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My Kind of Retro Rig (2004)

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Now its not the oldest thing in the world, but it was made in 2004, so it's old enough.


This is the computer I play older games on. It's a Dell Percision 650. It has 2 F24/29 CPUs at 2.4 GHz. Now I say both F27 and F29 because the F29 CPU's are in it right now, but they only run at 2.4 GHz, which is what F27 CPU's run at, they should run at 2.8 GHz. They're single core hyper threaded CPUs. It currently has a Quatro FX 1000 GPU and 3 GB's of DDR1 memory. I also have 2 GB's of EEC memory. It has 3x 36 GB 10k rpm drives in it and gigabit Ethernet so I can store larger games on a NAS without issue.. I have 2 OS drives I swap out. One runs windows XP, the other runs windows 98. It's kind of baller for it's time. I'm also going to order a 6800 ultra some time, probably one from a G5 Mac.






A short video of me playing HL2 on the thing:



This is also my introduction of sorts. I make source maps!

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That is a very nice system for its age... Definitely get that 6800 for gaming, you don't need double floating point calculation accuracy and ecc memory for gaming.

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