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  1. fitzsteve's Avatar
    Looking good bud. I think you'll be fine without risers with a 1230, mine was always 100% stable with the trapdoor closed. If you're worried you could fit a small fan to the reverse of the card where the CPU is. Looks overall like a great solution, look forward to seeing how the CD drive all fits in. Cable tidying is my nemesis too, my Tower needs a bit of TLC in this regard. Anyway thanks for sharing
  2. CrazyC's Avatar
    Grrr - bloody amazon. I ordered the correct slot loading slim line DVD but what they delivered was not only not the right model but not even a slot loader. Oh well, that has gone back to them in the post today and I have ordered from elsewhere but it wont come till late this week.
    More time to focus on getting the back panel finished.........
  3. CrazyC's Avatar
    Getting extra excited now. With some help from Stephen Jones the floppy disk is now aligned, just waiting for the slim DVD to turn up later. My package with some extra cables from Amigakit turned up as well! Will put it all in the next post. In the mean time am looking at pulling together something to screw my USB and Ethernet connectors into.
  4. CrazyC's Avatar
    Indeed. it was more as a 'because I can' kind of project. If I can sort the drive tray alignment out then hopefully the rest will be finishing touches and tidying up - I can hang the USB and ethernet cables out the back whilst I look at options for those.
    I decided against putting the CF card out the front as I didn't want to mess with the clean lines, although I may do that in future as I have a spare fitting that I can butcher for that, and currently the CF card is taking up a PCI slot.
  5. fitzsteve's Avatar
    Looking good, as you say just cover the LED slots with a dome badge and you're done, you want the LEDs on the computer surely?
  6. CrazyC's Avatar
    Swapped in a 64mb stick from my spares box into the SCSI kit and all seems to run well. Needs more time to prove it but looking like it is the ram stick causing the issue. Oh well, suppose its the least worst outcome!
  7. CrazyC's Avatar
    Well after running the miggy through its paces this evening I am concluding that removing the ram stick from the scsi kit has resolved that particular issue. As yest I am not clear if its the SCSI kit or the ram that has the issue. That will take more testing/time.....
  8. CrazyC's Avatar
    Cheers - the mask was set properly and has been working for ages and ages? Also I use PFS3AIO which IIRC deals with the mask issue anyway.
    Simms are different but this setup has been working merrily together for well years - even before I towered the a1200.
    It was accidentally left running for a long time a few weeks ago and I wonder if something has been fried.
    I need to find some time to play around with it as it definitely seemed happier without the sim in the SCSI kit and the only issue I had after that was a surprise reboot that may have had more to do with what I was doing (trying to run Payback Warp 3d) than a crash. But I didnt have much time to test.
  9. awmosoft's Avatar
    This 80000004 error occurs when the mask transfer has been set too high. You have to lower the maxtransfer to 00x1fe00 for each partition you have and try again. if your memory error has been solved.

    Are both Simm's the same brand and speed? If not try to set the jumper on your Blizzard card to 70 ns speed.
  10. CrazyC's Avatar
    Well at least I have resolved the issue with the Indy Mk 2, but my tower remains a problem.
  11. anemo's Avatar
    I had one of those boards back in the days and ran it at 60 Mhz. It was quite stable but crashed a few times when running Doom. A small heatsink would maybe had solved that problem.

    Now I'm stuck at 40 Mhz with my ACA1233n Good board but I miss the overclock ability.
  12. CrazyC's Avatar
    Well some more progress - I was having issues with Dopus and Miami etc but seem to have resolved them. biggest issue was i was softkicking a custom rom where I think i had some specific 060 files in there. Now I have sorted that, updated dopus (must remember to do this on my main amiga as well) and got miami working quickly, so I can access my NAS as well as aminet.
  13. CrazyC's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fitzsteve
    Nice one. I'm a big fan of the 1230mk3

    I have a basic setup of cwb 39 I can send you an image if it helps
    Cheers Steve but I think I have mostly sorted it

    Just noticed that DOPUS wont run as its complaining about needing version 37 of the mathieeesingbas library or something....will need to see whats going on there.
  14. fitzsteve's Avatar
    Nice one. I'm a big fan of the 1230mk3

    I have a basic setup of cwb 39 I can send you an image if it helps
  15. A1200's Avatar
    Blizzard 1230MKIV best accelerator ever - best combo of performance, value and compatibility.
  16. CrazyC's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bladejack
    For the PCMCIA I bought 2 of the 90 deg angle convertors and wired a rj45 socket the where the keyboard comes in if using a 500 kb, as the for the Keyboard LED I haven't found a way to get them work yet so just put a nice Amiga Badge over it. Just got a Indy MK2, looking to see if I can make up a VGA cable for it then put it out where I removed the RF Modulator. If I can't then probably use an old PC GAME PORT (yellow) PCI bracket as the size is almost the same as DVI and usually has 2 usb ports for rapid road down the road.

    It's kind of on hold though as I waiting on AMIGA KIT to send out an order I made back in April .. !! it's contains the CLOCKPORT Expander for the Rapid Road !!
    I was going to do that with the pcmcia but in the pics it looked like the a1200 power board blocked that from fitting together?

    Re the Indy MK 2 I see someone has produced a 3d pci bracket that has a DVI and USB port, which I was hoping would do for the Indy and SUM USB. Althernatively for the indy Iw as going to convert the DVI to HDMI inside the case and then use what someone has made for the vampire hdmi where the modulator goes.
  17. Bladejack's Avatar
    For the PCMCIA I bought 2 of the 90 deg angle convertors and wired a rj45 socket the where the keyboard comes in if using a 500 kb, as the for the Keyboard LED I haven't found a way to get them work yet so just put a nice Amiga Badge over it. Just got a Indy MK2, looking to see if I can make up a VGA cable for it then put it out where I removed the RF Modulator. If I can't then probably use an old PC GAME PORT (yellow) PCI bracket as the size is almost the same as DVI and usually has 2 usb ports for rapid road down the road.

    It's kind of on hold though as I waiting on AMIGA KIT to send out an order I made back in April .. !! it's contains the CLOCKPORT Expander for the Rapid Road !!
  18. CrazyC's Avatar
    Just looked again at a picture of a case and realised that it looks like the power converter board will block my plan for the PCMCIA slot - so may have to give up on that query entirely. Sigh.
  19. CrazyC's Avatar
    Hi Steve, a couple of questions I have been thinking about you might have or have seen answers to:
    1) how to use the a1200 LEDs in the keyboard case? (are they the right size just with one too many LEDS)
    2) I dont want to have the PCMCIA network card hanging out the side, so far my best plan is to put two 90 degree adapters and bring the card back inside the case (with some support) and then run it to a PCI bracket. Any better suggestions?
    3) I have an Indy mk2 with the DVI out daughterboard - what might be the best way to fit that?

    Cheers for any suggestions!
  20. clusteruk's Avatar
    Hi CrazyC, thanks for ordering a case, sadly I cannot continue making these so once all plastics are gone that will be it.
    To me, the bast system is an A500 with a Vampire or if you can afford it then the Warp 560. To be honest at 300 euros the Vampire wins, but with prices rising the Warp looks more attractive. I have both and love them both.
    Steve
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