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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 9020 of 45423, by sliderider

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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:
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Last week there were two auctions with video cards I wanted but didn't win on the Swedish auction site Tradera. I have a habit of throwing in a minimum bid of 1kr = ~0.1 euro on every other interesting auction a seller has if I'm going to bid on something and I think I'm going to win. I ended up winning lots of auctions with 1-6 items each for next to nothing, all shipped in one big box 😀.

Here are a sample of the items.

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What is the triangular card in the photo?

SCSI card

Reply 9022 of 45423, by havli

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2x Xeon E5320 - total 8 cores of Core2 architecture @ 1,86 GHz
Far from the best 771 Xeons... but for $21 it was really good deal.
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Reply 9023 of 45423, by hard1k

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To proudly celebrate the 9024th post I've finally got an Aureal SQ3500 Turbo 😀
It's still at Shipito warehouse waiting to be consolidated, so the pictures will come later (in a month or so).
But I am happier than ever to get that jewel to my collection!

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Reply 9024 of 45423, by Artex

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Got... CANOPUS (NOT Cannabis)? Freshly imported...

NVIDIA Geforce2 GTS - Canopus Spectra 8400 32MB AGP
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NVIDIA Geforce2 MX400 - Canopus Spectra F11 SSH Type-D 32MB AGP
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NVIDIA Geforce4 MX460 - Canopus Spectra WF17 64 MB AGP
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NVIDIA Geforce256 - Canopus Spectra 7400 DDR SSH Type-D 32MB AGP (1999)
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NVIDIA RivaTNT - Canopus Spectra 2500 16MB AGP (1999) 😎 😎
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NVIDIA RivaTNT2 - Canopus Spectra 5400 R2 SSH Type-D 32MB AGP (1999)
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NVIDIA RivaTNT2 Ultra - Canopus Spectra 5400 PE SSH Type-D 32MB AGP (1999)
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... and a Banshee for good measure

3DFX Voodoo Banshee - Diamond Monster Fusion (Z100) 16MB AGP (Tank Artwork) (Boxed - JAP) (1999)
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Reply 9026 of 45423, by Artex

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alexanrs wrote:

These Canopus cards look great! What are all those jumpers for? You don't usually see them on AGP cards.

This is a Canopus feature, and I believe they have to do with filtering the video output to get the best results on different types of monitors.

EDIT: I'm correct. Found a reference here: http://assets.hardwarezone.com/2009/reviews/v … tra-5400pe.html
"Somewhere near the start of the AGP interface, you'll find two rows of colorful jumpers (red, green, blue), "now what could that be?", you might ask. It's a Dual Filter System (DFS). To allow the best performance on a variety of monitors, the Fine Filter was developed and this is the default setting. Another filter called the Super-fine filter was developed to ensure the best performance on high-end monitors exceeding 21-inches. That's quite thoughtful of Canopus! In my opinion with the default Fine-filter with my Sony-17" seems a tad brighter/crisper than a normal TNT2. Some of you may or may not notice the difference but I certainly do."

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Reply 9027 of 45423, by brassicGamer

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jedah550 wrote:

Hi everyone!
Long time lurker and first time post.

Bought this today:

That is one hell of a debut. And...

INSANELY JEALOUS!

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Reply 9029 of 45423, by Artex

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RacoonRider wrote:

Oh those shiny cannabis cards 😀 Why do they use a daughterboard for D-SUB connector? Does it house some filter as well?

From that same article:
The next interesting item is a separate elevated piece of PCB connected to the DB-15 monitor connector. This is the Signal-Super-Highway (SSH). To maintain optimum image quality, the display information signals are kept isolated all the way from the TNT2's video DAC to final analog output. This advanced isolation and micostrip-line circuitry allows crucial impedance adjustments, ensuring a pure and perfect signal output. This could be another reason why I feel there's slight improvement in my windows environment. I'm sure such innovations will go to show more difference in output quality for users with large monitors running 1600x1200 resolution or there-about. This SSH shown here only has a DB-15 monitor connector and is named as SSH Type-D. This Type-D can be unscrewed and replaced by two other optional SSH versions (purchased separately) to cater to various needs. This is extremely clever of Canopus! Not only did they isolate the display signal by using the separate elevated SSH but also used this design to their advantage and made it exchangeable with other SSH types"

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Reply 9030 of 45423, by Gamecollector

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This is extremely clever of Canopus!

