Reply 44540 of 45407, by Cuttoon
SteveC wrote on 2022-05-10, 20:51:
I picked this up today and it's...... as dull as dishwater :( […]SteveC wrote on 2022-05-08, 17:03:
No idea what this is but it was a tenner and includes an HP 19" LCD monitor (not that I want that as I have one or two already!). It says P4 at the bottom but who knows!
Seller's only photo.... I just hope it has something exciting in it!
I picked this up today and it's...... as dull as dishwater 🙁
It's a P4 2.66GHz, 40GB Seagate drive, 52X LG CDROM drive, onboard everything, Intel motherboard, not even an AGP slot. Only slightly interesting thing is an extra PCI parallel port card, not sure why you'd need that! It's been wiped clean - no personal files or any interesting software even on it! It was last booted 29th Dec 2009 so it's sat on a shelf for over a decade untouched!
Oh well the case is nice and good condition, just filthy.
Apart from the P4 sign, there also was an inventory sticker on the front which also indicates "dull as dishwater", usually. But now we know that there are blue PCI parallel cards.
I'd assume, the motherboard has a first parallel port in the backplate? Chances are, the second was for some rather expensive legacy hardware like industrial machinery or plotter, special printer.
Think that case is called the chieftec dragon. Was really popular 20 years ago and sure is a quality case. Well worth that tenner on its own. Grey or white ones were much less common than black, silver or blue.
Also, is that µATX? Wouldn't have thought those existed, was such a tinkerer and enthusiast case.
I like jumpers.