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Reply 1541 of 1843, by PcBytes

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simprato wrote:
Hi, that's my "new" retro-gaming PC […]
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Hi, that's my "new" retro-gaming PC

ABIT BF6 (i440BX chipset)
Celeron II 900Mhz @1000Mhz
Cooler Master Heatsink with 5000RPM ball bearing fan
1x256Mb PC133 C3
3DFX Voodoo3 2000 AGP @175mhz
Sound Blaser Live! Value
HPT370A PCI IDE RAID ATA-100
Realtek RTL8139B 10/100 LAN
Maxtor D740X-6L 20GB HDD (hydraulic bearing!)
Pioneer DVD-ROM snap-in 10x/40x
ASUS CDRW 4816A
Deer 230W PSU
ATX Case of 1999
Windows ME with security CD 2004
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Umm.... is it me, or were the IDE ports on the mobo removed?

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Reply 1542 of 1843, by bjwil1991

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My wild guess is the person that had that board removed them due to the IDE controller issue on the board itself?

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Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 1545 of 1843, by SpectriaForce

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wirerogue wrote:
new pentium iii build. […]
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new pentium iii build.

asus tusl2-c
pentium iii tualatin @ 1.6ghz
384 pc133 memory
geforce4 ti4600
soundblaster audigy
antec 300w psu
new generic case (looks nice, murder to build in)
windows 98

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Nice, looks very period correct. But I think that it should run Windows 2000 or ME 😊

I sell 'ridiculously expensive' retro hardware to people like you. I feel sorry for that.

Reply 1546 of 1843, by simprato

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PcBytes wrote:

Umm.... is it me, or were the IDE ports on the mobo removed?

No, the BF6 is essentially a BE6-II without HighPoint ATA-66. I've installed an ADAPTEC 1200A which is a HighPoint but ATA-100.

Reply 1547 of 1843, by wirerogue

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new pentium 4 build.

abit is7-e2
pentium 4 3.4ghz
cooler master hyper 6 cpu cooler
2x1gb patriot pc3200 memory
bfg geforce 6800gt oc
soundblaster audigy 2
evga 550 g2 psu
chenbro SR20969 workstation chassis
windows 2000

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Reply 1548 of 1843, by Caluser2000

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Here's my 386DX25 rig:

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Sports 8megs of ram, 4gig BigFoot hdd with EZDrive DDO. It is running MS Dos 6.22 along with Windows for Worgroups 3.11 fully networked and has a ISA sound card which is SB/Alib compatible. Apart from the cmos battery being low it works wonderfully well. Haven't identified the battery location as it is not your standard type. Not Dallas or any other sort I'm familiar with. I do know it charges though. The system was given to me and dropped off under my carport one day. Originally it had a 100meg Apple branded SCSI drive and controller. Not having any SCSI drives to replaced it with a IDE controller and drive were fitted. I fitted the the CD drive as I had plenty spare. Put together by MITEK, a local company still in operation today in 1990. An unusual thing about it is it has It has a sliding cover over the 5.25" fdd and CDRom drives.

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Reply 1549 of 1843, by MMaximus

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Nice little system. I don't know what you used to take the picture but the white balance and the softness makes it look like you took this photo in 1990 🤣

Reply 1552 of 1843, by kikendo

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Basically finished after months: My Gateway 2000 Pentium II rig.

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Pentium II @ 400 Mhz
128 MB RAM
STB Velocity (Riva 128) w/ 4MB RAM
Sound Blaster 16 Vibra
Intel PRO/100 NIC
16GB bracket-mounted CompactFlash as main hard dfrive
Gotek floppy emu running latest FlashFloppy v2.x
Lite-On CD-RW drive
InterAct PC Propad 4 controller
ESP8266-based home made WiFi modem.

The display, not pictured, is a 4:3 LCD LG Flatron
The case came from a G6-233 system, so even if not the original, it's as close as it gets. There is a lid that goes over the front covering thee Gotek and CD-RW drive, I have it, it's just not pictured (it won't fir with that Gotek USB stick on)

The OS is Windows 98 SE

Sadly, the original floppy and CD drive don't work, so I have some work left to do trying to restore those two to original condition, but that's not bad considering the state I received this thing in. I never seen a filthier machine.
Other than that, I consider this system pretty much finished!

BIG THANKS to the Vogons community for all the help while I was building this. The people and drivers database found here have been invaluable in restoring this system!

Reply 1555 of 1843, by JonathonWyble

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kikendo wrote:
oeuvre wrote:

also try to find a replacement door!

Was that a message for me? I already mentioned in the post that I have the "door"(the front panel cover).

He might have been referring to an early post by user simprato, who posted pics of his rig without its panel. I think...

1998 Pentium II build

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Reply 1557 of 1843, by SpectriaForce

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wirerogue wrote:
new pentium 4 build. […]
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new pentium 4 build.

abit is7-e2
pentium 4 3.4ghz
cooler master hyper 6 cpu cooler
2x1gb patriot pc3200 memory
bfg geforce 6800gt oc
soundblaster audigy 2
evga 550 g2 psu
chenbro SR20969 workstation chassis
windows 2000

I like the case, it has a clean professional look without curves, which matters when it comes to a computer 😊

I sell 'ridiculously expensive' retro hardware to people like you. I feel sorry for that.

Reply 1558 of 1843, by SpectriaForce

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lvader wrote:

Here is my Commodore 64 setup.

Looks like it is a photo from 1985, very period correct 😀

I sell 'ridiculously expensive' retro hardware to people like you. I feel sorry for that.

Reply 1559 of 1843, by Almoststew1990

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My little Dell doesn't need its own thread so here are some before and after pictures...

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Ryzen 3700X | 16GB 3600MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce 1070ti | 1Tb NVME SSD | Windows 10
Athlon 3200+ @ 3800+ (Venice) | Some Ram | Nvidia GeForce GTX645 / 7950GT
Slot 1 896MHz | 384Mb 112MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce 3 ti200 | AWE32