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Re: The frustrations of the GPU market

I purchased a 5700XT in late 2019 (along with an X570 motherboard), after not upgrading since 2014. Just before the pandemic started! And then this whole GPU price shit show became this current insanity, where that same GPU costs twice of what I paid 2 years ago! I feel lucky about that, but if my …

Re: Is there Anyone "Overpaying" for Hardware and Proud of it? Well, maybe not Proud, but...

One of the things I found really captivating about getting old hardware was the ability to build PCs for a few bucks (or even for free!) that would have been obscenely expensive back then. It's not the same feeling if they are as expensive as building a modern rig now. Luckily I have pretty much …

Re: Create bootable DOS disk using my Mac?

It is in the disk image itself. When a PC tries to boot from floppy, it reads the sector 0 of the disk into memory and executes code from there. For non-bootable floppies, all the code does is display a message such as "Please insert a system disk" or something like that (it depends on what tool was …

Re: Create bootable DOS disk using my Mac?

The DOS 6.22 Disk 1 should be bootable, so if you have the floppy image that's all you need. But how do you plan to write it to a floppy from a modern Mac? Do you have a USB drive or something? EDIT: assuming you have some sort of floppy drive, you can just write the image using dd : dd if= of=/dev/ …

Re: Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

I've also had good experiences importing motherboards from Russia, Ukraine, etc. Packaging was not always ideal, but never got any damaged items. Regarding the import taxes applied by customs to these types of items in many countries with the "protect local business" excuse, it is basically a legal …

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