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1983 Apple IIe

by Gooberdad

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  • Custom

    Apple 64kb expansion GRAPHICARD
  • Custom

    Apple Color monitor
  • Custom

    Apple green monitor
  • Custom

    1983 Apple IIe
  • Custom

    6502 8 bit cpu 1.023 Mhz
  • Custom

    1 bit audio with built in speaker
  • Custom

    Built in keyboard
  • Custom

    Apple IIe mainboard
  • Custom

    DOS 3.0 and 3.3
  • Custom

    115 volt AC 1 amp
  • Custom

    64 kb ram
  • Custom

    Twin Apple external 5.25 floppy drives
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Date Published

Jan. 26, 2016

Date Built

Jan. 26, 2016

Description

This is an Apple IIe my father had for work in the 80's. We soon found out it would play some neat games especially once the GRAPHICARD was installed boosting our system to 128 KB of ram. We pulled it out of storage, put it together and it works. We were high tech in the 80's. This was replaced by IBM machines as time went on and his company required different technology. This brings back great memories.

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philip staff 10 Builds 89 points 37 months ago

This. This is awesome.

ROG2000_PCs 49 points 37 months ago

The only Apple computer that is good for gaming.

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 5 points 37 months ago

+1

HP2 2 points 37 months ago

Plus: it has a mechanical keyboard (it seems like?)

ROG2000_PCs 4 points 37 months ago

Yeah, pretty much anything from before the 90s was mechanical.

ReDnAx1991 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

These keyboards use springs instead of switches, they are not the same as todays mechanical keyboards but is still in fact mechanical. :)

@OP great post :D

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ROG2000_PCs 2 points 37 months ago

Yep

Mariomash 1 Build 3 points 37 months ago

Im going to assume you put this on featured?

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Thanks man. Fun times.

DS4130 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Agreed! Much appreciation for posting this Sir.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Hey no sweat, man.

joelhowell 1 point 37 months ago

I agree, I also think that you should post some more images :) maybe of some "games"

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I am moving it to its new "storage" area in my house to mess around with since my dad sent me home with it after it was running, but taking up space. I can post more pics once it's in place. I'm going to attempt to hook it to an old 20" color tv. In my daughter's room.

joelhowell 1 point 37 months ago

Nice!

Phillip.Phillip 1 point 37 months ago

Please keep this featured until it gets 200 up-votes. If not, lots of users ocd will kick in lol

Atron 1 Build 0 points 37 months ago

TRAITOR this is apple, jk. pretty cool to see some of the very old tech people have hanging around their house.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Yeah I know I know....but hey 33 years later it still works. It may be the equivalent of a calculator, but it was a pc at one point.

unicykle 3 Builds 6 points 37 months ago

Such is the way of technology, one day we will wonder how we ever managed with M.2 SSDs and dual titans pushing out a measly 4k.

This is a relevant piece of history, worthy of a revival and pinning to the footnotes of PC history.

Oh, and it's another awesome build from Gooberdad! Nice one :)

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 3 points 37 months ago

Thanks man. Yeah one day we will have 3d free projection at Super high resolution and will wonder why we ever had tvs and monitors at all.

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Godzlegend1 8 points 37 months ago

Wait a minute..... That's not an apple.... That's a computer.

Phillip.Phillip 6 points 37 months ago

This is literally the best thing on pcpp. I would like to caution you as the amount of FPS this beauty can output will fry any 144hz monitor.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Hell yeah

Stuart_Munto 2 Builds 5 points 37 months ago

So cool and probably just as powerful as today's iMac

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 4 points 37 months ago

Shots fired...

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Yes let's see those dinosaurs. I'd love to see a working 8086, 8088, 80286, 80386 or i486SO build.

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

That would be insane

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Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

WHO KNOWS?

Red_Eagle 2 points 37 months ago

Should wire it up with a GTX 980.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 4 points 37 months ago

Lol I did try to install a Magnavox Odyssey cartridge and "hack" it as a teen because it had the same count and size for the pins in the mainboard. It fried the main board and the cartridge. That was a fun day...and a lot of yards to pay back the fix.

mc2squared 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Phh, why just a 980? why not a 4 Titan X SLI with a dedicated 480mm rad? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Iceman320 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Because team RED!

