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Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-09 @ 22:02

Here is my Christmas computer restoration build.
It's a Gateway Select with AMD Athlon 900mhz.
Nothing says "All American Christmas" like a Gateway computer.
These are true Americana.
This computer is made of heavy steel frame construction.
It is a tool less case and very easy to work on and repair.
Performance is good and runs quiet.
The fans are fairly quiet.
I am going to keep this computer setup over the Winter and load it with all my favorite Holiday Season stuff.
I might change out the graphics for an AMD graphics card.

Specs:
Gateway motherboard with Via Chipset ( P/N: 2508783 Gateway Oxnard MS-6330, AMD Athlon Socket A
Up to 1.3GHz CPU )
CPU - AMD K7 Athlon 900mhz.
Ram - 356mb.
Graphics - Nvidia Geforce MX440 AGP
Audio - Sound Blaster live !
Modem - 56k Coneaxent
Network - AMD 100mb.
Hard-drive - Seagate 40gb.
OS - Windows 98se
Manufacture date - 9/23/2000

It actually has a license key for Windows ME but Windows 98se installs Vanilla too.
No additional drivers needed for the motherboard.

Commercial
https://youtu.be/jjaJCw7oLjs

https://youtu.be/06tqKX1anV8

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Re: Gateway Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-09 @ 22:05

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Re: Gateway Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-09 @ 22:06

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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby KCompRoom2000 » 2018-11-10 @ 00:17

At least you're using your own photos rather than mostly stock photos this time.

Anyways, this is a very nostalgic build to me. That classic Gateway case design brings back memories of the late-9x and early-XP eras of computing.

Quick question: Why do you have two DVD-ROM drives installed? I could understand of one was a regular DVD-ROM and the other was a CD-RW/DVD combo drive of some sort, but since both of those drives appear to be DVD-ROM, I don't see a practical use for such a setup. In those days, most systems came configured with one DVD-ROM drive and a CD-RW drive as the secondary optical drive. Dual DVD-ROM drives is kinda odd to me.
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-10 @ 00:24

Yeah, This is the best Gateway I have. My 486 Gateways are a Pain to work with.
The original CD-ROM drive was broken during shipping. So I just stuck a DVD drive in it which is the same type as in the original gateway.
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-10 @ 21:17

I have it all setup and running good with Win98se and Online with I.E. 6.0

Can you guy's recommend any Winter/Snow/Christmas games ?
Snow mobile?
Sking?
Sleding?
etc...
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby chinny22 » 2018-11-13 @ 11:10

Christmas games
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Warcraft 2 winter maps
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-13 @ 19:34

Thanks, I'll try some.
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-12-14 @ 22:09

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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Tetrium » 2018-12-14 @ 23:54

Intel486dx33 wrote:Here is my Christmas computer restoration build.
It's a Gateway Select with AMD Athlon 900mhz.
Nothing says "All American Christmas" like a Gateway computer.
These are true Americana.
This computer is made of heavy steel frame construction.
It is a tool less case and very easy to work on and repair.
Performance is good and runs quiet.
The fans are fairly quiet.
I am going to keep this computer setup over the Winter and load it with all my favorite Holiday Season stuff.
I might change out the graphics for an AMD graphics card.

Specs:
Gateway motherboard with Via Chipset ( P/N: 2508783 Gateway Oxnard MS-6330, AMD Athlon Socket A
Up to 1.3GHz CPU )
CPU - AMD K7 Athlon 900mhz.
Ram - 356mb.
Graphics - Nvidia Geforce MX440 AGP
Audio - Sound Blaster live !
Modem - 56k Coneaxent
Network - AMD 100mb.
Hard-drive - Seagate 40gb.
OS - Windows 98se
Manufacture date - 9/23/2000

It actually has a license key for Windows ME but Windows 98se installs Vanilla too.
No additional drivers needed for the motherboard.

Commercial
https://youtu.be/jjaJCw7oLjs

https://youtu.be/06tqKX1anV8

https://youtu.be/_EbV7e5k6V4

This case is very nice in most ways.
It had substantially good airflow compared to contemporary cases (12cm exhaust was basically a first for such a case, afaics) and it's of good quality.
The only irky thing about this case is the way the PSU is mounted by this green clip.
If the PSU is still in good shape (considering its age), it's a good fit for your rig.

Mine came with a s370 board.

Nice build, I like it :)

I would recommend however, to add a 12cm exhaust fan into the case even though it's probably not needed considering the parts you got in it now. Athlon 900 didn't get very hot, but that empty spot just begs for a slower moving 12cm fan. The fan would also help offset some of the heat that the PSU would have to endure, as the PSU is an obvious weakspot in this build.
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-12-15 @ 00:12

Yes, I am considering at least a rear fan.
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby mastergamma12 » 2018-12-19 @ 00:22

My 440BX system's in a case that looks identical to that one.
Asus P3C-E Pentium III-S 1.4ghz,512MB PC800 RDRAM,3dfx Voodoo4 4500,SB AWE64 Gold + SB Live[98]
EVGA 790i SLI FTW Core 2 Quad Q9550,8GB DDR3 1333,8800 GTX,X-Fi Ti Fatal1ty[XP]
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master, i9 9900k @ 4.7ghz,32gb DDR4 3200,GTX 1080 Ti, SBZx[10]
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Re: Gateway AMD K7 Christmas Build

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-1-14 @ 20:02

Yes, The case is easy to work within.
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