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    Random vintage parts as I go through boxes. Pay only shipping.

    Must have 50 posts or more here on VCF for me to acknowledge you. If someone posts in this thread "declaring interest" etc that doesn't necessarily mean they got it. PM me first. I will post in this thread when the part is gone. Will be shipping from zip 04538.

    Since the forum upgrade is preventing me from uploading photos here (ex. it shows my 233K photo is over 400K when it actually is not) I will provide external links to the photos.

    DTK PRM-0076I revision E0 motherboard. Comes with an Intel P-II 300MHz CPU, 256MB PC-100 RAM (128MB x2). Tested with DOS, Windows 3.1 and Windows 98 SE. Works great. This motherboard uses a 440LX chipset. Has AGP, PCI and ISA slots. Has been flashed to the last/latest BIOS revision.

    https://imgur.com/a/rZ40qBc

    Keep checking back as I go through boxes for the next few weeks.

    #2
    DTK motherboard is taken. More parts incoming today.

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      #3
      These are the last of my new old stock server grade Socket 8 coolers. Some of the highest quality Socket 8 HSFs made. These were intended for ALR (Advanced Logic Research) systems back in the mid to late 90s. You can easily move the wires around to work on any Socket 8 board. Comes in a Unisys boxed kit which includes one HSF, one VRM, wire adapters, a CPU pull tool and a very dried up packet of 20+ year old thermal paste. These were designed for the Unisys Aquanta Socket 8 based systems which I demo here if you want to see them in action. I only have five left, These are small boxes so shipping should be fairly cheap.

      https://imgur.com/a/sw4iBNe

      Update: All gone. Check the latest list in this thread for what is available.
      Last edited by liqmat; April 21, 2021, 06:04 AM.

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        #4
        Oh man I wish I'd known about these socket 8 HSFs when you sent me the NICs. I've got a ghetto setup right now with a 120mm fan spanning both my PPros randomly screwed down to some heatsinks

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          #5
          Originally posted by maxtherabbit View Post
          Oh man I wish I'd known about these socket 8 HSFs when you sent me the NICs. I've got a ghetto setup right now with a 120mm fan spanning both my PPros randomly screwed down to some heatsinks
          So why aren't you PM'ing me about it? If you need two for your setup just msg me.
          Last edited by liqmat; April 17, 2021, 04:27 PM.

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            #6
            Jealous of your big PPro boxes! The Lockheed/Martin-Unisys surplus store here in MN never had any of these, or I would have snapped them up!

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              #7
              Ok. Three Socket 8 coolers left.

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                #8
                Originally posted by ScutBoy View Post
                ...The Lockheed/Martin-Unisys surplus store here in MN...!
                Now that place sounds cool. Bet you have found some interesting things there?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by liqmat View Post

                  Now that place sounds cool. Bet you have found some interesting things there?
                  It was cool. Got a lot of cool stuff very cheap - like an Apple /// for $5. A lot of contemporary computer stuff, test equipment, office furniture, you name it.

                  They had a section of "not for sale" stuff that included a lot of big military radar consoles, etc. Said that they needed to keep them for whatever reason, but hadn't been touched in years.

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                    #10
                    https://imgur.com/a/3FrPKLs >> Intel Pentium Pro 200MHz 1MB Cache (Blacktop) CPU w/ Attached ALR Dual Fan HSF - Available: 1
                    https://imgur.com/a/MZ1BLB8 >> Intel Pentium 100MHz CPU w/ NOS Socket 5 HSF CPU cooler - Available: 1
                    https://imgur.com/a/sw4iBNe >> ALR Dual Fan Socket 8 HSF CPU Cooler Kit - Available: 3
                    https://imgur.com/a/c4lMTIl >> Various ATX I/O Backplates - Available: Varies (send PM)
                    https://imgur.com/a/JZePbnG >> Various Keyboard/Mouse Connection Converters - Available: 1
                    https://imgur.com/a/TxQAZQ1 >> NOS Low Profile Card Blank Backplates - Available: 2
                    https://imgur.com/a/cZWoTXW >> Black IDE DVD Optical Drives (Two DVD Writers, One DVD ROM) - Available: 3 (Take One, Take Two, Take Them All!)
                    https://imgur.com/a/ntc3cXp >> NOS NEC CDR-222 SCSI Quad Speed CD-ROM Drive (comes with Adaptec 2940U SCSI PCI Controller Card & 50-pin SCSI Cable) - Available: 1
                    https://imgur.com/a/E3aKb84 >> Adaptec AHA-3940 PCI SCSI Controller Card (Comes With Two 50-pin SCSI Cables) - Available: 1
                    https://imgur.com/a/yPdHH4a >> NOS Seagate ST39236LC 9GB SCSI SCA Hard Drive (If you need a SCA to 68-pin adapter I may have one) - Available: 3 (Hard Drives Fully Tested)
                    Last edited by liqmat; April 18, 2021, 05:38 PM.

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                      #11
                      Pentium Pro 200 1MB taken.

