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Reply 120 of 202, by Vipersan

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1x PET4032 with 8050 dual floppy
6x Commodore 64 & 2x 1541
4x VIC20 & 1x 1540
2x Commodore +4
1x Commodore C16
1x Apple IIe enhanced
1x Apple II
2x Toshiba T4900CT
1x Toshiba Tecra 510CDT
1x T3200SX (broken screen)
1x T5200 (modded bios)
various post 1995 laptops ..including Inspiron 2500 & compaq nc6000
I'll make a list at some point
1x multi O/S tower (Chameleon) running win3.1 - win95B - Win98SE - WinME - win 2000 & XPpro (also runs mint15 from a CF)
..what I do NOT have is enough space... 🙁
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Reply 121 of 202, by keenerb

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8 Tandy 1000's, two Tandy 2500's, trs-80, coco 2, and another half-dozen miscellaneous functional systems.

I told my wife that I'll keep my retro computing collection small enough to find on a single large wire rolling shelf like the one attached to this post.

So far, so good.

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Reply 122 of 202, by oeuvre

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Right now, 2... and they're not that old. A heavily upgraded Dell Optiplex GX1 tower with a Slocket + 1GHz Celeron and a dual PII 333MHz IBM Intellistation M Pro.

HP Z420 Workstation Intel Xeon E5-1620, 32GB, RADEON HD7850 2GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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Reply 123 of 202, by Wireless

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Wow a five year old thread.

If Socket 462 is the cut off, then currently running is 3,

8086 8MHz DOS 6.22
486DX4-100MHz Win 95OSR2.1 Plus!
Pentium 75 laptop Win 95OSR2.5

although I have the following boards awaiting re-build,

286
386
Socket 7
2x Socket 462's

but I have a Tyan Dual 462 with two 2100MPs on it that nobody wants to buy off me. I'd swap that for either a Socket 7 that supports 100MHz FSB, or a Super Socket 7 WHY?

Also here are 9 standard PCs you wouldn't consider, all currently running,

2x rackmount Socket 939s running Athlon 64 x2 4400+ Win 7 Pro
1.4 Celeron M Laptop Win XP SP3
Celeron CPU 900 2.2GHz Laptop Win 7 Ultimate something
2x i3 Laptops 1.8GHz and 2GHz Win 10 Home
AMD Athlon X4 845 Quad Win 10 Home
AMD FX 4300 Quad Win 10 Home
AMD FX 8320 Eight Win 10 Pro

In addition to that I have

Sinclair ZX-81 16MB running a Memorex proper keyboard (still looking for a 48k RAM PACK and a thermal printer that hasn't been broken)
3x Sinclair Spectrums (plan to use one online)
PS One
2x PS2's
PS3

I have a couple of routine maintenance and upgrades to make to some of the newer stuff, but the next job is to rebuild one of the 462's and install Win 7 Pro to run a SCSI Card

8086-8, 286-16, 386DX-40, 486DX4-100, K5 PR166, K6-2 550, K6-3 450, 3x XP 3200+, 64 3700+,
2x 64 X2 4400+, Phenom II X2 220, Phenom II X6 1100T, Athlon X4 845, FX-8370.
Laptops 1110, 600E, 2200, C640, 1520, D830, 3558. Sinclairs + Playstations.

Reply 124 of 202, by ElementalChaos

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At home:
Apple //e
Apple PowerBook 145B
Apple Macintosh Classic II
Atari 800XL
2x Commodore 64
Commodore VIC-20
Dell Dimension 4100, aka "Pluto"
Dell Inspiron 5100
Dell Latitude D610
Sony Vaio PCG-GRV680
Sony Vaio PCG-R505JL
Tandy/RadioShack TRS-80 Model 4
Tandy/RadioShack TRS-80 Color Computer 2
Toshiba Satellite Pro 425CDT
Toshiba Satellite Pro 490XCDT

At college:
AMD K6-2 SS7 build, aka "Charon"
Dell Dimension XPS T500
IBM ThinkPad 600X

Pluto, the maxed out Dell Dimension 4100: Pentium III 1400S | 256MB | GeForce4 Ti4200 + Voodoo4 4500 | SB Live! 5.1
Charon, the DOS and early Windows time machine: K6-III+ 600 | 256MB | TNT2 Ultra + Voodoo3 2000 | Audician 32 Plus

