ChrisK wrote on 2022-06-20, 18:23:
Only things people sell at local flea markets are old clothes, dishes, furniture, military stuff (commonly called militaria here […]
Only things people sell at local flea markets are old clothes, dishes, furniture, military stuff (commonly called militaria here) and such. Mostly things anyone else would instantly bring to waste disposal.
No chance in getting any computer stuff. Something from the good old times not even in your dreams.
Only way for me is some ad sites or ...bay.
At least today I seem to have found some nice board for just a few bucks: ASRock 960GC-GS FX
Look at the CPU support list: nearly everything from AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+ with DDR2 and DDR3 support.
It was offered as defective but seller said it just laid around for a long time. So I'll see. IF it works it will be a really universal test board and I can't help...I kind of like ASRock.
That sucks... Then look all the time in the local AD sites, and maybe Ebay. I dont use Ebay as the prices there are alot higher then what i pay for them here... Yes having dedicated testing parts is a good thing, i also have some AM2+ Gigabyte GA-M55S-S3 board that i use for testing PCIex cards, DDR2 memory and most of the late AMD CPUs after 939... Well you like them alone here, i never liked that brand is just dogshit.. I prefer GIGAbyte boards every day even over ASUS, as ASUS is contantly downfall for me i find many, many of that brand dead no matter the socket/ generation, meanwhile 80% of all GIGAbyte boards just works, while only 30% of all ASUS ones do work.. ASSrock also as boards are mostly working, but i just dont like the brand..
imi wrote on 2022-06-20, 23:14:
FAST sure were on point with their box designs :D […]
Radical Vision wrote on 2022-06-20, 16:00:
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FAST sure were on point with their box designs 😁
and speaking of batmobiles... I got this one recently ^^
Yes i also think they did nice job on the design, a bit too much, as it looks like was from some Arnold action movie, but still..
Good for u the faumos Batman revenge board, i am not in into that much, but a fellow HW collector was talking much about that board, so it seems it is a pretty huge deal.. How much did you spend for that Batman board ( i also wonder wtf is with that name, i dont see bats or Batman name on it..)
Kahenraz wrote on 2022-06-21, 01:42:
That box art is hilarious. I'm sure they moved a lot of product.
The art on these old boxes is nice, they had to be very creative back in these days, compared to today they just put some insane stuff like GIGAbyte Aorus Master boxes with that insane Eagle logo that enrages and lifts particals of earth in the air... The lost art of the computer HW and stuff...
Take for example the art on these VGA boxes... It was used for OAK, UMC, CL-542X and another old cards, but i got my Diamond Edge 3D nVIDIA NV1 cards with such boxes... I really like what they did really beatiful painting on them... I also like the approach EPoX did on their boxes unique design.. Also the box are of the Hercules seems like was stolen from 3Dfx straight 🤣... ASUS for example on their P2B board have dumb design (well what to expect from ASUS..)
Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
W3680 4.5/ GA-x58 UD7/ R9 280x
K7 2.6/ NF7-S/ HD3850
IBM x2 P3 1.4/ DX34R-U/ Voodoo V 5.5K
Cmq P2 450/ GA-BX2000/ V2 SLI
Cmq DeskPRO 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088