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  1. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    @ Ferrum Master: Awesome motherboards man! Of course I added ya to the original post. :respect: :respect: :respect:

    Yes and I actually had some manufactures on board for doing a "nostalgic system of the month" with prizes for current hardware. :peace:

    Couple of the manufactures were very excited to hear of such a site. :p So many manufactures made hardware that has been all but forgotten.

    I think I will start working on that site again. What I would like to do is purchase Vbulliten as it is great site scripting software. Might be an issue though as I reaaaaaaaaaally can't afford it. :laugh:
     
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    Help come up with some site names! Suggestions would be awesome.
     
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    N0Stalg33k ... oh wait ... lame :D

    dunno but if i get something i get back to ya bro' !
     
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    Worst part of creating webpage/business: name :D

    If I get some idea, I bring it here!
     
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    :roll:

    Your right, finding a good "catchy" name is the hard part. Don't want it to long as that can also be an issue.
     
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    Vintage_Elite ... because we are the elite of vintage computing on internet :p something like that.

    B2L-Squad = Bring Back To Life

    1- The B exponant 2 for Bring Back
    2- The 2 also for To
    3- L for Life
    4- Squad because we are an elite squad working to preserve the memory of computers and save the environment
     
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    Thinking about the Fractal Define XL for my Dell Precision 620 project. Tall enough for the board, probably tall enough for a standard ATX PSU if I can convert one to power the Dell board, otherwise I should still be able to fit the original PSU in. Also have a conversion to inverted ATX in mind. No idea what the pin-outs are for the power connectors, but I can work those out.

    Probably can fudge the front panel connectors and just mod the Fractal's power/reset buttons to the Dell front panel control board.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352035
     
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    If you want to use ATX PSU, maybe you must mod ATX PSU to DELL ATX connector. Measure voltages and write results on the paper. Next, do it with ATX and compare results. Here's ATX connector:

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    There's a pinout diagram for the Dell Precision 410 24-pin, which I believe is the same PSU as the Precision 620. There's an additional 20-pin that I'm not sure on. The conversion should be simple enough if I can get a 24-pin > 24-pin + 24/20-pin splitter to mod.
     
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    Most ATX power supply's have 20 + 4pin, which you can connect together to new motherboard or disconnect 4pin for older (before ~2004).
    If this one pin have white cable then It's a -5v rail for ISA slots.
     
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    This is an i840 based board, there are no ISA slots.
     
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    Hi, i'am new in this board, this is my first post, and pictures of my old hardware. This is not my all old hardware. :D

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    So, you don't need -5v rail. Simply buy and connect new PSU (If It's don't need adjustments).

    Finally you come here, welcome! :D
     
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    Awesome. Looking forward to other pictures.

    Welcome to TPU forums and of course I added you to the original post. :respect: :respect: :respect:
     
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    Some photos from me (quality is low because I taken it in room without daylight with Lumia 625):). All of these parts working.

    Some EDO, SDRam and DDR, Cyrix 6x86 75MHz, AMD K5 133MHz, Intel Celeron Nothwood 2GHz, AMD Athlon XP 1700+:
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    Sony Vaio PCG-887M. Intel Pentium III Tualatin 1.2GHz, 256MB SDR, 20GB HDD, ATi M6 16MB (I have this laptop everywhere I'm going!):
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    Motherboard with Intel 440BX chipset, Intel Pentium III 450MHz on Slot 1:
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    ASUS CUV4X-D, 2x Intel Pentium III 866MHz:
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    ASUS A7VBX-X, AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Barton:
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    My second PC (MSI K8NGM-V, AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice, 1.5GB DDR, WD 250GB, Creative SoundBlaster 128 PCI, without ATi X800 XL because I withdrawed It to my friend ;)
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    And some boxes...
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    Of course, not all of my collection. Maybe in this week I post PC with Voodoo 3 2000.
     
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    Other pictures uploanding at next days. Thx for added to the orginal post. :)
     
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    Just some pics.

    Boards 800.jpg

    Nearly Art (or just garbage)?

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    This is my view from my sofa. Left main PC (HTPC), middle TV (& 2nd monitor of main PC), right test or retro PC.

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    Some spare parts (old photo, it's more now ;)).

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    Each screen-worker needs this. It keeps your coffee hot. 17th best invention after the wheel.

    edit: @ stinger608, how about "IT-undead". Sounds a little like a bad horror-movie ;).
     
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    YEAH ROCK ON!!! nice cpu collection pal!

    edit : woop woop, now i just need to order a LP bracket :D dang that UEFI GOP Win 8 compatible ruins the whole pics xD but at last its a 5450 :D and in a old bag of silicon bones from HP

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    Pack of 4 little Raptors for the "Thai-Chi"/ Crossfire- System. Watercooled, because 10000rpm hdd's are becoming pretty hot.

    Raptors watercooled.jpg
     
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    That is sweet! You going to run RAID 10 or 0+1 on those?
     
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    Whoa 4 Raptors in RAID, legendary preformace.
     
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    That's the plan ;).

    Edit: oops. misread the question. 10 or 0 + 1 are more or less the same. I think I'll build first two mirroring Raids and then put them together in a striping raid. That would be a 10 (I think ;)).
     
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    This Precision 620 project is getting pretty involved... gonna have to gut the original case in order to recover the motherboard tray and backplate, or custom fabricate a new backplate to fit the 620's motherboard, as the I/O plate is non-standard.

    The motherboard is also mounted on what would be the left side panel; there is no standard motherboard tray. With further inspection, I've found the standoffs are pressed into a steel sheet that appears to be attached to the left side pane by adhesive. If I just cut the motherboard tray out and mount it in the new case, the board will be sitting about half an inch too high. Gonna have to redo the entire back panel...

    Good news is since that's probably the course I will take, everything should look nice and neat once painted.
     
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    my DC7700P main HDD is a 150gb Velociraptor (in the FDD place) with the "icepack" 3.5" frame, i have to say ... i never seen a WinXP rig boot up that fast: back in the time i had only some Maxtor 5k4 or seagate 7k2 at max :D
     
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    Holy crap Backfire, are all them cardboard boxes video cards? That is a hell of a stack bro!

    Also looks like I might have an MSI Master2-FAR motherboard with dual Opteron 285's with solid copper MSI heat sinks/fans. Also has 6 gigs of DDR 400 ECC ram.

    A fella brought in an old server today with that setup in it. Wants us to upgrade the motherboard, chips, ram. Told the boss I wanted the board, chips, fans, and ram.......He didn't have a problem with it. :clap:
     
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