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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 39720 of 40600, by ildonaldo

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Just got this retro case as a new home for my Voodoo 3000 AGP (with PIII 1Ghz and LS-120 drive).
Bought it for the case but it came with some extras included 😀

The case is a real beauty, don't you think? But needs some refurbishing 😉
Any idea what build year it might be - pre or post y2k?

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This Socket A board came with the case, we'll see if it still works ...

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... and some more goodies.

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Reply 39721 of 40600, by BitWrangler

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I'd say about 2002.

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 39722 of 40600, by ildonaldo

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ildonaldo wrote on 2021-07-05, 13:57:

The case is a real beauty, don't you think? But needs some refurbishing 😉
Any idea what build year it might be - pre or post y2k?

BitWrangler wrote on 2021-07-05, 14:26:

I'd say about 2002.

I already stripped the case ...

Don't get mislead by the HW that was stuffed in.
((BTW the board the came with the case is a goner due to the capaitor plague))

I am not quite sure, but this PSU placement looks more like late P 1 or P II era to me.
The case even has some AT style elements like the I/O shield mounting.

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Reply 39723 of 40600, by svfn

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looks perfect for a compact PII build.

seems like you can remove that blue bezel and leave it all beige 😁 that hole at the bottom is for the tab to fit in?

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Reply 39724 of 40600, by ildonaldo

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svfn wrote on 2021-07-05, 15:21:

looks perfect for a compact PII build.

seems like you can remove that blue bezel and leave it all beige 😁 that hole at the bottom is for the tab to fit in?

I would also guess that it is Pentium II (around '98/'99) era.
I might spraypaint it all beige or leave it bicolour, not decided yet.

The hole on the bottom is for a sliding cover that covers two USB 1 front connectors (you know, one of these annoying ones with all the cable ends seperate).

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Reply 39725 of 40600, by svfn

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ooh that's nifty 😁

i have a case with blue bezel that comes off too, probably to ease customization but it would have been nicer if it had holes for airflow haha.

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Reply 39726 of 40600, by Caluser2000

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Systems like that were sold post the year 2000. Like my Acer F1 system.

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Reply 39727 of 40600, by vad4r

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Made a major loot today - these are the main pieces

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Reply 39728 of 40600, by chrismeyer6

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vad4r wrote on 2021-07-05, 16:13:

Made a major loot today - these are the main pieces
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Sweet finds and in there boxes too. I have that same heat sink on a 1ghz slot A Athlon it does a good job keeping it cool.

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Reply 39729 of 40600, by Salient

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Snatched a Roland SC-55 (GS logo only front) + Kawai XS-1 for 35 euros. 😀

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I bought the following stuff for my ATX64

- SRam replacement module.
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The cool thing about the TOLB, is that it only eats 9mA instead of the original chip that eats around 25 to 30 mA.

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Reply 39731 of 40600, by Miphee

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A 2 MB Matrox MGA-2064W without the upgrade card and a 4 MB Hercules Dynamite 128.

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Reply 39732 of 40600, by SteveC

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I picked up a nice Iiyama Vision Master 17" from chinny22 (chinny22) yesterday - in need of a little retrobright and a repair of the DB15-HD15 cable that came with it but first tests look promising! I love the little LCD at the bottom showing you refresh rate etc 😀

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Reply 39733 of 40600, by chinny22

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SteveC wrote on 2021-07-06, 14:26:

I love the little LCD at the bottom showing you refresh rate etc 😀

I admit I had a little play with that as well as thought it was kinda cool.
But it's menu layout for actually changing a setting like position takes forever, still with any luck those are the set and forget type.

Reply 39734 of 40600, by vad4r

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Miphee wrote on 2021-07-06, 10:38:

A 2 MB Matrox MGA-2064W without the upgrade card and a 4 MB Hercules Dynamite 128.

The Hercules Dynamite 128 looks beautiful from the back. Have been looking for this card, but they were all too expensive for me.

I took a group photo of all the graphics cards that arrived:

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And a standalone from the V5 5500 Macintosh PCI (with PC Bios 😀 )

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Reply 39735 of 40600, by Tavisco

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vad4r wrote on 2021-07-06, 16:09:
The Hercules Dynamite 128 looks beautiful from the back. Have been looking for this card, but they were all too expensive for me […]
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Miphee wrote on 2021-07-06, 10:38:

A 2 MB Matrox MGA-2064W without the upgrade card and a 4 MB Hercules Dynamite 128.

The Hercules Dynamite 128 looks beautiful from the back. Have been looking for this card, but they were all too expensive for me.

I took a group photo of all the graphics cards that arrived:
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And a standalone from the V5 5500 Macintosh PCI (with PC Bios 😀 )
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Whoa! That ASUS card on the top right has somewhat like a daughterboard on it? What card it is? Never seen that before in this kinda of GPU, thanks for sharing!

Reply 39736 of 40600, by chrismeyer6

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It looks like it might be a GeForce 7900 GX2. It's a sli card and if you were lucky enough to afford two of them then you were able to have a quad sli system.

Reply 39738 of 40600, by Standard Def Steve

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vad4r wrote on 2021-07-06, 16:09:

And a standalone from the V5 5500 Macintosh PCI (with PC Bios 😀 )
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Words can't describe how much I'd love to stick one of those in my 500MHz beige G3.

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Heya. So, for years I've been wanting to build a PC similar to what I'd had in the mid 90s but never quite had the money to really make the dream a reality, until now. I took a peek at local listings on ebay on a whim recently and to my utter surprise found someone selling a Pentium MMX 200, with 64gb of RAM, SB16 and an S3 Trio but it was just the computer itself, no other components, but for incredibly cheap ($240 AUD for the lot!) and even a short drive away so I jumped the hell on it and I'm still kinda tingling.

I then went sifting through the local thrift stores for monitors and I think I found a minor jackpot? https://www.cnet.com/products/benq-profession … ch-lcd-monitor/ for $8, 1024x768 native resolution TFT LCD, so it's 4:3. No CRT, but I've been looking around for 4:3 LCDs and they seem an absolute bastard to get these days. I hooked it up and surprisingly it seems to work great and looks perfect as far as I could tell from a brief test. When the screen it black the backlights are a bit weird but Duke Nukem 3D and Quake both looked amazing on it, I'm kinda blown away.