Where are the retro bargains? List here!

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  1. Krumm

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    Any Slot 1/A cpus, video / sound cards, ram etc post them up and it will goto good homes here
     
  2. gdjacobs

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    Slap in a late model VIA C3 and you have even more flexibility (CPU VRM depending).
     
  3. okclock123

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    True. I'm personally after 1989-1994 era stuff, I know you can achieve compatibility with later hardware, but I have that nasty fetish obsession with the era I can't get rid of. Socket 2-5 and ISA stuff are scarce and unfairly priced everywhere. I also got broken parts for much $$ more than twice.
     
  4. danyell

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    Are athlon xp / nforce 2 setups worthwhile for dos based stuff or are they too fast? I've advertised a bulk lot of boards and bits and bobs but wonder if I should just hang onto one good board, 2gb ram and an fx5950xt to go with it?

    Also, ess audio drive over say an sb live?

    It's been so long since I've done dos and himem and emm386 and config.sys etc
     
  5. shane41

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    Phil the guru in here done a Sli Voodoo2 shootout video.
    Technically processor from 800-1400 mhz was the sweet spot.

    So a 462 machine is good for that. Thunderbird processor fit the bill nicely.
    They are good all rounders win98 & XP.

    fx5950xt excellent & collectible. Around 40-50 points. 9800pro about 60 iirc
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/low_end_gpus.html

    That's a keeper in my book.

    But for the dos an 1995 -1998 socket 7 machine I think is best.
    For overall enjoyment.
     
  6. shane41

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    Spotted a nice gpu online.......super collectible. That good I'd collect it.
    PM OK for info. :Pirate:
     
  7. mAJORD

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    I'll PM! . Shane, yeah certainly.
     
  8. shane41

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    Are you in the car already? :D ........ goes searching for the Bonanza soundtrack LP
     
  9. mAJORD

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    First i try to find a new parts hiding spot , then I get in the car ;)
     
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    C181 hey :shock: well there you go. I never suspected a part like that failed.
    Thanks for sharing :)
     
  12. shane41

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    Looking for some cheap gpu's........modern part was not on my radar

    NEW NVIDIA GeForce GT730 4GB DDR5 128Bit PCI-Express Video Graphics Card

    :thumbdn: Don't go near this one guys. :thumbdn: It's an obvious scam.
    Look seller 0 feedback, selling x5 to make a quick $85US.

    Get your quick crack fix hey. See in the same link below real seller where
    the photo's were lifted from. Gpu is listed $66US

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/112338066254?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    Ebay will be told so look before it's gone OK :lol:
     
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  14. shane41

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    But those eyes, so alluring :wired: you buy it my birthday soon..........
     
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    Oh I do want it :weirdo: He is paying

    Other news. Which one of these people will receive a parcel?
    Then my next question.....how long to transfer it out of Paypal in another country?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'd love a old laptop but one thing which scares me about them is the extreme lack of replacement parts. It's hard enough at times to get vintage desktop PC's up and running, but with laptop's (besides the really early "portables" which basically had a desktop board inside a small case, eg. IBM 5155) your dealing with proprietary components. You *really* need to know your stuff at a component level.

    In saying that, could be something as simple as a dead power brick. :)
     
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