How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby sprcorreia » 2013-6-11 @ 15:21

Currently only one.

Black Cooler Master case with Enlight PSU
ASUS P2B with Slot 1 P3 1GHZ FSB100
2 x 256MB PC133 Kingston
Voodoo 4 4500 AGP
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold with 24MB memory expansion
Music Quest MQX-32M with Roland MT-32 and Sound Canvas SC-88 Pro
Promise SATA TX4 with 2.5" 80GB Hitachi drive (main Windows)
Frontal IDE-CF reader with 4GB Sandisk (DOS) or 4GB Hitachi Microdrive (test Windows)
Pioneer IDE DVD-RW
1.44MB Floppy drive
ASUS P2B with P3 1100 for sale.

http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?95680-Asus-P2B-Rev-1-10-Intel-P3-1-1GHz-with-Asus-adapter-and-Coolermaster-cooler

Lots of other stuff too. PM me for more details.
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby d1stortion » 2013-6-11 @ 15:37

Using this as my main retro PC:

ASUS CUBX-E Rev. 1.01
Intel Pentium III 1100
4x 128MB Infineon PC133
3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 AGP
Aureal Vortex2
Terratec EWS64 XL w/ NEC XR385, Roland SC-88
16GB Transcend CF 133x w/ IDE adapter, stock Win98SE
NEC ND-4551A IDE DVD burner
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby Hatta » 2013-6-11 @ 15:53

Nice bunch of Sparcs and SGIs there SiliconClassics. I'd love to get into that, as I love UNIX, but time and space constrain me.
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby SiliconClassics » 2013-6-11 @ 16:27

Hatta wrote:Nice bunch of Sparcs and SGIs there SiliconClassics. I'd love to get into that, as I love UNIX, but time and space constrain me.

An Indy might be well-suited for you because it can be tucked into tight spaces and is relatively cheap on eBay - you can get a working one for less than $50. O2 is also a good choice if space is limited and is faster than Indy but expect to pay 3x as much. Check out Acronym1 on eBay, he sells complete turnkey systems at good prices and is a very nice guy. Overall I recommend SGI systems wholeheartedly for collectors because they are very unique and strangely addictive. They can even run PC software via SoftWindows.
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby vetz » 2013-6-11 @ 16:39

In parts I can build almost anything :P

Here is what I have atm:

1. My Compaq in the signature
2. "Ultimate 440BX" 1400 Tualatin, 1024 RAM, ASUS P3B-F, GeforceFX 5950Ultra /w Artic Silencer, 120GB IDE harddrive
3. Socket 4 machine, P66, 32MB RAM, 4GB 68-pin SCSI, 2x Creative CD-ROM
4. Overkill 486 VLB build, ASUS VL/I-486SV2GX4, Pentium Overdrive 83@100mhz, 32MB FPM RAM, Creative 3D Blaster VLB, Number Nine GXE 2MB VLB, Soundblaster AWE32 CT2760
5. (Missing AT case) ASUS 386-ISA, 386DX33, 8MB RAM, Soundblaster Pro 2 CT1600, SCSI 50PIN 650MB harddrive, MIDIMAN MM-401 with Roland CM500, (still looking for a proper CD-ROM with SCSI)
6. XP machine - ASUS A7N8X-E , Athlon XP 2800+, 1GB RAM, Geforce 6800GT, Audigy 2, Voodoo 2 SLI, Lian Li case
7. Socket 7 VX machine (1996 build for testing) - Asus VX97, 64MB EDO, Voodoo 1, Creative 3D Blaster PCI, Apocalypse 3D (PowerVR PCX1), AWE64 Gold, Pentium 166 (soon a Pentium 200), ATcase
8. Super Socket 7 machine (will be replaced for a Pentium Pro system) in full tower ATX

Modern machine:
Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme 3@4ghz
8GB PC8500 DDR2
ASUS P5Q Pro (LGA 775)
ATI Radeon HD 7950
Creative X-FI Titanium HD /w front module
Avermedia Gamebroadcaster HD
A total of 7TB harddrive space
Intel SSD drive
Dell 24" IPS monitor
Lian Li full tower case

One thing that is repeating itself is the use of ASUS motherboards :)
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby zstandig » 2013-6-11 @ 16:58

Mine:

-My main machine Dimension 4600, P4 ee, 4GB of RAM, AGP Radeon HD 4670, Velociraptor HDD, Xfi sound card
-My others include:
-Dimension L800r with a 1.4Ghz Pentium 3 S modified for it. I also put in one of those Killer NIC's (wouldn't fit in main PC)
-Presario 4504, with a Soundblaster 16, got Win95c on it but can't get it to work with my mouse, its usb ports or the Soundblaster,
-2 Inspiron 3500 Laptops, one has a celeron, the other has a Pentium 2.
-Presario 3000 Laptop with a Pentium 4....
-Not a PC, but I have a G3 iMac, I maxed out the ram and gave it a faster Hard Drive, it's running MintPPC because apparently MacOSX Tiger on CDs is super rare.

