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  1. Cuzza

    Cuzza New Member

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    Hey team, well I was walking to work yesterday came across this puppy that someone had left out with their garbabe:

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    So my scavenging cheap-skate instinct took over and I hid it in a bush then picked it up on the way home.

    Well there's nothing too special inside, its an Asus A7M266 mobo with a Athlon 1200 with a fancy looking thermaltake super orb cooler. And it powers up OK, i think it's a goer.

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    I want to get the old shitter going just gor shits and giggles. One problem: no graphics card, no hard drive, no ram, no mouse
    Normally i'd be able to raid my parts stash for all that stuff but it's about 12,000 miles away (in New Zealand).

    Now I know there are a few guys here from London, if anyone has some old worthless parts they want to offload for (next to) nothing i'd be happy to oblige so get in touch. or in rest of UK i guess thats ok too!

    Need:
    -Any AGP card
    -PC2100 DDR
    -any old hard drive should work
    -a mouse (maybe could nick one from work!)

    CHeers guys.

    -Cuzz out.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    damn i HAVE all those parts spare, but i'm a little closer to NZ than the UK.
     
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    Cuzza New Member

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    no replies? oh well.... off to ebay
     
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    I got some spare DDR layin around, along with 2 cd-rom drives i took out of 2 computers i wont ever use again.
     
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    that case looks like it would look in a piano black.
     
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    Cuzza New Member

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    hmmm that coulc be cool. black would make it very monolithic...like the thing in 2001: a spcae odyssey
     
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    Nice little find you got there :toast: A few pieces and you got a nice little server or back up puter :rockout:
     
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    oi! i left that out for the binman alright! thief! lol :p
     
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    right found some RAM on ebay and the mobo likes it they seem happy together. now just need graphics card and i can see if this thing actually goes.

    this thing aint little!
     
  10. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    looks like the job for a cheap PCI 6200 ;)
     
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    Cuzza New Member

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    and clog up one of my priceless PCI slots ? i don't think so! lol
     
  12. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    rofl i can't comment to that
     
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    dang if you get that running you might be able to play pong with it!!!!
     
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    thanks
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    Save me Jebus!!! lol

    nah thanks man but i aint buying anything new to go on this thing before i'm sure the mobo is ok, so just looking for some shitty used card to test it out.
     
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    I have an AGP card, but I'm in US... if you want to pay shipping on it I'll sell it to you for $5 (enough money to get gas and get me to the post office) :toast:
     
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    Just FYI it cost me about $15 to send a X850XT to infrared over in the UK...International air mail as a broken GPU!
     
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    Well, I'd offer an old tnt2 or something (can't even remember), but I threw it in my gf's temp rig 'til I get a job and build myself a new one.
     
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    Don't worry about the graphics card any more I got one for £0.99 on ebay. ATI Rage 3D pro
     
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    Ah, damn, I have a parts cache sitting about,but I didn't see this early enough. I defo have some DDR RAM laying about, if I remember rightly, it's PC2100, and it's a 128MB stick. Nothing spectacular, but if you've got nothing else, it should do. If I can find it, I'll check if it works, and you can just have the thing. I have some older hard drives lying about too, but they're probably pretty close to death, and are tiny.
    Funny thing is, the card you bought is almost the same as the one I have lying about :p
     
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    So what's the list down to now, as far as what's left to get/find?
     
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    with graphics card on the way all i need is hard drive and a mouse. Ripper3 i will happily take that RAM off your hands. PM me.

    Also found someone who wants to buy the case! which is great, i dont need the monstrous thing. might even break even.
     
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    clean that case up and paint it black - man i would take that of your hands!
     
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    The old case its self is a GEM for case modders cases that size nowadays cost heaps it would look great modded sprayed side window.
     

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