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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. philscomputerlab

    philscomputerlab Member

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    Always wanted to have one of these. They sell for close to 800 USD, and around Xmas I saw someone from Israel sell it for 390 USD, so I grabbed it.

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    This is a high end capture device, it does DVI / HDMI and most importantly VGA in 24 bit RGB as well. I will have to have a proper play to learn all the settings, but I have a YouTube project lined up that will be a good opportunity to use this card :)
     
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  2. PsychoticOrc

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    So when I picked up the mobo the guy threw some graphics cards in for free which was nice of him.

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    Looking quickly online these are a tnt 2 and a GeForce2 MX 400 64MB. Were these are good back in the day? :)
     
  3. gdjacobs

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    The TNT2 was a performance card when first released. The GeForce2 MX was a budget card in it's day, but 64MB of VRAM is more than typical.
     
  4. partybear

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    That is a m64 tnt2 which was a budget card as well not the performance one. Most people dislike the tnt2 m64 but the geforce 2 mx was really popular and people were using them for years and years it was a really great card.
     
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    Kicking myself big time, just watched a voodoo 2 sell for $14 on ebay and didn't even bid :-(.
     
  6. philscomputerlab

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    There is always another one :) Don't rule out the V3, they should be quite easy to find and affordable.

    Got myself into a pickle the other day. I got some 1 GB DDR 400 Corsair memory, nice sticks, CL2, Platinum Edition. Unpacked everything and then noticed that two sticks were only 512 MB.

    Because I already unpacked them I didn't know what seller they were from. I got the sticks from two different sellers. I wrote it off initially but then just contacted both. Luckily one responded apologising and that he sent the wrong ones. He said he will send the correct one, but I'll be up for another payment to ShopMate.
     
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    these were very sought after budget cards that offered great value at the time.
     
  8. shane41

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    Ah yes but my winning HIGH bid was $75 you needed to get over :Pirate:
     
  9. gdjacobs

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    Didn't see that, nice catch.
    It served it's purpose with little fuss. They kept the idea alive in the GeForce4 MX chips with a fixed function pipeline, adding multi monitor output and some other trimmings. It was definitely targeted at businesses (and targeted well).
     
  10. mkusanagi

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    IIRC the M64 had 64bit memory bandwidth whereas the full TNT2 had 128bit.

    The Geforce2MX could be converted to a Quadro2MX by changing some of the surface mount resistors.

    Check out this link below for details on the mod and what was unlocked after doing it: http://www.oocities.org/tnaw_xtennis/G-Quadro/E-G-Quadro.htm
     
  11. Rubens

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    Haha win at all costs hey haha
     
  12. shane41

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    Nah I punked ya :p Still bid like you mean it or prepare for sour grapes
     
  13. philscomputerlab

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    A viewer made this video response to my "5 reasons for a Windows XP Gaming PC". I didn't know that VM software can run DirectX games so well. Also the guy is very nice, so check it out:

     
  14. DonutKing

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    Damn that's really good; admittedly its been a while since I last tried playing games in a VM, but I am surprised a 3d game ran so well.

    Guess I won't need these old computers any more... off to the tip they go!
     
  15. philscomputerlab

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    :D

    EDIT: I'll do my own test of course. Not sure when, but it's on my project list.
     
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  16. BuuBox

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    Not sure I'd go that far.

    You can buy new TNT2 M64 cards for $5.95 off eBay. :lol:

    And the GeForce2 MX spawned the hateful GeForce4 MX.

    Is that the one from Greece? Looked very corroded.
     
  17. shane41

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    Steady up :p too much sun today hey
     
  18. partybear

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    You can even run new games in vmware.
     
  19. shane41

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    Nailed a EPoX EP-7KXA :leet: Expensive little mongrels now!

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  20. MUTMAN

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    Nice shane41.
    Loved my slot Aand socket A EPoX boards back in the day.
    Great overclockers :thumbup:

    edit - at this age it will need cap replacement ?
     

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