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Reply 38200 of 38980, by Ozzuneoj

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Aublak wrote on 2021-02-23, 23:13:
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E-waste pickup

*Sound Blaster 32s
*a whole lot of Voodoo3s and early Sound Blasters
*3dfx banshee
*a Geforce256 DDR I believe
*a Voodoo2 (love those). likely 8mb
*brand new 250mb Zip disks for an internal zip drive that I bought earlier
*Gigabyte Slot 1 mobo
*and some other stuff (I'm just getting sick of typing)

Are you kidding me!?!

Where on earth was this ewaste facility!?

🤣

Even with the missing brackets and heatsinks, that is just a stupidly valuable lot of stuff to find. I have had my hands of several hundred old PC components in recent years, and I've only found ONE CT1330A... and it had all the capacitors stripped from it, which I had to replace myself (and it still doesn't work just right). You found SIX in one location at scrap prices... 😮

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 38201 of 38980, by draetheus

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Warlord wrote on 2021-02-24, 01:54:

Great haul Abulak, wish there was a place like that in northern va. There was/is a place in crestline ohio I used to visit but they don't have old stuff anymore.

Too bad Scott's Bargains closed, used to be a great place.

Reply 38202 of 38980, by cyclone3d

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And I though getting a second CT1330A for $50 recently was a great deal.

I wish there were still recycling places around here that sold stuff. Last one I knew of closed down like 5 years ago.

In any case, I picked up a Zoltrix Audio Performer / (Audio Excel Pro 16 ? - according to the readme in the driver) which is a Sound Blaster Pro 1.0 clone but with the ability to use a waveblaster type card from the looks of it.

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Anybody ever try a waveblaster type card on one of these?

I did download the drivers for the Audio Excel Pro 16 and then downloaded the Audio Performer drivers from the archived Zoltrix website.
They may be the same, but the file names are different at least.

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I'll have to test this out when I get a chance.

The manual apparently was never available from Zoltrix on their web site.

Edit: Looks like this card was sold by Zoltrix and by Protac though I need to test the card with both driver sets to see if it is indeed the same exact card.

Zoltrix - Audio Performer
Protac - Audio Excel Pro 16

Protac is/was a division of PCCHIPS.

I just love finding old links and then going on archive.org and tracking down the web sites for that company for different countries by trial and error.

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Reply 38203 of 38980, by keropi

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-02-24, 07:26:

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In any case, I picked up a Zoltrix Audio Performer / (Audio Excel Pro 16 ? - according to the readme in the driver) which is a Sound Blaster Pro 1.0 clone but with the ability to use a waveblaster type card from the looks of it.
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another great find!
also 🤣 : every "important" chip on this seems to be a clone

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Reply 38204 of 38980, by CMB75

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Unfortunately, good intentions are just that, good intentions.
At the end of the winter season, I planned to stop purchasing activities and get into refurbishing what I already have in stock.

So, today’s shopping list:

- ASUS P/I-P6NPS rev. 1,41 + PPro
- ASUS PCI-AV264VT (my first ASUS media bus card)
- Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
- Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro
- Diamond Monster MX300 (AU8830A2)
- Roland Sound Canvas SC-55 (old version)
- Roland Sound Brush SB-55 + Midi Music FDDs

- Generic MIDI/Gameport Y-cables

I should be old enough not to fall for impulsive buying, guess I’m not. 😒

Reply 38205 of 38980, by gex85

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I received this beautiful Crystalfontz LCD display with aluminium face plate/bracket, complete with all cables and stuff. Seller even tested it before shipping so I know it works.
(Display: SKD204-634 V2.0 / Bracket DBB634LG).
Always wanted one of those back in the day, I thought (and still think) they were super cool, but being on a tight budget I rather invested in faster CPUs and GPUs 😉
I think it will go nicely with my Cooler Master ATCS that houses a dual Tualatin build.

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Reply 38206 of 38980, by chrismeyer6

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gex85 wrote on 2021-02-24, 12:17:
I received this beautiful Crystalfontz LCD display with aluminium face plate/bracket, complete with all cables and stuff. Seller […]
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I received this beautiful Crystalfontz LCD display with aluminium face plate/bracket, complete with all cables and stuff. Seller even tested it before shipping so I know it works.
(Display: SKD204-634 V2.0 / Bracket DBB634LG).
Always wanted one of those back in the day, I thought (and still think) they were super cool, but being on a tight budget I rather invested in faster CPUs and GPUs 😉
I think it will go nicely with my Cooler Master ATCS that houses a dual Tualatin build.
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Awesome find! I always wanted one but sadly couldn't afford one. I keep looking but most people want an arm and a leg for one still.

Reply 38207 of 38980, by mtgmackid

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Ozzuneoj wrote on 2021-02-19, 15:38:

Very nice lot! Just watch the caps on that Iwill board. A couple look swollen on top.

Good catch, the 2 1200v ones were! Will recap those shortly =)

Aublak wrote on 2021-02-23, 23:13:

E-waste pickup
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Wow and I was thrilled with my lone ewaste CT1350B! Great score.

Picked up the following at my usual place, real happy about the VLB Stealth64:

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Reply 38208 of 38980, by crvs

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-02-24, 07:26:

In any case, I picked up a Zoltrix Audio Performer / (Audio Excel Pro 16 ? - according to the readme in the driver) which is a Sound Blaster Pro 1.0 clone but with the ability to use a waveblaster type card from the looks of it.
Anybody ever try a waveblaster type card on one of these?

