[vcf-midatlantic] Old "beige boxes" free to a good home

Sentrytv sentrytv at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 20 17:56:33 UTC 2022

Just an FYI 
I Now have many motherboards for any AT cases that I have received.
So if somebody absolutely needs to have one of those cases tell me which one because I may still have it if it’s not designated for a future build.


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> On Jun 20, 2022, at 12:22 PM, William Dudley via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> All the beige boxes are gone.
> If there are any you had your heart set on, but didn't act fast enough,
> Please contact Mike Rosen (sentrytv at yahoo.com) and he will likely
> help you out.  The only one he really wanted was the big Gateway tower.
> Also, no's 6 and 11 went to another person yesterday, so they're really
> really gone.
> Thanks all for your interest.
> Bill Dudley
> This email is free of malware because I run Linux.
>> On Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 10:05 PM William Dudley <wfdudley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> They're not all beige, but most of them are.  These are "too new" for the
>> museum, but I figure some of you are fixing up 1990's boxes so you can
>> demo Windows 3.0 or Desqview or Linux installed from floppies.
>> These are mostly early Pentium boxes (one Athlon).  Some are empty cases,
>> most have motherboards.  Most have no hard disk.
>> The item numbers match the numbers on the units in the photo.  I'm happy
>> to supply better photos or more information.  Floppy drives are 3.5"
>> except box
>> 10 which has a 5" floppy.
>> All the units are in Jackson, NJ.  Shipping OK at your cost, or I can
>> deliver
>> to central NJ.  Take one, take all, the rest will be scrapped, as much as
>> I hate to see things go to landfill.
>> Note that No. 11 has monochrome video and includes an amber monochrome
>> monitor.
>> It was my home router for many years, hence the 3 Ethernet cards.  It used
>> to boot
>> Linux Router Project off the floppy.  It runs the BIOS code successfully,
>> but it won't
>> boot because the cmos battery is flat.  (NIC == ethernet)
>> I don't want to start breaking these units and sending people things like
>> floppy
>> drives;  If you want a floppy, take the whole box and deal with the rest
>> of it.
>> (That is my position at present.)
>>   1. mini tower: 1 GHz cpu, 2 HD, floppy, CDRW, NIC, sound, video
>>   2. mid tower w/DVDRW, otherwise EMPTY.  Transparent side panel, built
>>   in handle on the top; apparently for the "gamer" market.
>>   3. mid tower Pentium II, NIC, sound, video.  Has HD in a removable
>>   carrier, plus a second empty carrier.  (I need to find one of those stupid
>>   little barrel keys so I can unlock the carrier that has a drive in it.)
>>   4. Dell mid tower: silver front, Celeron, no RAM, has DVDRW, HD, Vista
>>   license sticker
>>   5. "Athlon 64 3000+" 2GB RAM 3" floppy SCSI CDROM mid tower
>>   6. Acer "1120SX", but replaced original mother board with 386
>>   motherboard (no HD/CD) floppy, NIC, video; small desktop form factor
>>   7. Packard Bell pizza box: 200M Pentium CDR floppy 850M HD
>>   8. Compaq mid tower: Pentium RAM floppy video
>>   9. "Comtrade" mid tower: AMD K6 233 sound, NIC, Tseng video, 192k RAM
>>   ASUS MB (if the post-it note is to be believed).
>>   10. Gateway 2000 tower: DVDRW 5" floppy, otherwise EMPTY
>>   11. "IMAGE" desktop: 386 3 NICs, 3 1/2" floppy, monochrome video card,
>>   w/ amber monitor
>> Bill Dudley
>> Jackson, NJ

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