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Cards aren't my only hobby
01-10-2020, 04:48 PM
Post: #1
Cards aren't my only hobby
Recently I finished building a new computer to replace my last build that's getting on in age. I always try to do something different with my builds, something I haven't tried before that can be challenging. My last PC was an exercise in building the quietest PC possible while still able to game (successful).

This time, I'm turning back the clock. The year? 1999. People were looking forward to the new millennium but fearful of the Y2K bug. Doomsday preppers were prepping for the end of the world based on a quirk of the Gregorian calendar. Topps released their greatest football card set (Finest) of all-time. Prince was partying like it was 1999. And this beige beauty was released in stores:

You are looking at one of the.... finest... offerings by Compaq. The Compaq Presario 5714 with a glorious Intel Celeron chugging at 450 MHz, 64 MB SDRAM, 10 GB HDD, and integrated graphics all powering Windows 98.

But by the end, I turned it into a computational powerhouse capable of crushing all the numbers. My goal for this machine is to take an old case and fill it with modern hardware running Windows 10.

Check out the build here and thanks for indulging my non-Football card posting Smile.

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01-10-2020, 05:15 PM
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RE: Cards aren't my only hobby
Very cool. I miss Compaq games, 5 1/4 floppy disks, and the ability to clean up the hard drive without extra software or downloads!
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01-11-2020, 06:50 PM
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RE: Cards aren't my only hobby

Packers:Rodgers/ Nelson combo cards
Prizm Patented Penmanship autos 2016 (8/40)
Burfict Plates and rainbows
John Kuhn
Nick Collins
A. Rodgers Chrome blue 2006
A. Rodgers Playoff 2016 parallels
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