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

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

  1. Reaper

    Reaper Member

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    I just picked one of mine up, sitting right next to me on top of my 286 case, not that heavy really compared to a regular 3.5" drive as it's 5.25" half height. The older 5.25" full height drives, you can say they are heavy. :)
     
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  2. Mistikal

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    Both my Bigfoots have size stickers underneath. The one pictured below is 4.3GB.

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  3. Reaper

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    Cool, date sticker too. I like seeing those to place things at certain time periods.
     
  4. Pierre32

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    I've been looking at different releases from the Space Quest series. I own the GOG versions, but as with a lot of games, you have to look elsewhere to find them exactly as they were released back in the day. Plus this series has seen a ton of different editions, remakes and collections over the years. So grabbed this one from ebay just to see what was on it. It contains Space Quest 1 to 6, and just looking around in the directories, all sorts of other stuff like demos, videos, drivers and utilities. Should be fun to poke around in.

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  5. GrandmasBoi

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    Is that 1 or 2 cds or dvd?

    I remember borrowing a cd back in highschool but only had a demo of sq6 and sq4 had the speechpack so might not fit all 6 on 1 cd, probably a diff package

    Top games, good times sq3 is my fav
     
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  6. Pierre32

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    2x CD. It looks like the second CD is basically SQ6 data.

    And yes, having fun poking around on this :D

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  7. WuZMoT

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    I sniped this on ebay about a week ago for $22.70 delivered for the coloured OG dual shock collection I seem to have started.
    There's some dust in the photo shown by the flash but you can see the underside of the thumbsticks have zero wear.
    It feels so new I don't even know if I can use it. Christ, It smells new!

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  8. )(arg0n

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    Been keeping an eye out for some old cases of late as retro hardware is fun and all, but it is depressing when it dies for no reason. I feel new systems in old cases will scratch the retro itch somewhat when all my old hardware is dead, plus its nice to grab something I could not afford back in the day.

    Thermaltake TaiChi:
    Solid Aluminium extrusion, I also have the original watercooling system for it, complete and loaded up with hdd's :). Replaced my ageing Antec P180 and I really love the big open design compared to Antecs compartmentalized P180. Condition is as new as it could be, sorry for the crappy pics, bad lighting and a bad camera. (theres no white spots on it irl)


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    Coolermaster ATC 111C case:
    Got really lucky here. Complete, original package, excellent condition, brought from the original owner. The only thing I don't like are the 80mm fans. Not sure if I'm going to do a retro build with it or something modern.


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  9. RichardE

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    Thank you Pierre for recommending me to this section.

    Its great to see all these IBM computers from the day.
    That is where I started on an 8088 system and in recent months I have acquired dumped items.
    One mans trash is another mans treasure comes to mind.

    Years ago I felt I had to let go all my vintage items and as it came a later day when I regretted that choice.
    Fortunately I have found numerous XT IBM 5160s and its associated clones with various hardware and peripherals.

    Amazingly however until this find I never even new the EXIDY sorcerer existed.
    Sure I knew of Z80s but this system is something else like a piece of retro 70s furniture but I was amazed at how capable it is.

    As it turned out when it first all started happening I was already in a minimalist mind and really wanted to get rid of things.
    So I was reluctant to grab things at first, amazingly and rarely my wife urged me to grab them she really believed that this is where I will be happier spending and learning my time away on these old clunkers
    So I have grabbed them and also thought that we could not bare to see them turned to scrap, whilst im sure as can be seem other collectors have them but it is not like these things are being manufactured anymore, and despite the fact that we can use modern hardware to emulate alot of this stuff I still think we have lost something and a little nostalgia can go along way to relight the flame of interest in learning how computers work.

    It really is fascinating to me.

    So enough type chatter from me

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  10. adz

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    You should be able to upload photos using the "Upload a File" button below.
     
  11. Reaper

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    Upload a file Tutorial.

    tut1 1.jpg Tut2 2.jpg Tut3 3.jpg


    Something to Enjoy:

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  12. RichardE

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    Yeh dont seem to have the option.
     
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    Welcome to OCAU :thumbup: We can all relate to your regret about throwing things out. I guess the sum total from us all, would fill a room or two! Looking forward to seeing ye olde photos later.
     
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  16. Reaper

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    Yes, I forgot about that, I think it is indeed because you're a new user. Maybe Petition Agg to have that right sooner.
     
  17. RichardE

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    Cool thank you Reaper, happy to appeal to Agg
    In the mean time I updated my original post and added URLs.

    Hope the photos are there now.

    Sorry about orientation folks.
     
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  18. RichardE

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    Does it work ok?
     
  19. Mistikal

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    The Bigfoot? They both work mint, they're just rather loud but I guess we are blessed with much quieter drives in todays age.
     
  20. RichardE

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    Yeh fluid Bearings
    I love the noise but still i might have to allocate a small room to run the machines and work on screen elsewhere.
    Thats cool
     

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