;) hehe

OhTekkers 0 points 37 months ago

It would get like 10 fps in basically every game because of the cpu is trash.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Lol he'll no I'm getting at least 20fps at max settings with 48x48 resolution

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BigAll 5 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

No, the program wouldn't get anywhere near to os level because today the processor is classified as a 16 bit microcontroller. (i think the gameboy color had a similar cpu, so if you modify dos and a pokemon blue rom and burn it to a floppy disk you may be able to make it work)

mb67 5 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Totally awesome! Back in the 80's I was in high school and the very first computer class the school offered used these. We were so cutting edge back then. :-P

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

True they were back then.

mb67 5 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

The first computer I ever owned, back in 1982, was the Commodore Vic-20, with an astounding 20kb of ROM, and 5kb of RAM. :-P

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Muhkyle 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

I dunno what's better, the Apple IIe, or the fact that your user name is GooberDad

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Lol yeah it's been my name for many years.

C.higgins23 2 points 37 months ago

I see a future featured build ;)

BingoFishy 1 point 37 months ago

You saw correctly :)

mc2squared 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

The question on everyone's mind: Can it play Crysis 3? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Sure..........lol

nathan.brown25 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

But can it run Crisis 3

Durann31 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

This is….. this is a beauty

pwelch234 1 point 37 months ago

lol kb of ram

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Lol ahh but it was "unlimited" in total capacity. As long as you had slots it would add up .

pwelch234 1 point 37 months ago

......what

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Something like that. I'm sure it was limited by whatever the tech was at that time.

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ziggurat666 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

This makes me wanna see if my Tandy 1000 will fire up lol. Awesome bud, just awesome

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Thanks man. My dad and I laughedon't so hard when the first game booted.

Iceman320 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

I can imagine the hysterics :)

Proward 1 point 37 months ago

128KB of RAM, damn this is an artifact.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Lol yep.

johngerges582 1 point 37 months ago

Dang. This is one of the coolest things I've seen before. I wonder how much this thing would sell for?

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Lop not much actually. There are way too many in existence.

johngerges582 1 point 37 months ago

Interesting.

49ers 1 point 37 months ago

Wow. Floppy disk drives. LOL.

It is a nice build for the past memories.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Yeah you should have seen my dad's face light up when it finally beeped and worked.

MightyAlFred 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

The first pc I ever experienced was an i386, but seeing posts like this make me nostalgic aswell :) neat work!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Man a 80386 stomped the snot out of this pc.

vitexo 5 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Can it run Crysis 3 on 4k?

josefmun9902 1 point 37 months ago

amazing

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks

Gojirha 1 point 37 months ago

Minesweeper out of it's range?

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I don't think there was ano Apple DOS version of Minesweeper

fn230 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

What a beauty. Thanks for sharing this. :D

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Finally got it working and on here, man.

fn230 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Thank you! I love it. :)

ROG2000_PCs 1 point 37 months ago

My buddy has one! Do you have the printer to go along with it, or just the basic system?

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

My dad has this huge dot matrix printer, but i think it does not work any more. The joystick is missing as well.

unicykle 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Did some say PROJECT?!... ok, what other parts do we need? :D

ROG2000_PCs 1 point 37 months ago

Ah, I think that's separate.

Ksongs 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Beautiful. Absolutely love seeing builds like this. I want one (>")> +1

CoolPCBuilds 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Cool! +1

IMojoe134 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

This is gold

I love seeing old stuff like this being posted

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks man

liammc 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

The make an expansion brod that you can put compact flash into so you don't need floppy's 32mb is all the apple 2 can do I was told but and the apple 1 was made out of an old terminal and other parts and the the Apple Lisa 1 was the first computer to have GUI and had 1mb HHD and was $10000 and is one hard one to find because the bios battery took a lot of them because the leaked battery acid and it set motherbord . cool find I had Tandy color computer 3

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Holy cow I thought it was limited to 1mb total. Neat upgrade and info.

liammc 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

http://dreher.net/?c=projects/CFforAppleII/main.php this is for appel 2 and will make so can play new games on wich the mak like for ColecoVision .compact flash you can use an SD card adapter so can use an SD but compact flash will be cheaper and SD can't be SD hc or xc

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Wow that is neat

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I love it. Thanks for showing some tech history, it's so awesome to see this! Now I gotta go read my computer book so I can know more about it. Plus one all the way.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Thanks man. I mean Thanks, lady. Sorry about that.

