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#1 mnpctech

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 06:51 AM

Hey guys, I've started a Retro PC build series  on my YT, here's ep 1 "Mod like it's 1999"
 
I'm planning 2 -3 more videos and asking for photos of your Gaming PC builds from 1995 - 2005. (for photo montage at end of video)  
 
I will include at least one of your photos posted here and credit your screen name in the video. 
 
Photos can be taken today, but All hardware must be from 1995 - 2005 era, including the case.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 08:51 AM

I JUST combined all my old files into one drive and went through pictures. Umm, I might have erased quite a few images including some build photos. I'll see what I might be able to find, there's a lot. But what I did have was from probably 2005 when I went water cooled in a Cooler Master CM5 case using a pvc pipe resivoir on an AMD XPm thunderbird chip. got 2.6ghz on that. Had red LED fans as well. I then rebuilt it with the 939 opteron chip.

 

I'll look for it and post something.

 

Bought a 90 deg. 24pin adapter a while back. Workin great. Ill try to post a pic of that in play too. REALLY keeps things slim inside.


Edited by robAP, 29 November 2018 - 09:14 AM.

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*file-srvr: Garage revival: intel dp35dp mobo | pentium [email protected] | 8gb ddr2 corsair | hd4850 (hell yeah!) | Anted 360 psu | 500gb segate | 2003 $20 all metal case with removable mobo tray! why is this not a feature today??
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 09:04 AM

KcVRYuc.jpgThere we go.

The 655 pump was in the front under the drive cages. pulled from the res, pumped up to the waterblock which emptied into the radiator windowside and then put the other side back to the res. It all dodged the X1900xt card nicely, which was loud as hell....the only thing that made noise here. I had the 2 disk raid in heat pipe drive coolers (cause really there was nowhere else to put them with the pump taking their space) up in the 5.25 drive bays with a fan flowing on them from the front. I cut the bottom out of the case for the radiator to sit in with a draw through red led fan system. 

 

I realize this is on the back of your time frame window, but period correct. I did post a pic of it on and running, reg glow everywhere when all other builds were blue leds, in this forum back in the day but it looks like that thread has been purged. My notes of the time showed something about my socket 939 opteron [email protected] daily. I think the temps maxed at 56?


Edited by robAP, 29 November 2018 - 09:05 AM.

*Under Construction: Corsair Crystal 280x-black | MSI b450m mortar Ti | AMD R5 [email protected]  (temp till 3k series comes out) | 16gb team dark 3200 samsung | evga GTX 1070 sc | Corsair HX850 modular psu | m.2 970evo 500gb OS drive | 1tb WD blue ssd (steam) | 1tb WD green (storage)

*2009 OCC xmas grand prize (soon relegated): corsair 550D case| phenmII x4 965 | 8gb corsair ddr3, 16gb 8gb g.skill ddr3 | 2x 5850 xfire, 1 x R9 280, gtx 770 | 1 x 128gb ssd OS | 3 x a single 500g raid0 | 1tb wd | corsair H50 Zalman cnps 9900 blue led (works awesome!)| LG 29" 21:9 

*HTPC/TVPC build (now garage thing sitting): Intel dp35dp | dual core pentium e5200 | hd4650 | 8gb corsair ddr2 | 380w antec psu ketchup&mustard cables | I think i'll paint the case forest green for fun.
*file-srvr: Garage revival: intel dp35dp mobo | pentium [email protected]ck | 8gb ddr2 corsair | hd4850 (hell yeah!) | Anted 360 psu | 500gb segate | 2003 $20 all metal case with removable mobo tray! why is this not a feature today??
*office: erj145 | erj170 | Boeing 737  


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:18 PM

Awesome, Thank you rob! I've got your photo added, also, if you need anything else from https://www.mnpctech.com, Ive got voucher code MNFAN turned until Jan 1st, 2019 (15%off)  



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 08:25 PM

I found really old photos. Around 2002-2004 is the date. The small one is a Athlon XP 2000+ and the tall one was a AMD64 3000+. The computers are long gone.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 08:35 PM

Ahhh, memories.



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:26 AM

Great photos, Thank you! 
 
I'll have first wave of submitted photos on Monday, I've created Retro Gaming PC Video Playlist
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Edited by mnpctech, 04 December 2018 - 07:32 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:19 AM

looking on ebay at 3dfx cards, BIN listings, which doesn't mean they will sell, but none the less, wishing I kept my voodoo 5 card.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:09 AM

Thank you everyone for being patient! Here's Ep4 of my Retro PC Build Series,

thats the FIRST wave of photo submissions, I will have more in next Ep!

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:28 AM

I lost all my really old pics, but I still have a thread on here with some of my toys from the early 2000's https://forums.overc...pics-of-my-rig/


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