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#13 TraptPatriot



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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

AMD 4400+ Athlon X2
Abit AN8-SLI
BFG 7950 GT OC (x2)

Main specs I can remember lol. Ran Counterstrike:Source at around 200 FPS. Not bad. That was before all the texture redo's.

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#14 Waco


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

I guess I'll do the whole lot of them (from what I can remember).

First machine that was personally mine:

Pentium 66 upgraded with an OverDrive! chip at 120 MHz
Who knows what motherboard, it came from Microcenter :lol:

Second rig:

Celeron 300 overclocked to 450 MHz
128 MB RAM or so
Again, random motherboard from Microcenter. I think it was a Tyan


Celeron 800 overclocked to 1.2 GHz
256 MB RAM (maybe 384? It was a long time ago)
GPU was a Riva TNT2 m64, overclocked slightly but not much
No clue on the motherboard, something green. :P


Athlon XP 1700+ DLT3C running at 2.4 GHz (stock speed 1.4 GHz). I modded it using the exacto knife trick and bits of wire in the socket to raise the stock vcore.
DFI nForce 2 Ultra Infinity
768 MB RAM
Geforce ti4200 with a lapped core (yes, I was insane to do this) and a custom heatsink/fan combo


Athlon64 3000+ overclocked to something I don't remember...and updated to an Opteron 175 at some point which I de-lidded
Chaintech VFN4 Ultra mobo
9800 Pro modded to XT
1.5 GB RAM

The rest of my systems from then on aren't quite old enough to be called dinosaurs just yet. :P
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#15 slick2500


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:52 PM

The builds I remember.

Rig #1
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CPU - AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton
Motherboard - ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
Ram - 512 MB of no name DDR
Video Card - Asus Radeon 9600XT(came with free copy of Half-Life 2)
Case - Thermaltake Xaser II
PSU- Antec TP550
Audio - nVidia Sound Storm

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CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3800+ X2 @2.6Ghz
Motherboard - DFI Lanparty UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert
Ram - 1GB Mushkin Redline XP3500 DDR 433 @ 2-2-2-6 (this stuff required active cooling to run at these speeds and higher that in the long run killed them when the fan died :( )
Video Cards - Dual nVidia Geforce 7800GT's( Could not play Crysis on low quality)
Case - Antec P180B
PSU - Antec TP550
Audio - Creative Audigy 4

Main Rig AMD FX 6300 @4.8Ghz Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2 Team Dark 2x4GB DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 Dual Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X R9 270X Enermax Coenus Corsair TX850 PSU Swiftech Apogee GTX Swiftech MCR220-QP Swiftech MCP655-B

Backup Rig AMD Phenom 8650 Asus M3N78-VM 4GB DDR2 Nvidia Geforce 8200 Thermaltake 450w PSU Cheap Beige Case



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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

I think the first good system I had was a PIII 700MHZ, the fastest at the time I think was a 733mhz. I had a 40GB HDD, 64MB SD 100MHZ Memory, 4X CD Burner and a 8MB Savage 4 Video Card man I was the man on block with that rig :thumbsup:

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#17 spectrascope


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:53 PM

My first power house was a gateway(lol) I modded back in 2000
P3 667mhz(really 666) 133 bus with a thermal right copper sink and 92mm fan(no oc as the mobo didn't support neither did any software at the time)
The mobo would support 1GB of PC 133 ram which it did have
It had two 80GB drives running in raid zero,
A cd burner
A soundblaster sound card that ran 24-bit
A creative geforce 2 MX with 64MB DDR and a stock core clock 175mhz custom cooled as the original did not even come with a heatsink the custom cooler was a chopped up cpu sink with arctic silver's thermal adhesive holding it in place, an a 80mm fan mounted to it, it was Oced to 225mhz on the core thx to that mod.
It would play half life with the best of them in it's day.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:56 PM

I had a Time Pc at one point. Lasted 5 years until the motherboard melted; turns out you have to CLEAN the computer every second year or so :lol:
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:01 PM

Geforce ti4200 with a lapped core (yes, I was insane to do this)

I salute your balls of steel!

My first personal rig:

AMD Athlon 2500+
Thermaltake Tornado 7+ (Cracked my thumbnail straight down to the lumen when I was working some cable fu)
256MB Generic RAM
Seagate 80GB Hard Drive

Having no clue what I was doing, I somehow overclocked it from 1.8 Ghz to 2.2 Ghz... I remember putting FSB and Vcore at the max :lol:.
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