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Old 03-11-2012, 07:42 PM   #501
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sounds like it would be a good idea.
done.

imho if it has a legit reason to be constantly dug back up, it needs sticked.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:59 PM   #502
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Edits to my post a more complete list:
-2x power Mac g5. I combined 2into 1 so now 1 (gotta scrap it) has no ram, HDD, or graphics card, but the second one has 6.5gb ram, 500gb hdd, and dual 2ghz CPU.
-apc ups... Seems to work nicely
-elo all-in-one touchscreen thing, xp pro on a via CPU with 512mb ram. Cool but useless.
-power conditioner, but it can only handle 0.625amps. Useless
-3x LCD monitors, 2 17 and 1 19.
-Dell windows xp pc
-HP windows vista pc
-keyboards, mouses, cables, etc.
-rackmount server I think, didn't look much at it except it has 3x 360gb wd raptors in it!
-pencil sharpener (lol?)
-$100 and pizza for helping set up the new office.

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Old 03-12-2012, 03:29 AM   #503
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Put the 2nd Powermac on ebay or something. People are still nuts about those. I've seen totally bare bones Powermac G5's (no RAM, HDD, ODD, cards, ...) go for 100+ .. crazy..

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:38 PM   #504
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I got a Canon Canonscan LIDE 30 for $5 today... it even included one of those gold series belkin cables. It works great and the only defect is a very tiny dent on the metal lid.

I also found a widescreen targus case that happened to fit the scanner for $3 as well; I plan to use it for travel since it is a bus-powered scanner, it has a durable metal lid (to protect the glass?),and it is very compact.

Good finds?
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:48 PM   #505
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I have one of those LIDE scanners, they're pretty nice, especially being bus-powered.

Though what I'd love to get is one of those A3 scanners that does a whole page in 3 seconds
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:05 PM   #506
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Around here, you can't even give scanners away, since they're included with printers for free.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:13 PM   #507
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Well if you've got a fast A3 scanner you can't seem to get rid of, I'm all ears!
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #508
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not really in the dumpster, but when me and my dad were tilling the backyard, I found this deep inside the dirt

http://www.x86-guide.com/Photos/Gran...20-%20haut.jpg

We used to have a amd machine a long time ago. It was a 450MHZ athlon k7. Played doom back then. Man those wonderful times!
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:51 AM   #509
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I found a naked Sharp LCD panel... the panel, PSU and the small PCB with buttons.

I thought it was dead but with surprise it was working... so why not to replace the old Philips 17" CRT? This one is 1280 X 1024 against 1024 x 768 and of course... it frees a lot of space on the desk for all my trash.

I bought some aluminium bars, aluminium plates, aluminium corners... the kind of material used to repair stairs/steps... and with a drill and some screws I built the panel chassis.

Ok it is not artistic... as you can see from pics... the corners are not perfect and the screws are visible... but it is working fine since end of 2004.
The worst part is the left side, I have never found a solution for the regulation buttons I glued only a small piece of rubber on the ON/OFF button.

The funny thing is when somebody sees it... at first they don't care but after few minutes they ask me where I bought it because they say it's quite original

