My Computer Hardware

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"Complete" Computers: retro or modern, I don't actually play a lot of games.
This is a list of ALL of my computers. Yep, all 20 of them. I have too many computers.

This list is just a basic description and specs for all of my computers. Some of the more interesting ones have pages with more about them as well.

Updated Dec 5 2021
- hardware list update


My Main Setups

My Main PC
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4790k @ 4.00GHz
- Mobo: MSI Z97 PC MATE LGA1150
- RAM: Corsair 16GB (4x4) DDR3-12800 1333MHz
- HDD: 500GB M.2 NVME SSD (M.2 over PCIe) w/ Windows 10, 2TB Western Digital Gold (file storage)
- Media: LG SATA DVD-RW, TssTcorp SATA DVD-ROM, Samsung 3.5 Floppy Drive, SanDisk USB Multi Memory Card Reader
- Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX970 4GB
- PSU: Corsair CX600M 600W 80 Bronze Modular PSU

New Main PC that I built mostly out of cheap, second hand parts. I'm not to crazy about having all the computing power in the world, I just needed something cheap and quick to get by on, and this thing works just fine. Yes, I can feel you pissing through your screen right now, but it works just fine. I don't need an AMD Ryzen and RTX3080ti. And I like Inte-... whoops, better keep quiet.

My Alternate PC (Acer Aspire Z3-705)
- It's the most embarassing thing ever.
- CPU: Intel Core i3 (5005U) @2.00 GHz
- RAM: 8GB DDR3
- HDD: 1TB
- Media: DVD-RW, 3.5 Floppy [USB], Multi Memory Card Reader [USB]
- Video: Intel HD Graphics 5500 Integrated

Also known as my old main computer, I originally got this to replace the E520 back when I was too scared to open and upgrade my own computer, cause for years grown ups were telling me that I'd break my computer if I tried to work on it. I suppose that it works OK as an internet browsing and basic work machine but not much else, but I really pushed it to its limits in the time that I used it with video editing, video games, beamng drive, minecraft, blender, robloxstudio, video rendering and all sorts of intensive tasks. But I didn't complain, I wasn't weak or spoiled like you guys are, I PLAYED those games at 10fps damngit!

The Dell Dimension E520 (my secondary PC)
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad [Q6700] @2.66 GHz
- Mobo: Dell 0WG864 Socket 775
- RAM: SK-Hynix 8GB DDR2-6400 800MHz
- HDD: ADATA 256GB SSD SATA (Windows 7 Ultimate), Kingston 256GB SSD SATA (Lubuntu w/ XFCE), Seagate Pipeline 1TB (File storage)
- Media: DVD-ROM, DVD-RW, 3.5 Floppy, Multi Memory Card Reader
- Video: Nvidia [EVGA] GeForce GT740 2GB SC PCIe
- PSU: Corsair CX450M 80 Bronze Modular PSU
- WiFi: ASUS PCE-N15 FAST WiFi PCIe

My Mid-2010 MacBook Pro (my laptop)
- Model: 15in Mid-2010 MacBook Pro 6,2
- CPU: Intel Core i5 @2.53GHz
- RAM: aTECH 8GB DDR3-8500
- HDD: Kingston 256GB SSD SATA (MacOS 10.13 High Sierra)
- Media: DVD-RW
- Video: Nvidia GeForce GT330M (non-functional)

These 2010 MacBooks are actually very usable machines today. With an SSD and 8GB of RAM, you can really get them going again. I actually use this laptop every day, and it's awesome. This Model Cost $1800 when it was new, and boy does it hold up today.

