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Reply 4260 of 4396, by tomcattech

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Reply 4261 of 4396, by Repo Man11

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tomcattech wrote on 2023-05-05, 14:46:

Better pics per request.

It's a good thing that this place exists, because good luck trying to explain to most people why this is such an epic score.

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Reply 4262 of 4396, by tomcattech

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2023-05-05, 16:50:
tomcattech wrote on 2023-05-05, 14:46:

Better pics per request.

It's a good thing that this place exists, because good luck trying to explain to most people why this is such an epic score.

🤣, I was just telling my wife that.

She thinks I'm insane.

Reply 4263 of 4396, by Ozzuneoj

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tomcattech wrote on 2023-05-05, 17:41:
Repo Man11 wrote on 2023-05-05, 16:50:
tomcattech wrote on 2023-05-05, 14:46:

Better pics per request.

It's a good thing that this place exists, because good luck trying to explain to most people why this is such an epic score.

🤣, I was just telling my wife that.

She thinks I'm insane.

Well, if we're being honest, a lot of us would have also felt this way 15 years ago.

"Oh, great... Four outdated looking towers and tons of boxes for obsolete junk I will either have to break down and throw away or lug around with me for the rest of my life until it's worth something."

I don't think most of us ever suspected that this stuff would get so hard to find so quickly, let alone that it would be so valuable.

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 4264 of 4396, by buckeye

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tomcattech wrote on 2023-05-05, 14:46:

Better pics per request.

Congrats, you made out like a bandit! I'd be calling in "sick" for a few days 😁

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Reply 4265 of 4396, by pan069

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Kahenraz wrote on 2023-05-05, 13:41:
chinny22 wrote on 2023-05-05, 09:58:
Even the cases have original boxes! PC's seem "Kinda new" eg slot 1 with a GF4 Ti, and the P3's with the FX 5200. Thats how we […]
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Even the cases have original boxes!
PC's seem "Kinda new" eg slot 1 with a GF4 Ti, and the P3's with the FX 5200. Thats how we are building our retro rigs now more then back when this hardware was new.
Feels like someone got into this hobby, insisted in buying all boxed stuff, then decided it's not for them and offloaded everything for free?!

Whatever the case, I was reading the post and thinking yeh it's pretty damn good but that line about having the boxes, eta as well. That defiantly is what makes this special/rare...and I don't even care about that stuff myself!

It could also be a collection from someone who passed and their relative was happy to have someone pickup all the old computer "trash". This seems the most likely, I think.

It's most likely and it will happen to all of us one day.

Reply 4266 of 4396, by Dmetsys

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It's already happening to me. In the last two years, I've acquired parts to build 3 towers. My K6-2 parts need another beige tower, but I'm not buying one for $150+ on FleaBay.


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BE6-II 1.0 | PIII-933 | Viper 770 TNT2 | Live 5.1 Value
MS-5169 | K6-2 450 | Voodoo3 3000 AGP | AWE64 Value
P5A-B | P200-S | 64MB | MGA Millennium | Yamaha 719
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Reply 4267 of 4396, by waterbeesje

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Some time ago I got some computer stuff that was stored on sometimes attic for 20 years, and I'm slowly digging thru.

This find I thing is interesting:

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It's a Tyan S1856S Tomahawk BX board. Can't test it, because it's missing the bios chip, but s370 and BX chipset seems a little less common 😀

Stuck at 10MHz...

Reply 4268 of 4396, by weedeewee

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waterbeesje wrote on 2023-05-13, 08:06:
Some time ago I got some computer stuff that was stored on sometimes attic for 20 years, and I'm slowly digging thru. […]
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Some time ago I got some computer stuff that was stored on sometimes attic for 20 years, and I'm slowly digging thru.

This find I thing is interesting:
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It's a Tyan S1856S Tomahawk BX board. Can't test it, because it's missing the bios chip, but s370 and BX chipset seems a little less common 😀

not 100% sure but I think any 2Mbit parallel flash eeprom in 32-Pin PDIP should work.

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Reply 4269 of 4396, by LewisRaz

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tomcattech wrote on 2023-05-05, 03:38:
CRAIGSLIST SCORE OF THE DECADE […]
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CRAIGSLIST SCORE OF THE DECADE

While technically I did give the guy 20 bucks to meet me halfway from his house, all of these items were essentially free.

All boot up, all work perfectly, All WinME....

