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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 8900 of 45423, by Skyscraper

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easy_john wrote:
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Nice case! What is the name/brand?

I do not really know but here are 3 photos I took two years ago. The only thing missing in these pictures is the PSU as it was missing at the time, I have found it again though. The PSU has enough cables for 3 complete systems.

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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 8902 of 45423, by brassicGamer

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Holy cow, that case is amazing

I've never seen anything like it. I would love one of these to run my Socket 3 and Socket 7 in one case!

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Reply 8903 of 45423, by dogchainx

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LOVE THAT CASE! Someone tell CaseLabs to make an AT version of their $600+ cases! =)

386DX-40MHz-8MB-540MB+428MB+Speedstar64@2MB+SoundBlaster Pro+MT-32/MKII
486DX2-66Mhz-16MB-4.3GB+SpeedStar64 VLB DRAM 2MB+AWE32/SB16+SCB-55
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Reply 8904 of 45423, by Skyscraper

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Stojke wrote:

Holy cow, that case is amazing

brassicGamer wrote:
Stojke wrote:

Holy cow, that case is amazing

I've never seen anything like it. I would love one of these to run my Socket 3 and Socket 7 in one case!

dogchainx wrote:

LOVE THAT CASE! Someone tell CaseLabs to make an AT version of their $600+ cases! =)

Its a pretty spectacular case 😀

I found it in a dumpster 13-14 years ago at the place I worked.

I had to carry that case with the really heavy dual redundancy AT PSU, 5 large fans and a full dual Pentium Pro system with lots of drives inside for about 600 meters through underground culverts and up some steep stairs to get to my car. I cant even understand how I managed to do it as only the empty case without the PSU is heavy enough to breake backs...

The thing is built like a tank, I have really manhandled it during the years but there is hardly a scratch on it. For many years the case was burried under a huge pile of rims and tyres in my cold storage and it was there I found the PSU last year.

The "motherboard cages" are really practical for testing stuff!

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 8905 of 45423, by RacoonRider

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Skyscraper, I remember the first time you posted these pics, and I still want one. On the first picture it looks so ordinary, you just can not grasp the scale!

Reply 8906 of 45423, by dogchainx

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Ok. I bought an old tower from ebay. I just loved the case, didn't care what was in it. Well, I think I found some GOLD in there....

+Evergreen 486 to 586 upgrade CPU

AND....

+ATI 8514/Ultra MCA/ISA switchable graphics card with VGAWonder 2 ISA card

Photos to come soon. I've never heard of ATI's 8514/ULTRA card. Never knew you could have a video card with a switchable interface between MCA and ISA. Very cool graphics card! I'm not sure why its attached to the VGAWonder 2 card. Anyone know of this?

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Reply 8907 of 45423, by Marmes

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Bought this :

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Reply 8908 of 45423, by Anonymous Coward

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I've seen the 8514 Ultra with dual MCA/ISA buses before. I think most (or all) of them were like that. Pretty cool that it's even paired with a matching VGA Wonder. What's the VGA Wonder 2? Is that a Plus or XL model?

Basically the 8514/Ultra card is a stand alone graphics accelerator. You still need a card to provide the VGA functions.

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Reply 8909 of 45423, by brassicGamer

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dogchainx wrote:

Well, I think I found some GOLD in there....

Can't wait for the photos - sounds like an excellent find. Are those Evergreens quite rare then?

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Reply 8910 of 45423, by jwt27

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dogchainx wrote:

VGAWonder 2 ISA card

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Does this card support VGA emulation on 5151 monitors?

Marmes wrote:

Bought this :

Nice find!

WANTED - Manuals/drivers for:

  • Tecmar Graphics Master
  • Paradise Autoswitch EGA 350 (EGA1A)

Reply 8911 of 45423, by dogchainx

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jwt27 wrote:
:O Does this card support VGA emulation on 5151 monitors? […]
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VGAWonder 2 ISA card

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Does this card support VGA emulation on 5151 monitors?

Marmes wrote:

Bought this :

Nice find!

