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Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

in Milliways
The money spent was not worth the bragging rights. I've never understood people wanting to share the fact of their acquisitions like this. Threads like 'Bought these retro hardware today' are only fuelling the addiction, thereby increasing costs further. You would absolutely hate the subreddit for …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

in Milliways
It seems that games (software) markets in general are more inherently collector-oriented than hardware. Small, easy storage, simple, and with some general characteristics akin to collector cards or coins. As opposed to hardware which can be big and awkward, and complicated with various levels of …

Re: What's the dumbest retro mistake you've made?

in Milliways
Accidentally putting two AMD 5X86 Cpus in the wrong way, and killing both. Yeah you'd think the smoke smell and no video on the first chip would be a clue, but alas. ALLWAYS double check online if your not sure you've put a CPU in the right way. I lost my 586 privilege that day and haven't touched …

Re: Matrox VLB?

Update on the card now that im home. It might just be fubar. No signal to the monitor. Granted there are a bunch of switches on the back that I have no idea what do. Couldn't find a manual. Perhaps that small missing chunk did her in 🙁 Filename IMG_20211118_181653.jpg File size 1.24 MiB Views 198 …

Re: What retro hardware you killed today or in the past :(. Killing spree stories+serial killers are welcome.Rest in pie

I accidentally killed a 486 motherboard once by having my cat sneak into my room, brush her tail against the board trying to cuddle me and ESD something important on it to death. Pretty sure it was the cat anyway. Iv gotten some static shocks from her before. Haven't let a cat in my gameroom ever …

Re: Matrox VLB?

That's enough to warrant an "Ultra Vintage!!1! Rare retro gaming card!!" label on eBay and the 3 digit price that goes alongside it. Experiencing "slideshow Doom" in your new 486 is worth every penny ;) $40 at RE PC? More like...$400 once i take it home and flip it on Ebay. Another retro computer …

Re: Matrox VLB?

Back on topic for a second: Went back to RE PC to pickup the Matrox and a few extras. Looks like the lowered the price down to $20. IMG_20211116_161038.jpg I didn't realize till i was back at the BFs house, apperently there is a small strip on one of the gold connector fingers that was chipped off. …

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