PC1:
Asus P2B w/P2 350 Slot 1
768 MB RAM
GeForce Ti4200
SB 16

PC2:
Shuttle AV18E w/P3 633 Coppermine Celeron
1.53 GB RAM
Diamond Viper V770 AGP

PC3:
Shuttle AV18E w/Tualatin Celeron 1.2 FC-PGA2
1.53 GB RAM
GeForce FX 5200

PC4:
Shuttle AV18E w/Tualatin Celeron 1.0 FC-PGA2
1.53 GB RAM
GeForce FX 5200

Extra stuff:
Celeron 300 Slot 1
P4 2.4 GHz - in box
SB16 CT4790
SB Ensoniq CT4810 in box
Keyboards, Mice, Ethernet Cards, Etc...

All parts in these systems have all of the original boxes, documentation and driver disks along with them.

Honestly I'm still in shock..... It is definitely time for a drink!

My friend, If you are out there on this site.... I'm having a few for you. CHEERS AND THANKS!

Ok you win this year! Amazing haul!!

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Reply 4270 of 4396, by Nexxen

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Found an Apple TV 1st generation on the ground, in the middle of the road.
It was raining but no water was inside. Took it home, opened it and dried the little water that was inside (mere drops).

Someone opened it before me as the rubber bottom was missing.

Works but as I have no remote to use it and no Samba device to access it (no wifi from it either), I don't know if it is still fully functional.
It was reset to factory.

No, I don't have an iphone to replicate the remote. 🙁

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Reply 4271 of 4396, by Brawndo

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Dmetsys wrote on 2023-05-08, 00:55:

It's already happening to me. In the last two years, I've acquired parts to build 3 towers. My K6-2 parts need another beige tower, but I'm not buying one for $150+ on FleaBay.

Do you live in the US? I just acquired another beige tower I have no need for so I was planning to sell it. It doesn't have the external drive slot covers which may or may not matter if you plan to fill them up with devices. I'd give you a great deal on it if interested. I'm located in Salt Lake City UT.

I can take pictures later tonight.

*Edit* I just checked and I see you're in BC, which is still somewhat close. I don't know what shipping would be but I'll take pictures anyway and you can let me know if you'd be interested.

Reply 4272 of 4396, by Dmetsys

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Brawndo wrote on 2023-05-15, 01:17:
Do you live in the US? I just acquired another beige tower I have no need for so I was planning to sell it. It doesn't have the […]
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Dmetsys wrote on 2023-05-08, 00:55:

It's already happening to me. In the last two years, I've acquired parts to build 3 towers. My K6-2 parts need another beige tower, but I'm not buying one for $150+ on FleaBay.

Do you live in the US? I just acquired another beige tower I have no need for so I was planning to sell it. It doesn't have the external drive slot covers which may or may not matter if you plan to fill them up with devices. I'd give you a great deal on it if interested. I'm located in Salt Lake City UT.

I can take pictures later tonight.

*Edit* I just checked and I see you're in BC, which is still somewhat close. I don't know what shipping would be but I'll take pictures anyway and you can let me know if you'd be interested.

AT or ATX? If you plan on sending it this way, use USPS. UPS will charge import taxes.


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BE6-II 1.0 | PIII-933 | Viper 770 TNT2 | Live 5.1 Value
MS-5169 | K6-2 450 | Voodoo3 3000 AGP | AWE64 Value
P5A-B | P200-S | 64MB | MGA Millennium | Yamaha 719
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Reply 4273 of 4396, by Brawndo

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Dmetsys wrote on 2023-05-15, 02:13:
Brawndo wrote on 2023-05-15, 01:17:
Do you live in the US? I just acquired another beige tower I have no need for so I was planning to sell it. It doesn't have the […]
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Dmetsys wrote on 2023-05-08, 00:55:

It's already happening to me. In the last two years, I've acquired parts to build 3 towers. My K6-2 parts need another beige tower, but I'm not buying one for $150+ on FleaBay.

Do you live in the US? I just acquired another beige tower I have no need for so I was planning to sell it. It doesn't have the external drive slot covers which may or may not matter if you plan to fill them up with devices. I'd give you a great deal on it if interested. I'm located in Salt Lake City UT.

I can take pictures later tonight.

*Edit* I just checked and I see you're in BC, which is still somewhat close. I don't know what shipping would be but I'll take pictures anyway and you can let me know if you'd be interested.

AT or ATX? If you plan on sending it this way, use USPS. UPS will charge import taxes.