Nester said back in 2011 that his does....

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/archi … a9a1080fbfdc9e4

I purchased an ATI VGA Wonder+ and works like a charm with the IBM 5151. I can run Hercules, CGA and EGA software now. The only issue is that 16 color modes don't look good, the green shades are similar and that makes the image look weird...
EDIT: It was a VGA16 game, so it was expected that it looked weird.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqKGHT-JR1c

I don't have a monitor like that to test it, so I don't know from personal experience. Just google. =)

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Reply 8912 of 45423, by torindkflt

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Not really bought, but rediscovered after being put in storage perhaps 15 years ago, then forgotten until now.

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PII 266, Pentium Classic 133, K6-2 350, 286 8MHz & MediaGX 180, plus an assortment of 30pin & 72pin RAM. Functionality on all but the MediaGX is unknown. The MediaGX is definitely dead because it was a BGA chip forcefully liberated from its motherboard long ago by someone who was very annoyed at how crappy of a system it was...that someone being me. *cough* Of course now, the nostalgia bug recently made me go and buy another one of those exact systems. 🤣

Somewhere I also have a naked Slot 1 Celeron, but I currently cannot find it, and I don't recall what speed it was.

Reply 8914 of 45423, by brassicGamer

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torindkflt wrote:

The MediaGX is definitely dead because it was a BGA chip forcefully liberated from its motherboard long ago by someone who was very annoyed at how crappy of a system it was...that someone being me. *cough*

You're on the wrong thread 😉

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Reply 8915 of 45423, by torindkflt

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brassicGamer wrote:
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The MediaGX is definitely dead because it was a BGA chip forcefully liberated from its motherboard long ago by someone who was very annoyed at how crappy of a system it was...that someone being me. *cough*

You're on the wrong thread 😉

Yeeeaaahhh...not my proudest tech moment I'll admit. This was back before I was reborn when it comes to properly taking care of tech. 🤣 That and the system was already not working properly after getting struck by lightning once while my brother still had it. Onboard game controller and modem were dead. 😵

Reply 8916 of 45423, by 386SX

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- A nice VLB S3 P86C805 (S3 805 with a never seen old S3 logo like three S and 3 ) with 1MB soldered and another 1MB mounted

- A nice QD6580W hard disk (2 IDE), floppy, game port serial and parallel VLB (? I thought was used only for vga) controller

- TI 486DLC-40AG upgrade processor

- Some L2 15/20ns and tag chips

- A network 386DX based coprocessor that seems to be identical to a 386

Reply 8917 of 45423, by meljor

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Was at a fleamarket today and bought 3 cards. Not exactly retro but couldn't pass it up:

4870 X2 10 euro
asus en5750 1 euro
creative audigy2 1 euro

All a bit of a gamble ofcourse but i like that.

Audigy2 works like a charm, victory!

4870x2 has issues (ofcourse). At first it had artifacts, after cleaning the contacts those were gone but it still locks up with any 3d (black screen). Candidate for the ''oven trick'' i guess...

The en5750 would not install drivers and for more than an hour i couldn't find the problem. Turns out it is an Nvidia card 😵 😵 😵 I was sure the 5750 is an Ati card...
Apparantly the pci express version of the fx5700 is called the 5750 by Asus, never knew that 🤣
I did think it was a small cooler for a hd5750 😊

It works but i have no use for it unfortunately, so it will be a test card for pci-e boards.

oh well, better luck next time.

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Reply 8918 of 45423, by easy_john

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No pictures? - No fun.

Pentium2 450/256mb/4gb/ati rage 128+voodoo2/SB awe32 8mb+db50xg/GUS PnP 8mb/TB Tropez 2mb
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Reply 8919 of 45423, by Skyscraper

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I just won these, 31 Euro + 7 Euro shipping.

No more information than the images. But I see cache chips, flash chips, 30 pin SIMM modules and other nice stuff so with luck it will end up being a good buy.

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I bet its an ESD protected blanket 😜

Its lucky memory modules isnt as sensitive as memory chips.

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.