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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pete J, 4 May 2015.

  1. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Yuck! Nothing worse than smelly tar filled components. I feel sick just thinking about it :(
     
  2. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    The 5870 is all clean now. Eugh.

    I've had several things turn up today but was away at an all day meeting, so I found one item sitting on my desk:

    • 3dfx InnoVISION Mighty™3D II V3 Voodoo2 PCI 12MB

    The card is absolutely immaculate - seriously, it's just like new! Considering it's over 17 years old, this is particularly impressive.
     
  3. Noob?

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    Then that was just a show piece. :p
     
  4. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    ^Perhaps!

    A few more things arrived today:

    • Thermalright TRUE All Copper CPU Cooler: I find this aesthetically pleasing to look at - bought new from Scan so all shiny and straight! VERY heavy though.
    • GameBoy (original): Ah, fond memories of Batman, Tetris, Super Mario, Lemmings etc. A friend at work collects old consoles, so actually has a few GameBoy games should I feel the desire to play them.
    • MSDOS 4.01 (on 5.25" disks): I remember having to type commands into this to get games to work - cd ....., dir.... etc.
    • Windows 95 Upgrade (on 3.5" disks): The operating system of my first PC that I owned. I played MANY games on this - Wing Commander Prophecy, Homeworld, Half-Life, Total Annihilation...you get the picture.
    • Windows XP Professional 64bit (on CD): Probably one of the most influential operating systems ever - the OS that just won't die. Try installing it on an SSD - it's hilariously fast.
    • 1960-1970’s IBM punch cards: My father actually used punch cards back in the day.
    • S3 VIRGE DX/4MB: I am now the owner of the worst graphics card in the world! Absolutely mint condition.
     
  5. GMC

    GMC Well-Known Member

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    You're going to need to add a soundblaster card.

    You'll have most parts, almost worth assembling internals for the machines to match the windows versions...
     
  6. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    ^You're right, I should hunt down the first Soundblaster. Assembling whole machines is a bit too big for what I had in mind though.

    More things:

    • First generation iPad: Absolutely mint and still works. Quite a heavy thing by today's standards.
    • ATI 5970: Mint condition, bar a couple of faint scratches. The last GPU manufactured under the 'ATI' moniker and the longest GPU ever made (as far as I know). Depending on how you measure it (giggedy), it can be 13"!
    • Elsa 3D Labs Permedia 2 8MB AGP: Excellent condition, and the first ever GPU I played on and/or owned. Wing Commander Prophecy was the first 3D accelerated game I played on it (Direct3D).

    I need to focus on CPUs now, though now I have a GameBoy I have to get Tetris (it's in the rules).
     
  7. Noob?

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    With the GameBoy addition, you've now got to add the ZX Spectrum to that list, no buts....:D
     
  8. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    *Cough* Voodoo 5 6000 :)
     
  9. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    A little before my time, but I shall look into it! I think my father has an old Pong unit kicking around...
    Well, I should say that the 5970 is the longest card ever officially released!

    More things:

    • Tetris: Mint condition. Anyone remember launching the rocket?
    • 3dfx Voodoo Diamond Monster PCI 4MB: The first ever 'proper' GPU. As mentioned previously, it has an in and an out port - very strange!
    • Diamond Monster 3D II 3dfx Voodoo2 graphics card 8MB: I bought this as I thought the other Voodoo2 wouldn't turn up. Mind you, having two kind of hammers the point home about it being the first SLI GPU.
    • Ageia PhysX card: I remember firing up CellFactor and Unreal Tournament 3 with this card.

    I've ordered a QX6700 as well and am waiting on Windows 3.1 (on 6 3.5" floppies) to turn up.
     
  10. Noob?

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    This display cabinets going to become a wall! :p
     
  11. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    You need the 20+ floppies version of Windows 95 :lol:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    That's Microsoft Office for Windows 95, not Windows 95 itself.
     
  13. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Oh, yes, wrong picture .... here is Windows 95

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  14. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Wait, what? Your link seems to be duff, but I recall windows 95 coming on just a handful of floppies. I seem to remember Windows 2000 was only 5 or 6 as well.

    EDIT: No, that doesn't seem right. Have I lost a decade without realising it? I'm almost certain my Win2k was floppies though, and not loads of them at that. :confused:
     
  15. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Broken link.
    Nah, Windows 95 was 13 floppy disks, formatted to DMF to slightly increase capacity (from 1.44MB to 1.68MB) to keep the numbers down. Windows NT was six floppies; Windows 2000 was, to my knowledge, never available as a floppy disk release, but I'm willing to be proven wrong on that front.
     
  16. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    From wikipedia:

     
  17. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I've got an OSR2.1 version of XP on floppies here, and it's definitely more than thirteen! ;)
     
  18. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Okay, I know what's going on here - I had setup floppies for Windows 2k because I was unable to boot from the CD for some reason - I'd say because it was SCSI, but that wouldn't make sense as my system drive was on the same HBA. There were only a handful of floppies for the initial setup.

    I'm sure I would have remembered 13+ floppies more vividly... nothing to see here.
     
  19. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Well, the middle display cabinet's coming tomorrow!
    I have the DOS/3.1 upgrade pack to 95. My father did have the full 26 disk version, but that was years ago and it won't be around any more!

    Today:

    • Windows 3.1: Although this was installed on the family computer, I remember always having to boot into DOS to actually play any games.
     
  20. Noob?

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    Guess I'll read that as "it'll do for now?" :naughty: :hehe:
     

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