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Reply 120 of 128, by pan069

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Vaudane wrote on 2021-09-16, 00:50:
pan069 wrote on 2021-08-15, 22:05:
Did some searching and yes, definitely had one of those. It was the last CRT I had before moving from The Netherlands to Austra […]
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Martijn1974 wrote on 2021-08-15, 19:41:

Yes they are.
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Did some searching and yes, definitely had one of those. It was the last CRT I had before moving from The Netherlands to Australia. Can't recall what happened to it, it's been more than 15 years, was impossible to take with me. Probably ended up in the trash... 🙁

Are these the CRT's that had a faint dark horizontal line toward the lower end of the screen? Somebody told me that two pieces of tube had to be welded together because they couldn't manufacture the panel in one piece. Not sure if that was BS or not. I do remember the picture on this display was really good.

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(not mine, just a random photo on the Internet)

I purchased not even a month ago a complete-with-box vision master 404. Fantastic monitor. Does up to 1600x1200@80. Wanted to use it on my main PC but getting a digital RGB to analogue RGB adaptor which goes above 60Hz is a right PITA.

That's great. I'd treat myself to that if I had the opportunity. 😀

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Hi. Uploading these photos I shot once.

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Reply 122 of 128, by jheronimus

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I recently got this pretty cool tower case (ca. 1994, judging by the press clippings in the first post):

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Thing is, it has four activity indicators

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Three are usual: Power LED, Turbo LED and HDD LED.

However, the remaining one is called COMM LED. It's a two pin and is the one with two circles on display. I assume it's either for a modem or a network card, but I have never seen a card with a header like that.

Any idea what this indicator is for?

Reply 123 of 128, by retardware

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PARKE wrote on 2021-02-28, 12:48:
Corvair wrote on 2021-02-28, 05:40:

Hi! Late nineties Denco AT/ATX decktop case with funny huge Reset and Sleep buttons. This Denco is the only knowh for me PC case with Reset button larger than Power. Please define the exact model of this case, the desigh is relative to more known and probably later released Denco D708/709

Interesting.... This type of design occured also in the line-up of an english firm by the name Ever/Evercase.fronta.jpg

I see, these seem to have been quite popular not only in Germany.
Recently I parted with this 1998 Vobis thingy:

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Inside it is abundantly plastered with "Ever" stickers.

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The USB is hidden well:
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I'll part soon with a 1994 Vobis Highscreen Sky Tower:

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The case is strikingly similar, but it lacks the "Ever" stickers.
Its internal specialities are just the same like in the 1998 tower:
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Maybe I'll find some hints about the case manufacturer when I tear down that computer.

For more old Vobis ads (which might help in case dating) see here: https://katzentier.de/_misc/Vobis/

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Reply 124 of 128, by mR_Slug

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Those highscreen cases nearly always look good. Never seen one in the UK. They did make one by some famous designer and it looked terrible IMHO.

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Reply 125 of 128, by retardware

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mR_Slug wrote on 2021-10-17, 00:16:

They did make one by some famous designer and it looked terrible IMHO.

Not only one.
Use google image search "vobis colani" and "highscreen colani" if you want to see some really weird cases.

Reply 126 of 128, by pan069

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retardware wrote on 2021-10-17, 00:47:
mR_Slug wrote on 2021-10-17, 00:16:

They did make one by some famous designer and it looked terrible IMHO.

Not only one.
Use google image search "vobis colani" and "highscreen colani" if you want to see some really weird cases.

I think the desktop ones actually look pretty cool. It's just that when you find them these days that they look cheese-yellow and are often missing some drivebay cover that is irreplaceable.

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(ps: not sure what that weird-ass joystick/buttplug thing is, not my photo 😀)

Reply 127 of 128, by arncht

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kvanderlaag wrote on 2021-08-05, 16:56:
radivx wrote on 2019-04-21, 12:39:
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This is the one from my childhood.
A good condition one is really wanted 😀

If anyone was still wondering (since everyone seems to have had one as a child), this is the Macase KS-330, from Macase's "Diamond" series. They were available as Desktop, minitower, mid-tower, and full-tower versions. (The Desktop is the KS-730; Minitower is the KS-330; Mid-tower is the KS-230; and the full-tower is the KS-130.)

They were also available in black, though black ones are much less common these days. You can actually see one in a 1994 (or maybe it was 1995) episode of the Computer Chronicles in one of the demo segments; apologies, but I just watched through both years and I forget which one it was. They're quite handsome.

I have a very similar case from 1993, it was an untouched 386.

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Reply 128 of 128, by arncht

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It is from 1994, comes with a dx2, i use it for a socket 5 1995 build.

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