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Your Retro Gaming PC Builds (1995 - 2005)

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Love the miniseries you're doing on you tube. Think I got some parts here that I can do a rat Rodd themed PC with lol,
 

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Damn if I'd had pics of my old systems.. Pics here bring a lot of memories to my mind.
 
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Thank you everyone for being patient! Here's Ep4 of my Retro PC Build Series,

thats the FIRST wave of photo submissions, I will have more in next Ep!
I really enjoyed that blast from the past @MonsterMawd
Keep em coming!
 
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Those are ridiculous prices.
Going rate for a Voodoo 5500 is around 200 bucks.
Wow, sold my Voodoo 3 with box for ~$120 about three years ago.
 
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Wow, sold my Voodoo 3 with box for ~$120 about three years ago.
That would have been about right.
Sold 2 5500's last year. Got 180 for one and 200 for the other.
Still have 2. :D
 
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Thank you! I'll be Working to get Ep5 finished after Xmas

Here's ep4 again if anyone missed it
 
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Those are ridiculous prices.
Going rate for a Voodoo 5500 is around 200 bucks.
Ridiculous - yes. Wishful thinking sellers. Watching sold/completed listings on Ebay the last few years, V5 always commanded a premium. They are $3-400 currently. Prices on V4 has been interesting. Were selling at $75 two years ago but have several on my watch screen that sold recently at $200 and higher. There is a V4 +box (pci card) with bids up to $430 at this very moment. Should probably sell mine to help fund a 1080 ti. :D
 
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https://www.3dmark.com/3dm05/3644938

this is the oldest machine I kept scores of

not sure if 3d mark existed before that?
3DMark goes all the way back to 3DMark99 ;)

Great video. Cablegami! Hahaha... remember how cool it was when they came out with ROUND IDE cables?
Did you ever made your own? Take a normal IDE cable, cut a slit between every 5-10 wires, pull them apart end to end, and then bunch them up using insulation tape, zip ties or cable management tubing (I don't even remember what it's called anymore).

Or... If you were fancy with a DFI board, you had them already and you just needed some UV CCFLs :D
 
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What are the Intel and AMD sockets available around that time? I have plenty older part and wish to build one. Thank you.
 
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Did you ever made your own? Take a normal IDE cable, cut a slit between every 5-10 wires, pull them apart end to end, and then bunch them up using insulation tape, zip ties or cable management tubing (I don't even remember
No never tried that, more just careful folding and rolling up with cable ties. That is, until I discovered round IDE cables ;)
 
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Those are ridiculous prices.
Going rate for a Voodoo 5500 is around 200 bucks.
Why these Voodoo cards worth that much now?
 
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No never tried that, more just careful folding and rolling up with cable ties. That is, until I discovered round IDE cables ;)
I was 13, I didn’t have money to waste on round IDE cables so I made my own :p You knew you’d screwed up if it would hang on detecting the drives during POST :D I also mounted my hard drives back to front with the connectors facing the front of the case so they’d be at least partially hidden.

Why these Voodoo cards worth that much now?
$ 200? They have collectors’ value
$ 1,200? They don’t. Someone is trying to get rich

If it’s a WORKING Voodoo 6000 I can see it taking a small fortune, but the 5500 isn’t that rare. There are several working samples I know of in South Africa alone, a WORKING 6000 though? I’ve only come across one or two on HWBOT and the like.
 
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If it’s a WORKING Voodoo 6000 I can see it taking a small fortune, but the 5500 isn’t that rare. There are several working samples I know of in South Africa alone, a WORKING 6000 though? I’ve only come across one or two on HWBOT and the like.
re: working Voodoo5 6000
[H]ave you seen this one? Surely cost a pretty penny. Great to see it up and gaming after watching the buyer search for so long.
From what I understand only about 150 V5 6k were made. With only 30 or so known to still be working. Those who have them are holding tightly. Apparently a lot of them fried on BOOT since the card has very specific power requirements - only a few compatible boards.
 
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I was 13, I didn’t have money to waste on round IDE cables so I made my own :p You knew you’d screwed up if it would hang on detecting the drives during POST :D I also mounted my hard drives back to front with the connectors facing the front of the case so they’d be at least partially hidden.



$ 200? They have collectors’ value
$ 1,200? They don’t. Someone is trying to get rich

If it’s a WORKING Voodoo 6000 I can see it taking a small fortune, but the 5500 isn’t that rare. There are several working samples I know of in South Africa alone, a WORKING 6000 though? I’ve only come across one or two on HWBOT and the like.
No I meant what is the reason for it to worth that amount since its old card? Is there anything special about it?
 
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I don't have much photos from that time and I sold or disposed most dead/not working hardware. I still have an old photo of my upgraded system which borrowed case and PSU from my PC built in 2002. I have no idea which brand the case and PSU were, but I do know that PSU was "400W".
Upgraded system (from 2004) had AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Barton, Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe, 512 MB Kingmax DDR 400 RAM, Sapphire 9600 XT 128 MB, 40 GB WD400 BB, while Samsung SM551s monitor was replaced with LG 1730B somewhere in 2006. There can be seen unplugged HP Deskjet 845C which had some issues. This is the only photo of that system. There was no such thing as case window or glass panels at the time.
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I kept AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Barton for a while, but eventually used it in one retro system which I assembled and gave to one poor family a few years ago.
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No I meant what is the reason for it to worth that amount since its old card? Is there anything special about it?
I mentioned that above. 3dfx was the daddy of the 3D graphics we have today with innovations including hardware acceleration, anti aliasing, soft shadows and reflections, depth of field blurring, motion blur, multi GPU cards, etc.

You could play a PC CD-ROM game without a 3DFX card, but I wouldn’t recommend it” – Gary Keith of Eidos at the time.

They were a big thing before poor choices and being surpassed ended them.
 
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I don't have much photos from that time and I sold or disposed most dead/not working hardware. I still have an old photo of my upgraded system which borrowed case and PSU from my PC built in 2002. I have no idea which brand the case and PSU were, but I do know that PSU was "400W".
Upgraded system (from 2004) had AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Barton, Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe, 512 MB Kingmax DDR 400 RAM, Sapphire 9600 XT 128 MB, 40 GB WD400 BB, while Samsung SM551s monitor was replaced with LG 1730B somewhere in 2006. There can be seen unplugged HP Deskjet 845C which had some issues. This is the only photo of that system. There was no such thing as case window or glass panels at the time.
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I kept AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Barton for a while, but eventually used it in one retro system which I assembled and gave to one poor family a few years ago.
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This shit is neat dude;)
 
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those are awesome photos, Thanks again guys!! I will share them in next episode in my series, predicting around new years
 
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