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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 45682 of 47145, by TrashPanda

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devius wrote on 2022-07-21, 18:17:

On the other hand, not sure if anyone would bother to fake 512MB cards. As far as I know only the high capacity ones (64GB+) are more likely to be fake.

You would be surprised, a lot of industrial stuff uses the 256 and 512mb CF cards especially Cisco stuff, if there is a market you can bet your ass they are faking 512mb CF cards for 10 cents and selling them for 20-30 bucks.

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Reply 45683 of 47145, by TrashPanda

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Just bought a Socket 7 SL2Z4 Tillamook 266 MMX, seller still has two more for sale if anyone chooses to go have a look on Evilbay for them.

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Reply 45685 of 47145, by TrashPanda

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ChrisK wrote on 2022-07-22, 06:15:

Wow, prices almost quadrupled since I bought my two not that long ago.
Oh wait, with shipping and import charges they quintupled.
This is crazy.

Yup, did a bit of rather normal shopping today and it cost just shy of 500 AUD for about half of what I would normally grab ... meat prices are fucking insane along with fresh vegetables and fruit. Being in Australia is making it horribly expensive right now and all the floods we have been having in the eastern states have made it worse.

Its certainly made me far more decerning in what i decide to buy the last few months and its at the point where aside from a few bits here and there I have stopped buying unless its something interesting or I need for a build I'm doing.

Cant do much about Import or postage costs and have to accept them as part of shipping being generally fucked right now.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45686 of 47145, by ChrisK

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Yeah, everything is going crazy right now in terms of prices. Don't wanna let this get political but this all fu.. sh.. going on here in Europe (and elsewere in the world) is just ... unnecessary. It leads to nothing. No one wins.
One should think mankind is grown-up enough but still we argue about some piece of land in 18th century manner instead of tackling the real problems.
More than 100 whether stations wrote new temperature records around here in the last days combined with accute water shortages all over the country and this isn't to get better in the future.
But still we throw pieces of metal through the air. Hope is fading...

Reply 45688 of 47145, by TrashPanda

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ChrisK wrote on 2022-07-22, 07:17:
Yeah, everything is going crazy right now in terms of prices. Don't wanna let this get political but this all fu.. sh.. going on […]
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Yeah, everything is going crazy right now in terms of prices. Don't wanna let this get political but this all fu.. sh.. going on here in Europe (and elsewere in the world) is just ... unnecessary. It leads to nothing. No one wins.
One should think mankind is grown-up enough but still we argue about some piece of land in 18th century manner instead of tackling the real problems.
More than 100 whether stations wrote new temperature records around here in the last days combined with accute water shortages all over the country and this isn't to get better in the future.
But still we throw pieces of metal through the air. Hope is fading...

Yeah the EU sure got a taste of what Australia normally deals with for most of the year but of late we are dealing with the awful weather the EU normally has, its been so fucking cold here of late with more rain in the last 6 months than Australia would get in two years. The weather is a bit weird of late just look at the severe water shortages in the western USA, as for that other issue in the EU, Humans being Humans honestly we are afterall nothing more than smart hairless apes fighting over where to shit and which tribe gets the best fruit trees.

I'm not sure we will ever out grow the need to throw shit at each other.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45689 of 47145, by TrashPanda

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ChrisK wrote on 2022-07-22, 07:23:

That said, is this something worth buying for cheap:

- Biostar M6TWG v1.3
- MSI MS-6147 BX7 v1 (not sure if it's the CU-mine compatible revision, probably not)

I have a very nice Socket 370/slot 1 board that handles Coppermine's pretty nice and a dual slot1 Asus P2B-D which also runs dual Coppermine P3s.

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Reply 45690 of 47145, by ildonaldo

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Got som Hardware for free (guy had to move and cleared out some HW).
A good HTPC case with some Hardware:

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and a 256MB IDE Flash drive 😀
(OK I don't like flash drives as they are non period-correct but I'll give it a try anyway)

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Building my own PCs since 1991 - for my retro builds it's "no CF-disks, no Floppy emulators, no modern cases etc.", only the real and authentic stuff whenever possible.

