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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2019-1-19 @ 15:40

Munx wrote:Something caught my eye today in a pile of junk PCBs - A 386 motherboard! For the premium price of 3€ it came into my possession.
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Has an AMD dx40, 64K of cache. Cannot check if it works as I dont have any functional ISA video cards. I'm quite surprised the battery hasnt leaked at all.


Looks like a lithium battery to me. Those don't generally ever leak.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2019-1-19 @ 18:43

Munx wrote:Something caught my eye today in a pile of junk PCBs - A 386 motherboard! For the premium price of 3€ it came into my possession.
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Has an AMD dx40, 64K of cache. Cannot check if it works as I dont have any functional ISA video cards. I'm quite surprised the battery hasnt leaked at all.

Nice. You can stick in an ISA Port 80 debugger and see BIOS activity even without video card. That said, a 386DX needs 30p SIMMs installed in identical quads, and this board has 2x one type, a third quite different one (visually, possibly it is electrically identical) and nothing in the fourth slot from the first bank, so you also need to get some SIMMs of you want this to boot.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby McBierle » 2019-1-19 @ 19:40

Some things i bought the last weeks/months:

Some Pentium 2, not testet yet, had a nice sb16 opl
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Athlon 1000mhz
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Six ide HDDs and one SCSI
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby McBierle » 2019-1-19 @ 19:42

continued:

More Cards
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Motherboartd with Voltage Regulator module :)
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Greetings

edit: I forgot, gameboy color with winni pooh game :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2019-1-20 @ 14:17

McBierle wrote:Some things i bought the last weeks/months:

Some Pentium 2, not testet yet, had a nice sb16 opl
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Athlon 1000mhz
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Six ide HDDs and one SCSI
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WP_20190119_012.jpg


How loud is that SCSI drive?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby hard1k » 2019-1-20 @ 15:00

Been after these beauties for quite a while. DDR are a bit more common, but finding DDR2 can be s PITA.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2019-1-21 @ 05:59

I think my AWE32 / SB32 collection will soon be complete as soon as the last two pieces arrive.

CT3900 and CT2760. Finally found them for a good price.

I'm only collecting those with SIMM slots. The cut down "value" versions seem pretty pointless to me.

CT2760
CT3600 - without onboard RAM
CT3600 - with onboard RAM
CT3620
CT3670 - really an AWE64 with SIMM slots
CT3900
CT3930
CT3980
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby doaks80 » 2019-1-21 @ 06:38

cyclone3d wrote:I think my AWE32 / SB32 collection will soon be complete as soon as the last two pieces arrive.

CT3900 and CT2760. Finally found them for a good price.

I'm only collecting those with SIMM slots. The cut down "value" versions seem pretty pointless to me.

CT2760
CT3600 - without onboard RAM
CT3600 - with onboard RAM
CT3620
CT3670 - really an AWE64 with SIMM slots
CT3900
CT3930
CT3980
CT3990


I just finished testing my collection. The 3900 was great, called the flagship for a reason. The 3930 was a fun card, clean vibra plus only discrete opl3 from yamaha of th bunch. Least favorite was the 3600, a real budget model. Only ones i am missing is 3990 and 3620 and i dont care for either.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby xjas » 2019-1-21 @ 07:54

Pretty nice little haul of retro speakers today. :)

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Firstly, another Roland MA-20 to match the one I already had. Despite finding them (at the same shop) about 3 weeks apart, these were undoubtedly a matched pair that were originally donated together. They're only 4 apart in serial number. I have no idea why they didn't just put them both out at the same time, but glad I managed to score the second one.

Second, another pair of Minimus 7s to mach the pair I already had. The new ones are black, Memorex-branded. AFAIK a few different companies sold these under license but they're most widely known under the Realistic (Radio Shack) brand.

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I love these things. Despite being tiny, (smaller than a DVD case stood on end!) they have a fantastic, punchy, crisp sound. The cabinets are all metal & they're surprisingly heavy. They sound awesome playing Amiga modules or oldschool hip-hop.

Now that I have four I can run them in a quadrophonic setup in my bedroom, because that's a totally rational thing to want to do, right?

I dunno if this photo gets across how small they are, but I had fun composing it.

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The webcam (way back up at the top) is a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000, a high-end model which is thankfully class-compliant so it works on all OSes. Will be a nice upgrade over my Smear-o-Vision Xbox 360 camera for streaming. :P Lucky score for $5.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby liqmat » 2019-1-21 @ 15:14

xjas wrote:Pretty nice little haul of retro speakers today. :)

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Firstly, another Roland MA-20 to match the one I already had. Despite finding them (at the same shop) about 3 weeks apart, these were undoubtedly a matched pair that were originally donated together. They're only 4 apart in serial number. I have no idea why they didn't just put them both out at the same time, but glad I managed to score the second one.

Second, another pair of Minimus 7s to mach the pair I already had. The new ones are black, Memorex-branded. AFAIK a few different companies sold these under license but they're most widely known under the Realistic (Radio Shack) brand.

