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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby bjwil1991 » 2019-2-26 @ 14:58

I have 4 Pentium 4 laptops that have Radeon Mobile 7500 or 9000 prospectively:

1) IBM ThinkPad R40 (Pentium 4-M 2GHz, Radeon 7500 16MB)
2) 2x Dell Inspiron 600m (Celeron, Radeon 9000 32MB & Centrino, Radeon 9000 32MB)
3) Dell Latitude D600 (Centrino, Radeon 9000 32MB)
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Zack_H » 2019-2-26 @ 15:23

oeuvre wrote:oh man my dad had one and the battery on it never worked right though


My Dad used to have one too! That’s I actually why I initially got one again, but then It turned out to be a really great mobile vintage machine for me!




bjwil1991 wrote:I have 4 Pentium 4 laptops that have Radeon Mobile 7500 or 9000 prospectively:

1) IBM ThinkPad R40 (Pentium 4-M 2GHz, Radeon 7500 16MB)
2) 2x Dell Inspiron 600m (Celeron, Radeon 9000 32MB & Centrino, Radeon 9000 32MB)
3) Dell Latitude D600 (Centrino, Radeon 9000 32MB)


Cool! While we’re on the subject of Pentium 4 laptops, here’s one I dearly love. The Dell Inspiron 8200! This is the updated version of the 8100. Notice those cool silver palm rests!

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This particular one has a 1.8GHz Pentium 4 Mobile, and an ATi Radeon 9000 64MB graphics card! It’s my primary Windows XP machine, and man does it run XP well!

Mine also has what Dell called their “UltraSharp” display. It’s the same 1600 x 1200 resolution, but it’s brighter, has a wider viewing angle, and a higher contrast ratio than their standard UXGA display. I got lucky with this 8200, because it’s basically a top-end model. Someone definitely payed an arm and a leg for this thing when it was new!

I just love the Inspiron 8000 series laptops. They’re just fantastic in my opinion.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby bjwil1991 » 2019-2-26 @ 15:54

Wish I can find something like that. All of my displays are 1024x768 native, however, I can hook it up to an LCD monitor for better viewing. Even my ThinkPad R40 has a ThinkLight above the display that can light up the keyboard, ThinkPoint, and trackpad in the dark, and I have the ThinkPoint set to scroll in an X, Y, or Z pattern in Windows XP.

The one Dell Inspiron needs a new hard drive (crapped out again) and the ThinkPad R40 is going to need a new one as well, however, it still works (thinking about an SSD alternative, such as mSATA to IDE), and replace all of the laptop IDE drives with SSD.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-2-26 @ 20:31

wirerogue wrote:greetings all, my first time posting here. i hope this qualifies for membership.

full specs: Antec KS232, Mad Dog SurePower 350W, Asus P2B-S, Pentium II 450, 4x128mb Crucial CL2, Matrox Millenium II 8MB AGP, Dual Creative 12MB Voodoo 2, Creative Soundblaster Live, Intel pro/100+ NIC, US Robotics Sportster 56K, Compaq 18.2GB Ultra-2 SCSI HDD, WD 40GB IDE HDD, Lian Li Mobile Rack, Lite-On CD-RW, 1.44MB floppy drive, 21" Viewsonic P817, Logitech Internet Keyboard, Logitech Mouseman Wheel, Altec Lansing Series 100 Speakers.


Awesome pc!
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Megantonneke » 2019-3-09 @ 12:34

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Hi there all, I would like to show my humble retro machine:

1996 Tulip Vision Line DE 5/133, mobo TC48, Pentium 133Mhz - Socket 7, 8Mb EDO RAM, onboard Diamond Stealth Video 2500 (Alliance aT24) -disabled-, S3 Virge DX "Daytona" PCI GPU addon, HP MM16 pro V-A PnP (Aztec 2320) soundcard, Western Digital WDAC21600-00H Caviar 21600 1.6 GB HDD (original), IDE to CF adapter, HP CD-Writer Plus 8200 series (replacement), Gotek Flashfloppy FDD emulator as A:, original FDD as B:. Tulip PS/2 keyboard and mouse. Currently using a Samsung Syncmaster 152s LCD screen, I have a Tulip 15 inch CRT but have I to replace a potentiometer of one of the control knobs.

