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Reply 1880 of 1891, by gerry

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celeron_phreak wrote on 2021-02-21, 10:23:
And here is my recently assembled AMD K6-2/400 Build. I was saving this NOS AT case for something special to me. I like how it t […]
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And here is my recently assembled AMD K6-2/400 Build. I was saving this NOS AT case for something special to me. I like how it turned out. The new Kingspao PSU that came with the case is working great too!

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CPU: AMD K6-2 @ 400MHz
GPU: Alliance Semiconductor AT-25 Voodoo RUSH
NIC: Compaq PCI 10/100 Ethernet
Sound: Creative PCI-512
HDD: Western Digital 40GB ATA-100
Optical: 12x LG CD-ROM
Floppy A: HP 1.2MB 5.25" Diskette
Floppy B: Hitachi 1.44MB 3.5" Diskette
PSU: Kingspao 200W AT/XT
Case: Unknown brand - Beige Mid Tower AT/XT

very tidy looking case for a nice late 90's era machine

Reply 1881 of 1891, by DundyTheCroc

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Here is what I have at home:
1. My old 1998 PC with some uprgades (needs cleaning)

Windows98SE
Unknown BX440 MB
P3 450MHz CPU
2x256MB RAM
10.2 and 20GB HDD's
Creative Live 5.1 sound card
Acer 52x CD-ROM
Intel network card
Need to change video card, just recap broken Voodoo 3 2000 and it is alive again

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2. 486/DX2 PC

Some history remarks: Two months ago I built VGA32 emulator (VIC20 and Altair 8800 emulation) for my 12 years old son. He was very happy, so I decided to find some real old hardware.
At work we have old building that was printing house long time ago. Now it is abandoned , but we have the keys and I started old parts hunt there 😀
So, the first prey was 486 PC:
Windows95OSR2
PC Chips M912 board with 256KB L2
Intel 486/DX2 CPU
512MB HDD
2x16MB RAM
Trident 9000 video 1MB
Later I added Yamaha 719 ISA audio and some CD-ROM
It was great fun to install Win 95 from floppy drive, never seen my son so happy 😀

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Second raid in the old building:

3. Digital Venturis 575
Windows95OSR2
CPU Pentium 75MHz
RAM 8MB onboard (later added 4x8MB)
S3 Trio onboard (raplaced with S3 Virge/GX 2MB)
512MB HDD (wating for CF card with IDE adapter)
PC speaker sound (later added AWE64)
No CD-ROM (later added Asus CD Writer)
This PC is now my son's primary DOS gaming machine, sitting in his room. LCD used instead of the originall monitor.

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4. Compaq AP550
Found it for 25 euro online.
Windows2000Pro SP4
1GHZ P3 Coppermine (raplaced with 2xP3 Coppermine 800MHz from old Compaq server)
4x128MB 800MHz RDRAM
32MB Matrox G400 (looking for some GeForce 2 Pro/GTS/Ultra)
2x18.2GB SCSI 10000rpm Compaq HDD's, again from the old server
Yamaha 724 PCI audio
CD Writer and VXA-320 tape drive

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Reply 1882 of 1891, by RetroLizard

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DundyTheCroc wrote on 2021-02-28, 13:09:
Here is what I have at home: 1. My old 1998 PC with some uprgades (needs cleaning) […]
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Here is what I have at home:
1. My old 1998 PC with some uprgades (needs cleaning)

Windows98SE
Unknown BX440 MB
P3 450MHz CPU
2x256MB RAM
10.2 and 20GB HDD's
Creative Live 5.1 sound card
Acer 52x CD-ROM
Intel network card
Need to change video card, just recap broken Voodoo 3 2000 and it is alive again
P450_1.jpg

2. 486/DX2 PC

Some history remarks: Two months ago I built VGA32 emulator (VIC20 and Altair 8800 emulation) for my 12 years old son. He was very happy, so I decided to find some real old hardware.
At work we have old building that was printing house long time ago. Now it is abandoned , but we have the keys and I started old parts hunt there 😀
So, the first prey was 486 PC:
Windows95OSR2
PC Chips M912 board with 256KB L2
Intel 486/DX2 CPU
512MB HDD
2x16MB RAM
Trident 9000 video 1MB
Later I added Yamaha 719 ISA audio and some CD-ROM
It was great fun to install Win 95 from floppy drive, never seen my son so happy 😀
486_1.jpg

Second raid in the old building:

3. Digital Venturis 575
Windows95OSR2
CPU Pentium 75MHz
RAM 8MB onboard (later added 4x8MB)
S3 Trio onboard (raplaced with S3 Virge/GX 2MB)
512MB HDD (wating for CF card with IDE adapter)
PC speaker sound (later added AWE64)
No CD-ROM (later added Asus CD Writer)
This PC is now my son's primary DOS gaming machine, sitting in his room. LCD used instead of the originall monitor.
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4. Compaq AP550
Found it for 25 euro online.
Windows2000Pro SP4
1GHZ P3 Coppermine (raplaced with 2xP3 Coppermine 800MHz from old Compaq server)
4x128MB 800MHz RDRAM
32MB Matrox G400 (looking for some GeForce 2 Pro/GTS/Ultra)
2x18.2GB SCSI 10000rpm Compaq HDD's, again from the old server
Yamaha 724 PCI audio
CD Writer and VXA-320 tape drive
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These are all awesome builds!

Reply 1883 of 1891, by bjwil1991

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Compaq Portable 1 (dual FDD) unit from 1983.

