doing any file sharing or anything.

Yup, I can't even remember when the last time was I used 2 harddrives in a single rig.

Btw, did you mod the back of your big case? Theres a black area there, is it removable perhaps?
If you did it yourself, then great stuff!

@Stano:
What OS are you running on your Tualatin rig??

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Reply 267 of 2311, by stano

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Tetrium,
the OS is windows ME.. just to be different. I had 98se on it before, but I already have that in my p3 450mhz and wanted something different.
I might stick either windows nt or 2000 as a dual boot next..

Reply 268 of 2311, by Tetrium

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I actually love ME btw 😉

Tried 98SE once and I just couldn't get used to it and it's own oddnesses.

I basically use ME every time I feel like XP is too much for a rig (or a system has only 64MB or less RAm available, then I'd go 98SE or ever 95).

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Reply 271 of 2311, by ProfessorProfessorson

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Tetrium wrote:
ProfessorProfessorson wrote:

Yup, I can't even remember when the last time was I used 2 harddrives in a single rig.

Btw, did you mod the back of your big case? Theres a black area there, is it removable perhaps?
If you did it yourself, then great stuff!

Actually no its the normal backplate there. Its a darker metal color then the rest of the back, and I guess the pic makes it look even darker over all.

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stano, Professor: you guys have some outstanding rigs! Much dual card love goin on here too Tualatin + V5500 combo, Athlon X4 crossfire and FX+ SLI rigs- yummy!

Yeah that FX&Sli combo will actually still handle most any new game released now if I still cared to run Win 7 on it, but I had a few older games that dislike 7, and I needed to have a Xp machine around anyway, so I just have it running XP only. Really the Crossfire setup handles anything new anyway.

Reply 272 of 2311, by stano

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Here is my latest build...
I thought that I should get familiar with AMD(I have never owned an AMD system in the 15 years of personal pc building...amazing hey!)
So I got an Asus A7M-266D mainboard and the rest was history...
Parts are as follows:

Asus A7M-266D motherboard
512 mb pc2700 ram(need to get registered ram)
amd athlon 1900+ (x 2)
Geforce 3 video card
320 gb IDE blue series wd drive
Soundblaster Live!
Case Lian Li K62
running windows xp and ubuntu 11.04

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Reply 273 of 2311, by Tetrium

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Zong, that case. Looks like it's made for warpfactor 9 😁

Is it BTX?
Must've cost a fortune to get. All I use are cheapish second hand beige cases Lol! 😜

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Reply 274 of 2311, by stano

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it was relatively cheap and I wanted the motherboard to be in a case with a window.
No unfortunately the case is only ATX.

here is another pic this time with window...

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although for retro appeal I love my beige cases...pity they are getting harder to come by.

Reply 275 of 2311, by Tetrium

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stano wrote:

although for retro appeal I love my beige cases...pity they are getting harder to come by.

Lets not mention beige DVD drives. Heck, how about the silver ones? 😜

For beige older (but very decent) ATX towers, I like the AOpen ones. Their only drawback is they have those little holes in the back instead of a decent fan opening...but a jigsaw works miracles here 😜

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Reply 276 of 2311, by shspvr

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Here is my build...
Samsung SyncMaster 920N
Intel P3 600Mhz Going upgrade it 800Mhz
Soyo SY-6BA+II
3, 128meg SDRAM 168pin DIMM PC133
ATI Rage Pro AGP 16meg
Quantum3D Obsidian x24 SLI PCI
Creative Lab's SoundBlaster ISA AWE 64 Gold
Lite-ON LH-20A1P DVD Burn
Realtek RTL8139 NIC
Windows98SE
20GB Seagate
Still have a few more thing to do
Hardware DVD Decoder
Replace Slot 1 Brackets
SIMMConn and add 32MB
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Reply 278 of 2311, by sliderider

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Here is my build... Samsung SyncMaster 920N Intel P3 600Mhz Going upgrade it 800Mhz Soyo SY-6BA+II 3, 128meg SDRAM 168pin DIMM P […]
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Here is my build...
Samsung SyncMaster 920N
Intel P3 600Mhz Going upgrade it 800Mhz
Soyo SY-6BA+II
3, 128meg SDRAM 168pin DIMM PC133
ATI Rage Pro AGP 16meg
Quantum3D Obsidian x24 SLI PCI
Creative Lab's SoundBlaster ISA AWE 64 Gold
Lite-ON LH-20A1P DVD Burn
Realtek RTL8139 NIC
Windows98SE
20GB Seagate
Still have a few more thing to do
Hardware DVD Decoder
Replace Slot 1 Brackets
SIMMConn and add 32MB

Yes! Obsidian2 X-24! I have one of those. I also have the single board 200SBi with the faster RAM chips. Unfortunately, only one of them came with a Medusa cable and the only place I have found so far that has any old stock on hand wants $140 for them. Not bloody likely.