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Reply 60 of 90, by Sphere478

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Freeway super socket 7 mobo
P5a 1.04
3 tyan s1564d motherboards
Amd k6-3+ 550
Cyrix 400gp
Gigabyte Iram
Fic 503+
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I probably have more stuff but it doesn’t come to mind, I have like 100 different socket 5/7 cpus. Oddly that’s not even 1/3 of how many there are 🤣

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Reply 61 of 90, by pixelatedscraps

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Backfire_67 wrote on 2022-01-22, 08:45:

3dfx Voodoo 5 6000 Rev.3700

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Reply 62 of 90, by BitWrangler

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Just wondering, this is hardware, but it's a bit PC adjacent. Original 1st generation Creative Nomads..
https://www.anandtech.com/show/297/3
How rare are they? Can't find any eBay listings.

Have one with parallel port cradle, was working last time I had it out.

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Reply 63 of 90, by brostenen

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I would say that these days, the most rare I own. Is the ATX64 board that I soldered/build from scratch. Not many in the world.

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Reply 66 of 90, by BitWrangler

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The big Momma of the ST series...

cue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLfasMPOU4

You'd think of these as being equivalent* all round to the Amiga 1200, but while that sold into the millions the Falcon only got into 10s of thousands I think.

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Reply 67 of 90, by brostenen

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-01-27, 20:16:

The big Momma of the ST series...

cue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLfasMPOU4

You'd think of these as being equivalent* all round to the Amiga 1200, but while that sold into the millions the Falcon only got into 10s of thousands I think.

Reason being that Atari discontinued it and because it was kind of too late to the game. At that time, people began to migrate heavy towards IBM and clones.

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Reply 68 of 90, by brostenen

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DaveJustDave wrote on 2022-01-27, 19:35:
probably my Atari Falcon 030 […]
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probably my Atari Falcon 030

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Nice machine.... Really nice.

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Reply 69 of 90, by wiretap

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A few items..

Components:
- Various Sound Cards (Gravis Ultrasound rev 3.4 and the PnP rev 1.0, SB Pro, SB Pro 2, SB AWE32 CT3999, SB AWE64 CT4520)
- Various Nvidia Cards (Diamond Edge 3D 2120 (Nvidia NV1), GeForce256 SDR and DDR, Ti500, Ti4600, FX5950 Ultra)
- Various Voodoo Cards (Voodoo II SLI 12MB, Voodoo 3 3000 PCI and AGP, Voodoo 5 5500 AGP)
- Diamond Stealth 24VLB, ATI Mach64 VLB
- ATI Mach64 ISA
- Upgradware Slot-T adapters
- SMC LCS-6641 Floppy/IDE 16-bit ISA Cache Controller
- Shuttle HOT-613 Dual Pentium Pro

Desktop Computers:
- Amiga 500, 2000, 4000/040
- Swan XT Turbo 8088-10MHz
- Dash OPS-1000 486 with built-in 5" Amber CRT
- Iwill ZMAX-DP Dual Opteron Shuttle
- Falcon Northwest Fragbox
- Sony Vaio PCV-MXS20 w/ Minidisk Drive
- 2x Compaq Alpha DS10

Handhelds / Laptops:
- Digital (DEC) HiNote Ultra CT475
- Sony Clie UX50
- Sony Picturebook PCG-C1VPK
- Sony Vaio VGN-UX280P
- Toshiba Libretto 110CT

Monitors:
- Bridgeview VS-10S 10" SVGA CRT
- Commodore "Amiga" 1080 CRT
- Commodore 1084S-D2 CRT
- Commodore 1902A CRT
- Samsung SamTRON SC-431E EGA CRT

Probably missed some stuff. I have too much crap.

But if I had to pick the one that was hardest to find and I rarely if ever see any for sale, it would be the Iwill ZMAX or the Vaio MX. Ironically, both are more modern than I normally collect.

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Reply 70 of 90, by MN_Moody

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.. probably my Alaris / NexGen Nx586-90 desktop, I've seen the Nexgen mainboards and processors in the wild, but this is the first complete example of a desktop PC in a case that was manufactured by Alaris I've come across. In addition to the Alaris VLB mainboard it came with a matching Alaris"Skyeagle" VLB video card.

Reply 71 of 90, by pancakepuppy

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An Appian Rendition II/XE, I've found very little resources for it online so I figure it must be at least a little rare right? Has the Renaissance RVGA daughter board and memory upgrade too

Reply 72 of 90, by BitWrangler

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Just noticed I have a super rare USB floppy drive, it's one of only 10 with serial numbers between 45800 and 45810 😉

Just kidding, it's more making fun of the car guys when it starts with, it's one of only 1832 in Red... and it gets down to It's one of 3 in red with the taupe upholstery, 357 engine, 3.84 positrack rear end, factory 8 track AND a passenger rear cigar lighter.

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Reply 73 of 90, by havli

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Ah, interesting thread 😀

For me this would be (in no particular order):

GeForce FX 5800 Ultra
Quantum3D Obsidian2 200SBi
Athlon 64 FX-51
ES Opteron 83xx (RB-C0 stepping)

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Reply 74 of 90, by pixelatedscraps

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Your FX-51 made me wonder if my FX-60 might be considered rare. There’s nothing on ebay right now so maybe it is 🤔

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Reply 76 of 90, by pixelatedscraps

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I see your FX-57 and raise you an Opteron 190 or *gasp an Opty 156 😀

Disclaimer: I own neither

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Reply 78 of 90, by BitWrangler

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Now that the opportunity occurs to think about it, I guess I would have suspected that some commercial flavors of UNIX came on official distribution tapes, but I never actually heard of mass market application software getting an official digital tape copy. I wonder if say a university ordered 200 copies, whether they would have got 200 tapes or just 200 licenses and just that one install package to the admin?

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