Reply 125 of 202, by bjwil1991

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Retro PCs 1980's-1990's:
Commodore 64 (RF modulator went bad)
IBM WheelWriter 10 Series II <-- don't know if this counts or not
IBM QuietWriter 8 <-- don't know if this counts or not
Packard Bell Pack-Mate 28 Plus Windows 95C OSR 2.5 w/ USB Support, Plus! 95 IE 4.0
AMD K6-2/300 build Windows 95C OSR 2.5 w/ USB Support, Plus! 95 IE 4.0 V3 3000 PCI
HP Pavilion N3350 no OS (HDD is in the system above)

Somewhat or considered from 2000's:
Socket 370 VIA 700MHz build Windows 98SE
iMac G3/600 Graphite Edition
IBM ThinkPad R40 Windows XP Pro SP3
Gutted HP Pavilion 7955 (board, CPU, PSU, etc)
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ build Windows XP Pro SP3
2x Dell Inspiron 600m Windows XP Pro SP3 (on 1), no OS (second one)
Dell Dimension 4550 (no OS ATM)
Dell Dimension E510 Linux
Compaq Presario C700 (C727US) w/ SSD Windows 7 Pro SP1 32-bit

Modern from 2010's:
ASUS X54C-RB01 notebook (no HDD or OS)
Raspberry Pi B+, 2 Model B, and 3 Model B
AMD FX-6300 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (free upgrade from 8.1 Pro 64-bit) SSD for OS, HDD for games and stuff

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Reply 126 of 202, by squiggly

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Pretty much all of my PCs & Macs are old or retro, as they are all 9+ years old. Only 1 laptop & 1 Intel Atom Windows tablet th […]
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Pretty much all of my PCs & Macs are old or retro, as they are all 9+ years old. Only 1 laptop & 1 Intel Atom Windows tablet that are only a couple of years old.

I currently have 56 systems in my collection, 47 of them built & ready to use.

Which includes 10 systems in active usage each day. 9 are unbuilt, existing only as a collection of parts and may need 1 or 2 things to get going properly.

Not sure how much of this people would consider "retro" but nonetheless, my collection is as follows -

The Old/Retro PC Build specs:

PC 1: Intel Celeron 1.2GHz (Tualatin), 512MB RAM, GeForce FX5500 256MB PCI, Opti 82C931 ISA Sound, Sound Blaster Live! PCI Sound. OS: Windows 98SE & Windows XP

PC 2: AMD Sempron 3500+, 2GB RAM, GeForce 7300LE 128MB PCIe. OS: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

PC 3: Intel Pentium III 650MHz, 512MB RAM, TNT2 32MB AGP, Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 PCI Sound. OS: Zeta 1.21, Windows XP, Windows 98SE

PC 4: AMD K6-2 500 @ 300MHz, 128MB RAM, Voodoo3 16MB PCI, Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA Sound. OS: Windows 98SE

PC 5: IDT Winchip C6 200MHz, 72MB RAM, Virge 2MB PCI Graphics, ESS 1868 ISA Sound. OS: Windows 95

PC 6: AMD Am486 DX-40 @ 33MHz, 28MB RAM, Tseng Labs ET 4000 1MB ISA, ISA Sound (need to check). OS: Windows 95

PC 7: Intel 80386SX 16MHz, 10MB RAM, Western Digital Onboard Graphics. OS: MS-DOS 6.22 with Windows for Workgroups 3.11

PC 8: AMD Athlon XP 3200+, 1GB RAM, AGP Graphics (need to check), Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 7

PC 9: Intel Celeron 400MHz (PII era, Mendocino), 64MB RAM, 3D Rage Pro 8MB AGP, Onboard Sound. OS: Solaris 10

PC 10: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz (Prescott, Socket 478), 1GB RAM, GeForce FX 5700VE 256MB AGP, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 7

PC 11: AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 2GB RAM, Radeon HD 3450 512MB AGP, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 7

PC 12: AMD K6-2 450MHz, 128MB RAM, TNT Vanta 16MB AGP, Aureal Vortex 2 PCI Sound. OS: Windows XP & Windows 98SE

PC 13: Intel Pentium III 1.0GHz (Coppermine), 768MB RAM, GeForce 4 MX440 64MB AGP, Onboard Sound. OS: eComStation 2.1

