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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Anaxagoras » 2017-12-19 @ 09:54

Pasi123 wrote:
2004 Pentium 4 retro setup / bedroom PC:

Specs:

CPU: Pentium 4 HT 3.0 Prescott
Mobo: GA-8SGXLFS
RAM: 2gb DDR1
GPU: Radeon 9800 PRO 128mb
HDD: 2x 40gb Seagate
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
Monitors: 2x 17" CRT, Samsung Samtron 76E and Philips 107E

I still need to get a longer S-Video and 3,5mm-RCA cables so I could connect it to that 28" Philips CRT TV. And a better CPU cooler... One that I'm currently using is from a Celeron 1.8GHz which was the original build in that case.


You have the same TV than me!!!
In my opinion, the better solution for a CRT TV is using Arcade VGA.
There are several versions. I have an old AGP version in a dedicated PC for emulators.

Your setup will be a very good emulstation!!! :cool:
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- Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48, Z80A, Sinclair BASIC.
- PC-XT clon, MS-DOS 3.30.
- PC 486DX4 custom build, MS-DOS 6.22
- Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600, Pentium III, Windows 98 SE.
- Pentium 4 custom build, Windows XP.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby harddrivespin » 2017-12-20 @ 21:40

Here's my 486 retro rig:
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There is a 486SX-25 processor inside which is actually quite a good processor because it can play most of the CPU sensitive games without downclocking. The mobo is a bog-standard baby AT motherboard from late 1991. While the innards can't be seen I will post more pics tommorow hopefully. There is a acuMOS (pre Crrus acquisition) AVGA1 card in there right now, and a good quality Seasonic AT PSU. The CD drive is for decoration since the BIOS cannot detect CD drives. As of now it lacks an HDD or IDE controller card, since the only IDE controller card I have is ISA VLB. The turbo button on the case is redundant as of now.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby harddrivespin » 2017-12-21 @ 11:23

Picture of my 486's innards: (Not screwed in, lacks a lot of stuff)
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby SpectriaForce » 2017-12-29 @ 22:45

Custom HP XW6200 workstation:

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HP XW6200 motherboard
2x Intel Xeon Nocona 3.4 GHz 1 MB L2 cache + stock coolers
4x Hyundai 2 GB DDR2-400
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD6450
Transcend 64 GB SSD
2x WD 250 GB HDD
Asus DVD-RW
Asus CD-RW
Card reader
NEC FDD
VIA Extra SATA + PATA controller
NEC USB 2.0 card
3x 80 mm fan red LED
3x Bequiet 80 mm fan
Seasonic 550W PSU
AOpen H700C case
Vista SP2 64-bits

The motherboard, which has ATX dimensions, doesn't just fit in a regular ATX case. In the original XW6200 case a couple bolts go through the CPU coolers and motherboard into the chassis. For this project I had to buy M3.5 nuts so I could fix the coolers on the motherboard and I had to fasten some tie wraps around the CPU coolers and the new chassis to make sure one corner of the motherboard would not bend due to the gravity on it. Luckily I could fasten the rest of the board with screws in their regular ATX holes. But that's not all. I also had to reuse the original case fans, which are now located at the bottom, because the CPU's don't run on full speed without them, to prevent them from overheating. Furthermore the power button, front USB and audio connections also had to be researched, but the original cable of the old case led me to the right pins :-)

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This is now the pc I plan to use for XP games that don't run on Win2K (I don't want to use XP).
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby luckybob » 2017-12-29 @ 23:08

love the fans on the bottom. ^.^
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby harddrivespin » 2017-12-30 @ 12:17

SpectriaForce wrote:Custom HP XW6200 workstation:

IMGP7752.jpg


HP XW6200 motherboard
2x Intel Xeon Nocona 3.4 GHz 1 MB L2 cache + stock coolers
4x Hyundai 2 GB DDR2-400
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD6450
Transcend 64 GB SSD
2x WD 250 GB HDD
Asus DVD-RW
Asus CD-RW
Card reader
NEC FDD
VIA Extra SATA + PATA controller
NEC USB 2.0 card
3x 80 mm fan red LED
3x Bequiet 80 mm fan
Seasonic 550W PSU
AOpen H700C case
Vista SP2 64-bits

The motherboard, which has ATX dimensions, doesn't just fit in a regular ATX case. In the original XW6200 case a couple bolts go through the CPU coolers and motherboard into the chassis. For this project I had to buy M3.5 nuts so I could fix the coolers on the motherboard and I had to fasten some tie wraps around the CPU coolers and the new chassis to make sure one corner of the motherboard would not bend due to the gravity on it. Luckily I could fasten the rest of the board with screws in their regular ATX holes. But that's not all. I also had to reuse the original case fans, which are now located at the bottom, because the CPU's don't run on full speed without them, to prevent them from overheating. Furthermore the power button, front USB and audio connections also had to be researched, but the original cable of the old case led me to the right pins :-)

IMGP7750.jpg


This is now the pc I plan to use for XP games that don't run on Win2K (I don't want to use XP).


Not really a retro rig though. Not saying it's bad (I like it!) just I don't think it fits the retro category.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby janskjaer » 2017-12-30 @ 13:12

The Dell Dimension XPS M200s just had it's annual dust-out. Although, there was very little to be done as you can see (photos before work began). A 10-minute clean of the fans sufficed.

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Nothing to clean really.


