First post, by Scythifuge
I found a bunch of CRT monitors for CHEAP. I have to drive two hours to pick them up, and someone 20 minutes from that location is giving me a free, new-condition 17" CRT. For those of you who read or responded to my posts about my NOS KDS 19" tweaking out and now needing repaired (I found two techs willing to look at it and my dim Gateway EV910, a 1.3hr drive in the opposite direction,) so finding these other CRTs is great. However...
They are all 20" and 21" monitors. My retro desk was already too small for the KDS; I had to pull the desk away from the wall, which sucks. However, I may install a sliding keyboard tray. Part of the idea was that I wanted to set up the area to look like I stepped out of a time machine into 1999. 20-21" CRT monitors are going to be MASSIVE. However, for super cheap, I can get a monitor, keyboard, and a Pentium III machine; a GP7-500, GP7-550 (2,) a GP7-700 (grabbing that for sure, if it has ISA,) and E-4200 (3.) All come with an optical drive and a floppy drive. Also available are retro disks and books, such as a Dos/WFW manual which I assume is the certificate book. I have been trying to find one to add to my Win95 and 98SE books/cd-keys, though they asre pricey and I have a feeling I can get one of these for five bucks, given the deal I'm getting on the CRTs & PCs. If I found out about the deal sooner, I could have gotten a 19" Gateway. All well...
I am thinking that I should get doubles of the CRTs, because then I will have spare parts, and even though I decided to have the KDS looked at professionally, I need to learn how to discharge CRTs and replace components on them, and learning to recap motherboards and Voodoo 5 cards is probably a good idea, due to rarity and expense.
I am looking for opinions on the following CRT models:
Nanao Flexscan G60iW (21")
Nanao Flexscan T2-20 (21")
Idek Iiyama (20-21")
I can't find ANYTHING! I assume they are all white/beige. I have no idea what color the free 17" is, but I'll take it. My Athlon XP machine is a black set up, and the 17" might be a Dell.