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Old 9th Jan 2019, 2:03 pm   #1
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Default Very large computer f.o.c.

Just been taken out of regular service. I have fitted a "vintage 1GB H/D, with a test system to check it is all running.
Has a M/S XP label.
No idea of CPU, it is 32 bit. 1GB RAM.

All the usual components of a bygone computer age.

R.W. C.D, DVD, Floppy Drive, Analogue T.V.+FM card, onboard sound, network port, loads of USB, Firewire. Video card, VGA, DVI.

Probably will be ok with one of the lightweight LINUX O.S. Could have lots of play value.

Can supply with a couple of spare analogue TV cards etc.

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Old 9th Jan 2019, 2:09 pm   #2
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Default Re: Very large computer f.o.c.

Might be useful to somebody if it's got some ISA slots on the mobo. It should run Lubuntu Linux reasonably well.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 11:15 pm   #3
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Looks like PCI/AGP to me - shame. I've been in desperate need for an ISA-loaded motherboard for a while now....
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 11:44 pm   #4
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Def. NO ISA slots.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 1:59 pm   #5
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I'm a little disappointed - when I read "very large", I was expecting a floorstanding cabinet with a big reel to reel tape drive!
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 3:33 pm   #6
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Default Re: Very large computer f.o.c.

There were a lot of these big cases around at that time. Small business customers liked big boxes for their servers, even if they were mostly air inside. It made them seem more like 'real' computers, and suppliers could charge more for them.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 5:09 pm   #7
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I'm using such a case here. Made from heavy gauge steel, it weighs a ton. They are good for providing excellent airflow and cooling, and the insides can be made to look very neat if the flat IDE cables are replaced by round ones (not that I have either now - all SATA!).
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Default Re: Very large computer f.o.c.

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There were a lot of these big cases around at that time. Small business customers liked big boxes for their servers, even if they were mostly air inside. It made them seem more like 'real' computers, and suppliers could charge more for them.
Big cases are still highly popular amongst the elite gaming community: plenty of room to take two top-end graphics-cards and the fans/power-supplies needed to drive/cool them!
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Some of the new 'large' PC cases cost more than my whole desktop PC does! This is (yet) another case of hindsight in that I've forgotten how many such PC's I 'chucked away' in the past...... grrrrr.
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Now disposed.

Thanks, this thread can be closed.
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