The Surrogate Machine (for testing stuff and running software, aka the VidCap PC)
- CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9650
- Mobo: ASUS P5KPL-AM SE Socket 775
- RAM: Corsair 4GB (2x2) DDR2-6400 800MHz
- HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda HDD (Boot + Storage)
- Media: LG IDE DVD-RW
- Video: Nvidia GeForce GT430
- WiFi: Linksys WMP54G



- Other Main Computers

The Dextop PC (Just for any random PC stuff)
- CPU: Core 2 Duo E4500
- Mobo: Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2PT Socket 775
- RAM: Kingston 4GB (2x2) DDR3-10600 1333MHz
- HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda HDD (Boot + Storage)
- Media: LG IDE DVD-ROM
- Video: Nvidia GeForce GT430
- WiFi: Linksys WMP54G

The Minecraft Machine IIx (my DOS machine)
- CPU: Intel Pentium I MMX @ 166MHz
- Mobo: Shuttle HOT-565 Socket 7
- RAM: 64MB SIMM
- HDD: 4.3GB Seagate IDE HDD [MS-DOS 6.22], 6.4GB Quantum Fireball IDE [Win98] 8.9GB Quantum Bigfoot TS IDE HDD [Win2000]
- Media: HP cd-writer 9100 CD-RW, Epson 5.25 1.2MB Floppy, Tandberg Data SCSI QIC Tape Drive, Mitsumi 3.5 1.44MB Floppy
- Video: ATI Mach64 GT PCI
- Sound: Creative SB AWE64 CT4380 ISA
- Network: D-Link DFE-530TX PCI
- Control: Adaptec AHA-2930 SCSI Controller PCI

The Windows XP Machine
- CPU: Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.8
- Mobo: ASUS P4R800-VM
- RAM: 2GB DDR
- HDD: 30GB WD Caviar IDE (WinXP)
- Media: TSSTcorp DVD-ROM IDE, Mitsumi 3.5 Floppy
- Video: WinFast A340 [GeForce FX5200] AGP 8x
- PSU: InWin PowerMan IW-P240L1-0 240W SFX PSU
- Sound: Creative SB Live! CT4830 PCI

The Windows 98 Machine
- CPU: AMD Athlon @ 1050MHz
- Mobo: ASUS A7V133 Socket A
- RAM: 384MB SIMM
- HDD: 40GB Seagate IDE (Win98)
- Media: LG DVD-RW, Cold swap IDE HDD bay, 3.5 Floppy
- Video: Nvidia GeForce 2 MX440 AGP
- Sound: Creative SB Live! SB0100 PCI
- Network: Netgear FA310TX PCI

My ASI 486
- CPU: AMD Am486 DX4-100
- Mobo: Arvida Technology S802G v2.0 Socket 3
- RAM: 16MB SIMM
- HDD: 428MB Seagate HDD w/ Win95
- Media: Matsushita 8x CD-ROM, Samsung 5.25 1.2MB Floppy, Teac 3.5 1.44MB floppy
- Video: Cirrus Logic CL-GD5426 VLB
- Sound: Aztech Sound Galaxy Nova 16 Extra ISA
- Network: Intel EtherExpress 8/16 ISA
- Control: Winbond UN1082 Multi I/O VLB

The Windows 95 Machine
- Model: Packard Bell Legend 2440
- CPU: Intel Pentium I @ 75MHz
- Mobo: Packard Bell PB600 Socket5
- RAM: 32MB SIMM
- HDD: 1.6GB Seagate HDD (partitioned 1GB, 500MB)
- Media: Sony CD-ROM
- Video: Cirrus Logic CL-GD5440
- Sound: Packard Bell I38-MMSN831 ISA (Aztech Sound Galaxy PRO 16 II)
- Network: D-Link DE220PCT ISA



- My Other Systems

Packard Bell Multimedia F170
- CPU: Intel Pentium 166
- Mobo: unknown
- RAM: 16MB SIMM
- HDD: 2GB Seagate HDD (Win95)
- Media: 8x CD-ROM, 3.5 Floppy
- Video: Cirrus Logic
- Sound: Packard Bell SoundModem

