New A4000T 060 Tower Project and changing the cave around

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So I have been hunting the bits and bobs I need to put a really nice tower together for the last few months and since the beginning of the month through various lucky finds I have got everything I needed.

Made a start putting it all together today and whilst I was at it I boxed up a load of systems to put in the garage so I have a bit more space for tinkering now :D

So first up, a pristine Cyberstorm 060 @ 50mhz... all boxed with the original 20 year old receipt for £849 ouch!

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I managed to track down 1 x 32mb SIMM and 3 x 16mb that were sat in a DKB128 doing nothing.. all match but one... due to my OCD I have ordered four matching 32's.


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The spare board for my spare board for my A4000 came out of its bubble wrap and popped into the Micronik case nicely. Only two jumpers to change to EXT and she's ready to go.

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CPU carrier board, CPU board and RAM installed with the jumpers configured

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Micronik vertical Zorro 3 busboard installed... fits nice and tight once screwed in

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Next up was a 40 minute configuration of the Compact Flash following Fitz Steves excellent video to install Classic WB 3.1 ADV and WHDLoad... Cheers Steve!

I managed to track down a DMS image of the Phase 5 060 install disk which copied over the 68040 and 68060 libs under WINuae and configured a couple of programs. Temp placement of the CF card until the power lead extension arrives so I can screw it in the back slot.

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Then it was 30 minutes of titting about with 60 jumpers to get the LED screen to display 060... I went for the CPU designate rather than the speed

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The tower case is new old stock, absolutely lovely... no yellowing, dents or scratches... really stands well :D

I designed a quick sticker online which has a nice shiny plastic cover which arrived two days later just to finish the case off.

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A quick test of Sysinfo to ensure all is well... it is :D

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The obligatory speed test... 39.08 flapjacks

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I then installed the Indivision AGA, a Tandem IDE controller for the CD ROM and a 286 bridge board because it was sat around doing nothing :) Just need to pop the Picasso IV out of the 4000D and put it in here and she is good to go. Very happy with the end result.

All done, hooked up to a nice Sony CRT :D

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I packed away lots the 2000, 1200, 600, CDTV, C64's and VIC so now I have lots more room for ferriting about

Just left with:

A4000T Microvik Cyberstorm 060 100mb Picasso IV 4GB CF Indiv AGA
A4000D WarpEngine 040 128mb Picasso II Indiv AGA 4GB CF
A3000D 3640 BigRAM256 Picasso IV Buddha 4GB CF A2386
C128D 1541II 1581 1571 SD2IEC 2GB SD
A1000 External Gotek 512k Sidecar
CD32 Paravision SX1 Rev 2 8MB 4GB CF
PET 8032
A500 A590 ACA500

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The obligatory speed test... 39.08 flapjacks

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I then installed the Indivision AGA, a Tandem IDE controller for the CD ROM and a 286 bridge board because it was sat around doing nothing :) Just need to pop the Picasso IV out of the 4000D and put it in here and she is good to go. Very happy with the end result.

All done, hooked up to a nice Sony CRT :D

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I packed away lots the 2000, 1200, 600, CDTV, C64's and VIC so now I have lots more room for ferriting about

Just left with:

A4000T Microvik Cyberstorm 060 100mb Picasso IV 4GB CF Indiv AGA
A4000D WarpEngine 040 128mb Picasso II Indiv AGA 4GB CF
A3000D 3640 BigRAM256 Picasso IV Buddha 4GB CF A2386
C128D 1541II 1581 1571 SD2IEC 2GB SD
A1000 External Gotek 512k Sidecar
CD32 Paravision SX1 Rev 2 8MB 4GB CF
PET 8032
A500 A590 ACA500

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It looks really cool. I like the sticker on the tower and they Sony CRT looks quality
 

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That looks fantastic! What a monster that A4000T looks, so much presence compared to the other machines on the desk.

BTW, you spelt "Commodore" wrong on the sticker (typo).








Just kidding :) Great job!
 

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is there something wrong with that 1084? or is it just the picture?


anyway,nice little collection you have there:)
 

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That looks fantastic! What a monster that A4000T looks, so much presence compared to the other machines on the desk.

BTW, you spelt "Commodore" wrong on the sticker (typo).

Just kidding :) Great job!

**Turns to look at Commodore spelling on 128D in state of panic**.... You absolute git lol!

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is there something wrong with that 1084? or is it just the picture?


anyway,nice little collection you have there:)

Cheers Roy, 1084's fine... just didn't set shutter speed slow enough to compensate for refresh rate :)
 

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Games rooms tidy... the garage AKA ''Beige Box Holding Hanger'' not so much lol :D
 
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