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Reply 60 of 71, by retardware

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Almoststew1990 wrote on 2021-10-14, 16:36:

AI've got a build that's upsetting and viewer discretion is advised...
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The idea is I was going to have a Northwood Unleashed kind of build, with fast DDR2 RAM, a fast GPU and an SSD. But now I'm too scared to stand the PC upright.

Don't be scared by your own monster 😀
Don't give up, you'll get it roaring 😀

This build is impressive!
The monstrous cooler is very Frankensteinish, and this I like 😀

I am optimistic that you'll find a way to mount the cooler using screws, as it seemed to be intended.

Just make sure that the case fan is mounted that way that it blows into the case, not outwards. And maybe mod the PSU fan to run full power, and make sure there are sufficient holes so the airflow will be sufficient.

BTW I also like zip ties, as my 5x86 WIP Frankenstein shows. But I am not sure whether zip ties are good where due to heat the plastic could expand substantially and lead to loose cooler connections..

Reply 61 of 71, by shawnhell

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retardware wrote on 2021-10-14, 22:30:

BTW I also like zip ties, as my 5x86 WIP Frankenstein shows. But I am not sure whether zip ties are good where due to heat the plastic could expand substantially and lead to loose cooler connections..

They are available in high temp (Peek Ties) as well as grades of heat resistance now. I'm really not sure however if they will help in this case. These need two firm mounting points to wrap around and tie to, I just can't tell from the pictures.

And yes, superb use of zips! 👍
Sometimes they come in handy

Reply 62 of 71, by Intel486dx33

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Fry’s electronics in Fremont Ca. ( Silicon Valley ) had a Tesla Coil years before the car maker Tesla was formed.
Ironically, they are both in the same city very near to each-other.

The Tesla Coil was VERY LOUD and Scary to watch.
Video:
https://youtu.be/AUOuu34TqF8

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Reply 63 of 71, by Intel486dx33

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My Windows 95 computer with 233mhz MMX CPU works great for playing these old games.
And the AWE64 sound card sound great with the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 speakers.

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Reply 64 of 71, by Intel486dx33

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My AMD K6-III @ 500mhz computer works fine too as a Halloween build.
It has a Voodoo-3-3000 and Sound Blaster live 5.1
Sound great too.

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Reply 65 of 71, by Caluser2000

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Did you find the capacity of that 5.25" floppy drive? 5.25 Floppy Diskette Density ?

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 66 of 71, by Intel486dx33

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This tower is running slow compared to my Voodoo Desktop computer.
I will have to rebuild it.

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Reply 67 of 71, by Caluser2000

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-10-29, 11:46:

This tower is running slow compared to my Voodoo Desktop computer.
I will have to rebuild it.

And recurring nightmare starts all over again.

This is worse than watching reruns of Coronation Street.

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 68 of 71, by pixelatedscraps

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2021-10-29, 15:44:
Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-10-29, 11:46:

This tower is running slow compared to my Voodoo Desktop computer.
I will have to rebuild it.

And recurring nightmare starts all over again.

This is worse than watching reruns of Coronation Street.

Hear, hear! But there is comic value (here).

My ultimate dual 440LX / Voodoo2 SLI build

Test bench: Asus P3B-F | 1.3Ghz Tualeron w/ Powerleap | Geforce 2 Ti500 | SB Live! 5.1 CT4760

Reply 69 of 71, by shawnhell

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OK, in respect & to be 100% honest...

I don't plan on "Frank" to be a "Halloween only" build 😏...

He will remain up and enjoyed all year long, just as any other build (as well as all my Halloween decorum👻)

😇 I simply can't just pack him away! 😈

Reply 70 of 71, by Intel486dx33

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Thanks guys, 2021 Halloween was a BIG Success. Had lost of fun this year and lots of “trick or treaters”.
I turn off all the lights and played this video on my BIG 65” TV and the house lit up like a Strobe light.

See you next year Halloween builds.

Video:
https://youtu.be/VZd6UoSY6pI

Reply 71 of 71, by Caluser2000

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Halloween down here isn't a big deal at all. Never has been. I n fact absolutely no kids came aknocking.......

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