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Reply 600 of 2784, by sajgon

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Hi guys, I found old PC in the attic (from 2001). I will make some improvements.

Elitegroup ECS K7S5A, SiS 735, 2x DDR (200, 266) or 2x SDR (100, 133), 1x AGP 4x, 5x PCI, 1x AMR, ethernet, AC97 audio, Ultra ATA 33/66/100
CPU AMD Duron 600 MHz (66 x 9)
256 MB DDR PQI + 128 MB DDR PQI
3Dfx Voodoo 3 2000, AGP, 16MB, 143MHz
Western Digital WD400, 40GB
LG DVD ROM
CMI 8738 PCI audio
OS installed: Windows 98 SE
3Dfx Games installed: Unreal, Quake, Quake 2, Quake III, Screamer Rally, Descent 3, Half-Life, Frogger, Need for Speed II SE, Outlaws, POD, Swiv 3D, Tomb Raider 2, Turok, Virtua Cop 2, Hind, Star Wars Shadows of the Empire

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Reply 601 of 2784, by PcBytes

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Replace the capacitors on it and you've got a quite solid system.

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Reply 603 of 2784, by MartinC

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vikpc wrote:
Hi all! I New here. And wish to show my upcoming Retro Rig Station. Its 80% completed. […]
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Hi all! I New here. And wish to show my upcoming Retro Rig Station.
Its 80% completed.

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Corsair Vengeance C70 case White Edition
SuperMicro P6DGU (Made in USA)
2x Pentium III 650/256
4x 512mb Kingston ECC
2x Voodoo II 12mb (Sli)
NVidia FX 5950 Ultra (hand made green light)
2x IBM SCSI 143GB / 10000rpm HDD
1x Seagate 2GB Seagate Medalist IDE
1x Seagate 80GB IDE
Teac DVD-ROM
Sound Blaster AWE 32 + DB50XG
Diamond Multimedia MX300
Thermaltake Toughpower 600W
6x Aerocool Shark Evil Green Edition
3com Ethernet Network card
2year searching components for this project.

TODO:
-I think IBM 143GB 320 SCSI cant be work on this MB.. maybe it need to be replaced to 36GB!?
-I wish make some cool cable management for all wires and cable..
but not have time right now to do this
-Replace CPUs 650Mhz to 1Ghz

p.s. sorry for my bad English.

Very clean. I'm very picky but cable management?? It looks like you have done a great job of it already!

It's a shame you can't use dual CPU's in Windows 9x because I believe this would make a great 9x gaming rig

You can pick up a couple of socket 370 adaptors and run the 1.4GHz Tualatin PIII CPU's but it wouldn't really be suited for such a clean setup!

Win98 Gold: 1GHz PIII - GeForce2 - Voodoo2 - 768MB - SCSI 😀

Reply 604 of 2784, by eFatal2ty

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Thats the pretty ULTRA MEGA POWER shit! 😊

*ASUS P3B-F *Intel Pentium!!! 450MHz Katmai@133fsb *Hynix 4x128MB SDR PC133 CL2 *Matrox G400MAX 32MB + Procomp Voodoo2 12MB SLi *Creative SB Live! CT4760 *3Com 3C905C-TX-M *2xSeagate 40GB 7200rpmn *EIZO T68 19"CRT * Creative FPS1000 *OS: MS Win 98SE

Reply 606 of 2784, by chinny22

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You did what I want to do! green fans on green boards and in a nice modern case. But then you go and top it with a duel slot 1 system with 2 Voodoo 2 cards (A secret fantasy of mine)
Re the SCSI drives. I've just successfully tried a Ultra 72GB in my old Prolant 1600 even though all the documentation says 36GB was the max

Reply 607 of 2784, by Darkman

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my dual 800Mhz PIII build is finished, finally managed to find silver DVD and floppy drives to go along with it, sadly the webcam makes the case look duller.

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Lian Li PC60USB case (this thing has about 4 fans in it, kind of crazy for a 2001 case)
250W PSU
Gigabyte GA-6BXD 1.6 440BX motherboard
X2 800/100 PIII Coppermine
640Mb PC133 SDRAM
NEC DVD-RW ND-3550A
Sony MPF920 floppy drive
12GB Seagate hard drive for the OS and utilities
120GB WD hard drive for games and such
AGP Voodoo 5500
Soundblaster live 5.1

I kind of like it.

