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5 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

snipity snapity schnoz

aaaah

 

also spoiler next time please?


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I did clean and repaste (AS5) the BFG card as it was the working one albeit with a maybe sketchy fan, the PNY card I could never get to work in the testing board so it being KIA isn't a big loss and it's possible it was already damaged and that's why it never worked for me. The BFG fan is some odd size but it started working OK after oiling it however it's got a loud inductor on the board that gets painfully hot at all times so....use at your own risk I guess. The 7800GTX needs to be re-pasted and cleaned but also worked, but was too old to run the Heaven benchmark I use to test cards quickly. the cooler is kind of a pain because it uses thermal paste to contact all the RAM for the back plate and the main heatsink and I didn't really want to invest more into it being that it's so very old and it did work. Make sure you have some good NON CONDUCTIVE compound or some thin thermal pads for that one as it takes a BUNCH of stuff to put it back together with 8 RAM chips on each side of the board or something silly. Those cards ran hot when new but I also ran them in SLI so...that probably didn't help. My dad has or had the other one, I'll see if he still has it and have him bring it when I see him later this year if you'd like to have the matched pair for SLI. With SLI it could run Command and Conquer 3 on all high settings at 1280x1024 with my Core2Duo E8400 at 4Ghz but with some stutter,then a 9800 GTX (now dead) could do that as a single card with much less stutter, and then later on a GTX 650 could do that even better as a single card and with much much less noise and heat than either of the above. The 7800GTX doesn't support DX10 or 11 or something so it's probably best suited as a late XP machine card than it would be for Windows 7. The 9800 GT would be OK in 7.

 

The other stuff was all un-tested or 'ran when parked'. Some was ran more recently like in the past year for the 945 board and CPU, so along with that RAM you basically have a working computer for $20 shipping. Though not a very fast one. I think the 945 board also got repasted with AS5, I know the P4 setup did for sure. The sound card worked at some point but there were driver issues with later versions of Windows so I gave up on it, never used the networking card but it came from the P4 system so presumably worked under XP.

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3 hours ago, Bitter said:

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Yeah, I think I can swap out the hot inductor in the BFG 9800 GT for a matching one in the dead PNY card, so that should be no problem. Those 7800 GTX cards are awesome, though. I put a lot of time yesterday into cleaning out the card, as well as slapping a large thermal pad on the back of the card to conduct heat the aluminum mounting clip (though it probably won't help much). Running them in SLI would be really awesome. 


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3ware Escalade 7500-8 RAID controller card 🙂

 

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PC #1 : Gigabyte B150M-HD3 DDR3 | i7-7700 | 16GB DDR3L 1600 | Zotac GeForce GT610 PCIe 1x | LSI SAS 3081E-R | PNY 240GB NVMe PCIe | HDDs 41.5TB total | Quantum LTO5 HH SAS drive | Seasonic Focus Plus 650 Gold | Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01
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
PC #3 : Mini PC Zotac 4K | Celeron N3150 | 4GB DDR3L 1600 | 32GB eMMC M.2 | OCZ Vertex 2 40GB SSD | Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB | Blu-ray writer USB Samsung | Genius SP-HF1800A | TV Panasonic TX-40DX600E UltraHD
Laptop : Lenovo ThinkPad T61p | T9500 | 4GB DDR2 667 | Quadro FX 570m | 15.4" 1920x1200
And I have 8 others computers.

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Creative Sound Blaster 32 (CT3620), it's really big 😀

 

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PC #1 : Gigabyte B150M-HD3 DDR3 | i7-7700 | 16GB DDR3L 1600 | Zotac GeForce GT610 PCIe 1x | LSI SAS 3081E-R | PNY 240GB NVMe PCIe | HDDs 41.5TB total | Quantum LTO5 HH SAS drive | Seasonic Focus Plus 650 Gold | Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01
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
PC #3 : Mini PC Zotac 4K | Celeron N3150 | 4GB DDR3L 1600 | 32GB eMMC M.2 | OCZ Vertex 2 40GB SSD | Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB | Blu-ray writer USB Samsung | Genius SP-HF1800A | TV Panasonic TX-40DX600E UltraHD
Laptop : Lenovo ThinkPad T61p | T9500 | 4GB DDR2 667 | Quadro FX 570m | 15.4" 1920x1200
And I have 8 others computers.

