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Old 11-29-2018, 07:34 PM   #2481
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Picked up another cheap VP6....this place is becoming the land of wayward Abit boards along with some strange supermicro mixes...
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:08 PM   #2482
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Onkyo TX-18 Receiver (circa mid 1980s, 30Wpc) for $1. It had no output, once I got it home and opened it up I found both output fuses blown which had me worried that the amp might be toast, but I popped in a couple new fuses and it works fine. Someone probably shorted the speaker terminals at some point and the fuses did their job and protected the amp.





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Old 11-30-2018, 06:52 PM   #2483
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nice, i like tuners with VFD's
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:57 PM   #2484
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I like VFDs in general
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:25 PM   #2485
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I've got a single DIN indash MP3 player with a dot matrix VFD. It's one of my favorites!
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:45 AM   #2486
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i have a bunch of dot-matrix and starburst vfd's with onboard serial interfaces somewhere that i salvaged from gambling machines!
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:58 AM   #2487
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No retro computer collection is complete without a pentium pro system....

...and then there's this:

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Old 12-04-2018, 12:28 PM   #2488
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lol
it looks like it's powered by an onboard 2-stroke engine!!
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:02 PM   #2489
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My latest decent scores:
50 (fifty) Core 2 Duo CPUs for a $1 (with $9 S&H)
11 keyboards for $1 (with $11 S&H)
Looks like buying in bulk yields overall cheaper price than buying individual pieces... WTH?

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it looks like it's powered by an onboard 2-stroke engine!!
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Pretty cool piece of hardware, though.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:06 PM   #2490
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it looks like it's powered by an onboard 2-stroke engine!!
Noise-wise, its on par!

It only took me 3 years to find one of these boards.....me is happy!
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:43 AM   #2491
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Cooler setup looks like someone who wants their daily 5 Ghz or at least close to 4.5 Ghz fix.

Today's setups also often need hefty VRM cooling.
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:36 PM   #2492
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Remember VRM/chipset heatsinks and fans of the early 2000s?
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:56 PM   #2493
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Remember VRM/chipset heatsinks and fans of the early 2000s?
Abit IC7 Max 3..... active cooled regulators AND capacitors!
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:59 PM   #2494
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Now you get a big block of metal (low surface area) with a plastic cover (blocking airflow) for looks.

Anyway, that's a nice Xeon system.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:00 PM   #2495
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Anyway, that's a nice Xeon system.
Thanks. It came with a pair of 900MHz 2mb L2 CPU's, the fastest supported by this board. Those unfamiliar with Xeons of that era, their L2 caches run @ full speed, unlike their Pentium2 counterparts that only ran @ half speed for the consumer market. Also included was the 1130c raidport controller that the seller said didn't work...but he didn't know the magic trick to these, there's a weird firmware 'marriage' process you have go do before it'll work. Lastly, there is 2gb of ECC memory. I gave very little for this, everything works. It will get recapped, it has a bunch of those phony 'NRSY' caps that SM used back in those days.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:03 PM   #2496
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No retro computer collection is complete without a pentium pro system....
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New Old Stock...untested, no processors....but there was 2 NIB heatsinks.
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Picked a junk pile and came out with this:



New Old Stock...untested, no processors....but there was 2 NIB heatsinks.
Good luck, most pentium pro's were nuked for digger gold. Pentium II overdrive?
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Good luck, most pentium pro's were nuked for digger gold. Pentium II overdrive?
I found a pair of 200's with 512k L2's for $40....but yea, I'm eyeballing a pair of 333MHz overdrives...but I want to make sure the board is good first... the OD CPU's usually go for ~$100ea.
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:34 PM   #2499
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today's cheap score was 10 36gb 10k U320 SCA scsi HDD's. Retro builds love these!
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picked up a 2003 eMac with 1Ghz G4 and 256 ram will upgrade ram.
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