Guru3D Rig of the Month - May 2021

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Meet a familiar face here at Guru3D, Bozo is back with another build. This time he took some older components and decided to make a retro build, themed towards Chernobyl and called Chernobuild ... you...

    Guru3D Rig of the Month - May 2021
     
  2. vestibule

    vestibule Master Guru

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    He, he. What a nice beat up looking reto machine and a good fun exercise in winning a prize from the Guru3D.
    There is a lesson in there. Im off down to the tip to rescue a W95 machine. I have some paint in the garage. ;)
     
  3. brogadget

    brogadget Active Member

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    I love the Cherno- "DUST" - cloud in/on the case
     
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  4. Mpampis

    Mpampis Member Guru

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    This is excellent
     
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  5. AlmondMan

    AlmondMan Master Guru

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    Great looking build. Cool to see some retro love :)

    Lost opportunity to run 3dmark01 and post those scores though :p
     
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  6. D1stRU3T0R

    D1stRU3T0R Master Guru

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    I really like and appreciate retro builds, but this one, IN MY OPINION, is really one of the worst ever made (it looks REALLY great, but the "heart" of it is really terrible).
    Socket A had really bad support, but at least he could have went with Barton (Athlon) 3000+, offering slighly better performance. Windows 2000? Why not XP, since it was widely more accepted and supported.
    Using FX 5300 for GPU, one of the most failure GPU-s is just a big no-no, he could have find the ATI RADEON 9800 XT with the same price.

    The problem is not that this PC is old (i gave my friend an Athlon X2 6000+ with HD6670, he uses it as main PC, playing BF3 now at 24+ FPS at "ultra"), but that the components are nowhere near honorable or usable. It's like buying in 2040 a Ryzen 1500 with a GT 1030 on Windows 8 for retro build... what's the point of it, when neither of them had been honorable/used/praised/gamechanger. Availability? Hell nah.

    just my 2 cents
     
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  7. Božo Kaurić

    Božo Kaurić Member

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    I made it as my Windows 2000 machine, since I already have a dedicate Windows 98 machine and Windows XP machine.

    Barton 2500 and FX5600 are a perfect combo for what it will be used for (and I also dislike ATI from that period - even tho, performance wise, it was way ahead of nVidia at that time). As for Socket A support, back in the day I was only runnin Socket A machines and never had any issues with them... they were much better alternative then P4.

    This was not made for some uber performance, it was made to be period correct (2003) and to satisfy my needs for a Windows 2000 build.
     
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    Airbud Master Guru

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    Love it!
     
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  9. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    Worst retro build because Božo used 2500+, when "he could have went with Barton (Athlon) 3000+, offering slighly better performance"

    One of the craziest posts I have ever read :D
     
  10. Surfy

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    Bruh, it was a build for fun. I think you need to visit the proctologist because your sphincter is wayyyyyyyyyyyy too tight. I mean I'm pretty sure if I put some coal up there, a diamond would come out....
     
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  11. D1stRU3T0R

    D1stRU3T0R Master Guru

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    I knew that some people couldn't take it, but at least respect for the OP guy to explain his decisions.
     
  12. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    yeah but YOU still haven't explained why using 300MHz slower CPU makes this "one of the worst ever made"
    or Win2000/XP 5600/9800 for that matter

    You made an elephant out of completely arbitrary personal preferences

    PS
    2000 is way cooler than XP which looks like children's OS.
     
  13. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    @D1stRU3T0R
    It's a form over function build... If he really cared about the best possible performance, he could just use an emulator. Building a retro PC these days is typically just for fun, because there's otherwise no practical reason for it other than to use some niche piece of hardware that you may have a dependency on.


    Anyway, I'm glad to see this win. It's a very refreshing RotM.
     
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  14. AlmondMan

    AlmondMan Master Guru

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    Windows 2000 was way better than XP for quite a long time and supported equally. I didn't switch from 2k till XP SP3 was released because XP was so bug ridden and performance hungry comparatively.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    cool
     
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  16. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    @Božo Kaurić Nice one neigbour! As @schmidtbag already said this one is refreshing RotM

    Still have exactly the same one PC case, DTK made it backthen in mid 90s iirc, quallity made case for sure. Remember like it was yesterday somewhere in late 1998 when I've bought that case together with Celeron 300A (Slot 1), Chaintech 6BTM motherboard... Case alone costed me 110DEM (funny how still remember those prices) but can't remember if that price was with or without PSU. Guess all inside that case still should work, Celeron 300A OCed to 450MHz, Quantum 40GB HDD... PC is retired years ago, not sure about the state of motherboard capacitors after all these years, probably they need replacement so not gonna bother to fire up that PC :)

    Also my DTK case doesn't have a wheels, guess you've added wheels on your case later.

    Quick jump to take a pic in the basement where I keep my HW collection, here it is:
     

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  17. demented brave

    demented brave Master Guru

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    Yes! the barton 2500, one of my first forays into overclocking. If I remember correctly it was a great bang for the buck cpu that overclocked nicely. Cool build, how many roentgens you reading off that thing?
     
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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    I just love this machine.
    Well done.
     
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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    -The only REAL update would have been Athlon 3200 barton 1st gen, bigger cache, faster link frequency (400 instead of 333), wider OC range... so the one he chosen is ok as it should be as fast as the 3000+ once OC (it's for that nearly no one have bough the 3000+)
    -FX 5300 were standard in these days and i can't see a game that don't work with it... ATI or NVidia a question of choise and also high end were really getting hot and so don't last in time.
    -Just for fun, because our PC:
    -just can't run 16 bits code
    -need "remastered" version to have old stuff running fine on them
    -cost too much for what we get
    I know, there is linux, there is dosbox... but it's like car, you can drive a neo-retro car, but driving a real retro car is a way better experience.
     
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  20. alanm

    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Awesome rig!

    12. Your 3DMark scores

    3D What?

    13. Do you have any future updates planned?

    This one is done.

    :D
     

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