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Reply 22820 of 45406, by W Gruffydd

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I'm still trying to find a Canopus Spectra 2500 for a Witchdoctor setup, but I recently acquired these:

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My list of wanted hardware

Reply 22821 of 45406, by spiroyster

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Nice, is that a green-eyed Microsoft mouse I spy on its back?

I don't know what the hell it is! It has a short cable and an 8-pin connector (3-3-2). No markings on it anywhere. 😕

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3-3-2 and a short cable hints to a Sun mouse. Let me know if you don't need it. 😉

Yes thats not the pinout of a sun mouse... also sun mice need 3 buttons. Are you looking for one? 😉

Reply 22822 of 45406, by OldCat

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oeuvre wrote:
Logitech MouseMan Plus PS/2 mouse […]
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Logitech MouseMan Plus PS/2 mouse

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Has rubberized sides and a thumb button.

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I used to have one! Loved it to death, so sad I got rid of it when the era of optic mice came.

There also was a blue model with force feedback, that was crazy.

Reply 22823 of 45406, by dionb

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Still blows my mind that they not only used mobile Rage chips on an AGP card, but that they actually advertised them as such with the Mobility name left intact.

Not as crazy as it sounds. If you don't care about power consumption and thermal budgets, you want the biggest, hottest desktop/workstation part. But if you're looking for maximum performance within a given power/thermal budget, mobile parts frequently are the best option. That applies to CPUs too - look how Intel gave up on the power-hungry Netburst series and replaced them with the Core2Duo, essentially a beefed-up Pentium M, so a laptop part. These days this whole balancing act has been internalized into CPU/GPU cores, with things like Intel's Speedstep and TurboBoost, dynamically clocking cores up and down to either minimize power consumption or to maximize performance on a single (set of) core(s) but clocking the others back to stay within the total thermal budget. Even now, this is mumbo-jumbo to your average user, but it's all about getting maximum performance while not sacrificing stability.

The problem is marketing: people think they understand big numbers, but they don't get thermal budgets. So people trying to sell efficiency as opposed to raw speed tend to fail. At the same time as this Rage Mobility card was being sold, Transmeta was attempting to get the message of efficiency across while selling their Crusoe/Efficeon CPUs. It was a good message, one that Intel has now completely embraced - but back in the early 00's, no one was listening and Transmeta was a commercial failure.

The combination of Crusoe and Rage Mobility is an obvious one. So obvious in fact that the Crusoe board I have has a Rage Mobility chip on it 😉

Reply 22824 of 45406, by TheAbandonwareGuy

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Bought a DB15 to VGA adapter with DIP switches so I can use the Macintosh Performa 6300CD.
I also bought a tripod for my Note 4 so I can start making much better quality YT videos. I want to get 1000 subs by 2020. Should be pretty easy at a rate of 2 videos per week.

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Reply 22825 of 45406, by oeuvre

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Logitech MouseMan Plus PS/2 mouse […]
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Logitech MouseMan Plus PS/2 mouse

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Has rubberized sides and a thumb button.

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I used to have one! Loved it to death, so sad I got rid of it when the era of optic mice came.

There also was a blue model with force feedback, that was crazy.

you should snag one

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Reply 22826 of 45406, by Batyra

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Just received TB Fiji... great it has a wavetable connector so I'll put it to my multi-soundcard build together with some daughterboard.

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Reply 22827 of 45406, by amadeus777999

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That Logitech mouse looks fantastic - Quake approved.

Snagged a few things yesterday...
-Matrox Mystique 2MB
-2 x Sun Blade 2500s
-1 x SyncMaster 957p

.... Skeletor is ferociously pleased with the picture quality and so am I. Best picture thus far - even better than the huge Sun/Sony ones I have.

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Reply 22828 of 45406, by OldCat

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oeuvre wrote:
OldCat wrote:
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Logitech MouseMan Plus PS/2 mouse
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I used to have one! Loved it to death, so sad I got rid of it when the era of optic mice came.
There also was a blue model with force feedback, that was crazy.

you should snag one

I'd love to, but it's very hard to find. 😢 And when it pops up, it's prohibitively expensive (seen regular MouseMan Plus for more than a hundred dollars!).

Reply 22829 of 45406, by creepingnet

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Well, looks like the gods of Vintage Computing were smiling down on Seattle when RE-PC moved their Tukwila store - went in there, looks like they started catering to us VOGONS types, 🤣. They had no less than FOUR Bins of 80386-PII hardware - my JAW hit the floor! The prices are not bad too...

Bought this PC Chips M919 (complete with fake Cache 🤣) - my first of these dreaded monstrosities - It's being slowly tweaked, EEPROM Burned, and fixed up into a decent backup for my 486's FIC 486-PVT board. Tried it out with the DX2-66 last night, seems whoever last tried to update the BIOS failed the flash - as the PC Analyser codes are F0 FF - meaning that it's looking for AMIBIOS.BIN on track 0 - so before too long I shalt fix it up with the latest Flash BIOS and test it out.

