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

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

  1. shane41

    shane41 Member

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    Sure it will be fine. Clean non smoker home for sure :leet:

    Oh won this, stuck on a lowly bid with 4 hours till auction ending. :cool:

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  2. atmo

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    Ahh, yeah I hadn't noticed the other listings until after I'd put on a reserve bid. Some decontamination may be necessary.

    Love the 8RDA3+ :thumbup:
     
  3. shane41

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    Thanks Atmo. Been jumping on the Nforce boards lately. See a trend with the Abit's :wired: over last 18 months & other good ones will increase soon on costing.
     
  4. philscomputerlab

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    Got this the other day! Tested and works great :)

    The fan produces a very unique sound.

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  5. atmo

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    Is it loud or does it just have a particular sound profile?
     
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    It has a really unique sound profile! I will do a recording at some point.
     
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    I had 2 of these cross fire back in the day, i have to say love the fan sound. Power-on is a super hornet take-off.

    I still have one but its busted with black screen
     
  8. philscomputerlab

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    More AGP graphics gear. Finally I have a 6800GT! I will use this card moving forward with my Intel vs AMD series :)

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    And this minimum bid auction.

    It was really cheap and I wanted the two Raptor drives :)

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  9. dirkmirk

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    The 6800GTs were great cards, I remember going to a computer fair in early 2006 and all the agp cards were sold out:upset:, I thought that surely PCI-E wasn't that commonplace that was no demand for AGP, I settled for a 6800XT which was in between the 6800GT & 6600GT, they were all good cards.
     
  10. philscomputerlab

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    Yea a lot of people hung on to their AGP systems. It would take a while for PCIe systems to be really significantly faster and warrant an upgrade.

    A P4 3.4 GHz or Athlon 3400+ had plenty of speed and used AGP.
     
  11. jmannik

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    When the nVidia 6x00 cards came out I upgraded to an Athlon64 3200+ and a 6600GT which was replaced 6(i think) weeks later with a 6800GT all PCI-e versions.
     
  12. partybear

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    Most people in the market for a new video card at the time would also get a new athlon 64 cpu/mobo and 9 times out of 10 would get pcie.

    Most people were not keen on buying the agp cards knowing that it was done and had no future, lower resale value ect ect.
     
  13. partybear

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    I got this cool harddrive off ebay for $1.


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    I don't really collect harddrives but this one is pretty cool, it is about the size of 2 cd rom drives stacked on top of each other. Thats a normal 3.5inch drive next to it.

    It even actually seems like it might work, I plugged it into a pci scsi card in a dfi lanparty nf4 and it detects in linux and dban. I don't know if its full of bad sectors or whatnot but it does at least show signs of life.


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  14. philscomputerlab

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    It's HAMMER time :)

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  15. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    64bit hardware in the retro thread? We're taking the piss now, yeah?
     
  16. shane41

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    Come on elvis :lol: be happy or they'll bust out the p4 chat
     
  17. Flamin Joe

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    I think what's considered retro moves at the same pace as technology. Give it a few months and we'll be reminiscing about the good old days of the x79 chipset. :Paranoid:

    Meanwhile I think I'll continue to hang out at the VCF with all the other fuddy duddies and our 20+ year old hardware. I'm afraid I've pretty much lost interest in most of the stuff that gets posted here. :(
     
  18. BuuBox

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    13 year old CPU, retro enough for me!
     
  19. shane41

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    If were all posting about 20+ years old pc's, then it's going to be a limiting factor on the activity in here. See nothing wrong myself about discussing newer sockets, 462 939 754 & 478 :eek: Hell my favorite is well known 939, look forward to showing more of that stuff off later. :cool:
     
  20. philscomputerlab

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    This is that board with busted caps from that other retro site. Interesting, it has a few Panasonic caps around the socket, they all look mint. It has a LOT of caps, so this will be a job for some time later...

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    And got this one for $25 shipped, a nice full ATX s939 board with VIA chipset and AGP socket.

    I never tried Athlon 64 for Windows 98, only P4, so that's something I want to check out at some point.

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    Also pulled the trigger on a few SIS chipset boards with universal AGP slots. They are great for testing a wide range of cards, but still being able to use a fast CPU (2,8 GHz P4) to feed the faster cards.
     
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