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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 40840 of 41296, by Pierre32

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-10-22, 01:48:
Megadragon15 wrote on 2021-10-21, 23:52:

These aren't special. They were priced at $4,99 at the thrift store I just wanted to share that I bought a couple of retro sound cards

Aren't special???? We want pics. They are super rare and go for insane prices on eBay.

Yep.

Reply 40841 of 41296, by BitWrangler

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pan069 wrote on 2021-10-21, 23:35:
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-10-21, 23:30:
Megadragon15 wrote on 2021-10-21, 23:26:

I found a couple of Adlib Gold 1000s still sealed, today. It was weird that no one else seemed interested in them.

Pics of you holding them or shens.

Pics of you holding them + yesterdays news paper clearly in the shot.

No, something unique, unfakable, embroider your username in purple thread on the back of a Metallica tour shirt, wear it backwards, hold up yesterdays newspaper and the cards and stand on one leg while balancing a box of kleenex on your head. 🤣

just kidding, where the hell is anyone gonna get a newspaper these days.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 40842 of 41296, by pan069

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-10-22, 02:08:
pan069 wrote on 2021-10-21, 23:35:
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-10-21, 23:30:

Pics of you holding them or shens.

Pics of you holding them + yesterdays news paper clearly in the shot.

No, something unique, unfakable, embroider your username in purple thread on the back of a Metallica tour shirt, wear it backwards, hold up yesterdays newspaper and the cards and stand on one leg while balancing a box of kleenex on your head. 🤣

just kidding, where the hell is anyone gonna get a newspaper these days.

Newspapers are the most retro thing you can own mate. 😀

Reply 40843 of 41296, by dormcat

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pan069 wrote on 2021-10-21, 23:35:
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-10-21, 23:30:
Megadragon15 wrote on 2021-10-21, 23:26:

I found a couple of Adlib Gold 1000s still sealed, today. It was weird that no one else seemed interested in them.

Pics of you holding them or shens.

Pics of you holding them + yesterdays news paper clearly in the shot.

And not just a "shot" (still photo) but better with a short video. The technological threshold of faking a video is much higher than faking a still photo.

I believe most VOGONS users who know about the history of AdLib Gold 1000 have watched LGR's review video.

Reply 40844 of 41296, by HanJammer

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I wouldn't be much surprised if those are the AdLib cards he found: https://retronn.de/imports/hwgal/hw_sound_car … msc_16_pnp.html . Then they are worth 5$ indeed 🤣.

If he found any at all because it's just a pure speculation over the guy's second post on VOGONS which doesn't make him very credible especially when he doesn't post any pics.

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Reply 40845 of 41296, by bearking

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Just came in today from a local site

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They are in pretty bad shape; specially the Dell OEM VS440FX is very dirty, fortunately it doesn't seem to have any phisical damage.
The Monster Sound MX300 it has at least 2 caps missing, C2 and C27.
Hope I can get them back to life.

Reply 40846 of 41296, by BitWrangler

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bearking wrote on 2021-10-22, 11:27:
Just came in today from a local site 20211022_133140~2.jpg They are in pretty bad shape; specially the Dell OEM VS440FX is very […]
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Just came in today from a local site
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They are in pretty bad shape; specially the Dell OEM VS440FX is very dirty, fortunately it doesn't seem to have any phisical damage.
The Monster Sound MX300 it has at least 2 caps missing, C2 and C27.
Hope I can get them back to life.

You know about Dell using weird PSU pinouts right? A Permanent Solution to the Dell 'Fake ATX' Power Supply Problem?

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 40847 of 41296, by bearking

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-10-22, 11:35:
bearking wrote on 2021-10-22, 11:27:
Just came in today from a local site 20211022_133140~2.jpg They are in pretty bad shape; specially the Dell OEM VS440FX is very […]
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Just came in today from a local site
20211022_133140~2.jpg
They are in pretty bad shape; specially the Dell OEM VS440FX is very dirty, fortunately it doesn't seem to have any phisical damage.
The Monster Sound MX300 it has at least 2 caps missing, C2 and C27.
Hope I can get them back to life.

You know about Dell using weird PSU pinouts right? A Permanent Solution to the Dell 'Fake ATX' Power Supply Problem?

Yes, I know, but thanks for the link!

Reply 40848 of 41296, by Megadragon15

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Fine. Here are pictures of them with the Soyo Motherboard box. The lower price tags might have been from a different thrift store.

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Reply 40851 of 41296, by imi

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Megadragon15 wrote on 2021-10-22, 16:26:

Fine. Here are pictures of them with the Soyo Motherboard box. The lower price tags might have been from a different thrift store.

some people have all the luck 😁

Reply 40852 of 41296, by cyclone3d

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We all sooo jelly!

Great find.

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Reply 40855 of 41296, by dionb

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Unicorns do exist and very occasionally pop up at thrift shops, it seems. Even in pairs.

Now, if a Covox Sound Master would be so kind as to do the same somewhere near me...

Reply 40856 of 41296, by HanJammer

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Megadragon15 wrote on 2021-10-22, 16:26:

Fine. Here are pictures of them with the Soyo Motherboard box. The lower price tags might have been from a different thrift store.

Make sure to buy some 10 years old smartphone next time while you thrifting. It would make like 10x better pics. Unless you made those like 15 years ago because that's the quality I was getting from my Sony Ericsson T300i camera. ;D

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Reply 40857 of 41296, by Megadragon15

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HanJammer wrote on 2021-10-22, 22:56:
Megadragon15 wrote on 2021-10-22, 16:26:

Fine. Here are pictures of them with the Soyo Motherboard box. The lower price tags might have been from a different thrift store.

Make sure to buy some 10 years old smartphone next time while you thrifting. It would make like 10x better pics. Unless you made those like 15 years ago because that's the quality I was getting from my Sony Ericsson T300i camera. ;D

I trimmed and resized it so as to not waste this sites bandwidth. It was kind of big when I took the pictures at several Megabytes.

Reply 40858 of 41296, by dormcat

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Megadragon15 wrote on 2021-10-22, 23:12:

I trimmed and resized it so as to not waste this sites bandwidth. It was kind of big when I took the pictures at several Megabytes.

VOGONS could do that for you automatically as long as the file is <5MB; trimming and scaling down to ~30KB would be unnecessary.

Anyway, congratulations!

Reply 40859 of 41296, by EvieSigma

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This computer is terrible but it's also interesting so I guess it's worth holding onto. I paid a fair bit more for it than I should have, though.

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