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First post, by Neo

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Hi, I just finished building my first full mod. It looks a bit crude due to my lack of dremel and experience, but I think it still packs a wow factor.

A video introduction with a bit of a build log: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-hgMNfkycI&t=332s
Video part 2 - benchmarks: https://youtu.be/OyQh1xg3JVU

Specs:
Motherboard from HP thin client
SoC: Transmeta Crusoe 5800A073310 (733MHz VLIW CPU emulating x86 with MMX)
RAM: 512MB DDR-SDRAM SODIMM
Southbridge: VIA VT8231 (ATA100, AC'97, LAN, 4xUSB 1.1)
Integrated GPU: Ati Rage XL with 8MB dedicated SDRAM
3D accelerator: STB Blackmagic 3D Voodoo 2 12MB
Storage: Kingston elite Pro 16GB CF
PSU: 12V 3.33A

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    Probably the smallest retro rig featuring a Voodoo 2 ever.
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Last edited by Neo on 2018-03-28, 15:04. Edited 2 times in total.

Reply 1 of 9, by BinaryDemon

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Very cool and unusual build. Ive been eyeing up thin clients with sound blaster compatibility lately, I think the WT941GXL is probably the best available but I haven’t seen them on eBay for < $50.

Last edited by BinaryDemon on 2018-03-12, 12:25. Edited 1 time in total.

Check out DOSBox Distro:

https://sites.google.com/site/dosboxdistro/ [*]

a lightweight Linux distro (tinycore) which boots off a usb flash drive and goes straight to DOSBox.

Make your dos retrogaming experience portable!

Reply 4 of 9, by Neo

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I've been hooked a long time ago when I built my first 486 😉 It was back in 2014. I only recently registered here, I am more active on the Polish 3dfx forum

Reply 6 of 9, by Neo

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All the insides are on the video, but I've got a few more shots too:

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Reply 9 of 9, by Neo

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Some benchmarks:

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    TM5800 733MHz + Voodoo2 12MB
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    TM5800 733MHz + Voodoo2 12MB
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    TM5800 733MHz vs K6-2 450 MHz
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