VOGONS


Bought these (retro) hardware today

Topic actions

Reply 25920 of 47166, by bjwil1991

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

I have a container of electrical flux that I use for soldering and de-soldering purposes along with the braid, de-soldering iron, and soldering iron with the new solder.

Discord: https://discord.gg/U5dJw7x
Systems from the Compaq Portable 1 to Ryzen 5 2600X
Twitch: https://twitch.tv/retropcuser

Reply 25921 of 47166, by Baoran

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t
cyclone3d wrote:
Ehhh, desoldering gun is not required but can possibly make the job a bit easier. […]
Show full quote
Baoran wrote:
bjwil1991 wrote:

Dang, that sucks. I have a Dell Dimension 4550 that has 4 bloated caps next to the CPU socket and it still works.

I should probably really get some kind of desoldering gun, Last time when I tried desoldering caps from a scrap motherboard with just soldering iron and braid, it didn't go too well. 😜

Ehhh, desoldering gun is not required but can possibly make the job a bit easier.

And de-soldering braid works a lot better if you put flux on the braid first. It helps it suck up the melted solder a lot better.

But for the through-hole caps, I generally just melt one side and then tip the cap so it pulls the leg partway out and then repeat for the other side. Usually 2-3 time of this and the cap is out and it usually brings most of the solder along with it.

using flux helps a lot as well... it goes way faster and the components around the one you are replacing don't get near as hot because the heat transfers a lot better to the spot that you are working on. I generally use regular old flux paste. My main container of it was sold as plumbing solder paste, but it works way, way, way better for stuff like this then the lame liquid flux.

I probably need tools that would make desoldering as easy as possible because I am really not very good with my hands and I don't want to ruin any motherboards.

Reply 25922 of 47166, by bjwil1991

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

Bought a sound card + Creative Labs CR-563-B combo on eBay.

edit: darn phone keyboard is too small for my thumbs.

Seller's picture:

s-l500.jpg

Last edited by bjwil1991 on 2018-11-05, 20:17. Edited 1 time in total.

Discord: https://discord.gg/U5dJw7x
Systems from the Compaq Portable 1 to Ryzen 5 2600X
Twitch: https://twitch.tv/retropcuser

Reply 25923 of 47166, by Salient

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

Recently acquired (and in some cases re-acquired) a couple of wavetable daughterboards and MIDI modules.

Modules: Korg X5DR, Korg NS5R, EMU Sound Engine, Roland SC-7, Roland SC-33, Hammond GM-1000
DB's: Roland SCB-7, Roland SCB-55, Diamond Monster Sound DB 0.5MB, Terratec MiniWaveSystem SOWT-11, Yamaha DB50XG

MIDI comparison website: << Wavetable.nl >>
(Always) looking for: Any Wavetable daughterboard, MIDI Module (GM/GS/XG)

Reply 25924 of 47166, by Compo Simmonite

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie

Bought today - three fujitsu 15 inch lcd, 6 Dell GX620 with DVD's (1 missing a few bits, 4 power supplies - P4 3.2 gig, one gig ram, various sized HDD), 2 dell smart card keyboards, 2 dell keyboards, 4 dell mice, one black dell monitor.

Will keep a couple, Ebay or swap the rest for other gear..

1395.jpg

2189.jpg

3889.jpg

Reply 25926 of 47166, by elod

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member
Baoran wrote:
bjwil1991 wrote:

Dang, that sucks. I have a Dell Dimension 4550 that has 4 bloated caps next to the CPU socket and it still works.

I should probably really get some kind of desoldering gun, Last time when I tried desoldering caps from a scrap motherboard with just soldering iron and braid, it didn't go too well. 😜

You need to add more solder before doing anything else. Flux (and braid) is only needed when cleaning out the hole. It's not that bad, but you should be confortable with soldering first.

Reply 25927 of 47166, by xjas

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t
wiretap wrote:

Abit AW9D-MAX. Going to use it for my Crossfire X1950XTX system. 😀

There's only one 'X' in that board. How's it going to keep up?

twitch.tv/oldskooljay - playing the obscure, forgotten & weird - most Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:30 PM PDT. Bonus streams elsewhen!

Reply 25929 of 47166, by Neco

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

I bought a Gefen VGA to DVI scaler Plus off ebay and it arrived much sooner than expected.
I hope to have some time to play with it tonight, maybe get some real DOS captures going, livestream some doom for my friends or something... 😈
It's smaller than I thought it might be. Always a good thing I guess.

IMG_0158[1].JPG
Filename
IMG_0158[1].JPG
File size
1.81 MiB
Views
735 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception
IMG_0159[2].JPG
Filename
IMG_0159[2].JPG
File size
1.88 MiB
Views
735 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception
IMG_0160[1].JPG
Filename
IMG_0160[1].JPG
File size
1.83 MiB
Views
735 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception
IMG_0161[1].JPG
Filename
IMG_0161[1].JPG
File size
1.8 MiB
Views
735 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception

Reply 25930 of 47166, by xjas

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

^^ let us know how that does with standard VGA modes (especially 70Hz ones, e.g. 13h or other 200/400-line modes.) Looks like a useful little piece of gear if it handles those well.

twitch.tv/oldskooljay - playing the obscure, forgotten & weird - most Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:30 PM PDT. Bonus streams elsewhen!

