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Reply 29160 of 47821, by dogchainx

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Holy shiz, thats an old photo of my collection...

The case from the 2nd upper left? With two 5.25" and the floppy drive slot in-case? If that's the one, I don't know who made it. I'll see if I still have it (probably do) but from what I remember the buttons on it suuuuuuuck. Very flimsy, ultra-small case. My collection has grown probably 2x over that photo. Ugh. I have a problem, step 1....

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Reply 29161 of 47821, by Skanque

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I have felt like Gollum for so long, chasing after the precious.. always out of reach, couldn't even find a decent picture of the box art. Now it's here.. the precious is in our hands..

I had too bring out the flag for this one.

ASUS V6800 Geforce 256 DDR Deluxe

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Original receipt is included.. bought 2 days before I received it, 19 years ago 😁 SO poetic
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Have a nice day !

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Reply 29162 of 47821, by Turbo ->

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Bought this lot for 8 EUR today. Was particulary interested because of the sound cards, a Gainward 32Mb PCI graphics card and lot of SDR rams. I don't now what will I do with modem cards. Already I have them too much, but since they were in the lot, I took them anyway. 9600 All in wonder is without original box, but new condition.

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Reply 29163 of 47821, by pan069

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Windows9566 wrote:
how is this 300w startech and a ATX to AT with a 3.3v load for the replacement PSU situation? […]
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how is this 300w startech and a ATX to AT with a 3.3v load for the replacement PSU situation?

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I use the exact same StarTech PSU (it's quiet) and I also have the ATX/AT converter you pictured (I think it was sold as an Amiga converter if I'm not mistaken), but I prefer to use this one instead:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/263896812077

Reply 29164 of 47821, by dionb

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Input device day today:

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The most fabulous version of arguably the best digital 'Atari' stype joystick out there, the Powerplay Cruiser - and then the weirdest controller I've seen, the SpaceOrb 360.

Can't wait to put both through their paces 😀

Reply 29165 of 47821, by SpectriaForce

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Last week I was once again lucky because I got the opportunity to buy this rare piece of microcomputer history:

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It's an IBM 5110, a late 70's personal computer or microcomputer (which describes it more accurately I think) which predates the IBM PC 5150.

I had to drive to a southern corner of my country (through Belgium which makes more sense from where I live) to collect it which was a nice trip on its own.

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Reply 29166 of 47821, by Windows9566

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Windows9566 wrote:
I can see jumpers on the back on another picture […]
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https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DxEAAOSwmBZc9svt/s-l1600.jpg Got myself a full tower AT/ATX case from ebay with a turbo button an […]
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Got myself a full tower AT/ATX case from ebay with a turbo button and MHz display.

Are you sure that's a MHz display and not a infrared receiver like the ones that were found on some Pentium cases?

I can see jumpers on the back on another picture

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it was a mhz display, but i fried it when i accidently hooked it up to some random area on it.

Reply 29167 of 47821, by SpectriaForce

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Artex wrote:
Speaking of fathers, let's talk about the grand-daddy of sound card 'fathers' - or perhaps great, great, great Grandfathers... […]
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Speaking of fathers, let's talk about the grand-daddy of sound card 'fathers' - or perhaps great, great, great Grandfathers...

So I have a bare version, a boxed but incomplete version, and now....the whole shebang! Not only is finding one of these tough, but boxed is even tougher, boxed and complete is even tougher, but boxed, complete & with the optional surround/reverb module is pretty much unobtaniaum!

So here you go!

Ad Lib Gold 1000 8-bit ISA with Surround-Reverb Module (Boxed, Complete) (1991)

Ad Lib Gold Midi Pack (Boxed) (1993)

Ensoniq SoundScape Elite (S2016-II) ISA #3 (1994)

Looks like you've won the classic sound card lottery 😁 Congratulations! I can only dream of cards like those!

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Reply 29168 of 47821, by Artex

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SpectriaForce wrote:

Looks like you've won the classic sound card lottery 😁 Congratulations! I can only dream of cards like those!

Thanks! Yeah, this nostalgia is getting expensive. 😵

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Reply 29169 of 47821, by gdjacobs

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SpectriaForce wrote:

Looks like you've won the classic sound card lottery 😁 Congratulations! I can only dream of cards like those!

Does an art collector have paintings rain from the sky? Artex has probably one of the nicest sets of vintage hardware in the world. I sometimes wonder if he uses trained birds to find these things for him.

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 29170 of 47821, by Artex

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gdjacobs wrote:
SpectriaForce wrote:

Looks like you've won the classic sound card lottery 😁 Congratulations! I can only dream of cards like those!

Does an art collector have paintings rain from the sky? Artex has probably one of the nicest sets of vintage hardware in the world. I sometimes wonder if he uses trained birds to find these things for him.

Hah! Batyra and Hard1k are right up there with me. Mad respect for these gents too for their ability to source these relics.

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Reply 29171 of 47821, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Bought an Evergreen Pentium MMX 233Mhz overdrive for my old Socket 7 mobo from a French online store named Tout Magasin Discount, but the item's status is still pending, which means the item hasn't been shipped yet despite I have paid for it like, two days ago. It is not a fraud site, is it? 🙁

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Bought the Pentium MMX overdrive...