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I love these things. Despite being tiny, (smaller than a DVD case stood on end!) they have a fantastic, punchy, crisp sound. The cabinets are all metal & they're surprisingly heavy. They sound awesome playing Amiga modules or oldschool hip-hop.

Now that I have four I can run them in a quadrophonic setup in my bedroom, because that's a totally rational thing to want to do, right?

I dunno if this photo gets across how small they are, but I had fun composing it.

The attachment DSCN6207.JPG is no longer available

The webcam (way back up at the top) is a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000, a high-end model which is thankfully class-compliant so it works on all OSes. Will be a nice upgrade over my Smear-o-Vision Xbox 360 camera for streaming. :P Lucky score for $5.

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"You are triangle. Shoot squares. Get points."

Now that's a game description I can wrap my head around!

https://porta2note.itch.io/gridfighter-3d
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2019-1-21 @ 23:18

A really cool DTK QUIN-55D Pentium 133MHz 16MB RAM desktop found in a thrift store. Cleaned it up inside and out... absolute mint condition. https://imgur.com/a/egMlTFd
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby xjas » 2019-1-21 @ 23:37

liqmat wrote:
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"You are triangle. Shoot squares. Get points."

Now that's a game description I can wrap my head around!

https://porta2note.itch.io/gridfighter-3d


Ahaha, well spotted! I made a bunch of those up a while ago, intending to do a physical media release, but never got around to the rest of the work (it was going to be in a DVD case with an instruction card, artwork, etc.) I've given a few away at events and shows, but most of them are sitting here looking pretty (well, arguably.) PM me if you want one. :) Note: offer is FREE OF CHARGE including shipping.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2019-1-22 @ 00:00

oeuvre wrote:A really cool DTK QUIN-55D Pentium 133MHz 16MB RAM desktop found in a thrift store. Cleaned it up inside and out... absolute mint condition. https://imgur.com/a/egMlTFd

Man, there's never anything like this near me. Thrift stores never have computers, and they certainly wouldn't be in that condition... wow!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby probnot » 2019-1-22 @ 00:13

Ozzuneoj wrote:
oeuvre wrote:A really cool DTK QUIN-55D Pentium 133MHz 16MB RAM desktop found in a thrift store. Cleaned it up inside and out... absolute mint condition. https://imgur.com/a/egMlTFd

Man, there's never anything like this near me. Thrift stores never have computers, and they certainly wouldn't be in that condition... wow!


I was just thinking that. I've seen some Pentium 4 era computers in thrift stores recently (usually grey Dells or really beat-up Acers) which is more than in the past, but still nothing older :(
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby liqmat » 2019-1-22 @ 02:03

xjas wrote:
liqmat wrote:
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"You are triangle. Shoot squares. Get points."

Now that's a game description I can wrap my head around!

https://porta2note.itch.io/gridfighter-3d


Ahaha, well spotted! I made a bunch of those up a while ago, intending to do a physical media release, but never got around to the rest of the work (it was going to be in a DVD case with an instruction card, artwork, etc.) I've given a few away at events and shows, but most of them are sitting here looking pretty (well, arguably.) PM me if you want one. :) Note: offer is FREE OF CHARGE including shipping.

Had no idea you were a game developer and that was your game. I would love a couple of copies! I thought you picked those up thrifting. Xjas... man of mystery!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2019-1-22 @ 04:14

oeuvre wrote:A really cool DTK QUIN-55D Pentium 133MHz 16MB RAM desktop found in a thrift store. Cleaned it up inside and out... absolute mint condition. https://imgur.com/a/egMlTFd

Whoever owned that system did a stellar job with that computer. My Packard Bell Pack-Mate 28 Plus has some slight yellowing, but on the inside, pretty clean.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2019-1-22 @ 04:39

bjwil1991 wrote:
oeuvre wrote:A really cool DTK QUIN-55D Pentium 133MHz 16MB RAM desktop found in a thrift store. Cleaned it up inside and out... absolute mint condition. https://imgur.com/a/egMlTFd

Whoever owned that system did a stellar job with that computer. My Packard Bell Pack-Mate 28 Plus has some slight yellowing, but on the inside, pretty clean.


It was pretty dusty inside and there were plenty of scuffs and marks but I was able to clean all of that stuff... magic eraser worked wonders on this. The metal cover though is practically flawless.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2019-1-22 @ 04:54

oeuvre wrote:A really cool DTK QUIN-55D Pentium 133MHz 16MB RAM desktop found in a thrift store. Cleaned it up inside and out... absolute mint condition. https://imgur.com/a/egMlTFd


Ahh nice. Pentium 133MHz is such an awesome processor; fast enough for most DOS stuff at SVGA, slow enough for older DOS stuff at VGA, and can easily exploit a Voodoo card if you drop one in - my Pentium 133 Win95 system is replacing my K6-2 as my favorite lately..
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Merovign » 2019-1-22 @ 06:54

Nice. DTK is one of the brands I'd love to have a desktop from.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby OldCat » 2019-1-22 @ 09:30

I am not buying anything recently and who knows, I might need to actually sell some stuff. But out of habit I still look at the various places I used to find old hardware. And just recently saw this set of three IBM mice, which immediately made me think of that Family Guy gag:

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