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Who remember ELSA GeForce2 Ultra graphic card? 😀 She was sold with ELSA 3D Revelator glasses 🤩

 

I never have it. It was very expensive (and I was young)... I found an old review. The price of this graphic card was $549 in 2000. With the inflation, it would cost $818 in 2019 😲


PC #1 : Gigabyte B150M-HD3 DDR3 | i7-7700 | 16GB DDR3L 1600 | Zotac GeForce GT610 PCIe 1x | LSI SAS 3081E-R | 240GB NVMe PCIe PNY CS2030 | HDDs 41.5TB total | Quantum LTO5 HH SAS drive | Seasonic Focus Plus 650 Gold | Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DVI port)
PC #2 : Gigabyte MW70-3S0 | 2x E5-2667 v3 | 32GB DDR4 ECC Reg 2133 | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC 8G | 6x 120GB SSD SATA RAID0 | Seasonic Prime Ultra 850 Titanium | Lian Li PC-A77 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DP port)
PC #3 : Mini PC Zotac 4K | Celeron N3150 | 4GB DDR3L 1600 | 32GB eMMC M.2 | 40GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB | Samsung Blu-ray writer USB | Genius SP-HF1800A | TV Panasonic TX-40DX600E UltraHD
PC #4 : ASUS P2B-F | PIII 500MHz | 512MB SDR 100 | Leadtek WinFast GeForce 256 SDR 32MB | 2x Guillemot Maxi Gamer 3D² 8MB in SLI | Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA | 80GB HDD UATA | Fortron/Source FSP235-60GI | Zalman R1 | DELL 15" LCD 1024x768

Laptop : Lenovo ThinkPad T61p | T9500 | 4GB DDR2 667 | Quadro FX 570m | 120GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | 15.4" 1920x1200

PC tablet : Fujitsu Point 1600 | PMMX 166MHz | 160MB EDO | 20GB HDD UATA | external floppy drive | 10" LCD tactile 800x600 display | AGFA SnapScan 1212u blue

And I have 8 others computers.

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On 12/20/2013 at 5:16 AM, DarkEnergy said:

I have an old copper-full motherboard. Can anyone tell me which Pentium processor this is? I have no idea.17DXmb1.jpgberu49E.jpgAn old Hard Drive I had found in a large metal server next to the trash.lh4zAHR.jpg

 

Part 2 edit on 1/7/18 because this topic seems popular. 

I've got a couple other things not in the pictures, didn't want to drag them out of storage. 

 

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Verry vintage collection :))) I like it and I dream for having this collection.

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On 12/20/2013 at 2:25 AM, TheTechnerd said:

 Today I thought we would do something fun and different. This is a topic about showing of all your old pc parts (or old computers). Feel free to post some pics:) It will be fun:D

 

Here's some of mine:

 

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Kingston Hyperx DDR2 2GB 1066MHz

 

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Intel core 2 duo 2.2 GHz

 

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Intel core 2 duo 2.2 GHz backside

i am stil using core to duo 

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Yep, shop PC I built is a C2D lol. Rebuilding to a i3-4150 Haswell system with 8GB of RAM cause 4 is a little skimpy these days.

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1 minute ago, Bitter said:

Yep, shop PC I built is a C2D lol. Rebuilding to a i3-4150 Haswell system with 8GB of RAM cause 4 is a little skimpy these days.

it cost approximately 120 dollars here to have i5 3rd gen with 4 gb ram thats 3 months rent

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1 minute ago, awaisafzal0 said:

it cost approximately 120 dollars here to have i5 3rd gen with 4 gb ram thats 3 months rent

That's a little cheaper than here but 3 months of rent would be more like $1500 around here!

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Just now, Bitter said:

That's a little cheaper than here but 3 months of rent would be more like $1500 around here!

it will be mine 2.5 years rent

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 Beat this IDE- Seagate ST3243A 

It is so old that it only has 241mb of storage 

And believe me when I say it was EXPENSIVE then....Rs 3500 was a FAT price at that time 15662986387691639048258.thumb.jpg.758e69b170ed47e7703e22dd047565a5.jpg

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18 hours ago, The Smokin Deist said:

Anyone remember terminator jumpers for SCSI devices as well as having to set SCSI IDs?