It's ATX.

Reply 4274 of 4396, by devixluvic

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Picked up this beast of a ~2007 era machine from the free section of Craigslist the other evening. I've been wanting to build a few nostalgia machines for various eras of my childhood, and this will be a great start for the Windows 7 build I have in mind!

Great big Silverstone TJ09 E-ATX case:
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The guts:
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I got severely confused at first by this combination 3.5-floppy and USB2.0 card reader device... I thought it was just a card reader until I heard its distinctive noise on first startup:
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Good old EVGA 8800GTS 640MB and some sort of Sound Blaster X-Fi:
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And, of course, the classic Zalman cooler caked in dust:
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The motherboard is an EVGA nForce 680i SLI board, with a Core 2 Quad Q6600. Curiously, it came with no RAM and some of the connectors unplugged (CPU fan and GPU power)... but throwing a stick of DDR2 in and reconnecting those plugs got it to POST no problem.

If I could find a second EVGA GTX 280, I'd be set for my Windows 7 rig I'd like to build! It's hard to find older PC parts in BC, though... I definitely got lucky with this. This PC would have been pretty expensive back in the day, I'd imagine.

Reply 4275 of 4396, by dormcat

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devixluvic wrote on 2023-05-16, 19:14:

Picked up this beast of a ~2007 era machine from the free section of Craigslist the other evening. I've been wanting to build a few nostalgia machines for various eras of my childhood, and this will be a great start for the Windows 7 build I have in mind!

Welcome and congratulations for finding a nice rig for free. However IMHO this combination (EVGA nForce 680i SLI + Q6600 + 8800 GTS) is far more suitable for an excellent WinXP build instead of an okay, but far from great, Win7 build. Those hardware were designed in late 2006 / early 2007, more than two years earlier than Win7 (four years than Win7 SP1, the must-have final update).

Reply 4276 of 4396, by devixluvic

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dormcat wrote on 2023-05-16, 21:00:

However IMHO this combination (EVGA nForce 680i SLI + Q6600 + 8800 GTS) is far more suitable for an excellent WinXP build instead of an okay, but far from great, Win7 build.

You're definitely right - my current intention was to update the BIOS of that nForce board to its latest revision, and use my spare Q9650 + GTX 280, which would be a few years newer than the Q6600/8800GTS combo. I want to live out my middle-school dreams of SLI 280s! I have a Socket 478 P4/AGP 6600GT machine I've been meaning to put together for Windows XP, albeit earlier Windows XP gaming than the Craigslist PC would be capable of.

However, I've actually just been offered an nForce 790i by someone locally, so maybe this should stay paired as is and that newer board be used for 280 SLI. Lots of fun playing with socket-775 platforms ahead either way!

Reply 4277 of 4396, by BitWrangler

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Nexxen wrote on 2023-05-14, 14:14:
Found an Apple TV 1st generation on the ground, in the middle of the road. It was raining but no water was inside. Took it home […]
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Found an Apple TV 1st generation on the ground, in the middle of the road.
It was raining but no water was inside. Took it home, opened it and dried the little water that was inside (mere drops).

Someone opened it before me as the rubber bottom was missing.

Works but as I have no remote to use it and no Samba device to access it (no wifi from it either), I don't know if it is still fully functional.
It was reset to factory.

No, I don't have an iphone to replicate the remote. 🙁

Some will pair with bluetooth if you've got a bud with an apple doohickey to come over. There may be android app workarounds too.

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Reply 4278 of 4396, by Luke4838P

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Found this 286 motherboard with a nice harris 20 mhz cpu.
The battery has leaked though no major damage.
It has a quite rare CPU CS80C286R1787 that from the search it looks a custom 20 mhz harris CPU.
It has 7 ISA slots and SIPP ram sockets.
I don't have any SIPP ram though.
Speaker seems to have 2 pin instead of the regular 4 pin.
No 287 math coprocessor is present but the socket is there.

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Reply 4279 of 4396, by vmunix

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Luke4838P wrote on 2023-05-17, 08:32:

It has a quite rare CPU CS80C286R1787 that from the search it looks a custom 20 mhz harris CPU.
It has 7 ISA slots and SIPP ram sockets.
I don't have any SIPP ram though.

it was a "common" 20mhz cpu back in the day, I had exactly that one with a slightly more modern motherboard.
By now I'm sure you have realized to replace Sipp ram you can just solder pins to standard 30 pin simms

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