Retro Rig Photo Thread

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Bancho » 2017-10-11 @ 15:52

This is my "Main" system i use the most.

Intel Pentium 200mmx
Gigabyte GA-586TX3 AT motherboard
64mb PC66 SDRam
Creative 3D Blaster CT6760 16mb Voodoo Banshee PCI GFX Card
3D Sonata Yamaha OPL3/4 Sound Card
Yamaha SW60XG Wavetable card
Terratec EWS64S Sound card with 32mb Ram
Western Digital 2.1gig Hard Disk (Has that old access sound :lol:)
MSI DVD Drive
Samsung Floppy Drive
230Watt AT PSU

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby tabm0de » 2017-10-12 @ 17:42

My Retro side of desktop, almost unused Compaq Presario which looked brand new in the inside and outside except brightness Bord that was broken because of pressure which I fixed, image included.

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Overdrive dx4 100, nos
8gb compact flash disk
20mb memory
2x parallel cdrom
Creative awe32 which is waiting for the DreamBlaster Synth S2 chip :)
Old speakers
Digital keyboard, nos
Ms mouse ( laser will probably be better ;) )

Don’t think there is anything more I can add to this setup :)
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby King_Corduroy » 2017-10-14 @ 17:31

Nice! I'd always loved these computers. Would love to get my hands on one some day (not that I need another computer though! lol). Trying to get my hands on a Spectria Packard Bell but no one seems to have one. :/

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby brostenen » 2017-10-15 @ 20:13

Vallenrod wrote:Here is my little baby.

CPU:
Pentium III 500MHz (Katamai).

Mobo:
Asus P3B-F 1.04 (2 ISA slots model)

Memory:
768MB (3x256 Registered ECC ram)

Sound cards:
Gravis Ultrasound rev. 3.74 (ISA non-PnP)
Sound Blaster AWE32 CT3900 with 32MB Ram (ISA non-PnP)
Aureal Vortex 2 8830A2 (PCI)

Video Card:
3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 AGP 16MB

Network card:
3com 3C905CX-TXM PCI

It's a retrofitted Dell Dimension XPS T500
I replaced the original motherboard (Dell oem version of Intel SE440BX-2).
To make it work I had to make a custom front panel adapter. Power supply also had to be replaced.

Three sound cards (cause why not? :))
GUS is mostly used for Sfx in dos games
Aureal Vortex 2 is for Windows games that support A3D
AWE32 is used in dos games mostly for midi music and is also installed in windows as a secondary sound device - this allows for loading custom sound fonts for GM emulation in DOS games.

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Nice looking system... :-P
Is that, by the way, my old AWE32 sitting beautifully in there?
Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick I tell.... (never tried though)

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby aditya3098 » 2017-10-22 @ 11:38

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My pile:

Pentium MMX 233
32 MB SDRAM
Socket 7 motherboard of unknown model (found locally)
S3 Savage4 Pro (must...get...voodoo...)
AWE32 PnP
DEC 21041-AA NIC (It has the DSUB style, thinwire and rj45 ethernet)
Floppy emulator and broken (only the front) CD drive.
CF-IDE

PSU is a Corsair VS450 (pro tip: ask your computer retailer for dead PSUs, more often than not they only have a bad cap.

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby frankmonk » 2017-10-23 @ 10:49

Bancho wrote:This is my "Main" system i use the most.

Intel Pentium 200mmx
Gigabyte GA-586TX3 AT motherboard
64mb PC66 SDRam
Creative 3D Blaster CT6760 16mb Voodoo Banshee PCI GFX Card
3D Sonata Yamaha OPL3/4 Sound Card
Yamaha SW60XG Wavetable card
Terratec EWS64S Sound card with 32mb Ram
Western Digital 2.1gig Hard Disk (Has that old access sound :lol:)
MSI DVD Drive
Samsung Floppy Drive
230Watt AT PSU

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I like that rig.
it looks like the Elbox Amiga 1200 Tower
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby frankmonk » 2017-10-23 @ 10:59

Almost finished my new 486 build. still need some fine tuning and of course cable management

Hercules MT Tower
Asus PCI/I 486SP3G using SCSI on Board
32MB
AMD AM5x86 133Mhz
Video: Ark Logic ARK2000 PCI 2MB
Pionner 305s Slot-in DVD RomSCSI
Sound 1: Sound Blaster 16 CT2230 with Yamaha DB50XG Daughterboard
Sound 2: Gravis Ultrasound Classic rev 3.7
2GB Seagate SCSI HDD (needs to be replaced by something quiter soon)

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby bjwil1991 » 2017-10-23 @ 16:22

frankmonk wrote:Almost finished my new 486 build. still need some fine tuning and of course cable management

Hercules MT Tower
Asus PCI/I 486SP3G using SCSI on Board
32MB
AMD AM5x86 133Mhz
Video: Ark Logic ARK2000 PCI 2MB
Pionner 305s Slot-in DVD RomSCSI
Sound 1: Sound Blaster 16 CT2230 with Yamaha DB50XG Daughterboard
Sound 2: Gravis Ultrasound Classic rev 3.7
2GB Seagate SCSI HDD (needs to be replaced by something quiter soon)

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Wait a minute. A case that has a timer when the system gets turned on? Interesting. Must be quite handy for comparing startup times between systems.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby probnot » 2017-10-23 @ 18:22

That is a sweet case. Full of the excessive red/green LEDs of 80s stereo equipment. I've never seen one like that before.

