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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Revolter » 2018-6-05 @ 22:44

DaveJustDave wrote:my latest 486 build


...That is one gorgeous setup. I'm kinda speechless :exclamation: I also wish all neat PC setups were shot with a camera like this!



And here is my little YOLO thingie:

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It's a micro-ATX Pentium 3 from my sig inside a slightly modified (for silence and long life) mini-ITX case from the early 2000s.

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The black duct taped stuff is an IDE/SD adapter held upside down. As its kinda hidden away when its turned on - here is a photo of it getting dwarfed by the 15" cat house (and yes, the CRT was dead and beyond repair):

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby appiah4 » 2018-6-06 @ 05:45

Revolter wrote:And here is my little YOLO thingie:

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It's a micro-ATX Pentium 3 from my sig inside a slightly modified (for silence and long life) mini-ITX case from the early 2000s.


Amazing PC.. makes my efforts of doing the same with a C3 mITX board ridiculously large and ugly. I love it. What board is this?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby DaveJustDave » 2018-6-06 @ 07:49

thanks! it's my second favorite machine in my stable!

Although.... your p3 is DEAD SEXXY. I had no idea they even existed in that form factor!


Revolter wrote:
DaveJustDave wrote:my latest 486 build


...That is one gorgeous setup. I'm kinda speechless :exclamation: I also wish all neat PC setups were shot with a camera like this!



And here is my little YOLO thingie:

I have no clue what I'm doing! If you want to watch me fumble through all my retro projects, you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrDavejustdave
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Revolter » 2018-6-06 @ 11:46

Thanks guys!

appiah4 wrote:What board is this?


It is a DFI CS32-TC - but I plan to swap it for a Chaintech 6VIA5T in the near future (to improve the DOS-sound compatibility). Too bad none of the two has the onboard LAN, so it's either a dedicated NIC or a WiFi dongle (the RT2571W ones work great in 98SE/ME and can do WPA2).
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby appiah4 » 2018-6-06 @ 12:08

How is the PCI video card connected? What kind of sorcery (riser) is this?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Revolter » 2018-6-06 @ 13:12

appiah4 wrote:How is the PCI video card connected? What kind of sorcery (riser) is this?


This was actually an unexpected turn of events :) The video card is a regular AGP GF2 MX, and initially I intended to just use a normal "right-angle" AGP riser for it (so it would occupy the same position the green PCI audio card now uses) and deal with the audio later. But this AGP riser I found really cheap turned out to be a "left-angle" thing I never knew existed - the board even refused to start with the GF2 in its "normal" position (away from CPU and its heatsink facing the mobo).

I thought this was a disaster (because AGP risers are hard to come by these days and are often pricey) and that the build came to a full stop for indeterminable period. But then I decided that a slightly mangled case that works is better than pristine one that doesn't :) So I bought a file and took it to the rear of the box - to remove the metal preventing VGA port from being connectable.

The rest of the cards are connected via totally regular PCI risers which are still being made today (just PCB extending the slots): the audio card is on the "2-storey" one, and the NIC is on the "1-storey" riser.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby tayyare » 2018-6-06 @ 15:03

Revolter wrote:
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The black duct taped stuff is an IDE/SD adapter held upside down. As its kinda hidden away when its turned on - here is a photo of it getting dwarfed by the 15" cat house (and yes, the CRT was dead and beyond repair):


I really loved this one! :lol:
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby hiroshima » 2018-6-09 @ 13:04

DaveJustDave wrote:my latest 486 build. I've been wanting something faster than my AT for DOS gaming (which was lagging in SCI sierra games) and i had a hankering to play me some wing commander, so i raided my parts bin and put one together.

build log if anyone's interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o87F0yFk9k8



Outstanding build!

I have a question about those monitor stands with keyboard drawer: would an Amiga 1200 fit without clearance problems?

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Ark125 » 2018-6-09 @ 14:52

HPI wrote:
copados33 wrote:
HPI wrote:my retro game system
ECS P4M800-M
celeron d 2 53ghz
nvidia quadro fx1000
2X512DDR400
Ifsega2-pci
Matrox M3D
Silverstone Tj08E-BW
XFX XTR650



wow wow!! stop the presses, can you play NV1 games? Saturn games perhaps, wait....PC games with Saturn controllers?


