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Well with this recent awesome purchase I just figured I would have to share a couple of photos with everyone.

Okay not really what one would really consider "nostalgic" but more like "epic" :laugh: So I figured I would include it for your enjoyment.



Something tells me I have the mobo that your new card was running in :rolleyes::D
 
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Well with this recent awesome purchase I just figured I would have to share a couple of photos with everyone.

Okay not really what one would really consider "nostalgic" but more like "epic" :laugh: So I figured I would include it for your enjoyment.



I remember those cards!! :D Fricking quick!! Best price/performance card out there :D

Also I have a few pics for you too :D



Got a few more coming, just needs a little cleaning ;)
 

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I remember those cards!! :D Fricking quick!! Best price/performance card out there :D

Also I have a few pics for you too :D

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/4534/imgp0003so.jpg

Got a few more coming, just needs a little cleaning ;)
:laugh: I see the center speaker for the Logitech 5500's :laugh: Have that set as well. Frigging awesome speaker set.

Well, you could just send me the 580:roll:

At any rate, some awesome hardware again Phill. :rockout::rockout::rockout:
 
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I do have the Z5500 set :) Its not bad :) Bit bass heavy at times but meh, I can turn that down!! :) But I have a problem in that I've no where to plug in my Asus D2X sound card as all three 580's are in at the moment and I need one space to plug in my Adaptec 5805 card since I have 8 SAS Seagate Cheetah's to plug in with the rig!! The only other problem I have with that is that one of the cables aren't long enough for the drives, so I need to grab another one!! Then another problem from there is that I don't think I'll have enough SATA connections for power for the drives or if the cables will fit!! :lol: I' ain't having much luck with that one!! :(

Well I might just do that one day mate :) I'm thinking of buying three new cards for my 762 rig... If you'd like one.....

I've got a little retro thing going this afternoon, I hope to have tested a few socket A rigs today.. My girl friends boys systems and a mates rig that he's asked me to put together using a Voodoo 3 card!! :D
 

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Okay due to this not really being what you would call "nostalgic" I am not going to put it in the original post...........However this is sooooooooooooo frigging epic I just had to post it. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Wait for it.............................


Nvidia branded reference 3gb GTX590 dual GPU bad ass card!!!!!!



 
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Mate thanks just fricking awesome!!

I'll see if I can post up some pics of the builds I'm doing for my girlfriends boys and her brother, not sure its old enough but I think it'll Be good to show here! :).

Nice one stinger!!
 
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That is one hell of a beast! :respect:
That could be considered a nostalgic contender, given that the 600s are just around the corner.
 

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That could be considered a nostalgic contender, given that the 600s are just around the corner.
:laugh: I suppose that is kind of correct. Not sure if it would be considered a "nostalgic" piece of hardware, but they are kind of hard to find.
 
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How about "Relic" then? It combines "nostalgic" and "rare". ;)

G80:

That lump of metal that came with it...
 
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Here are some more treasures I found in the ol' computer closet.

Slot A 750mhz Athlon





Microsoft Force Feedback Wheel.




Microsoft Sidewinder 3D Pro




Ati Radeon 9800 Xt






Creative Sb Audigy 1 Platinum





Athlon Xp 3200+



Athlon Xp 2500+

 

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I really liked the Slot A setup I had. as far as I know it's still running out there somewhere :cool:

How does a 9800XT compare to a Geforce 5500??
 
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I really liked the Slot A setup I had. as far as I know it's still running out there somewhere :cool:

How does a 9800XT compare to a Geforce 5500??
Well I know it will kick the shit out of the fx 5700 I have. :roll:
 

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Very awesome Mad Shot!!!!!!!

I had an awesome Athlon 750 Slot A back in the day! Man it was a kick ass system!!!

Them 9800XT's were an unbelievable card for it's day. 256mb of ram at that time was huge! Extremely expensive when they came out.
 
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Very awesome Mad Shot!!!!!!!

I had an awesome Athlon 750 Slot A back in the day! Man it was a kick ass system!!!

Them 9800XT's were an unbelievable card for it's day. 256mb of ram at that time was huge! Extremely expensive when they came out.
Heavy card also. That heatsink has some thick copper in it.
 

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Pics are old, but i still have this system and it still runs perfectly.
Here we have a 1982 IBM 5150 Personal Computer.
It has two 5.25 floppy drives(standard was one, the second was an option you paid extra for; I still have a few hundred programs and data diskettes), a monster 63.5W PSU, 256K of RAM(again, optional. standard was 64K. what's interesting is it's integrated onto the motherboard, not removable) and an Intel 8088 processor at a whopping 4.77 MHz. Notice the AMD chips in the last two pics!











This has been RM with your 1982 flashback.
 

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Now that actually belongs here.
 

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Now that is frigging crazy awesome RM!!! Thanks a ton for sharing that man. Putting you in the original post.
 
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It just amazes me to think of the integration that has occurred in 30 years; a modern computer might have 1/100 that number of individual ICs on the motherboard and a smartphone 1/10000 that number. Now all the functions they served are handled by the CPU.
 

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It just amazes me to think of the integration that has occurred in 30 years; a modern computer might have 1/100 that number of individual ICs on the motherboard and a smartphone 1/10000 that number. Now all the functions they served are handled by the CPU.
It is amazing I agree but what sucks is we put a man on the moon with slide rules and using less processing power than a cheap smart phone.... imagine what more we could have done if that level of achievement followed Moore's law along with transistor counts and processing power....
 

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It is amazing I agree but what sucks is we put a man on the moon with slide rules and using less processing power than a cheap smart phone.... imagine what more we could have done if that level of achievement followed Moore's law along with transistor counts and processing power....
the problem is not Moore's law, it has held up pretty well. the problem is we got away from slide rules and protractors and such and started depending on calculators and machines.
i'm sure you heard about the satellite about ten years ago that crashed into the moon... remember the reason? the flight computer was programmed to use metric and the engineers entered in standard/english flight parameters. had those engineers used a pen and paper for their calculations rather than calculators and computers, the problem would have been caught before the satellite was even launched.
though moore's law doesn't really apply to space travel(yet), as most countries with space programs are using technology from the 90's at the latest:wtf:
 

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the problem is not Moore's law, it has held up pretty well. the problem is we got away from slide rules and protractors and such and started depending on calculators and machines.
i'm sure you heard about the satellite about ten years ago that crashed into the moon... remember the reason? the flight computer was programmed to use metric and the engineers entered in standard/english flight parameters. had those engineers used a pen and paper for their calculations rather than calculators and computers, the problem would have been caught before the satellite was even launched.
though moore's law doesn't really apply to space travel(yet), as most countries with space programs are using technology from the 90's at the latest:wtf:
and... when the subcontractor was building the new Mar's rover they used substandard material (a titanium alloy I think) for the frame.... probably because it added a little more profit :shadedshu.

I give props to 3 main things coming from the US space program beyond Apollo:
- The shuttles (running the same airframe through many years of launches)
- The Hubble telescope (turned from failure to success)
- The rovers Spirit and Opportunity (the longest 90 day mission in history :toast:)
 

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- The shuttles (running the same airframe through many years of launches)
Don't forget the Saturn V rocket, that's still in use to launch satellites, and it's almost a 50 year old design with electronics from the 70s and 80s...:banghead: