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Reply 32681 of 35098, by gex85

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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-02-26, 01:42:
wirerogue wrote on 2020-02-26, 01:29:
i never liked those stock coolers and i don't know what they were thinking with only 3 mounting bolts. the slightest bit of boar […]
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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-02-25, 23:22:
Got a BFG FX 5950 Ultra a few days ago. BFG_FX_5950U.jpg […]
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Got a BFG FX 5950 Ultra a few days ago.
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The fans are toast and of course new ones are not available.. plus the stock cooler kinda sucks, so I got this:
A Zalman Z-Machine GV1000 - checked the weight vs the older copper VF1000 and it actually weighs a tiny bit more.
This means it has copper with I am guessing electroplating of some sort... Nickel or Crhome?
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Pretty sure I will build a Win98SE machine based around this card.

i never liked those stock coolers and i don't know what they were thinking with only 3 mounting bolts.
the slightest bit of board warp and you'd lose proper contact with the gpu.
even if those fans worked you'd still want to replace it.
the fans on my asus card worked fine but, i could not get the thing to cool properly.
i'm using the artic cooling nv4 rev 2 and it works well but, i think i like your zalman better. might have to give that a try instead.

I checked the reviews of the Zalman and although I don't like the fact that there is a single fan in the middle that doesn't actually cool the fins near the heatpipes, especailly the outside heatpipes, the VF1000 did cool a GTS250 and X1950XTX just fine which are higher power draw cards. It is even rated for the 8800Ultra. The only real difference between the VF1000 and the GV1000 is that the fan of the GV1000 has a higher max rpm.

I kinda wanted to use an Arctic Accellero S1 or S1 v2, but they would have taken up more space and not really required for something like this... They work great on an 8800Ultra. I do recommend a fan to help cool the S1 coolers.

I acquired the ASUS V9950 (GeForce FX 5900 Ultra) some time ago and one of the fans was dead, the other one dying... so I spent what felt like hours on eBay and AliExpress to track down a replacement with the right mounting holes. Finally found it, ordered it, waited for it to arrive from China, replaced it - and the thing is still loud as hell. Very disappointing.
Now I am on the lookout for a Zalman VF900 Cu, Arctic Silencer NV 4 or similar, too.
Your "Z-Machine GV1000" surely looks promising, so I'll include that in my search 😄

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Reply 32682 of 35098, by H3nrik V!

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Not so much bought, but a colleague had two Compaq Proliant 1500 servers for me today .. My estate car is not nearly big enough anymore 🤣

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Reply 32683 of 35098, by cyclone3d

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gex85 wrote on 2020-02-26, 07:29:

I acquired the ASUS V9950 (GeForce FX 5900 Ultra) some time ago and one of the fans was dead, the other one dying... so I spent what felt like hours on eBay and AliExpress to track down a replacement with the right mounting holes. Finally found it, ordered it, waited for it to arrive from China, replaced it - and the thing is still loud as hell. Very disappointing.
Now I am on the lookout for a Zalman VF900 Cu, Arctic Silencer NV 4 or similar, too.
Your "Z-Machine GV1000" surely looks promising, so I'll include that in my search 😄

The seller I bought mine from still has 3 more

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Reply 32684 of 35098, by gex85

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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-02-26, 07:57:
gex85 wrote on 2020-02-26, 07:29:

I acquired the ASUS V9950 (GeForce FX 5900 Ultra) some time ago and one of the fans was dead, the other one dying... so I spent what felt like hours on eBay and AliExpress to track down a replacement with the right mounting holes. Finally found it, ordered it, waited for it to arrive from China, replaced it - and the thing is still loud as hell. Very disappointing.
Now I am on the lookout for a Zalman VF900 Cu, Arctic Silencer NV 4 or similar, too.
Your "Z-Machine GV1000" surely looks promising, so I'll include that in my search 😄

The seller I bought mine from still has 3 more

Unfortunately he won't ship outside the US... and even if he did, it would probably be too expensive. But thank you anyway! And maybe some other Vogoner wants to grab one 😄

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Reply 32685 of 35098, by luckybob

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Went to the thrift store today. They had a 50% off sale if you brought an person over 55. Senior Tuesdays are the 2nd best Tuesday. The first is Taco.

Glad I did, as I found something I never expected to find at a thrift store:
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I did have to get on my knees and beg for a small load, but getting 2x Kaypro II's? Totally worth me needing to go sell some blood. I know $200 isn't expensive for most, but for me, its 3 months of my "retro budget".

I've only taken a cursory glance at them, The keyboards tell a story:
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So I'm open to any tips on getting these guys fully operational. I now have another reason to get a proper, "non temporary" inbetweener going.

