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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. flightcrank

    flightcrank Member

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    i hate resellers, there all over retro consoles, snes, n64 megadrive ect. theres less of them in the retro computer market tho.
     
  2. philscomputerlab

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    Finally got a decent S478 cooler. NIB too and it was cheap :)

    Heavy bugger, just under 1 Kg.

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  3. badmofo

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    "Cool!". Get it?

    I have one of those in my P4! It's pretty loud when cranked up 100% but great at about 75%.
     
  4. philscomputerlab

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    :)

    I also got a GT610 graphics card for my media PC next to my TV. Not really retro related, but I do run the odd old-school game on that one too.

    Oh and something I saw on eBay. Some new 6800GT AGP cards, BUT they only have half the memory bus width. So beware!
     
  5. Rubens

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    That's one card I do miss, used to own a Bfg 6800 ultra oc, card blew up years ago so it ended up in the bin :-(.
     
  6. Wizard2k

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    oh yeah console collecting is completely ridiculous now, started out and i picked up a mint boxed snes and nes set for around $60 few years ago now NES units boxed fetch upwards of $300 and SNES can go stupid prices if they are the game limited bundles seen a DK2 one go for $600 :Pirate:

    big box pc games are being pushed up by resellers to the computer market isn't as untouched as you would think.

    funny thing is once they all get over it the stuff will be worth nothing again, as no one will think about it.
     
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    worst part of being a retrobate these days, the scabbers buying up the good stuff and flipping for profit - I guess you can't blame them where there's money to be made this happens.

    As sellers they are easy to spot, they'll plaster ***********RARE************* over everything they sell then price accordingly.
     
  8. shane41

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  9. Wizard2k

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    yeah sadly people are drawn to ******RARE******* its like implanting an idea something not rare can be made rare in some peoples eyes with one simple word
     
  11. Daft_Munt

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    This is the reason I ask my friends OS to source stuff instead of eGay. One of the local tip shops sold quite a few SNES systems for $60, fuck all games thou.
     
  12. Wizard2k

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    yeah sometimes i have heard of craigslist being decent but there are more and more resellers getting there as well.
     
  13. philscomputerlab

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    One of my YT fans sent me a nice retro care package :)

    Lots of goodies, included a C2D E8400 processor, some very nice DDR2 gaming memory, CP133 CL2 sticks from Crucial and a 8600GT, a card I didn't have yet.
     
  14. Sciby

    Sciby How long have you had these droids?

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    Dug into an old box and pulled out an "American Megatrends Super Voyager VLB-III" 486 motherboard. I *think* it works, and it's got a 486 DX4-100 in it. Just need to read the manual to be sure, find some memory (and a vesabus vid card) and see if it works!

    Also, anyone got any suggestions on where to get a decent socket 370-slot 1 "slocket" adapter? I've got an old MSI MS6905 v1.1 but apparently they don't support Coppermine or above, surprisingly.
     
  15. Sciby

    Sciby How long have you had these droids?

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    Fired up the 486 mobo with an old ISA video card I found. Checked everything, all looked good, power on, massive snap/crack sound, something on the video card let go and immediately caught fire. Power off, cables out, blew out fire, changed undies.

    I think I'll chalk this one up as a "display only".
     
  16. Spearchucka

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    "something on the video card let go"
    Can't say I've seen an ISA card self destruct. Bridged track maybe?
     
  17. Goodsy

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    Heres my retro rig:

    Maximus Formula SE (lga 775/X38) modded with Maximus Rampage BIOS

    Core2 Quad Extreme QX6850 @ 3.6

    Coolit Freezone Elite V2

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  18. shane41

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    Welcome Goodsy, but 2007 not quite old enough for retro :lol:

    Where Phil? see what you done started :p
     
  19. Goodsy

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    Thanks for the welcome.

    Maybe I should of dragged all this stuff out then :)

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  20. philscomputerlab

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    Brilliant :)

    Very nice gear. I haven't got any decent S775 gear, just a few basic Intel boards and a few C2D chips.
     

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