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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 36540 of 37164, by bestemor

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Well, not quite as retro, but here is a 2010 model that will maximize your drive space for sure.....! 😆
https://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/lian_li … 77f_review.html

More models:
https://forums.unraid.net/topic/16925-tower-c … -top-to-bottom/

As I predict you will have to search for several years to find anything remotely _beige_ in this category...

Although I suspect there are none(!) - as they all used to have at least a few 3.5 hard drive bays in front.
So this below is probably the best you'll ever find, even if it is very tall you'll get about the same number of outer bays as that Chieftec Dragon one.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173853271724

At least you can get that Lian Li in aluminium silver color, which by now is more or less 'retro', heh...

Reply 36541 of 37164, by Gered

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Received my Amiga 600!

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I already have an Amiga 500 which is in great shape, and have a bunch of addons and accessories for it... but it has always been just a bit too big to fit on my desk comfortably (particularly once I plug in the ACA500+, it ends up being very wide for my desk).

Had my eye on the Amiga 600 for a while now due to the space savings. Plus I think they look great. 😀 And the built in IDE port and PCMCIA slot is awesome in 2020. I know back in the day people were mostly upset with Commodore for releasing the 600, but I don't care about that history today. I think I definitely prefer this machine to my A500!

Decided to just spend a bit more to get one that has already been re-capped. I figured I could probably re-cap it myself... but those SMD caps can be a bit of a pain sometimes, and after watching some videos of people recapping an A600, I figured that my track record with removing SMD caps them so far on other projects has been ... not perfect (the last project I did, I ended up accidentally lifting 2 pads 🙁 ). Didn't want to end up there again with an Amiga. Meh.

The problem I have now is that none of the addons I ordered for the A600 (e.g. 1MB Chip mem expansion, Fastmem expansion, CF card stuff, WB 3.1 ROM) have even been shipped from the store I ordered them from. And I ordered all of this (including the A600) on the same day. Bah! Oh well, will make due with floppies for now.

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Reply 36542 of 37164, by SVD

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bestemor wrote on 2020-10-19, 21:19:
Well, not quite as retro, but here is a 2010 model that will maximize your drive space for sure.....! 😆 https://www.vortez.net/a […]
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Well, not quite as retro, but here is a 2010 model that will maximize your drive space for sure.....! 😆
https://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/lian_li … 77f_review.html

More models:
https://forums.unraid.net/topic/16925-tower-c … -top-to-bottom/

As I predict you will have to search for several years to find anything remotely _beige_ in this category...

Although I suspect there are none(!) - as they all used to have at least a few 3.5 hard drive bays in front.
So this below is probably the best you'll ever find, even if it is very tall you'll get about the same number of outer bays as that Chieftec Dragon one.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173853271724

At least you can get that Lian Li in aluminium silver color, which by now is more or less 'retro', heh...

I guess i have to wait for one of those Lian Li's anodized in beige then :p
Hmm, I could retrodize one possibly ^^

Reply 36543 of 37164, by HanJammer

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This stuff

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    This ADAX machine (this case has something of a cult-status in Poland), motherboard is largely uninteresting 386DX40 and is shot but the case is immaculate, just dirty (even has film on the button panel). Bought it very cheap too.
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    This KT Technology machine. Had ECS UM486/486SX with WDC 90C031 video card in it (not original)
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    This unusual Commodore PC10. Never seen PC10 in Colt case but with the PC10 badging. On motherboard it says it's PC10C. HDD is shot as usual, FDD is shot as well, but whatever. Case is in perfect condition though just slightly yellowed. Motherboard required cleaning which I did immediately because... Varta, but traces are intact.
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    This PC30 - needs new Dallas. I don't expect the HDD to work because it's the damn Western Digital again.
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Check out my AmiBay and eBay for ISA and PCI card, 286/386/486 Pentium motherboards and more.

Reply 36544 of 37164, by HanJammer

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And some boxed cards...

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Check out my AmiBay and eBay for ISA and PCI card, 286/386/486 Pentium motherboards and more.

