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InWin H-Frame ITX case with 180W PSU

Gigabyte Z97N-Wifi

Intel Core i3 4130

4gb DDR3

80GB SSD

Slim DVD+/-RW

 

The wifi antenna has been changed to one that doesn't stick out of the case, because the system does travel a bit. Runs the SteamOS, I've taken over root access and have also added XBMC to the machine for streaming. Unfortunately, a lot of plugins have really poor support now.

 

Dual Xeon rig is still my desktop, this is for gaming and HTPC usage only.

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I finally finished moving Shiva to a new chassis. The original was one I bought in the 20th century that had the over-the-top slip on "side panel" which I very much did not like. I had acquired a user server chassis (trash rescue) and decided to port everything over. My wire management may not be that great, but again I have made sure not to put wires in the fans. :D

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This is the Chenbro SR105. I had some time wasting trying to get the correct screws for the hard drive bay. Some perks to this over the old, now have a fan in the hard drive bay. Also I will have front panel USB! I do not have the correct sized fan for the rear exhaust, but it has enough screw hole to put in a smaller one. You can see dust on both the video and sound card, however it does not come off with the canned air.

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PSU fit nice without needing for an adapter plate.

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Need one more side panel thumb screw. The side panel is not in perfect shape, but it stays on.

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Also need to put in a black floppy drive. I have them but not handy. I have not turned it on yet! I hope it works! Will get the rest together on the upcoming weekend.

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No. You're actually right. Even the lock is optional to both it seems. I do have an SR-209: it's Depth is 18"3/16 (19"1/4 with the front bezel). And both take a 120 mm fan at the back and up to two 92 mm fans in front (middle and lower). I gave mine three Noctuas, which one barely hears any sound from.

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Dell Optiplex 780:

2.93GHz Core 2 Duo

8GB DDR3 RAM

250GB HDD (7200 rpm) + 1TB USB External HDD (5400 rpm)

About 1.7 GB of graphics memory

DVD-ROM drive

Windows 7 Pro x64

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Not really wanted to start a new thread, I'll ask here, almost 3 years after the previous write up.

 

What are you doing with your rig once it finally dies or you stop running XP? I just inherited a laptop from the Vista days and I put XP on it. Runs great, but eventually it will die.  I'm just looking to plan ahead a bit and know what I'll do with it.

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My laptop:

Dell Inspiron N5050

Intel Pentium B970 @ 2.30GHz

6GB DDR3 RAM

320GB HDD

Intel HD Graphics 3000, 3440x1440 (4K)

Windows XP x64 Edition/Debian 10 GNOME

 

My desktop:

Dell Inspiron 535s

Intel Pentium E5300 @ 2.60GHz

2GB DDR2 RAM

320GB HDD

Intel G33/31 (1280x1024)

Windows 2000 Professional

 

My netbook:

Sony Vaio VPCM126AG

Intel Atom N470 @ 1.83GHz

2GB DDR2 RAM

320GB HDD

Intel GMA 3150 (1024x600)

Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 64-Bit

 

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As strange as it might seem (but being on MSFN, I don't think I will be regarded as a nutjob), this is my main computer. It's the RDD, the Retro Daily Driver. It is my main computer, as well as being the development system for the UOC Patch. While it's old, it runs very fast thanks to two reasons: it's overclocked and it uses formerly high end parts.

These are the specs:


CPU: Intel Pentium !!!-S 1.4GHz overclocked to 1.5GHz (Tualatin core, Socket 370)
M/B: QDI Advance 10T (VIA Apollo Pro 133T)
RAM: 1.5GB PC133 SDRAM
GPU: Gecube Radeon X1950 Pro
Storage: 1x Western Digital Blue 500GB SSD, 1x Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB HDD
Audio: Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 Value CT4520 ISA
LAN: 3Com 3C905C TX-M 10/100
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3, modified to consume as little RAM as possible, the UI has been replaced by a Windows 3.x styled one with Stardock Windowblinds 5.1.
 

I still need to do some other upgrades on the RDD. Mostly, I need to add another SSD, replace the CPU with a Tualatin SL6BY, which I've read that can overclock more than its predecessor, the SL5XL Tually. I also need to check out if I can get a Radeon HD3850 or an HD4670 to work reliably on my motherboard, or else I will get another X1950 Pro.

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What is the monitor you have?

I always keep an eye out for 12" monitor (dream perhaps the IBM PS/2 model) since those monitors give Windows 95 and DOS the look I seem to remember. 15" is the average to see, and 17" monitors and up are just way too big.

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It's an Olivetti CDU 1458MS/HA71 from 1993. It's a 13" monitor that apparently was high end back in the day: it features digital controls for adjusting the picture size and position, 19 memory states with 10 user programmable ones to store parameters for custom resolutions, it has a 0.27mm dot pitch and it's multiscan.

I run it at 640x480 at 85Hz and looks marvelous. I can push it to 1280x1024 at 60Hz maximum as well. It also is MPR compliant.

Another nice thing is that the monitor was entirely made in Italy, by Hantarex, which was known for its high quality CRT tubes back then. Here it is, running at 1280x1024. The only drawback is that it sometimes tends to whine, especially at 72 and 75Hz and whines so loud that it gives me headaches, which is why I keep it at 85Hz. I will buy another identical one because specs wise and picture quality wise, it is the perfect monitor for my needs.

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This ThinkPad T60 is the machine I end up using most of the time, because I'm seldom at the place where my desktops are located.

Chipset: Intel i945PM (ICH7)

CPU: Intel Core Duo T2400 1.8 GHz

RAM: 2 x 1 GB DDR2-667

GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 (64 MB internal, 192 MB shared RAM)

SSD: Crucial CT120BX300 120 GB SATA-III (running at SATA-I due to controller limitations)

Optical: HL-DT-ST GCC-4247N DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive

OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

The battery died a few weeks ago (planning on getting some more), but it works good for web browsing and productivity applications. In fact I use it for web browsing while doing more hardware intensive/9x stuff on my desktops! It is also not flimsy unlike my ultra-thin Kaby Lake win10 disaster with its failing hinges!

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On 10/14/2019 at 4:22 PM, looking4awayout said:

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Screenshot_2019-10-15-00-14-03_1.jpg.4af314090a1b882e51c0b5ec8b71d34c.jpg

As strange as it might seem (but being on MSFN, I don't think I will be regarded as a nutjob), this is my main computer. It's the RDD, the Retro Daily Driver. It is my main computer, as well as being the development system for the UOC Patch. While it's old, it runs very fast thanks to two reasons: it's overclocked and it uses formerly high end parts.

These are the specs:


CPU: Intel Pentium !!!-S 1.4GHz overclocked to 1.5GHz (Tualatin core, Socket 370)
M/B: QDI Advance 10T (VIA Apollo Pro 133T)
RAM: 1.5GB PC133 SDRAM
GPU: Gecube Radeon X1950 Pro
Storage: 1x Western Digital Blue 500GB SSD, 1x Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB HDD
Audio: Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 Value CT4520 ISA
LAN: 3Com 3C905C TX-M 10/100
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3, modified to consume as little RAM as possible, the UI has been replaced by a Windows 3.x styled one with Stardock Windowblinds 5.1.
 

I still need to do some other upgrades on the RDD. Mostly, I need to add another SSD, replace the CPU with a Tualatin SL6BY, which I've read that can overclock more than its predecessor, the SL5XL Tually. I also need to check out if I can get a Radeon HD3850 or an HD4670 to work reliably on my motherboard, or else I will get another X1950 Pro.

Curious to know what changes you did to consume less RAM. I too use a P3 as a daily (almost) driver with XP SP3.

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