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  1. Chevalr1c

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    There were a lot less computers then, though.
     
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    R.I.P. Orchid
     
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    Sitting in my office... notice there is one single external connector! It's a PS1 keyboard port. Most (or all?) mice came with an internal card to connect.

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    486 DX-33 Chip No CPU cooler required! :laugh:

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    SIS chipset and Award BIOS ... (c) 1994.

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    Phone pics aren't the greatest..
    Now I need to scrounge out my original Ad Lib sound card and 386/25 CPU
     
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    Is that Winbond chip on the left (on the last picture) a temp sensor chip or so? Or were those not in use yet (I know they exist now)?
     
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    Keyboard controller.
     
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    Wow, have we come a long way... though ummm, that was 20 years ago. lol.
     
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    Here's some of my stuff.

    Intel 486 DX, not quite an early enough one to just say i486, but I have one of those packed away in the closet.
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    A totally awesome software collection. Someone copied that floppy.
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    IBM Proprinter 4201. I'm currently working at making it work full time, hence it's not entirely in it's complete plastic clothing.
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    Some random expansion cards I Had laying around. From top left to right, then down left to right; ISA floppy controller with ROM (1.44 Mb in XT anyone?), Sound Blaster Pro 2, random VGA card, Sound Blaster 32, Adaptec SCSI controller, stock 5150 floppy controller.
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    Some iMac G3s...just sitting there chillin, two of them in incomplete form but as far as I know they don't care.
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    TRS-80 Model 100 with original sleeve and a plastic protector thing. For this one I do have the original box (price new was $599), A\C cord, most connector cables and the optional blue carrying bag.
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    Some old monitors. From left to right: IBM 5151 (IBM MDA screen, original for the PC), IBM 5153 (CGA monitor), Samsung CGA monitor.
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    Compaq Portable I, the only old system I own that I can say I will never part with. This one has the historical significance of being the first true IBM clone that's pretty much 100% compatible, and is portable. Probably the only one I own that's on many people's wish list but yet few are still around.
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    IBM 5150, Black PSU, 64-KB ram. This here is almost stock except the processor is a V20 in this right now, but I have an 8088 I can throw into it if I ever feel like it.
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    The front of the 5150. The thing on top is a dust cover for the floppies.
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    And finally, a really bad picture of the front of my 286 upgraded XT.
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    Just a heads up, that's an AT keyboard port. The IBM PS/1 was released after the PS/2 as a budget solution, and used PS/2 ports.
     
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    You've got the same 486 DX-33 chip as mine :cool: I inherited the board in my pics, my original 486 was the DX2-66! Wicked fast.

    Save your IBM 5150 and your XT!

    I have the same TRS-80, even have the cassete recorder data pack and all original docs.

    I think you're right about the AT keyboard connector. :toast:
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Good to finally see another IBM 5150 in the club!
    Except mine's better :p
    Nice collection, man! I haven't seen a TRS80 in probably 20 years now.
     
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    I didn't mention it, but I have a 2nd 5150 with a silver power supply and a 64-256 KB motherboard. Didn't take any pictures as it's basically the same except it has a network card and a CGA card in it.
     
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    I had a 5150 when I was very young. As far as I know, it's still at my grandparents house.
     
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    Very sweet Emissary! Your added to the original post. :respect::respect::respect:

    Wow, I am surprised you were not in the original post already Sas! Your on there now bro. Nice nostalgic parts.... :respect::respect::respect:

    Holy crap!!!! You have some seriously awesome nostalgic parts man!!!!!!!! :toast:

    I added you to the original post my man!!! :respect::respect::respect:

    I reallllllllly really have to get to my stash storage and get pictures of the true IBM portable that I have. I found it in an old rental back in the early 90's. :rockout::rockout::rockout:
     
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    beautyfull!

