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Reply 28600 of 44713, by dkarguth

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JonathonWyble wrote:
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Got the motherlode here...
Paid just over $400 for the entire lot.

Man! That's a lot of equipment you got there. It was probably hard to get that stuff into your house 🤣

🤣, it is residing in my garage at the moment with my HP 9000 system and my DEC MicroVAX. It's a seperate air-conditioned garage though, so it is being stored properly. I hope to set up the AT system today and get it running.

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Reply 28601 of 44713, by dionb

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Pretty spectacular haul there.

Mine somewhat less so, but nice nonetheless:
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Marian Marc4 MIDI high-end sound card, implemented completely in FPGAs by the look of it.
Two Unisys-branded Mouse Systems optical mice, with appropriate mouse mat.

Reply 28602 of 44713, by Intel486dx33

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dionb wrote:
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Pretty spectacular haul there.

Mine somewhat less so, but nice nonetheless:
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Marian Marc4 MIDI high-end sound card, implemented completely in FPGAs by the look of it.
Two Unisys-branded Mouse Systems optical mice, with appropriate mouse mat.

I use to have some of those old optical mice by Sun Microsystems.
They require the metal mouse pad too.

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Reply 28603 of 44713, by liqmat

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dkarguth wrote:
liqmat wrote:
dkarguth wrote:

Got the motherlode here...
Paid just over $400 for the entire lot.

Is this from that warehouse down in Texas? Most excellent finds. If you happen to come across any ITT system hardware, docs or disks I would be very interested in knowing about it. I archived the system disks for the ITT Xtra system already here, but would like to archive more ITT system software if possible. Looks like you're going to be busy for awhile.

Yep! Computer Reset in Dallas. However, for anyone who wants to visit, it is rumored that it is going to shut down soon, so visit while you can.

Yes, a small warehouse full of old hardware in Vermont is also shutting down in a few months. Sad to see these kinds of places disappear, but at least it gets this vintage hardware into circulation rather than on a dusty shelf doing nothing. Please image any disks that you may find that could be useful to others trying to restore similar systems.

Reply 28604 of 44713, by Salient

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Just won this from an ebay auction for a reasonable price (90GBP):

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Reply 28605 of 44713, by Cyrix200+

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liqmat wrote:
dkarguth wrote:

Got the motherlode here...
Paid just over $400 for the entire lot.

Is this from that warehouse down in Texas? Most excellent finds. If you happen to come across any ITT system hardware, docs or disks I would be very interested in knowing about it. I archived the system disks for the ITT Xtra system already here, but would like to archive more ITT system software if possible. Looks like you're going to be busy for awhile.

That's a lot of cool stuff!

Warehouse down in Texas? Sounds sketchy 😉.

Reminds me of this I saw in a The 8 bit guy video: https://youtu.be/o6_topBnqPQ?t=53 Just piles and piles of interesting retro gear.

1982 to 2001

Reply 28606 of 44713, by henryVK

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Got this off ebay for close to pocket change. I figured it'd be worth it even just for the lenses, flash and flash cubes.

The camera's shutter fired but got stuck somewhere. Blowing out mechanism seems to have unstuck it for now, but I'll have to see whether it actually works (and the light seal is still good). Will do some cleaning of glass, viewfinder and then shoot some film. Ohhh boy, it's been a long time!

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Reply 28607 of 44713, by Anonymous Coward

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dkarguth wrote:
liqmat wrote:
dkarguth wrote:

Got the motherlode here...
Paid just over $400 for the entire lot.

Is this from that warehouse down in Texas? Most excellent finds. If you happen to come across any ITT system hardware, docs or disks I would be very interested in knowing about it. I archived the system disks for the ITT Xtra system already here, but would like to archive more ITT system software if possible. Looks like you're going to be busy for awhile.

Yep! Computer Reset in Dallas. However, for anyone who wants to visit, it is rumored that it is going to shut down soon, so visit while you can.

I think I remember a website online from the late 90s called "computer reset". I think they sold IBM stuff. By chance is it the same place?

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Reply 28608 of 44713, by Skanque

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The ASUS collection is growing..

