Reply 42140 of 46565, by cyclone3d
acl wrote on 2022-01-27, 10:05:
Hmm I found this nice Palit SIS 305 ... Diamond Voodoo Banshee. […]
I found this nice
Palit SIS 305... Diamond Voodoo Banshee.
I love finding badly labelled items. This is one of the few way you can still beat the insane prices that now plagues any single interesting piece of retro hardware
Its all about knowing how the card looks like, knowing the history, the brands, PCB layouts. Passion is something scalpers cannot have with auto-bidding bots. And it feels good !
Bought it untested however. "found in a garage", so it was a gamble. I got it for around 20€ inc shipping if i remember well.
But it works perfectly.
Not the best 3dfx card. But it will perfectly fit in the ~1998 slot1 build i planed with an OC Celeron 300A.
I also recently bougth 3 (!!) GTX 295 (double PCB) for a 2009 i7 + Quad SLI setup. (2x 289W TDP... yes, the global warming and polar bears will hate this build).
Tested them one by one because i don't have any suitable power supply (~1000W) . Will probably use 2 GTX and have the 3rd on display/storage/sold.
I will have to clean them before because the original paint seems to age like milk and turned into something sticky. Hmmm yummy !
And finally, an IBM Microdrive (with box and PCMCIA adapter. USB drive for scale). I have a thing for microdrives. I wanted one so badly around 2000 for my PDA. But i could only buy a 16Mb CF instead (for the equiv. of 100$/100€ in inflation corrected prices)
Those GTX295 cards that are sticky is not because of the "paint" breaking down. It is a blasted rubber coating that they like to use on a bunch of different stuff.
I've had to remove it from a SATA dock, flightsticks, my Logitech G9 mouse, some 3dConnextion CAD mice, boom boxes and on and on.
I really wish that it would be banned because it just turns into a sticky gooey mess.
Some stuff I've just thrown out because it was not worth my time to clean that crap off.
The best thing I have found that will clean it off is Lemon essential oil.
Since you can take the covers off those cards, you may be able to clean it off without as much fuss depending on how solvent resistant those covers are.