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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. partybear

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    Nice. But where is the motherboard :confused:
     
  3. partybear

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    Its only a tiny motherboard not much bigger then the soundcard haha, its got a good battery the same style as a modern pc pretty nice design. Does anyone know if this has the same pinout as a standard at power supply, if it does I can just plug in a normal one and see if the board and all works at least.


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  4. shane41

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    IBM + AT + 486 + riser card + cache sockets :wired: Will it run ??
    My IBM is 266 pentium iirc < maybe psu cable same ?? >

    Nice. But where is the Front Panel :confused: Funny mood today :)
     
  5. partybear

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    I checked on google and its a normal pinout, I fired it up with an atx power supply and it seems to boot up fine.
    It has alot of ram it took a good 30 seconds to count it all maybe more.
    The front panel is part of the cover it all slides off in one piece it is a screwless design.

    I don't know what to do with it, it is pretty nice. I could repair the old power supply and have it be fully stock or I can ditch it and use a small atx one thats brand new.

    It has a dx4 100mhz overdrive chip in it and plenty of ram, assuming the sound card and cdrom, floppy ect ect work then it needs nothing but a clean.


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    Can you fit the brand new one inside the outer enclosure of the old one?
     
  7. shane41

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    Not ditch the old psu < original part > just sit it aside

    Anyway still good. :thumbup:

    Not a 486 working here at all. Very much the reason I try limit
    to socket7 onwards
     
  8. pfrcom

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    Ancient Osborne luggable currently advertised on Melbourne Gumtree:

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  9. mAJORD

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    nice one. I have a a few of these. with at least 2 dead psu's

    Depending on the model, some have an ATX-like power on system, so not exactly AT compatable, but I see you got yours running off AT pinout. you could always sneak an external supply behind it. :)


    My recent acquisition is a bit boring sorry.

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    brand new socket 7 HSF. With a nice Delta BB fan. Will be getting more of these for the upcoming S7 and SS7 builds :p
     
  10. shane41

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    Spill beans:p

    Might throw up a pic of Tantalin offset heatsink......................
     
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    Got it from Wes :) . They have s370, sl1 and SLA also which is handy
     
  12. mookie3three

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    That'sTE=@rt;16587758]Thanks to a tip from a member here :) more Sony PVM than retro-desk 2000 (the desk of the future prior to 1996) can handle.

    ps. Raiden Fighters challenges my OCD, but turns out is worth the vertical one.

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    That's awesome. Have a 20" PVM 20M4A myself. Wouldn't mind a 9" or 14" as well. And 2 Amiga CD32's nice. Did you import them from the UK?
     
  13. sean0118

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    Has anyone had any success picking up retro computer gear from the recycling centres around Melbourne?

    There are heaps around, but it seems a lot don't sell items? There must be a lot of good retro and modern gear that's recycled (or sent to landfill when no ones looking). :(
     
  14. shane41

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    Not really the right question ;)

    Ever asked yourself where all the good computers go??
    Ones being turfed aren't all that special.

    Think Mum's & Dad's going to the local pc shop.
    They ask can they trade in the old Pentium PC
    that served them faithfully for 10 years
    & cost like $2500 dollars. :(

    Seller of NEW PC says sure leave it here
    but not really worth anything as a trade in.

    Cannot fill your store with old Thought Useless stock

    Always a guy who collects rejects & takes away :Pirate:
    Think diamonds not coal
     
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    The high end stuff seems to die, all the mainstream stuff you can't kill.
     
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    for half a decade i worked for a small computer store and we would easily accumulate 30+ scrap pcs per year through the course of ordinary business, we wouldn't encourage using us as disposal but some (alot of) people just insist.

    I did the right thing and ensured that when it came time to dispose of any disks, they had a hammer put to them. the processors and ram were pulled out into a big collection, I still have the ram and sent the processors to a collector on here for free :)

    oh i did keep most of the lga775's :lol:
     
  17. Flamin Joe

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    Received one of these in the mail today.

    Microbee VGA Video Converter

    http://www.microbeetechnology.com.au/vga_video_converter.htm

    I already had the GBS-8200 which I purchased quite a while back so I just brought their short form + case kit and had them make their PCB board for me. All I had to do was solder the internal power + RGB wires which comes with the GBS-8200 to their board and install it all into their custom case.

    Didn't do much testing on it tonight, just fired up one of my PC3's with it connected to the onboard EGA to make sure everything was ok. Worked a treat. :thumbup: Can't wait to rip out the VGA card in my main PC3 and play some games in glorious EGA. :)
     
  18. MUTMAN

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    I had a 32k 'bee back in the day :)
    So many memory's :leet:
     
  19. badmofo

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    I've gotten loads of great stuff from the Darebin recycling center of the last couple of years:

    http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/en/Da...clingandCleaning/Resource-Recovery-Centre-Tip

    They have a shop which has an OK-ish selection of old hardware, but you've got to be very lucky to get anything decent before the pro's grab it, and they don't put the older stuff out for sale (~486 / pentium).

    For that I've just grabbed it (read stolen it) directly out of the 'drop off' area. They take computer stuff for free, so I take some worthless junk in, bring some valuable junk out.

    Again it's all luck, you just have to be there at the right time, but it's amazing how much socket 3 stuff they're still getting there.
     
  20. sean0118

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    Yep I've been wondering about that one, seems to be one of the largest around melbourne.

    Maybe time for me to buy a fluorescent orange jacket, that would make me authorised right? :Pirate:
     

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