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Reply 39062 of 39469, by Pierre32

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Nice, I was tempted by that one but with shipping to Aus it was just outside the impulse buy range. I thought it would make a neat pairing with my boxed Cardinal sound card:

Help configuring (and dumping) wavetable ROM - Cardinal DSP16 / MPC700plus

Glad it's gone to someone who will document and archive it properly.

Reply 39063 of 39469, by Turbo ->

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Bought this Asus P4C800-E (Deluxe) socket 478 motherboard, which came with 3GhZ CPU, 2 x 1 GB RAM Kingston and Thermaltake Silent tower. For 5 EUR extra the seller addded this PC case. Sadly the front cover of the case is broken. This is the heaviest case I ever got.

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Reply 39065 of 39469, by BetaC

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bestemor wrote on 2021-05-14, 20:49:
Probably too expensive, but I got myself this little beauty as a PS2 investment for the future. One of the last mech keyboards t […]
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BetaC wrote on 2021-05-14, 17:07:

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I am actually on the lookout for a keyboard that feels good, uses PS/2, and is black.

Probably too expensive, but I got myself this little beauty as a PS2 investment for the future.
One of the last mech keyboards that still has PS2 and is otherwise satisfying to use (MX brown for me):
https://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Key … B004VKUSG6?th=1
https://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard/uk-filco- … on-keyboard.asp
Granted, I am still using the Majestouch-1 model, but I assume model 2 hasnt changed any aspect of it to the worse.
https://deskthority.net/wiki/Filco_Majestouch

Only problem is that the printing on the original caps (in particular the mostly used letters, do get quite worn off/unreadable after a few (5ish) years of heavy use.
So I went and ordered the double shot key caps set :
https://www.keyboardco.com/product/double-sho … y-uk-keyset.asp

Or... you could just buy a 'Ninja' from the get go... 😅
https://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard/uk-filco- … on-keyboard.asp

- Now, I am not saying these are the best mech keyboards available in general, and are probably overpriced for what you get.
BUT.... if you need PS2-compatability, this is one of the very very few.

You also have the Unicomp (PS2) models, which are cheaper, but none(?) are entirely black:
https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/UB40416
https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/NEW_M
(last one has PS2 option for $3 extra)

Thanks for the options.

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Reply 39066 of 39469, by MMaximus

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Turbo -> wrote on 2021-05-15, 10:00:

Bought this Asus P4C800-E (Deluxe) socket 478 motherboard, which came with 3GhZ CPU, 2 x 1 GB RAM Kingston and Thermaltake Silent tower. For 5 EUR extra the seller addded this PC case. Sadly the front cover of the case is broken. This is the heaviest case I ever got.

Nice! I used to have a case just like this back in the day, it was incredibly heavy as well. Mine had an ASUS P4G8X in it. I later upgraded it to a P4C800-ED that I put in an Antec Sonata because I wanted a smaller and ligher case!

Reply 39067 of 39469, by Miphee

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I don't know why I love these HGC adapters so much, if I see them on sale I just have to buy them! Same with monochrome monitors.

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Reply 39068 of 39469, by appiah4

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HGC was the way I first experienced a PC and it was a huge letdown coming from an Amiga.. That said, I really miss it, and I wish I had a 286 with a HGC. Hell, I'd be OK with sticking one into my 386SX system. Not that I have a monitor that would work with it, I don't think.

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Reply 39069 of 39469, by luckybob

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Getting it for free still counts if I used Criagslist, right?

some kind soul was moving and instead of tossing it away, they put it up on craigslist. A TRS Model 3 - 48k 'micro'computer .

pics: https://imgur.com/gallery/wCzmULd

i'm probably going to do a smoke test tomorrow during a live stream. i already have a care package en-route from Mouser that includes new Rifa caps.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 39070 of 39469, by Pierre32

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luckybob wrote on 2021-05-16, 00:47:
Getting it for free still counts if I used Criagslist, right? […]
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Getting it for free still counts if I used Criagslist, right?

some kind soul was moving and instead of tossing it away, they put it up on craigslist. A TRS Model 3 - 48k 'micro'computer .

pics: https://imgur.com/gallery/wCzmULd

i'm probably going to do a smoke test tomorrow during a live stream. i already have a care package en-route from Mouser that includes new Rifa caps.

Gorgeous score!

Reply 39071 of 39469, by pete8475

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luckybob wrote on 2021-05-16, 00:47:
Getting it for free still counts if I used Criagslist, right? […]
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Getting it for free still counts if I used Criagslist, right?

some kind soul was moving and instead of tossing it away, they put it up on craigslist. A TRS Model 3 - 48k 'micro'computer .

pics: https://imgur.com/gallery/wCzmULd

i'm probably going to do a smoke test tomorrow during a live stream. i already have a care package en-route from Mouser that includes new Rifa caps.

Awesome!

Reply 39072 of 39469, by GuillermoXT

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Recently bought a Trident TVGA9000i 512kb
and a 8900D 1024kb. Both for 20 euros

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Reply 39073 of 39469, by Miphee

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appiah4 wrote on 2021-05-15, 21:34:

HGC was the way I first experienced a PC and it was a huge letdown coming from an Amiga.. That said, I really miss it, and I wish I had a 286 with a HGC. Hell, I'd be OK with sticking one into my 386SX system. Not that I have a monitor that would work with it, I don't think.

It's getting harder to find compatible monitors especially with the amber display and I'd give a lot for a green screen monitor with DB9 input!

Reply 39074 of 39469, by Ligend

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Just received this ExpertColor MED 3201. I know, it is less usable than a GUS PnP because the lack of RAM, but I think it is rarer. 😀

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AMD InterWave LC (AM78C200KC)

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Reply 39075 of 39469, by Miphee

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Bought this Ultra-SCSI RAID interface because nobody else wanted it and the seller gave me a 50% discount. Not really retro but I like full-size server cards. Might be fun later.

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Reply 39076 of 39469, by flupke11

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Awaiting a ZIP 750 USB drive. I did not particularly want it and I obviously don't need it, but as I have about every other ZIP-version, I felt wrong to pass on this for 15 EUR inclusive. I was not even aware they did 750MB drives until recently.

Reply 39077 of 39469, by EvieSigma

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Mundane as it may be, you certainly don't find complete in box modems every day.

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Reply 39078 of 39469, by appiah4

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EvieSigma wrote on 2021-05-17, 17:52:

Mundane as it may be, you certainly don't find complete in box modems every day.

Reminds me of my external Supra FaxModem 28.8Kbps.. I ran a BBS on it for years.

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