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Reply 43960 of 45448, by HanJammer

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This Mac Plus Platinum - basically 'like new' condition, I don't think it saw much use if any because it wasn't even dusty, everything looks and smells almost new, and Apple IIGS in very nice condition as well. Irony is I'm Apple hater (always have been), but these I found in the stash of my supplier (or actually my 'emissary' found because my supplier is located in another town) and he offered them in VERY reasonable prices too.

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Reply 43961 of 45448, by Kahenraz

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I also don't connect Mac products, although I do keep one PowerBook G4 Titanium laptop, just in case. It's in good condition and doesn't take up much space.

Early Macs have always fascinated me from a distance. I grew up with PCs and did interact with Macs on occasion in the 90s, even some Apple IIs, I think. But since I never used them regularly, I have no nostalgia for them or any of their software.

So my experience now is kind of the same. I enjoy interacting with them on rare occasion, with no commitments to the platform.

Reply 43962 of 45448, by HanJammer

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Kahenraz wrote on 2022-04-18, 00:31:

I also don't connect Mac products, although I do keep one PowerBook G4 Titanium laptop, just in case. It's in good condition and doesn't take up much space.

Early Macs have always fascinated me from a distance. I grew up with PCs and did interact with Macs on occasion in the 90s, even some Apple IIs, I think. But since I never used them regularly, I have no nostalgia for them or any of their software.

So my experience now is kind of the same. I enjoy interacting with them on rare occasion, with no commitments to the platform.

Yeah, same here. But I always wanted Apple II because I do consider them the best 8-bit systems beside the BBC Micros and MSX (2). And Apple IIGS is even better (I still would like Apple IIe) - I will need some RAM expansion and floppy drives (or emulator) for it though. I like these AiO Macs because their shape is as iconic as say 5150/5160 and this is basically in NOS condition (a few foam pieces from the box and accessories like programmer switch are missing, but that's not big deal considered what I paid). It's almost in too nice condition to be used really.

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Reply 43965 of 45448, by appiah4

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Got this for a possible future Socket AM2/3 Windows XP Build. I recently tried making this happen as a sleeper PC in a Netvista case but finding a low power CPU turned out to be a big deal so I grabbed one for the future, just in case.

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Reply 43966 of 45448, by ODwilly

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-04-18, 07:54:

Got this for a possible future Socket AM2/3 Windows XP Build. I recently tried making this happen as a sleeper PC in a Netvista case but finding a low power CPU turned out to be a big deal so I grabbed one for the future, just in case.

If you find a am2-am3+ board with the core unlocker find a $5 1 core Sempron 145. Guaranteed 2nd core for a 45watt dual core Athlon.

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Reply 43967 of 45448, by PcBytes

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Won an ABIT BE6-II for aprox. $50 (225RON, to be exact) which ships tomorrow. Just the mobo, nothing else.

Now to decide what path should I go with it. Either 400MHz Deschutes, either a 500 or a 550 Katmai. And a recap is in order, of course.

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Reply 43968 of 45448, by ODwilly

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PcBytes wrote on 2022-04-18, 08:43:

Won an ABIT BE6-II for aprox. $50 (225RON, to be exact) which ships tomorrow. Just the mobo, nothing else.

Now to decide what path should I go with it. Either 400MHz Deschutes, either a 500 or a 550 Katmai. And a recap is in order, of course.

Oooh 550 Katmai has my vote. Such a killer little sweet spot of a CPU. If you got suckered into a pre-Katmai p3/2 at the time the instant 1ghz release really seemed to make XP age horribly compared to Athlon, later P3's and what not by 2004.

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Reply 43969 of 45448, by appiah4

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ODwilly wrote on 2022-04-18, 08:55:
PcBytes wrote on 2022-04-18, 08:43:

Won an ABIT BE6-II for aprox. $50 (225RON, to be exact) which ships tomorrow. Just the mobo, nothing else.

Now to decide what path should I go with it. Either 400MHz Deschutes, either a 500 or a 550 Katmai. And a recap is in order, of course.

Oooh 550 Katmai has my vote. Such a killer little sweet spot of a CPU. If you got suckered into a pre-Katmai p3/2 at the time the instant 1ghz release really seemed to make XP age horribly compared to Athlon, later P3's and what not by 2004.

I got an LX board with a PII-300 and Voodoo 2 8MB in late 1998. It was a huge investment and the race to 1GHz and GeForce256 was PAINFUL. I eventually upgraded to a CUSL2-C board, PIII 800MHz and GeForce2MX400 in early 2001. I upgraded to Voodoo 3 3000 in 2000 though, that made soldiering on with the Pentium II less painful.

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Reply 43970 of 45448, by CoffeeOne

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mpe wrote on 2022-04-11, 10:36:
Got this very late Socket 3 486 motherboard with pipelined-burst L2 cache. […]
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Got this very late Socket 3 486 motherboard with pipelined-burst L2 cache.