PC 14: Intel Celeron D 320 2.4GHz, 512MB RAM, Intel 82845G Onboard Graphics, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 7

PC 15: AMD Duron 892MHz, 512MB RAM, Radeon 9200SE 128MB AGP, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows XP

PC 16: AMD K6-2 400MHz, 160MB RAM, Voodoo3 16MB PCI, ESS Solo-1 Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 98SE

PC 17: Intel Pentium III 500MHz, 128MB RAM, Rage 3D Pro 4MB Onboard Graphics, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 98SE

PC 18: AMD Sempron 3000+, 1GB RAM, Radeon HD 3450 512MB AGP, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 7

PC 19: Intel Pentium II 266MHz, 160MB RAM, Riva 128 4MB AGP. OS: Windows XP (will remove soon)

PC 20: AMD Athlon XP 1900+, 1.2GB RAM, GeForce4 MX 4000 128MB AGP, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows XP

PC 21: Intel Celeron 700MHz (Coppermine), 192MB RAM, Onboard Graphics (need to check), Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 2000

PC 22: Intel 80286 12MHz, 1MB RAM, Trident TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA, Hercules Monochrome ISA Graphics. OS: IBM PC DOS 7.0, with GEM/3 Desktop 3.13 & Windows 3.1

The unbuilt specs:

PC 1: Intel Pentium MMX 233MHz, 128MB RAM.

PC 2: AMD Duron 800MHz.

PC 3: Intel Celeron D 335 2.8GHz, 512MB RAM, Intel 865G Onboard Graphics, Onboard Sound.

PC 4: Intel Celeron 1.2GHz (Tualatin), 128MB RAM, Trident Blade 3D Onboard Graphics, Onboard Sound.

PC 5: AMD Athlon XP 2600+, 256MB RAM, SIS Mirage 64MB Onboard Graphics, Onboard Sound.

PC 6: AMD Athlon XP 3200+, 512MB RAM, Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB AGP, Onboard Sound.

PC 7: Intel Pentium III 450MHz, 128MB RAM.

PC 8: AMD Duron 800MHz, 64MB RAM, Rage XL AGP Graphics, Sound Blaster 128 CT4810 PCI Sound. (this system presently has a case, but will soon be reused for another build)

PC 9: Intel 8088 4.77MHz, 256KB RAM.

The Active/More Modern Built PCs:

PC 1: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, 4GB RAM, GeForce Quadro FX1700 512MB PCIe, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 10

PC 2: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 4GB RAM, GeForce GT 430 1GB PCIe, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 10

PC 3: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 4GB RAM, Radeon HD 3450 256MB PCIe, Onboard Sound. OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

PC 4: AMD Athlon II X2 4450E 2.8GHz (unlocked Sepmron 145), 8GB RAM, Radeon HD 5450 512MB PCIe, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 8.1

PC 5: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 2GB RAM, Radeon HD 5450 512MB PCIe, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 7 (getting Windows 10 soon)

PC 6: Intel Pentium D 830 Dual Core 3.0GHz, 2GB RAM, Radeon HD 5450 PCIe, Sound Blaster (need to check model) 5.1 PCI Sound. OS: Windows 8.1

PC 7: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+, 2GB RAM, Radeon HD 5450 512MB PCIe, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 8.1

Laptops & Tablets:

Laptop 1: Intel Core 2 Duo T5300, 2GB RAM, Intel 945 Graphics. OS: Windows 10 (7 to be reinstalled soon).

Laptop 2: Intel Core i3-6100U, 8GB RAM, Intel HD 520 Graphics. OS: Windows 10

Laptop 3: AMD Turion 64 MK-36 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, Radeon Xpress 1100 Graphics. OS: Windows 10

Laptop 4: Intel Pentium III 897MHz, 512MB RAM, Intel 82815 Graphics. OS: Windows XP & Windows 98SE

Tablet 1: Intel Atom Z3735G Quad Core 1.83GHz, 1GB RAM. OS: Windows 8.1

Plus I have 3 ARM-based Android tablets & a Blackberry Playbook.

