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Reply 15920 of 53652, by kva

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Buying this stuff was a long and complicated story. Sadly expensive too, but what can you do? 😉

The rest of the pack is Tyan S1668D (have two now 😎 ), 256MB RAM, Diamond Viper V550 and some LAN and Sound Cards (not important). With shipping and taxes in Poland - almost 450$. But I was dreaming about this CPUs since I was teenager so the dream has come true

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Reply 15921 of 53652, by Munx

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NOS Diamond Stealth III S540 PCI (aka S3 Savage4)

Will come in handy for an upcoming build of mine

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Reply 15922 of 53652, by Darkman

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Got myself some Cambridge Soundworks FPS1000 speakers.

quite surprised how good these speakers are given they are from around 1998-9 , they sound better than the Edifiers I use on my modern machine.

Then again given alot of even mid-range products nowadays basically try to appeal to the lowest common denominator (iphone music) , maybe I shouldnt be so surprised.

Reply 15923 of 53652, by Batyra

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Darkman wrote:

Got myself some Cambridge Soundworks FPS1000 speakers.

quite surprised how good these speakers are given they are from around 1998-9 , they sound better than the Edifiers I use on my modern machine.

Then again given alot of even mid-range products nowadays basically try to appeal to the lowest common denominator (iphone music) , maybe I shouldnt be so surprised.

True... they're sound quite impressive for its age... and after deyellowing they look nice!
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Reply 15924 of 53652, by clueless1

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I've got the black Cambridge Soundworks FPS2000 Digital speakers. Not using them, though, as they require a SBLive with digital DIN which kind of limits their usefulness to Win98, plus it's hard to set up rear surround speakers. I don't have stands, and I don't typically have a wall right behind my desk. 😒 They sit in a box now waiting for someone to give them some love.

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Reply 15925 of 53652, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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clueless1 wrote:

I've got the black Cambridge Soundworks FPS2000 Digital speakers. Not using them, though, as they require a SBLive with digital DIN which kind of limits their usefulness to Win98, plus it's hard to set up rear surround speakers. I don't have stands, and I don't typically have a wall right behind my desk. 😒 They sit in a box now waiting for someone to give them some love.

Interesting speakers. So they don't support normal audio cables? Sounds like Bang & Olufsen to me.

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Reply 15926 of 53652, by Skyscraper

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I got some packages today!

It's winter in Sweden with very low humidity. You get ESD shocks even from just looking at bubble wrap!

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I can only attach 4 pictures in a single post, otherwise you would have had nightmares involving bubble wrap for the next year or so as this is only the tip if the iceberg.

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Reply 15927 of 53652, by luckybob

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Shameless plug I know, but I made a video detailing all the swag I got last weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19TevoTYrkE

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Reply 15929 of 53652, by Artex

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No I have a true Elite 😀

Nice! Was wondering if someone had a SoundScape II and would buy that DSP board on eBay.

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Reply 15930 of 53652, by tikoellner

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I just hope that a different patch set in Soundscape II was just a rumor and it will work seamlessly with this daughrerboard. The funny thing is that I paid 10x more for the db board than the card itself 😀

Reply 15931 of 53652, by Artex

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I just hope that a different patch set in Soundscape II was just a rumor and it will work seamlessly with this daughrerboard. The funny thing is that I paid 10x more for the db board than the card itself 😀

Was it this one? http://www.ebay.de/itm/282309539445

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Reply 15933 of 53652, by Artex

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tikoellner wrote:

Yes, this one. It was described as a part of s2000. I made to cut 50eur from the initial offer. Still wasn't cheap I guess.

Not bad! I don't know if the SoundScape II was just an Elite without the daughterboard. I have an Elite - I'd have to look at the ICs on there to compare to your card. I should have some detailed pix if you look at my collection using the link in my signature.

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Reply 15934 of 53652, by tikoellner

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So far I know that there is one difference in IC description - in case of Elite OTTO chip is described as OTTOR2C whereas in Soundscape II (my case) - It's OTTOR2. Don't know the implications of this difference though.

Reply 15935 of 53652, by Private_Ops

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NOS Diamond Stealth III S540 PCI (aka S3 Savage4)

Will come in handy for an upcoming build of mine

Build log of some sort please. I've always found those savage cards interesting.

Reply 15936 of 53652, by Beegle

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Got this lot from local auction (on kijiji) today, paid 140$ for the whole :

- USB Microsoft Keyboard with fingerprint scanner
- USB Microsoft Wireless mouse
- USB external hard drive enclosure, includes 250gb drive.
- USB external cd-rom enclosure, includes dvd-rom drive
- 20 zip100 disks, most new in box
- a box full of SCSI, USB, Parallel, Serial, power, midi cables
- a box full of parallel/scsi/serial cables in parts to "make my own"
- PCMCIA network adapter
- 5.25" to 3.5" drive bay adapters
- around 15x 5.25" drive bay covers
- 2x Office XP Pro
- 2x Windows XP Home
- 2x Microsoft Plus XP
- Various drivers, documentaion, warranty info, etc.
- PS2 keyboard
- 50x 1.44mb floppies
- SCSI Jaz drive with cables, drivers, documentation
- around 20 Jaz disks
- SCSI Zip drive with cables, documentation
- around 30 Zip disks, most are new
- 3.5" IDE hard drive enclosure to USB
- CD-ROM drive
- network switch
- network router with parallel printer port
- network router with 8 ports plus wireless
- 500gb SATA hard drive from WD
- 80gb IDE drive from Maxtor
- 25 more 1.44 floppies
- Corel Wordperfect mouse pad
- 19" HP monitor in perfect shape
- ATX Computer tower with all the internals plus SCSI card and floppy drive.
- Altec Lansing speaker set, like new
- Floppy disk storage tray x4
- Gravis controller

I will not keep everything. Some stuff I will give away, some other I will sell online.
The monitor will serve for my main PC, the hard disks will certainly get used, and the Jaz/Zip drives I can't wait to test if they still work.

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Reply 15938 of 53652, by Munx

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Private_Ops wrote:
Munx wrote:
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NOS Diamond Stealth III S540 PCI (aka S3 Savage4)

Will come in handy for an upcoming build of mine

Build log of some sort please. I've always found those savage cards interesting.

I'm looking for a specific case to house the system. Once I have it, it's going straight to the "system specs" subforum 😀

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The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 15939 of 53652, by appiah4

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Collecting parts for my Pentium 166 MMX build:

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PCChips A101 v1.4 430VX Mainboard, P166MMX installed

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4x8MB EDO RAM

Paid $20 for the lot, inc. shipping. Hope I didn't get ripped off 😁

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