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Reply 760 of 1975, by FaSMaN

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This is the latest iteration of the weekend project, it use to be a amd k6 build but sadly the Super 7 motherboard was getting worse originally the first ide channel died, then started the reboot randomly.

New system specs:
Pentuim II 333Mhz
PC Chips K724 motherboard (its really temperamental)
256Mb 133mhz Ram
17Gig Fujitso Hard drive
Aopen CD writer
Voodoo Banshee PCI (added a fan it gets really hot)
Generic PCI Network card
Sound Blaster 16 PNP

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Reply 761 of 1975, by Tetrium

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You sure use a lot of harddrives 😁
I typically run just 1 harddrive in any of my rigs (except for some of my primary rigs).

Looking at the back of your computer cases (the ATX ones) I couldn't help but notice the bad ventilation holes in your ATX cases (really small holes with lots of metal in between).
What I did was ask a friend to cut out the meshes completely, then after adding the fan I added fan grills I salvaged from dead PSU's 😀 (you can view some pics of how this ended up looking in my retro rig thread (link is in my signature)), it cools a lot better that way 😀

Whats missing in your collections?
My retro rigs (old topic)
Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
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Reply 762 of 1975, by Xolares

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My Rigs are

Win/DOS Main Retro rig
2x Intel Pentium III 800MHZ SLOT1
Asus P2B-DS Beta BIOS
3DFX Voodoo 4 4500 AGP 32MB
Soundblaster AWE64 32MB EDO SIMCONN
Windows ME Custom Service pack/ MS-DOS 7.1 / Windows XP SP3
120GB EIDE WD WinME.DOS
80GB EIDE Seagate HDD for ISO's and Installers

Pure DOS Rig
Intel Pentium 200MMX
Intel Chipset motherboard (Lable warn out)
64MB SDRAM PC100
3DFX Voodoo Banshee AGP (3D Blaster)
Gravis Ultrasound MAX + Roland Soundcanvas SC-88Pro
Windows 95 OSR2.5 Custom + MS-DOS 7.1 (Win95 for other tools and tweaks)

Mobile gaming
Netbook
Intel Atom Dualcore
2GB DDR2 800MHZ
Intel GMA3150 64MB
60GB SSD Agility 3 SATA
Linux LxLe 14.04.1 32Bit

MAIN PC
Intel Core i7 4790K
32GB DDR3 2600MHZ
3x AMD Radeon R9 (290X-290-290)
Soundblaster ZXR PCIe
20TB HDD's
2x 240GB Intel 520 SATA RAID 0
Windows 8.0 Modded 64bit

2x P3 800MHZ - 1GB PC133 - 3DFX Voodoo 5 5500 64MB - Soundblaster AWE32 28MB 32Pin ISA & Music Quest ISA MIDI I/O + Roland SC-88 Pro - 2x IDE to CF 16GB Flash HDDs-Win98SE SP3 137GB+-Windows 2000 SP4R2-17" CRT NEC MultiSync 1600x1200

Reply 763 of 1975, by Tetrium

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Xolares wrote:
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My Rigs are

Win/DOS Main Retro rig
2x Intel Pentium III 800MHZ SLOT1
Asus P2B-DS Beta BIOS
3DFX Voodoo 4 4500 AGP 32MB
Soundblaster AWE64 32MB EDO SIMCONN
Windows ME Custom Service pack/ MS-DOS 7.1 / Windows XP SP3
120GB EIDE WD WinME.DOS
80GB EIDE Seagate HDD for ISO's and Installers

Pure DOS Rig
Intel Pentium 200MMX
Intel Chipset motherboard (Lable warn out)
64MB SDRAM PC100
3DFX Voodoo Banshee AGP (3D Blaster)
Gravis Ultrasound MAX + Roland Soundcanvas SC-88Pro
Windows 95 OSR2.5 Custom + MS-DOS 7.1 (Win95 for other tools and tweaks)

Mobile gaming
Netbook
Intel Atom Dualcore
2GB DDR2 800MHZ
Intel GMA3150 64MB
60GB SSD Agility 3 SATA
Linux LxLe 14.04.1 32Bit

MAIN PC
Intel Core i7 4790K
32GB DDR3 2600MHZ
3x AMD Radeon R9 (290X-290-290)
Soundblaster ZXR PCIe
20TB HDD's
2x 240GB Intel 520 SATA RAID 0
Windows 8.0 Modded 64bit

What custom ME service pack are you using? 😀

Whats missing in your collections?
My retro rigs (old topic)
Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
Report spammers here!

