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Show off your old and retro computer parts

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Here's some of mine. Sorry for the low quality, I had to use my iPad camera.

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Here's an Club3D Radeon 9600 Pro (not HD) with 128MB VRAM. Also has an Arctic Cooling Silencer on it.

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Socket 478 Pentium 4 (Prescott I assume) @ 2.8 GHz, 1M cache and hyperthreading.

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DDR1 DIMM (1 GB)

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Not that retro, but here's a GT330.

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A full size (well, mATX) Socket 478 motherboard!

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And here's the PC where most of these parts came from. The case now runs my first AMD system.


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I'm really glad to see that you guys show interest in this topic and I would like to thank you people for the lovely photos. Please do keep them coming :)

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Most of this stuff isn't old :(

 

I've got stuff in my shop from the early 90's. Will snag pics later

Most of the people on here are younger then you and I, so to them old is not the same as it is for us lol.


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Most of the people on here are younger then you and I, so to them old is not the same as it is for us lol.

Heh. I've got rooms full of the junk at the shop. Just random spots with old MB and 1GB hard drives.

 

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I know I was a noob big time back then!

I almost got that case. Glad I didn't, but my red phantom 410 isn't much better

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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The only pic I have of my 1st rig!

 

 

Specs?


CPU: AMD FX-8120 | CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Contac 30 | Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 | Memory: Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 | Storage: WD 1TB | GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 | Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I | PSU: Thermaltake Black Widow 850W

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Specs?

The only thing I can remember is it had a 2 core AMD athlon on a Gigabyte motherboard with this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325

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The only thing I can remember is it had a 2 core AMD athlon on a Gigabyte motherboard with this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325

Must have been a really nice PC back in 2005 lel


CPU: AMD FX-8120 | CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Contac 30 | Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 | Memory: Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 | Storage: WD 1TB | GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 | Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I | PSU: Thermaltake Black Widow 850W

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Must have been a really nice PC back in 2005 lel

The 8800GTS was released on Q4 2006 :P


Soft and clean.

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If you want some retro parts, how about the first computer I ever had an Amiga from 1985. Still runs and plays games. Requires a floppy to load kick start, the OS, and another floppy to start Workbench, the GUI . Currently it sits in the basement, I still play with it once in a while. Used to have a printer for it, can see the very edge on the left, but it broke, and couldn't repair it so get rid of it. Also managed to get a joystick, an expansion floppy disk drive, and an update to kickstart, and workbench. Anyone wanna play Lemmings, Test Drive 2, or Total Eclipse?

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Here's my next stupid rig well case!

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Could be worse:

 

The only pic I have of my 1st rig!

 

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Main PC || CPU - Xeon E3 1231 V3 || Motherboard - MSI Z97 PC Mate || CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO || RAM - 1x8GB HyperX Fury Blue || Graphics card - MSI TwinFrozr V GTX 970 || Storage - 1x BX100 250GB, 1x 1TB WD Blue || PSU - EVGA G2 750W || Case - Corsair 200R

TV PC || CPU - Pentium G3258 @ 4.5GHz 1.2V || Motherboard - MSI H81M-P33 || CPU Cooler - Stock || RAM - 2x4GB random Samsung RAM || Graphics card - Intel HD Graphics (will be R9 390 in a few weeks) || Storage - 1x SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB, 1x Samsung 1.5TB HDD || PSU - Corsair CX600M || Case - None (soon to be Cooler Master Elite 430)

 

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The case of my old PC is even worse.

Post a pic ;)


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Main PC || CPU - Xeon E3 1231 V3 || Motherboard - MSI Z97 PC Mate || CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO || RAM - 1x8GB HyperX Fury Blue || Graphics card - MSI TwinFrozr V GTX 970 || Storage - 1x BX100 250GB, 1x 1TB WD Blue || PSU - EVGA G2 750W || Case - Corsair 200R

TV PC || CPU - Pentium G3258 @ 4.5GHz 1.2V || Motherboard - MSI H81M-P33 || CPU Cooler - Stock || RAM - 2x4GB random Samsung RAM || Graphics card - Intel HD Graphics (will be R9 390 in a few weeks) || Storage - 1x SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB, 1x Samsung 1.5TB HDD || PSU - Corsair CX600M || Case - None (soon to be Cooler Master Elite 430)

 

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It's on the previous page (26). The pic on the bottom of my long post.

It's not that bad... Apart from the massive logo thingy it's actually ok


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Main PC || CPU - Xeon E3 1231 V3 || Motherboard - MSI Z97 PC Mate || CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO || RAM - 1x8GB HyperX Fury Blue || Graphics card - MSI TwinFrozr V GTX 970 || Storage - 1x BX100 250GB, 1x 1TB WD Blue || PSU - EVGA G2 750W || Case - Corsair 200R

TV PC || CPU - Pentium G3258 @ 4.5GHz 1.2V || Motherboard - MSI H81M-P33 || CPU Cooler - Stock || RAM - 2x4GB random Samsung RAM || Graphics card - Intel HD Graphics (will be R9 390 in a few weeks) || Storage - 1x SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB, 1x Samsung 1.5TB HDD || PSU - Corsair CX600M || Case - None (soon to be Cooler Master Elite 430)

 

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It's not that bad... Apart from the massive logo thingy it's actually ok

Once you look inside you'll see how bad it is. The inside is unpainted, hard drives are screw-mounted (so are optical drives). Also what logo do you mean?


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Once you look inside you'll see how bad it is. The inside is unpainted, hard drives are screw-mounted (so are optical drives). Also what logo do you mean?

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Main PC || CPU - Xeon E3 1231 V3 || Motherboard - MSI Z97 PC Mate || CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO || RAM - 1x8GB HyperX Fury Blue || Graphics card - MSI TwinFrozr V GTX 970 || Storage - 1x BX100 250GB, 1x 1TB WD Blue || PSU - EVGA G2 750W || Case - Corsair 200R

TV PC || CPU - Pentium G3258 @ 4.5GHz 1.2V || Motherboard - MSI H81M-P33 || CPU Cooler - Stock || RAM - 2x4GB random Samsung RAM || Graphics card - Intel HD Graphics (will be R9 390 in a few weeks) || Storage - 1x SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB, 1x Samsung 1.5TB HDD || PSU - Corsair CX600M || Case - None (soon to be Cooler Master Elite 430)

 

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Front switch panel.

 

The big circle is the power button, the small one on top is reset, and there are 2 LEDs there too (power and HDD).


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Here comes:

 

lg studioworks 995e (epic monitor, still works great)

 

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10+ years old ibm laptop (includes a celeron m), still works but the battery is dead.

 

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And finally the star of the show, the absolute monster, the CELERON 900MHZ for the ppga370 socket!

 

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I apologise for the picture quality, they are taken with my phone (can't bother downscaling 20mpixel images from my mirrorless ^^)

 

-edit- I actually have a lot more, might upload other stuff later.


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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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