Others in the house that don't belong to me include:
-My dad's PC, early '90s beige box, most interesting feature is a tape drive (each tape is about 2GB or something according to the box) According to my dad (as I'm not allowed to open it...) it has multiple hard drives and from seeing it boot up it has a 100MHz Pentium or possibly a 486, I don't remember, it has Windows 3.1 on it, but my dad mainly uses some DOS database program which he claims is better than anything out right now.
-My dad's old pc's he used to use for work, but I can't "play" with them because he still doesn't quite understand the concept of taking out the harddrives full of data, and me putting in different ones.
-A Pentium 2 Dimension
-A Pentium 4 with RDRAM (both have Zip drives)
-A pentium 3 laptop, I asked him whatever happened to it and apparently he lost it....I asked how the hell he lost a computer, and he just gave me one of those trolldad grins...
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby piportill4 » 2013-6-11 @ 17:51

rgart wrote:Im in the middle of getting the hardware I want into my systems but currently my complete systems are:

K6-2 450mhz PC - Gaming PC - Windows 95
Pentium II Slot 1 400mhz PC - Gaming PC - Windows 98
Dell Optiplex GX270 - domain server - Ubuntu 12.04
AM5x86 P75 133 oc to 150mhz - Gaming PC - dos 6.22
Cyrix 5x86 100mhz - Gaming - Testing - Windows 98
Pentium 166mhz - Haven't had a chance to strip it and reconfigure(atx case unfortunately)

I guess that's 6.


U mean getting hardware to fill all those 6 system, or build anothers from scratch?
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby elianda » 2013-6-11 @ 18:03

IBM Personal System/2 Model 80 8580
CPU: i386DX16 + i80387 ,
Mainboard: Microchannel
RAM: 2 MB RAM onboard + 6 MB memory expansion
Graphics: VGA onboard and a IBM 8514/A with 1.5 MB
Drives: 1.44 MB 3.5" , 1.2 MB 5.25" Disk, 71 MB MFM HDD on a ESDI controller.
Additional I/O: 2x16550 fast serial adapter
Network: Thomas Conrad TC5046, 3Com Etherlink 3.


CPU: AMD 386DX-40 with Cyrix FasMath CX83D87-40-GP
Mainboard: SiS chipset
RAM: 32 MB (8 x 4 MB SIMM)
Graphics cards:
TSENG ET4000 with 1 MB and Truecolor DAC (image similar)
Number Nine GXiTC with Acumos2 VGA part 512 kB and TIGA with 4 MB framebuffer and 1 MB instruction RAM. (1280x1024x64k@60Hz hardware accelerated)
Network card: 3Com Etherlink III
Soundcards:
Primax Altrasound (identical to GUS CD3) with 1 MB
Terratec EWS64S with 18 MB
Mass storage: Adaptec 1542B with Micropolis 4421 HDD (1 GB useable)
5.25" and 3.5" HD disk drive attached to the Adaptec controller
Serial/Parallel port card with 16450 UARTs.
Sony CDU-33A doublespeed CD-ROM on proprietary controller card.
Seventeam ST-221WHT AT power supply


CPU: AMD 386DX-40 with i387-33
Mainboard: ETEQ386-8
RAM: 32 MB (8 x 4 MB SIMM)
Graphics card: TSENG ET4000 with 1 MB and Truecolor DAC (image similar)
Network card: 3Com 3C509b / 10 MBit/s (image similar)
Soundcards: SoundBlaster 16 ASP (DSP 4.05) with WaveBlaster (CT1900) and Gravis Ultrasound PnP with 8 MB
HDD: Quantum Fireball 1280A, Samsung SHD-30560A
CD: Sony CDU-33A double speed drive on proprietary controller
Disk: 3.5" and 5.25" drive


