Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby SW-SSG » 2017-12-10 @ 01:30

Gered wrote:
probnot wrote:For those Canadians here, it would appear The Bay sold computers! Apparently this was assembled by a local company, and then sold at The Bay.

http://i.imgur.com/zIwjc7Ql.jpg


Not that I have any kind of special/nostalgia attachment to The Bay, but if I found that on a PC case I would probably leave it as-is haha. Nice find!

Yeah, I had no idea these existed. Pretty cool.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby furan » 2017-12-10 @ 01:33

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Two of these for my dual Xeon 1998 build.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2017-12-10 @ 07:22

Not as big as my previous acquisition, but sound nice nonetheless. At first, I was underwhelmed by its soundstage depth, which despite being quite good pe se, is not as spectacular as described on various reviews. Hence, my review. I eventually experienced one of those "wow" moments though, so I guess these little guys were keepers? What would you think?

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The Bowers & Wilkins DM302 pair I just aqcuired....

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...and the JBL L20Ts which the B&Ws are compared to.

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The B&Ws are noticeably smaller than the JBLs.

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The waffle-like 'honeycomb' structure, which is claimed to reduce cabinet resonance.
Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby rikukos » 2017-12-10 @ 08:03

Ok, so admittedly I TOTALLY Artex'd this one.. But, a near-mint Boxed Ensoniq SoundScape Elite. I traded my second boxed version away a while back for a my boxed Ad Lib Music System so now I'm back up to two of these boxed beauties! This one just needs a little minor dusting but everything else is pristine. The original owner really took care of this thing and took extra care when packaging this for the long journey from Japan. :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:


Awesome :cool: !! Wish I could find one of these too - Congratulations!!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby martin939 » 2017-12-10 @ 13:32

My latest haul :D
GPU's:
- XFX GeForce 6200 LE AGP Boxed
- Powercolor Radeon 9200SE AGP
- Powercolor Radeon 9550SE AGP
- Visiontek Radeon X1300 256MB DDR2 PCI
- XFX Radeon HD4650 1GB DDR2 AGP
- Skywell/Trust 3D MagicII Voodoo 12MB
- SB AWE64 CT4500
-SB Audigy SB0570
- S3 ViRGE DX 2themax
Motherboards: MSI KT3 Ultra2-R w. ATA133 RAID and ASUS M3A32-MVP-Deluxe-Wifi/AP. Second one is not so retro but couldn't resist it. It has those fancy RAM heatsinks, the fastest AM2 CPU (x2 6400BE) and the WiFi antenna on it.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby derSammler » 2017-12-10 @ 14:39

Not bought today, but re-found today, as I had forgotten having it.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby hard1k » 2017-12-10 @ 14:40

Could you please show us the contents?
Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted at Amibay)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Anonymous Coward » 2017-12-10 @ 14:49

With a name like that, it should really have been an ATi product.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Srandista » 2017-12-10 @ 15:07

martin939 wrote:ASUS M3A32-MVP-Deluxe-Wifi/AP. Second one is not so retro but couldn't resist it. It has those fancy RAM heatsinks, the fastest AM2 CPU (x2 6400BE) and the WiFi antenna on it.

This is, what I called proper heat sinks, not that X299 "RGB-lid-block-of-aluminium" joke...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby derSammler » 2017-12-10 @ 15:23

hard1k wrote:Could you please show us the contents?

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Predator99 » 2017-12-10 @ 15:57

furan wrote:
FesterBlatz wrote:Good advice! Best to not tempt Murphy's law. I generally try to make my repairs look...well, invisible. But my German OCD is the reason for this. A functional repair is certainly more valuable than a failed attempt at a pretty one.

Care must also be taken not to lift that pad. Lots of flux and swift use of a fine curved tip of a QUALITY soldering iron are paramount.

Personally, if you're serious about fixing it I suggest having someone experienced with this type of work take a crack at it.


Note for the faint of heart for sure.


