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    Herman Miller 29% Off Logitech Embody, 20% off other chairs, Free Shipping

    Sat on an Aeron for about 12 years at work.. they're awesome. The only downside about mesh seating surface is that it wears holes in your pants. When it expands and contracts when sitting/standing/shifting in the seat, as it acts like little scissors or a cheese grater on your pants. The...
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    Nvidia 4090 meltdown maybe an answer

    There have been products recalled for less failures and less hazardous failures than that.
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    How come none of the mechanical keyboard last more than 3 year, what happens to 50M keystroke guarantee?

    I don't have a website. You can get round keycaps if you want. There are tens of thousands of options for keycaps on custom keyboards.
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    How come none of the mechanical keyboard last more than 3 year, what happens to 50M keystroke guarantee?

    I have been building custom mechanical keyboards for the past 10 years. They all still work fine, apart from the worn ABS keycaps on some.
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    How come none of the mechanical keyboard last more than 3 year, what happens to 50M keystroke guarantee?

    It's all about personal preferences when building a keyboard. You can choose the parts you want. As for warranty, who knows, maybe ask the sellers.
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    How come none of the mechanical keyboard last more than 3 year, what happens to 50M keystroke guarantee?

    Best is subjective. But by wooden, do you mean just the case/chassis of it? I built one last year of that style. I'll share my specs with you: - GH60 Wood Case (Walnut color) - Melgeek MJ64 PCB - MKzealots MJ64 Anodized Black keyboard plate - Durock V2 Stabilizers - Outemu Silent Gray switches -...
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    Nvidia 4090 meltdown maybe an answer

    Ah yes, very specific instructions there..
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    Nvidia 4090 meltdown maybe an answer

    It's not user error, or we would have seen melting connectors over and over again with the same people historically using ATX, EPS, PCIe 6/8-pin, etc connectors. Poor design and/or build quality plain and simple. We see the same thing with the chinesium knockoffs of 4-pin molex, sata power...
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    Pictures Of Your Dually Rigs!

    Finished this up a few months ago and forgot to post it. Found a new old stock Codegen server case, slapped the board in, then installed a Voodoo 3, Sound Blaster Goldfinch setup, and a NIC. Runs Windows NT 4.0 Workstation.
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    Digitaltrends Top 6 Nvidia Cards of All Time List. Agree or disagree?

    Yea.. the 9700 Pro was a $400-500 top end card upon release.
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    Digitaltrends Top 6 Nvidia Cards of All Time List. Agree or disagree?

    My list would be.. Older: - TNT2 - GF2 GTS - GF4 Ti 4200/4600 - AGP 6800 Ultra Modern: - 8800 GTX - GTX 780 Ti - GTX 1080 Ti
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Yes, it is a Power PC 5200B CPU, as in Motorola/IBM/Apple type processor of the era. The PCI slot does include the AGP riser. Not 100% sure how it works as I haven't looked into the design used, but it works lol.
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    scsi hard drive 50 pin needed

    Does it need to be a full mechanical spinning disk? I gave up on those after trying to buy 6 or 7 different ones for my Amiga 2000.. the most reliable one I found lasted for about a month before it died. Settled for a 68-pin with a 50-pin adapter since they're less than $20 on Ebay and much more...
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Just finished up this Efika PowerPC build using a bplan Efika 5200b + Radeon 9250. It runs MorphOS.
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Nice.. That reminds me I need to get my crossfire build up and running. I have a Sapphire Pure PC-A9RD580 with two X1950XTX's in storage that need to be unboxed. I've never done a crossfire build before.
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Grabbed a Jornada 728.. Still works and the 22 year old battery holds a charge for about 20mins lol. I'll probably stick some new 18650 cells in there. Might dual boot Linux on it.
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    SCSI hard drive case needed

    A DC power brick to 4-pin molex. As for pictures, I currently have it in storage.. but here's what it looks like. Mobile rack: ^--to make it look 'pretty' you can throw it a standard 5.25" external enclosure. with this on the back: Really you don't even need the caddy.. you can just plug...
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    SCSI hard drive case needed

    The cheapest way would be to pick up a 5.25 bay SCSI mobile rack off ebay for $15. You can use it in a computer case with a SCSI card, or use it externally by hooking up a DB-25 adapter (~$10) to the 50-pin ribbon connection. I have one that I use with some of my non-networked retro computers to...
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    HDMI "Faker"

