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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 16740 of 47822, by PcBytes

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Thanks but I usually like to get these because I find it's fun to add the components. The end result is a decent 250W PSU. (maybe more for those with real ERL-35 transformers - I cherry-pick these so I know these exist)

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Reply 16741 of 47822, by kixs

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Did someone from here bought this lot:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122424028729

So, are my eyes deceiving me, or do I spy not only one but two IBM Blue Lightning motherboards in that lot?
(Edit: umm, make that three...)

Yes, there were three. I was only interested in one but he wouldn't split. In the end someone bought the lot... Kinda regret it now 😒

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Reply 16742 of 47822, by Tetrium

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Well..got a stack of CD-Rs a couple days ago, 10 pcs taped together (of course all still sealed 🤣). The 3.5in ones, haven't seen those in a while. They were cheap and only a single toss into the basket, so I took em. Not really sure why though 🤣.

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Reply 16743 of 47822, by c0keb0ttle

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Got a cheap Roland SC-33 locally to play around with. It works absolutely fine, but was fairly boring - and I got my SC-88 for gaming. 😐

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Oh well, I'm sure someone else will make use of it.

Reply 16746 of 47822, by Cyrix200+

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I responded to an ad of someone cleaning up their storage, and found two systems for a few euro's each. One of the systems was advertised as a Pentium 1 so I decided to go pick them up. No Pentium 1 unfortunately, but a very very diry Dell Dimension Petium 4 system and a 'budget' Pentium II Packard Bell system:

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The Dell was missing a power supply and had some burned parts on the motherboard, so I decided to strip it and test the parts later. I got a

Sapphire ATi Radeon HD3650 (my fastest AGP card, if it works but it looks OK).
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One of those ' cheap' SoundBlaster Live! cards I saw mentioned a few posts up.
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A Pentium 4 2.6GHz CPU (SL6WH, http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/SL/SL6WH.html)

And the DDR SDRAM, a PCI FireWire card an all the screws/backplates etc I could scavenge.

All of this needs to be tested to see if it still works.

The Packard Bell was also a bit uninpressive, the motherboard was a MSI MS6147 with onboard ATi Rage (Pro?) and Creative sound chip and a Pentium II Slot 1 350MHz. They did some sort of 'upgrade' with a PCI SiS 305 based PCI video card.

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Reply 16747 of 47822, by luisile

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Cyrix200+ wrote:
Sapphire ATi Radeon HD3650 (my fastest AGP card, if it works but it looks OK). http://i.imgur.com/vQfXivUl.jpg […]
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Sapphire ATi Radeon HD3650 (my fastest AGP card, if it works but it looks OK).
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You bloody lucky bastard!

Reply 16748 of 47822, by Cyrix200+

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Okay, stupid question perhaps... What makes me lucky? I'm sorry my knowledge stops in about 2003. I tried Googling but could not find anything that makes this card special?

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Sapphire ATi Radeon HD3650 (my fastest AGP card, if it works but it looks OK).
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You bloody lucky bastard!

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Reply 16749 of 47822, by havli

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There is nothing special about this one. Maybe AGP X1950 XT could be called special... but 3650 definitely not. 🤣

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Reply 16751 of 47822, by Asomodai

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That is a Packard Bell Pulsar case. I have been looking for one of those for some time! (My first computer ever was a P3-600 Pulsar 600)

Reply 16753 of 47822, by devius

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This arrived this morning after much anticipation!

Sealed Yamaha SW60XG. Part of me want's to keep it sealed but i also want to use it for my socket 7 machine.

That's my dream sound card from back in 1998. Never ended up getting one as they were too expensive. Congratulations 😀

Reply 16754 of 47822, by yawetaG

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Today was King's day in the Netherlands, and for once I made a pretty good haul:

The fleamarket in my home town yielded these:

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All for a total of three Euros.

The boxes were slightly wet because it had rained, but inside they were dry. Some people didn't bother to cover their electronics at all and some stuff was standing in pools of water, and for that reason I skipped over a stack of 50 5.25" DD disks (also rather expensive at 0.50 cents a disk), some MiniDisks (water was inside the cases), and some other stuff. 😢

SONY 230Mb MO-disks, 4 sealed:

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Creative Labs Soundblaster Live! Player 1024, slightly used, with manual, cables and driver CD:

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Psion Series 5 handheld computer, including all paperwork (pretty much mint), software, and computer link cable:

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(the stylus is also included, it was inside the Psion's storage compartment)

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Reply 16755 of 47822, by yawetaG

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Unfortunately the Psion still had the original batteries inside, which had leaked, but thanks to the well-designed battery compartment damage seems to be minimal (however, the tab for the battery compartment broke off when I tried to open it):

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Then, at the fleamarket in a nearby larger town, which usually sucks really badly (tons of absolute junk, sellers who think they're selling the crown jewels), I came across this:

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Yamaha Portatone PSR-21, from 1986, in pretty good condition, including manuals, power supply and some music sheets. Unfortunately it lacks MIDI, but it does have a (very limited) synthesizer on board. That one cost me 30 Euros.
Bringing it back on my bike was no fun at all though, especially when the sun showed up and it got quite a bit hotter than the announced 6 degrees Celsius...1.5 hours walk for a distance that takes no more than 10 minutes by bike. 😵
And it works, too. Sounds very digital and unrealistic 🤣 I'll have to try to find the expression pedal that goes with it, and it has a (mono) aux out so I can hook it up to other equipment (might just use the stereo headphone connector instead, especially if it mutes the integrated speakers).

I also came across a weird Adaptec controller (PCI) that had an onboard memory module slot with a DIMM in it and no internal or external connectors...any clue what that was?

Reply 16756 of 47822, by chose007

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havli wrote:

There is nothing special about this one. Maybe AGP X1950 XT could be called special... but 3650 definitely not. 🤣

OK, just unpacked one 😁

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other cards not interesting so will put them back to schrott ... or not?

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GF256 SDR

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wheres RAM? here 😀

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long time searching this one

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6800 AGP

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GF4 Ti4200 128MB

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Reply 16757 of 47822, by Munx

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This arrived today, will make one hell of a DX10 build together with my other 4890 from Sapphire. Now if only I had a CF capable motherboard... 😵

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Reply 16759 of 47822, by devius

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chose007 wrote:

other cards not interesting so will put them back to schrott ... or not?

Not!

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So, the first one's a Hercules clone, but what about the second one?