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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 33860 of 35017, by Munx

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With the whole virus thing winding down the flea markets opened up and so today I spotted a S478 Rambus motherboard - MSI 850 pro5. One of the 16V caps was flopping about so I replaced it.

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Also a MAGNIFICENT blue PCB Radeon 9800pro by Hercules!

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Sadly as I was removing the cooler to add new thermal paste, one of the screws holding it just snapped off and I am unable get it fixed, so Im looking through my replacement options. I have a 3rd party cooler for this card, but I really want to use the original.

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My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 33861 of 35017, by imi

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Munx wrote on 2020-05-09, 09:34:

Also a MAGNIFICENT blue PCB Radeon 9800pro by Hercules!

sweet :3
maybe you can fix the cooler somehow.

I got one of these too recently... needs a bit of a clean ^^

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also got this really nice specced Toshiba Satellite Pro 4360
Pentium III700, S3 Savage graphics and Yamaha YMF744 audio :3
complete with docking station and a fitting Toshiba carry bag.

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Reply 33863 of 35017, by wiretap

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Munx wrote on 2020-05-09, 09:34:

Sadly as I was removing the cooler to add new thermal paste, one of the screws holding it just snapped off and I am unable get it fixed, so Im looking through my replacement options. I have a 3rd party cooler for this card, but I really want to use the original.
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Drill and retap it.

Circuit Board Repair Manuals
Turbo Display Project
Dual Socket 8 Project

Reply 33864 of 35017, by MMaximus

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Cyrix200+ wrote on 2020-05-08, 19:24:

A Commodore PC 20-III with monitor, in their boxes. Keyboard missing unfortunately. 'Unboxing' tomorrow 😀

Looking forward to the unboxing of this one. Somr XT OEM clones used AT keyboards, does this one do as well?

Reply 33865 of 35017, by imi

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LewisRaz wrote on 2020-05-09, 11:01:

Imi you always have so many amazing finds!

thank you, I spend a good portion of my day scouring the internet for interesting things x3
but if I can give you a tip... don't ^^... you always find something new to get even if you want to take a break and already went way over your budget.

Reply 33866 of 35017, by devius

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imi wrote on 2020-05-09, 11:22:

...you always find something new to get even if you want to take a break and already went way over your budget.

I know exactly what you mean. I have said "I'm not buying any more stuff after this lot" at least some 4 times already.

Reply 33867 of 35017, by LewisRaz

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imi wrote on 2020-05-09, 11:22:
LewisRaz wrote on 2020-05-09, 11:01:

Imi you always have so many amazing finds!

thank you, I spend a good portion of my day scouring the internet for interesting things x3
but if I can give you a tip... don't ^^... you always find something new to get even if you want to take a break and already went way over your budget.

I have fallen victim to this during these weeks at home 😀
Even extending searches to EU where I would normally only consider the UK 😜

Reply 33868 of 35017, by darry

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darry wrote on 2020-05-09, 00:09:
cyclone3d wrote on 2020-05-08, 23:45:
darry wrote on 2020-05-08, 14:33:
They will pay for return shipping . I said would prefer a replacement if possible. They will refund me if not possible . Conside […]
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They will pay for return shipping . I said would prefer a replacement if possible. They will refund me if not possible . Considering the monitor was loose in box, face against cardboard, with loose cables inside and cardboard support structure had failed , it could be due to bad packing combined with rough handling .

This might be shipping damage, but I can't say for sure .

I also find it hard to believe that something as glaring would pass any quality control if it had been present before shipping .

Anyway, newegg.ca seems to be handling this in a fantastic manner so far .

Did you purchase it from a 3rd party seller on Newegg or from Newegg themselves?

Newegg themselves .

What I meant to say is that although this is sold by newegg.ca themselves, I doubt they do the actual refurbishing . My guess is that they buy refurbished lots or refurbishable lots and some contractor does the actual refurbishing and repacking work .

Reply 33869 of 35017, by Vegge

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Got some free stuff today, I think I did rather good 😀
First out, an Aopen HQ08 fulltower. Came with noctua and pabst fans and a motherboard. Asus A7V333 and unknown cpu.

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486 vlb motherboard with puked battery, gameport card, ide controller, and OTI vga card.

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386 board with cache, RAM and AMD DX 33. Dusty as hell and when I removed the battry there are some damaged traces underneath. But might be fixable.

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1.2MB 5,25" drive. 20MB HDD.

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And finally this gem, Kingston 486 Now. Some bent pins but nothing serious.

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Reply 33870 of 35017, by pentiumspeed

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Miniscribe, oh the memories, nasty model, keep this on your museum shelf. 100% failure rate.

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 33871 of 35017, by EvieSigma

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Somehow the Miniscribe 20MB stepper motor SCSI drive in my Mac SE not only works, but once I oiled the stepper motor it actually got pretty smoothed out and quiet by mid 80s HD standards.

Reply 33873 of 35017, by appiah4

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I didn't really need another Socket 7 motherboard, but this one had an ATX connector and came with a CPU I didn't have (Pentium 200), so I bit it.

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Unfortunately ISA2 slot is damaged beyond repair. Not a huge deal as I almost never use more than two ISA slots on PCI motherboards regardless.

Retronautics: A digital gallery of my retro computers, hardware and projects.

Reply 33874 of 35017, by EvieSigma

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Did I need to buy yet another computer? No.

Was I going to let an opportunity at a complete, reasonably priced Pentium Pro system pass me by? Absolutely not!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gateway-G6-200-Penti … 872.m2749.l2649

A four year long quest is finally over.

Reply 33877 of 35017, by pan069

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-05-10, 21:59:
Did I need to buy yet another computer? No. […]
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Did I need to buy yet another computer? No.

Was I going to let an opportunity at a complete, reasonably priced Pentium Pro system pass me by? Absolutely not!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gateway-G6-200-Penti … 872.m2749.l2649

A four year long quest is finally over.

Whoo! clicking that link was a rabbit hole... 😀

Reply 33878 of 35017, by newtmonkey

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I've always wanted an actual dedicated MS-DOS/Win 98SE machine for gaming, but living in Japan it's very difficult to find anything here for a reasonable price. I had resigned myself to just using DOSBOX (no offense to DOSBOX, it's awesome) for the longest time, though I recently set up a 386-33 and 486-33 in PCEM and really enjoy using that.

Having said that, I decided to get a DOS machine on Ebay. I didn't want to spend hundreds, and shipping anything that heavy here will basically add an instant $100 USD to the price. I ended up winning a very compact Socket 370 Celeron 900Mhz ISA-based machine with a genuine Sound Blaster card, and am anxiously awaiting it; I've already got a very nice largish VGA CRT monitor in storage for it as well. Playing DOS games at native res on a VGA CRT is really the impetus for this whole thing, as I just don't like how low res DOS games look on LCDs even if I use integer scaling or filters or what have you.

I know Socket 370 is not 100% ideal as the frequency cannot be adjusted, but I am hoping I can get some of the more speed-dependent games working decently through disabling the cache or using throttling/slowdown utilities.

I also won bids on Yahoo Japan for a couple of joysticks:
- CH Flight Stick
- CH Flight Stick Pro w/ Throttle

Neither have been tested, but the prices were low and I am somewhat handy with repairs.

Finally, I ordered a gameport-MIDI converter so I can hook my Roland MT-32 and SC55 once everything is up and running.