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Reply 42800 of 45381, by BitWrangler

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-02-25, 13:42:

On a side note . .found two Quadro FX1800 cards for 45 AUD for both today, not sure if they are worth grabbing for such a low price but I guess it cant hurt to have a few spare PCIe throw away GPUs laying about. (They fall between a 9400gt and a 9600gt being closer to the 9600GT)

The advantage and disadvantage is that they don't need extra power, and don't have extra power. i.e. advantage that you can throw them in a box with weakish PSU and no PCIe power connectors, disadvantage that you can't clock them higher because there's no power to play with.

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Reply 42801 of 45381, by TrashPanda

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-02-25, 17:52:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-02-25, 13:42:

On a side note . .found two Quadro FX1800 cards for 45 AUD for both today, not sure if they are worth grabbing for such a low price but I guess it cant hurt to have a few spare PCIe throw away GPUs laying about. (They fall between a 9400gt and a 9600gt being closer to the 9600GT)

The advantage and disadvantage is that they don't need extra power, and don't have extra power. i.e. advantage that you can throw them in a box with weakish PSU and no PCIe power connectors, disadvantage that you can't clock them higher because there's no power to play with.

True True, but cant complain for the price either. (they might clock a little higher, they are not far off a 9600GT)

IIRC Quadro does tend to use slower Vram from their gaming counterparts.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 42802 of 45381, by subnet_zero

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There it is, the TTSOLO1-SL including packaging, this variant has even less components than the other: ESS Solo 1 different versions (Thanks HanSolo for the link to the thread.)

The back of the package even mention the fish: 🐟
"Did you know? - The latin name for the fish on the front is ANOPLOGASTER CORNUTA."
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Wait, is "latin" a typo? 🤔 😅

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Reply 42803 of 45381, by Repo Man11

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I couldn't pass it up; $35.00 for this Lian-Li case with an Asus P5Q Pro Turbo, 4 gigs DDR2, 650 watt Seasonic power supply, and a very basic video card (no hard drive of course). Sadly, it only has the minimum needed cables for the modular power supply which is bad because those things are proprietary. It posted with no issue when I got it home. I think this case may end up with my Socket A build in it.

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Reply 42804 of 45381, by pentiumspeed

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You can get custom cables made for your Seasonic power supply from any good vendors including on ebay.

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Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 42805 of 45381, by Repo Man11

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pentiumspeed wrote on 2022-02-25, 21:36:

You can get custom cables made for your Seasonic power supply from any good vendors including on ebay.

Cheers,

Yes, and the prices aren't too bad, but it makes me sad that the originals were likely left in the box which was later thrown out because "What would I need these for?" I've two other modular power supplies that I've ended up with either for free or for cheap that have this issue - it's an unforeseen downside to modular power supplies.

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Reply 42806 of 45381, by cyclone3d

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Have a couple things on the way that I have been trying to track down for years for a not absurd price.

AWE64D
VLB ATI Mach64.

Hope to recoup the cost by selling off some stuff that is in the lot that the AWE64D was in.

I really want to upgrade the Mach64 to 4MB but need to look into what specific upgrade boards are compatible.

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Reply 42807 of 45381, by cyclone3d

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-02-25, 21:47:
pentiumspeed wrote on 2022-02-25, 21:36:

You can get custom cables made for your Seasonic power supply from any good vendors including on ebay.

Cheers,

Yes, and the prices aren't too bad, but it makes me sad that the originals were likely left in the box which was later thrown out because "What would I need these for?" I've two other modular power supplies that I've ended up with either for free or for cheap that have this issue - it's an unforeseen downside to modular power supplies.

You can probably even contact Seasonic directly and order cables from them. They have super excellent customer service last time I had to contact them.

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header

Reply 42808 of 45381, by frankmonk

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douglar wrote on 2022-02-24, 22:57:

I finally was able to grab a RampAT! Plus that fit my budget.

The simms in the card look curious. 1MBx9 45ns?

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Nice find! Hopefully i'll find one as well

Reply 42810 of 45381, by Nexxen

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Brawndo wrote on 2022-02-26, 06:34:
This arrived today, Audigy 4 Pro with all the fixins. Going to put it in my ~2006 era HP xw4400 workstation with an Intel QX6700 […]
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This arrived today, Audigy 4 Pro with all the fixins. Going to put it in my ~2006 era HP xw4400 workstation with an Intel QX6700 and when I buy one, a Radeon X1950XTX, for late XP gaming.

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Congrats!

