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Good evening from a new/old Amiga fan
« on: October 09, 2022, 06:35:02 PM »
Hi everyone.  I've just got into retro computing, after getting an unhealthy does of nostalgia when messing around with an emulator recently.  Now it is costing me a fortune, trying to build up my collection of 8 bit and 16 bit machines I had when I was in my early teens.

I have recently acquired and A500 and an A500+, the latter having been butchered by it's previous owner (Agnus socket well and truly destroyed).  I took the easy way out and replaced the motherboard, as I had no idea what else may have been waiting for me. 
I have also got an A590 with 2MB fast ram, which had a 20MB SCSI drive.  That has now been replaced with a ZuluSCSI card, which is a fantastic bit of kit. 

The all original A500 is going to be subjected to a PiStorm and possibly a Checkmate A1500 case, if I can find the budget.

I'm sure I'll have questions soon.
Cheers.
Martin.
Cheers
Martin
 

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Re: Good evening from a new/old Amiga fan
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2022, 07:55:05 PM »
Hi, and welcome to Amiga.org! :)

I also considered the Checkmate A1500 case, but found it a bit expensive. For my Amiga 1200 I bought a cheaper case from Plexilaser.de:

https://www.plexilaser.de/shop/Acrylglas-Gehaeuse-fuer-Amiga-1200-Teilesatz

They might have a similar case for Amiga 500, but I'm not sure.

Good luck with your projects! :)