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Reply 1640 of 1651, by oeuvre

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Been absent for a while, but picked this up earlier this week... […]
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Been absent for a while, but picked this up earlier this week...

IBM Aptiva 2153-E44, AMD K6-2 300Mhz

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Bit poorly at the moment, but will keep me busy over the Xmas break

I was stuck with an Aptiva 2153 as the family computer right up until 2005. Took a photo of the internals in December 2007 before dad took it to recycling (it was old enough to be junk but not old enough to be vintage). 😢

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😢 😵

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Reply 1641 of 1651, by appiah4

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Speaking of crippled super socket 7 systems, here is my K6-2/500 build with an MVP4 mATX motherboard that doesn't have enough slots for me to run my Voodoo 2 SLI configuration 😒 I hope to find an ATX MVP3 board for cheap at some point..

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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 1642 of 1651, by svfn

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^ Nice another MVP3 SS7! that case looks rather unique though with the front cover and color.

This build that was on hold for quite a bit few months back, still WIP though because I'd like to add and swap out some parts like IDE for CF and additional RAM or different soundcard. Case is rather yellowed on the front but I don't think I will be retrobrighting since some of the plastic clips already cracked.

AMD K6-2/350
FIC PA-2013 Rev 2.1
64MB PC-100 SDRAM
3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 AGP
3Com Ethernet PCI
AWE64 value ISA
Imation 52x32x52 CDRW
ATX 800 Series case (A800TX)
AcBel E2 Power 390W
Windows 98 SE

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SS7: K6-2/350 | FIC PA-2013 2.1 | 32MB PC-100 | 3dfx V3 2000 AGP | AWE64 CT4520 | Win98SE

Reply 1643 of 1651, by solidus

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Gopher_Hole wrote on 2019-08-31, 00:53:
This is my newest build, a higher end socket 478 gaming rig for playing F.E.A.R, doom 3, cod4 modern warefare, ect... Motherboar […]
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This is my newest build, a higher end socket 478 gaming rig for playing F.E.A.R, doom 3, cod4 modern warefare, ect...
Motherboard- Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
Cpu- Pentium 4 Extreme edition SL7CH 3.4ghz at 3.73ghz with a zalman fatality cooler.
Ram- 4x 512mb Corsair ddr500 with led indicators only running at 440mhz with lower timings.
Storage: 2 WD raptor 10k rpm sata hard drives
Graphics card- Gainward 7800 gs + silent active with 512mb gddr3 this model has the 24 pipes and 8 vertex shaders. core at 620mhz and memory at 710mhz
Sound card- Soundblaster audigy 2 ZS
Power supply: Evga 600w
Drives- A Sony ide dvdrw disk drive, sony card reader, panasonic floppy drive, creative soundblaster hub, and a thermaltake fan controller.
Misc: G-skill memory cooler, fox 2 case blower and a rosewill atx case.

Im really proud of it as its my first retro build, let me know what you guys think. I got so much help off of this forum reading old posts when selecting my parts.
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Thats awesome! Thats the PC I wish I had back then. At that time I had built an Athlon 64 system.. it was pretty good but definitely didnt have that awesome case and front panel. I definitely want to get my hands on some of those cool front drives... especially the sound and fan controllers.

Reply 1644 of 1651, by kolderman

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So my DOS PC ended up with a big hole in the top, and I needed something to cover it up. Ain't she beautiful?

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Reply 1645 of 1651, by wirerogue

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brought out my pentium iii rig so i could clone the hard drive.
thought i'd post some updated photos.
this is my windows 98se daily driver.

Antec SLK1650 Case
Antec True Power 380w PSU
Asus TUSL2-C
Pentium III Tualatin 1.4ghz
Cooler Master cooler
384mb A-Tech PC133
PNY Geforce4 ti4600 AGP
Soundblaster Audigy w/ Audigy Drive
Intel 10/100 NIC
Western Digital 80gb hdd - OS
Maxtor 100gb hdd - Backup
Lite-On DVD-RW
Alps 3.5" floppy

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Reply 1646 of 1651, by DrSpock233

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DrSpock's retro build
Intel Pentium III 700Mhz
128MB RAM
40GB Western Digital IDE hard drive
CD-Rom Drive
Hercules Prophet 4000XT PowerVR AGP 32MB
Super Grace Volcano 3DX2000 Voodoo 2 12MB
Creative Sound Blaster PCI ( Temporary). Will be replacing with a Diamond Monster Sound MX300.
3Com NIC 10/100 PCI Ethernet Adapter.
Windows ME( Will be doing 98SE installation this evening)

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Reply 1647 of 1651, by Shuman

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Hi All,

My first Retro build, mixture of new and recycled parts obtained in last 12 months, currently running under Windows Me.