Maybe I'll sell them to George RR Martin so he can get Winds of Winter done.

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Reply 32687 of 35098, by cookertron

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Just got my SB16 (ct2230) today and quickly jammed it in. After an hour of fiddling with the settings it worked. Great sound in Duke Nukem 3D and win3.11

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Reply 32688 of 35098, by pewpewpew

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luckybob wrote on 2020-02-26, 11:33:

but getting 2x Kaypro II's?

/dude!/ Wow. All I got for Seniors Tuesday was another game and some nice test leads, and I though I was doing pretty good.

Please do a full thread. I've an ossie and I always wondered about these Kaypros, so will watch with interest.

Reply 32689 of 35098, by NautilusComputer

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luckybob wrote on 2020-02-26, 11:33:

Went to the thrift store today. They had a 50% off sale if you brought an person over 55. Senior Tuesdays are the 2nd best Tuesday. The first is Taco.

Where do you people live that your thrift stores get such awesome stuff? Around me it's either garbage-brand stuff not worth saving (CD players/radios from Walmart, etc), or nothing at all when it comes to electronics.

Reply 32690 of 35098, by liqmat

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luckybob wrote on 2020-02-26, 11:33:

So I'm open to any tips on getting these guys fully operational. I now have another reason to get a proper, "non temporary" inbetweener going.

Maybe I'll sell them to George RR Martin so he can get Winds of Winter done.

Hey LB, congrats on the find. When I was restoring my IV/83 model ldkraemer of VCFED was a huge help getting it back to full working health.

yawetaG wrote on 2020-02-26, 13:31:

Awesome.

I think you should leave the keyboards as they are. The text scribbled on them is history, right there.

Completely agree with this. It would be an honor to own a keyboard with so much history written all over it. Just get the insides and keycaps (one's without writing on them) cleaned up and leave that metal skin alone.

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Reply 32691 of 35098, by GigAHerZ

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NautilusComputer wrote on 2020-02-26, 14:52:
luckybob wrote on 2020-02-26, 11:33:

Went to the thrift store today. They had a 50% off sale if you brought an person over 55. Senior Tuesdays are the 2nd best Tuesday. The first is Taco.

Where do you people live that your thrift stores get such awesome stuff? Around me it's either garbage-brand stuff not worth saving (CD players/radios from Walmart, etc), or nothing at all when it comes to electronics.

Well, it's better than nothing. Where i live, there are no "old-electronics" shops at all. Everything is recycled by the weight and no one is let to pick anything out from any pile of stuff... 🙁

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Reply 32694 of 35098, by cyclone3d

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Have an ASUS V6800 DDR 64MB (Geforce 256) on the way.

Seller has 3 left

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Reply 32696 of 35098, by brassicGamer

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Predator99 wrote on 2020-02-21, 10:04:

My Zenith 286 arrived - see here 😀

Re: Zenith 80286 IBF-2527-ET

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I frickin' love Zenith stuff. Thanks to their government contracts, they actually had the biggest cut of the PC market in the late '80s!

Check out my blog and YouTube channel for thoughts, articles, system profiles, and tips.

Reply 32697 of 35098, by cyclone3d

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wiretap wrote on 2020-02-26, 23:52:

Bought one. No returns, probably dead. Lol

Hope not. Seller looks to sell a lot of old hardware.

Says they were tested.

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Reply 32698 of 35098, by wirerogue

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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-02-26, 22:53:

Have an ASUS V6800 DDR 64MB (Geforce 256) on the way.

Seller has 3 left
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i already have a 64mb ddr 256 yet, i still want this.
why?
what are you guys putting in the water?
must resist!!!
no, must buy!!!
buy it now before someone else gets it!!!
no, resist!!!
damn it. bought one too.
happy and sad at the same time.

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Reply 32699 of 35098, by brownk

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wirerogue wrote on 2020-02-27, 01:22:
i already have a 64mb ddr 256 yet, i still want this. why? what are you guys putting in the water? must resist!!! no, must buy!! […]
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cyclone3d wrote on 2020-02-26, 22:53:

Have an ASUS V6800 DDR 64MB (Geforce 256) on the way.

Seller has 3 left
s-l500.gif

i already have a 64mb ddr 256 yet, i still want this.
why?
what are you guys putting in the water?
must resist!!!
no, must buy!!!
buy it now before someone else gets it!!!
no, resist!!!
damn it. bought one too.
happy and sad at the same time.

Whenever such urge kicks in, I try to remind myself of all the great things I can have with savings on small, impulsive buy.

Ofc, my mind usually conjure up all the reasons of "must-have". I get defeated and submit to the urge by furiously clicking "Buy It Naaauuu" button.

oh well...

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