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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 38720 of 39031, by Jed118

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MMaximus wrote on 2021-04-12, 14:25:

I get your point but to be fair I don't think this is at all specific to the P1 - this had always been the case since the mid '80s . During this period, computing technology was developing so quickly that you'd get 2 to 3 years of useful life out of a machine if you wanted to play the latest games or run the latest software. After that it would become slightly obsolete and in need of an upgrade! I feel the curve only started to flatten significantly in the mid to late '00s (e.g. a core2quad machine is still useable today)

Totally. When I started working at a computer store in the mid 90s, I upgraded my computers very often. I actually held onto my super socket 7 as long as I could and made the jump right into a PIII 800 MHz, completely bypassing PII and PIII SLOT chips in, I think it was 2000. Now I have a first gen i7 working just fine for basic stuff, hell I used a Netbook from 2007 to 2016 or 17 - Thing saw me through Uni and travelled with me around the world. I left it in Cuba for a local's kid who was a teacher, it's probably still being used 😉

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Reply 38721 of 39031, by cyclone3d

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Ozzuneoj wrote on 2021-04-13, 18:58:
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-04-10, 19:38:

Finally found a Pro Audio Spectrum Plus... The card in between the PAS 8-bit dual OPL2 card and the PAS16.

It was mislabeled but I immediately recognized it from the pics.

I saw that a week or so ago... those are pretty hard to find! I was interested but didn't want to spend that much since I'd found one a couple years ago as well.

I keep shaking my head thinking about the 1st gen PAS that was sold, with box, a couple months ago for almost nothing.

Aggghhh.. a boxed PAS. Wish I would have seen it.

I only have a bare card which is enough for me, but I like archiving the old box art, manuals and disks.

I'm not seeing it. Do you have a link to the original listing?

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Reply 38722 of 39031, by pentiumspeed

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Received mail today: FireGL 8800, and 7700 also the Xeon 16 thread processor for my workstation. Finally vintage item is bulova watch hand wind movement for my watch hobby repair.

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Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 38724 of 39031, by cyclone3d

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-04-13, 22:50:
Aggghhh.. a boxed PAS. Wish I would have seen it. […]
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Ozzuneoj wrote on 2021-04-13, 18:58:
cyclone3d wrote on 2021-04-10, 19:38:

Finally found a Pro Audio Spectrum Plus... The card in between the PAS 8-bit dual OPL2 card and the PAS16.

It was mislabeled but I immediately recognized it from the pics.

I saw that a week or so ago... those are pretty hard to find! I was interested but didn't want to spend that much since I'd found one a couple years ago as well.

I keep shaking my head thinking about the 1st gen PAS that was sold, with box, a couple months ago for almost nothing.

Aggghhh.. a boxed PAS. Wish I would have seen it.

I only have a bare card which is enough for me, but I like archiving the old box art, manuals and disks.

I'm not seeing it. Do you have a link to the original listing?

Edit: Are you sure that wasn't a Thunderboard. I see a boxed one that was sold for $25 about a month ago.

I have multiple Thunderboards that I have collected over the past few years as well as a box and other contents that I picked up without a card a while back for cheap.

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Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
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AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
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Reply 38725 of 39031, by pentiumspeed

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Yes! Very satisfying once watch ticks strong and accurate.

Watch hobby is labor of love just replacing parts and clean them but no cleaning fluid yet. I had a part time job at a watch/clock repair shop back in the day doing that during high school. When I'm at home I play with them and clean them.

This thing is on hold because of computer parts are sitting on my watchmaker's desk. (home built by stepfather's which was a present for me.)

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Reply 38727 of 39031, by flupke11

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A two hour trip, but worth it:

This IBM Valuepoint 80846 DX 33 was up for free, but I traded for a G3 iMac I never got round to fixing the screen issue, as I found that more justified. There's a cover as well, but I suppose the innards are more interesting. No cache, but for a system from 1993, it's surprisingly standard (PS/2, CR2032, removable BIOS).

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The OverDrive is still in its original wrapping. For € 20,- I could not let this go. It's going to stay in its wrapper for another 27 year, if I can help it.

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And Fedex got me 5 Micron mtfddac100sal from Ebay, shipping from the US added 60% to the cost. Customs can't live off love and free air.

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Reply 38728 of 39031, by Big Pink

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Got this off the back of a Hong Kong speedboat. Paired with a Covington 266 and 1000W PSU... I reckon I'll have enough Bitty to retire by 4/20.

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Reply 38729 of 39031, by imi

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flupke11 wrote on 2021-04-14, 20:21:

The OverDrive is still in its original wrapping. For € 20,- I could not let this go. It's going to stay in its wrapper for another 27 year, if I can help it.

aww, poor thing is going to suffocate 🙁

Reply 38730 of 39031, by gerry

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I bought a bunch of things as a kind of job lot from someone clearing out, very cheap considering what was there, it seems i cannot resist!