The WinTower 486
- Model: Leading Edge WinTower 486
- CPU: Intel 486 DX2 @ 50MHz
- Mobo: Daewoo Leading Edge Board?
- RAM: 16MB SIMM
- HDD: 270MB Quantum ProDrive HDD
- Media: Creative 4x CD-ROM, 3.5 Floppy
- Video: Daewoo CPA-209 VLB
- Sound: Creative SB16 CT2770 ISA
- Control: Proprietary Multi I/O Card, Creative CD-ROM Controller

Slow Poke (my oldest computer)
- CPU: Intel 486 DX @ 33MHz
- Mobo: Elite Group UC4913 Socket 3
- RAM: 8MB SIMM
- HDD: 170MB Conner HDD
- Media: 5.25 360k Floppy, 3.5 1.44mb Floppy
- Video: Cirrus Logic CL-GD5420 ISA VGA

Toshiba Satellite A100 laptop (the old freetop)
- Similar specs to the new freetop, but this laptop had a lot of problems...

Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop (the current freetop)
- The Freetop: My project for a usable $0 laptop computer
- The PC: A Dell Inspiron 6400 from my friend's grandma
- CPU: Core 2 Duo T2400
- RAM: 4GB DDR2 from my bin of memory
- HDD: 100GB from a smashed laptop I found on the side of the road
- OS: Lubuntu
- Price: $0

Lenovo G575 laptop (my old old main PC)
- Specs: I don't remember
- HDD: 500GB Windows 7. I still have the drive, and booted it on the e520 with Acronis Universal Restore

Dell Latitude C600 laptop (my first old computer)
- My first retro computer. I bought it on craigslist for $40 in 2014.
- CPU: Pentium III @ 750MHz
- RAM: 384MB (odd amount that I pulled out of the Armada M700
- HDD: 8GB with Windows 98

Compaq Armada M700
- I found this in a very disassembled state in a pile of computer stuff.
- I don't have a power adapter to test it, but most of the vital components are still there.

Compaq Presario 1610
- I found this at a thrift store for $10.
- I don't have a power adapter to test it, but it seems like a very nice retro Win95 laptop.



My Past Systems

Dell Dimension 3000 w/ dual IDE sleds (the old ide imaging machine)
- CPU: Intel Pentium 4 @ I forget
- RAM: 1GB DDR
- HDD: 30GB WD w/ Windows XP home
- Media: none
- PSU: Whatever spare was in the closet when I needed to use it

The old IDE imaging machine. I used this to connect IDE drives to image them over the network.
I also used it was the Windows XP machine, until I built a new, much better one. (the new one even has an AGP slot!)

Celeron Custom Build (trashpicked celeron with bad caps mobo)
- CPU: Intel Celeron @ 1GHz
- RAM: 256MB DIMM
- HDD: 80GB WD w/ Windows XP Home
- Media: LG DVD-ROM, Samsung 1.44MB floppy
- PSU: Sunny Tech 200W ATX
- Other: SMC Ethernet Card PCI

Trashpicked custom celeron machine that I found. Mobo was toast. All the caps were exploded, and that board was not worth repairing at all. It was a Scoket 370 ASUS board, similar to the one in the old Win98 machine (ASUS TUSI-M). Just another 370 with a Celeron and no AGP slot. Parted out the system. Got rid of the mobo and case. The case was alright. Kinda wish I'd kept it. Oh well.

Dell Dimension 3100 (trashpicked dell to part out)
- Trashpicked Dell Machine. Thing was rusted and covered in grass and water and stuff.
- CPU: Pentium 4... not sure what type
- RAM: 1GB DDR2
- HDD: 80GB Seagate SATA w/ Windows XP Home
- PSU: non-functional Dell original
- Other: ASUS PCI WiFi Card

This thing was not worth my time. Not even sure why I brought it home, let alone even touched it.
It actually uses the same case as my Dell Dimension E520, but in black.
I kept the front panel, so if I swap it with my E520, I could get a cool 2 tone look or something.