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Reply 1840 of 2282, by ODwilly

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KSHIRZA1 wrote on 2020-12-01, 01:43:
Found some matching speakers, but still not the original unmarked ones I used to have... […]
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Found some matching speakers, but still not the original unmarked ones I used to have...

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You know I bet if you found someone with unmarked ones they would trade you in a heartbeat since those have the IBM branding.

Main pc: Asus ROG laptop. I7-6700HQ, GTX 960M 4gb, 16gb DDR4.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 1841 of 2282, by KSHIRZA1

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ZombieMatrix wrote on 2020-12-01, 05:29:

Are the cutouts on the bottom of those speakers seriously there to accommodate the width of the keyboard?

It does look like that from the pic. They are actually further back and away from the desktop. Just looking at it though it would all line up with the keyboard flat.

vellu wrote on 2020-12-01, 05:55:

Amazing! I've got complete Aptiva system as well but with G50 monitor and non-IBM branded speakers that came with the system. I'm missing the L2 cache though...

Very nice, would you be able to post a model number or some kind of markings on the speakers? Would love to track some down, I don’t ever see them listed with ibm or aptiva parts.

ODwilly wrote on 2020-12-01, 07:05:

You know I bet if you found someone with unmarked ones they would trade you in a heartbeat since those have the IBM branding.

Thanks for that. They are new old stock with box complete incase anyone has mint non branded aptiva speakers for trade/sale.

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Reply 1842 of 2282, by vellu

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the speakers that came along with my IBM Aptiva are the same found in this IBM Aptiva 2144-M51. Unfortunately there are no brand or model markings in these. Here's more pics I found online http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=k352345667

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Reply 1843 of 2282, by KSHIRZA1

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vellu wrote on 2020-12-01, 08:34:

the speakers that came along with my IBM Aptiva are the same found in this IBM Aptiva 2144-M51. Unfortunately there are no brand or model markings in these. Here's more pics I found online http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=k352345667

Thank you! Yep, that’s them.

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Reply 1845 of 2282, by MII-233

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A few minor changes from the last picture that I figured I'd share.

1. added a 5V LNA to the 9600 Pro because it was obnoxious, and temps aren't even much worse at all
2. moved all my sound card stuff up since I plan on buying a USB 2.0 card before too much longer because not having one has become incredibly irritating
3. finally removed the sticker thing off the CD audio cable on the sound card side to make it look a little bit better (ironic considering how much worse the 9600 Pro looks)

Eventually I'd also like to move everything onto the 240GB SSD I have, but after stealing the SATA to IDE adapter from my OG Xbox and cloning the OS drive to see how it'd do, this dumb board has started protesting its use. Now regardless of what drive is plugged into the adapter, it doesn't detect it and the HDD LED just stays on. Hopefully whenever I buy a second adapter it'll work with that one.

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Zenith: 2x 1266MHz PIII, Supermicro P3TDDE, 1x 512MB PC133 ECC, Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, 80GB Barracuda 7200.9 (OS+Programs) + 160GB Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 (games), Windows XP Pro SP3

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Reply 1846 of 2282, by fool

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retronio wrote on 2020-11-14, 03:00:
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New 486 dx2/66 built during lockdown !
Um4980 256kb cache 20ns Vl Bus + Isa
I486dx2/66MHz
32mb 60ns fpm
6.4gb Seagate St36421A + cf
Diamond stealth 64 2mb vram Vlbus
Vl bus i/o controller Goldstar prime 2c dual IDE Vlbus
Sound blaster ct 2950 16bit (the huge one)

Pending:
Reset button
Speed Led

Assuming it's the same: that case has a fun MHz display from 0-999 which you can set by holding down the reset button. It's almost impossible to hit specific read-out.

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Someone please show Putin how to play Warcraft.

Reply 1847 of 2282, by Dmetsys

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Here is the 486 that I received. The chassis' is in near perfect condition.

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BE6-II 1.0 | PIII-500 | 320MB | GeForce 2 MX400
P5A-B | K6-2 300 (100x3) | 256MB | GeForce 2 MX
ECS UM4980 | 5x86-P75 | 32MB | 90C33-ZZ (In progress..)
Toshiba Satellite Pro T2155CDS | Compaq Contura 400C
Macintosh Plus

Reply 1849 of 2282, by stichas

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Happy holidays fellow Vogons.

