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Very nice Pentium III computer built by yours truly (new old stock parts marked as NOS):

1. Intel 440BX2 Pentium III Slot 1 motherboard (NOS)
2. 384MB Memory (3x128MB ECC, NOS)
3. 80GB Hard Drive running Windows 98SE
4. 160GB drive (connected to a Promise 100 controller card, drive is NOS)
5. Promise ATA100 controller card
6. Hercules Fortissimo 7.1 Surround Sound card (NOS)
7. Nvidia Quadro2 Ultra 64MB AGP video card (same card basically is the Geforce2 Ultra, but with DVI and VGA...NOS)
8. Beige Mid Tower (NOS)
9. Pentium III 850MHz Slot 1 CPU wit NOS Startech heatsink/fan installed...new Artic Silver thermal paste
10. 3 1/2 floppy drive (NOS)
11. White DVD RW drive (NOS)
12. Beige CD ROM drive (NOS)
13. IEEE 1394 Firewire card
14. 500W Gamers 80+ Certified PSU (nice solid chrome CPU, brand escapes me...but it is no cheap PSU...it is also NOS)
15: Microsoft PS2 Beige Wheel Mouse (NOS)
16. Microsoft Beige Natural Keyboard
17. A bunch of extras included (cables, some other stuff, some surprises :) )


It's basically a super high end 1999 computer but the big difference is that most of this is NEW. It looks new, it works like new...and again most of it is new. This was a side project that kept me busy for a few months. To see if it were possible to built a machine with new vintage parts (to obtain them) in 2018 and it worked out really well. This computer is a beast.

But, it is also something I will not be able to store when I move, so it is now up for grabs. I am looking for $300 plus actual shipping $300 $265 SHIPPED andwhere in the lower 48 states for this one. If you were looking for a dream machine to play mid 90's to early-mid 2000's games, well, this is it.

 

 

***SOLD!!!***

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well there are more budget friendly options available on the forum at the moment, though I will admit this is "mostly" a dream machine (mine would and was a AMD not a P3 .....)

 

yes I just loosely used eightbit's sale thread to promote my own while also throwing in a bit of a ford vs chevy war, never said I was perfect :evil:

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I know you don't like slotkets. Why?

 

I got one for my Tualatin, and it has it's own separate power supply on it. Draws power from a powersupply connector. Partly out of necessity and partly out of a thought toward durability. Takes all the stress off the motherboard regulators and capacitors.

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I know you don't like slotkets. Why?

 

I got one for my Tualatin, and it has it's own separate power supply on it. Draws power from a powersupply connector. Partly out of necessity and partly out of a thought toward durability. Takes all the stress off the motherboard regulators and capacitors.

 

 

It's not that I don't think they are functional (they are very functional) and I used them religiously for new system builds when my store was in operation in the late 90's. It is just that I love the official slot 1 CPU's. They just look cool...Intel and all ;) I don't know...I just liked them better because they are made for slot 1. Well...slotket is too but it just feels like an adapter made for people who didn't have the "new" socket 370 boards.

 

Anyway, maybe not a valid argument, but true slot 1 CPU's in slot 1 motherboards are my preference ;)

 

All that said, pictures attached. The PSU has more than too many extra connections, but I received it new and it had the juice I wanted for this build and the connections I wanted as well.

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Ohh, and to touch on the shipping. I know people freak out about what it will cost shipping heavy items such as this...and rightfully so. I use UPS and the weight is not the problem. It is really the size of the box. I recently sent an extra large home Depot box with only 10lbs of items in it (cd wall holders) to CA from where I am in NJ and ground was $60.

 

That said, I always work with people regarding the shipping. If you are on the East coast I will include the shipping with the $300 cost. If you are elsewhere and want this I will help out with the shipping. And remember there are some extras included that I did not mention in the listing :)

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I wonder if GoG executables would run and install on it...

I -think- so, but I can't remember if I actually tried it or not...I usually just install them on a different computer and then transfer the extracted files over, or burn the ISO to a disc if need be.

 

Actually, I just checked Virtual PC real quick, and most of the installers would not run in Win98. Oddly enough, the Torchlight installer loaded up fine for a little while.

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XP should support all this hardware because it is 440BX and P3. And XP can be run offlline 100%.

I actually didn't check whether or not he said there was an OS on it already, I just assumed one would want to run games from that era on an OS from that era.

 

Of course, GoG installers would run fine in XP.

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Ok, so I have been receiving PM's regarding this computer and the worry of shipping costs. So, I have decided to sell it for $300 SHIPPED. This will ship anywhere in the lower 48 states for $300 flat out. Even if that means it costs me over $100 to ship it (which is quite possible depending on how far you are).

 

And remember, the package comes with more than I listed...surprises are my M.O. :)

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I know what its like, trust me on that one :)

 

I would also trade or chop down the cost for some things I am looking out for:

 

NES Classic (complete with packaging)

Any physical Switch games I do not have (you would have to send me a list of what you do have)

Wii classic controllers

Wii U physical games for my kid

 

 

Or, if you think the price is still too high, shoot me an offer. I am already losing on it and am not prepared to lose *too much* more, but I can try to work with you and if you are more local give a better deal. I shipped a package three times the weight of this today to PA (I am in NJ) and the package was $31 to ship. That is not bad.

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