Personal Battle Station

My current personal "battle station" (to quote the kids these days). Building gaming PCs back in the 90s really got me into computing, and lead me to working in IT. Building your own computer is the best way to learn.


^decorated with stickers from Portland area street artists^

I have been building my own PCs for 3+ decades now. Kids these days have no idea how easy they have it. :) The old k6 and 486 systems have me working on jumper settings. A selection of machines:

- Pentium II 400 MHZ, 32 MB of RAM, S3 Savage 4, Sound Blaster Live! This was then updated to a GeForce 2 MX and a PIII 450mhz.
- AMD K6-233, Diamond Monster 3d, some random S3 2d graphics card, sound blaster 16. up to 16 MB of ram.
- AMD 5x86 133 (their branded 486 DX4), 2x CD-Rom, Sound Blaster 16, 4-16 MB of ram.
- Various Athlon t-bird/Athlon xp systems.
- Too many systems for friends.
<-- the old college rig.