Hey guys, I haven't ever written to this thread despite having (and constantly enlarging) a decent collection of retro PC hardware (I guess, if I took pictures, even Artex would notice some bits absent from his well-known hoard 😀), but what happened to me yesterday makes me break the silence.
So, last weekend I noticed a local ad for a 4-slot ISA riser card for only $5 and felt some temptation to buy it (although I already have some 2-3 of them, but ISA risers are never enough, you know). I wrote to the seller and received a question if I needed any other rare items. As usual, I expected some common AWE's and Pentium boards, but what I received yesterday surpassed ALL my expectations, here we go...
1. AOpen AX6BC Pro II Millennium Edition (perfect state!)
2. XGI Volari Duo V8 Ultra 256MB (in perfect functioning state!)
3. THE JEWEL OF MY COLLECTION - SAPPHIRE RADEON 9800 MAXX (long considered as a fool's day joke photoshopped in 2003-2004! BUT IT EXISTS!)
4. Some SiS engineering sample motherboard - it has a non-standard form-factor, won't fit in any case, just have a look at the lower edge of the board with all those connectors. Won't function, I guess, as ALL capacitors are unfortunately blown to death.
5. Some unsorted hardware, including the riser card that began it all.
6. Not so hardware, but still - a boxed OS/2 Warp 3.0 with ALL blows and whistles, including a promo CD from IBM that they distributed during COMTEK'96 expo in Moscow.
7. And finally a box of new never used BASF 8" disks 😀
DISCLAIMER: Russian members will most probably understand where this hardware comes from originally, but the seller asked me not to disclose that in public.