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Reply 1680 of 1868, by DeadnightWarrior

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janskjaer wrote on 2020-03-26, 17:06:
bearking wrote on 2020-03-05, 20:04:

Hey, that's a realy nice case & DVD drive!

I believe it is a Pioneer DVD-105s ('s' for slot-load model).

That was my first ever DVD drive, wonderful quality from Pioneer and it looked badass too!

Reply 1681 of 1868, by Arceles

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Well, I'm new here, but I wanted to show my rig as well:

Motherboard: ASUS A7V8X-LA Kelut
Processor: AMD XP 3000+ 400FSB.
GPU: ATi Radeon All in Wonder X800
Soundcard: SoundBlaster Live!
Modem: Rockwell Data Fax HCI Modem
RAM: Infinion 512mb
HDD: Seagate 80GB IDE
PSU: Termaltake Litepower 350W
Remote Controller: ATi All in Wonder Remote
Gamepad: Generico PC con forma de PS2.
SO: Windows 98SE.

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I mainly use it to play games from the era, the only game I did not managed to run was Worms (DOS 1995) but that is a bit of an older game. Also I have a live drive ir with me, unfortunately I was never able to make the remote work nor the live drive itself, as newer drivers often crash the computer.

Reply 1682 of 1868, by harddrivespin

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Welcome to VOGONS, Arceles.

That's quite the case you have there - presumably one of those PC cases trying to imitate the G3's style? I like it! Fits the late-90s early-2000s feel rather well.

Reply 1684 of 1868, by Arceles

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harddrivespin wrote on 2020-04-01, 10:30:

Welcome to VOGONS, Arceles.

That's quite the case you have there - presumably one of those PC cases trying to imitate the G3's style? I like it! Fits the late-90s early-2000s feel rather well.

I did not try to imitate any style but when I was building this computer, I tried to find a case for it and managed to find a seller that had it, new and everything... for about 5 usd, I was happy indeed.

Reply 1685 of 1868, by Arceles

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wirerogue wrote on 2020-01-12, 20:26:
brought out my pentium iii rig so i could clone the hard drive. thought i'd post some updated photos. this is my windows 98se da […]
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brought out my pentium iii rig so i could clone the hard drive.
thought i'd post some updated photos.
this is my windows 98se daily driver.

Antec SLK1600 Case
Antec True Power 380w PSU
Asus TUSL2-C
Pentium III Tualatin 1.4ghz
Cooler Master cooler
384mb A-Tech PC133
PNY Geforce4 ti4600 AGP
Soundblaster Audigy w/ Audigy Drive
Intel 10/100 NIC
Western Digital 80gb hdd - OS
Maxtor 100gb hdd - Backup
Lite-On DVD-RW
Alps 3.5" floppy

I have been trying to make work my live drive, which is identical to yours but without the 1394 port, which drivers did you use?

Reply 1687 of 1868, by Lylat1an

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Case: IBM 5160 chassis with 5150 cover.

Motherboard: ASUS P5-99B

CPU: AMD K6-2 @500MHz

Memory: 512MB

Video: Nvidia GeForce 6200.

Audio: Sound Blaster 16 with wavetable board.

Removable Storage:
-> Floppy: 1.2MB 5.25"/1.44MB 3.5" combo drive.
-> Optical: Slot-loading DVD-ROM.

Fixed Storage: Promise Ultra133 TX2 IDE controller.
-> SD card adapter behind the full-height drive plate, with extension cable running beneath the keyboard for swapping operating systems.
-> CF card adapter for storing backup images of the SD cards.

Input: Tripp-Lite USB to PS/2 converter connected to IOGear USB KVM switch.
-> Keyboard: Beige Key Tronic model E03600U1.
-> Mouse: Logitech P7-3F with ISA controller card, supersedes PS/2 port.

USB: EHCI USB 2.0 card.

Network: None.

Reply 1688 of 1868, by bjwil1991

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Question. How did you get those drives to connect to the case there? I'm planning on doing something like that for one of my computers as the case's mounts are worn and the screws never stay in.

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Reply 1689 of 1868, by JoeCorrado

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Zack_H wrote on 2020-02-28, 17:46:
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Here’s another one I pulled from the trash.