Faper. 😀
Imho, the PCB output was just the trendy idea and have died very fast.

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Reply 9031 of 45423, by Artex

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Gamecollector wrote:

This is extremely clever of Canopus!

Faper. 😀
Imho, the PCB output was just the trendy idea and have died very fast.

Yeah, I feel the same way. Kind of subjective to say the least. Still kinda neat/different from other manufacturers.

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Reply 9033 of 45423, by brostenen

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Stojke wrote:

Don't let any Rasta near them 🤣

Canopus cards are very pretty.

Djar Mon.... 😁
Hope they won't give up that magic smoke. 🤣

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Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 9034 of 45423, by squareguy

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Not my pics but I bought a Creative PC-DVD Encore still brand new and sealed for $10 at a local thrift store.

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Some PCI Quadro 100NVS video cards to play with, they look promising. NV17 core

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Micron 384MB SDRAM (3x128)
Compaq Voodoo3 3500 TV Graphics Card
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card
Western Digital 7200-RPM, 8MB-Cache, 160GB Hard Drive
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Reply 9035 of 45423, by PhilsComputerLab

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Nice stuff. Wish I had a thrift store or something like that, but what can you do.

Didn't get much stuff lately, but a few bits:

- Cordless drill kit (drill, battery, charger, bits and drills) so I can some modding with switches and buttons
- 3 piece kit of step drills for the same reason
- Two FSB 533 Pentium 4 processors for a SIS chipset FSB 533 motherboard I'm waiting for

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Reply 9036 of 45423, by squareguy

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I am tempted to open the Creative PC-DVD Encore...

Gateway 2000 Case and 200-Watt PSU
Intel SE440BX-2 Motherboard
Intel Pentium III 450 CPU
Micron 384MB SDRAM (3x128)
Compaq Voodoo3 3500 TV Graphics Card
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card
Western Digital 7200-RPM, 8MB-Cache, 160GB Hard Drive
Windows 98 SE

Reply 9037 of 45423, by HighTreason

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To keep my 1100 alive for a few more years. Don't really want to get a new phone to be honest, I like this one. It does what I need it to do and it does it well. May also replace the casing on the phone because the original is pretty beat up and replacement parts are still abundant and cheap. Ah, the advantages of owning the still best selling phone of all time.

I wonder if I could replace the backlight? It would look kinda cool with blue or yellow as opposed to that crappy ATM-Display-type Green color.

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Reply 9038 of 45423, by ODwilly

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HighTreason wrote:
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To keep my 1100 alive for a few more years. Don't really want to get a new phone to be honest, I like this one. It does what I need it to do and it does it well. May also replace the casing on the phone because the original is pretty beat up and replacement parts are still abundant and cheap. Ah, the advantages of owning the still best selling phone of all time.

I wonder if I could replace the backlight? It would look kinda cool with blue or yellow as opposed to that crappy ATM-Display-type Green color.

I kept an old Audiovox CDM-9500 kicking around until around 2013, when Verizon suddenly forced me to upgrade due to my phone "no longer being up to date". The worst part was that I had just replaced the antennae as well as the body/buttons and bought a brand new Chinese battery in 2011 so it felt like a brand new phone again 🙁

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Reply 9039 of 45423, by alexanrs

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Ah.. the 1100. That phone is absurdly very solid. To this day I still wonder how my brother managed to break one of those.
I dare say it was not the sturdiest one I've ever seen, though. The old TDMA Nokia 5170 I got after my mother bought a newer phone was much sturdier... It even managed to survive my step father after I got another phone... and I don't even think it died, my step father had to move on once he was forced to switch to a GSM plan.