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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 16360 of 47210, by Jade Falcon

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luckybob wrote:

That power supply is a piece of shit. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDR … =Story3&reid=85 I hope you didn't pay much for it.

Might not be the best PSU out there or even close, but I bet it would do fine on a old Athlon XP or Piii box or any other 5V heavy system. Attest its not a deer.

Reply 16362 of 47210, by gdjacobs

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Would you mind popping the cover and taking some photos? I have a PSU matchup thread for discussing PSUs for Athlon projects (and other difficult builds).

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Reply 16364 of 47210, by kithylin

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luckybob wrote:

That power supply is a piece of shit. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDR … =Story3&reid=85 I hope you didn't pay much for it.

It handles all the loads he throws at it and doesn't blow up in testing. Even in his torture-test the "HotBox". Sure it's not 80% efficient but that's fine.. it actually works at it's rated load, so it's just fine for an older power supply in an older computer. As long as you're in America when you use it that is.

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yes I noticed. will post more soon, this PSU will be fully recapped.

Why recap it? All of the capacitors I can see appear to be perfectly healthy. No doming or bulging, none leaking, looks perfectly fine from your photo.

Reply 16365 of 47210, by deleted_Rc

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It handles all the loads he throws at it and doesn't blow up in testing. Even in his torture-test the "HotBox". Sure it's not 80 […]
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luckybob wrote:

That power supply is a piece of shit. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDR … =Story3&reid=85 I hope you didn't pay much for it.

It handles all the loads he throws at it and doesn't blow up in testing. Even in his torture-test the "HotBox". Sure it's not 80% efficient but that's fine.. it actually works at it's rated load, so it's just fine for an older power supply in an older computer. As long as you're in America when you use it that is.

Richo wrote:

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yes I noticed. will post more soon, this PSU will be fully recapped.

Why recap it? All of the capacitors I can see appear to be perfectly healthy. No doming or bulging, none leaking, looks perfectly fine from your photo.

take a close look, at the row of 4 black capacitors most right one. This one is bulging, not suprising for that era of computers.
funny thing is people are often complaing how bad something an unknown brand is trying to make a name for itself, while the good brands often also use poor quality units and get away with it.

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Reply 16366 of 47210, by kithylin

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Richo wrote:

take a close look, at the row of 4 black capacitors most right one. This one is bulging, not suprising for that era of computers.

I see it now.. it's very faint. hard to see in this photo, didn't see it at first.

Reply 16367 of 47210, by stoof

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I usually don't pay more than pocket change for any retro stuff that I buy (most is trash-picked), but this one I've been wanting to have for a while; an ethernet card for my Mac SE/30. It's not the best one, it lacks a PDS passthrough and a TP-jack, but no matter. Ended up at ~33 EUR. Sellers pic:

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Oh and FYI, the person selling it to me is currently selling off a pretty massive Apple collection on Swedish ebay (tradera.se). A quick count yielded 1500+ current and finished auctions, all with Apple stuff. Lots of rare stuff; "Apple Interactive Cable TV Box" anyone?
I'm not affiliated, just letting people know. 😀

Reply 16368 of 47210, by deleted_Rc

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luckybob wrote:

close enough.

Read the whole review, it's actually a good review. The performance is good could be better ofcourse but still.
The caps are poor quality as are most of that era by most brands..... ok the cooling issue is something to note, this is easy to fix. Close the holes and create air flow (some clear rigid plastic and glue) this could become a fun upcoming project. Replace both fans with high cfm maybe some high static pressure ones dunno.
The recap was expected so, will probably use rubicons or Panasonic depending on my local hardware shop.

Reply 16369 of 47210, by Kodai

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Well, I didn't expect to win this NOS base model MSI 694D Pro2 motherboard with my $15 max bid.

I actually already have two of these. One with RAID and firewire and a second one with RAID but no firewire. I guess one with neither options is good for longevity. No useless fire wire headers or a silly promise RAID chip to die.

But then again, seeing empty silkscreens hurts me on the inside.

So you're the one who beat me out on it, 🤣. I was gonna nock my maximum bid up but ran into a new money pit with my truck (might have to replace engine). Until I get a quote in a few days I didn't want to risk getting into a bidding war. If you ever want to sell it for a reasonable price, let me know.

Reply 16370 of 47210, by tikoellner

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I lately bought some Promise chip based VLB caching controller, after lot of searching and paying sick e-bay price - LCS-6941

Today I was more lucky. Found TEKRAM DC-680C listed locally, for a decent price (20 USD equiv). I couldn't resist. This card seems more interesting than the previous one and has more built-in features (like disk cloning) and I can't wait to put it in my 486.