    The instructions are right in that link in the "Getting Started" section. All you're doing is setting up a single resolution you want to force. You can remove all the other resolutions so it won't be able to change.
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    Pre-emptively buy sooner than normal because of shortages?

    fyi, the DoD basically just imposed a defense production requirement across all chip suppliers to supply everything they use in military equipment. That's a pretty large impact, and it expires in 2024. So, the chip production may increase and get better, but the shortage will last until at least...
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Just resurrected this thing. Had a bunch of bent pins on the LGA socket preventing it from booting. Crazy that it is over a decade old now.. I think I'll put it back in the box and store it for another 10 years before I consider it actually retro, lol. I mainly bought it because it has the...
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    PNY Geforce FX 5950 Ultra

    Can confirm it is an awesome retro pc card. I run one in my Athlon XP 3200+ build. Back in the day I had the same one in my Clawhammer rig. This one has the dustbuster cooler, so 60dB at a minimum, whining in your ears. :P
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    HDMI "Faker"

    https://www.monitortests.com/forum/Thread-Custom-Resolution-Utility-CRU
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    HDMI "Faker"

    Don't buy anything.. just force an EDID profile on a per-monitor basis so it never changes.
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    I believe it is between MMX 233 and Pentium 2 in terms of performance. Yes, it runs DOS/Windows/Linux/etc.
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Getting some RAMBUS action going right now. Dell Dimension 8250 3.06GHz Pentium 4 HT 2GB PC1066 RAMBUS GeForce 4 Ti 4800 Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music PCI 120GB Maxtor ATA133 7200RPM Sony DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Got this the other day. IBM Model F AT. It should pair well with my 286/386/486 stuff.
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    ABS doesn't want to stick

    Sorry for the slight necro, but I'll share how I successfully print ABS. Printer is a PowerSpec 3D Pro (old Flashforge Creator Pro clone). I sealed up all the holes in the enclosure so it can't get any drafts of cold air. The only hole is in the top rear side of the canopy where the filament...
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    Pictures Of Your Dually Rigs!

    Yea, the SMD components I added were the APIC chip and the SMD tantalum capacitors.
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    Pictures Of Your Dually Rigs!

    Might have already posted it in the retro thread, but here's my Dual Pentium Pro that I'm going to do a build with next. I modded the Shuttle HOT-613 board from a single socket to a dual socket. ( thread: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=71445 ) 200MHz Pentium Pro (x2) Shuttle HOT-613...
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    Retro 3dfx Voodoo1 and Voodoo5 5500/6000 Builds

    lol, maybe from sellers like that. I think I've paid under $20 for all my A2ZS cards and under $35 for the front panel add-ons.
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    Retro 3dfx Voodoo1 and Voodoo5 5500/6000 Builds

    Thanks. BTW, I use a SB Audigy2 ZS in my Voodoo 5 build as well. It's an excellent card.
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    Retro 3dfx Voodoo1 and Voodoo5 5500/6000 Builds

    Very nice Erek. I like the Voodoo setups and the Ultrasound cards. For the Ultrasound cards, those usually need a Baby-AT case, or a long enough ATX/M-ATX case that doesn't have drive cages in the way with enough length to it. Here's mine and how it fits in the standard size Baby-AT case:
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    Cooling Solutions of the Past Gallery

    Post up some pictures of your old cooling solutions. Air, water, extreme -- CPU, chipset, GPU coolers -- doesn't matter. I'll get us started with some pictures from my collection.
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Smaller SBC build. - 3 slot half-length ISA case - 800MHz Vortex86-DX with XGI graphics - 256MB RAM - 8GB SD Card - Sound Blaster AWE64 Value
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Another pic with it set up.
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    Players found cheating in Call of Duty games may now find themselves banned from the entire franchise, including all previous games and future titles

    Had that happen to me once when using a beta ATI/AMD driver when VAC was in the early stages.. it gave me some OpenGL hack ban, then I had to create a new Steam account and repurchase the Half-Life franchise to play online again -- oh, and use my VOIP number since my cell phone number was also...
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    1. Don't know the name of the case. It has no markings. 2. The case is from a CD duplicator, but some SCSI enclosures were the same. 3. I use LCDsmartie with it.
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Finished hydro-dipping last night, and put it all back together. Pentium MMX 233MHz SBC, AWE64 Gold, Gotek, 4-ISA SBC case.
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    [Microcenter In-Store Deal] $99 Creality Ender 3 Pro

    Looks like they have plenty of stock at quite a few stores. My local store in MI has over 25 in stock. I called them and they said they have at least a pallet of them.
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