I decided to share part of my collection.
These are all restored. If I have more time, I will post more details 😀

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Reply 1851 of 2282, by stichas

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devius wrote on 2020-12-21, 22:36:

That tiny Compaq is adorable 😊

Yep. It has a glitching HDD. I will need to replace it, but it is very difficult to disassemble
Currently has windows 95 on it
Here is a very good video about this by Lazy Game Reviews (LGR) who is a frequent guest here at Vogons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_8uprSar2U

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Reply 1852 of 2282, by bumpnthump05

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Build Specs:
Pentium MMX 233 processor
Tyan S1590S-100 Super Socket 7 AT Motherboard
48mb PC100 Memory (for now)
Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 Pro 4mb (2D Card)
Diamond Monster 3D 4mb (Voodoo 1)(3D Card)
Aztech Sound Galaxy Pro 16 II - SB 2.0 Clone OPL3 Card (FCC ID# I38-MMSN824)
32GB Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 8 HDD
Windows 95 - OSR2
Keytronic PS2 Keyboard (Purchased New)
Mouse Systems Triple Button Mouse (Purchased New)

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Reply 1853 of 2282, by omgfoz

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bumpnthump05 wrote on 2020-12-22, 20:39:
Build Specs: Pentium MMX 233 processor Tyan S1590S-100 Super Socket 7 AT Motherboard 48mb PC100 Memory (for now) Diamond Stealth […]
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Build Specs:
Pentium MMX 233 processor
Tyan S1590S-100 Super Socket 7 AT Motherboard
48mb PC100 Memory (for now)
Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 Pro 4mb (2D Card)
Diamond Monster 3D 4mb (Voodoo 1)(3D Card)
Aztech Sound Galaxy Pro 16 II - SB 2.0 Clone OPL3 Card (FCC ID# I38-MMSN824)
32GB Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 8 HDD
Windows 95 - OSR2
Keytronic PS2 Keyboard (Purchased New)
Mouse Systems Triple Button Mouse (Purchased New)

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That power strip under your monitor is iconic to me. My grandpa had the same one under his monitors forever (at least 30 years that I can remember). I bet it's in storage at our cabin since he passed. I need to find it and revive its use with my y2k build. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing this great build!

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Alt 1 (WIP): Athlon Thunderbird 1ghz / Asus A7V / 512MB SDRAM / ATI Radeon 9800 All in Wonder/ Win XP

Reply 1855 of 2282, by ODwilly

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kolderman wrote on 2020-12-25, 15:43:

Where I live those desktop power strips are unheard of and I am constantly amazed they are not actually kvms.

Iv inherited one from my grandfather and my 2nd one was found at Goodwill for $5. I absolutely love these power strips.

Main pc: Asus ROG laptop. I7-6700HQ, GTX 960M 4gb, 16gb DDR4.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 1856 of 2282, by Unknown_K

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ODwilly wrote on 2020-12-25, 18:58:
kolderman wrote on 2020-12-25, 15:43:

Where I live those desktop power strips are unheard of and I am constantly amazed they are not actually kvms.

Iv inherited one from my grandfather and my 2nd one was found at Goodwill for $5. I absolutely love these power strips.

I have one in use since it was new. The lights do burn out over time but I never looked into replacing them.

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Reply 1857 of 2282, by bumpnthump05

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Glad I am inspiring you on trying to find one! I actually have a source of quite a bit of Brand New Old Stock peripherals that has probably well over 50 of these brand new. I plan on going back and buying at least a couple more just to hang on to for spares.

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Reply 1858 of 2282, by darry

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bumpnthump05 wrote on 2020-12-25, 20:36:
Glad I am inspiring you on trying to find one! I actually have a source of quite a bit of Brand New Old Stock peripherals that […]
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Glad I am inspiring you on trying to find one! I actually have a source of quite a bit of Brand New Old Stock peripherals that has probably well over 50 of these brand new. I plan on going back and buying at least a couple more just to hang on to for spares.

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Have you found a stairway to heaven ? 😉

Reply 1859 of 2282, by devius

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bumpnthump05 wrote on 2020-12-25, 20:36:

I actually have a source of quite a bit of Brand New Old Stock peripherals that has probably well over 50 of these brand new.

Is this the real life?