Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › (Kotaku) Vintage Gaming Collection Washed Away In Aussie Floods.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

(Kotaku) Vintage Gaming Collection Washed Away In Aussie Floods.

post #1 of 43
Thread Starter 
Sympathy & Respects to everybody effected by the recent floods in Australia.

Quote:
Over the past week, large areas of Australia's eastern seaboard have been ravaged by floods. Billions of dollars worth of damage has been done, and sitting quietly amidst that tally is this man's retro gaming hardware collection.

Aussie collector NFG's house in Queensland was among those affected, flood waters getting into his home and destroying many of his personal belongings. Among those belongings was an amazing collection of retro gaming hardware, once a glittering array of the medium's past, now a worthless pile of mud-soaked plastic and chipboards (and rare Nintendo hanafuda cards).

PC-Engines, old Sega consoles, Neo Geos, Spectrums, FM Town Martys, old Nintendo Game & Watch handhelds...all gone. You can check out the damage in the gallery below.

The floods so far have cost twenty lives, with grave fears for dozens more still reported missing. To give you an idea of the scale of the disaster, late last week the total area of the state of Queensland lying underwater was larger than that of Germany and France put together.
Might not be so much 'hardware news'.. but it's sure as hell'a lot of classic pieces of kit there. Some sympathy for this guy people and the rest of the people effected by this tragedy. :/
I feel so sorry for this dude..

Source - http://kotaku.com/5735493/vintage-ga...loods/gallery/





Edited by DannyTheGamer - 1/18/11 at 7:15am
(Name Pending)
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 4790k @ 4GHz MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Nvidia GTX 980 Ti (ASUS STRIX) 6GB GDDR5 in SLI Nvidia GTX 980 Ti (ASUS STRIX) 6GB GDDR5 in SLI 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance (16GB) 2TB Western Digital SSHD Hybrid Drive 512GB SanDisk SSD Corsair H60 Liquid CPU Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) Acer G277HU 27" (2560 x 1440) Corsair K70 Mechanical Keyboard EVGA 80+ Gold Cert. 850w PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT H440 (Red & Black) Logitech Gaming Mouse Steelseries Mouse Pad Creative T20 w/ Bluetooth & Built In Sub 
  hide details  
Reply
(Name Pending)
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 4790k @ 4GHz MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Nvidia GTX 980 Ti (ASUS STRIX) 6GB GDDR5 in SLI Nvidia GTX 980 Ti (ASUS STRIX) 6GB GDDR5 in SLI 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance (16GB) 2TB Western Digital SSHD Hybrid Drive 512GB SanDisk SSD Corsair H60 Liquid CPU Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) Acer G277HU 27" (2560 x 1440) Corsair K70 Mechanical Keyboard EVGA 80+ Gold Cert. 850w PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT H440 (Red & Black) Logitech Gaming Mouse Steelseries Mouse Pad Creative T20 w/ Bluetooth & Built In Sub 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 43
I feel really bad for him as well.
Thats terrible.
"The SR-2 Grid"
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2x Xeon e5620 @ 3.4 Ghz Evga SR-2 ATI 5870 ATI 5870 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Nvidia GTS 240 12 GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator OCZ Vertex III ... 2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
300 GB WD Velociraptor WD Caviar Blue 640 GB WD Caviar Green 500 GB LG Blu Ray Combo Drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H50 x2 Windows 7 Professional / Snow Leopard/ubuntu/Win 7 LG 55 inch tv, I-Inc 28 inch, Acer 20 Inch, 11.... Corsair K90, Logitech g13 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec CP-1000 Coolermaster Cosmos II Razer DeathAdder Drumpad 
Audio
Sennheiser HD 650 
  hide details  
Reply
"The SR-2 Grid"
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2x Xeon e5620 @ 3.4 Ghz Evga SR-2 ATI 5870 ATI 5870 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Nvidia GTS 240 12 GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator OCZ Vertex III ... 2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
300 GB WD Velociraptor WD Caviar Blue 640 GB WD Caviar Green 500 GB LG Blu Ray Combo Drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H50 x2 Windows 7 Professional / Snow Leopard/ubuntu/Win 7 LG 55 inch tv, I-Inc 28 inch, Acer 20 Inch, 11.... Corsair K90, Logitech g13 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec CP-1000 Coolermaster Cosmos II Razer DeathAdder Drumpad 
Audio
Sennheiser HD 650 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 43
At least he didnt lose his life unlike the twenty counted for and the dozens missing. Sucks for sure.
   
Office Special
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K Gigabyte Z97MX - Gaming 5 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Corsair H50 Windows 8.1 64-bit ASUS VH238H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6G Corsair Professional HX650W Fractal Design Define Mini SteelSeries Ikari Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2410M Lenovo NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB GDDR5 Samsung 8GB 1333MHz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
RunCore 30GB mSATA SSD + Western Digital Caviar... LG BD-ROM / DVD RW Cooler Master NotePal U2 Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPowerCase
15.6" 1366x768 Delta 120W IdeaPad Y570 
  hide details  
Reply
   