Reply 608 of 2784, by BSA Starfire

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Very nice, I do like the understated silver cases from that era very much, bet it looks even better in the flesh 😀

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386SX 33MHz,ULSI 387,4MB Ram,OAK OTI077 1MB. Seagate ST1144A, MS WSS audio
Amstrad PC 9486i, DX/2 66, 16 MB RAM, Cirrus SVGA,Win 95,SB 16
Cyrix MII 333,128MB,SiS 6326 H0 rev,ESS 1869,Win ME

Reply 609 of 2784, by Darkman

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the aluminum case really gives the computer a classy look to it, compared to the beige or coloured plastic cases that existed at the time, it also keeps this build cool, the CPUs stay at around 34C , while the motherboard never goes over 25C, even after gaming for a while.

one weird thing this motherboard does do however, is that it powers on the second I plug it into the wall , also when turned off , the mouse still has power going to it, Ive heard of these kind of things being common on server boards and such and I guess it would be useful for that

Reply 610 of 2784, by BSA Starfire

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Here's my 'puters 😀
Ist the PIII coppermine with 3DFX voodoo 5, the drives always look yellow in photo's but they are nice and white in reality.
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Next up is my regular use browser/XP gaming do-it-all box, it's a P4 nothwood with Geforce FX, CPU speed and FX variant depends on the day.... 😀
file.php?mode=view&id=14714&sid=2afe5f0264b8d7f591a2d8ec5d99a587

My Win 7 rig is on the left in the OCZ case, it's a Core 2 Quad Q6600 with a Geforce 7900GS, the one on the left is a Pentium D 930 with a Radeon IGP based board.
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This is a P4 630 on a 915 intel board, with a Geforce 210 plugged into the telly via HDMI for media stuff. The case in a Evesham micros rescued from the bin.
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And finally my little Cedar Mill machine, 3.2 gig D0 stepping(runs as cool as a cucumber even it this tiny case) on Asrock 775i65g ver 2, with 1 terrabyte HD, mostly used for storage for the other stuff on the network.
file.php?mode=view&id=14717&sid=2afe5f0264b8d7f591a2d8ec5d99a587

As you can tell, I do like Netburst machines, mostly because of price and availability I suppose, but it's neat you can go from 1.4 Ghz to 3.6Ghz all on the same board 😀 I currently have 25 different Netburst CPU's in my collection........no I'm not obsessed................. 😀

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286 20MHz,1MB RAM,Trident 8900B 1MB, Conner CFA-170A.SB 1350B
386SX 33MHz,ULSI 387,4MB Ram,OAK OTI077 1MB. Seagate ST1144A, MS WSS audio
Amstrad PC 9486i, DX/2 66, 16 MB RAM, Cirrus SVGA,Win 95,SB 16
Cyrix MII 333,128MB,SiS 6326 H0 rev,ESS 1869,Win ME

Reply 611 of 2784, by vikpc

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MartinC wrote:

Very clean. I'm very picky but cable management?? It looks like you have done a great job of it already!
It's a shame you can't use dual CPU's in Windows 9x because I believe this would make a great 9x gaming rig
You can pick up a couple of socket 370 adaptors and run the 1.4GHz Tualatin PIII CPU's but it wouldn't really be suited for such a clean setup!

last year i not have enough time to complete it 8(
i want change cables to white color and reapply shrinking tubes at the end cables like (this).. Currently it look ugly
about dual cpu.. i`m think need make multiboot system with dos/win98/win2000.. maybe xp
for Tualatin 😎 need good dual Tualatin CPU motherboard... Slot CPU have they own beauty charisma

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Reply 612 of 2784, by obobskivich

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BSA Starfire: I really like that red/black case 😀; do you know much about it?

Relevant to thread: here's the latest build I've finished. The "dust" in the first picture is actually lint - I took the case apart and washed it, and apparently the towel I used to dry it wasn't the best choice for an all-black surface and subsequent flash photography.

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It has an Athlon64 dual-core 2GHz, a pair of 7950GX2s in QuadSLI, and 1GB of RAM (will probably expand that before too long). Originally I was thinking about putting some DirectX 9 games on it, but given how well it did through 3DMark 2001 with SLI-AA enabled, I'm thinking it might instead see use for older games with silly-high IQ settings enabled (honestly playing Unreal or Quake with everything cranked and 32x AA sounds more fun than watching it dog through Fallout 3, especially when I have a newer machine available for that).

Reply 613 of 2784, by retrofanatic

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This is a true "sleeper" build where the snail-like shape of the case may suggest a slow system, but surprises everyone with QuadSLI power! 🤣, but honestly it is a very cool build! Is that a Lian Li case by any chance? Anyway...I have never seen one like that before...looks to be very well built too and plenty of room to work with inside. Are you running XP? If so, I would for sure up the RAM by 1GB since memory for that system can be had for so cheap now, but I don't know if it will make a big difference though.

