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Reply 1400 of 1746, by mmx23

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The motherboard is made by MBL USA and it was imported in Romania by MBL Computerland, one of the first resellers after 1990's (before 1990 we was in communism and the imports was prohibited).
The case has an Turbo button but the mainboard is set using a jumper to run only with turbo mode on.
Regarding the sound card, I will use an Sound Blaster 16 and the HDD which currently has only a few MB left, will be replaced with a Conner 170 MB drive.

Reply 1401 of 1746, by SpectriaForce

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I am finished building and configuring all my retro desktop systems (most components are new, recapped and/or cleaned), so why not share these puppies on vogons 😊

All systems are equipped with SDD's (ranging from 32GB-64GB), because they are reliable, silent and most importantly fast.

My interest is mainly old Windows 3D race, action and FPS games, so no 486 systems for me anymore, the DOS games that I like run on the PII too.

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From left to right:

System #1
Motherboard: Asus P3B-F
CPU: Intel Pentium III 1GHz
GPU: Leadtek Winfast A250 Ultra TD NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4600
RAM: 512MB PC133
Sound: SB Live!
OS: Windows 98SE

System #2
Motherboard: COMPAQ Prosignia 720
CPU: Intel Pentium III 500MHz
GPU: Asus V8200T5 Deluxe NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti500
RAM: 128MB PC100
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold
OS: Windows 98SE

System #3
Motherboard: Soltek SL-65FV+
CPU: Intel Pentium III 866MHz
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro4 380 XGL
RAM: 512MB PC133
Sound: Ensoniq AudioPCI
OS: Windows 98SE

System #4
Motherboard: Asus P2L97
CPU: Intel Pentium II 300MHz
GPU: Asus AGP-V3000 NVIDIA Riva 128
RAM: 128MB PC66
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster 16 CT2950 + Yamaha DB50XG
OS: Windows 95 OSR 2.5

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I sort of like this case now.

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System #5
Motherboard: QDI Advance 6T
CPU: Intel Pentium III 800MHz
GPU: Onboard VIA VT8601T + Diamond Monster 3D II 3DFX Voodoo2 12MB
RAM: 512MB PC133
Sound: Onboard VIA VT82C686B
OS: Windows 98SE

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System #6
Motherboard: Soltek SL-65KV2-CT
CPU: Intel Pentium III-S 1.4GHz
GPU: Gainward NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT
RAM: 512MB PC133
Sound: Creative Audigy 2ZS Platinum
OS: Windows 2000 Professional

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Reply 1402 of 1746, by Windows9566

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my PC setup
(sorry for the bright picture, sun was shining on PC setup and it made it too bright, may update it with a darker picture)

Far Left - Pentium 1 DOS Rig: AN430TX, Pentium 133, 32mb RAM, Sound Blaster 16 CT1740, S3 Trio 64V+, Windows 95, 40gb hard drive

Next to the Pentium 1 PC - Macintosh Performa 6200CD: PowerPC 603 75 mhz, 64mb RAM, TV tuner/Composite and SVideo Ports, Mac System 7.5.5, 8gb hard drive

below table next to subwoofer, Pentium 3 Win98 Rig: ASUS P2B, Pentium 3 500, 256 MB RAM, 3dFx Voodoo 2 SLI, Sound Blaster 16 CT2830, nVidia Geforce 2 MX 400 64MB AGP, Windows 98 SE, 40gb hard drive

next to the Pentium 3 PC, Main Win 10 Rig: ASUS ROG Strix B450F, AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 16gb ram, GTX 1060 6gb, 500gb ssd, 2tb hdd, Windows 10

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Reply 1404 of 1746, by Murugan

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MB:SOYO 025N2 (barrel battery removed and using external casing now)
CPU: 486DX2-66
RAM: 16MB
HD: Seagate ST36811A 6,4GB with Ontrack Disk Manager
OPTICAL/FLOPPY: Creative 24x CD-ROM and 1.44MB floppy drive
IO: Kentech VLB and some ISA card because of COM-port issues on the VLB
GPU: Tseng ET4000/W32p VLB 1MB (might upgrade to 2MB later on)
SOUND: Primax SoundStorm M16C (waiting to upgrade the RAM to 1MB)
OS: DOS 6.22

My retro collection: too much...

