Today was a good day. Woke up, checked my notifications from the local ad sites, and basically stormed out of the house without even taking a shower or eating breakfast. Here is my haul:
Gravis Ultrasound Max 2.1. My third GUS after Primax Soundstorm Wave (a Classic/CD3 clone) and PnP Pro.
Turtle Beach Tropez Plus. I've passed on a free TB Tropez three years ago when I've just started collecting. Didn't understand that it's a pretty interesting card at the time, and I've been angry at myself ever since 😀 Not sure how much RAM is installed.
Tomato Zida 4DPS. Admittedly, I'm not a fan of 486/PCI boards, and this is the first revision of the board (I remember reports that it was fairly crappy). However, it was nice to get two AMD DX4s, both with write-through and write-back cache.
The whole thing cost me 45 bucks which is definitely a steal. I've been really nervous until I got to the seller's house because I was afraid that he'd get a lot of phone calls and someone would offer more money. Because of that I forgot to ask him about his story with these cards. I'm fairly sure he had to do some music on his 486 back in the day with this kind of equipment.
Tested both cards and they are working beautifully.
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Pentium 133, 32 MB RAM, S3 Trio64V+, Crystal 4232, Dreamblaster X2 and Roland MT-32
Pentium III 1000, 512 MB RAM, Voodoo 5 5500 AGP, SB Live 5.1, SB32 CT3930, Gravis Ultrasound Max rev2.1