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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 38780 of 39469, by candle_86

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I bought myself an Athlon 4 900, I want a sub 1ghz athlon, but thunderbirds are stupid expensive, but AThlon 4's are cheap

Reply 38782 of 39469, by brostenen

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I recieved these 64-pin sockets in the mail today. And they are special sockets. They are not for the average 64pin MK68000 CPU's. Nope. The space are more narrow, in order to have an Commodore64 64-pin PLA sitting in the socket. They were extremely hard to source, as I had to search a long time on eBay. Sure I could have gone for leaf sockets that are standard, however I want the best for my next two homemade C64 clones. Turnpin I wanted, and turnpin I found.

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Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 38783 of 39469, by megatron-uk

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Just bought a FIC 386SC motherboard, Symphony Haydn II chipset with 256k cache a few Simms and a 386DX 33 fitted. They use a Dallas RTC, unusual for a 386, but means it has no battery damage.

Not sure if the CPU is socketed or soldered on (it's a ceramic PGA), as the images weren't great, so I may need to desolder the CPU in order to fit a socket for a DX-40 or a DLC CPU.

Reply 38784 of 39469, by mtgmackid

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I bought the following (no pictures this time):

First off, bunch of things from the usual ewaste spot with some off the top of my head being:
Asus S370-DL + Celeron 466
1ghz Slot 1 P3

Voodoo 3 3000 PCI
x2 Diamond Monster Sound MX300
SB AWE32 (CT3670)

486 tower with ASUS ISA-486SV2 + DX2, Genoa VLB, VLB I/O card- paid $30 for this
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x2 WD Caviar ~600mb IDE HDs
x2 Maxtor 540mb IDE HDs
+ some other smaller ones
x3 50pin SCSI Zip100 drives in 5.25 brackets

Also went to a new smaller place and bought a small pile of processors for $50. Pins were bent on these but nothing too bad.
x10 1ghz Coppermine S370
x2 1ghz Tualatin
1133mhz Tualatin
1266 Tualatin
1400 Celeron
x2 P1 200 MMX
P1 133

Reply 38785 of 39469, by gerry

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mtgmackid wrote on 2021-04-20, 09:13:
I bought the following (no pictures this time): […]
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I bought the following (no pictures this time):

First off, bunch of things from the usual ewaste spot with some off the top of my head being:
Asus S370-DL + Celeron 466
1ghz Slot 1 P3

Voodoo 3 3000 PCI
x2 Diamond Monster Sound MX300
SB AWE32 (CT3670)

486 tower with ASUS ISA-486SV2, Genoa VLB and VLB I/O card - paid $30 for this

x2 WD Caviar ~600mb IDE HDs
x2 Maxtor 540mb IDE HDs
+ some other smaller ones
x3 50pin SCSI Zip100 drives in 5.25 brackets

Also went to a new smaller place and bought a small pile of processors for $50. Pins were bent on these but nothing too bad.
x10 1ghz Coppermine S370
x2 1ghz Tualatin
1133mhz Tualatin
1266 Tualatin
1400 Celeron
x2 P1 200 MMX
P1 133

what an amazing place that must be! I have to take chances on there being something of interest and at the right price at a mix of flea markets, charity stores and ebay. Just turning up at a place knowing there is a wide selection of stuff must be great!

Reply 38787 of 39469, by pan069

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appiah4 wrote on 2021-04-20, 09:45:

That is such a classic AT case.

I agree, classic look. I have a full tower version of it, at least it looks very very similar (a part from the turbo display). Would prefer the mini-tower though.

What PSU goes into this tower?

Reply 38788 of 39469, by pixelatedscraps

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A couple of small things for my 97-98 build and a G4 Cube I’m going to upgrade, but perhaps my favourite out of this bunch is the issue of PC Gamer I get to delve into again...

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Old: FX-60 | 5970 | MP 5,1 | MBP 17’ | PB G4 Ti | G4 Cube | ACD HD 23'

INCOMING 97-98: Dual P-II 333Mhz | 384MB | Millenium II | Creative Blaster 3D Voodoo 2 | Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold

Reply 38789 of 39469, by fosterwj03

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I just received this NOS D-Link DFE-500TX PCI network card for $10 US shipped. While it is hardly a collector’s item, I really like this card and the DEC 21140 chipset for its excellent compatibility with old operating systems including Solaris and Windows NT 3.1.