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And grabbed a PC Chips M571 Socket 7 board, to replace the cantankerous Intel Desktop Board in the Gateway with - as the Gateway just was never stable due to the wonky PnP on that board (would make a great DOS system though - but Windows 95 any IDE operations involving the CD-ROM or heavy hared disk use would trigger a hard reboot). So I put this monster in there, and it's a MUCH better board being Super Socket 7 rather than Socket 5 and having the update PnP management, actually better than I remember SS7 being when I used it as my primary system in the early-mid 2000's. Running it with the Pentium 100 - no more graphics LAG! Sorry but I'm not very keen on running a Pentium class system with a ISA 1MB SVGA card.

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Also nabbed up a cool little serial trackpad, I did not take a picture of it yet, but maybe I'll add it later. Works pretty good - a good interposter till we fully move as I plan to be using my 486 more and more. I'm getting kind of tired of doing everything the modern way and have been on a rampage of clearing out a lot of my old accounts and old stuff on the internet.

Oh, and I almost forgot, while there I found my first AT 386 Motherboard - meaning FULL AT - in the wild. I did not buy it, but if someone wants to populate a full AT case with the giant painting sized motherboard that fills out the floor of the case - here's one. Not sure what they are asking. Their prices are all based on what they find online. The M919 was $20, but the M571 was $50.

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Reply 22830 of 45406, by Munx

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This fatty right here! GTX 295 from Palit.

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I know the card itself is a bit new to be considered retro, however that can't be said about the VHS tech that it's no doubt based on, so I'm posting it in this thread

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Reply 22831 of 45406, by yawetaG

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To accompany the IO Data GM module, I've also bought a Korg AG-10 that's pretty much complete:

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Unfortunately the software that's included is for the NEC PC-98 platform, but I have a CD with the Korg serial driver on it.

Also got my paws on this for a low price:

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This is a PCI PCMCIA card adapter that can use both 16-bit and 32-bit cards, using the ISA bridge board that should be included.

Reply 22832 of 45406, by Captain NA

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Munx wrote:

This fatty right here! GTX 295 from Palit.

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I know the card itself is a bit new to be considered retro, however that can't be said about the VHS tech that it's no doubt based on, so I'm posting it in this thread

Haha, so brilliant! 🤣 Remember having seen similar combination on a FB post lately.

Just fooling around.

Reply 22835 of 45406, by XCVG

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Picked all this up for $15

  • PS/2 mouse and parallel bracket (unfortunately not the right pinout for my motherboard)
  • Pentium III 450 (Katmai, SL35D, an early one but apparently a good overclocker)
  • 2.5GB of DDR2-667 (2x1GB and 1x512MB)

I was really after the PS/2 bracket, but the PIII was neat and the price was right. As I started walking away the guy asked me if I wanted some RAM, I said sure, thinking I'd get some more SDRAM or possibly random SIMMs, and he hands me a few sticks of DDR2. It's not that retro, but still useful.

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Reply 22836 of 45406, by Wireless

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Found an AT-Case locally (same region of my country) online for sale. 12 US Dollars plus shipping. (sellers pictures) The case i […]
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Found an AT-Case locally (same region of my country) online for sale. 12 US Dollars plus shipping. (sellers pictures)
The case is complete with the caseshield/cover, though the case has one tiny bend and one tiny scratch.

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Happy champ....

I have an identical case, perhaps a few more scratches on the sides, but it houses my 486DX-100 and runs OSR2.5 with 32MB EDO 2.1GB HDD 8x CD-ROM, and both 3.5 inch and 5.25 inch FDDs

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Reply 22837 of 45406, by JidaiGeki

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W Gruffydd wrote:

I'm still trying to find a Canopus Spectra 2500 for a Witchdoctor setup, but I recently acquired these:

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Nice! I have all three cards for a Witchdoctor setup, but no cables. Internal long SLI cable should be easy to make, but the Spectra<->Pure 3D II cable is an unknown for me. Do you have the cables too?

Reply 22838 of 45406, by brostenen

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I have an identical case, perhaps a few more scratches on the sides, but it houses my 486DX-100 and runs OSR2.5 with 32MB EDO 2.1GB HDD 8x CD-ROM, and both 3.5 inch and 5.25 inch FDDs

Sweet. Thanks for input. 😀

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Reply 22839 of 45406, by vetz

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JidaiGeki wrote:
W Gruffydd wrote:

I'm still trying to find a Canopus Spectra 2500 for a Witchdoctor setup, but I recently acquired these:

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Nice! I have all three cards for a Witchdoctor setup, but no cables. Internal long SLI cable should be easy to make, but the Spectra<->Pure 3D II cable is an unknown for me. Do you have the cables too?

The internal cable is easy to make with parts from Ebay. I did so for my setup.

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