RubberDuckyNinja 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

69th upvote! why are you guys staring at me weirdly?!

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sniperpro 1 point 37 months ago

when I first saw this I thought it was the apple machentache (i spelled the crap out of the name) , pretty cool and i find it funny that the monitor says color monitor. totally cool

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks

DrTot 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Legitimate question here, can it run minesweeper? xD

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

As far as I know there never was a version on Apple IIe.

failFTW 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Congrats on the feature!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Sweet thanks.

quzar469 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

well....

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Yeah you never know huh?

piemancoder 1 point 37 months ago

This is literally the only build in the history of PCPartPicker that can run Minesweeper.

Cldfire 1 point 37 months ago

Except it can't :P

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Nah, Crysis 3 4k ultra HD 60fps, no problem. :P

Meithen 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

What a beauty!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks. I really enjoyed seeing your build as well.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks man. Glad my dad kept it.

BlankText 1 point 37 months ago

This is a great finding. Thank you for sharing this stuff with us.

elpidio 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

The Apple IIe was my first encounter with PC building. I had a classmate whose Dad was an engineer for apple. She brought her Dad in for Show and Tell and he Took an Apple IIe appart in front of the class. I think i was hooked from that point on.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

That is awesome.

XxD34THxX 1 point 37 months ago

But can it run Crysis at 4k at 60 fps?

hehe +1 As much as I hate Apple, I'm fine with the older stuff.

Eddie0711 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

The level of awesomeness is unmatched!

Charmin 1 point 37 months ago

DUDE! How do you have this? I'm doing a project on Apple and this was one of those old but super cool products. You are frigging lucky dude. I hope you have fun with the computer.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

My dad had stored the pieces many years ago.

Duamer 1 point 37 months ago

Now I want some company to make copies of the housing so I can make a Hackintosh build in one.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

That would be freaky nowadays. Funny that a raspberry Pi inside would be a phenomenal jump in tech.

elvenson 5 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

not too far fetched though... commodore did it with their old system and new hardware. Hell, I might have to sacrifice my old apple to do this now that im thinking of it... should easily fit an itx build in there :P

Duamer 2 points 37 months ago

There's a guy that bought the old Commodore mold and ran a kickstarter to have new cases made. Looks like he only has Clear ones left for now. I don't know if he's doing another run.

http://ebay.to/1Kp41EO

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

That would be unique and cool.

Duamer 1 point 37 months ago

Only if the hardware is busted and even if it is, ebay at least. It found be a shame to trash a piece of history like that. There might be some enthusiasts who could salvage old parts from it.

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Oh, man...i'm getting nostalgic...someone please up a C64 / C128 with double floppy and kickstart!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

I would like to see that as well.

elvenson 5 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

if you want another toy, I have a IIe and a couple extra collecting dust... seems to work except I don't have any old analog displays, so it looks like an old nes that needs to be blown into lol

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

You can connect the rca jack to a any analog video input on modern tvs. Its amazing just unplugging the components and retrying works.

elvenson 5 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

haha, that requires a tv with analog input... it wont work over a modern coax input (which gives the NES effect...) and I have no rca input tvs to try lol, component and svideo at best, which require adapters and such. Heres a forum topic about this issue so others know why its not so simple lol... http://www.applefritter.com/content/modern-flat-screen-monitor-apple-2-whats-best-way

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Durn. I guess I have some old lcd tvs

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

would you be able to get my PowerPC working again? xD amazing restoration!

128th Upvote! lol! 128... 128kb... haha :))

_Non_ 1 point 37 months ago

My dad showed me olympic decathlon the other day on his 1982 IBM PC. Fun game, and the keyboard was mechanical :). The pc also had the resume he wrote for his current job that cleverly named "resume.txt"

Good "build" lol

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Thanks.

Hobie12345 1 point 37 months ago

Wow! This is the last Apple computer I enjoyed using. This is what my computer science class was using my senior year of high school in 1983.

Gooberdad this brings back some serious memories. Thanks for the post and Phillip thanks for featuring it.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

You're welcome.

Huddy40 1 point 37 months ago

What Year is it!?

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Huddy40 1 point 37 months ago

its a joke, Jumanji Meme

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Wow, that's sweet! I can't believe there were computers that advanced in the 1982.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Yeah and the time of cool coin operated arcade games had hit as well.

