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First post, by manos426f

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Attention: VERY long post ahead...!!!

Hello to all and greetings from Greece! New to your forum, even though I have been visiting it for quite some time, so I chose this post to be my first one (that is, before I start making questions!)

So, my collection of retro builds includes the following PCs:

#1
CPU: Intel Pentium 200MMX Socket7 "P55C" (FV8050366200)
M/B: Soyo SY-5XA Intel 430TX
RAM: 96MB (3x32MB) SDRAM 100MHz
GPU1: Matrox Mystique 220 MGA (1064SG-H, ver. 618-02 rev.A) 2MB SGRAM PCI + 2MB Memory Expansion Module
GPU2: Voodoo2 Diamond Monster 8MB PCI
CPU3: Voodoo2 Diamond Monster 8MB PCI
HDD1: Quantum Fireball ST 3.5" 3.2GB
HDD2: Quantum Fireball SE 3.5" 3.2GB
HDD3: Quantum Bigfoot 5.25" 1280AT 1.2GB
CDRW: Hitachi CDR-7930
FDD: Panasonic 3.5"
PSU: Seasonic 145W
SΝCD: Soundblaster AWE64 Gold ISA (CT4390) + 8MB Memory Upgrade Module (CT1930)
CASE: Acom Mini Tower
MSE: Serial 3-button
ADTR: Rockfire Cupid (RM-201) Double Joystick Creater Adapter
JSCK: 2 x Micro Technica Multi Joy 15-pin
MNTR: Nec LCD1511M 15" 1024 x 768
SPKS: Teac Powermax 260/2 260W
KEYB: PS/2 Microsoft Internet Keyboard English/Greek White
O/S: DOS 6.22 / Windows 98SE

#2
CPU: Intel Pentium II 350MHz Slot-1 "Deschutes" (SL356)
M/B: Gigabyte GA-6BXC Rev. 1.9B Intel 440BX (Bios version: F4c)
RAM: 256MB (2 x 128MB) SDRAM 100MHz
GPU: Diamond Viper V550 (nVidia Riva TNT) 16MB Rev.F PCI
HDD1: Fujitsu MPE3084AE 8.4GB
DVRW: Pioneer DVR-109 (FW: 1.58)
FDD: Mitsumi 3.5"
PSU: SunTek 300W ( ---> VERY soon to be replaced! )
SΝCD: Soundblaster AWE64 ISA (CT4500)
CASE: Coolermaster Cavalier3 Midi Tower
MSE: Serial 3-button
ADTR: Rockfire Cupid (RM-201) Double Joystick Creater Adapter
JSCK: 1 x Micro Technica Multi Joy 15-pin
MNTR: LG 1530S 15" 1024 x 768
O/S: Windows 98SE

#3
CPU: Intel Pentium III 1000MHz Slot-1 "Coppermine" (SL4KL)
M/B: Abit AB-BH6 Rev 1.01 Intel 440BX (Bios version: SS)
RAM: 256MB (2 x 128MB) SDRAM 100MHz
GPU: Voodoo 3 3000 16MB AGP
HDD: Western Digital WD600BB-00CAA1 60GB
DVD: Plextor PX130A (FW: 1.03)
FDD: Nec 3.5"
PSU: Turbo-X 450W
SNCD: Soundblaster AWE32 ISA (CT3990) + 2MB SIMM Memory
CASE: Midi Tower Silver
MSE: Serial 3-button
ADTR: 2 x Rockfire RM-203 USB to Gameport Adapter
JSCK: 2 x Pacman 15-pin
MNTR: Nec LCD1511M 15" 1024 x 768
SPKS: Soundstar 300W Silver
KEYB: USB Microsoft Office Keyboard (RT9450) English/Greek White
O/S: Windows 98SE

#4
CPU: Intel Pentium IV 560J 3.60GHz HT Socket 775 "Prescott" (SL7Q2)
M/B: Asus PTG1-LA Intel 915GV (Bios version: 3.18)
RAM: 4GB (4x1GB) DDR 400MHz
GPU: Twintech nVidia GTS250 1GB GDDR3 RAM (256-bit bus)
HDD: Seagate ST3200820AS 200GB SATA
DVRW: Pioneer DVR-110DBK IDE Black (FW: 1.41)
FDD: 3.5" External Conig CMP-FDD USB 10
PSU: Xilence 420W
CASE: Midi Tower Silver-Black
MSE: USB Microsoft Wheel Optical 1.1A Wired
ADTR: 1 x USB to 2 x 9-pin
JSCK: 2 x Pacman 9-pin
JPAD: 2 x Logitech Rumblepad
MNTR: LG 1919S 19" 1280 x 1024 Silver
SPKS: Genius Multimedia Speakers SP-HF360B 10W
KEYB: PS/2 Microsoft 500 Wired Black
O/S: Windows XP SP3

