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  1. eidairaman1

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    if you use straight DRAM without any battery as an SSD you lose your data, plus that battery can die without warning. They were the earliest SSDs before nand flash memory came into use.

     
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    Alphacool Powersupply watercooling block



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    Got some new stuff coming soon, but for now...

    Got a Kingwin KT424-BK-WM for the Xeon rig. Decided the Xeons need to be shown off a bit more and what better way to do that than with an inverted-ATX case?

    The conversion didn't take much work, pretty much just needed to cut the backplate for the new tray position and then move the support rails over to the other side and pop rivet into place. I may add a couple 80mm fans side-by-side for a blowhole up top later, not sure yet.

    Plopped my Freeway FW6400 and Voodoo5 5500 in there to see what it would look like with a board in there. I may actually use the board in this case at some point, but probably not until I find a TJ06 or Coolermaster ATC-710 for the XG-DLS.

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    well yes thanks for repeating what i wrote ;)

    thats specially why i precised Volatile and Non Volatile, thus SSD mean Solide State Disk wich is still clearly the definition of a SD card or any other mem card incluing ram stick, hence why i said the name is too generic only the Volatile and Non Nolatile make the difference.


    But i get your point dont worry.(and i know you get mine aswell)

    Also Ram SSD with a battery that can die without warning is indeed not comfortable.:roll:

    cheers:toast: (btw nice avatar!)

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    i owned one ... i didnt kept it ... I WAANNNTT ONE for my collection!

    the best of the best !!! the one that showed intel what fear was ... sadely it didnt lasted long (still i use AMD only rigs, except for my Fractal Design Core1000 wich has a PhenomII X4 810 alongside with a Nvidia GTX560ti Oem (who strangely is based on GF110 but has a 320bits bus instead of the 256bits bus showed in GPU database))
     
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    Hi! I'm from the Internet

    I am running a Slot A win 98 rig for some old gaming pleasure. I will get some pics of the complete rig in action once I get it unpacked. I just bought a new house so I have packed up all the non critical stuff.
     
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    I wanted a Slot A so bad back in the day. I saved and saved for months but could not afford it
     
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    Yeah I had a Celeron 333 Slot 1 in the day. I didnt hear about AMD till the P4 Days.

     
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    Just some old video cards i have laying around :)
     

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    A nice collection Melvis!

    Added ya to the original post man. :respect:
     
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    Got some new stuff in. The vid cards are a little rough, going to clean them up/replace the thermal paste on them. The 9700 Pro is missing a fan blade, will probably ghetto something together to replace it. The Zalman heatsink on the 9800 Pro is missing a screw and the support bars across the top, that'll be fixed at some point, tempted to remove the ramsinks on the back of the card and replace them with low-pros; the original owner just bent his because they wouldn't fit otherwise.

    Gainward GeForce 6800 "GS" 128MB - Someone must have had a dead Gainward 6800GT and swapped out the coolers, pretty sure this is not standard for the GS.
    Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
    Gateway OEM Nvidia FX5950 Ultra 256MB
    LeadTek WinFast A250 128MB
    Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB

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    I'm not sure if this is old enough to be Nostalgic, but its pretty old.

    AMD X2 X64 4200+ @ 2.4GHz (going higher soon)
    MSI K8N SLI/Neo4
    Corsair XMS
    8800GT SLI
     

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    pretty old or is it you who is pretty young? ohhh well i still posted a pics of a GTX560ti OEM (GF110) so i guess you can call it nostalgic but not old ... (you can be nostalgic about yesterday so why not)

    edit: 6month in computer aging is indeed old ... so we can call 7xxx series and 6xx series from AMD/Nvidia old?
     
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    I had Athlon 64 3200+ based PC (Athlon 64 3200+ 2,0GHz (@2.39GHZ) MSI K8N Neo2 FX Platinum, Gigabyte X700 AGP 400core/500mem @ 427core/542mem, 2x1GB PQI RAM DDR @ 400MHz, Codegen case with crapy 350W PSU, 320GB Samsung HDD, Aver Media High end TV card). Original version of PC had 2*256 MB RAM, 160 GB HDD. I used MSI 7600 GT for some time. In the end of life of PC I updated Cooling system including CPU fan, Case fan and VGA cooler because old one was almost dead and very noisy. Unfortunately he crashed and some parts were sold, some were given for free, some of them is in my loft.

