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Reply 20 of 48, by gerry

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pan069 wrote on 2020-08-20, 21:16:
Yes. I have all the parts for a Socket 7 system; […]
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Yes. I have all the parts for a Socket 7 system;

Chaintech 5TDM2
Pentium MMX 233
128MB EDO
S3 Virge/DX 86C325 4Mb PCI
Diamond 3DFX Voodoo 2 8MB PCI
Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold CT4390
3COM 3C905B-TX PCI Ethernet
8 GB CompactFlash (might change this to hard disk, not sure yet)
40x CDROM
GoTek

including case (desktop style), Startech 300W PSU (ATX), ATX to AT converter.

I just need time to build it. I requires some soldering to rework some of the leads of the front panel buttons. I'm super busy at the moment so I think this will be xmas holiday project.

this sounds like a great top end P1 system, all that RAM and the 233mhz P1 combined with worthy sound & graphics cards. Definitely an xmas gift to oneself I think

Reply 23 of 48, by gerry

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Malik wrote on 2020-08-28, 04:22:

Yep, need a(nother) case and power supply here too. Have all the other parts ready.

cases and power supplies seem to be a limiting factor for some, cases in particular take up room

Reply 24 of 48, by Cyberdyne

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Yep, bunch on AT 486 computer. And i have a surplus bunch of Video and Sound cards.

I am aroused about any X86 motherboard that has full functional ISA slot. I think i have problem. Not really into that original (Turbo) XT,286,386 and CGA/EGA stuff. So just a DOS nut.

Reply 25 of 48, by brostenen

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Except for the case, then I have all the parts I need for building a SocketA or Socket478 machine, for some sweet Win98 gaming. As for AT stuff, then I do not have any motherboard or case.

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Reply 26 of 48, by BinaryDemon

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Easily yes, I have boxes I never opened and projects that got pushed into the background.

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 27 of 48, by kolderman

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Yes yes and yes. In fact the only really limiting factors is cases and psus, but even then I could still probably put together around 5 fresh builds. Other limiting factors would be small stuff like cables, adapter cards, etc, but I think I have enough of them as well.

Reply 28 of 48, by mR_Slug

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Could probably build between 5 and 10. I don't know how many spare cases i have, some have motherboard in them. Without cases i have no idea. I am including ATX stuff in that as well though.

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Reply 29 of 48, by comp_ed82

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Right now, I could build:

3 Socket 478 machines for use from Win9x-Win7
2 Socket 775 machines for use from Win2k-Win10
I also have some odd Geode boards (not Geode NX) that I'd bought for use as routers that could be pressed into use for running some DOS or Win9x apps (but driver support is around XP level).
I don't have *any* pre-PCI hardware in the house, though I could dig out some 486 boards from my storage unit 25 mi away, or perhaps the 386sx board as well.

Reply 30 of 48, by gerry

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comp_ed82 wrote on 2020-09-02, 03:48:

Right now, I could build:

3 Socket 478 machines for use from Win9x-Win7
2 Socket 775 machines for use from Win2k-Win10

I'm impressed but perhaps shouldn't be surprised that a number of regulars could put together several fully working PCs based on current stock 😀 It also, perhaps, says something about our stock preferences, I have every case filled - but that leaves quite a few relatively unused PCs, possibly more fun to leave as parts and then when inspiration strikes build something with a new configuration without having to take anything apart

Reply 31 of 48, by pan069

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When building older machines, 286, 386, early 486, I always seem to run into a shortage of multi IO cards, a.k.a. the least sexiest hardware component. I guess from late 486 onward it became integrated and less of a problem..

I've stopped using real hard drives (period '85 to '95), just too noisy, can't stand it anymore. So these days I just use Compact Flash, preferably in a front loading tray form factor for easy file transfer.

Reply 32 of 48, by creepingnet

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No, I just have just enough spares in case something goes awry with the 7 or so Retro Computers I already have working...these parts include....
- a dead dead PC Chips M919 Socket 3 motherboard
- one Intel 486 DX2-66 CPU (from my 486 desktop when it was a DX2)
- a big antistatic bag full of 72 and 30 pin SIMMS + some 168 pin DIMMS I don't even need, most in smaller capacities ie 4MB>
- a pile of Soundcards including one or two SoundBlasters, a Crystal card I suspect is a WSS Card, a couple Aztec cards
- a bigger pile of NICs, including one sealed LInksys PnP ISA N.I.B.
- 2-3 extra 4MB Memory cards for my NEC Versa 486 laptops (M/75, 40EC), which I'll probably sell and restock in 16MB and 32MB sizes
- some Serial, Parallel, Multi I/O, FDD, and HDD controller cards, including a Future Domain Dual IDE ISA card with it's own BIOS
- maybe a graphics card or two, most likely WDPVGA1A or WD 512K non VESA Compliant SVGA cards, or Oak Technologies

I have no spare hard disks left - they all are either in something, or able to be swapped into something at will. I am planning to order 2 PATA caddies for mSATA drives so I can put 128GB SSD in my 486 systems, including both Laptops (FreeDOS with my full music collection and all CD-ROM games run off virtual drives).

I have a couple floppy drives left - I think a 360K DSDD that is the 2nd out of my Tandy 1000A and maybe 1 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy Drive for a desktop, plus a USB 2.0 Media Bay in Beige, the rest is all just random case hardware stuff (screws, standoffs, fans, heatsinks, drive rails, etc...). I just keep it all in a pin feed printer paper box in the closet with some diagnostic tools and pull it out when I need it.

