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Reply 1340 of 1651, by Revolter

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DaveJustDave wrote:

my latest 486 build

...That is one gorgeous setup. I'm kinda speechless 😲 I also wish all neat PC setups were shot with a camera like this!

And here is my little YOLO thingie:

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It's a micro-ATX Pentium 3 from my sig inside a slightly modified (for silence and long life) mini-ITX case from the early 2000s.

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The black duct taped stuff is an IDE/SD adapter held upside down. As its kinda hidden away when its turned on - here is a photo of it getting dwarfed by the 15" cat house (and yes, the CRT was dead and beyond repair):

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Celeron 800, 512MB, GeForce2 MX, ES1938S/DB S2, 128GB SD, Windows ME/DOS 6.22

Reply 1341 of 1651, by appiah4

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Revolter wrote:

And here is my little YOLO thingie:

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It's a micro-ATX Pentium 3 from my sig inside a slightly modified (for silence and long life) mini-ITX case from the early 2000s.

Amazing PC.. makes my efforts of doing the same with a C3 mITX board ridiculously large and ugly. I love it. What board is this?

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i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719
i586:P133|32M|T64V+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/500|256M|i740|V2/SLI|CT4520/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X800XTPE|SB0350

Reply 1342 of 1651, by DaveJustDave

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thanks! it's my second favorite machine in my stable!

Although.... your p3 is DEAD SEXXY. I had no idea they even existed in that form factor!

Revolter wrote:
DaveJustDave wrote:

my latest 486 build

...That is one gorgeous setup. I'm kinda speechless 😲 I also wish all neat PC setups were shot with a camera like this!

And here is my little YOLO thingie:

I have no clue what I'm doing! If you want to watch me fumble through all my retro projects, you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrDavejustdave

Reply 1343 of 1651, by Revolter

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Thanks guys!

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What board is this?

It is a DFI CS32-TC - but I plan to swap it for a Chaintech 6VIA5T in the near future (to improve the DOS-sound compatibility). Too bad none of the two has the onboard LAN, so it's either a dedicated NIC or a WiFi dongle (the RT2571W ones work great in 98SE/ME and can do WPA2).

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Reply 1344 of 1651, by appiah4

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How is the PCI video card connected? What kind of sorcery (riser) is this?

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i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719
i586:P133|32M|T64V+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/500|256M|i740|V2/SLI|CT4520/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X800XTPE|SB0350

Reply 1345 of 1651, by Revolter

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appiah4 wrote:

How is the PCI video card connected? What kind of sorcery (riser) is this?

This was actually an unexpected turn of events 😀 The video card is a regular AGP GF2 MX, and initially I intended to just use a normal "right-angle" AGP riser for it (so it would occupy the same position the green PCI audio card now uses) and deal with the audio later. But this AGP riser I found really cheap turned out to be a "left-angle" thing I never knew existed - the board even refused to start with the GF2 in its "normal" position (away from CPU and its heatsink facing the mobo).

I thought this was a disaster (because AGP risers are hard to come by these days and are often pricey) and that the build came to a full stop for indeterminable period. But then I decided that a slightly mangled case that works is better than pristine one that doesn't 😀 So I bought a file and took it to the rear of the box - to remove the metal preventing VGA port from being connectable.

The rest of the cards are connected via totally regular PCI risers which are still being made today (just PCB extending the slots): the audio card is on the "2-storey" one, and the NIC is on the "1-storey" riser.

Celeron 800, 512MB, GeForce2 MX, ES1938S/DB S2, 128GB SD, Windows ME/DOS 6.22

Reply 1346 of 1651, by tayyare

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Revolter wrote:
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The black duct taped stuff is an IDE/SD adapter held upside down. As its kinda hidden away when its turned on - here is a photo of it getting dwarfed by the 15" cat house (and yes, the CRT was dead and beyond repair):

I really loved this one! 🤣

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Reply 1347 of 1651, by hiroshima

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DaveJustDave wrote:

my latest 486 build. I've been wanting something faster than my AT for DOS gaming (which was lagging in SCI sierra games) and i had a hankering to play me some wing commander, so i raided my parts bin and put one together.

build log if anyone's interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o87F0yFk9k8

Outstanding build!

I have a question about those monitor stands with keyboard drawer: would an Amiga 1200 fit without clearance problems?

Kindly,

Mauro

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Reply 1348 of 1651, by Ark125

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HPI wrote:
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my retro game system ECS P4M800-M celeron d 2 53ghz nvidia quadro fx1000 2X512DDR400 Ifsega2-pci Matrox M3D Silverstone Tj08E-BW […]
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my retro game system
ECS P4M800-M
celeron d 2 53ghz
nvidia quadro fx1000
2X512DDR400
Ifsega2-pci
Matrox M3D
Silverstone Tj08E-BW
XFX XTR650

wow wow!! stop the presses, can you play NV1 games? Saturn games perhaps, wait....PC games with Saturn controllers?

It works well for win98 with Saturn controllers

I have lost the Ifsega2-pci driver for w95/98 can you send it to me?

