Building an ultimate retro PC circa 2005 you would think parts would be expensive. On the contrary I have been able to find some equipment for pretty cheap. Take this CPU block from Swiftech for instance, cost me about 15 bucks. Does it need a good lapping? Sure enough. Will I need to open it up and do some cleanup conditioning? For sure. Going down memory lane and building a PC with every part I would have gotten (if I could have afforded it) feels much like a car enthusiast does when they go to a junk yard and find a replacement transmission for a classic car. I wish more people were into archaic hardware, its cool stuff!! Maybe we can start a trend and do meetups or something. Coffee and Overclocks or some sort.
Just got this in, this will be a short post as I need more components to test functionality, but just check out the photos below. My retro build just may be ready to get built over the coming holiday.