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This Craptacular PC From the Nineties Can Game With the Best of Them

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chris-littlechild - February 26, 2016

I still remember my family's first home PC. It was a huge, gleaming white monstrosity that looked like the forbidden lovechild of a TV and a refrigerator. The brand? Siemens Nixdorf, long since defunct. The PC itself? Utterly and heartbreakingly shit in terms of specs, of course, but we didn't know any better back in the day.

Now fast forward a couple decades. PC gaming can be, as you probably know, an effing serious business. Some of these guys love calling themselves the ‘master race' because their systems are so technologically superior to consoles. These are the renegade, badass Gamers 2.0. They are better than you, they fear nothing and no-one, and they only call their mamas six times a day.

Back to the past again. Making dumbass pictures with clipart, playing Skifree and other half-assed games… these were my first experiences with these fancy new ‘computer' things. We've come a hell of a long way since then, but it's still nice to get a little nostalgia going occasionally. With that bad boy pictured above, for instance.

What you're ogling is the shell of a mid-nineties PC, emptied of the potato that powered the thing and stuffed with spangly new 2016 tech. It's a fully functioning gaming PC for today, Kotaku reports, forged by Gilmour509 from the case of an ancient desktop (an IBM Aptiva, if that still means anything to you) he rescued from a recycling center.

It looks pretty sweet to me. If this kind of thing is your bag, hit the links for the full story and a much closer look. 

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