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Rethilgore

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    Australia

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    i5 6700K
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    16GB DDR4
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    Strix 1070

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  1. the codes for install work fine its activating it once your in the OS thats a pain
  2. yeah its funny watching budget builds on youtube and then try to do that here and your looking at $1000 or more for a low end system sometimes depending where you shop.
  3. Damn i just watched that Verge build guide. That has to be Satire right? Who would release that with a straight face and try to be serious! haha
  4. Craigslist for PC parts here is just ugh... live in Sydney so everything is either junk or 400% the cost it should be in Australian Rupees lol
  5. oh god watching that first video hurt my soul so much those poor poor components lol! pretty funny though. is that in response to a terrible build log or something?
  6. finding a working AGP card that is worth using that hasnt been marked up massively in price is a pain!. there is an Athlon 64 X2 here in the office thats sat un used for at least 3 years now. i should reach out to IT an see if they want to Donate it haha
  7. <3 I would love to build an Athlon 64 System again! havent used that CPU in sooooo long. and it would make finding working software a whole lot easier. not having SSE2 on the Athlon XP is a major pain in the butt to work around!
  8. Yeah what i find the most interesting is that the CPU is Single Core, Single Thread, 32-Bit, No SSE2. etc etc etc. Multi core, Hyperthreading, 64-Bit architecture and new instruction sets are all things that i have come to take for granted and i forgot about them not existing haha! Try finding modern software (Like Browsers) that will work on a Non SSE2 CPU the struggle is real lol!
  9. yeah it makes sense with it being no longer supported but it will make preservation of systems from this era extremely hard without dodgy windows installs if Microsoft DRM will lock systems out after 30 days and they no longer offer any form of activation for the software.
  10. There doesn't seem to be any legitimate way to activate it anymore online or over the phone (tried both). Managed to get a new factory sealed copy of XP with a genuine licence and was pretty sad to find i couldn't activate it. i resorted to ... 'less genuine' means to make this copy genuine
  11. So I have finally finished my retro (early to mid 2000's for me) gaming PC. I use the term finished loosely as i am still looking to swap in a better motherboard that will allow me to chance FSB and multiplier settings (current one is bios locked and i can't find a compatible bios to flash it with). This started out as me buying a shitty Compaq on eBay for about $20 with the goal just to muck around with it and i ended up going deep down the Rabbit hole and spending a whole lot more money (and a huge amount of time) on different components and learning some basic early 2000's modding (Like sleeving my own IDE cables). This turned into a pretty cool little project for me and it was great to build the computer i always dreamed of when i was a teenager Specs are as follows: * AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (thoroughbred Core) * 1GB DDR 3200 * ATi Radeon 9600XT * Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Eddition (with Live Drive) * 2x 160BGB 7200RPM HDD * Wireless LAN * DVDRW / 3.5" FDD * Custom Sleeved IDE cables / Sleeved ATX Power extension * Cooler Master Xdream III CPU Cooler * Swanky Blue Lights pic below for you to peruse
  12. So I have finally finished my retro (early to mid 2000's for me) gaming PC. I use the term finished loosely as i am still looking to swap in a better motherboard that will allow me to chance FSB and multiplier settings (current one is bios locked and i can't find a compatible bios to flash it with). This started out as me buying a shitty Compaq on eBay for about $20 with the goal just to muck around with it and i ended up going deep down the Rabbit hole and spending a whole lot more money (and a huge amount of time) on different components and learning some basic early 2000's modding (Like sleeving my own IDE cables). This turned into a pretty cool little project for me and it was great to build the computer i always dreamed of when i was a teenager Specs are as follows: * AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (thoroughbred Core) * 1GB DDR 3200 * ATi Radeon 9600XT * Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Eddition (with Live Drive) * 2x 160BGB 7200RPM HDD * Wireless LAN * DVDRW / 3.5" FDD *Custom Sleeved IDE cables / Sleeved ATX Power extension * Cooler Master Xdream III CPU Cooler * Swanky Blue Lights pic below for you to peruse
  13. I Only tend to buy retro parts used (think DDR2 Era and below) but ive really never had many issues. i probably purchased 100+ Parts for retro machines used and ive only ever had an issue with a stick of Ram once being faulty. If you stick to reputable places to shop then its pretty safe. if a part is faulty then you have lots of recourse to get your money back. in most cases just let the seller know and they will offer you a refund.
  14. Linus did a pretty comprehensive video on cleaning thermal paste with a whole bunch of different stuff
  15. lol it will shortly be transported into a nicer build that is just waiting for a motherboard to arrive at the moment but i couldnt resist testing it out will likely be plopping a SB Live or Asus Xonar DG back in this one
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