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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 7380 of 45887, by tayyare

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idspispopd wrote:
IS-STORM is Millenium (on later cards the chip was labeled 2064W). The other one is Millenium II (2164W). Maxi Gamer Phoenis is […]
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soviet conscript wrote:

a G200+, S3 Virge, Voodoo 3, 2 Matrox cards that I think are milliniums...or millinium II's I don't really know. I think the maxi gamer Phoenix is a Voodoo Banshee card

IS-STORM is Millenium (on later cards the chip was labeled 2064W). The other one is Millenium II (2164W).
Maxi Gamer Phoenis is indeed Banshee.
I'm still surprised that Virge cards are so uncommon in Russia. This ExperColor one seems to be a plain Virge 325 so I'd not try using it for S3D, especially not with only 2MB. Should be nice for DOS/2D, though.

As far as I can see, that ExpertColor can also accept ExpertColor's own S3 Scenic MX MPEG decoder upgrade (those long connecters on the upper edge and mini jack socket on the bracket are there for that purpose).

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Geforce4 Ti 4200 64MB
Diamond Monster 3D 12MB SLI
SB AWE64 PNP+32MB
120GB IDE Samsung/80GB IDE Seagate/146GB SCSI Compaq/73GB SCSI IBM
Adaptec AHA29160
3com 3C905B-TX
Gotek+CF Reader
MSDOS 6.22+Win 3.11/95 OSR2.1/98SE/ME/2000

Reply 7381 of 45887, by GeorgeMan

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Skyscraper wrote:
More old but not really retro stuff. […]
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More old but not really retro stuff.

Boxed 8800 GTX

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Holy mother of cow I had bought this brand new back then. 600 euros!

Retro1: Athlon XP 3200+ @Arctic cooler | ASUS A7V600 | Radeon 9800XXL 128MB | SB Audigy 2 ZS | 160GB IDE HDD | Win98SE & XP
Retro2: under construction with a PIII 933 or a Tualatin Celeron 1200 and a GF2 GTS 32MB

Reply 7383 of 45887, by devius

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Lukeno94 wrote:

Bought for the price of postage:

Awesome! A toaster!! 😁

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An old 20MB JVC JD-3824ROT1 hard drive, used in the Toshiba T1200 (so I'll be looking for one of those to put it in). Beautifully heavy drive.

Oh... not a toaster 😢

Reply 7384 of 45887, by nemail

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Beautiful Tyan Sockel 7 Mainboard and the third CT6670 Voodoo 2 in my collection, finally I have two cards with 12MB memory, now I'll only have to get an SLI cable somewhere...

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Reply 7385 of 45887, by kithylin

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nemail wrote:

Beautiful Tyan Sockel 7 Mainboard and the third CT6670 Voodoo 2 in my collection, finally I have two cards with 12MB memory, now I'll only have to get an SLI cable somewhere...

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$11.99 free shipping, if you're in the USA: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131490205966

Reply 7386 of 45887, by vetz

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Or make one yourself from a floppy cable:
http://www.vogonswiki.com/index.php/How_to_ma … doo_2_SLI_cable

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Reply 7387 of 45887, by RacoonRider

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idspispopd wrote:

I'm still surprised that Virge cards are so uncommon in Russia. This ExperColor one seems to be a plain Virge 325 so I'd not try using it for S3D, especially not with only 2MB. Should be nice for DOS/2D, though.

In Russian the gap between rich and poor people is quite large compared to Europe. Today the engineers and workers of our plant earn 15 000-20 000 RUR monthly, their superiors earn up to 50 000 and chiefs of departments have salary well above 100 000. How much CEOs make is beyond my knowledge. And they all pay the same 13% tax. The gap was much bigger during 1990s, which are also known as "dashing 90s". That pretty much means that most retro hardware here comes from two categories: ultra low-end and high-end. Low-end videocard market was dominated by S3Trio family and high-end videocard market was dominated by 3dfx. The virge family belongs to budget 3D accelerators, which did not fit either category: too costly for some and not good enough for others.