    Sidenote:

    Shall we start a 486DX-33 club? oh wait i have to find a mobo for it and straighten the pin on it ... duuhhh
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    fun time incomming oldies and newies techies because we are NostalG33K that doesnt mean we are obsolet huh?

    unfortunately TPU image uploading hate me (or everyone else ... today)
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    logical geek shelf
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    those unfortunately doesnt work well with win7 lucky me my retrobuild involve XP
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    the new Node 304 waiting on his component alongside with a Hyper Tx3 Evo (meant to be a 4tb x5 + 120gb SSD fileserver and a lanbox if removing 2 hdd from it)
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    i found some nice fan for the retrobuild (oops my right foot sliped in the pics for glory ... baaad foot baaad!)
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    tha junkbox (as my friend call it ... i call it myself WONDERBOX OF MARVELS! :rockout: )
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    and last but not least ... why my friend call me the "Spider-Octopus hybrid" 8 eyes 9 tentacles (some call me E8T9 when i play SWTOR ... hell no im not a Astromech!!!!)
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    actually on those 4 screen we have 4 computer but 3 keyboard and mouse (the 4th duo is on the shelf with the retrobuild) yay for total chaos 26" 24" x2 (one 16/9 one 16/10) and a 22" oh well i do with what i have until i find sweetdeals

    oh and doesnt he look cute ... he totally say "HEY IM AWESOME, LOOK AT ME IM IN A SHINY ARMOR!".
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    My second build was in a silver Nemesis Elite.
    Nice case, nice hardware, nice battlestation!
     
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    @ GreiverBlade: :roll: @ "Guide Des Champignons" :roll: ;)

    I have the Anglophone version somewhere :pimp:

    Nice collection :toast:
     
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    waddaya think ... sometime i find a old comp in a dump full of mold ... i even foud one with 2 or 3 morchella escuelenta inside on a layer of soil
     
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    :laugh: Very tasty! And rare! :) No pyschotropic effects though :p

    I was digging through a drawer today and found a mystery CPU! Ran the SSPEC through Google, it is an Intel chip, and it seems as though i have myself a venerable Northwood p4 SL6WK :roll:

    I'm not quite sure just where or when i got it LoL I must've intended for it to be a backup chip at some point in time :roll: :roll:
     
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    i have some socket 478 intel chips but some are soooo much un readable that i cant identify them ... one has even copper trace of the standard intel s478 hs

    i recall i have a 2.66 northwood and a 2.8E HT biscott ... aherm Prescott, i mean
    and a unidentified Celeron that i cant read SSPEC at all + a 4th S478 unknown intel soldier (all salvaged from the same dump near i live .... i hate orphan cpu :cry: )
     
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    You need to find a MoBo for them so you can put them to work! My cousin is still using a 478 with AGP and it's fine for him :)

    Lucky you have a part pile close to you! :D
     
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    If you say so

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    unlucky that P4P800VM is dead the only s478 alive i have is a MSI from a Medion cheapo desktop (msi brand ) wich handle only the 2.66 northwood but not the Prescott HT

    well it might handle the unkown Celeron and the IDFKWII (I Dont F*cking Know What Is It) i have:p

    time for custom modding old psu ... i dont have time to find another PIV and that LC-Power Crapsu is 350w while the FSP Awesomepsu is a 250w and cant handle the Axp and the X800GT
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    so here we see both psu side by side (i explain the fan later)
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    the original fan of the LC... i dont know what happened, and it was not the only damage :rolleyes: i also recap'ed the whole psu with matching caps i found in another psu, most of them where blown off so i suspect one of those had blown off the missing wing of the fan.
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    off course i could swap up the fan with that one, same size same connector ... but it wouldnt be funny.
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    sooo mounting a transparent Xilence fan passing the Molex by the hole for the normal cable and ...
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    VOILA...

    closed .... but still deadly ... i didnt bothered to put a fanguard here ... so the unwarry curious little derp can have sliced "saucisson a l'ail" instead of fingers
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    *little voice in the back* "CABLE MANAGEMENT YOU DUMMY!!!!" "

    hey my other self ... calm down its a retrobuild ... cable management was inexistant by that time"

    *Distant voice with mixed laugh* "OOHHH i see, when dinosaurus roamed the earth... no no dont look after me ... IM OUTA HERE!!! nyaahahah!!!"

    (broking a fuse anyone?)
     