Office Special
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K Gigabyte Z97MX - Gaming 5 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Corsair H50 Windows 8.1 64-bit ASUS VH238H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6G Corsair Professional HX650W Fractal Design Define Mini SteelSeries Ikari Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2410M Lenovo NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB GDDR5 Samsung 8GB 1333MHz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
RunCore 30GB mSATA SSD + Western Digital Caviar... LG BD-ROM / DVD RW Cooler Master NotePal U2 Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPowerCase
15.6" 1366x768 Delta 120W IdeaPad Y570 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 43
hmm. most if not all of that is recoverable with a little work and tlc.

my friend had his house flooded and his nes was completely submerged. but with a little effort we got it running again.
FireStorm V2
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k Gigabyte GA-X99-SLi 1080 Ti Corsair Vengence LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 950 PRO WD Raptor WD Black Pioneer BDR-205 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit 2x Acer K272HUL Corsair K90 Corsair RM850i 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
CoolerMaster HAF-X Logitech G502 Razer Firefly 
  hide details  
Reply
FireStorm V2
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k Gigabyte GA-X99-SLi 1080 Ti Corsair Vengence LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 950 PRO WD Raptor WD Black Pioneer BDR-205 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit 2x Acer K272HUL Corsair K90 Corsair RM850i 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
CoolerMaster HAF-X Logitech G502 Razer Firefly 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 43
Wow that's terrible

At least he's still well and alive.
Psylem Seeker
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 @ 4.0 Ghz / 1.28v Asus P7P55D-E Premium Powercolor HD7870 Corsair Vengeance LP 1600Mhz (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Toshiba 2.5in External 500GB Toshiba 1TB StorE Alu2 External Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Blue 1TB External DVD Writer Thermalright Silver Arrow OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SyncMaster P2350 @ 1920x1080 (Dead: Using 15in ... Microsoft All-In-One + Cheapie Logitech kb Seasonic M12II 750 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Coolermaster 690-II Advanced Cheapie Logitech Ozaki WoW WR580 2.2ch Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 
OtherOtherOther
UMVC3 Hori Fight Stick Launchpad S + Launch Control Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (incoming) 
  hide details  
Reply
Psylem Seeker
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 @ 4.0 Ghz / 1.28v Asus P7P55D-E Premium Powercolor HD7870 Corsair Vengeance LP 1600Mhz (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Toshiba 2.5in External 500GB Toshiba 1TB StorE Alu2 External Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Blue 1TB External DVD Writer Thermalright Silver Arrow OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SyncMaster P2350 @ 1920x1080 (Dead: Using 15in ... Microsoft All-In-One + Cheapie Logitech kb Seasonic M12II 750 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Coolermaster 690-II Advanced Cheapie Logitech Ozaki WoW WR580 2.2ch Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 
OtherOtherOther
UMVC3 Hori Fight Stick Launchpad S + Launch Control Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (incoming) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 43
Folder #1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 620 MSI K9A2 Platinum 4x9600GSO 4x1GB Kingston DDR2-800 
Power
XFX 650W 
  hide details  
Reply
Folder #1
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 620 MSI K9A2 Platinum 4x9600GSO 4x1GB Kingston DDR2-800 
Power
XFX 650W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 43
This is terrible, I would be crying right now if I were him, I feel really bad for him, but at least he didn't die
post #8 of 43
link to source?
The mothership
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD PhenomIIx4 955 MSI 880GM-E43 Sparkle GTS450 GSKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Seagate 1TB None windows 7/kubuntu Acer 19' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Old dell USB keyboard Apevia 500W APEVIA X-QPACK2 Razer deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Dell XPS hard surface pad 
  hide details  
Reply
The mothership
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD PhenomIIx4 955 MSI 880GM-E43 Sparkle GTS450 GSKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Seagate 1TB None windows 7/kubuntu Acer 19' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Old dell USB keyboard Apevia 500W APEVIA X-QPACK2 Razer deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Dell XPS hard surface pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 43
I was lifting crap up off the ground because we had flood warnings in the last week.

Let our thoughts be with those that didn't make it and to those that are missing.
Our thoughts with those of Queensland and Victoria in this disaster.

I have heard stories of a pair of brothers, which the eldest of 13 helped his younger brother to get air lifted to only get swept away and to be never found.
People getting washed away while neighbors had to watch helplessly, may god rest their souls.

R.I.P to those that we knew, may of known and didn't know. All our love reaches out to you, your families and friends.
May these uncertain days be numbed, for Australia and the world feels the pain that arises from such events.
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 1/17/11 at 12:20pm
post #10 of 43
OMG, NOT THE GAME/WATCHES!!! anything BUT THE GAME/WATCHES....
ಠ-ಠ
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe EVGA GTX580 Mushkin DDR3 Silverline Stilletto(4x4)16GB 1333MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Caviar BLACK  Kingston V200 2x LG DVD RAM w/ lightscribe Win7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2410T 23.6" 120Hz LED LCD Razer Lycosa ENERMAX REVOLUTION 850W CM HAF 922M 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Mamba ALLSOP high precision mousepad Creative Labs X-fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
ಠ-ಠ
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe EVGA GTX580 Mushkin DDR3 Silverline Stilletto(4x4)16GB 1333MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Caviar BLACK  Kingston V200 2x LG DVD RAM w/ lightscribe Win7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2410T 23.6" 120Hz LED LCD Razer Lycosa ENERMAX REVOLUTION 850W CM HAF 922M 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Mamba ALLSOP high precision mousepad Creative Labs X-fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › (Kotaku) Vintage Gaming Collection Washed Away In Aussie Floods.