Macs:

Mac 1: Mac mini, PowerPC G4 1.25GHz, 512MB RAM, Radeon 9200 32MB Onboard Graphics. OS: Mac OS X 10.3 Panther

Mac 2: Power Macintosh G3 Beige Desktop, PowerPC G3 300MHz, 448MB RAM, Rage 128 16MB PCI, 3D Rage Pro 2MB Onboard Graphics (disabled). OS: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger & Mac OS 9.2.2

Mac 3: PowerMac G5, PowerPC G5 Dual 2.0GHz, 3GB RAM, GeForce 6200 256MB AGP. OS: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger & Lubuntu 16.04 LTS

Mac 4: iMac DV Summer 2000, PowerPC G3 400MHz, 512MB RAM, Rage 128 Pro 8MB Onboard Graphics. OS: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger & Mac OS 9.1

Mac 5: iMac DV Summer 2000, PowerPC G3 400MHz, 128MB RAM, Rage 128 Pro 8MB Onboard Graphics. OS: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger & Mac OS 9.1

Mac 6: iMac Rev. D, PowerPC G3 333MHz, 320MB RAM, Rage Pro 6MB Onboard Graphics. OS: Mac OS X 10.3 Panther & Mac OS 9.1.

Mac 7: Power Macintosh G3 Blue & White, PowerPC G3 350MHz, 512MB RAM, Radeon 7000 64MB PCI Graphics. OS: Mac OS 9.2.2

Other Vintage Computers:

System 1: Commodore 64C
System 2: Sinclair (Amstrad) ZX Spectrum +2A

As for what I do with all this lot, mostly just tinker with it from time to time. 🤣

Most of my gaming is done via emulation on 1 of my more modern active systems. I keep planning to set up a dedicated retro gaming rig. The working Tualatin system is great for a retro gaming system, but severely hindered by lacking a CD-ROM drive for those CD based games (it's a non-standard ePoS case). For Windows games I could get by with patching/cracking the games not to need the disc and/or use ISO images.

But I love both my 386 & 286 systems for the older DOS games. The 486 would be good too, but it's PC Speaker is dead and I'm not brave enough to start soldering on it yet - though the motherboards for this particular system are quite reasonable on eBay. Additionally I also love my K6-2 500/300 system, mostly for nostalgia reasons as I've owned it the longest and it's the most powerful "AT only" computer that I own.

Photos or it didn't happen.

Reply 127 of 202, by PTherapist

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Photos or it didn't happen.

Lol. Funnily enough, that's actually something I've been meaning to do at some point - taking proper decent photos of them all. I've got a few pics scattered about online of some of them though, using the number ordering from my post above:

ZX Spectrum
https://imgur.com/Z8O4hgq

PC 2: AMD Sempron 3500+, 2GB RAM, GeForce 7300LE 128MB PCIe. OS: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
https://imgur.com/zUZICAe

PC 5: IDT Winchip C6 200MHz, 72MB RAM, Virge 2MB PCI Graphics, ESS 1868 ISA Sound. OS: Windows 95
https://imgur.com/qzrNJeu

From top to bottom:
PC 6: AMD Am486 DX-40 @ 33MHz, 28MB RAM, Tseng Labs ET 4000 1MB ISA, ISA Sound (need to check). OS: Windows 95
PC 17: Intel Pentium III 500MHz, 128MB RAM, Rage 3D Pro 4MB Onboard Graphics, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 98SE
https://imgur.com/bbqJjDD

Going from top, left to right:
PC 7: Intel 80386SX 16MHz, 10MB RAM, Western Digital Onboard Graphics. OS: MS-DOS 6.22 with Windows for Workgroups 3.11
PC 1: Intel Celeron 1.2GHz (Tualatin), 512MB RAM, GeForce FX5500 256MB PCI, Opti 82C931 ISA Sound, Sound Blaster Live! PCI Sound. OS: Windows 98SE & Windows XP
Unbuilt PC 4: Intel Celeron 1.2GHz (Tualatin), 128MB RAM, Trident Blade 3D Onboard Graphics, Onboard Sound.
https://imgur.com/BFiGTP9

From left to right:
PC 13: Intel Pentium III 1.0GHz (Coppermine), 768MB RAM, GeForce 4 MX440 64MB AGP, Onboard Sound. OS: eComStation 2.1
PC 16: AMD K6-2 400MHz, 160MB RAM, Voodoo3 16MB PCI, ESS Solo-1 Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 98SE
https://imgur.com/mmJVsob

