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Old 03-30-2020, 7:59pm   #21
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I loved the WW2 flight sims back in the '90s. Last year, a new old stock 386/VGA computer showed up for sale at $25.00. I thought...I will buy that and load up my old games to play again. I bought it and looked at some YT games that I loved back then. They looked so pathetic now I didn't even bother setting it up or loading the games. I don't know how many hours I wasted back then on them. Kind of like watching reruns of some of my old fav. TV shows. Can't stand 2 minutes of them now

I did love MOH series on my PS2.
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My 62 year old brother wanted me to build him a XP gaming rig that had games for single play only - i.e. no internet connection. So I had some spare motherboards laying around and other spare parts. I found a guy about 20 miles away selling new PC cases that were brand new but ~20 years old that he had kept in his garage. So I bought 2 new cased for only $20 a piece that also included a new power supply, then I actually built 2: one for myself and one for my brother. The hardware build was easy, but the software installation took a long time. I had to search and get some copies of older games off the net. Each build has XP Pro with 3 gig of ram installed. More than enough to play older games on XP.

These older games play great on somewhat modern hardware from 8-10 years ago. I stayed with regular spinners, one for the boot drive and one to house all the games. The boot drive is a Western Digital Raptor that is 75GB in size, perfect for a boot drive that runs at 10,000 rpm. I then used a 500GB 7200 rpm for the games. That build in the pic I kept for myself, and gave my brother the other build with regular 7200 rpm IDE hard drives.



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Xbox FTW. Oh and Switch rocks too.
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I found a guy about 20 miles away selling new PC cases that were brand new but ~20 years old that he had kept in his garage. So I bought 2 new cased for only $20 a piece that also included a new power supply, then I actually built 2: one for myself and one for my brother.
For $20 I wouldn't complain but that is the JC Whitney of computer cases.
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For $20 I wouldn't complain but that is the Eli Whitney of computer cases.
Yeah I know but I'm not knocking it for only $20, which includes a new power supply and the mobo fits with no issues. The front of that case does open:



Notice the colors don't match? Ha-ha...I really did not care since the 2 builds cost me less than $50.
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Call of Duty has a new battle royal game that I've watched streamers play and it's wild. But it's best played with two other players and you need to communicate/coordinate a lot to do well.
I have been playing this a ton lately and it's really good. It's cross platform so PC, Xbox and PS are all together.
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