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F.A.O. Nick or other ex Amigan!!!

Postby rossi46 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:26 pm

What can I do with this lot? :shock: I've just been given it and on first glance it seems to include 2 A4000s 1 A3000 and a million boards with 060 and Cyberstorm and suchlike on them........ :lol: 8) :shock:

Not so long ago, I could only dream of owning such a machine, never mind 3 or 4 of them!

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Postby Rhakios » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:53 pm

Looks like a load of WEEE to me ;)
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Postby nelz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:16 pm

Ebay?
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Postby rossi46 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:30 pm

Just for the sake of nostalgia, I'd like to make my dream uber-Amiga machine. The likes of which I always dreamed of back in the day.

A certain N.Veitch has a lot to answer for regarding my Amiga obsession: after all, he fuelled it for 50 odd issues of Amiga Format 8)
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Postby Rhakios » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:14 pm

Ah, but then he's evil :evil:
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:27 pm

Well, I would pick out the best bits, maybe keep a spare set, and ebay the rest.
Accelerator cards in particular go for quite a healthy price.
(incidentally, if there is an 060 for an A1200 in there, I might be interested- I have an 040 A1200 with 32MB and a 4Gb hdd in a tower, running on my home network)
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:46 pm

don't get involved building one unless you have the time and patience i'm trying to build a pc out of various old bits people have given me, and it's nowhere near as easy as building one with all the bits new :roll: in fact my dining room looks not unlike the picture you've shown :D
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Postby Rhakios » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:33 pm

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Oh I give up. Why am I not surprised that you can't build a PC out of old components. I don't suppose it has occurred to you to check whether the bits you are trying to put together are compatible? :roll:
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Postby rossi46 » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:08 pm

I've built loads of PCs out of donated parts. I find it therapeutic. The Amiga tower project is proving to be a real headache already :roll:
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Postby kilikopele » Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:36 am

I don't suppose the melrose in your location line is the one in Minnesota--about 45 minutes from me. I'd love to take a look at melding them together. I've never laid hands on an Amiga in my life. (I was an Atari guy back in the day.) I've built dozens of PCs and rebuilt a couple Macs so I'd love the challenge. (I'm still quite proud of a refurbished 9100AV Nubus Mac I rebuilt.)

But I'm guessing the melrose in which you live has more culture than the Melrose I know--whose chief source of culture is Earl's Bar.
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Postby rossi46 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:06 pm

kilikopele wrote: the Melrose I know--whose chief source of culture is Earl's Bar.


LOL the Melrose I'm in is 40 minutes south of Edinburgh Scotland. World rugby capital and home to the Eildon Hills and Melrose Abbey
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Postby kilikopele » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:23 pm

Yeah, that would be a bit more than a 45 minute road trip. :)

I'm going to miss meeting up at Earl's Bar, though. I'm always looking for reasons to go to Earl's Bar.
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Postby rossi46 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:36 pm

Incidently, the nearest town to me is 4 miles away and it's called Earlston.

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