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The GTS have not arrived yet, it should still be sealed, so pretty exciting stuff. (for me at least)

Have a nice day

Reply 28610 of 44713, by dkarguth

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Anonymous Coward wrote:
dkarguth wrote:

Yep! Computer Reset in Dallas. However, for anyone who wants to visit, it is rumored that it is going to shut down soon, so visit while you can.

I think I remember a website online from the late 90s called "computer reset". I think they sold IBM stuff. By chance is it the same place?

Yep, same place! It's been around for a long time, However, they quit posting on ebay or selling online at all.

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Reply 28611 of 44713, by SpectriaForce

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Skanque wrote:

The ASUS collection is growing..

The GTS have not arrived yet, it should still be sealed, so pretty exciting stuff. (for me at least)

Have a nice day

Very nice. These cards have the potential to substantially increase in value.

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Reply 28612 of 44713, by SpectriaForce

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dkarguth wrote:
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Got the motherlode here...
Paid just over $400 for the entire lot.

IBM 5170 AT system with 5154 EGA monitor

IBM 5175 Professional Graphics Display (accompanied the IBM Professional Graphics Controller)

New in box IBM 5140 PC Convertible

IBM 5161 Expansion Unit

Texas Instruments Professional Computer (I am retrobriting it right now, so it's missing its case pieces in this picture

Compaq SLT docking station

Commodore 1084 Monitor

Texas Instruments Portable Professional Computer (color display model)

New In Box IBM AT disk drive

IBM 5153 CGA monitor

A crap ton of ISA and MCA cards

Various IBM reference manuals and software

New in box IBM AT accessory kits with brand new model M keyboard

Texas Instruments Professional Computer Monitor

Awesome. You can easily triple your investment if you want to sell it with a little bit of work.

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Reply 28613 of 44713, by SpectriaForce

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dkarguth wrote:
liqmat wrote:
dkarguth wrote:

Got the motherlode here...
Paid just over $400 for the entire lot.

Is this from that warehouse down in Texas? Most excellent finds. If you happen to come across any ITT system hardware, docs or disks I would be very interested in knowing about it. I archived the system disks for the ITT Xtra system already here, but would like to archive more ITT system software if possible. Looks like you're going to be busy for awhile.

Yep! Computer Reset in Dallas. However, for anyone who wants to visit, it is rumored that it is going to shut down soon, so visit while you can.

Such a shame for me that it's not in Europe. I would have sent a truck to collect a lot of goodies 😊

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Reply 28614 of 44713, by Predator99

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What do you think about this Socket 4..(sellers picture)? Worth a try or total garbage? I see missing:
-keyboard connector
-crystal
-2 caps
But apart of this it looks repairable? Anybody can identify it?

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Reply 28616 of 44713, by McBierle

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Today came 4 AGP cards and another ess soundcard:

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And not exactly hardware but i had to take it. TFX without the box, which dosn't matter because i bought the game when it was new, but my disks failed. I really liked that game. Well for now i'm playing dune but after that...

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Reply 28617 of 44713, by brostenen

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dionb wrote:
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Pretty spectacular haul there.

Mine somewhat less so, but nice nonetheless:
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Marian Marc4 MIDI high-end sound card, implemented completely in FPGAs by the look of it.
Two Unisys-branded Mouse Systems optical mice, with appropriate mouse mat.

My Unisys PW/2 Series 300 machine, came with those optical ones, as standard.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 28618 of 44713, by brostenen

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Now.... THIS is NOT the way, to ship an original 1983 SID-Chip. Absolutely no antistatic/ESR protection at all. And taking into account how rare these 1983 chips have gotten!!! 😵 Hope it works, yet I have no way of telling, before I recieve the sockets that I have ordered.

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Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk
My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brostenen

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Reply 28619 of 44713, by mothergoose729

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Just bought a few goodies for my new 775 board 😁

Intel 6500k. This is a pentium dual core model from the wolfdale family. A special skew was released in china with an unlocked multiplier. I believe this is the fast 1066mhz FSB processor (on a per core basis) released for 775.
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I also bought some DDR2 667mhz memory. I would prefer to get 800mhz, but they are impossible to find in 256mb DIMMs. I expect my DDR memory will probably run better, but it was worth a experimenting with for a few dollars.

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I also bought a Xigamtek Dark Night II CPU cooler. I had an original Xigamtek 3 heat pipe setup for my 775 board back in the day. This listing came with a Noctua fan, so it was a no brainer.

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