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Reply 42811 of 45381, by RaiderOfLostVoodoo

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-02-25, 21:32:

I couldn't pass it up; $35.00 for this Lian-Li case with an Asus P5Q Pro Turbo, 4 gigs DDR2, 650 watt Seasonic power supply, and a very basic video card (no hard drive of course). Sadly, it only has the minimum needed cables for the modular power supply which is bad because those things are proprietary. It posted with no issue when I got it home. I think this case may end up with my Socket A build in it.

Nice find. If you sell the other parts, you basically got the case for free.
If I see deals like these, I also don't hesitate.

Reply 42812 of 45381, by CrFr

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I don't know if this qualifies for this thread, but I'll post anyways 😀 I guess this currently falls more into "junk" category than "retro". Future retro collectible maybe 😀

I got this Asus DirectCu II Radeon HD 7970 as a thanks for giving a ride. We talked on the way, that I collect all kinds of computer related retro crap, and he said I got something for you. Very chunky card, weighs about 1,3kg. Three slots high cooler. What a brick.

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Reply 42813 of 45381, by BitWrangler

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Prices are sliding now, could maybe find one in low hundreds but a couple of months ago it was worth $150 and maybe a few months before at peak GPU drought $200, that's because it will still perform on the same level as R9 380s, GTX 1050 Ti, GTX 1650 etc

edit: btw, other threads we've got going... this is the paid money for hardware you could still regard as "modern" thread Bought this (Modern) hardware today and this one is the "I got it for free!" thread... I recently found this hardware, AKA the Dumpster find thread. though yeah it's a roll of a dice to decide where it goes since it's not all that modern, and you "paid" for it with a ride etc.

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Reply 42814 of 45381, by CrFr

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Another graphics card. This one I bought for 10€. Quadro FX 4600 768MB. It is going into my overkill Windows 2000 build.

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Reply 42815 of 45381, by CrFr

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-02-26, 15:17:

Prices are sliding now, could maybe find one in low hundreds but a couple of months ago it was worth $150 and maybe a few months before at peak GPU drought $200, that's because it will still perform on the same level as R9 380s, GTX 1050 Ti, GTX 1650 etc

Huh, I had no idea it is still so usable. Maybe I'll build a guest gaming rig using it or something. I thought this was something like 10€/$ garbage, not useful for retro or modern gaming.

Reply 42816 of 45381, by BitWrangler

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CrFr wrote on 2022-02-26, 15:27:
BitWrangler wrote on 2022-02-26, 15:17:

Prices are sliding now, could maybe find one in low hundreds but a couple of months ago it was worth $150 and maybe a few months before at peak GPU drought $200, that's because it will still perform on the same level as R9 380s, GTX 1050 Ti, GTX 1650 etc

Huh, I had no idea it is still so usable. Maybe I'll build a guest gaming rig using it or something. I thought this was something like 10€/$ garbage, not useful for retro or modern gaming.

Yeah good plan, try to snag an E3 Xeon, or i5-2500, or FX4xxx system or better for under ~$100 ish and it will run quite a lot 720p -900p and maybe older/less demanding at 1080p.

Pretty much anything HD78xx and HD79xx is worth a second look still but further down the 7000s they're mainly just desktop or 10 year old stuff cards now.

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Reply 42817 of 45381, by bearking

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Got this nice little Compaq Evo N620c laptop. Bought it because once I had an N600c and I lived it! This one is a little bit newer, it has a mobile Pentium M @ 1.4 GHz, 256 MB RAM, mobile Radeon 7500 with 32 MB RAM, 160 GB HDD, DVD drive. Also came with a ball mouse and some 12V Philips power supply. It's working with this power supply but the battery is not charging. The original power brick has 18.5 V output, so I need to find one.
Allready upgraded tha RAM to 512 MB, WinXP runs great on it.
Also tested a few games, NFS Porsche runs great, around 55 FPS @ 1024x768.

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Reply 42818 of 45381, by mpe

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This weekend, I was about to purchase a CBM 1541 disk drive for my Commodore 128 I acquired last week, but having seen the news about "peacemaking" operation in Ukraine, I am re-routing my retro purchase budget to war refugee charities. Could't be happier about my choice.

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Reply 42819 of 45381, by fosterwj03

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I'm not sure that it qualifies as retro in and of itself, but I just purchased a GTX 980 Ti (seller's photo) for a retro project. I'm hoping to pair this GPU with an Intel Broadwell CPU for my Ultimate Windows XP build sometime this fall.

I'll let my son use it in his PC (replacing a GTX 960) for the time being.

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