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Reply 33 of 48, by pixelatedscraps

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I have all the parts for my 2007-2008 dream PC, just missing a case and PSU, like many others.

AMD FX-60
Asus A8N32-SLI Premium
2GB OCZ Platinum 2-3-2-5
ATI Radeon Reference 5970 2GB
74GB WD Raptor

Almost all the parts for my 1997-1997 PC too, also missing FDD, CDRW, zip / tape drive and PSU and case:

Pentium II 333Mhz
Asus P2L97
384MB
Matrox Millenium II 8MB w/ add on board
Creative Labs 3D Blaster 3DFX Voodoo 2 8MB
Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold

Last edited by pixelatedscraps on 2021-03-23, 12:14. Edited 1 time in total.

New: 5800x | 32GB | 3090 | EK custom | Mjolnir / MBP 16 2020

Old: FX-60 | 5970 | MP 5,1 | MBP 17’ | PB G4 Ti | G4 Cube | ACD HD 23'

INCOMING 97-98: Dual P-II 333Mhz | 384MB | Millenium II | Creative Blaster 3D Voodoo 2 | Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold

Reply 34 of 48, by gerry

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pixelatedscraps wrote on 2021-03-21, 23:57:
I have all the parts for my 2007-2008 dream PC, just missing a case and PSU, like many others. […]
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I have all the parts for my 2007-2008 dream PC, just missing a case and PSU, like many others.

AMD FX-60
Asus A8N32-SLI Premium
4GB OCZ Platinum 2-3-3-6
ATI Radeon Reference 5970 2GB
74GB WD Raptor

Almost all the parts for my 1997-1997 PC too, also missing FDD, CDRW, zip / tape drive and PSU and case:

Pentium II 333Mhz
Asus P2L97
384MB
Matrox Millenium II 8MB w/ add on board
Creative Labs 3D Blaster 3DFX Voodoo 2 8MB
Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold

that first one will be good for anything into early 2010's i'd think

the P2 is going to be a late 90's beast too

why the zip/tape drive? interesting but once a computer has USB support then after a win98 usb driver is installed then all external storage is done via usb sticks for me

Reply 35 of 48, by pixelatedscraps

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gerry wrote on 2021-03-22, 09:24:

why the zip/tape drive? interesting but once a computer has USB support then after a win98 usb driver is installed then all external storage is done via usb sticks for me

Always wanted a tape drive, only had a Zip drive for a hot minute before we all moved to rewritable CDs and then DVDs and USB sticks. Pure nostalgia.

Last edited by Stiletto on 2021-03-22, 16:55. Edited 1 time in total.

New: 5800x | 32GB | 3090 | EK custom | Mjolnir / MBP 16 2020

Old: FX-60 | 5970 | MP 5,1 | MBP 17’ | PB G4 Ti | G4 Cube | ACD HD 23'

INCOMING 97-98: Dual P-II 333Mhz | 384MB | Millenium II | Creative Blaster 3D Voodoo 2 | Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold

Reply 36 of 48, by gerry

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pixelatedscraps wrote on 2021-03-22, 13:08:

Always wanted a tape drive, only had a Zip drive for a hot minute before we all moved to rewritable CDs and then DVDs and USB sticks. Pure nostalgia.

this is as good a reason as any 😀

Reply 37 of 48, by pixelatedscraps

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gerry wrote on 2021-03-22, 13:35:
pixelatedscraps wrote on 2021-03-22, 13:08:

Always wanted a tape drive, only had a Zip drive for a hot minute before we all moved to rewritable CDs and then DVDs and USB sticks. Pure nostalgia.

this is as good a reason as any 😀

Damn straight! :p

New: 5800x | 32GB | 3090 | EK custom | Mjolnir / MBP 16 2020

Old: FX-60 | 5970 | MP 5,1 | MBP 17’ | PB G4 Ti | G4 Cube | ACD HD 23'

INCOMING 97-98: Dual P-II 333Mhz | 384MB | Millenium II | Creative Blaster 3D Voodoo 2 | Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold

Reply 38 of 48, by marxveix

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I have more than 400 cpus, maybe 450 by now, a lot of gpu-s - list not made yet, not so much soundcards, plenty of ram, 15-20 cases with motherboards, i am missing psu-s and at cases mostly, oldest motherbards from 386 up to amd am3+/s775 (most newer parts are win9x compatible). I like more amd cpus, and i love to use mobile cpus in destop pc-s. Mobile k6, mobile k6-2+, k6-3+ socket7, amd geode nx socket a, mobile sempron, turion 64 socket754, even for amd am3/3+ we have low power 20 - 25w cpus available single and dual core ones. 15-20pc-s would be possible to make, limited by motherboards, psu-s and at cases.

My old list of cpu-s, i should have more now.
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My friend have lo more in his cpu collection, more than 1700 cpus.
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Reply 39 of 48, by creepingnet

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Well, currently I do have two non-working Versa motherboards (M/75, UltraLite 25) that if I could get them working, I could build another Versa base unit or two using 3d printed parts and/or some creative hardware hacking. And I have both the guts of a 640x480 screen assembly that would need some repair/modification, and a touch screen enclosure that I'm restoring for the M/75 to make an 800x600 touch screen with once I fix some plastic and find an apropriate digitizer.

But for a desktop, forget it still. Every desktop is the house is in fully working order 100%, so is every together laptop, and only some spares here or there to keep em' alive really if you count the stuff above.

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