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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2019-2-07 @ 22:57

Never seen a design like that before. All of my drives throughout the years slowed down at opening, won't open unless I punch the daylights out of it, or won't open period unless a disk isn't inserted in the drive, but opens rather slowly. I did fix a CD drive that had the not opening issue, but read the disks without issues by replacing the eject motor from a broken CD-ROM drive I had and it opens faster than before and it still does to this day. Not bad for a CD-ROM drive from 1993-1994 (Creative Labs CR-563-B).
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby red_avatar » 2019-2-07 @ 23:33

It's all about wear & tear isn't it? A retro PC won't get heavy use - I really abused my drives with damaged CDs, shitty CD-Rs, etc. back in the day but now I make sure all my CDs are nice & clean. Most of my older drives still work pretty fine though now that I gave them a bit of a clean. I'm not sure but I think most of the time I got rid of a drive, it was because I wanted a faster one so I passed on the old one to family. The Creative one I had in 1995 stopped reading discs though, that one I remember. It would take several ejects before it would read any disc.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-2-08 @ 00:04

A couple of SB AWE64’s for my 486 computers.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2019-2-08 @ 00:40

More goodies in the mail today:
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Decent-ish NICs (well, the TI & Intel ones), but the reason I bought this was of course the G400MAX. It's Dell OEM, but 5ns SGRAM regardless. Almost 20 years ago I lusted after one of these but could only afford a crappy Jaton TNT2-M64. Good to have a second chance :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby luckybob » 2019-2-08 @ 04:44

@dionb

BTW, that fan has a lian-li fan bracket still attached. Maybe someone somewhere needs one.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2019-2-08 @ 06:21

Intel486dx33 wrote:A couple of SB AWE64’s for my 486 computers.


Never saw a CT4500 with colored jacks before those are probably replacements.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2019-2-08 @ 06:30

That is unusual. Normally, the CT4500 had the black jacks (no pun intended), and the CT4520 had the colored jacks. The reason why the person might've replaced said jacks was because they got confused which was line in, line out, mic, and spk out.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby candle_86 » 2019-2-08 @ 06:39

I'll get pics tomorrow but for 20 I got all of this

Pentium 3 800
2x128mb PC133
ASUS CUSL2
300W PSU
Soundblaster 128
Intel 10/100 Nic
ATX Case
Radeon 7000
Radeon 7500
Visiontek Geforce 2 GTS

All but the GPU's came inside the case, it posts, and all of it works flawlessly
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby blurks » 2019-2-08 @ 19:50

ATI Mach32 EISA (2048 KByte)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby 386_junkie » 2019-2-09 @ 00:30

blurks wrote:ATI Mach32 EISA (2048 KByte)



Ah... it was you!

Glad it be a fellow Vogon'er.

I do like EISA tech I do, especially if I can run a 386 with it.

Enjoy!
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby blurks » 2019-2-09 @ 11:13

386_junkie wrote:Ah... it was you! Glad it be a fellow Vogon'er.

Yep and still looking for boxed examples of MCA and PCI-versions to complete the Mach32 lineup.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Vynix » 2019-2-09 @ 16:18

My parcel arrived, I opened it once I got home only to find a bunch of bubble wrap and newspaper (along with a note from the seller: "Have fun!", sure thing).

First I was baffled by how heavy that package was, and for a good reason, the seller included a Data8 tape drive!! An Exabyte EX-8200, that thing weights a ton!
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The whole lot includes:
  • 3 SCSI 50-pin (IDE-style) cables
  • 2 hard drives: a IBM 7k2 RPM DDRS-39130 and a Hitachi UltraStar 15k RPM (!) HUS151436VL3600 HDD
  • SCSI gender changer (Centronics to HD50)
  • 2 Terminators
  • Exabyte Data8 Tape drive
  • 2 SCSI HD50 ribbon cables
  • An Adaptec AHA-2940U2W and an AVA-2904

The whole lot (the AVA-2904 isn't visible, same goes for the tape drive), because I'm too lazy to write a description for each item:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-2-09 @ 19:01

Vertex VLB 2mb. graphics card for my "All USA 486 computer build".
Made in the USA.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Tetrium » 2019-2-09 @ 19:33

appiah4 wrote:Finally got around to cleaning and photographing it, so here is my first SS7 motherboard, and the CPU it came with:

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And the aforementioned warp:

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No idea how people store these things to cause such bends :confused: :depressed: Hopefully it still works, we will see.

Also agreed on purchasing another motherboard I've been after for quite some time now, I suppose it really pours when it rains. I will post photos once I have it on hand and cleaned.

It is possible to cause warp to a board like this one by mounting a CPU with (big) HSF with powerful mounting clip, and then store it for a prolonged while.
I had this happen to a board (some cheap sA I used for testing I think) and it had warped while I had stored it away. The board still worked fine though (for a testing board), but since then I changed the habit to at least not store motherboard for any prolonged time with its CPU+HSF installed.

It does look like it warped due to the CPU+HSF having been mounted, judging from where it warped.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby arncht » 2019-2-09 @ 19:35

Intel486dx33 wrote:Vertex VLB 2mb. graphics card for my "All USA 486 computer build".
Made in the USA.


yeah, korea, malaysia :D
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-2-09 @ 19:45

arncht wrote:
Intel486dx33 wrote:Vertex VLB 2mb. graphics card for my "All USA 486 computer build".
Made in the USA.


yeah, korea, malaysia :D


They must have meant “Assembled in USA”
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby PC Hoarder Patrol » 2019-2-09 @ 22:35

Bought some NOS DDR2 performance kits for my 478, 775 & AM3+ builds

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Also, was digging thru some of the early boxes from the stuff I've recently got from a relative, and came across these AT keyboards

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two Viglen brand Acer 6312 - top one is NIB from 1995 and the bottom one is from 1994

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a Viglen-brand Datacomp DFK2020 - no date, but I'm guessing mid / late 90s
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Muppets4 » 2019-2-09 @ 23:56

A lovely jvc tm-h1700g video monitor. With composite and s-video connections. It lacks RGB, but makes more then up for that with 750 lines horizontal resolution. Now I have to wait until my s-video cables come in.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Bancho » 2019-2-10 @ 00:15

Muppets4 wrote:A lovely jvc tm-h1700g video monitor. With composite and s-video connections. It lacks RGB, but makes more then up for that with 750 lines horizontal resolution. Now I have to wait until my s-video cables come in.

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Nice! JVC Monitors are great. I have the JVC BM-H2000PN-K and its an awesome monitor. RGB, 750 and straight geometry!

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Merovign » 2019-2-10 @ 01:40

Someday I will have time to set up my shipment from Liqmat's hoard. I have a case picked out for the dual PPro mobo, but here's a pic of what I consider to be my favorite bit:

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Wanted one of these since they came out in the early 90s - for $2000.

But I also picked up my own mini-haul today at "cheap as chips" prices. I'm glad I skipped work last night and slept in because I burned most of my energy dealing with cars this week. These are more retro and less vintage tho:

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An Epox 8K3A+, Athlon XP 2000+, and a Gf4 Ti4400. There are atrocious caps on the mobo (mostly behind the cooler) so I'll have to deal with that. No time to test now, I'll take a "test day" soon though.

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A Radeon 9250 and an 8400GS - both PCI, which will come in handy.

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MSI 8600 GTS Passive cooling and a Quadro FX 3500, which are more interesting than handy, but cool.

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Back side of the 8600, An ATI TV Wonder, HD 6450, and an SB Live.

Also picked up a few other things still in the car, will have to go through it later. Have to go back to work but wanted to share some of my good fortune.
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