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Rare, Strange, or Downright Interesting Hardware Thread (56K Unfriendly)


#1

This thread is all about that weird piece of tech you found, or maybe own, that you’d like to share.

Non exclusive to PC hardware!


#2

I posted this in the lounge earlier, but I’ll post it up here too. This AMD Socket G3 blank sample chip from around 2008.

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Could simply be a machanical sample (I.E. blank PCB with pads and an IHS) but if this exists there must also exist a motherboard… And the 800 series chipset did support the necessary I/O to interface with this chip, since AMD dropped the project pretty late.


(**** Zoey ****) #3

Cray T3E compute Module, one or the Rare Water cooled ones
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#4

various ES GPUS:
GTX 680:
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GTX 460 or gts 450 i forget that i gave most of the ones i had to @Fouquin

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By far the rarest I’ve had is when i got two ES Quadro K6000s that were dated very early for kepler. pic below.

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#5

DFI ITOX CT132-B

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PGA478M (Merom) socket mini-ITX board with PCI, PCI-E 1x, and PCI-E 16x; as well as SATA, IDE, and 1.44MB floppy. There are less feature rich E-ATX boards than this little guy.


(The Lazy) #6

Could be a neat little DOS or legacy machine :thinking:


#7

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ATi Radeon X850 XT Platinum AGP. One of the very last designed-for-AGP enthusiast class graphics cards (before they switched to using AGP-PCI-E signal changers on the back of the cards).


#8

Huh. Neat.


#9

Oh hey look at that, he finally put the video up. Been helping him get the card running with the proper settings in benchmarks for a couple weeks.