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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 38181 of 38295, by Warlord

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Love it or hate it. It's a matter of taste. Shipping was a killer but all in all for such a rare and unique case I was happy to get it for what i paid.

Feast your eyes on the Asus Vento 3600, a rare and beautiful case from circa 2005.

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Reply 38182 of 38295, by Bancho

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Spotted this Asus Geforce 4 Ti4400 for £9 Shipped so snapped it up. It arrived in a thin Jiffy envelope and no anti-static bag, the bracket was bent and the cooler was hanging off! I thought it was doomed but it cleaned up really well and works great. Put it through a good few runs of 3DMark 2000SE without a hitch.

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Reply 38183 of 38295, by debs3759

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Ozzuneoj wrote on 2021-02-23, 06:46:

I was never one to seek out boxed hardware, but I couldn't pass up this opportunity.

I'm surprised the card didn't get lost in a box that big 😀

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Reply 38185 of 38295, by liqmat

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Warlord wrote on 2021-02-23, 13:05:

Love it or hate it. It's a matter of taste. Shipping was a killer but all in all for such a rare and unique case I was happy to get it for what i paid.

Feast your eyes on the Asus Vento 3600, a rare and beautiful case from circa 2005.

This case immediately reminds me of the Guild Navigator scene in the original 1984 Dune movie.

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Reply 38186 of 38295, by maverick85

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got a sony trinitron crt in the post. plastic casing smashed

ASRock 98
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ASRock 775i65G R2.03
Intel Pentium E5800 3.2GHz
512MB DDR Dual Channel
Soundblaster 2 ZS + Altec Lansing ADA995 5.1 THX Surround
Aureal Vortex 2
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
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Reply 38187 of 38295, by dulu

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liqmat wrote on 2021-02-23, 16:16:
Warlord wrote on 2021-02-23, 13:05:

Love it or hate it. It's a matter of taste. Shipping was a killer but all in all for such a rare and unique case I was happy to get it for what i paid.

Feast your eyes on the Asus Vento 3600, a rare and beautiful case from circa 2005.

This case immediately reminds me of the Guild Navigator scene in the original 1984 Dune movie.

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I made a mirror image to better fit the photo: D

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Reply 38189 of 38295, by gbeirn

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crvs wrote on 2021-02-21, 17:48:

Got these today for $20. Green one is dead, but the gold one has passed all tests.

Interesting, I’ve never seen a green PCB M919 module.

I have tubes of NOS cache chips for these if you want to get it working

Reply 38190 of 38295, by CrFr

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CrFr wrote on 2021-02-21, 09:44:

Bought this Toshiba Satellite 220CS for 5€ + shipping. I don't have a suitable power supply for it to test it, but i think it is Pentium 133MHz, at least 16MB RAM, 800x600 screen, Yamaha OPL3-SA3 SB Pro compatible sound card.

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I have a feeling this wasn't such a good buy, even at 5€. I bought an universal charger, and the machine just lit power leds, and kept flashing caps lock led. After opening the case, the reason is quite obvious:

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Under that metal plate is Varta NiMH battery for clock and larger 7.2V battery (maybe to be able to swap the main battery without shutting down the laptop first). Horrible mess. Motherboard doesn't look too bad. I cleaned it, and it seems like there is only one or two traces broken. But they are thinner than a hair, and I think it will be too difficult for me to repair. I might as well try, this machine is junk anyways.

Reply 38191 of 38295, by devius

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CrFr wrote on 2021-02-23, 20:56:

Horrible mess. ... I cleaned it, and it seems like there is only one or two traces broken. But they are thinner than a hair, and I think it will be too difficult for me to repair.

That looks terrible! It's probably easier to try to use a wire to directly connect the components the broken traces were connecting.

Reply 38192 of 38295, by Aublak

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E-waste pickup

*Sound Blaster 32s
*a whole lot of Voodoo3s and early Sound Blasters
*3dfx banshee
*a Geforce256 DDR I believe
*a Voodoo2 (love those). likely 8mb
*brand new 250mb Zip disks for an internal zip drive that I bought earlier
*Gigabyte Slot 1 mobo
*and some other stuff (I'm just getting sick of typing)

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Reply 38193 of 38295, by keropi

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^ oh wow , 6x CT1330A - you don't see the dual-opl2 PROs that often and now we see six of them 🤣

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Reply 38194 of 38295, by luckybob

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I replaced a 370-pin cpu socket and recapped a motherboard in just over 2 hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ7Moxa2JhI

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Reply 38195 of 38295, by texterted

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Nice work, you've got to get those tits in the little slot! I hate those single clip retention's, much prefer when they use all three lugs to spread the load.

Cheers

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Reply 38197 of 38295, by chrismeyer6

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Warlord wrote on 2021-02-23, 13:05:

Love it or hate it. It's a matter of taste. Shipping was a killer but all in all for such a rare and unique case I was happy to get it for what i paid.

Feast your eyes on the Asus Vento 3600, a rare and beautiful case from circa 2005.

Oh wow I haven't seen that case since my Sr. Year of high school. I built two systems for friends in that case it really wasn't a bad case to work in. Seriously nice find! I was going through stuff at my parents house awhile back and I found an original CM 690 case still in its box. I bought it for a project back in 08 and just never did anything with it. My spring project will be to move my socket 775 system into it.

Reply 38198 of 38295, by bjwil1991

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Aublak wrote on 2021-02-23, 23:13:
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E-waste pickup

*Sound Blaster 32s
*a whole lot of Voodoo3s and early Sound Blasters
*3dfx banshee
*a Geforce256 DDR I believe
*a Voodoo2 (love those). likely 8mb
*brand new 250mb Zip disks for an internal zip drive that I bought earlier
*Gigabyte Slot 1 mobo
*and some other stuff (I'm just getting sick of typing)

That's a lot of Sound Blaster Pro CT1330As. Excellent score, man.

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Reply 38199 of 38295, by Warlord

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Great haul Abulak, wish there was a place like that in northern va. There was/is a place in crestline ohio I used to visit but they don't have old stuff anymore.

And Luckybob gj, didn't know you were fatguywithold computers, I stumbled on that channel year ago maybe longer and saw that great Ppro haul but I never knew that was you.

I have something special for the vento 3600, Too be announced but it will be a legendary build, perhaps similar to others but not like no other.