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    Default PC Flash back!

    So over the weekend I was cleaning out the Garage and came across an older system that had been sitting collecting dust.
    This system had a old dead ASUS 780G motherboard, and a Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz

    Well...I had a Gigabyte 970A-DS3P board laying around, decided to pop that board in to see if the system still works. After the quick MB swap, and clean up.. Viola, It boots.. I still had a copy of Win7 COA for this rig so I re-installed and its alive again. Its a oldie but still a decent PC for basic needs.

    Here are the specs:

    Case - Bitfenix (forget which one it is)
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    CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 840
    Memory - 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz
    GPU - AMD XFX HD 5770 1GB
    PSU Thermaltake TR2 600watt
    HDD - 160GB WD Boot Drive + 250GB WD Data
    Media - DVD-RW

    Its a little slow compared to what I am use to now, but I still remember this system being pretty good from like 5 or 6 years ago..


    So what do you guys still have laying around..

    I still have a older P3 IBM Laptop that works, a P1 system by packard bell, P2 HP system and P4 Dell.
    Last yr I threw out some older AMD 1800+ and 3200+ systems that started to rust from sitting in the garage.

    Post up your old systems and let's flash back into time.

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    Default Re: PC Flash back!

    If I told you I have the 12" green screen that was on my 8088 pc would that count?

    Late 80's for those of you younger ones
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    Default Re: PC Flash back!

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    If I told you I have the 12" green screen that was on my 8088 pc would that count?

    Late 80's for those of you younger ones
    Nice! I still have my old green screen mac that uses floppys to boot.
    Lolz Also a commadore64

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    I HAD a really nice Amiga... until I got divorced. It supposedly disappeared magically when I went back to get MY stuff from HER house. I'm pretty sure gnomes took it. It's the only explanation. :P

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    Default Re: PC Flash back!

    Until recently, my main PC could trace it's roots back in one continuous string of upgrades to the 386/33 I built in 1990-1991. Most of the initial parts were bought after days of searching through the Old School Computer Shopper, you know the one....weighed in at about 5+ lbs of paper, and about the size of a 22 Inch Widescreen monitor... Amazing thing that. I miss it still.

    At one point it had a Northgate Omnikey Ultra attached to it (Mechanical back before mechanical was cool). After the 386/33 DX, it went through various Cyrix/IBM and then AMD chips all the way through some variant of the K6-II and Athlon, before I finally put down my AMD Fan Badge and jumped ship to the Core 2 Duo. Once there, it gradually grew into the machine that is now my Son's Socket 1155 i5 2550K.

    The irony, is that I have more computing power stacked in piles around my house (Raspberry pi's, Beaglbones, Hummingboards & Minnowboards) doing nothing, than I could imagine even owning back when I had that 386/33.

    Ahhh...nostalgia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gu3 View Post
    Until recently, my main PC could trace it's roots back in one continuous string of upgrades to the 386/33 I built in 1990-1991. Most of the initial parts were bought after days of searching through the Old School Computer Shopper, you know the one....weighed in at about 5+ lbs of paper, and about the size of a 22 Inch Widescreen monitor... Amazing thing that. I miss it still.

    At one point it had a Northgate Omnikey Ultra attached to it (Mechanical back before mechanical was cool). After the 386/33 DX, it went through various Cyrix/IBM and then AMD chips all the way through some variant of the K6-II and Athlon, before I finally put down my AMD Fan Badge and jumped ship to the Core 2 Duo. Once there, it gradually grew into the machine that is now my Son's Socket 1155 i5 2550K.

    The irony, is that I have more computing power stacked in piles around my house (Raspberry pi's, Beaglbones, Hummingboards & Minnowboards) doing nothing, than I could imagine even owning back when I had that 386/33.

    Ahhh...nostalgia!

    S.
    When I think back of how much computer stuff I use to have I wish I had kept some of the classic stuff.
    I recycled and tossed out quite a few old system a few year ago when my wife I moved into our new house. I just didn't want to carry all this stuff with me.

    Some 386/33 Systems, I sold off most of my older socket 775 stuff when they were still holding its value. My last Q6600 system sold on ebay for a decent amount.

    Man, I also remember those K6 days. Lolz
    I think I still have a slot load P3 processor around in a box somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperactiveSloth View Post
    I HAD a really nice Amiga... until I got divorced. It supposedly disappeared magically when I went back to get MY stuff from HER house. I'm pretty sure gnomes took it. It's the only explanation. :P
    Wow.. Amiga! I haven't heard that in a long time. I think my old elementary school had those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    Wow.. Amiga! I haven't heard that in a long time. I think my old elementary school had those.
    It was pretty sweet. When it was new they touted the graphics capability (with good reason) because it was a home system that could compete with coin-op machines. My favorite thing about it, though, was the sound. First PC with true stereo sound and the game designers loved to make good use of it. I remember having it hooked to my TV right along side my Playstation and had the Amiga hooked into the surround speakers using "creative wiring." I still miss the soundtracks of games like Hybris, SDI, Marble Madness, etc. Ah, the memories. I'm really tripping down memory lane now. The Hybris Stage 1 music is playing in my head as I type now. I might have to go on YouTube and watch some Amiga playing videos to sate my cravings.

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    Default Re: PC Flash back!

    Well now, if you really want to go back....my first Personal computer was my TI 99-4/A With a measly amount of RAM, a cartridge slot, a cassette drive for entering programs from BYTE and COMPUTE, and a nice 14" Black and White TV for a monitor. I was rocking BASIC in 1983!

    Of course we also had a TRS-80 or two, and some number of random other "computers", but the 99-4/A was my favorite.

    Ahhh...the old days...

    LOL
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    My first tablet had the first commandments chiseled in it top that!!

    All kidding aside my first computer was the IBM PS/2 machine, which made the 3 1/2-inch floppy disk drive and video graphics array standard for IBM computers. The first IBMs to include Intelīs 80386 chip, the company released a new operating system, OS/2, at the same time, allowing the use of a mouse with IBMs for the first time.
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    Yep, I remember those. Ugly as sin too, all angular and weird looking!

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