Halfway Point to a New PC

A little while ago I purchased a new Corsair case, see it here, undecided and short on cash at the time for other parts. Received in the mail today were several items bringing me closer to having this PC complete. I ended up taking the AMD route this time, which I haven’t done since the AMD Athlon days in the early 2000s.

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Microsoft Configuration Specialist 2.1

configspec-1These days you may have used a program named Speccy for checking the configuration of your computer. In the early 1990s, one could possibly run Microsoft Diagnostics (the MSD command) included with MS-DOS and checked configuration files for the same purpose.

A much lesser known utility known as Microsoft Configuration Specialist was available via online distribution.

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eBay Purchase #11 – Matrox Mystique 220 PCI Video Card

MatroxMystique220-1eBay Purchase Price: $275.50 AUD

Country of Origin: Australia

Condition: Excellent

Purchased from the same seller as the Creative SBS10 speakers, this was a highly contested item at auction. The desirability of the card was based on a combination of factors, though was a rather uncommon example of finding one with retail box and all. Here I’ve installed the card in one of my 486 PCs.

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