This 2nd hand machine had originally an HP Colorado T1000 backup tape drive. I replaced it with the Gotek floppy emulator, which fitted nicely! I did a bit of a botched retro-briting effort on the case (mild marbling effect). Running ms-dos 6.22/Win3.11 or Win98SE from CF cards works like a charm.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Vox » 2019-3-10 @ 03:04

Hello all! First time poster here. I have been into computers for a very long time. (Think Atari 800 days). I have recently become interested in "retro" computing outside of the Atari / Amiga universe. I didn't start my PC career until 1995 and that was with a 486 DX/100 and Win95.

A good friend of mine works at IBM and has for the past 35 years. He was cleaning out his basement and offered me some "old" PC's and a TON of boxed games for free!

Here is the haul and what I have started to build out of it.

1) I intend to use this for DOS gaming----- IBM Personal Computer Model 100.----Pentium 100MHz / 16MB RAM / 2GB IDE to CF Card for HDD / Onboard S3 Trio 64V 2mb video / SB AWE32 CT 3990
2) Intended for Win95 OSR2.5 gaming------IBM Personal Computer Model 750----Pentium 133 MHz / 32 MB RAM / 8GB IDE to SD Card for HDD / PCI S3 Virge GX (STB Nitro 3d) / SB AWE64CT 4500
3) Intended for Win98 SE2 gaming----------IBM Personal Computer Model 300PL---Pentium III 600MHz / 64 MB RAM / 16GB IDE to SD Card for HDD / AGP S3 Savage 4 8MB/ Onboard Sound.
4) Intended for WinXP gaming---------------IBM NetVista Computer Model M42-----Pentium 4 2.66GHz / 640 MB RAM / 150GB IDE HDD/ Intel 845G Video onboard / Onboard Sound.

I have built the P133 and the PIII 600 today. Not sure on what upgrades I will do to the others. I have some Voodoo 2 and Voodoo 3 cards along with some other ATI cards.

I am thinking of swapping video on the PIII, P4 machines as well as adding SB cards.

Here are some pics. Love the site!
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2019-3-11 @ 12:52

dat gateway 2000 keyboard doe.... how do you like it?
Retro PC Intel i5 2500, 8GB RAM, AMD HD7770 1GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-3-14 @ 18:18

Vox wrote:Hello all! First time poster here. I have been into computers for a very long time. (Think Atari 800 days). I have recently become interested in "retro" computing outside of the Atari / Amiga universe. I didn't start my PC career until 1995 and that was with a 486 DX/100 and Win95.

A good friend of mine works at IBM and has for the past 35 years. He was cleaning out his basement and offered me some "old" PC's and a TON of boxed games for free!

Here is the haul and what I have started to build out of it.

1) I intend to use this for DOS gaming----- IBM Personal Computer Model 100.----Pentium 100MHz / 16MB RAM / 2GB IDE to CF Card for HDD / Onboard S3 Trio 64V 2mb video / SB AWE32 CT 3990
2) Intended for Win95 OSR2.5 gaming------IBM Personal Computer Model 750----Pentium 133 MHz / 32 MB RAM / 8GB IDE to SD Card for HDD / PCI S3 Virge GX (STB Nitro 3d) / SB AWE64CT 4500
3) Intended for Win98 SE2 gaming----------IBM Personal Computer Model 300PL---Pentium III 600MHz / 64 MB RAM / 16GB IDE to SD Card for HDD / AGP S3 Savage 4 8MB/ Onboard Sound.
4) Intended for WinXP gaming---------------IBM NetVista Computer Model M42-----Pentium 4 2.66GHz / 640 MB RAM / 150GB IDE HDD/ Intel 845G Video onboard / Onboard Sound.

I have built the P133 and the PIII 600 today. Not sure on what upgrades I will do to the others. I have some Voodoo 2 and Voodoo 3 cards along with some other ATI cards.

I am thinking of swapping video on the PIII, P4 machines as well as adding SB cards.

Here are some pics. Love the site!
-Vox-


That IBM PC 750 looks nice. I would try to upgrade it with a Pentium MMX (might or might not work, BIOS limitation could be a problem with this one, otherwise it's a regular socket 7 board), install a Voodoo 3D accelerator card or another fast PCI graphics card.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby wiretap » 2019-3-25 @ 20:19

Getting my Pentium MMX 233MHz Industrial PC configured for the 10" SVGA monitor. :cool:

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby probnot » 2019-3-26 @ 01:28

wiretap wrote:Getting my Pentium MMX 233MHz Industrial PC configured for the 10" SVGA monitor. :cool:

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That keyboard and mouse look massive by comparison.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby retardware » 2019-3-26 @ 02:13

Thats a nice 5.25" HH "drive".
I like it.
What type is it?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby wiretap » 2019-3-26 @ 02:55

probnot wrote:That keyboard and mouse look massive by comparison.

