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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Xicor » 2019-11-19 @ 15:20

Have been in a busy frenzy @ the last couple of weeks, managed to rescue and buy a mixed "assortment" of hardware.

"Donated" (one can say that a couple of cups of Glenrothes where involved) by a friend, a cool keyboard from Cherry, and true cherry on top is it has a AT/XT selector :cool: . It had a ruff time, and was horribly dirty.

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The switch's are "hybrid" rubber dome, but they to feel nice I think. Still dirty, but way better.....

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After a full disassembly and thorough cleaning, keycap by keycap it turn out a nice keyboard to have.

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Also found 2 bundles of assorted hardware on local used sale sites, and some goodies where barley visible.

First bundle (20€):


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Jumped to this lot mainly because I had the need for that 8bit OTIVGA. The AGP card was a nice surprise, as it is an FX5900XT.

The second lot has a tad more expensive (50€), but the AWE32 alone would justify :

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hxeNsFLZjq9BzeJA6


The P4 mobo seems to have a problem, and the floppy drives are still to be tested, but everything else works fine.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby liqmat » 2019-11-19 @ 15:54

Xicor wrote:Have been in a busy frenzy @ the last couple of weeks, managed to rescue and buy a mixed "assortment" of hardware.

"Donated" (one can say that a couple of cups of Glenrothes where involved) by a friend, a cool keyboard from Cherry, and true cherry on top is it has a AT/XT selector :cool: . It had a ruff time, and was horribly dirty.

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Good grief man. That so reminds me of a Coco 3 cleanup job I did awhile back. I am curious where that keyboard was found/stored? I found that Coco 3 in a dirty, humid Florida garage at a yard sale and it had been sitting there for almost 30 years. After the cleanup, fired right up and worked flawlessly.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Horun » 2019-11-20 @ 02:26

Nice finds guys ! Is rare to have stuff that dirty actually cleanup and work properly.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby RetroPC_King » 2019-11-20 @ 14:14

Today's haul:
-Premier LC-B400ATX 400W ATXPSU
-Asus EN8400GS 256MB Geforce 8400GS PCI Express x16 video card
-WinFast TV2000XP Global TV Tuner
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby gex85 » 2019-11-20 @ 14:33

Received one more lot of expansion cards and drives today that I bought off eBay last week for 10€ + 8€ shipping = 18€. In the picture I saw that it had a few VGA and sound cards in it. Seller didn't respond to my question what cards exactly are in the lot, so I decided to give it a shot because hey, what can go wrong for 18€?

Here's what came in today:
- 5 optical drives, production dates ranging from 1998 to 2004
- 5 floppy drives
- 1 badly yellowed Fujitsu Siemens PS/2 keyboard
- 6 PCI network cards, mostly Realtek chipsets
- 3 PCI Sound cards (2x Terratec Solo-1 with ES1938S chip, 1x Creative ES1371 with ES1373 chip)
- 2 ISA ISDN adapters, pretty much useless
- 6 early ATi AGP cards (Rage IIC, 128, 128 Pro)
- 2 Geforce4 MX4000 AGP cards
- 1 ELSA Victory II - A16 (3Dfx Voodoo Banshee) :cool:

Still have to test everything, though.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2019-11-20 @ 14:48

I've been looking for an MSI KT3 Ultra for years now and finally my efforts have born fruit. It's not an Ultra, but rather an Ultra2 but aside from an updated southbridge they are the same. Universal AGP on a 333MHz DDR Bus with DDMA support.. Hopefully one day I will have a Voodoo 5 to use with this.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby gex85 » 2019-11-20 @ 16:06

appiah4 wrote:I've been looking for an MSI KT3 Ultra for years now and finally my efforts have born fruit. It's not an Ultra, but rather an Ultra2 but aside from an updated southbridge they are the same. Universal AGP on a 333MHz DDR Bus with DDMA support.. Hopefully one day I will have a Voodoo 5 to use with this.

