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by Washerman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade - Retro Computing Related
Topic: Before it goes to ewaste - 80-90s PC kit, BBC Micro
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Re: Before it goes to ewaste - 80-90s PC kit, BBC Micro

Hey ADFHogan, I missed your post from a couple of weeks back, hope you had a good new year. Is all of this stuff still available? As an avid retro collector I'm intrigued by your gear :D and I also have some BBC Micro stuff in my hoard that is due to get re-capped. However I am in Sydney, so would h...
by Washerman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Non-Retro Activities
Replies: 7
Views: 3767

Re: Non-Retro Activities

Sometimes I forget all about these forums! Sadly I've had to move on from that place, the landlord wanted to move back in ... or something. New place has plenty of space, but not a nice big built-in shelf unit like that one. Anyway, before I left I did get to fill it up - here's some pics: http://i6...
by Washerman
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Intel G7ETA Server Mobo
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Intel G7ETA Server Mobo

Also, you could try over on vogons.org - there are a couple of retro dual CPU fans who might just have more information for you.
by Washerman
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Intel G7ETA Server Mobo
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Intel G7ETA Server Mobo

Hi Sean! These forums are a little quiet these days ... It looks like you might be out of luck getting the necessary manual for the G7ETA motherboard, unless you try Intel directly. Their online support is quite limited for much older server boards it seems. There is a Youtube video in Spanish showi...
by Washerman
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: QIC-80 Mini Tape Drive
Replies: 1
Views: 1735

Re: QIC-80 Mini Tape Drive

Hi Michael! These forums have been very quiet for a while. It's sort of an offshoot from the Overclockers Australia retro community, but set up and run by one very busy guy, mwd :) I don't have a QIC-80 drive, but I can check on what format the tape drives I have are - there's one or two in boxes th...
by Washerman
Sat May 21, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Non-Retro Activities
Replies: 7
Views: 3767

Re: Non-Retro Activities

Hehe one of quite a few G5/Mac Pros - getting them for about $5-10 each! Mac Pros are a bit more though. This is about 20% of the hoard. Those bookshelves are very solid, bespoke cabinetry - fully built-in. One of the previous owners was a psychiatrist, so guessing this was his study :? the shelves ...
by Washerman
Fri May 20, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Help me find a system
Replies: 10
Views: 4883

Re: Help me find a system

Not sure if roboat is still around, but looky looky ...

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showt ... ?t=1195841
by Washerman
Fri May 20, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Retro Builds
Topic: NEC PowerMate SX Portable
Replies: 1
Views: 2104

NEC PowerMate SX Portable

Thought it would be nice to give this beastie its own thread. Not really a build as it's a full working unit already, but it is expandable so it's possible to do a bit more to up-spec it. Basics are that it's a portable desktop unit based on the 386SX 16MHz chip, has 2MB onboard, red plasma screen, ...
by Washerman
Fri May 20, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Non-Retro Activities
Replies: 7
Views: 3767

Re: Non-Retro Activities

I moved house recently, so more brawn than brains required. The upside is that I get a reasonable study to myself. Pic of the start of a long process below

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by Washerman
Thu May 19, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 13438

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

You guys are pros! duelling soldering irons, lol
by Washerman
Wed May 18, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retro pricing
Replies: 12
Views: 4700

Re: Retro pricing

Lovely condition working 5150 with CGA monitor just went for $256 on eBay - pickup only in Sydney made it less accessible I guess.
by Washerman
Wed May 18, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 13438

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Wow that board is loaded! Nice one to show from your collection. Lovely workmanship too, wish I could get that level of finishing, seem to be a magnet for solder :(
by Washerman
Tue May 17, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retro pricing
Replies: 12
Views: 4700

Re: Retro pricing

Have you seen much 8088 / 8086 gear in your travels avalanche? Member of the Aussie Arcade forums is looking to relieve some nostalgia with classic hardware but I don't know how much of that early gear is out there. There is a bit of early gear about, but it does tend to get expensive. For example,...
by Washerman
Tue May 17, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Show off a motherboard from your collection
Replies: 47
Views: 13438

Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Got one of those Asus cases that looks like it fell off a cliff .... what will you do with 15 discs loaded up? :lol:

Haven't got a groovy motherboard handy at the moment, but will find something!
by Washerman
Tue May 17, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Retro Builds
Topic: IBM Aptiva
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Re: IBM Aptiva

Nice build! Total sleeper, down to the 'Designed for Windows 98' sticker ;) what's the onboard vid like? any plans to add standalone AGP?
by Washerman
Mon May 16, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade - Retro Computing Related
Topic: IBM Aptvia
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: IBM Aptvia

I'll bite - with an opinion ;) nice looking unit, but might be better off hoarding it or putting V2 SLI/V3 in for some retro gaming. Retro market seems to be a bit less competitive in Oz at the moment unless it's exotic eg Amiga/Atari, bargains to be had, and reasonably priced stuff not moving on eB...
by Washerman
Mon May 16, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retro pricing
Replies: 12
Views: 4700

Re: Retro pricing

Definitely takes the patience of a saint to find some good bargains! And keen eyes too, some of the best stuff can be picked up on by the pics. I reckon group buys from certain retro sellers could also be the go, combine postage should make it cheaper overall. Though I need to control my addiction lol
by Washerman
Sun May 08, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: Interesting history links
Replies: 0
Views: 1262

Interesting history links

Just doing a bit of browsing the other day, came across the Australian Computer Museum Society - doesn't have a display museum, but has some definitely retro computing-focused information on its website: http://acms.org.au/ Found the global/Australian computing timeline fascinating, although it ends...
by Washerman
Fri May 06, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Retro Computing Discussion
Topic: So what is an amazing beautiful not too old machine
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

Re: So what is an amazing beautiful not too old machine

I second the 939 notion. AM2 might just scrape in, but despite being the same era Socket 775 just doesn't seem retro to me, so maybe it's also too new.

What is the pinnacle 939 or 940 system you can build? Opteron 185 with 8GB, SSD and GTX295?
by Washerman
Thu May 05, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Tutorials, Reviews & HOWTOs
Topic: Capacitor replacement Motherboards
Replies: 15
Views: 6569

Re: Capacitor replacement Motherboards

Just beautiful! You need to post a how-to vid ;) help out the soldering n00bs like me!!

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