Reply 7388 of 45887, by easy_john

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Do not quite agree with you.
So it might be true for a distant regions. But in large cities, the situation was more even (distribution inside country was very bad, and now is just little better).
Virge was one of the most popular video cards in the mid-90s in my environment.

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486 DX2-66/32mb/8gb/tseng4000 2mb/SB 16+WB/GUS 1mb/LAPC-I
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Reply 7389 of 45887, by Munx

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Got a K5 PR133 today, waiting for a Socket 7 mobo + Pentium 100 to arrive for a 100MHz game bench battle.

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The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 7390 of 45887, by Skyscraper

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I bought this lot of random AMD K8 CPUs for ~16 Euro. Can someone spot why I thought that these CPUs could be worth at least 16 Euro?

Find Waldo! Nobody else did it seems...

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Old PC: Dual Xeon X5690@4.6GHz, EVGA SR-2, 48GB DDR3R@2000MHz, Intel X25-M. GTX 980ti.
Older PC: K6-3+ 400@600MHz, PC-Chips M577, 256MB SDRAM, AWE64, Voodoo Banshee.

Reply 7392 of 45887, by Skyscraper

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QBiN wrote:

The Athlon64-FX processor? That's about all I can discern without any better pictures.

Thats the one, and the other pic shows for what socket the CPU is.

The model number is possible to decipher aswell if you know where to look, its a FX-57 😀

New PC: i9 12900K @5GHz all cores @1.2v. MSI PRO Z690-A. 32GB DDR4 3600 CL14. 3070Ti.
Old PC: Dual Xeon X5690@4.6GHz, EVGA SR-2, 48GB DDR3R@2000MHz, Intel X25-M. GTX 980ti.
Older PC: K6-3+ 400@600MHz, PC-Chips M577, 256MB SDRAM, AWE64, Voodoo Banshee.

Reply 7393 of 45887, by ODwilly

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Nice score on the FX-57! Good 939 chips are hard to find cheap 🙁

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Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 7394 of 45887, by obobskivich

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Neat find on the A64s. I recently snagged an FX-55 and 4000+ myself; haven't tested the 55, but the 4000+ works great (from benchmarks, my understanding is the 55 is generally slightly faster, ignoring overclocking potential). Anything else in that lot worthwhile/interesting?

Reply 7395 of 45887, by Skyscraper

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obobskivich wrote:

Neat find on the A64s. I recently snagged an FX-55 and 4000+ myself; haven't tested the 55, but the 4000+ works great (from benchmarks, my understanding is the 55 is generally slightly faster, ignoring overclocking potential). Anything else in that lot worthwhile/interesting?

Depends on what you find interesting I guess 😀

There is alot of socket 939 A64 3500+ in the lot. I think some are San Diegos, with luck there is a 3+ GHz capable chip among them. I fully expect the FX57 to do 3 GHz at stock voltage. There were also a socket 754 mobile A64 3000+ in the lot, if its a 0,09 um chip it could fun to see if it can reach 2.6 - 2.7 Ghz 😀

New PC: i9 12900K @5GHz all cores @1.2v. MSI PRO Z690-A. 32GB DDR4 3600 CL14. 3070Ti.
Old PC: Dual Xeon X5690@4.6GHz, EVGA SR-2, 48GB DDR3R@2000MHz, Intel X25-M. GTX 980ti.
Older PC: K6-3+ 400@600MHz, PC-Chips M577, 256MB SDRAM, AWE64, Voodoo Banshee.

Reply 7396 of 45887, by ODwilly

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Picked up a 1991 Mitsumi Caddy load IDE CD-Rom drive from Goodwill! This thing is so cool, pefect for a 386.

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Reply 7398 of 45887, by Mut

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I never thought could find a v5 5500 here in Brazil

Just $35 and working great 😀

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