PC 14: Intel Celeron D 320 2.4GHz, 512MB RAM, Intel 82845G Onboard Graphics, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 7
https://imgur.com/ekFk9AE

PC 19: Intel Pentium II 266MHz, 160MB RAM, Riva 128 4MB AGP. OS: Windows XP (will remove soon)
https://imgur.com/l4ww4n2

PC 22: Intel 80286 12MHz, 1MB RAM, Trident TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA, Hercules Monochrome ISA Graphics. OS: IBM PC DOS 7.0, with GEM/3 Desktop 3.13 & Windows 3.1
https://imgur.com/L0twpWv

Laptop 4: Intel Pentium III 897MHz, 512MB RAM, Intel 82815 Graphics. OS: Windows XP & Windows 98SE
Mac 7: Power Macintosh G3 Blue & White, PowerPC G3 350MHz, 512MB RAM, Radeon 7000 64MB PCI Graphics. OS: Mac OS 9.2.2
https://imgur.com/CIQhkDM

The active/more modern systems:

Active PC 1: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, 4GB RAM, GeForce Quadro FX1700 512MB PCIe, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 10
https://imgur.com/cZIC0qX

Active PC 2: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 4GB RAM, GeForce GT 430 1GB PCIe, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 10
https://imgur.com/DiO0yTQ

Active PC 3: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 4GB RAM, Radeon HD 3450 256MB PCIe, Onboard Sound. OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Active PC 4: AMD Athlon II X2 4450E 2.8GHz (unlocked Sepmron 145), 8GB RAM, Radeon HD 5450 512MB PCIe, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 8.1
https://imgur.com/wzjfh1L

Active PC 5: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 2GB RAM, Radeon HD 5450 512MB PCIe, Onboard Sound. OS: Windows 7 (getting Windows 10 soon)
https://imgur.com/Gixr8MI

Active PC 6: Intel Pentium D 830 Dual Core 3.0GHz, 2GB RAM, Radeon HD 5450 PCIe, Sound Blaster (need to check model) 5.1 PCI Sound. OS: Windows 8.1
https://imgur.com/RZzBuhU

Reply 128 of 202, by gdjacobs

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I reject this idea of Retro PCs requiring Retro Hardware. Retro PCs are used to do retro things. From that perspective, S939 systems, new build FPGA based C64 emulators, PCem, etc. all count.

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 129 of 202, by .legaCy

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1- Yet another 486 DX-4 build
Intel 486 DX4-100
PCChips M912 rev:1.7
16MB 72pin SIMM
512K L2 Cache
Goldstar Prime 2 VLB I/O Controller
S3 86c805 VLB VGA
SB Vibra 16
SD2IDE + 2GB SanDisk SD Card
48X LG CD-RW.
Running MS-DOS 6.22 + Windows for Workgroups 3.11
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ji_-X-xmk
Note: i don't use it a lot anymore because i'm afraid of it breaking down.

2-White Tardis
Intel Pentium 133MHz
ASUS SP-97XV
128MB PC100 SDRAM
S3 Trio 64V+
SB AWE64 Value
SD2IDE + 16GB Class10 SanDisk SD.
3Com 10/100 PCI NIC w/3XP (3CR990-TX-95)
Running Windows 98(BootGui = 0 a.k.a. MS-DOS 7.1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OTM4TGvNbc
Note: Currently my preferred MS-DOS build.

3- My first PC(upgraded)
AMD Athlon XP 2800+(AXDA2800DKV4D)
ASUS A7V8X-X
512MB DDR 400(well i changed the timings a little bit but i don't recall it right now)
GeForce FX5200(i know it sucks)
Maxtor DiamondMax 20 80GB
Running Windows XP
I don't have much use of this computer, it is there just for nostalgic reasons.

