Chasing for a steal

Did I say, that I have enough money to spend for my hobby now? Well, why not chasing for a steal anyway…
So at first, as per my own definition of retro, i need to make sure what i want and I’ve came up with the idea of getting a gaming rig from the era pre-multicores. My first choice would have been something like a Pentium 4 2,8 GHz but i remembered that i always preferred AMD before Intel, maybe because they were cheaper, less power hungry…i don’t even know why.
So, no Intel, but AMD instead and what should i go for? I was a big fan of the AMD performance rating of the Athlon XP models and i also had one of those. (A 2100+, way to slow for almost everything)
Normally i would have loved to go to a flea market anywhere around – or something like thrift shop but i had nothing like that available. Unfortunately we don’t even have something like thrift shops in Germany, as far as i know. Therefore, my choice was Ebay and I don’t know if it’s similar in other countries but in Germany you will get overwhelmed with ugly-looking, all the same IBM Thinkcenters, Dell Precisions and even more ugly Fujitsu PCs. But i was looking for something with a little more character and spirit… so i‘ve chosen this baby – and made a bargain for sure!

Retro PC

Okay, I admit, it‘s not the best looking but it‘s internal components are quite neat. AMD 3000+, 2GB Ram, DVD Burner and a 120GB HDD with Windows XP on it. I am really excited on how it looks like but something very important is missing… Where is the Graphics Card…?

Let‘s get the next steal than!

Kommentar verfassen

Trage deine Daten unten ein oder klicke ein Icon um dich einzuloggen:

Du kommentierst mit Deinem Abmelden /  Ändern )

Google Foto

Du kommentierst mit Deinem Google-Konto. Abmelden /  Ändern )


Du kommentierst mit Deinem Twitter-Konto. Abmelden /  Ändern )


Du kommentierst mit Deinem Facebook-Konto. Abmelden /  Ändern )

Verbinde mit %s