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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-23-2022, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I was able to trick it into installing Mint 20.3 (64 bit) on the 32-bit EFI.... Gonna try with Windows....but not sure about driver support (no 64 bit drivers from asus). Win10 once carved down...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-22-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5,407
Views: 1,107,087
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Mega EDU score today. Over 126 custom ITX builds. A shit ton of chromebooks (worthless). Some Ipads....some Asus Win8.1 tablets....the usual breedlot of monitors, printers, keyboards, mice.....but...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-13-2022, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Not bad for a freebie. A week doesn't go by here when someone drops something off that boggles my mind as to why....but like the old saying goes; "one man's trash is another man's treasure"!!
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-04-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Topcat
Re: Cooler Master ATC-S + Some other CoolerMaster Case - 2-fer in 1 Thread

A $7 ebay score (yea, seriously)....auction ended early in hte morning on Memorial day; nobody bid against me!! :rejoice: :rejoice: :cool:

Asus P6X58-E WS LGA1366 workstation board supporting...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-04-2022, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Freebie last week was a TCL 43" 4K. Dead as a fart. Tested PSU, absolutely nothing in the secondary, not even standby. Researched to see if this model had any 'common cold' PSU failures that would...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-03-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,557
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Ultimate Pentium 4 Retro Gamer!

It's like a wing on a honda civic....that wing adds atleast 100HP!! :goofy:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-02-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,557
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Ultimate Pentium 4 Retro Gamer!

Well, I heisted the Apevia PSU from this build to use in a genuine Apevia case in THIS BUILD (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showpost.php?p=1136841&postcount=15)....but worry not, I tracked down...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 05-27-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 509
Posted By Topcat
Re: Dummy loads for amplifier fault finding

That was cheap, even if it was just the unit missing all the accessories! No wonder it's gone!
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 05-27-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 509
Posted By Topcat
Re: Dummy loads for amplifier fault finding

They go fast! What was it priced at?

I almost had one about a year ago.... Complete 1-owner rig in perfect condition for $1000 shipped. Someone was literally seconds faster on the BIN button! ...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 05-27-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 509
Posted By Topcat
Re: Dummy loads for amplifier fault finding

They pop up now & then. A complete one with all the leads goes for an easy $1500USD. I'm not seeing one on right now, maybe the one you're seeing is a CA seller that won't ship to the US? All I...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-27-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By Topcat
Re: That Apevia Case from the Free Scores thread...Another Time-wasting Retro Build!

Waking this one up over a year later.....as it's one of three cases I have here with a window in it....and I have plenty of red & blue LED tape left from THIS EXPERIMENT...
Forum: Troubleshooting Audio Equipment 05-27-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 509
Posted By Topcat
Re: Dummy loads for amplifier fault finding

Sencore PA81 is probably the best there is for this....but good luck finding one and bend over if you do.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-27-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5,407
Views: 1,107,087
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Not bad...but I won't give up my 1080 plasma either, don't feel bad.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-25-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,557
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Ultimate Pentium 4 Retro Gamer!

Ok, a little version 2 of the lighting in this PSU.... I wouldn't have normally taken it apart just for this....but I'm working on another one for someone else that's similar to this that has other...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-23-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,996
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

LOL...not as expensive as I thought it would be!! :music:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-22-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,996
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

Well this was critiqued today by none other than my 24yr old daughter who said it looked awesome, but the blue was a bit overbearing. Add a little more red if you can....so I pondered....and...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-22-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Topcat
Re: PC case - Hard drive rails

The drive rails are likely universal between any case that company makes....that said, I've made Enlight drive rails work with all kinds of cases that they were never intended to be used in.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-21-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,996
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

Forgive me computer gods, for I have sinned....but keep in mind, this was done to mock someone that bragged about spending $100 on RGB fans & lighting! :eek: I found that to be absurd. My 'mock'...
Forum: BIOS Requests ONLY! 05-21-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,571
Posted By Topcat
Re: Macbook M1 bypass FMM / EFI Unlock

You no longer have an inbox....and if you put that link back in your profile, you'll be permanently banned.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-20-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5,407
Views: 1,107,087
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Today's freebies were an Inspiron 5559 laptop in mint condition; 6th gen i3 8gb ram. HDD is missing. They said it was in a boot loop after an update. Nothing to fix, replaced HDD reloaded and...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-19-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,407
Views: 1,107,087
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Very nice on the camera!! That would be fun to play around with.

I have several Sony Reel-to-Reel decks I need to work on....you just reminded me!! :noob:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-13-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5,407
Views: 1,107,087
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I haven't really had much to report lately....it's been kind of quiet.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-03-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,146
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Weird Pentium Pro Builds

This thing has been on hiatus for a few years....I kind of got annoyed with it and put it in the closet....and really just kind of forgot about it.... Well, I was in there for something else today...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-02-2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5,407
Views: 1,107,087
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I did that when I got my Ricoh setup....I was able to retire 3 other machines. I updated the firmware on it last week....it literally took an hour for it to do its number....sure glad the power...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-02-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,996
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's Other Misc Weird Build Thread

Today's weird one comes in the form of some old HP Pentium-D system with a board full of bad caps..... Not really worth the effort to recap....but the case is immaculate.....good for a mild sleeper....
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