4-Overkill Windows 98 build
Intel Pentium 4 3200+ Prescott
ASUS P5P800-VM
256MB DDR 400
SB Live! 5.1
Radeon 9600 Pro

5-Cheap Windows XP Gaming build
AMD Athlon64 3000+(will be upgraded)
ASUS M2N-X
2x1GB DDR2 667 Dual Channel
GeForce 8400 GS(will be upgraded)
Running obviously Windows XP

6-My first proper gaming PC
Intel Core2Quad Q8600
ASUS P5KPL
2x2GB DDR2 800 Dual channel
GeForce 9800 GT
Running Windows Vista(because that is what i runned back then and this computer don't have much use)

7- Compaq LTE 5300(you can google the specs)

8- HP ze5500(you can google the specs)

Useful links
[ How to Multiboot any OS | Rebuilding GOG Installer for Win9x | 486DX-4 Build | S7 Time machine Build |
twitch stream (in portuguese)

Reply 130 of 202, by mcobit

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I have no retro PC in my house but at work I have the following:

1. 286 16MHz - 1 MB RAM - VGA Card - Soundblaster 2.0

2. 386DX 33MHz - 4 MB RAM - ISA VGA Card - OPTI SB Pro Clone Soundcard

3. 486DX2 66MHz - 8 MB RAM - 2MB VLB VGA Card - SB 16

4. Pentium 90/75 MHz - 32 MB RAM - 2MB Mach64 VGA Card - SB32 PnP

5. Pentium MMX 233MHz - 128 MB RAM - Riva TNT + VooDoo 1 Graphics - SB32 PnP

6. Pentium 2 233MHz - 128 MB RAM - VooDoo Banshee Graphics Card - Aureal Vortex Soundcard

7. Pentium 2 450 MHz - 256 MB RAM - Riva TNT 2 32MB + VooDoo 2 8MB Graphics Card - SB Live! 5.1

8. Pentium 3 400 MHz - 256 MB RAM - VooDoo 3 2000 Graphics Card - SB PCI

9. Pentium 3 800 MHz - 512 MB RAM - Geforce 2MX + VooDoo 2 12 MB Graphics Card - Onboard SB 16 Sound (still searching for a soundcard here)

10. Pentium 4 1.6 GHz - 1GB RAM - Geforce 4600 Ti - Realtek Onboard Sound

11. Pentium 4 3.2 GHz - 2GB RAM - Geforce 6800 GT - Realtek Onboard Sound

12. Core2Duo E8500 2x3.16 GHz - 4GB RAM - Geforce 8800 GT - Realtek Onboard Sound coupled into Graphicscard

13. Core2Quad Q9650 4x3 GHz - 8GB RAM - Geforce GTX 750 Ti - Nvidia HDMI Audio + Realtek Onboard Sound
(My most recent gaming rig for my GOG and Steam Library)

Almost forgot:
A Schneider (Amstrad) CPC I still have to revive.

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Reply 134 of 202, by KCompRoom2000

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Haven't I seen a thread like this before in the Milliways section?

Anyways, let me count the retro (and not that retro) computers in my collection.

Retro Windows Desktops:
PC #1: Compaq Presario 2100 - Cyrix MediaGX @ 133 MHz, 24MB RAM, Windows 95
*PC #2: Homemade w/ Soltek SL-54U5 - Intel Pentium MMX @ 233 MHz, 64MB RAM, Runs two and a half OSes: MS-DOS 6.22 w/ WFW 3.11, and Windows NT 3.51 Workstation SP5
*PC #3: Homemade w/ ASUS P2B-VE - Intel Celeron @ 433 MHz, 192MB RAM, Windows 95 OSR2.1
PC #4: HP E-Vectra - Intel Pentium III @ 933 MHz, 256MB RAM, Windows 2000 Professional SP2
*PC #5: Dell Optiplex GX150 - Intel Pentium III-S @ 1.13 GHz, 384MB RAM, Runs two OSes: Windows 98SE, and Windows 2000 Professional SP4
PC #6: Compaq EVO D510 e-PC - Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.2 GHz, 1GB RAM, Windows XP Professional SP2
*PC #7: Homemade w/ ASUS A8V - AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2 GHz, 2GB RAM, Windows XP Professional SP3
PC #8: Dell Optiplex GX520 - Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 Thin PC 32-bit

*Indicates systems that are currently mentioned in my signature.