                      Updated list:

                      https://imgur.com/a/MZ1BLB8 >> Intel Pentium 100MHz CPU w/ NOS Socket 5 HSF CPU cooler - Available: 1
                      https://imgur.com/a/sw4iBNe >> ALR Dual Fan Socket 8 HSF CPU Cooler Kit - Available: 3
                      https://imgur.com/a/c4lMTIl >> Various ATX I/O Backplates - Available: Varies (send PM)
                      https://imgur.com/a/JZePbnG >> Various Keyboard/Mouse Connection Converters - Available: 1
                      https://imgur.com/a/TxQAZQ1 >> NOS Low Profile Card Blank Backplates - Available: 2
                      https://imgur.com/a/cZWoTXW >> Black IDE DVD Optical Drives (Two DVD Writers, One DVD ROM) - Available: 3 (Take One, Take Two, Take Them All!)
                      https://imgur.com/a/ntc3cXp >> NOS NEC CDR-222 SCSI Quad Speed CD-ROM Drive (comes with Adaptec 2940U SCSI PCI Controller Card & 50-pin SCSI Cable) - Available: 1
                      https://imgur.com/a/E3aKb84 >> Adaptec AHA-3940 PCI SCSI Controller Card (Comes With Two 50-pin SCSI Cables) - Available: 1
                      https://imgur.com/a/yPdHH4a >> NOS Seagate ST39236LC 9GB SCSI SCA Hard Drive (If you need a SCA to 68-pin adapter I may have one) - Available: 3 (Hard Drives Fully Tested)

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                        #12
                        Updated list:

                        https://imgur.com/a/sw4iBNe >> ALR Dual Fan Socket 8 HSF CPU Cooler Kit - Available: 2
                        https://imgur.com/a/c4lMTIl >> Various ATX I/O Backplates - Available: Varies (send PM)
                        https://imgur.com/a/TxQAZQ1 >> NOS Low Profile Card Blank Backplates - Available: 2
                        https://imgur.com/a/cZWoTXW >> Black IDE DVD Optical Drives (Two DVD Writers, One DVD ROM) - Available: 3 (Take One, Take Two, Take Them All!)
                        https://imgur.com/a/E3aKb84 >> Adaptec AHA-3940 PCI SCSI Controller Card (Comes With Two 50-pin SCSI Cables) - Available: 1
                        https://imgur.com/a/yPdHH4a >> NOS Seagate ST39236LC 9GB SCSI SCA Hard Drive (If you need a SCA to 68-pin adapter I may have one) - Available: 3 (Hard Drives Fully Tested)

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                          #13
                          Updated list:

                          https://imgur.com/a/sw4iBNe >> ALR Dual Fan Socket 8 HSF CPU Cooler Kit - Available: 2
                          https://imgur.com/a/c4lMTIl >> Various ATX I/O Backplates - Available: Varies (send PM)
                          https://imgur.com/a/TxQAZQ1 >> NOS Low Profile Card Blank Backplates - Available: 2
                          https://imgur.com/a/cZWoTXW >> Black IDE DVD Optical Drives (Two DVD Writers, One DVD ROM) - Available: 3 (Take One, Take Two, Take Them All!)
                          https://imgur.com/a/yPdHH4a >> NOS Seagate ST39236LC 9GB SCSI SCA Hard Drive (If you need a SCA to 68-pin adapter I may have one) - Available: 3 (Hard Drives Fully Tested)

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                            #14
                            Updated list:

                            https://imgur.com/a/sw4iBNe >> ALR Dual Fan Socket 8 HSF CPU Cooler Kit - Available: 1
                            https://imgur.com/a/c4lMTIl >> Various ATX I/O Backplates - Available: Varies (send PM)
                            https://imgur.com/a/TxQAZQ1 >> NOS Low Profile Card Blank Backplates - Available: 2
                            https://imgur.com/a/cZWoTXW >> Black IDE DVD Optical Drives (Two DVD Writers, One DVD ROM) - Available: 3 (Take One, Take Two, Take Them All!)
                            https://imgur.com/a/yPdHH4a >> NOS Seagate ST39236LC 9GB SCSI SCA Hard Drive (If you need a SCA to 68-pin adapter I may have one) - Available: 3 (Hard Drives Fully Tested)

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                              #15
                              Updated list:

                              https://imgur.com/a/PwNnOBb >> NOS (still sealed) OEM Adaptec 2940 PCI SCSI Controller. Comes With Docs & Disks. - Available: 1
                              https://imgur.com/a/UWRSaZP >> Mint (barely used) SIIG AP-40 UW PCI SCSI Controller. Only Box & Card. No Manuals Or Disks. I Can Provide An ISO Of The Driver CD That Comes With This Package. - Available: 1
                              https://imgur.com/a/JNG00dU >> NOS All Aluminum Removable SCSI Drawer Chassis (68-pin to 68-pin). Comes With Manual & Keys. - Available: 1
                              https://imgur.com/a/sw4iBNe >> ALR Dual Fan Socket 8 HSF CPU Cooler Kit - Available: 1
                              https://imgur.com/a/c4lMTIl >> Various ATX I/O Backplates - Available: Varies (send PM)
                              https://imgur.com/a/TxQAZQ1 >> NOS Low Profile Card Blank Backplates - Available: 2
                              https://imgur.com/a/cZWoTXW >> Black IDE DVD Optical Drives (Two DVD Writers, One DVD ROM) - Available: 3 (Take One, Take Two, Take Them All!)
                              Last edited by liqmat; April 20, 2021, 07:50 PM.

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