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  1. phill

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    Well hopefully I'll be able to post up a few pics for you guys soon :D I've managed to track something down and I've found a few pics of a few bits of hardware I used to own whilst I was benching for Benchtech UK :D Hopefully, you'll enjoy them :D
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    another old crap :)

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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Amen to that RM!! That is a gem. :rockout:
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  8. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    My reg'd ram showed but my mobo's AGP slot is dead I think. Might have to snag some kind of crazy PCI card to try...
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Damn man, that sucks the AGP slot is dead! Damn it, I don't even have any good PCI video cards anymore........Sure wish I did bro.
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    Not a big deal will pick up an FX5200 or 6200TC one of these days. No rush from me to find it got enough work getting the big PC running :laugh:
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    some nice intact old farts here...
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    while looking for parts to build my 3dfx system I came across quite a bit of old stuff... one is even a complete system! I think its a Pentium 133 or 166... maybe even 233. I found a couple P2s... 400 and 450mhz, a couple PIIIs, 550 and 800, 3x AMD K6-2 500mhz cpus, a P4 at 2.26ghz, Celeron 600 and Celeron 1400 both s370, some video cards including 3dfx v2 and v3, an mpeg2 hardware card, modems, s478 s370 and slot intel motherboards along with a few hard drives and a 32x cdrom drive.

    i'll post pics tomorrow... gotta get some sleep
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    I have an Atari 1040STe; STe has a built in floppy drive, 2mg ram standard, enhanced joystick ports, blitter for improved graphics, PCM audio via RCA phono sockets. The STe is a complete badass, its a shame no one really programmed for it.

    I use an old Philips monitor with my old home computers and some of my consoles, in Europe Philips made a lot of the Commodore monitors and even some of them where rebranded for Acorn computers.
    I should post up a pic of that monitor.
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    I got a voodoo 2 12MB and an old S3 4MB trio64 and the connecting cable here and a PIII slot one CPU 500MHz a celery 500MHz and an PI with MMX 233MHz a celery 1000MHz and another celery 700MHz a couple of 256KB C.O.A.S.T (cache on a stick) :shadedshu I realy don't know why I have them hanging around I'm never going to do anything with them :ohwell:
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    Retro build is calling you man.:toast:
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Some 1st gen S478 with Geforce MX400

    Look at the blown caps!!

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    heh... i've used boards with worse caps lol
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    time for a recap then brandonwh64 easy peasy with a good soldering iron and a steady hand should only take you about 10 mins tops
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    only one thing stopping me and that's the lack of a mobo to put this shit in
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    Hell now if just anyone would take the time to write a Proper NF/NF2/NF3/NF5 Driver Package for Vista/7/8 we would be set
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    Funny you should say that I've a mate who just happened to be running an GA-7N400 Pro2 (rev. 1.x) nVidia nForce2 + MCP mobo and an Athlon XP 3200+ that was running windows 7 x86 fine a little slow but it ran and for GPU he had an AGP 8x HD3650 1GB DDR2 card, 2GB DDR-400, 2 WD 80GB IDE HDD's on the gigaraid in raid0
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    I do miss the nForce Audio control panel for my Abit NF7-S 2.0. Anyhow... time to start uploading some of those pics.
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    I also miss the great Soundstorm audio.
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    OK here goes with the Pics... Gonna warn you ahead of time... not all of these are PC related but still retro none the less. Added a couple "easter eggs" too. You'll know what I mean when you see it.

    Here's a few shots of the complete system I was referring to. It still works :)

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    I guess you can tell I let one of my female friend's borrow my monitor for a while lol. I guess you could say the monitor itself is part of the Retro collection of mine... Its from 2000. Its a KDS Avitron 19in.. or was it 20-21in... anyhow... its a pretty good monitor still. It can do 1920x1440 @60hz. Its currently set to 1680x1050@85hz though. As for the Win2000, that's on the Pentium MMX system. I can't really get much farther with it though since there's some old security software on the hard drive. No worries though, I plan to load Win98 on it anyway.

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    Here's the little Pentium MMX humming along, along with its cache on the mobo. First time I used this type cpu was with an old Packard Bell that had an ATI RageII or w/e with 2MB vram onboard. That thing played Team Apache pretty well. (anyone remember that game?). I'm gonna try to overclock the thing a little. I think 266 is the max on this board. If the max is higher, then I'll drop in on of my K6's.

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    Speaking of K6-2s... I got 3 of the little guys... all 500s. Hmm... now how'd that happen? :rolleyes: Sorry its upside down... still readable though :eek:

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    On the topic of AMD CPU's... so far this is the only experience I've had with Bulldozer. Yes, I live in a trailer. No, those guys aren't related to me. Yep, those are some random sized windows. That little door is for the hot water heater.

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    Back to the MMX system... there's the memory.

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    Here's an old Analogue Devices sound card in an old ass ISA slot.

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    leftovers of one of my Pentium II systems...

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    Here's a couple SiS AGP cards... the first is 4mb, the other 8mb... I played Shogo: MAD with the 8mb... it was a little slow :laugh:

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    Here's an old P4 mobo... It was a bit unstable the last time I used it though. Notice the lack of a P4 connector.

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    Credits from the first Call of Duty... can anyone tell me what famous actor is in these credits? I'll give you a hint... Death Race.

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    So this one makes a bit more sense to you... SimCity4 is an EA title... now think about the image for a min and you'll get it... If you've played the game they're referring to.

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    And the last game reference for now... I bet this will bring back some memories :) :rockout:

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    A couple "Lady Pleasers" for ya...

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    This little guy still comes in handy sometimes

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    Remember when THIS was a smartphone?

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    I'd hope you guys would remember this thing...

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    And to finish off with a lava lamp...

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