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Old 17 December 2010, 03:18   #1
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NovaCoder's new 1200, build-up in progress!

I'm planning on building a Jens special (TM) when I become rich and famous, for the final spec I'm thinking of the following wish list (desktop case):

1) ACA 1230/56 (got)
2) IdeFix Express (got)
3) A 16gb SATA SSD HD using a IDE to SATA kit (got)
4) Delfina Flipper 16bit AHI sound card (got)
5) A standard PSU or maybe I'll need a A1200 300W PSU (got)
6) Indivision AGA Mk2 (got)
7) PCMCIA used for wired LAN (got)

Running ClassicWB OS 3.9 and patched silly of course

Not sure what will be the best monitor to use for this setup, old school CRT or a new LCD? I'm thinking that some of the better LCD's might give me some 'free' image upscaling....anyone know if this is true?

Thinking about ditching the floppy drive and mounting the Delfina there with the audio outputs going out of the blank and also mounting a IDE to CF adapter so I can use the floppy slot for something. I was also thinking about getting the RF modulator desoldered (waste of space) and mounting the Indivision's DVI output in the hole. Not sure where the hell to mount the SS HD or IDE express 4 way adapter though....it's going to get a bit cramped in there

Anyway what do you guys think, should make for a nice fast & stable 1200?

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Old 17 December 2010, 16:53   #2
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Given the huge amount of work that the ScummVM port has entailed, I think a few Paypal gifts to Novacoder would be appropriate!

Send me your email and I will send you 5.
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This sounds like a great little project

PM Prowler an ask what LCD TV he has, its a little Toshiba HD LCD TV and shows all the interlaced modes without flicker. So a nice 640x512 workbench via RGB Scart and its white so looks great alongside a miggy

This will keep you happy until the new Indi AGA's come out...

I was going to say a FastATA MkIII would be another option but it has issues fitting with the IndiAGA without Rom risers.

I'm thinking of whipping the FDD out of my setup (I'm doing a PPC Desktop) and I'm going to mount a Voodoo Exhaust fan at the Floppy slot to draw out hot air

For power, you can't go wrong with Amigakits ATX PSU, I use one and its powerd everything I've thrown at it, PPC/BVision, etc without any hacks to the motherboards.

Do keep us updated with lots of pics

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Old 17 December 2010, 22:51   #4
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This sounds like a great little project

PM Prowler an ask what LCD TV he has, its a little Toshiba HD LCD TV and shows all the interlaced modes without flicker. So a nice 640x512 workbench via RGB Scart and its white so looks great alongside a miggy

This will keep you happy until the new Indi AGA's come out...
No need for a PM. Here are the details:
http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=700586&postcount=10

and here are the screenshots:
http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...postcount=1603
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Old 18 December 2010, 00:30   #5
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I'm planning on building a Jens special (TM) when I become rich and famous, for the final spec I'm thinking of the following wish list (desktop case):

3) A 20 GB SS HD using a IDE to SATA kit
Here's something I don't know well. Why to put a HD with more than a transfer speed of 30Mb/s? Even the Fast Ata MKIII can't give higher transfer speeds than a theoretical maximum throughput of 16.4MB/sec

Does it make any sense to have higher transfer speeds on the HD?

But if you want something faster than a CF and cheaper than it (for that speed), I've just seen this:

ItemKingfast consumer grade 2.5inch PATA SSDInterface 44PINS IDE/PATA (1.5Gbps)Nand flash type MLC Capacity16GBPerformance Max transfer speed 1.5Gbps (150MB/s) Max read transfer 70 MB/s Max write transfer 40 MB/s Electrical Power voltage 5V 5%

It costs only GBP 49,99 , the same that a Sandisk 16Gb one (with 30Mb/s), and it's IDE, 44 pins.

What do you think?

