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Reply 1020 of 2311, by rein_ein

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Today i decide "screw dat i3 server,too boring" so i put gigabit ethernet card and 1tb hdd in my p4.
Total specs now:
cpu Pentium 4 2ghz Northwood
ram 1gb RDRAM(4x256mb)
mobo DFI NT70-SC (i850)
video Albatron Medusa GeForce 4 Ti 4800SE
hdd WD800BB 80gb system and such WD10EADS 1tb of my crap
sound Creative X-Fi Platinum with 5.25 drive (i dont have drive for audigy but want remote control so meh)
nic Intel PRO/1000 MT
case Foxconn TPS-544
ide2sata adapter
OS XP Professional sp3

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We need moar pics here imo >_<

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Reply 1021 of 2311, by kanecvr

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Posted lots of photos and descriptions of some of my machines here: My retro rig collection - from 286 to Core 2 Quad! - photo heavy thread - updated periodically

Here are a few of the pictures in said thread and more:

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Reply 1022 of 2311, by animal113

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Just found this forum a few days ago and am really enjoying seeing all this great vintage hardware still being put to good use !

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Here's my retro gaming machine. A bit of a mix of old and new but the guts are all retro. I had this set up in a different case running Windows XP for a few years but it was just crawling .. I think perhaps XP wasn't liking the 512meg ram but I was limited by what the motherboard could handle. Not long ago I rebuilt it in a newer case and decided to give it a shot running Windows 98, as I had much less powerful machines back in the day that performed much better using 98 and even ME. Turns out that was the right call and am now experiencing much better performance and compatibility with some of my older games.

Here's the specs:

Tualatin 1.4S with Thermalright SI-97 heatsink
Asus TUSL2-M
2 x 256meg Kingston PC133
Gigabyte GeForce 6600 (with passive cooler)
Audigy 2
80G Samsung IDE HDD
LG 16x DVD-RW
Thermaltake Versa H15 microAtx case
Silverstone 400 watt PSU

Cheers !

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Reply 1024 of 2311, by Half-Saint

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grev wrote:
I had a tidy up in January and stacked the beige together. Nearly all of them running, the rest are awaiting suitable hardware a […]
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I had a tidy up in January and stacked the beige together. Nearly all of them running, the rest are awaiting suitable hardware and/or time.

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One day I'll actually catalog it all and do some better photos. Other stacks not shown contain "the black" and "the rack servers".

And I thought I was crazy for owning 34 systems, not counting laptops, consoles and God knows what else. I also have a nice collection of NIB and used mechanical keyboards. I'm surprised I still have room in the house 😀

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Reply 1025 of 2311, by tincup

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animal113 wrote:
Just found this forum a few days ago and am really enjoying seeing all this great vintage hardware still being put to good use ! […]
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Just found this forum a few days ago and am really enjoying seeing all this great vintage hardware still being put to good use !

Here's my retro gaming machine. A bit of a mix of old and new but the guts are all retro. I had this set up in a different case running Windows XP for a few years but it was just crawling .. I think perhaps XP wasn't liking the 512meg ram but I was limited by what the motherboard could handle. Not long ago I rebuilt it in a newer case and decided to give it a shot running Windows 98, as I had much less powerful machines back in the day that performed much better using 98 and even ME. Turns out that was the right call and am now experiencing much better performance and compatibility with some of my older games.

Here's the specs:

Tualatin 1.4S with Thermalright SI-97 heatsink
Asus TUSL2-M
2 x 256meg Kingston PC133
Gigabyte GeForce 6600 (with passive cooler)
Audigy 2
80G Samsung IDE HDD
LG 16x DVD-RW
Thermaltake Versa H15 microAtx case
Silverstone 400 watt PSU

Cheers !

Sharp and sure-footed build! Very tidy but not obsessive. And passive cooling is a nice change for around here... 😀

Reply 1026 of 2311, by Ronin82

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Hello vogons!I have a few retro systems and i want to share with you some photos.

1.F.I.C.Hercules 191/272:
Motherboard 4386-VC-HD(128Kb Cache,support either 486 or 386,DALLAS DS1287 modded to CR2032)
AMD 386DX-40
5Mb RAM(4x1Mb+4x256Kb)
Video card Tseng Labs ET4000ax 1Mb
Sound Card ESS ES688FC Audiodrive
Winbond W83757F controller
HDD Western Digital Caviar 280 85.3Mb
Sony CDD311 CD ROM

Cheers!