I believe that I have reached a point where I can finally say that I managed to gather all the appropriate hardware which, combined with the rig I use as my main PC right now, consisted of

CPU: Intel i5-2500K 3.30GHz Socket 1155 "Sandy Bridge" (SR008)
COLR: Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E
M/B: Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 (Bios version: F13)
RAM: 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 Kingston 1333MHz
GPU: Palit nVidia GTX 980 Super JetStream 4GB
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA3
HDD1: Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB SATA2
HDD2: Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB SATA2
HDD3: Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB SATA2
BDRW: LG GGW-H20L (FW: YL07)
PSU: Cougar CM700 700W
CASE: CoolerMaster CM Stacker 810 Full Tower
MSE: USB Microsoft Wheel Optical 1.1A Wired
JPAD: 2 x Logitech Rumblepad
WHEL: Logitech MOMO Racing
MNTR: LG 23EA-63 23" 1920 x 1080
SPKS: Logitech X-210 2.1 25W
KEYB: USB Microsoft 200 Wired Black
O/S: Windows 7 64-bit

(which will inevitably become my #5 retro PC one day) will allow me to (re)play any of the games I have in my collection, without the slightest need for any kind of emulation. These are the following:

BOXED (CD versions)

- 7th Guest
- 11th Hour UK version
- Actua Soccer 2
- Aliens vs Predator
- Aliens vs Predator 2
- Angel Devoid
- Bermuda Syndrome
- Black Dahlia
- Blade Runner
- Blood
- Broken Sword
- Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
- Clandestiny
- Commandos: Beyond The Call of Duty
- Curse of Monkey Island
- Daikatana
- Dark Forces
- Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight
- Darkseed 2
- Day of the Tentacle
- Discworld Noir
- Doom
- Doom 2: Hell on Earth
- Duke Nukem 3D
- Ecstatica
- Ecstatica 2
- F1 Racing
- Fatal Racing
- Final Doom
- Flight of the Amazon Queen
- Full Throttle
- Gabriel Knight
- Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
- Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Damned, Blood of the Sacred
- Grim Fandango
- Harvester
- Heretic
- Hexen
- Humans 1 & 2
- I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
- Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
- Larry 7: Love for Sail
- Litil Divil
- Mortal Kombat 2
- Mortal Kombat 3
- NBA Live '96
- Orion Burger
- Outlaws
- Pandemonium
- Pandora Directive
- Phantasmagoria
- Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh
- Prince of Persia 3D
- Prince of Persia CD collection
- Psychic Detective
- Quake
- Quake 2
- Quake 3: Arena
- Requiem: Avenging Angel UK version
- Requiem: Avenging Angel US version
- Ripper
- Sanitarium
- Screamer Rally
- Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo
- Super Street Fighter 2
- Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
- Temujin
- Tex Murphy Overseer
- The Longest Journey
- The Need for Speed
- The Riddle of Master Lu
- The Secret of Monkey Island 1 & 2 Double Pack
- The X-Files
- Ultimate Race Pro
- Under a Killing Moon
- Under a Killing Moon & Pandora Directive Double Pack
- Unreal
- Urban Runner

BOXED (DVD-case sized)

- Black Mirror
- Doom 3
- Dreamfall: The Longest Jouney
- Murder in the Abbey
- Painkiller Gold Edition
- Painkiller Overdose
- Syberia
- Tony Tough And The Night Of The Roasted Moths
- XIII

