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Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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For me, the supposed "superiority" sheen of SCSI devices has worn off over the years. They don't seem to be any more well built or more reliable than IDE desktop drives. In terms of retro systems, IDE hard drives are "fast enough" for what I need retro systems to do. They are also cheap and common, …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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I only use SCSI in older computers I value as part of my collection. the cards, cables and drives are dirt cheap and I have hundreds upon hundreds of each with access to even more. they were designed for server use and if they have low hours, will last decades more. they perform well, give you the …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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my current approach from a reseller perspective has been "acquire everything out of ewaste and estate sales that's possible" because inflation is hovering around 5-7% annual here if not more, and is probably going to be that way through next year too. pricing for premium boxed/sealed items like …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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Some price trends may have peaked. I am not sure, but have been seeing several small signs in recent weeks. Mirroring sentiments which, after some consideration, also apply to myself and my current relationship with retro. It's getting more common to hear people talk about retro saturation, e.g. "I …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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Here's an adapter I haven't seen in quite awhile, boxed Powerleap P3/SMP Server pair. They were one of the better dual slot1-to-Tualatin upgrade adapters. I owned this kit in 2001, however my system would hang up every few days. Turns out the issue was that one of the fans would stop spinning, but …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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Honestly, seeing how this thread started off asking a dangerous question, the roasting of Libby, and now i guess us all coming to terms with this just being how the hobby works.... That ain't a roast. I've had people call me all sorts of names and even actively yell at me for flipping things they …

Re: Dual gpu pci cards

Best solution I can think of if you want something period correct: Matrox G200 MMS. http://www.vgamuseum.info/index.php/cpu/item/ … matrox-g200-mms 8MB SGRAM per GPU, 2 or 4 GPU models. Makes for an excellent primary GPU to go along with a V2 setup if one wanted as well.

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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If its going to be expensive retro it has to be new old stock. Refurbished is not just removing dust. Collectables are worthy expense in good tested working order. Untested crap is usually dead or dieing. Thes best is getting it elsewhere than online like at garage sales and opportunity shops they …

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