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Offline Motormouth

The new Checkmate 1500
« on: February 03, 2019, 01:23:34 AM »
It looks like the Checkmate A1500 Plus is getting close to production.

Can be found at
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/483774293/amiga-3000-inspired-modular-amiga-pc-desktop-compu
and
https://www.checkmate1500plus.com/Newsroom.aspx

What type of configuration are you going to do with yours?

I was going to do a black case with an A500+ and the zorro II backboard and use with a vampire A500

but I was thinking maybe leaving the vampire in an A2000 and use the checkmate A500 with ACA500 and ACA1233 as the back board has a 86 pin passthrough which ends up with a nice completely enclosed A500 ACA solution.

What do you think is a better use for the case?




Offline Skateman

Re: The new Checkmate 1500
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 12:42:38 PM »
I will fill the Checkmate 1500 case up with a PC mainboard, (i think a AMD Ryzen based cpu with embedded GPU) Might go for Amikit X as well for the look and feel.



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Offline Dynamic_Computing

Re: The new Checkmate 1500
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 12:34:30 AM »
I am putting my A500 and ACA500 in there with one of Stephens adapters that extends the bus and adds a ZORRO II slot . My A500 already has a 2 MB Agnus chip, so this will be a pretty robust solution. I have not decided what I will do for a keyboard, yet. Maybe I should just add a RapidRoad USB to my ACA500 and use a USB keyboard and mouse with it.
 

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Re: The new Checkmate 1500
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 08:54:11 AM »
I will fill the Checkmate 1500 case up with a PC mainboard, (i think a AMD Ryzen based cpu with embedded GPU) Might go for Amikit X as well for the look and feel.


Thinking of doing the same or an AROS box (Icaros Desktop will do about the same as AmiKit X)
 

Offline Motormouth

Re: The new Checkmate 1500
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 12:24:17 AM »
I am putting my A500 and ACA500 in there with one of Stephens adapters that extends the bus and adds a ZORRO II slot . My A500 already has a 2 MB Agnus chip, so this will be a pretty robust solution. I have not decided what I will do for a keyboard, yet. Maybe I should just add a RapidRoad USB to my ACA500 and use a USB keyboard and mouse with it.

You may want to check out the checkmate's bus board (on the checkmate's ordering sight) as it handle the a500 power, has a 86 pin passthrough and a Zorro II slot.  There are also keyboard solutions with both a A500 and A2000 keyboard (also on the ordering sight).
 

Offline outlawal2

Re: The new Checkmate 1500
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 02:54:13 AM »
My plan is to use it with the Tabor when it finally shows up in the wild...

Offline dirkzwager

Re: The new Checkmate 1500
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 12:25:48 PM »
i also want the case for the tabort A1222.
In the time i have to wait, i use it with a Pi 3b and amibian.
Amiga 4000/040 with picasso 4, Amiga 500 with ACA 500 plus, Powerbook G4 17* 1,67 Mhz and MorphOs,