What do you mean "remember"? I still use SCSI! 🤪


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

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3 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

What do you mean "remember"? I still use SCSI! 🤪

What SCSI device you use ?

 

Before, I used four 36GB Hitachi Ultrastar 15,000 RPM SCSI SCA-80 hard disk drive in RAID-0, connected on Adaptec SCSI Card 29320A-R PCI-X 133 MHz, in my old rig dual Xeon Prestonia LV 1.6 @ 2.61 GHz (+63,1%). It was a beast (+160 MB/s seq) 😀 It was 13 years ago.

 

 


PC #1 : Gigabyte B150M-HD3 DDR3 | i7-7700 | 16GB DDR3L 1600 | Zotac GeForce GT610 PCIe 1x | LSI SAS 3081E-R | 240GB NVMe PCIe PNY CS2030 | HDDs 41.5TB total | Quantum LTO5 HH SAS drive | Seasonic Focus Plus 650 Gold | Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DVI port)
PC #2 : Gigabyte MW70-3S0 | 2x E5-2667 v3 | 32GB DDR4 ECC Reg 2133 | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC 8G | 6x 120GB SSD SATA RAID0 | Seasonic Prime Ultra 850 Titanium | Lian Li PC-A77 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DP port)
PC #3 : Mini PC Zotac 4K | Celeron N3150 | 4GB DDR3L 1600 | 32GB eMMC M.2 | 40GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB | Samsung Blu-ray writer USB | Genius SP-HF1800A | TV Panasonic TX-40DX600E UltraHD
PC #4 : ASUS P2B-F | PIII 500MHz | 512MB SDR 100 | Leadtek WinFast GeForce 256 SDR 32MB | 2x Guillemot Maxi Gamer 3D² 8MB in SLI | Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA | 80GB HDD UATA | Fortron/Source FSP235-60GI | Zalman R1 | DELL 15" LCD 1024x768

Laptop : Lenovo ThinkPad T61p | T9500 | 4GB DDR2 667 | Quadro FX 570m | 120GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | 15.4" 1920x1200

PC tablet : Fujitsu Point 1600 | PMMX 166MHz | 160MB EDO | 20GB HDD UATA | external floppy drive | 10" LCD tactile 800x600 display | AGFA SnapScan 1212u blue

And I have 8 others computers.

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On 12/19/2013 at 10:16 PM, DarkEnergy said:

Can anyone tell me which Pentium processor this is? I have no idea.

Looks to be a Pentium MMX going by the lettering.

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2 hours ago, X-System said:

What SCSI device you use ?

A few 10k Seagate LVD 68pin units on a 29160 Adaptec. It's for a retro box I tinker with from time to time.


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

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I'm using a 7200 RPM WD Red 4 TB SATA in my Pentium 4 rig actually. (The Shuttle 875p supports SATA.)


The Schnoz

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I'm currently restoring this machine.  It has had 3 lives so far.  It started out as a Zeos 486 33 ISA, then to a Zeos 486 DX100 ISA/VLB and then to a Supermicro socket 7 Overdrive Pentium 200MHz w/MXX ISA/PCI.  It is the last one that is being restored.  The previous boards are in storage and this build allows me to play many games up to around the Quake era.
1.44 floppy, 1.2 floppy, Kenwood TrueX 72, 2GB SCSI Barracuda Drive (x2), Pentium Overdrive 200MHz, 64MB EDO 60ns ram, Hayes ISA smart modem, Sound Blaster Awe64 ISA PNP, Matrox Millennium PCI, Intel 10/100 Ethernet PCI and Adaptec 2940w SCSI adapter.  It is still running on the original Lite-On 300w AT power supply from 1992.

I have lots of other old equipment.  I'll have to scrounge up some pics of those.  Have an IBM PS/2 50Z w/MicroMaster 386 board, etc.  Fun stuff.  Also tons of adapters I've kept over the years.

 

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Asus ROG Maximus XI Extreme, Intel i9 9900K (5.1GHz, no AVX offset, 4.9GHz cache and 1.295V), 16G G. Skill Trident Z RGB 3200 CL14, EVGA GTX 760, Corsair H115i Pro, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 512 GB (x2), Corsair RM1000i PSU, Windows 10 Pro (1903).

