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Re: The Retro PC Thread

by noiseredux Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:31 am

ExedExes wrote:That looks almost like my 6370z! I can't get get any pics of the back, but it looks like the '98 box I had.


is this what the back of your 6370z looks like?

http://www.tbfcomputing.com/ebaypicture ... 0_1859.jpg

That's very similar to the 8560c, though it doesn't have s-video.

Anyway, I'd be happy to work on this one if I could easily disassemble it. I need to replace the HDD and CD drive, but it's not very tinker-friendly.
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Re: The Retro PC Thread

by Ziggy587 Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:14 pm

If it's ATX, then why not just get a new case? Good cases don't have to be expensive.
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Re: The Retro PC Thread

by noiseredux Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:24 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:If it's ATX, then why not just get a new case? Good cases don't have to be expensive.


I'd need to figure out how to take it apart to get the mobo out... it's very crowded in there.
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Re: The Retro PC Thread

by fastbilly1 Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:53 pm

A dremel and a metal cutting blade will get it out...just saying.

I just got rid of all of my retro Windows PCs a couple weeks ago. Well retro meaning more than 12 years old, my old gaming pc was built to play HL2 so I guess thats technically a retro pc now. I still have my original Atom Netbook and Atom 330 tower for the random XP game that doesnt work in 7.
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Re: The Retro PC Thread

by Ziggy587 Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:52 pm

noiseredux wrote:
Ziggy587 wrote:If it's ATX, then why not just get a new case? Good cases don't have to be expensive.


I'd need to figure out how to take it apart to get the mobo out... it's very crowded in there.


Just keep removing screws until you empty the case? If you're gonna ditch the case for a new one, then you don't have to worry about remembering how to put it back together. I know some older cases can be a real pain in the ass with HDD cages and whatnot, but it shouldn't be too hard to get everything out.
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Re: The Retro PC Thread

by noiseredux Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:35 pm

too many projects, too little time!
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Re: The Retro PC Thread

by ExedExes Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:29 pm

noiseredux wrote:
ExedExes wrote:That looks almost like my 6370z! I can't get get any pics of the back, but it looks like the '98 box I had.


is this what the back of your 6370z looks like?

http://www.tbfcomputing.com/ebaypicture ... 0_1859.jpg

Very similar. The labels are the same and the ports were vertical, but mine had a few more, as well as the S-video.
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Re: The Retro PC Thread

by noiseredux Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:10 pm

well I hit up a thrift shop this morning and found a WORKING Windows 98 machine. It's a nice big case to work in, with a Pentium II, 64MB RAM. It's only got an 8GB HDD, but I can expand. It has a CDROM (which I'll probably replace with a spare DVD drive) and a 3.5" floppy drive. If I'm reading the dxdiag correctly, it also has a Rage II AGP GPU installed.
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Re: The Retro PC Thread

by Ziggy587 Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:38 pm

Awesome! That seems like a perfect Win98 machine.

What brand is it? Post pics!

I would probably keep the CD-ROM drive in there if it's still working, but that's just me.
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by samsonlonghair Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:53 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:Awesome! That seems like a perfect Win98 machine.

What brand is it? Post pics!

I would probably keep the CD-ROM drive in there if it's still working, but that's just me.

Remember back in the day you were a BOSS if you had a two or three optical drives hooked up at the same time. 8)

Nowadays I hardly ever use the single optical drive I have.
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