My new Woo-Hoo!!! rig

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My new Woo-Hoo!!! rig

Postby aleksej » 2009-10-11 @ 18:23

Glad to present my new rig. Goal is daily use as primary system for everything: playing old & new games, surfing net, watching video, listen music and etc. :happy:

Case: INWIN S500
PSU: Thermaltake TR2-550W ATX12V 2.0
Motherboard: iBASE MB800H
In details: i845GE, S478 3,06Ghz Max, DDR333 2Gb Max, 3ISA/3PCI/1AGP8x/1MiniPCI, VGA, Audio, 100Mbit LAN
CPU: Intel Pentimum IV 3.06ghz, Northwood, S478, FSB533, SL6S5
CPU Heatsink: Scythe Ninja Mini Rev.B (SCMNJ-1100)
RAM: 2x1Gb DDR400 Kingston KVR400X64C3A/1G
Video: AGP Palit Geforce 6800 GS/XT 256Mb / 256Bit, NV42, 450/1200
Sound sources (On-board sound is disabled):
1. PCI Creative Soundblaster Live! 5.1 SB0060
2. ISA Creative Soundblaster AWE64 Gold CT4390 + CT1950 24Mb memory module (28Mb total)
2. ISA Advanced Gravis Ultrasound ACE rev. 1.1
3. ISA Roland Sound Canvas SCC-1
4. EXT Roland MT-32 2nd gen.
5. EXT Yamaha MU10
6. EXT Miditemp DoXintheBoX
7. EXT Silicon Soft SoundJr (some kind of LPT DAC, Covox-like)
8. EXT Gemtek Radioman (serial port AM/FM radio tuner)
All outputs goes to Midiman Multimixer 10 - desktop mixer
Drives:
IDE HDD Seagate Barracuda 80Gb
IDE DVD-RW Plextor PX-716A
FDD Epson SD700/800 (3.5" + 5.25" combo drive)
Modem: Eternal US Robotics Courier V.34 V.Everything 20Mhz
OSes:
1st partition: 2Gb, primary, MS-DOS 6.22
2nd partition: 20Gb, primary, Windows 98SE RUS
3rd partition: 38Gb, logical, both Windows OSes share it
4th partition: 20GB, primary, Windows XP PRO VLK SP3 RUS
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Pentium IV with 5.25" floppy drive looks really funny.
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Photos were taken a little earlier when i use ASUS V9980 Ultra AGP
(Geforce 5950 Ultra 256Mb) as primary videocard and Voodoo2 PCI as secondary. Removed. CPU heatsink was
Andy Samurai Master (SCASM-1000).
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Re: My new Woo-Hoo!!! rig

Postby retro games 100 » 2009-10-11 @ 18:32

Wow, that's a beast of a machine! It's amazing that you can put an old Roland ISA soundcard inside such a fast machine! I like the carpet BTW.
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Re: My new Woo-Hoo!!! rig

Postby prophase_j » 2009-10-12 @ 15:58

That's awesome! Is that one of the industrial P4 mobo's there?
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Re: My new Woo-Hoo!!! rig

Postby aleksej » 2009-10-12 @ 16:50

retro games 100 wrote:It's amazing that you can put an old Roland ISA soundcard inside such a fast machine!

And it works like a charm as Sound Canvas and MT-32 host!
prophase_j wrote:Is that one of the industrial P4 mobo's there?

Yep, it is. :)
http://ibasetechnology.net/mb800v.html
Fortunatelly i have prior MB800H model (845GE) instead of current MB800V model that lacks normal AGP bus due to 845GV non-disableable built-in video.
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Re: My new Woo-Hoo!!! rig

Postby HunterZ » 2009-10-13 @ 14:52

Nice! Have you had any issues running old DOS games on it? 3GHz is pretty fast.

Too had the nVidia card is such a space-hog; it would have been cool to have the Voodoo2 still in there :p
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Re: My new Woo-Hoo!!! rig

Postby aleksej » 2009-10-13 @ 17:20

HunterZ wrote:Nice! Have you had any issues running old DOS games on it? 3GHz is pretty fast.

Ofcourse all PII/III era speed issues is here and it should be taken as fact. Most of it can be sucessfully fixed with famous slowdown tools. At this moment i notice only one _new_ issue related to DOS games (new in comparison with PII/III class) - original version of Electro Man (and Electro Body too) hangs with Sound Blaster sound output chosen in setup. With PC Speaker and LPT DAC it works ok. New, recently recompiled for DOSBOX users freeware version works ok with SB too.
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Re: My new Woo-Hoo!!! rig

Postby bushwack » 2009-10-15 @ 13:20

Nice rig, I've never seen so many sound cards in one setup before.

Only thing that strikes me as odd is the CPU fan is bigger then the case exhaust fan. :happyhappy:
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Re: My new Woo-Hoo!!! rig

Postby aleksej » 2009-10-19 @ 11:30

bushwack wrote:Only thing that strikes me as odd is the CPU fan is bigger then the case exhaust fan.

Despite this they have worked effectively enough. Anyway this is old photo and now i use smaller cpu heatsink and also swap both fans.
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Re: My new Woo-Hoo!!! rig

Postby aleksej » 2010-2-10 @ 19:54

Tiny upgrade. Now my AWE64 Gold equipped with full 28mb! :)
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Re: My new Woo-Hoo!!! rig

Postby fillosaurus » 2010-2-10 @ 20:34

:happyhappy: Oh you crazy russian!
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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