Reply 614 of 2784, by obobskivich

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retrofanatic wrote:

This is a true "sleeper" build where the snail-like shape of the case may suggest a slow system, but surprises everyone with QuadSLI power! 🤣,

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but honestly it is a very cool build! Is that a Lian Li case by any chance? Anyway...I have never seen one like that before...looks to be very well built too and plenty of room to work with inside. Are you running XP? If so, I would for sure up the RAM by 1GB since memory for that system can be had for so cheap now, but I don't know if it will make a big difference though.

XP Pro SP2 yeah, and I was thinking about taking it to 3GB since a 2GB kit is like $25 on Amazon (I was looking at this one: http://www.amazon.com/KOMPUTERBAY-400Mhz-PC32 … /dp/B003CH6ZR0/ and since I don't have any other machines that use DDR1, I figured I'd just leave the existing memory in there for 3GB total); 1GB is just what I had on hand when I put it together. It's been okay running benchmarks and tooling around in Windows, but I'm vaguely remembering even games like Oblivion and Hitman 3 being capable of using at least a few hundred MB of RAM, and you're exactly right about memory being so cheap anymore.

Yes it's a Lian-Li; it's an older model, I think it was new in 2002 or 2003, it says "20 Anniversary" on it (it's hard to see in person with a flashlight, it's almost impossible to see in the picture 😵). Model # is PC-777 or PC-B777 or something like that; I've seen pictures of a black/white (silver?) version, but this is the only example I've ever seen in person. It originally had a Pentium 4 in it if I remember right; it really wasn't a fast system to start out. 😜 As far as working space, it's not bad, but it isn't as wide-open as some full towers (mostly at the top and bottom, where it "curves").

Reply 615 of 2784, by retrofanatic

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Go for the 3gb if you can....but I have to say that pc3200 ddr1 can be had for a lot cheaper on ebay or even in local classifieds...but that's not too bad of a deal. Yeah for hitman I think you'll notice the extra ram making a difference.

The great thing about those lian Li cases is the hdd bays being turned and I remember a lot of those cases from that vintage to have pull out trays for the motherboard which made them easy to work on your system.

Reply 616 of 2784, by obobskivich

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On this one the MB tray isn't I think "designed" to be removed - you can pull some screws/bolts and it comes out pretty simple, but it isn't a slide-out/pop-out like I've seen on some other cases. I don't think it would come out very easily with the MB attached. The HDD bays are turned, but I couldn't put my 2.5" drive in there (I know that a 3.5" would fit, but that's not what I used for this build, so I just have the drive in an adapter in one of the many 5.25" bays).

Reply 617 of 2784, by BSA Starfire

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obobskivich wrote:

BSA Starfire: I really like that red/black case 😀; do you know much about it?

Thanks chap, yes I'm really fond of it too. I bought it new about 10 years ago along with a gigabyte P4 titan board and FX 5500(all of witch is still around, board is still in case, but FX is now a FX5900XT). We have always called the machine "Darth Vader's suitcase, still the name it has on the network today 😀
Love the snail shell Lian-Li, that is one seriously neat looking rig.
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286 20MHz,1MB RAM,Trident 8900B 1MB, Conner CFA-170A.SB 1350B
386SX 33MHz,ULSI 387,4MB Ram,OAK OTI077 1MB. Seagate ST1144A, MS WSS audio
Amstrad PC 9486i, DX/2 66, 16 MB RAM, Cirrus SVGA,Win 95,SB 16
Cyrix MII 333,128MB,SiS 6326 H0 rev,ESS 1869,Win ME

Reply 618 of 2784, by Geoman

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Just picked up about 18 SGI machines from a collection. I now own 15 indys (going to sell some).

One of the Indys is an R4400/200 with XZ video, which should be nice to try. Couple of the o2 are R10K too (only 175MHz though).

I posted this over at OCAU as well 😀

That's a beautiful collection of SGIs you've got there, in appearently perfect shape!

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Reply 619 of 2784, by Liqu1d82

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My fresh dual P3 configuration:

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ASUS CUV4X-D
2x Intel Pentium III 800EB
2x 128MB PC133 ECC RAM
Matrox G400 32MB AGP
3DFX Voodoo II 8MB
SCSI Adaptec AHA-2940UW
Creative SoundBlaster Live! with Drive II
Plextor UltraPleX PX-40TS SCSI CD-ROM
Plextor PlexWriter 8/2/20 SCSI CD-RW
IDE Hard-Disk 300GB

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