DVD-CASED

- A New Beginning
- A Vampyre Story
- Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
- Agatha Christie: Evil Under The Sun
- Agatha Christie: Murder On The Orient Express
- Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
- Alan Wake: American Nightmare
- Alien Isolation
- Aliens Colonial Marines Limited Edition
- Aliens vs Predator (2010)
- Aliens vs Predator Gold
- Aliens vs Predator 2: Primal Hunt
- Alter Ego
- America McGee's Alice
- Ankh
- Ankh 2: Heart Of Osiris
- Art of Murder: FBI Confidential
- Art of Murder 2: Hunt For The Puppeteer
- Art of Murder 3: Cards of Destiny
- Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
- Assassin's Creed Director's Cut
- Assassin's Creed 2
- Batman: Arkham City
- Batman: Arkham Origins
- Bioshock
- Bioshock 2
- Bioshock Infinite
- Black Mirror 2
- Black Mirror 3
- Blitzkrieg
- Blur
- Broken Age
- Broken Sword Complete Edition
- Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon
- Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death
- Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse
- Bulletstorm
- Call of Duty Black Ops 2
- Call of Duty GOTY Edition
- Call of Duty 2
- Call of Duty 2: United Offensive
- Call of Duty 4: World At War
- Call of Juarez
- Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood
- Cannon Fodder 3
- Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle
- Ceville
- Chaos on Deponia
- Commandos 2: Men of Courage
- Commandos 3: Destination Berlin
- Crysis Special Edition
- Crysis Warhead
- Crysis 2
- Crysis 3
- Cursed Mountain
- Deponia
- Deus Ex: Invisible War
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Diamonds In The Rough
- Dirt
- Dirt 2
- Dirt 3
- Dirt Showdown
- DOOM
- Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
- Druuna Morbis Gravis
- Duke Nukem Forever
- Edna and Harvey: The Breakout
- Escape from Monkey Island (LucasArts Entertainment Pack)
- Everlight
- Evil days Of Luckless John
- F1 2010
- F1 2015
- Fairy Tale About Father Frost, Ivan and Nastya
- Far Cry
- Far Cry 2
- Fear
- Fear 2
- Full Throttle (LucasArts Entertainment Pack)
- Gears Of War
- Gemini Rue
- Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island
- Gilbert Goodmate And The Mushroom Of Phungoria
- Goin' Downtown
- Gray Matter
- Grim Fandango (LucasArts Entertainment Pack)
- Half Life 2
- Hard Reset Extended Edition
- Haunted
- Humans: Meet the Ancestors
- Jack Keane
- Jack Keane and the Fire Within
- Jericho
- Jolly Rover
- Keepsake
- LA Noire
- Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded
- Lost Horizon
- Lost Horizon 2
- Lucius
- Max Payne
- Max Payne 2
- Max Payne 3
- Μedal of Honor Airborne
- Medal of Honor Breakthrough
- Medal of Honor Deluxe Edition
- Medal of Honor Pacific Assault
- Medal of Honor (2010)
- Memento Mori
- Metro 2033
- Metro: Last Light Limited Edition
- Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
- Mortal Kombat X
- Murder In The Abbey (Greek Edition)
- MX vs ATX Reflex
- Myst IV: Revelation Limited Collectors' Edition
- Need For Speed Hot Pursuit (2010)
- Need For Speed: The Run
- Next BIG Thing
- Night of the Rabbit
- No One Lives Forever: The Operative
- No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'S Way
- Overclocked
- Painkiller Battle Out Of Hell
- Painkiller Deluxe Edition
- Painkiller Hell and Damnation
- Painkiller Recurring Evil
- Painkiller Redemption
- Painkiller Resurrection
- Perry Rhodan: Myth Of The Illochim
- Prey
- Prince Of Persia (2011)
- Prince Of Persia Forgotten Sands
- Prince Of Persia Sands Of Time
- Prince Of Persia The Two Thrones
- Prince Of Persia Warrior Within
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
- Quake 4
- Rage
- Rambo: The Video Game
- Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
- Reprobates
- Resident Evil Revelations 2
- Return To Castle Wolfenstein
- Return to Mysterious Island 2
- Robin Hood The Legend Of Sherwood
- Runaway Special Edition (1 & 2)
- Runaway 3: A Twist Of Fate
- Sam And Max Hit The Road (LucasArts Entertainment Pack)
- Sam And Max Season 1
- Sam And Max Season 2: Between Time and Space
- Sam And Max Season 3: The Devil's Playhouse
- Sega Rally Revo
- Shadow Warrior Special Edition
- Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
- Sherlock Holmes: Case Of The Silver Earring
- Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - Remastered Edition
- Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin
- Sherlock Holmes vs Jack The Ripper
- Secret Files: Tunguska
- Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
- Sinking Island
- So Blonde
- Soldier Of Fortune 2
- Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing
- Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed
- Sonic Generations
- Stalker: Call Of Pripyat
- Stalker: Clear Sky
- Stalker: Shadow Of Chernobyl
- Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
- Street Fighter IV
- Street Fighter V
- Street Fighter X Tekken
- Still Life
- Still Life 2
- Syberia 2
- Syndicate
- Tales Of Monkey Island
- The Book of Unwritten Tales
- The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
- The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
- The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav
- The Dig (LucasArts Entertainment Pack)
- The Evil Within - Limited Edition
- The Inner World
- The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura
- The Lost Crown
- The Secret of Monkey Island 1 & 2 Special HD Edition
- The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
- The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
- The Whispered World
- To The Moon
- Undercover: Operation Wintersun
- Undying
- Unreal 2
- Unreal Tournament 3
- Wolfenstein (2009)
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
- Yesterday
- Yesterday Origins

