Building a new rona-box

Discussion in 'Tech Heads' started by Utumno, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    got mobo today, case as well but the side glass panel was shattered, newegg sent a replacement and gave me a free label immediately which is nice
     
  2. Red

    Red TZT Neckbeard

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    My man with the Rona box
     
  3. Red

    Red TZT Neckbeard

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  4. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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  5. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    Rona box insanity.

    Dude builds mainframe-style thing on an epyc proc.



    This is a horrible idea in terms of practicality but still impressive lol
     
  6. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    I finished my 1999 retro gaming shitbox (which is more like 2001 in terms of hardware since I put a P4 and GeForce2 in it).Using a 17" Gateway CRT and Gateway keyboard/mouse with it.

    My beloved Apple is unfortunately not an option for this, so I'm trying to decide between Windows 98SE or XP.

    98: kernel still built on top of DOS so it will run all DOS games without a hitch, more blue screens of death, can't run any emulated/live version of EQ
    XP: can run P99 Everquest + more games after 2002'ish

    Most of what I'd play is mid-90's stuff (i.e., all the Maxis and Bullfrog games, Hexen/Doom, the old Lucasarts adventure games, etc). The idea of playing EQ on an original setup appeals to me, but realistically I dunno if I will ever have time to play it again.
     
  7. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    the children will inherit the box
     
  8. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    I cannot imagine trying to install 98 or XP on a box that sounds so painful.

    I can see the appeal of a retro box though.
     
  9. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    the pain means ur having fun
     
  10. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    that a very windows-linux neckbeard perspective pal

    welcome 2 the dark side
     
  11. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    i mean yeah linux is cool and all but if u aren't using gentoo and compiling everything from source are u even computing?
     
  12. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    grabbed an i9 10900k, jeez people are trying to ebay this stuff for double the price

    decided to buy a switch while I finish the build
     
  13. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    i should have nabbed one just to hawk it for profit