CPU: AMD 386DX-40 with ULSI 3C87-40
Mainboard: unknown Ali M1429 / M1431 chipset, 64 kB cache
RAM: 16 MB (4 x 4 MB SIMM)
Graphics card: ATI VGA Wonder XL with 1 MB, Busmouse disabled
Network card: 3Com 3C509b
Sound: Ensoniq Soundscape 2000, Primax Music Sound (100% Gravis Ultrasound rebuild) with 1 MB
HDD: Quantum Fireball 1280AT
Disk: 5.25" and 3.5"
486-System


CPU: AMD 486SX2-66
Mainboard: Compaq
RAM: 52 MB
Graphics card: local bus Cirrus Logic GD5424 with 512 kB
Network card: 3Com Etherlink III 3C509b / 10 MBit/s
Soundcards: ESS 688 (onboard) and Gravis Utrasound ACE
Modem: as ISA card
HDD: ~2 GB
CD: IDE 8x speed?
Disk: 3.5"


CPU: AMD K6 233 MHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-586HX (image similar)
RAM: 192 MB EDO PS/2 SIMMs
Graphics card: Innovision Mighty Banshee
Network card: Realtek 8139C / 100 MBit/s
Soundcards: EWS64XL with Roland Sound Canvas SCB-55, Gravis Ultrasound Classic Rev. 3.4, Roland MT-32 1st gen.
HDD: 4 GB Sandisk Compactflash on CF to IDE adapter
CD: Plextor UltraPlex 40x SCSI drive on a Adaptec PCI SCSI controller
Disk: 3.5" drive


CPU: Intel Pentium 166 MMX
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-586HX (image similar)
RAM: 384 MB EDO PS/2 SIMMs
Graphics card: Elsa Victory Erazor (Riva 128 with 4 MB SGRAM and TV In/Out), 3Dfx Voodoo 1
Network card: Realtek 8139C / 100 MBit/s
Soundcards: Guillemot Maxi Sound 64 Home Studio with Yamaha DB60XG wavetable, Primax Altrasound (this is a 100% rebuild of a Gravis Ultrasound with additional Mixer IC, later called GUS CD3)
Controller: Highpoint HPT370/372 UDMA controller
HDD: IBM-DJNA-351520, IBM-DTLA-305040
CD: Pioneer DVD-A04SZ Slot-In drive
Disk: 3.5" and 5.25" drive


AMD K6-2+ System
CPU: AMD K6-2+ 570 at 600 MHz (6 x 100 MHz)
Mainboard: ASUS P5A Rev. 1.04
RAM: 512 MB SDRAM
Graphics card: NVidia Quadro 2 Pro, 3dfx Vooodoo2 SLI 12 MB
Network card: Realtek 8139C
Soundcard: Terratec Base 1 with WT64 wavetable upgrade and Radio module
Storage: Adaptec 2940UW with Quantum Atlas 10K II 18.2 GB
Power Supply: Raptoxx RT-350


CPU: Siemens 8088 (4.77 MHz)
Mainboard: Commodore Custom Made Mainboard
RAM: 512 kB
Graphics: Motorola 6845 CRT controller for text mode and Paradise PVC2 for CGA / Plantronics? with 32 kB
Sound: incredible Speaker
HDD: None
Disk: 5.25" DD drive internally (160 kB)
3.5" DD Amiga drive externally (720 kB)


CPU: Athlon 650 MHz (Slot-A)
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-7IXE
RAM: 512 MB SDRAM (due to Win98SE)
Graphics: Voodoo 3 3500 , Matrox m3D with PowerVR PCX2
Video: Hauppauge WinTV PCI
Sound: Terratec EWS64 XL
Network: Realtek 8139C
HDD: 2 GB Sandisk Compactflash on CF to IDE adapter


CPU: Pentium III 650 MHz (Slot-1)
Mainboard: HP Vectra VL I Series 8 with i440ZX chipset
RAM: 384 MB SDRAM
Graphics: Matrox G200 onboard with 8 MB, 3dfx Voodoo2 SLI 12 MB
Sound: Terratec EWS64 XL with Roland SCB-55
Network: 3Com Etherlink III
HDD: Quantum Fireball ES 6.4 GB


My PC for watching videos:
CPU: Intel i5-3570 with HD2500 graphics, Gigabyte H77-D3H, some 8 GB RAM, Intel SSD 240 GB, 4 TB HDD and an ASUS BluRay drive, AverMedia GameBroadcaster HD

