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Reply 20440 of 44804, by bjwil1991

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Srandista wrote:
My first ever Raptor! […]
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My first ever Raptor!

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Can't wait to put it in my "retro" PC and hear sound of drive spinning at 10000rpm 😈

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Reply 20442 of 44804, by liqmat

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Srandista wrote:

My first ever Raptor!

Can't wait to put it in my "retro" PC and hear sound of drive spinning at 10000rpm 😈

Owned a few back in the mid 2Ks and they are a great drive, That whining whir sound they make, especially when first spinning up, invigorates your veins with unicorn rainbow fires. (I have no idea what that means, but you get the idea)

(っ•́。•́)♪♬

Reply 20444 of 44804, by FesterBlatz

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WD Raptor for a retro hard drive? Geez I feel old! Retro storage to me means 32Kx8 EPROMS and MFM hard drives with ISA or S100 ST-506 controllers.

Time to go sit in my front porch rocking chair and yell at the neighborhood kids to get off my lawn... 🤣

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My first ever Raptor! Can't wait to put it in my "retro" PC and hear sound of drive spinning at 10000rpm 😈

Reply 20445 of 44804, by Jade Falcon

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Srandista wrote:
My first ever Raptor! […]
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My first ever Raptor!

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Can't wait to put it in my "retro" PC and hear sound of drive spinning at 10000rpm 😈

I have 6 older 2008/9 300gb raptors in my core2 system running in raid 0, all fans are 10dba or less and I don't hear them. Even with the side panel off sitting right next to the system.

You have to go back to the older first, second gen raptors to really hear them. But your hearing may be better then mine.

Reply 20446 of 44804, by Srandista

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FesterBlatz: Well, that's the reason, why I use "retro" PC in quotes. I know, that my system has many so called modern parts, but its still running enough retro OS (Win98). And I suppose, that not many people are liking that build, since it's not period correct, But for me, it can get the job done, and also it can connect many PC eras. And that' primary reason, why I built it the way, how its built.

Socket 775 - ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA, Pentium E6500K, 4GB RAM, Radeon 9500@9700, ESS Solo-1, Win 98/XP
Socket A - ASRock K7S41GX, AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 512MB RAM, GeForce4 Ti4200, SB Live, Win 98

Reply 20447 of 44804, by BSA Starfire

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Oak OTI077 1 Mb ISA VGA card. Fair price and a old VGA chip i have never used.

Also bought a copy of Masters of Doom by David Kushner, first computer related book I have bought in a good while.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Masters-Of-Doom-Ho … 872.m2749.l2649

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/222146.Masters_of_Doom

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Reply 20448 of 44804, by FesterBlatz

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Oh it's quite alright! I understand "retro" to be a subjective term. I'm guilty of using SD cards as hard drive substitutes in some of older machines, although the sounds of a rack-and-pinion Miniscribe hard drive will always bring a smile to my face.

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FesterBlatz: Well, that's the reason, why I use "retro" PC in quotes. I know, that my system has many so called modern parts, but its still running enough retro OS (Win98). And I suppose, that not many people are liking that build, since it's not period correct. But for me, it can get the job done, and also it can connect many PC eras. And that' primary reason, why I built it the way, how its built.

Reply 20449 of 44804, by Srandista

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Hmm, I discover, that this topic is much better suited for hardware like I just bought. I will remember that, and try to post in more suited topic than this (if i don't forget :). It's just, that its not on front page as this one, so I missed it somehow.

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Reply 20450 of 44804, by Batyra

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Just got CPU for my new build.
Slot 1 P3 on 100FSB - boxed 😀

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Reply 20451 of 44804, by hard1k

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Nice! Is it still sealed?

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Reply 20452 of 44804, by martin939

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Jade Falcon wrote:
Srandista wrote:
My first ever Raptor! […]
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My first ever Raptor!

WD1500HLHX.jpg

Can't wait to put it in my "retro" PC and hear sound of drive spinning at 10000rpm 😈

I have 6 older 2008/9 300gb raptors in my core2 system running in raid 0, all fans are 10dba or less and I don't hear them. Even with the side panel off sitting right next to the system.

You have to go back to the older first, second gen raptors to really hear them. But your hearing may be better then mine.

The WD3000HHLS are GREAT, I have 2 of them in raid0 on my DFI NF4 Expert and I'm hitting like 230-240MB/s in HDtune with super low seek time.

Reply 20453 of 44804, by Predator99

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Just bought this box for 10€ at Ebay...you see the reason. Hope it still works 😀

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Nice find. Since it is in a box with other cards and can be damaged easily make sure to check all the tiny legs of the three 3dfx chips first before testing the card. Shorting on any of these pins will cause the card not to function or function properly. They bend very easily.

Before powering the card it is an easy fix with a needle point and a good set of eyes (or magnifier). Not checking this first can destroy the card.

Already arrived. Its a Creative card. Looks good 😎

Also other intersting parts in the box. Unfortunately he removed all coolers from the graphics cards, therefore useless 😵

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Reply 20454 of 44804, by FesterBlatz

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That's only a minor problem assuming they weren't damaged from the coolers being roughly removed. Are any of them interesting?

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Also other intersting parts in the box. Unfortunately he removed all coolers from the graphics cards, therefore useless 😵

Reply 20455 of 44804, by Predator99

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FesterBlatz wrote:

That's only a minor problem assuming they weren't damaged from the coolers being roughly removed. Are any of them interesting?

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Also other intersting parts in the box. Unfortunately he removed all coolers from the graphics cards, therefore useless 😵

Hmmm I dont think so. They are looking intact however. If anybody is interested let me know...
I will test the 2 Mainboards (Socket 7 + 462).

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Reply 20456 of 44804, by Batyra

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hard1k wrote:

Nice! Is it still sealed?

Its not sealed. Box is still „glued” don’t know how to call it better - seems to be unopened. But I think I’m going to use it in actual build.

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Reply 20459 of 44804, by blurks

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The Pentium 200 was stupidly expensive. You can still get it on eBay. I sacrificed some old Mega Drive games for it. Otherwise I wouldn't buy those absurdly priced items. The Celeron however was an unexpected and thankfully cheap eBay find. Around 10 USD I believe.