Where are the retro bargains? List here!

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  1. Flamin Joe

    Flamin Joe Member

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    They're no Logitech (I'm talking the old school good quality Logitech) but if you need a basic beige mouse they will do the job.
     
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  2. Phido

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    What are you talking about, man..

    A4Tech is the best.

    IMO Logitech is overrated, the one logitech mouse I owned drove me bonkers.
     
  3. FIREWIRE1394

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    Ahahah! Needed that one today
    :lol::lol:
     
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  4. Pierre32

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    This went for a quite reasonable $69. Did anyone in here score it?
     
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  6. Pierre32

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    And sold. I was tempted, and did a bit more digging on it. I really only turned up what you did, and when I came back it was gone. (Quiet thanks to whoever prevented my useless purchase.)
     
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  7. gdjacobs

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    I have an Aztech CS9233 based card. It actually sounds pretty good to me -- in IJFA for instance. The main limitation as an MT-32 clone is, of course, lack of programability.
     
  8. badmofo

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    That's good to know I was making assumptions based on vaguely remembered internet whinging.
     
  9. gdjacobs

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    That daughter board is actually really nice as it has the illegally cloned SC-55 patches. The replacement Dream made was certainly not as accurate, so I wonder if the MT-32 mode also lost accuracy. It'd be interesting to test.
     
  10. badmofo

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    Do all of the CS9233 based cards have the illegal CS-55 clone patches? I've always been surprised at how well the little daughterboard I have with that chipset compares to my SCC1; that might explain it :weirdo:
     
  11. gdjacobs

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    I'm not sure if all do. The lawsuit was settled in 1997 after which products either used Cleanwave or the Roland samples under license. I don't know if CS9233/SAM9233 based synths were produced after that point as Dream had newer ASICs for sale by then.
     
  12. Pierre32

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    that reminds me, i found a nice Mitsumi 2 button serial mouse in a bag of crap someone dug out of a cupboard here the other day - i mean shit people clean your cupboards more than once a millennia.
     
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    Sigh, and people won't be about to make that joke for another 1000 years soon. Sucks to be them!
     
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  17. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I was looking at similar upgrades for a mate's Apple IIc, which I asked about in this thread:
    https://forums.overclockers.com.au/threads/the-apple-thread.1018033/

    The responses to my questions were:

    * Don't use the original PSU, get a modern aftermarket one to be safe (usually built from hacked laptop power supplies)
    * There are several Apple II floppy emulators, and the "Floppy Emu" and "wDrive" seemed to be good ones for the IIc
    * Fellow OCAUer aXLe is working on extending his ROMX project to include Apple IIc compatibility, which should make the above Apple floppy emulators even more useful (assuming I understand it correctly, which I might not because I'm an Apple II noob):
    https://forums.overclockers.com.au/...-for-apple-apple-plus-apple-europlus.1283431/
    https://theromexchange.com/

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    Worth noting that the IIc seems to be a bit of the "odd one out" due to it's compact nature, so be careful when looking at generic Apple II solutions for a IIc. Make sure whatever you're researching says IIc specifically on the compatibility list.
     
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  18. BuuBox

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    The days of cheap/interesting AGP cards appear to be over...

    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro bidding @ $49pp with a day to go: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/303737728286

    Here's an X850 XT bidding at $50pp (but has been relisted a few times at that price) if you can live with an improved R300 rather than the legendary 9700 Pro, 9800 Pro or 9800XT: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/184510440182

    Here's a GeForce FX 5950 Ultra bidding at $73pp with multiple days to go, cool to see: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/124406283466
     
  19. rugger

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    Reason why that one isn't moving is because it is listed as not working or parts only.

    Given the general unreliability of video cards from this era, if you sell me something on ebay, I kinda want it tested or want to know exactly what I am getting.
     
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