Thanks both for your advice. Seems I lost that game :dead:
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So I already used some parts of this card to replace the missing parts on the backside of the other card. This one works now, but only 8 (of 12?) MB RAM detected. I think the reason are some deep scratches. The ones on the backside seem only to affect the SLI connector however. Dont think I will try to fix it...
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Wil never understand people who spend lots of money for such hardware and then throw it away. Havent watched the prices all the time, but I assume should get 50€ minimum for a V2 even 10 years ago...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby sf78 » 2017-12-10 @ 18:45

Around 6 boxes of 80's software/hardware from a hoarders estate. Probably a lot more to come...

Oh, and those are 8" floppies. :happy:

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby mil » 2017-12-10 @ 19:50

Roland CM-32L with PSU and owners manual for ~$67 locally here in Denmark.

Now I have three :)

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby brostenen » 2017-12-10 @ 19:55

mil wrote:Roland CM-32L with PSU and owners manual for ~$67 locally here in Denmark.


Sweet. Congrats. The question is. Was it on DBA or GulOgGratis?
Been on them nearly each day for the last 2 years, and that never popped up on there.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby mil » 2017-12-10 @ 20:04

brostenen wrote:
mil wrote:Roland CM-32L with PSU and owners manual for ~$67 locally here in Denmark.


Sweet. Congrats. The question is. Was it on DBA or GulOgGratis?
Been on them nearly each day for the last 2 years, and that never popped up on there.


It was on DBA tuesday this week for DKK 425. I was very lucky.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby brostenen » 2017-12-10 @ 20:12

mil wrote:
brostenen wrote:
mil wrote:Roland CM-32L with PSU and owners manual for ~$67 locally here in Denmark.


Sweet. Congrats. The question is. Was it on DBA or GulOgGratis?
Been on them nearly each day for the last 2 years, and that never popped up on there.


It was on DBA tuesday this week for DKK 425. I was very lucky.


You were... 425 is a really low price. I guess it went fast, like within the hour or something.
A shame there is not that much vintage hardware on DBA at all.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby mil » 2017-12-10 @ 20:29

brostenen wrote:You were... 425 is a really low price. I guess it went fast, like within the hour or something.
A shame there is not that much vintage hardware on DBA at all.


Yes. I got it 39 minutes after it was posted. It is only the second one I have seen on there (the last one was in June). The is not a lot of retro stuff available locally, most of the stuff available is from you actually :)

But I did manage to get a Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold for ~$6.32 (DKK 40) a few weeks ago. I have not had time to test it yet, but it looks just fine.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby andrewreader » 2017-12-10 @ 20:35

dieymir wrote:
andrewreader wrote:Image

Please, Could you take images of that installation disks?? There are lot of PC Tools 8.0 (11/92) copies floating around but, so far, I've never seen a copy of the MS-DOS 6.0 compatible upgrade: PC Tools 8.0a

TIA

http://www.andrewreader.com/Vogons/PCToolsVersion8Upgrade.7z

Try the above. I used WinImage. There was an error on Disk 2, but it seems to have worked.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby brostenen » 2017-12-10 @ 20:41

mil wrote:Yes. I got it 39 minutes after it was posted. It is only the second one I have seen on there (the last one was in June). The is not a lot of retro stuff available locally, most of the stuff available is from you actually :)


True... When I have something to spare, I put it up for sale. Saving the money for something else. :-)
39 minutes you say? Hmmm... That was fast. Though I would love to have those sounds, I do not feel
that I have the space for multiple Roland devices. And finally, I am more into what I personally
was using back from the mid-80's to somewere around 2001/02 when I retired all my old hardware.
I began collecting old parts again in 2013, and I must admit, that it is really hard these days.
Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby meljor » 2017-12-10 @ 20:56

martin939 wrote:Is it a GeForce 2 Ti? This review shows it with different RAM chips: http://ixbtlabs.com/articles/asusti/index.html


On top of the card it says ''Asus V7700Ti''

V7700 is the Geforce2 GTS, V7700Ultra is the Geforce2 ultra so yes, this is the Ti version. Looking for the Ultra myself, it is pretty hard to find.
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