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Reply 1202 of 2311, by Groovy

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Here is last months build before I found out that I needed to build some older PC's. I had a lot of spare parts that my wife thought I should get rid of so I built this. Then I made the mistake of asking for old parts at work and then things just got out of hand. The video card is the only red Nvidia card I have ever seen an EVGA GeForce GTX 275 896MB, I knew I needed to save it all this time.
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Reply 1203 of 2311, by Almoststew1990

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I like how your wife asking you to get rid of parts ended up with you acquiring even more parts :p

Ryzen 3700X | 16GB 3600MHz RAM | AMD 6800XT | 2Tb NVME SSD | Windows 10
AMD DX2-80 | 16MB RAM | STB LIghtspeed 128 | AWE32 CT3910
I have a vacancy for a main Windows 98 PC

Reply 1204 of 2311, by Cga.8086

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loktar wrote:
Super Socket 7 build […]
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Super Socket 7 build

  • AMD K6-2+ 550
  • voodoo 3 agp (cpu bottle necks it just a tad 🤣)
  • 128mb pc100 ram
  • Turtle Beach Montego.
  • Mobo is a p5f93u with Ali 5 chipset.
  • HDD 32gb miniSD card with ide adapter.

The case came without any bay covers, switch, or turbo display so I got all of those separately and peaced the case together turned out nice imo. Been playing Unreal Tournament on it to test things out, Half life, Quake 3, Theif, and some coop Diablo 2 (glide of course) with my son. Just got another ss7 mobo in the mail today, and one more on the way to get 2 more up and running, mostly want to test comparisons between via, ali, and sis chipsets.

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that 3dfx logo is nice, where did you buy it, i think i saw those on ebay, beind sold in europe

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Reply 1205 of 2311, by Vallenrod

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Here is my little baby.

CPU:
Pentium III 500MHz (Katamai).

Mobo:
Asus P3B-F 1.04 (2 ISA slots model)

Memory:
768MB (3x256 Registered ECC ram)

Sound cards:
Gravis Ultrasound rev. 3.74 (ISA non-PnP)
Sound Blaster AWE32 CT3900 with 32MB Ram (ISA non-PnP)
Aureal Vortex 2 8830A2 (PCI)

Video Card:
3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 AGP 16MB

Network card:
3com 3C905CX-TXM PCI

It's a retrofitted Dell Dimension XPS T500
I replaced the original motherboard (Dell oem version of Intel SE440BX-2).
To make it work I had to make a custom front panel adapter. Power supply also had to be replaced.

Three sound cards (cause why not? 😀)
GUS is mostly used for Sfx in dos games
Aureal Vortex 2 is for Windows games that support A3D
AWE32 is used in dos games mostly for midi music and is also installed in windows as a secondary sound device - this allows for loading custom sound fonts for GM emulation in DOS games.

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Reply 1206 of 2311, by Vallenrod

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Reply 1207 of 2311, by JodaMaaske

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My Windows 98-setup:

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Specifications:
Intel Pentium II 400 MHz
LuckyTech P6BX2 ATX (VIA Apollo-chipset)
256 MB SD-RAM PC100 (2 x 128 MB)
GeForce 256 DDR 32 MB AGP
2x 3dfx Voodoo 2 12MB in SLI
Corsair VS450 PSU
WD 120 GB 3,5" IDE
CD, floppy etc.

For the sound:
Creative SoundBlaster 16 (CT1740 ISA YamahaOPL)
Roland SC-55 mkII
Roland SC-88 Pro
Trust Soundforce 480 (with AWESOME 3D PUSH-BUTTON!! 😵)

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Reply 1209 of 2311, by oeuvre

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Want to know what's in the box?

Pictures + info galore https://imgur.com/a/eG2cJ

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HP Z420 Workstation Intel Xeon E5-1620, 32GB, RADEON HD7850 2GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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Reply 1210 of 2311, by Vallenrod

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luckybob wrote:

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NICE! I dont get to see those quad-stacked dimms often.

Yes, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Asus p3b-f supports registered ecc ram as the manual only mentions unbuffered ecc. I got them on ebay for less than $8 for the whole set so it would not hurt much if they didn't work. My Intel SE440BX-2 (and it's Dell oem version as well) does not recognize them properly all three sport the same chipset so go figure, I guess the Bios is the key.

