Holy crap.

EyeMWing

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I just got a box full of 1990-1995 era hardware. There are 3 more just like it waiting for me to pick up. Some of this stuff should fetch a pretty penny on eBay or ATFST.

Interesting finds so far: IBM Pentium clone, DigiBoard Inc. RS232 breakout board (Dialup host), Aztech sound card w/ onboard modem, WinNT , WinNT2, WinNT3, WinNT4 WS, WinNT 4 Server, Win98FE, a stack of harddrives wait high.
 

Viper GTS

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What are you going to sell it as, paper weights?

10 year old hardware is the definition of worthless, it's too slow to be of any use and too recent to be of any value as a collector's item.

Viper GTS
 

You guys think this is worth something ?

I just threw out a closet full of that crap, threw it in the back of the P/U and dragged it down to the dump.
 

waggy

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Originally posted by: EyeMWing
I just got a box full of 1990-1995 era hardware. There are 3 more just like it waiting for me to pick up. Some of this stuff should fetch a pretty penny on eBay or ATFST.

Interesting finds so far: IBM Pentium clone, DigiBoard Inc. RS232 breakout board (Dialup host), Aztech sound card w/ onboard modem, WinNT , WinNT2, WinNT3, WinNT4 WS, WinNT 4 Server, Win98FE, a stack of harddrives wait high.

hahahah sure a pretty penny. a nice new pretty penny.

 

EyeMWing

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Originally posted by: Viper GTS
What are you going to sell it as, paper weights?

10 year old hardware is the definition of worthless, it's too slow to be of any use and too recent to be of any value as a collector's item.

Viper GTS

A lot of people are building their collections early - myself included. Why wait until this stuff is expensive and hard to find? And a great deal of this stuff still has uses in modern applications - all these PCI video cards I'm looking at will find their way into text mode servers or legacy gaming machines. The drives are excellent either for websurfing terminals or their fun little magnets. etc.
 

Eli

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Originally posted by: Roger
You guys think this is worth something ?

I just threw out a closet full of that crap, threw it in the back of the P/U and dragged it down to the dump.

:frown:

Seriously guys, don't do that with it.

A Pentium might be worthless to you, but it is still a very capable computer..

Plus, computer hardware is toxic. It needs to be recycled.
 

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Too bad it wasn't cool 90s stuff, like say an old Amiga or something. I'd still like an Amiga 3000.
 

Pepsi90919

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Originally posted by: EyeMWing
I just got a box full of 1990-1995 era hardware. There are 3 more just like it waiting for me to pick up. Some of this stuff should fetch a pretty penny on eBay or ATFST.

Interesting finds so far: IBM Pentium clone, DigiBoard Inc. RS232 breakout board (Dialup host), Aztech sound card w/ onboard modem, WinNT , WinNT2, WinNT3, WinNT4 WS, WinNT 4 Server, Win98FE, a stack of harddrives wait high.

that's cool how you found windows NT 4 and 98 in a box from 1990-1995.
 

Lonyo

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It would be nice to have an old PC that could run all those old DOS games and stuff.
 

rh71

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I still remember the day I made my parents buy me 2MB EDO(?) RAM for my 386... for $120.
 

EyeMWing

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Originally posted by: Pepsi90919
Originally posted by: EyeMWing
I just got a box full of 1990-1995 era hardware. There are 3 more just like it waiting for me to pick up. Some of this stuff should fetch a pretty penny on eBay or ATFST.

Interesting finds so far: IBM Pentium clone, DigiBoard Inc. RS232 breakout board (Dialup host), Aztech sound card w/ onboard modem, WinNT , WinNT2, WinNT3, WinNT4 WS, WinNT 4 Server, Win98FE, a stack of harddrives wait high.

that's cool how you found windows NT 4 and 98 in a box from 1990-1995.

Well obviously the box didn't cease existing in 1995. Occasionally, in a lazy fit, humans will put things in boxes with other things.

And I said the HARDWARE was from 1990-95. I never mentioned the software in the sentence containing the dates.
 

Crucial

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Originally posted by: rh71
I still remember the day I made my parents buy me 2MB EDO(?) RAM for my 386... for $120.

2MB? My old man bought 512kb of ram for our Amiga for $180
 

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Whoa, maybe he's onto something.... save all that stuff in your basement for 20 years..... Check out the prices of commodore 64 systems on ebay... They're going for around $30.

Considering the much higher production of items EyeMWing has, and that they're almost completely valueless, I'm guessing that by the year 2030, they may be worth TWO shiny pennies as collectors items... :p
 

OutHouse

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Originally posted by: Viper GTS
What are you going to sell it as, paper weights?

10 year old hardware is the definition of worthless, it's too slow to be of any use and too recent to be of any value as a collector's item.

Viper GTS


Yip, yesterday i threw out perfecty working 12 AT&T globalist 486/DX(??) computers. nothing wrong with them, even worked after Y2K when AT&T said they wont. They were used for out old Novell network but that is gone and no need for them.
 

Eli

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Originally posted by: Citrix
Originally posted by: Viper GTS
What are you going to sell it as, paper weights?

10 year old hardware is the definition of worthless, it's too slow to be of any use and too recent to be of any value as a collector's item.

Viper GTS


Yip, yesterday i threw out perfecty working 12 AT&T globalist 486/DX(??) computers. nothing wrong with them, even worked after Y2K when AT&T said they wont. They were used for out old Novell network but that is gone and no need for them.

:frown:

WHY?

You could've given them to GoodWill for Christ's sake. Now they're just going to contaminate our ground water with lead & other nasties.
 

EyeMWing

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Originally posted by: DrPizza
Whoa, maybe he's onto something.... save all that stuff in your basement for 20 years..... Check out the prices of commodore 64 systems on ebay... They're going for around $30.

Considering the much higher production of items EyeMWing has, and that they're almost completely valueless, I'm guessing that by the year 2030, they may be worth TWO shiny pennies as collectors items... :p

Heh. You should see what's NOT for sale. The virtually the entire Atari 2800/7800 collection. Both consoles and every game that I've been able to find mention of. Working on an Amiga, C64, Alpha, and Sparc collection now. You're right - x86 is pedestrian as far as collectors items (With the exception of the occasional 'wtf were they thinking' item, like the 4x4 CD changers - M4H knows what I'm talkin' about).

And as for throwing away 486's - WHY?!?!? Those things make hellacious broadband routers. While they don't look practical on the outside, with a little creativity and spare time, you can do exceptional things with old systems.

Do you know what I run my Win2k3 domain controller on? A Cyrix MII-266. It's fast enough for the job. Until I have to reboot due to power failure - then it's a wee bit slow.My porn/music server? P2/233. The web console in the living room? Pentium 166.

Call me in 4 years when you've thrown away all your 32bit x86 systems and have a hankering to play some old 16-bit legacy games to bring back the memories.