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

True.

Zarlathon 1 point 37 months ago

I am in love

Apach3 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

my university's computer science department has a museum of old computers and computer hardware on display, including full Apple computers like this one. it's so awesome to see one in the wild!

BillyBroken 1 point 37 months ago

So neat to see this up here, almost brought a nostalgic tear to my eye.

Best part about this is that years later it still works, none of the engineered obsolescence we currently "enjoy" had shown up yet, 'cause personal computing was new and exciting. They wanted these machines to last forever and thanks to you and your father, this one has a new life to live.

I remember my dad had one of these in his office next to his microfiche and dot matrix printer, and I used to love making paper chains after he let me tear the edges off...I'm just going to shut up now so I don't ramble, but man I can almost smell the Floppy Disks...

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Nice man. Thanks.

e00 1 point 37 months ago

This is beautiful. Reminds me of Halt and Catch Fire lol

fawncashew 1 point 37 months ago

Oh my god, this is ****!!!111!!!!11 suld of used a titan XXX 69....

Seriously though, this is awesome, I had the IBM counterpart of this, but sold it a few years ago to buy car parts... Really wish I had held onto it now

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I would like to see an old IBM version from that same era.

MohamedPC 1 point 37 months ago

A glorious relic.

SuperTailsHD 1 point 37 months ago

So ancient.

MafiatechTeam 1 point 37 months ago

sweet mother of god

BattleOji 1 point 37 months ago

Lol, this brings back memories. We had an Apple 2+ with a whopping 48k and a homemade joystick. I played the snot out of that Olympic game you have pictured, as well as Hellfire Warrior and Wolfenstein... Good times, man. I wonder what you could shoehorn into that case... Is, is that keyboard mechanical?

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Yes it is. I wonder what could squeeze in and survive.

Jazzy663 1 point 37 months ago

It never ceases to amaze me how many expansion slots these old PCs tend to have.

floridaboz 4 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I love the handwritten serial number

TheMMC 1 point 37 months ago

The TI-82 of computers

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Damn. :)

Inferno331 1 point 37 months ago

Put a titan X in it, the ultimate bottleneck: 128KB of ram + titan X

kentcsnyder 1 point 37 months ago

That's an amazing build my friend. A part of our history and the legacy of those during our time or before our time. A great post! +1

Vdub547 1 point 37 months ago

What I find to be funny is everyone of PCPP jokes about their computer not being able to play minesweeper, but this computer actually can't. :/ I have some advice on this bad boy, we need to fully water cool it, upgrade the ram to the max kb amount, hook it up to a bigger TV, get some LED fans in it. It will look great! But in all seriousness, this is a sweet rig, glad you posted it. I remember the first computer that I really took apart and rebuilt was a 1997 eMachine with Windows 98 on it, that was when I first got into PC building. Its funny because I upgraded that with some 128 mb ram sticks, added a 25gb HDD to it and then a few years later I was able to add a second, it had a first gen intel Celeron in it with a intel graphics chip built into the motherboard. The thing was so funny because it wouldn't boot up if the 3.5 floppy drive wasn't plugged into the motherboard, it would read out "System Failure". Good times back then. I played minesweeper on it (lol ikr), solitaire, frogger, asteroids, and the Oregon Trail game on a floppy disk. I also had a few of the Atari games on it. Funny to think that the first PC's were the size of rooms and yet they were only a fraction of what power smartwatches today have.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Very nice. Thanks. Yeah I've only seen pictures of the computers that filled up buildings with reel to reel tape drives. I wonder what the next foem of technology will be. Gaseous curcuits? Molecular structured cpu's? Makes me wonder what happens when they can no longer shrink the die any further on a processor.

elvenson 5 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

phase change circuitry, nano tech, bio computing, quantum computing, a switch from silicon chips to something more efficient and smaller form/heat, etc...

I think organic computers would be awesome wearable tech... like a skin graft being a computer capable of all the stuff in the reboot of Total Recall... a quantum based gpu would be sick also

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Cool but creepy as hell

a_w_green 1 point 37 months ago

11/10. It's amazing seeing this. Great job keeping it in usable condition for so long! +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks go to my dad for taking apart and storing it away many years ago. If he hadn't it may not have worked.

eopest 9 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Daymn... now you make me wanna post my Color Classic! :)

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Do it do it :)

eopest 9 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

I KNEW I'd commented here already. :) Guess that means I gotta post the Color Classic?

