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What retro things have you done today?

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Vintage Computing' started by Duke, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. cee-S-dee


    Joined: Dec 5, 2002

    Posts: 978

    Location: West Bromwich

    Been putting together a quite unusual Pentium III Socket 370 Machine. Board is an ECS P6S5AT, which is a board based on a SiS635T chipset which interestingly supports DDR memory. I currently have it setup with 512 DDR 3200, Pentium III 850 Coppermine at 1.13ghz and a Geforce FX 5900XT. This board is know to actually have a 166fsb with correct dividers for AGP spec which if the chip can run would be 1.4ghz. Having fun playing about with it.

  2. Slurm


    Joined: Mar 15, 2012

    Posts: 42

    Nice, I've been meaning to have a look around for old PC parts to see if I could make some sort of retro-rig like that up without having to spend much money.

    I found my old Corsair 2x 512MB XS3500 BH5 DDR1 ram that I used to run at crazy low timings, but not sure what else I still have lying around in boxes/drawers etc.


    I've been running a 2600k @ 4.8Ghz / Asus P8P67 Deluxe as my main PC since 2011, I'll be upgrading soon and will need to stash them away to use as a future retro build in 20 years or so, lol. :)
  3. Flibster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,479

    Spent some time before and after the grand prix today making a brand spanking new Jamma wiring loom. Helping a friend out. He's supplied the connectors and the wiring diagram and I supplied my time and the wire. 2 player, 6 buttons per player. Custom lengths for a custom cab. Crimped then soldered spade connectors on the joystick and button ends too. Then spent a little while properly tying up the harness. Used some nice kevlar string for that.

    Been a while since I've had to do any of that. Was nice to find out that I was only slightly rusty. And yes, I did use a board with some nails in it to do the wire layout. Properly high tech stuff. :D

    Looking forward to seeing his custom cab next week. Got an 8 way Jamma switcher in it, so has 8 boards in it at the same time. Pretty sure at least one will be a multicade, but knowing him it'll have MKII, MKIII, various streetfighters and a killer instinct board. I suck at most of those... :D