I tried, unfortunately it didn't work. If you be more lucky please share your expericence.

Reply 38210 of 38980, by framebuffer

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arrived yesterday, along with other stuff, but this one, with the most badass name I ever seen, has to have precedence 😁

Hercules Terminator BEAST

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Which btw is a S3 Savage3D 😉

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Reply 38211 of 38980, by buckeye

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Warlord wrote on 2021-02-23, 13:05:

Love it or hate it. It's a matter of taste. Shipping was a killer but all in all for such a rare and unique case I was happy to get it for what i paid.

Feast your eyes on the Asus Vento 3600, a rare and beautiful case from circa 2005.

Definitely one of those "seize the moment" opportunities! Great catch, like it.

Been looking at those older Alienware cases but the prices are crazy.

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Reply 38213 of 38980, by appiah4

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Not as exciting as some of the stuff here but my FireGL V7100 arrived today as a backup for the X850PRO PCIe in my LGA775 Win98 box.

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Reply 38214 of 38980, by gex85

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2021-02-24, 14:40:
gex85 wrote on 2021-02-24, 12:17:
I received this beautiful Crystalfontz LCD display with aluminium face plate/bracket, complete with all cables and stuff. Seller […]
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I received this beautiful Crystalfontz LCD display with aluminium face plate/bracket, complete with all cables and stuff. Seller even tested it before shipping so I know it works.
(Display: SKD204-634 V2.0 / Bracket DBB634LG).
Always wanted one of those back in the day, I thought (and still think) they were super cool, but being on a tight budget I rather invested in faster CPUs and GPUs 😉
I think it will go nicely with my Cooler Master ATCS that houses a dual Tualatin build.
Crystalfontz.jpg

Awesome find! I always wanted one but sadly couldn't afford one. I keep looking but most people want an arm and a leg for one still.

Yeah I was browsing the local classifieds for a Lian Li case for another build and saw a case advertised with this display in it. I didn't want the case, but the seller agreed to sell the display separately for 15€ + shipping, which is absolutely fair I think.
When I tried to mount it I discovered that the bracket requires some sort of non-standard screws, at least the usual PC screws don't fit. I went through my very extensive collection of screws of varying obscurity and didn't find anything fitting so far... Maybe I will just drill some new holes into the bracket and cut standard M3 threads.

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Reply 38215 of 38980, by wiretap

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gex85 wrote on 2021-02-24, 19:36:
chrismeyer6 wrote on 2021-02-24, 14:40:
gex85 wrote on 2021-02-24, 12:17:
I received this beautiful Crystalfontz LCD display with aluminium face plate/bracket, complete with all cables and stuff. Seller […]
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I received this beautiful Crystalfontz LCD display with aluminium face plate/bracket, complete with all cables and stuff. Seller even tested it before shipping so I know it works.
(Display: SKD204-634 V2.0 / Bracket DBB634LG).
Always wanted one of those back in the day, I thought (and still think) they were super cool, but being on a tight budget I rather invested in faster CPUs and GPUs 😉
I think it will go nicely with my Cooler Master ATCS that houses a dual Tualatin build.
Crystalfontz.jpg

Awesome find! I always wanted one but sadly couldn't afford one. I keep looking but most people want an arm and a leg for one still.

Yeah I was browsing the local classifieds for a Lian Li case for another build and saw a case advertised with this display in it. I didn't want the case, but the seller agreed to sell the display separately for 15€ + shipping, which is absolutely fair I think.
When I tried to mount it I discovered that the bracket requires some sort of non-standard screws, at least the usual PC screws don't fit. I went through my very extensive collection of screws of varying obscurity and didn't find anything fitting so far... Maybe I will just drill some new holes into the bracket and cut standard M3 threads.

The screw size it takes is 2-56 or M2.5. I had to order some for mine. None of the hardware stores had them either 🤣.

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Reply 38217 of 38980, by Shreddoc

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Aublak wrote on 2021-02-23, 23:13:
E-waste pickup […]
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E-waste pickup

*Sound Blaster 32s
*a whole lot of Voodoo3s and early Sound Blasters
*3dfx banshee
*a Geforce256 DDR I believe
*a Voodoo2 (love those). likely 8mb
*brand new 250mb Zip disks for an internal zip drive that I bought earlier
*Gigabyte Slot 1 mobo
*and some other stuff (I'm just getting sick of typing)

What is that freaky-looking T-shaped RAM module in the top row??

Reply 38218 of 38980, by liqmat

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wiretap wrote on 2021-02-24, 20:05:

The screw size it takes is 2-56 or M2.5. I had to order some for mine. None of the hardware stores had them either 🤣.

That tower of yours never gets old to look at. Especially combined with the "Future Power" underneath. Love it.

cyclone3d wrote on 2021-02-24, 20:53:

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Can't tell you how many damn times I've done that.

Reply 38219 of 38980, by wiretap

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liqmat wrote on 2021-02-24, 21:30:
wiretap wrote on 2021-02-24, 20:05:

The screw size it takes is 2-56 or M2.5. I had to order some for mine. None of the hardware stores had them either 🤣.

That tower of yours never gets old to look at. Especially combined with the "Future Power" underneath. Love it.

haha thanks. I was up around 5am to get ready for work, and the Future Power came up on an Ebay search alert notification for $50 new-in-box / unopened. I had been looking for one for years and they were all going for stupid amounts of money. I believe the tower was a $30 find, which I found on Ebay but did a local pickup from a mom&pop computer shop.

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