EDIT: I've made a thread at Amiga.org about it and it makes no sense to use any HD with higher speed than 30mb/s:
http://amiga.org/forums/showthread.p...617#post599617

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Old 18 December 2010, 03:08   #6
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Hiya,

Yeah I was thinking about something like this

Yep, you'll never get near it's max transfer speed but it's still good for a laugh
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Old 06 January 2011, 00:43   #7
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Time for an update (will post pics later).

So far I've managed to get the following:

A 1200 MB, Delfina Flipper, uprated PS.

Picking up a desktop case + keyboard next month

The MB will be sent off to AmigaKit for checking and a caps replacement service.

Won't bother getting it running until I can get my hands on some fast-ram and get OS 3.9 going (2MB 1200's are not much fun!).
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Old 13 January 2011, 10:40   #8
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As promised some pics (motherboard already sent of to AmigaKit for a caps replacement).

Delfina Flipper


Uprated PSU

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Old 13 January 2011, 10:46   #9
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This is going to be a best of a 1200 when I'm done
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Old 13 January 2011, 10:48   #10
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haha. did you like how well I wrapped the 1200 for ya?
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Old 13 January 2011, 11:30   #11
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Yep you did a great job, better than the one I did when I sent it to AmigaKit actually
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Old 13 January 2011, 17:55   #12
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How about a PPC and OS 4.1 Classic ;-)
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Hi Novacoder: do you know how much watts does that PSU have?
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Old 13 January 2011, 19:29   #14
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Nice

But thats over Kill on the pictures, it be better if you resized them
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Old 13 January 2011, 22:45   #15
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Yep they are a bit big aren't they, don't even fit on my HD monitor

I'll try to make them a bit smaller.
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The APower PSU will be for sale in some weeks. I emailed the seller and he's told me:
"Hi,
I hope to build more power supplies in 3-4 more weeks., i have found a source of 5 pin DIN connectors and i am waiting on them to arrive.
The power supply is for desktop machines only,not towered ones. It does 7amp on 5v,1.5amps on +12v and .3amps on -12.

it is enough to run a Blizzard ppc board w/bvision inside a 1200 case with indivision and such.
When i have some built i will announce it on amiga.org.

thanks,
Mike
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I want one!! Thanks for showing it, Novacoder But what's clear is that he has not an idea of the watts it has. That's why I was asking.

BTW: If you keep with those photos I'll have to buy a larger flat screen... Keep them as they are

EDIT: I wonder what the ones who installed a Pico PSU will thing of this...

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Old 22 January 2011, 20:16   #17
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Apower

This highly interesting APOWER device is on sale on ebay eg.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=230565289473

I Will watch and await the next batches arrive and get one myself instead of trying to get my A1200 modded with a PICO PSU, this sounds easier, cheaper and better!
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How about a PPC and OS 4.1 Classic ;-)
Nope it's OS 3.9 68k for me, PPC was the worst thing that ever happened to Classic's

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Small update:

Accelerator card ordered

Looks like a SATA SSD drive won't be an issue to connect or power so I've ordered some bits off eBay. I'm not sure exactly where to mount the SSD drive, I might try and mod the standard cradle to fit with the new Indivision. I'll have to wait till I get the Indivision installed before I can mount the Delfina. I'm currently considering adding an eSata output which I could then use it for an external HD or even an external DVD drive.

For the monitor I've decided to go DVI to HDMI (using a simple cable adapter) and then using a decent LCD monitor which means I'll gain 'free' upscaling and it should also sync down to 50hz for smooth scrolling. It probably won't look as good as a CRT in some resolutions but I think it will be better overall and it will also take up a whole less space than a CRT monster

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Old 12 February 2011, 06:45   #20
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Some new bits turned up the post today


A new Amiga accelerator in 2011.....who'd have thought it possible


A box of bits (floppy drive, hd caddy and screws etc) from the nice Mr airey36.


AmigaKit are currently replacing the MB's Caps so as soon as I get it back from them I'll start putting this baby together.

Tracking down a IDE Express is proving difficult though
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