Reply 764 of 1975, by tayyare

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@tayyare

You sure use a lot of harddrives 😁
I typically run just 1 harddrive in any of my rigs (except for some of my primary rigs).

Looking at the back of your computer cases (the ATX ones) I couldn't help but notice the bad ventilation holes in your ATX cases (really small holes with lots of metal in between).
What I did was ask a friend to cut out the meshes completely, then after adding the fan I added fan grills I salvaged from dead PSU's 😀 (you can view some pics of how this ended up looking in my retro rig thread (link is in my signature)), it cools a lot better that way 😀

Well, I think I like the components better inside the cases, rather than sitting on the shelves. 🤣

Actually my two active retro rigs have only three disks each. One for MS-DOS 6.22/Windows 3.11 and Windows 95, one for Windows 98 and the last one (mostly SCSI) is for storing uninstalled app and games, plus the ghost images of the other partitions. Actually 3 disks per rig is probably my established standard. 🤣

My XP box, which is also kind of a backup rig, has 8, yes, but first 3 are for Windows XP, Fedora, and Mint respectively, one for storage, and the last four were for video capture as a RAID10 array (during the times my handycam had no HDD but 8mm cassettes instead). The other retro one with the 8 disks is an anomaly, by design. It had 17 different OSs on it sometime in the past. 😈

I'm sure better ventilation is a good thing and I'm sure will most probably extend the life of all the components concerned, but to say the truth, it is not that important, according to my experience. My first CPU was an Intel 386SX-16, and I clearly remember blistering my fingers after an occasional touch to its surface while running. It still runs after about 23 years, and believe me, I did some serious crunching with it during my computational fluid dynamics and aircraft engine design courses, in years long past.. 😈 I never used anything but the stock coolers for any of my CPUs and yet haven't lost any of them to heat.

Besides, I really don't like the idea of introducing metal chips into my cases, I've seen more than once what they can cause.

Your mods look very nice and cool, in anyway.. 😀

GA-6VTXE PIII 1.4+512MB
Geforce4 Ti 4200 64MB
Diamond Monster 3D 12MB SLI
SB AWE64 PNP+32MB
120GB IDE Samsung/80GB IDE Seagate/146GB SCSI Compaq/73GB SCSI IBM
Adaptec AHA29160
3com 3C905B-TX
Gotek+CF Reader
MSDOS 6.22+Win 3.11/95 OSR2.1/98SE/ME/2000

Reply 765 of 1975, by Darkman

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the Athlon machine Im currently using for games from about 1997-2001 (more or less) , The machine went through several incarnations, but this is about as good as it gets.

Lian Li PC60 Case (really like this case)
Enermax 350w EG365P-VE
Abit KG7-RAID motherboard (apparently one of the best boards back in 2001 for the AMD 761 chipset)
Athlon 1400 with Zalman CNPS3000 Copper cooler.
1GB DDR Corsair Platinum 400Mhz (it was either this or really cheap RAM from 2001, I figured overkill was better than substandard)
Voodoo5500 , I know this system would have probably suited a GF3 more, but a GF3 can't run Glide
SB Audigy (specifically the OEM variation with the coloured ports and MIDI port , but otherwise identical to the retail version in features and quality)
Adaptec S2100 SCSI adapter with 64MB cache.
300GB Seagate Cheetah 10k SCSI HDD.
Toshiba SD-M1212 DVD drive.
Sony branded Floppy Drive.

the HDD is divided between Win98 and Win2k (130/170 GB respectively), with the Win2k partition being NTFS. Some people might find that stupid, but I use NTFS when I can , and I try to put as many games as I can on Win2k (Win98 is mainly for the earlier games that don't play nice with NT based systems)

this system somehow gets the V5500 to run Max Payne with all the detail set to max and still get above 60fps in alot of situations , it will even play Warcraft III at around 30-35fps at max detail , but only at 800X600 for both games , the V5500 does have its limits

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Reply 766 of 1975, by nforce4max

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I once had one of those Lian cases, the only thing that I hated about it was the board tray used those stupid clips instead of regular brass. Wasn't a bad buy though for only $20 a few years ago.

On a far away planet reading your posts in the year 10,191.

Reply 771 of 1975, by 5u3

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Where did the case come from and where can I get one?

Most probably Germany. The case is from the Siemens Nixdorf Scenic series, some of these come with a translucent green sliding front cover, which looks even better.
I don't recall if they had models with standard ATX layout, at least the ones I've seen were slightly proprietary and would need to be modded in order to use a standard ATX mainboard.

