Description

This was purchased in 1998 from PC Club, a store that no longer exists. It had an integrated graphics card and 2 Gb RAM. Some 10 years later I would purchase 2 Hyundai 24" flat panels and a Sparkle GeForce 9600 GT video card. 2 years ago the Logisys 575W PSU was needed. This year the Hyundais were damaged in an electrical storm (I told them not to go outside! But they didn't understand English) and the Acer LCDs joined the team. A few months ago I was in Fry's and decided to pick up 2 more Gb of DDR2 RAM (now totaling 4Gb) and found out about the WinXP 32 bit ceiling - waste of $8.00, really. Over at CPU magazine's website there is a weekly giveaway, and the first time I played I won the Patriot mouse, which, while I would not have chosen it for myself, is a good mouse and will be following the Acer twins in the transition to the upcoming Trophy Wife build.

The Key Tronic 101 and the office chair were both purchased from my first video game job in 1991 after they went bust. I've not found replacements that are their equals. I'm still married to my starter wife after 28 years, but she's also my trophy wife, so it's all good.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

How many FPS are you getting on Oregon trail?

  • 44 months ago
  • 6 points

One. Well, it depends on how the mules are feeling that day.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I have that same board and proc lying around in storage somewhere! +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Dad?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm in a quandary because I have no relations who are poor enough to take this off my hands. So I have to ask, what are you saving them for?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a lot of hardware in storage dating back to Commodore 64 and Amiga. Some hardware I just never got rid of.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Just one tip:

  • Be careful with the PSU
Rest is fine +1
  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It just needs to hold out for another week or so. Bought it at a brick & mortar back before I found this site - it's not even rated.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Yay for old hardware! The chipset has cooling fan, wow, that's serious.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

As a heart attack.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm sure the the old Athlon is holding that graphics card back.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I think they are both holding each other back, like a couple of slightly drunk older guys at a bar trying not to appear afraid to fight those college rugby players...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Gets a dual core AMD CPU. Has 2 monitors of 3840 x 2160

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Other way around, actually. Has dual core AMD CPU. Gets 2 4K monitors.

Strangely enough that old Sparkle 2GB card could support the dual 4K monitors, if only at 30 FPS.

The new PC, which I'm calling Trophy Wife, is having no problems supporting the dual monitors. I just have to install my third WD 3TB HDD (first 2 were RMA) before publishing the build.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Would that I had the room to do so. I'm going to try to give it to a buddy who will likely do just as you suggested.

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