Retro Windows Laptops:
Laptop #1: Toshiba Satellite 315CDS - Intel Pentium MMX @ 200 MHz, 64MB RAM, Windows 95 OSR2.5
Laptop #2: NEC Versa FX - Intel Pentium III @ 500 MHz, 192MB RAM, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation SP6
Laptop #3: Dell Latitude C800 - Intel Pentium III @ 700 MHz, 0B RAM, No OS (has been used as a parts donor)
Laptop #4: Dell Inspiron 8000 - Intel Pentium III @ 850 MHz, 512MB RAM, Windows Millennium Edition
Laptop #5: Dell Inspiron 8100 - Intel Pentium III-M @ 1 GHz, 512MB RAM, Windows 2000 Professional SP4
Laptop #6: Dell Inspiron 8200 - Intel Pentium 4-M @ 2.2 GHz, 512MB RAM, Windows XP Professional SP1
Laptop #7: Dell Latitude C640 - Intel Pentium 4-M @ 2 GHz, 512MB RAM, Windows XP Professional SP2
Laptop #8: Dell Latitude D600 - Intel Pentium M @ 2 GHz, 2GB RAM, Windows XP Professional SP3
Laptop #9: Acer Ferrari 4000 - AMD Turion 64 ML-37 @ 2 GHz, 2GB RAM, Windows XP Professional SP3

Macintosh Computers:
Mac #1: Macintosh Performa 6200CD - PowerPC 603 @ 75 MHz, 48MB RAM, Mac OS 8.5.1
Mac #2: Powerbook G3 - PowerPC G3 @ 250 MHz, 288MB RAM, Mac OS 9.2.2
Mac #3: iMac G3 - PowerPC G3 @ 400 MHz, 512MB RAM, Mac OS 9.2.2 and OS X 10.1.4
Mac #4: PowerMac G4 - PowerPC G4-7400 @ 350 MHz, 512MB RAM, Mac OS 9.2.2
Mac #5: Mac Mini - PowerPC G4-7450 @ 1.42 GHz, 1GB RAM, OS X 10.4.11
Mac #6: eMac - PowerPC G4-7450 @ 1.42 GHz, 1GB RAM, OS X 10.5.8

In the modern category, I have the following:
HP DC7800
ASUS H110M-A/M.2 inside a Dell Inspiron 660 tower case
Mac Mini 2014
Toshiba Satellite A105
HP Pavilion dv6930us
Dell Inspiron 13z-5323

I also have a Texas Instruments TI99/4a at storage.

Reply 135 of 202, by candle_86

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It's been long enough, time to include XP era hardware.

Tekram p5t30 - k6-3 400 - creative blaster tnt - win98se
Compaq presario - k7 700 - Radeon 7500 - WinMe
HP 430n - XP 3200 - Quadro 2000 - Win2k
Pentium4 3.4 Northwood - 6800gt - Win XP sp3
Opteron 280 - 7900gtx SLI - WinXP64

In closet
Dell Celeron 600, FX 5500 PCI no os
Gateway Celeron 433, i810 no os
Asus k7m Athlon 600, GeForce 2 mx no os
Gateway Pentium ii 400, TnT2 pro no os
Athlon 64 X2 3800 x850 xt WinCo

Reply 136 of 202, by kixs

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Too much... but still looking for more 😉

- 286 12mhz, 4mb, 42mb hdd, cl5422, sb16
- 386SX-33mhz, 4mb, 260mb hdd, Tseng 4000ax, sb16
- 386DX-40mhz, 387, 8mb, 1gb hdd, cl5429 2mb isa, sb16
- 486DLC-40mhz, 487, 8mb, 4gb hdd, s3 805 vlb, sb16
- 486DX2-66mhz
- 486DX4-100mhz, 16mb, 512mb hdd, cl5428 vlb, sb16
- 486DX5-133@160, 32mb, 2gb hdd, Diamond Stealth 2000, sb16
- Pentium 166mmx/233mmx, 128mb, 4gb hdd, Voodoo3 3000 16mb pci, awe64 value
- P-3 833mhz, 512mb, 80gb hdd, V3 3000 16 agp, sblive
- Duron 1200, 512mb, 40gb hdd, gf4200ti 64mb
- Celeron 800@1100mhz, 512mb, 40gb hdd, tnt2

- Atari 2600jr
- Atari 800xl
- Atari 130xe
- Atari 1040stfm
- Amiga 1200 + Blizzard 1230 iv 32mb, 8gb cf

No idea what I have any more 🤣 But on the last count a few months ago there were around 80 PC's stored in my attic ranging from 286 to P4/Athlon64. But I have parts for at least 50 more without cases 😲

I've been slowly downsizing for awhile but it doesn't show as I buy more on a regular basis 😊