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    Wow GreiverBlade and all the recent additions: All of you have some amazing nostalgic parts and systems!!! :respect::respect::respect:

    Something that I just noticed is this thread has had almost 107,000 views since I began the thread late in 2009. Granted it has been about 3 1/2 years ago but still that is pretty dang impressive!!!

    I want to thank each and EVERY member and person that has visited our little community club here on the awesome TechPowerUp forums!!!!! Bless all. :respect::respect::respect::respect:

    Now with regards to the visiting numbers I am seriously considering building and publishing a totally nostalgic computer hardware and software site!
    Granted there are a few on the net but most all of them are a very poorly built sites and have not been updated in some time.

    One of my ideas would be to have a daily hardware feature feature each day and have a featured system once a week!!!! This would give the site good front page updates daily and weekly and most likely bring tons of traffic thereby bringing more members.
    We would have a forum of course and have a special area in the forum for the weekly system featured on the front page. Of course the weekly featured system owner would get nice prizes that would be current technology for his or her system.

    I have given much thought to this over the last year or so and have been in extensive contact with 50 or so manufactures and distributors. Probably 90% of them would be on board in a heart beat to supply the prizes! At this time I do not want to mention what companies I have talked to but be insured they are very well known!!!

    So now my questions are this; who would be onboard for this idea? Who would join the membership on the site (free of course)?

    Also if this does develop I will need at least a couple of administrators and several moderators.

    As for administrators I would like to find a couple of people that are familiar with Vbulletin as I am pretty sure I have one sponsor that is willing to bump up at least the cost for a full blown purchase of Vbulletin.

    Again I want to thank each and every one of you for being an awesome part of this community club!
    Let me know what you all think. :toast:
     
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    ya know ... i get most of my old rusty dusty friendly lovely synthetic little piece of pcb "childrens" in a dump and on ricardo.ch (a kind of Swiss Ebay) "wait wait wait ... what do you mean: what do I mean" ok ok ok longstory shortmode.

    i hope feelings count because if i could i would participate for the fund of that kind of site, at last all i can do atm is hoping this project can see the light.

    still i love that topic on TPU xD oh wait i love TPU in short... naaahhh nostalg33k are the best they love outdated outperformed things that if we werent here they would be left to crumble and die slowly in a dump or worse...

    :toast: Bcheers ... i mean BEERS!

    you know --- my 2006 nemesis was still my house for the component i had now in the HAF-XB ... till 01.01.2013 he has seen some PIV mobo even a PIII a KT6V with a barton 2200+ then a Alpinia RS780L with a Phenom II X6 1035T and a ASRock 970 Extrem 3 with a Phenom II X4 810 and a Phenom II X4 955 BE in the end

    and for cards FX5200 (MSI) 9700(hercules) X1900XT (HIS) X800GT(sapphire) GTX460SC (EVGA) HD6850BE(XFX) HD6950CSE(Club3D) GF110GTX560Ti(pure Nvidia oem) R7950DD(XFX)
    i forgot the 1st one ... "modern" cpu cg i had with the begining of agp K6-2 with a SIS 3D AGP xD

    i regret that i didnt kept my TNT TNT2 GeForce 256/2 MX400/4 Ti 4800 and the Vodoo 2 i had... oh well i kept my 5900ultra at last xD

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    and the best testbench i had before the HAF-XB in no cover mode :D
    was my .... oh well pics say more than words do ;)
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    and now its me who made a wall of text .. woopee and a little tear down for that remembering of those who are left behind because "moar powah full shitz hit the market":cry:

    edit FTW, look what i just found:rockout: :
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    sidenote non nostalgic... not bad for a A10-5800K mini-itx build ... oh off course ii know WEI is useless but still... nah not really i just wanted to show my desktop background... seriously ... Ink angel rocks.
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    im done sorry for that and thanks for reading ... now i better go get some sleep ... nothing is worse than drowned peoples while the lifeguard sleep at work... :p
     
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    You know I will do whatever I can for you man. Count me in. Also I am soon going to have 3 fully operational nostalgic rigs running. :toast:
     
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