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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby frankmonk » 2019-5-09 @ 20:48

I am about to finish my Voodoo 5500 PCI Tualatin System

Asus P3B-F with latest Beta Bios
modded Intel Pentium-s Tualatin 1400mhz SL6BY in MSI Slotket MS-6905
512MB SDRam
Samsung 120GB SSD on Via SATA Controller.
Sata DVD ROM silver
3DFX Voodoo 5500 PCI 64MB
NEC USB PCI card
Terratec EWS64XXL ISA soundcard
4x Noctua 80mm
Gotek Drive
Windows 98 OS
Cooler Master ATCS 840

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby appiah4 » 2019-5-10 @ 05:13

Is there any specific reason you are using the PCI version on a perfectly fine AGP motherboard?
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i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719|DB-S2
i586:P133|32M|T64+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/400|128M|Rage|V2|CT4520/32M
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby arncht » 2019-5-10 @ 08:30

the v5 is not the logical way :D it does not matter agp or pci.
My little retro computer world

Socket 3 VLB @ 1994.10
Socket 5 @ 1995.05
Socket 7 @ 1997.09
Slot 1 @ 2000.05
Socket A @ 2003.06 - Athlon XP 3200+, Radeon 9800 Pro, Sound Blaster Audigy 2
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby creepingnet » 2019-5-11 @ 06:46

I figure some new pictures are due on here of my stuff......it's been awhile. I don't have any new ones of the Tandy yet, I plan to break the Tandy 1000 in June - as I'm planning a V20 upgrade and possibly 8087 add-on, as well as installing DOSLYNX on it and giving it full internet access finally. So pics of that when I get it done.

The 486 aka "Creeping Net 486 (DX4)"
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My 486

CURRENT SPECS
- Songcheer XT Chassis, New-Old-Stock, bought in 2004, has been a Pentium and an XT clone in it's previous lives with me
- JDR Microdevices 250 Watt XT PSU
- FIC (First International Computer) 486-PVT VLB System Board, Socket 3
- AMD 486 DX4-100 SV8 CPU (WriteBack Cache)
- 512K L2 Cache
- 64MB of 72 pin 70ns FP RAM
- 1.44 & 1.2 MB floppies
- Lian-Li RH27 Drive Caddy, now I have 4 drives for it: 40GB - Windows 95 OSR2.5, 15GB - DOS/Windows for Workgroups 3.11, 3GB - Windows 2000 Professional (but used for experiments so it's going to change frequently during the fall/winter when the 486 goes full tilt), and I think another 40GB for FreeDOS 2.1 (which is slowly growing on me as an O/S)
- S3 805 2MB SVGA VLB Video
- SoundBlaster AWE64 Sound Card (platinum)
- LinkSys EtherFast PnP ISA 10mbps LAN Card

To list the sheer amount of software this thing runs would take all day. The more impressive stuff is Seamonky, Firefox, and Thunderbird from ToastyTech, Cakewalk 4.5 which I HAVE used to record digital multitrack audio (yep - it's a 486 DAW - insane), and quite a nice collection of games for each O/S ranging from Ultima VI era stuff and some AGI titles up to stuff like GTA, Postal, Duke Nukem 3D, and Diablo.

Where I moved to - it gets pretty hot during the summer, so to keep the heat down, I change to progressively older computers over the spring/summer, I also do this because during the spring/summer I'm out playing shows and making plans with the band and don't have as much time to get immersed in the more complex things my newer boxes (486, Pentium) give me.

1989 GEM Computer Products 286/10 (but runs at 12MHz)
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My 286

SPECS...
- Magitronic Full AT Desktop Case
- Kingspao Full AT 250 Watt Power Supply
- Octek Revision 5.1 System Board
- intel 80286 10Mhz CPU (runs at 12MHz no problem though)
- ITT 802c87 12MHz math Co-Processor (pulled from a dead IBM PS/2 Model 50Z about 15 years ago)
- 4096K (4MB) of RAM on 30 pin SIMMS, 2 more Megabytes on a Acculogic RAMpAT ISA card
- 1.44MB and 1.2MB FLoppy Drives
- 3GB SCSI HDD
- 2X SCSI CD-ROM, HP/NEC
- TSENG ET-4000 1MB SVGA Graphics Card (this 286 does 1024x768 at 256 colors in Arachne no problem)
- SoundBlaster 16
- 3Com Etherlink III 10mbps LAN Card
- O/S - MS-DOS 6.22
- GUI - Windows 3.1, Windows 3.0, Windows 2.03, Windows 1.01, and DOSSHELL
- BROWSERS - DOSLYNX 1.63 and Arachne 1.97 GPL
- MOST USED GAMES - Elfland, Utlima 4, 5, and 6, Monkey ISland 1&2, Blockout, Street Rod, BASIC games - just to name a few

The GEM has been let sit way too long. In the last month I've sorted out the conflict between my sound card and my SCSI host adapter, got DOSLYNX working, tweaked Arachne to be more comfortable, added a EMS driver to it finally, and installed the GPL version of Game Maker on it. I'm slowly starting to learn Bill Gates was wrong when he said "the 286 is braindead" - not this one, Wolfenstein 3D runs comfortably on it. It also slows down PEREFECTLY for a lot of "turbo XT" era software when the turbo button is turned off.