It works well for win98 with Saturn controllers

I have lost the Ifsega2-pci driver for w95/98 can you send it to me?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby KSHIRZA1 » 2018-6-11 @ 05:18

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby stege » 2018-6-14 @ 12:02

This was my room 15 years ago.
Athlon 1.4GHz, 256Ram, Geforce3, 15" Hitachi lcd (payed an arm and a leg for it at the time) Aureal Vortex 2, Creative 2.1 and a wireless mouse.
And a VCR to record my Babylon5 episodes back in the day.

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Miss the monkey island days, the space quest days, even the longest journey days.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby DankEngihn » 2018-6-16 @ 18:55

oeuvre wrote:They're MULTIPLYING!

Barely squeezed in a shot of a Gravis Gamepad in there.


I have an IBM NetVista M42, exactly like yours. Am I the only person who has issues with getting the thing to close properly?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2018-6-18 @ 13:24

Try gently pushing the sides inward when closing.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Bige4u » 2018-7-02 @ 05:55

New member here!
After aquiring the parts from mostly ebay, i present to you, my WIN98 retro gaming machine, all wrapped in a Dell Dimension 3000 case...

CPU - Intel 1.0Ghz 133fsb Coppermine
MOBO - Intel D815BN s370 mATX
MEM - Kingston 2X256mb pc133
HARD DRIVE - Quatum Fireball EX 6.4gb
VIDEOCARD - Abit Siluro GF3 64mb AGP4x
SOUNDCARD - HP Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI 128 ES1373 CT5801
POWER SUPPLY - Enermax 420w EG425P-VE
Dell DVDrom - Dell 3.5'' floppy drive
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby appiah4 » 2018-7-02 @ 07:04

KSHIRZA1 wrote:Latest setup - Build thread viewtopic.php?f=25&t=58033&p=642748#p642748


Dark Forces, AH64D Longbow, System Shock 2; I approve.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2018-7-02 @ 18:48

Hah sweet, what a peculiar build. The parts are all good but try to source a faster, larger HDD. 20GB 7200RPM or larger storage would do wonders.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby probnot » 2018-7-03 @ 01:43

stege wrote:This was my room 15 years ago.
Athlon 1.4GHz, 256Ram, Geforce3, 15" Hitachi lcd (payed an arm and a leg for it at the time) Aureal Vortex 2, Creative 2.1 and a wireless mouse.
And a VCR to record my Babylon5 episodes back in the day.

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I love old photos like this. We should have a "retro rig photo thread" that is retro photos of our old rigs.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Bige4u » 2018-7-03 @ 20:14

oeuvre wrote:Hah sweet, what a peculiar build. The parts are all good but try to source a faster, larger HDD. 20GB 7200RPM or larger storage would do wonders.


Well, i do have a seagate 40gb IDE 7200rpm drive handy... i could give that a whirl and see how that goes.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby KCompRoom2000 » 2018-7-04 @ 00:57

Bige4u wrote:New member here!
After aquiring the parts from mostly ebay, i present to you, my WIN98 retro gaming machine, all wrapped in a Dell Dimension 3000 case...

CPU - Intel 1.0Ghz 133fsb Coppermine
MOBO - Intel D815BN s370 mATX
MEM - Kingston 2X256mb pc133
HARD DRIVE - Quatum Fireball EX 6.4gb
VIDEOCARD - Abit Siluro GF3 64mb AGP4x
SOUNDCARD - HP Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI 128 ES1373 CT5801
POWER SUPPLY - Enermax 420w EG425P-VE
Dell DVDrom - Dell 3.5'' floppy drive

That's a neat build you've got there. I've always liked the idea of reusing old OEM cases for different builds like that.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Bige4u » 2018-7-04 @ 16:42

KCompRoom2000 wrote:That's a neat build you've got there. I've always liked the idea of reusing old OEM cases for different builds like that.


I did it once before with a dell dimension 4600 case, same design as the 3000 seen here, but inside was an i5-2500k sytem... it was bitter sweet.
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