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...but the item's status is still pending.

Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
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Reply 29172 of 47821, by cyclone3d

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Artex wrote:
gdjacobs wrote:
SpectriaForce wrote:

Looks like you've won the classic sound card lottery 😁 Congratulations! I can only dream of cards like those!

Does an art collector have paintings rain from the sky? Artex has probably one of the nicest sets of vintage hardware in the world. I sometimes wonder if he uses trained birds to find these things for him.

Hah! Batyra and Hard1k are right up there with me. Mad respect for these gents too for their ability to source these relics.

Batyra has some stuff on eBay right now... not for prices I would ever dream of paying.. but I don't usually collect stuff with boxes anyway unless it is something I am looking for and it is a really good price.

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Reply 29173 of 47821, by Merovign

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SpectriaForce wrote:

Last week I was once again lucky because I got the opportunity to buy this rare piece of microcomputer history:

It's an IBM 5110, a late 70's personal computer or microcomputer (which describes it more accurately I think) which predates the IBM PC 5150.

I had to drive to a southern corner of my country (through Belgium which makes more sense from where I live) to collect it which was a nice trip on its own.

With manuals? Holy noodle. Jackpot!

Nice catch!

Edit: Re: Thrift shop posts - I'm not sure why the thrift shops around here are such deserts, I think it has to do with State taxes on disposal and the subsidies to counter the taxes, the result being everything going straight to the shredder.

*Too* *many* *things*!

Reply 29174 of 47821, by Skanque

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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:

Bought an Evergreen Pentium MMX 233Mhz overdrive for my old Socket 7 mobo from a French online store named Tout Magasin Discount, but the item's status is still pending, which means the item hasn't been shipped yet despite I have paid for it like, two days ago. It is not a fraud site, is it? 🙁
Bought the Pentium MMX overdrive...

but the item's status is still pending.[/i]

That looks so much like a fraud site, I would cancel the payment or dispute it. Try searching their other products, everything is discounted and extremely cheap. And your processor is 799 in stock.. seems unlikely even for a warehouse find

Reply 29175 of 47821, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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^Agreed - pictures come from this expired eBay listing https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-old-stock-evergr … x-/273861944843

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Reply 29176 of 47821, by cyclone3d

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Skanque wrote:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:

Bought an Evergreen Pentium MMX 233Mhz overdrive for my old Socket 7 mobo from a French online store named Tout Magasin Discount, but the item's status is still pending, which means the item hasn't been shipped yet despite I have paid for it like, two days ago. It is not a fraud site, is it? 🙁
Bought the Pentium MMX overdrive...

but the item's status is still pending.[/i]

That looks so much like a fraud site, I would cancel the payment or dispute it. Try searching their other products, everything is discounted and extremely cheap. And your processor is 799 in stock.. seems unlikely even for a warehouse find

Looking up the site, it looks to be a scam site:
https://www.signal-arnaques.com/en/scam/view/161539

https://www.scamdoc.com/fr/view/17596

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Reply 29177 of 47821, by henryVK

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I went to a kind of yard sale today where people in one part of town all sell stuff in their front gardens or in the courtyards of the apartment buildings. It's always a good opportunity to peek into people's houses and, since this was in a nice old part of Cologne, see how the other half lives. I also got a keyboard out of it!

It's a "Litron"-branded Nan Tan Company KB-6252ER and it cost me all of EUR 5. The keyboard is really heavy and although the plastic has yellowed some, there is no dirt and the keys aren't scuffed at all. I haven't looked inside, but I wonder if this has seen any use at all! The keycaps themselves seem kind of flimsy and light, though.

The switches are apparently amber Omron B3G-S's.

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Also, someone was offering an old Soviet-made Lomo TLR camera close to where I lived, so I swung by after work the other day and picked it up for a very reasonable price. The shutter fires, all speeds work, it doesn't seem to leak light -- seems like it was hardly used at all. All in all I'm very pleased with this one 😀

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Reply 29178 of 47821, by SpectriaForce

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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:

It is not a fraud site, is it? 🙁

I wouldn’t be so quick to judge unless you have very good reasons to do so. It’s possible that the ebay seller with the same item uses this local seller’s pictures (would make him a copycat) and buys his stock from this local seller; i.e. he could be a trader.

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Reply 29179 of 47821, by dionb

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SpectriaForce wrote:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:

It is not a fraud site, is it? 🙁

I wouldn’t be so quick to judge unless you have very good reasons to do so. It’s possible that the ebay seller with the same item uses this local seller’s pictures (would make him a copycat) and buys his stock from this local seller; i.e. he could be a trader.

Possible, but I smell a rat. If it was a direct (non-trader) seller the price is already unrealistically low, if you make the assumption that two people of whom at least one fully professionally have to make money from this it unfeasible. I mean, would you sell a sought-after Evergreen upgrade for EUR 15? Not very likely... Add to that the unrealistic stock and the fact that this site has been flagged as a scam and is linked to a rather notorious scam site and I say there is very good reason to assume the worst here.