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Reply 1027 of 2311, by Ronin82

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And last photos with this rig 😊

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Reply 1028 of 2311, by Ronin82

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2.Unknown motherboard socket 3 256Kb Cache Ali M1489
AMD 586 P75 133ADW
32Mb EDO RAM
Matrox Mistique 2Mb
Creative CT 2770 SB16 Value
HDD Seagate 1.2Gb

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Reply 1030 of 2311, by computergeek92

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My collection in it's current state. I actually use the Dell quite a bit. With Windows 98SE, the 866mhz Pentium III and 512mb RD […]
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My collection in it's current state. I actually use the Dell quite a bit. With Windows 98SE, the 866mhz Pentium III and 512mb RDRAM are put under very little strain and with plenty of tweaks and patches and prodding around, the OS functions well on the internet and is, at the moment, suitable as a daily driver if my good computer were to suddenly die. Micron I just have no place to set it up and I don't have another keyboard to plug into it. The Mac Performa is a nifty machine and I'm amazed at how simple and elegant the design is when I take it apart but I think it'll spend the rest of it's life doing nothing more than running Prince of Persia or some other old game from time to time.

Dell Dimension XPS B866r:
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Screenshot of Windows 98SE on the XPS:
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Micron Milennia tower with a 200mhz Pentium (non-MMX, upgraded from 133):
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Macintosh Performa 630CD:
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I used to have one of those. I sold it on Ebay months ago. Pretty odd to see a Pentium III with RDRAM. I heard is slower than PC100 or something..

Dedicated Windows 95 Aficionado for good reasons:
http://toastytech.com/evil/setup.html

Reply 1031 of 2311, by computergeek92

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Ronin82 wrote:
2.Unknown motherboard socket 3 256Kb Cache Ali M1489 AMD 586 P75 133ADW 32Mb EDO RAM Matrox Mistique 2Mb Creative CT 2770 SB16 V […]
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2.Unknown motherboard socket 3 256Kb Cache Ali M1489
AMD 586 P75 133ADW
32Mb EDO RAM
Matrox Mistique 2Mb
Creative CT 2770 SB16 Value
HDD Seagate 1.2Gb

Banana PC!! 🤣

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http://toastytech.com/evil/setup.html

Reply 1032 of 2311, by Ronin82

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😊

And an old laptop KT Technology
386SX 25Mhz
1Mb RAM
HDD Seagate ST 9145AG 145Mb
PC Speaker

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Reply 1033 of 2311, by Ronin82

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and a short video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x_ZGX17QU4

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Reply 1035 of 2311, by menski

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Its an old Intel Astor server chassis, painted black (it was badly beaten) and remade as a retro gaming machine featuring L440gx+ mobo, two 700mhz slot-1 CPUs, 1gig of ECC ram, two Voodoo2 in SLI and a lovely AWE64. System HDD is a SCSI drive inside a hotswap bay, file storage is an IDE drive mounted sideways. Running Windows 98 with only one CPU for DOS games and Windows XP for a two CPU functionality.

Slot cpu clamps were broken when I attempted to replace the old thermal compund so I had to use nuts and bolts to put them back together.

Newer revisions of this mobo allow SLOT-1 cpus up to 1ghz but it is really not necessary for me cause I play older games.

Got a fancy Floppy drive off an old Dell Optiplex.

Reply 1036 of 2311, by DJeXeCute

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This is a pc I recently acquired.
Specs:
Motherboard: PCChips M560
CPU: AMD K6 Mobile 200mhz
RAM: 4x 32MB edo for 256mb edo ram + 2x 128mb SD-ram for a total of 384mb
PSU: Power Alliance 250watt AT
Current Hardrives: 40gig WD & 20Gig Maxtor Single Platter
DVD Drive: Hitachi GD DVD Reader
Video card: Number Nine 4mb Wram PCI Hawkeye
Sound Card: Soundblaster AWE64 Gold

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When I got it it had a dead WD Caviar drive a Cirus Logic 1mb Video card 64mb of edo ram and no audio card.

Reply 1037 of 2311, by Oldskoolmaniac

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im so glad this site exist at least im not the only one with this obsession 🤣 😊
this one is my favorite, its mix of newer stuff with old Specs Are:
Motherboard: Asus p3v4x
CPU: Pentium 3-s 1.4ghz on powerleap pl-ip3/t 2.0
RAM: 4x 512MB of sdram 2GB total
PSU: Antec earthwatts 380w (got 2 for a really go deal)
DVD Drive: Sony Dual layer multi burner
HDD: 2x white label wester digital 120GB (from ebay, works really well)
OS:Windows XP Pro sp3 (registry mod, still getting updates)
Audio: Asus Xonar DG
USB: ALI usb card with front tray 2 ports back 4 in front
Video: Geforce 6800GT (at first i had a 9200 pro bad drivers, then i had a ti4200 and i get better 3dmark scores with every upgrade and better game play with a 6800GT)
as well as zip drive and floppy emulator

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Reply 1039 of 2311, by Oldskoolmaniac

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yea i found those sticks on ebay for dirt cheap they are ocz pc133 CAS3 PN:OCZS133512V

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