Not really a dumpster find, but got these babies for free a couple of weeks ago. Actually, a good friend of mine has a nonprofit organization and he is collecting all king of electrical, paper, PET, etc. waste and sells it to the recyclers. With the money he makes out of it, he is organizing summer camps, or trips for children coming from poor families. Until now he was giving the electronics(mostly PCs and laptops) to the recyclers assembled for like 10-15 cents per kg! Almost nothing... I made some research and I found out, that if we are giving only parts to the recyclers, they are paying a lot more money for the waste.
So, I'm helping him to disassemble all the PCs and laptops, removing even the aluminium heatsinks, the metal brackets, and so on, everything sorted by its category. This way he gets like 3 euros per kg for mainboards, 4 euros per kg for expansion cards, 5 euros for HDD electronics, RAM sticks and so on... This makes a huge difference in his income for the NPO. For this, I can keep everything I want 😁
Most of the PCs are newer generations, socket A, 478, LGA 755 and up, but I also found a few nice piece of hardware... So lets begin:
The desktop is a DIGITAL PC 3100 6233KL with an AMD-K6-233ANR, 128 Mb SDRAM, S3 Trio64V2/GX on-board video, ESS ES1869FC Audiodrive ISA sound card, and an ISA modem. The VRM module it has a little bit o damage, two of the capacitors are broken. Should be an easy fix. The mainboard supports up to 366 MHz CPU, at least that's on the sticker from the inside of the case. It also has two ISA and two PCI slots on the riser board.
The first minitower from the left is a generic socket 7 system. It has a J 656C mainboard from J-MARK COMPUTER CORPORATION(???) with Intel 430FX chipset, Intel P133 CPU, 32 Mb EDO RAM, Trident TGUI9440-1 with 1 Mb PCI graphics card(model PM-P523 REV:A) and a some 2 Gb HDD. I like about this case the light blue power button and the 3 digit(max 199) MHz display.
The second minitower is actually a Fujitsu ICL branded machine. It has a Biostar MB-8500TAC-A Rev 6 socket 7 mainboard, Intel P100 CPU, 64 Mb EDO RAM, ExpertColor DSV3365 ver 2.2 S3 Trio64V+ 2Mb PCI graphics card, SB CT2960 Vibra 16C ISA sound card. The case is in a great shape(only a little bit dirty) but the mainboard has a soldered Dallas real time clock chip...
The middle tower from the right is an ATX box, but with the old AT style U shaped metal cover, not the newer design with two side panels. I like it, because it is a solid build an it has a removable mainboard plate(like the AT style cases). It has a socket A mainboard with one ISA slot, Fastfame(??) 8VTAV, VIA KT133; Athlon 800 MHz, 1 Gb(2x512Mb) SDRAM, Radeon HD3450 512 Mb AGP graphics card.
Also got this Siemens Nixdorf Scenic Mobile 700 laptop with a Pentiun 133, 8 Mb of RAM, 1.35 Gb HDD, 12,1" TFT SVGA and CD-ROM drive. At least these are at the label, I don't have a power supply to test it...