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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Topcat
Re: That Apevia Case from the Free Scores thread...Another Time-wasting Retro Build!

....and here we are.....dumped the camera today, but all this joy occurred yesterday....

Front fans; ricey blue LED to match the others.
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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-13-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Topcat
Re: That Apevia Case from the Free Scores thread...Another Time-wasting Retro Build!

I finished this build today, but silly me forgot to dump the camera.... It turned out pretty good! :D Of course I'll follow up with the pics.... Q3A plays fantastic on it.... Unreal Tourney is...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-09-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Topcat
Re: That Apevia Case from the Free Scores thread...Another Time-wasting Retro Build!

That image is deceiving, there's a good inch+ clearance behind that....but fwiw that's not the HDD that will be used. No worries. ;)
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-09-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,352
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

Then why have you been in it a million times?! :goofy: These are notorious for bad teapos that don't swell. Better check again.


Monday.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-09-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,352
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

Better check the caps. I agree that Hipro PSU's are solid....I've had good luck with them....but I've also recapped a ton of them!!
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-09-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Topcat
Re: That Apevia Case from the Free Scores thread...Another Time-wasting Retro Build!

I promise I'll autopsy it with pics before I junk it....this one is worthy of that thread! A PSU is one question mark still open on this build, I'm sure not going to reuse this piece of junk. I...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,352
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

It all depends on what kinds of loads were on them (high ripple) and how hot they had been running at. Under normal loads and kept relatively cool, yea....MBZ and MCZ were pretty robust....but...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,352
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

I did not pre-test it, no point when there was visibly failing caps....it was going to have issues.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Topcat
Re: That Apevia Case from the Free Scores thread...Another Time-wasting Retro Build!

I only did a partial recap on this board, replacing the higher load MBZ caps. The rest of the Rubies are YXG and some Sanyo SE; which will likely never be an issue. All the original Rubies were...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,352
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

AMD motherboard polymod double-header!! ;) :bartmoon:

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=234335&stc=1&d=1617921363

The VCORE caps (formerly Rubycon 1500uF @ 6.3v MBZ)...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-07-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,620
Posted By Topcat
Re: The (now the death of) Dolby DP600 Build (OK, this one is BEYOND COOL)

This is still in development.....

The latest pickup for it is a Samsung 19" rackmountable display with a native resolution of 1600x1200! :D The panel is a little scuffed up, but for my needs its...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-05-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Topcat
Re: That Apevia Case from the Free Scores thread...Another Time-wasting Retro Build!

Eh, that's arguable depending on where one holds the threshold for being considered 'retro'...at ~18yrs old, it qualifies in my book. You also need to understand the difference between being 'period...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-05-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Topcat
That Apevia Case from the Free Scores thread...Another Time-wasting Retro Build!

To anyone wondering what might become of that Apevia freebie from the other thread......hmmm...maybe this will jog your memory:
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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-04-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Topcat
Re: Socket 940/939 Cooler bracket failure

The socket brackets are pretty universal like a P4 skt478 bracket is... If you need a replacement, just say the word, I've got a bunch of them. Are they prone to breaking? I've seen a few....but...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-04-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Topcat
Re: Socket 940/939 Cooler bracket failure

The tabs breaking off a socket370 meant the kiss of death... That one can easily be replaced. The socket-A/462 had the 3-tab sockets, and were pretty tough if using a heatsink that grabbed all 3.
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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-02-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,819
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

To wake up a thread of a really nifty build, some of you may have noticed there's something missing from it for it to be one of my trademark builds.....that is going to change. ;) I ran into...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-02-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,352
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

Confirmed. I haven't opened it yet....but package appears ok.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-01-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,896
Views: 821,808
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

You don't know the half of it.... She enables my hoarding!! When she came home telling me about this, she brought proof with her in the form of these:

Belkin monitor stand & keyboard tray with...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-29-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4,896
Views: 821,808
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Made a lowball offer on a Voodoo3500 w/ the breakout dongle, in untested condition (seller said no AGP system to test it). Seller accepted lowball. Card arrived today and in very clean condition...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-29-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,896
Views: 821,808
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yup...constant charged SLA will boil out in ~3yrs in consumer grade UPS's. The dead ringer (no pun intended) is when you shake the battery and it sounds like a rattlesnake rattle or the sides have...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-28-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,071
Posted By Topcat
Re: Ratdude's Main Rig V6

Glad she's going again!

...and I do understand the "I know it's not practical, but I'm doing it just for the hell of it" mentality. I'm a charter member of that club! :D
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-28-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,071
Posted By Topcat
Re: Ratdude's Main Rig V6

is SLI really even a 'thing' anymore? I rarely see people doing it now.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-27-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4,896
Views: 821,808
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yes, it's a Precision 410, dual P2/P3 (slot-1). It came with a pair of Katmai 500's....but you know me better than that!! That's not what's in it now. It also came with the ARO1130 RAID addon card...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-27-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4,896
Views: 821,808
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Here's another one.... ;)

The particulars will come out later....but here's a hint! :usa:

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=233411&stc=1&d=1616878471

This post...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-26-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4,896
Views: 821,808
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

She can put up with me and scouts PC junk...I've got it made!!


I was told it was a doctor in Rolla, MO that had a passion for computers.....and had a massive hoard. His wife is making him...
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