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  1. TommyT

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    sorry that there are no pic yet. tommrow, after work i upload all of them also i got some new pic od some hadrware...
     
  2. n3rdf1ght3r

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    I like how everything used to be multicoloured :p My old P4 rig had a fan with 4 different coloured LEDs in one fan, well it has 2 now because some of the LEDs died of the years but you get my point.
     
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  3. m1919

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    Lol, I loved the wide variety of colors and variation between the different motherboard manufacturers and gpu vendors back then. Red boards, silver, purple, black, green, gold. Now it's all mostly black motherboards and black pcbs for GPUs and everything else. If you're a Gigabyte kind of dude, you'll get blue motherboards.

    Kinda boring now.
     
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    That's true, but people have gotten into cable management so now everything is black to hide parts easily. Cases also have side panel windows now to show off hardware so I guess it looks nice if it didn't look like a rainbow inside. I always hated computers with 9 million different colours though, that might be because of my OCD.
     
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  5. m1919

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    Yeah, some color consideration had to be taken into account when setting up a rig back then lol.

    I think the red boards tended to go well with most anything, I've got a MSI K8T Master2-FAR build in progress; red board, a pair of oldskool Thermalright SI-9XV heatsinks + WinFast A400 Ultra looks pretty good.
     
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  6. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    I miss the old Amdmb days. It's cool to meet another from there on here. :toast: Thanks for the tip on the fans man.
     
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    Have some old hardware i just pulled earlier today. All came from a old HP that ran windows 98. Actually want to sell this stuff. All works found this while digging through my basement looking for some RAM

    Intel Pentium II SL2S7 400MHz Slot 1

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    Quantum Bigfoot XT 5.25 Series Harddrive 12GB

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    Western Digital Caviar 10.2GB 102AA Hard Drive

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  8. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Sweet Durvelle!!

    Added ya to the original post man!
     
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  9. m1919

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    Very cool, I've been wanting to get one of those Quantum Bigfoot drives for a while now.
     
  10. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Get ready!!! I will be posting pictures and details of my "Enter The Dragon" nostalgic build here and in the "Project Logs" forum seen HERE!

    I will start with some basic pictures in this post, just to keep from cluttering the thread with a bunch of my posts. :laugh:
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Saved for further information on the "Enter The Dragon" build.
     
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    thx more pics coming as i find more stuff
     
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    sounds great :toast:
    while shuffling cases for the ones i just got i found a pc i forgot i had :p will post pics of it as soon as i find my dad's sinclair zx81
     
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    behold... Sapphire X800GT oh wait its a RV420 not 480 thought its labeled GT damned i got fooled (well not that much at 1$ the card im pretty much happy ... xD)
    http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/962/ATI_Radeon_X800_GT_AGP.html the "real" one
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    a bunch of "old but not so" GTX 560Ti OEM (a cutdown 448core GF110 to 352cores but retain the 320bit memory bus and the 1280mb ram.) and a Oem Albatron GT 405 (that crap lasted 46minutes the day i buyed a HP desktop as a base for my actual rigs... xD)
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    same as the GT 405 ... a ATI 9200SE p.o.s card for retail branded pc who claim "WOW GRAPHIC ATI/NVIDIA INSIDE "insert random MB amount here""
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    EDO ram woohoo
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    i was wondering WTF is this it doesnt look like a standard ram module
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    the answer came from the PCB its a sync cache module ... i dont remember from where it is, i remember a Dell Optiplex GX1 with the PIII 450 i posted above, but i dont recall PIII having a sideport cache ... maybe from another "old" one i dont remember :laugh:
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    I want to add that if anyone in the ConUS want to build a Nostalgia rig and needs parts, let me know as I have some I need to get rid of for the price of shipping. And it all works 100%. I am buying a new house and while packing up my old house I am going to lets some things go as I will never use it it as I have plenty of nostalgia stuff in my keep pile.
     
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    Well first congrats on the buying of a new house bro!!!

    I don't suppose the Koolance case is one of the items. :roll:
     
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  17. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Nah I am keeping him. I have been wanting to do that build with those components for years man. LOL

    In the new house he will have his own desk and special corner with the win 98 rig.
     
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    I'll toss my hat in that ring.
    A few of my friends have been trying to get me to play on their private EQ server with them, but my PC crashes out to desktop at the login screen. Would much rather build an old-school rig than run a VM on this one. Shoot me a PM with the 98/2000 era hardware you have and I'll talk business with ya.:toast:
     
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    This is what is left from my first All-out Enthusiast build.



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  20. stinger608

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    Just love the ole DFI boards!! I have a lanparty nf4 sli-dr with a Opty 175 that I am about to build up!

    Added ya to the original post alos T-Bob! :respect:
     
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    gahhh and i almost won one of those DFI NF4 Mobo on Ricardo.ch for less than 10$:banghead:

    and i almost forgot to post my 1st pc cpu (oh wait i did had a Comodore with Win 3.1 and DOS 5.0 and a 386 as a 1st... bu i cant remember where i put the remnant ... oh maybe i still have the GW-basic or the DOS manual somewhere or i think i still have the Amiga mouse that was going with ...)
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    Haven't found that Sinclair yet but i will..... someday, for now that other PC
    AOpen mk73le-v (most of its caps leaked and a corner of the cpu is chipped :shadedshu)
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    and i seem to be attracting old hardware ever since i joined :p, this on i got a few days ago
    pentium III 500MHz
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    Damn Doc!! That sucks that AOpen board is junk. There are a lot of the caps leaking for sure.

    Have you tried to fire that Duron up on anything? I have seen similar chips that have the edge broke and they worked just fine.
     
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    Nice Katmai!
     
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