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    Well guys I hope these are of some good to you :)

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    I hope these were acceptable :D
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    Awesome old hardware Phill!!!!!
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    I have more mate, I'll be putting the water cooling on it at some point over the next few weeks, I'll try and get them all up on show :)
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    Phill your a great contributor to the club man!!!!!! I still have to say, "ya got some great nostalgic gear" man!!!!!

    Thanks a ton! :)
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    Well I think sometimes that most of the hardware I have is older so I just like to make the most of what I have here :) I do enjoy and love hardware in general, so when I can make the most of it and make people smile with what I have, thats just a really nice thing to know :)

    When my two other big builds are finished, I'll post all 6 in one picture and hope you still like what I have got :)
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    Oh man, always glad to see some older hardware. Hell, I should get pictures of all my damn Socket A parts LOL. That would add a bunch to the thread LOLOL
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    I'll try and get some pictures of things soon, I've taken a bunch more tonight because of tubing up another water loop so I hope it'll be good enough to be in the thread :)

    Been enjoying everything so far with this build so I just hope that it'll be a good show :)

    Here's to hardware old and new :D
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    Can't wait to see some more Phill!
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    I've got everything else setup now, but I'm needing 4 PSU's!! I dont want to buy any old rubbish but I think buying four 850W AX Corsair Gold PSU's is a little over the top for these rigs!! :lol:

    I'm just wondering what I can do for them for the best :)
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    Holy crap!!!!!!! I just picked up an old G92 8800GTS XFX Alpha Dog Edition for $25 shipped!!!! :rockout::rockout::rockout:

    Just couldn't pass that one up LOL. That was one of the first awesome video cards that I purchased back when and I think I paid about 200 for that damn card :laugh:

    Jeez, I might have to start a 8800 picture farm:p:p:p Can't wait to get that old jewel!!!

    Hell, I just realized that I didn't take any pictures of the old 8600GTS card that is in my wife's system! It is one of the Gigabyte Passive cooled cards that I added a fan to. Very awesome card to be honest.
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    I recently tested a 7950GX2 and I gotta be honest, it was pretty good!!

    It has a Aquacomputing water block on it and it seemed to stay cool rather well, I think idle was something like 33C and load was 35C :lol: Didnt matter what test I was running either, never went any higher! That was in one loop with the CPU as well sadly..

    Cant wait for some pics mate :D
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    Right well as its been more than a few days since I last posted something here, I thought it was about time I did :) Here's a few more piccies :)

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    Now I have a few more, but I'll put them in a different post as I think they are special :)
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    Now as I thought this was a Nostalgic Hardware Club, I figured these might have a place here...

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    I thought a few people might like these :) I'll try and get a few more of the Amiga I have there, few upgrades in that one :)
    Also I'd like to point out that every single one of those works as well :)

    I've got a few more pics from today to put up, but as its gone midnight here, I'm off to bed!! I'll put up some more for you in the morning :)

    I hope that you like them :)
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    Another retro collector! Nice gear been looking for a Amiga 1200 for about 2 years but dont want to pay £80 for one. Got an expansion card in there? The Blizzards are rare and expensive, i know you can get PPC cpu expansions to run Amiga OS 4 for PPC.

    My latest purchases where an NES bundle and a Mega CD 2.

    Dont have any old hardware anymore although i wish i still had that Radeon 9600 and Vodoo 3 i used to keep in a drawer. I usually sell on when im upgrading.
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    I have had that Amiga for over 10 years now and I'm not going to be selling it anytime soon!! It has a Blizzard 1230 @ 50Mhz with I think 16Mb of ram on it. It also has a hard drive of some size, but I cant remember :(
    I used to have a fully modded Amiga 1200 (tower, PPC + Bvision and all the rest of it) but one day I turned it on and it went bang. I lost over £1400 worth of hardware I had upgraded too. I was gutted to put it mildly.

