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Reply 32380 of 44724, by HanJammer

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This semi-rare ATI Stereo F/X and nice Adaptec SCSI controller arrived in some poor 486 today...

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Reply 32381 of 44724, by bjwil1991

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Good looking sound card and SCSI card.

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Reply 32382 of 44724, by pentiumspeed

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AN430TX motherboard but crucially has two chips one of them is XG audio IC, not common around here. Hopefully that TX board will allow me to use newer PCI video cards that wouldn't initialize in other board with HX chipset.

SIS Asus baby AT motherboard with SRAM ICs for 256K total to play with, know that it is slower but that the point of having odd things.

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Reply 32383 of 44724, by mothergoose729

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-02-07, 15:52:

This semi-rare ATI Stereo F/X and nice Adaptec SCSI controller arrived in some poor 486 today...

Is that a second Yamaha chip under the stereo FX sticker?

Reply 32384 of 44724, by keropi

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mothergoose729 wrote on 2020-02-07, 19:10:
HanJammer wrote on 2020-02-07, 15:52:

This semi-rare ATI Stereo F/X and nice Adaptec SCSI controller arrived in some poor 486 today...

Is that a second Yamaha chip under the stereo FX sticker?

no it's a rom
somewhere there is a small flash eeprom that stores settings like IRQ, DMA, address
nice card!

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Reply 32387 of 44724, by Lennart

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HanJammer wrote on 2020-02-07, 15:52:

This semi-rare ATI Stereo F/X and nice Adaptec SCSI controller arrived in some poor 486 today...

Nice, I'd really like to have an ATI Stereo F/X.

If I may ask, could you check whether that Adaptec SCSI controller has a BIOS option for enabling Floptical support? I've got the same card but with a later BIOS and I'm curious to know whether the earlier BIOS has support for Floptical drives. Also see this thread.

Reply 32388 of 44724, by frudi

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After not being to my local flea market in months, the first time back I stumbled upon all these at my favourite seller:

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A couple AWE64 Value cards. I like these for late-DOS or DOS/Win9X builds so I'm always happy to get more of them. Unfortunately the CT4520 is having some issues and doesn't output any sound, but the CT4380 works just fine.

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Mainly happy with the Creative Voodoo 2 in great condition 😀, it even came with a pass-through cable. The Gigabyte Radeon 9200 on the left I also like since it's not one of the far more common crippled SE variants, so it's a decent alternative to the slightly faster but (at least over here) very hard to find Radeon 8500/9100. The Matrox G450 is just a nice bonus here. All three cards ended up working great.

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This one I had to check twice to make sure I was seeing right, a Pentium II board with 8 72-pin SIMM slots 😮. I had never come across a board like this before. Happy to report it also works just fine. And it came loaded with the PII 233 and full complement of 32 MB SIMMs for a total of 256 MB. Really happy with this find 😀.

Not pictured, since they're still in pretty dirty state, but also included were an also working 4 MB Matrox Millenium II (one of these) and an Asus P9X79 Pro socket 2011 motherboard with a couple slightly bent pins on the socket, so hopefully fixable.

Not bad for 40€ total.

Reply 32390 of 44724, by dionb

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LewisRaz wrote on 2020-02-07, 22:01:

I also had to look twice when seeing that ram and the pentium 2!

Interesting board!

Pretty standard i440FX board. In 1997 quite a lot of these things were being made, apparently because the i440FX was cheaper/easier to come by than the new i430LX. Basic PentiumPro features with a P2 CPU. Now the other way round - PPro on i440LX with AGP and SDRAM - *that* would be interesting 😀

Reply 32392 of 44724, by Brawndo

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I FINALLY made a deal on the exact same model case I used for a 1.2 GHz AMD Tbird build in my early 20s, been watching it for a long time on ebay and it's the only one I've ever seen for sale. I'm going to more or less build it again to the same specs with a 1.2 or 1.4 GHz Tbird and probably throw my Voodoo 5500 in it.

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Reply 32393 of 44724, by wiretap

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Brawndo wrote on 2020-02-08, 01:22:
I FINALLY made a deal on the exact same model case I used for a 1.2 GHz AMD Tbird build on my early 20s, been watching it for a […]
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I FINALLY made a deal on the exact same model case I used for a 1.2 GHz AMD Tbird build on my early 20s, been watching it for a long time on ebay and it's the only one I've ever seen for sale. I'm going to more or less build it again to the same specs with a 1.2 or 1.4 GHz Tbird and probably throw my Voodoo 5500 in it.

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hah, nice. I had the same one back in the day, with an AMD Athlon 64 3400+ and GeForce 5950 Ultra.. look at that mess of wires, 🤣. Apparently I had some EL Wire glowing ATA cables.. I have no idea where those went.

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Reply 32394 of 44724, by Slashzero

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I bought an original dual battery charging station by Toshiba, for my two 486 T4850CT laptops, but has to return it, as it was defective.

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Reply 32395 of 44724, by Slashzero

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Brawndo wrote on 2020-02-08, 01:22:
I FINALLY made a deal on the exact same model case I used for a 1.2 GHz AMD Tbird build on my early 20s, been watching it for a […]
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I FINALLY made a deal on the exact same model case I used for a 1.2 GHz AMD Tbird build on my early 20s, been watching it for a long time on ebay and it's the only one I've ever seen for sale. I'm going to more or less build it again to the same specs with a 1.2 or 1.4 GHz Tbird and probably throw my Voodoo 5500 in it.

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That is a nice looking case! 😀

I’ve been keeping an eye on cases on eBay for my PIII W98SE desktop, but haven’t seen anything decent looking, and shipping is just too high for cases. When you say you worked out a deal, what kind of deal? I’m curious to know.

Reply 32396 of 44724, by SpectriaForce

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dionb wrote on 2020-02-07, 22:11:
LewisRaz wrote on 2020-02-07, 22:01:

I also had to look twice when seeing that ram and the pentium 2!

Interesting board!

Pretty standard i440FX board. In 1997 quite a lot of these things were being made, apparently because the i440FX was cheaper/easier to come by than the new i430LX. Basic PentiumPro features with a P2 CPU. Now the other way round - PPro on i440LX with AGP and SDRAM - *that* would be interesting 😀

The i440LX wasn't released until August 1997, so the motherboards with it probably came on the market at the end of 1997. Until that the i440FX must have been top of the line.

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Reply 32397 of 44724, by appiah4

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To be fair the PII had very little market penetration until 440LX. Those things were damn expensive. I think they started to catch on when things like the Dell Dimension XPS D series hit the market.

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Reply 32398 of 44724, by SpectriaForce

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wiretap wrote on 2020-02-07, 20:26:
They're here... UPS man is totally crazy carrying a CRT + tower in the OEM boxes, lol. He didn't drop them though. […]
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They're here... UPS man is totally crazy carrying a CRT + tower in the OEM boxes, 🤣. He didn't drop them though.

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That must have been one strong UPS deliverer 😁 That's probably 35-40kg of computer goodies!

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Reply 32399 of 44724, by Predator99

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Arrived today...50€ incl. shipment, all looking quite good.

I was mainly interested in the CT1350 and some nice ISA-NICs.

But quite intersting is also this mini-PC on the bottom right. Its called "NANO 7270":
http://www.aonecorp.co.kr/products/single/NANO-7270.htm#
-Intel Pentium M / Celeron M CPU support up to FSB 400MHz
-CRT/LCD VGA integrated in i852GM, support 48-bit LVDS for independent dual display
-1x DDR200/266 SO-DIMM support up to 1GB
-Support PC/104+(PCI only) extension slot

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