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Reply 44540 of 45936, by chrismeyer6

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PC@LIVE wrote on 2022-05-10, 19:47:
In recent days, I found a case for sale at an attractive price, I perfected the purchase and used it to put inside one of the ma […]
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In recent days, I found a case for sale at an attractive price, I perfected the purchase and used it to put inside one of the many PCs that I fixed (long ago).
In addition to the case there is the floppy reader, currently it is not yet connected, it is there to fill the hole, but I should have a floppy drive cable (34PIN) aside, obviously I will connect it later, for the moment I have no need to transfer files via floppy, I don't think I will need it in the future either, so if I need it for other older PCs I could replace it with something else more useful.
The case is a CoolerMasater, model if I'm not mistaken Centurion 5 or S ?, inside I mounted a Core2 Duo E6750 PC, Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard with 4GB of DDR2 RAM, XFX GF9800GT video card, if I remember correctly from 512MB of RAM, 120GB Kingston HD SSD in which I installed a WIN8 (can't remember which one).
On the case there are two USB ports on the front, one 1394 and a couple of audio ports, in the video card instead there is a DVI port and one to connect an HDMI cable, no VGA ports, but for the old monitors I solved it by connecting an adapter VGA-DVI.
At the moment due to busy schedules, I don't have time to bench, but I hope in the future to find the time necessary to do some tests.

That is a great system you built. That is indeed a CoolerMaster Centurion 5 that's one of my all time favorite cases.

Reply 44541 of 45936, by SteveC

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Cuttoon wrote on 2022-05-10, 21:14:
Apart from the P4 sign, there also was an inventory sticker on the front which also indicates "dull as dishwater", usually. But […]
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SteveC wrote on 2022-05-10, 20:51:
I picked this up today and it's...... as dull as dishwater :( […]
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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.

Yeah I'm happy I got the case! IT has a Chieftec 230W PSU in it so it appears original. Oh and yeah just 3 PCI slots so it's micro ATX.

The PC has a couple of stickers saying it was 'Manufactured' by Epic Computers Ltd but I can't find much about them online.

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Reply 44542 of 45936, by BetaC

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So I found a few things today, like this powermac G3 compatible SCSI card and one of those odd PPGA non mmx Pentium 166 CPUs. It even runs at 200 without too much fuss.

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Of course, they’re cool, but this takes the cake.

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Yeah, a Graphite colored CRT Studio Display. It ain’t my old 22inch screen, but I’ll take a Diamondtron that’s easier to lug any day.

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Reply 44543 of 45936, by SteveC

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SteveC wrote on 2022-04-28, 19:59:

Just won this on eBay, sorry if I beat any of you to it 😀

Not sure of the exact model, and not sure of my plans for it yet, but I'll certainly put in a CD ROM and a sound card at least. The BIOS photo appears to show it has 80MB RAM which is decent, so Windows 95 is probably destined for it... I could even try OS/2 Warp.

Seller's photos. Needs a good clean!

I love this little PC 😀 Here's a video on it https://youtu.be/vfwv21_oGi4

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Reply 44544 of 45936, by TrashPanda

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Decided to fill out my ISA Soundcards a bit with some non Creative models, got an Aztech Sound Galaxy Nova 16 and a SC-6000 2.21, both have OPL3 and could use a good clean. I also grabbed a PCI Permedia 2 Extreme from the same seller, not seen this model in a PCI card before and while it isn't exactly a powerful GPU it should be interesting to see how it runs via the PCI bus.

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II think the Aztech card should be a good replacement for a SB16 and hopefully a lot quieter without the Midi bugs, also hope to add an ESS Audiodrive 1868 F as soon as I can find one that isn't a gimped version missing half the IC's or WT header.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44545 of 45936, by imi

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BetaC wrote on 2022-05-11, 05:29:

Yeah, a Graphite colored CRT Studio Display. It ain’t my old 22inch screen, but I’ll take a Diamondtron that’s easier to lug any day.

interesting, I thought apple only used sony tubes in those, but apparently they were only in the 21" ones

Reply 44546 of 45936, by Cuttoon

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BetaC wrote on 2022-05-11, 05:29:
Of course, they’re cool, but this takes the cake. 00BF3950-7E45-4EC7-B422-F7A15EC1910B.jpeg Yeah, a Graphite colored CRT Studio […]
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Of course, they’re cool, but this takes the cake.
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Yeah, a Graphite colored CRT Studio Display. It ain’t my old 22inch screen, but I’ll take a Diamondtron that’s easier to lug any day.
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It's a good display, I guess, but doesn't it bother you at all that it bears the mark of evil?

This just in:

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- Gold plated Terratec Vortex. They even bothered to put some metal shielding around the db15 connector and gold plate that.
- Always needed a quality 30 m mini-DIN cable. The use case is still a bit vague but I'm sure it will present itself.
- Jiggohertz Celerey. Not quite for free, so, is there a special thread around here for "most idiotic ebay packaging"?!?
That thing arrived in an envelope, naked inside some large bubble wrap. An item with 370 needles was packed in basically, balloons.
I hope it's fine ESD-wise and so are the pins, but really, that thing was one minor mechanical challenge away from a serious bad hair day. WTF?!?

I like jumpers.

Reply 44547 of 45936, by Gmlb256

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-11, 10:42:

II think the Aztech card should be a good replacement for a SB16 and hopefully a lot quieter without the Midi bugs

Aztech sound cards are decent in DOS.