Reply 1408 of 1746, by eFatal2ty

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Finally I have learned how to build HighEnd PCs from specific era, so here you are - My DreamMachine1996,

Config:
ASUS P/I-P55TP4XE i430HX /w 512kB Cache
Intel Pentium P54CS 200Mhz
Kingston 2x32M EDO RAM 50ns
Matrox Millenium IS-STORM 2064W 8MB PCI
(No Voodoo for this one - Why? Not worth for 10games from 1996 I also have 1997DM PII300 with it)
Creative SB AWE64 Value
3Com EtherlinkXL 3c900C
WDC AC33100 + Teac CD-532E 32xCDROM + Sony FDD 1.44MB
DTK Full AT Case /w 200W AT PSU
MS Windows 95B + MS Office 95 Pro

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*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 1409 of 1746, by MII-233

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This guy is VERY much a WIP (at some point I want to get a 4x512MB ECC RAM kit, a better graphics card, and a case that isn't trash and has both sidepanels), but here it is as it sits.

SuperMicro P3TDDE
2x 1266MHz Tualatin P3's
1x 512MB PC133 ECC (generic brand with Samsung chips)
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB w/ heatsink from MX4000 (stock cooler's fan was incredibly obnoxious and the coolers swap out literally perfectly)
Riptide PC80079
30GB DiamondMax 8 (onboard IDE, used for Windows and a few programs)
40GB DiamondMax 8 (FastTrak 100 since the IDE controller has issues with drives over 32GB, used for games)
Rosewill RV350
Windows XP Pro SP3

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Zenith: 2x 1266MHz PIII, Supermicro P3TDDE, 1x 512MB PC133 ECC, Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, 80GB Barracuda 7200.9 (OS+Programs) + 160GB Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 (games), Windows XP Pro SP3

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Reply 1411 of 1746, by Ponjiayulady

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I get a Pentium II Overdrive 333Mhz today

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Reply 1412 of 1746, by gdjacobs

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eFatal2ty wrote:
Finally I have learned how to build HighEnd PCs from specific era, so here you are - My DreamMachine1996, […]
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Finally I have learned how to build HighEnd PCs from specific era, so here you are - My DreamMachine1996,

Config:
ASUS P/I-P55TP4XE i430HX /w 512kB Cache
Intel Pentium P54CS 200Mhz
Kingston 2x32M EDO RAM 50ns
Matrox Millenium IS-STORM 2064W 8MB PCI
(No Voodoo for this one - Why? Not worth for 10games from 1996 I also have 1997DM PII300 with it)
Creative SB AWE64 Value
3Com EtherlinkXL 3c900C
WDC AC33100 + Teac CD-532E 32xCDROM + Sony FDD 1.44MB
DTK Full AT Case /w 200W AT PSU
MS Windows 95B + MS Office 95 Pro

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I had a case like that once. Fancy for it's time.

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 1413 of 1746, by bjwil1991

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Same here. The one thing that was a huge downfall was the optical drives and the floppy drive needed the rails in order to install them properly.

Discord: https://discord.gg/U5dJw7x
Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 1414 of 1746, by gdjacobs

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I actually like that as it made drive swaps very easy. I will say that it wasn't very volume efficient.

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 1415 of 1746, by bjwil1991

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One thing I miss about the case was the amount of hard drive mounts, and 5.25" expansion bays.

Discord: https://discord.gg/U5dJw7x
Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 1416 of 1746, by corsaira

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my latest P4 build
Intel celeron D 2.53
intel 865glc
adaptec 39320d
geforce quadro fx1000
monster sound mx300
matrox m3d
silverstone sg11b

testing game purevex full
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Reply 1417 of 1746, by NostalgicAslinger

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AMD Athlon 1000MHz Epox EP-7KXA Samsung 256Mb SDRAM Leadtek GF2 GTS 32Mb Samsung 40Gb Maxtor 15Gb […]
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AMD Athlon 1000MHz
Epox EP-7KXA
Samsung 256Mb SDRAM
Leadtek GF2 GTS 32Mb
Samsung 40Gb
Maxtor 15Gb

AMD Athlon 1000 Orion Classic or Thunderbird? I have a Athlon 1000 Slot A Thunderbird, and this CPU doesen't work with the Epox 7KXA Rev 0.4 and the latest bios from Nov. 2001.

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Reply 1418 of 1746, by detritus olentus

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The GX1 all the way atop the pile joined my hoard today and is currently undergoing minor cosmetic repairs.

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Philly Burbs.

Reply 1419 of 1746, by appiah4

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Nice Optiplexes! Reminds me I should troubleshoot my GX110 LP..

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