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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2018-12-23 @ 14:23

dat NEC doe
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby appiah4 » 2018-12-30 @ 19:35

Since it finally has a proper backplate, re-posting my K6-2 Voodoo/SLI system.

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The case was repurposed from a P4. It badly needs a retrobright, and I will get to it come summer. Otherwise, I thought it looked enough like the K6-2 cases of Presarios and Aptivas and whatnot that had doors on the front.. Fitting case? Bad idea? You tell me Vogons :)
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby bjt » 2018-12-30 @ 22:34

Away on holiday for New Year, brought my (trans)portable retro gaming rig.

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-12-31 @ 00:34

That Sound Canvas PCMCIA card is a nice touch.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2018-12-31 @ 01:57

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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Gered » 2018-12-31 @ 13:23

Very nice! What model Thinkpad is it? (can't make out any model number in the picture)
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby bjt » 2018-12-31 @ 17:32

It's a 370C with a Dock I. DX4/75 with 20MB, Colour TFT, CF hard disk, SB16 in the dock with a SCSI CDROM.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-12-31 @ 17:46

That is one decked out laptop.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Anaxagoras » 2018-12-31 @ 18:14

bjt wrote:Away on holiday for New Year, brought my (trans)portable retro gaming rig.

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Yeah! A great RetroStation!
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby meljor » 2019-1-07 @ 21:22

I don't see Skeletor?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-08 @ 22:13

bjt wrote:Away on holiday for New Year, brought my (trans)portable retro gaming rig.


That's a lovely notebook :blush:

I own a new (or almost new) TP 380E, only needs a new clock and backup battery. It has a DSTN screen, but I have a couple Toshiba's that are more suitable for gaming. My plan is to restore all my laptops to fully working condition this year.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby eisapc » 2019-1-10 @ 10:56

meljor wrote:I don't see Skeletor?

Purple tentacle is an evern bigger threat.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2019-1-10 @ 13:45

Purple Tentacle is an acceptable substitute.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby StrangeD0s » 2019-1-13 @ 19:37

Well, hello there!

This is my first real post in this forum, although I have been a reader for a while. Today I finished my first retro rig! Most parts I got cheap on eBay, some I had l lying around.

ASRock P4-478 Combo Motherboard
Intel Pentium IV
1GB DDR 400 RAM
Mitsumi 1.44 Floppy Drive
Gotek USB Floppy Emulator
4 GB SD card in SD to IDE converter for the OS
150 GB Seagate IDE HDD
TEAC DVD Drive
LG DVD Recorder
ATI Radeon 9200
Creative Sound Blaster Live!
Windows 98 SE

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I would have gone with a Pentium III but I just got this motherboard together with the processor dirt cheap.
Unfortunately the PSU fan speeds up and gets very loud as soon as I start 3D hardware accelerated games like Jedi Knight or Unreal Gold (the only two I tested so far actually). I wouldn't have thought that the PSU would get under that much load with this setup. This is really annoying. Any tips? Will a better PSU resolve the issue?

Otherwise I'm quite happy and I especially like how the case looks. I'm not that happy with the SD to IDE converter just dangling there. But so far I haven't found a good way to secure it. Maybe I'll switch it for one of those CF-IDE brackets.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby PcBytes » 2019-1-13 @ 19:47

1. You have two bad caps near the CPU socket
2. Where's the heatsink?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby SW-SSG » 2019-1-13 @ 19:56

PcBytes wrote:2. Where's the heatsink?

I thought this too at first, but it turns out that motherboard has a really weird layout; there is an Intel s478 stock cooler hiding underneath that snarl of cables just behind the FDD.

Really, with that in mind, it's not surprising at all the PSU fan apparently gets loud at load, even considering that OP didn't tell us which P4 they're using. I don't see any case fans in there, either, so naturally it's up to the PSU fan to exhaust all that Netburst heat.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby StrangeD0s » 2019-1-13 @ 19:59

PcBytes wrote:1. You have two bad caps near the CPU socket
2. Where's the heatsink?


Wow, how can you tell they are bad from this blurry photo? But you are right. I just took a closer look and their end caps look a bit bulgy. And those two are not the only ones :depressed:

The heat sink is on the right. This is one of those weird double socket boards and my processor is in the right socket. The left one is empty.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby PcBytes » 2019-1-13 @ 20:08

StrangeD0s wrote:Wow, how can you tell they are bad from this blurry photo?

Simple, I can notice the different reflection on those two as opposed to all other caps.

ASRock boards from that era tend to develop bad caps quite a lot.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby StrangeD0s » 2019-1-13 @ 20:12

SW-SSG wrote:Really, with that in mind, it's not surprising at all the PSU fan apparently gets loud at load, even considering that OP didn't tell us which P4 they're using. I don't see any case fans in there, either, so naturally it's up to the PSU fan to exhaust all that Netburst heat.


The CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz. Yes, adding some fans seems like a good idea :lol: . I just tested the same games with the case open, thus letting more cool air get to the parts. This brought some relief already.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby StrangeD0s » 2019-1-13 @ 20:14

PcBytes wrote:
StrangeD0s wrote:Wow, how can you tell they are bad from this blurry photo?

Simple, I can notice the different reflection on those two as opposed to all other caps.

ASRock boards from that era tend to develop bad caps quite a lot.



So... is it worth to change the caps or better just through the whole board out? I am quite handy with a soldering iron.
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