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

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

  1. monaro327

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    Radeon 8500 was such an underrated card. only card to have true direct x 8.1 support. I remember showing off to my friends who had Geforce 3it and Geforce 4ITs the mirror effects in Max Pain 2 that they were missing because of nvidias nerfed Direct X 8.1 implementation.
     
  2. philscomputerlab

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    More cheap motherboards...

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  3. atmo

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    This arrived today.

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    Along with this lot: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262326496026


    Also a Gotek floppy emulator arrived a couple of days ago and have ordered a SD - IDE adapter to play around with.
     
  4. philscomputerlab

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    Nice gear atmo :thumbup:

    Here the 3 boards unpacked:

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  5. shane41

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    OK Phil, I see what you did there...try sneak a 775 past the old guard :Pirate:
     
  6. philscomputerlab

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    It's a pretty cool board, 775 with AGP slot and i865 chipset. I'm not sure if something like this was Intel endorsed, but it's definitely interesting and useful.
     
  7. shane41

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    Alright Phil, lets go with that :lol: Flip on that flac jacket tomorrow if elvis swings by. :wired: ...............or a half dozen other old chaps
     
  8. Flamin Joe

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    ^^ My reaction ^^ :D

    They were most definitely Intel endorsed, just about every manufacturer had an i865 paired with AGP including Intel.

    If you want something off the spec or "out there" look no further than Asrock. They did some pretty funky motherboards around that era
     
  9. philscomputerlab

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    Great photo Flamin Joe, made me LOL

    Interesting, I didn't know that! Learnt something :)

    Yea Asrock have a bunch of cool hybrid boards, you're right.
     
  10. shane41

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    On its way ;) should arrive sometime next in the next week.
     
  12. philscomputerlab

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    Nice, thank you :thumbup:
     
  13. mike-s

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    I have to second this, I have an agp & pci-e ddr/ddr2 hybrid board, there didn't seem to be much in the way of drawbacks aside from the obvious one of being able to only use one at a time. It was handy when there was a cross-over period of technologies.
     
  14. shane41

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    Not really retro, but I have an Asrock 775 hybrid ddr2/dd3 with a 8200Quad.
    Surprised just how zippy that machine is.
     
  15. atmo

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    Just ordered a K6-2+ 400 1.6v and a TMC TI5VG+ SS7 board for a new project.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281980791308

    These days it appears to cost almost as much to put one of these together as a new system :wired:
     
  16. shane41

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    It's a tidy looking board Atmo. Yes $100 is bloody expensive now.
    Shuttle hot's were around $60 a while ago.

    Should give me a buzz m8 next time. Dfi Gigabyte & Asus all able to get & Aopen in US.
     
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    That seller mental. Had it up at 67-69US iirc.
    Made offer he countered with $2 less.

    Last offer he had was $48US by me. Be he stayed the high tact.
    I pulled the pin. Now watching the price tumble over a few weeks. :lol:

    Can get it any time m8, say the word & I'll hit him in the lowballs. :tongue:
    Ship with other bits, brings it down to about $25-30 DHL each part.
     
  19. philscomputerlab

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    A fan sent me retro care package :)

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  20. shane41

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    Nice going. Is that the board that takes another cpu in the yellow slot?
    Like a riser card idea
     

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