Unfortunately, they have mediocre Windows 9x drivers and the variant you got is sensitive to the computer speed. 🙁

Reply 44548 of 45936, by BetaC

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Cuttoon wrote on 2022-05-11, 12:50:
It's a good display, I guess, but doesn't it bother you at all that it bears the mark of evil? […]
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BetaC wrote on 2022-05-11, 05:29:
Of course, they’re cool, but this takes the cake. 00BF3950-7E45-4EC7-B422-F7A15EC1910B.jpeg Yeah, a Graphite colored CRT Studio […]
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Of course, they’re cool, but this takes the cake.
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Yeah, a Graphite colored CRT Studio Display. It ain’t my old 22inch screen, but I’ll take a Diamondtron that’s easier to lug any day.
09A9BFE9-FD6A-4280-A456-25F1430A1041.jpeg

It's a good display, I guess, but doesn't it bother you at all that it bears the mark of evil?

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- Gold plated Terratec Vortex. They even bothered to put some metal shielding around the db15 connector and gold plate that.
- Always needed a quality 30 m mini-DIN cable. The use case is still a bit vague but I'm sure it will present itself.
- Jiggohertz Celerey. Not quite for free, so, is there a special thread around here for "most idiotic ebay packaging"?!?
That thing arrived in an envelope, naked inside some large bubble wrap. An item with 370 needles was packed in basically, balloons.
I hope it's fine ESD-wise and so are the pins, but really, that thing was one minor mechanical challenge away from a serious bad hair day. WTF?!?

No, not at all. I already have too many Macs and a IIGS

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Reply 44549 of 45936, by MadYoshi

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A lovely board for my Pentium III collection. I have been looking for this for a long long time, now it's like christmas ^^

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Reply 44551 of 45936, by OMORES

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This socket 3 motherboard with 128MB FPM. (FPM only board)

Few months ago I bought a IBM DX2/66 with not a single pin in his place... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Aligned_Movement) 😀)

After 1+ hours I managed to get all the pins in place, and now I have a 486 with 128MB RAM...

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Reply 44552 of 45936, by debs3759

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OMORES wrote on 2022-05-11, 19:00:

This socket 3 motherboard with 128MB FPM. (FPM only board)

Few months ago I bought a IBM DX2/66 with not a single pin in his place... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Aligned_Movement) 😀)

After 1+ hours I managed to get all the pins in place, and now I have a 486 with 128MB RAM...

Is all the memory cached on that board?

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Reply 44553 of 45936, by maverick85

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BetaC wrote on 2022-05-11, 05:29:
So I found a few things today, like this powermac G3 compatible SCSI card and one of those odd PPGA non mmx Pentium 166 CPUs. It […]
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So I found a few things today, like this powermac G3 compatible SCSI card and one of those odd PPGA non mmx Pentium 166 CPUs. It even runs at 200 without too much fuss.
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Of course, they’re cool, but this takes the cake.
00BF3950-7E45-4EC7-B422-F7A15EC1910B.jpeg
Yeah, a Graphite colored CRT Studio Display. It ain’t my old 22inch screen, but I’ll take a Diamondtron that’s easier to lug any day.
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I have the same 21" CRT , a 17" Sony epd-220, and a 19" lg studio works 995 shadowmask. My original pc had the 17" lg studio works 775n but I'll take the 19". The 21" is more immersive in quake 3 arena but is a tad dim compared to the other two CRTs I own.

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Reply 44555 of 45936, by debs3759

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OMORES wrote on 2022-05-11, 19:29:
debs3759 wrote on 2022-05-11, 19:02:

Is all the memory cached on that board?

I think with 256K cache (I see 4x64K cache chips on the board) 64MB RAM are ideal.

I thought that, but hoped I was wrong 😀

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Reply 44556 of 45936, by H3nrik V!

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MadYoshi wrote on 2022-05-11, 16:28:

A lovely board for my Pentium III collection. I have been looking for this for a long long time, now it's like christmas ^^

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That is a beauty! Congratulations!

Please use the "quote" option if asking questions to what I write - it will really up the chances of me noticing 😀

Reply 44557 of 45936, by Thermalwrong

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Lukeno94 wrote on 2022-05-10, 21:10:

Thought I'd pop up here and showcase what arrived today from Japan, at least the item that actually works out of the things I ordered - a nice, rare IBM ThinkPad S30. Screen was shot, with the classic vinegar syndrome starting, but I already had a replacement for my previous S30, which sadly is in much worse physical shape and also appears to be allergic to screen inverters. Haven't done much with this beyond swapping the screen and the HDD, and dumping a random W98 image from my ThinkPad 600E on it so far though!

Wow nice find! I was really tempted to buy one from someone downsizing their collection on the Thinkpads forum a couple of months ago, but have so far passed since I've got the Thinkpad 240Z and had the X20 / X31 back in the day - the styling / thinness of the S30 makes it so interesting though 😀
IT's odd too, that you've got one S30 that won't run the backlight, I read on an archived japanese thinkpad blog site that was a relatively common issue, one of the ones for sale recently had the same issue. I wonder what does that, since it's probably not the inverter that's broken?

Reply 44558 of 45936, by TrashPanda

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Gmlb256 wrote on 2022-05-11, 13:28:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-11, 10:42:

II think the Aztech card should be a good replacement for a SB16 and hopefully a lot quieter without the Midi bugs

Aztech sound cards are decent in DOS.

Unfortunately, they have mediocre Windows 9x drivers and the variant you got is sensitive to the computer speed. 🙁

Its all good, the Aztech card is bound for a DOS box that doesnt have Win9x on it !

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 44559 of 45936, by BitWrangler

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I used to find them alright in Windows Sound System mode, aztech cards. But that period I wasn't relying on them for real windows gaming, which wasn't really, really a thing until late 9x. Mostly for "multimedia" stuff, using WSS, not stuff using directsound.

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