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Reply 36040 of 38336, by Bondi

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Artex wrote on 2020-09-18, 00:58:
Bondi wrote on 2020-09-17, 14:28:

Finally received my Roland SC-55K with a PSU. Bought it from Japan for a moderate price. IMHO K modification has all the necessary features and lacks all the unnecessary ones, like the screen and buttons, if gaming is concerned.
And I could never get by watching YT videos how stunningly it sounds untill I listened to the real thing.

Very cool! I actually didn't know this existed - I have the trimmed-down ST version but I like this!

Yeah, the K has Line-in and all 3 MIDI connections, unlike ST.
Let alone the mics to sing with a friend with adjustable echo, as suggested above! 😁

Reply 36041 of 38336, by Xicor

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Yesterday I went to my local pc store and spotted this crazy contraption by Thermaltake hiding on a top of a shelf, yet new. It was so appealing that I hat to take it home.

So I present to you the Thermaltake Tide Water, an AIO cooler for vga cards circa 2006.

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I have a voodoo 3 3000 that is missing a cooler, maybe I can use this thing on it .....

Reply 36042 of 38336, by H3nrik V!

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Xicor wrote on 2020-09-18, 10:00:
Yesterday I went to my local pc store and spotted this crazy contraption by Thermaltake hiding on a top of a shelf, yet new. It […]
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Yesterday I went to my local pc store and spotted this crazy contraption by Thermaltake hiding on a top of a shelf, yet new. It was so appealing that I hat to take it home.

So I present to you the Thermaltake Tide Water, an AIO cooler for vga cards circa 2006.

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I have a voodoo 3 3000 that is missing a cooler, maybe I can use this thing on it .....

I would've taken that one too 😀

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 36043 of 38336, by wiretap

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Haha I remember those. Thermaltake had some funny stuff through the years.

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Reply 36044 of 38336, by imi

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Xicor wrote on 2020-09-18, 10:00:
Yesterday I went to my local pc store and spotted this crazy contraption by Thermaltake hiding on a top of a shelf, yet new. It […]
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Yesterday I went to my local pc store and spotted this crazy contraption by Thermaltake hiding on a top of a shelf, yet new. It was so appealing that I hat to take it home.

So I present to you the Thermaltake Tide Water, an AIO cooler for vga cards circa 2006.

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I have a voodoo 3 3000 that is missing a cooler, maybe I can use this thing on it .....

a blower style watercooler, literally the worst... I love it 😁

Reply 36045 of 38336, by HandOfFate

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pan069 wrote on 2020-09-17, 20:01:
HandOfFate wrote on 2020-09-17, 12:51:

I bought a Creative Sound Blaster 2.0 (CT1350B rev 4) for a very reasonable price, and with it I finally got all the retro hardware back that we used to have at my parents' house and (for reasons I still don't understand) went to a landfill.

The card works well because sounds the same as many other cards that I have. But still, it's cool to have an almost 30 year old sound card. And it has a volume wheel on the back!

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Nice find. Similar thing happened to my Sound Blaster from the time. To bad this one doesn't have the CMS sockets populated. Not that it matters, compared to FM, CMS sounds pretty terrible but it's an interesting novelty I guess.

I didn't know what CMS was before I looked into the card but after hearing it I don't think I would use it even if it did have the chip. I guess you had to grow up with it 😀

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Reply 36046 of 38336, by austinham

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TheAbandonwareGuy wrote on 2020-09-13, 22:03:
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I bought this scrap lot for $90 shipped. Kinda risky at the price, but there's a BFG 7900GS OC in that lot and that's worth $200 or so alone if it works. The seller didn't have any other desktop PC parts listed so that lends some possibility of truth to these being untested as you would need a PC with a fairly beefy PSU to test most of those. They seem to deal in surplus. I actually have a non-functional 7900GS that came from a similar lot that had about 3 working cards out of 8.......

Multiple extremely failure prone GeForce 8000 series cards
An extremely failure prone 7900GS
multiple failure prone Radeon cards.
This totally hasn't bitten my ass before....

Something tells me this lot of cards came from a PC store that shut down, and these were dead pulls.

Why did I talk myself into this again? YOLO. Me need 7900GS AGP.

Aren't you the guy that complains about not having money to buy "over priced computer parts" ? and you go an pay 90$ for a parts lot that is likely all dead and junk? You could have gotten a 7900 for not a whole lot more if you waited for one to pop up on eBay for a good price. They tend to sell every now and then for a little over 100$

TheAbandonwareGuy wrote on 2020-09-13, 22:32:

8800GTXs are the best of the 8 series for reliability.

Did you forget the 8400?

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Reply 36047 of 38336, by Artex

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Bondi wrote on 2020-09-18, 08:17:
Artex wrote on 2020-09-18, 00:58:
Bondi wrote on 2020-09-17, 14:28:

Finally received my Roland SC-55K with a PSU. Bought it from Japan for a moderate price. IMHO K modification has all the necessary features and lacks all the unnecessary ones, like the screen and buttons, if gaming is concerned.
And I could never get by watching YT videos how stunningly it sounds untill I listened to the real thing.

Very cool! I actually didn't know this existed - I have the trimmed-down ST version but I like this!

Yeah, the K has Line-in and all 3 MIDI connections, unlike ST.
Let alone the mics to sing with a friend with adjustable echo, as suggested above! 😁

And THAT is why I love this hobby. You learn something new every day!

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Reply 36049 of 38336, by mpe

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The Opti Viper Chipset is currently trailing my Pentium chipsets comparison. However, I thought the Acer board I have might be a bad apple. So I decided to get this PC-Chips board to find out how bad the OPTi Viper-M really is.

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Reply 36050 of 38336, by Deksor

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Added the photo here as well as bios updates : http://www.win3x.org/uh19/motherboard/show/6154

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Reply 36051 of 38336, by imi

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"just" some random stuff ^^

Quickjoy SV210 gameport card
Rage Fury MAXX :3c finally!
and a nice Gainward GeForce 3

almost can't believe those last two came out of scrap lots, cleaned up nicely ^^

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Reply 36052 of 38336, by Artex

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imi wrote on 2020-09-18, 20:40:

Rage Fury MAXX :3c finally!

Plans for this card?!

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Reply 36053 of 38336, by Artex

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mpe wrote on 2020-09-18, 20:07:

The Opti Viper Chipset is currently trailing my Pentium chipsets comparison. However, I thought the Acer board I have might be a bad apple. So I decided to get this PC-Chips board to find out how bad the OPTi Viper-M really is.

Is that a heatsink next to the CR2032?

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Reply 36054 of 38336, by imi

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Artex wrote on 2020-09-19, 00:50:

Plans for this card?!

if it works, throw it in a Slot A system, if it doesn't, clean it up further and put it on a shelf alongside other dual ATi cards ^^

Artex wrote on 2020-09-19, 00:51:

Is that a heatsink next to the CR2032?

yeah, on the VRMs

Reply 36056 of 38336, by darry

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Ordered a "new" fat Xbox 360 PSU . These thing are not getting easier to find . It would be nice if an ATX to Xbox 360 fat power adapter existed . This probably more likely to happen for slim models .