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Offline carvedeye

amiga 1200 tower ?
« on: February 01, 2007, 09:24:59 PM »
hi want to put my amiga 1200 into a tower and would like to get an exspansion card for it so that i can add a gfx card to it but dont know which 1 to get and dont know how to add them to the 1200 mobo , does it slot in to were the trapdoor is or not if any 1 can help i would be very gr8ful thx.
A1200T: M1230XA 50Mhz 68030 w/64mb,DVDRom, 80gb hdd, Realtek LAN Card, Mediator LT4 + Radeon 9250 128mb(used for fast ram), Spider USB Card, Voodoo 3 3000 OS 3.9 +bb 1-3
 

Offline skurk

Re: amiga 1200 tower ?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 09:48:14 PM »
Elbox has most of the stuff you need.

I don't know if you want a standard graphics card like Picasso or a typical PC VGA card?  With the latter, you probably need a customized case (unless you have a best friend named Dremel), and a zorro/PCI busboard.

Be warned, it's not easy nor cheap.

I had plans to towerize my A1200 as well, but decided to leave it as-is and rather work with the spare A4000 mobo I have.
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Offline amigakit

Re: amiga 1200 tower ?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 10:00:48 PM »
A good option is the stylish D-Box 1200 tower system.  It is supplied ready to take the A1200 motherboard with all the cut-outs and motherboard mounts.

It also comes complete with a keyboard adapter and floppy/CD drive facias as well.

For future expansion, it can be used with the Mediator PCI busboard range (for network, graphics, sound and TV cards) and forthcoming busboards from the manufacturer.
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Offline carvedeye

Re: amiga 1200 tower ?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 10:00:49 PM »
how do i get a fiend called dremel? lol
i really need 1?
A1200T: M1230XA 50Mhz 68030 w/64mb,DVDRom, 80gb hdd, Realtek LAN Card, Mediator LT4 + Radeon 9250 128mb(used for fast ram), Spider USB Card, Voodoo 3 3000 OS 3.9 +bb 1-3
 

Offline carvedeye

Re: amiga 1200 tower ?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007, 10:18:11 PM »
how do you connect the mediator boards to the 1200?
A1200T: M1230XA 50Mhz 68030 w/64mb,DVDRom, 80gb hdd, Realtek LAN Card, Mediator LT4 + Radeon 9250 128mb(used for fast ram), Spider USB Card, Voodoo 3 3000 OS 3.9 +bb 1-3
 

Offline amigakit

Re: amiga 1200 tower ?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007, 10:25:40 PM »
The Mediator 1200LT4 and 1200SX both come with accelerator pass through adapters that allow the accelerator to plug onto the top of the Mediator which in turn slots onto the top of A1200 motherboard accelerator edge connector.
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Offline Insert Disk Two

Re: amiga 1200 tower ?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2007, 10:26:21 PM »
It connects via the expansion port and has a pass through for the accelerator too.

I have an auction on ebay for an a1200 tower, with motherboard here, if it interests you:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=009&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=190077585736&rd=1&rd=1
 

Offline utri007

Re: amiga 1200 tower ?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2007, 10:40:05 PM »
Or if you want to stick with original amiga stuff you could get one of these easily and valuable price from ebay

http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showhardware.cgi?HARDID=1390

It expands your amiga with 5 zorro II slots

or one of these

http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showhardware.cgi?HARDID=1391

it adds 5 Zorro III slots wich are faster, but you need a3000/4000 style accelerator to get all benefits.

It's possible to use it with a1200 accelrator but it decrades Zorro slot to Zorro II
Lots of different cards can be added to amiga with this way

ACube Sam 440ep Flex 800mhz, 1gb ram and 240gb hd and OS4.1FE
A1200 Micronic tower, OS3.9, Apollo 060 66mhz, xPert Merlin, Delfina Lite and Micronic Scandy, 500Gb hd, 66mb ram, DVD-burner and WLAN.
A1200 desktop, OS3.9, Blizzard 060 66mhz, 66mb ram, Ide Fix Express with 160Gb HD and WLAN
A500 OS2.1, GVP+HD8 with 4mb ram, 1mb chip ram and 4gb HD
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Offline skurk

Re: amiga 1200 tower ?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2007, 07:57:34 AM »
Quote

carvedeye wrote:
how do i get a fiend called dremel? lol
i really need 1?


Well, you may get the idea here :)

You need it unless you buy a pre-modded tower for Amiga, like Amigakit suggests.

I'm doing it the Dremel way with my A4000.  It's cheaper, but requires more work.
Code 6502 asm or... DIE!!

[C64, C128, A500, A600, A1200, A3000, MBP+Mini, Efika/MOS2.1, Sam440 w/AOS4.1
 

Offline blobrana

Re: amiga 1200 tower ?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2007, 09:47:58 PM »
Hum,
I just used a hacksaw and Hammer to fix up my tower

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Offline Hyperspeed

Re: amiga 1200 tower ?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2007, 03:15:45 AM »
Blarggh!

Your room needs defragging. And your website!

... and what's that urn on the top, somebody's ashes?

:lol: :-) :lol:
 

Offline wurzel

Re: amiga 1200 tower ?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2007, 01:11:12 PM »
Quote

carvedeye wrote:
hi want to put my amiga 1200 into a tower and would like to get an exspansion card for it so that i can add a gfx card to it but dont know which 1 to get and dont know how to add them to the 1200 mobo , does it slot in to were the trapdoor is or not if any 1 can help i would be very gr8ful thx.


I got a Mediator from Elbox and like you, was scared to fit it. However, oncde I bit the bullet, the instructions were easy to follow and as it's a well made board, it slotted together easily enough. The hardest part is actually putting the A1200 motherboard into the tower, everything else is much easier.

Once the mediator is fitted, the accelerator and PCI crads just slot in, like in a "real" pc ;) lol

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