I have a bit of a thing for older hardware currently and enjoy rebuilding/restoring older machines from the pomp of PC gaming (when I was a student!) back in the early 2000's Now I know different people have a different idea about whats retro but I might stick some older stuff up at a later date. Not really a project as such but thought I could stick a few pictures of returning a manky old machine into its former glory. Nothing too involved but everyone loves pictures don't they? And its quiet around here lately so there is another excuse. Soooooo one hour drive each way and some loose change later.... Here's my latest acquisition: Bit minging, had worse First thing I do despite some obvious issues is to see what we are starting with, I don't like getting stuck into it without knowing if it has issues from the start or I have done something to cause a issue later on. Ideally a machine that posts is a great starting point! Posts! One thing of note is the case has a nice home made fan controller built into a drive cover, all works nicely too! Will look at that later. So start stripping the machine back. Board out: Abit NF7-S with a Barton 2800+ Dead caps and its proper grubby. Chipset fan is seized too. Abit used this stupid thing on about a dozen different models and they all fail due to being cheap sleeve bearing tat. Memory is some nice LED Corsair stuff, has faded scan stickers on Prob a pretty penny back in the day. Righty need to clean more and make a list of capacitors I need to repair this board. Plenty more dirt to come!