What is the red LED above the reset button for?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby bjwil1991 » 2017-10-23 @ 18:34

probnot wrote:That is a sweet case. Full of the excessive red/green LEDs of 80s stereo equipment. I've never seen one like that before.

What is the red LED above the reset button for?

Looks like that's the power LED. The others are used as follows:

Turbo, Keyboard lock, HDD activity, and if the case is opened (might not be the case, but I digress).
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby gdjacobs » 2017-10-23 @ 19:02

probnot wrote:That is a sweet case. Full of the excessive red/green LEDs of 80s stereo equipment. I've never seen one like that before.

What is the red LED above the reset button for?


Yup. Trick it out with an LED VU meter if you want to crank it to 11.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby HPI » 2017-10-26 @ 11:50

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PC9821 XT13/C12
PENTIUM 133>>>K63-400
millennium MGA-2064w 4M
64MB
CDROM 4X
SCSI-2 HD 36G
MPU-401
PC-FXGA
WIN95
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2017-10-26 @ 14:54

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby luckybob » 2017-10-26 @ 16:34

HPI wrote:SPEC
PC9821 XT13/C12
PENTIUM 133>>>K63-400
millennium MGA-2064w 4M
64MB
CDROM 4X
SCSI-2 HD 36G
MPU-401
PC-FXGA
WIN95


oh thats neat. id wager that roland card is practically unobtanium.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Gered » 2017-10-26 @ 22:35

oeuvre wrote:ThinkPad 770


So... I've seen you post this a couple times now (definitely not a complaint!), and it's growing on me... I kind of want one now if I can find one. Haha.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2017-10-26 @ 22:40

Do it! They're expensive on eBay but I bought one for $50 shipped, untested. It needed to be torn apart and reassembled but now it works fine. All I did was that and buy a CMOS battery for it (CR2025).
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby HPI » 2017-10-27 @ 04:17

luckybob wrote:
HPI wrote:SPEC
PC9821 XT13/C12
PENTIUM 133>>>K63-400
millennium MGA-2064w 4M
64MB
CDROM 4X
SCSI-2 HD 36G
MPU-401
PC-FXGA
WIN95


oh thats neat. id wager that roland card is practically unobtanium.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uErqD09tHzU
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Rodoko » 2017-10-27 @ 05:13

Is not that hard to obtain
The 9800/21 series (or "miko" as I call 'em since I'm a classic 9800 Touhou game lover) used a slot called C-Bus, hence the card's C shape :3
They are inserted like a Nintendo cartridge and they do have screw holes on the back instead of the common PC bracket that we the Americans use
If you go to Y! Auctions and type for example the LAPC-N you will see the card in a C-Bus format
It was like the IBM's MCA and later at the mid/late 90's NEC switched from the C-Bus to standard PCI

Also the 9821Xt is maybe from the transitional era, since it has NEC's C-Bus and PCI, you can notice it thru the dual Voodoo2's (the machine being from 1997 at least I think)

(I know all this since I love that machine together with the short lived X68000 and those two are my favorite Japanese computers and BTW, I would love to get one to play some Touhou)

And as I want to be a nice person with every Vogons member here is how a "miko" card looks like

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby cuba200611 » 2017-10-27 @ 19:36

HPI wrote:SPEC
PC9821 XT13/C12
PENTIUM 133>>>K63-400
millennium MGA-2064w 4M
64MB
CDROM 4X
SCSI-2 HD 36G
MPU-401
PC-FXGA
WIN95



Huh, a PC-9821Xt13/C12. I own a PC-9821Xb10/J8, but I've haven't done much yet. I still need to buy a PC-9801-86 soundboard, a replacement floppy drive (or floppy emulator; the drive the machine came with was borked), and a CF-to-IDE adaptor.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby HPI » 2017-10-28 @ 05:20

cuba200611 wrote:
HPI wrote:SPEC
PC9821 XT13/C12
PENTIUM 133>>>K63-400
millennium MGA-2064w 4M
64MB
CDROM 4X
SCSI-2 HD 36G
MPU-401
PC-FXGA
WIN95



Huh, a PC-9821Xt13/C12. I own a PC-9821Xb10/J8, but I've haven't done much yet. I still need to buy a PC-9801-86 soundboard, a replacement floppy drive (or floppy emulator; the drive the machine came with was borked), and a CF-to-IDE adaptor.


I have done X68000 , pc98 MIDI , Fm Towns videos on my channel , those are my favorite Retro PC .
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxc0oh ... WEQ/videos
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