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22 hours ago, X-System said:

What SCSI device you use ?

 

Before, I used four 36GB Hitachi Ultrastar 15,000 RPM SCSI SCA-80 hard disk drive in RAID-0, connected on Adaptec SCSI Card 29320A-R PCI-X 133 MHz, in my old rig dual Xeon Prestonia LV 1.6 @ 2.61 GHz (+63,1%). It was a beast (+160 MB/s seq) 😀 It was 13 years ago.

 

 

Would love to see pictures of that system, should keep the banner in your signature ;) 

 

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

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Just now, quakeguy said:

Y U DO DIS?

 it's the first drive i could find, and although it's not exactly "retro", it's much faster than IDE and cable management is much easier, since everything in there is a hair away from a fan.


The Schnoz

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13 minutes ago, quakeguy said:

My gaming rig needs more gigabytes, seems kinda wasted on a Pentium 4 retro PC.

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The Schnoz

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On 8/21/2019 at 4:42 PM, Crunchy Dragon said:

Looks to be a Pentium MMX going by the lettering.

Yep. At some point years ago someone had a detailed response about it but I can't seem to find the reply. I think I'll add a disclaimer next to the question since people are still answering it 6 years later.  


 

CPU - FX 8350 @ 4.4GHZ GPU - MSI GTX 760 OC Mobo - M5A99FX Pro R2.0 RAM - Crucial Ballistix 16GB @ 1600 PSU - Corsair CX600M CPU Cooler - Hyper 212 EVO Storage - Samsung EVO 250GB, WD Blue 1TB

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12 hours ago, quakeguy said:

My gaming rig needs more gigabytes, seems kinda wasted on a Pentium 4 retro PC.

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Heh, that's the point where you do the ol shuffling around all the time when you have a file that is x big and you have no drives with that amount of space left.


 

CPU - FX 8350 @ 4.4GHZ GPU - MSI GTX 760 OC Mobo - M5A99FX Pro R2.0 RAM - Crucial Ballistix 16GB @ 1600 PSU - Corsair CX600M CPU Cooler - Hyper 212 EVO Storage - Samsung EVO 250GB, WD Blue 1TB

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Can and should are two different things. Lol. I have a laptop that I think hits those minimum specs, not sure on the chipset graphics tho...

Actually my atom laptop can hit bare minimum, but I don't have Windows installed or do I want to make an account for anything. You can get an atom laptop like that for like $30 or under on eBay now. They're ok with Linux for a super light travel device if you don't want a tablet. Basically disposable laptop you can take to China and not worry about it being confiscated or bugged or whatever lol.

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Own is a strong word, I don't think you own any games that require an internet connection and a client to play them. You're borrowing them on the whim of others who can at any point revoke your ownership of them for any reason they see fit.

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Here's my BBC Micro, (one of three) circa 1981 ... configured with twin 40/80 switchable 5.25" drives, a 6502 co-processor and a datacentre fitted. That gives it the ability to have a "winchester" hard drive inside which is mimicked on a CF card and it can read Fat 32 USB sticks.

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The "joyboard" project is a system whereby I traced all the tracks on the keyboard and wired them out to a system of jacks which I cabled to mirror the keyboard traces. The net result is I can hook up home made "joysticks" and buttons so I can play all those games with awkward keys. When I was a teen, I worked to assemble "brand new" 8086 PC's with a "turbo boost" of 8Mhz with 640K of ram fitted with a 5Meg Winchester hard drive. Man... this thread makes me feel old 😄

 

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I can see from a lot of these posts I need to dig out one or two of my systems and take some pics and post them. The 486s would impress some of you. My first self-built system is an AMD K6 166mhz based system, running Windows 95. The first computer I ever had in the house was a Tandy TRS-80. Most pocket calculators of today (they still exist) run a CPU faster than it had.

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2 hours ago, Genwyn said:

if you've ever wondered how powerful a laptop dual core from 2006 is, here ya go

110 cpu z multithreaded score

even with optimal airflow to keep the cpu under 60c under full load

 

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See if it'll go to a Core 2 Duo. My Tecra M5 allowed me to go from a T2600 to a C2D T7600.


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