Reply 45691 of 47145, by chrismeyer6

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Those ide disk on modules are technically period correct for 90s-00s build as they were common is retail/restaurant point of sale systems as well as commercial and industrial systems.

Reply 45692 of 47145, by bestemor

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ChrisK wrote on 2022-07-22, 06:15:

Wow, prices almost quadrupled since I bought my two not that long ago.
Oh wait, with shipping and import charges they quintupled.
This is crazy.

Well, he's been upping the prices by 57% lately, since the last batch sold in June... 🤔
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nk … 1&LH_Complete=1

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PS: why does the picture get so compressed (quartered size vs original = unreadable) ?

Reply 45693 of 47145, by Joseph_Joestar

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bestemor wrote on 2022-07-22, 15:02:

PS: why does the picture get so compressed (quartered size vs original = unreadable) ?

The forum uses automatic re-compression for all images.

IMO, the algorithm is too aggressive and destroys fine detail on small images (small in terms of original file size). I asked about tweaking this behavior here but nothing seems to have been done so far.

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Reply 45694 of 47145, by TrashPanda

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bestemor wrote on 2022-07-22, 15:02:
Well, he's been upping the prices by 57% lately, since the last batch sold in June... 🤔 https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R […]
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ChrisK wrote on 2022-07-22, 06:15:

Wow, prices almost quadrupled since I bought my two not that long ago.
Oh wait, with shipping and import charges they quintupled.
This is crazy.

Well, he's been upping the prices by 57% lately, since the last batch sold in June... 🤔
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nk … 1&LH_Complete=1
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PS: why does the picture get so compressed (quartered size vs original = unreadable) ?

I wonder where he is getting batches of them from.

Without modding they don’t work terribly well on desktop boards.

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Reply 45695 of 47145, by anakin94

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Sound Blaster 32 PnP CT3670 with RAM.

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Reply 45696 of 47145, by bearking

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Radeon 9700(PRO ??) 128 MB - dead
Leadtek GeForce 7600 GT 256 MB - dead
Sapphire X1950 GT 265 MB - dead

🙁 didn't had a lot of luck in the last couple of months... But hey, at least they didn't cost a fortune, 2 euro for the last one...

Also bought a gtx 260, a gtx 275, a hd 5850 and a hd 5870. The 260 and the 5870 are working, the other two are dead.
So far this summer wasn't my "best GPU summer" at all.

Reply 45697 of 47145, by Meatball

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I've picked up a ton... a TON... of stuff recently, but for now I'll just post my favorites.

A couple of Voodoo3 3000s PCIs (both untested - one worked fine, the other just needed a BIOS re-flash and it works perfectly), a Compaq V3 V3000 running at 3500 speeds (FINALLY I GOT ONE!), and a Voodoo3 2000 which I understand is one of the last 3dfx cards ever produced (2002), only V3 in a blue PCB, and was used in arcade units from Incredible Technologies. It has no BIOS chip (it's on the motherboard of the arcade unit or something), so it is unusable [to the best of my abilities and from what I have read at Dodge Garage and Varus(?)'s sites]. Windows recognizes the card, and I can get drivers installed, but that's as far as it will go - it behaves just like the PCI Voodoo 3 3000 I also have in this lot, which didn't work, before I re-flashed the BIOS. I don't plan to modify, add to, or fix this card. It's a collector's piece for sure. The same seller listed another, but that one had a BIOS.

Rounding up the lot is my new favorite 2D card - Trident ProVidia 9685 w/2MB VRAM expansion (4MB total) & video-out modules.

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Reply 45698 of 47145, by Repo Man11

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Not very retro, but old enough to get a good deal: a full FX 6100 system minus any hard drives for $25.00. The seller even had the spare cables for the power supply, and the power supply alone was worth the price. Sixteen gigabytes of DDR3 1600, a USB 3 card, a Syba SATA card (he had lots of drives), lots of SATA cables, a pair of HD6670 one gig DDR3 video cards, and everything works.

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