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NUXT v2.0 motherboard is now available!

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    NUXT v2.0 motherboard is now available!

    I just got an email that the NUXT v2.0 is now ready. I went to the Monotech website and put in my order for one. I have been waiting since last fall for these to come out. Should be a lot of fun putting this together!

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    Had to check https://monotech.fwscart.com/

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      #3
      I'm not entirely familiar with the development history of the NUXT, but WHY is the Video mezzanine based around a Trident video chip? Those were not stellar DOS performers.
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        #4
        Originally posted by NeXT View Post
        I'm not entirely familiar with the development history of the NUXT, but WHY is the Video mezzanine based around a Trident video chip? Those were not stellar DOS performers.
        I think the explanation is basically: "Some guy started listing a ton of old stock chips on eBay and they're the only ISA VGA chip that's close to readily available".

        Certainly can't say much to defend Trident, I had a TVGA9000 in my first 486 and it was *dreadful* running at any beyond-VGA resolution (especially 256 color), but I doubt it matters much on an XT-class machine.
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          #5
          At $340, still too rich for my blood. I can buy & load up an XT clone for less than that.

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            #6
            Originally posted by NeXT View Post
            I'm not entirely familiar with the development history of the NUXT, but WHY is the Video mezzanine based around a Trident video chip? Those were not stellar DOS performers.
            Availability I'd imagine.
            But if Jacob comes on here or if you flick him a message I'm sure he can answer that for sure.

            Also not sure why that matters on an 8088, mine usually run old MDA or CGA boards.
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              #7
              Got my NuXT v2.0 motherboard today. I will be doing the build this week and will report back on my experience using it.

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                #8
                I just received mine today! Working on setting it up, however I'm running into an odd issue where if you reboot it the VGA and main BIOS post routines come up in black and white, and then it boots into DOS with no working screen. You can still type commands and see the CF light blink, but you can't tell what's going on. If you ctrl-alt-del a bunch of times it'll eventually POST in color and then boot properly. I haven't had a chance to go through the troubleshooting steps yet, but it sounds like it's not properly reading the video configuration and is defaulting to mono.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Casey View Post
                  At $340, still too rich for my blood. I can buy & load up an XT clone for less than that.
                  This is why I don't really "get" the NuXT boards. If someone can clue me in as to what the market for these are, I'd appreciate it.
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                    #10
                    The only other thing I can think of is it's ATX form factor and uses a standard ATX power supply.

                    Optionally people who want that hardware DOS gaming experience, but don't want that ugly old computer (?) anywhere NEAR their desk.......because for whatever reason those people do exist and make you feel old as you wave your cane at them.
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                      #11
                      I think some of you guy's miss the point it's the
                      sheer joy of building your own computer and using it..
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Trixter View Post
                        This is why I don't really "get" the NuXT boards. If someone can clue me in as to what the market for these are, I'd appreciate it.
                        I agree. I built an entire genuine IBM XT from an empty case for less than $340. Not bashing the project, as I certainly appreciate the effort put into it, but I too, don’t really “get” it. An XT just doesn’t seem rare or expensive enough to replicate.


                        Originally posted by ChrisUnionNJ View Post
                        I think some of you guy's miss the point it's the
                        sheer joy of building your own computer and using it..
                        I built a genuine IBM XT last year, so I certainly understand the joy of building, but I can’t see paying more for a reproduction than the real thing.
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                          #13
                          This is going to be an unpopular post but it's marketed at people who are too stupid to know better. People who like to throw money at problems to get a solution and people who don't like working with old hardware because somehow *old* old computers is hard.
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                            #14
                            for me originally it was soldering up sergeys xt8088, u8088, building the vga card, building the cf xtide card. soldering it all up.

                            that was the fun in the design.

                            having someone do it all for you, shrug.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by NeXT View Post
                              The only other thing I can think of is it's ATX form factor and uses a standard ATX power supply.
                              Pre-made ATX to AT power adapters are currently on eBay for $8. Past eBay sellers listed ATX I/O shields that had the single large DIN cut-outs for AT MBs, but I'm having trouble finding them now. I'm sure AliExpress has them somewhere!

                              I can see spending hundreds on the real-deal. Hundreds on a clone that can't run Doom is a bit much.
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