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Reply 1820 of 1836, by MMaximus

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Bancho wrote on 2020-10-19, 13:58:
My Current Work In Progress Pentium III Tualatin 1400-S System […]
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My Current Work In Progress Pentium III Tualatin 1400-S System

Intel Pentium III Tualatin 1400-S @ 1.47ghz (140x10.5)
DFI GCB60-BX1/C1 Intel BX Motherboard
512MB CL2 Ram (2x256)
Winfast A250 Ultra Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4600 Zalman Passive Cooled
Adaptec NEC USB 2.0 Card
Sound Blaster Audigy
Turtle Beach Malibu ISA Sound Card
80 GIG Hitatchi Hard Disk
Toshiba DVD-RAM Drive
Enermax 365W PSU
Evercase ATX Case

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Nice specs! Needs more bay devices though 😄

Reply 1821 of 1836, by chrismeyer6

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Bancho wrote on 2020-10-19, 15:03:
Surprisingly good. Its the dual heat pipe variant of the cooler (ZM80D-HP). The cooler gets warm but its not really that hot. I […]
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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-10-19, 14:55:

How are the temps with the passive cooler?

Surprisingly good. Its the dual heat pipe variant of the cooler (ZM80D-HP). The cooler gets warm but its not really that hot. I think the 120mm in the front also helps (EK-Vardar). Its been rock solid stable so far. I may try overclocking the card at some point too and see how it holds up.

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Very nice it looks like a beefy passive cooler. Those EK fans move some serious air. I started using the aerocool DS fans and they move a ton of air and are crazy quiet I can get them rather cheaply from Frozen CPU

Reply 1822 of 1836, by MN_Moody

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Salvation Army find, this is as-found without any retrobrite, it's one of the cleanest retro systems I've found... guessing it lived a lot of it's later years in a laptop bag stuffed in the back of a closet long forgotten until someone passed away or had a serious spring cleaning. Main and backup batteries are shot as was the original Conner hard disk, seems to work fine with a CF card + adapter... oh that glorious and ghosty monochrome VGA. I'm not much of a retro laptop guy, but this thing was too cool to let pass.

Toshiba Satellite t1900, 486 sx 20 w/ 4 megs of RAM, original 220 meg Conner HDD replaced with a 128 meg CF card.

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Reply 1824 of 1836, by retronio

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New 486 dx2/66 built during lockdown !
Um4980 256kb cache 20ns Vl Bus + Isa
I486dx2/66MHz
32mb 60ns fpm
6.4gb Seagate St36421A + cf
Diamond stealth 64 2mb vram Vlbus
Vl bus i/o controller Goldstar prime 2c dual IDE Vlbus
Sound blaster ct 2950 16bit (the huge one)

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Reply 1825 of 1836, by appiah4

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I am actually moving my U5S-33 to the exact same a very similar case tonight 🤣

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Reply 1826 of 1836, by appiah4

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Here is my 1990-1992 i486 Build.

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This one is kind of different and special compared to my other era builds as it is more or less identical to the 486 PC I got in 1994 and upgraded with a Creative CD-ROM upgrade pack in 1995. So identical in fact that it carries the service sticker on the case and warranty stamp on the CPU of the same company I got mine from: Micro Star. Yes, that MSI still kicking around.

There are some differences of course, namely that I have a 2GB CF stand in for my 213MB Quantum HDD and a YMF719 stand in for my Sound Blaster Pro, both of which I do not own anymore.

Case: Micro Star AT Mid-Tower
PSU: Ultra 200W ATX
Mainboard: Chicony CH-471A Rev:3
CPU: Intel 486DX-33
RAM: 8MB (1x8MB FPM72)
Floppy Drive: Mitsumi 3.5" DS-HD
Hard Drive: Sandisk 2GB CF-IDE
Optical Drive: LG 52x CD-RW IDE
Graphics: Cirrus Logic CL-GD5428 VLB
Sound: Best Union MF-719 ISA (YMF-719)
Operating System: MS-DOS 6.22

I will be upgrading this build with a Dreamblaster S2 wavetable daughterboard now that it has been replaced with a Dreamblaster YucatanFX in my daily retro PC.