1995 NEC READY 9522 PENTIUM 100
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NEC Pentium

SPECS
- LPX Tower Chassis (from what I understand these are rare), has style similar to a Packard Bell Legend 843+ or Multimedia tower (the rare one with the smoky cover, had one of those once upon a time)
- 220 Watt? AT Power Supply
- NEC Ready LPX System Board, Socket 5, Award BIOS
- Intel Pentium 100 MHz
- 128MB of FP RAM, 60ns, Parity
- Has the COAST module installed, I think it's 256K
- 1.44MB 3.5" Floppyy
- HDD pending, planning to install a Lian-Li media bay on this one like my 486
- 4X CD-ROM Drive? IDE
- 1MB SVGA on board
- on board Audio, Aztec?
- 10/100mbps 3COM Etherlink PCI
- 24.4K? ISA Modem, not a Winmodem, this card is BIIIIIIG
- no O/S yet
- Going to be my late 90's machine

I got this last summer after I recovered the data from it for a friend. I have the 3GB original HDD as an experimental drive for my 486 now so I plan to put an 80GB drive in this and use Virtual CD-ROM to run my CD-based games in it. Currently it needs a replacement Dallas Clock module, not sure what model because it's an aftermarket weird one (I have a picture of it somewhere). It's home-base O/S will be my old copy of windows 98 SE that still all these years that somehow I STILL remember the entire product key even though the original CD and packaging have turned to dust.
My DOS Boxen
85' Tandy 1000(a)- 8088/4.77, 640K, 8gb XT-IDE, TGA, 3-voice
89' GEM 286 - 286/12 w/287, 6MB, 1GB SCSI, 2XCD-ROM, ET-4000 1MB, SB Pro2
Creeping Net 486 - 486DX4100 WB, 128MB, 512K L2, 15GB+40GB, S3 809 2MB VLB SVGA, SBAWE64
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2019-5-12 @ 15:05

I had one of those NEC Readys that looked similar. Excellent machines.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby appiah4 » 2019-5-12 @ 20:42

There's no 24.4K modem, it's either 28.8K or 14.4K. Oh, the memories..
A500:Rev6|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719|DB-S2
i586:P133|32M|T64+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/400|128M|Rage|V2|CT4520/32M
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-5-15 @ 14:24

creepingnet wrote:1995 NEC READY 9522 PENTIUM 100
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SPECS
- LPX Tower Chassis (from what I understand these are rare), has style similar to a Packard Bell Legend 843+ or Multimedia tower (the rare one with the smoky cover, had one of those once upon a time)
- 220 Watt? AT Power Supply
- NEC Ready LPX System Board, Socket 5, Award BIOS
- Intel Pentium 100 MHz
- 128MB of FP RAM, 60ns, Parity
- Has the COAST module installed, I think it's 256K
- 1.44MB 3.5" Floppyy
- HDD pending, planning to install a Lian-Li media bay on this one like my 486
- 4X CD-ROM Drive? IDE
- 1MB SVGA on board
- on board Audio, Aztec?
- 10/100mbps 3COM Etherlink PCI
- 24.4K? ISA Modem, not a Winmodem, this card is BIIIIIIG
- no O/S yet
- Going to be my late 90's machine

I got this last summer after I recovered the data from it for a friend. I have the 3GB original HDD as an experimental drive for my 486 now so I plan to put an 80GB drive in this and use Virtual CD-ROM to run my CD-based games in it. Currently it needs a replacement Dallas Clock module, not sure what model because it's an aftermarket weird one (I have a picture of it somewhere). It's home-base O/S will be my old copy of windows 98 SE that still all these years that somehow I STILL remember the entire product key even though the original CD and packaging have turned to dust.