Reply 1211 of 2311, by 5P133

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My retro corner

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ATrend ATC 6220 + PII400 + 256MB RAM PC133 + Ati Rage Fury Pro 32MB + Creative Labs Voodoo2 8MB + Aztech 2320 + Win98SE

Reply 1215 of 2311, by Scraphoarder

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JodaMaaske wrote:
My Windows 98-setup: […]
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My Windows 98-setup:

Specifications:
Intel Pentium II 400 MHz
LuckyTech P6BX2 ATX (VIA Apollo-chipset)
256 MB SD-RAM PC100 (2 x 128 MB)
GeForce 256 MB DDR 32 MB AGP
2x 3dfx Voodoo 2 12MB in SLI
Corsair VS450 PSU
WD 120 GB 3,5" IDE
CD, floppy etc.

For the sound:
Creative SoundBlaster 16 (CT1740 ISA YamahaOPL)
Roland SC-55 mkII
Roland SC-88 Pro
Trust Soundforce 480 (with AWESOME 3D PUSH-BUTTON!! 😵)

Nice! I see you have a Roland SC-55 mkII and SC-88 Pro. Is there something the SC-88 cant do that the SC-55 can? I ordered a SC-88VL today and thought it was backwards compatible with the SC-55.

Reply 1216 of 2311, by Biggie Z

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Scraphoarder wrote:

Nice! I see you have a Roland SC-55 mkII and SC-88 Pro. Is there something the SC-88 cant do that the SC-55 can? I ordered a SC-88VL today and thought it was backwards compatible with the SC-55.

The only thing the SC-88 can't do that the SC-55 can is play SC-55 music right. The SC-88 has a SC-55 mode where it emulates the SC-55's MIDI map but it's not the same same as a real SC-55.

Dell XPS M_s: Pentium MMX 233, 128MB PC-66, Matrix Mill II 8MB, AWE64 CT4380, Maxtor 6GB HDD, Dell AT101W, W98SE
IBM PC-350: AM5x86 133MHz, 16MB SIMMs, S3-805 VLB 2MB, SB16 CT1740, Quantum Fireball 1280MB HDD, IBM Model M, MS-DOS 6.22
Roland SC-55, SC-50

Reply 1217 of 2311, by Scraphoarder

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Biggie Z wrote:
Scraphoarder wrote:

Nice! I see you have a Roland SC-55 mkII and SC-88 Pro. Is there something the SC-88 cant do that the SC-55 can? I ordered a SC-88VL today and thought it was backwards compatible with the SC-55.

The only thing the SC-88 can't do that the SC-55 can is play SC-55 music right. The SC-88 has a SC-55 mode where it emulates the SC-55's MIDI map but it's not the same same as a real SC-55.

Ok. I should have researched a bit more before i jumped on the SC-88VL, but it will do for now.

Reply 1218 of 2311, by JodaMaaske

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Well, I originally bought the 55mkII on eBay, as my first installment of this kind, and probably paid overprice, but within shortly after, the 88 Pro showed up locally for a steal, and then I couldn't help myself to buy that as well. I actually do prefer the sound of the 88, except for some rare occasions, where the MIDI did sound strange to me (not as bad, as the 55 in MT32-mode, but something in between).

Congrats on your 88VL - you'll be more than satisfied I think 😀

Reply 1219 of 2311, by armankordi

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Decided to put the PS/2 together despite its floppy drive not working 😵
(working on a fix right now, could maybe use some pinouts of the riser for the PS/2 70? not the same as the PS/2 80 or the PS/2 P70)

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IBM PS/2 8573-121 386-20 DOS6.2/W3.1
IBM PS/2 8570-E61 386-16 W95
IBM PS/2 8580-071 386-16 (486DX-33 reply) OS/2 warp
486DX/2 - 66/32mb ram/256k cache/504mb hdd/cdrom/awe32/DOS6.2/WFW3.11
K6/2 - 350/128mb ram/512k cache/4.3gb hdd/cdr/sblive/w98