My main PC:
Intel i7-3930K @ 4.5 GHz on a Gigabyte X79-UD5, 32 GB RAM, Epiphan VGA2PCIe, GTX570 GLH and some mixed SSD/HDD storage.
I usually capture and encode videos on this machine.
Retronn.de - Vintage Hardware Gallery, Drivers, Guides, HQ Videos.
Youtube Channel
FTP Server - Driver Archive and more
DVI2PCIe alignment and 2D image quality measurement tool
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby Anonymous Freak » 2013-6-11 @ 23:49

Apple IIc (x2, gotta have a backup) with original compact IIc monochrome green-scale monitor, IIc-matching floppy drive, mouse and joystick.
Apple IIc+ with Apple Compact color monitor, external 5.25 and 3.5" drives
Apple IIGS with Apple RGB display, 2x5.25" and 2x3.5" drives. (I really need to get a SCSI card and/or CF card.)
IBM PC/AT with IBM EGA (no monitor though, so I use a generic VGA,) 2 MB RAM, 360K and 1.2M 5.25" floppy drives, 10 MB hard drive.
IBM PCjr with jrIDE card, 640K RAM, newer-style keyboard, PCjr display, two joysticks.
IBM PS/2 Model 77 (486 DX2/66)
IBM PS/2 Model 77 Multimedia (although a prior owner removed the sound card!) with 3.5", 5.25", and CD-ROM drives.
One more PS/2 whose model escapes me, a 386.
IBM PS/1 486SX
IBM PC Power Series (PowerPC-based "desktop PC" from IBM - essentially a low-end RS/6000 made from more common parts, like IDE hard drive, made for Windows NT.)
IBM ThinkPad 820 (PowerPC ThinkPad!)
Generic compact-chassis "LAN" PC: upgraded to 486 DX4/100, 16 MB RAM, Sound Blaster 16, onboard NE2000 NIC, onboard Tseng video.
IBM PC200 (Pentium 3)
NeXTstation Turbo with grayscale MegaPixel display, NeXT black CD-ROM drive, NeXT black laser printer.
SGI Indy R4000 (with 24-bit video card)
SGI Indy R5000 (with 8-bit video card, MO drive.)
SGI Challenge-S Server x2
SunBlade 100 (a 'pizzabox' desktop, not a modern "blade" server.)

<deep breath>
Macintosh (original 128K Macintosh, manufacture date of 1983, all original early 1984 components, including external floppy drive and even a serial cable; sadly, except for the logic board, which had been upgraded to a 512K board at some point.)
About 50-75 more vintage Macintoshes, ranging from Mac Plus to a Power Mac G4 "Digital Audio" model and iMac G4; PowerBook 100 to 12" PowerBook G4.

And some more I'm forgetting.

Modern-ish systems:
MacBook Pro (original day-of-Intel-announcement purchase - Core Duo 2 GHz) - wife's current system
MacBook (original Intel model, black, Core Duo 2 GHz) - dead battery, use as server
iMac (original 64-bit Intel model, late 2006 17" model) - daughter's computer
iMac (first Aluminum 2007 20" model) - my current primary desktop
Core 2 Quad QX6700 w/ Radeon 5770 as home theater PC
Dual Xeon W5580 server (used to use as a Hackintosh, but the hard drive died, and I haven't been able to get OS X to reinstall since, so now it's an overpowered Windows 8 test box.)
Quad Itanium 9150M server (aka: basement space heater, rarely start it up any more.)
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby BigBodZod » 2013-6-12 @ 00:15

Anonymous Freak wrote:Apple IIc (x2, gotta have a backup) with original compact IIc monochrome green-scale monitor, IIc-matching floppy drive, mouse and joystick.
Apple IIc+ with Apple Compact color monitor, external 5.25 and 3.5" drives
Apple IIGS with Apple RGB display, 2x5.25" and 2x3.5" drives. (I really need to get a SCSI card and/or CF card.)
IBM PC/AT with IBM EGA (no monitor though, so I use a generic VGA,) 2 MB RAM, 360K and 1.2M 5.25" floppy drives, 10 MB hard drive.
IBM PCjr with jrIDE card, 640K RAM, newer-style keyboard, PCjr display, two joysticks.
IBM PS/2 Model 77 (486 DX2/66)
IBM PS/2 Model 77 Multimedia (although a prior owner removed the sound card!) with 3.5", 5.25", and CD-ROM drives.
One more PS/2 whose model escapes me, a 386.
IBM PS/1 486SX
IBM PC Power Series (PowerPC-based "desktop PC" from IBM - essentially a low-end RS/6000 made from more common parts, like IDE hard drive, made for Windows NT.)
IBM ThinkPad 820 (PowerPC ThinkPad!)
Generic compact-chassis "LAN" PC: upgraded to 486 DX4/100, 16 MB RAM, Sound Blaster 16, onboard NE2000 NIC, onboard Tseng video.
IBM PC200 (Pentium 3)
NeXTstation Turbo with grayscale MegaPixel display, NeXT black CD-ROM drive, NeXT black laser printer.
SGI Indy R4000 (with 24-bit video card)
SGI Indy R5000 (with 8-bit video card, MO drive.)
SGI Challenge-S Server x2
SunBlade 100 (a 'pizzabox' desktop, not a modern "blade" server.)

