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Re: DUDE, show me your Dell!

Postby Almoststew1990 » 2019-6-12 @ 08:13

Here is my painted Dell. The paint is very fingerprinty - it is only 3 days old and I didn't touch it for one of those days! It's got a Q6600, 4GB of RAM and will shortly have an AMD 7470 gor graphics. Just fine for XP games. I will also add some new stickers to cover the junk I couldn't persuade to clean off.

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Not sure what to do with it now. I can't really sell it as it's been painted.
Intel 4770K 4.4GHz | 12GB DDR3 1600MHz | Nvidia 1070ti | 750GB EVO SSD
Athlon 3200+ 2.4GHz | 2.25GB DDR1 | Nvidia GeForce 7950 GT 512MB | 250GB HDD
Slot 1 PIII 650MHz | 256MB PC100 | Nvidia MX440 | AWE32 CT3910
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Re: DUDE, show me your Dell!

Postby oeuvre » 2019-6-13 @ 18:08

The Dimension 4300 is all ready to go!

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Dell Dimension 4300 case
Antec EarthWatts EA-380 380W power supply
Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p motherboard
Arctic F9 92mm fan
Intel Core i5 2500 3.3GHz quad core processor
8GB RAM (4x2GB)
AMD RADEON HD7770 1GB PCIe video card
DVDRW drive
640GB 7200RPM hard drive
128GB SanDisk X110 SSD
Windows XP Professional on HD
Windows 7 Professional on SSD

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Side of the case with Windows Millennium sticker

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dat rear end

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Clamshell master race!

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The GPU looks absolutely massive in here

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Front panel wiring... didn't even bother with the proprietary USB pinout (front ports are USB 1.1 anyways)

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Found this online and saved it.

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Drive bays

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BIOS screen

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System summary

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OS selector

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Windows XP desktop

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Programs + specs

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Windows 7 desktop

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speccy

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Got the power button + LEDs to work!
Retro PC Intel i5 2500, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro V5800 1GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
Main Desktop Intel i7 6700K, 32GB, AMD RX580 8GB, NVMe SSD + HD, 10
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Re: DUDE, show me your Dell!

Postby Ultrax » 2019-6-13 @ 20:17

Will get photos here soon - my neighbor handed me a Dimension 4400 in excellent shape!!
Only problems are: brittle plastic holding cards in is slightly broken, two bloated capacitors on motherboard next to cpu

Pentium 4 Northwood 2 GHz
256 MB of RAM (keep reading)
RAGE 128 Ultra AGP
SB Live! 5.1 sound card
80 GB 7200 RPM hard drive

I installed XP on it after some CD-ROM drive woes. It's snappy, but I want to upgrade the graphics, and, of course, the RAM. If any of you watch uxwbill on YouTube, you may remember that he said something about Dell never putting enough RAM in these machines. That is absolutely true. I've seen some with as little as 128 MB, while the rest of the machine is "loaded to the mines" with sound, graphics, and CPU. In any case, upgrading it is very easy, so I'll get on it shortly. I'm still deciding what AGP card I want.

A very nostalgic machine indeed. By the way, does anyone here remember a set of sample songs that was seemingly exclusive to Dell? Or was that just me?
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Re: DUDE, show me your Dell!

Postby Bige4u » 2019-6-14 @ 01:16

I bought a fully functioning Dell Dimension 3000(XP) from craigslist and repurposed it into a wayback retro win98 gaming machine.

I removed all original internals, except for the dvdrom and 3.5'' floppy drives and replaced with all that you see here.

Intel Pentium3 1000/256/133
Intel D815BN
Crucial 1x256mb pc133 cl2
WD 20gb 7200rpm
Dell GeForce2 Ultra 64mb
HP SB PCI128 CT5801
VIA USB2.0 4port
Dell 16x dvdrom
Dell 3.5'' Floppy
Enermax 420w 20pin
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dell system 3.JPG
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: DUDE, show me your Dell!

Postby buckeye » 2019-6-17 @ 14:39

oeuvre wrote:The Dimension 4300 is all ready to go!

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Dell Dimension 4300 case
Antec EarthWatts EA-380 380W power supply
Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p motherboard
Arctic F9 92mm fan
Intel Core i5 2500 3.3GHz quad core processor
8GB RAM (4x2GB)
AMD RADEON HD7770 1GB PCIe video card
DVDRW drive
640GB 7200RPM hard drive
128GB SanDisk X110 SSD
Windows XP Professional on HD
Windows 7 Professional on SSD

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Side of the case with Windows Millennium sticker

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dat rear end

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Clamshell master race!

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The GPU looks absolutely massive in here

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Front panel wiring... didn't even bother with the proprietary USB pinout (front ports are USB 1.1 anyways)

Image

Found this online and saved it.

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Drive bays

Image

BIOS screen

Image

System summary

Image

OS selector

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Windows XP desktop

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Programs + specs

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Windows 7 desktop

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speccy

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Got the power button + LEDs to work!


What "blaspheme" is this? A lenovo board in a Dell case!!! :lol: Naw, looks good, do you happen to know how the Radeon
does with Dx9 games?
Foxconn Q45M E8400 Core2 Duo 2GB DDR2 800 160GB BFG Geforce 7950GT 512MB 500W XP SP2
Asus P3B-F P3 850 512MB 40GB Hercules 3D Prophet II 64MB Voodoo2 SLI Aureal Vortex 2 400W 98SE
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Re: DUDE, show me your Dell!

Postby oeuvre » 2019-6-17 @ 14:50

pretty fine for things like Dolphin, NHL06, GTA VC + SA ... Dolphin emulator in XP is the most intensive thing I've run on it. Runs well
Retro PC Intel i5 2500, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro V5800 1GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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Re: DUDE, show me your Dell!

Postby buckeye » 2019-6-17 @ 17:12

oeuvre wrote:pretty fine for things like Dolphin, NHL06, GTA VC + SA ... Dolphin emulator in XP is the most intensive thing I've run on it. Runs well


Was just curious as I was wanting to upgrade the 7950GT card in my XP build, ended up getting an 660 gtx ti, hope it works!
Foxconn Q45M E8400 Core2 Duo 2GB DDR2 800 160GB BFG Geforce 7950GT 512MB 500W XP SP2
Asus P3B-F P3 850 512MB 40GB Hercules 3D Prophet II 64MB Voodoo2 SLI Aureal Vortex 2 400W 98SE
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Re: DUDE, show me your Dell!

Postby oeuvre » 2019-6-17 @ 17:50

Quite nice with that E8400!
Retro PC Intel i5 2500, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro V5800 1GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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