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Old 18th March 2017, 9:55 PM   #2551
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Bloody hell those are some impressively put together systems - great pics too but I'm left wondering what you're going to do with that hot hardware?
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Old 18th March 2017, 10:08 PM   #2552
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Yes nice. Lined up the AT style motherboard in a modern case.
It's the new beige & about time
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There is a group of us that get incredibly erect over such hardware. Maybe post in the retro section?
Haha ...........might be a bit rude that picture.
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Old 19th March 2017, 3:21 PM   #2553
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I'm left wondering what you're going to do with that hot hardware?
As mentioned previously the 486 system is mainly for demoscene stuff and gaming (I completed Doom SE just recently which sounded awesome with the Roland soundtrack on the SC-55 mkII for music). The Pentium 3 system is so I can play Glide era games natively (3dfx will always have a special place in my heart lol because it was so awesome back in the day).

Primarily though I just wanted the best 486 and Pentium 3 systems I could build for nostalgia (it's been a fun journey reliving all of this again). Obviously there is a lot of influence from PhilsComputerLab and the Vogons forums too.

Not as exciting but I also got for the systems mentioned previously a NOS Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (last revision) which was boxed but I opened it and a sealed NOS Microsoft Mouse 2.0:

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Old 20th March 2017, 8:45 PM   #2554
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I just bought an Athlon 1.4GHz Thunderbird. Apparently these chips pull a lot of amps. My Seasonic S12ii 520W (brand new ATX12V 2.x unit) can do 24A on the 3.3V and 5V rails, and 130W combined. The Thunderbird will be combined with a hard drive, optical drive, floppy drive, GeForce2 GTS, and a Creative PCI sound card. Will the unit handle all this ok?
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Old 20th March 2017, 9:02 PM   #2555
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It's the board that counts. Additional 4 pin 12V then your fine.
Older type boards 20pin power only. Then the 5V gets hammered if you OC
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Old 20th March 2017, 9:24 PM   #2556
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Yeah 20-pin ATX only. Do you think the Seasonic will handle it or should I drop it below 1GHz?
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Old 20th March 2017, 9:38 PM   #2557
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I've always been an overkill type of guy. So for me I'd go 40A 5V psu.
But if you are not loading it up overclocking it should be fine.

If you remember back then they were doing eg. 2.5Ghz+ .......from 1.8Ghz stock. That's what pulls the excess current.
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Old 20th March 2017, 9:57 PM   #2558
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Cinemaware Retro

2 copies of the ZX Spectrum Edition and 1 CDROM version

Ordered Sept 2016. Finally got is last week. Lucky i am a patient man!
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Old 20th March 2017, 10:03 PM   #2559
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I just bought an Athlon 1.4GHz Thunderbird. Apparently these chips pull a lot of amps. My Seasonic S12ii 520W (brand new ATX12V 2.x unit) can do 24A on the 3.3V and 5V rails, and 130W combined. The Thunderbird will be combined with a hard drive, optical drive, floppy drive, GeForce2 GTS, and a Creative PCI sound card. Will the unit handle all this ok?
I was running one of the durons on an aopen 250w psu back in the day. 520w will be massive overkill. You will be fine.
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Old 21st March 2017, 4:26 AM   #2560
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Sounds like a major haul. Photos please!
As requested, here's a few snaps.

There's before:

My loungeroom:






my bedroom:





And after: ( I swear I didn't add the glistening in the first 2 shots, it's just the flash of my Samsung galaxy S3)


Please note: That short ass pile of the grey drawers to the right is just shy of 6 foot...





It all is considered retro according to the 10 year rule.

The highlights for me were:
Microsoft SideWinder Freestyle Pro gamepad (1998)
Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel (2002)
the 4 AM2 systems I got.. (When I was making my own computers I jumped from a socket A Athlon XP 2400+ (overclocked to the shithouse) to a Phenom 2 720BE (which I also overclocked to within an inch of it's life, so I missed all of AM2 when it was new)

But in the drawers is everything.. rougly 14 Power supplies from 200W to 450W. rougly 50 Hard drives from 250MB to 1TB. rougly 25 CD ROMS from 4X to DVD burners at 52X. and about 20 Motherboard/cpu combos from pre Pentium to Athlon 64x2 4850e's

Heaps more KB's/ mice.. A bunch more MS ones, and a bunch more logitech ones.. (to add to my own pile) a few HP and compaq OEM ones in there...

A pair of old Harman Kardon stereo speakers which still kick the crap out of all but the BEST modern 2.1 systems...

And don't get me started on the cables. FUCKING HELL, the cables...
I've sorted through about half.. Still only 5 full size drawers to sort.

And when I say sort I mean I sorted A/V (composite, component, scart, RCA, 3.5 mm) and PC video (VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP, video card breakouts) and power, either cable or brick.... Still have to further sort into each category..

And maybe my favorite.. A whole bunch of walkmans and discmans. and no, I don't mean generic (well there are a few generic) I mean GENUINE, SONY ACTUAL walkmans and ACTUAL Discmans!!!


Basically, everything in the pictures would have been taken to the tip...

Just sad I couldn't save all the beige boxes that went before I got there.

But to cheer me up I did these 2 just for fun.. Not really retro at all, but eh:



I guess Lupin III is Kind of retro.. By kind of, I mean Lupin III is ALMOST 50 years old.. (August this year)

and I took a photo:


TAKE THAT SOCIETY!!!
As Tom Petty Put it in 'into the great wide open' I'm "A rebel without a clue"

God Damn I'm old...

But I do have a plan.. I am putting my 4790K system in the cheapest case in the lot, and putting a Pentium 2 and an AMD K6 in a Corsair 450D and 650D respectively.. Just because...
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Old 21st March 2017, 9:14 AM   #2561
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Yes you have some stuff young Padawan......face many trials you will, before your training is complete.
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Old 23rd March 2017, 11:43 AM   #2562
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Picked up a few classics yesterday in great condition.




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Old 23rd March 2017, 12:52 PM   #2563
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pretty sure theres a bug in cricket 97 where if you keep mashing the appeal key it sometimes gives you the wicket.
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Old 26th March 2017, 3:56 PM   #2564
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I rarely go for complete systems, but couldn't pass up this one:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pentium-4...orig_cvip=true

I figured it was worth it just for the 7800GS.
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Old 4th April 2017, 11:21 AM   #2565
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Picked up an as new Viewsonic E90 19" CRT and a Loewe Xelos 55 Scart 50hz TV today.
All for the princely sum of $0.
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