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Reply 16371 of 47210, by xplus93

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Bought a pair of cases for a few bucks and gas but ended up being really dissapointed when I opened them. Pentium III and ASUS case badges on the outside and ECS K750+ with solderd on Duron 1200s. Haven't been this disappointed since christmas quite a few years ago. Oh well, case badges and style match what's going into one of them.

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Reply 16372 of 47210, by ATi_Loyalist

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Picked up a rare Fire GL X2-256t. This is the 9800XT based FireGL Card essentially. Going in a P4 Retro Box, I was able to find an XP driver that appears to be the equivalent release to the last Catalyst 6.2 that most people are using under XP. We'll see.

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Reply 16373 of 47210, by Artex

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Diamond Monster Sound M80 (sealed)
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Reply 16374 of 47210, by jheronimus

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Lot of 5 Voodoo Magazines
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Whoa, didn't know those existed. I wonder if anyone has scanned them

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Reply 16375 of 47210, by dexvx

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Just received an Asus CUSL2-M, P3-800EB, 512MB PC133, and Radeon 9500 Pro combo in the mail. Haven't powered it on yet. But ugh, someone did a lousy heatsink job for memory. Is there someway to remove that?

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Reply 16376 of 47210, by Skalabala

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dexvx wrote:
Just received an Asus CUSL2-M, P3-800EB, 512MB PC133, and Radeon 9500 Pro combo in the mail. Haven't powered it on yet. But ugh, […]
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Just received an Asus CUSL2-M, P3-800EB, 512MB PC133, and Radeon 9500 Pro combo in the mail. Haven't powered it on yet. But ugh, someone did a lousy heatsink job for memory. Is there someway to remove that?

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Acetone is your best bet. And twist them of and not pull.

Reply 16377 of 47210, by kithylin

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dexvx wrote:

Just received an Asus CUSL2-M, P3-800EB, 512MB PC133, and Radeon 9500 Pro combo in the mail. Haven't powered it on yet. But ugh, someone did a lousy heatsink job for memory. Is there someway to remove that?

I'd leave it if it was me. I actually heatsinked the ram on a 9500 I owned once. Those ram chips get hot enough to almost burn your fingers if you touch em shortly after gaming.

Reply 16378 of 47210, by appiah4

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Bought a P2 board with a CPU and 2 sticks of ram on it. Seller's photo:

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No idea what the CPU is (asked the seller and he quoted the sticker on the BIOS chip..) or how much RAM it has (did not ask after the first question) but he swears it works, so I paid around $20 for it, a floppy drive and 2 DVD/CD-RW combo drives. If anyone can ID the board from this lousy photo, humour me 😀

I want to turn it into a 99/00 gaming PC.. I want to add a Voodoo 3 to it, but I have none and finding one would be a hassle. The only Voodoo 2 I have is in my MMX build. I guess that means I may buy and use a TNT2 for the first time.. GeForce 256 is not an option, as it's almost as rare as the Voodoo 3 where I live. So the only other option is GeForce 2 MX 400 (which isn't time accurate but actually fairly decent for such a rig..)

I may end up getting both a TNT2 and an MX400..

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Reply 16379 of 47210, by xplus93

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appiah4 wrote:
Bought a P2 board with a CPU and 2 sticks of ram on it. Seller's photo: […]
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Bought a P2 board with a CPU and 2 sticks of ram on it. Seller's photo:

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No idea what the CPU is (asked the seller and he quoted the sticker on the BIOS chip..) or how much RAM it has (did not ask after the first question) but he swears it works, so I paid around $20 for it, a floppy drive and 2 DVD/CD-RW combo drives. If anyone can ID the board from this lousy photo, humour me 😀

I want to turn it into a 99/00 gaming PC.. I want to add a Voodoo 3 to it, but I have none and finding one would be a hassle. The only Voodoo 2 I have is in my MMX build. I guess that means I may buy and use a TNT2 for the first time.. GeForce 256 is not an option, as it's almost as rare as the Voodoo 3 where I live. So the only other option is GeForce 2 MX 400 (which isn't time accurate but actually fairly decent for such a rig..)

I may end up getting both a TNT2 and an MX400..

I'd say go for the TNT2 or GF2. You can add voodoo 2 cards later. I prefer not to be limited to glide.

XPS 466V|486-DX2|64MB|#9 GXE 1MB|SB32 PnP
Presario 4814|PMMX-233|128MB|Trio64
XPS R450|PII-450|384MB|TNT2 Pro| TB Montego
XPS B1000r|PIII-1GHz|512MB|GF2 PRO 64MB|SB Live!
XPS Gen2|P4 EE 3.4|2GB|GF 6800 GT OC|Audigy 2