Received another lot from my favorite scrap seller on Ebay. Already bought 2 lots from him, containing two Tseng cards, a Janus card (very valuable), a rare and valuable Apple GPU which I can't test, a Voodoo Banshee (sadly with damaged VRAM) and more.
This time the lot was much smaller and cheaper (less than 10€). I'm not gonna show the low value stuff this time. There was just one highlight in the lot:
GeForce2 MX400 PCI, just like I assumed. Sadly it doesn't work. After further inspection, I noticed that two small pieces in the bottom left corner are missing. C312 and C110. Hopefully Hirsch will be able to rescue it. I wanted this piece for myself, not to flip it. Last month a PCI variant was auctioned for 7€ starting bid. Sadly I missed that one. Definitely not gonna pay 50 bucks for a GF MX.
Does anyone know who produced this unit? Can't find it online and the label on the backside got ripped. Want to check if there's more missing.
At least the Radeon 4650 (passive with 1GB from MSI) works. So I won't take a loss on this.
Then I received another lot from another seller:
The Voodoo was what did catch my attention. It's missing a cap in the top right corner plus a small piece on the backside. Hiiiiiiiiirsch... ^^
Trio64 is missing one piece. FireGL 8800 is also missing two small parts. Guy removed all the heatsinks and brackets to do the potential buyer a favor. ARGH!
The 3com NIC seems to be complete, but is in a really bad shape. Looks like the stuff was hit the flood last year. Many of the parts were covered in mud. I did already wash off most of it, but they need some further cleaning.
The STB Horizon 64 seems to be complete. Let's hope it works. There is currently only one on Ebay for 80€. Are they really that valuable?
Paid 30 bucks + shipping for this lot. Given that broken Voodoos still sell for around 30 bucks, that's a good deal.
There was much more stuff, but it's mostly low end OEM shit. Among the mainboards was another highlight:
One of the very few AGP boards that eat Core 2 Duo CPUs. I even have the best CPU for this board: Core 2 Extreme X6800. The dual core one. Board doesn't work with quads.
Sadly it's also missing a small piece under the heatsink. The guy must have damaged it, when he removed the heatsink. ARGH again! Looks like Hirsch will be really busy. 😁
Interestingly someone already replaced the two thick caps to the right of the RAM slots. They're green. They should be black as well.
But I already found a replacement. A much much better one!
ASRock ALive Dual eSATA2. Pairing a FX5950 with a Phenom II, 4GB DDR2 1066MHz and SSDs(@half speed) is just insane! xD
Fuck period accuracy. Like my childhood idol used to say:
It comes as a bundle with CPU, RAM, GPU, drives and 80PLUS PSU. I don't need these, but if I sell them I'll end up at around 20€ for the board, which is very reasonable.
Hirsch already tried to bribe me, to surrender it to him. But nope! Mine! We have an agreement. If one of us finds a bargain, the other will not interfere. We don't bid against each other.