Reply 36545 of 37164, by imi

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that's some nice stuff :3

I bought one of my dream computers today... finally after years, will have to wait a bit for it to show up though probably and I hope it won't need too many repairs, if any, cause parts ain't easy to come by on this part of the globe ^^

Reply 36546 of 37164, by BetaC

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Well, I mentioned in another thread that I had easy access to a 233MHz Pentium MMX. And that proved to be true, as I picked it up locally for $10. I just need to get a damn motherboard and cooler that will work with this and one for my Ceramic 100/166MMX

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Reply 36547 of 37164, by gbeirn

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SVD wrote on 2020-10-06, 18:25:

I bought two AMD K6-2+ 350mhz 1.5v CPUs

I guessed that they can probably handle 2.0v as the other K6-2+'s and the 1.5v is just for low wattage mobile? so quite good for oc maybe 😀 Can someone confirm before i blow one x) I have a ss7 board that goes down to 1.8v the rest to 2.0v

Thanks for posting this, I appreciate the link before the mods removed it. I ordered two of these, they just arrived today. My SS7 boards only go down to 2.0V.

Since these are the same core as all the other + chips I plan to and expect they’ll run fine at 2.0V at 600MHz.

Mine are dated 20 week 2003 so almost 2 years newer than my other + chips. Maybe they’ll let me reach 660MHz (6x110)? I know the board can handle that FSB.

Reply 36548 of 37164, by badmojo

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-10-19, 21:57:

And some boxed cards...

Super nice - that ISA / VLB era Paradise chipset is fantastic in my experience. Great image quality and compatibility and nice drivers - speed is also OK, some fiddling with jumpers has made a difference for me.

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Reply 36549 of 37164, by pan069

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Two beauties.

Western Digital VGA 16 WD90c00

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ATI VGA Wonder 16

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Reply 36550 of 37164, by MMaximus

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-10-19, 21:54:

This stuff

Great haul! I've restored a PC30-III not that long ago and the HDD wouldn't spin up (WD93028-A). I gave it a good shake and that seems to have done the trick 😆

Reply 36551 of 37164, by gex85

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twilliamc wrote on 2020-10-19, 20:52:

I made an estate sale purchase over the weekend of a P2B-DS fitted with dual P3-800's. Imagine my surprise after it posted up with no issues. After a night of wondering which case I should put it in, I settled on my old Lian-Li PC-65. It is still a work in progress as I need to install drives, fan extension cables, and the OS. Here's a photo of it on my lunch break.

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I am considering a dual boot of 98se and 2000. Maybe some linux flavor.

Great, I love those dual Pentium III builds, especially when they come in a nice case like this one! 😄

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Reply 36552 of 37164, by appiah4

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I got me one of these:

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I have been in this hobby for a couple of years now and the times I needed one for troubleshooting or repairs so far justified it.

An oscilloscope is probably next.

tpos(I will then probably get thrown out of the house by my wife)

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Reply 36553 of 37164, by brownk

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-10-20, 11:33:

I got me one of these:

Once I got exactly the same thing, I found that I actually needed more than one type of writer to properly repurpose/repair/refresh various shapes of roms.

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Reply 36554 of 37164, by PC-Engineer

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-10-20, 11:33:

I got me one of these:

Indeed an underrated tool. You forgot the UV eraser in your bucket list. 😉

And ... be carefully with flashing UEFI ROMS external .

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Reply 36555 of 37164, by keropi

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Gered wrote on 2020-10-19, 21:22:

Received my Amiga 600!
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nice!
consider getting a Furia 020 accelerator for that A600 - it will make it a very capable whdload system

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Reply 36556 of 37164, by CMB75

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-10-20, 11:33:
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I got me one of these:

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I have been in this hobby for a couple of years now and the times I needed one for troubleshooting or repairs so far justified it.

An oscilloscope is probably next.

tpos(I will then probably get thrown out of the house by my wife)

Good catch, it'll work with most of the common chips anyways ... at least I didn't have any problems with any system in the range of an original XT up to P55C systems, yet.

... and yes, still looking for an oscilloscope or a digital analyzer, too.

Reply 36558 of 37164, by Xicor

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Just received in the mail a sad Schneider EuroPc II. This must be a fetish of mine, my eyes only see pain, but yet in some way this machines are appealing to me. Anyway it is my first "II" variant of the EuroPc.

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Also in the mail, a bigbox version of The Geekwad: Games of The galaxy..... I miss the artwork from games of 80's and 90's

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