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Re: Video card upgrade for A64 X2 4400+

How period correct do you want it or do you want best performance / bang for buck? I was going to try and go somewhat period correct. It is running Windows XP, The motherboard was released July of 2004, the CPU was released May 2005. So could say that the motherboard and CPU were bought mid 2005. …

Re: Could you build a retro PC right now?

I've now accumulated a few more pieces for my 1997-98 build: Asus P2L97-DS dual slot and P2L97 regular MBs 2x Pentium II 333Mhz CPUs 128MB / 384MB RAM Matrox Millenium II 8MB 2164W MIL2p/4N Creative Blaster 3D 3DFX Voodoo 2 8MB Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold CT4390 IOMEGA Z100 100MB ZIP Quantum …

Re: Could you build a retro PC right now?

I've now accumulated a few more pieces for my 1997-98 build: Asus P2L97-DS dual slot and P2L97 regular MBs 2x Pentium II 333Mhz CPUs 128MB / 384MB RAM Matrox Millenium II 8MB 2164W MIL2p/4N Creative Blaster 3D 3DFX Voodoo 2 8MB Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold CT4390 IOMEGA Z100 100MB ZIP Quantum …

Re: How often do you buy a brand new computer ?

I was hoping for the NEW Mac Pro but it seems uncertain now that the M1 chip is out. We’re waiting on the M1(x) / M2 / M64—whatever they decide to call it—Mac Pro refresh for my studio. Ideally it’ll be in a smaller size with significantly better performance at launch than the old Xeons that were …

Re: How often do you buy a brand new computer ?

Gosh, far too many. The list below are the computers I've personally paid for out of my own pocket aka The Grown Up Years. I like to think I have slowed down over the years but as more disposable cash becomes available, so too does the computer collection swell... Desktops - probably every 3-4 years …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

luckybob wrote on 2021-03-28, 07:27: I have the MSI version of that monitor. its extremely nice. The curve is noticeable, but 5 minutes into any game, its seamless. That was my 2nd choice but ended up with the Dell due to the white back panel to match my Ergotron. The MSI looked great otherwise.

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Picked up a Dell S3221QS the other day. In short, it’s one of the cheaper 32’ curved 4K monitors out there, it’s in white, supports Freesync and G-sync, has 3 inputs and USB 3.0 ports while keeping a VESA mount on the rear. I looked at similar alternatives probably using the same panel from AOC, MSI …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

IceMan reservoir and Laing DDC PWM pump for my custom loop 5800x build in the Cooler Master NR200. This res was originally designed to be mounted on the rear panel of the NCase M1 to enable a dual radiator setup. However, one of the only ways I can mount a single 280mm rad in the NR200 is with a …

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