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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 31800 of 33233, by gex85

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So, I went to pick up a few cabinets the other day... The gentleman I bought them from used to have a company for marine electronics development and production but went bankrupt like two years ago. He had already sold most of the production tools and parts and was now selling what was left over - office furniture and things like that.
When we entered the building, he told me that if I wanted any of the other stuff, I could have it too... well, yes, I did want some of the other stuff!
In the end I left not only with my two cabinets, but with a bunch of retro hardware as well:

1. Three complete systems:
a) Compaq Deskpro EN, Pentium III 933, 256MB, 10GB HDD, excellent overall condition, just slightly yellowed front panel. Boots up to Win2k Prof.

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b) Videoseven Tower with Pentium III 450 on an Epox EP-BA3 (440BX chipset, caps look like new), Rage 128, etc. etc., boots up to Win XP SP3

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c) AT Desktop case with "Privileg" label (a brand used by German mailorder pioneer Quelle) which used to house a 286, now with a Gigabyte GA-6BA, Pentium II 350, Tseng ET6000, boots up to Win 98 SE. Not yellowed at all, complete with a 5,25" disk drive.

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2. An AOpen MX3L MicroATX board (440LX chipset) with Celeron 400 MHz CPU and 256MB of RAM, working and in good condition
3. An AT keyboard by Cherry
4. A bunch of PCI and ISA cards, the more interesting ones being:
a) An ISA Soundcard by Expertcolor with Yamaha YMF719E-S chipset

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b) An ISA SCSI Controller by Adaptec, AHA-1510A
c) An Intel i960-based SCSI RAID Adapter: ICP GDT6117RP

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d) A PCI SCSI Controller by Adaptec, AVA-2904
5. A box full of SIMMs
6. Two Seagate HDDs from the late 90s

Since all of this stuff would have ended up in the dumpster anyway, the guy gave it to me for FREE. 😄
The Videoseven system will probably replace my existing Slot 1 440BX machine because the tower is of excellent build quality (as opposed to the one I already have) and I have a weak spot for Epox boards.
The Compaq machine is awesome because it is in nearly original state, but I don't have real use for it...
The 286 case is built like a tank, heavy steel everywhere, absolutely great. Might try to find a 286 or 386 board for it, but this era has never been my top priority, so I might as well sell it. But the current configuration with a Slot 1 board an P2-350 is not particularly useful for me and somehow feels wrong for this case...

Yesterday I made another great deal with some guy who had many AGP and PCI expansion cards on eBay Classifieds for 1€ per piece, regardless of what it was. More on that later... 😉

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Reply 31801 of 33233, by Thermalwrong

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mockingbird wrote on 2019-12-30, 01:21:
Bought my second LS-120 drive today. It was also out of an enclosure and I have no faceplate for it. […]
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Bought my second LS-120 drive today. It was also out of an enclosure and I have no faceplate for it.

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If someone would 3D-Print these, it would make a lot of people out there very happy.

Do you have a printer to print them for yourself? I'd forgotten about it, but I did design up a replacement bezel to fit the external drives so they can go in a regular case. They turned out pretty well

Otherwise I could print up a few to sell since I've got both the beige filament and the transparent filament needed.

Reply 31802 of 33233, by Xicor

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Hi everyone, hope that this new year may bring you all more enjoyment of computer nostalgia.

Today, I received a nice Intel SE440BX2 motherboard. It is a beautiful slot 1 440Bx with a Yamaha YMF740c sound chip onboard:

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Time to test and push it into a build 😉

Reply 31803 of 33233, by gdjacobs

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As well as having an SB-Link header, DOS drivers claim the audio chip supports SB-Link too. I would have used this with my C3 Ezra, but the board doesn't support any FSB reclocking or disabling ACPI.

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder

Reply 31804 of 33233, by Thermalwrong

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I found a (new?) AMI Enterprise IV motherboard, with all the manuals & accessories. Apparently made in 1995 😀 It has EISA slots and VLB slots, with an integrated IDE/Floppy/serial/parallel adapter, cache and apparently PS/2 mouse support? If this one works, I think it's the right system to use with the Intel DX4 Overdrive 100 I got hold of:

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It looks like the RTC battery will probably need replacing. I have no EISA cards and probably won't since I don't especially need them. I'm wondering if I should scan & upload the manual? That doesn't seem to be online anywhere, just the II and III versions. EDIT: Yay, found the Manual online after all, shame I couldn't find that before I purchased it. Having the physical copy is very nice though.

Additionally, I got hold of a CD-ROM drive - bought primarily because I love the box art, but it's in superb and un-yellowed condition so I guess I should put it to use somewhere:

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Reply 31805 of 33233, by bjwil1991

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Dude. The CD-ROM drive and the motherboard are amazing. My grandpa's old IBM Aptiva 2168-M55 has a Mitsumi FX-400 installed and still works (eject is a bit slow). The motherboard is really neat, especially with integrated I/O.