Pentium III Coppermine 800Mhz
Abit BE6-II
3 x 256MB RAM
Matrox Millennium G400 32MB DualHead
DIAMOND Monster 3D II 12MB SLI
Creative Sound Blaster Live! PCI 5.1 CT4620 + Live! Drive II
3COM 905b-TX-NM
USB 2.0 PCI controller
Chieftec Dragon clone
Corsair 450W Modular PSU
Mitsumi Floppy Combo
Iomega Zip250
Samsung SSD 850 120GB
Samsung DVD and DC

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Reply 1648 of 1651, by bjwil1991

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I have a similar case for my main PC, except there are 2 sets of rails for the 5.25" bay that are missing and cannot source new ones.

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Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 1649 of 1651, by Shuman

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-02-03, 18:02:

I have a similar case for my main PC, except there are 2 sets of rails for the 5.25" bay that are missing and cannot source new ones.

Think I have one set spare somewhere in the loft if you need one.

Reply 1650 of 1651, by Mike

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wiretap wrote on 2019-07-04, 10:10:
486 done -- although I'll be upgrading to a VLB graphics card for better DOS performance. But I'm surprised all the parts work g […]
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486 done -- although I'll be upgrading to a VLB graphics card for better DOS performance. But I'm surprised all the parts work great with no issues. Quality stuff. 🤣

Core Specs:
Biostar MB-1433/50UCV-D Ver 1.0
Intel 486DX2-66MHz SX955
4x4MB Siemens 60ns SIMM
ATI Mach64 ISA 2MB EXM913
Sound Blaster Pro 2 CT1600
DTC 2278-EB LBA Support VESA Enhanced IDE/Floppy Controller
CF-->IDE w/ 2GB Sandisk CF Card
16x CD-ROM
3.5" 1.44MB Floppy
5.25" Teac FD-55GFR 1.2MB Floppy
Running DOS 6.22 / Windows 3.1 OEM

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Aww man, that's such an amazing machine! It is almost exactly what I had as a kid with the mini-tower design, 486DX2-66Mhz processor, and the CD-ROM and the 3 1/2 inch floppy drive, that turbo switch and that nice little monitor there lastly. Nostalgia overflow!

Reply 1651 of 1651, by Zack_H

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Found this in the trash a little over a month ago and finally got around to testing it a few days ago.

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It's a Compaq Evo D500 desktop, made right before the HP disaster that ruined Compaq. So it's one of the very last true Compaqs. Naturally, it works absolutely fine, as the Evo was basically an updated version of the Deskpro EN, which was a very, very reliable computer.

This one is an early socket 478 Pentium 4, which a 1.6GHz Willamette chip installed. I was very shocked that it wasn't a Northwood, because it runs really good! The Willamette in my Dell Dimension 8100 (socket 423) is unbearably slow.

I may upgrade it to a 2GHz Northwood at some point, but for now it's running really well.

The biggest shock with this PC is that is uses PC133 SDRAM! I knew there were some early P4s that used this as a cost-effective memory solution, because RDRAM was super expensive and DDR didn't exist yet, but this is the first one I have owned. Was really excited when I realized this.

I have set it up with a Windows 98/2000 dual boot (I actually installed two separate hard drives for this). This is the first time I have tried Windows 98 on a Pentium 4, and DAMN it's fast!

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Very happy with this computer. I have been using to transfer software to my older computers, since it's new enough that I can connect to Winworld and download software, and old enough that I can easily network it to Windows 95/98 computers. Plus, using a true-vintage computer to get transfer software to my even-more-vintage computers is really cool! (I certainly consider an 18-year-old computer to be vintage anyways). Anything Pentium 4 or older I consider to be vintage.

Starting Windows 95. . .