<deep breath>
Macintosh (original 128K Macintosh, manufacture date of 1983, all original early 1984 components, including external floppy drive and even a serial cable; sadly, except for the logic board, which had been upgraded to a 512K board at some point.)
About 50-75 more vintage Macintoshes, ranging from Mac Plus to a Power Mac G4 "Digital Audio" model and iMac G4; PowerBook 100 to 12" PowerBook G4.

And some more I'm forgetting.

Modern-ish systems:
MacBook Pro (original day-of-Intel-announcement purchase - Core Duo 2 GHz) - wife's current system
MacBook (original Intel model, black, Core Duo 2 GHz) - dead battery, use as server
iMac (original 64-bit Intel model, late 2006 17" model) - daughter's computer
iMac (first Aluminum 2007 20" model) - my current primary desktop
Core 2 Quad QX6700 w/ Radeon 5770 as home theater PC
Dual Xeon W5580 server (used to use as a Hackintosh, but the hard drive died, and I haven't been able to get OS X to reinstall since, so now it's an overpowered Windows 8 test box.)
Quad Itanium 9150M server (aka: basement space heater, rarely start it up any more.)


Anonymous, long time no post ::)

Some nice old time gear there, have you made use of any of those parts I gave you ?
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby Malik » 2013-6-12 @ 02:36

keropi wrote:
Malik wrote:[...]
In particular, I amused myself when I printed out : "Monkey Island Certified" and the "Designed for MS-DOS" "logo". :happyhappy:


don't forget the equally epic S3D one! :blush:


Hehehe...yeah, that too. At the time of printing, I didn't find the logo of the proper size and the stretched image looked bad, so I just maintained the original size, which is tiny. :happyhappy:



tincup wrote:@ Malik - I'm trying to print my own case badges too and working on a monochrome set now. We'll see how that goes.


It'll be interesting. Have fun experimenting. It's only limited by your imagination. :happy:



rgart wrote:awesome computers Malik!!

Thanks. These three are the ones which have stood the test of time during my experimentations. I guess these suited my taste.
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby Pingaloka » 2013-6-12 @ 19:52

I've Got a 486 DX2 66mhz. I almost got into the "a-computer-for-each-era" madness but stopped myself at time. I preferred sacrificing some games in order to have just one computer (for the time being...hahaha)
Thought about having a pentium time machine like Mau1wurf1977's but...pentium doesnt' have the same feel. Who knows, maybe I get tired of the inestability of the 486 in a future.

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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby feipoa » 2013-6-12 @ 20:17

Pingaloka, that is one very fine looking piece of vintage machinery you've got there. You are definately not colour blind. One day I should get around to re-whittening my 486 cases.
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby tincup » 2013-6-12 @ 22:03

My first computer was a 486 IMB Aptiva I bought off my brother sometime in 1996 "just to see what this whole computer thing was about". Well that I did, and promptly sold it within a year to help finance my first bought-new rig, a Micron Millennia 200mmx in spring of 1997. The fun really started there and possibly why I haven't caught the 386/486 fever - in Retro terms I think we tend to gravitate towards our first "real" PC experience, and in this case my pre-Pentium phase was so brief to have left much of a mark, except of course, that I was totally into it.
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby Pingaloka » 2013-6-12 @ 22:07

feipoa wrote:Pingaloka, that is one very fine looking piece of vintage machinery you've got there. You are definately not colour blind. One day I should get around to re-whittening my 486 cases.


