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Reply 30080 of 45964, by SpectriaForce

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retropol wrote:
my 486 dx2 setup: […]
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my 486 dx2 setup:

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Falls in love with an AT case.. 😊

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Reply 30081 of 45964, by SpectriaForce

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spiroyster wrote:

I really hated the way pretty much every computer came in a shade of beige back in the day, ...I really hated beige... like really hated it.. and was quite happy when stylish non white computer cases started hitting the market (P4 era onwards)... but that thing could quite happily sit under my desk and I would be proud 😀.

COMPAQ, IBM, Fujitsu and even Escom already offered black pc's in the 90's.

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Reply 30082 of 45964, by spiroyster

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SpectriaForce wrote:
spiroyster wrote:

I really hated the way pretty much every computer came in a shade of beige back in the day, ...I really hated beige... like really hated it.. and was quite happy when stylish non white computer cases started hitting the market (P4 era onwards)... but that thing could quite happily sit under my desk and I would be proud 😀.

COMPAQ, IBM, Fujitsu and even Escom already offered black pc's in the 90's.

Yes, but they weren't common place and cost a fortune if you wanted anything non white... for some reason the market demanded white, and so thats what 99.999% of desktop PC's came as. I had a black laptop, and sprayed my 486 black back then... I hated beige that much.

Reply 30083 of 45964, by Intel486dx33

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Reply 30084 of 45964, by retropol

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spiroyster wrote:
OMG that case is an absolute thing of beauty. […]
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OMG that case is an absolute thing of beauty.

I really hated the way pretty much every computer came in a shade of beige back in the day, ...I really hated beige... like really hated it.. and was quite happy when stylish non white computer cases started hitting the market (P4 era onwards)... but that thing could quite happily sit under my desk and I would be proud 😀.

Is it possible to have some close-ups of the panel LED's? Do these things come up often on polish market places?

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btw - swap to ESCOM possible 😁

🤣 thats exactly what I thought it was when I first saw it!

Only ADAX was in this case-style - there were also desktops or mini or big towers. I will try to find the ads brochure somewhere in my old computer newspapers and will put it here if found.

This case is very very heavy / massive. The very nice thing is this black semi-transparent cover and the icon-graphic leds. I will do a close-up of the panel for you today in the evening.

In Poland there was also attack of HIGHSCREEN brand, and I remember their COLANI (?) case style. That was also very nice design.
Of course ESCOM was the good example of something fresh on polish market but later ESCOM went down with the style of cases and started to be like any other...

Unfortunately this computers are not common now - the fact is people in Poland rather bought non-branded computers
(or mostly they bought OPTIMUS which was also very nice case-style at the beginning of their expansion).

Reply 30085 of 45964, by bjwil1991

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Reply 30086 of 45964, by CrFr

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Got an IBM P260 monitor locally, time to learn WinDAS I suppose.

That's a very nice monitor. I wish I'll find something like that someday 😀

Reply 30087 of 45964, by spiroyster

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retropol wrote:
Only ADAX was in this case-style - there were also desktops or mini or big towers. I will try to find the ads brochure somewhere […]
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spiroyster wrote:
OMG that case is an absolute thing of beauty. […]
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OMG that case is an absolute thing of beauty.

I really hated the way pretty much every computer came in a shade of beige back in the day, ...I really hated beige... like really hated it.. and was quite happy when stylish non white computer cases started hitting the market (P4 era onwards)... but that thing could quite happily sit under my desk and I would be proud 😀.

Is it possible to have some close-ups of the panel LED's? Do these things come up often on polish market places?

retropol wrote:

btw - swap to ESCOM possible 😁

🤣 thats exactly what I thought it was when I first saw it!

Only ADAX was in this case-style - there were also desktops or mini or big towers. I will try to find the ads brochure somewhere in my old computer newspapers and will put it here if found.

This case is very very heavy / massive. The very nice thing is this black semi-transparent cover and the icon-graphic leds. I will do a close-up of the panel for you today in the evening.

In Poland there was also attack of HIGHSCREEN brand, and I remember their COLANI (?) case style. That was also very nice design.
Of course ESCOM was the good example of something fresh on polish market but later ESCOM went down with the style of cases and started to be like any other...

Unfortunately this computers are not common now - the fact is people in Poland rather bought non-branded computers
(or mostly they bought OPTIMUS which was also very nice case-style at the beginning of their expansion).

Interesting info. yes brochure and piccys would be much appreciated thank you. The combination of those three colour LED's and the perspex cover are what make that case imo, it would be interesting to see other designs.

Reply 30088 of 45964, by wiretap

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Reply 30089 of 45964, by varrol

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Ooh the second one... It's a Chieftec Dragon, isn't it? But the first one, I have no idea 😦

You are correct - always wanted to have it, but when I was finally able to afford one, there were much better Chieftec cases. First one is also Chieftec, but I know only code name.

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Reply 30090 of 45964, by appiah4

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Does anyone know what this is and whether it's worth buying?

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Reply 30092 of 45964, by Predator99

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^^might be possible to repair, these sockets are very easy to replace and you could take the missing ICs from a damaged 386. Think these CPU cards are quite rare...

Intended not to buy that much anymore, but this 17 kg lot that arrived today seems to be fantastic:

6x SUNTAC 80286:

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6x C&T 286/386

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Micronics 386...already have a similar one, think the RAM card is the same:
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80286 in a 386 CPU socket..? 😕

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Reply 30093 of 45964, by Predator99

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SS7 ATX with bulging caps...not worth any repair

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Interesting SONY boards. Very heavy. Have to google what this was used for. At least some intersting ICs, e.g. 68030:

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Reply 30094 of 45964, by appiah4

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Predator99 wrote:

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SS7 ATX with bulging caps...not worth any repair

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Eh.. It'd be very much worth the repair for me; I need an SS7 board with AGP 😒

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Reply 30095 of 45964, by derSammler

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Predator99 wrote:

^^might be possible to repair, these sockets are very easy to replace and you could take the missing ICs from a damaged 386.

You would need to find the exact chips. These are:

Chips P82C812
Chips P82C815-12
Chips P82C811
Chips P82C206

And the question is if the card is actually working. The chips were most likely removed without care because the card was dead.

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appiah4 wrote:
Predator99 wrote:

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SS7 ATX with bulging caps...not worth any repair

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Eh.. It'd be very much worth the repair for me; I need an SS7 board with AGP 😒

And it has the ALI Aladdin V chipset. Only downside is the max FSB looks to be 100Mhz since there are only 3 jumpers for fsb selection.

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cyclone3d wrote:
appiah4 wrote:
Predator99 wrote:

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SS7 ATX with bulging caps...not worth any repair

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Eh.. It'd be very much worth the repair for me; I need an SS7 board with AGP 😒

And it has the ALI Aladdin V chipset. Only downside is the max FSB looks to be 100Mhz since there are only 3 jumpers for fsb selection.

Totally fine with me.

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Reply 30098 of 45964, by imi

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derSammler wrote:

And the question is if the card is actually working. The chips were most likely removed without care because the card was dead.

scrappers mostly do everything without care, they usually don't care (no pun intended) if it was actually working before or not.

Reply 30099 of 45964, by svfn

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imi wrote:
derSammler wrote:

And the question is if the card is actually working. The chips were most likely removed without care because the card was dead.

scrappers mostly do everything without care, they usually don't care (no pun intended) if it was actually working before or not.

It makes me cringe sometimes seeing how working cards are thrown and flipped carelessly about onto each other, or maybe I am just too paranoid about handling 20+ year old hardware, even the ones with less value. So it amazes me when somethings from a junk pile still work.

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