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Computer Room

Postposted on Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:01 pm

The mouserug really tied the room together.

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Although I hadn't seen it before, I'm going to assume this is a very old picture because that's some old fashioned furnishings; but I like what they did with the ribbon cable.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:06 pm

UberGerbil wrote: I'm going to assume this is a very old picture because


.........of the VIA chipset ;)
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:28 pm

anotherengineer wrote:
UberGerbil wrote: I'm going to assume this is a very old picture because


.........of the VIA chipset ;)
Yeah, that too.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:35 pm

UberGerbil wrote: I'm going to assume this is a very old picture because


.........of the DDR(1) Northbridge...IDE hard drive? Possibly this mobo? (without the NB fan)
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:20 pm

From the color I'm pretty sure the mobo is an MSI. Looks a lot like the KT4 Ultra (Darth Via KT400A) I built a Barton system around some ungodly number of years ago. I brought it to a thrift store some 5-6 years ago complete in its Antec 660 case. My guess is that it is currently sharing subterranean space with banana peels, incorruptible hot dogs, and old newspapers.

Oh, and the 40mm NB fans on those old Barton mobos died within a year and were usually replaced by a Zalman NB47 passive cooler.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:40 pm

look beneath the first unoccupied PCI slot: MS-6380E. The northbridge has MSI written on its heatsink.

So, MSI KT3 Ultra2? (the southbridge looks like VT8235)
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:59 pm

Nerrrrrds.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:32 pm

Glorious wrote:look beneath the first unoccupied PCI slot: MS-6380E. The northbridge has MSI written on its heatsink.

So, MSI KT3 Ultra2? (the southbridge looks like VT8235)

Yep. The thought of locking down an Athlon XP HSF still makes me shudder.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:32 am

Considering how much work it has taken me just to build a computer, install an after-market cooler, and a new fan, you people amaze me. (To be fair, this was done on a case that was very obviously not meant to be modified, and involved cutting a hole in the top of it to let the power supply breath....). But still, mine looks like a birds nest: Yours has freaking FURNITURE and ART. *Feels humbled*
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:43 am

anotherengineer wrote:
UberGerbil wrote: I'm going to assume this is a very old picture because


.........of the VIA chipset ;)


Good luck with that USB2.0
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:52 am

According to my newegg order history, I used to actually own that motherboard.

Weird.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:01 am

Glorious wrote:According to my newegg order history, I used to actually own that motherboard.

Weird.

Trolling one's Newegg order history brings back many painful memories.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:20 am

Almost as painful as viewing your list of Steam Store transactions?

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"And that one"
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"And XCOM was worth the launch price even with all the bugs"
"Yeah, that doesn't count because it was for a LAN"
"That's early access, it doesn't count".

etc

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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:25 am

Captain Ned wrote:Trolling one's Newegg order history brings back many painful memories.


It must be really bad, because at this point I honestly don't even remember. :o

Chrispy_ wrote:Almost as painful as viewing your list of Steam Store transactions?


Pfftt! I regret nothing!
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:29 am

DPete27 wrote:... Possibly this mobo? (without the NB fan)

Glorious wrote:look beneath the first unoccupied PCI slot: MS-6380E. The northbridge has MSI written on its heatsink.
So, MSI KT3 Ultra2? (the southbridge looks like VT8235)

Seems like nobody ever follows the helpful links I provide, so I won't hold it against you.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:53 am

DPete27 wrote:Seems like nobody ever follows the helpful links I provide, so I won't hold it against you.


There are differences between the KT3-Ultra and KT3-Ultra2.

For instance, it doesn't have the NB fan. http://www.anandtech.com/show/1000/2 versus http://www.anandtech.com/show/927/11

It also has the VT8235 SB versus the VT8233A.

I won't hold that against you either. :wink:
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:09 am

Captain Ned wrote:Trolling one's Newegg order history brings back many painful memories.

Yeah, that's a good way to get depressed, especially when you go back 10 years or so and can still see the prices you paid. Thousands on parts that are worthless now. You could have spent that money on virtually ANYTHING ELSE and it would have held more value.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:24 am

The Egg wrote:parts that are worthless now


Not to Starfalcon!

But, errm, yeah. ;(
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:46 am

Glorious wrote:There are differences between the KT3-Ultra and KT3-Ultra2.
For instance, it doesn't have the NB fan. http://www.anandtech.com/show/1000/2 versus http://www.anandtech.com/show/927/11
It also has the VT8235 SB versus the VT8233A.
I won't hold that against you either. :wink:

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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:28 pm

Man those were the good old days. In September 2002 (going by the Anandtech system guide for that timeframe) I had basically that very value gaming system. Radeon 8500, Tbred B Athlon XP that would hit like 2.2Ghz...I had an ABit KT7A board with 1GB of PC133 RAM and a cheaper 17" Trinitron monitor, but pretty much everything else was identical. That baby flew. Eventually the 8500 bit the dust in an overclocking experiment and I replaced it with one of those unlockable Radeon 9500 Pros that could be made into 9700 Pros with a BIOS flash or some such nonsense.

Back on topic, it looks like Glorious found an exact match for the motherboard in Ubergerbil's photo.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:40 pm

Glorious wrote:
The Egg wrote:parts that are worthless now


Not to Starfalcon!

But, errm, yeah. ;(


Yeah...oh wait :D
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:21 pm

Trolling one's Newegg order history brings back many painful memories]


Oh god man...reminds me of when I had to cancel an order I made while drunk. Shopping with your payment info saved and 6-7 under your belt is BAD!
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:18 pm

paulWTAMU wrote:reminds me of when I had to cancel an order I made while drunk.

This is great. Some people drunk-dial, TR Gerbils drunk-newegg.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:24 pm

DPete27 wrote:
paulWTAMU wrote:reminds me of when I had to cancel an order I made while drunk.

This is great. Some people drunk-dial, TR Gerbils drunk-newegg.

Heh. Been there, done that. Fortunately I don't think I've ever ordered anything more expensive than a couple of DIMMs that way. :lol:
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:05 pm

try an (about) 2500 dream system back when I was working retail :wink:
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:04 pm

paulWTAMU wrote:try an (about) 2500 dream system back when I was working retail :wink:

Yeah. What bothers me most is seeing large amounts spent on computer stuff during times I know I wasn't making much money. It makes me want to go back in time and slap myself.
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:27 pm

90% sure every living person woudl do that at least once or twice if they could!
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:23 pm

Yeah I know I would. lol
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Re: Computer Room

Postposted on Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:33 pm

The Egg wrote:
paulWTAMU wrote:try an (about) 2500 dream system back when I was working retail :wink:

Yeah. What bothers me most is seeing large amounts spent on computer stuff during times I know I wasn't making much money. It makes me want to go back in time and slap myself.


I am sure I am going to want to slap myself in a few years for just scaping together a gaming computer while a grad student...
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