MSX Turbo R Tower Project

By emul8this

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29-11-2004, 03:10

From my previous post I did obain a MSX Turbo R ST. The appearance is not too bad but I would like to make it shine.. What I would like to do is remake the whole thing into a all-in-one unit, this is my concept idea, tell me how you'd think

- 17"+ TFT Monitor w/ integrated Upscan converter
- Upgrade Turbo R upgrade to 512/1024k RAM
- motherboard integrated into Monitor and built-in Hard Drive
- Removable Keyboard and Trackball mouse
- Powersupply will power both the MSX and Hard Drive
- Repainted Keyboard without the Japanese letters
- Blue Led mods

Like any hi-Tech machine the MSX does deserve to live on. I have done this before with My Mac G3>G4 and commodore and this might seem intresting; although I will render the value of the ST to zero, I think it would make the MSX Turbo R ST live longer than I will

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By snout

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29-11-2004, 10:36

I'd personally say: go for it, but leave the harddisk out. Use CompactFlash instead. On MSX, CompactFlash is just as fast or maybe even faster, quiet and a lot more versatile.

By jalu

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29-11-2004, 12:28

Try to get a case+screen from a broken eMac or so... Big smile Make it an eMSXturboR.. Smile

Anyway, I agree with Snout; don't use a HD but a CF card.

By W76NearDark

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31-01-2005, 22:58

Why would such a project make your Turbo R live longer?

By karloch

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01-02-2005, 00:38

If live longer is the thing, then wait for OneChip MSX Tongue

Counting that the Mac mini costs just 489€, I think that more than 250€ for the new MSX would be very expensive (of course, that is if it really come out to the market)

By Sama

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01-02-2005, 09:43

Well, fortunately it doesn't look like the OneChip MSX will be that expensive Wink

By Sonic_aka_T

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01-02-2005, 11:47

And even if it is, you can't compare a niche product tailor-made for a select group of people with a gazillion-dollar mass-market product...

By [D-Tail]

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01-02-2005, 13:31

Ainoyabou, ainoyabou Wink

By Haohmaru

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01-02-2005, 15:26

Sorry [D-Tail] you lost me there, but I think you might actually have a point... Wink

By [D-Tail]

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01-02-2005, 17:46

That's what it's all about, now isn't it? Smile We don't do MSX because we earn huge piles of cash with it. It's plain love for a long 'dead' home computer system, and I damn like it! Big smile