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Reply 45700 of 46504, by eesz34

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-07-23, 22:15:

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.

Looks fully worth $25 bucks to me. You don't get much these days for that amount.

Reply 45701 of 46504, by liqmat

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Picked up this wacky thing NIB. The KATT Games Master Keyboard (circa 1993). A fairly rare & unknown MS-DOS era gaming keyboard.

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Reply 45702 of 46504, by Repo Man11

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eesz34 wrote on 2022-07-24, 00:54:
Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-07-23, 22:15:

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.

Looks fully worth $25 bucks to me. You don't get much these days for that amount.

I forgot to mention that it also has a Windows 7 Pro COA on the case. That power supply is more powerful than the Corsair CX 750M that I have in my main system, a Ryzen 7 3700.

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Reply 45703 of 46504, by BitWrangler

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Awesome deal for $25... really odd seeming config though, someone must have told them they needed 850W for two GPU, but HD6670s would run two to a 500W .. and I can only guess it was for only moderately heavy graphical work with multi monitors or something, doesn't really say "ideal gaming spec" of any year, even budget. Unless the HD6670 was a placeholder in the first place, then another one came up cheap and they thought "May as well see what 2 will do" and never got round to a "serious" crossfire setup.

edit: or maybe upt until the GPU crazy began in 2020, it did have two GPU needing near 850W, and owner cashed in and stuffed the HD6670s in then.

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Reply 45704 of 46504, by bjwil1991

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liqmat wrote on 2022-07-24, 01:20:
Picked up this wacky thing NIB. A fairly rare & unknown MS-DOS era gaming keyboard. […]
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Picked up this wacky thing NIB. A fairly rare & unknown MS-DOS era gaming keyboard.

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Now that's a keyboard.

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Reply 45705 of 46504, by bjwil1991

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Bought my dream Sega console: the CDX. It'll get an OEM power brick and I'll need to fabricate an A/V cable for it so I can connect the CDX to my PVMs via RGB (that and if I get a 32X as well).

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Reply 45706 of 46504, by Repo Man11

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-07-24, 01:43:

Awesome deal for $25... really odd seeming config though, someone must have told them they needed 850W for two GPU, but HD6670s would run two to a 500W .. and I can only guess it was for only moderately heavy graphical work with multi monitors or something, doesn't really say "ideal gaming spec" of any year, even budget. Unless the HD6670 was a placeholder in the first place, then another one came up cheap and they thought "May as well see what 2 will do" and never got round to a "serious" crossfire setup.

edit: or maybe upt until the GPU crazy began in 2020, it did have two GPU needing near 850W, and owner cashed in and stuffed the HD6670s in then.

It has a badge from this company so I guess it started as a prebuilt, then the customer added the Syba SATA card and the USB 3 card (who knows with the video cards). The guy I bought it from had a moderately nice home in Novato that's surely worth an awe inspiring amount of money.

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Reply 45707 of 46504, by liqmat

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2022-07-24, 05:32:
liqmat wrote on 2022-07-24, 01:20:
Picked up this wacky thing NIB. A fairly rare & unknown MS-DOS era gaming keyboard. […]
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Picked up this wacky thing NIB. A fairly rare & unknown MS-DOS era gaming keyboard.

tUZIMUdl.jpg

Click my sig to see more about it on my channel.

Now that's a keyboard.

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Reply 45708 of 46504, by drosse1meyer

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Sony TFM-7250W transistor radio

It was pretty grimey on the outside but nothing a little elbow grease can't fix. Looks a lot better now.

Still need to open it up for inspection, and de-oxit the knobs etc but it works pretty well as-is! The red LED lights up when it's tuned so that is pretty nifty

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Reply 45709 of 46504, by Repo Man11

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drosse1meyer wrote on 2022-07-24, 17:00:

Sony TFM-7250W transistor radio

It was pretty grimey on the outside but nothing a little elbow grease can't fix. Looks a lot better now.

Still need to open it up for inspection, and de-oxit the knobs etc but it works pretty well as-is! The red LED lights up when it's tuned so that is pretty nifty

Ten year old me would have loved to have had that. That's also the sort of radio my friend's father would listen to (tuned to the local AM country radio station) while he worked on projects out in the garage.

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Reply 45710 of 46504, by drosse1meyer

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2022-07-24, 17:43:
drosse1meyer wrote on 2022-07-24, 17:00:

Sony TFM-7250W transistor radio

It was pretty grimey on the outside but nothing a little elbow grease can't fix. Looks a lot better now.

Still need to open it up for inspection, and de-oxit the knobs etc but it works pretty well as-is! The red LED lights up when it's tuned so that is pretty nifty

Ten year old me would have loved to have had that. That's also the sort of radio my friend's father would listen to (tuned to the local AM country radio station) while he worked on projects out in the garage.

