Show off a motherboard from your collection

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby avalanche » Sun May 15, 2016 2:08 pm

Wowie 8-) Now your speaking my language. But once again slammed with RaRE big banger Dfi :lol:

Hey see my sale in here.
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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby pfrcom » Mon May 16, 2016 1:35 pm

Can't agree with big banger DFI, competent brand but nothing special IMO

Speaking of VIA-powered, here's one of my recapped Epox 8KTA3L+ rev 1.00, factory rated as supporting up to Thoroughbred 2400+, on a board using SDRAM :o
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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby avalanche » Mon May 16, 2016 3:37 pm

Thunderbirds are go ..........Oh wait you said thoroughbred :P
BBL & add a pic. May have another secret mission on 8-)

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby pfrcom » Mon May 16, 2016 8:25 pm

avalanche wrote:Oh wait you said thoroughbred


pfrcom wrote:factory rated as supporting up to Thoroughbred 2400+


EP-8KTA3L+ supports Thunderbirds as well, but why use a Tbird when you could have a Palomino, and why use a Palo when you could have a Thoroughbred ? :P

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby avalanche » Mon May 16, 2016 11:07 pm

Hmm seems your gonna flap your via muscle. Cop this my precious atm. :mrgreen:
........+ too lazy to rummage through my parts tonight

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby pfrcom » Tue May 17, 2016 1:37 pm

Here's one I'm quite proud of - Gigabyte 6VXE7+ rev. 3, with history

Back in the day, when ComTrader site & newspaper existed, and motherboards were worth something, I used to offer a BIOS fixing service

In fact, still a couple of hits on OCAU forums if I search my phone number, copy-pasted from ComTrader as advice to people with corrupt BIOS

Anyway, a repeat customer brought this one in to get fixed

I spent ages trying to get it to work, eventually told the bloke there must be something else wrong with it, come pick it up

Found the board years later, owner CBF picking up, and not one to give up easily, had another go at it

Discovered a tiny break in one of the tracks underneath leading from the BIOS chip, bridged it with a dab of solder, and Bob's your Uncle

You can see fix in second pic, above fifth & sixth pins from right of BIOS chip, sealed with clear nail polish
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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby avalanche » Tue May 17, 2016 5:32 pm

Misaligned, screw that board in the case anyways. Standoff mark in that pcb.
Inturn that inner thread scratched that track open. Haha stuffed up!

Nice spotting it though ;)

One of many project never really got a start on " Sly Cougar " case need upsize for what I have in mind.
Just bought the scsi cable " boy they ask alot "

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Take note of that " scsi beast in there aye "
Krumm may spot his drive there. Best I not go in the precious again hey :P

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby Krumm » Tue May 17, 2016 8:38 pm

Showing off a little with 3 Nakamichi there :P I actually have one of those cases but only the midi tower version Aopen H600 iirc, you have fine taste ;)

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby avalanche » Tue May 17, 2016 9:20 pm

Styling of the case is just beautiful. Wish they're was a side window for it.
Cannot bring myself to bust it with the plasma cutter.

So really I have to repurpose this case & do up a shitter so I can hack it. :)

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby Washerman » Tue May 17, 2016 11:46 pm

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!

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby pfrcom » Wed May 18, 2016 11:24 am

Here's one similar scenario to DFI AK70 above

HP Sherwood ZX based board built when manufacturers were scrimping on quality of components and substituting Chinese electrolytic capacitors for proven Japanese ones

Yet the board uses expensive tantalum surface-mount capacitors for smaller ones (little yellow rectangular thingies), and has on-board Matrox G200 graphics

This came with some stuff I was given, and every electrolytic was bulging at the top

I was going to just scrap it because all PCI slots were yellowed, and the whole thing looked scungy

But thinking leaded solder board wouldn't take too long, decided instead to recap it with Sanyo electrolytics salvaged from defunct motherboards, each capacitor tested first with ESR meter

Now some years later, with a Coppermine 650, it's my go-to board for 98SE when I need to use Willem programmer

Third pic illustrates workmanship
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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby Washerman » Wed May 18, 2016 2:08 pm

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 :(

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby avalanche » Wed May 18, 2016 6:10 pm

Hehe dueling solder boards................BRB :twisted:
My latest

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby Washerman » Thu May 19, 2016 12:03 am

You guys are pros! duelling soldering irons, lol

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby pfrcom » Fri May 20, 2016 12:35 pm

Did someone mention Gigabyte GA-6BXS ?

Here's mine, with P3-900 on Iwill Slocket II and 4 of quality Korean PC100 SDRAM
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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby avalanche » Fri May 20, 2016 5:52 pm

Not playing motherboards wars tonight guys. Had a fall on the weekend & done the ribs.
Panadeine Fort " Movie night & beer " :P

Buubox knows........need that Shadowburger member to contact me. Bought the desoldergun.
Not back in OCAU till August :twisted:

Krumm your postal details too please matey

Won this for Phil in OCAU. For all his hard work benchmarking & video's.
Has 4/5 large bad caps & unknown working condition. But like a challenge LoL

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby avalanche » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:10 pm

Hehe time to lick them wounds & bust out another board. Same? Yes? Really the same ? No.

Canadian board.........10 weeks to arrive & anticipation near killed me.
I'll update with photo's later. Note caps are spot on ;)

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby shirl » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:55 am

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This was save from the scrap heap years ago,sitting idle atm
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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby avalanche » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:11 am

Wow :D What a beauty Thomas, so hard to get now.

I must get back into this & post up some pics. Stupid injury & nasty flu held me up for a while. RL such a PIA :lol:

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Re: Show off a motherboard from your collection

Postby shirl » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:32 am

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This board was given to me years ago,they told me it was dead,reset multi jumpers little 1200mhz Thunderbird fired up,as for the HSF gotta love it.
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