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Reply 31806 of 33233, by CoffeeOne

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2020-01-04, 01:17:

Dude. The CD-ROM drive and the motherboard are amazing. My grandpa's old IBM Aptiva 2168-M55 has a Mitsumi FX-400 installed and still works (eject is a bit slow). The motherboard is really neat, especially with integrated I/O.

Awesome mainboard, must have been very expensive when it came out.

One of the rare (only?) mainboards with SIS471 chipset and extra dirty tag ram.

Reply 31807 of 33233, by wirerogue

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nos inwin a500 case. a nice start to my next build.

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Reply 31809 of 33233, by wirerogue

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liqmat wrote on 2020-01-04, 03:15:

Did you pick that Inwin case up from the guy in Texas selling them via Reddit?

i missed out on that but, i was inspired by the reddit post to search for one.
i found it on ebay. listed as generic beige case but, i knew what it was right away.
didn't come in the original box but, it did include the original package of screws, rubber feet and hard drive mounting bracket.

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Reply 31810 of 33233, by liqmat

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Trust me, I still have two of my five NOS Inwin cases from the 2018 PPro haul and the original box is nothing to write home about. Make sure to download the diagram that comes with the case from my sleeper build post. That came in the box with each case. Kinda cool.

Reply 31811 of 33233, by wirerogue

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liqmat wrote on 2020-01-04, 03:58:

Trust me, I still have two of my five NOS Inwin cases from the 2018 PPro haul and the original box is nothing to write home about. Make sure to download the diagram that comes with the case from my sleeper build post. That came in the box with each case. Kinda cool.

thanks, will do.

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Reply 31812 of 33233, by derSammler

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This Carry-1 just arrived. 😀

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Reply 31813 of 33233, by Miphee

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Grzyb wrote on 2019-12-30, 15:44:
Miphee wrote on 2019-12-30, 15:34:

Got myself a nice "little" AT&T 3B2/310 terminal in excellent condition.

Terminal?
Looks more like a workstation...

So this is a workstation that needs a terminal with a keyboard, right?
My workstation has these connectors on the back, how was it connected to the terminal?
Is is possible to modify a cable to use the 3b2 with a standard monochrome monitor to see if it's working at all?

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Reply 31814 of 33233, by derSammler

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derSammler wrote on 2020-01-04, 09:43:

This Carry-1 just arrived. 😀

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Reply 31815 of 33233, by keropi

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^ love those small factor systems, they can make some targeted and tight builds 😀

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Reply 31816 of 33233, by LewisRaz

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Picked up the motherboard today. £12 win on ebay. Much better condition than expected but absolutely caked in grot, sticks and even bird poop..
Everything looks like it will clean up nicely tho!
I did rip off the heatsink to see what I got and it appears to be a 750mhz pentium 3 (thats what the jumpers are set for)
The only immidiate concern is a scratch underneath has taken the protective coating from a few traces but the traces themselves do not appear to be broken.
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Any advice on cleaning it up?

Reply 31817 of 33233, by imi

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derSammler wrote on 2020-01-04, 09:43:

This Carry-1 just arrived. 😀

I was watching that one for months and months... now I really regret not having gotten it ^^, I kept buying other things all the time that there just wasn't enough budget.

Reply 31818 of 33233, by derSammler

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I was watching it for quite a while too before finally buying it. Having it now, I can say it was absolutely worth it!

keropi wrote on 2020-01-04, 12:50:

^ love those small factor systems, they can make some targeted and tight builds 😀

Me, too. This will become my ultimate DOS/Win98se machine. Socket 370 with a Celeron 500 MHz installed, 256 MB RAM, S3 Trio3D on-board, one PCI slot for a Voodoo, one ISA slot for a sound card (and probably the system to use my Dreamblaster X2 in, finally). Can't install a CD-ROM, of course, but it has Ethernet on-board too, so not much of a problem when wanting to get bigger files on it.

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Reply 31819 of 33233, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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Suppose this could have landed equally in 'Dumpster Find' as that's where it was headed before I stepped in for the save.

A friend who works for a TV media company offered me the chance on this little scrap lot and, as dual setups are something I'd like to try my hand at a bit more in 2020, I jumped at the chance.

So, we have an Iwill DP533-S board with 2 Xeon processors (3200DP/2M/533 SL7AE Gallatin core) and 2GB of PC2100 ECC. Sadly, only one heatsink and backplate (can probably make the other backplate).

Apparently it was the baseboard in a piece of old broadcast video kit, a Harris / Leitch Nexio Series NX4000TXS Transmission Server. Intrestingly, looking around eBay, these boards (minus SCSI) also seem to have been common in Philips ultrasound equipment as well.

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Board specs can be found here https://web.archive.org/web/20041207193025/ht … t_2.asp?p_id=33

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