    I feel nostalgia for him because it is times then AMD was best. I looks that it is one of newest computer based on AMD which is better than respective Intel computer (well maybe Phenom II were also competitive in beginning of life). I don't know if AMD could be competitor for Intel anytime in future.
     
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    indeed ... good ol' time of AMD was good ol'time(tm) :toast:

    well they are competitive for APU (performance wise ... since any intel chip with a graphical part can be considered as a APU but ... its a AMD term 1st hand)

    i still run my 2 Phenom II (X4 and X6) rigs till i can find a good deal on a 6300/8320/8350 (hopefully the 3rd one ... :D ) to switch the X6 in place of the X4 (X6 is on a AM3+ ASRock 970 Ex3 the X4 on a crapbag RS780L from Foxconn)

    weirdest part: games run better (fps) on the X4 than the X6 i wonder why ... well tomorrow it will be better! woohoo 7950 3gb sweetdeals for the mainrig (still in a dilemma of keeping the GTX560ti oem or switching it for the 6950 2gb i have actually):banghead:

    AMD will still be competitive on price side tho ...
     
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    I used to have an Athlon 3700+ San Diego Core with a K8N Neo4-F. I still have it, but I need to replace the VRM caps, they're bulging. I have a set of 2Gb of DDR-400 for it, so once I replace the caps, it will be good as new. A better chipset cooler might be in order though if I do decide to revive it.
     
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    Nabbed these a while ago. Not really retro, but they're going into my MSI K8T Master2-FAR build, so...

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    Velociraptor ... fastest hdd beside hybrides (SG momentus) well they are in ATA? so yes its not so new :) i have a pair SG Cheetah SCSI ultra and the Adaptec card that goes with, from a old server i had

    i rather prefered raptor instead of cheetah xD they make wayyyy less noise :D
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Pssh, I still have a couple of Quantum Fireballs and Bigfoots around the office, I'll see if I can't find them.
     
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    you have balls of fire uhhhhh thats hardcore... combined with bigfeets wow combbbbooo :toast:

    im not joking, you bring me sweet memory of old joke between nostalg33k during the time when we where arguing over "who have balls of steels" in his rig! funtime in lanparty indeed ... duh ...

    i think i have a IBM 5.25 somewhere in my "junk pile" woohoo 5mb if i recall ... (if i didnt droped it elswhere when i packed my stuff to go where i live now)
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    I've got BALLS OF STEEL. It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of bubblegum.

    On a serious note, I've started a project log of a retro build I'm throwing together. It's not as old as some of the stuff posted here, but it is relatively old.
     
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    my nostalg33k build involve

    Athlon xp (i dont remember rating i need to fire up that build someday xD)
    rad Titan Majesty V (basically a Titan Silver Orb ... quite noisy i need to find a quieter skt A rad)
    2x256mb DDR 400 (samsung)
    MSI KT6V 400
    Sapphire Radeon X800GT 512mb (or 256mb... memory blackhole power!) sometime a Hercule 3D Prophet 9700 128mb just for fun
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120gb
    FSP 250w psu (funny ... all runs fine i thought i would be underpowered by that one ... but i prefer a FSP 250 over a LC-Power 350)
    Win XP home (i have a pro but 3 home licenses ... i cant find where i have the pro one ...)
    all boxed in a NZXT Nemesis White (missing some fan and such but im scavenging for some)

    Oldies but Goodies!

    oh wait i have a 2nd build also under XP home ... get a seat and hold tight

    PIII 600mhz
    Acer Veriton FP board (yup its the Veriton i torn into tiny bits to run it bare naked ... eh? i know im EBIL! )
    2x128mb SDR pc100 (kingston)
    3Drage pro LT 4 or 8mb(integrated) (sometime swaped for a Mach64VT in the single PCI port that mobo has ... just for fun)
    Maxtor 80gb hdd
    all boxed in a ... oh wait ... hum ... sitting on my Seqoia root table ...
    ps2 compaq keyboard and a ps2 logitech mouse weehee

    oh wait re wait i have still the crapbag ...

    PIV 2.6ghz (yuck)
    MSI mAtx mobo
    512mb ram
    Geforce FX 5200(re yuck)
    crapsu LC-Power 350
    all in a Medion craptastic case

    still i dont use that one ... really ... i cant ... all my build, old or not involve AMD/ATI... i dont hate intel but ... i cant run them more than one day for teh lulz
     
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    I still have a 150GB in my rig.
     
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    Yep, a couple of 300's in Raid 0 in my main rig as well. Awesome mechanical drives for sure.
     
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