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Old 11-06-2017, 03:16 PM   #701
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Thats funny.... I was given a system last week.... HDD was removed (typical)...but I hit eject on the optical drive and in it contained a disc of an MRI of the owner....all his information. Of all the.....
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:01 PM   #702
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:48 PM   #703
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Three T7400's (dual quad 3.0GHz Xeon's) each w/32G of 5300F and four 146G SAS drives.

I'll probably replace the drives with larger (and less power-hungry) SATA drives in two of the boxes as I'd rather the capacity than speed.

Quadro FX5800 and Quadro SDI Output in one; FX6000 in another (haven't yet pulled the cards from the third). I'll move the 6000 to the Z800 ESXi box and leave the 5800/SDI and faster SAS drives in one of the 7400's for multimedia authoring. The other 7400's will probably get dual GeForce 7800's as I have a stack of those (and I'd rather have the extra display real estate than the video horsepower)

Fitting (freebie) CA200's to each of them, today, to make media card access a bit more convenient. And, a PERC 5/e in each to tether to the MD1000's that I recently rescued...

(no idea what I'll do with ~100T of spinning rust, though...)
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:42 PM   #704
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Three T7400's (dual quad 3.0GHz Xeon's) each w/32G of 5300F and four 146G SAS drives.
Dang!
That is some serious hardware. Where are those dumpsters you go to?
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:27 AM   #705
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Three T7400's (dual quad 3.0GHz Xeon's) each w/32G of 5300F and four 146G SAS drives.

I'll probably replace the drives with larger (and less power-hungry) SATA drives in two of the boxes as I'd rather the capacity than speed.

Quadro FX5800 and Quadro SDI Output in one; FX6000 in another (haven't yet pulled the cards from the third). I'll move the 6000 to the Z800 ESXi box and leave the 5800/SDI and faster SAS drives in one of the 7400's for multimedia authoring. The other 7400's will probably get dual GeForce 7800's as I have a stack of those (and I'd rather have the extra display real estate than the video horsepower)

Fitting (freebie) CA200's to each of them, today, to make media card access a bit more convenient. And, a PERC 5/e in each to tether to the MD1000's that I recently rescued...

(no idea what I'll do with ~100T of spinning rust, though...)
Where are you located in the world? If you don't have a use for the SAS drives Topcat and I are always using them for things (for example, if my X7DWA hardware ever gets reused, I'll want to run SAS drives in the build).

I have 8 of such drives (15K) in my main rig. Old but fast... and somewhat loud. Fits me well .
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:58 AM   #706
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probably gonna outlast a sata drive several times over atleast too.
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:46 AM   #707
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For over a year now there is nothing in the dumpster that hasn’t been gutted. It sux so bad I have given up on it. Only thing I find are old tube TV’s and microwaves.
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:51 PM   #708
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^ I'll take some broken microwave and TV parts. From the tube TVs, especially Sony, you will find a few useful general purpose caps and BJTs in those. The yoke also has a lot of Copper wire if you do Copper recycling. And from the microwaves... if it's an oldschool microwave with a line transformer and big cap - those are definitely worthwhile taking out. If it's a newer microwave with an SMPS inverter, they usually have expensive IGBTs driving the inverter traffo. Ironically, though, that's what usually goes bad with them if it's not the magnetron.
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:09 PM   #709
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cant you re-task the timer from a microwave?
i would think all you need is bypassing the door switch and maybe adding a solid-state relay.
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^ I'll take some broken microwave and TV parts. From the tube TVs, especially Sony, you will find a few useful general purpose caps and BJTs in those. The yoke also has a lot of Copper wire if you do Copper recycling. And from the microwaves... if it's an oldschool microwave with a line transformer and big cap - those are definitely worthwhile taking out. If it's a newer microwave with an SMPS inverter, they usually have expensive IGBTs driving the inverter traffo. Ironically, though, that's what usually goes bad with them if it's not the magnetron.
I’ve got already parts like that, there is only so much a person can need of general purpose parts and transformers. 4 years ago I would find power supplies, computers (at least a core duo), game consoles, stereos, LCD TV’s, battery chargers, etc. These days’s, IF I find something it has been gutted, or its junk. Like I said old tube TV’s and microwaves are plentiful. Heck the last few PC’s I found were P4’s single core Celerons. Just old junk around here.

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I just saw an add in my Facebook feed from Dell who are selling remanufactured T7500's for $1,300 I scored a two T3500 and a T5400 not long ago. I've sold one of the T3500's and still have one and the T5400 that I just started thinking about using to build a new machine for myself in. The cases are well engineered and a dream to work in.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:10 PM   #712
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Got these little gems yesterday...

Dell Dimension XPS D233 although I'm a bit confused on the Processor Speed. Machine says it's a 233, cmos battery was dead and bios had a p/w on it so I changed the battery and changed the jumper to config and cleared the p/w. While doing that it said it was a 233 but the main screen in setup is showing it as a 133. Regardless - it's pretty nice and boy was it CLEAN. I've never seen a machine this old this clean! I had to look inside the main case fan to even find a speck of dust.

Then there's this oscilloscope... looking at the manual on line and it describes this 30 lb monster as "light weight"! I see a few completed sales on fleabay in the past months that would suggest somewhere between $150 - $300 and there's a wiki page for this thing that had this chart of cost over time.
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Dell Dimension XPS D233...
I have a Dell Dimension XPS R400 with a very similar motherboard. Though I've read online that my particular XPS model doesn't support Pentium 3 slot CPUs, I put one in there anyways (a 550 MHz P3 Katmai), and it worked just fine (POSTed and booted into Windows XP).

So if you have better slot CPUs, feel free to try them out.

As for your other finds.... wow that Tek scope is really nice. Probably built like a tank too, hence the weight. And the studio mixer? Someone must have paid big bucks for that back in the day. I bet it's still has a decent value today.
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Yes ive a box full of misc P II and III that i could try but i think I'll just leave it as a dedicated Duke Nukum machine!
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^^No, you should play Duke Nukem on the oscilloscope! (Great score btw!)
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