Nice man. I have a soft spot for socket 5 Pentium pc's :blush: It's a platform that needs more love!
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Caluser2000 » 2019-5-23 @ 09:51

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Caluser2000 » 2019-5-23 @ 10:26

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Caluser2000 » 2019-5-24 @ 02:01

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2019-5-24 @ 17:29

How are those Microsoft keyboards?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby dave343 » 2019-5-24 @ 17:36

creepingnet wrote:1995 NEC READY 9522 PENTIUM 100
20190223_135937.jpg

SPECS
- LPX Tower Chassis (from what I understand these are rare), has style similar to a Packard Bell Legend 843+ or Multimedia tower (the rare one with the smoky cover, had one of those once upon a time)
- 220 Watt? AT Power Supply
- NEC Ready LPX System Board, Socket 5, Award BIOS
- Intel Pentium 100 MHz
- 128MB of FP RAM, 60ns, Parity
- Has the COAST module installed, I think it's 256K
- 1.44MB 3.5" Floppyy
- HDD pending, planning to install a Lian-Li media bay on this one like my 486
- 4X CD-ROM Drive? IDE
- 1MB SVGA on board
- on board Audio, Aztec?
- 10/100mbps 3COM Etherlink PCI
- 24.4K? ISA Modem, not a Winmodem, this card is BIIIIIIG
- no O/S yet
- Going to be my late 90's machine


OMG! I love the NEC! My dad bought a NEC Ready 9712 (Think that was the model) back in 1997. It was the brand new MMX line from NEC, 166 MMX, he upgraded the ram from 16mb to 32mb, had a 2mb ATI rage (something), 33.6 Modem. I absolutely loved this computer, spend countless hours having dial-up matches of Duke 3D, played Black Dahlia on it. So many good memories! Came with Win 95C because if I remember it had 1-2 USB ports. 16x CD, amazing speakers. My friend at the time only had a 486sx/25 with a 14.4 modem so when we'd have marathon Duke 3D matches, we couldn't actually get too close to each other otherwise his PC would lock up ha. Wish I still had the computer :-( Unfortunately my dad sold it off when it was upgraded/replaced years later. The rule in the house was anyone who had homework could use the PC first, so once my sister found Encarta, since she was in High School, I never go to use it much. So saved my paper route $$ for months and built my own 233MMX system with the ATI 3D Charger. So many good memories :cool:
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Bige4u » 2019-5-25 @ 06:01

My latest, greatest and fastest SLOT-1 retro gamming system to date!

Intel 1.0Ghz 133fsb Coppermine
Aopen AX64
Kingston 1x256mb pc133
WD 20gb 7200rpm hdd
OnBoard Audio(AD 1881)
Aopen GeForce2 MX400 64mb agp4x
Compaq dvdrom
Sony 3.5'' floppy
Enermax 550w v1.2 20pin
Win98se
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Pentium3 1400s / Asus Tusl2-c / Crucial 256mb pc133 cl2 / WD 20gb 7200rpm / GeForce3 Ti500 64mb / SB Live! 5.1 / 16x dvdrom / 3.5'' Floppy / Enermax 420w 20pin / Win98se
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby wirerogue » 2019-5-25 @ 18:46

new pentium iii build.

asus tusl2-c
pentium iii tualatin @ 1.6ghz
384 pc133 memory
geforce4 ti4600
soundblaster audigy
antec 300w psu
new generic case (looks nice, murder to build in)
windows 98

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby RetroLizard » 2019-5-25 @ 22:58

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I have that exact case myself! It's quite a lovely one, but is indeed a pain to build a computer with. :dead:
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby HenWen » 2019-5-26 @ 15:07

Omnibook 800CT - finally got some games up and running after having to take apart the floppy drive and grease it up.

Was close to going with a Microsoft Mouse, but couldn't resist the crisp edges on this Logitech that was still shrink-wrapped.

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby simprato » 2019-5-27 @ 07:08

Hi, that's my "new" retro-gaming PC

ABIT BF6 (i440BX chipset)
Celeron II 900Mhz @1000Mhz
Cooler Master Heatsink with 5000RPM ball bearing fan
1x256Mb PC133 C3
3DFX Voodoo3 2000 AGP @175mhz
Sound Blaser Live! Value
HPT370A PCI IDE RAID ATA-100
Realtek RTL8139B 10/100 LAN
Maxtor D740X-6L 20GB HDD (hydraulic bearing!)
Pioneer DVD-ROM snap-in 10x/40x
ASUS CDRW 4816A
Deer 230W PSU
ATX Case of 1999
Windows ME with security CD 2004
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby appiah4 » 2019-5-27 @ 11:27

Beautiful case, maybe needs a second card for decent DOS sound :)
A500:Rev6|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719|DB-S2
i586:P133|32M|T64+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/400|128M|Rage|V2|CT4520/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X1950PRO|SB0350
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby simprato » 2019-5-27 @ 11:40

appiah4 wrote:Beautiful case, maybe needs a second card for decent DOS sound :)


I've a Vibra 16S with real OPL3, but now i'm not gaming in DOS, and sound quality in Win9x, with D3D/EAX, of the live is very impressive.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby dr.ido » 2019-5-29 @ 11:32

Caluser2000 wrote:
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Xenon 2?
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