Where are the retro bargains? List here!

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  1. Daft_Munt

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    Model would be handy. I suspect it would need ECC RAM.
     
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    Yeah they do. Doesn't seem like it was that long ago I was building servers with these CPU's but then I checked the Intel datasheet to see they were launched 11 years ago in Q1 2010. Damn it has been a while.
     
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    Last 10 years has been a blur for me in terms of CPU enchancement.

    Had to remind myself a couple of years back that Core 2 was really really old!
     
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    Lol. I have an old Dell T3500 single CPU that I still use with that CPU, doesnt require ECC.
     
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    True. With Intel stuck on 14nm for what seems like forever and AMD only just now surpassing Intel in any meaningful way there really hasn't been a lot to get excited over these past 10 years in regards to CPU's.
     
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    Except the last couple of years though ... moving beyond 4 cores, in a high performant CPU, i'm not counting the AMD Bullsnoozer (potato class CPU).

    Makes me want to go buy an i7 or Ryzen 7 :)
     
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    I already have 2 SNES controllers and no console to plug them into.

    You end up with strange stuff when you buy other people random junk boxes.
     
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    Invest now while they're easy to come by ;-)
     
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    Someone scooped that up quickly.
     
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    What key words do you guys use on ebay to always find these systems? my usual searches for 486 + motherboard + old + computer + case + vintage
    hardly bring anything good

    ps I would put a bit on the Acer but its too far, case brings memories
     
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    Info on those models seems pretty light, 450d appears to designate a 486 DX2-50. Spec sheet on the back shows it original build with 4MB ram & 270MB HDD which fits with that era of 486. Build date appears to be 02/08/1995 or 08/02/1995, which also fits (would have been an entry level machine at the time).

    The SB16 and creative quad speed CDROM were probably part of a multimedia kit added as an upgrade at some point.

    Nice looking machine & appears to use PS/2 ports for the mouse and keyboard. I wonder if there's a VLB slot under that SB16....
     
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