Interesting, where are you located? A quick glance at eBay listings in Germany turned up quite a few results for boards and complete bundles with CPU + RAM, starting well below 30€. So availability is quite good here...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby oeuvre » 2019-11-20 @ 16:22

what a cleanup job on that filthy keyboard! great work
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2019-11-20 @ 17:18

appiah4 wrote:I've been looking for an MSI KT3 Ultra for years now and finally my efforts have born fruit. It's not an Ultra, but rather an Ultra2 but aside from an updated southbridge they are the same. Universal AGP on a 333MHz DDR Bus with DDMA support.. Hopefully one day I will have a Voodoo 5 to use with this.


Well.. now you did it. .You made me find one for cheap and buy it.

Will be intersting to see performance difference between it and my Biostar M7MIA (Only AMD 760 based board with ISA - DDR Socket A board with ISA and AGP Pro.. yummy!)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby imi » 2019-11-20 @ 17:58

got a few more cards today :)

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2x CT2960 SB16
CT2290 SB16
CT3600 SB32 PnP
CT2260 Vibra16
CT4170 SB16 WavEffects
Aztech Sound Galaxy NX PRO
Media Vision PAS16
ESS 1868F card
Aztech Waverider Platinum 3D PnP
CT4180 Vibra16
Terratec Promedia Base-1

Orchid Fahrenheit 64-PCI
several S3 Virge, Trio etc.
Spea V7-Vega Plus
Matrox Mystique 220
AccelGraphics... Permedia 2 card for sun systems?

and some other cards...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2019-11-20 @ 18:11

Bit of an impulse buy, but one of these in working condition for a very reasonable price was too good to let pass:
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2x Celeron 533
2x 256MB PC100

Now to think of something sensible to do with it...
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dan86 » 2019-11-20 @ 18:29

dionb wrote:Bit of an impulse buy, but one of these in working condition for a very reasonable price was too good to let pass:
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2x Celeron 533
2x 256MB PC100

I always wanted one
dionb wrote:Now to think of something sensible to do with it...

Quake3, what else?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby God Of Gaming » 2019-11-20 @ 20:33

I got quite a decent haul today. First things first, Creative SB Pro 2 ISA, CT2600, and Pentium MMX 233, both from same seller, 15 euro for both. Also on same photo, a box full of 12 used server-grade hard drives with perfect smart statuses, 2TB capacities, 17 euros a pop. Great deal I think, I'll use them for my offline archives, preparing for the netpocalypse ;)

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Then, and this was really lucky, 3 new old stock 17" CRTs, still in factory sealed boxes, I think model is IBM ThinKVision C170. I unpacked one to try it out, geometry seems to be a bit off, but the menu is great, it has lots of settings for geometry, so Im sure if I spend some time I can get it just right. What I paid for these? 0! They were FREE, and I didnt even pay delivery, as a friend got them for me (and a 4th for himself) and drove them to me today as he came over :)

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby imi » 2019-11-20 @ 20:38

oooooo, sweet sweet CRTs :D
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby dionb » 2019-11-20 @ 22:24

dan86 wrote:[...]

I always wanted one
dionb wrote:Now to think of something sensible to do with it...

Quake3, what else?

Good question. Q3A was the only SMP-capable game from this era, and I'm no Q3A fan (too slow for it, even back in 1999, now far, far too slow), plus two Celerons are pretty underpowered for it anyway. Maybe dig up a copy of BeOS and watch the teapot slow down or speed up as I disable/enable CPUs on the fly.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2019-11-20 @ 23:05

Dual Celeron 533 is an NT4/Win2K thing IMO..
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Horun » 2019-11-21 @ 02:14

Egad ! You guys are so lucky ! Hard to find any "bundles" over here but did get a box of "scsi stuff" off a local advert for $75. Have not gone thru the box yet but I spied a VLB card sticking out longer than the other cards.... Will post a pic once I get them unboxed..
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby H3nrik V! » 2019-11-21 @ 04:31

dionb wrote:Bit of an impulse buy, but one of these in working condition for a very reasonable price was too good to let pass:
15742729963140.jpg


2x Celeron 533
2x 256MB PC100

Now to think of something sensible to do with it...

First things first ;) http://www.bp6.com/orbs/

Loving that board, I have 2 of them :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby FluffyBunnyFeet » 2019-11-21 @ 08:40

i picked up two heatsink/fan for socket 7 and two unopened boxes of floppy disks

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby imi » 2019-11-21 @ 10:01

love the mounting system on those heatsinks :)
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