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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 52560 of 53355, by Shagittarius

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zuldan wrote on 2024-04-13, 00:41:
Trashbytes wrote on 2024-04-13, 00:29:
zuldan wrote on 2024-04-12, 20:59:

Very nice. I wondered who grabbed the mouse and Matrox. Have you got any other parts for a 286/386 build yet?

Yep, got plenty of bits for a nice late model 386 machine, not sure I will even venture into 286 or XT territory unless its a complete working system. I already feel like buying 386 era parts is taking a risk of DOA parts simply due to their age and while I'm ok with a soldering station I dont have anywhere near the experience required to diagnose and repair stuff of that age. Best to leave that to the more knowledgeable out there to deal with so I dont go killing parts that could have been saved.

How is the PAS16 going ? go the parts to repair it ?

Yeah I don't have any urge to get into 286 stuff. I like to use my machines and I don't think I would use a 286 very much.

Still waiting on parts for the PAS16 and Roland SCB-55. If I at least get the SCB-55 working, I'll be super happy. Seems to be pretty rare waveblaster card.

A 286 is a DOS machine, its fun for early DOS games but I can't think of a reason other than that to own one. I have a 5170 and I love it, but its a period piece, once I get the EGA monitor repaired it will just run EGA stuff.

Reply 52561 of 53355, by Trashbytes

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Shagittarius wrote on 2024-04-13, 00:44:
zuldan wrote on 2024-04-13, 00:41:
Trashbytes wrote on 2024-04-13, 00:29:

Yep, got plenty of bits for a nice late model 386 machine, not sure I will even venture into 286 or XT territory unless its a complete working system. I already feel like buying 386 era parts is taking a risk of DOA parts simply due to their age and while I'm ok with a soldering station I dont have anywhere near the experience required to diagnose and repair stuff of that age. Best to leave that to the more knowledgeable out there to deal with so I dont go killing parts that could have been saved.

How is the PAS16 going ? go the parts to repair it ?

Yeah I don't have any urge to get into 286 stuff. I like to use my machines and I don't think I would use a 286 very much.

Still waiting on parts for the PAS16 and Roland SCB-55. If I at least get the SCB-55 working, I'll be super happy. Seems to be pretty rare waveblaster card.

A 286 is a DOS machine, its fun for early DOS games but I can't think of a reason other than that to own one. I have a 5170 and I love it, but its a period piece, once I get the EGA monitor repaired it will just run EGA stuff.

I used to own a 5170 when I was a kid (too long ago now) with lovely CGA graphics and a roaring MFM full height drive with a whopping 10Mb of space !. She was a beauty for sure but younger me was also pretty dumb and did some horrible things to that PC over the years I used it like deleting io.sys and command.com thinking I was saving HDD space. Great machine for its time but aside from being a decoration piece ..I just cant find a good use case for owning such a dinosaur today. (I would still love to own one for nostalgia reasons but it would honestly collect dust unused)

Reply 52562 of 53355, by Pino

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Watched Necro Hardware's video yesterday and commented on the chat "You inspired me to stop at my recycling center today" so after work I drove to my local place and found this Voodoo 3 3000.
It's a Dell variant, perfect condition and working great. Also found a Cyrix M II 300, a Geforce 4 MX420 a Creative DVD decoder card and a Pentium 4 single board computer, all for $14.

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Reply 52563 of 53355, by nfraser01

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Dual headed ET4000 card from STB Systems...

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Reply 52564 of 53355, by bearking

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Local flea market find of the day(actually it's a weekly market)

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ASUS P2L97 rev 2.04 + PII 233 + 64 MB RAM

Picked up this combo, because I didn't had an early slot 1, LX chipset based board and a PII below 300 MHz. Now I have 😀
Also saw an ABIT BH6 + PII@300 + 3xRAM(one of them was a PC-150), but I left it there, because all of the caps where bulged.

Reply 52565 of 53355, by InTheStudy

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I may have gotten a backup for Popcorn, since it's not looking good. My original plan was to get an SC-88VL, and well... one was going cheap. I'd still rather have Popcorn, and I might end up selling it again eventually if Popcorn can be saved - but for now.

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Reply 52566 of 53355, by demiurge

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I got this weird USB card because I have never seen such a chipset before. Maybe it is an overmark. It probably sucks but it is different.

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Reply 52567 of 53355, by BitWrangler

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Oh no, you've stumbled onto the great unnamable secret of retrocomputing... the aim is to have something differently crappy from everyone else.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 52568 of 53355, by Dan386DX

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BitWrangler wrote on 2024-04-14, 00:15:

Oh no, you've stumbled onto the great unnamable secret of retrocomputing... the aim is to have something differently crappy from everyone else.

*Cries in 6x86MX*

90s PC: IBM 6x86 MX 233MHz. TNT2 M64. 256MB/1GB.
Boring modern PC: i7-12700, RX 7800XT. 32GB/1TB.
Fixer upper project: NEC Powermate 486SX/25. 16MB/400MB.

Reply 52569 of 53355, by Shagittarius

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demiurge wrote on 2024-04-13, 23:07:

I got this weird USB card because I have never seen such a chipset before. Maybe it is an overmark. It probably sucks but it is different.

I think I've had that same card and only gotten it to work intermittently.

