In "comp.sys.amiga.hardware" noone can hear you scream,
> > A little bit more pricey than AF - but I like their open attitude. In one
> > of the issues I have here they review a couple of Palm thingies, one of them
> > a Psion 5 - for Amigans on the move. My GF wants one, and I will have to
> > connect it to her a1200... ;)
> AF did that also a few issues back.
Hmmm, yes, you are right. Memory needs a faster refresh rate at 54...
Quote:> I'm hoping they will send subscriptions to the USA.
Can't see why not. The magazine does quote prices for UK, Europe or World.
The differences must be due to the postage - nearly $40 extra for your side
of the pond. For 12 issues I pay 55.90ukp, while it's 78ukp worldwide.
> > Wish me luck, I'm about to tower my A4k - Power Comp were lightning fast, it
> > arrived the day after I ordered it. It will need a couple of hacks though,
> > due to the CS060 Mk I SCSI external connector needing that cutout above the
> > serial, and the simm tower getting in the way with the bottom of the front
> > drive bay...
> It's a little diconcerting that it doesn't come with any documentation.
> Although things can usually be worked out, it's still nice to have a
> guide. In case you missed the Amiga format review and construction details
> of it, check out Kevin Twyman (aka the Jeepster) excellant construction
> details uploaded to Aminet,
> hard/misc A4KTower.lha
Ah, that's the one.! I /knew/ it was on Aminet too. I managed to dig out
the AF issue as well.
And the tower *does* come with a 7-page booklet, which wasn't included in
the parcel, but he sent it on after I spoke to him on the phone. Arrived
next morning. :)
> Also gives a bit more info about wire placement. One thing you'll notice
> between the tower you just recieved and the one pictured in both Kevin's
> guide and the one in AF is the fact that the zorro slot front guides are
> missing from yours.
> When I emailed Power Computing about this, they said that was because
> "no one makes full sized zorro boards anymore."
> Pretty lame excuse in my opinion for a cost cutting maneuver. All the
> zorro boards "I" currently have *are* full sized and was one of the
> reasons I wanted the 7 slots in the first place.
First thing I noticed too when I looked at the AF pictures.
The explanation I was given was that they don't make peecee towers with
those any more. Seems to me that powerc find it hard to admit that these
are converted pc towers. The Standby/Reset buttons should give that away.
And they don't make full sized ISA or PCI cards any more, AFAIK, so their
excuse to you may have been partially correct.
I am not fussed at all, as long as it works. Still Moto inside... :)
Quote:> Ah, well. Although they swing freely, as long as you don't drop the tower
> onto the floor, ;) they are still fairly well supported via the faceplate.
It might be possible to make this up, using the old guides from the desktop,
and a plastic lunch-box - if you intend to use it as a 'portable'. ;)
At the moment I have a '486 fan on the '060, which is just sitting on top -
still have to find a convenient way to fix it in place once it's in a
vertical position in the tower. Wonder if that thermal compound is sticky
enough to hold it.? :/
Quote:> If you are planning to use any fast ZIII controller DMA zorro boards with
> the Elbox slots, such as a 4091 or Fastlane controller boards, Elbox sent
> me a fix which I forwarded to Amiga Format and they put it on their April
> cover disk (although my letter was published in such a way as though
> *they* got it from Elbox and was supplying it to ME. Poetic licence I
Just sold my a4091 - never could get it to work with the Delfina. No probs
with recording via the Mk I SCSI on the CS060 which I replaced it with, it
does (SysInfo) 6MB/sec with the UW SCSI-3 drive and 4.2MB/sec with a newer
4gig IBM SCSI-2 drive. Cool, but I can still aspire to a CSPPC... ;)
There is the CV64-3D card that's ZIII, so I will check out your fix, I have
the April AF already. And never mind them, Marcel - *I* will remember where
it comes from, been reading this group for a while now. :)
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