I am confident that I won't win anything, not nice enough presentation or quality. However, I had fun digging out some of my museum pieces. Embedded pics are small, links are full-size. I saw some stuff in other pics that I had laying around, threw it in for fun!
You can browse all the pics at http://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/
On with the show!
Not pictured: Case like someone here had, aqua one. Amiga 500+ with extra RAM and hard drive, didn't fit with the rest of the stuff nicely. Radius Pivot CRT for Mac (CRT pivots from landscape to portrait mode! CRT!!!) External 7-disc SCSI CD-ROM changer, 2x, kinda big. Big old S100-bus based computer. Heathkit H89 Z-80 computer with extra drives, ran CP/M (of course). Some 486 desktop systems (NEC and Packard Bell!) Still new-in-box IBM XT plus monitor. A P4 with 1 GB RAMBUS memory that I keep just because, you know, RDRAM! Other assorted doodads like full-height hard drives. I got 3.5" drives that are twice the normal height. I got 5.25" hard drives that are half the height of a CD-ROM. And 5.25" hard drives that are TWICE the height of a CD-ROM. Not old MFM/RLL drives, either, these are IDE and SCSI. MANLY drives. Darn, should have snapped some pics.
So we begin our journey with a vast collection of old stuff. Can you name the computers?http://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/IMGP6565.JPGhttp://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/IMGP6580.JPGhttp://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/IMGP6567.JPGhttp://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/IMGP6569.JPG
Ok, you figured out the Kaypro II, an old luggable that runs CP/M and MS Basic. You'd be excused about the "base" as they are obscured. Three Macs, two IIci's and one IIcx. To the left a TANK of a computer, a Quadro 950. To the right a workstation, dual PPro 200 MHz HP Vectra VL6/200, I think (forgot to look). In the background, who can miss the classic B&W G3? I put it out of rotation once I got a G4 that can run OS X 10.5.
Also, unlike you hippies running your ILLEGAL Lunix, please note my licensed and LEGAL copy of SCO UnixWare! That's right, no lawbreakin' fer me! And to the left a NEW IN SHRINK Daikatana! I don't know if I should give it away as a present or save it for a special occasion and try to play it one day. Maybe if I had a new video card I would be l33t enough to play John Romero's masterpiece!
Speaking of things that I saw other people reference, here's a good ol' SuperDrive sitting on top of a Bernoulli drive. To the left, a 5-disc SCSI CD changer and on top of that a Castlewood Orb drive, 2.2 GB. Screw you, Jaz and Syquest users, the Orb was faster and COOLER and pretty much died without gaining any marketshare. But it was neat! SCSI, IDE, and USB versions. I think I have USB but it might be USB/SCSI combo. Yes I put it back in The Shrine (a drawer) and am too lazy to check!http://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/IMGP6570.JPG
Ah, but what's this? Random goodies?http://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/IMGP6568.JPGhttp://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/IMGP6571.JPG
Someone talked about a RAM Disk. I think he's got me beat for oldness but my BocaRAM/AT card looks the part! Below it we have some random VL-Bus video card, remember them? I think this is some Cirrus Logic BEAST. The daunting red card is the Advanced Gravis UltraSound PnP, 8 MB of RAM in that bad boy. It features the AMD Interweave (Interwave?) chip to mix 32 channels of CD audio in realtime. And the sleek black number with 127 on it? Quantum HardCard EZ, 127 MB hard drive on an ISA slot. I once installed Win95 on it and it booted on a 486 system. SLOW. TOOK FOREVER. And I don't know how that worked because the BIOS didn't recognize it anyway. No 32-bit drivers for the hard drive controller under Windows so it had warnings on it in device manager. Below that you can just see part of a Renaissance Graphics video card, has a Xilinix processor on it. A really early 3D card for CAD/CAM, mostly. 3D on ISA, neat!http://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/IMGP6577.JPG
At the top we have an OrangePC. Below the Kaypro II keyboard we have a full-length OrangePC. I think one is a 486 and the other is a Pentium. These were "PC on a card" solutions for Macs to have full hardware "emulation" for running PC stuff. Apple had some branded versions, too, I have one somewhere. Drivers kind of stopped working in OS X because the companies that made them went out of business. The card with the blue handle? A quad-channel SCSI card! Adaptec 4944W if i recall. I was in a "quad" kick for a while, have two or three quad-channel NIC cards. One even does TCP offloading from the CPU--eat that, Bigfoot NIC! (or whatever it's called) On the other end of esoteric stuff, I have an Adaptec 3944UWD (not pictured) which is a dual-channel ultrawide differential. HVD, high-voltage differential. What is that, you say? You've only heard of LVD for SCSI? My friends, HVD will fry a "single ended" or "normal" SCSI system if you put HVD stuff in there. Pumps out more juice, electrically incompatible with normal SCSI. Back in the day, though, you could run the cable for 25 meters. TWENTY FIVE METERS! That's just craaazy!
Speaking of SCSI, below the blue-handled card, we have an early Western Digital ISA SCSI card. Didn't know WD used to make controllers? Neither does the internet when you're looking for drivers for the damn thing! Below that we have the always popular SoundBlastr 16 ASP (oops they got sued, I mean CSP). I used to have a WaveBlaster and then a WaveBlaster II add-on wavetable daughter card for this but not sure where it went. Probably hiding with my #$^$# Roland MT-32 I can't find, either.
To round things out, only some of the CPUs. In the wider shots you saw the SECC CPUs, got a P3 regular and a P3 slotket. Also an Athlon 500MHz but that's still in a motherboard so not pictured. The random CPUs you see do not include an old SPARC CPU I have. You can pick out the P3's, P4, Pentium 75MHz's, more P4's in the top right, the PPro in the top left, the 486's, and at the bottom is a Pentium 60 MHz. Ah, what a dog!http://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/IMGP6575.JPG
And... this is why we can't have nice things:http://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/IMGP6581.JPGhttp://screenshots.rq3.com/monk/tr-pics/IMGP6582.JPG