Your recent acquisitions, or what retro have you bought lately?

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by power, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. mookie3three

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    Nice pickup. What other some other multisync/tri sync PC monitors? The only ones I know of are some Arcade monitors, a Sony PVM model and few of the BVMs, and the NEC XM.
     
  2. Flamin Joe

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    The two manufacturers I'm aware of are NEC, who were actually the first to do MultiSync monitors, and who Sony followed with their Multiscan line up. No doubt there are probably others who did their own.

    If you want to find some of the model numbers do a Google search for "NEC MultiSync CGA EGA" or "Sony Multiscan CGA EGA". The reason you need to put "EGA" or "CGA" in the Google search is because both manufacturers continued using the MultiSync and Multiscan name in their product range for monitors that only supported VGA input so that should filter some of them out.

    Actually I just did a Google search and found a PC Mag article from 1987 comparing EGA vs Multiscan Monitors and it lists quite a few of the different brands and their specs. These are the first gen but gives you an idea of the other manufacturers.

    https://books.google.com.au/books?id=_Bg1jlRSiQMC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA107#v=onepage&q&f=false
     
  3. mookie3three

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    Thanks mate, found some good resources.
     
  4. atmo

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    Awesome, is that a 14" monitor? I keep thinking about buying a CRT but mostly they are 17" (read:Takes up too much space). Maybe I will get one, then I can finally buy an Amiga 500!
     
  6. Flamin Joe

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    It's a 14" although you only get around 13" screen size. No ultra thin bezel like the Dell next to it! lol

    I know what you mean about size it's getting very hard to find 15" or less VGA CRT's let alone a multsync. Hit up Shane41 and see what he might have in his stash. I know he likes to keep it a secret :D, but he's picked up a few small CRT's over the years. I've got a 14" VGA (non-multisync unfortunately) which he got for me a while back.
     
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    If you are going to have an Amiga, do it right and find a 1084S
     
  8. dacow

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    For the childhood nolstagia, 14" was the right size for me. I started with a 12" IBM VGA mono because I couldn't afford a color monitor at the time, before I moved to a 14" VGA!

    I wouldn't mind a 1084S but I'm space limited and don't want to lug around two CRT's at the next house move!

    Shane41 sell me a 14" multisync :p :p
     
  9. philscomputerlab

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    Bought Starlancer on eBay. It was just $11 shipped, a Wing Commander type game. Also got an AMD FX processor :)
     
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    which processor? skt 939 like the FX-55?
     
  11. philscomputerlab

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    I've got the FX-53, 57 and 60 now :thumbup:
     
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    Another game to check out after Starlancer is Freelancer, similar type of game, just newer and more refined
     
  13. philscomputerlab

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    Will do, thanks!

    EDIT: Was looking for a 7800 GS, and a pair of 7800 GTX popped up. AUD 20 and local, instand buy :)
     
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  14. qwertylesh

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    I'm getting a Saitek Booster boy for my 31st birthday.

    I got one on my 6th birthday back in the 90s, who knows where it ended up, and looking forward to owning one again, even if it'll mostly be a display piece on my gaming shelves. :)
     
  15. atmo

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    Finally got around to taking some pics of the gear I've grabbed over the last couple of months. My old DSLR died in the flood early this year and I'm only just starting to figure out the replacement...

    6800
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    7800GS
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    7950GT
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    7950GT
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    TNT2 Ultra
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    TNT2, Matrox G4+, GF2MX, GF4MX, FX5200
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    RageII PCI
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    9600XT/9550Pro
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    9600XT
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    9800Pro
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    9800XT
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    8500
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    4000XT
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    V3 3500TV (not sure whether to open it)
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    Diamond Voodoo2 12mb
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    Voodoo2 12mb
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    TMC TI5VG+
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    Aopen AX59Pro & P200MMX
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    K6-2+ 400
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    GA-6VXC7-4X & PIII 1ghz
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    NF7-S 2.0 & 3200+
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    P4P800E & P4 3.0
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    I'm planning to build a few systems using this gear, just chasing down cases, power supplies and a few other bits and pieces.
     
  16. philscomputerlab

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    Holy sxxx!

    Those are some very nice parts.

    Didn't even know about a 7950GT for AGP slot.
     
  17. badmofo

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    Oooh la la very nice atmo, and I say defs open the Voodoo3!
     
  18. philscomputerlab

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    After having it lying around at work for 5 years or so, I finally took it home :D

    Bugger this things are heavy, and this one is a tiny 17". It's not in good shape, needs max. brightness and contrast to have a half decent image. But it will do. Just has to live long enough to feature in a few videos :)

    [​IMG]
     
  19. BuuBox

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    Boost the tube mate. ;)

    (Geez CRTs were a pain in the arse).
     
  20. Cannula

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    Nice gear there Atmo, I'd open the card up too. I would only keep it shrink wrapped if you have no current use for it. It's not like a PIIOD with it's embossed "Intel Corporation" shrink wrap.
    Do you have a CT-479 for the P4P800-E to run a Pentium-M on it or not interested?

    Love the monitor too Phil! I remember the TGP hardware around the time of the Gateway gear around 2000 IIRC.
    I've just received another dozen or so AGP cards so I'll post up later and look at your list again and sort out over the long weekend to send to you. Should be going on for twenty cards now but some aren't tested yet.
     

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