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TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

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  1. stinger608

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    Pretty much as the title states, this club is for TPU members that have some nostalgic hardware they want to share pictures of:rockout::rockout::rockout:


    Nostalgic Hardware Information

    3DFX Identification site: http://www.falconfly.de/identify-3dfx.htm

    Awesome information on processors: http://www.cpushack.com/UpgradeProcessors.html

    Awesome site for ole 3D video cards: http://vintage3d.org/index.php#sthash.K5oSx9TC.dpbs



    I will start this out with my old Asus P5A Super Socket 7 Motherboard and AMD K6-2 350mhz

    I purchased these items on 02/02/1999. I paid $199.99 for the motherboard and $149.99 for the K6-2:wtf::wtf::wtf::laugh:

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    Put up your picture and I will include you in the club on the original post


    Okay, I know these next items are not really what could be called "nostalgic" however they are getting rare and getting pretty old in computer technology. My Grandson and I are going to build this for him (he is 8:p). He is just so into computers and all the gear that goes along with it. The motherboard is an Asus A8N-SLI Premium s939 sporting a dual core Athlon 64 3800+ with a Thermaltake Blue Orb II and running 2gb's of crucial DDR400 ram.

    The video cards are of course EVGA 8800GTX SuperClocked. One of the cards I picked up from the original owner with the original box and all the accessories, and the other is a matching card but no box.

    When the grandson and I get this together, it should really be a pretty sweet system. Will be putting Windows XP on the system, since that is what the little guy is used to:p

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    Thanks to our very own member LiNKiN I now have an awesome ATI 9800 Pro AGP to add to the collection!!!!! Thanks a ton man. :rockout:

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    Wow, just about forgot this crazy 5 1/2" Quantum BigFoot 1.2gb hard drive! LOL. God these things were crazy drives in their day! Heavy as hell.

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    Now here is a couple of items that I found yesterday that I just had to share LOLOL

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    And some DOS goodness:

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    And thanks to our own member ThE_MaD_ShOt I now have an awesome Abit NF7 with a mobile XP2400+ to add to the images!!!! Thanks a ton bro!!!:respect::respect::respect:

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    Okay just picked this combo up today from the shop that I am currently at:

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  2. MRCL

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    My little collection :p

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    In a few days, a coworker will give an old pc of his to me, apparently with SCSI stuff and a Voodoo card :D Will post pics of that, too.
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    Great collection you got!!! I will be adding stuff that I have buried out in a storage shed:)
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    What, just a couple of us have old hardware? I figured a ton of people would be all over this :)
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    There was another thread about nostalig hardware long ago (thats where I posted my pics first), but it wasn't a club :laugh: Bump the thread from time to time, some threads are just made at a wrong time, and drown amogst other "more important" ones.
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    Yea, I can't remember who it was, but there was someone on TPU that had a thread in the hardware section showing old hardware. I remember seeing your pictures on that thread, and remember that a lot of people commented on your pics:rockout:
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    All my old processors.... attached.

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    Oldest I still have is an Abit NF7-s rev 2 and an XP-m 2500+
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    I have an IBM PS/2 386SX still running my alignment machine at the shop! I haven't opened it up for at least 8 years. Running DOS and running strong!
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    Quad P-Pro board with memory daughter board. Not shown is the PCI board with a dozen or so slots.
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    Apple HPV slot video card. 2MB, upgradable to 4MB via SIMMS!
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    Have some other things around here, just need to find/take new pics.
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    Ah very cool Pentium pro quad board Jizzler!!! Man, in its day, that was a seriously high dollar motherboard!!!!

    Awesome:respect::respect::respect:

    I edited the original post to add Caboose and Jizzler as they posted pictures.

    @Erocker: Man, get some pictures of that old system bro!!!
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    Bonus point if you can name every processor... HINT: One is a Pentium 4 with HS removed. The earliest processor in the collect in a Cyrix @ 66mhz.
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: Looks like the one on top without the HS is the p-4. The Cyrix I am to assume is the one that has the pins pointed up. Looks like there is an AMD Duron, several socket 462 chips, a p-3 several P-2 slot cpu's. Looks like several early pentiums, and some EDO ram sticks in the foreground.
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    Part II. Grabbed some more items from the closet.

    SCSI RAID controller I pulled from an old Compaq server.
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    Dual 486 motherboard I found in a case on the side of the road a couple years ago.
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    Got the computer I was promised. I might have misunderstood something as there are no Voodoos in SLI :( Only one :laugh: Try identifying it, its easy. The other card is a Diamond Viper 550, I even found a review of it! Consider them as a sneek preview on the comp, as I'm going to bed now :laugh:

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    Cool man!! Is the top one a Diamond Monster?
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    No its not a Diamond card;)
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    Moar old stuff!

    You know what this is...
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    Yes you do!
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    I didn't know DFI was around since the PII days...
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    Top one is a SCSI controller, below that is a soundcard and a network card at last. The GPUs are missing here, they're the ones I posted above.
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    It's a mix of old and not-so-old hardware, but mostly obsolete.
    (It's not very tidy I know) :eek:

    My Pentium II Mendocino @ 333 Mhz isn't here because it's running at the office.:)

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    Well I used to have a lot more but have moved too many times. So I present the CPU from my first real build ten years ago and 2x256 of some tasty Corsair BH-5 :)

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    I have a old Toshiba laptop

    let me post that pic next time...

    i'm on my school now...
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    cool guys!! Note that Both Black Panther, and Wrigleyvillian were added to the list:toast::toast::toast:

    Damn Wrigley, I love them DDR 256 Corsairs man..........Nostalgic for sure man!!!
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    Yeah thats why I never sold them.
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: Yea, I don't blame ya a bit man!
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    Bump this up, surely more TPU members have some nostalgic hardware laying around LOL
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