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Unread postPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 8:50 pm 
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I am willing to wait. Not in a hurry as this is more of a eventually-max-my-O2 upgrade, as opposed to anything required for serious or immediate work. Below $125 would be even better... and I've heard it's possible :-) So let's see.

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Unread postPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:03 pm 
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*bump*

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:51 pm 
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*re bump*

Still looking...

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Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:41 am 
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Well... not to discourage you, but those modules do tend to go quite a bit over $125. Maybe you ought to change your budget, or lower your expectations... 300MHz r12k isn't bad at all, and much, much cheaper. :)

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Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:31 pm 
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I have one, in the original packaging never opend. but not for 125

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:59 am 
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If the original packaging is interesting, please take a few photos and stick them in the Wiki or the Gallery (if you haven't done so already).


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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:31 pm 
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An entire 400Mhz system with RAM (unknown amount) just sold on ebay for under $300:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 2342wt_958

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:55 am 
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sgifanatic wrote:
An entire 400Mhz system with RAM (unknown amount) just sold on ebay for under $300

Your best chance of a cheap 400MHz CPU is buying an entire system. If someone removes a CPU from a system to sell it separately, chances are they recognize the value ;)

FYI: I bought this system for 100 EUR a little over a year ago. I upgraded the RAM, added the 1600SW and FC adapters, but basically it was a mint quality (blue) O2+ for 100 bucks.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:04 am 
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jan-jaap wrote:
sgifanatic wrote:
An entire 400Mhz system with RAM (unknown amount) just sold on ebay for under $300

Your best chance of a cheap 400MHz CPU is buying an entire system. If someone removes a CPU from a system to sell it separately, chances are they recognize the value ;)

FYI: I bought this system for 100 EUR a little over a year ago. I upgraded the RAM, added the 1600SW and FC adapters, but basically it was a mint quality (blue) O2+ for 100 bucks.


Wow! You got an awesome deal :-)

Gives me hope... I *may* get lucky too. You are now the second person I know of who has managed to buy a 400Mhz CPU for this much.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:50 am 
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Some luck was involved, but I also keep a close eye on certain auction sites.

I saw this nice looking O2 advertised with zero tech info ("used for a project a couple of years ago, has been sitting on a shelf since", i.e. I don't really know what it is and I want the space back), so rather than asking for hinv output or other numbers I asked the seller what the label on the bottom of the chassis said. The label had '400' in it. The next weekend I was in the neighborhood anyway for a Cirque du Soleil show and I picked it up.

Don't forget that for the average person any 400MHz CPU is ancient junk, and they're quite happy to take 100 bucks for something that has been eating dust on a shelf for the best part of a decade. Saves them a trip to the recyclers too.

I owned an O2 already (195 MHz R10K) which I sold for something like 50 or 75 bucks, so effectively the upgrade to the 400MHz R12000 was even cheaper :mrgreen:

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:54 pm 
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that was a super deal.. i saw that and was going to send ya the link but i figured you already saw it.
I do have pics, of the unopened cpu. and they are saved for the neko gallery/.. I will post them once i get a chance
cheers.

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I agree that is not super-easy to find a "cheap" 400 Mhz CPU but it is definitely possible :). I found it and jan-jaap was even luckier buying a complete system. It is a question of patience, hehe :).

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Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Thanks for the encouraging words :-) I am still holding out hope!

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