Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by shredder, Jul 20, 2020.
My old Sony G520 monitor :/
My old Celeron 300A/abit BH6 rig with SLI diamond Voodoo 2's
Mine got put to use as a home firewall until it blew up. I think I gave the CPU itself away to an OCAUer, but the board was cactus.
Probably could have repaired it.
Gotta draw that line somewhere.
(and yes, this thread is an active reminder that the location of that line can drastically change over time!)
I had an SGI Onyx2 in Adelaide, That i picked up for the same price as a used Seat Ibiza. lol. Never got it running, But ended up selling the boards for more than i bought it for, that made me feel dirty..
I still have the node/cpu boards and the skins/chassis somewhere in Sydney..
I was given a nice TRS-80 model 4 with disks and manuals from a relative years ago.
I plugged it in and after a couple minutes smoke came out of it.
Convinced it was going to catch fire and burn the house down I threw it straight in the bin.
I still vividly remember the sound of it hitting the bottom of the bin and that still haunts me.
i gave one away and binned another ...
i feel terribly clever everytime i think of it
I actually payed quite a fortune to get rid of a bunch CRT monitors, some of them very high end.
I cried real tears.
It was before this century, but I've always regretted binning my first PC (circa 1991). 486/33, 8MB RAM, 130MB HDD, Soundblaster Pro, and a 250MB Colorado tape drive
Wish I still had it.
Holy crap - my first car (1990) was a UC Torana, but mine only had the 173 red engine. Was a bit gutless up hills, but I loved that car too
486, 8Mb RAM, that is a monster in 1991!
Unfortunately CRT's are only valuable when most of them become landfill. You wouldn't be crying if people still keep them around.
Yeah, bought it at the start of my final year at uni - actually I guess that makes it the start of 1992.
It was high spec Most PCs had 4MB of RAM and a 40MB HDD from memory. My flatmate had a 386/25 with 4MB RAM.
Actually used it for my final year engineering thesis, running simulations of coal/waste stockpile spontaneous combustion with software from the CSIRO. Amusing now to think that was done on a 486.
You have no idea how much I love CRTs. And it ain't for their monetary value.
This was the photo from my for sale ad when I sold my 2 x G500's in 2005
Ah, found some old photos of his 386/25, complete with OKI dot matrix printer. Scanned from slides for a uni assignment in 1991
It all got binned as well
Great pics! I restored a KT tech 286 once upon a time - identical on the outside and most components in mine are tagged with '31/7/1991' so would have been built at about the same time. Would have cost hundreds less than the 386 I assume!
Nice - just read through your 286 thread, that looks awesome.
Yeah, I have no idea what he paid for it back then, but I do recall it wasn't cheap. My 486/33 at the start of 1992 cost me a small fortune.
Flatmate's 386/25 used SIPP RAM, but I unfortunately don't have any photos of the components - though we had it in pieces a large number of times