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GENERAL => HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION => Topic started by: PubZombie on January 13, 2009, 10:38:14 PM

Title: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: PubZombie on January 13, 2009, 10:38:14 PM
Hi Guys,
just wondering if anybody has experience of trying different expansion cards for Amiga1200. I dont mind spending a bit of dosh as I have quit smoking. From what I have read on Amiga forums I can go 030, 040 or 060. I would like to get the best bang for my buck and run whdload but I am worried regards cooling and compatability issues. Also what sort of price difference is there between 030 and 060 cards.
Right its time for a nice cup of tea - without a ciggy:)
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: woody.cool on January 13, 2009, 10:51:13 PM
If you're gonna be playing games (& using WHDLoad), I'd stick with an 030.
040's and 060's have compatibility issues with some WHDLoad games.
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: AndyRCM on January 14, 2009, 08:00:59 AM
I agree with what woody.cool said!
an 040 or 060 would be nice but . . . if you want to play a lot of whdload stuff . . . 030 is best . . . :)
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 14, 2009, 02:07:45 PM
Totally agree, I've got an A4000 060 and it's good for 3D graphics and apps :) but hardly any games will play ball :-[
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: AndyRCM on January 14, 2009, 02:18:00 PM
mmmmm 4000 . . .  :)
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: woody.cool on January 14, 2009, 05:54:32 PM
Totally agree, I've got an A4000 060 and it's good for 3D graphics and apps :) but hardly any games will play ball :-[
I don't like you :D , you have an A4000 :P (only kidding)

In all seriousness, I'd love an A4000.
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 14, 2009, 07:13:18 PM
Yeah it's not a bad piece of kit, does the job ;D (Smug Mode) ;D
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: AndyRCM on January 14, 2009, 08:13:52 PM
(Jealous Mode On)  :-[
I need my spare head on for Non Jealous Mode!
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 14, 2009, 08:22:53 PM
Don't think I have a non jealous mode :D, I wouldn't mind a spare head though but being a collector I'd probably want one mint in box :D
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: woody.cool on January 14, 2009, 09:21:47 PM
Do you wanna sell your A4000 ;) ;D
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: PubZombie on January 14, 2009, 09:26:27 PM
Hi guys,
to buy or not to buy. I've been checking ebay there isnt a great many cards outthere at all, so i might just end up getting whats available at the time when i have the cash. i was going to get an Apollo 030 but when i called back it had been sold at a stupid price - more than the cost of a new miggy!!!! I have checked a few forums and they tend to warn me away from 040's totaly as they arent meant to go in the standard miggy case. I suppose the upside is that if i get an 060 and there is probs with the A1200 i can sell the thing on.
just another day in the trenches
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 14, 2009, 10:32:31 PM
Do you wanna sell your A4000 ;) ;D

erm, no can't sell my baby :P sold my old A4000 060 two years ago and regretted it every since. hence building another which cost me so much it's crazy :o


@PubZombie

It's amazing what price Amiga kit fetches these days, I've seen A1200 030 cards go for over £200 :o saying that I paid £350 for my Cyberstorm MKIII 060 for the A4000 :o

I'd wait for another apollo 030 or other 030 card to turn up, prices do fluctuate a lot on t'ebay :) or try Amibay.
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: jimbob005 on January 15, 2009, 06:57:36 PM
i like the blizzard card over apollo i just sold an apollo 040 and got £150 but it could only take 32mb ram and with another ram slot on it it could only take 64mb the blizzard you can put 128mb in and with scsi kit 256mb most whd games take up to 8mb and some a bit over a lot just on the 2mb but theres some like btss cd32 needs 96mb to run smothly and the blizzard dosnt upset the pcmcia slot on the amiga 
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: PubZombie on January 31, 2009, 12:33:01 AM
well i have bit the bullet after weeks of deliberating. I have gone with a blizzard IV 030 with 64 meg of ram. should be turning up in the morning (hope Hope)
Title: Re: what flavour expansion card for Amiga1200
Post by: woody.cool on January 31, 2009, 08:45:59 AM
Cool! Hope all goes well with the 030.
You've got a HDD, WHDLoad & key ...... and now the 030!
The upgrade is complete! :D