I’m going to use this one to take my Sandy Bridge Core i3 BeBox (BeOS R5) online. It works perfectly so far.

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Reply 38790 of 39469, by jheronimus

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Soo, just when I've thought I don't need any new hardware, this is what I get:

First, an Iwill SIDE cached VLB controller:

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Does anybody know an exact model name? I'm trying to find drivers/manual, looked through Archive.org on Iwill.com.tw, but no luck.

Second, a complete in box Creative SoundBlaster 2.0. A bit of a bummer that even though this card has a line in, it cannot actually mix it into output (so that it could be used with MT-32, for instance).

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Third, Matrox G400 Max. I'm rebuilding my Slot 1 build around this card, been a while since I feel exited about hardware of this period. I've also been experimenting with VGA capture lately, so I'm interested in trying to see whether or not I'll see the famous Matrox quality in my footage.

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Next, a DFI 286 racer motherboard. Never realised DFI was such an old brand.

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Next, an 8MHz XT motherboard. Also, a multi I/O card with an RTC clock for it

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Finally, a boxed NE2000-compatible network card:

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Pentium 166 MMX Overdrive, 32 MB RAM, Ark Logic ARK1000VL, Tekram DC-680C, Turtle Beach Tropez, Gravis Ultrasound Max
Pentium III 1000, 256 MB RAM, Matrox G400 MAX, Adaptec 19160, Yamaha YMF740B

Reply 38792 of 39469, by jheronimus

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2021-04-20, 22:00:

I never realized the G400 max came as a dual head card

I think that was kind of a big thing with Matrox G400 series. It's been done before (even on VLB videocards), but it generally required two separate chips. Here it uses single chip but two DACs, and they are not equal (the DAC for the bottom VGA port tops out at 1280x1024, I think).

All in all a pretty interesting card. Seems to be the only time Matrox actually had a very competitive 3D gaming card on their hands that compared very favourably against Voodoo 3 and TNT2. Still, pretty feature-rich — this particular card was used on a TV station for editing ads (according to the seller, at least). He also had a Leitch Digital Processing System — I assume it came from the same machine.

Pentium 166 MMX Overdrive, 32 MB RAM, Ark Logic ARK1000VL, Tekram DC-680C, Turtle Beach Tropez, Gravis Ultrasound Max
Pentium III 1000, 256 MB RAM, Matrox G400 MAX, Adaptec 19160, Yamaha YMF740B

Reply 38795 of 39469, by appiah4

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jheronimus wrote on 2021-04-20, 22:14:

I think that was kind of a big thing with Matrox G400 series. It's been done before (even on VLB videocards), but it generally required two separate chips. Here it uses single chip but two DACs, and they are not equal (the DAC for the bottom VGA port tops out at 1280x1024, I think).

Dual head was done in even ISA cards.

Oh wow at that A4000/40.. I wish I had a big box Amiga. I have to make do with a souped up A500..

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Reply 38796 of 39469, by bofh.fromhell

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wiretap wrote on 2021-04-20, 22:59:

Just bought this.. wife is on a plane so I couldn't consult her first. 😁

Now repeat after me:
"What? that old thing?, I've had that for ages!"

=)

Reply 38798 of 39469, by chrismeyer6

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bofh.fromhell wrote on 2021-04-20, 23:38:
Now repeat after me: "What? that old thing?, I've had that for ages!" […]
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wiretap wrote on 2021-04-20, 22:59:

Just bought this.. wife is on a plane so I couldn't consult her first. 😁

Now repeat after me:
"What? that old thing?, I've had that for ages!"

=)

That line has saved by behind quite a few times if my wife went into my computer storage closet in the garage.

Reply 38799 of 39469, by chrismeyer6

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Actually she really doesn't mind as long as I go overboard. Now my collection of different kinds of string trimmer lines that one gets me a few glances.