Reply 52570 of 53355, by schlang

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Roland CM-64 in mint condition 😒

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PC#1: K6-III+ 400 | 512MB | Geforce4 | Voodoo1 | SB Live | AWE64 | GUS PNP Pro
PC#2: 486DX2-66 | 64MB | Riva128 | AWE64 | GUS PNP | PAS16
PC#3: 386DX-40 | 32MB | CL-GD5434 | SB Pro | GUS MAX | PAS16

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Reply 52571 of 53355, by Kahenraz

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InTheStudy wrote on 2024-04-13, 20:50:

I may have gotten a backup for Popcorn, since it's not looking good. My original plan was to get an SC-88VL, and well... one was going cheap. I'd still rather have Popcorn, and I might end up selling it again eventually if Popcorn can be saved - but for now.

I've wanted one of these white SC-88VLs, but they all seem to have yellowed terribly. I wonder how well and evenly these will retrobright?

Reply 52572 of 53355, by Trashbytes

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This lovely high end 875p Motherboard, got it for less than what it was listed for with a best offer to the seller.

Board has a ton of overclocking stuff including AGP and PCI speed clamps which are a nice thing to have, comes with a 3.2 Northwood but I have a 3.4 Northwood to throw at it too and some DDR500. Always wanted a halo 875 board to mess with so Im happy the seller accepted my offer for it !

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Might look into what EE processors this thing will take, prices are pretty steep for the Gallatin CPUs so something to look into later.

Reply 52573 of 53355, by zuldan

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Trashbytes wrote on 2024-04-14, 08:51:
This lovely high end 875p Motherboard, got it for less than what it was listed for with a best offer to the seller. […]
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This lovely high end 875p Motherboard, got it for less than what it was listed for with a best offer to the seller.

Board has a ton of overclocking stuff including AGP and PCI speed clamps which are a nice thing to have, comes with a 3.2 Northwood but I have a 3.4 Northwood to throw at it too and some DDR500. Always wanted a halo 875 board to mess with so Im happy the seller accepted my offer for it !

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Might look into what EE processors this thing will take, prices are pretty steep for the Gallatin CPUs so something to look into later.

Looks beautiful. What graphics card are you going to pair with this?

Reply 52574 of 53355, by Turbo ->

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Bought Roland MT-120 and a I believe a sound mixer? I don't have much experience in this area, but can i use this like Roland MT-32 for gaming in DOS?

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Reply 52575 of 53355, by InTheStudy

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Turbo -> wrote on 2024-04-14, 09:26:

Bought Roland MT-120 and a I believe a sound mixer? I don't have much experience in this area, but can i use this like Roland MT-32 for gaming in DOS?

A little research says this is an SC-55, essentially. So good for Doom, but not Monkey Island. 😁

Reply 52576 of 53355, by InTheStudy

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Kahenraz wrote on 2024-04-14, 03:58:

I've wanted one of these white SC-88VLs, but they all seem to have yellowed terribly. I wonder how well and evenly these will retrobright?

Not too worried about that personally so I'm afraid you won't get data from me. This is going in a rack with an Audio Canvas, an MU, a GI-10, an Alpha, one of the plastic Studio Canvas's, a 3D Printed MT, hopefully an SC-D70, and a 3D printed Raspberry Pi half-rack case. There is little consideration of aesthetics here. 😁

Reply 52577 of 53355, by Trashbytes

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zuldan wrote on 2024-04-14, 09:12:
Trashbytes wrote on 2024-04-14, 08:51:
This lovely high end 875p Motherboard, got it for less than what it was listed for with a best offer to the seller. […]
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This lovely high end 875p Motherboard, got it for less than what it was listed for with a best offer to the seller.

Board has a ton of overclocking stuff including AGP and PCI speed clamps which are a nice thing to have, comes with a 3.2 Northwood but I have a 3.4 Northwood to throw at it too and some DDR500. Always wanted a halo 875 board to mess with so Im happy the seller accepted my offer for it !

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Might look into what EE processors this thing will take, prices are pretty steep for the Gallatin CPUs so something to look into later.

Looks beautiful. What graphics card are you going to pair with this?

I have a few options, a 9800XT would be spot on for this board for period correct, but was thinking a X800 XT PE would also fit ok, I have nvidia options too with a 6800 Ultra or 7900GS, the 7900GS is a 2006 card so would be the last shader based card I could use unless I find a X850 that isnt dead or stupidly expensive for what it is.

Not sure what it is with X850 based cards but they seem to either be DOA, partially DOA or cost as much as a 3DFX card. I guess most users ran them hard or ATI just didnt make a whole lot of them.

-Edit Going to throw the 9800XT in this board, itll be a nice match.

Reply 52578 of 53355, by PcBytes

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Well, not much luck today:

- X1900XTX PCI-E - dead it seems, my ABIT IP35 Pro stops at POST 90
-X1950XTX - POSTs but artefacts like hell
-ASRock 775i65PE Rev 1.03 - untested, was dustier than the Grand Canyon - missing NB heatsink atm.

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Reply 52579 of 53355, by bjwil1991

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Bought a Zenith Data Systems Z-Note 325Lc bundle (equipped with an AAUI NIC, a cable for the 8-pin mystery port, docking station/port replicator, detachable trackball mouse, documentation, charger, and the laptop itself with a failing 120MB HDD). My plan for the Zenith laptop is to attempt to archive the original drive and attempt to make an image of it so I can burn it to a CF card of 512MB or a 2GB SD card (SD2IDE) with XUB on a diskette.

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And for my Panasonic PV-1540, an idler wheel since the current one lags a bit and it's ready to crumble into pieces.

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