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Who remember Gigabyte i-RAM ? 😀

 

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PC #1 : Gigabyte B150M-HD3 DDR3 | i7-7700 | 16GB DDR3L 1600 | Zotac GeForce GT610 PCIe 1x | LSI SAS 3081E-R | PNY 240GB NVMe PCIe | HDDs 41.5TB total | Quantum LTO5 HH SAS drive | Seasonic Focus Plus 650 Gold | Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01
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
PC #3 : Mini PC Zotac 4K | Celeron N3150 | 4GB DDR3L 1600 | 32GB eMMC M.2 | OCZ Vertex 2 40GB SSD | Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB | Blu-ray writer USB Samsung | Genius SP-HF1800A | TV Panasonic TX-40DX600E UltraHD
Laptop : Lenovo ThinkPad T61p | T9500 | 4GB DDR2 667 | Quadro FX 570m | 15.4" 1920x1200
And I have 8 others computers.

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39 minutes ago, X-System said:

3ware Escalade 7500-8 RAID controller card 🙂

Those IDE cables would have been a nightmare.

 

>They made a 12 port variant

no thanks.


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8 minutes ago, DildorTheDecent said:

Those IDE cables would have been a nightmare.

 

>They made a 12 port variant

no thanks.

Rounded cables! (except those are not standard compliant and can cause poor signal)

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10 minutes ago, DildorTheDecent said:

Those IDE cables would have been a nightmare.

 

>They made a 12 port variant

no thanks.

Thats where youre wrong, properly managed IDE cables are downright sexy, its just that nobody ever did it because most people only had 1-2 drives anyway.

They all fit into one even flow of cables, especially when coming off of cards like that where the ports are the same orientation on both ends so you dont need to cable fold.

The oldschool cheat was to use bobby pins to hold together 2-3 layers of IDE cable


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8 minutes ago, Genwyn said:

Thats where youre wrong, properly managed IDE cables are downright sexy, its just that nobody ever did it because most people only had 1-2 drives anyway.

They all fit into one even flow of cables, especially when coming off of cards like that where the ports are the same orientation on both ends so you dont need to cable fold.

The oldschool cheat was to use bobby pins to hold together 2-3 layers of IDE cable

Getting a build with more than two IDE cables to look nice is better than most sex, let's be honest here.


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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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18 minutes ago, flibberdipper said:

Getting a build with more than two IDE cables to look nice is better than most sex, let's be honest here.

Especially considering that a lot of cases back then didn't have room for cabel management...


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23 hours ago, Schnoz said:

Especially considering that a lot of cases back then didn't have room for cabel management...

There was this weird time where there were these amazing removable motherboard trays that just slid into the system with areas behind them for cables, but no other cable management to be found.

Like my Cooler Master ATC 201, which has that removable tray but no cable management to be found.

It also didnt fit normal ATX power supplies, only those weird short ones with the fan on top, the previous owner cut the hell out of the top of the thing and messed it up bad to fit an ATX psu in there. One day ill get around to properly fixing that.


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The 10 commandments of the modern tech support forum:

-Do not use the "home" edition of any OS and then complain you cant do something OS related.

-Do not update Windows 10 if it functions normally at the time.

-For the love of god dont update Nvidia drivers beyond 10 versions past release, if it doesnt work normally by then its just screwed. If you keep going its going to eventually perform worse than it did before.

-Always update AMD drivers as for some reason they are the polar opposite and cant get their drivers to work on release but they work great 5 years later.

-Do not download any Antivirus software, Windows Defender is adequate at keeping you from being stupid, other than that you only need Common Sense 2006 edition.

-Google your problems first, the helpful people on tech support forums are just people who know how to use google.

-Dont discuss irrelevancies on tech support forums, an answer to OP's question must be the first line of your first reply to a thread, follow it with whatever.

-Dont use any software that claims to fix registry errors.

-There are more brands out there than Corsair and EVGA, at least try and be original.

-Read your own posts before you post them.