Reply 25931 of 47166, by Intel486dx33

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

Two ISA Sound Blaster-16's, CT2950 for my 486's
And a Terratec 24/96 PCI

Attachments

  • Terratec-24-96-002.jpg
    Filename
    Terratec-24-96-002.jpg
    File size
    58.39 KiB
    Views
    687 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • Terratec-24-96.jpg
    Filename
    Terratec-24-96.jpg
    File size
    49.92 KiB
    Views
    687 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • SB-CT2950-002jpg.jpg
    Filename
    SB-CT2950-002jpg.jpg
    File size
    336.43 KiB
    Views
    689 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception

Reply 25932 of 47166, by Intel486dx33

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

Terratec EWS88MT.

Attachments

  • Terratec EWS88-001.jpg
    Filename
    Terratec EWS88-001.jpg
    File size
    476.19 KiB
    Views
    685 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • Terratec EWS88-002.jpg
    Filename
    Terratec EWS88-002.jpg
    File size
    236.64 KiB
    Views
    685 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • Terratec EWS88-004.jpg
    Filename
    Terratec EWS88-004.jpg
    File size
    225.77 KiB
    Views
    685 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • Terratec EWS88-003.jpg
    Filename
    Terratec EWS88-003.jpg
    File size
    252.45 KiB
    Views
    685 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • Terratec EWS88-005.jpg
    Filename
    Terratec EWS88-005.jpg
    File size
    276.06 KiB
    Views
    685 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception

Reply 25933 of 47166, by wiretap

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
xjas wrote:
wiretap wrote:

Abit AW9D-MAX. Going to use it for my Crossfire X1950XTX system. 😀

There's only one 'X' in that board. How's it going to keep up?

Damn it, I should have went with the Intel 975XXX chipset. 🤣

My Github
Circuit Board Repair Manuals

Reply 25934 of 47166, by SpectriaForce

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
Strahssis wrote:
I bought some components for a AM3-build I will be working on later. 4x Samsung PC10600U DDR3-1333MHz 1GB RAM (€1,50 a piece; ca […]
Show full quote

I bought some components for a AM3-build I will be working on later.
4x Samsung PC10600U DDR3-1333MHz 1GB RAM (€1,50 a piece; can you believe that?! I regret not having bought more! 😜)
1x ATI Radeon X300 SE 128MB DDR SD-RAM PCIe Graphics Card (€3,50; I should probably get a faster graphics card though for a AM3-system. 😜)
1x AMD Athlon II X2 255 3,1GHz 2MB 2GHz FSB Socket AM3 (€5,00)

Ehh is that retro already, is it e-waste junk or am I getting old? 😉

for ready to use retro game pc's click here

Reply 25935 of 47166, by Pabloz

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

And here we go again, the never ending fight of "that case is horrible" vs "that case is awesome"
It took me practically 2 years to track down one of these on my area. I can't belive i had to wait 20 years to get it.

First i bought one that was very cheap, that was missing almost all parts, no fans, no power supply for front light, no front door.
And today i managed to find a second one on sale that was almost destroyed, broken glass, smashed aluminum everywhere, no working front light, but...had all the parts i was missing on the first one.

So with 2, exchanging parts, i managed to build a good one.

I wanted this model because it is aluminum and weights nothing
The size of the case is smaller in height and depth than the regular xaser III,

Ladies and gentlemen..the one and only....Thermaltake XASER III LANFIRE
From a time were all cases were a piece of shit, white with no side window.
Remember when we used cathode tubes? now we use leds hahaha

xaser-IIIlanfire-4.jpg
xaser-IIIlanfire-3.jpg
xaser-IIIlanfire-5.jpg
xaser-IIIlanfire-1.jpg
xaser-IIIlanfire-2.jpg

Reply 25936 of 47166, by canthearu

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
Pabloz wrote:

And here we go again, the never ending fight of "that case is horrible" vs "that case is awesome"

It is quite deliciously hideous! The "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" of computer cases!

Reply 25937 of 47166, by boxpressed

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

STB Soundrage 32 with the AMD InterWave synth.

This was a difficult card to get up and running, and I have the original driver disks. I tried to set it up in a DOS-only build, and I couldn't get the card to initialize. Finally got it to work in a 98SE build but only after following the instruction sheet crashed my OS so bad that I had to reimage. You can run DOS games after exiting to DOS from Windows.

This card has only a 1MB ROM for the InterWave. It's not great but better than the cheaper synths and patch sets. I'll add it eventually to my dormant wavetable synth thread.

soundrage.jpg
Filename
soundrage.jpg
File size
399.58 KiB
Views
641 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception

Reply 25938 of 47166, by The Serpent Rider

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

I'll add it eventually to my dormant wavetable synth thread.

Does it sound any different when compared to GUS PnP?

I must be some kind of standard: the anonymous gangbanger of the 21st century.

Reply 25939 of 47166, by liqmat

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t
boxpressed wrote:
STB Soundrage 32 with the AMD InterWave synth. […]
Show full quote

STB Soundrage 32 with the AMD InterWave synth.

This was a difficult card to get up and running, and I have the original driver disks. I tried to set it up in a DOS-only build, and I couldn't get the card to initialize. Finally got it to work in a 98SE build but only after following the instruction sheet crashed my OS so bad that I had to reimage. You can run DOS games after exiting to DOS from Windows.

This card has only a 1MB ROM for the InterWave. It's not great but better than the cheaper synths and patch sets. I'll add it eventually to my dormant wavetable synth thread.

soundrage.jpg

Are those original driver disks available for download somewhere? If not, could you image the disks and post them here? Thanks.

(っ•́。•́)♪♬