That's cool. I wish I still had my grandfathers garage radio.

To me, it's always satisfying and practical to fill a need in a simple and relatively unique way, it's just a radio that is good for the kitchen or wherever but there is something to be said the 'patina' and classic Sony design, versus buying some crap chinese item on amazon.... And analog tuning is nice too haha

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Reply 45711 of 46504, by Iris030380

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Thinking about his one...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175354859539

Almost at the precipice!

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Reply 45712 of 46504, by devius

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Meatball wrote on 2022-07-23, 20:59:

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

I think it's the first time I've seen anyone praise a Trident. What's so special about this model?

Reply 45713 of 46504, by Meatball

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devius wrote on 2022-07-24, 20:15:
Meatball wrote on 2022-07-23, 20:59:

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

I think it's the first time I've seen anyone praise a Trident. What's so special about this model?

Nothing special - it performs well, looks good, and just works without a fuss in the games I play on a CRT (no problems with Commander Keen, Terminator Future Shock/SkyNET, Quake, Doom, and others).

Plus, I love cards having expansion options; the Trident ProVidia 9685 is perfect for a 1996 period correct build.

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Reply 45714 of 46504, by sirotkaslo

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Finally got the MSI BX Master again, had this back in 2000 running the celeron 633@950 and the Abit BH-6, both nice bx motherboards. MSI is in bad need for new caps, most seem bulged.

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Meatball wrote on 2022-07-24, 20:57:
devius wrote on 2022-07-24, 20:15:
Meatball wrote on 2022-07-23, 20:59:

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

I think it's the first time I've seen anyone praise a Trident. What's so special about this model?

Nothing special - it performs well, looks good, and just works without a fuss in the games I play on a CRT (no problems with Commander Keen, Terminator Future Shock/SkyNET, Quake, Doom, and others).

Plus, I love cards having expansion options; the Trident ProVidia 9685 is perfect for a 1996 period correct build.

Yea this is actually my old go-to vid card for basic troubleshooting that will work in basically every build. I never did a benchmarks but runs DOS games fine, except I believe it lacks VESA 2

I also have one with a daughterboard for extra RAM, 4 MB total

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Reply 45716 of 46504, by appiah4

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Jccwu wrote on 2022-07-20, 18:45:

SIMM 128Mb FPM Module
it's crazy

What in the actual fuck.. 🤣

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Reply 45717 of 46504, by TrashPanda

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-07-25, 14:28:
Jccwu wrote on 2022-07-20, 18:45:

SIMM 128Mb FPM Module
it's crazy

What in the actual fuck.. 🤣

Its certainly large and girthy .. need an equally roomy case to accommodate it.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45718 of 46504, by Meatball

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drosse1meyer wrote on 2022-07-25, 13:58:
Meatball wrote on 2022-07-24, 20:57:
devius wrote on 2022-07-24, 20:15:

I think it's the first time I've seen anyone praise a Trident. What's so special about this model?

Nothing special - it performs well, looks good, and just works without a fuss in the games I play on a CRT (no problems with Commander Keen, Terminator Future Shock/SkyNET, Quake, Doom, and others).

Plus, I love cards having expansion options; the Trident ProVidia 9685 is perfect for a 1996 period correct build.

Yea this is actually my old go-to vid card for basic troubleshooting that will work in basically every build. I never did a benchmarks but runs DOS games fine, except I believe it lacks VESA 2

I also have one with a daughterboard for extra RAM, 4 MB total

VESA 1.2, according to Gona.

"Can it run Terminator Future Shock/SkyNET in 640x480 resolution?" without any tinkering of any kind is my primary test for DOS compatibility. If it can't, it's not a card I use for DOS purposes. In the case of the Trident ProVidia 9685 (which is another card I like the name, so I keep typing it out, heh), it's a resounding "YES."

***->WINNER, 1ST PLACE<-***
2022 #QUAKE3totheMAX -560.5fps-
Brain Drain Retro LAN https://discord.com/channels/799008837918261328
Windows ME
NForce2 A7N8X-E DLX
Athlon 848/154MHz
DDR@411MHz (2-3-3-3)
GeForce 256 DDR@144/344MHz
ESS Maestr0-1

Reply 45719 of 46504, by smtkr

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sirotkaslo wrote on 2022-07-25, 05:53:

Finally got the MSI BX Master again, had this back in 2000 running the celeron 633@950 and the Abit BH-6, both nice bx motherboards. MSI is in bad need for new caps, most seem bulged.

What's the difference between a BH6 and a BX6R2? It looks like 1 RAM slot?