CD-CASED

- 3 Skulls of the Toltecs
- 11th Hour US version
- Alone In The Dark
- Alone In The Dark 2
- Alone In The Dark 3
- Blood 2: The Chosen
- Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
- Crime Patrol
- Darkseed
- Desert Strike / Jungle Strike
- Deus Ex
- Drug Wars
- Earthworm Jim
- FIA WRC 2 World Rally Championship 2011
- Flashback
- Half Life
- Harvest Of Souls
- Hexen II
- Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis
- Kingpin
- Legend of Kyrandia Book 1
- Legend of Kyrandia Book 2 - Hand of Fate
- Legend of Kyrandia Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge
- Mad Dog McRee
- Mad Dog McRee 2: The Lost Gold
- MUD: FIM Motocross World Championship
- Oddworld: Abe's Exodus
- Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey
- Pandemonium 2
- Primal Rage
- Prince of Persia Collectors' Edition
- Rally Championship
- Redneck Rampage
- Redneck Rampage Rides Again
- Rise of The Triad: Dark War
- Sensible World of Soccer 96/97
- Shivers
- Sin
- Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams
- Space Pirates
- The Last Bounty Hunter
- The Neverhood
- Unreal Tournament
- Unreal: Return To Na Pali
- Who Shot Johnny Rock?

CD-CASED (Custom made front & back inserts)

- Frankenstein: Through The Eyes of The Monster
- Mortal Kombat Trilogy
- NBA Live '95
- Riddle of The Sphinx
- Sam and Max Hit The Road
- Screamer 2
- Shadow Warrior
- Shogo: Mobile Armor Division
- Sleepwalker

I hope this first post of mine wasn't so tiring for you to read....

Last edited by manos426f on 2020-11-14, 22:19. Edited 3 times in total.

Reply 1 of 9, by dr_st

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Welcome to the forum!

Nice PCs and awesome game collection! Folks here love seeing pictures, but I imagine it would be quite the effort to document all that. 😀

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Reply 4 of 9, by chinny22

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PC's 2 and 3 are very similar, any reason for both or is it just because you want them?

You have the official AWE memory module, that's pretty cool 😀

And yes pic's! We love hardware p0rn here 😀

Reply 5 of 9, by manos426f

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chinny22 wrote on 2020-11-10, 09:13:

PC's 2 and 3 are very similar, any reason for both or is it just because you want them?

You are perfectly right, it's just that I wanted to have a P-II too, plus it gave me the opportunity to use many spare parts that I had.

chinny22 wrote on 2020-11-10, 09:13:

You have the official AWE memory module, that's pretty cool 😀

The funny thing is that it costed me 5€, along with the AWE64 Gold itself, around 10 years ago...

chinny22 wrote on 2020-11-10, 09:13:

And yes pic's! We love hardware p0rn here 😀

I will do it, soon. Besides, I love that too!

Reply 9 of 9, by manos426f

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foil_fresh wrote on 2020-11-11, 04:47:

I like the pentium1/2/3/4/i5 idea - I'm doing the same, just havent started on my i5 yet.

My original plan, when I was starting my builds, was for a Pentium MMX and a P3 only. In the process, I decided to add P2 and P4 and definitely did not regret it!

foil_fresh wrote on 2020-11-11, 04:47:

Are these builds final or do you plan on any changes?

Well, VERY minor changes, actually.

For a start, I must definitely change the SunTek 300W PSU of the P2 based machine and very soon I believe.
I would also like to put 32MB SIMM memory in the two SB CT3990 banks, but unfortunately I can find those only in the U.S.
Also, not ruling out the possibility of adding a second SATA drive in the P4 machine, if needed.

Apart from the above, I don't think I have anything else to change...

keropi wrote on 2020-11-11, 07:33:

welcome aboard!!!!

Nice to find you here keropi!