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Heck yeah! Post that thing!

floridaboz 4 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

+4

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Thanks man

Wolklung 1 point 37 months ago

If only Apple knew how to make computers as stable and durable as the old IIe :)

(sighs... while looking across the desk at the 2015 iMac with the spinning coloured wheel of death)

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Yeah. That is sad, but true of most equipment manufactured today.

Weyland_Utani 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Awesome. Wait, this just in! 01.01.1983 The ARPANET officially changes to use the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet!! Get that bad boy online now.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

I wish I still had that IBM with a 1200baud modem......

Pcdestroysconsole 1 point 37 months ago

My dad use to to this heavy IBM laptop that practically had a desktop connected to it on the bottom and a screen on the top, it weighed like 30 pounds!

It looked very similar to this.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ibm+heavy+laptops&view=detailv2&&id=CD4E1ADF88964C5460C2345087E5CF26BFD23B12&selectedIndex=22&ccid=32isI49S&simid=608032374866184699&thid=OIP.Mdf68ac238f525e9c2cf2a281e9162696o0&ajaxhist=0

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I took a good look at that. It was high tech.

Pcdestroysconsole 1 point 37 months ago

Yeah, it was very high tech back in its day.

JAShadic 1 point 37 months ago

Holy smokies how far technology has come. +10

Now it's probably worth more than my mom's WRX.

gamingpcpls 1 point 37 months ago

ribbon cables good memories

CircuitLord 1 point 37 months ago

Man I got to get one of these pcs! Then the explosions in battlefield 4 will be REAL!

robowarrior300 1 point 37 months ago

woah

luizamejia35 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

ThrowBackTech

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Damn right. High tech for '83

DCarnage 1 point 37 months ago

Only 128 kb of ram?! Mine has 1024 kb. Blah, blah, blah... lol Kidding. This is awesome and brought back some great memories. I'm looking at some one ebay now. +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks. There not worth that much last time I looked.

JerzeyLegend 1 point 37 months ago

Man, now I want one of these to make into a gaming case, with the built in keyboard working.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Do it. Buy one of the cheap ones on Ebay.

Correction, the cheap ones look pretty bad tonight. Too many buttons missing.

Oldsnivy100 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

daymmmmmm..... This is like the only mac thats good for gaming :P

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Ha you are right. I wish I knew where the old joystick was that worked with it.

Oldsnivy100 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

You could always find one on ebay :P

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I did find a used one for less than $20, but just couldn't get myself to click that buy it now button.

Oldsnivy100 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

You could always press buy later :P

Smiley119 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Wow this is quite an ancient piece of tech ... it's older than me. Kinda suprised it's still in working order considering that its age. Considering the raw power of the tech a the time ... does she run hot at all?

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Not at all. Lots of space inside of the case. Get this...no fans or visible heat sinks on the boards.

LazyGalen 1 point 37 months ago

Awesome computer Gooberdad! Love the two disc drives. I wonder if you can still buy floppy discs. Look to see if you have Ultima I, II, and III. Ultima III Exodus was a rad game!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I know I have played one of those Ultima games on that Apple, but I don't remember which one it is. I am setting it up in my daughter's room this weekend and there will see what all is still with the disks.

DrSebWilkes 1 point 37 months ago

Beats ANYTHING seen here. Well done sir. :)

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Lol thanks.

DrSebWilkes 1 point 37 months ago

I have an Apple Macintosh from 1990 ... but meh ... that blows my lovely thing out of the water.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Thanks. I'm trying to convince my daughter that it's still fun even though it predates the NES we still have.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

So I added a few more pics. I had forgotten how brazen hackers were back then. The Karate ka starts with praises to the people who figured out how to copy the program and even list telephone numbers which I did not take a picture of even though it is from 30+ years ago.

piratepete5 1 point 37 months ago

can It run crysis at 4k high?

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

It won't on any day ending in "y" It's finicky that way.

Ryker_Haun 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Wings of fury! +1

Computer1222 1 point 35 months ago

what if you rebuilt it with modern parts?

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

That would be cool. It's bigger than an HTPC, but this one still works. I won't be messing with it until it self destructs.