I'm also in the process of making an arcade machine. It already runs but still need some cosmetic touches here and there. Built from original arcade machine - just the housing. I've put the 21" CRT monitor in and for the moment Pandoras Box with 2500 games built in and all sanwa parts. I think I will add also a dedicated PC in there for all the emulator needs as the Panodras control can also be connected to a PC via USB and used like a regular arcade stick 😁

My Amibay | - Updated on 2022-07-13 | Requests also possible

Reply 138 of 202, by Baoran

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Only 3 retro desktop PCs has been set up to be used and 4 more are in the closet and I also have 2 retro laptops.
Mostly I have just parts and I could probably build another 10 desktop retro PCs from my parts.
Mostly I just use 2 retro PCs for playing retro games. A 486 33Mhz pc for earlier dos games and a Pentium 3 Late 90s to early 2000s dos/win98se multipurpose retro? build. system for late dos games and win9x games.

Reply 139 of 202, by FFXIhealer

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Intel Pentium P54c 200MHz
64MB 60ns EDO 72-pin RAM
Micronics M55hi+ ATX motherboard
ATI Rage IIc 2MB PCI
Diamond Monster 3D Voodoo 4MB PCI
SMC 10/100 Ethernet PCI
20.4GB Maxtor IDE HDD (drive overlay software used to bypass 8GB BIOS limit)
Windows 95

AMD K6-2 300MHz
motherboard came with IBM Aptiva
64MB PC-66 SDRAM
Diamond Monster 3D II Voodoo2 8MB PCI
10/100 Ethernet PCI
8GB Quantum Bigfoot
Windows 98 First Edition

Intel Pentium III Katmai 600MHz
256MB PC-100 SDRAM
ASUS P2B ATX motherboard
Diamond Viper V770 Riva TNT2 32MB AGP
STB V2-1000 Voodoo2 12MB PCI
STB V2-1000 Voodoo2 12MB PCI
Startech Gigabit Ethernet PCI
Creative Labs Sound Blaster AWE64 Standard ISA
40GB Western Digital IDE HDD
Windows 98 Second Edition

AMD Athlon XP 3000+
2GB DDR-400 RAM
Abit KX7-333 ATX motherboard
ATI Radeon 9550xl 256MB AGP
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 PCI
Startech Gigabit Ethernet PCI
80GB Western Digital IDE HDD
Windows XP Home SP3

Intel Pentium M 2.1GHz
2GB DDR2-633 RAM
Dell Inspiron XPS Gen2
nVidia GeForce Go 7800GTX 256MB PCI-Express
1920x1200 17" LCD display panel
240GB PATA IDE (partitioned to resolve 137GB BIOS limit issues)
Windows XP Home SP3

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.7GHz
4GB DDR2-800 RAM
SuperMicro LGA775 ATX motherboard
nVidia GeForce 8400GS PCI-E
500GB Western Digital SATA HDD
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit

Intel Xeon E5450 3.0GHz quad-core
4GB DDR2-800 RAM
Unknown motherboard - not at home to check
500GB Western Digital SATA HDD
3TB Western Digital SATA HDD
Ubuntu Server 19.04 - CLI only
PLEX Media Server, private web server, network file share

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz
8GB DDR3-1333 RAM
Dell OptiPlex 730
nVidia GeForce GT1030 PCI-E
USB 3.0 PCI-E 1x expansion card
SanDisk 250GB SATA SSD (bottlenecked by SATA2 interface)
1TB Western Digital SATA HDD
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Intel Core i7-860 2.8GHz
16GB DDR3-1600 RAM
MSI Big Bang Trinergy motherboard
Galaxy GeForce GTX480
eVGA GeForce GTX480
Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SSD (bottlenecked to 260MB sequential reads)
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3TB SATA HDD
Windows 7 Home 64-bit (now runs Windows 10 Home)

Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz (OCed to 4.5GHz without overvolting)
16GB DDR4-3200 RAM
MSI Z170 Gaming M7 motherboard
MSI GeForce GTX980ti
Samsung SM951 m.2 PCI-E 256GB SSD running AHCI mode (NVME not available, but 2.1GB sequential reads)
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3TB SATA SSD
Windows 10 Home 64-bit

So... take your pick? I consider anything that can't run Windows 10 to be "retro", so all of my XP and Win9x computers count to me, but the old LGA775 platform still has some use as daily drivers to this day, even though the technology comes from 2008 and is now over 10 years old... it can still be relevant.

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