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Those CPUs were uncommon BITD. They're flat-out rare now..
486 is always somewhat rare, there's no doubt about that :)

No, what I meant to say is that to me personally, 8800GT and Iomega drive are the two most interesting items. I still have my own Gainward-branded 8800GT with 512MB of VRAM inside secondary Q6600, and it is a great performer! The only reason I upgraded to GTX760 was Grand Theft Auto 5 and later BeamNG Drive.

As for Iomega drive, seeing the original, retail box is quite rare & fascinating find nowdays. I remember buying Zip100 back in a day, and those were sold in "Bulk", just the drive alone, inside some blue plastic bag. No box, no instructions, no software, nothing. Not that I needed any of those, but it has that "cool" factor ;)
 
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No, what I meant to say is that to me personally, 8800GT and Iomega drive are the two most interesting items.
Oh, no worries, understood you. It's all good.
 
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I'm trying to decide between buying some stuff:
A. Replacement caps for my P4C800-E Deluxe
B. Thermal upgrades for my GTX 690
C. Replace the battery in my iPhone 6S (it currently lasts an hour max, so I taped a battery pack to the back and now get 2 hours)

Any thoughts?
 

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Well for sure cap replacements and thermal upgrades @RealKGB :toast:

If the phone is still being used, then yeah, I'd replace the battery for sure.
 
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If the phone is still being used, then yeah, I'd replace the battery for sure.
The 6S is my daily phone, though I don't use it all that much because school.
I'm also not sure if I should invest too much into it since I don't plan to keep it for too long - it's the 16GB version and I have to work to keep it below 15.5GB.
I think I'll go for the thermal upgrades. I don't have the time/money to work on P4HT right now and I still need to practice a LOT before recapping my P4C800-E Deluxe, and since the battery doesn't bother me too much I can do that with Christmas money.

Then again, I play Ingress and that eats battery like a 3090 does power.
Decisions, decisions.
 

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This brings back so many memories !!!!! In 1996, I had a system built for I believe around $1200. It was an Intel 166 mmx, Windows 95, If I remember right it had 512 mb RAM, and a amazingly fast Viper 3D ...... later I added a Monster 3dFx card , all on dial up playing Rogue Spear. For about a week, i had the fastest computer one could buy.....just about a week !!!!!!! .....LOL ...... it has all come a long way and you folks played a huge roll it the development ..... I read one time that the single biggest driving force for computers in general and peripherals specifically is gaming....... I am not an educated man so that seems to make sense to me.....
 
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This brings back so many memories !!!!! In 1996, I had a system built for I believe around $1200. It was an Intel 166 mmx, Windows 95, If I remember right it had 512 mb RAM, and a amazingly fast Viper 3D ...... later I added a Monster 3dFx card , all on dial up playing Rogue Spear. For about a week, i had the fastest computer one could buy.....just about a week !!!!!!! .....LOL ...... it has all come a long way and you folks played a huge roll it the development ..... I read one time that the single biggest driving force for computers in general and peripherals specifically is gaming....... I am not an educated man so that seems to make sense to me.....
Yeah, this thread will do that too you! Welcome to TPU!

@Robert B
That CyrixDX4 has been playing on my mind. That is a rare enough CPU and looks in good enough condition, I'd clean it up and frame it! Make it a conversation piece! Only an idea and suggestion..
EDIT:
Just looked on ebay, there are a few examples of it, and the prices aren't bad.. I guess it wasn't that rare after all.
 
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Thanks to @stef for info on a cooler for my P3 1.4 Ghz. Arctic Cooling Copper Silent 3. Got it for less then 3 dollars here on a Croatian market place. And I got a little something delivered yesterday.

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Creative 3DBlaster GeForce Annihilator - GF256 32MB SDR
Ati Radeon 9600XT 256MB with AC VGA Silencer
Intel 486 DX2 66MHz ES Sk.3
Gigabyte GA-5AX Rev 4.1 - SS7 with mistery K6-2 or (wishful thinking) K6-3. The cooler is stuck firmly and I'll power it up next week to see what's what. :D Also it need a few caps.
Misc. i7-3770K and 6x I5-650 CPUs.
 

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After I straighten the pins and I'll clean it a little, I'll post the pics. :)

L.E.

Fresh stuff.

AMD Athlon XP 3200+ AXDA3200DKV4E :D
ECS K755A with a mistery pink ceramic CPU
Albatron FX5600CP AGP- it needs a cap
No name ISA controller FCC ID ID2-W83757AA / IOW87/78 ver 1.1 - these puppies keep popping up and usually I pick them up. Older motherboards need them as that stuff wasn't integrated back then.
Western Digital PTV-WD3X ver.H1 WD90C31A-LR ISA VGA card 1MB?
GVC Corporation Sound Card Jazz 16 S-16FC/M FCC ID: DK4S-16FCM ISA soundcard - some kind of clone. :D
 

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Nice finds.
ECS K7S5A is an interesting board. SiS chipset, and supports SDR/DDR. It should be Geode-capable and has universal AGP slot.
I have K7S6A that followed, with Geode NX1750 and Voodoo 3000. Great combo.

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I had a K7S5A + Duron 1.2GHz, in 2001-2002 or so, when my Celeron 366 gave up after an OC attempt at 550MHz at the shop from where I bought the K7S5A from. :D The tech guy from there bragged that he could OC it to 550 easy so I told him to do it. The boss of the shop wasn't so pleased but I was. :D I got a nice discount on the combo. :D

I like how you cool that V3!
 
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