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Discussion in 'eBay Auctions' started by erek, Sep 25, 2018.
While cool looking, that is over priced
It's kind of startling to see how sparse motherboards were back then. Oh, and $500? I think I'm going to have to give it a miss.
Got to love the placement of the ATX connector. I guess it didn't matter that much when you were building in a big beige box.
Actually, I should sell my Abit IT7-Max2 v2. I can't imagine there are a lot of those out there either. Erek...first $250 takes it .
We all know the MAX3 was better..and I have the original box cooling fan and fan shroud...Ill sell mine for $700.00....
I had one of those also...great board. Sadly, I do not have it any longer.
Actually I may not have mine either...I would have to dig through my attic.....I dont remember what happened to it so its probably up there with a bunch of other old shit I never threw out but no guarantees....
I had it paired with a 3.4/1M EE chip...what a screamer that rig was...
Quite a lot of boards had their connectors there. and it wasn't a bad location either. Old ATX power supplies usually had very short cables for the MB. So the cable coming right out the psu on top bending back and down and it's right there where it is supposed to be, not going all over the case to the usual location.
That was actually a good design for the time period. Easy to make fun of now days but pretty smart for the time they were used.
I threw anything older than Pentium D in the trash the last time I moved. I know there was an IC7-Max3 and an IT7 in that garbage pile. I recently came across an old ABit S370 board that somehow missed the garbage pile, but nearly every capacitor on the board had burst or was in the processes of bursting so I threw that out too.
I miss this generation of hardware. Pentium 2 to Pentium 4 (440BX to i875) was my favorite era.
The only reason I kept the IT7 was because it was the first rig I ever built. Only thing I did was upgrade the CPU from a 2.53Ghz to a 3.06 w/HT CPU ($7 on ebay) and upgrade the RAM from 2x256 to 2x1GB. Originally ran WinXP on it. I tried with the fancy "Serielle" adapter to use an IDE drive with SATA, but it never worked right. Still probably have the original 120GB IDE drive I used around here somewhere. I have a GeForce Ti 4200 128mb in it also. I replaced it with a 9800 Pro at one point, but I sold off that card.
I had a Pentium 4 2.4C with an m0 stepping overclocked to 3.4ghz. That is the only CPU I've ever killed from overclocking. Started to slowly deteriorate until it wouldn't run stable at stock speeds.
Good ole Abit... miss Abit boards..
Is there a list of limited edition motherboards?
I want a Sabertooth Z97 Mark S
makes me wish I didn't sell my cusl2-c black pearl back in the day.
Abit KT7A forever!
gotta put a vote in for the OG BH6, that board help establish overclocking as a favorite past time for so many.
What, they delidded their CPU's back then too?
OR.... Back then even Intel knew better!
Definitely no offence to ABit meant by my like, but that made me laugh!
I used to delid tons of A64 chips, most AMD chips were bare dies back then also.
one socket = bad
two sockets = good
Ill sell ya my EVGA SR-X if ya want
Remember the good ole' AMD Thoroughbred and Barton Mobile chips fitting in desktop sockets and overclocking like mad?
Yep, 20c drop in load temps from de-liding an Opteron 175. Those were the days.
And having unlocked multipliers.. oh yeah.
BIOS modding, voltage modding, pin-modding. So much fun.
Speaking of Abit, I ordered one of these boxed:
All you need is an opty165 and a couple of x1900xtx's for some kick ass retro
I still have my de-lidded Opty175. I've also got a few other S939 CPUs.
Lowest ATI cards I have that can do Crossfire are 6870's.... I do have some X850XT cards, but I don't have the special cable to hook them together externally.
Thanks a lot guys... /S
Found a couple x1900xt cards for cheap-ish, one being a crossfire master card as well as a cable to go along with them.
Hopefully all this works properly once it gets here and I figure out what case I am going to put it in.
the xtx cards are more expensive, not really obtainable, especially the crossfire master card and just clocked a bit higher. From research, the xt cards should clock to xtx levels so not a problem.
Whoo-hoo, going to have a top of the line 2006 system. Heh.
