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Other Restoring a Retro Gaming Relic.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mrbungle, 17 Jul 2017.

  1. nimbu

    nimbu Well-Known Member

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    To wet your appetite a little:

    Some stuff I know is in there:

    Socket 462 stuff
    Socket 939 stuff (DFI board!)
    Socket 7 (yes socket 7!)
    Enough beige cases to Camouflage the Man from Delmonte.
    72 pin simms, DDR 1 and DDR2, SD RAM
    SCSI stuff
    Geforce 6600 AGP
    Geforce 5950 Ultra
    A few HP laser printers.
    First gen DVD burners, lots of other optical drives.
     
  2. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Hmm nowhere near london but would like the dfi and the 5950...

    Still awaiting the correct stand offs :mad:
     
  3. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    This thread is awesome. I've restored old hardware before but never to the extent that you do, and now I really want to buy an old box on ebay and see what I can do with it lol.

    Also, the 5950 brings back memories for me... my mate loaned me his so I could play Half Life 2. That was a long time ago. :D
     
  4. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Got the stand offs!

    If I get some time today will start putting it together.
     
  5. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Ta da!

    Full set of stand offs now, so in they go.

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    Then I turned my attention to the GPU, this system originally had a ATi 9200 in and while it isn't a terrible performer it really isn't fit to grace this system.
    I guess the typical partner for this system would have been a 9800 Pro but I have a Xp system with a 9800 card in already.
    So for a grand total of about £4.50 this came through the post :)

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    Snazzy leatherette wallet with some games, will come back to those. IMG_20170813_143542601.jpg
    Very clean card, suspiciously clean actually I think I have found the only eBay seller in the UK who cleans old parts before shipping them.
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    Grr soldering iron needed again!
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    Better!
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    Back to assembly. If anyone has a hatred of zip ties then look away now!
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    Stuck a 250GB Sata drive I had around, slightly over kill but its nice and speedy and works well with the Sata1 limited onboard controller. Also second DVD drive is changed for a near matching Sony thanks to Lancer.

    On to the install now.
     
  6. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Card reader but no 3.5" FDD? Disappoint.
     
  7. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    I know I know and it isn't beige either. I didn't build this originally you know :lol:

    Only really use floppy's for flashing Bios and I already did that with Flashmenu (from within windows shock horror!) so it would be a little redundant.
     
  8. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    My turn next ;)

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    OK, so it's not that old being the 2005 refresh (it has a 120mm rear instead of two 80s but I can most certainly live with that !)

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    I have a whole binder full of games from 1996 and on. Most of it does not work in Windows 2000 you have to have '98. They are very early Sega PC titles (Daytona USA, Bass fishing etc I have all of them) and I also want to be able to run Gunman Chronicles, HL, HL OF and so on. I have a metric ton of games here that won't run any more. Not quite sure which hardware I should go for tbh, but more than likely it will be a P3 or something similar.
     

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