A PC with conroe1333-d667 mb plus 4gb ram and e1200 dual core celeron, supposedly compatible with wolfdale cpu so i actually bought a surprisingly cheap E8200 as modest upgrade and will consider maybe pcie x16 graphics card later, something cheap but ok for 2005-2010 games

other things in the box :

lots of (dusty) fans! and as bonus, lying among them was an AMD XP2000 cpu, i have an XP2400 system so i guess this CPU, if its ok, would be a spare or maybe i'll find something for it
lots of RAM modules, mostly early mid 2000's, always useful
some PCI cards, network and USB plus a 'soundmaker 5.1'
two geforce 4 mx440 agp cards, one didn't appear to work but the other was pressed into service on a duron 800 PC, replacing the TNT2 thus raising the bar on playable games considerably. A somewhat ironic find as recently i've been thinking in terms of buying and spreading out budget cards on my old systems, and then suddenly i get an mx440 in a job lot, for about the same price of an mx440 on ebay!
a couple of multi card reader 'floppy' bay drives, i actually quite like these - they were popular back in early mid 2000's and very handy

Reply 38731 of 39031, by vmr_

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The super elusive Intel Batman motherboard (the real one), working

Batman benchmarks soon 😀

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Retro builds & sandbox
IBM XT 5160 | 286 | 386 | 486 | S4 SI5PI AIO & S4 Batman + P60 SX828
S8 & Pentium Pro 200 | SS7 Asus P5A + AOpen AX59 & AMD K6III+ 550MHz
Slot A Asus K7M Athlon 1Ghz GDF | Slot 1 Pentium III 1GHz SL4KL

Reply 38732 of 39031, by pentiumspeed

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flupke11 wrote on 2021-04-14, 20:21:
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A two hour trip, but worth it:

This IBM Valuepoint 80846 DX 33 was up for free, but I traded for a G3 iMac I never got round to fixing the screen issue, as I found that more justified. There's a cover as well, but I suppose the innards are more interesting. No cache, but for a system from 1993, it's surprisingly standard (PS/2, CR2032, removable BIOS).
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The OverDrive is still in its original wrapping. For € 20,- I could not let this go. It's going to stay in its wrapper for another 27 year, if I can help it.

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And Fedex got me 5 Micron mtfddac100sal from Ebay, shipping from the US added 60% to the cost. Customs can't live off love and free air.
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Very nice stuff especially the Valuepoint due to dual tag cache sockets should be very nice for large memory, was that from me when I started the trend by first buying pair of Micron P300 100GB SSD drives?

Cheers,

Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 38733 of 39031, by flupke11

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pentiumspeed wrote on 2021-04-15, 18:09:

Very nice stuff especially the Valuepoint due to dual tag cache sockets should be very nice for large memory, was that from me when I started the trend by first buying pair of Micron P300 100GB SSD drives?

Cheers,

Yup, thanks to you I checked out the specs of the P300's and I found the price , including shipping to the Old Country, reasonable for SLC NAND SSD's.

The performance is good and the size is ideal for late Win98 to mid WinXP machines and even earlier, using a compatible PCI-to-SATA controller or a reliable IDE to SATA converter (Startech 😀).

Reply 38734 of 39031, by CMB75

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vmr_ wrote on 2021-04-15, 12:28:

The super elusive Intel Batman motherboard (the real one), working

Batman benchmarks soon 😀

Well, how should I put it? It is super elusive... for a reason. Anyways, always good to have something with a background story in your collection.

Reply 38735 of 39031, by imi

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soo... I got another mystery PC ^^
popped up on ebay with "buy it now" and I instantly jumped on it.
all I knew was that it was a 386 33Mhz and had a CF card as hdd, there were no pictures of the back... so why'd I still just get it?
well I've been looking for one of these cases foreeeeever ^^, and I've seen them sell for more just for the case.

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but it got even better inside, got surprised by a nice ASUS 386 board, external battery so zero corrosion :3
always wanted to get one of these too but wasn't prepared to pay the prices these usually fetch

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so that was the good news... but there also was a not so nice surprise 🙁

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Reply 38737 of 39031, by imi

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Generic inverted 386 case #27? ^^
idk I just saw it around here and there and always wanted one, just an inverted case in general, but this was really the specific one I wanted.

Reply 38738 of 39031, by flupke11

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Free Antec full tower with 2 SCSI Plextor drivers (only reason I drove 150 km to get it). Some Asus socket 940 mainboard on the inside and some IDE/SATA drives, but I'm chuffed that I finally have the Plextor SCSI back I wanted.

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Got three AT-boxes for € 50, one has a low-end onboard TI 486SLC with a socketed coprocessor, the others have 430FX based Pentium boards, nothing fancy and probably a low-end P54C.

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I've never seen ULSI as a brand of processing units.

Reply 38739 of 39031, by MKT_Gundam

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I got a Rendition Vérité V2100 at recycle center.
Is this card better than Rage/II for DOS and early 3d games?

Retro rig 1: Asus CUV4X, VIA c3 800, Voodoo Banshee (Diamond fusion) and SB32 ct3670.
Retro rig 2: Intel DX2 66, SB16 Ct1740 and Cirrus Logic VLB.