What sound card should I put in t? Audigy 2 ZS?
Audigy 2 zs is a great card, I picked up an Abit P35 Pro for my 775 Xeon and a single 3870, looking to buy a second now and Xfire it.
I get the feeling that someone on VOGONS might just bite on this, considering how interested they are in boards like the BH6... but probably not for $500. You'd better be bringing an Amiga 4000, Sharp X68000, or a Silicon Graphics workstation to the table if you want that kinda money for old hardware (and that's actually undervaluing all of them by a few hundred).
As for the ATX connector placement, that seems par for the course with Abit for that era. It's in roughly the same spot on my BP6 and all the other B*6 boards I've seen photos of.
Maybe I should list my BP6 somewhere in case someone's willing to bite. Ran just fine the last time I set it up, but I never went about recapping it with reliable electrolytics. Soldering equipment wasn't up to snuff.
Back then, you really needed all of those expansion slots for stuff like sound cards, networking, possibly even USB 2.0/FireWire when those started becoming more common.
Nowadays, most people only use one slot in a gaming build for the graphics card alone. Everything's already integrated into the mobo. Mini-ITX SFF builds are actually feasible now because of this.
I'm not most people, though. I'm still insistent enough on using my X-Fi Titanium HD, and an additional USB 3.0 board to help split the load on all those Oculus Rift camera sensors, and a Startech PEXHDCAP/Micomsoft SC-500N1 video capture board... factor in how I want to upgrade the latter two to cards that usually take PCIe x4 slots each (quad-controller USB 3.0, Datapath VisionRGB) and the rise of NVMe, and you can see why I wish they'd stop calling 16+4 PCIe lanes "good enough" for the more mainstream platforms. Gonna step up to HEDT in some form next time I have the funds for a new build.
Hah, so you bought it. I actually have one of those.
Finding the Radeon X1900 XTX is actually quite a challenge. I also bought a few Radeon HD 2900 XT's, but they all have some problem (I reseated HS/F, but it crashes in 3D gaming). So if anyone has a Radeon HD 2900XT BIOS, PM me. The ones on TechPowerUp don't seem to work for me.
still have two KT7As in the closet, was thinking of making a voodoo 5 rig in one, maybe soon
Man I hated the socket a heatsink retention system. Always had to put the heatsink on crooked and hope for the best. Then when it came time to take it off, you needed to use a flathead screwdriver and a ton of pressure and hope you don't slip off. I will admit I damaged a motherboard or 2 back in the day. Along with an fx51 in a delid attempt. In hindsight, those chips only oced like 200mhz, so I should've left it alone. That was before I got banned from eocf for calling out the site owner in a thread I made calling out the site owner. THAT in hindsight, though, was the right move.
The trick to not slipping was to use a nut-driver instead of a flat head screwdriver.
There were some boards that also had through-the-board holes for high-end coolers. The KT7A is one of them. KT7A with a Thermaltake Big Typhoon to cool the CPU rocks.
I still have my topless Opty 170 ccb1e 0550vpmw. and I think a pair of 1900xtx's and one is a master... they might be xt's though.. I need to check that. btw those cards sounded like a freaking jet engine when they spooled up.. wowww.
edit: nope they're xt's. I have an ABIT AA8XE as well..
Speaking of old socket mounting systems, my particular BP6 setup came with a couple of Thermaltake Golden Orbs, filed down around the bottom to clear the capacitors. (Caps that I need to replace one of these days, at that; the BP6 is one of the more infamous cases of a legendary enthusiast product suffering from the capacitor plague.)
The mounting system on those is a bit weird; you have to twist the heatsink to get the clamps to contract over the socket tabs. Clearly suited to the PPGA Celerons the BP6 was designed for, but I wouldn't dare try it on a bare die FC-PGA(2) chip for fear of damage.
the infamous Golden Orb, used one on my CUSL2-C Black Perl with a rare 1GHz P3 100MHz FSB, that thing ran all day at 1.33GHz with a simple FSB bump.
I have a couple of the PIII 100MHz does anyone still look for them?