Christmas is definitely that time of year when I get my chance to really play some games. It's been a re-visit of games from 1997 so a lot of Rendition, PowerVR and 3Dfx based games. That's why the Creative 3D Blaster PCI, Matrox m3D, Orchid Righteous 3D and Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 are all in the case together, and have been getting a good run.

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3D cards - all in

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Rendition, PowerVR, 3Dfx
DELL Dimension XPS M200s
:Intel Pentium MMX 200MHz
:64MB RAM
:3D Blaster PCI (Rendition Verite 1000-E)
:Matrox m3D (PowerVR PCX2)
::Orchid Righteous 3D (Voodoo Graphics)
:Creative SoundBlaster AWE64 Value
:MS-DOS 6.22 / Microsoft Windows 95b (dual-boot)
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby arncht » 2018-1-18 @ 21:28

i upgraded the midi section

Asus VL/I-486SV2GX4 rev 2.1 SiS 85C471
Intel DX4 100 WB
Sharp 72 pin FPM 60ns 8M x2
WDC Paradise Bali32 1M VLB ARK Logic ARK1000VL
Creative Sound Blaster Pro 2.0 CT1600 ISA
Gravis Ultrasound 3.74 1M ISA
Roland MPU-IPC
Roland MT-32
Roland SC-55 Firmware 2.0
DTK PTI-265W VLB controller Winbond W83759AF
Quantum Fireball II 1280M IDE
Sony CDU-77E 4x CD-ROM IDE
Baby AT
FSP SPI-250G

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby arncht » 2018-1-19 @ 16:11

one of my favorite bundle.

1997 Q1 - Pentium MMX
Asus TX97-E rev 1.12 Intel 430TX
Intel Pentium MMX 200 SL27J
Mosel Vitelic PC133 SDRAM 7ns 64M
Hercules Terminator 3D/DX 4M PCI S3 ViRGE/DX
Diamond Monster 3D 4M PCI 3Dfx Voodoo
Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold PnP CT4390 ISA
Gravis Ultrasound Plug & Play 1.0 8M ISA

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2018-1-19 @ 16:34

How do you get your cards so clean?
Dell Optiplex GXa Pentium II 266MHz, 256MB, ATI Rage XL, IBM HD, SB16, DOS/3.11/98
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby KSHIRZA1 » 2018-1-20 @ 02:29

My Aptiva 2144-M63

Pentium 133mhz
32mb edo ram
256kb l2 cache
56x cdrom
Ati all-in-wonder 3d rage ii 4mb pci
Ata133 ide controller pci
Patriot Blaze 120gb ssd
Yamaha 719s sound
IBM G40 14” monitor
IBM rapid response keyboard
IBM two button mouse

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build thread...

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby arncht » 2018-1-20 @ 06:43

oeuvre wrote:How do you get your cards so clean?


Nothing special... brushes, maybe isopropyl.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby ElementalChaos » 2018-1-27 @ 00:12

Here is "Charon", my K6-2 (soon to be K6-2+) build. Shot with a 1997 Sony Mavica FD7 floppy disk camera.
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Pluto, the maxed out Dell Dimension 4100: Pentium III 1000 | 256MB | GeForce4 Ti4200 + Voodoo2 SLI | Aureal Vortex2 | Windows 98SE
Charon, the DOS and early Windows time machine: K6-III+ 600 | 256MB | Voodoo3 3000 | Audician 32 Plus | Windows 98SE
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby DeafPK » 2018-1-27 @ 23:52

ElementalChaos wrote:Here is "Charon", my K6-2 (soon to be K6-2+) build. Shot with a 1997 Sony Mavica FD7 floppy disk camera.


Dude, that minitower case appears to be the exact same I have for my 486 in this topic I made like three minutes ago. Cheers! :D
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2018-1-28 @ 13:36

It must be some sort of vogons requirement to have that Gravis gamepad
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby netfreak » 2018-1-30 @ 05:55

oeuvre wrote:It must be some sort of vogons requirement to have that Gravis gamepad


Yep.

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby luckybob » 2018-1-30 @ 06:14

A CHALLENGER APPEARS!!!

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WARNING, don't use Alcohol to clean these damn things. As you can see, it wipes the logo right off.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Tetrium » 2018-1-30 @ 10:59

harddrivespin wrote:Picture of my 486's innards: (Not screwed in, lacks a lot of stuff)

You really use it that way? :confused:
oeuvre wrote:It must be some sort of vogons requirement to have that Gravis gamepad
netfreak wrote:
oeuvre wrote:It must be some sort of vogons requirement to have that Gravis gamepad


Yep.

gravis.jpg
luckybob wrote:A CHALLENGER APPEARS!!!

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WARNING, don't use Alcohol to clean these damn things. As you can see, it wipes the logo right off.

Lol!

I don't have one either though, I don't use gamepads :blush:
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Stiletto » 2018-1-30 @ 21:13

luckybob wrote:A CHALLENGER APPEARS!!!

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WARNING, don't use Alcohol to clean these damn things. As you can see, it wipes the logo right off.


I have the upper one, the Gravis Gamepad Pro, in USB and charcoal grey. :D
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Gered » 2018-1-30 @ 22:25

luckybob wrote:A CHALLENGER APPEARS!!!

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WARNING, don't use Alcohol to clean these damn things. As you can see, it wipes the logo right off.


Gotta keep the chain going:

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(No, I'm not just holding 2 of the same model, they are technically different revisions! Look at the label differences! :P)
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