PC_tryhard 1 point 33 months ago

r8thatgamingrig

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Lol yeah. On a scale of 1 to10 in gaming power this one is a 1....

wags721 1 point 31 months ago

I have a hole punch I can contribute to make those diskettes double sided. I also just threw away a Hayes 1200 baud modem and an Espon RX-80 dot matrix printer.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Man. I hae forgotten how we would do that to make the disk double sided. Yeah I found the 1200 baud modem that we had with it and put the card in. It rarely gets booted in my daughter's room since i took it home. Really needs an old universal joystick. Thanks for the message.

govinda93 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Wow. Before my first computer in '85; a Mac Plus. 1 megabyte RAM, 1 floppy drive, 9" B&W builtin monitor: $1600. I added a 40 megabyte (!!!) HD for around $400 (!!!). I wish I didn't sell it.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

That is really cool. 40 megabytes was huge back then. It's amazing hiw computers have changed. I wish you still had it to post it. I'd bet it would boot.

govinda93 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Yes, 40 whole diskettes in one box and you don't have to swap them. Can you imagine?

If you like sci-fi movies, try Lucy with Scarlet Johannson if you haven't already.

WxRob87 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Holy old school!!! Nice man.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Hey, thanks. Old joker still works hooked up to the video RCA jack input on my daughter's little tv.

Yogamer2003 1 point 20 months ago

That 4k XD

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Damn right!

Yogamer2003 1 point 19 months ago

I mean... I am not that much of an Apple fan but Damn that's cool!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I hear you. A little bit of pc (well, albeit Apple's version of a pc) history and that joker still works.

StephenSmithTech101 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

But, can it run crysis? +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

All day long........0.00060fps

StephenSmithTech101 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Good good, just checking

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Honestly I'm just happy it still runs.

MassiveLegend2 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

But can it do math like my TI-1450?

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Lol I hope so.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

That is what I thought when the 80386 intel chip came out. Man stuff changes quick.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Lol not even 1/4 Life the prequel.

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unicykle 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Dewd, you could totally double that income with the computer in this build man... Think about it ;)

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Yes please post that.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Nice

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Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

That would be awesome, I would like to see another IBM computer too. I wouldn't be able to post mine anytime soon until remodel ends.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Yeehaw!

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Shoot microcenter has those cool low prices everyone and a while that make me want to live right by one.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Holy cow, really?

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

You might think I'm crazy but I always thought the little Apple ran faster, but that Commodore 64 looked really nice back then.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Durn I'm a little older than it is.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 3 points 37 months ago

You are welcome.

Dang I was 13 in 1983.

I thought ole Jipster was older than me. I got you by a few years, fella.

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Is that when this computer was made? If so, I wasn't even born yet... this is so awesome. Blast from the past, though my father intends to pass down the IBM computer to me after some remodeling this year. :)

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Get this the mainboard or motherboard for this thing was replaced when I fried it as a teenager and the replacement that is still in it has the date of 1982 in bold green. I'll add another pic of that.

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Oh my goodness...! lol More history to tell and I'm very interested indeed. :)

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Ok posting more pics

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Man it would be cool to see an old IBM. I think my dad's company took the IBM pc's back when they upgraded so we didn't get to keep that. Leased maybe I'm not sure.

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 37 months ago
The IBM computer that I known was used to manage my father's bills. I remember being a little girl on his lap back then in Illinois and he let me play Street Fighter. I was very short at the time so I had to wait to play with the keyboard until I was a little bit older. I think it ran Windows 95 though when I got to use it on my own? It's been a while so my memory is fuzzy but I do have a bunch of floppy disks filled with different types of software and games which is on my bookshelf.
The computer itself is stored in a large trailer, covered up and in a box for a while until all the remodeling is done. I'll let you know sometime in the future when I post it. Though that may be a while from now. :)
Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

That would be awesome. Thanks.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Na 46 is the new 40. BTW I'm still 45 till April.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Holy cow, dude.. That looks way too cold for biking.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Sweetness!!!

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Hmmm does Ultima come close to Borderlands? No wait I'm just thinking of Broderbund games from wayyyyy back .

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elvenson 5 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

it can do 4kb very well lol

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I understand from owing iMacs. This old one was awesome in its day, though. Thanks.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Hehe. Sure but that unobtainium some of it is made from can be hard to find.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks