The far more vintage of the set and by far the most heavily modified and definitely my favourite, is my Commodore PC10-III. It'd already been modified once in its life, with a 486 setup grafted in replacing the standard 8088.
The 486 however was missing far too many parts to tidy up and reuse - the CPU was long gone, the drive controller and graphics card had gone AWOL and the drives were all missing. However I did have another machine I was wanting to build, a new home theatre box. So the PC10's been undergoing some major surgery to make it capable of its new role in life.
Socket 3 gone, Socket A in. It was converted to mATX and fitted with an AthlonXP initially. It also received some other goodies including a water cooling setup...
However the performance from the Athlon setup was not good enough for the role it ended up acquiring...
So it received an Acer G31 board (which needed a couple of new caps first), a Pentium Dualcore 2GHz CPU, a GeForce 8600GT and a new Zalman waterblock. There's also a Hauppauge HVR4000 hybrid TV tuner too, so it'll replace my FreeView decoder. There's a few bits left to do, such as a new USB bracket to fill the hole where the standard AT keyboard connector went and finishing the respray on the chassis - sadly, the beige bodywork was very heavily damaged and although I would have liked to have kept it standard, as it's going in my home theatre cabinet it needed to match everything else. Looks spectacular next to the CDTV, I tell you what!
Just the local Commodore hobo and middle-aged PC hoarder.
eisa on Trademe. A lasting reminder of a Compaq fetish when I was younger.