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486 risen from the dead

Apr 13, 2021
40 (0.07/day)
Processor Intel Core2 Duo E7500 2.93Ghz
Motherboard "Intel G31 express"
Cooling stock cooler w/ silver tape
Memory 2x 1GB 1x 2GB DDR2 667mhz
Video Card(s) Intel Graphics :(
To view this case mod, go here.

Cyrix DX2 v80 486 @80Mhz16MB RAM3GB HDCDROM, 5" and 3" floppy drivers1MB video CardSound Blaster 16.

After a few weeks of retrobright, the front cover has returned to its original color. The old rusty cabinet was 100% sanded with several different sandpapers, then the metal was treated so it doesn't rust again, and then it was painted in the original patterns.The motherboard was overhauled, capacitors changed, cleaned, as well as the power supply. The floppy and cdrom drivers were also disassembled, cleaned, and lubricated, the final touch being the excellent cable management.
Feb 9, 2020
338 (0.33/day)
Panama City Beach, Florida
System Name Singularity
Processor Intel® Core™ Processor i9-13900KF 8P/16 + 16E 3.00GHz [Turbo 5.7GHz] 36MB Cache LGA1700
Motherboard ASUS PRIME Z790-P
Cooling CyberpowerPC MasterLiquid Lite 240mm ARGB CPU Liquid Cooler
Memory 32GB (16GBx2) DDR5/6000MHz Dual Channel Memory (KINGSTON FURY BEAST RGB)
Video Card(s) GeForce RTX™ 4080 16GB
Storage 2TB WD BLACK SN850X (PCIe Gen4) NVMe M.2 SSD - Seq R/W: Up to 7300/6600 MB/s, Rnd R/W up to 1200/110
Display(s) LG 34''
Case CyberPowerPC HYTE Y60 Dual Chamber Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Panoramic View Tempered Glass + 2x120mm
Audio Device(s) Asus Strix w/Alan Finote mod for Windows 11
Power Supply High Power 1300W 80+ GOLD Full Modular w/ PCIE 12+4Pins Connector for PCIe 5.0 graphics cards
Mouse Steelseries Rival 600 wired
Keyboard Steelseries Apex 7 TKL red Switch
Software Win 11 Pro
I voted 10/10 because:

A for effort
Nov 15, 2010
90 (0.02/day)
Processor R5 1600@3.9
Motherboard ASRock Gaming X
Memory 2x8 3300 CL14
Video Card(s) 1080 SEAHAWK
Display(s) ViewSonic XG2703-GS
I voted 0/10 because no trackball pictures !


New Member
Dec 7, 2021
1 (0.00/day)
Holy Retro-wow Batman! Pretty sure I have this same case stashed away in my attic.... I still have all my old computers going back to the Atari 2600 in the 80s, Commodore 63, Commodore Colt PC, and several custom builds in between. Nice!
Oct 22, 2014
13,208 (4.44/day)
Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5
Motherboard MSI E3 KRAIT Gaming v5
Cooling Tt tower + 120mm Tt fan
Memory G.Skill 16GB 3600 C18
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 970 Mini
Storage Kingston A2000 512Gb NVME
Display(s) AOC 24" Freesync 1m.s. 75Hz
Case Corsair 450D High Air Flow.
Audio Device(s) No need.
Power Supply FSP Aurum 650W
Mouse Yes
Keyboard Of course
Software W10 Pro 64 bit
Nice restoration, but no mods.
You posted in the wrong section.
Oct 17, 2021
470 (1.12/day)
People's Republic of Banania
Processor R7 5800X
Motherboard ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4
Cooling be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3733 (2x8GB)
Video Card(s) MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GAMING X
Storage Crucial MX500 500 GB
Display(s) ViewSonic G225fB
Case Antec 302
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z SE
Power Supply be quiet! Pure Power 11 700W
Keyboard IBM F122
Software I use Arch btw
Nice restoration :)

How do you managed to remove the yellow tint from the plastics? I have a bunch of plastics I want to restore including a case. I've been told 40 vol. hydrogen peroxide and an UV lamp could do the trick but I'm not sure, I also don't have an UV lamp yet. Is there any other way?
May 10, 2014
31 (0.01/day)
Nice, but there is no graphics card on it, no VL-Bus or ISA. Not workable with this condition.

Oh, there is another picture, all installed. That's fine.... Why not showing all attached cards separately?
Jul 16, 2013
131 (0.04/day)
System Name latest-greatest
Processor i7 12700K
Motherboard Z690 Rog Strix-E
Cooling Lian Li Galahad 360
Memory corsair vengeance Ddr5 4800
Video Card(s) 2080ti
Storage 980 pro gen4
Display(s) LG C1 4K 120Mhz
Case fractal meshify2
Audio Device(s) Realtec 4080
Power Supply Corsair rm1000x
Nicely done, this really brings back memories when I worked for a software education/gaming company in their tech support right when these machines came out and we got a dozen of them. We all marveled at the turbo switch, then it was game on! Still, one of the best PCs I've ever owned, it was solid and when we got new machines at work, I took a few of these home for my drunken lan parties

Edit: I'm jones'n to hear the clunk of the on/off switch. It's the difference between closing a door on a Mercedes and any other vehicle.
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Jun 16, 2019
175 (0.14/day)
System Name Compaq Presario
Processor AMD K6-2 400MHz
Cooling Yes
Memory 128MB SD RAM
Video Card(s) Diamond Stealth III S540 Savage4 Pro 32MB AGP 4X
Storage 10.1GB IDE, 52x CD-ROM
Display(s) 15" SVGA CRT
Software Widows 98 SE
Benchmark Scores Higher than yours, nerd!
I voted 3/10 because:

It is what it is really.