I've always wanted to know if the cache can help it to beat more conventional 486 PCI boards with UMC, SiS and ALi chipsets.

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Omg, I did not know that such a thing exists.
One cache chip 64kx32, so with a second it would be 512kb cache 😀
Does the board work?
Is there an option for ext 40MHz or 50MHz? If yes, you could take part of the "fastest 486 competition" with a Am5x86 at 160MHz or 150MHz (almost all of them run at the speed, without doing "crazy measures").

Reply 43971 of 45448, by ODwilly

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My dad spent mass money on 4 300-450 p2/3 rigs with whatever poop GPU's (integrated Rage ii on the Compaq) tnt 2 m64, ect. Back when "we cant go to 1ghz and slots are the new sockets" were the slogans. Later bought a bunch of open box AIW Radeon 7200's in 2001 as they were getting phased out, and built himself my current Soyo P4 for work. Cable + VCR /later DVD player was fun on a nice 17inch CRT 😁 even with the ol 450 p2 with XP 😁

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Reply 43972 of 45448, by bofh.fromhell

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Got this pretty thing a while ago (sellers pics).

ASUS P6NP5 mobo with a Pentium Pro 200 and 64MB mem.
SB32 (CT3600) sound-card, Intel ISA NIC and a decent S3 PCI graphics card.
A non original LG slot-in CD that has problems reading CDR's.
And what looks to be the original 10.2GB Seagate HDD (original software seems to be long gone tho).

The chassi is a neat AT version that clearly also must have an ATX variant.
In very good condition considering the age, just minor scratches.
No visible yellowing (or at least no uneven yellowing).
The original feet have been replaced, I'm guessing they turned sticky a long time ago.

The parts alone are worth way more then what i paid for it.
Not that it matters, wouldn't dream of parting it out =)

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Reply 43973 of 45448, by brostenen

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Just bought this one. Sellers pictures. I need some motion-plus or what it is called, to be able to play Wii Sports Resort. Personally I love these Nintendo sports titles, and I have two other titles of Wii-Sport-Games already. The games and the console is just a plus and I will be diving down into softmodding now. I think it would be a great little emulator machine if I manage to do it.

If it turns out that a Wii is a better emulator machine than my RaspberryPI machine, then I will be extra happy. But it is mostly to be able to play Wii Sports Resort that I bought this bundle. I have two white Wii's already, but no controller with motion plus.

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Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 43974 of 45448, by PcBytes

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Technically not bought since both were free, but got a retro case for my upcoming Katmai BE6-II build, as well as some nice IBM Infinity speakers.

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Reply 43975 of 45448, by HanJammer

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FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-18, 01:50:

Whats the price range for Apple IIGS like these days? I have a small curiosity in owning one ever since i saw that LGR video on it years ago. I thought most Apples where getting a bit crazy.

I paid way under the prices I saw on ebay for a machine in such condition, not to mention they are not really that popular in Europe and in Poland they are unobtainable. I was really lucky I found these machines. I'm pretty sure I will have much fun with II GS yet upgrades will cost me.

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Reply 43976 of 45448, by kixs

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A few days ago I bought Sony Trinitron PVM 2130QM.

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Has SCART input but no speakers. Will do more testing on retro consoles soon 😁

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Reply 43977 of 45448, by Shponglefan

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Took delivery of an MSI MS5169 V4 board today (with K6-2 500 processor).

Unfortunately it had been shipped with the heatsink attached and it broke off during shipping. After a cursory inspection, I don't think there is any other damage. Which is fortunate considering it had a chunky metal heatsink tumbling around on top of it.

I'd like to repair it so that it can still use standard Socket 7 heatsinks. Not sure how to approach that here. Normally for plastics like this, I'd pin it, but I'm concerned about creating a short given its proximity to the board and pins.

Alternatively I suppose I could replace the whole socket.

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Reply 43978 of 45448, by BitWrangler

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kixs wrote on 2022-04-18, 22:08:

A few days ago I bought Sony Trinitron PVM 2130QM.
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Has SCART input

Yay, now you need a CGA machine 🤣

kixs wrote on 2022-04-18, 22:08:

but no speakers.

Nice flat top for standing a boombox on top of though 😁 ... That was my favorite arrangement back in teh day, in through the aux, or if it didn't have one, cassette adapter (Which don't care about nasty pinch rollers or broken drive, but can sound muddy if the head isn't cleaned)

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Reply 43979 of 45448, by FioGermi

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kixs wrote on 2022-04-18, 22:08:
A few days ago I bought Sony Trinitron PVM 2130QM. […]
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A few days ago I bought Sony Trinitron PVM 2130QM.

Sellers photo:
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Has SCART input but no speakers. Will do more testing on retro consoles soon 😁

Someone locally in my city is trying to sell a PVM like that for $1000 something. Never understood the cult following they have, but the picture quality is absolutely beautiful with the right cables. Can't deny that!