Time to play some Dune II!

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Reply 1829 of 1836, by appiah4

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kolderman wrote on 2020-11-18, 15:11:

Where's yo 5.25 floppy drive? 🤣

One od the few things I still lack.. Even if I had one it would go in my 386SX. My 486 never had one of these.

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Reply 1830 of 1836, by MII-233

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Just got some new-old stock heatsinks in yesterday to replace my original ones since the plastic clips broke, and so far I'm pretty damn happy. Both of them are still quieter than just the little GPU fan, and thermals are way better than before. Before with the 92mm fan shared between the heatsinks, the CPUs would sit around 55-58C during the winter regardless of what you were doing. Now they sit between 36-40 which is pretty dang good.
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Video just to show how much noise is coming from the GPU fan screaming: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/455551 … 3948/video0.mov

Zenith: 2x 1266MHz PIII, Supermicro P3TDDE, 1x 512MB PC133 ECC, Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, 80GB Barracuda 7200.9 (OS+Programs) + 160GB Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 (games), Windows XP Pro SP3

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Reply 1831 of 1836, by drosse1meyer

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MN_Moody wrote on 2020-10-25, 18:59:
Salvation Army find, this is as-found without any retrobrite, it's one of the cleanest retro systems I've found... guessing it l […]
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Salvation Army find, this is as-found without any retrobrite, it's one of the cleanest retro systems I've found... guessing it lived a lot of it's later years in a laptop bag stuffed in the back of a closet long forgotten until someone passed away or had a serious spring cleaning. Main and backup batteries are shot as was the original Conner hard disk, seems to work fine with a CF card + adapter... oh that glorious and ghosty monochrome VGA. I'm not much of a retro laptop guy, but this thing was too cool to let pass.

Toshiba Satellite t1900, 486 sx 20 w/ 4 megs of RAM, original 220 meg Conner HDD replaced with a 128 meg CF card.

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Nice. Why did they feel the need to swap the locations of caps lock and ctrl? 🤣.

Reply 1832 of 1836, by manos426f

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Found that tower, can buy it for 15€ (no HDD or PSU, but with two CD-RWs).

I think it's worth it. Your opinions?

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Reply 1834 of 1836, by rushmusashi

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I have quite a few old PC Towers and some laptops, old Pentiums up to P4, I'm not sure what all I have, probably old 386's, 486's, I know I have a dual Pentium 3 board, I also have some really old AT style Tower/Server. I always keep that kind of stuff since it's so uncommon nowadays and I hate seeing people scrap all these old PC's just for a measly amount of cash when they could make more selling them to collectors.

My current gaming rig is a Lenovo ThinkCentre m82 I picked up for $20 from a library, I swapped in an i7 and a GTX1060

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Reply 1835 of 1836, by bjwil1991

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My retro PC setup. The KVS just needs some male to female VGA cables so that the monitor can be connected to the KVS box. My future plan is to use a Printer Parallel switch box (4-way) as a switch box for both audio and a joystick by making special cables for the parallel port that'll contain both audio and joystick ports and shielded audio cables internally in the switch box.

Discord: https://discord.gg/U5dJw7x
Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 1836 of 1836, by Brutek

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MII-233 wrote on 2020-11-19, 15:20:
Just got some new-old stock heatsinks in yesterday to replace my original ones since the plastic clips broke, and so far I'm pre […]
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Just got some new-old stock heatsinks in yesterday to replace my original ones since the plastic clips broke, and so far I'm pretty damn happy. Both of them are still quieter than just the little GPU fan, and thermals are way better than before. Before with the 92mm fan shared between the heatsinks, the CPUs would sit around 55-58C during the winter regardless of what you were doing. Now they sit between 36-40 which is pretty dang good.
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Very nice rig.
Looks quiet good.