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Not that "old" but I just finished tearing down my old Ivy Bridge daily driver I built back in 2013 (granted it had 2x GTX 770's originally, not a GTX 1070). I keep my boxes, so I did a box family photo after the teardown. :D 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, SPARTAN VI said:

Not that "old" but I just finished tearing down my old Ivy Bridge daily driver I built back in 2013 (granted it would have a SLI 2x GTX 770 originally, not a GTX 1070). I keep my boxes, so I did a box family photo after the teardown. :D 

Love my 840 Pro, didn't the regular 840s have issues with the firmware or something? I remember picking up my 128gb Pro back in 2013 for $111 exactly at Best Buy :P 


I've only used air cooling, my old signature was a lie ❤️

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7 minutes ago, iHardware Shelden said:

Love my 840 Pro, didn't the regular 840s have issues with the firmware or something? I remember picking up my 128gb Pro back in 2013 for $111 exactly at Best Buy :P 

840 EVO's did yeah, like a performance bug with old data or something like that.

 

Also remember getting my 120GB 840 EVO in 2013 for 100 bucks exactly. :P

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Yup, there was a firmware patch for it. Still using it to this day in my wife's daily driver, through it's taken a backseat to the 950 Pro overkill SSD that's in there now.

 

Some other photos I recently found:

 

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From what I can tell:

  • CPU: Athlon 64 3700+ (San Diego)
  • GPU: 2x 3DFuzion GeForce 7800 GT's
  • Memory: 1GB (2x512MB) OCZ Platinum Edition DDR-400
  • Case: Apevia X-Dreamer II

I even still have a screenshot from 3DMark05

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Purchased the videocard from Monarch Computer and they accidentally sent me a box of 4 when I only ordered 1:

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Took this today because I'm finally selling them:

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22 minutes ago, Genwyn said:

My 400mhz ddr is cooler B)

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I have some old Corsair DDR-400 too. Guess "Platinum" stuff was really popular back then:

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9 minutes ago, SPARTAN VI said:

I have some old Corsair DDR-400 too. Guess "Platinum" stuff was really popular back then.

 

I only have 2x 512 MB DDR-400 bare-faced Mac G5 DIMMs that I'm using in my retro rig. Was 1 GB of DDR-400 a lot for the P4 EE era?

 

Looks like this, but it's got a cool Apple sticker on it;

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32 minutes ago, Genwyn said:

I  would condense posts but I'm on mobile and snipping is a pain

my corsair 400mhz ddr has leds, get on my level 😛

the aesthetics of the time were shiny and chrome, I even have a chrome psu to go with my brushes aluminum case from 2000

before leds were common in everything the idea was to make everything shiny and reflective for cathodes to shine off of 

 

I have some OCZ platinum and gold ddr2

but ddr2 is a whole other ordeal with weird ram designs 

Aint that the truth. I still have a chromed out Mushkin 550w PSU I used in that thing. 😄

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8 hours ago, Genwyn said:

 

ive got this thing from 2004

UV green with led fans, shiny titanium finish

 

Heck ya! Reminds me of the Apevia one I had

 

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Edit: for a while you could still buy them but can't find them for sale anymore :( https://www.newegg.com/apevia-iceberg-atx-ib680w-bl/p/N82E16817148028


I've only used air cooling, my old signature was a lie ❤️

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6 minutes ago, James Evens said:

@iHardware Shelden there is one for sale on ebay US.

I got one for a build a did a while back but I don't think it worked with my GTX 280 or something of that nature, this is the system, had the light up RAM cooler and everything :( Nvidia 780i 775 board, all the Jazz but it never worked correctly so it got stripped. Would buy one of those power supplies again for another build though.

 

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I've only used air cooling, my old signature was a lie ❤️

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11 hours ago, Genwyn said:

kinda strange how that evolved over time, my Thinkpad 380ED from 1997 only supports 96mb of ram and that was an insane quantity back then

Then you move up another year to 1998 and my ProSignia 165 supported 192MB (64MB onboard + 128MB stick), but I bet you could shove more into it than that. Mine's only got 128MB in it right now though. 😢

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20 hours ago, Genwyn said:

 

ive got this thing from 2004

UV green with led fans, shiny titanium finish

 

 

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It's... it's... it's just perfect. Why doesn't anyone have the courage to make parts like this anymore. 🤣

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I got some neat stuff today. 2x 9800GT single slot 1GB, one is a BFG and one is a PNY XLR8 special edition 9800GT, a Pentium D HP tower and a dented unknown tower that feels very light. I need to blow them out at work, they're too dirty to bring in the house. Also some kind of stereo but it also is so dirty and smells so badly.

 

How do I get the smell of squalor and cat urine from wood?

 

Once the parts and computers are cleaned up and inventoried anyone interested in the cards? They're nothing I need so if they work for sale they go!

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Anyone want the board and unknown CPU? I have no want of it.

 

HP tower has a couple DVD drives I'll keep. Nothing else of use to me. The OEM tower cooler looks neat but 775 is the wrong mount pattern for 115x so no joy there.

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18 minutes ago, Bitter said:

Anyone want the board and unknown CPU? I have no want of it.

 

HP tower has a couple DVD drives I'll keep. Nothing else of use to me. The OEM tower cooler looks neat but 775 is the wrong mount pattern for 115x so no joy there.

 

Damn that's actually a decent board. If I was actually able to cover shipping + it wasn't retarded I'd totally snag that board + the expansion slot dealio/IO shield.

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32 minutes ago, Bitter said:

Anyone want the board and unknown CPU? I have no want of it.

 

HP tower has a couple DVD drives I'll keep. Nothing else of use to me. The OEM tower cooler looks neat but 775 is the wrong mount pattern for 115x so no joy there.

 

Hey Bitter, I'm actually pretty interested in snagging the CPU and cooler (for display) and the graphics card (for my P4 EE retro rig). I'll DM you in a bit.


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16 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

Hey Bitter, I'm actually pretty interested in snagging the CPU and cooler (for display) and the graphics card (for my P4 EE retro rig). I'll DM you in a bit.

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On 8/10/2019 at 7:37 PM, Bitter said:

Does that sticker say it COMES with defects noted on it?

WOW

This was common back then, an "acceptable" number of bad sectors. So noted on the drive. Ditto with the very first gen of LCD panels. up to 10 (IIRC) dead pixels was considered acceptable.


So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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6 hours ago, Bitter said:

 

Wait, that's a Socket 478 system right?


The Schnoz

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Just now, flibberdipper said:

That it is.

Ya know, I've never seen a 478 cooler with heatpipes before except for my Shuttle P4 EE rig. Most of them look like this:

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The only tower cooler I could find was a modded cooler not meant for Socket 478 on an overclock.net thread with your old profile name.


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1 hour ago, Schnoz said:

Ya know, I've never seen a 478 cooler with heatpipes before except for my Shuttle P4 EE rig. Most of them look like this:

 

 

The only tower cooler I could find was a modded cooler not meant for Socket 478 on an overclock.net thread with your old profile name.

There were quite a few, actually. Lots of Dells had heatpiped coolers as well (my 170L DT has a full copper one).

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