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Your Retro Gaming PC Builds (1995 - 2005)

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Hey guys, I've started a Retro PC build series on my YT, here's ep 1 "Mod like it's 1999"

I'm planning 2 -3 more videos and asking for photos of your Gaming PC builds from 1995 - 2005. (for photo montage at end of video)

I will include at least one of your photos posted here and credit your screen name in the video.

Photos can be taken today, but All hardware must be from 1995 - 2005 era, including the case.
 
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Hey!

That's a very good idea to create something new.

Are those prices on the video that you showed from a website are looks reasonable? I'm just asking because I don't know. :D
 
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Yes, very reasonable. Look forward to seeing what you create!
 
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I have an older PC I could take pics of but it's pretty boring. But I love the type of content you put out, subscribed.
 
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I'm subbed to your channel. Saw that other day great video really takes you back.

I have a red chenming full tower windowed case with an epox nforce 2 ultra board, 2500 xp-m etc..

I have to dust it off it to take pics.
 
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Oh sorry then, I don't keep photos. I do have a few vids of my old Q6600 with nzxt trinity case and water cooling, but that's like 2007
 
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I have one. But it's got a newer PSU(2015?) to handle the newer GPU(2009). And I have a slightly newer monitor hooked up to it at present. Everything else is pre-2006. It was originally a Lan Plus pre-built system my neighbor gave me a few years ago. I haven't really done any retro gaming on it yet. But I wanted something capable if I ever felt the urge.

Case: Lan Plus mid-tower ATX
Motherboard: Syntax S651M
PSU: Corsair CX750 750W(upgraded from ALLIED AL-A250X 250W)
CPU: Pentium 4 3.06GHz HT(upgraded from Celeron 2.0GHz Northwood)
RAM: 2GB Kingston HyperX DDR400(upgraded from 256MB Apacer DDR333)
Graphics card: XFX HD 4650 AGP(upgraded from chipset graphics)
Sound card: SIIG SoundWave 7.1 PCI(upgraded from onboard sound)
Modem card: x1(originally, but it's on the shelf right now)
Hard Drive: Samsung 80GB
Optical Drives: DVD R/W x2(originally x1, added 1 more)
Floppy Drive: x1
Monitors: Originally a CTX VL 700B 17" CRT(2003). But I also have a Nokia 445Xi 21" CRT(1998) I could use. And it's currently attached to my Dell ST2010 20" LCD(2006 or 2007?).
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After just the sound card, RAM, and DVD R/W drive upgrades.
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Closer to what it looks like now. Though I've since removed the modem card and cap modded the graphics card(which turned out to be a waste of time :oops:)
Rig 4.jpg
 
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@MrGenius, umm yeah just saying but that PSU is overkill for that system I'm just saying. Maybe a 350W but :slap:
 
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@MrGenius, umm yeah just saying but that PSU is overkill for that system I'm just saying. Maybe a 350W but :slap:
Definitely. But it was one I already had laying around doing nothing. So...it'll do. :D

EDIT: XFX recommends a minimum 400W PSU for that card. The 250W wasn't gonna cut it. Plus, after taking it out and opening it up to fix or replace the noisy fan, I noticed that almost every single capacitor in it was already popped. Can't believe it still worked at all like that.
 
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I don't have anything fancy, just this old IBM Netvista from 2001 that I threw better parts into to play some UT99, Quake, Freespace 2, Ect.

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This is my computer from roughly 2003. Custom acrylic case, Pentium 4 C 3.0GHz, ATI 9800Pro.
 
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Great video. Cablegami! Hahaha... remember how cool it was when they came out with ROUND IDE cables?

I bought my first PC in 1990, a 386/25 and got a Cyrix math co-processor so I could run AutoCAD. After a lightning strike in 1992, and a forced upgrade to a 486 :p that was when I first started tinkering and building my own. Got into overclocking in 1998 or 1999.

These are pre-1995, so just posting for posterity. The left one is the original 486 MB and chip, the right is the 386 with chips removed.

 
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Thanks guys! I've got your photo added, *SNIP*

MOD NOTE: Talk to the site admin before advertising personal shops.
 
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I had an old system from 2005 as my main rig back in 2012 (I really wasn't a power user back then). I believe it had an Athlon 64 X2 3800+, 4GB RAM, a Radeon X1950 Pro, and a 40GB hard drive all housed in an old mATX HP case.

Might dig up its remains and recreate it to get some pictures when I get the chance. Be warned that cable management was pretty much nonexistent on that system.
 

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A funny idea. But where in the world are you getting the parts from?
 
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looking on ebay at 3dfx cards, BIN listings, which doesn't mean they will sell, but none the less, wishing I kept my voodoo 5 card.



 
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Those are ridiculous prices.
Going rate for a Voodoo 5500 is around 200 bucks.
 
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A customer came into my shop last year, plonked a full tower on the counter and said, "I was going to dump it in the street and then I thought of you."
Naturally my eyes were drawn to the case, as I hadn't seen a full tower that old before, and before you know it, I'm stripping it down.
It turned out to be my favourite retro build and was very satisfying in so many ways, although my cablegami needed a little work, to be honest.
An Athlon 700, 768Mb rAM and two Techworks Voodoo IIs in sli and Half Life ran like a dream.

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I'd run homeworld on that like I used to, on my s3 trio 64 uv+ and voodoo 1
 
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Found this in my box of manuals. Wish I still had the card.
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