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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 39401 of 40035, by Miphee

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Ydee wrote on 2021-06-09, 09:36:

@Miphee: But how do You know, if it is repairable? Or You try luck?

It's all luck and that's the beauty of it. It's a challenge.
Can I find the problem? What tools do I need? Do I have the necessary parts?
So much fun.

Reply 39403 of 40035, by Miphee

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Ydee wrote on 2021-06-09, 09:54:

Challenge and lottery, I understand:) I have it similarly.

That feeling when you fix a broken hardware and test it for the first time and.. it works!
It's the best.

Reply 39404 of 40035, by BitWrangler

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Fresh from the average user broken stuff is best, large proportion is actually functional, just misconfigured or something. If you get to know of a shop where they part swap until things works, dive their dumpster, the first two things they took out weren't the problem, so only one in three parts in there is actually bad 🤣

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 39405 of 40035, by Salient

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Yes, bought another SC-155 for cheap. It really did need some TLC though but the result is nice.

See the before and after shots 😀

ps: fixed the power button as well as it was somewhat broken.

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Reply 39407 of 40035, by Miphee

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-06-09, 12:47:

Fresh from the average user broken stuff is best, large proportion is actually functional, just misconfigured or something.

Exactly. Many sellers don't bother to check if it's missing a jumper or a chip, just sell them AS-IS. I'm not complaining though. 😁
Just got a socket 7 board that had the jumpers all messed up and the seller sold it as not working since he couldn't get it to work. Those are the sweetest deals.

Reply 39408 of 40035, by wiretap

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Received my new-in-box InWin IW-V500T today (mATX mid-tower). Looks great and is ready for a retro build. PSU has a nice 5V rail, but I'll have to bench check it and take a look at the caps first.

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Reply 39409 of 40035, by cyclone3d

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Miphee wrote on 2021-06-09, 19:28:
BitWrangler wrote on 2021-06-09, 12:47:

Fresh from the average user broken stuff is best, large proportion is actually functional, just misconfigured or something.

Exactly. Many sellers don't bother to check if it's missing a jumper or a chip, just sell them AS-IS. I'm not complaining though. 😁
Just got a socket 7 board that had the jumpers all messed up and the seller sold it as not working since he couldn't get it to work. Those are the sweetest deals.

Nice. The motherboard in my current computer was sold for cheap because of bent / damaged pins in the CPU socket. Highest end ASUS workstation board for LGA 2011-3 and I got it for $100. Have a couple other LGA 2011-3 boards that didn't have near as much damage to the socket pins as this one. I actually had to McGuyver a new pin into place on this one from a replacement socket I bought from China.

I also really love getting retro/vintage hardware sold as-is and then it is either a super simple fix or it works like brand new from the get-go.

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Reply 39410 of 40035, by Intel486dx33

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wiretap wrote on 2021-06-09, 19:36:
Received my new-in-box InWin IW-V500T today (mATX mid-tower). Looks great and is ready for a retro build. PSU has a nice 5V rail […]
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Received my new-in-box InWin IW-V500T today (mATX mid-tower). Looks great and is ready for a retro build. PSU has a nice 5V rail, but I'll have to bench check it and take a look at the caps first.

Ioi1zweh.jpg

Q2F36TGh.jpg

I had one of those in the 1990’s
It was very popular because of its clean look and it was inexpensive.
Probably under $50 but I don’t remember exactly how much it costs.
I still have one in my garage.
But I really don’t like the internals. Its not as well thought out like the Lian Li cases.

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Reply 39411 of 40035, by Timecop1983

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I bought a set of cards today. Two are Riva TNT (Gainward & STB Velocity 4400) for sure, but I don't know what the third is. Please can you help to identify it by photo?

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Reply 39413 of 40035, by Miphee

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-06-09, 19:44:

Nice. The motherboard in my current computer was sold for cheap because of bent / damaged pins in the CPU socket. Highest end ASUS workstation board for LGA 2011-3 and I got it for $100. Have a couple other LGA 2011-3 boards that didn't have near as much damage to the socket pins as this one. I actually had to McGuyver a new pin into place on this one from a replacement socket I bought from China.

I also really love getting retro/vintage hardware sold as-is and then it is either a super simple fix or it works like brand new from the get-go.

This could be a nice debate. Which one is better: pins on the mainboard or pins on the CPU?
I love that the CPUs got less sensitive, no more damaged pins!
Boards are more rare though so I don't know.

Reply 39415 of 40035, by cyclone3d

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Miphee wrote on 2021-06-09, 21:02:
This could be a nice debate. Which one is better: pins on the mainboard or pins on the CPU? I love that the CPUs got less sensit […]
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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-06-09, 19:44:

Nice. The motherboard in my current computer was sold for cheap because of bent / damaged pins in the CPU socket. Highest end ASUS workstation board for LGA 2011-3 and I got it for $100. Have a couple other LGA 2011-3 boards that didn't have near as much damage to the socket pins as this one. I actually had to McGuyver a new pin into place on this one from a replacement socket I bought from China.

I also really love getting retro/vintage hardware sold as-is and then it is either a super simple fix or it works like brand new from the get-go.

This could be a nice debate. Which one is better: pins on the mainboard or pins on the CPU?
I love that the CPUs got less sensitive, no more damaged pins!
Boards are more rare though so I don't know.

Older CPUs with less / thicker pins are better as pinned CPUs.

Newer stuff is better with pins in the socket. The newer pinned AMD CPUs are a nightmare to straighten pins on. It is also pretty easy to pull the CPU out with the cooler with pinned CPUs.

LGA CPUs/sockets completely eliminate the issue of being able to pull the CPU out of the socket when removing the cooler.

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Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
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Reply 39416 of 40035, by Pierre32

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Salient wrote on 2021-06-09, 17:43:

Yes, bought another SC-155 for cheap. It really did need some TLC though but the result is nice.

See the before and after shots 😀

ps: fixed the power button as well as it was somewhat broken.

Beautiful job!

Reply 39417 of 40035, by Caluser2000

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This arrived today. Realtek chipset so absolutely nt problem any old '90s OS. nz$5 plus postage.

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Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 39418 of 40035, by AngryByDefault

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Down the rabbit hole, step 1 ...

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Just arrived!...

Finding a mainboard for building my theme system is proving impossible so far, but as these are becoming more rare and I got them for a good price i figured I'd get them before they're gone...

Now I have to keep diggin' for a board and every other piece 😜

Reply 39419 of 40035, by BitWrangler

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ADZ has higher temperature rating I think, how long will it take 7 volts on LN2 though? 🤣

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?