Thanx feipoa, is actually not as white as in the picture. I'm also thinking of going throught the process of making the case whiter.
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby fillosaurus » 2013-6-12 @ 22:42

Parts, many. Built and plug&play:
1. IWill BXv98 mobo, Celeron 800, 512 Mb SDRAM, 80 Gb HDD, ASUS Quiet 50x CD-ROM, Voodoo3 3000, 100 Mb PCI NIC, USB 2.0 NEC card, various sound cards.
2. Sempron 3000+, socket A, nForce2 Ultra mobo, the famous SoundStorm audio, 2 Gb RAM, GeForce 6600 256 Mb.
3. Soyo 486 VLB, 486 DX2/66, 64 Mb RAM, Adaptec AHA1542CF ISA SCSI, 1+2 Gb SCSI HDD, NEC 24x SCSI CD-ROM, S3 928 2 Mb or Tseng ET4000 2 Mb, both VLB, several ISA soundcards; Among them, my pride and glory Gravis Ultrasound ACE.
4. IBM PC 330, Intel 430HX chipset, Pentium 200MMX, 128 Mb EDO RAM, 8 Gb HDD, noisy LG 52x CD-ROM.
5. The retro laptop; IBM Thinkpad 600e

My main system is:
Gigabyte 780T-D3L, AMD Athlon II x3 455@3.3 GHz, 8 Gb DDR3/1600, AMD/ATI Radeon 6790, 500 Gb+1 Tb SATA II HDD, ASUS DVD-WR, Soundblaster X-Fi, Logitech X-530 5.1 speakers, gaming keyboard, gaming mouse, various other gadgets and tidbits.
Voodoo box: Celeron 800 MHz, 512 Mb SDRAM, Voodoo 3 3000 AGP, 80 Gig Seagate, Yamaha OPL3 SAx 718+NEC XR 385, SoundBlaster Live!, NEC USB 2.0 PCI card.
WIP: external midi module based on NEC wavetable (Yamaha clone); VLB 486
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby piportill4 » 2013-6-13 @ 00:27

Pingaloka wrote:I've Got a 486 DX2 66mhz. I almost got into the "a-computer-for-each-era" madness but stopped myself at time. I preferred sacrificing some games in order to have just one computer (for the time being...hahaha)


What's wrong with "three-computer-for-each-era", they dont cost that much, need just a little bigger room, and the worst part's answering your friends's question "Why would you have so many computers?" A:Well,baby that's my Compulsive hoarding :S
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby tincup » 2013-6-13 @ 03:03

piportill4 wrote:
Pingaloka wrote:I've Got a 486 DX2 66mhz. I almost got into the "a-computer-for-each-era" madness but stopped myself at time. I preferred sacrificing some games in order to have just one computer (for the time being...hahaha)


What's wrong with "three-computer-for-each-era", they dont cost that much, need just a little bigger room, and the worst part's answering your friends's question "Why would you have so many computers?" A:Well,baby that's my Compulsive hoarding :S


haha! if you lived where I do you'd know how much a dilemma "just a little bigger room" entails!!
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby Pingaloka » 2013-6-13 @ 06:46

tincup wrote:
piportill4 wrote:
Pingaloka wrote:I've Got a 486 DX2 66mhz. I almost got into the "a-computer-for-each-era" madness but stopped myself at time. I preferred sacrificing some games in order to have just one computer (for the time being...hahaha)


What's wrong with "three-computer-for-each-era", they dont cost that much, need just a little bigger room, and the worst part's answering your friends's question "Why would you have so many computers?" A:Well,baby that's my Compulsive hoarding :S


haha! if you lived where I do you'd know how much a dilemma "just a little bigger room" entails!!


I'll send you a picture of my "working area" hahah, you'll see that houses in Spain are as big as a matchbox!
My respect to all of the "three-computer-for-each-era" here present!
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Re: How many Retro PCs do you got in your house?

Postby noshutdown » 2013-6-13 @ 08:23

i got only 3, due to lack of cases and old hard drives. all my below-40gb hdds are dead(at least 4 of them)

rig 1:
TMC mvp3 board with 2mb cache
k6-3+450 @ 550
256mb sdram
geforce2 mx200
ymf744 soundcard
80gb hdd
shame this board has 6 pci but no ISA slots!
i have a gigabyte 5ax too, but i've been bored of its agp issues so i decided to use this mvp3 as my socket7 platform.

rig 2:
aopen 815e-b board
pentium3-s 1.4gb
512mb sdram
80gb hdd
diamond s90
this serves as win98 and agp2x videocards test platform. again there is no ISA slots, i also an asus cubx 440bx board with ISA slot, but lack of hdds forced me to turn the idea down.

rig 3:
asrock pt880 board
pentium E5200 @ 3.33g
2gb ddr2-800
sb live value(ct4670)
320gb hdd
again this serves windowsxp and agp4x videocards test platform.
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