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E03615F0-5F43-409F-8D6B-62581EE9649C.jpgThis is my Nvidia Geforce 8600 GTS made by XFX, this is the first old graphics card that i bought, and its the one that has started my liking to collect old GPU's, when i got it i looked like if it was left sitting outside for a good while(hence the discoloration of the plastic and the bit of rust on the screws), but that hasn't stopped it, when i went ahead to test it on my test bench it was shorting something out but after i cleaned it thoroughly it worked, to this day it runs like a champ, and its overclockable :D

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Not super old or retro, but I used to have a GeForce 9500 GT similar to this one 

(Wish I had taken pics before I got rid of it, this one isn’t mine)

 

 

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Main Rig: 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home, Pop! OS and Linux Mint 64-Bit

32 Inch Samsung TV 1080P 60Hz

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Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Linux Mint 64-Bit 

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REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

Linux Mint 32-Bit (I’ve found its snappy on old systems. It works really well with both of my old laptops.)

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Mobile Devices:

iPad Air 2 64GB Space Grey [running iPadOS 13]

iPhone SE 16GB Space Grey (oof) [running iOS 13] (soon to be iPhone 11)

 

 

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On 8/24/2019 at 6:36 AM, Bitter said:

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Working on packing up a box of stuff for someone. I don't think it'll all fit in one box. The FDD/Card reader is a weird one, but kind of cool.

Is that a xfx gt 7900 in the top pic?

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5 hours ago, Some guy on the forums said:

Is that a xfx gt 7900 in the top pic?

XFX 7600 GT. I happen to know because I currently am in possession of the parts.


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I got 2 brand new in box from 1985 (No, I didn't ask Doc & Marty to bring them to me) Atari ST Monitors !
SM124 (Monochrome)
SC1224 (Color)

Here's just one of them because I don't want to move them around too much xD 

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~New~  ThinkPi project !  ~New~


new build log : http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/533392-build-log-the-scrap-simulator-x/?p=7078757 (5 screen flight sim for 620$ CAD)LTT Web Challenge is back ! go here  :  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/448184-ltt-web-challenge-3-v21/#entry601004 

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Oh man, sorry to bother you 150 peeps again, but I almost forgot about the GE6800XE from BioStar that I got last week.

New in box, sealed !
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The manual is entirely in what I guess is Mandarin. which I can't read for shit xD

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I also got a new HD7970 from gigabyte (not the OC model) but it was out of the bag. still tho, brand new (tho no photos, it's just a normal card as it was at launch)


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new build log : http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/533392-build-log-the-scrap-simulator-x/?p=7078757 (5 screen flight sim for 620$ CAD)LTT Web Challenge is back ! go here  :  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/448184-ltt-web-challenge-3-v21/#entry601004 

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5 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

 

Ooh! Could we pics of the cards themselves?


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6 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

Oh man, sorry to bother but I almost forgot about the GE6800XE from BioStar that I got last week.

New in box, sealed !


I also got a new HD7970 from gigabyte (not the OC model) but it was out of the bag. still tho, brand new (tho no photos, it's just a normal card as it was at launch)

I like seeing these cards from other AIBs show up in the modern day, people forget that there used to be way more than just EVGA, Asus, Gigabyte, Zotac, Sapphire, XFX, Powercolor, MSI and i guess Asrock now that theyre doing it.


IBM Thinkpad Z61t

The 10 commandments of the modern tech support forum:

-Do not use the "home" edition of any OS and then complain you cant do something OS related.

-Do not update Windows 10 if it functions normally at the time.

-For the love of god dont update Nvidia drivers beyond 10 versions past release, if it doesnt work normally by then its just screwed. If you keep going its going to eventually perform worse than it did before.

-Always update AMD drivers as for some reason they are the polar opposite and cant get their drivers to work on release but they work great 5 years later.

-Do not download any Antivirus software, Windows Defender is adequate at keeping you from being stupid, other than that you only need Common Sense 2006 edition.

-Google your problems first, the helpful people on tech support forums are just people who know how to use google.

-Dont discuss irrelevancies on tech support forums, an answer to OP's question must be the first line of your first reply to a thread, follow it with whatever.

-Dont use any software that claims to fix registry errors.

-There are more brands out there than Corsair and EVGA, at least try and be original.

-Read your own posts before you post them.

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4 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

Ooh! Could we pics of the cards themselves?

Took 2, Just for you.
(I won't take the other one out of the packaging, it looks like this : 

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