I did it to illustrate the size. :lol:

I normally use the BTC 5100C keyboard with it. I was just testing the Kensington orbit.. I don't like trackballs all that much and usually use just a standard Logitech or Microsoft mouse.

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby aleksej » 2019-3-27 @ 14:25

wiretap, oh! looks like you found VS-10S? Or how it branded this time ;) How good it for your taste?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby wiretap » 2019-3-27 @ 20:47

aleksej wrote:wiretap, oh! looks like you found VS-10S? Or how it branded this time ;) How good it for your taste?

It is a Bridgeview VS-10S. The picture is excellent at 640x480. At 800x600 text is slightly fuzzy, and geometry at the top right is slightly skewed. Overall I'm happy with it though. :cool:
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby DaveJustDave » 2019-3-27 @ 22:19

it's so cute! i want this setup now.

wiretap wrote:Getting my Pentium MMX 233MHz Industrial PC configured for the 10" SVGA monitor. :cool:

I have no clue what I'm doing! If you want to watch me fumble through all my retro projects, you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrDavejustdave
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby blougaville » 2019-4-01 @ 22:39

I just did a write up of these two SS7 builds in the system specs forum (viewtopic.php?f=25&t=66187)

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The mini-ITX build was basically an experiment to see if I could fit some spare parts I had into a easily transportable case and it ended up being challenging in a satisfying way!

I know there are purists who don't like mixing old and new hardware, but for me it's fun to make use of some modern conveniences while still maintaining my favorite parts of the retro experience (and alleviating a few of the headaches!). More info on these builds and my reasoning behind the choices here: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=66187
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby appiah4 » 2019-4-02 @ 08:11

That ITX is amazing; did you make the PCI and ISA risers yourself or are they parts one can order online?
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1998:S1573S|K6-2/400|64M|V2/SLI|CT4500/32M
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby blougaville » 2019-4-02 @ 14:34

Unfortunately, I had to make the ISA extension and it wasn't exactly cheap. I found the PCI risers on ebay and stocked up on them for future projects. Thanks for the kind word!
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby SWZSSR » 2019-4-16 @ 06:26

Thought i'll join in with this post

Here is 2 of around 25 machines that I have

Avenger-M99

Tualatin Celeron 1.4ghz / 100Mhz FSB on Powerleap Slot-T Adapter
Epox BX3 440BX
512MB 2x256MB PC-133
Diamond S3 Savage2000 32MB
Quantum3D Obsidian X24 24MB (Voodoo2 SLI on a Single Card)
3COM 3905B 10/100
Diamond MX300 with SCB-55 Add-On
Adaptec 2940UW
LG 32X CD Rom
74GB 15K SCSI
Enermax 365watt PSU
Aopen HX-08 Full Tower
Win98SE

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AMD AthlonXP 3000+ (AXDA3000DKV4D)
Epox 8K3A+ Rev1.2 - Poly Modded
Kingston HyperX 512MB DDR333
3dfx Interactive Voodoo 5500 64mb AGP
3COM Etherlink
Diamond Monstersound MX300 + Roland SCB-55 Replaced with Creative E-MU 1212M (Not Pictured)
Zippy EMACS Server PSU with 35AMP 5V Rail and -5V
Western Digital 80GB ATA133 7200RPM
Windows 98SE

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-4-20 @ 22:10

SWZSSR wrote:Thought i'll join in with this post

Here is 2 of around 25 machines that I have

Avenger-M99

Tualatin Celeron 1.4ghz / 100Mhz FSB on Powerleap Slot-T Adapter
Epox BX3 440BX
512MB 2x256MB PC-133
Diamond S3 Savage2000 32MB
Quantum3D Obsidian X24 24MB (Voodoo2 SLI on a Single Card)
3COM 3905B 10/100
Diamond MX300 with SCB-55 Add-On
Adaptec 2940UW
LG 32X CD Rom
74GB 15K SCSI
Enermax 365watt PSU
Aopen HX-08 Full Tower
Win98SE



That's one awesome (and for a change) one unique system. Does that HX08 enclosure come from me? I've sold several new ones the last 2 years.
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