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List the significant (now-retro) hardware you have literally thrown away this century

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by shredder, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. nimmers

    nimmers Member

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    My old Sony G520 monitor :/
    My old Celeron 300A/abit BH6 rig with SLI diamond Voodoo 2's
     
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  2. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    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.
     
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    Gotta draw that line somewhere.

    (and yes, this thread is an active reminder that the location of that line can drastically change over time!)
     
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    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..
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  5. macplus

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    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.
     
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  6. MUTMAN

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    i gave one away and binned another ...
    i feel terribly clever everytime i think of it :)
     
  7. demiurge3141

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    I actually payed quite a fortune to get rid of a bunch CRT monitors, some of them very high end.
     
  8. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I cried real tears.
     
  9. Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

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    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.
     
  10. Gibbon

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    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 :)

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    486, 8Mb RAM, that is a monster in 1991!
     
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    Unfortunately CRT's are only valuable when most of them become landfill. You wouldn't be crying if people still keep them around.
     
  13. Gibbon

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    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.
     
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  14. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    You have no idea how much I love CRTs. And it ain't for their monetary value. :lol:
     
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    This was the photo from my for sale ad when I sold my 2 x G500's in 2005 :(

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  16. Gibbon

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    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 :(

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    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!
     
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  18. Gibbon

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    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 :)
     
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