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Reply 1721 of 1746, by appiah4

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Retronautics: A digital gallery of my retro computers, hardware and projects.

Reply 1722 of 1746, by gravitone

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Bought a "new" screen to play with, so perfect time to pull out the 'ol k6-III+ rig. This Philips EDTV has a 20" 640x480 S-IPS panel and a max 450 nits brightness. Perfect for some pixel perfect 3dfx dos gaming. Forget those drab 1280x1024 TN panels, bright and vivid with no scaling is in a league of its own.

Reply 1723 of 1746, by wirerogue

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-06-05, 20:53:
Here is my Dell Dimension XPS D333. This and my IBM PS/1 (DX2-66) are my favorite PCs - and most likely the only two I will kee […]
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Here is my Dell Dimension XPS D333. This and my IBM PS/1 (DX2-66) are my favorite PCs - and most likely the only two I will keep if I end up selling my collection some day.

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I do like that era of dell cases. Same as my xps m233s although, I do wish they had the crossbar like in the next generation. The case can be a bit flimsy with the side panel off.

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Reply 1724 of 1746, by wirerogue

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another xp build. i really like this one. nothing too fancy.

cooler master centurion 534+ case
asus p5k mobo p35 chipset
core2 duo e8600
4GB corsair pc6400 xms2
evga 9800gtx+
sondblaster x-fi

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Reply 1726 of 1746, by Tetrium

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wirerogue wrote on 2020-06-06, 21:02:
another xp build. i really like this one. nothing too fancy. […]
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another xp build. i really like this one. nothing too fancy.

cooler master centurion 534+ case
asus p5k mobo p35 chipset
core2 duo e8600
4GB corsair pc6400 xms2
evga 9800gtx+
sondblaster x-fi

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I really like that case. Happened to have handled mine just a few hours ago as I'm working on my attic.
This case is very similar to the Coolermaster Centurion 5, which happens to be one of my favorite cases. The side panels were the same iirc.
I still need to build me a Core2Duo rig at some point 😀

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Reply 1728 of 1746, by bjwil1991

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Current Socket 7 build.

Warning: NSFW due to rust and corrosion on the front bottom of the case. Otherwise, no components were harmed

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No RAM installed at this time since it's being used in another system temporarily and I need to locate my spare SD-RAM sticks. And on top of that, the board and CPU will be swapped to a better board and CPU since I never liked Intel chipsets until the i815 since some of the Intel chipsets didn't support AGP, including the i810 lineup and due to RAM, HDD, and other limits.

The case will get a lot of TLC, paint jobs, and rethreading for the screws so that the add-on cards can be installed tightly instead of loosely, HDD/FDD bracket will be straightened out, but the HDD is mounted on the first 5.25" bay, which the HDD isn't installed at the moment, and a few other things, including the case panel screw mounts will be rethreaded to use bigger screws.

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Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 1729 of 1746, by computerguy08

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It's been a while since I made a post here, so here we go.

This is my late 90's daily driver, a Fujitsu T-Bird case, which seems unassuming at first.

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Specs:

  • ASUS P2B-S rev 1.04 (Coppermine compatible)
  • Intel Pentium III 733 MHz (downclocked to 550 MHz because of the 440BX's front side bus)
  • ASUS GeForce 4 MX440 64MB
  • 256MB of SDRAM
  • Teac SCSI CD-ROM
  • 13GB Quantum (for OS) + 80GB Seagate (for data), both IDE
  • 3com 3C-905TX NIC
  • SB Live! + AWE 64 dual sound card combo (daisy chained with a custom cable)

Aside from the motherboard, the specs are pretty standard for a Windows 98 box.

NOTE: because the CPU is underclocked, I can get away with passive cooling, it stays relatively cool with just case airflow.

Reply 1730 of 1746, by appiah4

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And I present you my Compaq Deskpro EN-SFF after four days of sunbrighting the case/front panel:

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Specifications:
Case: ATX SFF Desktop
PSU: COMPAQ 120W Proprietary
Motherboard: Compaq 239117-001 Proprietary
CPU: Intel Pentium III 1000B
RAM: 256MB (2x64+128MB SDRAM)
Floppy: NEC 3.5" DS-HD
Hard Drive: Seagate 20GB IDE
Optical Drive: LG 16x DVD-RW IDE
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon 7000 PCI 64MB
Sound: Guillemot Maxi Sound Fortissimo
NIC: Intel 10/100 O/B
Other: Silicon Image UltraATA Controller
OS: Windows 98SE

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Reply 1733 of 1746, by appiah4

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I'm back with one of my favorite OEM computers, Dell Dimension XPS D333. I should sunbright this sometime.

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Specifications:
Case: ATX Full Tower
PSU: Dell 200W Proprietary
Motherboard: Dell 7207C Proprietary
CPU: Intel Pentium II 333
RAM: 192MB (3x64MB SDRAM)
Floppy Drive: Mitsumi 3.5" DS-HD
Hard Drive 1: IBM 8,4GB IDE
Hard Drive 2: Maxtor 80GB IDE
Optical Drive: Samsung 16x DVD/CD-RW IDE
Graphics: STB Velocity 128 AGP 4MB
3D Accelerator: 3dfx Voodoo2 PCI 12MB
MPEG Decoder: QI Cinemaster C 1.2
Sound 1: Turtle Beach Montego (AU8820)
Sound 2: SB AWE64 Value CT4520
NIC: 3Com 3c905 10/100 PCI
OS: Windows 98SE

Retronautics: A digital gallery of my retro computers, hardware and projects.

Reply 1737 of 1746, by appiah4

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kolderman wrote on 2020-06-22, 08:00:

Be getting that voodoo2 a twin soon tho.

Not enough PCI slots on the motherboard, I would need to do away with the NIC or MPEG Decoder, and I don't want to change the original configuration. 64MB Extra RAM, 80GB secondary HDD and a Voodoo 2 card are the only additions I've made to it.

Also, not really quite worth it on a PII-333 😀

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Reply 1738 of 1746, by buckeye

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Sweet Dell system, always did like them. Just curious, if the power supply dies, what brand/type would you replace it with?

Foxconn Q45M E8400 Core2 Duo 3GB DDR2 800 BFG Geforce 7950GT 512MB X-Fi Xtreme Music 500W XP SP3
Intel SE440BX P3 450 256MB 40GB Voodoo 3000 16MB SB 32pnp 350W 98SE
Intel DH61CR i3 LGA-1155 8GB DDR3 EVGA 1050ti 4GB 480GB SSD 650W

Reply 1739 of 1746, by appiah4

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buckeye wrote on 2020-06-22, 14:24:

Sweet Dell system, always did like them. Just curious, if the power supply dies, what brand/type would you replace it with?

Any decent ATX with an ATX/Dell adapter (reminds me I should stock up on one from ebay..)

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