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NoCarrier

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  1. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    it's really quite lovely. action is nice and fast, and its a bit cheaper than an IBM Model M it used to be SUPER yellow before i retrobrited it
  2. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    My latest "workstation" .. I brought it into the office so i can have a dedicated distraction-free SSH machine. I gutted the original dead 8088 and low density /MFM gear from the original PCII and installed a 386SX-25, teac high density floppies, and a 2GB quantum fireball, along with a soundblaster 16. generic serial ball mouse and Dell bigfoot mechanical 101 key keyboard with ALPS switches. 17" RasterOPs VGA monitor made by Hitachi.
  3. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    spent the holidays sorting everything, got some new projects lined up. First, dug out this lovely socket 7 motherboard.. PCI and ISA, (only up to 66mhz fsb support though), Pentium 166 CPU, integrated ATI Mach64 graphics. then started a new gaming rig. nothing like a pile of parts Socket 7 pentium 233mmx, 64mb RAM, 3DFX voodoo 2, gravis ultrasound max, 10kRPM scsi
  4. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    Every piece of IBM iron that I own
  5. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    To be fair they usually go poof on their own. Do you know how hard it is to troubleshoot which chip is bad out of 72?
  6. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    Sound blaster Pro 2 and two everex memory expansion boards (2mb each!). Each board has 8 banks x 9 256kb DRAM chips running at 80ns.
  7. So I know this has been done by some people with a few modifications, but i'm kind of stumped. The blower fan on the HG10 bracket is a mini gpu 4 pin. The ROG 1080ti doesn't have anywhere to plug this in, as it has some custom 6pin connector to drive the 3 fans on it's cooler. however it DOES have a 4pin connector that will fit (right next to the multicolored 6pin fan connector), but that one connects to the LEDs on the fan shroud for the ASUS Aura RGB lighting. Will that even work? I'm thinking no. So im contemplating either ordering a cable (which will take forever to arrive as almost no one sells a 4pin male mini gpu to 4pin female PWM cable), or chopping off a connector from an old fan, chop off the connector on the corsair bracket, and soldering it all together, and plugging the corsair blower into one of the PWM headers on the GPU. Can someone spot-check my logic and let me know if it will work? while i know that PWM is 12v, I'm not absolutely positive the corsair fan is 12v. it might be 5v, as some mini gpu connectors are? thanks in advance folks!
  8. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    Anyone remember printing banners in Broderbund's Print Shop with a dot matrix printer? Picked up this Epson 24pin Action printer with my Tandy 1000.
  9. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    Munsters theme song intensifies...
  10. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    i think age might have something to do with it. Also some brands are better than others. I have thousands. I stopped counting after about 3000. many were in new in sealed plastic. I have multiple machines, multiple drives. Some work great on every drive. Some do not. Some work great a couple of times, and then stop working. By and large, my 5.25s have fare a lot better. I have C64 disks from the early 80s that have no issues at all. Floppies are a hassle, but sometimes when you have the nostalgic itch, nothing else will do.
  11. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    So here's the thing. 3.5" floppies have an extremely high failure rate, and it doesn't matter if they're new or used. What matters most is the quality/brand of the disk, and when it was manufactured. Ive gotten mega 100 packs of fairly new high density 3.5s where fully 70% were dead. 5.25" is MUCH more reliable. the lower density the better. I have boxes and boxes of 360k 5.25's from the mid 80s that still work every time i pop them in. Just food for thought. I think with the retro resurgence, manufacturers might start making them again. I think that's whats happening with cassette and vhs tape.
  12. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    Floppies anyone? 8", 5.25", 3.5" .. i bet a lot of you haven't seen an 8" before. note the 128gb USB thumb drive for comparison.. infinitely more storage.
  13. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    I've been trying to find one of these for a while now. They go for crazy money on ebay
  14. NoCarrier

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    Finally picked up a pair of these. Time for some old fashioned SLI (back when SLI still scaled!)
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