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Old 04-01-2012, 06:43 AM   #510
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was on my way to a friends place yesterday.was almost to richmond in on us35 when i spotted a box with a bunch of tubing sticking out.i stopped quickly and got out of the truck.its some sort of antenna.well its 2 antennas!an m2 kt34 and a cushcraft 13b2!
i loaded up the truck and the folks who set them out came out.hollered you want some more scrap?
sure!.got 2 more antennas and a kenwood ts-430.their grandfather went sk years ago and this stuff was just gathering dust and getting in the way.
got 2 more boxes to get tomorrow when they get them out.they didnt think anyone would want this old junk.but they are happy to see it go to good use.
my friend gave an odd look as i unloaded the stuff into her barn.hey enough stuff to make your motorhome look like a porcupine too!
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #511
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was on my way to a friends place yesterday.was almost to richmond in on us35 when i spotted a box with a bunch of tubing sticking out.i stopped quickly and got out of the truck.its some sort of antenna.well its 2 antennas!an m2 kt34 and a cushcraft 13b2!
i loaded up the truck and the folks who set them out came out.hollered you want some more scrap?
sure!.got 2 more antennas and a kenwood ts-430.their grandfather went sk years ago and this stuff was just gathering dust and getting in the way.
got 2 more boxes to get tomorrow when they get them out.they didnt think anyone would want this old junk.but they are happy to see it go to good use.
my friend gave an odd look as i unloaded the stuff into her barn.hey enough stuff to make your motorhome look like a porcupine too!
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:26 PM   #512
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Lets see:
Few good motherboards and Cases
Vinyl Plotter machine for 5 dollars
2x 42" flatscreen tv's not working, 1 has cracked screen other needs a recap. selling the board on the cracked screen one.
Free old crt monitor but I have gave that away to someone.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:12 AM   #513
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wierd metallic orange gateway quad core gamer pc $10.bad power supply.
$5 "japanese cb" kdk 6m fm mobile.has a note inside the mostly kanji manual from the japanese guy who bought it in 77.works fine after cleaning pots and switches.
i love it when folks at garage sales dont know what they have.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:15 AM   #514
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I bought a pair of Nvidia Quadro FX 1400 128mb PCI-E cards for $10 ($5 per crad)... the place had like 10 more of them... Now to eventually build an SLI system to use them in...
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:53 PM   #515
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I bought a pair of Nvidia Quadro FX 1400 128mb PCI-E cards for $10 ($5 per crad)... the place had like 10 more of them... Now to eventually build an SLI system to use them in...
Nice score. Not sure how good they would be for gaming or SLI, but they are definitely nice cards. Watch out for the power consumption, though. At least according to Wikipedia, they are rated for 70W. That's HOT!
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Okay, I just Googled it. Seems the card is on par with the GeForce 6600 series or thereabout.

As far as video cards go, last week I got a GeForce 7600 GS 512 MB AGP for free without the heat sink. I might use a NB chipset heat sink from a dead ECS motherboard, though. Judging by the die size of the GPU and some pictures on the internet, the stock heat sink isn't much bigger or much thicker. With a good fan, it should be okay. IIRC, it's 20 or 30W TDP, which should be manageable.
Hope it works. I haven't tested it. Would be the best card I have right now.

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Old 04-29-2012, 06:31 PM   #516
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I typically throw out a lot of slot one and pentium pro setups. It's just so difficult to find good homes for these things. This and a lot of vintage computing stuff.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #517
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Last May, I got a free Dell Dimension computer: 1.5GHz Pentium 4, 384MB PC133 RAM, Radeon X1050, Seagate HDD. I use it to play movies on my 24" tube TV and it does its simple job great! Really silent too. I cracked it open and the Mobo consists of only Rubycon, and nichicon. The PSU has Rubycon's (Delta unit), and the GPU has purely Sanyo caps. This thing should keep chugging along for a long time!
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:54 PM   #518
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Found a steal at Fry's today

They had a 100 pack of CD-Rs (Kodak 52x) marked 50% off... it was missing 4 discs. 50% off, but only 4% loss...

It came out to $10 when all was said and done... and I was out of CD-Rs (I have an OLD laptop that is CD-Only, plus I don't like killing DVDs over small files.)
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Found a steal at Fry's today

They had a 100 pack of CD-Rs (Kodak 52x) marked 50% off... it was missing 4 discs. 50% off, but only 4% loss...

It came out to $10 when all was said and done... and I was out of CD-Rs (I have an OLD laptop that is CD-Only, plus I don't like killing DVDs over small files.)
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:05 PM   #520
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Kodak used to actually make their own CDR's rather than the rebranded stuff you got (Probably CMC Magnetics - get an ATIP reader to check).
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