Price of this ISA hub?

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Price of this ISA hub?

Postby alexandrlukash » 2019-8-13 @ 14:01

Hello everybody!
I paid for this isa hub 2,5eur . what is really price?
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby X3NoMoRPH » 2019-8-13 @ 14:12

I didn't know that these things existed
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby JudgeMonroe » 2019-8-13 @ 14:23

This is an ISA riser they used to put in ultra-low-profile desktop PCs so the cards could be installed horizontally instead of vertically. The motherboard would have only a single ISA slot, and this riser would expand that to 5. You could use it in a different computer if you had the room, since electrically the ISA bus doesn't care what the physical layout is.
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby Grzyb » 2019-8-13 @ 14:26

Such risers can be found in all compact PCs, where there's no room to install ISA cards orthogonally to the mobo.
As for the price, it's a tough question - such things are usually sold together with other components.
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby derSammler » 2019-8-13 @ 16:41

alexandrlukash wrote:I paid for this isa hub 2,5eur . what is really price?

I don't quite get the question. Are you asking if 2.50 EUR were too much, or do you hope that these things are ten times more worth? I have a whole box of these and given away many for free.
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby alvaro84 » 2019-8-13 @ 17:22

derSammler wrote:I don't quite get the question. Are you asking if 2.50 EUR were too much, or do you hope that these things are ten times more worth? I have a whole box of these and given away many for free.


On the other hand, I'd happily pay 2.5 EUR for one should I need one (especially if I couldn't get them for free with enough patience).
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby imi » 2019-8-13 @ 21:47

I wouldn't really say they're worth much... but peoply try to sell risers at crazy prices of 50€ and upwards...
if I see one pop up for cheap I usually try to get it for future projects.
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby manbearpig » 2019-8-13 @ 21:52

I have one of these that uses EISA for the motherboard connector and has PCI and ISA slots. Pretty sure the form factor is usually referred to as LPX, although a lot of them are proprietary.

I don't think I would put very much value on one of these. Most people are looking for AT/ATX motherboards and therefore don't need them.
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby alexandrlukash » 2019-8-14 @ 09:40

Hello ! I'm happy have so much answers and read new info about this thing.
I bought this riser spontaneously on the street,seller didn't want to change price.
I felt that is little expensive for this thing
Thanks for the answers!
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby kixs » 2019-8-14 @ 09:46

2.5€ is on the cheap (almost free) side.
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby GigAHerZ » 2019-8-14 @ 10:07

These things have only value with a case and a motherboard that are going together with it. This alone is almost junk, except when someone has this exact motherboard and case and is missing this riser.
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby alvaro84 » 2019-8-14 @ 12:45

GigAHerZ wrote:These things have only value with a case and a motherboard that are going together with it. This alone is almost junk, except when someone has this exact motherboard and case and is missing this riser.


I beg to differ. This particular riser seems to fit into any standard ISA slot and ISA bus does definitely work this way.
PCI/ISA or VLB/ISA combined risers are more unique, though.
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby kixs » 2019-8-14 @ 13:14

GigAHerZ wrote:These things have only value with a case and a motherboard that are going together with it. This alone is almost junk, except when someone has this exact motherboard and case and is missing this riser.


Only the case. Motherboard doesn't matter. But it would be mostly for ISA only systems - 286 to early 486.
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby GigAHerZ » 2019-8-14 @ 14:38

To my knowledge, there is no standard for ISA riser slot positioning on motherboard or lock down mechanism. Therefore different motherboards may have the slot for riser in slightly different positions and the case may not be able to accomodate the shape or the screw holes of this particular riser.
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby aaronkatrini » 2019-8-14 @ 19:26

I think someone is creating new accounts, has found a bunch of "old computer parts", posting pictures on this forum to understand the price and is trying to get a quote and understand the "rarity" of the item and try to sell it for the highest price. Can´t fool me. MODS please do smth!
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby alexandrlukash » 2019-8-15 @ 15:56

aaronkatrini wrote:I think someone is creating new accounts, has found a bunch of "old computer parts", posting pictures on this forum to understand the price and is trying to get a quote and understand the "rarity" of the item and try to sell it for the highest price. Can´t fool me. MODS please do smth!

:confused: most of this things haven't any rarity and price,i didnt know what is it. You wrote as if I stole something from you. Dont be rude and agressive .


Sometimes i buy old things for fun or take it for free,as this ISA sound card-
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby alexandrlukash » 2019-8-15 @ 16:08

GigAHerZ wrote:These things have only value with a case and a motherboard that are going together with it. This alone is almost junk, except when someone has this exact motherboard and case and is missing this riser.

Thanks, at this weekend I go to this seller and must try to change it to something more interesting
I saw 2mb pci video card at same price
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby maxtherabbit » 2019-8-15 @ 18:27

For two fifty I would hang on to it. They are semi uncommon and can come in handy if only for testing outside of a case
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby gotohell » 2019-8-16 @ 07:25

alexandrlukash wrote:Hello everybody!
I paid for this isa hub 2,5eur . what is really price?
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it trash man, i get same in large MOBO pack for 10$
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Re: Price of this ISA hub?

Postby Caluser2000 » 2019-8-16 @ 08:02

Keep it. Someone might have a use for it. I had one of these in a slimline Olliveti system which had a vbl motherboard.
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