    After that it was down hill really after the claim, I went with PC's and well its gotten worse ever since!! :lol: I miss the Amiga OS, I think it was simple, easy to use and bloody quick considering the hardware that was used.
    I still have Amiga OS 3.5 underneath the bed with all the Amiga games I own (all original too!!) with some of my most favourite games ever! The Settlers for one, Indy Heat as it was just such a laugh!, Project X amazing shoot em up, Choas Engine and god knows what else was under there :)

    I got the Mega CD 1 because I like having the headphone socket :) It means I can connect it up to my processor and have surround sound, Mega Drive style!! :D

    I would like to say I wont ever be selling any of them :D So if anyone fancies a game of whatever, come on over!! :D
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    Im not planning on selling anything either lol. I still would love an Amiga, god im jealous those Blizzard cards are awesome you can even listen to MP3s and surf the net if you wanted to on an old Amiga!

    I have a Mega CD 2 my preference is the 1st but i couldnt find one cheap and the CD2 has a top loader which doesnt break as much. I have a model 1 Megadrive to go with it, the HD Graphics logo version. I use an RGB Scart cable with the heaphone sockett to get stereo sound. This is the original Megadrive with the good sound chip not the one in the model 2 or later models.

    I sound like such an anorak here.
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    I dont know about sounding like an Anorak but it sounds like you know what your talking about :D

    I will see if I can track an Amiga 1200 down for you and see if you'll be interested :) I would love to get another PPC card and Bvision card but I doubt very much that they'd be around. I used to have a 603e+ with a 060 50Mhz and 64Mb of ram :) It was a thing of beauty. I was even able to play Quake and Wipeout 2097 :D
    I was sooooo gutted when the claim paid out that I could only get a 060 @ 66Mhz, I just lost interest and sold it off. I then thought I missed it, so I went and bought a cheap Amiga 1200 with a basic accelerator and some extra memory :) I suppose I could put the CD Rom with it and so on, but I just never seem to use it :( I'm rather gutted with that but then my best friend who used to come around and we just use to game on it all the time :) I miss those days...

    I think I have about 5 Mega Drive 1's along with 3 (possibly more) 32X add ons and I wouldnt give them up for the world :) I have got a love for Streets of Rage 2 and Merc's and even Bomberman and Gunstar Hero's. Some of my most favourite of games... :)
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    Hi guys. I'm new to the forums (just randomly stumbled across this topic!) so thought I'd share some of my collection of oldies.

    To start with: (Yes, it is an old PCI card! And I thought AGP was old!)

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    I'll upload more stuff when I get around to taking more piccies. I have an old IBM 300PL desktop (the under-monitor kind) with an old slot 1 P3 at (I think) 600 MHz, various old units and parts, as well as the PC I'm currently using (in my system spec details).

    I'm a hoarder and don't like to get rid of stuff. Even when I'll never use it again!

    Andy.
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    First; welcome to the most awesome web site on the net!!!!!
    Second; glad ya found this thread and as such I added you to the list of members:rockout:

    Can't wait to see what else you have to show us all. :D
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    Hey there and thanks for the welcome.
    As I will likely be posting a lot of pics I'm going to go for thumbnail links to save everyone's precious bandwidth! I have a ton of hard drives that I'll post pics of next when I get home tonight. Including an oldie that has a whopping 133MB made by IBM UK!


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    An old Pentium Processor from 92/93.
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    An old 3DFX AGP graphics card.
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    An AMD Duron from 1999. 1300MHz
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    A sneak peek of the IBM 300PL
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    More to come soon (including a Dell OptiPlex which is where the Pentium up top belongs!) when I can get to all the old units in storage. Busy for the next few days but sometime next week i'll be stripping my main PC for it's monthly clean up. I'll get snap-happy when it's in bits :roll:
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    Some good looking old hardware Andy!!!! :)
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    Awesome hardware Grnfinger!!!!!!!!!!!!! I added you to the list man!!! :)
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