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A Dell Dimension 8200, the exact Pentium 4 system I had been looking for. It’s a socket 478 and uses RDRAM.

It currently has a 1.8GHz Willamette and actually runs very well, but I will be swapping it out for a 3.0GHz Northwood.

I have dual-booted it with Windows 2000 and XP.

It’s missing the floppy drive, so I will have to get another for it.

I had the exact same type 8200 years ago. I still remember being thrilled when I got it. That computer stuck with me for a long time. Good times!

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Reply 1690 of 1868, by xjas

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JoeCorrado wrote on 2020-04-05, 04:57:

I had the exact same type 8200 years ago. [...]

Okay, boomer methuselah.

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Reply 1691 of 1868, by Lylat1an

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-04-05, 04:50:

Question. How did you get those drives to connect to the case there? I'm planning on doing something like that for one of my computers as the case's mounts are worn and the screws never stay in.

Mostly with extension cables, they go through the hole where the Big Red Switch used to be on the side of the IBM case and into the back of the expansion tower where its large SCSI connectors were.

I also swapped the expansion's PSU with an AT model and extended its motherboard connectors, so both units power on at once.

Reply 1693 of 1868, by stoof

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Lylat1an wrote on 2020-04-04, 21:56:
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Case: IBM 5160 chassis with 5150 cover.

Motherboard: ASUS P5-99B

CPU: AMD K6-2 @500MHz

Memory: 512MB

Video: Nvidia GeForce 6200.

Audio: Sound Blaster 16 with wavetable board.

Removable Storage:
-> Floppy: 1.2MB 5.25"/1.44MB 3.5" combo drive.
-> Optical: Slot-loading DVD-ROM.

Fixed Storage: Promise Ultra133 TX2 IDE controller.
-> SD card adapter behind the full-height drive plate, with extension cable running beneath the keyboard for swapping operating systems.
-> CF card adapter for storing backup images of the SD cards.

Input: Tripp-Lite USB to PS/2 converter connected to IOGear USB KVM switch.
-> Keyboard: Beige Key Tronic model E03600U1.
-> Mouse: Logitech P7-3F with ISA controller card, supersedes PS/2 port.

USB: EHCI USB 2.0 card.

Network: None.

Gotta ask; what's the IBM-box under the NEC CD-changer? Some kind of funky modem?

Reply 1694 of 1868, by Pierre32

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The monitor on the left (Acer 77c) is driven by a fairly nondescript tower out of shot. It contains a Pentium-S 90mhz, Diamond Stealth 3D 2000, Voodoo1 and Labway A151-830 (OPL3) sound card. Runs DOS 6.22.

The all-in-one to the right of that is a Compaq Presario 425, running the stock 486sx/25 CPU, RAM maxed to 20MB and a Soundblaster 16.

Flanking the displays is a pair of Apple M6082 powered speakers, refurbed with new drivers.

Along the middle shelf: Aten CS-122 KVM, Roland SC-55 (driven by the Pentium system), and Roland MT-32 (driven by the 486).

Along the front are a Roland MX-5 mixer (such a perfect looking thing but not in great shape; I had to retire it soon after this photo was taken), a fairly ordinary dome keyboard, MS mouse and MS Sidewinder 3D Pro.

Reply 1696 of 1868, by Pierre32

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Cheers! The desk is an Ikea Jerker, a great modular product that they should never have discontinued. The shelves have a steel support running the length, but if you view full size you can still see them bowing slightly under the weight. There are now some discreet wooden blocks in the middle to add support.

Reply 1697 of 1868, by creepingnet

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Finally got a Tandy Deluxe Mouse for the Tandy 1000A. Surprisingly it's not bad at all given all the odd quirks I read about being a Joystick based device.

Soon it'll be time to throw an 8087 and a V20 in there.

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Reply 1699 of 1868, by kolderman

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Pierre32 wrote on 2020-05-10, 11:17:

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This is a sweet setup. I need to get me a all-in-one 486 one day. The desk is quiet unusual with that double shelf setup - is that how the desk came or did you make that yourself?