Reply 1349 of 1651, by KSHIRZA1

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Latest setup - Build thread IBM APTIVA 2144-M63 BUILD - BIG UPGRADES
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.: IBM APTIVA 2144-M63 :: IBM G40 800X600 MONITOR :: PENTIUM 166 :: 64MB EDO RAM :: 512KB L2 :: 120GB SSD :: 56X CDROM :: YAMAHA ACT 6631 SOUND :: 3DFX VOODOO 2 12MB VIDEO :.

Reply 1350 of 1651, by stege

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This was my room 15 years ago.
Athlon 1.4GHz, 256Ram, Geforce3, 15" Hitachi lcd (payed an arm and a leg for it at the time) Aureal Vortex 2, Creative 2.1 and a wireless mouse.
And a VCR to record my Babylon5 episodes back in the day.

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Miss the monkey island days, the space quest days, even the longest journey days.

Reply 1351 of 1651, by DankEngihn

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oeuvre wrote:

They're MULTIPLYING!

Barely squeezed in a shot of a Gravis Gamepad in there.

I have an IBM NetVista M42, exactly like yours. Am I the only person who has issues with getting the thing to close properly?

Reply 1353 of 1651, by Bige4u

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New member here!
After aquiring the parts from mostly ebay, i present to you, my WIN98 retro gaming machine, all wrapped in a Dell Dimension 3000 case...

CPU - Intel 1.0Ghz 133fsb Coppermine
MOBO - Intel D815BN s370 mATX
MEM - Kingston 2X256mb pc133
HARD DRIVE - Quatum Fireball EX 6.4gb
VIDEOCARD - Abit Siluro GF3 64mb AGP4x
SOUNDCARD - HP Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI 128 ES1373 CT5801
POWER SUPPLY - Enermax 420w EG425P-VE
Dell DVDrom - Dell 3.5'' floppy drive

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Reply 1354 of 1651, by appiah4

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KSHIRZA1 wrote:

Latest setup - Build thread IBM APTIVA 2144-M63 BUILD - BIG UPGRADES

Dark Forces, AH64D Longbow, System Shock 2; I approve.

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A500:Rev6|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719
i586:P133|32M|T64V+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/500|256M|i740|V2/SLI|CT4520/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X800XTPE|SB0350

Reply 1355 of 1651, by oeuvre

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Hah sweet, what a peculiar build. The parts are all good but try to source a faster, larger HDD. 20GB 7200RPM or larger storage would do wonders.

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Reply 1356 of 1651, by probnot

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stege wrote:
This was my room 15 years ago. Athlon 1.4GHz, 256Ram, Geforce3, 15" Hitachi lcd (payed an arm and a leg for it at the time) Aure […]
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This was my room 15 years ago.
Athlon 1.4GHz, 256Ram, Geforce3, 15" Hitachi lcd (payed an arm and a leg for it at the time) Aureal Vortex 2, Creative 2.1 and a wireless mouse.
And a VCR to record my Babylon5 episodes back in the day.

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I love old photos like this. We should have a "retro rig photo thread" that is retro photos of our old rigs.

Reply 1357 of 1651, by Bige4u

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oeuvre wrote:

Hah sweet, what a peculiar build. The parts are all good but try to source a faster, larger HDD. 20GB 7200RPM or larger storage would do wonders.

Well, i do have a seagate 40gb IDE 7200rpm drive handy... i could give that a whirl and see how that goes.

Pentium3 1400s / Asus Tusl2-c / Kingston 512mb pc133 cl2 / WD 20gb 7200rpm / GeForce3 Ti500 64mb / SB Live! 5.1 / 16x dvdrom / 3.5'' Floppy / Enermax 420w / Win98se

Reply 1358 of 1651, by KCompRoom2000

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Bige4u wrote:
New member here! After aquiring the parts from mostly ebay, i present to you, my WIN98 retro gaming machine, all wrapped in a De […]
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New member here!
After aquiring the parts from mostly ebay, i present to you, my WIN98 retro gaming machine, all wrapped in a Dell Dimension 3000 case...

CPU - Intel 1.0Ghz 133fsb Coppermine
MOBO - Intel D815BN s370 mATX
MEM - Kingston 2X256mb pc133
HARD DRIVE - Quatum Fireball EX 6.4gb
VIDEOCARD - Abit Siluro GF3 64mb AGP4x
SOUNDCARD - HP Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI 128 ES1373 CT5801
POWER SUPPLY - Enermax 420w EG425P-VE
Dell DVDrom - Dell 3.5'' floppy drive

That's a neat build you've got there. I've always liked the idea of reusing old OEM cases for different builds like that.

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Reply 1359 of 1651, by Bige4u

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KCompRoom2000 wrote:

That's a neat build you've got there. I've always liked the idea of reusing old OEM cases for different builds like that.

I did it once before with a dell dimension 4600 case, same design as the 3000 seen here, but inside was an i5-2500k sytem... it was bitter sweet.

Pentium3 1400s / Asus Tusl2-c / Kingston 512mb pc133 cl2 / WD 20gb 7200rpm / GeForce3 Ti500 64mb / SB Live! 5.1 / 16x dvdrom / 3.5'' Floppy / Enermax 420w / Win98se