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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-26-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,607
Posted By Topcat
Re: Building a gaming rig for my dad...

You didn't get hurt too bad considering that GPU. I've used quite a few ADATA SSD's, they've been very solid & reliable for being 'lower-end' SSD's.

Dont toss that Xeon & bad board, I wouldn't...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 02-26-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Topcat
Re: Dvr password

Umm, no you don't....and you won't here.

Consider this your one and only warning about ever asking for money around here.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-26-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,272
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

Beyond this point, this one is kind of an experimental.... I located a new-old-stock non-touch bezel on ebay for $27 shipped.....so a little gamble as to whether this thing will go back...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-25-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,253
Posted By Topcat
Re: The (now the death of) Dolby DP600 Build (OK, this one is BEYOND COOL)

I've completely scrubbed my original design....from here forward I'm improvising a completely new design. Many of the original components will be used, but this rack cabinet was a complete game...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-25-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,272
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

There was a version of this system that has a nvidia GPU with dedicated RAM.....

Apparently there's a non-touch version of this system, I found the non-touch front bezel for this system for...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-25-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,272
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

Well, disaster struck.... I was getting close to the end of the physical refurbishing when I was wiping down the front and noticed the digitizer had cracked. There was a deep scratch out of the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-25-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,272
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

This one is a Dell 24" AIO; model 3464.... Generation 7 I3, 16gb DDR4, and a 1tb spinner. Problem is, cockroaches & animal piss (or so it smells) all over the base... :facepalm: :facepalm: ...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-25-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Was given a Dell Inspiron 24" 3464 series I3 7th gen, 16gb DDR4 RAM and a 1tb spinner today. Came from a house full of cockyroaches..... All were dead, but the exterior of the case and the stand...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-23-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The $20 gamble paid off! DX4 @ 100MHz fired right off (Intel). I didn't even have to play musical jumpers. :D

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=231014&stc=1&d=1614103730...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-21-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

They're both about the same size.....but they fit in the electronics room....the black one on casters for sure. As for the shower stall comment, I can stand in it and completely turn around!! ...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-21-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,253
Posted By Topcat
Re: The (now the death of) Dolby DP600 Build (OK, this one is BEYOND COOL)

My ohh my....how this project keeps growing!!

This project already outgrew my original panel design & layout....but I'm glad I set it aside to rethink it rather than do anything permanent at this...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-21-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

...because the right combination of hardware and also being able to house all the networking equipment in there would definitely doom the old 'black beauty' into obsolescence. Since it's also fully...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-20-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I've considered that....but doing that would force THIS (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=58044) into retirement....and that would be heartbreaking!
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-20-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

mmmm....racks!! :D :hump:


It also weighs 300+ pounds.....so it's just resting there until I figure out what I want to do with it. The less I have to move it, the better! Ratdude and I had a...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-20-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Nah, 2 in the house and even my shop has one.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-20-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

My warped mind is already hatching a plan for that APC rack... :D
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-19-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Another friend showed up bearing gifts....another one of these super cool friend that just can't be bought.....

The pick of the litter!! Old beige fully enclosed rack with all the keys and 9x...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-15-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Digikey has datecodes on theirs IIRC (usually where I get them)...that said, I've never had a problem with one. It's the ebay ones you'd probably have to watch.

They do sell a lot of them, a lot...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-14-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

If it's something of mine that I know I'd never sell, I'd do that.....but I absolutely refuse to cobble a customer machine like that. Yes, it works.....but there's absolutely no way to make that...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-13-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I just noticed that....I glanced and saw the 'clock'. Looks like someone has replaced it. Ok, so the battery didn't last 30 years!! :D Ya got me there. :whip:


Maybe someday....I wanna play...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-13-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 801,844
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Another cheap pickup (basically the cost of shipping). When I spotted it, I was more interested in the very vintage (circa 1992) Enlight AT full tower case.....that just happen to have a Micronic...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 02-13-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 786
Posted By Topcat
Re: Oscilliscopes

Very nice! :)

I just haven't been able to let go of my old CRT scope.... :bartmoon:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-11-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,229
Posted By Topcat
Re: <taps> So long, Pentium III, Athlon XP, and older...

I don't see stuff that recent for that price either by the time you include shipping and/or the missing pieces needed to make it work.....usually they're missing HDD's, etc. Heck, you can't even get...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 02-11-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 786
Posted By Topcat
Re: Oscilliscopes

My Sencore SC3100 I bought new for a lot more than $350 has been a great one. They can be had now in your price range. 100MHz, dual channel. Built in DMM and frequency counter.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-10-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,229
Posted By Topcat
Re: <taps> So long, Pentium III, Athlon XP, and older...

$50 is definitely a bit of a stretch.....but a system with a lower end C2D CPU like that can be had for ~$100 in working condition with 4gb for sure.

FWIW, this was posted from another old...
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