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Reply 40 of 74, by Anonymous Coward

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mpe wrote:

486 build with Socket 6

That would be somewhat rare.

I am pretty certain these were never released in North America. Don't know about Europe. I think I heard a few systems in Japan might have had socket 6.

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Reply 41 of 74, by dan86

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Oh boy were do I start.

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Reply 42 of 74, by ShovelKnight

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I want to build a super compact and silent VIA C3 based DOS PC with a custom case and 3DFX GPU.

I actually even bought a motherboard for this build. But it won't happen until I design and find a way to 3D print the case. Maybe I will get around to it in the next 5 years or so 🤣

Another way would be to find a compact ITX case with a PCI riser and forgo the "custom" part.

Reply 43 of 74, by foil_fresh

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i already got a dos machine, a 3dfx win98 machine, an overkill win98 machine and an ~03/04 pentium 4 system for XP so i'm good for the "retro" side of things...

but wanting to build a super overkill WinXP machine with my spare i5 2500k and the 9800GTX+ that a mate gave to me a few weeks ago. what's a good sound card for a 2008-2012 pc with decent XP support?

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Reply 44 of 74, by xjas

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This one has been rattling around in my brain for a long time, but it's too stupid for me to want to spend any money putting it together. I'll just throw it out here in the hopes that one of you do it instead. 😜

Dell Dimension 5450 case
Dual LGA771 motherboard
Two Xeon E5450s
As many Radeon HD5450s as there are suitable PCIe slots
Name the build thread "Quality Suits"

I actually have the HD5450s and one E5450, but yeah, nope. Not gonna do it. I declare this build public domain now, so go nuts.

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Reply 45 of 74, by Carlos S. M.

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Anonymous Coward wrote:
mpe wrote:

486 build with Socket 6

That would be somewhat rare.

I am pretty certain these were never released in North America. Don't know about Europe. I think I heard a few systems in Japan might have had socket 6.

I believe Socket 6 only existed in paper, no chips or products were known to exist, not even ES chips

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Reply 46 of 74, by Intel486dx33

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Reply 47 of 74, by Anonymous Coward

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Carlos S. M. wrote:
Anonymous Coward wrote:
mpe wrote:

486 build with Socket 6

That would be somewhat rare.

I am pretty certain these were never released in North America. Don't know about Europe. I think I heard a few systems in Japan might have had socket 6.

I believe Socket 6 only existed in paper, no chips or products were known to exist, not even ES chips

That's what I thought too, but I am pretty sure I actually saw a picture of a Socket 6 from a Japanese computer. Probably something like a PC 98. If I can find it again I'll post it here.

Here's a picture of one from wikipedia:

1200px-Socket_6.jpg

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Reply 48 of 74, by mpe

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Anonymous Coward wrote:

I am pretty certain these were never released in North America. Don't know about Europe. I think I heard a few systems in Japan might have had socket 6.

Yes. I know it is a real thing. Thats why I want to build it someday 😀

Another picture (no desc, but note the missing pin compared to S3)
http://www.x86-guide.net/Photos/Sockets/Socket_6.jpg

Also here:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/common … Motherboard.jpg

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Reply 49 of 74, by 65C02

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Two builds: an AMD "barn burner" with the FX-9590 CPU, two R9 295X2's in quad-fire, and maybe a bit of overclocking to push the 220w CPU and 2x500w GPUs even harder. 😁

I would also like to do a NexGen build. I saw a thread here about the Nx586 recently and it intrigued me. There's a built in cache controller, but it does not have a co-pro...wait what?

Reply 50 of 74, by PcBytes

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65C02 wrote:

Two builds: an AMD "barn burner" with the FX-9590 CPU, two R9 295X2's in quad-fire, and maybe a bit of overclocking to push the 220w CPU and 2x500w GPUs even harder. 😁

I would also like to do a NexGen build. I saw a thread here about the Nx586 recently and it intrigued me. There's a built in cache controller, but it does not have a co-pro...wait what?

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Reply 52 of 74, by kixs

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kixs wrote:

I wish I could recreate a few systems that I had in the early ninety's. Mainly my 286/16 and 486slc/33. I lack almost everything - proper case and motherboards. I might get satisfied with near components. Although case would make it 99% perfect - I know one of the members here has it but he won't let it go 🤣

Two years later... I have all the parts (not one but two proper cases) just missing time to put it all together... It's always: I'll do it when I finish "this and that" and then it gets postponed 🤣 But I'll definitely finish them when I ready my new room and make some permanent setups.

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Reply 53 of 74, by leileilol

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a big dumb celeron box with a rage fury pro, in the most imac-wannabe case with all the dumb 2000 stuff loaded on it surrounded by all appropriate 2000 stuff of old 2000 obsessions. but i'm retired from the whole pc make thing. Basically a pc equiv of the imacs available of that year, representing the peak landmark of plastic looks and optimistic dotcom excess.

(p.s. all mentions of 2000 here are for THE year 2000, not the decade)

by the way, DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x

Reply 54 of 74, by pewpewpew

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leileilol wrote:

... the peak landmark of plastic looks and optimistic dotcom excess.

It burns, it burns..

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Reply 55 of 74, by buckeye

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A socket 370 tualatin 1.4ghz based system with a Voodoo 5. It's "fantasy" to be sure with the way prices are for the voodoo and 370 mobo's.

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Reply 56 of 74, by Intel486dx33

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2019-11-23, 06:45:
Some day I hope to complete these builds. […]
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Some day I hope to complete these builds.

1) Lian Li snail case ( turn into a audio studio/juke box controlled by my iPad via MS-Remote desktop )
2) Fatal1ty gaming computer with all Fatality components.
3) Build a small mini tower 486dx4-100 VLB computer like my first 486 computer.
4) complete upgrading my Macintosh's with larger hard-drives and more ram.
5) Intel P3, Solaris 7 x86 workstation.
6) Linux x86 computer ( Mandrake, FREE BSD, KDE, Open Windows )
7) Macintosh Apple TV upgrades ( Ram and Hard drives )

Okay

So I have these 3 i might want to build.
Which should I do first ?
1) Lian Li snail case ( turn into a audio studio/juke box controlled by my iPad via MS-Remote desktop )
2) Fatal1ty gaming computer with all Fatality components.
3) Build a small mini tower 486dx4-100 VLB computer like my first 486 computer.
4) Cooler Master Wave case build.

Reply 57 of 74, by cyclone3d

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An XP build with Quad SLI 780Ti. Still cost too much for me to want to buy though.

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Reply 58 of 74, by barleyguy

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I've actually got most of the parts for all of the following, so will probably post builds of them in the next few months:

- 1997 computer I pulled out of a closet that I already did a thread for. (Socket 7 with 3D Rage Pro)
- Socket A, Athlon XP 3000+, Radeon 9600XT, Sound Blaster Audigy ZS
- Socket 775, Xeon X4560
- Dual First Gen Opteron
- Super tiny Mini ITX Machine, Morex 557 case, A8-7600 APU, Pico PSU

Short version is that I'm new to this forum, but I've been building machines as a hobby or profession for about 30 years. So it'll be fun to post some builds.

Reply 59 of 74, by Baoran

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I would like to build my first ever PC from 1988.
12Mhz 286 with 1Mb of ram and trident 256Kb vga card 40Mb hard drive.
I already have a case for it that looks exactly the same. I also have a seagate 40Mb MFM drive. Main things that are missing is the power supply for it which is XT style power supply that would have that big red switch at the right back side of the desktop case and full size at motherboard that would have the 12Mhz 286 cpu and 1Mb of ram as dip chips. I also haven't been able to find a trident card that is that old yet either.