Specs:
NEC D8088D CPU
256KB on-board RAM
Compaq OEM Floppy Controller
Compaq OEM CGA card
Green Phosphorus CRT monitor
2 floppy drives (360KB) --> both need repairs
DFI MF-100 RAM expansion/RTC/Serial card (can also have a GamePort and LPT port) with 320KB RAM (needs work)
Quantum Plus HardCard 20 (boots up without issues after replacing the bad rubber with heat shrink tubing)
Western Digital WD8003E BNC/AUI-15 card

The keyboard needs repair as well (foam contact pads disintegrated) and I have the necessary parts to repair the keyboard and awaiting on the RAM for the memory expansion card, along with an XT-IDE w/ the CF card slot (single slot setup), rechargeable coin cell 3.6V batteries, and a CR2032 battery holder for the memory expansion card since it has RTC.

Once I get the floppy drives to work or connect my newly acquired 360KB drive, I'll be backing up every driver and file on multiple diskettes.

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Discord: https://discord.gg/U5dJw7x
Systems from the Compaq Portable 1 to FX-6300
Twitch: https://twitch.tv/retropcuser

Reply 1884 of 1891, by mmx23

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New 80 pin SCA scsi hdd mobile rack for my ALR Revolution 2x server. Is the most advanced hdd rack I ever saw, full aluminium, nice LCD display, temp, voltage, MTBF and fan monitoring. You can set thresholds for each and the rack will buzz when it will be reached. It has 2 cooling fans, the front one has an dust filter. By default only the back fan is working and the front one will start when the temp threshold is reached. You can even set the scsi ID from the panel.

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Reply 1886 of 1891, by sigurbjornl

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This is one of my two retro rigs and the one I just finished

Most of the system is a rig I built in late 98 to use as a FreeBSD server but I've made some hardware swaps while turning it into a Retro gaming PC.

  • AOpen HX08 ATX Case
  • AOpen AX59 Pro motherboard, upgraded to BIOS version 2.36
  • AMD K6-2@300Mhz
  • 256 megs of CAS 2 SDRAM
  • 64 gigs of storage provided by IDE to SD adapter
  • Diamond Speedstar A55 (S3Trio3D/2X), for DOS compatibility (replaced the Matrox MGA100 that was there originally)
  • Diamond 3D Blaster II Voodoo 2, 12 Megs
  • Hauppauge TV tuner PCI
  • DEC 21140 10/100 PCI network card
  • Orpheus sound card with PC-MIDI and Dreamblaster X2 (Buran + PCL preset) (replaced the SB16 Pro that was there)
  • Philips 2x CD-burner and Creative 24x CD-ROM

Had a lot of fun getting this operational again , thought I'd share some pics.

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Reply 1887 of 1891, by bjwil1991

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Photos of my Compaq Portable 1 system (the keyboard needs a retr0brite before I show photos since my OCD is in Overdrive).

http://imgur.com/a/SpIEDMc

Discord: https://discord.gg/U5dJw7x
Systems from the Compaq Portable 1 to FX-6300
Twitch: https://twitch.tv/retropcuser

Reply 1888 of 1891, by gerry

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sigurbjornl wrote on 2021-03-16, 18:03:
This is one of my two retro rigs and the one I just finished […]
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This is one of my two retro rigs and the one I just finished

Most of the system is a rig I built in late 98 to use as a FreeBSD server but I've made some hardware swaps while turning it into a Retro gaming PC.

  • AOpen HX08 ATX Case
  • AOpen AX59 Pro motherboard, upgraded to BIOS version 2.36
  • AMD K6-2@300Mhz
  • 256 megs of CAS 2 SDRAM
  • 64 gigs of storage provided by IDE to SD adapter
  • Diamond Speedstar A55 (S3Trio3D/2X), for DOS compatibility (replaced the Matrox MGA100 that was there originally)
  • Diamond 3D Blaster II Voodoo 2, 12 Megs
  • Hauppauge TV tuner PCI
  • DEC 21140 10/100 PCI network card
  • Orpheus sound card with PC-MIDI and Dreamblaster X2 (Buran + PCL preset) (replaced the SB16 Pro that was there)
  • Philips 2x CD-burner and Creative 24x CD-ROM

Had a lot of fun getting this operational again , thought I'd share some pics.

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Sigurbjörn

that's one huge tower! Nice set up

Reply 1889 of 1891, by PD2JK

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Oh yes, HX08. Built like a tank.
I have a few smaller HX45 cases. They don't get more robust than that.

Tulip Vision Line DC: 386 SX + 387 SX 25 MHz
Highscreen AT: Pentium MMX 200 MHz
AOpen HX45: Athlon (classic) 700 MHz
Highscreen ATX: Athlon (classic) 1 GHz

Reply 1890 of 1891, by afgncaap

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Just for fun, i am setting up a superfast win98 system.
It's a socket 754 Athlon 64 3000 with 512 Mb ram.
I also have a 3400, so maybe i will swap it out.
the videocard is a Ati 9600 and the soundcard a Soundblaster live.
The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M, it has Agp and all the win98 drivers are available on the website.
The cpu fan connector is not temperature controlled, so i used a resistor to slow down the fan, it's now barely audible, but still cools well.
I tried using the onboard sata ports with a 60 Gig ssd, but it wasn't recognized, seems like the Sata ports only understand sata 1.
i tried using a Ide to sata adapter, which worked at first, but after a few days the ssd suddenly got corrupted, lots of file errors, Windows wouldn't start anymore.
Now i reinstalled on a ide drive.
For now it's sitting on my test bench until i find a case to build it in.

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Reply 1891 of 1891, by chrismeyer6

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That's going to make a super fast 98 machine. For the CPU fan you can use speedfan to monitor your temps and adjust fan speeds. You don't need a 4 pin pwm fan to control fan speeds.