Reply 774 of 1975, by obobskivich

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5u3 wrote:
obobskivich wrote:

Where did the case come from and where can I get one?

Most probably Germany. The case is from the Siemens Nixdorf Scenic series, some of these come with a translucent green sliding front cover, which looks even better.
I don't recall if they had models with standard ATX layout, at least the ones I've seen were slightly proprietary and would need to be modded in order to use a standard ATX mainboard.

Quick ebay search and people want $800-$2000 (found one at $6600 even)...

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But good information to have; thanks for ID'ing it.

Reply 775 of 1975, by eFatal2ty

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9xTURBO
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Configuration:
Aopen AX6B, Intel 440BX, Slot1
Intel Pentium II MMX 450MHz@505MHz
Kingston 2x256MB CL2 PC133@112MHz
3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 16MB AGP
Creative SB Live! X-Gamer CT4760
Intel PRO/100 LAN
Seagate 40GB 7200rpmn + WD Protege 40GB 5400rpmn
LG DVDRW/CDRW Combo + LG CDROM + Sony FDD
ENCER 300W+Full ATX Case+Titan 2x8CM Fan
MS Win 98 SE DX7

LG Flatron L1780U 17" LCD
Creative T3100 2.1 Repro
C-Tech keyboard + Genius Mouse

*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 776 of 1975, by PcBytes

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R3TR0N v1.3 - aka my third and newest system I've got.

Case - Infodata PC-9091 (it's actually a noname case but who cares anyway)

Motherboard - FastFame 6VHF - KT266 chipset,AGP 4x and all the stuff,it's Socket A btw

CPU - AMD Duron 1.3GHz

HSF - a big Titan TTC-D9TB which works for both Socket A and 370 CPUs

RAM - 512MB DDR

GPU:

before - S3 Trio 3D/2X 8MB

after - MSI/nVidia Geforce FX5200 128MB - going to try GTA:SA and NFS:MW on it (NFS MW will work anyways,minimum requirement was a Radeon VE which seems quite ridiculous for me)

HDD - Maxtor 6E020L0 20.4 GB - has XP installed,but I'm going to put a trimmed down Vista SP2 or 7 SP1 on it

PSU - Delux 400W which I'm using in both my second system and this one (second system is Raven,I'm swapping the PSU between the systems when I need it)

CD-ROM - Samsung 48x ,dunno what model

NIC - Realtek 8139C.

and that's all. I need a PS/2 keyboard for it,since my white A4Tech one doesn't work due to USB legacy support not being enabled.

Now,a pic of it:
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Main PC: i5 3470, GB B75M-D3H, 16GB RAM, 2x1TB
98SE : P3 650, Soyo SY-6BA+IV, 384MB RAM, 80GB
Milennium : P2 266, Zida LX-98AT, 256MB RAM, 10GB+20GB
2k: Duron 750, Totem TM-S730LMR, 256MB RAM, 40GB

Reply 777 of 1975, by y2k se

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I just completed some recent upgrades to my old gaming PC. I'm running DOS 6.22/WfW 3.11 and Windows 98 SE in a dual-boot configuration.

Inwin A500 case
Antec 250 watt power supply
ASUS P2B 1.10 (mine has a voltage regulator that supports Coppermine CPUs)
Intel Pentium 3 800E
256 MB RAM
Matrix G400
SLI'd Voodoo 2 12MB
Creative Sound Blaster AWE64
Linksys 10/100 NIC
Some random 56k WinModem
Western Digital 80 GB 7200 RPM 8 MB Cache
HP CDRW
Creative 12x DVD

You can also see in the background a ViewSonic A75 CRT. I purchased it brand new for ~$400 from CompUSA.

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Tualatin Celeron 1.4, ASUS P2B, 512 MB, GeForce 3 Ti 200, Voodoo2 SLI, AWE64, WD 80GB SE HDD, Dell 2007FP

Reply 778 of 1975, by King_Corduroy

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NICE! I just ordered one of these cases yesterday for my main computer since it uses mATX. I love how 90's these cases look.

Check me out at Transcendental Airwaves on Youtube! Also wtf, why are whoppers so good?!

Reply 779 of 1975, by Dreamer_of_the_past

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Mine come from Italia (Italy) but yes, it's made in Germany, Deutsche Qualität ^^

Very nice! I love the simplicity and solid construction.

Do you like when dust is sitting inside of your computer too?:)

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